Do The Shore: Feb. 14 to Feb. 20

MAC Lunch & Learn: A Victorian Valentine - Love, Courtship & Marriage with Mary Stewart
Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 12 p.m.
Cape May United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St., Cape May
Celebrate Valentine's Day in Cape May with this illustrated presentation on Victorian love, courtship and marriage. The romantic and sentimental yet entrepreneurial, status-seeking and sexist Victorians had some unique perspectives on the topic. Free admission for students and MAC members; $5 for non-members. Bring a bag lunch.

Rare Washington, Lincoln Documents on Display for One Day Only
Friday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m.
Cape May County Museum, 504 Rt. 9 N., Cape May Court House
The Museum of Cape May County will celebrate Presidents Day by offering the public a one-day opportunity to see documents signed by President George Washington and President Abraham Lincoln. As part of a private collection, these historic documents have never before been on public display. This once-in-a-lifetime chance to view history is free and open to the public. All ages are encouraged to attend. On hand will be the owner of the collection who will answer questions and explain the documents’ historic significance. For information, call (609) 465-3535 or visit www.cmcmuseum.org.

Cape May Wine Trail
Saturday, Feb. 17 at 11 a.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Spend the day visiting two of Cape May County's wineries and tasting the unique flavors of each during the Cape May Wine Trail. Travel via trolley to Willow Creek Winery where you'll enjoy tastings, a brief tour and lunch. You'll also travel to Natali Vineyards for tastings there with cheese and crackers and receive a souvenir glass. Admission is $75. This is a limited event so reserve early. Call (609) 884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

CCA Exhibit: Franklin Street School - From Segregation to Unification
Saturday, Feb. 17 and Sunday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m., and Monday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m.
Carriage House at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Each year, the Center for Community Arts (CCA) presents an exhibit that highlights and illuminates African American life and history in Cape May and the surrounding region. From its opening in 1928, the Franklin Street School was a symbol of segregation and separation. It stood as a reminder of a racial divide, even after school integration in 1948. For two decades, CCA has worked to preserve, stabilize and restore the school. The Carroll Gallery exhibit “Franklin Street School: From Segregation to Unification” is presented by CCA in association with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). The exhibit is open to the public through April 15. Admission is free. The exhibit will include photographs, artifacts and recorded oral and video histories to chronical the history of the school, the initial efforts to preserve and rehabilitate the building, and plans for the building's expansion and completion.

Historic District Trolley Tours
Saturday, Feb. 17 at 11 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.; and Monday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m.
Washington Street Mall Information Booth, Ocean Street & Washington Street Mall, Cape May
The best way to get to know Cape May and its rich history is to take the Historic District Trolley Tour. Knowledgeable guides present entertaining and educational stories about the nation's oldest seashore resort. Admission is $12 for adults and $8 for children (ages 3-12). Call (609) 884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Emlen Physick Estate Tour
Saturday, Feb. 17 and Sunday, Feb. 18 at 11:45 a.m., and Monday, Feb. 19 at 1:45 p.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
The Emlen Physick Estate Tour at Cape May's only Victorian house museum gives you a glimpse into the lives of a Cape May family of the late 1800s. Tour the 18-room mansion with your guide. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children (ages 3-12). See both the Physick Estate and the historic district on the guided Combination Trolley/Physick Estate Tour. Call (609) 884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Chocolate Lovers Feast at The Blue Rose Inn
Saturday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m.
Blue Rose Inn, 653 Washington St., Cape May
It's a bountiful feast for chocolate lovers during the Chocolate Lovers Feast at The Blue Rose Inn! Enjoy seven plated courses of chocolate desserts and hear how each was created from the chef who prepared it. Admission is $40. Call (609) 884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Friends of the World War II Tower: 50 Years Later - 1968 and the Vietnam War
Saturday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m.
Cape May Lutheran Church, 509 Pittsburgh Ave., Cape May
The year 1968 was pivotal in both Vietnamese and United States history. Learn about these changes in the Friends of the World War Tower's presentation, “50 Years Later: 1968 and the Vietnam War - Lessons from the Barbary Wars applied to Vietnam.” Admission is $5 at the door. Free for all World War II veterans, MAC members and students. Presented by the Friends of the World War II Tower in association with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). Call (609) 884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Sea Isle City Polar Bear Plunge
Saturday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m.
40th Street Beach, Sea Isle City
Jump-start the 2018 season at the annual Polar Bear Plunge. Come early, as the polar bears don't stay in the ocean very long! For more information, call (609) 263-3611.

Polar Bear 5K Run/1.5-Mile Fun Walk for Autism
Sunday, February 18 at 9 a.m.
JFK Blvd. & Promenade, Sea Isle City
This event encourages runners and walkers of all ages and abilities to participate with their families, while supporting a worthwhile cause. On-site registration will take place at tent outside of The Coast Motel, Landis Avenue, between JFK Blvd. & 40th Street, 9 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, call www.polarbearrunwalkforautism.com.

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