Do The Shore: February 8 to February 14

‘Lunch and Learn’ Series
Wednesday, Feb. 8 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. 8 is “From Captain Mey to Today” with Dottie and Mal Knapp. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or visit

Thankful Thursday
Thursday, Feb. 9 at 4 p.m.
Cold Spring Brewery, 733 Seashore Rd., Cape May
Celebrate by raising a glass to those who keep Cape May County educated! The Lower Cape May Regional Education Foundation enhances and improves educational opportunities that translate into successful careers for students in the Lower Cape May Regional School District. The foundation strives to make education a more career-relevant, rewarding, enjoyable and successful process for its students. Join the foundation on Thursday, Feb. 9 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Cold Spring Brewery. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Lower Cape May Education Foundation. For more information, visit

“How to Spot an Owl” with Pat Sutton
Friday, Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m.
West Cape May Borough Hall, 732 Broadway, West Cape May
Local naturalist, Pat Sutton, will remove some of the mystery of owl finding, while simultaneously conveying the excitement of searching for and studying these illusive nocturnal predators. Pat and her husband, Clay Sutton, have studied owls in the wild for over 30 years and have their own book. This is a free educational program open to the public, sponsored by the Environmental Commission of West Cape May. Pat Sutton will be happy to sign books after the program. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call (609) 884-1005.

National Youth Wrestling Duals
Friday, Feb. 10 to Sunday, Feb. 12
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
The Atlantic Coast Wrestling Association hosts an elementary and middle school wrestling tournament for grades 2 through 8, with over 1,500 wrestlers! Friday: 1 to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday: 8 a.m. to 2:30 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

4-H CHOPPED! Cooking Content
Saturday, Feb. 11
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 bacon, regardless of whether the recipe is intended for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert. Contestants are required to bring all items needed for prep, cooking and serving, as well as all items for their table setting. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place winners in each division. Preregistration is required. Call Mary Lynn at (609) 465-5115 ext. 605 or email

Historical Museum Children’s Tea
Saturday, Feb. 11 at 12 p.m.
Ocean City Historical Museum, 1735 Simpson Ave. # 3, Ocean City
The Ocean City Historical Museum invites the community to its annual Children’s Tea from noon to 2 p.m. This year’s theme is “Tea with the Mad Hatter.” The event is perfect for children 5 to 10 years old. Participants will learn about a proper Victorian Tea, do arts and crafts and, most of all, enjoy an afternoon tea. Sponsors include the Exchange Club of Ocean City, the Colony Club of Ocean City, John Betz and his Team at Starbucks of Ocean City and the Cake Studio of Ocean City. Space is limited. Members of the Ocean City Historical Museum are able to purchase tickets now at $8 per person, and the public can purchase tickets for $10 per person. Tickets must be purchased in advance. To register, call (609) 399-1801 or stop by the museum located in the Community Center, 1735 Simpson Ave.

Congress Hall’s 3rd Annual Ice Ball
Saturday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Congress Hall, 200 Congress Pl., Cape May
Guests will step into a glistening forest of lit branches and sculpted ice figures when they enter Congress Hall’s Ballroom and tented Grand Lawn for the 3rd Annual Ice Ball. The Ice Ball is a benefit for The Fund for Cape May, raising funds to support South Jersey’s Cape Island communities. This year’s gala features cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the Ballroom, dinner on the lawn, and dancing and dessert in the Ballroom-turned-ice-palace. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Crafts with Critters
Sunday, Feb. 12 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 or call (609) 465-5271.