Thursday, March 23

BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; all welcome; Seashore Gardens Living Center, 22 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $6. 609-645-3269.

GOLDEN GALA: 6:30 to 11 p.m.; Atlantic Cape Community College's annual restaurant gala; celebrates the 50th anniversary of the college with thousands of hors d'oeuvres prepared by Academy of Culinary Arts students; live music, dancing; Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center, 777 Harrah's Blvd., Atlantic City, $225. 609-463-4672 or

THANKFUL THURSDAY EVENT: 4 to 8 p.m.; beer, refreshments; benefits The Cape May Film Society; Cold Spring Brewery, 733 Seashore Road, Cape May. 609-898-2300 or

Friday, March 24

CABIN FEVER CRAFT BEER & DINNER PAIRING: 7 to 9 p.m., Morton's Steakhouse, Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City, $60. 609-449-1044 or

FREE PIZZA & FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: 6 to 8 p.m.; hosted by the West Cape May Environmental Commission; free pizza; PG movie, call for title; West Cape May Borough Hall, 732 Broadway, West Cape May. 609-884-1005.

TOAST PINK PRESENTS MOULIN ROUGE: 7 p.m. cocktails, 8 p.m. dinner; live music, dancing; theme is "Moulin Rouge, An Evening in Old Paris"; authentic Parisian food, open bar, silent auction, 50/50 raffle; benefits Toast Pink; The Flanders, 719 E. 11th St., Ocean City, $125. 609-805-1107 or

Saturday, March 25

BACON DAY AT THE GOLDEN NUGGET ATLANTIC CITY: bacon-themed specials throughout the casino; 9 p.m. performance by the Bacon Brothers in the Grand Ballroom; Golden Nugget Casino, Hotel & Marina, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard, Atlantic City. 609-441-2000.

Sunday, March 26

OCEAN CITY RED RAIDER DUGOUT DASH: 9 a.m.; supports the Ocean City Baseball Team; 5K run on the boardwalk; 8 a.m. registration; Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and the Boardwalk, Ocean City, $20 students, $25 individuals. 609-231-0118.

VIM/ODRC 5K: 9 a.m.; 5K and 1.5-mile Promenade Fun Run; awards given to top finishers; 8 a.m. registration, Welcome Center, 300 JFK Blvd.; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 25, ODRC Health and Fitness Expo, Wildwoods Convention Center; Promenade at JFK Blvd, Sea Isle City, $25. 609-523-0880 or

Monday, March 27

SPRING CELEBRATION DINNER: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Academy of Culinary Arts students will prepare and present a six-course gourmet vegan meal of exceptional quality; Careme's Gourmet Restaurant, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, $36, $26. 856-694-2887 or

'VICTORIAN MAGIC': 6 to 8 p.m.; East Lynne Theater Company's performance of Victorian Magic, presented by NJ Stages Theatre Alliance with magician Robert Aberdeen; Ocean County Library, 380 Bay Ave., Tuckerton, registration required. 609-296-1470 or

Tuesday, March 28

DINNER & MOVIE: 5 p.m.; entrée, soup, salad and dessert; showing of film "Jackie"; Milton & Betty Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate, $20 members, $23 guests, reservations required. 609-822-1167 or

Wednesday, March 29

'FEMALE ATHLETES JOURNEY TOWARD EQUITY': noon to 1 p.m.; Women's History Month Lunch & Learn event; light refreshments; facilitated by Eileen Conran-Folks, director of Stockton's Hammonton and Manahawkin locations and adjunct instructor in the university's School of General Studies; Kramer Hall, 30 Front St., Hammonton, free. 609-626-3837 or

Thursday, March 30

LADIES NIGHT: 6 to 9 p.m.; benefits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; complimentary mini spa treatments, gift giveaways, massages, and exclusive discounts on clothing, jewelry, and spa products; Spa & Salon, Golden Nugget Atlantic City, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard, Atlantic City, $5 admission. 609-441-2000 or

Wednesday, April 5

A SPRING EVENING OF SPOKEN WORDS & MUSIC: 7 to 9 p.m.; presented by The Somers Point Arts Commission; includes program of chorus poets, introductory poet Cole Eubanks and award-winning feature poet Joel Dias-Porter; live jazz music; light refreshments available; 6 p.m. optional dinner; Greate Bay Country Club, 901 Mays Landing Road, Somers Point, reservations recommended. 609-653-4991 or

