Do The Shore: April 13 to April 19

Family Movie Night
Friday, April 15 at 6 p.m.
Cape May County Library Main Branch, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House
Kids, ages 6-12, and their families are invited to watch this month’s featured film on our big screen with surround sound! Watch the movie, enjoy snacks and drinks, and relax for free at your library! This month’s film is rated G. Registration is not required for this event. For additional information, please contact the Children’s Room at (609) 463-6354, email children@cmclibrary.org, or visit online at www.cmclibrary.org.

April Frog Hikes at Cape May Point State Park
Friday, April 15 at 7 p.m.
Cape May Point State Park, 305 Lighthouse Ave., Cape May Point
Join us on Friday nights in April for Frog Hikes! Meet in the museum area where we will watch a slide show about identifying frogs by calls and sight. Then we’ll go out on the trail to listen for frogs and identify them when it’s dark. We’ll have some flashlights on hand, but bring one if you have it. This program is rain or shine. Bring an umbrella if it’s raining! Cost is $3 per person. For more information, call (609) 884-2159.

Stone Harbor Lions Bill Weir Memorial Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, April 16 at 8 a.m.
Uncle Bill’s Pancake House, 304 96th St., Stone Harbor
Join the Stone Harbor Lions Charities, Inc. in honoring Bill Weir at the annual Bill Weir Memorial Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. The cost is a $10 donation per person and it includes pancakes, sausage or bacon, a small juice and coffee/tea.

Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 16 at 8:30 a.m.
Cape May County Park & Zoo, 707 Rt. 9 N., Cape May Court House
The Annual Cape May County Earth Day Fair is more than just a day in the park. Enjoy a long list of eco-friendly events for the celebration from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day will start off with a 5K Earth Day Race and 1 Mile Fun Run. In addition to the race, live music, an interactive drum circle, hands-on educational exhibits, an environmental magic show, food and crafts are all on the agenda. To participate in this celebration or for more information, visit www.cmcZoo.com or call at (609) 465-5271.

Elite Cheer Championships
Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17 at 9 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Cheer Tech will return to the Wildwoods Convention Center on Saturday, April 16 for the Elite Cheer Championship ‘Shore Show Down’ and on Sunday, April 17 for the ‘Beast of the East’ Cheerleading Competition. For additional information about Cheer Tech events, call 866-52-CHEER or visit www.SpiritBrands.org.

CMC Library – Nature Walk: Wildflowers of Spring
Saturday, April 16 at 9:30 a.m.
Upper Cape Library, 2050 Tuckahoe Rd., Petersburg
Saturday, April 16 at 12:30 p.m.
Lower Cape Library, 2600 Bayshore Rd., Villas
The Nature Center of Cape May will present a nature walk series for all ages on the third Saturday of each month. This month, Sam Wilson, a teacher and naturalist at the New Jersey Audubon’s Nature Center of Cape May, will focus on wildflowers that come out this time of year! Event is free and all materials will be provided or found in nature. Participants are encouraged to bring their own binoculars. There will be a limited quantity available. For more information, call (609) 463-6386, email adultevents@cmclibrary.org or visit cmclibrary.org.

17th Annual Polar Bear & 4th Annual Puppy Plunge
Saturday, April 16 at 11 a.m.
Beachcomber Camping Resort, 462 Seashore Rd., Cape May
Jump in – it’s the 17th Annual Polar Bear & 4th Annual Puppy Plunge! All proceeds benefit Cape May County Animal Shelter. All plungers with sponsors ($) will receive a FREE T-shirt and hot chocolate. Raise $25 and we will waive the registration fee of $10-$15. Pups get a cool treat! A $25 BC gift card will be given to the plunger who raises the most money, and a prize will be given to the pup who raises the most money! Also, a prize will be given for the craziest costumed Plunger & Pup! For more information, call (609) 886-6035 or visit www.beachcombercamp.com.

Doo Dah Parade
Saturday, April 16 at 12 p.m.
6th and Asbury Ave., Ocean City
Say goodbye to the tax season with a comedy parade featuring 500 Basset Hounds plus comical brigades and costumed characters. Starts at noon, 6th and Asbury Ave., proceeds to 12th Street, then up to the Boardwalk. Ends at Music Pier where PieAsco is held. Folks sit in grandstands and smoosh each other with shaving cream pies, the kind Soupy Sales used on his syndicated TV shows. Event is a tribute to Soupy and all legendary comedians. For information, call (609) 399-6111.

Friends of the World War II Tower Meeting: “Defenders of the Delaware”
Saturday, April 16 at 1 p.m.
Cape May Lutheran Church, 509 Pittsburgh Ave., Cape May
Defenders of the Delaware is the theme of the exhibit at the World War II Lookout Tower in 2016. Join MAC Director of Museum Education Dr. Robert Heinly and local expert on coastal defense installations, Mark Allen, for an overview of the defense system known as Fort Miles (of which the World War II Tower is a part) along with similar defense systems throughout history: Forts Mifflin, Mercer, Delaware, DuPont, Mott and Saulsbury. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free for Friends members; $5 for non-members. Sponsored by the Friends of the World War II Tower, an affinity group of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit www.capemaymac.org.

