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UNITY WREATH CRAFT-TO-GO: daily until February 28; for 6 to 12 year olds; get a craft gift bag to make at home; Atlantic County Library System, 33 Martin Luther King Junior Ave., Pleasantville. 609-641-1778 or

VETERAN COLLECTION: daily until February 28; the second annual Veterans Collection honoring Mainland Regional High School teacher Josephine Carney; items will be donated to the Veterans Memorial Home in Vineland; items needed are large coloring books, markers, crayons, crayons, crossword puzzles, wordsearch/word puzzles/sudoku; drop off in porch bins or ship to 6 Wabash Ave., Linwood by Feb. 28. 609-513-1075.

Friday February 25 BEGINNER BEEKEEPING WORKSHOPS: 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Fridays until April 1; learn what you need to be a successful beekeeper; the courses are a mixture of texts, lectures, videos and practical work; Rutgers Extension Building, 355 Court House S. Dennis Road, Middle Township. 609-861-0913.

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WEEKLY SATURDAY OPEN GAME: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday; join friends to play mah-jongg, scrabble, canasta or pinochle; mandatory masks; Longport Public Library, 2305 Atlantic Ave., Longport. 609-487-7403 or

RIDDLESBROOD TURNED THEATER OPEN AUDITIONS: 1 p.m.; auditions for children and adults for a musical adaptation of “Alice in Wonderland,” with performances taking place May 21 and 22 at Historic Smithville; Auditions will be held at Barnegat Fire Company 11 Barracks Banquet Hall, 11 Birdsall Street, Barnegat.

VIRTUAL GENEALOGY PROGRAM: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; VHAS presents Genealogy: Using Online Resources to Research Your Family History; Vineland. 856-691-1111.

BLACK HISTORY COUNTS ’22: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; featured speaker, Reverend Dr. Willie D. Francis, III, a civil rights, political, educational, and community leader; Organization of future leaders. 609-380-7659.

‘BIG BANG BOOM!’ : 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; the kid- and parent-friendly pop/rock show is full of energy and expects the audience to engage; Stockton Performing Arts Center, Jimmie Leeds Road, Township of Galloway; $12. 609-652-9000 or

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday; for 2 to 4 year olds; the latest books and some old favorites will help introduce new vocabulary and reinforce learning; Atlantic County Library System, 134 Philadelphia Ave., Egg Harbor City; registration required. 609-804-1063 or

SUPPORT GROUP FOR FAMILY REUNIONS: 10 a.m. to noon on the second and fourth Thursdays; support group for family members of people living with a mental health problem. 609-652-3800 or

HERE FROM SOUTH JERSEY RESUMES MEETINGS: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday until June 2022; creates awareness and appreciation of Italian culture; St. Frances Cabrini Church, Room C, 114 Atlantic Ave., Ocean City; $4 donation non-members. 609-602-9017.

KNITTING GROUP: 3 to 4 p.m. Monday to May 23; meet and share knitting techniques; all levels of knitters are welcome; Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon.

LONGPORT NEEDLES: 10 a.m. to noon on Monday; bring your needlecraft/crochet craft project and join us for some crafting and socializing time; Longport Public Library, 2305 Atlantic Ave., Longport. 609-487-7403 or

“RISING MINDS” ONLINE MEETING: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday; offered by the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County; peer-led meeting for people aged 18-30; participants discuss mental health, share experiences, develop tools to care for themselves, and connect with others. 609-652-3800 or

NICOTINE ANONYMOUS: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Fridays; community of men and women who help each other to live without nicotine; 351 Cincinnati Ave, Egg Harbor City; free. 609-602-5701, 609-965-4847 or 609-226-4193.

VIRTUAL TAI CHI & QIGONG CLASSES — VIRTUAL EVENT: 11 a.m. to noon on Friday; virtual classrooms; participants will learn ancient practices of mind, body and spirit; Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City. 609-345-2269 or

MEDITATION — ONLINE GROUP: 7:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday; offered by The Mental Health Association in Atlantic County; staff offer a guided calming meditation or breathing exercise; to receive a link via email to join the group online, email [email protected] 609-652-3800 or

‘Are you stressed?’ ONLINE GROUP: 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays; online group meetings to discuss daily well-being, coping strategies and tools to relieve stress and reduce anxiety; offered by The Mental Health Association in Atlantic County; free. 609-652-3800 or

BODY IMAGE & BALANCE MEETINGS: 7 to 8 p.m. first and third Tuesdays; hosted by the Atlantic County Mental Health Association; call group and online for people living with or recovering from an eating disorder. 609-652-3800 or

MEDITATION SERIES: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on March 1, 8, 15; Jen Sawyer, certified health and life coach, will present the history of meditation, explaining what it is and what it is not and showing how to start the practice; Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon.

VIRTUAL JAM SERIES: 7 p.m. Thursdays; hosted by Absecon Cultural Arts Alliance live via Facebook; features local musicians.

CORNS MANY — 1940s JAZZ SAXOPHONES: 5-7 p.m., presented by the South Jersey Jazz Society; “Listen here!” social listening and learning program with discussion; Maurice Porter shares his playlist; participants can also bring recorded music from personal collections; The Ocean City Arts Center Listening Room, 1735 Simpson Ave, Ocean City; Free and open to the public. 609-399-7628 or

EXPLORATION OF CHRISTIANITY COURSE: Thursdays until March 17; for anyone who wants to know more about Christianity, you don’t need to know anything about the Bible; free dinner included with each session; Greentree Church, 125 Schoolhouse Road, Egg Harbor Township. 609-927-3838 or

BLACK HISTORY MONTH SERVICES: theme: “Black Lives Matter”; Macedonian Baptist Church, Pittsburgh Avenue and County Boulevard in the South Egg Harbor section of Galloway Township. 609-965-4211.


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