Cape May's February 2018 Calendar of Events

sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)

Through April 15

Center for Community Arts (CCA) Exhibit in the Carroll Gallery "Franklin Street School: From Segregation to Unification": On the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Free admission. Saturday, Jan. 13-Sunday, April 15. Hours vary. Presented by the Center for Community Arts (CCA) in association with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For information on the exhibit, call (609) 884-7525 or see www.CenterforCommunityArts.org. For gallery hours call (609) 884-5404 or see www.capemaymac.org.

Feb. 2-5

Historic District Trolley Tours: Get acquainted with Cape May on a trolley tour as knowledgeable guides present entertaining and educational stories about the nation's oldest seashore resort (tours begin and end at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, Washington Street Mall at Ocean Street). Offered Friday, Feb. 2 through Monday, Feb. 5 at 1 p.m. $12 for adults, $8 for children (ages 3-12). Winter trolley tours are co-sponsored by the Carroll Villa Hotel, Congress Hall Hotel, the Grand Hotel and the Queen Victoria Bed and Breakfast Inn.

Feb. 3

Emlen Physick Estate Tour: Enjoy this entertaining and educational guided tour of Cape May's only Victorian house museum, the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate at 1048 Washington St., with the house tour theme for 2017-18, "Let's Go Shopping! Victorian Consumer Culture," Saturday, Feb. 3 at 1:45 p.m. $12 for adults, $8 for children (ages 3-12).

Combination Trolley/Physick Estate Tours: Enjoy a guided trolley tour of Cape May's Historic District, followed by a guided tour of Cape May's only Victorian house museum, the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., with the house tour theme for 2017-18, "Let's Go Shopping! Victorian Consumer Culture." Tours begin and end at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, Washington Street Mall at Ocean Street. Saturday, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. $22 for adults, $14 for children (ages 3-12). Winter trolley tours are co-sponsored by the Carroll Villa Hotel, Congress Hall Hotel, the Grand Hotel and the Queen Victoria Bed and Breakfast Inn.

Feb. 7

Lunch & Learn "Classic Movies and Their Stars of Yesteryear": Bring a bag lunch and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture and the arts during weekly Lunch & Learn presentations every Wednesday at noon at the Cape May United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St., Cape May. Wednesday, Feb. 7 - "Classic Movies and Their Stars of Yesteryear," with Alex Breve. Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members, and includes beverages.

Feb. 9-12

Historic District Trolley Tours: Get acquainted with Cape May on a trolley tour as knowledgeable guides present entertaining and educational stories about the nation's oldest seashore resort (tours begin and end at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, Washington Street Mall at Ocean Street). Offered daily Friday, Feb. 9 through Monday, Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. $12 for adults, $8 for children (ages 3-12). Winter trolley tours are co-sponsored by the Carroll Villa Hotel, Congress Hall Hotel, the Grand Hotel and the Queen Victoria Bed and Breakfast Inn.

Feb. 10

Combination Trolley/Physick Estate Tours: Enjoy a guided trolley tour of Cape May's Historic District, followed by a guided tour of Cape May's only Victorian house museum, the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., with the house tour theme for 2017-18, "Let's Go Shopping! Victorian Consumer Culture." Tours begin and end at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, Washington Street Mall at Ocean Street. Saturday, Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. $22 for adults, $14 for children (ages 3-12). Winter trolley tours are co-sponsored by the Carroll Villa Hotel, Congress Hall Hotel, the Grand Hotel and the Queen Victoria Bed and Breakfast Inn.

Emlen Physick Estate Tour: Enjoy this entertaining and educational guided tour of Cape May's only Victorian house museum, the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate at 1048 Washington St., with the house tour theme for 2017-18, "Let's Go Shopping! Victorian Consumer Culture," Saturday, Feb. 10 at 1:45 p.m. $12 for adults, $8 for children (ages 3-12).

Feb. 14

Lunch & Learn "A Victorian Valentine - Love, Courtship and Marriage": Bring a bag lunch and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture and the arts during weekly Lunch & Learn presentations every Wednesday at noon at the Cape May United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St., Cape May. Wednesday, Feb. 14 - "A Victorian Valentine - Love, Courtship and Marriage," with Mary Stewart. Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members, and includes beverages.

