Places to go, things to do
ARTS & CRAFTS
AC Craft Market, indoor fine arts and crafts fair, noon to 6 p.m. last Saturday of each month through November, free. Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City. (609) 626-3805. artsgarageac.com.
How to Use the Internet 101, geared toward adult novice computer users and anyone new to using the Internet, 10 a.m. to noon July 27, registration required. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. (609) 567-2900.
Parenting classes, a series of classes for parents and caregivers of children age 5 to 12; topics include: communication, cooperation, discipline, responsibility, power conflicts, courage and self-esteem; based on “Active Parenting” by Michael Popkin, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 4, 11 and 18, fee $80 per individual or couple, includes textbook. Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 8, Galloway. (609) 652-3800, ext. 308. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Healthy Eating Power Hour Cooking Class, for adults, a chef will demonstrate how to make a healthy and delicious meal; a registered dietician will be on site to answer dietary questions; enjoy a healthy lunch and take home the recipe, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 11, fee $5, registration required. (609) 878-3488. www.kitchen-19.com. Kitchen 19, 19 S. 2nd St., Hammonton.
Exhibit, “Hammonton: 150 Years of Industry,” utilizing artifacts and artists’ interpretations, this exhibition will showcase 150 years of local industry and progress in Hammonton, through Aug. 8, free. The Noyes Gallery at Stockton University’s Kramer Hall, 30 Front St., Hammonton.
Exhibit, “Ali: Sting Like a Bee,” pays tribute to the extraordinary life and impact of Muhammed Ali (also known as Cassius Clay), includes posters, magazine covers, one-of-a-kind art and collectible dolls, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, through July, donations accepted for admission. (609) 350-6662. www.aahmsnj.org. African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey at The Noyes Arts Garage, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City.
Exhibit, features artifacts, thousands of pictures, and research related to Somers Point, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through August. (609) 927-2900. www.somerspointhistory.org. Somers Point Historical Museum, 745 Shore Road, Somers Point.
Exhibit, “Ed Kent: From My Garage,” 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, through July, free admission. (609) 626-3805. artsgarageac.com. Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City.
Exhibit, “James Raczkowski: Night Visions,” 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, through July, free admission. (609) 626-3805. artsgarageac.com. Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City.
Exhibit, “Autumn de Forest: The Journey Continues,” all artwork available for acquisition; de Forest will be available to sign purchased artwork, 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 5 and 6 and 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 7, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 5 to 7, free admission, reservations requested. (609) 368-7777. oceangalleries.com. Ocean Galleries, 9618 Third Ave., Stone Harbor.
Exhibit, “Hak Vogrin: A Retrospective,” a contemporary of the neo-expressionist movement, the late Vogrin’s paintings sharply criticize the American political establishment, the destruction of the environment, and the treatment of women and minorities; exhibit includes delicate, thoughtful drawings and ironic cartoons as well as expressive paintings commenting on the issues facing our society, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5 through Oct. 30, free admission. (609) 626-3805. artsgarageac.com. Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City.
“Team Challenge,” based on Food Network’s “Kids Chopped,” designed for child and teen chefs who already know their way around a kitchen, offered monthly, fee $45; registration required. (609) 878-3488. www.kitchen-19.com. Kitchen 19, 19 S. Second St., Hammonton.
Arts & Crafts Activity, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. July 18 and 25, free. (609) 567-2099. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Monday Movie Matinee, noon to 2 p.m. July 19 and 26, free. (609) 567-2099. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Kids Baking, 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, through Aug. 10, free. (609) 567-2099. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Gardening workshops for children, schedule includes: Flower Power, 10 a.m. July 25; Art Reflects Nature, 2 p.m. July 31; Weeds Grow Flowers Too, 10 a.m. Aug. 8; It’s a Harvest Party, 4 p.m. Aug. 14; and Reflect and Give Thanks, 2 p.m. Aug. 28, free; reservations required. Email: email@example.com. Hammonton Community Garden, 11th and Washington streets, Hammonton. hammontongreencommittee.com/events.
