Places to go, things to do: AC Beer and Music Festival
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 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: 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: 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.
Gardening Workshops, “Planting: A Feast for the Eyes,” 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 31 and April 7, participants will discover the basics of creating a dazzling flower garden; and “Planting: A Feast for the Palate,” 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 21 and 28, participants will learn how to cultivate a new garden of fruits and vegetables and how to expand a current garden; fee for each workshop, $69. (609) 343-5655. atlantic.edu/conted. Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing.
Parenting class: How to Talk to Your Kids, participants will learn about practical, effective methods of communication that will help make their relationship with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding, 4 to 5 p.m. April 13, registration required. (609) 567-2900. 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: “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,” exhibit through 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.
Eagle Theatre’s “Jane and the Humongous Pear,” part of New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s 20th annual Stages Festival, recommended for children ages 5 to 11, features a choose your own adventure play, written by Eagle Co-Artistic Directors Ed Corsi and Ted Wioncek III, about Jane and her adventures as she attempts to get to Love Park in Philadelphia, noon March 25, free, reservations required. (609) 704-5012. Email email@example.com. stagesfestival.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Children’s Theater: “Charlotte’s Web,” features an adaptation of E.B. White's beloved children's story about Wilbur the pig who lives on the Zuckerman farm and makes friends with Charlotte, a gray spider, 10:30 a.m. April 5 to 7 and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 8, tickets $6 to $9. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Boscov’s “Easter Eggstravaganza,” for children ages 12 and younger, “hop along the bunny trail” for treats and prizes, includes a chance to guess the number of jelly beans; enjoy Easter art and puzzles; create an Easter snack; get a temporary tattoo; take a picture with the Boscov’s Bunny (bring a camera); enjoy activities provided by the March of Dimes Walk Teams; and receive a free gift at the end of the Bunny Trail, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 8, free. (609) 383-1880. Boscov’s, 6725 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township.
Children’s Theater: “Rapunzel,” when the baker gets caught stealing vegetables from a witch's garden, she takes his daughter, names her Rapunzel and locks her away in a hidden tower where she cannot be found - or can she?, 10:30 a.m. May 5 and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 6, tickets $6 to $9. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. atlantic.edu/gala. Avalon Ballroom, Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center, Atlantic City.
Third annual chicken barbecue, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 2, takeouts only. Richland Volunteer Fire Company, 876 Main Ave., Richland.
AtlantiCare Foundation’s 58th annual Century Club Gala, with a Moulin Rouge theme, the event features a reception, dinner, remarks and dancing to music of the Steve Delisi Band; also the foundation will honor 2017 Edward R. Knight Physician and Community Award recipients Alan Simpson, MD, of Mays Landing, and the Glenn family, 6:45 p.m. April 8, tickets $325. Proceeds will support the AtlantiCare Foundation’s current fundraising efforts in celebration of its 40th anniversary. The programs that will benefit are the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner; AtlantiCare Behavioral Health and AtlantiCare’s Healing Arts Program. Proceeds will also benefit the establishment of a Healthy Communities Fund. (609) 677-7255 or visit www.atlanticare.org. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City.
HEALTH & FITNESS
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.
Motor(less) Nights, during these events one of the park’s world-class road courses will be available for all non-motorized activities including bicycling, running/walking with or without strollers, skateboarding, rollerblading and more; participants are required to wear proper safety equipment, 6 p.m. to sunset April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21 and Oct. 19, free admission. (856) 327-8000. www.njmp.com. New Jersey Motorsports Park, 8000 Dividing Creek Road, Millville.
Zumba, with Kymbah, 6 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. Saturdays, first session free. Dr. Martin Luther King Center, 661 Jackson Road, Newtonville.
Parent of a Special Needs Child Group, a peer run meeting, which is a networking and support group for parents/caregivers of a special needs child to discuss challenges, worries, interests and experiences, 6 p.m. on the first Monday of each month. (609) 748-2253. Artemis Center for Independent Living, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 7, Galloway.
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.
