Emergency preparedness

for those with functional needs

GALLOWAY - Artemis Center for Independent Living will host a workshop, Emergency Preparedness for People with Functional Needs, from 10:30 a.m. to noon and 2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 7.

Individuals who live with a disability are invited to attend a no cost event about local offices of emergency management; evacuation “go” bags; the Register Ready database; and tips for sheltering in place.

Reservations are recommended.

To register or for information, call (609) 748-ABLE.

Student-run, gourmet

restaurant to reopen Jan. 25

MAYS LANDING - Careme’s, the student-run, gourmet restaurant at Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College at 5100 Black Horse Pike, will reopen on Jan. 25. The restaurant offers an a la carte lunch menu. It offers a farm-to-table dining experience that’s unique in South Jersey. The restaurant is open from noon to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For groups, the restaurant will offer a three-course menu featuring locally sourced ingredients. The luncheon menu for groups is $16.95 per person, plus tax and a service charge, which helps provide scholarships for academy students.

For reservations or information, leave a message at (609) 343-4940.

For academy information, visit

Academy of Culinary

Arts holding open houses

MAYS LANDING - The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College will host several open houses this spring for prospective students who love to cook and are interested in starting a career in the culinary field in the M Building at 5100 Black Horse Pike.

Open houses will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 25, 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 19, 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 21, 1 to 3 p.m. April 8 at the college-wide open house, and 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 9.

The academy offers two-year degree programs in culinary arts, baking and pastry, and food service management, and specialization programs in hot foods, baking and pastry, food service management and catering.

The academy also offers two one-year certificate programs, Baking and Pastry Certificate I and Culinary Arts Certificate I. These two-semester certificates are designed to provide students with career training for entry-level positions in the baking and pastry or culinary fields. The certificates can also be used as a foundation for completing an associate degree at the Academy of Culinary Arts.

ACA students have many opportunities to gain hands-on experience throughout the year.

Classes meet five hours a day in morning or afternoon sessions, Monday through Friday.

To register for an open house, visit

For information, call (800) 645-CHEF, email or visit

Offering several computer, technology and IT certification

MAYS LANDING - Atlantic Cape Community College will offer several computer, technology and IT certifications beginning this spring in Building T at 5100 Black Horse Pike.

In the Business Technology Specialist Program, students learn the skills to succeed in an office environment, from PowerPoint to Microsoft Office Collaboration and Integration and QuickBooks. The 198-hour training begins Jan. 29 and students earn nine college credits.

A+ Certification provides an introduction on how to build, maintain, support and troubleshoot computers and prepares students for the CompTIA A+ Certification. The 160-hour certification preparation course begins March 19.

Computer Technical Solution Series is designed to furnish students with the knowledge necessary to acquire critical industry certifications including CompTIA A+ and Network+ and provide them with hands-on skills in a variety of core competencies, beginning March 19.

Operating System Concepts introduces students to the theory and practice of systems, including Windows, Mac OS and UNIX/Linux. The 148-hour program begins May 21.

Network+ Certification offers an entry-level certification for anyone interested in learning the configuration, management and troubleshooting of common wired and wireless network devices in this 105-hour program. This course will provide students with the foundational networking knowledge necessary to obtain the CompTIA Network+ certification, which can be applied toward other advanced networking certifications, and begins July 10.

To register or for information, call (609) 343-5655 or visit

Learn how to square dance

BUENA VISTA - Rainbow Squares Square Dance Club will host a free night of square dance lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan 27 at the Milmay Fire Hall, 225 Broad St. Couples, families and singles welcome.

For information, call Ralph Trout at (856) 447-3439, Lynn Heulings at (856) 825-1809 or Sharon Jacobs at (609) 839-3796.

Hair Cuttery campaign

to assist the homeless

Hair Cuttery will kick off the 19th year of its Share-A-Haircut campaign on Feb. 5 and 6. For every haircut purchased by Hair Cuttery patrons on those days, a free haircut certificate will be donated to a homeless adult or child. Certificates are donated to recipients in the same community where the haircut was purchased.

Area Hair Cuttery locations include: Hammonton Square, 79 S. White Horse Pike, Suite B, Hammonton, (609) 567-9199, and Wrangleboro Consumer Square, 320 Consumer Square, Mays Landing, (609) 645-9820.

For information, visit

Theater to present Ludwig’s Sherlock Holmes mystery

GALLOWAY - Walnut Street Theatre will present Ken Ludwig’s “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery,” an adaptation and witty sendup of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 on the Stockton Performing Arts Center stage on the campus of Stockton University on Jimmie Leeds Road.

The audience will witness five talented actors playing 40 quirky characters, and venture deep into a world filled with disguises, silly accents and murderous deceit. The journey travels through treacherous Devonshire moors, crowded railway stations, foggy London streets and gloomy baronial mansions.

Tickets are $33. For tickets, call (609) 652-9000 or visit

Fool Moon Theatre presents

‘Love, Loss and What I Wore’

SOMERS POINT - Fool Moon Theatre’s “Love, Loss and What I Wore” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 and 10 and 2 p.m. Feb. 11 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 and 17 and 2 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Gateway Playhouse at 738 Bay Ave.

Written by Nora and Delia Ephron, the play offers a series of hilarious and heart-breaking monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory covering all the important subjects — mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and “why we only wear black.” The play is based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman.

Cast members are Pamela Dollak, Kate Read, Dayle Friedman and Nina Quickmire Meron.

Pattye Herron, co-founder of Fool Moon, is the director. “‘Love, Loss and What I Wore’ is both heart breaking and laugh-out-loud funny, and speaks directly to women’s experiences.” said Herron.

Tickets are $25 and $30. The theater is sharing proceeds from this production with the following charities: Gilda's Club South Jersey, SJ AIDS Alliance, Community Food Bank of New Jersey - Southern Branch, Cancer Center at Shore Medical Center, and Gateway Playhouse. For tickets, call (609) 653-0553, email or visit Fool Moon Theatre on Facebook or

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