Do the Shore: 1/14-1/20

Looking for something to do to keep busy this month? The shore is offering some movie nights, a polar bear plunge, and much more! Check out some of our top picks this week.

Italian Culture
Wednesday, January 14 from 3:30-4:30 PM
Where: Avalon Free Public Library 235 32nd Street, Avalon

Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month. Meet with others interested in reviewing Italian learned in the Italian class and those interested in learning more about Italian art, music, architecture, history, lifestyles.

Movie Night – Get on Up
Wednesday, January 14 from 6-8 PM
Where: Cape May Court House Library 30 West Mechanic Street, Cape May Court House

The Cape May County Library invites the public to attend a viewing of the movie Get on Up.

Creative Writing
Saturday, January 17 from 10-Noon
Where: Avalon Free Public Library 235 32nd Street, Avalon

Receive tips and feedback on poetry, memoirs, short stories, articles, and books. Record an audio version and share your story. Registration is requested by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Polar Bear Plunge
Saturday, January 17 from 10-1:30 PM
Where: Wildwood

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

Carroll Gallery Exhibit ‘Center for Community Arts Celebrates 20 Years of History’
Saturday, January 17 from 11-3 PM
Where: Carriage House Gallery 1048 Washington Street, Cape May

Carroll Gallery Exhibit: “Center for Community Arts Celebrates 20 Years of History.” At the Carroll Gallery in the Carriage House of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Admission is free.

Interpretive Nature Walk for All Ages
Saturday, January 17 from 12:30-1:30 PM
Where: Lower Cape Branch 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas

The Nature Center of Cape May will present a nature walk series for all ages on the third Saturday of each month. This month, Sam will focus on identifying mammal signs and tracks in wintry weather! All materials will be provided or found in nature. Participants are encouraged to bring their own binoculars. There will be a limited quantity available.

Sunday Night at the Movies – ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’
Sunday, January 18 from 7-8:30 PM
Where: The Branches 2nd Street, Rio Grande

Enjoy Sunday Night at the Movies and see “Tuesdays With Morrie” Jan. 18 at The Branches, next to St. Mary’s Thrift Shop, behind Family Dollar on Rt. 47 at N. 2nd St & E. Vermont Ave, Rio Grande at 7 p.m.

For more information about these and other community events, see the Herald’s online calendar.

Be sure to visit for more information about dining, shopping, activities, entertainment happenings and nightlife.