There is no better way to welcome October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, than with a “Pretty in Pink” Fundraiser for the cause. This Wednesday, October 2nd, Susie Q’s Family Hair Salon of Seaville will play host to their Third Annual “Pink” Fundraiser, with a noble goal of raising a total of $10,000. Susie Q’s will feature pink hair extensions, raffles, delicious baked goods, and cure sign retail items. All proceeds will benefit the Love of Linda Cancer Fund and Gilda’s Club South Jersey, both of which work tirelessly to support local patients and families affected by the disease. This “Pretty in Pink” evening out will begin at 4:30 pm and conclude at 8 pm. For more information, call (609)390-9220.
Beginning Friday morning at 9 am, rev up your weekend with the All Ford Truck and Car Show along Pacific Avenue in Wildwood. Marvel at others’ hot rods or display your own. The show is open to all Ford, Lincoln and Mercury cars and trucks and any year is welcomed. Compete for one of the Island’s Top 25 Awards, plus Cash Prizes, Best of Show Stock and Best of Show Modified.
Over in Cape May Court House, a show of an entirely different type kicks off Friday evening at 7 pm. Acclaimed international hypnotist Dr. Bengali will be making his third appearance at the Middle Township PAC in two years in a benefit performance for the Middle Township High School band. The “stars” of the show are actually volunteers from the audience who fall under his hypnotic spell, creating hilarious situations. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Reservations for all shows may be made by calling (609)463-1924.
Also Friday night, all are invited to fall under the spell of Cape May Winery award winning reds, whites, and blushes at the Kiwanis Wine Gala. In support of their continuing efforts, the Kiwanis Club of Cape May Court House presents an “Evening of Small Plates” at the winery on October 4th from 7 to 10pm. Offered courtesy of Cape May’s finest dining establishments, there will be three renowned Cape May restaurants – The Washington Inn, Tisha’s, and the Black Duck – to provide an array of dishes along with a diverse collection of wines. The Gala also features a three hour open bar. Live entertainment by The Geno White Trio and Sean Loosh, a cigar bar, and a dessert table make the Gala a sophisticated night to remember. Purchase tickets by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (609)231-6676.
Prepare for a night of pampering and Glamour at Friday, October 4th’s “All for the Girls” Fundraising event at Cape Trinity Catholic’s South Campus. This evening of shopping, food, and fun begins at 7 pm, with all proceeds to benefit education programs at Cape Trinity Catholic. Volunteers are hard at work transforming the gym into a glamorous party hall! There will be numerous vendors, such as Tastefully Simple, Silpada, Mary Kay, “31”, Arbonne, Tupperware, Cash for Gold, Pampered Chef and more. Wine, appetizers and desserts will be served. There will be raffle tickets for gift certificates and gift baskets. Guests who bring a non-perishable food item for the Lazarus House Food Pantry will get a free raffle ticket. The Parent Association will be selling 50/50 tickets for what is becoming one of the biggest 50/50 payouts in recent school history! Tickets include food and one beverage of your choice and are available in advance for $10 at the school or at the door for $15. To order tickets or ask questions, please call Cape Trinity Catholic School at 609-522-2704.
Spend Saturday morning making some unbelievable shopping finds at the “Sharing the Freedom” Flea Market beginning at 9 am at “The Hut” on West Oak Avenue on Wildwood. Sponsored by the Twelth Step House, this market promises great holiday gift items and one-of-a-kind knickknacks.
Upper Township also presents an impressive collection of collectibles, crafts, and antiques at the 2nd Annual Tuckahoe Cars, Cruise & Crafts Show from 9 am to 5 pm this Saturday, October 5th. Presented by The Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants’ Association, this fun family event will be held at Amanda’s Field on Route 50 in Petersburg. A car cruise will begin promptly at 9 am, and will include antiques, street rods, motorcycles, Tuners, Imports and just about anything else that is has wheels and is street legal. All vehicles that are to be included in judging must be on the lot by noon. Trophies will be awarded in twelve categories, plus Judges’ Choice and Best in Show. Vendors will include arts, crafts, antiques, car-related items, collectibles, and more. DJ John Lockwood will keep crowds on their feet from 8 am to 4 pm while kids can enjoy face painting, a moon bounce, and much, much more. Please visit the web site at www.TuckahoeNJ.com for more information or call (609)628-2829.
Farther south in Sea Isle City, the annual Harborfest celebration gets off to a running start with the Harborfest 5K at 9:30 am this Saturday morning. At the end of the run, prizes will be awarded to the event’s overall top runners as well as the fastest athletes in seven age groups. Additional Harborfest activities will take place from 11 am to 4 pm along 42nd Place and the Bay, where delicious seafood, live music, and a varied vendors market with crafts promise to delight festival-goers of all interests and tastes. Beginning at 1 pm, the cut throat Chowder Contest features chowder concoctions prepared by several local restaurants. For just $5, sample all the contenders and cast your vote for your favorite. Competitive eaters from all corners of Cape May County and beyond gather at 3 pm for the festival’s most suspense-filled event of the day. The Raw Clam Eating Contest will begin along 42nd Place and, as always, will draw a massive crowd of excited spectators. At the end of this entertaining competition, prizes will be awarded to the contestant who eats the largest number of raw bivalves in the shortest amount of time. For more info on Harborfest, phone (609)263-9090 or visit www.seaislechamber.com.
Cape May rings in this new month with its very own celebration of the long-time Bavarian tradition, Oktoberfest. Witness as Historic Jackson Street is transformed into a German promenade with authentic music and food. Visit the various Beer Gardens and browse the artisans’ tables featuring crafts, antiques and collectibles. Oktoberfest begins at 10 am Saturday, October 5th and continues into the late evening.
Wildwood features a similar celebration of all things seafood also on Saturday, October 5th.The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce presents the 6th Annual Seafood and Music Festival from 11 am to 7 pm featuring a full day of eating that will take place along Atlantic Avenue between Wildwood and Schellenger Avenues in Wildwood. The festival will include live music, crafters, food vendors, pie eating contests, and much more.
Gear up for this month’s spooky Halloween holiday with Cold Spring Village’s hands-on ghost hunting experience this Saturday night. The Truth Paranormal Investigators team will lead guests through tests using digital photography and sound recording equipment in order to capture evidence of the supernatural. Each investigation will begin at 6:30 pm in the Welcome Center with an introduction to ghost-hunting etiquette and equipment, and an overview of the history of paranormal activity at the Village. Small groups will then be escorted to each of three buildings where Truth Paranormal researchers will allow guests to assist with the investigations. Tickets to each investigation are $35 each and must be purchased in advance. Please B.Y.O.F. (bring your own flashlight) for this night of fright!
Close your weekend with a “howl” at the Harpoon Henry’s 4th Annual Howlin’ Jam for the Animal Outreach Adoption Center this Sunday, October 6th, from 1 to 5pm. The Howlin’ Jam is your chance to chill on the bay all for the cause of helping homeless cats and dogs find permanent, loving homes! Enjoy the spectacular view, listen to great music, eat fantastic food, drink great beer, and enter to win some wonderful prizes for just $20 per person (food and beer included).
By Megan Kummer