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In Your Town, Downbeach edition

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Monster Mash Run/Walk

The Margate Education Foundation and Margate Recreation Department will host a Monster Mash 1-Mile Spooky Family Fun Run/Walk 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at the Municipal Building, 9001 Winchester Ave. The run/walk starts at the old Union Avenue School parking lot and ends at Eugene A. Tighe Middle School. Registration is 3:30 p.m. Fee is $10 per person or $50 per family. Halloween costumes are encouraged. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the Tighe School, and there will be Jenga, spike ball and cornhole games. Prizes will be awarded for best costume and fastest runner. For information, call Anita Grimley at 609-335-8101 or email

VECC Halloween Parade

The Ventnor Home and School Association will present the annual VECC Halloween parade around the school 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27. Schoolchildren will dress in costume and parade outside before enjoying treats in the gym. 

Family Movie Night

The Longport Public Library, 2305 Atlantic Ave., will show "Casper" 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27. For information, see or call 609-487-7403.

Storytime with Miss NJ

The Longport Public Library, 2305 Atlantic Ave., will host storytime with Miss New Jersey 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. For information, see or call 609-487-7403.

Mega Superhero Walk

FACES 4 Autism will hold its fourth annual Mega Superhero Walk 4 Autism 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at St. James Church Hall, 6415 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. Vendors, exhibit tables and sponsorship opportunities are available. For details, email

CAH Awareness Walk

The third annual CAH Awareness Walk/Run will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, on the Boardwalk at Newport Avenue in Ventnor. Registration begins 9 a.m. Rain date is Oct. 29. Walk or run to raise awareness of congenital adrenal hyperplasia and raise funds for CARES. Register at or contact Dina Matos at or 908-364-0272 for information.

Karaoke Song Fest

Beth El Synagogue, 500 N. Jerome Ave., Margate, will hold a Karaoke Song Fest featuring Bobby P 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. Cost is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome. For information, call 609-823-2725. 

Step Up for the Arc Walk

The Arc of Atlantic County will present its annual Step Up for the Arc Walk 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, on the Boardwalk in Ventnor. Teams welcome. Proceeds benefit programs for people with developmental disabilities. Register 8:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Parish, 6415 Atlantic Ave. Registration fee is $25 for adults and $10 for children 13 and under. Call Mary Ruley Moyer at 609-485-0800, ext. 135, or email

Beth El Holiday Bazaar

Beth El Synagogue, 500 N. Jerome Ave., Margate, will hold its annual Holiday Bazaar 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5. There will be vendors, entertainment and children's activities, and the Men's Club Cafe will serve breakfast and lunch. The Beth El gift shop will be open. Vendor space is $50 for a 6-foot table with cover. Call 609-823-2725.

'Inventing New Jersey'

The Margate Library and Historical Society Alliance will present a program titled "A History of Inventing in New Jersey: From Thomas Edison to the Ice Cream Cone" 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Historic City Hall, 1 S. Washington Ave. Presenter is Linda L. Barth, author and officer of the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey. Admission is free, and all are welcome. Call 609-822-4700 for information.

'The Zookeeper's Wife'

Beth El Synagogue, 500 N. Jerome Ave., Margate will host an afternoon at the movies 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8. The movie is "The Zookeeper's Wife" about a couple who run the Warsaw Zoo in 1939 when Poland was invaded by the Nazis. Admission is $5 and includes snacks. All are welcome. Call 609-823-2725.

Ventnor Veterans Day Service

The Greater Absecon Island VFW Post 215, 601 N. Dorset Ave., Ventnor will hold its annual Veterans Day service 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 outdoors at the post, weather permitting. Guest speaker is retired Air Force Lt. Col.Roger Emmick Sr., and guest singer is Michelle Cook of the Margate Community Church Choir. Fellowship and post-tour follows. Refreshments, Buddy Poppies and drawing. for information call Anthony Tibbrine at 609-335-1409.

Longport Veterans Day Service

American Legion Post 469 and the Auxiliary will present Longport's traditional Veterans Day service 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 at Thomas B. Reed Park near the foot of the Longport Bridge. This year’s ceremony will recognize Longport’s sole Medal of Honor recipient, the late Brigadier General Thomas Cruse, U.S. Army, who had retired in Longport about 70 years ago. Contact Larry Pacentrilli at 609-513-3578.

