Do The Shore: February 24 to March 1

Lunch and Learns
Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 12 p.m.
Carriage House of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Bring a bag lunch and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture, science and the arts during weekly Lunch and Learn presentations every Wednesday at the Carriage House of the Emlen Physick Estate. This week we will discuss music of the Big Band Era. Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members and includes beverages. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609)884-5404 or (800) 275-4278 or visit

Trivia Night: New Jersey and Beyond
Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Rt. 9, Cape May
Jumpstart the celebration of Historic Cold Spring Village’s 35th anniversary season at the museum’s annual evening of trivia in the Village Welcome Center. Teams will be challenged with questions designed by HCSV’s own Director of Education and Interpretation, Jim Stephens. Trivia topics will range from history and science to entertainment and sports, and will feature a few special Village history and Garden State themed questions. Winning teams will take home prizes! Please call (609) 898-2300, ext. 16 for more information or to reserve a table for your team today. All other seating is available first-come, first served. Entrance to the evening of trivia is $5 per person. A light supper, dessert and beverages will be available for purchase.

Chicken Pot Pie Dinner
Friday, Feb. 26 at 5 p.m.
VFW Post 6257, 556 Woodbine Ave., Woodbine
Homemade rolled out dumpling chicken pot pie dinner. Served 5 to 8 p.m. Adults are $10, children are $7, children 3 and under are free. For more information, call (609) 861-2298.

Free Pizza & Family Movie Night
Friday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m.
West Cape May Borough Hall, 732 Broadway, West Cape May
The West Cape May Environmental Commission presents Free Pizza and Family Movie Night. Join your neighbors and friends for a free family movie featuring live action and animation. The movie has a fun and friendly message of the importance of our natural environment. It focuses on an endangered species of turtle and crazy antics of his friends to save the park he calls home. Free pizza will be offered at 6 p.m. Before the movie, local artist/teacher, Janet Payne, will lead children in creating a nature-themed craft to take home. The movie is rated PG. Please call (609) 884-1005 for more information.

Middle Township High School’s ‘Pippin’
Friday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 212 Bayberry Dr., Cape May Court House
Middle Township High School will present the musical “Pippin” for two days. Advance ticket prices are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $8 for students. After Feb. 25, prices will rise to $12, $11 and $10. For more information and tickets, call (609) 463-1924.

Cape May County Army National Guard Association Breakfast
Saturday, Feb. 27 at 9 a.m.
Villas Diner, 2100 Bayshore Rd., Villas
All branches of the military are welcome to the February Cape May County Army National Guard Association breakfast. We look forward to meeting new members who have been honorably discharged from service, along with those currently serving. If you served and would like to regain that camaraderie, please come join us. See your old friends and make new ones. Call (609) 729-1596 for more information.

Fallen Hero Polar Plunge
Saturday, Feb. 27 at 11 a.m.
Lifeguard Station, 15th St., North Wildwood
The Fallen Hero Plunge benefits families of police officers lost in the line of duty. The plunge is at 11 a.m. and there will be a post-party at Keenan’s Irish Pub. A pre-plunge pizza party with Jamison will also be at Keenan’s Irish Pub on Friday night, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. The cost is $25 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and under, and it includes the plunge, a T-shirt for plungers, entrance to Keenan’s on Saturday, food, drink specials and music by Jamison and The Corner Boys. For more information, visit or call (215) 990-8689. Registration forms are available online, at the North Wildwood Recreation Center, Friday night at Keenan’s or on the day of the plunge starting at 8:30 a.m.

Littlest Explorers at the Zoo
Saturday, Feb. 27 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.

Weekend Open Skate at Convention Hall
Saturday, Feb. 27 and Sunday, Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
Join us for Open Skate! There are two session times: 1 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Guests may bring their own standard or in-line skates or they can rent them from our facility. Admission fee is $5 per person. Skate rental is $2 for traditional skates and $4 for in-line skates. Admission for non-skaters is $2. All children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call (609) 884-9565.

Rally for Rylee
Saturday, Feb. 27 at 3:30 p.m.
Ocean City Civic Center, 6th and Boardwalk, Ocean City
RALLY FOR RYLEE! Join the Community in raising money for one year old Rylee Crowley and her family. Rylee is suffering from a rare form of Leukemia. The event, featuring a cornhole game tournament, will be held inside the Ocean City Civic Center 6th and Boardwalk. The Tournament will be held from 3 p.m. until a winner has emerged. Cost to enter the tournament is $50 per team. You may enter as a single for $30 and be paired with a partner. Check or cash may be paid the day of the tournament. Donations may be made payable to the Rylee Crowley Fund, c/o Ocean City PBA, Local #61, P.O. Box 293, Ocean City, N.J. 08226. For information, contact Jack Davis, (609) 602-6726.

