Do The Shore: August 31 to September 6

Down Jersey Folk Music Series
Wednesday, August 31 at 5 p.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Route 9, Cape May
Historic Cold Spring Village presents free homegrown music every Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the Village Pavilion. The Down Jersey Folk Music Series offers a wide range of music representing New Jersey’s rich heritage. The series closes this Wednesday with the vocal/instrumental duo The Calamity Janes of Cape May. For more information, call (609) 898-2300 ext. 12.

Cape May Stage presents “Barefoot in the Park”
Wednesday, August 31 to Sunday, September 4, & Tuesday, September 6 at 8 p.m.
The Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank & Lafayette Sts., Cape May
“Barefoot In The Park” by Neil Simon is the story of newlyweds in their first apartment in a fifth floor walk-up in Manhattan with colorful neighbors and winded delivery men and relatives. He is a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit looking for the latest kick. She wants him to be more spontaneous and “running barefoot in the park” would be a start. Performance schedule: Aug. 3-Sept. 9, Tuesdays through Sundays at 8 p.m. Admission: $38 adults, $33 seniors (62+) and $18 students and active duty military. Presented by Cape May Stage in association with 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.

East Lynne Theater Company’s “Dracula”
Wednesday, August 31 to Sunday, September 4 & Tuesday, September 6 at 8:30 p.m.
The First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May
The Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company presents “Dracula.” The quiet English countryside changed with the arrival of its newest neighbor, Count Dracula. Even Lucy Seward, the daughter of the psychiatrist in charge of the local sanitorium, is behaving strangely. Her mysterious oddities are noticed by Jonathan Harker, the man who loves her, and her father who sends for Dr. Van Helsing. Van Helsing believes Lucy might be a victim of a ghost that sucks blood at night from its victims. Tickets: $32 general; $27 senior (age 62 on up); $17 student and military (active/retired); ages 12 and under free. For tickets and more information, call (609) 884-5898 or visit www.eastlynnetheater.org.

AirFest 2016
Friday, September 2 to Monday, September 5 at 9 a.m.
Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum , Cape May Airport, 500 Forrestal Rd., Rio Grande
AirFest is NASW’s largest annual event and many great new events have been added to the already stellar lineup! The Collings Foundation flies in with WWII bombers, including B-24 Liberator, B-17 Flying Fortress and P-51Mustang. For flight reservations, please call (800) 568-8924 or visit the Collings Foundation website. Flights start at $450 per person. Enjoy live music, food trucks, a beer garden, vendors, exhibits and kids’ activities throughout the weekend, plus NASW’s 26 historic aircraft and other fascinating exhibits. Adults are $14, children are $10. This includes a walk through tour of the bombers. AirFest is Free for NASW members! For more information, call (609) 886-8652 or visit www.usnasw.org.

2016 Junior Clamshell Pitching Tournament
Friday, September 2 at 11 a.m.
Windsor Beach, Cape May
As summer draws to a close, mark your calendars for a fun Cape May tradition—The Rich Reinhart Junior Clamshell Pitching Tournament. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the tournament starts at noon. The tournament is free and open to boys and girls in two age groups, ages 6 to 11 and ages 12 to 17. The contest: each player tosses a clamshell about 25 feet towards a small hole dug into the sand in an attempt to get the clamshell in the hole. Shells are provided (or kids can bring their own lucky clamshell) and there are trophies for all winners and runners-up in singles and doubles competition. There will also be free instruction from the pros, so participants don’t even need pitching experience. For additional information, visit discovercapemaynj.com or contact The City of Cape May at (609) 884-9565.

The King and Queen of Plop
Friday, September 2 at 11 a.m.
Ninth Street Beach, Ocean City
This annual event welcomes the fall season. Contestants are asked to greet the fall, always a lovely time of year, by plopping dramatically to the sand in slow motion. Those performing the most dramatic renditions will be crowned the King and Queen of Plop. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. Entry is free. Trophies will be awarded to the King and Queen. For information, call (609) 399-6111.

