Do The Shore: Feb. 20 to Feb. 26
Fireside Chats at Cold Spring Brewery
Thursday, Feb. 21 at 4 p.m.
Cold Spring Brewery, 733 Seashore Rd., Cape May
Back by popular demand, Fireside Chats continue at Cold Spring Brewery! Gather round the fireplace at Cold Spring Brewery for this free lecture series! On Feb. 21 the topic is “The Life of Sarah Spicer” by Darci Tucker of Colonial Williamsburg. For more information, call (609) 898-2300.
Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Twenty years ago, Georgia Deputy Kyle Dinkheller was brutally murdered along a cold stretch of highway in rural Georgia in what has become the most infamous police dash cam video ever captured. The footage itself has been seen around the world millions of times, often attached to false stories and rumors. In 2017, one police officer sought to understand who that deputy was outside of one bad day and, in doing so, found a seed of truth that turned a short film into a feature-length investigation.
Patrick W. Shaver is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and police instructor. A former Atlanta Police Officer, his film work focuses on the lesser seen side of law enforcement and has been shown around the country. His groundbreaking documentary 'Officer Involved' has been used for training around the world. He has a master's degree in Conflict Management and serves as a reserve Deputy with Tazewell County Sheriff's Office in Tazewell, VA. Through his company, Indieclever Media, he creates independent short and feature film works.
An in-depth examination, followed by a question and answer session with the director of this groundbreaking documentary focusing on one of the most infamous line of duty deaths in American Policing.
Plunge for the Fallen
Saturday, Feb. 23 at 11 a.m.
16th Street Beach, North Wildwood
Hope you’re feeling BRRRave, because the Fallen Heroes Polar Bear Plunge returns to North Wildwood! This plunge is dedicated to the memory of our fallen heroes. The plunge takes place at 11 a.m. at 16th Street and the beach in North Wildwood. Pre-register online at www.fallenheroplunge.com. Cost is $35 for adults and $15 for children under 15, and includes a T-shirt for the first 1,000 sign ups. On the day of the plunge, registration opens at 8:45 a.m. at the 15th Street Lifeguard Station. Cost is $40 for adults and $15 for children under 15, and T-shirts are available while supplies last. You only need to register if you are going in the water!
The post party will take place at Keenan’s Irish Pub, 113 Olde New Jersey Ave., North Wildwood, at noon. Party is free for plungers. Enjoy live music by Vince Schneider and the Corner Boys, Jamison and DJ Teak. Prizes for best costumes, teams and individuals will be awarded. Proceeds benefit families of police officers lost in the line of duty and MRSA awareness. The night before the plunge, Friday, Feb. 22, Keenan’s will host a registration pizza party from 6 to 8 p.m. A $20 donation includes reduced drink prices.
Law Enforcement United Wine & Spirits Fest
Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
Come out and sample wines and distilled beverages from top makers. We will also be featuring live music from Erik Simonsen, lite fare from the Red Brick Ale House, and over $2,000 worth of raffle prizes to be won! The first 200 ticket purchasers will receive a souvenir wine glass at the event! Tickets for the event are $40 per person and can be ordered online at www.discovercapemaynj.com or by calling the Cape May Convention Hall box office at (609)884-9565.
3rd Annual Cape Aid Concert for the Homeless
Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes Street, Cape May
The Salty Dogs Jazz Ensemble with M.C. Jim Doran and the popular Bittersweet Duo will join with performers from as far away as Nashville, who are all donating their talents to perform on Sunday, February 24th at the 3rd Annual Cape Aid Benefit Concert for the Homeless of Cape May County. The concert will take place at the First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes Street, beginning at 3:00 PM. Donations only, no tickets are required to attend.
The concert will benefit The Branches Outreach Center of Rio Grande, the only service center providing meals, clothing, counseling and assistance in finding shelter for the poor and homeless in Cape May County. The Branches, an outreach of St. Mary's Episcopal Church of Stone Harbor, is open six days a week from 9:30 to 1:30 and all day during Code Blue emergencies or excessive heat warnings.