Places to go, things to do
Mom’s Support Club, learn how to manage all the joys and stresses that come with being a mom, 10 to 11 a.m. June 16, free, registration required. (609) 569-0376. Spruce Family Success Center, 3050 Spruce Ave., Egg Harbor Township.
Computers 101, 10 a.m. to noon June 21 and July 5 and 19, registration required. (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. June 20 and 27. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
English as a Second Language: Rosetta Stone, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Mondays through July. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Adult Financial Literacy, learn basic budgeting and foundations of personal finance, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays in July. (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: Stealing Home: How Jackie Robinson Changed America, 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.
Exhibit, features Dr. Seuss’ little-known “Collection of Unorthodox Taxidermy,” and the “world premiere” of his “Powerless Puffer,” plus receptions with curatorial lectures by noted Dr. Seuss expert, Jeff Schuffman, receptions, 7 to 10 p.m. June 17 and 1 to 4 p.m. June 18; exhibit, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 16 to 19, free admission. (609) 368-7777. oceangalleries.com. Ocean Galleries, 9618 Third Ave., Stone Harbor.
“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.
Father’s Day Movie and Pizza, open to all dads and father figures and their kids, 2 to 4 p.m. June 15, free, space limited, registration required. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
DIY Ice Cream Sundae, create your own ice cream sundae, 2 to 2:30 p.m. June 20, free. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Arts and Crafts, for all ages, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. June 29 and 3 to 4 p.m. Thursdays in July. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Father and Daughter Picnic, picnic fare provided for a picnic at Hammonton Memorial Day Park, walking distance from Hammonton Family Success Center. Fathers, daughters, and family members of all ages welcome, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 7. (609) 567-2900. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Open Gym, exercise room open to adults and families. Staff onsite can provide guidance as requested. Free childcare available on site for young children, 10 to 11:30 a.m. July 11. (609) 567-2900. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Children’s Theater: “Aladdin,” find out what happens when a down-on-his-luck street rat, who finds a magic lamp with a genie, meets a beautiful princess, 10:30 a.m. July 12 to 14 and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 22 tickets $7 to $9. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Summer Reading Support, for students in kindergarten through eighth grade; bring school-assigned summer reading assignments for reading and project guidance; parents welcome to participate, 2 to 3 p.m. July 18 and 25. (609) 567-2900. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Kids Cooking Club, for children of all ages; learn baking skills, make muffins to sample and take home; parents welcome to participate, 2 to 4 p.m. July 19 and 26. (609) 567-2900. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
HEALTH & FITNESS
Men’s health clinics, hosted by the Atlantic County Division of Public Health with support from Shore Medical Center, for males age 18 and older who are uninsured or have insurance with high deductibles and/or low reimbursement payments, includes screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar plus age-appropriate colorectal exams and prostate specific antigen, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 14 at 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton; and 9 a.m. to noon June 23 at 201 S. Shore Road, Northfield. For an appointment: (609) 645-5933.
Yoga for beginners, sponsored by Atlantic County Division of Parks and Recreation and Department of Public Works, participants should dress in loose fitting clothing and casual footgear, and bring water, yoga mat and towel, 9 a.m. June 14. (609) 625-1897. Atlantic County Park at Lake Lenape West, 753 Park Road, Mays Landing.
AMI Foundation’s Dr. Jan Astin Mobile Digital Mammography Van, offers screenings for women age 40 and older with no current or past breast issues; screenings are processed through their insurance; appointments encouraged, but walk-ins welcome; June 15, Southern Jersey Family Medicine in Atlantic City; June 16, ShopRite in Hammonton; June 21, Southern Jersey Family Medicine in Pleasantville; June 22, Atlantic County Health Services in Northfield; June 28, Career Opportunity Development Inc. in Egg Harbor City; and June 29, ShopRite in Galloway. (609) 677-9729. www.amifoundation.net.
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 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 Class, sponsored by Atlantic County Division of Parks and Recreation and Department of Public Works, 5 p.m. June 20 and July 18. (609) 625-1897. Lake Lenape-East, Catering Hall, 753 Park Road, Mays Landing.
National Sunglasses Day: Sunscreen Prevention, 2 to 3 p.m. June 27. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
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.
