Grab your skimmer, don’t lose your marbles, and prepare for touchdown. This week at the shore features a number of awesome festivals, live entertainment, a National Marbles showdown, and even a Runway 5K. Plan your fun with our schedule here:
Tales of the Victorians
Thursday, June 12th from 4 to 5 p.m.
Where: The Butterfly Tea Room – 109 Sunset Boulevard, Cape May
The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company’s popular “Tales of the Victorians” returns for its twenty-fifth year! Take tea at a lovely inn or tea shop, indulge in homemade tasty treats, and listen to stories by famous American authors, like O. Henry and Louisa May Alcott, all for only $10. Children are always welcome, and, like other East Lynne events, ages 12 and under are free.
For information and to make reservations for “Tales of the Victorians” and the mainstage season, call 609-884-5898 or go online to www.eastlynnetheater.org.
Beginner Ballroom Dancing
Thursday, June 12th from 6 to 7 p.m.
Where: Avalon Free Public Library – 235 32nd Street, Avalon
Join Ron and Barbara Troy for Beginner Ballroom Dancing lessons on Thursdays through August 7. The instructor will be teaching Foxtrot, Rumba, Hustle, Waltz, and Swing during the beginner classes. Registration is required by calling Linda Duffy (609) 967-5900, ext. 3157.
“The Art of Ringo Starr” Exhibition
Friday-Sunday, June 13th to 15th
Where: Ocean Galleries – 9618 Third Ave, Stone Harbor
Ocean Galleries in Stone Harbor was one of three galleries in the U.S. chosen to host the iconic artwork of Ringo Starr this summer in conjunction with the All Starr Band tour.
Anyone who acquires Ringo’s artwork throughout the June exhibition run will have the opportunity to meet the legendary artist at a private reception and have a photo taken on Saturday, June 21 prior to the All Starr Band’s performance at Caesars.
Lighthouse Full Moon Climb
Friday, June 13th from 8 to 10 p.m.
Where: Cape May Lighthouse – 215 Lighthouse Ave, Cape May Point
The Friends of the Cape May Lighthouse invite you to the full moon climb. Take advantage of the light of the full moon and let it guide you up the 199 stairs to the starry top. The Lighthouse is located in Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township. Tower admission is free for “Friends” members. Non-members price is $8 for adults, $3 for children (ages 3-12). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.
Saturday, June 14th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: JFK Boulevard & the Promenade, Sea Isle City
Skimmer is Sea Isle’s largest summer festival, featuring two-days of family-friendly activities and entertainment. Founded in 1962, the festival derives its name from the recognizable straw hats (also known as boater hats) that Victorian-era gentlemen often wore during the summer months.
On Saturday, Skimmer Festival will begin with a Seaside Market along Sea Isle’s oceanfront Promenade. The market will feature nearly 400 vendors selling everything from household items and fishing equipment to children’s toys and artisan crafts. For additional information about Skimmer Festival Weekend, phone (609) 263-8687 or visit www.VisitSICNJ.com .
Aviation Museum’s Runway 5K & 1 Mile Fun Walk
Saturday, June 14th from 9 a.m. to noon
Where: 507 Terminal Drive #102 – Cape May Airport
With the cooperation of the Delaware River & Bay Authority (operators of the Cape May Airport), the airport will temporarily close to air traffic allowing runners and walkers this unique opportunity to compete on the runways! Race day registration opens at 7am located at the entrance to the Aviation Museum. New and improved amenities for 2014 include: Beer tastings from Cape May Brewing Company, music, expanded award/age categories, high quality tech shirts (early bird registrants only, prior to May 30th) and precisely measured course. Registration details can be found at www.tnteventmanagement.com. The museum will be open FREE to the public from 9-noon for this family and pet friendly event!
