Do The Shore 3/5 – 3/9

Shop ’til you drop, sing along with the whole family, or be both mesmerized and hypnotized by some of the awesome Cape May County events set for this week. Check out our complete rundown here!

Annual Shop-A-Holics Event
Friday-Sunday March 7th to 9th starting at 5 pm
Where: The Princeton & The Whitebrier, Avalon

Avalon’s annual Shop-A-Holics event, scheduled for March 7-9 at The Princeton and The Whitebrier, will give shoppers a chance to beat those winter blues with designers, drinks and deals.
Shop-A-Holics will offer a number of items at drastic discounts. Tommy Bahama, Kate Spade, Jonathan Adler and Tory Burch are just a few of the many designer names that will be featured. Browse through the wide variety of designer clothing, shoes, accessories and home décor while enjoying your cocktail of choice. Known as the largest winter shopping event in Cape May County, Shop-A-Holics is hosted by the 7MBCA (7 Mile Business Community Association).

The money raised from this year’s event will benefit Family Promise of Cape May County. Shoppers are encouraged to pay a $5 cover charge on Friday evening, and bring a cleaning product or a monetary donation to the event on Saturday and Sunday.

Make plans to attend Shop-A-Holics March 7 from 5 to 9 pm; March 8 from 10 am to 6 pm; and March 9 from 10 am to 3 pm. With more than 35 participating stores, shoppers won’t want to miss this exclusive event featuring amazing deals and steals and refreshing cocktails. For more information, go to and click Press Room, or call 609-967-3936.

Just Released Film Night – “12 Years a Slave”
Thursday, March 6th from 6 to 8 pm
Where: Avalon Free Public Library – 235 32nd Street, Avalon

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

Mid-Atlantic National Cheerleading & Dance Championships
Saturday, March 8th from 9 am to 4 pm
Where: Wildwoods Convention Center – 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood

Annual Mid-Atlantic National Cheerleading and Dance Championship will feature recreation, high school and all-star divisions. 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.

Hypnotist Dinner Show
When: Saturday, March 8th from 7 to 10 pm
Where: The Bayview – 8100 Bayview Drive, Wildwood Crest

Hysterical hypnotist show sure to amaze you…Hot roast beef, chicken wings, salad, beverages and dessert will be served. All proceeds benefit Cape May Tech After Prom. Door prizes and raffles too! For tickets call (609)231-9347 or email

Atlantic City Jazz Band
Sunday, March 9th from 2 to 4 pm
Where: VFW Post 386 – 419 Congress St, Cape May

Cape May Traditional Jazz Society presents the Atlantic City Jazz Band featuring Franny Smith on banjo, Bob Rawlins on clarinet, Bob Ferguson on trumpet, John McClernan on tuba, Paul Midiri on trombone, Chuck Harms on drums, and Nancy Rawlins on keyboard. They will be playing great Traditional Dixieland Jazz, guaranteeing a fun time. There will be free parking, cash bar, and optional dinner at 4:30 pm.

Sunday Supper and Old Timey Hymn Sing
Sunday, March 9th from 6 to 7:30 pm
Where: Congress Hall Ballroom – 200 Congress Pl, Cape May

Congress Hall, known by many locals as Cape May’s Living Room, will host a Sunday Supper and Old Timey Hymn Sing March 9 at 6 p.m. in the Ballroom. A collection plate will be passed to raise funds for the Cape May Food Bank.
This community gathering will celebrate the rich American tradition of sharing faith through singing hymns together – hymns that directly tie us to our forefathers and to the very beginnings of America. Sunday Supper includes comfort food staples such as fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans and apple pie. Guests are invited to sing along with musicians Myra Vassian and the Congress Hall Festival Choir, Tom Naglee Jr. on fiddle, Kate Delany, Don Shaw, Ann Oswald, and more. Singing and entertainment will follow immediately after supper. The cost of Supper is $14.95 for adults, $7.95 for children 12 and younger and free for children 3 and younger.

Reservations are required. Please call (609) 884-8422 to reserve. For more information, visit

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.

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