Places to go, things to do
Computers 101, 10 a.m. to noon July 5 and 19, registration required. (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 in 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/Opening: Atlantic County Veterans Museum, features military artifacts and personal donations from every war and conflict beginning with the Revolutionary War, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 29 and 30; regular operating hours as of July 6: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, free admission. (609) 909-5859. www.aclink.org/vetsmuseum. Atlantic County Veterans Museum, Daniel Estell House, 189 State Route 50, Estell Manor, adjacent to the Atlantic County Park and veterans cemetery.
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.
“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.
Sports Trivia Night, a family-friendly competition, 6 p.m. June 28, free, registration required. (609) 562-0230. New Day Family Success Center, 622-624 S. New York Road, Galloway.
Summer Arts and Crafts, for all ages, 3 to 4 p.m. Thursdays, through Aug. 3. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Stockton Playhouse Summer Theater, presented by Stockton Performing Arts Center and the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company, show time, 10:30 a.m., schedule includes: “Madagascar: A Musical Adventure,” July 5; “The Trial of Goldilocks,” July 12; “Curious George: The Golden Meatball,” July 19; “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley,” July 27; and “Stinky Kids -The Musical,” Aug. 2, tickets $12. (609) 652-9000. stockton.edu/pac. Campus Center Theatre, Stockton University, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway.
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
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 28, Career Opportunity Development Inc. in Egg Harbor City; and June 29, ShopRite in Galloway. (609) 677-9729. www.amifoundation.net.
Zumba Class, sponsored by Atlantic County Division of Parks and Recreation and Department of Public Works, 5 p.m. July 18. (609) 625-1897. Lake Lenape-East, Catering Hall, 753 Park Road, Mays Landing.
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 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.
“Ask the Registered Dietitian,” presented by Jesse Tannehill, a registered dietitian at ShopRite Somers Point, features an update on misconceptions about food groups and how to budget food money while optimizing nutrition; he will also answer questions, lunch, 12:15 p.m., lecture, 12:45 p.m. June 28, reservations required. (609) 407-4788. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. www.gildasclubsouthjersey.org. Gilda’s Club at AtlantiCare, The Living Room, AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, AtlantiCare Health Park, Building 400, Joseph Stella MD Conference Room, Egg Harbor Township.
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.
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/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.
“All You Never Knew About Ayurveda,” presented by Gina Rollins, integrative nutrition coach, Chopra Center Vedic Educator, (Ayruveda is a 5000-year-old healing system founded in ancient India), 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 12, registration required. (609) 926-2699. Email email@example.com. www.gildasclubsouthjersey.org. Gilda’s Club South Jersey, 700 New Road. Linwood.
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: U.S. Army Field Band, hosted by the Borough of Collingswood, featuring the 65-member Concert Band and 29-member Soldiers’ Chorus, guests should bring blankets and chairs, 7 p.m. June 28, free. http://bit.ly/2sURRnq. Knight Park, Collingswood. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held at the Scottish Rite Auditorium, 315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood.
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.
Summer Music Series: 500 Club Revived, features Dave Damiani and the No Vacancy Orchestra and a variety of entertainers, showtime 8 p.m., 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: star of “Jersey Boys” and South Jersey native; July 22: Haley Reinhart: Singer and songwriter, star of American Idol, season 10; and July 28 and 29: Tribute to the Originals, features various local artists, admission. (609) 626-3890. www.dantehallstockton.org. Stockton University’s Dante Hall Theater, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City.
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. (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.
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. July 8 and 22, admission $5; wine tasting $5. (856) 697-7172. www.bellviewwinery.com. Bellview Winery, 150 Atlantic St., Landisville.
Borough of Buena's Summer Dance/Concert Series, schedule includes: Buddy Gale Orchestra, led by Lou Giunta, July 11, Jerry Abbott Western Band, July 18, Gene Iannette, July 25, Jack Melton Band, Aug. 1, Cumberland County College Band, Aug. 8, and John Clark Band, Aug. 15; concerts are from 7 to 9 p.m., Joe Dale Pavilion, free; bring a chair; in case of rain, concerts held in the Louise Basile Community Center. (856) 697-9393. Bruno Melini Park, 616 Central Ave., Minotola.
Concert: Memories: A Tribute to Barbra, featuring Sharon Owens performing the music of Barbra Streisand including ’60s Broadway, ’70s disco and ’80s films, 2 p.m. Aug. 13, 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.
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.
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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Bay Avenue between Medical Center Way and New York Avenue, Somers Point.
Meeting: Atlantic Audubon Society, includes social hour followed by a presentation on bluebirds by Alan Jackson, 6:30 p.m. June 28, free, public welcome. Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jim Leeds Road, Galloway.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Mixer, hosted by the Egg Harbor City Development Corp., open to anyone interested in setting goals with the purpose of revitalizing the Egg Harbor City community and businesses, 6 to 8 p.m. July 17, tickets $20, includes snacks and a beverage. (609) 965-0081. (609) 965-0081. www.eggharborcity.org. Crossroads Tavern, 171 Philadelphia Ave., Egg Harbor City.
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.
Steppin’ Out with Ben Vereen, features an entertaining show of song and dance, stories and inspiration, including a tribute to Broadway, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr., 2 and 8 p.m. Aug. 12, tickets $40. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
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.