Lunch & Learn: “Female Athletes Journey Toward Equity,” a Women’s History Month event, Eileen Conran-Folks, adjunct instructor in Stockton University’s School of General Studies, will examine women in sports dating back to 1854 and discuss their journey through the Women’s Suffrage Movement; Women’s Equality Day, which inaugurated in 1971; and the successes of modern notable female athletes, noon March 29, free but reservations required. www.womeninathletics.eventbrite.com. Stockton University’s Kramer Hall, 30 Front St., Hammonton.
Garden talks, held in partnership with the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Atlantic County, for experienced and beginning gardeners, schedule includes: March 29, prepare for the gardening season; April 26, early spring planting and protection; May 24, transplanting warm weather crops and making compost; June 28, direct seeding in the garden and insect control; July 26, watching and watering for disease control; Aug. 23, saving seeds, harvesting and preserving; Sept. 27, cover crops and cleaning up your garden; and Oct. 25, preparing for winter and getting a jump on spring; talks start at 6 p.m., free admission. (609) 272-6950. www.acua.com. Atlantic County Utilities Authority’s Environmental Park/Community Garden, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township.
Concert: Byrne Family Band, join brothers Luca, Finn and Dempsey and their father, Tommy Byrne, who hail from Donegal in Ireland, for a night of Irish music and dance, 7:30 p.m. March 24, 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: The Duprees, known for songs including “You Belong To Me,” show also features host Louis Costello of WVLT 92.1, 2 p.m. April 2, tickets $35. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Concert: Aaron Carter, known for songs including “Aaron's Party (Come Get It)” and his latest single, “Fool’s Gold,” 8 p.m. April 8, tickets $35. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
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.
Atlantic Audubon Society meeting, includes social hour followed by Mike Hannisian’s presentation, “Wintering Cranes at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico,” 6:30 p.m. March 22, free and open to the public. Atlantic County Library Galloway Branch, 306 E. Jim Leeds Road, Galloway.
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.
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.
Spring Celebration Dinner, hosted by the American Vegan Society, 6:30 p.m. March 27 and 28, tickets $36 for adults, $26 for students/low income and $50 for supporter. Early reservations are recommended. (856) 694-2887. www.americanvegan.org. Careme’s at The Academy of Culinary Arts, Atlantic Cape Community College, Mays Landing.
Cat Country 107.3 Girls Night Out/Ladies Wellness Night, includes mini massages, discounts, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, drink specials and a chance to win an ultimate spa experience, 6 to 9 p.m. March 30, admission $5, which will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Golden Nugget Spa and Salon, Atlantic City. (800) 777-8477. http://tinyurl.com/zajtkc3.
Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival, for ages 21 and older, features nearly 200 breweries from around the corner and across the country showcasing almost 1,000 beers; also culinary demonstrations, vendors with food and beer-related apparel and goods, gaming and more; plus music by bands including Flogging Molly, The Front Bottoms and Streetlight Manifesto, 8 p.m. to midnight March 31 and noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m. April 1, tickets $60 in advance, $65 at the door, if available; also $20 for designated drivers available at the door only; transportation packages available from Atlantic City Jitney Association. www.acbeerfest.com. www.ticketmaster.com. Atlantic City Convention Center, One Convention Blvd., Atlantic City. Also, The Hops Trot 5k Run, a 5K with stops for beer, starts and ends at the convention center, costumes encouraged, April 1, entry fee $85 in advance or $95 on race day, includes festival admission.
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.
Allied Health and Nursing Information Sessions, Nursing Program Information Session, 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 29 in C3; and Health Career Planning Session, 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 11 in J202. Register: (609) 343-5048 or email firstname.lastname@example.org., and leave your name, session selected and the number of people attending. Attendees should arrive 15 minutes early to sign in and collect materials. Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing.
“Savory Saturdays,” cooking demonstrations presented by the Academy of Culinary Arts of Atlantic Cape Community College, April 15. (800) 645-CHEF. www.atlantic.edu/aca. Hamilton Mall, Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing.
Annual Community Cleanup and Downtown Planting, hosted by MainStreet Hammonton, Atlantic County Utilities Authority and Hammonton Green Committee, registration, 9 a.m. April 29; rain date May 6. (609) 567-9014. Email email@example.com. Historic Train Station, 10 S. Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton.
“John & Jen,” “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; various times through April 9, tickets $20 to $40. (609) 704-5012. www.TheEagleTheatre.com. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton.
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.