Weymouth Township holding community yard sale

WEYMOUTH Weymouth Township will hold a community yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

For information, call (609) 476-2633, ext. 103.

Get ready for Batsto’s Antiques, Glass and Bottle Show

The Batsto Citizens Committee will hold its annual fall Antiques, Glass and Bottle Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Historic Batsto Village.

Dealers from throughout the tri-state region will display their treasures and products at Batsto, home to a thriving glass business in the mid 19th century. Food and drink from a variety of local organizations will be available. Parking close to vendors will be plentiful.

There will also be music by the Sea Dogs, mansion tours, and the Nature Center and the Post Office will be open.

Admission and parking are free.

For information, call (609) 561-0024 or

Mays Landing to celebrate wine and food festival on weekend

MAYS LANDING - The Mays Landing Merchants Association will present the sixth annual wine and food festival from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 24 and 25 at Lake Lenape Park East. The festival will feature wine sampling, live music, food vendors, culinary demonstrations and handmade crafts.

Meghan Gill, chef at Gordon Ramsay’s Pub & Grill Chef in Atlantic City and “Hell’s Kitchen” season 14 winner, and budding chefs of the Atlantic Cape Community College’s Academy of Culinary Arts program will conduct cooking demonstrations beginning at 1 p.m. each day.

Restaurants represented at the event include: The Palm of Atlantic City, Capriccio’s, Gordon Ramsay Pub, Martorano’s, Brick Works Wood Fired Pizza, PJ Doghouse Gourmet Hotdogs, BBQ, Empanada Guy, Star of the Sea Seafood and more.

Tickets are $25, includes wine sampling, a sampling glass and a wristband which authorizes attendee of legal age to participate; or $40 for VIP, includes early admission, onsite reserved parking, cheese plate and event souvenir.

For tickets or information, visit

Historic Friendship Church will burn the mortgage

BUENA - Historic Friendship Church will hold a mortgage burning celebration at 3 p.m. Sept. 25.

The Friendship Cemetery Association contracted to purchase the church after the Methodist Conference closed it several years ago. The mortgage payments have been completed, and all are invited to celebrate. Attendees will share memories and stories of the church, and there will be music.

The church is at Friendship Road and Weymouth Road in Landisville.

For information, call (609) 636-7504.

Gilda’s Club South Jersey to host ‘Brotherly Love’

LINWOOD - Gilda’s Club South Jersey, 700 New Road, will host “Brotherly Love,” an original “dramedy,” written and directed by and stars Sam Sardina, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 26.

The play tells the story of two brothers who have carried on sibling rivalry long past childhood. The brothers come back together when the younger is diagnosed with cancer.

Registration is required.

To register or for information, call (609) 926-2699 or email

Community college offering real estate workships

MAYS LANDING - Atlantic Cape Community College will offer several real estate workshops this fall for individuals interested in enhancing their skill sets and advancing their careers, as well as for people looking to purchase foreclosed or short sale property.

The workshops include:

•Real Estate Sales Pre-Licensing, a 75-hour course geared toward those interested in beginning a career selling real estate and needing preparation for the state examination to become licensed in the state of New Jersey, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday beginning Sept. 26. Cost is $399.

•Vacation Rentals Online explores various online vacation rental platforms such as VRBO, Airbnb, Craigslist, Facebook and HomeAway from the owner’s side, 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 4, at the Cape May County Campus. Cost is $39.

•Foreclosures and Short Sales will educate participants interested in purchasing a short sale on a foreclosed property on how to finance with minimal investment and successfully bid on government foreclosures, 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 10. Cost is $39.

•Social Media Strategies for Real Estate Agents: Get Social, Get Sold! will teach participants how to widen their pool of prospects while building their brand and community relationships, as well as cover social media tools, tactics, content, planning and strategy, 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1. Cost is $39.

Workshops will be held in Building T of the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, or the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road.

To register or for information, call (609) 343-5655 or visit

Learn all about lymphedema treatment, management

LINWOOD - Gilda’s Club South Jersey, 700 New Road, will host “The Long and Short of Lymphedema Treatment,” presented by Laura Germanio, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sept. 27.

Germanio will discuss complete decongestive therapy as a treatment for Lymphedema including the performance of manual lymphatic drainage, compression wrapping, muscle pump exercises and compression garments. She will also discuss alternative compression garments and the use of pneumatic pumps for long-term lymphedema management.

Registration is required.

To register or for information, call (609) 926-2699 or email

Atlantic Audubon Society to meet at Galloway Library

GALLOWAY - Atlantic Audubon Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Galloway Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. The social hour will be followed by a presentation on Marine Mammals with Melissa Laurino, lead naturalist at the Cape May Whale Watch and Research Center.

Meetings are free and open to the public.

Atlantic County residents can obtain inexpensive firewood

Beginning Oct. 1, Atlantic County residents can take advantage of the Homeowners Firewood Program to obtain inexpensive firewood from designated county parks to supplement their supplies.

“This program has been very popular, especially with residents who may be looking to save money on heating costs. It also benefits our parks with the removal of downed trees,” noted County Executive Dennis Levinson.

Firewood permit applications are available from: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lake Lenape Boathouse, 6303 Old Harding Highway, Mays Landing; and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Estell Manor Park Nature Center, 109 Route 50, Mays Landing. Both sites are open seven days a week.

