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.
Growing Home School, a fun, educational place to meet up and socialize for homeschoolers, 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Hammonton Mother’s Club Meeting, a non-profit group that provides support, social activities and community involvement for members and their families, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 21. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Girl Scouts, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays in September. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Computers 101, 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 21, registration required. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Crocheting, 10 to 11 a.m. Sept. 20 and 27. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Exhibit, “A Time for Change: Civil Rights in South Jersey,” sponsored by Stockton University and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, explore South Jersey’s role in the Civil Rights Movement, from local desegregation and anti-discrimination movements, to iconic national events such as the 1964 Democratic National Convention protests in Atlantic City, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, through Sept. 28, 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. (609) 927-2900. www.somerspointhistory.org. Somers Point Historical Museum, 745 Shore Road, Somers Point.
Exhibit, “Hammonton: 150 Years of Agriculture,” showcases artifacts, documents, photographs and artists' interpretations related to the topic of agriculture in Hammonton, opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 15, exhibit through Dec. 31. Stockton.edu/Hammonton. Stockton University’s Kramer Hall, Stockton University, 30 Front St., Hammonton.
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, through Oct. 30, free admission. (609) 626-3805. artsgarageac.com. Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City.
Exhibit, “Grand Vista: 21st Century Landscapes,” features recent work by Wes Sherman, Gary Stephan, Ilse Murdock, Judy Simonian and Aaron Williams; guest-curated by native New Jersey artists Danielle Wolfrum and Wes Sherman, these artworks investigate landscape painting as an enduring theme in genre painting in the 21st century, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, through Oct. 30, free admission. (609) 626-3805. artsgarageac.com. Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City.
Shaping Families, enjoy a fun, family workout, 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 19 and 26, free, registration requested. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Groovy Kids, play sessions for toddlers and their caregivers, 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays through September, free. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
“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.
Toddler Matinee, 10 a.m. to noon Fridays in September, free. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Registration required. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Children’s Theater: “Rumpelstiltskin,” a musical retelling of this classic tale about a young girl, a lie, spinning straw into gold and a terrible decision, 10 a.m. Sept. 30 and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 1, tickets $7 to $9. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
An Evening of Entertainment, features Heather & Friends including Broadway and off-Broadway performers, plus The Change, 7 p.m. Sept. 17, tickets $60 in advance or $75 at the door. Proceeds benefit the synagogue. For tickets, mail a check payable to Beth Israel to: Beth Israel, 2501 Shore Road, Northfield, NJ 08225. (609) 641-3600. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
16th annual Beagle Barbecue, hosted by Penny Angel Beagle Rescue, includes food, drinks, music, games for kids, 50/50 raffle, bucket auction, beagle parade, best dressed costume contest and a blessing of the animals; all friendly, leashed dogs are invited, noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 18, tickets $15 for ages 11 and older, $7 for ages 4 to 10 and free for ages 3 and younger. (609) 965-9476. Email email@example.com. Directions: www.aclink.org. Pavilion A, Atlantic County Park, Route 50, Estell Manor.
Cut-a-Thon, features haircuts for a donation (stylists are donating their time); plus a silent auction featuring gift certificates and baskets from local businesses and the salon, plus games and activities for children and adults, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 18, $25 requested minimum donation for haircut; proceeds benefit Friends are By Your Side, a program that provides wigs for women with cancer at no cost to them. (609) 965-5455. www.401west.com. 401 West Hair and Body Care, 401 W. White Horse Pike, Galloway.
Annual Stockton University Golf Classic, registration, lunch and a silent auction, 11 a.m., shotgun start, 1 p.m., golf lesson, 4 p.m., cocktail reception, dinner and awards ceremony, 6 p.m. Sept. 20, tournament fee, $250 per player; golf lesson, $125. (609) 652-4527. stockton.edu/golf. Proceeds support the Stockton Foundation. Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club, 401 S. New York Road, Galloway.
Atlantic Cape Community College Scramble “Fore” Scholarships Golf Tournament, hosted by Atlantic Cape Foundation and Cape May National Golf Club, scramble format, beginning with a shotgun-start, 12:30 p.m. Oct. 7, entry fees, which include a complimentary gift, lunch and awards dinner, $150 per person and $500 per foursome, proceeds benefit student scholarships and foundation operations. (609) 463-4672. Cape May National Golf Club, Route 9, Cape May.
