Places to go, things to do
Growing Home School, a fun, educational place to meet up and socialize for homeschoolers, 9:15 a.m. Tuesdays through February. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Computers 101, 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 8 and 22, registration required. (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, 4:30 p.m. Feb. 15. (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 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.
Shadowing the Chef, a new series of cooking demonstrations and food tastings, 6 to 9 p.m., schedule includes: Bistro Cooking at Home, Feb. 9; The Foods of Vietnam, Feb. 16; Southern Staples, Feb. 23; Artisan Sandwiches, Beyond Grilled Cheese, March 2; Simple Pasta Sauces: Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less, March 9; Seafood Cookery: Shellfish to Fin Fish, March 30; Sous Vide Cooking: New Technology Comes to the Home Cook, April 6; also a three-night series including What the Heck is “mise en place” Anyway?, April 13; Sensational Soups, April 20; and The Thrill of the Grill, April 27. (609) 343-5655. www.atlantic.edu/conted. Kitchen 1, Atlantic Cape Community College, 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: “Black Cowboys & Buffalo Soldiers,” exhibit curator Kimball Baker and Commander Peter B. Walker of the 24th Infantry Regimental Combat Team and member of the Buffalo Soldiers, will participate in a panel discussion about the exhibit during the Second Friday reception; exhibit tells the story of the black cowboys and soldiers who have been absent from most historic accounts of the West; it focuses on the vital role that these African Americans played in America’s westward expansion and the success of the cattle industry; reception 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 10, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, through April 30, donations accepted for admission. (609) 350-6662. www.aahmsnj.org. African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey at The Noyes Arts Garage, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City.
Groovy Kids, play sessions for toddlers and their caregivers, 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays through February, 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: “Snow White,” “Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” When the Evil Stepmother gets an answer she does not like, the young and beautiful princess, Snow White, is in danger! She flees from the castle to escape her wicked stepmother. Hoping to find protection in the forest, she meets seven dwarfs who take her in. Will she be able to escape from the evil, jealous queen?, 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 11, 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.
Valentine’s Day Craft, 4 p.m. Feb. 12, free. Registration required. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
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.
Ladies Night Out, hosted by Family Service Association of South Jersey, features fine dining, wine tasting, designer bag auction and more, 6 p.m. Feb. 23, tickets $40. (609) 569-0239. www.FSAsj.org. Proceeds benefit the association’s programs for families and children in South Jersey. Atlantic City Country Club, 1 Leo Fraser Drive, Northfield.
14th annual Taste of the Town, sponsored by Hammonton Education Foundation, theme “Food with Friends,” features an opportunity to sample signature dishes from area vendors including Costello’s Pizza, Taste of the Olive, Bun in the Oven, Mott’s Creek Inn, Pic-A-Lilli Inn, Roma Pizza, The Funky Cow, Atco Diner and more, includes entertainment by students from the Susan Watson Leiser Piano Studio, dancers from the Dance Magic Studio, cast of Hammonton High School’s production of “Anything Goes,” and students from The Voice Studio of Marissa Carrafiello; also includes raffles including a 50/50, 3 to 6 p.m. March 5, tickets $25 for adults and $10 for students; may be purchased at Casciano Coffee Bar & Sweetery, Joe Italiano’s Maplewood Inn, The Golden Feather and Atco Diner; a limited number of tickets will be sold at the door. (609) 432-7977. (609) 517-4731. (609) 567-1734. Proceeds help the foundation fund innovative projects in the Hammonton School District. Hammonton High School, 566 Old Forks Road, Hammonton.
38th annual St Patrick’s Day Boardwalk 10-miler and 5K run, registration, 7 to 9 p.m. March 17 and 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 18, race, 10 a.m. March 18. www.jbsportstiming.com. Proceeds benefit the Donny Fund and the South Jersey Field of Dreams. (609) 641-8666. www.jbsportstiming.com. Run starts at Chickie’s and Pete’s at Tropicana in 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 email@example.com.
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 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.
“Renewable Energy: A Sustainable Future,” presented by Rick Dovey, president of the Atlantic County Utilities Authority, 11 a.m. Feb. 9. Leinweber Senior Center, 235 Dolphin Ave., Northfield.
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: Don’t Call Me Francis, 8:30 p.m. Feb. 24, tickets $10. (609) 965-2111. www.renaultwinery.com. Renault Winery, 72 Bremen Ave., Egg Harbor City.
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: Florida Georgia Line: Dig Your Roots 2017 Tour, 7 p.m. March 17, tickets $31.75 to $77. (800) 736-1420. www.ticketmaster.com. www.boardwalkhall.com. Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
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.
Comedy: Two Funny Philly Guys, enjoy the entertaining antics of Philadelphia comedians Joe Conklin, the Man of a Thousand Voices, and companion Big Daddy Graham, who has been doing impressions, characters, voice-overs and stand-up for more than 20 years, 8 p.m. Feb. 11, tickets $25-$35. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Linda Shields, The Jersey Shore Medium, 8 p.m. Feb. 11, tickets $25. (800) The-Trop. https://tropicana.net. (800) 745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com. Grand Exhibition Center, Tropicana, Brighton and Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
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 February, 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.
Wine and Chocolate Wine Trail Weekend, features an opportunity to visit participating New Jersey wineries for wine tasting and more; Bellview Winery will offer wine tasting, chocolate assortments, specialty platters, music from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., and a fire pit; for hours and information on activities at other participating wineries, visit www.newjerseywinetrails.com, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 11 and 12, free admission, $5 for wine tasting, includes eight samples and a souvenir glass. (856) 697-7172. www.bellviewwinery.com. Bellview Winery, 150 Atlantic St., Landisville.
Second annual Craft Spirits and Chocolate, noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 11 and 12. (856) 839-4326. www.lazyeyedistillery.com. Lazy Eye Distillery, 1328 Harding Highway, Richland.
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.
Second annual Gravy vs. Sauce competition, sponsored by the Hammonton Rotary Club, 3 p.m. Feb. 26, entry fee for contestants $10; tickets $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger, include tasting of all the entries, a salad bar, unlimited spaghetti, dessert bar, soft drinks and coffee; guests may bring their own beverages. Hammonton Fire House No. 2, 51 N. White Horse Pike, Hammonton. hammontongravyvssauce.com. Facebook: Rotary Club of Hammonton, NJ.
Miss Buena Vista Township Pageant, 1 p.m. March 5. (856) 697-2100, ext. 8. Villa Fazzolari, 821 Harding Highway, Buena.
“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, various times through Feb. 19, tickets $30 to $40. (609) 704-5012. www.TheEagleTheatre.com. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton.
“Forever in Oz,” an original musical written by Matthew Norcross, a Vineland Public Schools music teacher and composer in residence at The Ritz, offers a sequel to the series of books created by L. Frank Baum and set 20 years after the events in “The Wizard of Oz,” which tells the story of Dorothy, now married and with a young child, who must decide whether to return to Oz when a strange visitor shows up at her door begging her to return to the once idyllic land, which now suffers from a growing and mysterious menace; show also features many actors with Vineland connections, 7 p.m. Feb. 10, tickets $20. (856) 858-5230. www.ritztheatreco.org. Facebook: Forever In Oz. Ritz Theater, 915 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn.
“Barefoot in the Park,” a romantic comedy by Neil Simon, a one-set play that takes place in a New York City apartment, following the lives of Corie and Paul - newlyweds fresh home from their honeymoon; the pair must learn to adjust to married life at their apartment, find a way to balance romance and work, handle quirky neighbors and occasionally the snow as it falls through their broken skylight, various times Feb. 24 through March 19, 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.