Friday, May 26

ATLANTIC CITY BOXING HALL OF FAME WEEKEND: May 26, 27, 28; Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame (ACBHOF) Induction weekend; grand induction ceremony including Mike Tyson, Lou Duva, Michael Spinks, Arturo Gatti, Leavander Johnson, Don King, Dave Bontempo, and more; meet and greet, cocktail reception, Ultimate Fight Fan Experience Expo; Claridge Hotel, Park Place and The Boardwalk, Atlantic City. 609-318-3188 or

Kids Stuff

Saturday, March 25

'STONE SOUP AND OTHER STORIES': noon to 2 p.m.; stage festival for grades pre-K through 5th grade; program of New Jersey Theatre Alliance; Wheaton Arts, 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville, free, registration requested. 856-825-6800, ext. 106 or

Thursday, March 30

'STONE SOUP AND OTHER STORIES': 6 p.m.; presented by the Pushcart Players; for ages 4 and older; blend of familiar folk tales from around the world; Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Road, Little Egg Harbor Township. 609-294-1197 or


Thursday, March 23

CBB FALL/WINTER JAZZ CONCERT SERIES: 7 to 10 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays; hosted by the Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation; benefits youth jazz studies and artists; Claridge Hotel, Park Place and the Boardwalk, Atlantic City, $10. 609-841-6897.

Friday, March 24

COMMANDER CODY: 7:30 to 10 p.m.; Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen were one of the original groups to fuse divergent strains of Americans roots music; The Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 East Main St., Tuckerton, $30 advance, $35 day-of. 609-389-0118 or

Saturday, March 25

ALEXIS P SUTER AND MINISTERS OF SOUND: 7:30 to 10 p.m.; unique 5 piece ensemble; The Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 East Main St., Tuckerton, $30 advance, $35 day-of. 609-389-0118 or

SATURDAY NIGHT WORSHIP: 7 to 9 p.m.; night of worship lead by Dave Pettigrew; Transformation Church, Second Street and Rt. 50, Mays Landing. 609-705-2089 or

SINGER-SONGWRITER JIM SCOTT: 6 to 8 p.m.; earth-centered music; UU Center, 75 S. Pomona Road, Egg Harbor City, $15 advance, $20 at the door, $5 students, free ages 17 and younger.

Sunday, March 26

ATLANTIC YOUTH ORCHESTRA SPRING CONCERT: 7 to 8 p.m.; junior high and high school viola, violin and bass students perform classic music of Bach, Mozart and Brahms; Ocean Heights Presbyterian Church, 2116 Ocean Heights Ave., Egg Harbor Township, free. 609-646-4762.

JOHN PRIMER: 7 to 10 p.m.; two-time Grammy nominated artist and American blues legend John Primer; The Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 East Main St., Tuckerton, $30 advance, $35 day-of. 609-389-0118 or

Wednesday, March 29

TOM ANGELLO'S ALL STAR JAZZ SERIES: 7 to 11 p.m. March 29, April 12, 19; presented by Walt's Famous Blue Note Jazz Emporium; Gregory's Restaurant & Bar, 900 Shore Rd, Somers Point, $10. 609-513-6219 or

Thursday, March 30

WEBB WILDER: 7:30 to 10 p.m.; rock 'n' roll performance; The Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 East Main St., Tuckerton, $25 advance, $30 day-of. 609-389-0118 or

Friday, April 7

THE WAY DOWN WANDERERS: 7 to 11 p.m.; 5-piece modern-folk Americana act; benefits the Stacy Moore Hagan Memorial Estuarine Internship Operating Fund; Campus Center Theater, Stockton University, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $20 advance, $25 at the door, $10 students with ID. 609-296-9150 or


Sunday, April 23

‘CARMEN’: 4 to 6:30 p.m.; performance by the Atlantic City Ballet; Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City. 609-348-7201 or

Sunday, May 21

‘SWAN LAKE’: 4 to 6:30 p.m.; performance by the Atlantic City Ballet; Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City. 609-348-7201 or