The Voice – Nadjah Nicole & Band
Friday, September 2 at 7 p.m.
Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 212 Bayberry Dr., Cape May Court House
Nadjah Nicole from NBC’s Emmy Award-winning TV Show “The Voice” will be performing at the PAC! This concert is a fundraiser sponsored by Cape Bank and Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro to benefit the youth of Cape May County who receive scholarship funds, and attend the Homework Institute (after school academic assistance program) and Rainbow Summer Camp (9 week summer camp program). Cost is $20 for an Early Bird Ticket, $25 for general admission and $35 at the door. Purchase tickets online at thevoiceinthemiddle.eventbrite.com.

The 25th Annual OCHS Field Hockey Alumni Game
Saturday, September 3 at 10 a.m.
Intermediate School Field, 20th and Haven Ave., Ocean City
The 25th annual OCHS Field Hockey Alumni Game will be played at the Intermediate School Field, 20th and Haven Ave., at 10 a.m. The game will be followed by a family and team breakfast. Alumni T-shirts will be available for $25. Proceeds go to an alumni scholarship. Contact Marcia Shallcross McCulley ’89 at (609) 425-2911 or marciashallcross@yahoo.com.

Hands-On History Weekend
Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4 at 10 a.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Route 9, Cape May
Two days of family-friendly, interactive and educational fun are planned for Historic Cold Spring Village’s “Hands-On History” Weekend from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Children will be given a “Pastport” at the start of their Village trip, which can be stamped at the buildings they visit after completing a take-home craft or activity, like writing with a quill pen, carding wool or making a pinch pot. Pastports can be redeemed at the Country Store for a free treat! Other family-friendly activities include historic dress up, games and live entertainment from traditional musician Mary Roth. This jam-packed family-fun weekend event is sponsored by PNC. For more information, call (609) 898-2300 ext. 10 or visit the Village website at www.hcsv.org.

Lucky Ducky Festival
Saturday, September 3 at 2 p.m.
Ship N’ Shore Bar & Grill, 434 W. Montgomery Ave., Wildwood
Ship N’ Shore’s Lucky Ducky Festival will be held Saturday, September 3. Each duck is a $5 donation with a chance to win $1,500 in the Lucky Ducky Race, which starts at 2 p.m. The race takes place at Otten’s Harbor behind Ship N’ Shore. Ducks may be purchased at Ship N’ Shore. Food and merchant vendors will be there! All proceeds will benefit Shriners, Special Olympics and St. Jude. You do not need to be present to win, but you will miss the fun! For more information, call (609) 522-0377.

Concert Under the Stars – Beatlemania
Saturday, September 3 at 8 p.m.
Lou Booth Amphitheater, Ocean Ave. & E. 2nd Ave., North Wildwood
North Wildwood’s 2016 Concerts Under the Stars series at the Lou Booth Amphitheater concludes on Saturday, September 3 with the traditional Beatlemania show. The show is FREE and begin at 8 p.m. For more information, call (609) 522-7722, or toll free 1 (800) 882-7787.

Ocean City Pops – John Williams Tribute
Sunday, September 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk & Moorlyn Terrace
Ocean City Pops features a John Williams Tribute! He is one of the greatest film composers of all time with 50 Oscar nominations. Concert will feature an expanded orchestra plus a performance of “Star Wars.” Tickets are $25/$20 and can be purchased at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice; the Music Pier Box Office; (609) 399-6111 or (609) 525-9248.

OCNJ Labor Day Race
Monday, September 5 at 9 a.m.
23rd Street Beach, Ocean City
5-mile beach run and 1-mile fun run/walk. Pre-registration is $20, race day registration is $25 and those 14 years and under are $10. Proceeds benefit Ocean City Recreation Scholarships and programs. Register at www.ocnj.us/Race-Events. For more information, call (609) 398-6900.

John Walter Cape Community Band Concert
Monday, September 5 at 5:45 p.m.
Sunset Beach, 502 Sunset Blvd., Cape May Point
Enjoy a free outdoor evening concert at Cape May’s Sunset Beach with the John Walter concert band. Get your toes tapping and your hands clapping as the community concert band for Cape May County plays an exciting mix of marches, pop, rock and patriotic music that is sure to entertain audiences of all ages. Bring your own chairs or blankets to spread out along beach at the end of Sunset Blvd. as the sun sets over the Delaware Bay. For more information, call (703) 362-6812 or visit www.johnwalterband.org.

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