Photo by Dave Richartz
‘Lunch and Learn’ Series
Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 12 p.m.
Carriage House Café & Tearoom, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Bring a bag lunch and learn during this winter’s Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) Lunch and Learn series — 11 informative talks on popular topics of history, culture, science and the arts at noon on Wednesdays, from Jan. 18 through March 30. Come to the Carriage House on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate for these informative talks that are free for MAC members and $5 for non-members. Admission includes beverages. The topic for Feb. 1 is “The History and Evolution of our Political Parties (Dr. Robert Heinly).” For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org.
Dennis Township School District Annual Spelling Bee
Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 5 p.m.
Dennis Tennis Elementary/Middle School, 165 Academy Rd., Dennisville
The Dennis Township School District annual Spelling Bee is open to all students and the school community. Students of all ages are invited to participate. The competition classes are Kindergarten through second, third through fifth, and sixth through eighth. Winners in each competition class will win a prize and then compete for the all-around district winner. The district winner will move on to the regional spelling bee to be held in the spring. In addition to the Spelling Bee, attendees can enjoy the Super Starter Staff Cook Off where Dennis Township staff members will compete for top honors in cooking original and tasty appetizers. Meatball sandwiches will also be available for families to eat together at the event. The Dennis Township Book Fair will also be open for families to purchase books that evening. For more information, visit the Dennis Township Schools website at www.dtschools.org.
Black History Month Celebration
Thursday, Feb. 2
Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th & Simpson avenues, Ocean City
The Ocean City Free Public Library will present a series of events in celebration of Black History Month. On Feb. 2, the National African American Read-In will include a special story time featuring African American authors and artists (10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.); black historians presented by the Ocean City Historical Museum (1 p.m. to 2 p.m.); and selected readings and open mic (6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.).
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Beer Pairing Dinner with Cold Spring Brewery
Friday, Feb. 3 at 5:30 p.m.
Cape May-Lewes Ferry, 1200 Lincoln Blvd., North Cape May
Looking to tempt your taste buds? The Ferry has partnered with local craft brewery Cold Spring Brewery to host a five-course dinner with a special menu and unique beer pairings. Brewery representatives will be on-hand to discuss the various beer styles offered. Due to limited capacity, reservations are required. To reserve your spot, please contact our Customer Service Department at 1 (800) 643-3779 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Cost is $59 per person which includes beer, food, tax and gratuities. For more information, visit www.cmlf.com.
Dinner & A Comedy Show
Friday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m.
Avalon Links Restaurant, 1510 Route 9, Cape May Court House
Cape May County Technical High School invites you to Dinner & A Show, a double headliner including Kevin Israel and Joey Callahan along with a dinner. Proceeds benefit all students attending Tech Prom 2017. For more information, contact Suzanne Sykes at (609) 380-0200 or email@example.com.
Debt Angels of Cape May County Host ‘Grand Princess Breakfast’
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 9 a.m.
Grand Hotel, 1045 Beach Ave., Cape May
The Debt Angels of Cape May County is hosting a Grand Princess Breakfast fundraiser at The Grand Hotel. Tickets are $20 a person and should be purchased in advance. The morning will feature a breakfast buffet. Following the buffet will be filled with crafts, photos with princesses, story time, dancing and much more. For tickets please contact Anna Oney at (609) 536-8869 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Checks can be made payable to Debt Angels of CMC. Don’t forget to wear your royal attire! For additional information, visit www.facebook.com/DebtAngelsofCMC.
Mid-Winter Antiques Show
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m.
WheatonArts and Cultural Center, 1000 Village Dr., Millville
This show attracts over 40 quality dealers and hundreds of visitors from the Mid-Atlantic region. Located in the Event Center at WheatonArts, attendees explore a wide selection of antique furniture, books, ceramics, glass, jewelry, linens, memorabilia, paper, toys, pottery, primitives and vintage accessories. Show hours are: Feb. 4 – WheatonArts Members Preview at 9:30 a.m., General Public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Feb. 5 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. Refreshments will be available for purchase in the Event Center. The award-winning Museum Stores will be open during both days of the show. For more information about WheatonArts, call 1 (800) 998-4552 or (856) 825-6800, or visit online at wheatonarts.org.
Center for Community Arts Exhibit ‘Moore History’
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 12 p.m.
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.” Dates and hours of the exhibit 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 Home Movies
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 1 p.m.
