Places to go, things to do
English as a Second Language Class, 10:30 a.m. Mondays in September. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Computers 101, 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 6 and 27, registration required. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Crocheting, for adults, learn how to crochet scarves, hats and blankets; materials provided; and all skill levels are welcome, 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays in September. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Children’s Fall Photography Exhibit, features a display of fall photos submitted by children, 4 to 5 p.m. Sept. 14. (609) 567-2900. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Exhibit: African American Icons, features portraits of well-known African American figures rendered in pencil and ink by artists Richmond O. Garrick and Aaron P. Pines, reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 8, exhibit, Sept. 8 through Nov. 28, free admission, 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: Black Cowboys & Buffalo Soldiers, tells the story of the black cowboys and soldiers who have been absent from many historic accounts of the West; it focuses on the vital role that these African Americans played in America’s westward expansion and the success of the cattle industry, through Dec. 31. (609) 704-5495. www.aahmsnj.org. African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey, Dr. Martin Luther King Center, 661 Jackson Road, Newtonville.
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: Life & Times of a Prince, tells the story of Prince (1958 to 2016), a man with extraordinary musical talent who lived to entertain and share his unique perspective of the world, through Dec. 31. (609) 704-5495. www.aahmsnj.org. African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey, Dr. Martin Luther King Center, 661 Jackson Road, Newtonville.
Film Screening: “For Your Convenience,” written and directed by Matthew Talbot, St. Augustine Prep, Class of 2018, and Joey Celia, Williamstown High School, Class of 2017, the movie tells the story of two teenagers whose lives become complicated when they take up crime to pay for college tuition; includes a brief introduction by Talbot and Celia; following the screening, the directors, cast and crew will be available to answer questions regarding the filmmaking process; recommended for ages 14 and older; film contains adult language; doors open, 6:30 p.m., movie, 7 p.m. Sept. 14, tickets $5. (856) 685-6664. www.kathedral.com. Kathedral Event Center, 499 S. Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton.
Film: “Friday The 13th Part III,” an outdoor film presented by Kathedral Event Center and Paradise Lakes Campground, for ages 17 and older, food available for purchase, 9 p.m. Oct. 13, tickets $10, fee for parking. Tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2vHNCvP. Information: (856) 685-6664. www.kathedral.com. www.facebook.com/kathedralnj. Paradise Lakes Campground, 500 Paradise Drive, Hammonton.
Film: Rocky Horror Picture Show, for ages 16 and older, doors open, 11 p.m., show, 11:59 p.m., Oct. 27, tickets $15, includes official prop bag; no outside props allowed. (856) 685-6664. www.kathedral.com. Kathedral Event Center, 499 S. Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton.
“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.
Open Recreation, for children of all ages, features table games, computer lab and more, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays in September, registration required. (609) 567-2900. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Children’s Theater: “Jack and the Beanstalk,” find out what happens when Jack trades his cow for magic beans and then meets a goose, a harp and a mean-tempered giant, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 29 and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sept. 30, tickets $6 to $9. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Pushcart Players: “The Velveteen Rabbit, Reborn,” a young boy’s love and a little nursery magic help transform the Velveteen Rabbit from a favorite plaything into a real rabbit; the boy and the rabbit then embark on exciting imaginary adventures, from deep dark caves to the wide open sea, and together they learn the true meaning of friendship in this musical retelling of one of the classic tale, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 30, tickets $12. (609) 652-9000. Stockton.edu/PAC. Campus Center Theater, Stockton University, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway.
Children’s Theater: “The Littlest Pumpkin,” join Malcolm McGhoul, Wolfie and Frankie and find out if the Littlest Pumpkin will be a Jack-o-Lantern or be turned into pumpkin pie; costumes encouraged, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 27 and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 28, tickets $7 to $9. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
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.
Bowling for a Cause, hosted by Brian Jackson, Michael Baker and Lena Santoro, 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 23, tickets $45 for adults and $25 for children ages 13 and younger, includes buffet and bowling; or $30 for buffet only for adults; cash bar available. Proceeds benefit Family Service Association of South Jersey. (609) 569-0239, ext. 1160. www.fsasj.org. Strike Zone Lanes, 1400 White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor City.
Atlantic Cape Community College Scramble “Fore” Scholarships Golf Tournament, tournament follows a scramble format, shotgun start, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 13, fee $150 per person and $500 per foursome, includes golf, a complimentary gift, lunch and awards dinner. (609) 463-3670. email@example.com. Cape May National Golf Club, Route 9, Cape May.
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; Atlantic County schedule includes: ShopRite, Hammonton, Sept. 8; Southern Jersey Family Medicine, Atlantic City, Sept. 14; and Atlantic County Health Services, Northfield, Sept. 20. (609) 677-9729. www.amifoundation.net.
