Atlantic County Briefs
Schedule for traveling Mobile Digital Mammography Van
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:
•Golden Heart Adult Day Care, Somers Point, May 11.
•Golden Heart Adult Day Care, Somers Point, May 12.
•Buena Regional Middle School, Buena, May 16.
•Southern Jersey Family Medicine, Hammonton, May 17.
•Southern Jersey Family Medicine, Atlantic City, May 18.
•Atlantic County Health Services, Northfield, May 24.
•ShopRite Hammonton, May 26.
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 www.amifoundation.net.
Celebrate Mother’s Day on the wine trail this weekend
Garden State Wine Growers Association’s annual Mother’s Day Wine Trail Weekend will be held from noon to 5 p.m. May 13 and 14 at participating wineries throughout the state. Each participating winery will pay tribute to moms with wine tastings and food pairings, live music and more.
For information, visit www.newjerseywines.com.
Exhibit spotlights how Jackie Robinson changed America
ATLANTIC CITY - The African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey at The Noyes Arts Garage will host an exhibit, Stealing Home: How Jackie Robinson Changed America, through Aug. 31 at 2200 Fairmount Ave. The exhibit celebrates the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson Breaking Baseball’s Color Barrier.
An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. May 12. Guests who donate $5 during the reception will receive a hot dog, Cracker Jacks and a beverage.
Admission is free but donations are accepted.
Regular hours are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
For information, call (609) 350-6662 or visit www.aahmsnj.org.
Association hosting Wellness Reception and Charity Auction
GALLOWAY - The Mental Health Association in Atlantic County will host an Evening of Wellness Reception and Charity Auction from 4:30 to 6 p.m. May 15 at Ram’s Head Inn at 9 W. White Horse Pike.
The event includes a buffet, auction and awards ceremony honoring three members of the community who have made exceptional contribution in the field of mental illness and addiction. Susan Howell, Angels in Motion; Officer Jose Gonzalez, Atlantic City Police Department; and Bill and Tammy Schmincke of Stop the Heroin are this year’s honorees.
Tickets are $20.
For tickets or information, call (609) 652-3800.
Stand Down 2017: Program to help homeless veterans
ATLANTIC CITY - Stand Down 2017, a program for homeless veterans, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 17 at the All Wars Memorial Building at 1510 Adriatic Ave.
Federal, state, public and private support agencies including Veterans Administration, New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, American Legion, American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, State Parole Board, MYVA Community, Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, offer a broad array of free services and assistance including VA benefits, medical, mental health and addiction counseling, welfare benefits, legal services, housing, employment, haircuts and clothing provisions.
For registration, transportation and other information, call (732) 306-9268 or (908) 894-0746 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holding ceremony to seal Sesquicentennial Time Capsule
HAMMONTON - The Hammonton Lions Club and the Hammonton Sesquicentennial Committee will host a ceremony sealing the Sesquicentennial Time Capsule at 10 a.m. May 20 on the second floor of the Town Hall. The ceremony will include placing selected memorabilia from Hammonton’s 150th anniversary into the capsule and remarks by town officials and committee and club members. The public is welcome but reservations are required by May 15.
The Lions Club has been working with students and teachers in Hammonton High School’s Technology and Industrial Arts program to design and construct the capsule. The final design is modeled on a grandfather’s clock constructed of oak. The clock motif was selected in recognition of the Sesquicentennial’s logo, which features the Town Clock at the intersection of Vine Street, Central Avenue, and Third Street.
Lions Club President Lisa Orsi DeKlerk noted, “This has been a labor of love for everyone involved. The Lions Club is proud to be a part of Hammonton’s 150th anniversary, and we have been so excited and pleased to be able to contribute to the year-long commemoration, and particularly to constructing and dedicating this time capsule.”
The Lions Club created a special committee to handle preparations for the Time Capsule. Led by Barbara Neary Bachalis, it also included Carol Orsi, Rebecca Villani, Lori Orsi, Kristen Benedetto Wilson, and Lions Club President Lisa Orsi DeKlerk. The committee has been collecting memorabilia from the community for the past year. The Time Capsule’s contents will include official Sesquicentennial materials, such as the Founders’ Day program and video, as well as other printed and video content from area businesses, families and cultural events. The Time Capsule is expected to remain sealed until Hammonton’s Bicentennial Celebration in 2066.
