‘Anything Goes’ showing at the Hammonton Arts Center

HAMMONTON - The Hammonton Arts Center’s May show is “Anything Goes.” An artist reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. May 4. Awards will be presented and those attending will have the opportunity to meet and talk to the artists.

The center is at 219 Bellevue Ave.

For information, call (609) 567-5360 or visit

WorkAC is helping city residents find jobs

MAYS LANDING - WorkAC, a new partnertship initiative among the Atlantic Cape Community College Workforce Development Department, the Atlantic County Workforce Development Board and the Greater Atlantic City Chamber, is working to help Atlantic County residents find employment.

The WorkAC office, located at the college’s Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd., in Room W105 in the Caesars Entertainment Hospitality and Gaming Studies Wing, will be open until June 30. Hours are from 9 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday plus 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Appointments are not necessary.

Job-seekers will team up with a WorkAC success coach, who will serve as a navigator and advocate to help people find meaningful work. The coach will connect participants to information, resources and the office’s employment specialist. All services are free.

For information, call (609) 343-4624 or email Scott Griffin, WorkAC project coordinator, at

Holocaust survivor’s life portrayed on stage at Stockton

GALLOWAY - A play based on the life of a local Holocaust survivor will be presented at 6:30 p.m. May 4 in Stockton University’sExperimental Theatre, located below the Performing Arts Center Box Office, 101 Vera King Farris Drive. The play is appropriate for fourth graders through adults.

The Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center of Stockton University and Atlantic Cape Community College are jointly sponsoring the 34th annual Holocaust Awareness Program, “The Girl in a Haystack,” which is funded by The Hirsch Family Foundation.

The play is based on the life story of Holocaust survivor Laura Oberlender, who now lives in Atlantic City. Oberlender was born in Tuchin, Poland (now Ukraine) and after the Germans occupied the town, the family was forced into the Tuchin Ghetto. She was about 6 at the time. Her family eventually escaped the ghetto and were hidden on a farm. Brisko, the farmer’s dog, would bark and protect Oberlender’s family when Nazi soldiers were nearby. The family was freed in January 1944.

In March 1990, Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, recognized the farmer, Pavel, and his wife, Lyubov, as Righteous Among the Nations.

The play is written and directed by Stockton adjunct faculty member Lane Jackson. The actors are Stockton University students, some of whom are majoring in Theatre Arts and Minoring in Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

After the performance, the audience will be able to meet the actors and Laura Oberlender and ask questions.

Admission is free.

For information, call (609) 652-4699.

Bay Atlantic Symphony to perform at arts center

GALLOWAY - The Bay Atlantic Symphony will perform selections by Prokofiev and Mendelssohn at 2 p.m. May 7 at the Stockton Performing Arts Center on the campus of Stockton University at 101 Vera King Farris Drive. The “Conversation with the Conductor,” Jed Gaylin, will be held at 1 p.m. in the L-Wing Gallery.

The performance will include: Glinka Kamarinskaya; Fantasy for Orchestra on Two Russian Folksongs, Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 and Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4, Italian. Violinist Luosha Fang, of the Curtis Institute of Music, will join the symphony during the performance of Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2.

Tickets are $32

For tickets or information, call (609) 652-9000 or visit

Buddy Gale Band playing free concert in Margate

MARGATE - Atlantic City’s Schultz-Hill Foundation invites area seniors to attend a free concert at 1 p.m. May 10 at the Milton & Betty Katz, Jewish Community Center in Margate.

The concert will feature the 16-piece Buddy Gale Band, under the direction of Dr. Lou Guinta, as the first part of the 2017 “Music & Memories Series,’ underwritten by the Schultz Hill Foundation. The band will perform standards of the Big Band era.

Reservations are required.

For reservations, call (609) 822-1167, ext. 121.

Free workshop on sustainability offering at library

OCEAN CITY - The Sustainable Jersey Hub of Atlantic Cape May Counties will offer a free workshop, “Communicating Effectively with Municipal Leaders,” from 6 to 8 p.m. May 11 at the Ocean City Library, 1735 Simpson Ave.