Kids Paint in the Park Day, for children, who must be accompanied by an adult; participants should bring a smock or wear an old T-shirt, 10 a.m. or 5 p.m. July 28, rain or shine, tickets $10 in advance or $15 on the day, includes 8” x 10” canvas to take home plus water and a snack. Proceeds benefit the VXT All Star Cheer and Tumble. bit.ly/29v3YN7. Hammonton Lake Park, Hammonton.
Summer Activity Classes, for children, schedule includes: Welcome to Our Science Lab, July 13; Design, Paint & Grow, July 19; Shrinkable Creations, July 27; Dig it Up! Dinosaur Excavation, Aug. 2; “Tweats” for the Birds, paint a feeder, Aug. 10; and For your Grandparents, Create a Master-plate, Aug. 16; registration requested, fee $10 per class. (609) 561-2121. www.mytoymarket.com. Toy Market, 204 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton; and Historic Smithville, 1 N. New York Road, Smithville.
Children’s Theater: “The Musical Adventures of the Caribbean Pirates,” recommended for children ages 3 to 10, tells the story of Captain Jack, who has lost his ship, the Black Diamond, to the evil Captain Barnabas, will he be able to get it back?, will there be a happy ending?, 10:30 a.m. July 20 and 21, 10 a.m. July 22 and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 30, tickets $7 to $9. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Concert: The Kidz Bop Kids: Life Of The Party Tour, 1 p.m. July 23, tickets $25 to $45. (800) 736-1420. www.ticketmaster.com. www.boardwalkhall.com. Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
Ladies Night Out Shopping Extravaganza, features more than 50 vendors, a fashion show, basket raffle with more than 50 premium prizes, market demonstrations and presentations, food, wine and more, 6 to 9 p.m. July 13, tickets $20 in advance or $25 at the door, includes one drink ticket. (609) 822-1167. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. www.jccatlantic.org. Milton & Betty Katz JCC Early Childhood Education Center, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate.
HEALTH & FITNESS
“Savory Sundays,” cooking demonstrations presented by the Academy of Culinary Arts of Atlantic Cape Community College, noon, 1 and 2 p.m. July 17: how including super foods in your salad adds texture and gives you more energy; noon, 1 and 2 p.m. Aug. 21: using fruits and vegetable smoothies to create a healthy breakfast or cool summer treat. (800) 645 CHEF. www.atlantic.edu/aca. Hamilton Mall, Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing.
Second annual Ability Fair, hosted by Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation, fair will showcase more than 60 vendors, offering products and services designed to help seniors and individuals with physical challenges lead more mobile and fulfilling lives, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 20, free admission, registration required; facility is scooter, walker and wheelchair accessible. www.abilityfair.com. Campus Center, Stockton University, Galloway.
Enough Stuff Family Support Group, for family members of individuals who are finders/keepers, formerly known as people living with a hoarding disorder; coping strategies, resources, education and other topics will be covered; 1 p.m. July 20, Aug. 17 and Sept. 21. (609) 652-3800, ext. 308. Email: email@example.com. Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road,Suite 8, Galloway.
Zumba, with Kymbah, 6 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. Saturdays, first session free. Dr. Martin Luther King Center, 661 Jackson Road, Newtonville.
Anxiety Peer Wellness Group, offered by the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County/ICE Wellness Program, topics include: wellness, recovery, empowerment and more, 1 to 2:15 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Atlanticare Behavioral Health, 120 S. White Horse Pike No. 2, Hammonton. (609) 652-3800, ext. 303. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Counseling and referrals, for people coping with addiction to heroin and prescription painkillers; also family members of people with addiction may receive support from trained peer counselors; confidential services, grant-funded, no cost to callers, available 24/7. (855) 652-3737 or TTY (877) 294-4356.