Harry Stafford, the Sesquicentennial Committee’s chairperson, said, “We hope that everyone in town enjoyed and appreciated the various events that were held throughout 2016. This was a signature moment in Hammonton’s history, and we are thankful to all who participated in the planning and execution of so many wonderful activities.”
For reservations, call (609) 703-0352 or email email@example.com.
Don’t miss Batsto Village’s Antique Glass and Bottle Show
HAMMONTON - Historic Batsto Village will host an Antique Glass and Bottle Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 21. Bottles, glass items, antiques and collectibles will be available from a variety of vendors. Food and beverages will be available throughout day.
Also, the Cruisin’ Classics Auto Club of Hammonton will host the seventh annual Shine In The Pines car show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A variety of classic and modern cars and trucks will be on display.
Plus, the Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia and the Lewes Base Ball Club will play baseball using 1864 rules starting at noon. Dressed in period uniforms and using no gloves, these two clubs will put on an entertaining and educational show for spectators of all ages.
The historic Batsto mansion will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for guided tours. There is a $3 fee to tour the mansion.
The Batsto Post Office, one of only four in the U.S. authorized to cancel mail without a zip code, will also be open to visitors.
The village is in Wharton State Forest in the Pinelands of Burlington County.
For information, call (609) 561-0024 or visit www.batstovillage.org.
For car show information, visit www.cruisinclassics.org.
For base ball information, visit http://phillyvintagebaseball.org or www.facebook.com/Lewes-Base-Ball-Club-323146571060020.
Atlantic County to honor veterans at Memorial Day program
ESTELL MANOR - The 33rd annual Atlantic County Veterans Memorial Program will be held at 2 p.m. May 26 at the Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery at Atlantic County Park on Route 50.
Assemblyman Chris A. Brown, U.S. Army 1987 to 2009, will be the keynote speaker.
Oakcrest High School Class of 1972 to hold reunion
EGG HARBOR CITY - Oakcrest High School Class of 1972 will hold its 45-year class reunion at 5 p.m. Oct. 14 at Renault Winery, 72 Bremen Ave.
Cost is $80. A cash bar will be available.
For information, join www.facebook.com/groups/OakcrestHSClassof1972Reunion or call Jan Stewart at (609) 221-4851 or Kathy McGowan at (609) 641-9235 and leave a message with your contact information.
Irish American Cultural Society to meet May 16
ABSECON - The Irish American Cultural Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. May16 at the Absecon American Legion Hall at New Jersey Avenue and Mill Road.
The program will feature the group ‘Mega Celt’ with Joe McGonigle and Bob Galbraith on vocals and guitars and Tim Johnston on fiddle. An evening of traditional Irish tunes will be presented and song sheets will be available for a singalong.
Admission is free and open to the public.
The society is a regional organization dedicated to the preservation of Irish and Celtic history and culture.
For information, call (609) 927-1234.
Hammonton Arts Center announces May winners
HAMMONTON - The Hammonton Arts Center has announced the winners for its May exhibit, “Anything Goes.”
Pigment: Dante J. Benvenuto, first, “Skateboard is not a Crime,” Peter Ehlinger, second, “Wheel of Fortune,” and John Hood, third, “Bouquet of Flowers.” Honorable mention: Bhena MacFarland, “Gigi’s Escape,” Robin D’Adamo, “Stars,” John Toothman, “Figure Study,” Stephen Tullio, “Placido Domingo,” Charles Branigan, “Moon River,” and Mary Archibald, “Tom’s Seagull.”
Digital and photography: Joseph Bruno, first, “Tin Woman,” Jeanette DePiero, second, “Windy Bluff,” and Shirley O’Neill, third, “Religious Leader.” Honorable mention: John Chesbro, “Burst of Color.”
Miscellaneous: Vicki Jo Thurlow-Lewis, first, “Ocean Texture,” David Caccia, second, “Cedar Fork,” and Joseph Bruno, third, “The Last Journey.” Honorable mention: Gene Gullo, “Mermaid.”
For information, call (609) 567-5360 or visit www.HammontonArtsCenter.org.