Places to go, things to do
Exhibit: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an exhibit that explores the life and assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was shot on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Tennessee; exhibit marks the 50th anniversary of the civil rights leader’s death, through July 31, free, donations encouraged. (609) 704-5495. www.aahmsnj.org. African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey, Dr. Martin Luther King Center, 661 Jackson Road, Newtonville.
Exhibit: Prints from the Permanent Collection: Jerome Kaplan, Hulda D. Robbins, Benton Spruance, through Jan. 6, 2019, free. Noyes Museum Galleries, Kramer Hall, 30 Front St., Hammonton.
Exhibit, 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.
Children’s Theater: “The Lost Little Fish,” find out what happens when a young clownfish named Neumann ventures off far into the sea, away from his father Martin, and is captured by humans, 10:30 a.m. June 1 and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 2, tickets $7 to $9. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Children’s Theater: “The Caribbean Pirates and the Enchanted Island,” features the musical story of the Black Diamond pirates who discover a map that will lead them to the treasure of the infamous pirate Blackbeard, which is protected by the ghost of Blackbeard and his evil pirate crew, 10:30 a.m. July 11 to 13 and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 14, tickets $7 to $9. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Kidz Bop Live 2018, 6 p.m. Aug. 11, tickets $35 to $45. www.ticketmaster.com. Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.
HEALTH & FITNESS
Buried in Treasures Workshop, a series of weekly workshops for individuals who want to learn how to declutter and stop over-acquiring, 10 a.m. Fridays, cost $125 for 16 sessions, registration required. (609) 652-3800, ext. 305. Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 8, Galloway.
Prostate cancer screening, available for uninsured or underinsured males age 45 or older with a family history of prostate cancer or of African American ethnicity; and males age 50 and older with an average risk for prostate cancer, 3 to 7 p.m. June 26, free, appointments required. (609) 653-3992. Shore Cancer Center, 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point.
Shore Medical Center’s Celebration of Life Breakfast, held on National Cancer Survivors Day for Cancer survivors - anyone who is living with a history of cancer, from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life - and their loved ones, features an opportunity to connect with cancer survivors, door prizes, giveaways, a complimentary breakfast and a visit from Dietz, one of Shore’s pet therapy volunteer dogs, 10 a.m. to noon June 3, reservations required. (609) 653-3992. Email email@example.com. DiOrio Hall, second floor, Shore Medical Center, 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point.
Rabies vaccination clinic, dogs must be brought on leashes and cats in carriers; pet owners should bring proof of previous vaccinations if applicable, 9 to 11 a.m. June 10, free. (609) 485-2345. www.atlantic-county.org/animal-shelter. Atlantic County Animal Shelter, 240 Old Turnpike Road, Pleasantville.
Breast cancer screening, for women age 40 and older with no current or past breast issues; screenings are processed through insurance; appointments encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome; schedule includes: May 30, Atlantic County Health Services, Northfield. (609) 677-9729. www.amifoundation.net. AMI Foundation’s Dr. Jan Astin Mobile Digital Mammography Van.
Interactive life skills workshops, for individuals who live with a physical, mental or any other type of disability; topics include: decision making, problem solving, communication skills and stress management, 10 a.m. Thursdays, free. (609) 748-2253. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Atlantic Center for Independent Living, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 7, Galloway.
Caregiver support and networking group, offered by the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County in partnership with the Cape Atlantic Caregiver Coalition, for anyone caring for a child, spouse, sibling, parent or friend; topics include: local resources, coping skills, self-care and support, 10 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month, free. (609) 652-3800, ext. 310. Royal Suites, 214 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway.
Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting, will include information for family members and caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s or dementia, 5:30 p.m. second Tuesday of the month. (609) 404-4848. http://seashoregardens.org. Seashore Gardens Living Center, 22 W. Jimmie Leeds Road.
Overeaters Anonymous: Meetings offer support and fellowship for people suffering from the disease of compulsive eating and food addiction; modeled after the Alcoholics Anonymous’ 12 step program it recognizes that compulsive overeating for many people is an illness that cannot be solved by dieting and willpower alone; no fees or dues; area meetings include: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation, 61 Jimmie Leeds Road, 2nd Floor, Pomona Room, Pomona, (609) 703-0733; 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Evangel Assembly of God, 1100 Route 50, Mays Landing, (609) 271-3980; 9 a.m. Saturdays, Grace Lutheran Church, Dawes Avenue and Shore Road, Somers Point, (609) 317-4376. For information, including additional meeting locations, visit http://www.oa-southjersey.org.
Young Adults with Anxiety/Depression, offered by the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, a free, peer run group for ages 20 to 30 who live with anxiety and/or depression; topics include wellness tools, mutual support and resource information, 6 p.m. on the third Monday of the month. (609) 652-3800. Email email@example.com. Allies in Caring, 18 Central Ave., Hammonton.
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, 3:30 p.m. third Tuesday of each month. (609) 748-2253. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Atlantic 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.