An Evening of Burlesque with the Vintage Vixens of Valentines: Enjoy a variety of entertainment centered around love as The Salty Sirens put a sassy spin on the history of Valentine's Day. You'll have a fun-¬filled trip back in time to a period when entertainment was theatrical, sassy, and teased the imagination. Experience this modern take on classic burlesque, rooted in Victorian vaudeville. Food and beverages available for purchase. Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. at Elaine's Dinner Theater, 513 Lafayette St. Cocktails at 7 p.m. Admission is $30 and advance reservations are required. For mature audiences. Cosponsored by the Co-sponsored by The Salty Sirens, Elaine's Dinner Theater and
the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

Feb. 16

Historic District Trolley Tours: Get acquainted with Cape May on a trolley tour as knowledgeable guides present entertaining and educational stories about the nation's oldest seashore resort (tours begin and end at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, Washington Street Mall at Ocean Street). Offered Friday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. $12 for adults, $8 for children (ages 3-12). Winter trolley tours are co-sponsored by the Carroll Villa Hotel, Congress Hall Hotel, the Grand Hotel and the Queen Victoria Bed and Breakfast Inn.

An Evening of Burlesque with the Vintage Vixens of Valentines: Enjoy a variety of entertainment centered around love as The Salty Sirens put a sassy spin on the history of Valentine's Day. You'll have a fun-¬filled trip back in time to a period when entertainment was theatrical, sassy, and teased the imagination. Experience this modern take on classic burlesque, rooted in Victorian vaudeville. Food and beverages available for purchase. Friday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. at Elaine's Dinner Theater, 513 Lafayette St. Cocktails at 7 p.m. Admission is $30 and advance reservations are required. For mature audiences. Cosponsored by the Co-sponsored by The Salty Sirens, Elaine's Dinner Theater and the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

Feb. 17

Cape May Wine Trail: Spend an afternoon visiting Cape May County's wineries and sampling the unique flavors of each. Travel via trolley to Willow Creek Winery where you'll enjoy tastings, a brief tour and lunch. You'll also travel to Natali Vineyards for tastings there with cheese and crackers and receive a souvenir glass. Admission is $75. Saturday, Feb. 17, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Chocolate Lovers Feast at The Blue Rose Inn: Chocolate lovers unite! You'll savor seven plated courses of chocolate desserts and hear how each was created from the chef who prepared it at The Blue Rose Inn on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. Admission is $40.

Friends of the World War II Tower present "50 Years Later: 1968 and the Vietnam War - Lessons from the Barbary Wars applied to Vietnam": The year 1968 was pivotal in both Vietnamese and United States history. Learn about these changes in this lecture series. marking this anniversary. Saturday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. Cape May Lutheran Church, 509 Pittsburgh Ave. Admission is $5 at the door. Free for all World War II veterans, MAC members and students. Presented by the Friends of the World War II Tower in association with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour: Board a MAC trolley tour for a 30-minute evening ride through the streets of Cape May. The paranormal findings of ghost writer Craig McManus come alive as your guide translates McManus' stories. Offered Saturday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. $12 for adults, $8 for children (ages 3-12).

Feb. 17-18

Crafts and Collectibles in Winter: The region's most sought-after collectibles dealers and craftspeople come together for a two-day show featuring an array of handmade items, jewelry, glassware and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 and Sunday, Feb. 18. Cape May Convention Hall, Beach Avenue at Stockton Place. Admission is $2.

Historic District Trolley Tours: Get acquainted with Cape May on a trolley tour as knowledgeable guides present entertaining and educational stories about the nation's oldest seashore resort (tours begin and end at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, Washington Street Mall at Ocean Street). Offered Saturday, Feb. 17 at 11 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m., 12:15 p.m. $12 for adults, $8 for children (ages 3-12). Winter trolley tours are co-sponsored by the Carroll Villa Hotel, Congress Hall Hotel, the Grand Hotel and the Queen Victoria Bed and Breakfast Inn.

Combination Trolley/Physick Estate Tours: Enjoy a guided trolley tour of Cape May's Historic District, followed by a guided or self-guided tour of Cape May's only Victorian house museum, the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., with the house tour theme for 2017-18, "Let's Go Shopping! Victorian Consumer Culture." Tours begin and end at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, Washington Street Mall at Ocean Street. Saturday, Feb. 17 at 11 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. (11 a.m. tours include a guided tour of the Physick Estate; 12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. tours include a self-guided tour of the Physick Estate, available through 3 p.m.) $22 for adults, $14 for children (ages 3-12). Winter trolley tours are co-sponsored by the Carroll Villa Hotel, Congress Hall Hotel, the Grand Hotel and the Queen Victoria Bed and Breakfast Inn.

