Places to go, things to do
English as a Second Language Class, 10:30 a.m. to noon Mondays in August. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Computers 101, 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 9 and 23, registration required. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Exhibit: Blacks In Blue, focuses on African Americans who have served on the police force including Maggie Creswell, the first African American female police officer in the country, the state of New Jersey, and the City of Atlantic City; and Joseph Allmond, who worked his way through the ranks to become Atlantic City’s first African American Chief of Police, opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 11, 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.
Exhibit: “On the Road Again,” features planes, trains and automobiles, destinations, things and people you see along the road, as well as portraits of Willie Nelson, during August. (609) 567-5360. hammontonartscenter.org. Hammonton Arts Center, 219 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. 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.
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. Aug. 9. (609) 567-2900. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
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. Tuesdays through Aug. 29. (609) 567-2900. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Seashore Gardens Foundations’ annual gala, “Making Dreams Come True,” features hors d’oeuvres, gourmet tasting stations and dessert tables, and signature cocktails; and silent auction, 6 p.m. Aug. 10, tickets $225 for guests ages 35 to 75 and $175 for guests younger than age 35 or older than 75; tickets are tax deductible. Proceeds support the resident programs, from music to art to intergenerational programming and more. (609) 748-4614. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Seashore Gardens Living Center, 22 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway.
Annual Chicken Barbecue, takeouts only, noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 26, tickets, available in advance or at the door, $10, includes one-half chicken, corn on the cob, tomato, hard boiled egg, pickles, roll and butter; deliveries may be available for large orders. (856) 697-1967. Minotola United Methodist Church, 905 Central Ave., Minotola.
End of Summer Shore Tour Celebration, for ages 21 and older, features Jersey shore speciaties including: Atlantic City’s casino games and gambling; Wildwood’s carnival style boardwalk games; Ocean City Boardwalk food such as pizza, fudge and popcorn; and Cape May’s seafood specialties, such as scallops; plus cash bar available, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sept. 22, tickets $75, includes $25 voucher for casino and boardwalk games; advance ticket purchase required. Proceeds benefit the Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA/YMCA of Vineland’s Annual Giving Campaign, which helps the Y Cares, Livestrong and diabetes initiatives. (856) 691-0030. www.ccaymca.org. Merighi’s Savoy Inn, East Vineland.
HEALTH & FITNESS
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 Aug. 17, Sept. 21 and Oct. 19, free admission. (856) 327-8000. www.njmp.com. New Jersey Motorsports Park, 8000 Dividing Creek Road, Millville.
AMI Foundation’s Dr. Jan Astin Mobile Digital Mammography Van, for women age 40 and older with no current or past breast issues; screenings are processed through insurance; appointments encouraged, but walk-ins welcome; a prescription may not be needed; Atlantic County schedule: AC Rescue Mission BBQ, Pop Lloyd Stadium, Atlantic City, Aug. 18; Southern Jersey Family Medicine Health Fair, Pleasantville, 3:30 p.m. Aug. 18; Refugees of Christ Health Fair, Pleasantville, Aug. 19; and Atlantic County Health Services, Northfield, Aug. 23. (609) 677-9729. www.amifoundation.net.
“Why Eat Clean and Organic?,” hosted by Gilda’s Club at AtlantiCare, features presentation by Nicole LaTorre, owner and manager of “Just Eat Clean,” and Jen and Johnny Reedie, who own and operate “Just Organics Box,” lunch, noon, presentation, 12:30 p.m. Aug. 23, free; reservations required. (609) 407-4788. Email email@example.com. www.gildasclubsouthjersey.org. Joseph Stella MD Conference Room, AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, AtlantiCare Health Park, Building 400, Egg Harbor Township.
Hoarding conference, presented by Stockton University’s social work and occupational therapy programs, in partnership with the Atlantic County Hoarding Task Force, topics include: health and safety issues; tools for hoarding assessment; the roles of various professionals in addressing issues; effective harm reduction strategies; tools for facilitating intervention; and ways to assist an individual with downsizing, 9 a.m. to noon and/or 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 13, cost $40 for one-half day or $70 for full day. (609) 652-3800. Dante Hall, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City.
