Center for Community Arts Exhibit ‘Moore History’
Wednesday, April 5 to Tuesday, April 11
Carroll Gallery of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
The Center for Community Arts (CCA) once again presents an exhibit in association with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) that highlights and illuminates African-American life and history in Cape May and the surrounding region. This year’s exhibit is entitled “Moore History: The Life and Works of William J. Moore.” Hours vary. For more information, contact CCA at (609) 884-7525 or www.CenterforCommunityArts.org, or contact MAC at (609) 884-5404, (800) 275-4278 or www.capemaymac.org.
Avalon Elementary School Drama Club Presents ‘Into the Woods, Jr.’
Wednesday, April 5 and Thursday, April 6 at 6 p.m.
Avalon Elementary School, 235 32nd St., Avalon
“Into the Woods, Jr.” is a new take on Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s groundbreaking musical fairytale about wishes and the choices we make. Be careful what you wish for as thisfairytale comes to life with some of your favorite characters – Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk), Rapunzel and the Witch. Join Avalon Elementary School Drama Club as they journey into the woods! Admission is free!
Friday Evening Frog Hikes
Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m.
Cape May Point State Park, Lighthouse Ave., Cape May Point
Enjoy Friday evening frog hikes every Friday night in April at 7 p.m., rain or shine. Meet in the Park Museum for a fun, frog-filled lesson. Meet some real frogs, enjoy refreshments, then go out in the dark and find frogs with your flashlight! Cost is $3. For more information, call (609) 884-2159.
Irish Dance Competition: Feis at the Beach
Saturday, April 8 at 9 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
The Wildwoods Convention Center hosts the sixth annual “Feis at the Beach,” presented by the Cummins School of Irish Dance. The competitions will include over 1,300 dancers of all ages and expertise. Many vendors will display and sell Irish products in the main lobby. An Irish art competition and an Irish Soda Bread Baking competition will also take place during the event, as well as music competitions. Admission is FREE! Doors open at 9 a.m. and competitions begin at 10 a.m. For more information, visit cumminsschool.com/feisatthebeach.
Brunch, Bingo & Lace
Saturday, April 8 at 9:30 a.m.
Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St., Cape May
Bingo during breakfast? Absolutely! During Brunch, Bingo & Lace, you’ll laugh along with your girlfriends as you play a little bingo, enjoy a fashion show by Lace Silhouettes/Cotton Company and compete for prizes, all during a delicious brunch at the Inn of Cape May. Admission is $25. Presented 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.
2nd Annual Spring in Tuckahoe Craftsmen & Home Show
Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9 at 10 a.m.
Upper Township Community Center, 1790 Rt. 50, Upper Township
This two-day event will feature an Art & Craft Show, Spring Home Show and networking companies all under one roof. Over 80 vendors are expected to participate over the course of the two days. Visitors will find wood furniture, doll clothes, pet treats, ceramics, fiber arts, photography, outdoor furnishings, watercolors, candles, clothing, bird houses, health products, spring wreaths, hand crafted jewelry and country crafts. Direct sale and home show companies will be on hand offering savings on home remodeling and improvements. This event offers free shopping bags, baked goods, a lunch menu and give-a-ways. Free admission with a can of pet food or small donation. Proceeds will be donated to Beacon Animal Rescue, Ocean View. For more information, visit springtimeintuckahoe.com or call (856) 265-6181.
Seasonal Science Activities and Crafts
Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9 at 10 a.m.
Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor
We believe children and adults learn a great deal through moments of self-exploration. Each week we will offer a new self-guided science activity or craft related to seasonal changes in nature. We provide the supplies and you create the learning! Possible activities related to migration, geology, outdoor exploration, nature crafts, simple science experiments and much more! FREE with admission. For more information, visit wetlandsinstitute.org.
Doo Dah Parade
Saturday, April 8 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, visit ocnj.us/events or call (609) 399-6111.
Cape May Film Festival
Saturday, April 8 at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.
West Cape May Borough Hall, 732 Broadway, West Cape May
Join the CMFS for an afternoon and evening of a decade-long retrospective of short films moderated by Stefan Prosky. The first session starts at 12 p.m. and the second starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are available online at newnjstatefilmfestival.com and at the door. Cost is $10 for one session or $20 for both! Plenty of parking will be available. For more information, call (917) 686-2125.
Friends of the World War II Lookout Tower – “More on World War I”
Saturday, April 8 at 1 p.m.
Cape May Lutheran Church, 509 Pittsburgh Ave., Cape May
Learn about the role of Cape May in World War I during this presentation by MAC Education Director Robert Heinly that marks the centennial of the United States entry into the war. Sponsored by the Friends of the World War II Lookout Tower, an affinity group of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, contact Bob Heinly at (609) 224-6032 or visit www.capemaymac.org
Mr. Mature Pageant
Saturday, April 8 at 7 p.m.
Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, Ocean City
The pageant includes competition in talent, judge’s interview, poise and appearance, and on-stage question. The event is the first and only pageant of its kind in the United States. The historic Flanders Hotel returns as a founding sponsor this year. The Flanders will cater meals for contestants and will offer special rates for attendees during the pageant weekend. Tickets for the show cost $25 to $35 and are available at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, by calling (609) 399-6111, or in-person at the City Hall Welcome Center or the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway. For more information, visit oceancityvacation.com.
St. Barnabas Concert Series
Sunday, April 9 at 3 p.m.
St. Barnabas By-the-Bay Episcopal Church, 13 W. Bates Ave., Villas
The St. Barnabas concert series continues Sunday, April 9 with Kelly Henderson on tuba and Cristina Loscutova on piano. Henderson is a senior at Lower Cape May Regional High School and Loscutova is a junior at Rowan University majoring in piano. The concert is free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be taken and refreshments will follow the performance. For more information, call (609) 886-5960.