Do The Shore: May 15 to 21

Wildwoods Murder Mystery - I'm getting murdered in the morning
Friday, May 17 at 5 p.m.
Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce, 3306 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood

Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce will host the 3rd Annual Murder Mystery Weekend on May 17 & 18, 2019. The theme this year is "I'm Getting Murdered in the Morning". Please dress your best and get ready for some fun as you will be attending the wedding festivities of  Miss. Brenda Anne Marie Montague and Mr. Edward Crock. Should be a killer time! Tickets on sale NOW.. just in time for a GREAT holiday gift!

Tickets available at GWCOC Office 3306 Pacific Avenue Wildwood, NJ 08260, 609-729-4000

S.O.C.’s Annual Beef & Beverage Fundraiser
Saturday, May 18 at 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Flip Flopz Bar & Grill, Spruce & Olde New Jersey Avenues

Great food and drinks with music by Bittersweet. Tickets are $25; proceeds support local Cape May County cancer patients in treatment. To purchase tickets, call Dolly 609-408-1714 or Vickie 215-694-7232.

Cape May Tech 5k Fun Run & 1 Mile Walk
Saturday, May 18 at 9 a.m.
Cape May County Technical High School, 188 Crest Haven Road, Middle Township

Cape May Tech H.S will be hosting a 5k fun run and 1 mile walk to benefit the classes of 2021 and 2022. The event will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019 with registration beginning at 8:00 am. The run will take place on and around the school campus with a unique finish line inside the gymnasium. Immediately following the race there will be a flea market/craft fair taking place in the front of the school.

Conservation Day
Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m.
Cape May County Park & Zoo, 707 U.S. 9, Middle Township

Sponsored by the County Park & Zoo and the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) Cape May Zoo Chapter, our goal is to raise awareness and funds for endangered animals and their habitats. During this event various organizations, groups, and clubs from our local community will be supporting our endangered animals by being their voice. Bring your change and visit each conservation information table and support their cause by placing a donation.   Any amount can make a difference!

All the funds raised by the groups on this day will go towards each animal’s specific conservation fund. The largest amount of money raised by a group will have their donation matched by our AAZK Chapter.

Cape May Tech Flea Market/Craft Fair
Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m.
Cape May County Technical High School, 188 Crest Haven Road, Middle Township

Cape May Tech H.S. will be hosting a Flea Market and Craft Fair to benefit the class of 2021. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The event will take place in front of the school with many unique vendors displaying their products. The day's events will begin with a 5K fun and 1 mile walk on and around the school campus.

MayFest
Saturday, May 18
Historic Smithville, 615 E Moss Mill Rd, Smithville

May 18 and 19 is Historic Smithville’s annual Mayfest. Historic Smithville host's over 100 juried crafters, an international food court, music, kids’ activities, non-profit organizations and much more! All of this is in addition to our 60+ shops, carousel ride, train ride, paddle boats, seven eateries, and antique arcades that are located at the Village year round! 

Armed Forces Day 2019
Saturday, May 18 at 11 a.m.
World War II Lookout Tower, 536 Sunset Boulevard, Cape May

This annual ceremony honors the dedicated military men and women who help preserve the nation’s freedom. The World War II Lookout Tower, open to the public since 2009, tells the untold stories of Cape May’s wartime role. Located on Sunset Boulevard in Lower Township, near Cape May Point, it is the perfect setting to pay tribute to those who served.

FREE ADMISSIONS!!! Lookout Tower open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. *Presented by the Friends of the World War II Lookout Tower, an Affinity Group of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)

For more information, call 609-884-5404 or visit https://www.capemaymac.org/friends-events

Poetry Event
Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m.
801 South Commonwealth Avenue, Strathmere

Come on by for this Poetry filled afternoon.  Listen to excerpts from Echezonachukwu newly published book "Chrysanthemums for Wide-Eyed Ghosts".  Nduka lives locally, his presence is inspiring, he is funny and patient.  He is not only a writer but a classical pianist as well.  We will also be hosting Marya Parral, she is a resident of Ocean City, she has a strong affinity for the healing arts. 

Christ Child Society Presents 35th Annual Spring Fling Luncheon
Sunday, May 19 at 11:30 a.m.
Grand Hotel of Cape May, 1045 Beach Avenue, Cape May

Christ Child Society Presents “Forget Me Not”, 35th Annual Spring Fling Luncheon. Sunday, May 19 at the Penthouse Ballroom of the Grand Hotel, Beach and Philadelphia Ave., Cape May. Gift Baskets, Raffle and 50/50. Entertainment by “Bittersweet Duo”.  Adults $40.00, Children $15.00. Call Kay Tombleson, 609-536-2865

Dancing Down a Pink Line
Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m.
Sea Isle City, 300 JFK Boulevard, Sea Isle City

“Line Dancing Event to Support Breast Cancer Survivors – Dancing Down a Pink Line fundraiser to provide weekend retreats for breast cancer survivors will be held on Sunday, May 19 at the Sea Isle City Community Lodge, 300 JFK Blvd., SIC.  2:00 pm – 3:30 pm.  $15.00 at the door – cash only.  For more information call Gerri Rescigno at 609-425-1775 or email to Gerri@GerriRescigno.com.  Featuring a variety of music and styles of line dancing selected and led by Cathy Cashmere of CCC Inspire.  Doors open at 1:45.  Everyone welcome!!!!  Hosted by Casting for Recovery – castingforrecovery.org”

Create a No-Fuss Wildlife Pond - presented by naturalist Pat Sutton
Monday, May 20 at 6 p.m.
Cape May County Library - Cape May Court House Branch, 30 Mechanic Street, Middle Township

Frogs, toads, and dragonflies all need freshwater ponds for egg laying to create future generations. Even a tiny pond will attract and support them. Learn what a true wildlife pond is and how simple it is to create - with no need for running water, filters, fish, and all the fuss. Pat Sutton, long-time wildlife gardener, will share the basics of how to create a wildlife pond and, even more importantly, how to maintain it so that wildlife benefits.

Pat Sutton has keenly studied the natural world for over 40 years (as the naturalist at the Cape May Point State Park in the 1970s and 1980s and for 21 years, until 2007, as the naturalist and program director at the Cape May Bird Observatory). Pat has an undergraduate degree in Literature and a Masters Degree in Environmental Education.  She and her husband (Clay Sutton) wrote the landmark book, Birds and Birding at Cape May (2006), the in-depth result of their efforts over many years documenting and protecting the migration and the Cape May area that they so love. Other books by Pat and Clay include How to Spot Butterflies (1999), How to Spot Hawks & Eagles (1996), and How to Spot an Owl (1994). Today Pat is a free-lance writer, naturalist, educator, lecturer, and wildlife habitat / conservation gardening champion. Her own wildlife garden is a teaching garden included on many tours and featured in programs and workshops she teaches.  For more information go to Pat and Clay’s website: www.patsuttonwildlifegarden.com.