1. Polar Bear Pre-Plunge Beef ‘n Brrr to Benefit Special Olympics NJ
Friday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m.
Bolero Resort, 3320 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood
As the Special Olympics New Jersey returns to the Wildwoods for the annual Polar Bear Plunge, a kick-off event will take place at the Bolero Resort from 7 to 11 p.m. A $20 donation will raise money for the event and includes roast beef sandwiches, salad, wings and draft beer, as well as a 50/50 raffle, live auction and live music! The Polar Bear Plunge will take place on Saturday behind the Wildwoods Convention Center and you do not need to be a participant to attend the Beef ‘n Brrr. The event supports training and competition for more than 22,000 athletes of Special Olympics New Jersey. For more information, call (609) 896-8000 or visit www.NJPolarPlunge.org.
2. Law Enforcement Polar Bear Plunge
Saturday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Centers & Wildwoods Beach
Join in the fun of a January Polar Bear Plunge at the Wildwoods Convention Center and the Wildwoods Beach! Registration begins at 10 a.m. Plunge begins at 1 p.m. Event supports training and competition for more than 22,000 athletes of Special Olympics New Jersey. For more information, call (609) 896-8000 or visit www.NJPolarPlunge.org.
3. Center for Community Arts Exhibit ‘Moore History’
Saturday, Jan. 14 at 12 p.m. and Monday, Jan. 16 at 4 p.m.
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.” The exhibit will be open to the public on Jan. 14 with an official opening ceremony on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 16 at 4 p.m. The exhibit opening is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served. Dates and hours of the exhibit 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.
4. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ceremony
Saturday, Jan. 14 at 1 p.m.
Bill & Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center, Ocean City High School, 5th & Atlantic Ave., Ocean City
Ceremony begins at 1 p.m. at the Bill & Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center, located at the Ocean City High School. Please use 6th St. entrance. Immediately following the ceremony, stay and enjoy a Soul Food Dinner, a southern-style comfort menu to include fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, corn bread, collard greens and more! For more information, call (609) 399-6111 or visit www.oceancityvacation.com.
5. Performance by Pianist Jon Pruitt
Sunday, Jan. 15 at 3 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May
Renowned pianist Jon Pruitt will perform at the First Presbyterian Church of Cape May. A part of the South Jersey music scene for decades, Jon has performed as a soloist and supporting member with the area’s finest musicians. Although comfortable in all musical genres, Jon will be bringing his jazz chops to play with some of the Cape May Jazz Vespers members. Jon also is a principle in Pruitt Productions, providing audio production for the radio and advertising industries. Mr. Pruitt has graciously donated his time and talents to the Cape May Vespers December Benefit series as well. Limited free parking is available. A $10 minimum donation is suggested. Wheelchair accessible. For more information, call (609) 576-1841 or visit www.capemayjazzvespers.com.
To see all the ways you can Do The Shore this weekend, visit our events calendar at www.capemaycountyherald.com/calendar.