Places to go, things to do: Neil Diamond Tribute
Computers 101, 10 a.m. to noon May 10 and 17, registration required. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Gardening Workshops, “Planting: A Feast for the Palate,” 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 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 26, registration required. (609) 567-2900. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Baking and Pastry Workshop, classes 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays; schedule includes: 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: “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.
“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: Mr. Malcolm’s Crazy Science Show, an interactive show that takes place in Mr. Malcolm’s Laboratory, where there are some successful and not so successful experiments conducted, 10:30 a.m. April 26 to 28, tickets $7 to $9. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Virginia Rep’s “House at Pooh Corner,” join Winnie-the-Pooh, Christopher Robin, Piglet, Tigger and more for a play based on the A.A. Milne classic story, 10:30 a.m. April 29, tickets $12. (609) 652-9000. www. stockton.edu/pac. Stockton Campus Center Theatre, Stockton University, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway.
Healthy Kids Day, feature games, healthy vendors, an inflatable obstacle course, refreshments and more, noon to 2 p.m. April 29, free; also family swim time, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. (856) 691-0030. Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA/YMCA of Vineland, 1159 E. Landis Ave., Vineland.
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.
Mother’s Day Arts and Crafts Activity, 4 to 5 p.m. May 10, registration required. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Sesame Street Live! Make a New Friend, join Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends as they welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street; together, they will explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies, 3:30 and 7 p.m. May 20 and 1 and 4:30 p.m. May 21, tickets $20 to $68. (800) 736-1420. www.ticketmaster.com. www.boardwalkhall.com. Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
Teen Arts Festival, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 24, registration required. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Dining for Dollars fundraiser, 4 to 8 p.m. April 26. Restaurant will donate 10 percent of the total tab for each diner who tells their waiter or waitress that they are there for the Friends of Historic Friendship Church, an organization which supports the preservation of the church in Landisville. Longhorn Steakhouse, 110 Bluebird Lane, Millville.
Vineland Regional Dance Company’s 37th annual Dinner Fashion Show: “Swing into Fashion,” includes dinner, dessert, a cash bar, fashion show, entertainment by the VRDC dancers and raffles, 6 p.m. April 26, tickets $45, advance purchase required. Merighi’s Savoy Inn, Union Road and Landis Avenue, East Vineland. (856) 691-6059. www.vrdc.org.
Annual Spring Fling Luncheon, includes lunch, guest speakers, auction and information about the center, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27, tickets $65 per person or $600 for a table for 10. Proceeds benefit The Women’s Center. (609) 653-0400, ext. 124, or email Lindsay@suasionmarketing.com https://acwc.ejoinme.org/springfling. Greate Bay County Club, 901 Mays Landing Road, Linwood.
Broadway Bash, features Heather & Friends and The Change, plus food, 7 p.m. April 29, tickets $60 in advance or $75 at the door; advance ticket purchase recommended. (609) 641-3600. Email email@example.com. Beth Israel, 2501 Shore Road, Northfield.
Chicken barbecue, also features Spanish/Mexican food, music by a DJ, a car show, raffles and more, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 7; chicken platters $10.50. (856) 364-8192. Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish, 601Central Ave., Landisville.
Bingo event, prizes include cash, designer bags, raffle baskets and more, doors open, 6 p.m., games begin, 7 p.m. May 12, tickets $25, includes 10 games of bingo; extra sheets and daubers available at the door. Proceeds benefit the YMCA’s 2017 Annual Giving Campaign, which supports programs for cancer survivors, diabetes prevention, and the Y Cares financial assistance initiative. (856) 691-0030, ext. 123. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA/YMCA of Vineland, 1159 E. Landis Ave., Vineland.
Shirley Mae Run & Michael J. Walk, includes 5K run, a 1.5 mile walk and a fun run for kids; also includes cancer survivors parade and health screenings; 7:30 a.m. registration, run/walk, 9:10 a.m. May 13, online registration closes at midnight May 7. Proceeds benefit The Shirley Mae Breast Cancer Assistance Fund, The Michael J. Neustadter Pancreatic Cancer Fund and Gilda’s Club South Jersey. Self parking is free at the Tropicana on race day until 11:30 a.m. www.shirleymaefund.org. Boardwalk in front of the Tropicana Casino & Resort, Atlantic City.
HEALTH & FITNESS
Family Wellness Fair, sponsored by Spread the Love Foundation and the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, includes entertainment, a live radio broadcast, bounce house, games, face painting, food, vendors, health screenings, information/resources, and more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 6, free. Parking lot, Raymour and Flanigan at 6115 E. Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township.
Mental health first aid class, topics include: education about mental illness and addiction, identification of risk factors/warning signs, deescalation of crisis, and resources for intervention and recovery, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 13 and 20, cost $75, includes text book and three-year certification. (609) 652-3800, ext. 308. Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 8, Galloway.
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 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.
“Ask the Doctor,” about Breast Reconstruction, learn about reconstructive breast surgery, 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 26, registration required. (609) 926-2699. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. www.gildasclubsouthjersey.org Gilda’s Club South Jersey, 700 New Road, Linwood.
Garden talks, held in partnership with the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Atlantic County, for experienced and beginning gardeners, schedule includes: 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: 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.
Concert: Lucinda Williams, 8 p.m. May 6. (800) 745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com. Scottish Rite Auditorium, 315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood.
