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 through November. (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, 4:50 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 16. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Computers 101, 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 23, registration required. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Crocheting, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays through November. (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, “A Time for Change: Civil Rights in South Jersey,” sponsored by Stockton University and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, and resulting from a collaboration with the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey, explores 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, the first Miss Black America pageant in 1968, the origins of Martin Luther King Day that same year, and racial conflicts in both Camden and Newark as well as how they fit into the larger context of a national movement, 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to midnight Sunday, through Dec. 15, Bjork Library. (609) 652-1776. www.stockton.edu. Stockton University, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway.
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.
Groovy Kids, play sessions for toddlers and their caregivers, 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays through Nov. 17, 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: “Pocahontas,” will Pocahontas, an Indian princess be able to bring Native Americans and Settlers together for a Thanksgiving celebration, or will a scheming captain and an evil Witch Doctor thwart her plans, 10 a.m. Nov. 18, tickets $7 to $9. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Children’s Theater: “A Frozen Christmas,” Jack Frost tricks the Snow Queen Olga out of her magical snow powers and takes over Arendelle; he then banishes Olga, Annabelle, Christopher and Sven from the Kingdom; Olaf must get Santa and his reindeer to come to the rescue, 10 a.m. Dec. 3 and 4, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 8 and 9, 7 p.m. Dec. 23 and 10 a.m. Dec. 24, tickets $7 to $9. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Children’s Theater: “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” features the classic story of the reindeer with the red nose, the elf who wants to be a dentist, a nasty Bumble and more, 10 a.m. Dec. 10 to 13, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 14 to 16, 10 a.m., 1 and 3:30 p.m. Dec. 17, and 10 a.m. Dec. 18 to 22, tickets $7 to $9. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Penny Auction, hosted by Somers Point Historical Society, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 19. (609) 457-3034. Email Lnmac1229@gmail.com. Veterans of Foreign Wars, 500 Bethel Road, Somers Point.
Festi-Fall, hosted by Buena Regional High School’s PTO , third annual vendor and craft fair with homemade decor, gifts, crafts, holiday decor, food, candles and more, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 19, school gym. Buena Regional High School, 125 Weymouth Road, Buena Vista.
Empty Bowls, hosted by Buena Regional High School’s Art Department and PTO, guests purchase a bowl created by one of the school’s art students for $10 and enjoy a small meal of soup and bread. Proceeds from the sale of the bowls will be donated to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 19. Buena Regional High School, 125 Weymouth Road, Buena Vista.
Stomp the Grapes 5K Run/Walk Turkey Trot Edition, a run through the vineyard and around Egg Harbor Lake, 10 a.m. Nov. 19, entry fee $35 through Nov 17 or $40 on race day, includes a complimentary glass of wine for finishers age 21 and older, souvenir wine glass for all finishers, T-shirt for first 300 to register, then while supply lasts; awards for top finishers; refreshments following the race; also pre-race pasta dinner/packet pickup, 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 18, cost $12; race day lunch buffet, $10. A portion of proceeds benefits Cedar Creek Booster Club. (609) 965-2111. www.renaultwinery.com. Renault Winery, 72 N. Bremen 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.
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 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: David Gray, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23, tickets $59.50 to $75. (800) 745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com. Scottish Rite Auditorium, 315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood.
The Rat Pack: Together Again, features “Frank, Dean and Sammy” in a wonderful mix of song, comedy, sketches, and brilliant musical arrangement, 8 p.m. Nov. 25, tickets $25. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. www.ratpacktogetheragain.com. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Concert: Rick Springfield: Stripped Down, 7 p.m. Nov. 27, tickets $49.50 to $59.50. (800) 745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com. Scottish Rite Auditorium, 315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood.
Concert: Dave Koz & Friends, 7 p.m. Dec. 4, tickets $42.50 to $175. (800) 745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com. Scottish Rite Auditorium, 315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood.
Concert: The Wizards of Winter, 8 p.m. Dec. 10, tickets $29 to $45. (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.
