Cape May's March 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 visit www.CenterforCommunityArts.org. For gallery hours, call (609) 884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

March 7

Lunch and Learn "Sherlock Holmes and Music": Bring a bag lunch and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture and the arts during weekly Lunch and Learn presentations every Wednesday at noon at the Cape May United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St. March 7 - "Sherlock Holmes and Music," with Rich Chiemingo. Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members and includes beverages.

March 9

Free Tour of the Emlen Physick Estate to benefit the Cape May Community Food Closet: Enjoy this entertaining and educational guided tour of Cape May's only Victorian house museum, the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, and help a worthy cause. Bring a donation of pantry items, toiletries or paper goods valued at $5 or more and receive a free tour of the estate on Friday, March 9 at 2:15 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Physick Estate, an affinity group of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

March 10

Friends of the World War II Tower present "50 Years Later: 1968 and the Vietnam War - Fortification of Hué and the Turning of the War": The year 1968 was pivotal in both Vietnamese and United States history. Learn about these changes in this lecture series marking this anniversary. Saturday, March 10 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).

March 14

Lunch and Learn "Lessons from the Barbary Wars": Bring a bag lunch and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture and the arts during weekly Lunch and Learn presentations every Wednesday at noon at the Cape May United Methodist Church. March 14 - "Lessons from the Barbary Wars," with Bob Heinly. Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members and includes beverages.

March 16

Free Tour of the Emlen Physick Estate to benefit the Cape May Community Food Closet: Enjoy this entertaining and educational guided tour of Cape May's only Victorian house museum, the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, and help a worthy cause. Bring a donation of pantry items, toiletries or paper goods valued at $5 or more and receive a free tour of the estate on Friday, March 16 at 2:15 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Physick Estate, an affinity group of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

March 16-18

Sherlock Holmes Weekend: New mystery for 2018! Join Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. Watson, for a weekend of solving clues in the new mystery "Sherlock Holmes and The Case of a Siren's Call" Friday through Sunday, March 16-18. Stalk the gaslit streets in search of clues and compete for the $250 grand prize.

March 16, 17

East Lynne Theater presents "Sherlock Holmes Adventure of the Speckled Band": It's a race against time for Holmes and Watson to stop murders in a country manor. Performed "radio-style" with live sound effects and commercials. Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17 at 8 p.m. First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May. $28 for adults, $20 for students and military, free for children under 12. Presented by the East Lynne Theater in association with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

March 17

Sherlock Holmes Search for Clues Tour: Travel from inn to inn in Victorian Cape May while you try to solve the new Sherlock Holmes murder mystery for 2018, "Sherlock Holmes and The Case of a Siren's Call." 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 17. $15 for adults, $7.50 for children (ages 3-12). Tour begins and tickets are available at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth. Part of Sherlock Holmes Weekend, presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

Physick Estate Self-guided Tour: Explore at your own pace during a self-guided tour of the Emlen Physick Estate. Spend time exploring the rooms and collections of the Physick House Museum on your own, with knowledgeable interpreters and volunteers available 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. Offered Saturday, March 17, 1 to 3 p.m. $12 for adults, $8 for children (ages 3-12).

March 21

Lunch and Learn "American Victorian Literature": Bring a bag lunch and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture and the arts during weekly Lunch and Learn presentations every Wednesday at noon at the Cape May United Methodist Church. March 21 - "American Victorian Literature," with Len Smith. Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members and includes beverages.

March 24

Lunch & Learn at Lucky Bones: "An Afternoon with Sinatra": A sight and sound presentation with Rich Chiemingo of the memorable music of Frank Sinatra by a member of his orchestra based in New York. In addition to highlights of Sinatra's music, get insights into the man and what it was like to work with him. Saturday, March 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 Haunts Combo Tours: Combine the Ghosts of Cape May trolley tour with a visit to the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, where you will visit a home séance room of the 1890s and learn of the Victorians' fascination with spiritualism. Offered at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 24. $22 for adults, $14 for children (ages 3-12).

Historic Haunts House Tours: Get into the spirit of things on a guided tour of the historic (some say haunted) Physick Estate, with a discussion of Victorian spiritualism. Offered at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 24. Limited tour. $12 for adults, $8 for children (ages 3-12).

Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour: Take this spine-tingling, 30-minute evening trolley ride through the streets of Cape May with a guide who relates the paranormal findings of medium Craig McManus. Offered Saturday, March 24 at 8:30 p.m. $12 for adults, $8 for children (ages 3-12). Tours leave from the Washington Street Mall Information Booth at Ocean Street.

March 24-25

World War II Tower Lookout Museum and Memorial (Fire Control Tower No. 23): A Museum and Memorial. Fire Control Tower No. 23 on Sunset Boulevard is New Jersey's last freestanding World War II tower, part of the immense Harbor Defense of the Delaware system known as Fort Miles. After an award-winning restoration in 2009, visitors can climb to the 6th floor spotting gallery while learning about the homeland defense efforts during World War II. The ground floor of the tower is fully accessible. Reopening for the season, Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25, noon to 3 p.m. $6 for adults, $3 for children (ages 3-12). (One child free with paying adult.)

March 27

Lunch and Learn at ACCC: 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 March 27 at noon is "Tales of the Underground Railroad in Cape May," presented by Ted Bryan. 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.

March 28

Lunch and Learn "Music and Memories of Guy Lombardo": Bring a bag lunch and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture and the arts during weekly Lunch and Learn presentations every Wednesday at noon at the Cape May United Methodist Church. March 28 - "Music and Memories of Guy Lombardo," with Rich Chiemingo. Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members and includes beverages.

March 30-31

Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour: Take this spine-tingling, 30-minute evening trolley ride through the streets of Cape May with a guide who relates the paranormal findings of medium Craig McManus. Offered Friday, March 30 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 31 at 8:30 p.m. $12 for adults, $8 for children (ages 3-12). Tours leave from the Washington Street Mall Information Booth at Ocean Street.

March 31

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, March 31 at 1 p.m. Admission is $40.

World War II Tower Lookout Museum and Memorial (Fire Control Tower No. 23): A Museum and Memorial. Fire Control Tower No. 23 on Sunset Boulevard is New Jersey's last freestanding World War II tower, part of the immense Harbor Defense of the Delaware system known as Fort Miles. After an award-winning restoration in 2009, visitors can climb to the 6th floor spotting gallery while learning about the homeland defense efforts during World War II. The ground floor of the tower is fully accessible. Open Saturday, March 31 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $6 for adults, $3 for children (ages 3-12). (One child free with paying adult.)

Historic Haunts Combo Tours: Combine the Ghosts of Cape May trolley tour with a visit to the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, where you will visit a home séance room of the 1890s and learn of the Victorians' fascination with spiritualism. Offered at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 31. $22 for adults, $14 for children (ages 3-12).

Historic Haunts House Tours: Get into the spirit of things on a guided tour of the historic (some say haunted) Physick Estate, with a discussion of Victorian spiritualism. Offered at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 31. Limited tour. $12 for adults, $8 for children (ages 3-12).

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
• Combination Trolley/Physick Estate Tour
• Emlen Physick Estate Tour
• Historic District Trolley Tour
• Physick Estate Scavenger Hunt

For more information or to purchase tickets, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit www.capemaymac.org.

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