Baked Ham Dinner
Saturday, Feb. 27 at 4:30 p.m.
Episcopal Church of the Advent, 612 Franklin St., Cape May
The men of Cape May’s Episcopal Church of the Advent have a tradition of hosting excellent dinners to support church projects and outreach. These meals are carefully planned and prepared to meet the high expectations of a city known for fine hospitality. Modestly priced at $13 at the door ($6 for children), it is hard to beat the value. And, if you purchase tickets in advance at the church office, the price is $11 ($6 for children). The menu is baked ham accompanied by macaroni and cheese, mixed vegetables, garden salad, rolls, coffee, iced tea and dessert. A vegetarian entrée is also available. Table service begins at 4:30 p.m. and continues until 7 p.m. Take-out meals are available at the same modest prices. We seat and serve everyone in the order they arrive, prepaid guests and walk-in guests alike. For more information, call (609) 884-3065.

Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce Foundation Casino Royale
Saturday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Bolero Resort & Conference Center, 3320 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood
2 floors of gaming tables! From 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., enjoy Blackjack, Craps, Roulette & Poker! Tickets are $25 in advance and include $50 in gaming chips, and $30 at the door and include $25 in gaming chips. All tickets include a hot roast beef sandwich buffet, salad and desserts. Awesome prize baskets! 100% of proceeds benefit high school students of the Wildwoods. Event takes places at the Bolero Resort & Conference Center in Wildwood. Don’t miss this fun event! To reserve your ticket, call (609) 729-4000 or stop in the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce Office at 3306 Pacific Ave., Wildwood.

Fins Sunday Socials
Sunday, Feb. 28 at 10:30 a.m.
Fins Bar & Grille, 142 Decatur St., Cape May
Have fun and help a local organization! Make your own Bloody Marys and Mimosas. Live music and drink and brunch specials. This Sunday benefits the Disabled American Veterans – Chapter 44. For more information, call (609) 884-3449.

Music of My Soul: A Concert in Memory of Veterans
Sunday, Feb. 28 at 2 p.m.
Willow Creek Winery, 168 Stevens St., West Cape May
“Music of my Soul” is a concert in loving memory of Vietnam War Veteran Clayton Smith and in respect to all Veterans. The concert will take place on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. at Willow Creek Winery in West Cape May. Enjoy classical romantic piano music and more. The concert is free and refreshments will be served after the concert. Willow Creek Winery will offer a wine tasting of five samples for $10, plus the kitchen will be open until 5 p.m. for dinner in the winery after the concert. For more information, call (609) 827-4477.

Leap Day at the Library
Monday, Feb. 29
Cape May County Library Branches, Cape May County
The Cape May County Library invites children of all ages and their families to visit any of our branches to celebrate Leap Day with a craft. Visit any branch of the Cape May County Library to try your hand at some frog origami and celebrate Leap Day! Materials will be provided at all branches and will be out all day, with instructions. Froggy coloring pages will also be available. Have fun! Registration is not required. For specific branch event times and more information, contact the Children’s Room at (609) 463-6354 or visit

Bikes ORO Launch Party
Monday, Feb. 29 at 4 p.m.
Cape May Brewing Company, 1288 Hornet Rd., Cape May
A new, local company, Bikes ORO, will be launching on Monday, Feb. 29. Bikes ORO builds simple, low maintenance everyday bikes that directly support the donation of a bike to someone in need. The launch party will be held on Monday, Feb. 29 from 4 to 8 p.m. The company is celebrating the launch with their friends at the Cape May Brewing Company. The event is free to attend and open to all; no tickets or RSVP necessary. For more information, visit

Citizens Police Academy
Monday, Feb. 29 at 7 p.m.
Cape May County Police Academy, 171 Crest Haven Rd., Cape May Court House
The Cape May County Public Safety Training Center will be holding a Citizens Police Academy. All citizens are invited to sign-up for the Academy which will provide an overview of the law enforcement function. Topics include Crime Scene Investigation, Juvenille and Criminal Law overview, Police Department Budgeting Activities, Major Crimes and Crime Scene Investigations, Use of Force and K9, CPR and AED certifications, and SWAT Team Demonstrations. Refreshments will be provided during the evening. To register, please call the Cape May County Police Academy at (609) 465-1134 or email

Painting & Wine
Tuesday, March 1 at 6 p.m.
Harrison Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Pl., Cape May
Do you have a flair for the visual arts? Wish you did? 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. Each week presents a new theme for your acrylic painting on canvas. Enjoy some wine, delicious bites and inspiration with your very own creation to take home at the end of the Night. Cost is $35 +tax per session and includes all painting materials, hors d’oeuvres and one complimentary glass of wine. For reservations and information, call (609) 884-6583.

“Miss Nelson is Missing” Musical Play
Tuesday, March 1 at 6 p.m.
Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 212 Bayberry Dr., Cape May Court House
Musical play performed by the Centenary Stage Company as part of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance 19th annual Stages Festival. Appropriate for grades K-4. All are welcome. Price is free. For more information, call (609) 463-1924.