This week is packed with some promising family-friendly events for a fun finish to February and a great “hello” to March! Check out some of the highlights, from team trivia to movie night.
An Evening of NJ Trivia
Thursday, February 27th from 7 to 9:30 pm
Where: Historic Cold Spring Village – 720 Shore Rd, Cape May
Historic Cold Spring Village is hosting an evening of trivia Feb. 27, in honor of New Jersey’s 350th birthday celebration in 2014. From 7 to 9:30 in the Village Welcome Center, teams will be challenged with questions in New Jersey history, geography, entertainment, science and sports. Winning teams will take home prizes! Please call (609) 898-2300, ext. 16 for more information or to reserve a table for your team today. All other seating is available first-come, first served. Entrance to the evening of trivia is $5 per person. Light refreshments will be available. To learn more about the New Jersey’s 350th Birthday and how you can celebrate all year long, please visit www.officialnj350.com.
Free Pizza and Family Movie Night feat. “Red Dog”
Friday, February 28th from 6 to 8 pm
Where: West Cape May Boro Hall – 732 Broadway, West Cape May
“Red Dog,” a movie about the true power of an animal’s love and loyalty and the impact they can have on a community, will be shown. The movie is based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who unites a local community while roaming across thousands of miles in the Australian outback for years in search of his long lost master and a place to belong.
This is a fun family movie for all ages, rated PG. Free pizza will be offered at 6 p.m. Animal Outreach of Cape May County will give a short presentation before the movie. Please call 609-884-1005 for more information.
Fundraising Tea with cast of “The Secret Garden”
Saturday, March 1st from 12:30 to 2 pm
Where: Middle Township PAC – 212 Bayberry Dr, Cape May Court House
Versatile student actors at Middle Township High School will switch from teacups and spoons to dancing shoes on one afternoon during their three performance run of the award-winning Broadway musical “The Secret Garden.”
On Sat. afternoon, March 1, starting at 12:30, the costumed cast will sponsor a fundraising tea on the balcony of the lobby of the Performing Arts Center. Tea parties have a British flair, of course, and the students’ version is especially appropriate since the plot centers on an orphaned girl who becomes the ward of an uncle in England where she discovers a secret garden.
Those who attend the tea party will receive as a bonus, an opportunity to have their photos taken with members of the cast. The cost of the tea party is $5 for an adult with a child, and $3 for each additional person. For reservations for the party, call 465-1852, extension 5536 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
An Evening of Comedy & Magic with Brian Staron
Saturday, March 1st from 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Avalon Golf Club – 1510 N Rte 9, Cape May Court House
Avalon Golf Club is proud to present “An Evening of Comedy & Magic with Brian Staron” on March 1, 2014 at 7 pm. Staron has been a full time performer for over 25 years. His show is made up of a special blend of slap-stick humor and incredible magic. Brian’s show has been described as “live situation comedy”. The show is suitable for all ages and relies heavily on audience participation, that’s right, you and your guest will be part of the show!
Staron performs over 800 shows each year for Walt Disney Entertainment with his primary location being Disney’s BoardWalk Resort at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. He is a four-time winner of the “You Create Disney Magic” award, five-time winner of the “You’re a Disney Star” award, and a nine-time winner of the prestigious “Basics” honors. All three awards are presented by Disney Executives for “show excellence”.
All proceeds from this event will benefit the renovation and re-opening of the Gateway Playhouse in Somers Point, NJ. Tickets for the show are $30 for general seating. Limited seating will be available the day of the performance, so advance ticket ordering is encouraged. For more information on the performer, please visit www.brianstaron.com. To order tickets for the show, please call 1-800-838-3006 or go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/433607 to order online.
Cheer Tech National Rec & School Championships
Sunday, March 2nd from 9 am to 3 pm
Where: Wildwoods Convention Center – 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
This cheerleading event is open to all rec and school programs that are members of the American Recreation and School Cheer Association. Performances will be choreographed to music and sound effects, and winning teams will be awarded prizes. Admission is $15 and free for children 3 and under. For more information, call 866.52.CHEER or visit http://www.SpiritBrands.org.
Tuesday, March 4th from 10 to 10:45 am
Where: Avalon Free Public Library – 235 32nd St, Avalon
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
For more on upcoming Cape May County fun, be sure to visit www.dotheshore.com/events.