English as a Second Language Class, for ages 18 and older, for people who speak Spanish and want to practice basic English speaking skills, 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, free. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Chess Club, learn how to play chess, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Collingswood Farmers’ Market’s Handmade Holidays, a craft-and-art gift bazaar, which is a seasonal extension of the market, in addition to “farmers,” the market will also include crafters and artisans selling gifts and holiday-themed items, 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 19. www.collingswoodmarket.com. Collingswood Farmers’ Market, Along PATCO between Collings and Irvin avenues, Collingswood.
Open House, features highly detailed HO-scale models of many different trains, operated on a large realistic model railroad through beautiful scale scenery of Western Pennsylvania and Eastern New York State, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 19 and 20, Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18 and Jan. 7, 8 15, 21 and 22, free admission. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. www.patcongvalley.com. Patcong Valley Model Railroad Club, Route 40 and Fir Avenue, Richland.
Open house: Academy of Culinary Arts, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 and 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 9. Register for open house at www.atlantic.edu/aca/visit.htm. Information: (800) 645‑CHEF, email email@example.com or www.atlantic.edu/aca. Academy of Culinary Arts, M Building, Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing.
Open House, find out what happens after recycling is collected curbside, 3 to 6 p.m. Nov. 18. (609) 272-6950. acua.com. Atlantic County Utilities Authority, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township.
Celebrating 40 years, Stockton University’s Performing Arts Center celebrates 40 years of providing entertainment and educational programming with music, wine and hors d’oeuvres and a performance of Neil Berg’s “103 Years of Broadway,” reception, 2 to 4 p.m., performance, 4 p.m. Nov. 19, tickets $75. (609) 652-9000. stockton.edu/pac. Stockton Performing Arts Center, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway.
Kris Kringle Mart, features crafters, food, door prizes, gift basket auction and an opportunity to visit with Santa, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 19. Proceeds benefit Family Promise of Atlantic County, which assists homeless and low income families with food, shelter and support services to gain independence. (609) 965-1813. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Zion Lutheran Church, 312 Philadelphia Ave., Egg Harbor City.
Open House: Center for Family Caregivers, a free, public resource dedicated to the support and well-being of the family caregiver, 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 20, regular hours, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Center for Family Caregivers, Lower Level, West Zone, Shore Medical Center, 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point. (609) 653-3969. Email email@example.com.
12th annual International Gift Fair, presented by South Jersey Fair Trade Alliance, in partnership with Stockton University’s Student Action Volunteers for the Environment, features shopping, music and food, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 20, Campus Center Event Room, free admission. Stockton University, Galloway. Email: email firstname.lastname@example.org. southjerseyfairtrade.wordpress.com.
Bridal Show, presented by Rock the Aisle Bridal, doors open, 1 p.m., fashion show, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 20, Greate Bay Country Club, 901 Mays Landing Road, Somers Point.
Fourth annual Family Thanksgiving Dinner, features hot open face turkey sandwiches with sides and desserts, 5 to 6 p.m. Nov. 21. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26. Downtown Hammonton. www.downtownhammonton.com. www.facebook.com/downtownhammonton.
“Will Rogers Follies,” focuses on the life and career of famed humorist and performer Will Rogers, with songs including “Without You,” “Give a Man Enough Rope” and “Never Met a Man I Didn’t Like,” various times through Nov. 20, tickets $28. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
“Godspell,” a new experience, in the round, a timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love, various times through Dec. 11, tickets $30 to $40. (609) 704-5012. www.TheEagleTheatre.com. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton.
“Once Upon a Christmas Dream,” follow Daniel on a magical adventure as he slips into the dreams of his family members on Christmas Eve; includes singing and dancing to Christmas music and holiday classics including “Away in A Manger,” “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” and “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” plus some original holiday songs, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 2 to 18, and 2 p.m. Dec. 3 and 10 and 7 p.m. Dec. 11 and 18, 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.