Do The Shore: April 19 to April 25

Center for Community Arts Exhibit ‘Moore History’
Wednesday, April 19
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.” Call for hours. 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 19 to Friday, April 21, and Tuesday, April 25 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.

Story Hour at Historic Cold Spring Village
Wednesday, April 19 at 10:30 a.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 733 Seashore Rd., Cape May
This free, interactive program includes music, stories and crafts centered around Cape May County history! This is a perfect program for children ages 3-12. On April 19, the topic is “Who is the Basket Weaver?” We will read stories about weaving and baskets, and after story time, children will get to work on their own weaving craft! For more information, visit hcsv.org or call (609) 898-2300 ext. 10.

Thankful Thursday Benefits Lower Township Rotary
Thursday, April 20 at 4 p.m.
Cold Spring Brewery, 733 Seashore Rd., Cape May
From 4 to 8 p.m., celebrate by raising a glass to those believe in service before self. The Lower Township Rotary Club sponsors youth sports teams, provides dictionaries every year to every third grade student, sponsors two to three juniors to attend a five-day Youth Leadership Conference at Stockton University, and runs the annual Christmas Parade, Pumpkin Festival and Veteran/Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Township Complex. The club built the gazebo and pavilions welcoming visitors to Lower Township at Douglass Park. They have raised funds to help the food banks and the Elementary School Dinner Program, and provide a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior each year along with many other projects to help our community. A portion of the proceeds raised during this Thankful Thursday will be donated to the Lower Township Rotary. For more information, visit hcsv.org/cold-spring-brewery.

OC Pops Earth Day
Friday, April 21 at 7 p.m.
Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th & Simpson Avenues, Ocean City
The second in a series of concerts featuring Ocean City Pops members includes music inspired by nature in honor of Earth Day. Featuring violin, bassoon and piano. Free admission! For more information, visit www.oceancitylibrary.org.

2017 Earth Day Celebration & 5K Run
Saturday, April 22 at 8:30 a.m.
Cape May County Park & Zoo, 707 Rt. 9 N., Cape May Court House
The Annual Cape May County Earth Day Fair is more than just a day in the park! Set for Saturday, April 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., the day will start off with a bang with a 5K Earth Day Race and 1 Mile Fun Run. Certificates will be awarded for the top three finishers in each age group in both male and female divisions. T-shirts will also be handed out to the first 150 participants. The pre-registration donation of $20, or $25 the day of the race, will benefit the Cape May County Park & Zoo Trust Fund. In addition to the race, live music, children's storytime, inflatable obstacle course & slide, an interactive drum circle, hands-on educational exhibits, free entertainment, naturalist hayride, food and crafts are all on the agenda. For more information, visit cmczoo.com or call (609) 465-5271.

Hands Across the Beach for Earth Day
Saturday, April 22 at 8:45 a.m.
Ocean City Boardwalk, Between 5th & 6th Streets
South Jersey Connection to Action, a local advocacy group formed this year, will show its support for the environment and for full funding of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a Hands Across the Beach event on Earth Day. The rain-or-shine event starts at 8:45 a.m. at 6th Street and the Boardwalk. Join hands with us to show that we cherish our beautiful island, want clean air, clean water and a stable climate, and support the EPA and its mission to protect the environment for future generations of Americans. Following our Hands Across the Beach event, many of us will participate in the Clean Ocean Action beach cleanup set for that day. Everyone is welcome to participate. For more about South Jersey Connection to Action, visit www.sjaction.org.

Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep
Saturday, April 22 at 9 a.m.
Avalon, Cape May, Del Haven, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Stone Harbor, Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and Villas
From 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., join us for the 32nd Annual Beach Sweep! Bring gloves and bring a friend, and come out rain or shine to clean up the beaches for our community and wildlife. For specific locations and more information, and to register, visit www.cleanoceanaction.org.

Cheerleading Competitions
Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23 at 9 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Spirit Brands will again host two highly spirited cheerleading competitions. The ECC Cheer Shore Show Down will take place on Saturday and the Beast of the East Cheerleading Competition will take place on Sunday. This entertaining and exciting event will include recreation, high school, college, open and all-star divisions. Competitions will be held 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily. An admission fee will be charged at the door the day of the event. For more information, call (866) 52-CHEER or visit www.SpiritBrands.org.

Spring Festival of Guaranteed American Handcrafts & Fine Art
Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23 at 10 a.m.
Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk, Ocean City
Come to the Spring Festival of Guaranteed American Handcrafts & Fine Art from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Ocean City Music Pier. All crafts and art are guaranteed to be made in the U.S. by the artisan in the booth. The $3 admission in part benefits local charities. Call (800) 822-4112 for more information.

Colony Club of Ocean City Fashion Show
Saturday, April 22 at 11:30 a.m.
Howard S. Stainton Ocean City Senior Center, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City
The Colony Club of Ocean City presents its annual fashion show featuring fashions from Ta-Dah! From 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., enjoy shopping at the Ta-Dah Boutique and our Attic Treasures, and a luncheon buffet. Tickets are $25. Proceeds benefit the Colony Club of Ocean City Scholarship Fund. For more information and to purchase tickets, call Jeanne Robinson at (609) 398-3708.

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