‘Jane and the Humongous Pear’ coming to Family Success Center

HAMMONTON - The Eagle Theatre will present “Jane and the Humongous Pear,” part of New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s 20th annual Stages Festival, at noon March 25 at the Hammonton Family Success Center at 310 Bellevue Ave.

The show, a choose your own adventure play written by Eagle Co-Artistic Directors Ed Corsi and Ted Wioncek III, is recommended for children ages 5 to 11.

It is the story of Jane and her adventures as she attempts to get to Love Park in Philadelphia. Along the way, she meets new friends and learns valuable life lessons. The audience will help choose the props and the directions Jane follows.

Admission is free but reservations are required.

For reservations, call (609) 704-5012 or email

For information, visit

Peace Pilgrim to be inducted into NJ Hall of Fame

ASBURY PARK - Tickets are available for Peace Pilgrim’s induction into the New Jersey Hall of Fame. The ninth annual New Jersey Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. May 7 at the Paramount Theater. Peace Pilgrim, born Mildred Lisette Norman in Egg Harbor City 1908-1981, is among 15 individuals being inducted into the distinguished Class of 2017.

Peace Pilgrim, an American sage who walked her talk, embarked on a 27-year pilgrimage for peace at the head of the Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 1, 1953. She walked as a penniless pilgrim, wearing slacks, sneakers and a blue tunic with the words 10,000 Miles for Peace. She walked as a penniless pilgrim carrying only a toothbrush, comb and pen, speaking with anyone she met about how to obtain peace in the world. She fasted until given food and walked until given shelter, crossing the continent seven times over a span of 28 years. She passed on to a freer life in 1981, but left a lasting legacy that peace in the world is possible when enough people experience inner peace.

Peace Pilgrim is being inducted in the Public Service category, along with U.S. Army officer Philip Kearny, notable for his leadership of the First New Jersey Brigade during the Mexican-American and American Civil wars.

Tickets are $30 and $50, and may be purchased online at

‘John & Jen’ showing at Eagle Theatre starting Friday

HAMMONTON - Eagle Theatre will present “John & Jen” from March 10 through April 9 at the theater at 208 Vine St. The show, written by Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald, is “97 Minutes, 45 Years, 20 Songs. 3 Roles. 2 Actors. 1 Family.”

Set against the background of a changing America between 1950 and 1990, this original musical sheds a heart-warming light on the power of family. With a cast of only two people, the show takes them from playful childhood, through awkward adolescence, and far beyond.

Jen and her younger brother, John, are growing up in mid-century America. From secret handshakes to hidden family bonds, John & Jen are always there for each other. But, as the country becomes divided over the war in Vietnam, so does the family, and battle lines are drawn between the once-close siblings. When John joins the war, Jen is left to reconcile his memory, along with her son and brother’s namesake, who is trying to do anything he can to find the true meaning of home.

The show stars Kimberly Suskind and Adam Hoyak. It is directed by Ted Wioncek III, with musical direction by Jason Neri. Becca Kestel is the production stage manager.

Tickets $20 to $40.

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For tickets or information, call (609) 704-5012 or visit

Enjoy the gourmet food at student-run restaurant

MAYS LANDING - Careme’s, the student-run, gourmet restaurant at the Academy of Culinary Arts, is participating in Atlantic City Restaurant Week, through March 10. The restaurant is on the campus of Atlantic Cape Community College at 5100 Black Horse Pike. Careme’s now offers a farm-to-table dining experience that is showcased in the Restaurant Week menu. For $15.17, diners can select three items off of the a la carte lunch menu, which is served from noon to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. The $35.17 dinner special will be available through March 29 on weekdays beginning at 6:30 p.m.

For reservations, call (609) 343-4940, and indicate you are interested in the Restaurant Week menu.

Mammography Van to travel throughout Atlantic County

The AMI Foundation’s Dr. Jan Astin Mobile Digital Mammography Van travels throughout southeastern New Jersey to make breast cancer screening easier and more convenient. In addition to offering the latest digital mammography equipment, the van provides a comfortable waiting area and a private dressing room.

This month’s Atlantic County schedule for van includes:

•March 8, Chick-fil-A, Egg Harbor Township.

•March 9, John Brooks Recovery Center, Atlantic City.

•March 15, Southern Jersey Family Medicine, Hammonton.

•March 21, Atlantic County Division of Public Health, Northfield.

•March 22, Southern Jersey Family Medicine, Atlantic City.

•March 23, Southern Jersey Family Medicine, Pleasantville.

•March 29, Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Egg Harbor Township.

•March 30, John Brooks Recovery Center, Pleasantville.

•March 31, ShopRite, Hammonton.

The mobile van’s radiology services are accredited by the American College of Radiology and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Mammography images are read by board-certified fellowship trained radiologists at Atlantic Medical Imaging.

Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. A prescription is not needed.

To schedule an appointment or to confirm hours for a location, call (609) 677-9729.

