Do The Shore: April 27 to May 3

Guys and Dolls Jr.
Thursday, April 28 through Saturday, April 30
Cape Trinity Catholic School Auditorium, 1500 Central Ave., North Wildwood
Cape Trinity Catholic students present Guys and Dolls Jr. on April 28 and 29 at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, April 30 at 1:30 p.m. in the school auditorium. Based on the legendary, multi-award-winning, musical comedy classic about rolling the dice and falling in love under the lights of Broadway, Guys and Dolls Jr. is an adaptation of the show considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Price is free for children up to 14 years old, $5 for all others. For more information, call (609) 522-2704.

Tournament of Bands Indoor Championships
Thursday, April 28 through Sunday, May 1
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
All-Chapter Atlantic Coast Championship featuring performers ranging from middle school through college level encompassing marching bands, indoor guard, majorette, percussion and dance teams, as well as jazz bands from NJ, PA, NY, DE, MD, IN and WV. Thurs: 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.; Fri: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.; Sat: 7 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.; Sun: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Admission fee. For more information, call (609) 849-8553 or visit for a detailed schedule of events.

Carroll Gallery Exhibit: “Tommy’s Folly: The 200th Anniversary of Congress Hall Hotel”
Friday, April 29
Carriage House of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Guest curated by Curtis Bashaw and Exit Zero publisher Jack Wright, this exhibit opens on Friday, April 29 and features the history of Congress Hall, one of America’s most illustrious hotels. Admission is free. Exhibit runs through Oct. 10. Open daily; times vary. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

Carriage House Café & Tearoom Opening Day
Friday, April 29 at 12 p.m.
Carriage House Café & Tearoom at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
The Carriage House Café & Tearoom at the Emlen Physick Estate is reopening for the season! Visitors can enjoy a delicious lunch or afternoon tea, tours and activities sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC), and convenient dining on the estate with free parking. Gracious yet casual dining awaits with a café menu that includes signature sandwiches, salads and tea sandwiches, as well as homemade soups and quiche, plus the popular Classic Tea Luncheon and Elegant Afternoon Tea featuring loose tea service and specialty teas from the House of Tea in Philadelphia. The newest menu item available in 2016: Kobe beef cheeseburger sliders. For reservations and more information, call (609) 884-5111.

Wine Lovers Sunset Dinner at the Ferry
Friday, April 29 at 6 p.m.
Cape May Ferry Terminal, 1200 Lincoln Blvd., North Cape May
Guests will enjoy a delicious five-course dinner specially prepared by our in-house chef, while experiencing bay views and a spectacular sunset in our renowned Sunset Lounge at Cape May Terminal. Live music will be provided. Tickets are $60. Space is limited. Must be 21 or older to participate. For menu and wine pairings, please visit For more information or to purchase tickets, call (800) 643-3779.

Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweeps
Saturday, April 30
Throughout Cape May County
Join us for the 31st Annual Beach Sweeps at various locations throughout Cape May County! Rain or shine, bring gloves and bring a friend to help clean up our Jersey Shore beaches for a beautiful summer season! To see a full list of Beach Sweep locations and pre-register for a location, visit

Happiest 5K on the Planet Color Run
Saturday, April 30 at 8 a.m.
Cape May County Park & Zoo, 707 Rt. 9 N., Cape May Court House
The Middle Township Middle School will be hosting their first ever COLOR RUN to promote healthiness and happiness while bringing the community together! To register, visit For more information, call (609) 465-5271.

Cape May County Army National Guard Association Breakfast
Saturday, April 30 at 9 a.m.
Villas Diner, 2100 Bayshore Rd., Villas
The next Cape May County Army National Guard Association breakfast will be at 0900 hours on Saturday, April 30 at the Villas Diner. All branches of the military are welcome, and we look forward to meeting new members who have been honorably discharged from service, along with those currently serving. If you served and would like to regain that camaraderie, please come join us. See your old friends and make new ones. Call (609) 729-1596 for more information.

Somers Point Bayfest 2016
Saturday, April 30 at 10 a.m.
Bay Avenue, Somers Point
This year will be the 28th annual City of Somers Point Bayfest Celebration. You’ll be sure to enjoy yourself as you stroll down beautiful Historic Bay Avenue. Throughout the day, local residents and visitors alike will enjoy all that Bayfest offers. With over 14 blocks to stroll, over 120 crafters, 38 food vendors, 15 children activities, 4 live musical bands and bicycle and kayak giveaways, there will certainly something for everybody. The Somers Point Bayfest isn’t just for grown-ups! Kids love it, too, and there are always plenty of family activities planned for the day of Bayfest. Many have become a tradition at Bayfest like the inflatables, bouncies and rock climbing wall!

