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‘THE WONDERS OF THE GREAT EGG HARBOR RIVER’: The Greate Egg Harbor Township Historical Society presents “The Wonders of the Great Egg Harbor River.” Lynn Maun, from the Great Egg Harbor Watershed Association, will present a slide show on the history and wildlife of the river at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Egg Harbor Township Community Center, 5045 English Creek Ave. Suggested donation is $2. GEHTHS members and students are free. Visit gehthsmuseum.org for more information.

Shore Physicians Group offers drive-thru flu shots: Shore Physicians Group is bringing back its drive-thru flu shot clinics from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 25 and Oct. 9. The clinics will be held at SPG Surgical Division, 649 Shore Road in Somers Point. Patients must be 18 or older to receive a flu shot. Vehicles may have a maximum of four patients per vehicle, and each patient must have a scheduled appointment. Appointments can be made by calling 609-365-6200. You do not need to be a current patient of Shore Physicians Group to participate in the clinic. For walk-up participants, appointments are not necessary.

‘Getting There’ exhibit at Stockton gallery: An installation by Pittsburgh artists Andrew Ellis Johnson and Susanne Slavick will be on display in the Stockton University Art Gallery through Nov. 14. “Getting There” examines the challenges of migrants and refugees in their relocation journey. A watch party will be held Sept. 29 in the lower L-Wing art gallery. Preview the exhibition from 11:30 a.m. to noon followed by a virtual conversation with the artists, moderated by Associate Professor of Art Jacob Feige. The Stockton University Art Gallery is free and open to the public daily from noon to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Masks are required indoors. A virtual parking permit and directions are at stockton.edu/parking.

Cornhole tournament: The Tyler Wechsler Foundation Cornhole Tournament will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 3 at Cornhole Craze in the Acme shopping plaza, New Road, Somers Point. Registration is $102.50 per team with two players. Use Venmo mobile payment service to register and pay. In the comment section, leave team name and two players’ names. Prizes will be awarded to winners. To attend for just food and beverage, the cost is $25. Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult. There will be raffle prizes. Register at cornholecraze.com or tylerwechsler.com. ️Proceeds will benefit Last Salute, an all-volunteer veterans group that provide honors for military funerals for both active duty and veterans from all branches of the services. Visit lastsalute.us for more information.

Seashore Gardens Foundation golf tournament: The community is invited to play in the Seashore Gardens Foundation Golf Tournament on Oct. 4 at Blue Heron Pines Golf Club in Galloway Township. Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m. Tee time for golfers is 1 p.m. There also will be a novice golf academy at 4 p.m. The dinner and awards ceremony begin at 5:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded, with a hole-in-one contest sponsored by Mercedes Benz, Atlantic City. There also will be a silent auction. Cost is $200 per golfer and includes a boxed lunch and barbecue buffet dinner and deluxe goody bag. Foursomes are available for $800. Dinner only is $75 per person. Register at seashoregardens.org/golf.

Low-cost veterinary care: The Atlantic County SPCA Veterinary Clinic provides low-cost, full-service veterinary care for pet owners who are struggling financially. Applicants are screened for financial need, and services are offered on a sliding scale. Staffed entirely by volunteers, the veterinary clinic operates out of a converted home attached to a mobile surgery unit at 334 Steelmanville Road in Egg Harbor Township. The facility offers full-service medicine, surgery, dentistry, spay and neuter, and wellness care. It is open Tuesdays, Fridays and one Thursday per month. For appointments or information, call 609-283-2713 or 609-927-9059.

Cape May

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Rutgers Cooperative Extension Family and Community Health Sciences Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group will hold its next in-person meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the 4-H Lockwood Youth Center, 355 Courthouse-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House. Families are welcome to attend together. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, advanced registration is required. Call 609-465-5115, ext. 3609, or email christine.zellers@co.cape-may.nj.us. The program is free. Childcare will be provided for the grandchildren, and a light supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. with the program following at 6 p.m.

