Somers Point’s October Events Feature Fall Fun

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The summer is over, but there is still plenty to do in Somers Point.

Tuesday, October 2–7 p.m.

The Green Thumb Garden Club: Monthly Meeting with Guest Speaker Joe Alvarez

The Green Thumb Garden Club will meet on Tuesday, October 2 for its monthly meeting. Joe Alvarez, a plant biology educator with an environmental background and landscape specialist, will lead a discussion about enhancing shade gardens with plants that will add color, texture, and variety throughout the seasons. New members are welcome. Please arrive at 6:45 p.m. at the Senior Citizen Center at the corner of Ambler Road and Massachusetts Avenue in Somers Point.

For more information, call Sally Pietrofitta at 609-927-4147 after 5 p.m.

Wednesday, October 3 & 10 – 7 p.m.

Wednesday Night Film Festival

The Somers Point Arts Commission will present a Wednesday Night Film Festival at Greate Bay Country Club Park Room, 901 Mays Landing Rd. on Wednesdays, October 3 and 10. Seating starts at 6 p.m. and the film begins at 7 p.m.

The Wednesday, October 3 film will be a foodie film, “Tortilla Soup,” and Wednesday, October 10 will be a jazz film, “Jazz on a Summer’s Day: The 1958 Newport Jazz Festival.” $15 admission includes the movie and a film-related cocktail and dessert.

A full bar and light menu is also available (not included in the ticket price). Seating is limited, so reservations and advance payment are required. Send checks to SP Arts Commission, 1 West New Jersey Avenue, Somers Point, N.J. 08244. Greate Bay Country Club is a handicapped-accessible facility.

Funding for this program has been provided in part by the N.J. State Council on the Arts/Dept. of State, a partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts through the Local Arts Grant/Atlantic County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs.

Additional contributors are AtlantiCare Healing Arts, Ocean First Bank, Somers Point Business Association, Somers Point Foundation for Education, and Sturdy Savings Bank.

For more information, call 609-653-4991 or email somersptarts@gmail.com.

Friday, October 12 – 6-8 p.m.

Trunk or Treat

The Somers Point Municipal Drug Alliance and the Somers Point Police Department will host a Trunk or Treat on Friday, October 12 in the City Hall parking lot off of New York Avenue. This event is free to attend.

Saturday, October 13 – 1-4 p.m.

“Wine Tasting and History” Fall Fundraiser

A wine tasting to benefit the Somers Mansion will be held Oct. 13.

Somers Mansion

The Inaugural ‘Wine Tasting and History’ Fall Fundraiser to benefit the Somers Mansion will be held on Saturday, October 13 from 1-4 p.m. directly across Shore Road from the Mansion at 939 Bay Avenue.

The event will feature regional wines poured by Stockton Hospitality students, live performances by the SSPs band, a discussion of wine history in Atlantic County from two Stockton professors, and a special tour of the Mansion.

Tickets are $25 per person and all proceeds benefit The Patriots for the Somers Mansion, a 501c3 non-profit.

For more information about The Patriots of the Somers Mansion and to purchase tickets to the event, visit www.somersmansionpatriots.org.

Saturday, October 20 – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Horsepower by the Bay

The Somers Point Historical Society will present Horsepower by the Bay at Bay Avenue and Harbor Lane on Saturday, October 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Horsepower by the Bay car and boat show will feature vintage, classic, and antique cars and boats. Registration is $10 payable at the show. A flea market, craft, food, and swap meet booths round out this event. Interested in being a vendor? Email sphs55@yahoo.com. Cost is $25 per space. There is plenty of parking onsite for our visitors.

The Horsepower by the Bay car show on Oct. 20 will feature antique, classic and muscle cars. (Courtesy Horsepower by the Bay Facebook page)

Friday, October 26 – 6:30 p.m.

Halloween Movie in the Park – Hocus Pocus

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for a spooky evening under the stars at John F. Kennedy Park in Somers Point. Enjoy the classic Disney Halloween film, Hocus Pocus, re-released this year for its 25th anniversary edition. This event is free and open to the public.