Atlantic County Briefs
Celebrate Landisville Night with the Buena Historical Society
BUENA - Buena Historical Society will host Landisville Night at 7:30 p.m. June 21 at Buena Vista Township Hall at 890 Harding Highway.
For information, call Debra Casazza at (856) 466-4654.
Atlantic County assisting families caring for a loved one
Caring for an elderly or functionally impaired family member can result in added responsibilities and stress. But help is available. Atlantic County offers assistance to eligible families who care for a loved one, age 18 or older, who has a physical and/or mental impairment from an accident, illness or aging.
The Statewide Respite Care Program, administered by Atlantic County, is intended to reduce, delay or prevent the need for institutionalization. It enables families to continue to provide care to their loved ones so they can remain in their homes and in their own communities.
Services include home health aides, medical and social adult health service, temporary care in a licensed medical facility or assisted living facility, and homemaker assistance.
Eligible applicants must provide verification of a monthly income below $2,205 or $4,410 for a couple, and liquid resources of less than $40,000 for an individual and $60,000 for a couple.
All services are based on availability and state service cap limitations.
For information, call (888) 426-9243.
Eagle Theatre presents Stand-Up Comedy Series
HAMMONTON - Eagle Theatre’s Stand-Up Comedy Series will continue with performances at 7 and 9:30 p.m. June 24 at the theater at 208 Vine St.
Performers include host Kevin Hurley; headliner Mike Eagen, a staple act in Atlantic City and Las Vegas; featured act, Ester Steinberg, star of “Funny Girls,” Oxygen network’s hit show; and comedian Riley Lassin.
The theater’s on-site Sharrott Wine Lounge will open 45 minutes prior to the performance and remain accessible throughout for addition purchases.
Tickets are $25.
For tickets or information, call (609) 704-5012 or visit www.eagletheatre.org.
Enjoy beach fun at Margate Business Association event
MARGATE - Beachstock, organized by the Margate Business Association, returns to the Margate Beach, from Huntington through Granville avenues, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 24, with new activities, new music and new performances. The rain date is June 25.
Event highlights include:
- Music: local pop singer Nancy Gitto; Dylan & the Dead Experience; jam band; Gypsy, A True Stevie Nicks Experience; and Nikki Briar & Sweet Briar Band, playing country music and offering country line dancing lessons.
- Circus Time’s Euro Bungy on the beach.
- 95.1 WAYV Kid’s Stage: Robin’s Critter Encounters; learn about the “Wonders of the Beach” with Scuba Steve; learn to limbo and hula with professional dancers from the South Pacific Island Dancers, and yoga.
- South Pacific Island Dancers present Hulas from Hawaii, Samoan Fire Knife Dance and adult dance instruction.
- Caricature artist Valory Caufield will be on hand to create individual and group caricatures.
- Food vendors: Bocca Coal Fired Pizza, Barrel’s Restaurant, California Yogurt. Margate Dairy Bar & Burger, J&J Barbeque, Tropical Freeze and Essex Seafood.
- Volleyball and lifeguard competitions, vendors, local retailers, sand sculpting lessons, Stacey’s Surf & Paddle lessons, Spa Solo massages, free skin checks by Dr. Carroccia, Margate Fire Departments Cool Blast, Kid’s Treasure Hunt, face painting by Alissa, Clay Station On the Go, beer and margarita garden and, at dusk, a bonfire and the movie “Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania.”
Complimentary jitney shuttle service will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. along Atlantic Avenue between Coolidge and Fredericksburg avenues and the Eugene A. Tighe School.
For information, visit margatehasmore.com.
Stockton University launches ‘Big Data’ degree program
GALLOWAY - Harnessing “Big Data” — the vast sea of digital information generated daily by business, science, entertainment and education — is a challenge but also an opportunity, and Stockton University is launching a new degree program this fall to prepare graduates for this fast-growing field.
The first classes for the Master of Science in Data Science and Strategic Analytics within the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will be held in September with about 12 students to start and enrollment is expected to grow to a maximum of 25 in future years.
“This new program is an excellent example of how Stockton is staying current to best serve our students and prepare them for the world in which we live,” said Lori Vermeulen, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. “Big data is everywhere and knowing how to use massive amounts of data in meaningful ways is a vital skill.”
“Big Data science is the application of computer software and code to large data sets with the intention of answering questions in business, industry or science,” said Physics Professor J. Russell Manson, who will serve as graduate director of the program.
There is strong demand for employees with these skills, and the field pays well.
“The new degree program will be offered in an accelerated format so full-time students can complete a master’s primarily online in a full year, including a capstone project,” he said. Capstone research projects allow students to apply their course work and experience to real world problems.
Instruction will be primarily online but students will meet with their instructors on one evening a week at the university’s Kramer Hall site in Hammonton.
For information, visit: stockton.edu/graduate/data science_strategic-analytics.
Atlantic Audubon Society to talk about bluebirds
GALLOWAY - Atlantic Audubon Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. June 28 at the Atlantic County Library at 306 E. Jim Leeds Road The social hour will be followed by a presentation on bluebirds by Alan Jackson.
Meetings are free and open to the public.
Go ahead and ‘Ask the Registered Dietitian’
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Gilda’s Club at AtlantiCare, The Living Room, will present a lecture, “Ask the Registered Dietitian,” on June 28 at the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute in the AtlantiCare Health Park, Building 400, Joseph Stella MD Conference Room.
Jesse Tannehill, a registered dietitian at ShopRite Somers Point, will provide an update on misconceptions about food groups as well as budgeting your food money wisely while optimizing your nutrition. He will also answer questions.