Workshop: New to Medicare, offers an opportunity for Atlantic County residents to learn how to navigate through the Medicare system and make informed decisions about their Medicare coverage, schedule: Atlantic County Library System/Mays Landing, 40 Farragut Ave., 5 to 7 p.m. June 14; Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Ave., 5 to 7 p.m. June 20; Atlantic County Library System/Hammonton, 451 S. Egg Harbor Road, 5 to 7 p.m. June 29; and Atlantic County Library System/Galloway, 305 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, 5 to 7 p.m. July 5. (888) 426-9243.
“Ask the Pharmacist” Workshop, join Tamara Karcheski, registered pharmacist, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, for a workshop on medications for cancer patients, lunch, 12:15 p.m., presentation, 12:45 p.m. June 14, free, reservations required. Gilda’s Club South Jersey’s satellite, The Living Room, Building 400, AtlantiCare Health Park, 2500 English Creek Ave. (609) 407-4788. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
“How Integrative Medicine Can Impact Cancer Survivorship,” a discussion of lifestyle modification to optimize health and wellness after cancer diagnosis and treatment, while reducing risk of recurrence, 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 21, free, registration required. (609) 926-2699. Email email@example.com. 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: 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.
Conversations Matter: Advance Care Planning Group Class, 5 to 6 p.m. July 19. (888) 569-1000. www.atlanticare.org. AtlantiCare LifeCenter, AtlantiCare Health Park, Egg Harbor Township.
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.
Concert: Florida Georgia Line: Smooth Tour, also features Nelly and Chris Lane, 7 p.m. June 17, tickets $65 and higher. (856) 365-1300. www.LiveNation.com. BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden.
Concert: John Legend, 8 p.m. June 22, tickets $36 and higher. (856) 365-1300. www.LiveNation.com. BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden.
Concert: Lady Antebellum’s You Look Good Tour 2017, also features Kelsey Ballerini and Brett Young, 7:30 p.m. June 23, tickets $25 to $453. www.LiveNation.com. BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden.
Summer Concert Series, bands scheduled to perform include: Cold Blue Electric, The Rhythm Wranglers, The Dirk Quinn Band and The Secret Sauce; food available for purchase from Jersey Bill’s BBQ; Sangria and more available for purchase; 4 to 8 p.m. June 24 and July 8 and 22, admission $5; wine tasting $5. (856) 697-7172. www.bellviewwinery.com. Bellview Winery, 150 Atlantic St., Landisville.
Concert: Dead & Company, 7 p.m. June 25, tickets $40 and higher. (856) 365-1300. www.LiveNation.com. BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden.
Buena Vista Township’s Summer Concert Series, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, weather permitting; schedule includes: John Clark: Little Big Band, June 28; Joe Kelly: Tear It Up, July 5; In High Gear, July 12; Poor Mouth Henry, July 19; Kenny I Entertainment, July 26; Lonnie Youngblood, Aug. 2; 45 RPM Oldies Concert, Aug. 9; Ed Rodriquez: Ten Eddy Drive, Aug. 16; and Dr. Cheeko, Aug. 23; rain date Aug. 30. www.buenavistanj.com. Michael Debbi Park, 315 Cedar Ave., Richland.
Concert: Bay Atlantic Symphony, features patriotic music such as “Armed Forces The Pride of America,” “Star Spangled Banner,” Copland’s “John Henry,” John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever,” and Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture,” 7 p.m. July 3, free, but tickets required; available at the Margate City Library at 8100 Atlantic Ave., for Margate City residents now and for the general public beginning June 19. (609) 449-8780. www.BayAtlanticSymphony.org. Potena Performing Arts Center, 7804 Amherst Ave., Margate.
Concert: Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs, 8 p.m. July 8, tickets $55 to $125. (800) 745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com. Tropicana Casino, Brighton and Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
“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.
Senior University: “Ask Me 3,” important questions to ask your doctor at your next wellness visit, 11 a.m. to noon June 27. AtlantiCare LifeCenter, AtlantiCare Health Park, Egg Harbor Township.
Shore Senior Social, a free monthly social and educational event for seniors hosted by Shore Medical Center’s senior volunteers and featuring Bingo, complimentary refreshments, and an educational session hosted by a Shore health expert, “Art is Healing,” 3 to 4 p.m. July 19. DiOrio Hall, Shore Medical Center, Somers Point.
