1. Melody Rose & Andrew Carroll Duo Play at Congress Hall
Friday, May 20 at 8 p.m.
Congress Hall’s Brown Room, 200 Congress Pl., Cape May
Melody Rose is a singer/songwriter whose soulful vocals blend with her jazz-influenced pop music, aligning her with powerhouse female vocalists like Adele, Norah Jones and Sara Bareilles. Jazz pianist Andrew Carroll has played for the likes of Steve Miller, Jane Monheit and Kurt Elling. Able to fit in with many styles, he brings his listeners back to a 1960’s jazz club in the school of Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett and many others of that era. Together, Rose and Carroll are a dynamic duo, drawing inspiration from a melting pot of multi-genre influence. Rose and Carroll perform in a variety of styles, from classic jazz standards to acoustic piano arrangements of rock & roll songs. Their repertoire spans the popular music of each decade of the 20th and 21st centuries with a flare of their own sultry musical style. For more information, visit www.melodyrose.net.
2. Annual Miles for Melanoma 5k/Walk and Run
Saturday, May 21 at 8:30 a.m.
34th Street Beach, Ocean City
Registration begins 8:30 a.m. at 34th St. Beach. Race begins 10 a.m. Help raise critical funding to fuel new treatments, education and advocacy for melanoma. Register online by May 19: $30 timing services will be provided (untimed runners and walkers free). For more information, call (717) 538-4359 or visit www.join.melanoma.org/2016mfmoceancity.
3. POSTPONED UNTIL MAY 22: 27th Annual Strawberry Festival and Craft Show
Saturday, May 21 at 10 a.m.
The Gandy Farmstead, 26 Tyler Rd. (Route 616), Greenfield
Treat yourself to some delicious fresh strawberry shortcake and ice cream while you visit the Farmstead, hear its history and browse through a selection of handmade crafts and other items for sale. A light lunch will be available. Enjoy the National Anthem by Jessica Houdart, and live music from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, May 22. This event is presented by the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township. For more information, call (609) 628-2425 or visit www.uppertwphistory.org.
4. Winos for Rhinos
Saturday, May 21 at 1 p.m.
Natali Vineyards, 221 N. Delsea Dr., Cape May Court House
Winos for Rhinos will be held on Saturday, May 21 from 1 to 5 p.m., rain or shine, at Natali Vineyards in Cape May Court House. You must be 21+ to drink. Tickets are $25 for guests over 21 years of age in advance, or $30 at the door. Tickets include one free glass of wine OR one free wine tasting, food, soft drinks, games, live music and animal encounters. Tickets are $20 for guests under 21 years of age in advance, or $25 at the door. There will also be a silent auction and event T-shirts for sale. To purchase tickets, go to Eventbrite.com and search for “Winos for Rhinos.” Questions? Call (609) 463-4135 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 100% of proceeds will go directly toward rhino conservation.
5. Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show
Sunday, May 22 at 12 p.m.
Grand Hotel of Cape May, 1045 Beach Ave., Cape May
Cape Women’s Resource Fund, Inc. will host its annual luncheon and fashion show Sunday, May 22 at the Grand Hotel of Cape May. Women’s fashions are from Bellanova and children’s clothes are from Nesting, both of Stone Harbor. Registration and no bid auction ticket sales begin at noon with a sit down luncheon at 1 p.m. Women are encouraged to wear hats and prizes will be awarded. The event funds scholarships for Cape May County women, and proceeds from the no bid auction will benefit the League of Women Voters of Cape May County and the American Association of University Women. Tickets are $35; call (609) 231-1813 for reservations.