The event, which is free and open to the public, includes lunch at 12:15 p.m. The presentation will begin at 12:45 p.m.
Reservations are required.
For reservations or information, call (609) 407-4788, email email@example.com or visit www.gildasclubsouthjersey.org.
Atlantic County Veterans Museum to open June 29
ESTELL MANOR - The new Atlantic County Veterans Museum will open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 29 and 30. As of July 6, the museum’s regular operating hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The museum is in the historic Daniel Estell House, circa 1832, at 189 State Route 50, adjacent to the Atlantic County Park and veterans cemetery. It includes military artifacts and personal donations from every war and conflict beginning with the Revolutionary War. It serves as a tribute to the sacrifice and service of local veterans to the nation’s history as well as a unique educational resource and visitor destination.
The rehabilitated building is the former home of Rebecca Estell Bourgeois Winston, the state’s first female mayor.
“This is a very exciting day, to see the hard work of so many realized with the opening of the Atlantic County Veterans Museum,” said County Executive Dennis Levinson. “I applaud the members of the Veterans Museum Committee and the Veterans Museum Foundation who have dedicated their time and talents over the past 3-1/2 years to make this a reality.”
The Veterans Museum Committee, chaired by former County Executive Richard E. Squires, was established by Levinson in 2013 to coordinate the collection and display of military artifacts. The Veterans Museum Foundation, chaired by former Freeholder and Assemblyman Ken LeFevre, is a non-profit organization responsible for fundraising efforts to preserve and exhibit collection items.
Levinson noted that the items currently displayed will rotate with additional donations so exhibits will routinely change. “We continue to receive and accept donations that will be available for future display. This is not a static museum; there will be new items to attract visitors to return multiple times.”
The three-story museum is Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant with entrance ramps and an interior elevator.
Admission is free.
For information, call (609) 909-5859 or visit www.aclink.org/vetsmuseum.
Stockton University’s theater kicks off Summer Music Series
ATLANTIC CITY - Stockton University’s Dante Hall Theater will kick off its Summer Music Series with the “500 Club Revived.” Each show begins at 8 p.m., at the theater, at 14 N. Mississippi Ave. Dave Damiani and the No Vacancy Orchestra will be joined by a variety of entertainers.
The schedule includes:
- June 30 and July 1: Landau Murphy Jr.: Winner of America’s Got Talent, 2011.
- July 7 and 8: Singer Renee Olstead.
- July 14 and 15: Graham Fenton: South Jersey native and star of “Jersey Boys.”
- July 22: Haley Reinhart: Singer and songwriter, star of American Idol, season 10.
- July 28 and 29: Tribute to the Originals, features various local artists.
For tickets or information, call (609) 626-3890 or visit www.dantehallstockton.org.
Register now for Noyes Summer Art Camps for kids
GALLOWAY - Noyes Summer Art Camps will be offered for children ages 6 to 12 and will run from 9 a.m. to noon at the Stockton Art Gallery on the campus of Stockton University at 101 Vera King Farris Drive.
Available camps include:
- Colors of Summer Art Camp, July 10 to 14, registration deadline July 1.
- Pirate Art Camp, July 17 to 21, registration deadline July 8.
- Famous Artists Camp, July 24 to 28, registration deadline July 15.
For information, call (609) 626-3420, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.noyesmuseum.org.
Stockton Playhouse’s summer lineup announced
GALLOWAY - The Stockton Performing Arts Center and the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company have announced Stockton Playhouse’s summer lineup. Show time will be at 10:30 a.m. in the Campus Center Theatre at 101 Vera King Farris Drive. Tickets are $12 and may be ordered online at stockton.edu/pac or by calling (609) 652-9000.
The schedule includes:
• “Madagascar: A Musical Adventure,” July 5: Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the hip hop Hippo for a play based on DreamWorks animated motion picture in which the friends escape from New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.
• “The Trial of Goldilocks,” July 12: This exciting retelling of the familiar fairy tale is full of mirth and melody as Goldilocks is brought to court to face the charges of breaking and entering the Bears’ cottage. After the hard-of-hearing judge calls the court to order, the clerk presents the traditional story. Then the lawyers take over to present their sides of the case. The jury’s surprising verdict, and the judge’s unique sentencing, bring this charming musical to a highly satisfying “happily-ever-after” conclusion.
• “Curious George: The Golden Meatball,” July 19: Join Curious George, the inquisitive, lovable monkey, as he waits for “All You-Can-Eat Meatball Day” when he gets to join Chef Pisghetti to cook some delicious meatballs and serve them to the hungry crowd. Only this year, the crowd has vanished! Find out what happens!
• “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley,” July 27: An adaptation by playwright Timothy Allen McDonald of Jeff Brown’s children’s book; One night, the bulletin board on the wall above Stanley’s bed comes loose and falls – right on top of him. The next morning, Stanley Lambchop wakes up flat. In a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley, the ultimate exchange student, scours the globe for a solution to his unusual problem.
• “Stinky Kids: the Musical,” Aug. 2: Britt loves making everyone happy. But one day she wakes up with a wad of gum stuck in her hair and all of her friends are depending on her parents to take them to the new MegaJumper 3000 at Captain Happy’s Jumpy-Fun-Super-Bouncy Indoor Place that day. So Britt must rely on her mischievous friends to go with her on an unexpected adventure across their neighborhood to solve the problem before her parents find out and possibly cancel the trip.
For patrons with special needs, the Stockton Performing Arts Center offers wheelchair accessible seating, large-type programs, and listening-assistive devices. Guests should identify any needs when making a reservation.