Interactive workshop series for individuals with a physical or mental disability, topics include: decision making, problem solving, communicating with others and strategies for stress management, 10 a.m. Thursdays, free. (609) 748-2253. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Artemis Center for Independent Living, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 7, Galloway.
Zumba, with Kymbah, 6 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. Saturdays, first session free. Dr. Martin Luther King Center, 661 Jackson Road, Newtonville.
Ehlers-Danlos Support Group, for individuals living with disorders that affect connective tissue, skin, joints, or blood vessel walls, will meet to find support, learn strategies for coping, and share the latest information, noon Mondays. (609) 748-2253. Email email@example.com. Artemis Center for Independent Living, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 7, Galloway.
Child Abuse Support for Adults, a peer-run, weekly meeting for adults who have experienced physical, sexual and/or emotional child abuse or neglect; hosted by a trained facilitator with Adult Survivors of Child Abuse, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. (609) 652-3800. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Atlantic Cape Family Support Organization Offices, 950 Tilton Road, Suite 108, Northfield.
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 Medical Oncology Nurse Practitioner,” presented by Gilda’s Club South Jersey at AtlantiCare, presented by Marianne Herman, a medical oncology nurse practitioner for the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, features a discussion of topics including improving quality of life for patients living with cancer, myths about palliative and hospice care, pain management and symptom control, and when to seek additional care and support, lunch, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., presentation, 12:45 p.m. Aug. 9, free admission, registration required. (609) 407-4788. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute in the AtlantiCare Health Park, Building 400, 1st Floor, Egg Harbor Township.
Garden talks, held in partnership with the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Atlantic County, for experienced and beginning gardeners, schedule includes: 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.
Buena Vista Township’s Summer Concert Series, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, weather permitting; schedule includes: 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: Chaka Khan, 8 p.m. Aug. 12, tickets $55 to $65. (800) 745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com. Tropicana Casino, Brighton and Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
Concert: United We Rock, features STYX, REO Speedwagon and Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles, 7 p.m. Aug. 12, tickets $75 to $125. www.ResortsAC.com. Resorts International, 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
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.
Borough of Buena’s Summer Dance/Concert Series, schedule includes: 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: A Rock and Roll Garden Party: A Tribute to Ricky Nelson, features Peter Alden as Ricky Nelson and Joey Pucci and the American Longboards band performing songs of the 1950s to 1980s including Ricky Nelson classics such as “Garden Party,” “Hello Mary Lou,” “Travelin’ Man,” and “I Will Follow You,” 8 p.m. Aug. 19, tickets $30. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Concert: Ann Wilson Of Heart, 8 p.m. Aug. 19, tickets $60 to $85. (800) 745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com. Tropicana Casino, Brighton and Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
Concert: Mummers String Band, start at 7 p.m., schedule includes: Fralinger String Band, Aug. 23; and South Philadelphia South String Band, Sept 27. collingswood.com/recreation/outdoor-events.Powell Lane Plaza off Haddon Avenue, Collingswood.
Concert: Smokey Robinson, 9 p.m. Aug. 25, tickets $55 to $105. (800) 745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com. Tropicana Casino, Brighton and Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
Concert: Jefferson Starship, 8 p.m. Sept. 9, tickets $25 to $45. (800) 745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com. Tropicana Casino, Brighton and Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
Concert: TOTO and Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, 8 p.m. Sept. 16, tickets $55 to $200. (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.
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, “medication safety,” 3 to 4 p.m. Aug. 16. DiOrio Hall, Shore Medical Center, Somers Point.
Senior University: Learn seated strengthening exercises designed to help increase core strength and stamina, 11 a.m. to noon Aug. 22, registration required. (609) 272-6287. AtlantiCare LifeCenter, AtlantiCare Health Park, Egg Harbor Township.