Beef & Beer, 6 p.m. Oct. 8, tickets $25 in advance or $30 at the door; proceeds benefit Hearts Therapeutic Riding Center in Egg Harbor Township, a therapeutic horseback riding center for children and adults with disabilities. (609) 703-9130. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.heartstrc.com. DiOrio’s Circle Café, 10 MacArthur Blvd., Somers Point.
HEALTH & FITNESS
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. 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.
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.
Aphasia Communication Group, offered by the Adler Aphasia Center and facilitated by a licensed speech language pathologist, provides people who have been diagnosed with aphasia with an opportunity to socialize with others who share similar experiences, provide tips to communicate more effectively, and provide time to practice communication skills in a natural environment; Aphasia is a language disorder caused by stroke or other brain injury; it affects spoken language, reading and writing, but does not affect a person’s intellect, 10 a.m. to noon on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. Registration required. Stockton University’s Kramer Hall, 30 Front St., Hammonton. To register: (973) 530-3981 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Adler Aphasia Center information: (201) 368-8585 or www.adleraphasiacenter.org.
“Ask the Medical Oncologist,” hosted by Gilda’s Club South Jersey’s satellite, The Living Room, Neha Chawla MD will discuss blood cancers, lunch, noon, and presentation, 12:30 p.m. Sept. 14, free, reservations required. (609) 407-4788. Email email@example.com. Dr. Joseph Stella Conference Room, AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, AtlantiCare Health Park, Building 400, Egg Harbor Township.
“South Jersey Auto Racing,” presented by Somers Point Historical Society, 7 p.m. Sept. 15, free. (609) 927-2900. Somers Point Historical Museum, 745 Shore Road, Somers Point.
Vegetarian Workshop Series, with Academy of Culinary Arts alumna Chef Christina Martin, workshops run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; schedule includes: “Introduction to Plant-based Cooking,” Sept. 17; “Fall Farmers Market in New Jersey,” Oct. 1; “Plant-based Kitchen Staples,” Oct. 15; “Plant-based Thanksgiving,” Nov. 5; “Plant-based Desserts,” Nov. 19; and “Seven Greens Plant-based,” Dec. 3; workshop time: Cost: $65, per workshop; registration required. (609) 343-5655. www.atlantic.edu/ce. Kitchen 1 of the Academy of Culinary Arts, Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing.
“Updates on Diagnosing and Treating Gynecologic Cancers,” presented by James Aikins MD, gynecologic oncologist, director of research, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, program director, Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 21, free, registration required. (609) 926-2699. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Gilda’s Club South Jersey, 700 New Road, Linwood.
“Holocaust Denial,” presented by Rebekah Sabo, a Stockton University student, noon Sept. 21, free. Stockton.edu/hammonton. Kramer Hall/Stockton University, 30 Front St., Hammonton.
Garden Talks, presented by the Atlantic County Utilities Authority and the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Atlantic County’s Master Gardener Program, schedule includes: “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.
Ninth annual Gala Concert: “The Rat Pack! 100 Years of Frank!,” features the Bay Atlantic Symphony along with Broadway stars Nat Chandler as Dean Martin, Sal Viviano as Frank Sinatra, and Eric Jordon Young as Sammy Davis Jr., under the direction of Maestro Jed Gaylin, performing classic songs associated with Sinatra, Davis and Martin including “That’s Amore,” “The Lady is a Tramp,” “Mr. Bojangles,” “My Way” and “New York, New York,” with brand new orchestrations, show is choreographed and scripted with original Rat Pack routines recalling a time when the three famous crooners frequented Atlantic City’s The 500 Club, 8 p.m. Sept. 17, tickets $50 and $65. (866) 900-4849. www.theborgata.com. The Music Box, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City.
Concert: The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16, tickets $49.50 to $59.50. (800) 745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com. Scottish Rite Auditorium, 315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood.
“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.
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.
Atlantic Cape Community College’s Community Day, the first in a year long-series of events to celebrate the college’s 50th anniversary, features music by Seven Stone, face painting, a drone demonstration, food trucks, paintball, Blackhawk helicopter tours, Atlantic City Aquarium’s Traveling Touch Tank Exhibit, craft and nonprofit vendors and more, noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 17, free. www.atlantic.edu/50. Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing.
