5 Ways to Do The Shore This Weekend: March 24-26

1. 10th Annual Singer-Songwriter Weekend
Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25 at 9 a.m.
Congress Hall, 200 Congress Pl., Cape May
The 10th annual Singer-Songwriter of Cape May will be held at the historic Congress Hall and 15 showcase venues in Cape May. Over 60 music industry professionals and 175 acts and artists will participate in the weekend conference and showcase. The keynoters and featured performers this year are Jonatha Brooke on Saturday, March 25 and Jim Boggia on Friday, March 24. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.sscapemay.com.

2. Special Olympics NJ Spring Basketball Finals
Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
The Special Olympics NJ Spring Basketball Finals will be held at the Wildwoods Convention Center and other locations throughout the Wildwoods, including the Crest Pier Recreation Center, Wildwood High School, Wildwood Catholic High School, North Wildwood Community Center and the Byrne Community Center. Over 1,000 Special Olympics athletes from the Garden State will compete in basketball competitions during this multi-day event. FREE admission! Saturday’s hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday’s hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call (609) 896-8000 or visit www.sonj.org.

3. Cape May Wine Trail
Saturday, March 25 at 11 a.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., spend the day visiting Cape May County’s wineries and sampling the unique flavors of each. Board the trolley at 11 a.m. at the Emlen Physick Estate and travel to Willow Creek Winery where you’ll enjoy lunch and a tour, then board the trolley to Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery and Natali Vineyards for tours there. $75 includes lunch and wine tastings at each vineyard. Free parking. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information and reservations, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit www.capemaymac.org.

4. Ocean Drive Marathon/10-Mile/5K Run/1.5 Mile Fun Run
Sunday, March 26 at 9 a.m.
JFK Blvd. & Promenade, Sea Isle City
The OD Marathon & OD 10-Miler course will be an out-n-back course starting (and ending) in Sea Isle City with a turn-around for each event. The turn-around for the marathon will be Grassy Sound, and the turn-around for the 10-mile course will be Avalon. Each of these courses will be measured and certified by the USATF, assuring qualification for those events requiring a qualifying time. The 5K Run and 1.5 Mile Fun Run starts at JFK Boulevard & the Promenade in Sea Isle City. For more information and to register, visit www.odmarathon.org.

5. The Bastard Sons of Captain Mey
Sunday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Congress Hall, 200 Congress Pl., Cape May
The pride of Cape May’s singer-songwriter scene, The Bastard Sons of Captain Mey, are back at it in Congress Hall’s Grand Ballroom. Building an ever growing fan base, their roots-Americana style is attracting music lovers from Brooklyn and beyond. The group is led by Chris Gillin-Schwartz, one of the vanguards of the burgeoning local music community. Chris, Dylan and Max bring their youthful energy, ability to blend multiple instruments, and an expansive song selection to keep guests singing out loud and tapping their toes. Tickets to dinner and the show are $36.99 for adults and $9.99 for children. Tickets for the concert only are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information and tickets, call (609) 884-6583.

To see all the ways you can Do The Shore this weekend, visit our events calendar at www.capemaycountyherald.com/calendar.

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