Do The Shore 3/26 – 3/29

Hit the ground running this spring with the 16th Annual OD Marathon, or discover amazing national talent at Cape May’s Singer-Songwriter Weekend. Celebrate the turn of the season with one of this week’s special events!

16th Annual Ocean Drive Marathon and Health & Fitness Expo
Saturday-Sunday, March 29th & 30th
Where: Wildwoods Convention Center – 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood

The Ocean Drive Run Club presents the 16th Annual Ocean Drive Marathon and Health & Fitness Expo March 29 and March 30. The Health & Fitness Expo will be held March 29 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. Runners competing in Sunday’s marathon, as well as health and fitness-minded guests, will have the opportunity to explore and purchase the latest in running gear, accessories and reading materials. The Expo will offer a day of wellness with pro-active health related activities and screenings, as well as information on the benefits of diet and exercise. The Expo is FREE to attend and is open to the public.

The Ocean Drive Marathon is scheduled for March 30 at 9 a.m. and will remain open for 5-1/2 hours until 2:30 p.m. The Marathon is a qualifying course through the scenic island barriers of Cape May County and runners will be eligible for awards. The event is also set to include the following runs: the Ocean Drive 10-Miler; Ocean Drive 5K; and the non-competitive Ocean Drive 1.5-Mile Fun Run.

Runners participating in the Ocean Drive Marathon or any of the additional Ocean Drive runs are asked to check-in and pick up their race number, shirt and packet starting at 10 a.m. March 29 at the Health & Fitness Expo in the Wildwoods Convention Center. The final opportunity to register for the Marathon and 10-Miler events is at 5 p.m. March 29. Race-day registration for the Ocean Drive 5K and 1.5-Mile Fun Run will be available March 30.

For additional information about the Health & Fitness Expo or the Ocean Drive Marathon, please call 609-523-0880 or visit

Bowling Party Fundraiser for Wildwood High After-Prom
Wednesday, March 26th from 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Island Bowl – 3410 New Jersey Ave, Wildwood

$15 cost per person includes shoe rental, pizza and soda. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and gift baskets. All proceeds will benefit Wildwood High School After Prom.

Cape May Singer Songwriter Weekend
Friday-Saturday, March 28th & 29th
Where: Congress Hall & throughout Cape May

The 7th Annual Singer-Songwriter of Cape May will be held at historic Congress Hall, as well as select showcase venues in Cape May. SS Cape May features two afternoons of music business panels, workshops, clinics, mentoring & demo listening sessions and musical keynotes at Congress Hall. There will also be live performances at the venues at Congress Hall and throughout Cape May all weekend long. The music business conference is open to the public but requires registration. Most musical performances are free. A few special event performances require festival passes. Visit for more information.

Free Pizza and Family Movie Night
Friday, March 28th from 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: West Cape May Boro Hall – 732 Broadway, West Cape May
The West Cape May Environmental Commission presents Free Pizza and Family Movie Night from 6-8 p.m. on March 28 at West Cape May Boro Hall, 732 Broadway, West Cape May. The movie “Happy Feet” is set deep in Antarctica. Into the land of Emperor Penguins, where each needs a heart song to attract a soul mate, a penguin is born who cannot sing. However, as it happens, he is a brilliant tap dancer! The movie also brings with it the environmental issues of pollution and overfishing.

This is a fun family movie for all ages, rated PG. Free pizza will be offered at 6 p.m. Local naturalist, Louise Zemaitis will give a short presentation on penguins before the movie, with slides from her work as a nature guide. Louise Zemaitis is a popular field trip leader teaching birding workshops as an Associate Naturalist with New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory. She also enjoys leading birding groups and lecturing at birding festivals and is known for her enthusiasm for all natural history subjects. Louise has been guiding young birders at birding events and conferences for many years. Please call 609-884-1005 for more information.

Special Olympics NJ Basketball Finals
Saturday, March 29th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Wildwoods Convention Center – 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood

The Wildwoods Convention Center and other locations throughout the Wildwoods, including the Crest Pier Recreation Center, Wildwood High School, Wildwood Catholic High School, North Wildwood Community Center, and the Byrne Community Center. A multi-day event in which over 1,000 Special Olympics athletes from the Garden State will compete in basketball competitions. FREE admission! Sat: 9 a.m – 10 p.m. Sun: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 609.896.8000 or

Cape May Wine School
Saturday, March 29th from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Washington Inn – 801 Washington St, Cape May

Learn about wine in this class designed to refine your palate at the Washington Inn. Admission costs $30. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit

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.