Support Group, for individuals living with mental health issues and addiction, 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Ventnor VFW, 601 N. Dorset Ave.; and 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Hope All Day Center, 600 S. Odessa Ave., Egg Harbor City. (609) 652-3800, ext. 303.
Support meeting, sponsored by the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, for individuals living with Bipolar disorder, offers support, resources, education and information, 7 p.m. Mondays. (609) 652-3800, ext. 303. Ventnor VFW, 601 N. Dorset Ave., Ventnor.
CIZE Dance Workout Class, for adults, 6 to 7 p.m., Mondays, registration required. (609) 567-2900. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Women’s Wellness, common stresses and mental health challenges, 6 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays. (609) 652-3800, ext. 303. AtlantiCare AIS, 1601 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City.
Alzheimer’s Support Group, for family members and caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. 5:15 p.m. Second Tuesdays. Seashore Gardens Living Center, 22 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway.
“Clutter,” a weekly support group is offered to help individuals understand why they acquire/hold on to too many possessions and to learn ways to support a healthier lifestyle, 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 8, Galloway. Optional ongoing series follows at 2 p.m., which offers an opportunity to learn skills and develop plans to help with the emotional and physical challenges related to clutter. (609) 652-3800, ext. 303. Email email@example.com.
Intensive Family Support Services Support Group, 10:30 a.m. second Thursdays. (609) 652-3800, ext. 301. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway.
Nar-Anon Family Group Meeting, a worldwide fellowship for people affected by a friend or family member with a drug addiction; as a Twelve-Step Program, they offer help by sharing experience, strength, and hope in a safe and anonymous forum, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. (609) 805-3680. (609) 561-6019. Abundant Living Church, 849 Route 54, Buena Vista.
Celiac-Gluten Free Support Group, new members welcome, 7 p.m. third Tuesdays. Email Rosaliavalenti@aol.com. (609) 412-8361. AGA office, not affiliated with AGA, 3205 Fire Road, Egg Harbor Township.
Caregiver Support Group, offered by the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County in partnership with the Cape Atlantic Caregiver Coalition, for people caring for a child, spouse, sibling, parent or friend, includes resources, coping skills, self-care and support, 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, free. (609) 652-3800, ext. 304. Email email@example.com. Royal Suites, 214 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway. .
Garden Talks, presented by the Atlantic County Utilities Authority and the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Atlantic County’s Master Gardener Program, schedule includes: “Watching and watering for disease control,” July 20; “Saving seeds, harvesting and preserving,” Aug. 17; “Cover crops and cleaning up your garden,” Sept. 21; and “Preparing for winter and getting a jump on spring,” Oct. 19, free. (609) 272-6950. www.acua.com/garden. Community Garden, Atlantic County Utilities Authority, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township.
“New to Medicare,” sponsored by the Atlantic County Division of Intergenerational Services for Atlantic County residents who are interested in learning how to navigate the Medicare system and make informed decisions about their Medicare coverage; workshops will address enrollment, Medicare Parts A & B, Part D prescription drug coverage, supplemental coverage and Medicare Advantage Plans; information about programs that help low-income beneficiaries offset the cost of Medicare premiums and co-pays will also be provided; schedule includes: 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 9, Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Ave.; and 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 18, Atlantic County Library/Hammonton, 451 S. Egg Harbor Road. (888) 426-9243.
Concert, a tribute to the 500 Club House Band and John Civera with a 17-piece big band and featuring two-time Grammy award-winner Peter Erskine, 8 p.m. July 15 and 16, tickets $25. (609) 626-3890. Stockton.edu/dante. Dante Hall Theater, 14. N. Mississippi Ave.. Atlantic City.
Music and dinner: Ameranouche, performing acoustic Gypsy-inspired music, mixing flamenco, bebop, Philly soul, traditional Turkish and jazz swing influences, July 21, tickets $30 includes dinner and performance; reservations suggested as show is expected to sell out. (609) 457-1316. www.assaggiogalloway.com. Assaggio! Restaurant, 500 W. White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor City.