Spring Festival Crafts & Collectibles
Saturday, April 30 at 10 a.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Emlen Physick Estate becomes an outdoor marketplace as vendors from throughout the Northeast display their wares. Free admission. 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 30 at 10 a.m.
6th Street Practice Field, Ocean City
Great Strides is a fun, family-oriented event with a healthy 5K walk, children’s activities, food and festivities that participants look forward to every year. The Walk benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is its largest, national fundraiser. Registration begins at 10 a.m. at the 6th St. Practice Field, and the walk begins at 11 a.m. For more information, call (610) 325-6001 or visit

Cape May Wine Trail
Saturday, April 30 at 12 p.m.
Carriage House Café & Tearoom at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Spend the day visiting Cape May County’s wineries and sampling the unique flavors of each. Begin with lunch at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom, then board the trolley to Willow Creek Winery, Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery and Natali Vineyards. $75 includes lunch, wine tastings at each vineyard and a wine tasting glass. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

Chocolate Lover’s Feast
Saturday, April 30 at 1 p.m.
The Blue Rose Inn, 653 Washington St., Cape May
It’s a bountiful feast for chocolate lovers! Enjoy seven plated courses of delicious chocolate desserts and hear how each was created from the chef who prepared it. This is a limited event so reserve early. Admission is $35. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

Middle Township Jr. Panthers Beef & Beer Scoreboard Fundraiser
Saturday, April 30 at 6 p.m.
Avalon Links Restaurant, 1510 Rt. 9 N., Cape May Court House
Come out and support your local junior football and cheer association to raise money for a new scoreboard. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. For tickets, call Andrea at (609) 827-8118 or email

Murder Mystery Dinner
Saturday, April 30 at 7 p.m.
Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St., Cape May
The Impromptu Players invade the dining room at the Inn of Cape May where they set the scene for the 2016 mystery, “To Make A Killing.” Interact with the cast of likely suspects and try to solve the mystery as you enjoy a four-course dinner. Cost is $50. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

Beef & Beer Benefit for St. Jude’s Hospital
Saturday, April 30 at 7 p.m.
Ice House, 4415 Park Blvd., Wildwood
Join us for a Beef & Beer Benefit for St. Jude’s Hospital from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Ice House. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at the door, but space is limited. For tickets and more information, call (609) 408-8525 or (609) 522-9033.

The New York Rat Pack and Friends
Saturday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 212 Bayberry Dr., Cape May Court House
NJ Star Productions presents: The New York Rat Pack and Friends. This incredible show recreates the legendary sound, vocals and stage presence of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Marilyn Monroe, with special guest tributes to Lady Gaga, Madonna and Tony Bennett. Price is $40 for VIP seats or $30 for general seats. For tickets and more information, call (609) 463-1924 or (908) 233-2221.

Avalon Historical Society Vintage Camera Exhibit & 13th Annual Photography Contest
Sunday, May 1
Avalon Historical Society, 215 39th St., Avalon
The Avalon Historical Society will debut a new exhibit in time to coincide with their 13th Annual Photography Contest. The exhibit will feature a variety of vintage cameras from the early 1900’s, and take the viewer on a tour of how cameras have changed through the decades, including Kodak, Eastman, Century, Argus and Poloroid. The exhibit will be on display through the months of May and June. Amateur photographers be sure to submit your photos to Historical Society no later than 2 p.m. on May 31 to be considered for judging. Categories for 2016 include: Avalon, Nature, Scenic and People. Children ages 12 and under may also submit entries in their own designated category. And finally, the Historical Society is pursuing vintage Avalon photos that will be displayed along with the entries and camera exhibit. For submissions and more information, call Rose Marie Chew at (609) 967-3853 or the Avalon History Center at (609) 967-0090.

Avalon Yard Sale
Sunday, May 1 at 9 a.m.
Helen L. Diller Home, 127 26th St., Avalon
The largest yard sale in Avalon will be held at the Helen L. Diller Home during Avalon’s “Island Wide Yard Sale Weekend” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you have any items that you would like to donate, please call Chuck Covington at (609) 368-5848. For more information, visit

Horseshoe Crab-A-Palooza
Sunday, May 1 at 2:30 p.m.
Cape May National Wildlife Refuge, 24 Kimbles Beach Rd., Cape May Court House
Free family event focusing on the arrival at the Delaware Bay of thousands of spawning horseshoe crabs and the shorebirds that depend on their eggs for food. Enjoy speakers, crafts for kids and guided walks on Kimbles Beach. Bring a beach chair. For more information, call (609) 513-9349, email or visit

Feasting on History – The 16th Annual Restaurant Gala
Tuesday, May 3 at 6 p.m.
Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum at Cape May Airport, 500 Forrestal Rd., Rio Grande
Historic Cold Spring Village kicks off the 2016 season with its signature fundraiser, Feasting on History. Over 45 of Cape May County’s favorite restaurants, wineries and breweries generously donate popular foods, signature dishes, wine, craft beers and desserts. Enjoy a night of food, music, a silent auction and networking while celebrating the mission of Historic Cold Spring Village. Tickets are $80 per person, or $750 for a table of ten. Advanced ticket sales only. For tickets and more information, contact Kate Devaney at (609) 898-2300 ext. 10 or Proceeds from the 16th Annual Restaurant Gala will support the Village and its mission of historic preservation, history education and heritage tourism.