Do The Shore: April 12 to April 18
Center for Community Arts Exhibit ‘Moore History’
Wednesday, April 12 to Tuesday, April 18
Carroll Gallery of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
The Center for Community Arts (CCA) once again presents an exhibit in association with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) that highlights and illuminates African-American life and history in Cape May and the surrounding region. This year’s exhibit is entitled “Moore History: The Life and Works of William J. Moore.” Hours vary. For more information, contact CCA at (609) 884-7525 or www.CenterforCommunityArts.org, or contact MAC at (609) 884-5404, (800) 275-4278 or www.capemaymac.org.
‘Over Here: The Great War Comes to Cape May County’ Exhibit
Wednesday, April 12 to Friday, April 14, and Tuesday, April 18 at 9 a.m.
Cape May County Historical & Genealogical Society, 504 Rt. 9 N., Cape May Court House
This year marks the centennial of the United States’ involvement in World War I. To commemorate this centennial, the museum has developed an exhibition that showcases not only the war from a serviceperson’s perspective, but also shows the war’s effect on those who kept the home fires burning here in the southernmost end of the state. Many artifacts never before seen by the public will be on display, including memorabilia from Camp Wissahickon. A portion of the exhibition will be available to the public at no charge. An amplified look at the effects of the Great War on Cape May County is available as part of the museum’s paid general tour. For more information, visit www.cmcmuseum.org or call (609) 465-3535.
National Folkstyle Wrestling
Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15 at 8 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
The Atlantic Coast Wrestling Association will host the 14th Annual “War at the South Jersey Shore” National Folkstyle Wrestling Championships. Competitions will take place on Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. This event will feature a youth wrestling tournament with over 50 weight classes spread across five age divisions and a high school division with 16 weight classes. This year’s wrestling tournament will feature a K-12 Girls Division as well as traditional open girls and boy’s youth and high school divisions. Awards will be presented immediately after completion of wrestling in each bracket and certification of results. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students 6 and older, and children under 6 are FREE. For more information, visit www.AtlanticCoastWrestling.com.
Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce Family Fun Night & Bonfire
Friday, April 14 at 6 p.m.
Wildwood Beach at Rio Grande Avenue, Wildwood
Grab a blanket or beach chair and enjoy a relaxing spring night on the Wildwoods’ beach during the all-NEW Family Fun Night and Bonfire from 6 to 10 p.m. If inclement weather is forecasted, the event will take place on Saturday, April 15. Event attendees will enjoy music by DJ Slice, a family game garden, and giant bonfire. S'mores pits and food/snack stations will be available for an additional fee. Admission is $10 per person for those 13 years and older, and $5 for children 12 years and younger. Proceeds will benefit the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce Mission Statement in support of the betterment of the Wildwoods. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (609) 729-4000 or visit gwcoc.org/event/wildwood-family-fun-night-bonfire. Tickets can also be purchased at the event (cash only).
Saturday, April15 at 8 a.m.
Club House, 201 Clubhouse Dr., Town Bank/North Cape May
The property owners of Cape May Beach will be having their regular Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 15 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Club House. The cost for breakfast is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12 years old.
Turtle Fest 2017
Saturday, April 15 at 9 a.m.
The Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor
Come enjoy a pancake breakfast and activities for the whole family! Pancake breakfast seatings are at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Seatings fill up quickly so be sure to make a reservation! While you’re at The Wetlands Institute for Turtle Fest, earn a few turtle bucks and cash them in for prizes. Go on an egg hunt, create arts and crafts, help a naturalist search for turtle hatchlings along the trail, enjoy two special book readings by local authors and stop by the aquarium to watch the animals have breakfast, too! For more information, visit wetlandsinstitute.org.
Polar Bear & Pup Plunge
Saturday, April 15 at 11 a.m.
Beachcomber Camping Resort, 462 Seashore Rd., Cape May
Join Beachcomber for the 18th Annual Polar & 5th Annual Pup Plunge to benefit the Cape May County Animal Shelter. All plungers enjoy frigid water, snacks, a T-shirt, a hayride and an afternoon bonfire! Pups will receive treats as well. Leashed pups can splash along the shore line and go in as far as they wish, or they can stick to prancing along the sand. Costumes are encouraged for everyone, pups included. Prizes will be awarded. For more information, visit www.beachcombercamp.com or call (609) 886-6035 ext. 4.
Atlantic City Jazz Band
Saturday, April 15 at 1 p.m.
Avalon Free Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon
Join us for a performance by the Atlantic City Jazz Band to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first jazz recording and Jazz Appreciation Month. The band will be playing songs by the Dixie Land Jazz Band and discussing the background of jazz songs, origins of jazz in New Orleans and the book, “Tunes of the ‘20s” by Robert Rawlins. For more information, visit www.capemaytraditionaljazzsociety.com or www.avalonfreelibrary.org, or call the library at (609) 967-7155.