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.
“MS From All Angles: Nutrition,” features information on the benefits of anti-inflammatory foods and healthy eating with regard to Multiple Sclerosis, a catered meal from Columbia II Restaurant & Catering and information on the medication Aubagio, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20, free, registration required. (866) 703-6293. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Kathedral Event Center, 499 South Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton.
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 Sept. 21 and Oct. 19, free admission. (856) 327-8000. www.njmp.com. New Jersey Motorsports Park, 8000 Dividing Creek Road, Millville.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Intensive Family Support Services Support Group, 10:30 a.m. second Thursdays. (609) 652-3800, ext. 301. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: 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, for ages 18 and older, learn about the importance of Advance Directives, how to speak with your family and loved ones about your end of life wishes, and how to work with your healthcare provider to complete Advance Directive forms, 5 to 6 p.m. Sept. 20, free. (888) 569-1000. www.atlanticare.org. AtlantiCare LifeCenter, AtlantiCare Health Park, Egg Harbor Township.
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: Guitar Army, features John Jorgenson, Lee Roy Parnell and Joe Robinson, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15, tickets $33. (609) 652-9000. www.stockton.edu/pac. Stockton University Performing Arts Center, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway.
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.
Bay Atlantic Symphony’s 10th annual Gala Concert, features a Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to The Beatles, features four musicians who look and sound just like The Beatles, performing more than 24 Beatles tunes performed exactly as they were originally recorded, backed by the symphony, 8 p.m. Sept. 16, tickets $60 for concert only or $175 for VIP tickets, includes a pre-concert dinner at the Borgata, VIP seating, and post-concert cocktail reception with the symphony’s music director and guest artists. Proceeds benefit the orchestra’s education and outreach initiatives, including programs for students. (609) 449-8780. www.bayatlanticsymphony.org. Borgata Casino Hotel & Spa.
Concert: SOF and Nancy Malcun, doors open, 6:30 p.m., show, 7 p.m., Sept. 23, tickets $10. (856) 685-6664. www.kathedral.com. Kathedral Event Center, 499 S. Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton.
Concert: Burlap to Cashmere, doors open, 7 p.m., show, 8 p.m., Oct. 6, tickets $18.75 to $45. (856) 685-6664. www.kathedral.com. Kathedral Event Center, 499 S. Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton.
Concert: Paul Revere's Raiders, features the showmanship and hits of Paul Revere & the Raiders, 8 p.m. Oct. 13, tickets $35. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Concert: The Brooklyn Bridge, this doo-wop group is known for songs including “Worst That Could Happen,” “Welcome Me Love” and “Blessed Is The Rain,” also features opening act of the First Ladies of Rock & Soul, 8 p.m. Oct. 14, tickets $35. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Concert, features The Duprees, known for songs including“You Belong to Me,” and “My Own True Love” and and The Four Aces, known for songs including “Stranger in Paradise,” “Tell Me Why,” and “Dream,” 8 p.m. Nov. 24, tickets $40. (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.
“Outsmart the Scammers,” presented by Stockton Center on Successful Aging, an informative presentation including important strategies to help protect against scammers, 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 13, free, includes lunch, registration required. (609) 625-4878. Woodview Estates Assisted Living, 5030 Unami Blvd., Mays Landing.
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, 3 to 4 p.m. Sept. 20. DiOrio Hall, Shore Medical Center, Somers Point.
Senior University: Join Chiropractor Karen Callaghan of Atlantic County Family Spine and Rehab Center for “Senior Spine Health,” lecture, 11 a.m., followed by lunch, Sept. 26, 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 September, 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.
Miss America Pageant, preliminary competition, 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 6, 7 and 8; final competition, 8 p.m. Sept. 10, tickets $23 to $53 for each night of the preliminary competition and $23 to $78 for the final night of the competition; tickets for all four nights of competition are $57 to $197, Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City. Show Us Your Shoes Parade, 5 p.m. Sept. 9, rain or shine, on the Atlantic City Boardwalk from New Jersey Avenue and end at Albany Avenue; a limited number of tickets available for $45 for seats in front of Boardwalk Hall; Miss America After Party, for ages 21 and older only, 11 p.m. Sept. 10, Palladium Ballroom at Caesars Atlantic City, tickets $49.99. missamerica.org/miss-america-competition.
Car Cruises, 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 8 and 22. (609) 748-8999. www.historicsmithville.com. Historic Smithville, 1 N. New York Road, Smithville.
Art Walk, features displays by area artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 9; rain date Sept. 10. (609) 748-8999. www.historicsmithville.com. Historic Smithville, 1 N. New York Road, Smithville.
