T HE BUZ Z O N HA P P E N IN GS IN AN D A ROU N D O U R A R EA The Harlem Globetrotters
Family Fun Time
GET YOUR GAME ON and grab your seats as the lovable and talented Harlem Globetrotters bounce into Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Friday, March 11 at 7 PM. The Harlem Globetrotters continue a world famous tradition of ball-handling wizardry, basketball artistry, and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that continues to thrill fans of all ages. Throughout their history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 120 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans — among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents. The line-up has included some of the greatest players ever, including Wilt Chamberlain, Marques Haynes, Curly Neal, and Connie Hawkins, just to name a few, and they have appeared in their own movies and TV shows.
A Spy-themed Ga
TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE for South Jersey’s premier food and beverage fundraising event. The 33rd Annual Atlantic Cape Community College “MISSION: POSSIBLE” Restaurant Gala will take place Thursday, March 24, in the Avalon Ballroom of Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center, a new venue for the gala. The annual event showcases food by serving thousands of hors d’oeuvres prepared by students from the Academy of Culinary Arts and features the culinary specialties of 40 of the region’s best restaurants at a progressive dining experience. Brothers Will and Jack Morey, of Morey’s Piers, a family-owned entertainment, amusement, hotel and dining enterprise in Wildwood and a South Jersey landmark, will be honored at the gala. Steven Serano of Northfield, owner of Café Loren in Avalon and 1996 Academy of Culinary Arts graduate, is the 2016 Culinary Honoree. The event has raised $3 million since 1984, with proceeds benefiting student scholarships at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College and Atlantic Cape Foundation operations. For more information, visit www.atlantic.edu/gala.
Message in a Bottle
A MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE that set sail from the shore of New Jersey was found in Europe after successfully completing its two-year trans-Atlantic voyage. And thanks to social media, the senders and the receiver of the message are connected. According to reports, two years ago Tommy Zanowic and Bridget Braaten, tossed a glass bottle with a note inside into the ocean at the Jersey shore They didn’t sign the note inside, but left Zanowic’s college dorm address on the message, and simply forgot about it. Well, recently something magical happened. Loyola University in Maryland contacted them saying someone had found their message in a bottle in France. The bottle floated over 3,000 miles from Island Beach State Park to Ile Tariec in France. David Folley spotted the bottle in the sand and took it home to open. The message read: “Write to us about your good fortunes.” Well Folley, now it’s your turn.
Stockton’s PAC Hosts Iconic Play
“IT WAS THE BEST OF TIMES, it was the worst of times.” This recognizable line from “A Tale of Two Cities” can be heard on Saturday, March 5, at Stockton’s Performing Arts Center, performed by the National Players. Dickens’ novel about the people of France and Britain during the Reign of Terror is vividly brought to life in Benjamin Kingsland’s bold new adaptation. Justice, sacrifice, class, love, and duty are put to the test as leaders are beheaded and a people rebel. As blood flows in the streets, is anyone truly innocent? National Players is a program of Olney Theatre Center and is made possible by support from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, the Maryland State Department of Education, and the Maryland State Arts Council. The National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest presents Shakespeare in American Communities. This is the 13th year of this national program, the largest tour of Shakespeare in American history. njlifestyleonline.com
LIFESTYLE | Winter 2016