Senior University: “Interpreting Health Insurance,” participants learn to decipher health benefits “lingo” and better understand and navigate their healthcare plans, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 25. (888) 569-1000. www.atlanticare.org. 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.
Trivia Night, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. (609) 965-2111. www.renaultwinery.com. Renault Winery, 72 Bremen Ave., Egg Harbor City.
FAFSA information sessions, students may receive assistance with the completion of the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid online form; students must bring their own and their parents’ 2015 or 2016 tax returns, all W-2 forms and all Social Security numbers; students must also bring their FSA ID and password and a photo identification, 12:30 to 2 p.m. June 14 in Room 132, free, but registration required. (609) 343-4822. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Atlantic Cape Community College’s Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd., Atlantic City.
Father’s Day Barbecue, a barbecue event for dads and other father figures and their families to celebrate Father’s Day, 5 to 7 p.m. June 14, free, registration required. (609) 569-0376. Spruce Family Success Center, 3050 Spruce Ave., Egg Harbor Township.
Downtown Hammonton’s Third Thursday, “Jammonton,” an impromptu, acoustic jam session with a twist; June’s edition will incorporate wind instruments to celebrate the event’s “Summer Wind” theme; for musicians of all skill levels; 6 to 8 p.m. June 15, free admission. stockton.edu/hammonton. Stockton University’s Kramer Hall, 30 Front St., Hammonton.
Dancing with the Stars: Live! Hot Summer Nights, an all new production showcases every type of ballroom and modern dance seen on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars, 9 p.m. June 16 and 8 p.m. June 17, tickets $59 and higher. www.ticketmaster.com. Caesars Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City.
The Amazing Kreskin, a showman, a comedian and a mentalist, 8 p.m. June 16, tickets $25. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Farmers Market and Craft Fair, presented by Shore Medical Center in partnership with The AC Hub and Somers Point-Community First, features local produce, food and craft vendors, plus additional offerings such as nutrition and wellness educators, yoga, local honey, fresh cut flowers and more, 2 to 6 p.m. Fridays, from June 16 through Sept. 8, free admission; parking available in the medical center lot for $5. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Shore’s Cancer Center. (609) 377-8484. Email email@example.com. Bay Avenue between Medical Center Way and New York Avenue, Somers Point.
Father’s Day Luau, wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt and celebrate with tropical sangria, steel drum music and food from Jersey Bill’s BBQ and Top Shelf Mobile Cuisine; also the winery will celebrate the release of its Cabernet Franc 2014, noon to 5 p.m. June 18, free admission; wine tasting $5, includes tasting of eight wines and a complimentary wine glass. (856) 697-7172. www.bellviewwinery.com. Bellview Winery, 150 Atlantic St., Landisville.
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.
Independence Day Parade, sponsored by MainStreet Hammonton, parade route: along Bellevue Avenue from Egg Harbor Road to Third Street, lineup, 10 a.m., parade, 11 a.m. July 4. Children and adults are invited to decorate their favorite bike, scooter, wagon or stroller in patriotic colors. Patriotic pets are also welcome. (856) 649-6067. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nik Wallenda’s Zirkus II, a thrilling family-friendly variety show starring celebrated wire walker Nik Wallenda and an international troupe of circus performers, various times July 9 through Sept. 4, tickets $30 for adults and $15 for children age 15 and younger. (800) 745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com. Tropicana Casino, Brighton and Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
Comedy, for ages 18 and older, features Gilbert Gottfried and Andy Julia, 8 p.m. July 13, tickets $36 to $45. (856) 685-6664. www.kathedral.com. Kathedral Event Center, 499 S. Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton.
The Jersey Shore Medium, Linda Shields, who uses her medium and psychic abilities to help others find peace, understanding, and often times closure and more, 8 p.m. July 22, tickets $25. (800) 745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com. Tropicana Casino, Brighton and Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
Hammonton Historic Walking Trail Tours, hosted by the Hammonton Historic Preservation Commission, guided tours will include stops in the historic commercial and the historic residential districts of downtown Hammonton; participants will learn about the unique historical architectural features of each building, as well as interesting facts and details about the early downtown businesses; participants will receive a copy of the Sesquicentennial Edition (1866-2016) of the Historic Walking Trail Guide; participants should wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather; space is limited; 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 9, cost $10, proceeds benefit the Hammonton Historical Society. Call (609) 561-1955 and leave your name, phone number and the number of guests. Starting point: 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.