Do The Shore: April 26 to May 2

‘Over Here: The Great War Comes to Cape May County’ Exhibit
Wednesday, April 26 to Friday, April 28, and Tuesday, May 2 at 9 a.m.
Cape May County Historical & Genealogical Society, 504 Rt. 9 N., Cape May Court House
This year marks the centennial of the United States’ involvement in World War I. To commemorate this centennial, the museum has developed an exhibition that showcases not only the war from a serviceperson’s perspective, but also shows the war’s effect on those who kept the home fires burning here in the southernmost end of the state. Many artifacts never before seen by the public will be on display, including memorabilia from Camp Wissahickon. A portion of the exhibition will be available to the public at no charge. An amplified look at the effects of the Great War on Cape May County is available as part of the museum’s paid general tour. For more information, visit or call (609) 465-3535.

Story Hour at Historic Cold Spring Village
Wednesday, April 26 at 10:30 a.m.
Cold Spring Village, 733 Seashore Rd., Cape May
This free interactive program includes music, stories and crafts centered around Cape May County history! April 26’s topic is, “Who is the tinsmith?” We will read stories about tinsmithing and metal work! After story time, each child will get to try their hand at a small tinsmith craft. Perfect for children 3-5 years old. This project is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Cape May County Culture & Heritage Commission, from funds granted by the New Jersey Historical Commission. For more information, call (609) 898-2300 ext. 10.

Thankful Thursday Benefits Citizens/Veterans Advisory Committee
Thursday, April 27 at 4 p.m.
Cold Spring Brewery, 733 Seashore Rd., Cape May
Celebrate by raising a glass to those who promote awareness of veterans’ needs! Veterans re-enter a world very different from what they experienced in combat. As they re-enter civilian life they often need a helping hand in a variety of different arenas. Citizens/Veterans Advisory Committee is there as one of the organizations to help. This group of volunteers provides immediate assistance as well as offers guidance for a variety of long-term needs. A portion of the proceeds raised from this Thankful Thursday will be donated to CVAC. For more information, call (609) 898-2300.

Harlem Rockets Game
Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m.
Lower Cape May Regional High School, 687 Rt. 9, Cape May
Support the Lower Cape Regional After Prom fund at the Harlem Rockets Comedy Basketball vs. LCMR Shore Shooters game! Tickets for adults are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, and tickets for students are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. For tickets, call Michael Reeb at (609) 827-4356 or Sandy Whitten at (609) 408-2815.

Cape May County Color Fun Run
Saturday, April 29 at 8 a.m.
Cape May County Park & Zoo, 707 Rt. 9 N., Cape May Court House
Be prepared to get colorful at the Cape May County Color Fun Run! This 5K fun run and walk features a designated 5k course with a combination of road and trail. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. on the grass by the main entrance. The race begins at 9 a.m. Day-of event registrations are accepted at a cost of $30 per individual or $25 per individual for teams of six or more. Visit for more information and updates.

Morey’s Piers Wild Half Race Series Weekend
Saturday, April 29 at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday, April 30 at 7:30 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Morey’s Piers invites runners to the 13.1-mile Wild Half Marathon and 8K race along the Wildwoods coastline on Sunday, April 30. Additionally, there will be a “Wild Child” 1K race for kids and a 5K race on Saturday, April 29. Both courses will feature live music, well-stocked aid stations and a finish line celebration located right in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center. Participants can also enjoy yoga on the beach and a FREE weekend pass to all of Morey’s Amusement Piers and Water Parks. 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) 522-3900.

Spring Celebration Crafts & Collectibles
Saturday, April 29 at 10 a.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
The Emlen Physick Estate becomes an outdoor marketplace as vendors from throughout the Northeast display their wares. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

Ocean City Great Strides Walk
Saturday, April 29 at 10 a.m.
Sixth Street Practice Field, Ocean City
Great Strides is a family-oriented event with a 5-kilometer walk, children’s activities, food and festivities. The walk benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Register at 10 a.m. at the Sixth Street basketball courts near the boardwalk. Walk starts at 11 a.m. For more information, call (610) 325-6001 or visit

Cape May Wine Trail
Saturday, April 29 at 11 a.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Spend the day visiting Cape May County’s wineries and sampling the unique flavors of each. Board the trolley at 11 a.m. at the Emlen Physick Estate and travel to Willow Creek Winery where you’ll enjoy lunch and a tour, then board the trolley to Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery and Natali Vineyards for tours there. $75 includes lunch and wine tastings at each vineyard. Free parking. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

2nd Annual Debt Angels Mini Golf Classic
Saturday, April 29 at 11 a.m.
Sunset Beach, 502 Sunset Blvd., Cape May Point
Teams are $5 per person and can be made up of either four or five members. For team registration, please contact Anna Oney at (609) 536-8869 or visit Checks can be made payable to Debt Angels of CMC and mailed to Debt Angels of CMC PO Box 61, CMCH NJ 08210. This fun mini golf tournament is a great opportunity to have an exciting afternoon out with the family! Refreshments and snacks will be available in the Sunset Beach Gift Shop. The money raised during this tournament will be used to help families with debt accumulated from an ill or deceased child.

Chocolate Lovers Feast
Saturday, April 29 at 1 p.m.
Blue Rose Inn, 653 Washington St., Cape May
It’s a bountiful feast for chocolate lovers! Enjoy seven plated courses of chocolate desserts and hear how each was created from the chef who prepared it at The Blue Rose Inn. Admission is $40. Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) as part of the annual Cape May Spring Celebration. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

The Dr. Is In
Saturday, April 29 at 1 p.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Meet “Dr. Emlen Physick” on his Estate’s grounds at from 1 to 3 p.m. Opt for a guided tour of his house with its new theme in 2017: “Let’s Go Shopping! Victorian Consumer Culture.” $12 for adults, $8 for children (ages 3-12). Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

Revolutionary Tea: An 18th Century Tea Experience
Saturday, April 29 at 3 p.m.
Cresse-Holmes House, 504 Rt. 9 N., Cape May Court House
As part of its year-long 90th anniversary celebration, the Cape May County Historical and Genealogical Society is hosting “Revolutionary Tea: An 18th Century Tea Experience” presented by Stacy Roth. Why was tea so important in the lives of 18th-century people that fashion-conscious families posed for portraits with their tea sets? Did Great Britain lose her American Colonies over “the cup that cheers?” Find out in this unusual costumed presentation of tea lore, history, songs, poetry, living history display and demonstration. Tea and assorted delectables will be served. Reservations recommended. For more information, or to reserve your seat, please contact the museum at (609) 465-3535 or visit

Murder Mystery Dinner
Saturday, April 29 at 7 p.m.
Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St., Cape May
Enjoy a four-course dinner as you contemplate the clues, interact with the cast and help solve the new mystery, “Marriage and Other Crimes,” as it unfolds around you in the dining room. $50 per person. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

Feasting on History
Tuesday, May 2 at 6 p.m.
Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, Cape May Airport, 500 Forrestal Rd., Rio Grande
Feasting on History not only supports the Village and its mission of historic preservation, history education and heritage tourism, but it also offers guests the opportunity to celebrate their favorite restaurants and dining experiences in Cape May County. This year’s event will also feature a Chinese auction, where guests can purchase tickets for a plethora of themed gift baskets. Proceeds from the 17th annual restaurant gala will go to the HCSV Foundation. Tickets are $85 per person, or $800 for a table of 10. Seating will only be reserved for groups of 10 guests. For all other guests there will be open seating. Advanced ticket sales only. For tickets or sponsorship information, please contact Sandy Nickel at (609) 898-2300 ext. 11 or