Do The Shore 2/12 – 2/16

As we enter the second week of February, love is in the air and there is fun to be had. Check out some of this week’s event highlights!

Valentine Luncheon and Game Gala
Wednesday, February 12th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Golden Inn – 7849 Dune Dr, Avalon
The Avalon Civic Club will hold its fifth annual Valentine Luncheon and Game Gala on Wednesday, February 12 at the Golden Inn, Avalon. Doors will open at 11:30 for an afternoon featuring bridge, pinochle, rummy, mahjong or any other game. Everyone interested in a break from the winter blahs is encouraged bring their cards or tiles or board game and join the fun.
Tickets are $20.00 and all the proceeds will be given to local food banks. There will be door prizes and raffles to add to the excitement. For reservations call Rose Marie at 967-3853.

Art on Asbury “Hues of Yellow” Show
Friday, February 14th from 6 to 7:30 pm
Where: Ocean City Fine Arts League – 608 Asbury Ave, Ocean City
In order to add some brightness and sunshine to the winter days, The Ocean City Fine Arts League invites all artists to submit up to two entries for the February Show, themed “Hues of Yellow” competition and exhibition. Maximum size is 50 united inches (length + width). Entry fee is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Entries are accepted in all mediums and can reflect any theme. Entries can be dropped off Jan. 31 through Feb. 5.

There will be a “Meet The Artist” reception and awards presentation Feb. 14 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public and the show runs through the end of February.

Annual Children’s Tea
Saturday, February 15th from 2 to 4 pm
Where: The Ocean City Historical Museum – 1735 Simpson Ave, Ocean City
The Ocean City Historical Museum invites the community to its Annual Children’s Tea Feb. 15, 2014 from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Museum. This year’s theme is “F is for Fashion.” This event is perfect for children 5-9 years old. Come learn about a proper Victorian Tea, do arts and crafts and most of all enjoy an afternoon tea!

Tickets must be purchased in advance. To register, call (609) 399-1801 or stop by the Museum located in the Community Center, 1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City, NJ.

Great Backyard Bird Count
Saturday, February 15th from 10 to 11:30 am
Where: Two Mile Beach Unit of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge – 12001 Pacific Ave, Wildwood Crest
The Great Backyard Bird Count, sponsored by Cornell University and Audubon, is an annual event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent. Anyone can participate, from beginning bird watchers to experts. It’s free, fun, and easy—and it helps the birds.

The walks will last approximately one hour, depending on weather conditions and turnout. Some easy walking will be involved, so wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Dress for the weather, but heavy rain or snow will cancel the event. This is a great family activity, so bring the kids. Free loaner binoculars and field guides (bird books) will be provided. For more information on the Great Backyard Bird Count, check out the GBBC website, or call Cape May NWR at 609-513-9349.

Mike’s Seafood 6th Annual Polar Bear 5K Run & Walk for Autism
Sunday, February 16th from 12 to 3 pm
Where: Oceanfront Promenade, Sea Isle City
On Sunday, February 16, the Mike’s Seafood 6th Annual Polar Bear 5K Run and 1.5-Mile Walk for Autism will bring Sea Isle City’s 20th Annual Polar Bear Plunge Weekend to a dramatic close as thousands of runners and walkers gather to raise funds and awareness for a disorder that affects 1 out of 88 children.

The Run and Walk for Autism will begin at 12 noon along Sea Isle City’s oceanfront Promenade. Participants of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join this family-friendly event, which benefits Autism Speaks, special services schools, autism support groups and families with special-needs children.

To learn more about the Mike’s Seafood Polar Bear 5K Run and 1.5-Mile Walk for Autism, visit or phone 609-778-8418.

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