Avalon History Center, 215 39th St., Avalon
Watch fascinating films depicting the streets, beaches and buildings of Avalon as you may remember them from the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit avalonfreelibrary.org or call (609) 967-0090.
VFW Post 386 Celebrates Galentine’s Day
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 3 p.m.
Cape May VFW Post 386, 419 Congress St., Cape May
A fun afternoon with your gal pals! We will have a number of vendors on hand to complete your Valentine’s shopping. We will also have hors d’oeurves, demonstrations, massages and caricature portraits. Cost is $10. For more information, contact Trisha Andrzejczak at (609) 224-3188 or email@example.com.
Ocean City American Legion Raffle, Beef & Beer
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 4 p.m.
Somers Point American Legion Post 352, Pennsylvania Ave. and 1st St., Somers Point
Ocean City American Legion Post 524 will hold a fundraising raffle as part of its continuing effort to complete construction of its new post building. Only 300 tickets will be sold, and up to $15,000 or 50% of ticket sales will be given to the top 20 winners, with the first-prize ticket winning up to $10,000 or 33% of ticket sales. Raffle tickets will be sold for $100 each, but multiple players can partner in an individual ticket. The public is invited to witness the raffle drawing and partake in the beef and beer for a modest price of $10. DJ Ken Post will provide musical entertainment. Raffle tickets may be purchased by contacting: Post 524 Commander Jim Sambucci (609) 304-8076; Fundraising Co-Chair Bob Marzulli (609) 731-4986; Fundraising Co-Chair Rob Cozen (609) 335-1500; Post 524 Adjutant Jack Hagan (609) 304-3088; Post Service Officer Tom Tumelty (215) 840-0638; Post Member Brendan Gheen (609) 602-5825.
Ocean City Boy Scout Troop 32 Super Chili Bowl Fundraiser
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 4 p.m.
Howard S. Stainton Senior Center, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City
The event features a friendly competition among chili chefs and opportunities for guests to taste and vote, with prizes for the top three chilis! Join us for this fun-filled event on Super Bowl weekend. The event is free for chef participants and $5 per person at the door for guests to taste and vote on the best chili. Chili chefs can register by sending your name, email address and phone number to Chris Leonetti via phone at (609) 741-6146 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information, visit www.octroop32.com.
Crafts with Critters
Sunday, Feb. 5 at 1 p.m.
Cape May County Park & Zoo, 707 Rt. 9 N., Cape May Court House
Come join our education staff for an extra special animal craft project. Guest critters will be on hand to help! This program will be held every Sunday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. Ages 3 to 10 plus parents/caregivers are welcome. Crafts with critters will be held at the Education Station just outside the zoo entrance. No registration is necessary, just drop by! Only $5 per child/craft project. For more information, visit cmczoo.com or call (609) 465-5271.
Sunday, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m.
Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th & Simpson avenues, Ocean City
Trumpeters Bob Ferguson and Al Harrison will perform a free jazz concert at 2 p.m. in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall at the Ocean City Free Public Library. The show is part of a Sunday afternoon series that includes “Two Bones Too” (trombonists) on Feb. 12 and “Two Saxes Too” on Feb. 19.
St. Barnabas Concert Series
Sunday, Feb. 5 at 3 p.m.
St. Barnabas By-the-Bay Episcopal Church, 13 W. Bates Ave., Villas
The 2017 St. Barnabas Concert Series continues Sunday, Feb. 5 and runs through May 7. Other artists scheduled are Carlos Bedoya, classical guitar, Feb. 19; Milla Smith and John Curtis, duo pianos, March 19: Kelly Smith, tuba, April 9; and David Condo, organ, May 7. All concerts are open to the public. Light refreshments will follow the concert. A freewill offering will be accepted. For more information, call (609) 886-5960.
Astronomy on the Beach
Sunday, Feb. 5 at 8 p.m.
Pavilion on Beach Ave., The Cove, Cape May
Did you know that you could fit almost 50 moons inside the Earth, or scientists now believe it rains diamonds on Saturn? Come join us for activities that bring the universe a little closer to us. Learn about the phases of the moon, the planets that make up our solar system, and partake in some serious stargazing while learning a few stories behind your favorite constellations. Meet at the pavilion at the very end of the promenade on Beach Avenue in Cape May. We will be walking out to ‘The Cove’ for the best star viewing. Cost is $5 per person; children under 3 are free. For more information, call the NJ Audubon’s Nature Center of Cape May at (609) 898-8848.