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.
Annual Noogiefest Halloween Celebration, for children, families and friends touched by cancer; children should wear costumes; Magician Chad Juros will perform; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 30, reservations required. (609) 926-2699. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Gilda’s Club South Jersey, 700 New Road, Linwood.
Trunk-or-Treat, features safe trick-or-treating at decorated cars, a bonfire, food and treats, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. (609) 927-2950. Linwood Community Church, 1838 Shore Road, Linwood.
Growing Home School, a fun, educational place to meet up and socialize for homeschoolers, 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays in October. (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. Oct. 19. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Computers 101, 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 26, registration required. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Crocheting, 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays in October. (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.
Exhibit, “Focus on Economic Inequality,” panel discussion followed by awards and reception, 4 p.m. Oct. 14; exhibit, 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. (609) 652-4566.
Shaping Families, enjoy a fun, family workout, 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays in October, 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 October, 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.
Children’s Theater: Malcolm McGhoul’s Halloween Spooktacular, an evil witch, Broomhilda, turns a neighborhood teacher into a mad scientist; watch as some of his students, along with teenage witch, Helpful Helga, follow him back to Transylvania; Wolfie, Drac, Helga and the gang must stop Boomhilda and Mad Scientist from turning Frankie into a bad guy; guests are invited to wear their Halloween costumes, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 28 and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 29, tickets $6 to $9. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
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.
“Everything You Need to Know About Medicare Explained,” presented by Hafetz & Associates, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24, registration required. Gilda’s Club South Jersey, 700 New Road.
Vegetarian Workshop Series, with Academy of Culinary Arts alumna Chef Christina Martin, workshops run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; schedule includes: “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.
Concert: Jay and the Americans, known for songs including “Only In America,” “Come A Little Bit Closer,” “Cara Mia” and “This Magic Moment,” 8 p.m. Oct. 21, 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.
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. Fridays through October, 11 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 29, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 30; 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.
Fall Fun, features amusement rides plus hayrides, a hay maze and pumpkin decorating, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays through Oct. 27 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 23; trick-or-treat weekend, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 28 to 30. (609) 641-7847. storybookland.com. Storybook Land, 6415 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township.
“Autumnal Crafts,” part of Hammonton’s Third Thursday harvest theme, guests will have the opportunity to create and decorate either a fall- or ghost-themed mason jar, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 20, free. Stockton.edu/hammonton. Stockton University’s Kramer Hall, 30 Front St., Hammonton.
Financial aid night workshop, for students and their parents, topics covered include: understanding the components of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and recent changes; types of financial aid available; scholarship opportunities and important deadlines and documents, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20, registration requested. (609) 343-5009. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Atlantic Cape Community College, Room M129 in the Academy of Culinary Arts Building, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing Campus.
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.
Pumpkin Festival, hosted by Atlantic County Division of Parks and Recreation, features a pumpkin patch, scarecrow craft, seasonal games and activities, ghost stories around a fire pit on the beach; also, bring a carved pumpkin to enter in a contest, 2 to 7 p.m. Oct. 22, rain or shine, free, registration required. (609) 625-1897. Lake Lenape East Catering Hall, 753 Park Road, Mays Landing.
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.
Atlantic Audubon Society Meeting, features a social hour followed by a presentation about seabirds by Cameron Cox, author of Peterson’s Seabird field guide, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26, free and open to the public. Galloway Library, 306 E. Jim Leeds Road, Galloway.
Flood Insurance Community Outreach Session, hosted by the City of Somers Point, a seminar on ways to reduce flood insurance premiums for residents of Somers Point; attendees should bring a copy of their elevation certificate and their flood insurance policy, 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 29. Somers Point City Hall, 1 W. New Jersey Ave., Somers Point. (866) 599-7065. http://somerspoint.eventbrite.com.
Open house, learn about the school; meet faculty, students and athletic coaches; take the entrance exam; tour the campus; attend a parent information session; and more, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 11. (856) 697-2600, ext. 149. visit www.hermitsopenhouse.com. St. Augustine College Preparatory School, 611 Cedar Ave., Richland.
Open house, for girls in sixth, seventh and eighth grade, visitors will have an opportunity to tour the campus, meet students, teachers and alumnae, find out more about academics, leadership opportunities and athletics, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 10. (856) 697-2008. www.olmanj.org. Our Lady of Mercy Academy, 1001 Main Road, Newfield.
Veterans Day Ceremony, 11 a.m. Nov. 11. Shore Medical Center, 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point.
Dave Ramsey’s Financial Literacy, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays in October. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., 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.
“Veterans Benefits: Are You Eligible?,” for older adults, sponsored by Stockton Center on Successful Aging, presented by Grayson H. Heberley III Esq., a certified elder law attorney, 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 2, free. (609) 625-4878. Email email@example.com. Woodview Estates Assisted Living, 5030 Unami Blvd., Mays Landing.
Egg Harbor City’s Veterans Day Parade, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11. Parade route along Philadelphia Avenue to Route 30 and back to American Legion Post 158 Rudolph-Elmer at 527 Philadelphia Ave. (609) 965-1195. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.