Places to go, and things to do
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 January. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Computers 101, 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 25, registration required. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Girl Scouts, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26. (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. Jan. 18. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Baking and Pastry Workshop, classes 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays; schedule includes: Bread Baking I, Jan. 25; Bread Baking II, Feb. 8; Fruit Sensations, Feb. 22; Italian Pastries. March 8; Easter Holiday Desserts, March 29; Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate, April 19; and Spirited Desserts, May 3. (609) 343-5655. www.atlantic.edu/conted. Academy of Culinary Arts, Atlantic Cape Community College, Kitchen 2, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing.
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, “Food as Art,” through Jan. 21, art gallery. Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing.
Exhibits: Heart of Surfing, through Jan. 29, Paintings by Hulda Robbins from the Noyes Museum’s Permanent Collection, through Jan. 29; regular hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, free admission. (609) 626-3805. artsgarageac.com. Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City.
Exhibit: Casting Shadows, during January. (609) 567-5360. hammontonartscenter.org. Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Film: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story IMAX 3D, the film focuses on a group of unlikely heroes who, in a time of conflict, band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction, 1, 4, 7 and 10 p.m. daily through Jan. 19, tickets $16 to $18. www.ticketmaster.com. www.starwars.com/rogue-one. Tropicana Casino, Brighton and Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
Groovy Kids, play sessions for toddlers and their caregivers, 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays through January, 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: “Three Little Pigs,” once upon a time, there were three little pigs who were ready to venture out into the world on their own; each little pig had an idea about how to build his own house; whose house will still be standing when the Big Bad Wolf comes huffing and puffing?, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 27 and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Jan. 28, tickets $7 to $9. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
ArtsPower’s “The Rainbow Fish,” recommended for children in kindergarten through second grade, based on Marcus Pfister’s best-selling book, tells the story of the Rainbow Fish who must learn to share with others and give of herself, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 11, tickets $12. (609) 652-9000. stockton.edu/pac. Campus Center Theatre, Stockton University, Galloway.
10th annual Red Dress/Red Tie Reception, hosted by the The Heart Institute at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center to promote heart health during American Heart Month; attendees are asked to wear red in awareness of heart disease; includes hors d’oeuvres, an auction featuring goods and services from local businesses, craft beer tasting, a cash bar and a vendor marketplace; 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 9, registration fee $50; deadline to register Feb. 3; proceeds benefit the ARMC Heart Heroes Program, an AtlantiCare Foundation-funded program that places automated external defibrillators in the community on behalf of the Heart Institute at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. (609) 404-7979. www.atlanticare.org/reddress. Smithville Inn, Route 9, Smithville.
Sip, Savor, Support, features food, drinks, music and a silent aution, 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 8, tickets $60. Proceeds benefit Gilda’s Club South Jersey. (609) 926-2699. Vagabond Kitchen & Tap House, 627 N. Trenton Ave., Atlantic 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speak of the Spectrum Group, a meeting for LGBTQ individuals and supportive family/friends which offers an opportunity to discuss experiences, learn about the community, find support and discuss relevant topics, meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month at the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 8, Galloway. (609) 652-3800.
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.
Chicken Bone Beach Concert Series, schedule: Luke Carlos O’Reilly Quartet, Jan. 26, all concerts, 7 to 10 p.m., cover charge $10, benefits Chicken Bone Beach’s Youth Jazz Camp. (609) 841-6897. (844) 224-7386. chickenbonebeach.org. claridge.com/jazz. Claridge Hotel, Boardwalk and Park Place, Atlantic City.
Concert: Mark Diomede and The Disco Inferno Band, for ages 21 and older, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21, free. (800) 843-8767. https://tropicana.net. Tropicana Casino & Resort, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
Concert: Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26, tickets $49.50 to $89.50. (800) 745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com. Scottish Rite Auditorium, 315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood.
Concert: Erykah Badu and Tyrese, 8 p.m. Feb. 11, tickets $59 to $125. (800) 736-1420. www.ticketmaster.com. www.boardwalkhall.com. Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
Concert: Beth Hart, 8 p.m. Feb. 18, tickets $29.50 to $45. (800) 745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com. Scottish Rite Auditorium, 315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood.
Concert: The Hitmen: The Time Travel Tour, 8 p.m. Feb. 18, tickets $40. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Concert: Madeline Peyroux and Rickie Lee Jones, 8 p.m. March 3, tickets $39 to 75. (800) 745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com. Scottish Rite Auditorium, 315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood.
Concert: 38 Special, known for songs including “Hold On Loosely,” “Rockin’ Into the Night,” “Caught Up in You” and “Fantasy Girl,” 8 p.m. March 18, tickets $45 to $65. (800) 843-8767. https://tropicana.net. Tropicana Casino & Resort, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
Concert: Tower of Power, 8 p.m. April 29, tickets $39.50 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.
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 Mondays and Fridays in January, 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.
Trivia Night, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. (609) 965-2111. www.renaultwinery.com. Renault Winery, 72 Bremen Ave., Egg Harbor City.
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. Jan. 21 and 22, free admission. E-mail email@example.com. www.patcongvalley.com. Patcong Valley Model Railroad Club, Route 40 and Fir Avenue, Richland.
Atlantic City Wedding Expo, presented by the Great American Bridal Show Company, 12:30 to 4 p.m. Jan. 21, registration required. (844) 224-7386. www.claridge.com. phillybridalshow.com. Claridge Hotel, Boardwalk and Park Place, Atlantic City.
Jersey Shore Wine Festival, offers an opportunity to discover more than 150 of New Jersey’s finest wines to sample and purchase; artisan crafters, hand-painted glass and live entertainment, Feb. 25 and 26, tickets $25, includes tasting glass, a cheese and fruit plate and optional wine seminars. Grand Exhibition Center, Tropicana, Brighton and Boardwalk, Atlantic City. (800) The-Trop. https://tropicana.net. (800) 745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com.
Miss Buena Vista Township Pageant, 1 p.m. March 5. (856) 697-2100, ext. 8. Villa Fazzolari, 821 Harding Highway, Buena.
“The Producers,” presented by Collingswood Community Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 and 21 and 2 p.m. Jan. 22, tickets $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. Scottish Rite Theatre, 315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood. www.brownpapertickets.com. www.CCTArts.net.
“Rock of Ages,” set in 1987, the show tells the story of Drew, a boy from South Detroit, and Sherrie, a small-town girl, both trying to chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love; it takes the audience back to the time of rock bands with big egos, playing big guitar solos, and sporting even bigger hair; and features songs including "Don't Stop Believing," "Wanted Dead or Alive," "Here I Go Again" and "Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Jan. 20 through Feb. 19, tickets $30 to $40. (609) 704-5012. www.TheEagleTheatre.com. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton.
La Cage Aux Folles, a Tony award-winning musical, which revolves around the relationship between Albin and Georges, lovers of 20 years who own and perform in the best nightclub in St. Tropez; paradise is rocked when Georges’ son arrives and announces his marriage into a very conservative family, various times through Feb. 5, 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.