Do The Shore: February 10 to February 16

Valentine Luncheon and Card/Game Party
Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 11:30 a.m.
Avalon Links Restaurant, 1510 Rt. 9 N., Cape May Court House
The Avalon Civic Club will hold its annual Valentine Luncheon and Card/Game Party. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at 12 p.m. The cost is $20 per person and the entree choices are turkey and fixings or pasta primavera. Reservations can be made by calling Kathy at (609) 967-7541. Gather your friends and join us for a welcome break from the winter blahs.

“Pig Out on Chocolate” Luncheon
Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 12 p.m.
Tuckahoe Inn, 1 Harbor Rd., Beesley’s Point
The Cape-Atlantic Christian Women’s Connection invites you “Pig Out on Chocolate” Luncheon from 12 to 1:45 p.m. Celebrity chef, author, TV personality and “Bacon Bites™” creator, Lawrence Rosenberg, will explain how his delicacy of crisp bacon covered in silky smooth dark chocolate was born after 12 months of experimenting. Bacon Bites will be available for purchase. Guest speaker Suzanne Rowse of Wilmington, DE, will share her story of how forgiveness can bring joy over pain, in “Victory Over Life’s Difficulties.” The all-inclusive price is $18. For reservations, call Arlene at (609) 204-3461 or Joyce at (856) 777-0346. A free nursery is available by reservation.

Valentine’s Day Photo Booth
Friday, Feb. 12 at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 13 at 9 a.m. and Sunday, Feb. 14 at 1 p.m.
Cape May County Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House and Lower Township Library, 2600 Bayshore Rd., Villas
The Cape May County Library invites children of all ages to visit one of our Valentine’s Day Photo Booths. Celebrate your love of reading at the library! Share something you love about the library or a favorite book in our special photo booths, complete with fun props! Visit the photo booths on Friday, Feb. 12 at the Cape May County Library from 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; on Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Cape May County Library or the Lower Township Library from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; and on Sunday, Feb. 14 at the Cape May County Library from 1-5 p.m. For more information, contact the Children’s Room at (609) 463-6354 or visit

Fire Pit Fridays
Friday, Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m.
Willow Creek Winery, 168 Stevens St., West Cape May
Join us every Friday night from 5:30-9:30 p.m. for live music, wine, sangria and delicious food from our tapas menu! Live music is from 6-9 p.m. and located inside the winery. Fire pit outside, fireplace inside, inside and outside seating. Reservations are required for guaranteed seating! For more information and reservations, call (609) 770-8782.

U.S. Futsal Northeast Regional Championship
Saturday, Feb. 13, Sunday, Feb. 14 and Monday, Feb. 15 at 7 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
The Futsal tournament is an action-packed, international form of indoor soccer. Teams consist of various age brackets and include a total of over 2,000 players from around the world. Prizes will be awarded to winning teams and top players as well. Games will be held 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Monday (times are subject to change depending on number of teams). Admission is $10 per day or $20 for all 3 days. Children 8 and under are free. Wristbands will be available for purchase at the door. For more information, visit

Indoor Valentine Bazaar and Soup Sale
Saturday, Feb. 13 at 9 a.m.
Lyle Hall, 635 Washington St., Cape May
Indoor Valentine Bazaar and Soup Sale sponsored by Cape May United Methodist Women. You can choose from hearty beef vegetable or chicken noodle soup. The cost is $6 per quart and must be ordered by Feb 12. Place your soup order by calling (609) 898-1794. The Indoor Bazaar will consist of an indoor yard sale, handmade items and a book table! Proceeds benefit United Methodist Women’s Mission Projects.

Crafts and Collectibles in Winter
Saturday, Feb. 13 and Sunday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
The region’s most sought-after collectibles dealers and craftspeople come together for a two-day show featuring an array of handmade items, jewelry, glassware and more from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. Admission is $2. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information or to purchase tickets, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

Travel the Wine and Chocolate Trail
Saturday, Feb. 13 and Sunday, Feb. 14 at 12 p.m.
Hawk Haven Tasting Room, 600 S. Railroad Ave., Erma
From noon to 5 p.m., treat your valentine to a $15 tasting with a wide array of chocolate varieties and confections from some of the greatest chocolatiers, and see how it pairs with Hawk Haven’s award winning wine. After your wine tasting, head out to our cozy heated crush pad and enjoy a glass of wine with Hawk Haven’s artisan cheese and charcuterie boards as you listen to live music. The first 25 people at the tasting room will receive a rose. Reservations are required for groups of eight or more. Please call (609) 846-7347 or email

Cape May Wine School
Saturday, Feb. 13 at 1 p.m.
Washington Inn, 801 Washington St., Cape May
Learn all about delicious wines in this class designed to refine your palate. Discern and appreciate a selection of fine wines and increase your knowledge of pairings. Topics will be Five Regions of French Wine and Tasting Wines From Loire, Rhone, Bordeaux, Provence & Jurabe. Cost is $40 per person. Class is limited to 80 students. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278, or visit

