Do The Shore: April 24 to April 30


Mosaic Workshop at The Nature Center
Wednesday, April 24 at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Avenue, Cape May

Well-known mosaic artist Susan Zipper will be hosting a 2-day mosaic workshop, which will offer a truly unique opportunity for aspiring artists and creative neophytes alike. Cost: $50 members, $65 nonmembers. Those interested are encouraged to search their houses for all of those “findings” that have been collecting around the house for years; things like beads, broken china, buttons, tiles, jewelry, bottlecaps, flat marbles, pebbles, driftwood scraps, and shells. Join other creative people for this very unique and “must-attend” workshop.

Pre-registration is required. Your registration includes a plant stand base, personal instruction and a variety of “findings” as well as grout. For more information call 609-898-8848. This workshop has been scheduled to conclude with the Nature Center’s annual Early Bird Native Plant Sale, also scheduled for April 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Delmo Sports and MudHen Brewing Co. Host Half Marathon Race Series Weekend
Friday through Sunday, April 26 to 28
MudHen Brewing Co., 127 W. Rio Grande Avenue, Wildwood

Delmo Sports and the MudHen Brewing Co. in Wildwood have teamed up to present the MudHen Half Marathon, 8K & 5K – formerly known as the Wild Half Race Series – taking place along the Wildwoods coastline, Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28.

On the evening of Friday, April 26, the IPA 5K will begin at 7 p.m. The race starts and finishes in front of the MudHen Brewing Co., located at 127 W. Rio Grande Avenue in Wildwood. This run course is a combination of closed roads, boardwalk, and bike path! A fantastic after-party awaits finishers of all ages for awards and prizes at the MudHen Brewing Co.

On Saturday, April 27, the 8K race will begin at 9:30 a.m. outside the Wildwoods Convention Center at 4501 Boardwalk. Also on Saturday, children 12 and under are invited to get fit and participate in their first “marathon”. Beginning at noon, the Mini Mudhen Kids’ Race starts and finishes on the boardwalk outside the Wildwoods Convention Center. All children receive a complimentary pier pass to Morey’s Piers and Water Parks.

On Sunday, April 28, the MudHen Half Marathon, 8K & 5K will feature the love of running combined with the rhythm of beach life for one amazing 13.1-mile half marathon along the picturesque sights and sounds of the Wildwoods. The course takes you from stunning views of the coast into the action of the boardwalk, creating one unforgettable event.

Courses will feature live music, well-stocked aid stations and a finish line celebration in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center. The Half Marathon will begin at 7:30 a.m. followed by an awards ceremony at Fox Park in Wildwood and an after party at the MudHen Brewing Co. featuring live music, food and craft beer.

All race events are rain or shine. For additional information, to register, or to view the full schedule of events for the weekend, visit or call 609-849-8908.

Visitor Center/Nature Store Open Hous
Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Cape May National Wildlife Refuge – Two Mile Beach Unit 12001 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood Crest, NJ

Visit The Cape May National Wildlife Refuge from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and check out what we offer our Visitors in the 2019 Season. 

Walk some trails, discover we are really three different ecosystems and locations, check our event schedules, learn about volunteer opportunities and get to know us with Coffee and Conversation.  Refreshments will be served.  

Renaissance Faire
Saturday and Sunday, April 27 to 28
Historic Smithville, 615 E Moss Mill Road, Smithville

Join the players of the New Jersey Renaissance Faire and travel back to the days of yore and merry Olde England as the Historic Village of Smithville is transformed into the Shire of Smithville in the heart of the English Renaissance.  The good Duke of Northumberland has decreed merriment for all. This event is fun for the whole family and includes comedy, tragedy, sword fighting, dance, song, knights, jesters and so much more.  Also stroll amongst the wares of the local vendors and traveling merchants sporting historical gifts and finely crafted items. Historic Smithville offers 60 Shoppes, 7 eateries, carousel ride, train ride, paddleboats, and arcade. On site lodging at the Colonial Inn and over 26 free weekend events!

Paint Your Pet
Saturday, April 27 at 6 p.m.
Maverick Art Studio, 106 North Main Street, Middle Township

Paint your pet at Maverick Art Studio on Saturday, April 27 at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Benefitting Animal Welfare Society of Cape May County. Tickets are $45, which includes complimentary glass of wine or non-alchoholic beverage, light snacks, paint, canvas and supplies. Purchase your ticket through Maverick Art Studio at Raffles and adoptable dogs and cats will be there.

Feis at the Beach
Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood

Wildwoods Convention Center. Cummins School of Irish Dance presents Feis at the Beach. Doors open at 9 a.m.; Irish dance competitions are 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The competitions will include over 1,300 dancers of all ages and expertise. Feis will be choreographed to music and prizes will be awarded. A number of vendors will be displaying and selling many Irish products. Free admission!

Hummingbirds 101
Monday, April 29 at 6 p.m.
Cape May Court House Library, 30 Mechanic Street, Middle Township

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are headed our way. They reached the Gulf Coast states in late February and early March. Is your yard ready for them? Pat Sutton has keenly studied the natural world for over 40 years (as the naturalist at the Cape May Point State Park in the 1970s and 1980s and for 21 years, until 2007, as the naturalist and program director at the Cape May Bird Observatory). For more information go to Pat and Clay’s website: