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 March. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Computers 101, 10 a.m. to noon March 8 and 22, registration required. (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: 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: 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; 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.
Exhibit: “Women in the Arts,” artist reception with awards presentation, March 2; exhibit during March. (609) 567-5360. Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Garden State Film Festival, includes screening of “Girl Meets Roach,” directed by Christopher Zatta of Mays Landing, festival, March 30 through April 2, individual screening tickets $14 in advance and $15 at the door; weekend pass $45 in advance and $50 at the door available. www.gsff.org. Resorts Casino, 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
Groovy Kids, play sessions for toddlers and their caregivers, 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays through March, 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: “The Little Engine That Could,” when the larger engines refuse to pull a long train over a high mountain the task falls to a small engine, which has the motto, “I think I can, I think I can,” 10 a.m. March 9 and 10 and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 11, tickets $10. (856) 858-5230. www.ritztheatreco.org. The Ritz Theatre, 915 White Horse Pike, Haddon Township.
Fine Motor Skills craft, for parents and children, 4 p.m. March 15. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
St. Patrick’s Day snack, 4 p.m. March 16. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
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.
Concert: Patrizio Buanne, an international superstar performs a special concert to benefit St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Parish, 8 p.m. March 17, tickets $25 to $85. (800) The-Trop. https://tropicana.net. (800) 745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com. Tropicana, Brighton and Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
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.
Atlantic Cape Community College’s 50th anniversary Restaurant Gala, event showcases hors d’oeuvres prepared by students from the Academy of Culinary Arts and the culinary specialties of 40 of the region’s best restaurants at a progressive dining experience, also features music by Central Park The Band and more, March 23, tickets $225; proceeds will be used for student scholarships at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College and Atlantic Cape Foundation operations. (609) 463-4672. Email email@example.com. atlantic.edu/gala. Avalon Ballroom, Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center, Atlantic City.
HEALTH & FITNESS
“Health Seminar 2017: For Improved Health, Sleep, Energy and Decreased Stress,” Richard Lolla, DC, Lolla Chiropractic, Tadris Parker, Health Coach, and LaRonne Quarles, SBL Hair Loss, will share ways to improve health and vitality, experience deeper, healthier sleep patterns, eat for energy and offer steps to getting active; Quarles will also discuss hair loss and health even as it grows back after chemotherapy, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 6, registration required. (609) 926-2699. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Gilda’s Club South Jersey, 700 New Road, Linwood.
“Ask the Takeda Clinical Nurse Educator,” presented by Gilda’s Club South Jersey’s satellite, Holly M. Wall will offer information on identifying fatigue and stress early on, providing resources and empowering members and patients to manage side effects, enabling them to continue therapy; and also answer questions, lunch, 12:15 p.m., presentation, 12:45 p.m. March 15, free; reservations required. Joseph Stella MD Conference Room, AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, AtlantiCare Health Park, Building 400, Egg Harbor Township.
Narcan training, features free information and training session about the life saving antidote Narcan; free kits will available, 6 p.m. March 28, registration required. (856) 225-0505. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
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.
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, also features Dustin Lynch and Chris Lane, 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.
Bay Atlantic Symphony: Schnittke and Brahms, features Alfred Schnittke’s Piano Concerto and Brahms’ “Symphony No. 1,” pianist Lydia Frumkin will join the symphony for this performance, “Conversation with the Conductor,” L-Wing Gallery, 1 p.m., concert, 2 p.m. March 19, tickets $32. (609) 652-9000. stockton.edu/pac. Stockton Performing Arts Center, Stockton University, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway.
Concert: Rita Coolidge, features songs including “We’re All Alone,” “Higher and Higher,” “The Way You Do the Things You Do,” and more, 8 p.m. March 25, tickets $40. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Concert:Charlie Wilson’s In It To Win It Tour, also features Fantasia, Johnny Gill and Solero, 7:30 p.m. March 31, tickets $35 to $249.50. (800) 736-1420. www.ticketmaster.com. www.boardwalkhall.com. Boardwalk Hall, 2301 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 March, 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.