Second annual Buena Vista Township Shredder Event, for township residents only and proof of residency required; all documents and records received will be securely shredded; limit of three boxes; also, small computer and electronic items and prescription medication will be accepted for disposal; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 17, rain or shine, Parking lot, Buena Vista Municipal Building, 890 Harding Highway, Buena.
Annual Recycling Central event, sponsored by the Hammonton Education Foundation, items accepted for recycling include: books, prescription eyeglasses, non-prescription reading glasses, sunglasses, glasses cases, hearing aids, cell phones, folding chairs, gym bags, canvas bags and backpacks, beach mats, yoga mats and stadium seats; also, DocuVault Delaware Valley will have a mobile paper shredding unit on site to provide safe, secure shredding of documents; fee for residents - $20 for up to three 33-gallon bags of paper; fee for businesses - ranges from $50 for up to 150 pounds to $250 for up to 1,000 pounds; 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 17. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society grounds, Third and French streets, Hammonton.
International Coastal Cleanup Day, volunteers will help clean up wetland areas, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 17, rain or shine; staging areas are: Atlantic City: Albany Avenue boat ramp; Ventnor: Newport Marina; Ventnor: Viking Rowing Club Dock on Surrey Avenue; Margate: Captain Andy’s Dock (Teal); and Longport: Borough Hall Dock. www.facebook.com/sustainabledownbeach.
Sixth annual Parade and Festival, hosted by the Latino Club of Egg Harbor City, parade on Philadelphia Avenue, noon; followed by festival with entertainment by a DJ plus Freestyle Diva Lillian Grey, Freestyle Queen Fascination, Young Ambition Dance Company from New York City, dance artist Syfr Gavriel and Rhythmic Beats from Philly, G’Sorpresas RUMBA609, Swing D Guille, Moi’zez, Grupo Hipnosis, with Adrian Ferrer, and Miss Puerto Rico National Teenager Tiffany Silva, plus food and other vendors, Lincoln Park on the White Horse Pike in Egg Harbor City, 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 17. (609) 703-4288. (609) 839-3840. Email HazelMueller@hotmail.com.
English as a Second Language Class, for ages 18 and older who speak Spanish but wish to practice basic English speaking skills, 10:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 19 and 26; registration requested. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Stand-Up Comedy Night, features three of the region’s most renowned comics and a wine lounge, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Oct. 22, tickets $25. (609) 704-5012. theeagletheatre.com. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton.
Annual Atlantic City Farmers Market, features fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, handmade crafts and more, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 29. Center City Park, Atlantic Avenue between North and South Carolina avenues, Atlantic City. (609) 344-8338. www.njcrda.com.
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.
“Sweeney Todd,” a former barber, is unjustly imprisoned for 15 years on trumped-up charges; he returns to London to seek revenge on the corrupt judge who banished him; he joins forces with his delightful accomplice, Mrs. Lovett, to bake his victims into meat pies, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 16 through Oct. 9, and 2 p.m. Sept. 24, 7 p.m. Oct. 2, 2 p.m. Oct. 8, tickets $28. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” a comedy about three siblings and their relationship to each other; the show depicts their current lives, and how they came to be where they are in their lives; various times through Oct. 2, tickets $20.50 to $33.50. (856) 858-5230. www.ritztheatreco.org. The Ritz Theatre, 915 White Horse Pike, Haddon Township.
“The King of East Jabip,” written by local playwright Kelly McCarthy, starring her father, Tom McCarthy, a Barrymore Award Winner, set in Philadelphia, the show touches on the trials and tribulations of growing in age, losing state of mind and dealing with loss, in a witty and humorous way, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, through Oct. 9, tickets $20 to $40. (609) 704-5012. www.TheEagleTheatre.com. The Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton.
“Billosophy: Life ~ Circus ~ Death,” part of the 2016 Fringe Festival, a one-man physical theater show in which Bill Forchion, originally from Hammonton, shares his intimate conversation about life and death and things in between, namely the circus, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15, 8:30 p.m. Sept. 16, 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. Sept. 17, 1 p.m. Sept. 18, 8:30 p.m. Sept. 23 and 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. Sept. 24, tickets $15 to $20. Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, 5900 Greene St., Philadelphia. (215) 849-1991. www.fringearts.com. www.billforchion.com.
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.