Mary Nikola, director of organization and leadership development for the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University will share her insight on using key skills and best practices that can help citizen volunteers get heard, and turn challenges into opportunities for collaboration.

The Sustainable Jersey Hub of Atlantic Cape May Counties is a partnership between area green teams and Sustainable Jersey. The Hub offers workshops and networking events to provide opportunities for municipalities and volunteers to learn, share resources and to make connections on their path to sustainability.

”While the Hub is designed to support the work of Green Teams, a lot of the information that is shared at Hub events has much broader applications, and we hope that other volunteers and community members will take advantage of the opportunity to come to this event,” Amy Menzel, a volunteer for the Hammonton Green Committee offered.

Admission is free but registration is required.

To register, visit

For information, visit

YMCA to host bingo to benefit annual Giving Campaign

VINELAND - The Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA/YMCA of Vineland will host a bingo event on May 12 at 1159 E. Landis Ave. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Games will begin at 7 p.m. Prizes will include cash, designer bags, raffle baskets and more. Refreshments will be provided.

Tickets are $25, includes 10 games of bingo. Extra sheets and daubers will be available at the door. Proceeds will benefit the YMCA’s 2017 Annual Giving Campaign, which supports programs for cancer survivors, diabetes prevention, and the Y Cares financial assistance initiative.

For tickets or information, call (856) 691-0030, ext. 123, or email

See ‘Peter and The Starcatcher’ at Eagle Theatre

HAMMONTON - Eagle Theatre is set to open a grownup’s prequel to Peter Pan, “Peter and The Starcatcher,” by Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson and Rick Elise. The show will be presented various times from May 12 through June 11 at the theater at 208 Vine St.

Newly installed theme park style stage seating will afford select audiences the opportunity to sail through the Neverland they never knew, as a dozen performers portray more than 100 outlandish characters using the limitless possibilities of imagination.

The show is the Tony-award winning musical-play which follows a starcatcher-in-training, as she meets an orphan boy longing for a home. Together they embark on the journey of a lifetime. Meet a young Peter Pan, the original lost boys, Captain Hook before the hook, and a cast full of all-stars, as they create a swashbuckling production that will enchant, energize, and excite audiences of all ages.

Tickets are $20 to $40.

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

Classic cars will roar into Downtown Hammonton

HAMMONTON - Hundreds of classic cars will fill the streets of Downtown Hammonton during MainStreet Hammonton’s “Cruisin’ MainStreet: Remembers Friday Nights,” which is set for 5:30 p.m. May 19. The rain date is May 20.

Cruisin’ MainStreet offers a nostalgic glimpse of yesteryear by celebrating the ‘50s that includes bubble gum blowing and hula-hoop contests. There will be plenty of food, in-store specials and fun for the entire family.

For information, call (609) 567-9014 or visit

College hosting beer and music festival

MAYS LANDING - Atlantic Cape Community College will host the South Jersey Craft Beer, Food and Music Festival, for ages 21 and older, on June 3 at its campus at 5100 Black Horse Pike. There will be two sessions: noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $30 per session, includes admission and sampling of two beers from each brewery.

Highlights include music by the band Juicy, 10 breweries, food and beer pairings by Chef William McGinnity of Nobil Food Services, crafters, a homebrew competition by Eastern Homebrew of Northfield, paintball battles by Backyard Battles Paintball and more.

Participating breweries are: Tomfoolery Brewing Company of Hammonton, Brotherton Brewing Company of Shamong, Three 3’s Brewing Company of Hammonton, River Horse Brewing Company of Ewing, Pinelands Brewery of Tuckerton, Garden State Beer Company of Galloway, Demented Brewing Company of Middlesex, Ironbound Hard Cider of Whitehouse Station, Yards Brewing Company of Philadelphia and Dogfish Head Brewery of Delaware.

Food will be available from Brickworks Brick Oven Pizza, Smokey’s World BBQ and Nobil Food Service for an additional cost.

For tickets or information, visit

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