Do The Shore 1/29 – 2/3

We’ve reached the final stretch of January and are on the brink of February! The warm summer months are just over the horizon…Until then, keep busy this week with some of Cape May County’s fun-filled community events!

Boardwalk Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show
Wednesday, January 29th – February 2nd from 8 am to 5 pm
Where: Wildwoods Convention Center – 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Attention all dog lovers! Four-legged friends of all shapes and sizes will return to the Wildwoods Convention Center for the annual All Breed Dog Show. The Atlantic Ocean Classic Dog Show Cluster, hosted by the Boardwalk Kennel Club, will feature five days of competitions starting Jan. 29 through Feb. 2. Multiple judges will determine the winner of each category and various prizes will be awarded. This is the first show of the season and winners will then move on to the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. So come out and see the best of the best of all dog breeds! For more info and a complete schedule, visit

Chili Cookoff
Friday, January 31st from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Tabernacle United Methodist Church – 702 Seashore Rd, Erma
Everyone get your secret recipes out for the Chili Cookoff! Come to eat or come to compete! Trophies awarded for Best Overall, Best Sweet, Best Hot, & Best Veggie. Contact Melissa Schultz at 609-972-7020 or Jen Bolton at 609-884-2734 to submit an entry for your chili or with any questions.

Free Decoy Carving Demonstration
Saturday, February 1st from 10 to 11:30 am
Where: Two Mile Beach Unit of Cape May NWR -12001 Pacific Ave (Ocean Dr.), Wildwood Crest
Join the Friends of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge at the Two Mile Beach Unit in Wildwood Crest on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 10am, for a fascinating and educational demonstration of Decoy Carving in the South Jersey Fashion.

The demonstration will be led by local master decoy carver, J.P. “Jamie” Hand. Mr. Hand will be accompanied by one of his young apprentices, Cooper Rossner, who is a Biological Technician through the Pathways Program at our very own Cape May NWR. For more information or directions, please call 609-513-9349.

4th Annual Super Chili & Chowder Challenge
Sunday, February 2nd from 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Congress Hall Ballroom – 200 Congress Pl, Cape May
We are looking for chefs to compete in the 4th Annual Super Chili & Chowder Challenge! For more info and your shot at chili supremacy, contact Doreen at 609-884-5508, ext. 102 or

Groundhog’s Day
Sunday, February 2nd from 1 to 2:30 pm
Where: Cape May Point State Park – 305 Lighthouse Ave, Cape May Point
In celebration of Groundhog’s Day, there will be a puppet show, “The Naughty Little Groundhog”, featuring family fun and lots of audience participation! There will also be a groundhog craft to complete and refreshments. Join us for a rousing, good, furry time!

11th Annual Super Bash Party
Sunday, February 2nd from 4 to 8 pm
Where: Princeton Bar & Grill – 2008 Dune Dr, Avalon
On Sunday, February 2, 2014, Friend In Need will host its 11th Annual Super Bash Party at the Princeton Bar in Avalon, NJ. Doors will open at 4 pm., and tickets are currently on sale for $25, or $30 at the door. Super Bash XI will feature food and beverages for all attendees as well as a Silent Auction, door prizes, and big screened televisions to watch the big game. Featured Silent Auction items include a signed Paul McCartney guitar with a certificate of authenticity, icerow Flyers tickets, courtside 76ers tickets, plus a variety of items from local businesses donated in support of the event.

Sponsorship and donation opportunities are available. For more information, please visit Friend In Need’s website at or email the committee at

8th Annual Polar Bear Plunge
Monday, February 3rd from 9:45 to 10:30 am
Where: Crest Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center – 12 Moore Rd, Cape May Court House
Cape May County Freeholder Kristine Gabor is pleased to announce that Crest Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will host their eighth annual Polar Bear Plunge for residents Feb. 3, 2014 starting at 9:45 am in the Recreation Room. The event, coordinated by the Recreation Department, will include a very large kiddy-pool filled with ice water for the residents to “plunge” their feet and cool off their tootsies – plus zumba fitness and music by Christine. It is a fun winter activity for the residents. For more information, please call 465-1261.