On Broadway!
Saturday, April 16 at 6 p.m.
Grace Lutheran Church, Shore Rd. at Dawes Ave., Somers Point
Cape Shore Chorale invites you to On Broadway! at Grace Lutheran Church. Enjoy tapas and tastings at 6 p.m., and desserts with entertainment by “Just the 4 of Us” singing selections from classic Broadway shows at 7 p.m. Price is $45 per person. For reservations and more information, call Ginny Coco at (609) 399-4027.

Coach Bag Bingo
Saturday, April 16 at 6 p.m.
VFW Post 6257, 556 Woodbine Ave., Belleplain
Enjoy a night out at Coach Bag Bingo! Doors open at 6 p.m. and event begins at 7 p.m. Food and beverages will be available. Tickets are $25 per person. For tickets, call (609) 861-2298.

Sip into Spring
Saturday, April 16 at 7 p.m.
Cape May Winery, 711 Townbank Rd., North Cape May
Enjoy the start of spring surrounded by the sights of this spectacular setting – a lush vineyard close to Cape May City, but a world away. Tempt your palate with Cape May Winery’s notable selections and flavors of the Washington Inn. Local musician Andy Reeves, who plays in a number of area hot spots, will share his talent both instrumentally and vocally. Guests at the event will enjoy a generous array of hors d’oeuvres, a complimentary selection of wines from this established and well regarded winery, a silent auction and live musical entertainment throughout the evening. Tickets are $75. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.arcofcapemay.org or call (609) 861-7100 ext. 118.

Brunch, Bingo & Lace
Sunday, April 17 at 9:30 a.m.
Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St., Cape May
Bring your best girlfriends to the Inn of Cape May for rounds of bingo. Compete for prizes over brunch at Aleathea’s Restaurant while you enjoy a fashion show courtesy of the lovely ladies at Cape May’s Lace Silhouettes and the Cotton Company. Admission is $25. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Music of Water Free Concert
Sunday, April 17 at 3 p.m.
Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Ave., Ocean City
Music of the Water, a free concert by Ocean City Pops musicians, will feature special guest pianist Scott Breiner. Enjoy the musical ebb and flow as the musicians perform works inspired by the sea, rivers and lakes. Composers include Handel, Ibert and Saint-Saens. Call (609) 399-2434 for information.

Cape May Jazz Vespers: Bassist Andy Lalasis
Sunday, April 17 at 3 p.m.
The First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May
Having appeared with a who’s who of the music business for the last 30 years as the go to side man in the Atlantic City entertainment scene, Andy is truly a musician’s musician. Crossing styles effortlessly, whether playing electric or acoustic, Andy’s solid bass lines and amazing solos have become a stable in the South Jersey and Philly music scene. Last year Andy released his acclaimed solo CD, “Fret Not” which features the area’s finest players. On April 17, Andy steps forward to lead a group of stellar side-men in what promises to be a great Vespers Concert experience.

Pippi Longstocking, “The Family Musical” – Cape May Stage Children’s Theatre
Sunday, April 17 at 6 p.m.
Cape May Stage, 31 Perry St., Cape May
Cape May Stage Children’s Theatre, directed by Debbie Lewis, presents Pippi Longstocking, “The Family Musical.” Tickets are $6. Mail ticket requests along with payments to: Cape May Stage, 31 Perry St., Cape May, NJ 08204. Checks payable to: Cape May Stage. For more information, call (609) 770-8311 or email Debbie@CapeMayStage.org.

Sunday Night Movie
Sunday, April 17 at 7 p.m.
The Branches., 1304 Rt. 47, Rio Grande
Enjoy Sunday night at the movies at The Branches. See “Invincible,” starring Mark Wahlberg and Greg Kinnear. A devoted Philadelphia Eagles fan who has just lost his wife and his job impresses the team’s coach in open tryouts and wins a place on the field. There is no charge for the movie and the evening is open to everyone. Movie goers can bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages and enjoy this true story about the Eagles. For more information, call (609) 385-7231.

From Hive to Honey
Monday, April 18 at 5:30 p.m.
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County, 355 Courthouse-South Dennis Rd., Cape May Court House
Learn the basics of keeping honeybees from local beekeeper, Jennifer Sawyer, as part of the year-long Gardening by the Seasons Workshops. Dinner will be included. Cost is $20. For more information and tickets, call (609) 465-5115 ext. 606.

Littlest Explorers at the Zoo – Week 3
Tuesday, April 19 at 9:30 a.m.
Cape May County Park & Zoo, 707 Rt. 9 N., Cape May Court House
Toddlers ages 2 and 3 are invited to enjoy crafts, story time and special visits from real live animals. This class is designed for parent or adult caregiver (not just mom) and child to learn about animals and nature at your amazing Zoo. Each class will focus on a specific theme and the amazing, awe-inspiring animal it represents. This week’s topic is “Sensational Senses.” Play-based activities include animal visits, biofact viewing, interactive games, nature crafts, songs and stories. Program encourages adult participation in the learning process and is a great opportunity for the younger child to get a head start on learning about nature, conservation and our wonderful facility right here in their backyard. Price is $15 per class. Class is limited to eight children (16 parents and children). For more information, call (609) 465-5271.

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