Places to go, things to do
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.
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, “Anything Goes,” artists select their own theme, exhibit through May. (609) 567-5360. hammontonartscenter.org. Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Exhibit: Stealing Home: How Jackie Robinson Changed America, opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. May 12; exhibit, through Aug. 31, free, donations accepted. (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.
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.
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
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.
Garden talks, held in partnership with the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Atlantic County, for experienced and beginning gardeners, schedule includes: 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.
Starting a Small Business, presented by the New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Stockton University, 4 to 5 p.m. June 5, free, registration required. (609) 626-3889. Stockton University’s Kramer Hall, 30 Front St., Hammonton.
Concert: Power 99 Presents Future: Nobody Safe Tour, features Future, Migos, Tory Lanez, Kodak Black and Zoey Dollaz, 7 p.m. May 12, tickets $39.50 to $125. www.LiveNation.com. BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden.
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: Brad Paisley, also features Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant and Lindsay Ell, 7 p.m. May 19, tickets $25 to $54.75. www.LiveNation.com. BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden.
Concert: MMR*B*Q 2017, features Godsmack, Live, Bush, The Pretty Reckless, The Struts, Zakk Sabbath, Rival Sons, Dinosaur Pile Up and Stolen Rhodes, noon May 20, tickets $35 to $75. www.LiveNation.com. BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden.
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: Mumford & Sons, 7:30 p.m. May 25, tickets $30 to $65. www.LiveNation.com. BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden.
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: The Everly Brothers Experience, features The Zmed Brothers, who celebrate the genetic intimacy which is ever present in the harmonies created by Don and Phil Everly, who are known for songs including “Bye Bye Love,” “All I Have to Do Is Dream” and “Wake Up Little Susie,” 8 p.m. May 26, tickets $25. (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: Thomas Rhett: Home Team Tour 2017, also features Dan + Shay, 4 p.m. June 3, tickets $19.25 to $69.25. www.LiveNation.com. BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden.
Concert: Melissa Manchester, features songs including “Through the Eyes of Love,” “Don’t Cry Out Loud” and “Walk On By,” 8 p.m. June 10, tickets $35. (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.
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.
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.
Mother’s Day Wine Trail Weekend, presented by Garden State Wine Growers Association at participating wineries throughout the state, features wine tastings and food pairings, live music and more, noon to 5 p.m. May 13 and 14. www.newjerseywines.com.
Meeting: Irish American Cultural Society, features an evening of traditional Irish tunes with Mega Celt, 7:30 p.m. May 16, free. (609) 927-1234. Absecon American Legion Hall, New Jersey Avenue and Mill Road, Absecon.
Stand Down 2017, a program for homeless veterans; 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, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 17. (732) 306-9268. (908) 894-0746. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. All Wars Memorial Building at 1510 Adriatic Ave., Atlantic City.
MainStreet Hammonton’s “Cruisin’ MainStreet: Remembers Friday Nights,” features classic cars, bubble gum blowing and hula-hoop contests, food and more, 5:30 p.m. May 19; rain date May 20. (609) 567-9014. www.downtownhammonton.com. Downtown Hammonton.
Antique Glass and Bottle Show, features bottles, glass items, antiques and collectibles will be available from a variety of vendors; food and beverages available for purchase, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 21; also Cruisin’ Classics Auto Club of Hammonton’s seventh annual Shine In The Pines car show, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; plus, the Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia and the Lewes Base Ball Club will play base ball using 1864 rules starting at noon; also historic Batsto mansion open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for guided tours, $3 fee. (609) 561-0024. www.batstovillage.org. Historic Batsto Village, Wharton State Forest, Burlington County.
33rd annual Atlantic County Veterans Memorial Program, 2 p.m. May 26. Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery, Atlantic County Park, Route 50, Estell Manor.
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.
South Jersey Craft Beer, Food and Music Festival, for ages 21 and older, hosted by Atlantic Cape Community College, features music by Juicy for afternoon session and Geri Mingori for the evening session; food will be available for purchase, noon to 4 p.m. or 6 to 10 p.m. June 3, tickets $30 per session, includes access to the event and a sampling of two beers from each brewery. www.sjcraftbeerfoodfestival.eventbrite.com. Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing.
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.
34th annual Holocaust Awareness Program: “The Girl in a Haystack,” sponsored by the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center of Stockton University and Atlantic Cape Community College, recommended for fourth graders through adults, a play based on the life story of Holocaust survivor Laura Oberlender, who now lives in Atlantic City; following the performance, audience members will be able to meet the actors and Oberlender and ask questions, 6:30 p.m. May 4, free. (609) 652-4699. Stockton University’s Experimental Theatre, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway.
“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.
“Dream: A Phonograph Musical,” takes place in an attic full of memorabilia; an old phonograph, a scrapbook, a pile of letters tied with pretty faded ribbon, and more call forth a colorful cast of characters as they re-live the wonderful pop tunes of the 20s, 30s and 40s, various times May 11 to 28, tickets $20.50 to $33.50. (856) 858-5230. www.ritztheatreco.org. The Ritz Theatre, 915 White Horse Pike, Haddon Township.
“Peter and The Starcatcher,” a prequel to Peter Pan 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 more, various times May 12 through June 11, tickets $20 to $40. (609) 704-5012. www.TheEagleTheatre.com. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton.
The Calimari Sisters’ Sausagefest, celebrate with these sassy, brassy broads from Brooklyn as they sing, dance, and cook delicious street fair goodies for you and your friends; from learning secret recipes, hearing hilarious Calamari family anecdotes, tasting their sausage and peppers and helping them make fried dough, this is an entertaining show you cannot miss, 8 p.m. May 19, 2 p.m. May 20 and 2 and 5 p.m. May 21, tickets $35. (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.