Permits are $25 per vehicle load, with a one to two load maximum, depending on vehicle size. Permits are non-transferable and valid only for the specific date listed. There are no rain dates. Cutting areas will be assigned upon obtaining a permit. Only dead, fallen trees may be harvested.

A vehicle load includes any truck or van up to a one-ton carrying capacity. Trailers are allowable up to a one-ton capacity as well. Loaded vehicles pulling a loaded trailer will be charged per item. Dump trucks and stake bodies are limited to a one-ton load of wood.

If firewood supply exceeds initial demand, there may be additional opportunities to obtain a maximum of three loads per individual, per calendar year.

The program will continue through March 31.

For information, visit or call the Lake Lenape Boathouse at (609) 625-8219 or Estell Manor Park at (609) 625-1897.

Stockton University to host Weekend Street Fair

GALLOWAY - Arts and crafts artisans, jewelry makers, food purveyors, non-profit organizations and other vendors are invited to participate in the University Weekend Street Fair at Stockton University from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 8.

“The Street Fair is an exciting, new addition to University Weekend open to the entire Stockton community, including students, parents/families, alumni and friends,” said Lauren Wilson, assistant director of Student Development. More than 3,000 people are expected to attend.

According to Wilson, Stockton’s student organizations, fraternities, sororities, sports teams and offices will host free, interactive activities and showcase various aspects of the Stockton community during the event.

Vendor space is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Fees are $50 for a food vendor and $30 for a table vendor.

Food vendors cannot compete with on-campus food vendors located in the Campus Center Food Court and are subject to approval based on menu selection. All vendors are subject to approval based on university policy and procedures.

To register or for information, visit or email

Medical follow-up of the breast cancer survivor critical

LINWOOD - Gilda’s Club South Jersey, 700 New Road, will host “Medical Follow-Up of the Breast Cancer Survivor & Understanding Hereditary Breast Cancer Risk,” presented by Catherine Loveland-Jones, MD, breast surgical oncologist, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, and Brooke Levin, genetic counselor, MD, Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 12.

Medical follow-up of the breast cancer survivor is important for early detection of recurrence. In addition, knowing about the family history of cancer can be important for better understanding risk.

Registration is required.

To register or for information, call (609) 926-2699 or email

Use humor and laughter to improve your life

HAMMONTON - The Stockton Center on Successful Aging will sponsor a free workshop for older adults, “Laughter is the Best Medicine,” from 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 13 at the Hammonton Canoe Club Senior Center, 100 Sports Drive.

Maryann Prudhomme, R.N., will facilitate the workshop on how humor and laughter are a prescription for living better. Attendees will receive laughter guides to take home and share with family and friends.

To register or for information, call (609) 626-3591 or visit

Learn how to dance, see a performance

GALLOWAY - The Stockton Center on Successful Aging invites older adults to take a basic modern dance class with LehrerDance, a professional dance company from Buffalo, N.Y., from 1 to 2 p.m. Oct. 14 in H Wing Dance Studio, Room H104 of Stockton University’s main campus.

This class is part of the School of Arts and Humanities’ Dance Company Residency taking place for two weeks in October. Attendees should wear loose-fitting clothes that will allow them to dance if they wish.

The residency culminates in a performance of the company in Stockton's Performing Arts Center. Participants in the workshop receive a coupon for two discounted tickets to the performance.

To register or for information, call (609) 626-3591 or visit

Kiwanis Club of Egg Harbor City holding clothing collection

EGG HARBOR CITY - The Kiwanis Club of Egg Harbor City will host a used clothing collection from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Egg Harbor City Community School, 730 Havana Ave.

Kiwanis is collecting wearable and usable men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, shoes, belts, handbags and linens including bedding, curtains and towels. Stuffed animals and hard toys and other baby items will also be accepted. Items should be placed in tightly tied plastic bags. Kiwanis will receive money for every pound of items collected.

For information, call Janine Caudo at (609) 705-5914.

Horsepower car and boat show seeking vendors

SOMERS POINT - Vendors are needed for craft, flea market and swap meet booths for Horsepower by the Bay, a large car and boat show to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 15.

For vendor information, email

To register your car or vintage boat, visit or Horsepower by the Bay on Facebook.

Advocates for Children celebrating 15 years of service

SOMERS POINT - Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Atlantic and Cape May Counties is celebrating 15 years of service to abused and neglected children in Atlantic and Cape May counties.

As part of the celebration, two community awareness events are planned:

•Breakfast, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Oct. 20, Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club in Galloway.

•Lunch, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Sand Barrens Golf Club in Cape May Court House.

Both events are free to attend, but a reservation is required.

CASA was founded in 1995 by a woman grieving the death of a foster child who once resided in her home. Having seen first-hand the shortcomings of the system, she was compelled to do something to save other children from similar fates. CASA became an independent 501(c)3 organization and expanded the program to include Cape May County in 2001.

When CASA expanded into Cape May County, the organization had only 3 volunteers and was struggling to serve just 2 children. That same year, the Board of Trustees received a grant from the National CASA Association and hired its’ first Executive Director, Angie Waters, who still holds the position today. By September of 2001 the first class of 13 volunteers for CASA of Atlantic and Cape May Counties was trained and by the end of that year over 30 children were being served. That number continued to rise over the years and last fiscal year CASA served 550 children and with an active volunteer force of 237 diverse individuals from across the two-county region.

For reservations or information, call (609) 601-7800 or visit

For information, visit

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