Emlen Physick Estate Guided Tour: Enjoy this entertaining and educational guided tour of Cape May's only Victorian house museum, the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate at 1048 Washington St., with the house tour theme for 2017-18, "Let's Go Shopping! Victorian Consumer Culture," Saturday, Feb. 17 and Sunday, Feb. 18 at 11:45 a.m. $12 for adults, $8 for children (ages 3-12).

Physick Estate Self-guided Tour: Spend time exploring the rooms and collections of the Physick House Museum at your own pace, with knowledgeable interpreters and volunteers to answer questions. In some rooms you will meet a member of the Physick family or domestic staff, who will discuss the "hows and whys" of the objects found there. Saturday, Feb. 17 and Sunday, Feb. 18 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for children (ages 3-12).

Feb. 17-19

Cape May Lighthouse, Oil House and Museum Shop: Reopens for the season. 1859 structure with 199 steps to watch gallery for a panoramic view of the Jersey Cape and Atlantic Ocean. For those who choose not to climb, the Oil House contains a fully-accessible Visitors' Orientation Center and a Museum Shop stocked with maritime accessories and lighthouse memorabilia. Open noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, Sunday, Feb. 18 and Monday, Feb. 19. Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township. Admission to the Visitors' Orientation Center and the ground floor of the Lighthouse is free. Tower admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children (ages 3-12).

Feb. 18

Cape May Wine School: Increase your knowledge of wines during the Cape May Wine School Sunday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. You'll refine your palate at the Washington Inn, 801 Washington St. Admission is $40. For more information or to purchase tickets, call The Washington Inn directly at (609) 884-5697.

Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour: Board a MAC trolley tour for a 30-minute evening ride through the streets of Cape May. The paranormal findings of ghost writer Craig McManus come alive as your guide translates McManus' stories. Offered Sunday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. $12 for adults, $8 for children (ages 3-12).

Feb. 19

Historic District Trolley Tours: Get acquainted with Cape May on a trolley tour as knowledgeable guides present entertaining and educational stories about the nation's oldest seashore resort (tours begin and end at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, Washington Street Mall at Ocean Street). Offered Monday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. $12 for adults, $8 for children (ages 3-12). Winter trolley tours are co-sponsored by the Carroll Villa Hotel, Congress Hall Hotel, the Grand Hotel and the Queen Victoria Bed and Breakfast Inn.

Combination Trolley/Physick Estate Tours: Enjoy a guided trolley tour of Cape May's Historic District, followed by a guided tour of Cape May's only Victorian house museum, the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., with the house tour theme for 2017-18, "Let's Go Shopping! Victorian Consumer Culture." Tours begin and end at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, Washington Street Mall at Ocean Street. Monday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. $22 for adults, $14 for children (ages 3-12). Winter trolley tours are co-sponsored by the Carroll Villa Hotel, Congress Hall Hotel, the Grand Hotel and the Queen Victoria Bed and Breakfast Inn.

Emlen Physick Estate Tour: Enjoy this entertaining and educational guided tour of Cape May's only Victorian house museum, the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate at 1048 Washington St., with the house tour theme for 2017-18, "Let's Go Shopping! Victorian Consumer Culture," Monday, Feb. 19 at 1:45 p.m. $12 for adults, $8 for children (ages 3-12).

Feb. 21

Lunch & Learn "Two Women - Two Worlds": Bring a bag lunch and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture and the arts during weekly Lunch & Learn presentations every Wednesday at noon at the Cape May United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St., Cape May. Wednesday, Feb. 21 - "Two Women, Two Worlds," with Mary Stewart. Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members, and includes beverages.

Feb. 23

Historic District Trolley Tours: Get acquainted with Cape May on a trolley tour as knowledgeable guides present entertaining and educational stories about the nation's oldest seashore resort (tours begin and end at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, Washington Street Mall at Ocean Street). Offered Friday, Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. $12 for adults, $8 for children (ages 3-12). Winter trolley tours are co-sponsored by the Carroll Villa Hotel, Congress Hall Hotel, the Grand Hotel and the Queen Victoria Bed and Breakfast Inn.