For information, visit

Children to celebrate Purim at Beth Israel

NORTHFIELD - Children dressed as Queen Esther, Haman and Mordechai, and their parents, are welcome at Beth Israel’s Purim celebration on March 12 at the synagogue at 2501 Shore Road. The community is invited.

The festivities start at 10 a.m. with a Purim ‘spiel,’ or skit, a hilarious portrayal of the Purim story. The story will be a modern take on the traditional tale where Queen Esther saves her fellow Jews from certain destruction. This year’s ‘schpiel’ is an original work written by Cantor Larisa Averbakh and is based on “Beauty and the Beast.” It will be performed by the Children’s Choir at Beth Israel.

Following the spiel, there will be a Purim Carnival. Tickets will be available for purchase to play games and win prizes. Children dressed in costume will receive a free game ticket. There will also be food, including the holiday’s traditional triangular cookies, available for purchase.

For information, call (609) 641-3600 or email

Pinelands K-9 Club to soon start dog training classes

MAYS LANDING - Pinelands K-9 Club will start the next session of dog training classes on March 14 at the Atlantic County 4-H center on Route 50. The club is offering a new class structure to benefit a deeper understanding of canine behavior for participants. Week one is now an introduction to the class for owners only and canine behavior 101 with instructor demonstrating exercises trained dogs.

Early training and socialization are key to having a well-behaved dog. Classes are open to all dogs, whether mixed breed or purebred, and include AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Classes, Beginners, and competitive obedience training for Novice, Open and Advanced.

Fee for a six week session is $120. Proof of inoculations is required.

To register or for information, visit or call (609) 432-9447.

‘Golden Age of Hollywood Musicals’ planned for Third Thursday

HAMMONTON - Stockton University will host a “Golden Age of Hollywood Musicals” event from 6 to 8 p.m. March 16 at Kramer Hall at 30 Front St., as part of the town’s Third Thursday celebration.

The American public could not get enough of the multitude of musical films produced in the Golden Age of Hollywood, from 1934 to 1965. As part of Hammonton’s March Third Thursday theme, “Hollywood,” Kramer Hall will share what made the musical so irresistible in that time period.

Nick Zebrowski, a program assistant at Stockton, will present on musical style, form and content during the classical Hollywood era, with an overview of classical Hollywood cinema. Zebrowski graduated from Stockton with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and a concentration in Media Production. Classical Hollywood has been an area of special interest to him.

Admission is free. Reservations are requested.

For reservations, email

Atlantic Cape Community College offering College Pathways

ATLANTIC CITY - Atlantic Cape Community College will offer College Pathways: ESL II, a second-level course for students whose native language is not English, beginning March 20, at the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.

This course emphasizes the continued practice of basic sounds, sentence patterns and structures. Students also will focus on increased vocabulary, coherence and fluency in writing and speaking. In addition, the course covers grammar, ways to communicate in different situations and American culture.

The course meets from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday, March 20 through May 11.

Cost is $399.

To register or for information, visit or call (609) 343-5655.

New Basic Appraisal Principles course at community college

MAYS LANDING - Atlantic Cape Community College will offer the new Basic Appraisal Principles course from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 28 through April 27, at its campus at 5100 Black Horse Pike. Cost is $499.

This introductory appraisal course will explore real property concepts and characteristics, legal considerations, value influences, real estate finance and markets, ethics in appraisal practice and more. By examining theory, case studies and examples, students will learn the practical application of appraisal principles.

Students who pass an exam given at the conclusion of the course will receive qualifying education credit. This workshop is approved by the Appraiser Qualifications Board for Trainee/Registered and Licensed Appraiser Requirements.

This course is offered through the college’s Workforce Development program which provides a broad range of workshops, seminars and career training programs to the residents and businesses of Atlantic and Cape May counties.

To register or for information, call (609) 343-5655 or visit

Cape Atlantic School Counselor Association to hold college fair

GALLOWAY - The Cape Atlantic School Counselor Association will host its sixth annual college fair at Stockton University. More than 100 colleges and universities participated last year. A college planning workshop will also be held.

The college fair will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. April 5 in the university’s Sports Center at 101 Vera King Farris Drive.

For information, email

Don’t miss the 2017 Atlantic County Teen Arts Festival

Students interested in showcasing their creative talents and learning from respected professionals in their fields are invited to register to participate in the 2017 Atlantic County Teen Arts Festival to be held on May 24 in the Hammonton Art District.

The Atlantic County Teen Arts Festival is part of a statewide multidisciplinary program in the fine and performing arts. It is open to high school aged students in public or private school, as well as home-schooled students and those who are involved in extra-curricular private instruction. The program encompasses activities in dance, theater, vocal music, instrumental music, film/video, photography, creative writing and the visual arts.

The Atlantic County Festival is a one-day event that typically attracts more than 1,000 area students. It is coordinated by the Atlantic County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs in collaboration with Stockton University, Noyes Museum of Art, Hammonton Arts Center, The Eagle Theatre, Hammonton Art District, MainStreet Hammonton and other arts and educational organizations.

The registration deadline is April 7.

To register or for information, visit, call (609) 646-8699, ext. 6314, or email

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