Library celebrates golden jubilee: The Cape May Court House Library will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its current building by hosting activities for visitors of all ages. Members of the public are invited to participate in the Golden Ticket Scavenger Hunt, engage with the library’s historical displays and write a love letter to the library. The weeklong celebration will conclude from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday with a closing ceremony and the burial of the library time capsule. The rain date will be Sept. 25. For more information, visit cmclibrary.org.

Boo at the Zoo: The Cape May County Park & Zoo’s annual Boo at the Zoo event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 30 at the park in Cape May Court House. It will be free and open to the public. Guests are invited to wear costumes and enjoy craft stations, games, candy, entertainment, animals, an inflatable obstacle course, a pirate ship and more. A costume contest will be held at 11 a.m., with registration beginning at 10 a.m. The Cape May Dancers will perform at 10:15 p.m. Master DJ & Sound will provide music. For additional information, call 609-465-5271 or visit cmczoo.com.

Pageant entrants sought: Residents of Cape May County are invited to compete in the Miss Cape May County contest for a chance to advance to the Miss New Jersey Competition. Competition will be held in October in Avalon. Entrants must meet Miss America age and residency requirements. To enter the Miss Cape Resort South contest, entrants must meet requirements in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester or Salem counties. Email misscapegirls@gmail.com for information and visit missnj.org/become-a-candidate to register.

Mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics: The Cape May County Department of Health will be offering COVID-19 vaccines in towns around the county. Mobile vaccines will be offered every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, except on holidays. Tuesdays and Thursdays, the mobile unit will be out in communities from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wednesday clinics will also be hosted from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Cape May County Department of Health. No appointment is needed. For information, call 609-465-1187.

Veterinary clinic available at Beacon: The nonprofit Beacon Animal Rescue’s veterinary clinic serving Cape May and Atlantic counties is located at 701 Butter Road in Ocean View. The clinic is open to cats and dogs from the rescue, as well as those of the general public. Proceeds from the clinic will help the animal shelter. For more information, call 609-390-7956 or visit beaconveterinaryclinic.org.

Cumberland

Big Brothers Big Sister recruitment campaign: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties needs caring volunteers to become mentors to area youth. To engage new volunteers, the organization is offering recruitment kits with T-shirts, postcards, stickers, a yard sign and more. If interested, call the BBBS office at 856-692-0916 and pick up your recruitment kit. To learn more, visit southjerseybigs.org.

Library offers museum passes: Cumberland County Library cardholders in good standing can check out family passes good for free admission to the Academy of Natural Sciences, Eastern State Penitentiary, Historic Cold Spring Village, the Museum of the American Revolution, the National Constitution Center, Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, the Newark Museum of Art and Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center. Museum Passports are available for a one-week checkout period. The passes can only be checked out in person on a first come, first served basis. The library is located at 800 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton. For information, call 856-453-2210.

Southern Ocean

Volunteers sought for Memory Cafés at the library: Compassionate, sociable volunteers are needed to facilitate Memory Cafés at the Ocean County Library, a collaboration of the library and the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater New Jersey. Memory Cafés are monthly gatherings in which people experiencing memory loss, and their caregivers, connect in a relaxed, nonjudgmental atmosphere. Participants enjoy conversation, music, art, games, activities and more. Two social engagement leaders are sought for each monthly session. Training by the Alzheimer’s Association includes online learning, shadowing of similar groups and mentoring. Prospective facilitators are required to undergo background checks. To learn more, email program coordinator Nicolette Vasco at navasco@alz.org or call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900.

Veterans museum open: The Veterans United Military Memorial Museum at 5576 Route 9 in New Gretna is open to the public on weekends through Veterans Day. Arrangements also will be made any time for groups or organizations with reservations. The museum was established in 1985 with the goal of highlighting the achievements of servicemen and women and includes military artifacts. For information, visit vummm.org or call Jim Comis at 609-296-2210.

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