Do The Shore: February 17 to February 23

OCEF Painting Social
Thursday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Glazed Over Studio, 704 Asbury Ave., Ocean City
The Ocean City Education Foundation will host a Painting Social at Glazed Over Art Studio on Feb. 18 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $40 and includes all art supplies. Bring your friends, favorite beverage and snacks. Must be at least 21 years of age to attend. Space is limited. To purchase tickets, visit www.ocnjef.com or call Heather at (609) 425-6245.

Congress Hall History Tours
Friday, Feb. 19, Saturday, Feb. 20 and Sunday, Feb. 21 at 1:30 p.m.
Congress Hall, 200 Congress Pl., Cape May
Come over to Congress Hall for our new, interactive tours led by ‘Annie Knight’ who owned the hotel from 1904-1931. Tour begins in the lobby and features a 60-minute walking tour through the halls and basement of this grand hotel. Explore Congress Hall and learn more about its remarkable story. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 4-12 and free for children under 4. For more information or to purchase your tickets to the history tour, please call our Concierge at (609) 884-9019 or email us at concierge@caperesortsgroup.com.

Family Night Bowling
Friday, Feb. 19 at 3 p.m.
Mouse Trap Bowling Alley, 2051 Dennisville-Petersburg Rd., Woodbine
Family special from 3 to 7 p.m. $10 per person includes 2 games, shoes, 16″ pizza and a pitcher of soda! For more information, call (609) 861-2695.

Fire Pit Fridays
Friday, Feb. 19 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.

Beef & Beer Fundraiser Friday
Friday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m.
Avalon Links & Golf Club, 1510 Rt. 9 N., Cape May Court House
Join us for our Beef & Beer Fundraiser Friday to benefit the MTHS Panther Band. Enjoy roast beef, BBQ chicken, baked ziti, salads and more, plus music by DJ Edward. Tickets are $25 and are available at the door, or call Anita Robbio at (609) 463-4906.

Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, Feb. 20 at 8 a.m.
Club House, 201 Club House Dr., Town Bank/North Cape May
The property owners of Cape May Beach will be having their regular pancake breakfast on Feb. 20 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Club House. The cost of the breakfast is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12 years of age. For more information, call (609) 886-3874.

All Ages Pottery
Saturday, Feb. 20 at 9 a.m.
Maverick Art Studio, 106 N. Main St., Cape May Court House
Join us for an introduction to working with clay and glazes using a variety of techniques. Try out the potter’s wheel and build creative pieces with slab construction. Perfect for kids ages 7 and up and grown-ups! Cost is $35 per person. Please call (609) 465-4278 to reserve your spot.

Nature Walk: Birds Signs and Sounds
Saturday, Feb. 20 at 9:30 a.m.
Upper Cape Branch Library, 2050 Tuckahoe Rd., Petersburg
Saturday, Feb. 20 at 12:30 p.m.
Lower Cape Branch Library, 2600 Bayshore Rd., Villas
The Nature Center of Cape May will present a nature walk series for all ages on the third Saturday of each month. This month, Sam Wilson, a teacher and naturalist at the New Jersey Audubon’s Nature Center of Cape May. will focus on various bird signs and sounds that can be found in the winter time! All materials will be provided or found in nature. Participants are encouraged to bring their own binoculars. There will be a limited quantity available. Admission is free. For more information, call (609) 463-6386, email adultevents@cmclibrary.org or visit cmclibrary.org.

Kitchen Wizards
Saturday, Feb. 20 at 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Cape May County Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House
The Cape May County Library invites kids ages 5-12 to Kitchen Wizards, a program that helps kids discover the magic of cooking through culinary enrichment programs. The program will take place twice on Saturday, Feb. 20 and kids can register for one of the two sessions. The first session will take place at 10:30 a.m. and the second will take place at 12 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited. Parents or guardians must sign a waiver at the time of registration. For more information or registration, call (609) 463-6354, email children@cmclibrary.org or visit www.cmclibrary.org. Recipe ingredients may include or may have come in contact with nuts. Please do not register your child if they have a nut allergy.

Littlest Explorers at the Zoo
Saturday, Feb. 20 at 11 a.m.
Cape May County Park & Zoo , 707 Rt. 9 N., Cape May Court House
Calling all 2-3 year olds and a caregiver! Littlest Explorers at the Zoo is an interactive class that allows tots to get hands-on with animals and nature at our amazing Zoo for three Saturdays. Experience crafts, story time, special visits from real live animals and more, all focused on a specific theme and the animal it represents. Themes include Marvelous Mammals, Rockin Reptiles and Busy Birds. Class is limited to 20, so reserve your spot! Cost is $15 per class or $40 for all three. For more information and reservations, call (609) 465-5271.

Help Coach Hutch Slam Dunk Cancer Benefit
Saturday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m.
LaCosta Lounge, 4000 Landis Ave., Sea Isle City
Come out for this benefit event on Feb. 20 from 7 to 11 p.m. at LaCosta Lounge for Shannon Hutchison, an Upper Township mother of three, youth basketball coach, realtor and friend of all of Cape May County. The event will feature dinner, live music, auctions and raffles to support Shannon in her battle against cancer. Tickets are available through LaCosta Lounge. Call (609) 263-3611 or visit www.lacosta-seaisle.com for more information.

Aquarium Teaching and Touch Tank
Sunday, Feb. 21 at 11 a.m.
The Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor
There is no better way to learn about the local creatures found in the salty waters of the ocean or New Jersey back-bays than to experience them firsthand! Come join a Wetlands Institute educator for a unique, interactive learning experience as they teach about whelk, skates, sea urchins, sea stars, mud snails and more! Please come prepared to touch the animals by not having any bug spray, hand sanitizer or lotion on your hands. If needed, hands can be washed with mild soap and water in The Wetlands Institute restroom before the program. Free with Admission; admission prices are $8 for adults, $6 for children and free for children 2 and under. Members of The Wetlands Institute are always FREE! For more information, call (609) 368-1211.

Classical Guitarist Concert
Sunday, Feb. 21 at 3 p.m.
St. Barnabas by the Bay Church, 13 W. Bates Ave., Villas
The St. Barnabas Winter Concert series continues Sunday, Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. with Carlos Bedoya, a classical guitarist, at St. Barnabas by the Bay Church. A freewill offering will be taken and refreshments will follow the performance. The concert is open to the public. For more information, call (609) 886-5960.

Cape May Jazz Vespers Concert
Sunday, Feb. 21 at 3 p.m.
Cape May Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May
Behn Gillece will perform on stage at Cape May Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. Limited free parking is available. A $10 minimum donation is suggested. Wheelchair accessible. Call (609) 576-1841 or visit www.capemayjazzvespers.com for more information.

Back Porch Concert: Myra & Friends
Sunday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.
Congress Hall, 200 Congress Pl., Cape May
Special guests The SunDogs and The Squares join Myra Vassian to once again bring a night a roots/ folk music with Appalacian Folk Songs, gospel tunes and more. There’s sure to be lots of beautiful harmonies and that “down home” feel of sitting on the back porch for a music jam! Each group will be featured in a portion of the evening and afterward all will join together to sing tunes that are sure to have you singing along. Tickets for dinner and the show are $36.99 and $9.99 for children ages 4-12. Tickets for the concert alone are $15. Dinner is served at the Blue Pig Tavern. Suggested reservation times are between 5 and 5:45 p.m. in order to allow time to attend the performance at 7 p.m. For tickets and information, please call the Blue Pig Tavern at (609) 884-8422.

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