Rock On for Education

Beth El Synagogue, 500 N. Jerome Ave., Margate will hold Rock on for Education, an afternoon of rock classics performed live by area bands to benefit the school and scholarships, 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19. Admission is $10 and includes food and beverages. For information call 609-23-2725.


Fall Programs at the Longport Library

The Longport Library, 2305 Atlantic Ave., will host weekly programs throughout the fall. Weekly children's programs include Homework Help Tuesdays at 5-8 p.m., Storytime and Crafts at 10:30 a.m. every Saturday and Makerspace Challenge for all ages at 3:30 p.m. every Saturday. Adult programs include Technology Tuesdays at 10 a.m., Pinochle Club for new and experienced players Tuesdays at 3 p.m., and Wednesday Writer's Group at 10 a.m. Longport Needlers meet 10 a.m. on Mondays. For more see or call 609-487-7403.

Checkmates Chess Club

Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Ave., will hold an open chess program for all ages every Saturday from noon to 4:30 p.m., through Dec. 30.  Join chess expert Ken Esada and play a friendly game or two. Beginners are welcome; the games double as lessons. Call the library at 609-823-4614.

Gathering Wool

Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Ave. welcomes adults to join a quilting and knitting group that meets 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday through Nov. 28 (except Tuesday, Nov. 7 when the library is closed for Election Day). The program is free. All levels of experience are welcome. Join the group to stitch, loop, knit, crochet, craft and chat. Call the library at 609-823-4614.

Read and Play Baby

Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Ave., invites little ones between the ages of 12 and 36 months to its young storytime activity, 10:30 a.m. Thursday mornings Nov. 9 and 16 and Dec. 7 and 14. Registration is requested for any session. Come enjoy stories, songs, stretches, rhymes, puppets, felt boards, fingerplays and more with your child.Call the library at 609-823-4614.

Need a Ride?

The Ventnor Senior Transportation Service provides free rides to the market, bank, beauty salon, doctor's office or lab in Longport, Margate and Ventnor to Ventnor residents age 60 or older without serious handicaps. The shuttle will operate 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. To arrange a pickup call 609-823-7994 the day before and leave a message.

Tour the Historic Organs at Boardwalk Hall

The Historic Organ Restoration Committee Inc. presents free half-hour recitals and tours of the historic organs at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City at noon Monday through Friday, May through September. Full behind-the-scenes tours are available 10 a.m. to noon every Wednesday year-round. See or call 609-402-9584.

Senior activities in Ventnor

The Ventnor Senior Center, 6500 Atlantic Ave., offers various programs for senior citizens 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. Transportation is provided by a county bus if needed. Lunch is provided for a small donation. For information call Diane Cherry at 609-822-9239.

Senior activities at the Rosin Center

The Rosin Center at the Herman Pogachefsky Senior Pavilion, 1102 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City, holds weekday activities including knitting, computer basics, armchair exercises, yoga, health and musical programs, Bingo, Alzheimer's caregivers group and Shabbat luncheons on Fridays. For more information call 609-345-3057.

Chi Kung

Village by the Shore and the Katz JCC present Chi Kung with Rose 9:45-10:45 a.m. every Friday at the JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate. Harmonize mind and body with slow, gentle movement and mental concentration. Increases balance, reduces stress, lowers blood pressure. Free for Village by the Shore and JCC members; $20 for a JCC day pass for nonmembers. Contact Tina Serota at 609-822-1109 or

Mindfulness Stretch

Village by the Shore and the Katz JCC will present Mindfulness Stretch with Cheryl 10:45-11:40 a.m. every Friday at the Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Bring a yoga mat and water bottle. Free for Village by the Shore and JCC members; $20 for a JCC day pass for nonmembers. Contact Tina Serota at 609-822-1109 or

Needlework with Friends

Village by the Shore holds Needlework with Friends 10 a.m.-noon every Thursday at the Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate. Knitting, crochet, needlepoint, quilting or cross-stitch. Bring needles, yarn, fabric and your latest project. Facilitated by Fran Baronowitz of the South Jersey Knitting Guild. Free. Contact Tina Serota at 609-822-1109 or

Classes at Ventnor Cultural Arts Center

Classes in drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry making, children’s art, dance and Zumba are held at the Ventnor City Cultural Arts Center, 6500 Atlantic Ave. throughout the year. For information and class schedules call Victoria Clark at 609-823-7952 or email

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