Concert, a tribute to the Ladies of Soul and the fifth anniversary of the death of Amy Winehouse featuring Haley Reinhart of Post Modern Jukebox, 8 p.m. July 22 and 23, tickets $25. (609) 626-3890. Stockton.edu/dante. Dante Hall Theater, 14. N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City.
Concert, a tribute to Nat & Natalie Cole, featuring several of Natalie Cole’s bandmates and Molly Ringwald, 8 p.m. July 29 and 30, tickets $25. (609) 626-3890. Stockton.edu/dante. Dante Hall Theater, 14. N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City.
Concert: Diamond Rio, known for songs including “How Your Love Makes Me Feel,” “One More Day,” “Beautiful Mess” and “Unbelievable,” 8 p.m. Aug. 19, tickets $40. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Concert: The LOVER to DEF Tour!, features Arsenal presenting a Loverboy/Def Leppard tribute event which includes performances of “Take Me to the Top,” “Turn Me Loose,” “Workin for the Weekend” and more, 8 p.m. Aug. 20, tickets $25. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Concert: Lonestar, a multi-platinum country quartet, known for hit-songs including “Tequila Talkin,” “What About Now,” “My Front Porch Looking In” and “I’m Already There,” 8 p.m. Aug. 26, tickets $40. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
“Beyond the Barrens: A Pinelands Speaker Series,” presented by Batsto Citizens Committee and Wharton State Forest, topics include historical, cultural and natural aspects of South Jersey, 1 p.m. Second Saturdays, admission $2. Batsto Visitors Center, Wharton State Forest, Hammonton. (609) 561-0024. www.batstovillage.org.
Technology workshops for older adults, sponsored by the Stockton Center on Successful Aging, schedule includes: Introduction to the Internet, 11 a.m. to noon July 22; YouTube.com, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. July 22; Introduction to Personal Computers for Beginners, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 5; Thumb Drives, 11 a.m. to noon. Aug. 12; and Internet Banking, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 12, registration required, free admission and parking. (609) 626-3591. www.stockton.edu/scosa. Stockton Carnegie Center, 35 S. Dr. MLK Blvd., Atlantic City.
“Laughter is the Best Medicine,” sponsored by the Stockton Center on Successful Aging, a workshop for older adults, Maryann Prudhomme will discuss how to use humor and laughter to feel better and age well, luncheon, 1 p.m., presentation, 2 p.m. Aug. 3, free, reservations required. (609) 625-4878. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Woodview Estates Assisted Living, 5030 Unami Blvd., Mays Landing.
“Laughter is the Best Medicine,” sponsored by the Stockton Center on Successful Aging, a workshop for older adults, Maryann Prudhomme will discuss how to use humor and laughter to feel better and age well, luncheon, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 4, free. Hammonton Senior Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. www.stockton.edu/scosa.
Senior exercise, 11 a.m. to noon Mondays and Fridays, free. (856) 322-7082. Email Hammontonseniors@gmail.com. Canoe Club of Hammonton, Hammonton Lake Park.
Book Club, 1 p.m. second Mondays, free. (856) 322-7082. Email Hammontonseniors@gmail.com. Canoe Club of Hammonton, Hammonton Lake Park.
Crocheting, knitting and stitch work, all skill levels, Miss Suzi, 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, free. (609) 704-5752. Email Hammontonseniors@gmail.com. Canoe Club of Hammonton, Hammonton Lake Park.
Farmers Market, presented by Sustainable EHC, 4 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays, through Sept. 2. (609) 965-9291. sustainableehc.org. Buffalo Avenue side of Lincoln Park, 700 White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor City.
Food Truck Friday, enjoy lunch offered by a variety of food trucks, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 2. (609) 449-4500. www.basspro.com. Bass Pro Shops, 30 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd., Atlantic City.
