Do The Shore 3/12 – 3/19

Full of mystery, fine dining, shopping, and talented musicians, this week features some great, family-friendly Cape May County events. Check out our complete rundown here!

Beyond the Board – 2014 Dining Series
Thursday, March 13th from 5 to 9 pm
Where: Ebbitt Room – 25 Jackson St, Cape May

The Ebbitt Room at The Virginia Hotel in Cape May invites you to discover the extraordinary flavors of the seasons’ best with its 2014 culinary dining series lineup featuring all that Cape May has to offer—from the land and the sea. Using the freshest ingredients from the restaurant’s very own 62-acre Beach Plum Farm and collaborating with many of Cape May’s local favorites, Executive Chef Anthony Micari will once again create five intriguing dining experiences – each with it’s own unique 5-course menu highlighting New Jersey’s seasonal fare.

On Thursday, March 13th, The 2014 Dining Series will open with the “Beyond the Board”. Sure to delight any cheese connoisseur, it will feature the remarkable artisanal cheeses from New Jersey’s Valley Shepherd Creamery, highlighting the creamery’s distinct cave-aged cheeses. Menu items will include unique specialties such as Gouda gelato, salt-cured blue cheese “bacon”, and scallop crudo with hard aged sheep’s milk.

Sherlock Holmes Weekend
Friday-Sunday, March 14th to 16th
Where: Throughout Victorian Cape May

New Mystery for 2014! Join Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. Watson for a weekend of mystery and intrigue in the new mystery for 2014, “Sherlock Holmes and the Unforgiven,” Friday through Sunday, March 14-16, 2014. Get into the spirit of things by donning Victorian attire.

Stalk the gaslit streets in search of clues and compete for the $250 grand prize and a variety of other valuable gifts as you attempt to solve the mystery. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit

Passport Around the World
Saturday, March 15th from 1 to 3:30 pm
Where: Wildwoods Convention Center – 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood

Girl Scouts will present displays for countries around the world. Travel from table to table and experience activities from different countries such as crafts, games, songs, traditions, foods, beverages, tours or displays. For details, call 856-795-1560 or visit

Jazz Vespers Presents “Trio Music”
Sunday, March 16th from 3 to 5 pm
Where: First Presbyterian Church – Hughes & Decatur St, Cape May

March’s Vespers Series proudly presents “Trio Music”, the new musical endeavor from Jim Ridl, Tim Lekan and Bob Shomo. This virtuoso trio “All Star Trio” has played together in various ensembles, including the acclaimed Ant Farm Quartet for over 20 years. Years of playing together have formed a unified and questing trio, where improvisation and swing are at the center of their sound, and friendship, the heart of their music. This is not a concert to be missed, March 16, at 3:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Cape May located on Hughes and Decatur Streets. A $10 donation is suggested and parking is available. For more information visit us online at www.capemayjazz or call 609-576-1841.

“A Garden of Quilts” Quilt Show
Sunday-Monday, March 16th & 17th from 10 am to 5 pm
Where: WheatonArts Event Center – 1501 Glasstown Rd, Millville

Presented by The Garden Patch Quilters, National Quilting Association (NQA) Chapter 541, the biennial “A Garden of Quilts” Quilt Show, March 16 and 17, showcases over 150 traditional and contemporary quilts in the WheatonArts Event Center.

Visitors to the show will discover a host of quilt displays, several specialty fabric and supplies merchants, hourly demonstrations of quilting and embellishing techniques, a wide selection of boutique items plus a variety of unique special exhibits.

For more information about the show or WheatonArts, call 1-800-998-4552 or 856-825-6800, or visit online at For information about the Garden Patch Quilters visit or call 856-691-7362.

Big Book Sale
Monday-Wednesday, March 17th to 19th
Where: Cape May Court House Library – 30 Mechanic St, Cape May Court House

The Cape May County Library’s semiannual Big Book Sale is coming to the Main Branch Library in Court House on March 17th, 18th, and 19th. The Big Book Sale has been one of the Library’s signature events for 15+ years. Hosted twice a year, in the winter and again in the late summer, the Big Book Sale is a culmination of our librarians’ efforts in weeding all of the 8 libraries in the County, as well as, sorting the generous book donations the library receives throughout the year.

“At only a quarter per book, the Big Book Sale is a great way for residents to build their home libraries,“ says Carol Hodlofski, Head of Circulation. “And with all the proceeds going back into the library system, it’s a wonderful way to support the community.”

The Big Book Sale begins March 17th and ends at 8:00 p.m. on March 19th. Shoppers are encouraged to come early and shop often as the sale is replenished every day.=

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

Be sure to visit for more information about entertainment happenings and nightlife.