Photo by Bobby Murphy
CMC Museum Exhibit: Hail to the Chiefs!
Wednesday, Feb. 7 to Friday, Feb. 9, Monday, Feb. 12 and Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 9:30 a.m.
Cape May County Museum & Historical Society, 504 Rt. 9 N., Cape May Court House
In honor of Presidents Day, The Museum of Cape May County is hosting an exhibit, “Hail to the Chiefs!” that highlights more than 15 of our nation’s leaders, including two of our nation’s finest presidents – George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. On display are artifacts from The Museum’s collections as well as from a private collector that bring these patriotic men to life. “Hail to the Chiefs!” runs from Feb. 2 through March 2. The exhibit is in The Museum’s gallery, located in the Administrative Building. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (609) 465-3535.
MAC Lunch & Learn Series: Classic Movies and Their Stars of Yesteryear with Alex Breve
Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 12 p.m.
Cape May United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St., Cape May
Explore the Golden Age of the American film industry via this sight and sound presentation of the classic studios, stars and films of the era. Hollywood became the movie capital of the world as dream factories cranked out films and turned actors into stars. Included will be a short history of film industry and the major and minor studios of the era. Clips from classic films will highlight stars such as Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart and John Wayne. Free admission for students and MAC members; $5 for non-members. Bring a bag lunch. For more information, visit capemaymac.org.
Fireside Chats at Cold Spring Brewery
Thursday, Feb. 8 at 4 p.m.
Cold Spring Brewery, 733 Seashore Rd., Cape May
From 4 to 5 p.m., Cold Spring Brewery will serve up some tasty brews and historical knowledge. Gather round the fireplace at the brewery for this free lecture series with Historic Cold Spring Village’s own Deputy Director Jim Stephens. The topic on Feb. 8 is “New Jersey and Booze: Perfect Together,” a look at the alcohol industry and alcohol use in New Jersey from the colonial era through the end of Prohibition. What better place to have a lecture on booze than in the cozy and inviting Cold Spring Brewery tasting room? For more information, call (609) 898-2300.
National Youth Wrestling Duals
Friday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 10 at 8:30 a.m. and Sunday, Feb. 11 at 8 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
The Atlantic Coast Wrestling Association will host an elementary and middle school wrestling tournament for grades 2 through 8, with over 1,500 wrestlers! Hours are Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Times are subject to change. Admission is $10 per day for adults, $7 for senior citizens, $5 for children ages 5-12, and free for children 4 and under. For more information, visit www.AtlanticCoastWrestling.com.
4-H CHOPPED! Cooking Contest
Saturday, Feb. 10 at 9 a.m.
Erma Volunteer Fire House, 415 Breakwater Rd., Erma
The Kitchen Phanatics 4-H Club will host the 4-H CHOPPED! Cooking Contest. The event is open to all registered 4-H members in Cape May County who are in the 4th grade or older. Contestants will have two hours for food prep and cooking and will be judged on: creating a table setting, displaying a menu for one meal and preparing one dish from their menu. The twist to the contest is that all prepared dishes must include apples. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place winners in junior and senior divisions. Preregistration is required to participate; call (609) 465-5115 ext. 3605 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wine & Chocolate Trail Weekend
Saturday, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m.
Natali Vineyards, 221 Rt. 47 N., Cape May Court House
Bring your sweetie to Natali Vineyards for the Garden State Wine Growers Wine & Chocolate Trail Weekend! Pair gourmet chocolates with award winning wines and enjoy live entertainment by Bill Caterini from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, visit natalivineyards.com or call (609) 465-0075.
Seasonal Science Activities and Crafts
Saturday, Feb. 10 and Sunday, Feb. 11 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 or call (609) 368-1211.
Congress Hall’s 4th Annual Ice Ball
Saturday, Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Congress Hall, 200 Congress Pl., Cape May
Guests of the 4th Annual Ice Ball will enter Congress Hall’s Ballroom and tented Grand Lawn and find themselves surrounded by ice sculptures and twinkling branches that look just like icicles. The Ice Ball, which is a yearly benefit for The Fund for Cape May, raises private funds for public projects to support South Jersey’s Cape Island communities. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails specially catered for a night in the iced out Ballroom, fit for frosty royalty. Turn up the heat with a night of dinner, dancing and live music. Tickets are on sale at www.fundforcm.org.
Wildwood Catholic Crusader Club Comedy Night
Saturday, Feb. 10 at 9 p.m.
Harbor Square Theatre, 96th Street, Stone Harbor
The Wildwood Catholic Crusader Club will host a Comedy Night at the Harbor Square Theatre. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, or $25 at the door, and can be purchased at Cabrera Property Management, 6203 New Jersey Ave., Wildwood Crest, or by calling Kim Sorensen at (609) 374-1274. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the event. All proceeds benefit Wildwood Catholic Crusader Club. For more information, email email@example.com.