Car Cruises, 5 to 8 p.m. second and fourth Fridays through Sept. 23. (609) 748-8999. www.ColonialInnSmithville.com. Historic Smithville, The Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, Smithville.
Absecon Lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse in New Jersey offers views of Atlantic City and Brigantine, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, through Sept. 5, admission to climb the 228 steps to the top, $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for children 4 to 12, $3 for Atlantic City residents and free for active military members; dogs on leashes are welcome; free parking and free admission to the museum space and keeper’s cottage. (609) 449-1360. www.abseconlighthouse.org. Absecon Lighthouse, 31 S. Rhode Island Ave., Atlantic City.
Community Farm Market, sponsored by Weymouth Township School’s Green Team, features local growers, crafters and artisans selling their goods; prepared foods for sale, music and activities for children, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays in July. Weymouth Township Municipal Building, 45 S. Jersey Ave., Dorothy. (609) 476-2633. Email email@example.com.
Rabies Vaccination Clinic, 9 to 11 a.m. July 17, free. (609) 485-2345. www.aclink.org/animalshelter. Atlantic County Animal Shelter, 240 Old Turnpike Road, Pleasantville.
New Jersey-style decoys program, hosted by Somers Point Historical Society, presented by Jode Hillman, a master carver; attendees will learn about the construction, usage, place in current culture and local history of decoys; program will also include a carving demonstration and a display of decoys, 7 p.m. July 19, free. (609) 927-2900. www.somerspointhistory.org. Somers Point Historical Museum, 745 Shore Road, Somers Point.
Summer Concert Series, features music, wine, sangria and food vendors; schedule includes: 4 to 8 p.m. July 23; admission $5, except pets and kids are admitted free; wine tasting $5; bring a blanket or chair, kids and pets, on a leash, are welcome. (856) 697-7172. www.bellviewwinery.com. Bellview Winery, 150 Atlantic St., Landisville.
Clear the Shelters event, shelter will waive adoption fees for pets adopted during this event, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 23. (609) 485-2345. www.aclink.org/animalshelter. Atlantic County Animal Shelter, 240 Old Turnpike Road, Pleasantville.
Stand-Up Comedy Night, features three of the region’s most renowned comics and a wine lounge, comedians Brendan Eyre and Andy Sandford, 7:30 and 10 p.m. July 23; comedians for Oct. 22 to be announced, tickets $25. (609) 704-5012. theeagletheatre.com. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton.
In the Kitchen with Rabbi Weis, a JPlace Adults program; presented by Rabbi David M. Weis, a frequent traveler to Israel and a connoisseur of Israeli culture and cuisine, features a cooking demonstration and sampling of Israeli food, July 26, tickets $15, reservations requested. (609) 641-3600. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Jersey Fringe Festival, founded by the Eagle Theatre, selections range from small musicals, to cutting edge original work, one-man/one-woman shows, puppetry and more; performances range from 25 to 75 minutes and are performed multiple times throughout the day; also includes a festival area with street performers, musicians, interactive art experiences, food vendors and a craft beer and wine garden; Aug. 5 to 7, tickets $25 for Saturday Day Pass; $20 for Friday and Sunday Day Pass; or $40 for All Access Weekend Pass; access to the festival area is free and open to the public. Downtown Hammonton. (609) 704-5012. www.jerseyfringe.com.
“The Producers,” washed up Broadway Producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on what they hope to be Broadway’s biggest flop ever so they can skim the profits off the top and flee to Rio; however, the show become an overnight smash hit; songs include “King of Broadway,” “I Wanna Be a Producer,” “When You Got It,” “Flaunt It,” “We Can Do It” and more, various times July 15 through Aug. 7, tickets $28. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Information on VA, federal, state and county veterans benefits, with veterans advocate Lou Green, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., first Wednesday of each month, Hamilton Mall, Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, Ruby Tuesday entrance.