Senior exercise, 10:30 a.m. to noon Mondays and Fridays, free. (609) 567-4341. Email Hammontonseniors@gmail.com. Canoe Club of Hammonton, Hammonton Lake Park.
Chair yoga for seniors, 1 p.m. Wednesdays, free. (609) 567-4341.Email Hammontonseniors@gmail.com. Canoe Club of Hammonton, Hammonton Lake Park.
Book Club, 1:15 p.m. second Friday of each month, free. (609) 567-4341. Email Hammontonseniors@gmail.com. Canoe Club of Hammonton, Hammonton Lake Park.
Crocheting, knitting and stitch work, all skill levels, 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, free. (609) 704-5752. Email Hammontonseniors@gmail.com. Canoe Club of Hammonton, Hammonton Lake Park.
Pinochle, card playing and board games, Monday through Friday, 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 email@example.com. Bay Avenue between Medical Center Way and New York Avenue, Somers Point.
Fireworks, 10 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 9, free. (800) 843-8767. Tropicana, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
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 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.
Stockton University Transfer Student Instant Decision Day, Stockton Transfer Admissions representative Steve Phillips will be available to assist prospective students and provide information on the university; students should bring up-to-date official transcripts from all colleges attended and a completed paper application, available at stockton.edu/transfer, noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 9. Stockton University’s Kramer Hall, 30 Front St., Hammonton.
Atlantic County 4-H Fair, features 4-H projects, displays and demonstrations, livestock, carnival rides, contests and more, gates open, 9 a.m. Aug. 10 and 11 and 10 a.m. Aug. 12. www.facebook.com/AtlanticCounty4H. David C. Wood 4-H Fairgrounds, Route 50, South Egg Harbor.
Free movies, beginning at dusk, bring a blanket or chair, schedule includes: “Middle School: The Worst Days of My Life,” Aug. 10; “Beauty and the Beast,” Aug. 17; and “My All American,” Aug. 24. collingswood.com/recreation/outdoor-events. Knights Park, Browning and Collings intersection, near the gazebo, Collingswood.
Annual Seafood Festival, features craft and seafood vendors, music by To the Maxx Dance Band and wine tasting; children and leashed pets are welcome; coolers and outside food are allowed except outside alcohol is prohibited, noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 12 and 13, admission $15 for adults or $10 for designated drivers; admission is free for ages 20 and younger. (856) 697-7172. www.bellviewwinery.com. Bellview Winery, 150 Atlantic St., Landisville.
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.
Celebration of Annie Oakley’s birthday, features fun shoots for members and introductory shooting instruction for non-members; plus music, refreshments and prizes, 2 to 7 p.m. Aug. 13, free admission but registration recommended. www.atlantic-county.org/firearms-training-facility. Atlantic County Firearms Training Facility, 175 Betsey Scull Road, Egg Harbor Township.
Second annual We Care Community Fun Day, includes moon bounces, games, free food, 3 v 3 basketball tournament, vendors, music, free haircuts, giveaways, face painting and more, noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 19. (609) 704-7262. Martin Luther King Community Center, 661 Jackson Road, Newtownville.
Atlantic City Air Show: Thunder Over the Boardwalk, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 23. Free to view from the beach but “VIP” options available. airshow.acchamber.com. 2300 Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
Kathedral Dinner Series: The Platters, features dinner from Columbia II Restaurant in Hammonton, doors open, 6:30 p.m., show, 8 p.m. Aug. 25, tickets $69 to $75. (856) 685-6664. www.kathedral.com. Kathedral Event Center, 499 S. Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton.
Atlantic City Ballet: Ballet Goes Broadway, 4 p.m. Aug. 27, tickets $45. (609) 348-7201. www.acballet.com. Circus Maximus Theater, Caesars Hotel & Casino, 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.
Horsepower by the Bay, hosted by Somers Point Historical Society, a car and boat show, flea market, craft show, swap meet vendors and food vendors, Oct. 21. Email Lnmac1229@aol.com. Bay Avenue, Somers Point.
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.