Stand-Up Comedy Night, hosted by Kevin Hurley and featuring Nate Mackintosh, 7 and 9:30 p.m. March 4, tickets $25. (609) 704-5012. www.TheEagleTheatre.com. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton.
Miss Buena Vista Township Pageant, also includes a 50/50 raffle and a prize auction, doors open, 12:15 p.m., lunch, 12:30 p.m., pageant, 1 p.m. March 5, tickets $25. (856) 697-2100, ext. 8. Villa Fazzolari, 821 Harding Highway, Buena.
12th annual Lines on the Pines, features more than 50 Pine Barrens authors, artists and artisans who will sign their books, display their artwork and crafts, play music and more. There’s also a Lines on the Pines for Kids area with hands-on displays, crafts and activities with a focus on the Pine Barrens, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 12, free. www.linesonthepines.org. Renault Winery, 73 N. Bremen Ave., Egg Harbor City.
St. Patty’s Day Bash, features music of the 80s, 90s and “Pop2K” by Weird Science and DJ Tommy K playing current dance tunes, dancing, giveaways, prizes for best “green” costumes, 8 p.m. March 17, tickets $10. (856) 691-8051. www.savoyinn.com. Merighi’s Savoy Inn, 4940 E. Landis Ave., East Vineland.
“Savory Saturdays,” cooking demonstrations presented by the Academy of Culinary Arts of Atlantic Cape Community College, March 18 and April 15. (800) 645-CHEF. www.atlantic.edu/aca. Hamilton Mall, Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing.
Ghost Investigation, participants will hunt for ghosts in five paranormal "hot spots" identified by New Jersey Researchers of Paranormal Evidence at the property, museum and tower in their previous paranormal investigations; participants will use equipment such as digital voice recorders, infrared thermal sensors, K2 meters and digital cameras, 7 to 10 p.m. March 18, tickets $45, reservations required. (609) 449-1360. www.abseconlighthouse.org. Absecon Lighthouse, 31 S. Rhode Island Ave., Atlantic City.
Comedy: Dom Irrera, 8 p.m. March 25, tickets $40 to $55. (800) 843-8767. https://tropicana.net. Tropicana Casino & Resort, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
Dinner, show and dancing, features Lights Out, a Frankie Valli tribute band, dinner, 6 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. April 1, tickets $50, includes show and dinner; cash bar available. (856) 691-8051. www.savoyinn.com. Merighi’s Savoy Inn, 4940 E. Landis Ave., East Vineland.
“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 through March 19, tickets $28. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
“To Kill A Mockingbird,” based on the novel by Harper Lee; it’s 1935 and racial tensions are high in Maycomb, Ala.; young Scout manages to live a carefree existence until her father, Atticus Finch, defends, Tom Robinson, against a potential death sentence, which looms against him because of prejudice due to race; Scout learns that “growing up” often means doing what is right, even when it comes at great cost, various times March 2 to 19, tickets $20.50 to $33.50. (856) 858-5230. www.ritztheatreco.org. The Ritz Theatre, 915 White Horse Pike, Haddon Township.
Neil Simon’s “Last of the Red Hot Lovers,” true comedy ensues when a modern man in the hip sixties looks for something new and different, but ends up finding himself in the same situation, again and again … and again, 7:30 p.m. March 8, tickets $32. (609) 652-9000. stockton.edu/pac. Stockton Performing Arts Center, Stockton University, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway.
“Sister Act,” presented by Mainland Regional High School students, a musical comedy that follows the adventures of a Reno lounge singer who has been put under protective custody when a mob boss puts her on his hit list; she pretends to be a nun, and in the process, takes the convent choir into new and successful directions, 7 p.m. March 16 to 18 and 2 p.m. March 19, tickets $12, proceeds benefit the school’s drama program. (609) 927-4151. http://mrhstheater.net. Mainland Regional High School, 1301 Oak Ave., Linwood.
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.