Atlantic County Briefs
Gilda’s Club South Jersey
scheduled to present
‘Ask the Breast Surgeon’
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Gilda’s Club South Jersey at AtlantiCare will present “Ask the Breast Surgeon” on Sept. 13 in the Dr. Joseph Stella Conference Room, Building 400, AtlantiCare Health Park. John Lorenzetti MD, a board certified breast surgeon and medical director for AtlantiCare’s Breast Health Program, will discuss considerations for breast health and wellness.
Lunch will be available at 12:15 p.m., and the presentation will begin at 12:45 p.m.
Admission is free. Reservations are required.
For reservations or information, call (609) 407-4788 or email email@example.com.
Show spotlights rocks, crystals, fossils, beads, gems, more
MAYS LANDING - Cape Atlantic Rock Hounds will host a fall show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 16 and 17 at the club house at 2641 Cologne Ave. Rocks, crystals, fossils, beads, gems, minerals, jewelry, lapidary and equipment will be available.
Admission is free.
For information, call (609) 879-1179 or visit capeatlanticrockhounds.com.
Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA offering LIVESTRONG
VINELAND - Cancer survivors know that the disease taxes the spirit, mind and body. To help patients reclaim their health, the Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA offers LIVESTRONG. This free program offers adults affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment for physical and social activities that focus on strengthening the whole person. The next 12-week session will be offered from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, starting Sept. 16. Another session will be offered from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for 12-weeks beginning Oct. 24. Both will combine a support group with varied physical exercise.
Jerry Mentzer leads the program at the YMCA. He said, “I feel that the LIVESTRONG program gives people a great opportunity to speak to others whose diagnosis and journeys may be different, but their fight and goals are the same.” He added, “I have had wonderful experiences working with some of the greatest and strongest people I have ever met. That’s why I enjoy working with cancer survivors - I always learn something new, plus I have the chance to help people who want to focus on improving their health and finding their new ‘normal.’”
Carmen Soto, a past participant of LIVESTRONG, offered her enthusiastic opinion of the experience. She noted that the program provided her the opportunity to meet other people with the same condition. By speaking with them, she said, “I was able to gain additional support during the ordeal because they could relate to my condition better than even my family could.” She also stated, “Class members get a boost by realizing you are not alone in your fight.” The support group atmosphere is what she enjoyed most about the program, and she made real friends there. She added, “I also loved the fact that you get to become a member of the Y during your time in LIVESTRONG.”
During the program, each participant receives a free family membership to the YMCA, as well as free drop-off childcare.
For information, call (856) 691-0030 or visit www.ccaymca.org.
Local gun club hosting
Crabs & Spaghetti Dinner
WEYMOUTH - Never Rest Gun Club will host a Crabs & Spaghetti Dinner from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at 6955 Weymouth Road.
Tickets are $25, includes dinner and a beverage.
Peer group for Young Adults with Anxiety/Depression
HAMMONTON - The Mental Health Association in Atlantic County’s Young Adults with Anxiety/Depression, a free, peer run group for ages 20 to 30 who live with anxiety and/or depression, will meet at 6 p.m. on the third Monday of the month at Allies in Caring, 18 Central Ave., Hammonton. Topics will include wellness tools, mutual support and resource information.
For information, call (609) 652-3800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Atlantic Cape college offers web, graphic design workshops
MAYS LANDING - Atlantic Cape Community College will offer a series of web and graphic design workshops for individuals interested in learning about photo manipulation and website creation.
Introduction to WordPress teaches participants the power and ease of using WordPress to create websites. The workshop begins on Sept. 18. Topics covered will include: design and development basics, blogging, themes, content, Search Engine Optimization, branding, categories and tags. Cost is $299.
Intermediate WordPress teaches participants the finer points of themes, plug-ins, customization and more. The workshop begins on Nov. 13. Cost is $189.
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop CS6 teaches participants how to modify and combine scanned photographs to create realistic composite images, use painting tools and blending modes, perform adjustments to contrast and color balance and use layers. The workshop begins on Nov. 20. Cost is $189.
Classes will be held at Atlantic Cape’s Mays Landing Campus at 5100 Black Horse Pike.
To register or for information, call (609) 343-5655 or visit www.atlantic.edu/ce.
Zelizer will be keynote speaker at Stockton’s Constitution Day
GALLOWAY - Julian E. Zelizer, one of the pioneers in the revival of American political history, will be the keynote speaker at Stockton University’s annual Constitution Day celebration at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Campus Center Event Room. His topic will be “Constitution Democracy in the Era of Donald Trump.”
Zelizer is a CNN Political Analyst and the Malcom Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941, Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University.
Admission to the talk is free, but seating is limited.
National Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.
