Do The Shore: February 15 to February 21

‘Lunch and Learn’ Series
Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 12 p.m.
Carriage House Café & Tearoom, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Bring a bag lunch and learn during this winter’s Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) Lunch and Learn series — 11 informative talks on popular topics of history, culture, science and the arts at noon on Wednesdays through March 30. Come to the Carriage House on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate for these informative talks that are free for MAC members and $5 for non-members. Admission includes beverages. The topic for Feb. 15 is “Cape May Oddities” with Dr. Robert Heinly. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

U.S. Futsal Northeast Regional Championship
Friday, Feb. 17 to Monday, Feb. 20
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
The Futsal tournament is an action-packed, international form of indoor soccer. Teams consist of various age brackets and include a total of over 2,000 players from around the world. Prizes will be awarded to winning teams and top players as well. Games will be held 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday. Times are subject to change depending on number of teams. Admission is $10 per day or $20 for all four days. Children 8 and under are free. Wristbands will be available for purchase at the door. For more information, visit www.Futsal.com.

Polar Bear Prince & Princess and King & Queen Contests
Friday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m.
LaCosta Lounge, 4000 Landis Ave., Sea Isle City
Kick off Polar Bear Plunge Weekend on Friday, Feb. 17 with the crowning of the Polar Bear Royal Family at the LaCosta Complex. The Polar Bear Prince and Princess Contest will begin at 7 p.m., followed by the Polar Bear King and Queen Contest at 9 p.m. Winners named to the 2017 Polar Bear Royal Family will each receive their crown and sash, as well as a special gift. For more information, call (609) 263-9090 or visit www.seaislechamber.com.

Center for Community Arts Exhibit ‘Moore History’
Saturday, Feb. 18 to Monday, Feb. 20
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.” Saturday, Feb. 18: 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 19: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 20: 1-3 p.m. 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.

Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, Feb. 18 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, Feb. 18 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.

Crafts and Collectibles in Winter
Saturday, Feb. 18 and Sunday, Feb. 19 at 10 a.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
The region’s most sought-after collectibles dealers and craftspeople come together for a two-day show featuring an array of handmade items, jewelry, glassware and more from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $2. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information or to purchase tickets, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Cape May Wine Trail
Saturday, Feb. 18 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. Board the trolley at 11 a.m. from the Emlen Physick Estate and travel to Willow Creek Winery where you will enjoy lunch and a tasting, then it’s off to Natali Vineyards for a tasting. $60 includes lunch and wine tastings at each vineyard. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Polar Bear Plunge Costume Contest
Saturday, Feb. 18 at 12 p.m.
LaCosta Lounge, 4000 Landis Ave., Sea Isle City
Get in the spirit of Plunge Day by competing in the annual Polar Bear Costume Contest at noon. Each contestant will take center stage to showcase their costume during the contest. Hopeful contestants may download the application ahead of time at www.lacosta-seaisle.com or register the day of the event at 10 a.m. under the main tent. Contestants are reminded to keep all costumes tasteful; the event organizers reserve the right to deny entry to the contest. Only registered Plunge participants will be permitted to compete in the costume contest. There will be local vendors selling merchandise in the registration tent as well as a bounce house and face painter in the parking lot to the west of La Costa (weather permitting).

Cape May Wine School Class “Hidden Wine Treasures From France — Great Off-the Radar Red Venue Information
Saturday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m.
Washington Inn, 801 Washington St., Cape May
Taste a selection of wines designed to refine your palate at the Washington Inn. Admission is $40. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). To purchase tickets call the Washington Inn directly at (609) 884-5697. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Chocolate Lover’s Feast
Saturday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m.
Blue Rose Inn, 653 Washington St., Cape May
It’s a bountiful feast for chocolate lovers! Enjoy seven plated courses of chocolate desserts and hear how each was created from the chef who prepared it at The Blue Rose Inn. Admission is $40. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Sea Isle City 23rd Annual Polar Bear Plunge
Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m.
40th Street Beach, Sea Isle City
Day-of registrations and preregistration pickup for the Plunge will take place on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the tent outside of LaCosta. Plungers will also be able to check-in on Friday at LaCosta from noon to 9 p.m. The cost of the plunge is $25 and plungers must be 12 years of age and older. All registered plungers will receive a wristband and a commemorative T-shirt (while supplies last). Live entertainment will be provided all weekend at LaCosta. The Fralinger String Band and the 2017 Polar Bear Royal Family will lead plungers down to the beach. The 2017 Polar Bear Plunge will start at 2 p.m. After plungers experience a frigid taste of the Atlantic Ocean, LaCosta will host the Costume Contest awards ceremony at 4 p.m. under the main tent.

8th Annual Jimmy Simcox Memorial Fundraiser
Saturday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m.
Blue Water Grille at the Bolero, 3320 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood
Come out and dance the night away at the 8th Annual Jimmy Simcox Memorial Fundraiser. All proceeds benefit scholarships for Wildwood High School seniors and Wildwood Catholic freshmen. This year a portion of the proceeds will also benefit Mrs. Anne Mclaughlin, whose husband, Jack, lost his courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on Dec. 28th, 2016. Mr‭. ‬John‭ ‬lynch will once again‭ ‬be rocking‭ ‬the mic‭ ‬for‭ ‬the live auction‭, 50/50 and raffles!‬ Plus enjoy live music by Animal House Band. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. They can be purchase at Atlantis Realty and the Byrne Community Center. For more information, call Jennifer Vogdes at (609) 780-3560 or June Simcox at (609)898-4284.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Mike’s Seafood Polar Bear Walk/Run for Autism
Sunday, Feb. 19 at 12 p.m.
JFK Blvd. & Promenade, Sea Isle City
Registration for this event is 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Landis Avenue and JFK Boulevard. Register online at www.polarbearrunwalkforautism.com. Fees vary. Proceeds benefit Autism Speaks, Special Services Schools, Autism support groups and families of special needs children. Mike’s Seafood Polar Bear Walk/Run for Autism begins at 12 p.m. at JFK Boulevard and Promenade, and an awards ceremony and breakfast buffet will follow at 2 p.m. at LaCosta.

Crafts with Critters
Sunday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m.
Cape May County Park & Zoo, 707 Rt. 9 N., Cape May Court House
Come join our education staff for an extra special animal craft project. Guest critters will be on hand to help! This program will be held every Sunday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. Ages 3 to 10 plus parents/caregivers are welcome. Crafts with critters will be held at the Education Station just outside the zoo entrance. No registration is necessary, just drop by! Only $5 per child/craft project. For more information, visit cmczoo.com or call (609) 465-5271.

Musical Theatre Sing-Along
Sunday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Congress Hall, 200 Congress Pl., Cape May
Special guests, including Broadway performers, will join Myra Vassian to bring a night of show stoppers and Broadway favorites. Guests will enjoy tunes from talented artists as they belt out fan favorites. Tickets for dinner and the show are $36.99 for adults and $9.99 for children. Tickets for the concert only are $15. For more information, call (609) 884-6583.

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