Do The Shore: Feb. 13 to Feb. 19

hot to trot run

The Love That Never Died
Saturday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m.
Museum of Cape May County, CMCH

Come experience the tales of haunted love. On Sat., Feb. 16th at 6 p.m. The Museum will open its doors for a special ghost tour “The Love That Never Died.” Join us as we walk through The Museum with experts from E.V.P. Paranormal and meet our resident ghosts. We know they’d love to meet you! Space is limited and by prepaid reservation only. Cost is $20 pp. For info or reservations, call 609-465-3535.

Hot to Trot Fun Run
Saturday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m.
Cape May Promenade, 305 Beach Ave., Cape May

Grab your valentine, galentine, bff Jill, sibling, mom, dad, whoever to run or walk the first annual Hot to Trot. This festive event is open to all ages and abilities for a fun winter weekend in Cape May. Walkers welcome and festive outfits encouraged (Cupid? Leslie Knope?). There will be giveaways from local sponsors and all finishers will receive a custom Hot to Trot award. There are no overall or age group awards. Registration – $20. Race Shirt – $10. Register online at

Crafts & Collectibles in Winter
Saturday, Feb. 16 and Sunday Feb. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May

The show features an array of handmade items, unique gifts, glassware, jewelry and more, held at Cape May Convention Hall. Admissions $2. Kids 12 and under are FREE. Proceeds from tickets are used for ongoing restoration and preservation of MAC’s 3 historic sites – Cape May Lighthouse, World War II Lookout Tower, and the Emlen Physick Estate House Museum. Visit for more information.

11th Annual Polar Bear Run/Walk for Autism in Sea Isle City
Sunday, Feb. 17 at 9 a.m.
Sea Isle City at corner of Landis Ave. and JFK Blvd.

Lace up your sneakers and join more than 4,000 participants at the 11th Annual Mike’s Seafood Polar Bear Run/Walk for Autism on Sunday, Feb. 17. The 5K run and 1-mile walk begin at noon from JFK Boulevard and the Promenade in Sea Isle City. Proceeds benefit Special Services Schools, Autism Support Groups, and families of special-needs children in Cape May and Atlantic counties.

The family-friendly event encourages runners and walkers of all ages to enjoy the scenic route in Sea Isle City. The 5K run will proceed south on the Promenade and the walk will proceed north. All runners are computer chip-timed by JB Sports Timing and the results are available immediately following the race. Online preregistration costs $30 for the 5K run and $25 for the walk. Visit for more information.

Brunch & Bingo at the Beach
Sunday, Feb. 17 at 9:30 a.m.
Alethea’s Restaurant, 7 Ocean St., Cape May

Who says no to brunch and bingo?! NO ONE! Grab your friends and join us for a delicious brunch at Alethea’s Restaurant and play a couple rounds of Bingo while watching a fashion show from the lovely ladies at Cape May’s Lace Silhouettes and the Cotton Company.  You can win some great prizes and get free gift cards for these wonderful shops, too! Tickets  $25. For more information, call (609)884-5404.

9th Annual Cape May Chili & Chowder Cookoff
Sunday, Feb. 17 at 12 p.m.
Grand Hotel of Cape May, 1045 Beach Ave., Cape May

Here’s a great event to attend right here in Cape May! Just $10 per person to taste approximately 20 tastings from the Chili & Chowder participants. Cash Bar with your favorite cocktails, beers, wines. Make sure you try the cookoff special drink of the day! There are crafters and other local vendors offering wonderful handmade gifts and other cool stuff!