Atlantic City Seafood Festival, features seafood, wine, beer, music by the BStreetBand, Sept. 9, and Badfish, a tribute to Sublime, Sept. 10, chowder cookoff, a variety of vendors, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 9 and 10, admission $10, chowder cookoff tickets $5. A portion of the ticket proceeds benefits the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. South New Jersey Avenue and the Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
Smithville Freedom Run, includes a 5K run and a 1K walk and run, event honors those who died on Sept. 11, 2001, as well as first responders and members of the military, 8:30 a.m. Sept. 9, entry fee $25, includes T-Shirt for the first 100 participants registered; sponsorship opportunities available. Proceeds benefit PBA Local No. 77, USO of Southern New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and Galloway Township’s Official Military Funeral Honor Guard – Last Salute. smithvillefreedomrun.com. Historic Smithville Village, 1 N. New York Road, Galloway.
40th annual Somers Point Good Old Days Festival/Annual Run for Bud, run registration, 7:30 a.m., run start, 9 a.m.; festival features a display of antique cars, live music, carnival games, inflatables, a magician, pony rides, karate demonstrations, K-9 demonstrations, more than 20 vendors and community groups, and food and treats including hot dogs and hamburgers fresh from the grill, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 9. Proceeds benefit the Lawrence “Bud” Kern Scholarship Foundation. (609) 402-5062. www.spgoodolddays.com. John F. Kennedy Memorial Park at 24 Broadway, Somers Point.
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.
Open House: Atlantic County Utility Authority’s Explorer Post, for high school students who are considering an environmental career; offers an opportunity to learn about a wide variety of jobs; will emphasize career exploration, leadership experience, character education, life skills and service learning, all with a focus on environmental career fields, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 14, registration required. (609) 272-6950. acua.com/explorer. Atlantic County Utility Authority, Egg Harbor Township.
Patcong Valley Model Railroad Club’s Open House, visitors have an opportunity to see highly detailed HO-scale models of many different trains, operated on a large realistic model railroad through beautiful scale scenery of Western Pennsylvania and Eastern New York State, noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 16, free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. www.patcongvalley.com. Patcong Valley Model Railroad Club, Route 40 and Fir Avenue, Richland.
Drum Circle, bring a percussion instrument to join in; also vendors with fine handmade drums, crystals, henna body art, tarot card readings, and other Drum Circle essentials, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 16; rain date Sept. 17. (609) 748-8999. www.historicsmithville.com. Historic Smithville, 1 N. New York Road, Smithville.
Cape Atlantic Rock Hounds’ Fall Show, features rocks, crystals, fossils, beads, gems, minerals, jewelry, lapidary and equipment, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 16 and 17, free admission. (856) 692-8670. capeatlanticrockhounds.com. Cape Atlantic Rock Hounds Clubhouse, 2641 Cologne Ave., Mays Landing.
Antique Auto Day plus Smithville Fife & Drum Corp., autos: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fife & Drum, 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 17. (609) 748-8999. www.historicsmithville.com. Historic Smithville, 1 N. New York Road, Smithville.
Kathedral Dinner Series: Tony Sands/The Rat Pack Together Again, features dinner from Columbia II Restaurant in Hammonton, doors open, 6:30 p.m., show, 8 p.m. Sept. 22, tickets $65; proceeds benefit the Saint Mary of Mount Carmel Parish. (856) 685-6664. www.kathedral.com. Kathedral Event Center, 499 S. Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton.
Harvest Party, features music by the Dirk Quinn Band, food and craft vendors, grape stomping, vineyard tours, wine tasting and more, noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 23 and 24, admission $10. (856) 697-7172. www.bellviewwinery.com. Bellview Winery, 150 Atlantic St., Landisville.
Seventh annual South Jersey Wine and Food Festival, presented by the Mays Landing Merchants Association, offers attendees an opportunity to sample a variety of culinary creations and about 20 Garden State wines; also features live music, culinary demonstrations and shopping with local craft and novelty vendors. There will also be an adult game zone featuring corn hole, Yardzee, “wine pong,” Connect 4, life-sized Jenga, lawn chess and checkers, dominoes, Foosball and ping pong, noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 23 and 24, general admission is $30 in advance or $40 at the gate, includes wine samples and a commemorative sampling glass; limited number of VIP tickets available for $50 in advance and $60 at the gate, if available; VIP includes wine samples, a commemorative sampling glass and lanyard, priority entrance at 11 a.m., and reserved parking; designated driver tickets $10, include access to the designated driver tent and four complimentary non-alcoholic beverages; designated driver tickets are only available at the gate; admission for ages 13 to 20 is $10; and children ages 12 and younger admitted free with paying adult. www.sjwinefestival.com. www.mayslandingmerchants.com. Lake Lenape Park East, 753 Park Road, Mays Landing.