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 Monday of the month and 2 p.m. on the third Friday of the 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.
Evenings at Forsythe, presentations start at 6:30 p.m.; schedule includes: June 21, Colonial Nesting Birds-Our Coastal Gems, a presentation about the lives of colonial nesting birds in the Garden State by Pete Bacinski, free. (609) 652-1665. www.fws.gov. Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Great Creek Road, Oceanville.
Garden Talks, hosted by Atlantic County Utilities Authority and held in partnership with Rutgers Master Gardeners of Atlantic County, schedule includes: 6 p.m. July 26, how to use compost plus beneficial insects to control disease and insects; and 6 p.m. Sept. 25, cleaning up your garden and preparing for next year; free. (609) 272-6950. www.acua.com. Atlantic County Utilities Authority’s Community Garden, ACUA’s Environmental Park, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township; in case of inclement weather, talks will be held in the Geo Administration Building adjacent to the garden.
Concert: Bay Atlantic Symphony: Bach’s Lunch, join select members of the symphony for an intimate, al fresco afternoon of music of Johann Sebastian Bach, accompanied by a delicious tea luncheon under a tent, 12:30 p.m. May 30, June 6 and 13, tickets $30. (800) 275-4278. www.capemaymac.org. Carriage House Café & Tearoom on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May.
Concert: My Broadway, featuring John D. Smitherman singing Broadway favorites and songs made famous by artists including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Mario Lanza and Tom Jones, 8 p.m. June 2, canceled. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Concert: Bay Atlantic Symphony: Prevailing Winds, features the symphony’s woodwinds and brass, 8 p.m. June 7, tickets $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for students. (800) 275-4278. www.capemaymac.org. First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May.
Concert: Let’s Hang On, a Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Tribute Show, features songs including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” and “Who Loves You,” 8 p.m. June 9, tickets $35. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Concert: Tony Sands: It Was a Very Good Year, features a tribute to Frank Sinatra with songs including “That’s Life,” “Come Fly With Me,” “Luck Be A Lady,” “My Way,” “New York New York,” 2 p.m. June 10, tickets $25. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Concert: Memories: A Tribute to Barbra, features Sharon Owens singing songs of Barbra Streisand including “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers Anymore,” “Don’t Rain on my Parade” and “People,” 8 p.m. June 23, tickets $35. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Atlantic City BeachFest Concert Series, features Sam Hunt with guests Kane Brown and Connor Smith, 2 p.m. July 1. (800) 745-3000. Ticketmaster.com. ACBeachConcerts.com. Atlantic City Beach.
Concert: Bay Atlantic Symphony: Independence Day, features an evening of patriotic favorites, along with a rousing version of the Star-Spangled Banner, 8 p.m. July 3, free admission, tickets required, priority will be given to Margate residents beginning June 2; tickets available to the public beginning June 16. (609) 822-4700. Potena Performing Arts Center, 780 Amherst Ave., Margate.
Concert: Bay Atlantic Symphony: Independence Day, features an evening of patriotic favorites, along with a rousing version of the Star-Spangled Banner, 8 p.m. July 4, free. Avalon’s Community Hall, 3001 Avalon Ave., Avalon.
Concert: Bay Atlantic Symphony: Music and the Movies, features music from iconic films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Empire Strikes Back, Dunkirk, Harry Potter, The Godfather, Jurassic Park, Magnificent Seven, several James Bond films, Moulin Rouge and Up along with a salute to cinema and a tribute to the great cinematic composer John Williams, 7 p.m. July 22, free, but tickets required, tickets available at the library for Avalon residents and property owners on June 1, and for the general public on July 9. (609) 967-7155. Avalon Free Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon.
Concert: Jamie Kelley: Summer Rock Party, features a variety of songs including “I’m On Fire,” “Georgia On My Mind” and “Fools Fall In Love,” mixed with some of Kelley’s original hits, 8 p.m. July 28, tickets $30. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Atlantic City BeachFest Concert Series, features The Chainsmokers with special guest Bazzi, noon July 29. (800) 745-3000. Ticketmaster.com. ACBeachConcerts.com. Atlantic City Beach.
Concert, features Rod Stewart with Cyndi Lauper, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4, tickets $52 to $500. (800) 736-1420. www.ticketmaster.com. www.boardwalkhall.com. Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
Concert: Bay Atlantic Symphony: Mozart & Beethoven, join the symphony for an evening of masterpieces from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven, 7 p.m. Aug. 18, free, but tickets required, tickets available at the library for Avalon residents and property owners on July 1, and for the general public on Aug. 6. (609) 967-7155. Avalon Free Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon.
“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.
Lunch & Learn program, presented by Stockton University’s Kramer Hall and AtlantiCare, part of AtlantiCare’s Senior University program, “A Personal Approach to Stress Management,” program focuses on learning one’s personality type and developing personalized strategies for managing stress, noon June 6, free admission; includes healthy lunch; reservations required. stockton.edu/Kramer. Stockton University’s Kramer Hall, 30 Front St., Hammonton.
