Do the Shore: 12/17-12/22

The Shore is offering something for everyone this week! Be sure to see the last Christmas parade of the season, chat with local law enforcement, and enjoy many free concerts! There are plenty of ways to celebrate.

Cops and Coffee with the Middle Township Police Department
Wednesday, December 17 from 8-10 AM
Where: Starbucks 3301 Route 9, Rio Grande

The Middle Township Police Department will be hosting their community relations program “Cops and Coffee” on Dec. 17, 2014 at the Starbucks located in Rio Grande. This program will take place between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. and is designed to give members of the public a chance to speak with some of our officers in a relaxed and casual setting. We encourage the public to stop by for a cup of coffee and share any ideas or concerns they have.

Song Circle for All Ages
Wednesday, December 17 from 6-7:30 PM
Where: Lower Cape Branch 2600 Seashore Road, Villas

At Song Circle, we sing all kinds of folk songs and everyone is welcomed to attend. As we sit in a circle, each person chooses a song for us all to sing – mostly from our book, Rise Up Singing. There are no performances, just singing together. We have books to lend. Guitar players welcomed. Come and join in on the fun!

Angelus Chorus Concert
Wednesday, December 17 from 7-9 PM
Where: Cape May Convention Hall Beach Avenue and Stockton, Cape May

Celebrating our 50th Anniversary of singing in Cape May County, Angelus Chorus was started as a group of volunteers who wanted to sing Christmas Carols to residents in nursing homes…to this day they still are singing Christmas music in Nursing facilities. For their performances this year they would love to see the biggest crowds ever as they are presenting their special Christmas music for the celebration. Their music consists of both sacred and secular music. Concerts are free and open to the public at most schedulings. They do take a free-will offering at the end of the performance.

Cold Spring Presbyterian Church 200th Birthday Dinner and Time Capsule Event
Saturday, December 20 from 5-8 PM
Where: Cold Spring Presbyterian Church 780 Seashore Road, Cape May

One of the nation’s oldest churches will celebrate its 300th birthday on Sat. night, Dec. 20, with a free déjà vu dinner and the making of a time capsule that will be buried underneath the church until the year 2039.

Celebrity Christmas
Saturday, December 20 from 7-9 PM
Where: Convention Hall 714 Beach Avenue, Cape May

Celebrate The Magic of Christmas! Maura McKinney Mastro and Frank Mastro perform a spirited, heartwarming celebration of Christmas with comedy, singing and celebrity impressions. The free show is on December 20 at 7 PM. It is a G rated show for the entire family.

Woodbine Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 20 at 6 PM
Where: Bryant South on Washington, Woodbine

The parade will start at Bryant South on Washington and end at the Firehouse.

Brunch with Santa Claus
Sunday, December 21 from 11:30-1:30 PM
Where: VFW Post 1963 JFK Boulevard, Sea Isle City

The members of VFW Post 1963 will host their annual “Brunch with Santa” for local children (age 10 and under) on Dec. 21, at 11:30 a.m. inside the VFW on JFK Boulevard (adjacent to the Sea Isle Bridge). This free event will include a buffet brunch, music, visits with Santa Claus and plenty of holiday cheer.

Holiday Organ Concert
Sunday, December 21 from 3-4:30 PM
Where: St. Barnabas by the Bay Church 13 W. Bates Avenue, Villas

John Gottschall will perform an organ concert program of French noels, advent and Christmas chorales by J.S. Bach, and classical Christmas music Sunday, Dec. 21 at 3 PM at St. Barnabas by the Bay Church, 13 W. Bates Ave., Villas. A freewill offering will be taken and refreshments will follow the performance. The concert is open to the public; for information call 609-889-0667.

Ferry Merry Christmas Party
Sunday, December 21 from 3-5 PM
Where: Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal 1200 Lincoln Boulevard, Cape May

Get ready to set sail for a party full of holiday cheer! Lower Township Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual “Ferry Merry Christmas” party from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 21 at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal in North Cape May.

The party includes winter carnival games, art and crafts, balloon art and a chance for children to meet Santa Claus.

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

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