Feb. 24

Lunch & Learn at Lucky Bones - "Classic Movies of Yesteryear and Their Stars": Explore the Golden Age of the American film industry with Alex Breve via this sight and sound presentation of the classic studios, stars and films of the era. Hollywood became the movie capital of the world as dream factories cranked out films and turned actors into stars. Included will be a short history of film industry and the major and minor studios of the era. Clips from classic films will highlight stars such as Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart and John Wayne. Saturday, Saturday, Feb. 24 at noon. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Lucky Bones Restaurant, 1200 Route 109, Cape May. Admission is $10 and includes lecture. Lunch may be purchased separately. Limited event.

Historic District Trolley Tours: Get acquainted with Cape May on a trolley tour as knowledgeable guides present entertaining and educational stories about the nation's oldest seashore resort (tours begin and end at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, Washington Street Mall at Ocean Street). Offered Saturday, Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. $12 for adults, $8 for children (ages 3-12). Winter trolley tours are co-sponsored by the Carroll Villa Hotel, Congress Hall Hotel, the Grand Hotel and the Queen Victoria Bed and Breakfast Inn.

Combination Trolley/Physick Estate Tours: Enjoy a guided trolley tour of Cape May's Historic District, followed by a guided or self-guided tour of Cape May's only Victorian house museum, the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., with the house tour theme for 2017-18, "Let's Go Shopping! Victorian Consumer Culture." Tours begin and end at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, Washington Street Mall at Ocean Street. Saturday, Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. $22 for adults, $14 for children (ages 3-12). Winter trolley tours are co-sponsored by the Carroll Villa Hotel, Congress Hall Hotel, the Grand Hotel and the Queen Victoria Bed and Breakfast Inn.

Emlen Physick Estate Tour: Enjoy this entertaining and educational guided tour of Cape May's only Victorian house museum, the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate at 1048 Washington St., with the house tour theme for 2017-18, "Let's Go Shopping! Victorian Consumer Culture," Saturday, Feb. 17 at 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. $12 for adults, $8 for children (ages 3-12).
Cape May Lighthouse, Oil House and Museum Shop: Reopens for the season. 1859 structure with 199 steps to watch gallery for a panoramic view of the Jersey Cape and Atlantic Ocean. For those who choose not to climb, the Oil House contains a fully-accessible Visitors' Orientation Center and a Museum Shop stocked with maritime accessories and lighthouse memorabilia. Open noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24. Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township. Admission to the Visitors' Orientation Center and the ground floor of the Lighthouse is free. Tower admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children (ages 3-12).

Feb. 25-26

Historic District Trolley Tours: Get acquainted with Cape May on a trolley tour as knowledgeable guides present entertaining and educational stories about the nation's oldest seashore resort (tours begin and end at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, Washington Street Mall at Ocean Street). Offered Sunday, Feb. 25 and Monday, Feb. 26 at 1 p.m. $12 for adults, $8 for children (ages 3-12). Winter trolley tours are co-sponsored by the Carroll Villa Hotel, Congress Hall Hotel, the Grand Hotel and the Queen Victoria Bed and Breakfast Inn.

Feb. 27

Lunch & Learn at ACCC "Classic Movies of Yesteryear and Their Stars": Bring a bag lunch to the Cape May campus of the Atlantic Cape Community College and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture and the arts. The topic for Feb. 27 at noon is "Classic Movies of Yesteryear and Their Stars," presented by Alex Breve. Atlantic Cape Community College, 341 Court House South Dennis Rd, Cape May Court House. Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members.

Feb. 28

Lunch & Learn "Underground Railroad in Cape May": Bring a bag lunch and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture and the arts during weekly Lunch & Learn presentations every Wednesday at noon at the Cape May United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St., Cape May. Wednesday, Feb. 28 - "Underground Railroad in Cape May," with Ted Bryan. Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members, and includes beverages.

ONGOING TOURS AND EVENTS

• Cape May Bike Tour
• Cape May Family Treasure Hunt
• Cape May Lighthouse, Oil House and Museum Shop
• Carriage House Museum Shop
• Physick Estate Scavenger Hunt

Events sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For information or to purchase tickets, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit www.capemaymac.org.

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