Do The Shore: Jan. 2 to Jan. 8
Roller Skating at Cape May Convention Hall
Friday, Jan. 4 to Sunday, Jan. 6
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
A Cape May tradition continues with roller skating at Cape May Convention Hall! Family Skate: Fridays 4-6 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 1-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.; Teen Skate: Fridays 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Toddler Skating: Fridays 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Guests may bring their own standard or in-line skates or they are available to rent. Admission fee for Family Skate is $5 per skater and $2 for non-skaters, and admission fee for Teen Skate is $5 for all entries. Skate rental is $2 for traditional skates and $4 for in-line skates. For more information, call (609) 884-9565 or visit www.discovercapemaynj.com/roller-skating-1.
Historic District Trolley Tour
Friday, Jan. 4 to Monday, Jan. 7 at 1 p.m.
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. Cost is $12 for adults and $8 for children (ages 3-12). For more information and tickets, call (609)-884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org.
The First Frontier: Yeoman-Whalers and the Origin of Cape May County
Saturday, Jan. 5 at 1 p.m.
Avalon History Center, 215 39th St., Avalon
From 1 to 2 p.m., Jim Stephens of Historic Cold Spring Village will discuss the 17th century whaling industry on Delaware Bay and how it eventually led to the creation of Cape May County in 1692. For more information, call (609) 967-0090 or visit www.avalonhistorycenter.org.
Aquarium Teaching and Touch Tank
Sunday, Jan. 6 at 11 a.m.
The Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor
There is no better way to learn about the local creatures found in the salty waters of the ocean or New Jersey back-bays than to experience them firsthand! Come join a Wetlands Institute educator for a unique, interactive learning experience as they teach about whelk, skates, sea urchins, sea stars, mud snails and more! Please come prepared to touch the animals by not having any bug spray, hand sanitizer or lotion on your hands. If needed, hands can be washed with mild soap and water in The Wetlands Institute restroom before the program. Free with admission. For more information, visit www.wetlandsinstitute.org or call (609) 368-1211.
Cape May Jazz Vespers Concert featuring Shawn Cav and Friends
Sunday, Jan. 6 at 3 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May
Bassist Shawn Cav brings to the Jazz Vespers stage a band of highly acclaimed jazz artists who love to play all types of contemporary jazz – from Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock to the entrancing grooves of Bob Reynolds (from Snarky Puppy and the John Mayer band). Shawn plays with passion and a large helping of good humor. He will be joined by Dan DeChellis on keyboards and Mark Marina on drums. For more information, visit www.capemayjazzvespers.com or call (609) 846-3979. A $10 minimum donation is requested; limited parking available on site; wheelchair accessible.