22nd Annual Sea Isle City Polar Bear Plunge
Saturday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m.
LaCosta Complex, JFK Blvd. & Landis Ave., Sea Isle City
Be invigorated as never before. Take a Polar Bear Plunge into the Atlantic Ocean! LaCosta Lounge sponsors this unbearable event. All proceeds benefit city wide events sponsored by the Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization. Participants must be 12 years and older. Cost is a $25 non-refundable entry fee which includes a Polar Bear T-shirt and entry wristband. In order to be eligible for costume contest you MUST be registered. For more information and to register, visit or call (609) 263-3756.

Children’s Tea
Saturday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m.
Ocean City Historical Museum, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City
The Museum invites the community to its annual Children’s Tea from 2 to 4 p.m. This year’s theme is “Pirates around Peck’s Beach.” Come learn about a proper Victorian tea, do arts and crafts and enjoy an afternoon tea, but BEWARE OF PIRATES! The event is sponsored by the Exchange Club and Colony Club of Ocean City. Tickets must be purchased in advance – $8 per person for members, $10 for general public. Call (609) 399-1801 or stop at the Museum.

Valentine’s Day Musical Program
Saturday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m.
Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, Ocean City
Let Broadway be your valentine! Come celebrate some of the most enchanting and unforgettable love songs to ever grace the stage by the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company. There is plenty of free parking. Tickets are $18 a person. All proceeds benefit the Greater Ocean City Theatre Co. For tickets visit or call (609) 399-6111.

Sober Valentine Dance Party
Saturday, Feb. 13 at 8 p.m.
North Wildwood Community Center, 10th & Central Aves., North Wildwood
Sober Dance Party at the Community Center in North Wildwood. Sponsored by the Twelfth Step House. Plenty of food, music and prizes with a DJ and dancing. Children 12 and under enter free when accompanied by a sober adult. $12 for adults at the door. Prize, food and beverage donations are appreciated. Volunteers in service for this event can sign up at The Hut, 113 West Oak Ave., Wildwood. For more information, email or call (609) 729-5250.

6th Annual Chili-Chowder Cook Off
Sunday, Feb. 14 at 12 p.m.
The Grand Hotel, Penthouse Ballroom, 1045 Beach Ave., Cape May
From noon to 3 p.m., come taste Chili & Chowder prepared by professional and home-style chefs. You are the judges and pick the winners. Enjoy tastings from our group of chefs, local vendors and cool tunes playing; a cash bar will be available to help you chill! $5 admission helps support local food banks. To register, contact Doreen at (609) 884-5508 ext. 102 or

Cape May Wine Trail
Sunday, Feb. 14 at 12 p.m.
Cape May
From noon to 5 p.m., spend the day visiting Cape May County’s wineries and sampling the unique flavors of each. Begin with lunch at the Mad Batter then board the trolley to Willow Creek Winery and Natali Vineyards. $75 includes lunch, wine tastings at each vineyard and a wine tasting glass. Free parking. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

Mike’s Seafood Run-Walk for Autism
Sunday, Feb. 14 at 12 p.m.
Boardwalk, Sea Isle City
Come join over 2,000 participants in Mike’s Seafood Run-Walk for Autism. Proceeds benefit Autism Speaks, Special Services Schools, autism support groups and families of special needs children. Pre-registered participants will receive a t-shirt. Onsite registration starts at 9 a.m. at the tent outside of LaCosta Motel. Join us for an after party at LaCosta Motel for an awesome continental buffet, door-prizes, live music, awards ceremony and magicians and face painters for the kids. For more information and to register, visit

Black History Month Celebration
Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 11 a.m.
Atlantic Cape Community College Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Rd., Cape May Court House
Atlantic Cape Community College will celebrate Black History Month with various fun, educational activities throughout February. All activities are free and open to the public. The Cape May County Campus will host “Deep Roots… Forever Remembered,” a performance celebrating Black History Month with stories and songs, at 11 a.m. on Feb. 16. After the performance, “History of Soul Food” will be held at noon in the Cafeteria with light appetizers, followed by a poetry slam. For information on Cape May County Campus events, contact Tammy DeFranco at (609) 463-8113 or email

Painting & Wine
Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m.
Congress Hall, Harrison Room, 200 Congress Pl., Cape May
Visit the Harrison Room and get your creative juices flowing! Artists of all skill levels are welcome to join us for painting with wine. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine with some hors d’ oeuvres as our painting expert leads you through all of the steps to create your own masterpiece. Cost is $35 +tax and includes all painting materials, hors d’oeuvres and one complimentary glass of wine. For reservations and information please call (609) 884-6583.