Atlantic Cape Community College’s Club 50 Plus, offers a variety of workshops designed to enhance the personal, professional and social lives of older learners, through this spring, club fee $5, additional cost for workshops. (609) 343-5655. atlantic.edu/ce. Atlantic Cape Community College, Mays Landing and Cape May Court House.
Hammonton Senior Nutrition Center, open 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, lunch available, free but donation of $1 suggested and reservations requested at least two days in advance; activities include: Pinochle, Bridge and other card games, 9 to 11:30 a.m. daily; chair yoga, 11 a.m. Thursdays; crochet lessons, 10 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays, reservations requested; and volunteers needed. (609) 645-7700, ext. 6537, or email email@example.com. Hammonton Senior Nutrition Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
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.
Shore Senior Socials: A free monthly social and educational event hosted by Shore Medical Center volunteers and featuring Bingo, complimentary refreshments, and an educational session hosted by a Shore health expert or community partner. Programs will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month in DiOrio Hall at Shore Medical Center, 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point.For a list of upcoming topics, visit: https://shoremedicalcenter.org/shore-senior-socials. For reservations or information, call (609) 653-3543.
Trivia Night, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. (609) 965-2111. www.renaultwinery.com. Renault Winery, 72 Bremen Ave., Egg Harbor City.
Fireworks, 10 p.m. Saturdays, through Sept. 8; and July 4. (800) 843-8767. tropicana.net. Tropicana, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
Square dance lessons, all are welcome, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, cost $5 per class, except first class free. (856) 447-3439. (609) 839-3796. Milmay Fire Hall at 225 Broad St., Milmay.
Open house, features guided tours, for prospective students and their families for this prekindergarten through 12th grade private Christian school, 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, through May. (609) 965-2866. Pilgrim Academy, Galloway.
Free pesticide container recycling event, 9 a.m. to noon June 1, July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 7 and Oct. 5. (609) 292-2242. Helena Chemical, 66 Route 206, Hammonton.
Second annual South Jersey Craft Beer, Food and Music Festival, sampling for ages 21 and older only, noon to 5 p.m. June 2, tickets $40 at the gate or $35 online/advance; includes access to the event and samples from 14 local breweries. sjcraftbeerfestival.eventbrite.com. www.facebook.com/SJBeerFoodMusicFest. Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing.
Kathedral Dinner Series: The Rat Pack Returns, features dinner from Columbia II Restaurant in Hammonton, doors open, 6 p.m., show, 8 p.m. June 8, tickets $65. (856) 685-6664. www.kathedral.com. Kathedral Event Center, 499 S. Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton.
Australia’s Thunder from Down Under, for ages 18 and older, an interactive experience featuring chiseled bodies, seductive dance routines, cheeky humor, and boy-next-door charm, 8 p.m. June 9, tickets $44.95 to $49.95. (856) 685-6664. www.kathedral.com. Kathedral Event Center, 499 S. Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton.
Fourth annual Atlantic Cape Community College Alumni Bash, an event for Atlantic Cape Community College alumni, family and friends, include admission to all three amusement parks and Raging Waters Water Park, as well as an all-you-can-eat lunch, provided by the Atlantic Cape Alumni Associationare, check in, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 17. (609) 463-3621. www.atlantic.edu/alumni. Meet at Rendezvous Beach Picnic Pavilion, Mariner’s Landing Pier, Wildwoods.
PlanIt Expo’s Summer of Love Bridal Show, guests will have an opportunity to learn about wedding food, flowers, dresses, DJs and more, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 20. Register: http://bit.ly/2E2jMYp. Information: (856) 685-6664 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Kathedral Event Center, 499 Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton.
Atlantic Cape Community College Farmers Market, 2 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 28 through Aug. 30. (609) 463-3619. Email email@example.com. Atlantic Cape Community College, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House.
Opera Galas, features fine wines, gourmet dinner and selected operatic arias, Oct. 7 and 14, and Dec. 9 and 16, tickets $79.95. (800) 666-9463. www.tomasellowinery.com. Tomasello Winery, 225 N. White Horse Pike, Hammonton.
“The Last Five Years,” Eagle Theatre’s production of Jason Robert Brown’s show tells the story of two individuals who fall in love-and out of it again-over the course of a five-year relationship; Jamie, an up-and-coming writer, struggles to balance his sudden success with his increasingly tumultuous love life, while Cathy, an aspiring actress, deals with the frustrations of her own stalled career while watching her husband from the sidelines, previews May 30 and 31, show, various times June 1 to July 31, tickets $19 to $29. (609) 704-5012. www.eagletheatre.org. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton.
Fool Moon Theatre’s “Sylvia,” written by A.R. Gurney, features the hilarious and touching story of a love triangle, a man, his wife and a dog, 7:30 p.m.. June 1 and 2, 2 p.m. June 3, 7:30 p.m. June 8 and 9, and 2 p.m. June 10, tickets start at $29. (609) 653-0553. www.gatewaybythebay.org. Gateway Playhouse, 738 Bay Ave., 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.