A pulse-pounding athletic tournament, fundraising 5K, and even a catwalk for pets? This week at the shore features lots of must-see fun. Check it out!
War at the Shore Youth Wrestling
Thursday-Saturday, April 17th through 19th
Where: Wildwoods Convention Center – 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
South Jersey Wrestling Association hosts an annual event featuring National Folkstyle Wrestling Championships. The ‘War’ features a youth tournament with 50 weight classes spread across 4 age divisions, and a High School Division with 16 weight classes. Weigh-ins take place Thursday night from 5-9 p.m. Competitions begin at 8 a.m. on Friday & Saturday. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students 6 and older, and under 6 are free. Visit http://www.sjwrestling.com.
Rotary Club of Mid Jersey Cape Flea Mart/Craft & Car Show
Saturday, April 19th from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Acme Market -Avalon Blvd & Route 9, Swainton
Proceeds benefit Rotary Club of Mid Jersey Cape’s community service programs & student scholarships. All are welcome! Space rental is only $25. Register online at midjerseycaperotary.org. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. Questions? Please call Bob Jenkins at 609-536-2304.
4th Annual Turtle Fest
Saturday, April 19th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: The Wetlands Institute – 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd, Stone Harbor
This fun-packed day will kick-off with a pancake breakfast with scheduled seatings at 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 10:45 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. Children can enjoy a different twist on the traditional egg hunt with a terrapin-themed egg hunt. They can also create arts and crafts, help a naturalist search for turtle hatchlings along the Salt Marsh Trail, and stop by the aquarium to watch the animals have breakfast too!
Volunteers in Medicine 3rd Annual 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, April 19th from 9 a.m. to noon
Where: Cape May County Park & Zoo – 707 North Route 9, Cape May Court House
Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) is a 501(c)(3) healthcare clinic that provides free health care to residents of Cape May County. Since opening in 2002, due to the outstanding community support from concerned individuals, families, businesses, organizations, municipalities, churches and county government, VIM has been able to serve more than 4,000 patients with over 26,000 clinic visits. The need for free primary care continues to be significant in Cape May County even with the impact of the Affordable Care Act. Please join us on Easter Saturday – run or walk while enjoying our beautiful Cape May Zoo/Park and support a good cause. Give the gift of healthcare while you make room make room for Easter candy!
Woofin’ Paws Pet Fashion Show
Saturday, April 19th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Carey Stadium -6th St, Ocean City
Dress your pets in their Easter’s best! For more information, call 609-525-9300.
Stone Harbor Lions Club Card Party
Thursday, April 24th at noon
Where: Women’s Civic Club – 96th St, Stone Harbor
Tickets cost just $20.00 and all proceeds will benefit Family Promise of Cape May County and the Stone Harbor Lion Charities. For tickets and additional information, call Lion Carol Fiore at 609-465-1602, Lion Joan Green at 609-923-9603, Lion Carol Addesso at 609-898- 3786 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.