7th Annual Harbor Fest
Saturday, June 14th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Nature Center of Cape May – 1600 Delaware Ave, Cape May
Harbor Fest is a celebration of seafood and song. The sea, its culture, its economy and its ecology are at the heart of this festival, now in its fifth year. Cape May’s beautiful harbor provides the backdrop. Land-based activities will be held at or near the Nature Center. For more information, visit capemayharborfestival.com.
North Wildwood Flag Day Service
Saturday, June 14th from 10 to 11 a.m.
Where: North Wildwood Veterans Memorial – New York and Spruce Aves, North Wildwood
North Wildwood Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5941 and the City of North Wildwood will be hosting the North Wildwood City annual service honoring “Old Glory”. All are invited to attend.
Saturday, June 14th from 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: First United Methodist Church of Avalon – 3344 Dune Dr, Avalon
The First United Methodist Church of Avalon will hold its Annual Strawberry Festival complete with ice cream, cake and fresh strawberries.
Wildwood Historical Society Eighth Annual Post Card & Collectibles Show
Saturday-Sunday, June 14th to 15th
Where: Wildwood Historical Society/George F. Boyer Museum – 3907 Pacific Ave, Wildwood
This year’s Post Card & Collectibles Show & Open House will feature a special guest speaker. Post cards can be bought, sold, and traded. For more information or to reserve a table, contact Al Brannen at (609) 425-5308.
Stone Harbor Farmers Market
Sunday, June 15th from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Water Tower Plaza – 95th St & Second Ave, Stone Harbor
One of Stone Harbor’s most popular summer events returns June 15. For the third consecutive year, the Stone Harbor Farmer’s Market returns to the Water Tower Plaza.
The debut of the 2014 Stone Harbor’s Farmer’s Market on June 15th will include some extra freebies and entertainment for the public. The event will open with a special parsley ribbon cutting at 8 a.m. where attendees will be able to receive a sample of the parsley along with a reusable grocery style bag decked out with the Borough’s Centennial logo. Live music and entertainment will be provided by local radio station WCZT 98.7FM the Coast, which will broadcast live from the Market.
There is no fee to visit the Stone Harbor Farmer’s Market. Parking is available nearby in the Borough’s municipal parking lot, along with ample off street parking.
For additional information, please visit www.stoneharbornj.org.
Wildwoods Restaurant Week
Sunday-Friday, June 15th through 20th
Where: Participating restaurants throughout the Wildwoods
Wine and dine in some of Wildwoods’ finest restaurants! All participating restaurants will offer a complete four course meal, including appetizer, salad, entree and dessert for one low price, plus tax and gratuity. For more information, call (609) 729-9000 or visit http://www.WildwoodByTheSeaRestaurantWeek.com for a list of participating restaurants.
Curley Fry Festival
Sunday, June 15th from noon to 2 p.m.
Where: Morey’s Surfside Pier, Wildwood
Morey’s Piers will bring their annual “Curley Fry Festival” to the boardwalk at Surfside Pier. Amateur eaters will compete to eat the most one-pound buckets of Curley Fries in 5 minutes. Prize will be awarded to winner. Besides enjoying a variety of featured boardwalk fare, the kids will enjoy face painters and stilt walkers. Admission is totally free! For more information, call (609) 522-3900 or visit http://www.MoreysPiers.com.
National Marbles Tournament
Monday-Thursday, June 16th through 19th from 8 a.m. to noon
Where: Ringer Stadium – Wildwood Ave & the beach, Wildwood
Wildwood welcomes the official national 91st anniversary competition in the sport of marbles for boys and girls ages 8-14 that have qualified by winning local tournaments throughout the United States. More than 1,200 games of marbles will be played throughout the tournament! The “King” & “Queen” of marbles will be crowned on the last day. Free to spectators!
For more information, call (304) 337-2764 or visit http://www.nationalmarblestournament.org.
For more information about these, and other community events, see the Herald’s online calendar.
Be sure to visit DoTheShore.com for more information about entertainment happenings and nightlife.