Do the Shore: 2/4-2/10

Do something at the shore this week with those you love! Maybe learn about Victorian courting rituals or attend the Ice Ball together. You could take friends and family to see one of Philadelphia’s top jazz bands. Look at some of this week’s highlights below.

Winter Wednesday Wanderings
Wednesday, February 4th from 10am to 12pm
Where: Cape May Bird Observatory’s Northwood Center

Join us at CMBO’s Northwood Center, just off Lighthouse Avenue at Cape May Point for a birding walk in the Cape May area. Each week the route will vary according to the latest bird news and where the best activity is happening – we may make a short drive to a variety of nearby locations. Winter birding can be chilly, but it is also exciting; flocks of ducks throng the inlets, eagles patrol the marshes and mixed flocks of hungry songbirds feed along woodland edge and at favored feeders. Come early (09:30 onward) for a coffee to warm up before the start!

Lunch & Learn – “Victorian Valentines, Courtship and Marriage”
Wednesday, February 4th at 12pm
Where: Carriage House Café & Tearoom at the Emlen Physick Estate

Was courtship a career move during the Victorian era, or a romantic attachment? Could it be both? Learn from Mary Stewart how the young men and women of the Victorian era took courting very seriously.

Open Swim and Slide
Friday February 6th to Sunday February 8th, 4pm to 8pm
Where: Montego Bay Resort Indoor Waterpark

The indoor pool-waterpark-tiki bar will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday all winter long! Great for all ages and fun for the entire family!

Ice Ball
Friday, February 6th at 6:30pm
Where: Congress Hall

A fund-raiser to benefit The Fund for Cape May, a non-profit partnership organization for our Cape Island communities whose mission is beautification, preservation and providing educational programs encouraging active citizenship in our youth. Starting with the beautification of Rotary Park, the Fund will join with municipal, public and other non-profit organizations to accomplish this mission.

Prom 101
Saturday, February 7th from 6pm to 8pm
Where: Cape May County Technical High School

“Prom 101 + More” will feature local vendors and businesses including beauty salons, tanning salons, florists, tux rentals, nail salons, dress shops, makeup artists, jewelry artists, limo companies, photographers, and area fitness centers to help you look and feel your best! This event is open to all area students, parents, grandparents, friends and anyone who likes discounts and wants to find our local vendors in one location! Admission is just $5! There will be door prizes.

Barbone Street Jazz Band
Sunday, February 8th at 2pm
Where: VFW Post 386

See one of Philly’s top bands, the Barbone Street Jazz Band, on February 8th at the Cape May VFW. Free parking, cash bar and optional dinner at 4:30pm. All proceeds donated to the “Food Bank of Southern New Jersey” to support local needs.

LCMR Art Students Present “Strings and Things” Opening Reception
Sunday, February 8th from 3pm to 5pm
Where: The Mad Batter Restaurant

Lower Cape May Regional Advanced Art Students proudly announce the seventh annual art exhibit entitled “Strings and Things”. The show will be at the Mad Batter Restaurant, 19 Jackson Street Cape May, from Feb. 5 through March 5. An opening reception will be held for student artists, family, friends, and public Feb. 8 from 3 to 5 pm. The work displayed was created by art teacher Patricia Neville’s advanced art classes. The students studied traditional painting techniques that emphasized the use of chiaroscuro and blending techniques. Students worked in acrylic paints depicting a still-life painting in the subject of their choice.

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

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