Ninth annual Mother’s Day Music Festival, starring Maze and featuring Frankie Beverly, Gladys Knight, KEM and Carol Riddick, 7 p.m. May 13, tickets $47 to $82. (800) 736-1420. www.ticketmaster.com. www.boardwalkhall.com. Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
Concert: THE WEEKND, Starboy: Legend of the Fall 2017 World Tour featuring Rae Sremmurd, Belly and 6lack, 7:30 p.m. May 19, tickets $39.50 to $150. (800) 736-1420. www.ticketmaster.com. www.boardwalkhall.com. Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
Concert: Dancing Dream: Abba Tribute Band, 8 p.m. May 20, tickets $35. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Concert: The Bronx Wanderers, features a mix of oldies and rock ‘n’ roll, 8 p.m. May 27, tickets $35. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Concert: “It was a Very Good Year: A Tribute To Frank Sinatra,” features Tony Sands performing hits including “That’s Life,” “Come Fly With Me,” “Luck Be A Lady,” “My Way,” “New York New York” and more, 8 p.m. May 27, tickets $25. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Concert: Let's Hang On!, a Frankie Valli/The Four Seasons Tribute Show, features songs including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don't Cry,” “Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You” and “Who Loves You,” 8 p.m. June 17, tickets $35. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
“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.
Cinco de Mayo Breakfast for Seniors, 9 to 10 a.m. May 2, registration required. (609) 567-2900. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave. Hammonton.
Big Band Concert, sponsored by Atlantic City’s Schultz-Hill Foundation, for seniors, features the 16-piece Buddy Gale Band, under the direction of Dr. Lou Guinta, 1 p.m. May 10, free, reservations required. (609) 822-1167, ext. 121. Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center, 501 N Jerome Ave, Margate.
Senior University, “Gardening for Good Nutrition,” learn simple gardening tips and ideas for growing nutrient rich crops, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 23. AtlantiCare LifeCenter, AtlantiCare Health Park, Egg Harbor Township.
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 April, 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 through May 23. (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.
34th annual Holocaust Awareness Program: “The Girl in a Haystack,” presented by Atlantic Cape Community College and Stockton University, a play by Lane McLeod Jackson based on the Holocaust memoir of Laura Oberlander and Bryan MacWilliams, 12:30 p.m. April 26, free. (609) 652-4699. Email email@example.com. Cafeteria 3, Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing.
Meeting: Atlantic Audubon Society, includes presentation, “Naturalist Diary,” by Pete Bacinski, 6:30 p.m. April 26, free; open to the public. Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jim Leeds Road, Galloway.
Kathedral Dinner Series: A Tribute to Neil Diamond with Tom Sadge, features dinner from Columbia II Restaurant in Hammonton, 6:30 p.m., show, 8 p.m. April 28, tickets $69. (856) 685-6664. www.kathedral.com. Kathedral Event Center, 499 S. Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Historic Train Station, 10 S. Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton.
Evening of Comedy, hosted by Operation Yellow Ribbon of South Jersey, doors open at 7 p.m. for snacks and a cash bar featuring wine and beer, comedy show hosted by Ron Kelly with headliner Dena Blizzard, “One Funny Mother,” and featuring Bob Marsdale and Tommy Highland, 8 p.m. April 29, tickets $22.50 in advance or $27.50 at the door. www.ritztheatreco.org/show/salute-laugh-give/. Ritz Theatre Company, 915 White Horse Pike, Haddon Township.
29th annual Bayfest celebration, hosted by the City of Somers Point, includes food, crafts, music and more, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 29, rain or shine, along Historic Bay Avenue. www.somerspointbayfest.org. (609) 926-3399. (609) 927-9088. www.somerspointgov.org.
Open house, 5:30 p.m. May 3, registration required. (800) 645‑CHEF, Email email@example.com. www.atlantic.edu/aca/visit.htm. Academy of Culinary Arts, Atlantic Cape Community College, M-Building, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing.
Hammonton First Community Meeting, 6:30 p.m. May 3. (609) 385-6088. www.hammonton1st.com www.facebook.com/hammonton1st. DiDonato’s Alley Bar & Grille, 1151 S. White Horse Pike, Hammonton.
Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour, features Spanish cuisine available from Top Shelf Mobile, wine available including Sangria, music and dancing, 5 to 8 p.m. May 5, free admission, $5 for wine tasting including a souvenir glass. (856) 697-7172. www.facebook.com/BellviewWinery. Bellview Winery, 150 Atlantic St., Landisville.
Comedy: Sinbad, 8 p.m. May 6, tickets $40 to $60. (800) 745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com. Tropicana Casino, Brighton and Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
Community yard sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 6. (609) 476-2633. Weymouth Township.
Kathedral Dinner Series: Charlie Thomas’ Drifters, features dinner from Columbia II Restaurant in Hammonton, 6:30 p.m., show, 8 p.m. June 3, tickets $75. (856) 685-6664. www.kathedral.com. Kathedral Event Center, 499 S. Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton.
Kathedral Dinner Series: The True Voice of Elvis, Doug Church, features dinner from Columbia II Restaurant in Hammonton, 6:30 p.m., show, 8 p.m. June 24, tickets $69. (856) 685-6664. www.kathedral.com. Kathedral Event Center, 499 S. Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton.
“Camelot,” features the legend of the Knights of the Round Table in King Arthur’s reign, and the tragic love triangle between the noble King Arthur, the errant but lovely Queen Guenevere and the trusted Sir Lancelot; includes songs such as “Camelot,” “C’est Moi,” “If Ever I Would Leave You” and “I Loved You Once in Silence,” various times through May 14, 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.