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.
Girl Scouts, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays in September. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
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, 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.
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.
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.
Used clothing collection, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Egg Harbor City, all wearable and usable men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, shoes, belts, handbags and linens including bedding, curtains and towels; plus stuffed animals and hard toys and other baby items will be accepted; items should be placed in tightly tied plastic bags; Kiwanis will receive money for every pound of items collected; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 15. (609) 705-5914. Egg Harbor City Community School, 730 Havana Ave., Egg Harbor City.
HEALTH & FITNESS
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Intensive Family Support Services Support Group, 10:30 a.m. second Thursdays. (609) 652-3800, ext. 301. Email email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. Adler Aphasia Center information: (201) 368-8585 or www.adleraphasiacenter.org.
Garden Talk, presented by the Atlantic County Utilities Authority and the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Atlantic County’s Master Gardener Program, schedule includes: “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.
Vegetarian Workshop Series, with Academy of Culinary Arts alumna Chef Christina Martin, workshops run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; schedule includes: “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.
“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, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 12, registration required. (609) 926-2699. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Gilda’s Club South Jersey, 700 New Road, Linwood.
“Laughter is the Best Medicine,” sponsored by the Stockton Center on Successful Aging, a free workshop for older adults, 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 13. (609) 626-3591. www.stockton.edu/scosa. Hammonton Canoe Club Senior Center, 100 Sports Drive.
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.
Six Flags Great Adventure’s Fright Fest, offers family-friendly “thrills by day” including a Trick-or-Treat Trail for kids and a zombie-filled “fright by night” with rides, scare zones, terror trails and haunted mazes plus zombies; includes Halloween-themed attractions including four new shows, 5:30 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. Sept. 30 and Fridays in October, 11 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 29, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 30 and Oct. 3, 10 and 12; 5 to 11 p.m. Oct. 31; admission $46.99 to $52.99 in advance; some haunted attractions require an additional fee; gate prices will be higher. (732) 928-1821. www.sixflags.com/greatadventure. frightfest.sixflags.com/greatadventure. Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson.
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.
Young Professionals Event: Night of Comedy & Cocktails, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22, tickets $55 for non-members; membership packages are available. (609) 407-2393.Eagle Theatre and Annata Wine Bar, Vine Street, Hammonton.
Masters of the Mind Live, four internationally acclaimed mentalists are taking the stage to demonstrate the phenomenal power of the human mind, 8 p.m. Oct. 15, tickets $30. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Comedy: Justin William: Fake Believe Tour, 8 p.m. Oct. 22, tickets $35. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
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.
“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, through Oct. 9, and 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.
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.