MainStreet Hammonton’s 13th annual Town Wide Community Yard Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 23. (609) 567-9014. www.downtownhammonton.com/yard-sale. Locations throughout Hammonton.
Annual Recycling Central, hosted by Hammonton Education Foundation, local residents may shred up to three 33-gallon bags of paper for $20; local businesses will be charged by the pound on a sliding scale, ranging from $50 for up to 150 pounds, to $250 for up to 1,000 pounds; proceeds will benefit programs that enhance the quality of education in the Hammonton School District, 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 23. Mt. Carmel Grounds, Third and French streets, Hammonton. Also, Hammonton Lions Club will collect prescription and nonprescription eyeglasses and sunglasses and hearing aids; Atlantic County Library West will collect children’s books, cookbooks, self-help books, biographies and novels suitable for family reading; Hammonton High School Green Earth Club will collect cell phones; Migrant Worker Outreach of South Jersey will collect towels, beach towels and wash cloths; and Hammonton Green Committee will collect plastic bags.
Fall Antiques, Glass & Bottle Show, hosted by Batsto Citizens Committee, features bottles, glass items, antiques and collectibles will be available from a variety of vendors; food and beverages will be available throughout day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 24. (609) 561-0024. www.batstovillage.org. Historic Batsto Village, Route 542, Hammonton.
Annual Stockton University Golf Classic and Clinic, registration and lunch 11 a.m., followed by a 1 p.m. shotgun start, scramble format; 50/50 raffle, auctions, contests and prizes for men and women golfers; cocktail reception, dinner and awards ceremony, 6 p.m. Sept. 26, entry fee $250; and golf clinic led by Mays Landing native and PGA Professional Joanna Coe, beginner, intermediate and advanced clinics available, 3:30 p.m. Sept. 26, cost $125 includes dinner. Proceeds support the Stockton Foundation’s mission to continue to enrich the student experience. (609) 652-4861. stockton.edu/golf. Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club, 401 S. New York Road, Galloway.
Public hearing, regarding the proposed Atlantic County Master Plan, Open Space and Recreation Plan, and Farmland Preservation Plan, 6 p.m. Sept. 27. www.aclink.org/planning. Anthony “Tony” Canale Training Center, 5033 English Creek Ave., Egg Harbor Township.
Academy of Culinary Arts: Open house, for prospective students who love to cook and are interested in starting a career in the culinary field, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 28, 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 15, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 15 and 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 8, registration required: www.atlantic.edu/aca/visit.htm. (800) 645-CHEF. Email email@example.com. www.atlantic.edu/aca. Atlantic Cape Community College, M Building, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing.
Italian Festival, features an Italian market, Italian music, bocce ball, folk dancing, activities for children and more, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 30, rain date Oct. 1. (609) 748-8999. www.historicsmithville.com. Historic Smithville, 1 N. New York Road, Smithville.
Barktoberfest, sponsored by the Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA, for people and their canine pals, features educational materials, demonstrations, walks, contests and a costume parade, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 15, rain or shine, free. (856) 691-0030. www.ccaymca.org. Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA’s Camp Merrywood, 1249 Jesse Bridge Road, Pittsgrove.
Teresa Giudice, for ages 18 and older, moderated by James Leonard Jr., Esq., features Giudice, a star of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” a limited number of meet and greet tickets are available; copies of Giudice’s new book, “Standing Strong,” will be available; doors open, 7 p.m., show, 8 p.m., Oct. 21, tickets $69 to $99. (856) 685-6664. www.kathedral.com. Kathedral Event Center, 499 S. Egg Harbor Road, 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.
Trick or Treat, 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 28, Buena Vista Township, except Collings Lakes, 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31.
“Shrek, The Musical,” join Shrek, an impatient ogre, and his enthusiastic sidekick, Donkey, as they attempt to save Princess Fiona in this musical adaptation of the Dreamworks film, various times Sept. 15 through Oct. 8, tickets $28. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Neil LaBute’s “The Shape of Things,” a fast-paced, razor sharp, 90-minute dramedy, that revels in delightful exploration of the power of art, perception and deception; also features art exhibits prior to each performance, Sept. 15 to 17, Sept. 20 to 24, Sept. 27 to Oct. 1, Oct. 4 to 8 and Oct. 11 to 15, tickets $20 to $40. (609) 704-5012. www.eagletheatre.org. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton.
Annual Veterans Breakfast, for all veterans, 10 a.m. Sept. 30. Dr. Martin Luther King Community Center, 662 Jackson Road, Newtonville
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.