Foundation invites seniors to free concert ‘Jazz in the Garden’
GALLOWAY - Atlantic City’s Schultz-Hill Foundation invites area seniors to attend a free concert, “Jazz in the Garden,” at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Seashore Gardens Living Center, 22 W. Jimmie Leeds Road. The concert is part of the Schultz-Hill Foundation’s collaborative arts outreach program, the Music and Memories Series, and is open to the community.
“Jazz in the Garden” will take place in the center’s outdoor sensory trail and garden and will feature music by the Eddie Morgan Band and singer Angela Burton. Refreshments will be available.
Tickets are free but reservations are required, as seating is limited.
For reservations or information, call (609) 404-4848 or email email@example.com.
Presenting ‘MS From
All Angles: Nutrition’
HAMMONTON - Sanofi-Genzyme will host a free presentation, “MS From All Angles: Nutrition,” at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Kathedral Event Center at 499 South Egg Harbor Road. The event will include 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.
Registration is required.
To register, call (866) 703-6293 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exhibit to showcase
Atlantic County parks
MAYS LANDING - Atlantic Cape Community College’s art gallery, in partnership with Atlantic County Friends of the Parks, will host “Atlantic County Parks,” an exhibit showcasing plein air paintings, photographs by Greg Vizzi and artwork by Atlantic County Park System staff, from Sept. 21 through Oct. 28. The gallery is inside the William Spangler Library, D Building, at Atlantic Cape’s Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 21.
Admission is free.
For information, email email@example.com.
Mays Landing merchants host South Jersey Wine, Food Fest
MAYS LANDING – The seventh annual South Jersey Wine and Food Festival, presented by the Mays Landing Merchants Association, will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 23 and 24 at Lake Lenape Park East at 753 Park Road.
This fall festival will offer attendees an opportunity to sample a variety of culinary creations and about 20 Garden State wines. The festival will also feature 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.
Attendees will also be able to vote for their favorite wines sampled at the festival, awarding the wineries with the distinction of Best Red, Best White and Best Overall.
General admission is $30 in advance or $40 at the gate, includes wine samples and a commemorative sampling glass. A limited number of VIP tickets will be 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 are $10 and 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. Children ages 12 and younger will be admitted free with paying adult.
For tickets or information, visit www.sjwinefestival.com or www.mayslandingmerchants.com.
Bowling for a Cause
at Strike Zone Lanes
EGG HARBOR CITY - Bowling for a Cause, hosted by Brian Jackson, Michael Baker and Lena Santoro, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 23 at Strike Zone Lanes at 1400 White Horse Pike.
Proceeds will benefit Family Service Association of South Jersey.
Tickets are $45 for adults and $25 for children ages 13 and younger, includes buffet and bowling; or $30 for buffet only for adults. A cash bar will be available.
For tickets or information, call (609) 569-0239, ext. 1160, or visit www.fsasj.org.
Batsto committee to present Antiques, Glass & Bottle show
HAMMONTON - The Batsto Citizens Committee will present its fall Antiques, Glass & Bottle show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 24 at historic Batsto Village on Route 542. Bottles, glass items, antiques and collectibles will be available from a variety of vendors. Food and beverages will be available throughout day.
Also on the site that was once home to a thriving bog iron business in the 18th and 19th century will be a collection of cars presented by the Black Top Bully Motor Crew. Numerous vehicles of varying make, model and year will be on display throughout the day.
Visitors may also take a guided tour of the historic Batsto mansion, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., for $3.
The Batsto Post Office, one of only four in U.S. authorized to cancel mail without a zip code, will also be open to visitors.
Admission to the show is free.
For information, call the Batsto Visitor Center at (609) 561-0024 or visit www.batstovillage.org.
Register now for Stockton University Golf Classic
GALLOWAY - Registration is in progress for the annual Stockton University Golf Classic, which will be held on Sept. 26 at the Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club at 401 S. New York Road. This year’s event will also include a separate golf clinic led by Mays Landing native and PGA Professional Joanna Coe.
Among the tournament’s highlights is a chance to win $1 million by making a hole-in-one on a par 3 and one golfer could win a trip to Pebble Beach with a hole-in-two on a par 5.
The event will begin at 11 a.m. with registration and lunch, followed by a 1 p.m. shotgun start, scramble format. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, auctions, contests and prizes for men and women golfers. A cocktail reception, dinner and awards ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. Each golfer will receive a $50 gift certificate to be used the day of the tournament in the “Under Armour Mobile ProShop.” Entry fee is $250 per person.
Coe’s clinic will begin at 3:30 p.m. Beginner, inntermediate and advanced clinics are available. Clinic tickets are $125 and include dinner.
Proceeds support the Stockton Foundation’s mission to continue to enrich the student experience.
To become a sponsor or register to golf or for information, call (609) 652-4861 or visit stockton.edu/golf.