MAC Lunch & Learn Series: The Splendid Little Spanish-American War, with Dr. Bob Heinly
Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 12 p.m.
Cape May United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St., Cape May
Victory in this 1898 conflict made the United States a leading world power. There were other reasons why those who fought it thought it was “splendid,” it was thought to be fought for noble reasons, it was brief, the press endorsed it, it was full of incidents supporting the belief that “God was on our side” and the U.S. won. This illustrated presentation reviews this lesser known but highly significant war. Free admission for students and MAC members; $5 for non-members. Bring a bag lunch. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or visit capemaymac.org.
Fireside Chats at Cold Spring Brewery
Thursday, Feb. 1 at 4 p.m.
Cold Spring Brewery, 733 Seashore Rd., Cape May
From 4 to 5 p.m., Cold Spring Brewery will serve up some tasty brews and historical knowledge. Gather round the fireplace at the brewery for this free lecture series with Historic Cold Spring Village’s own Deputy Director Jim Stephens. The topic on Feb. 1 is “A Blast Heard in Philadelphia: John Barry & the Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet,” a discussion of the June 29, 1776 Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet, the only engagement of note to take place in Cape May County during the Revolution. Come on in, get warm, grab a good brew and find out why that bridge was named after Commodore John Barry! For more information, call (609) 898-2300.
CMC Museum Exhibit: Hail to the Chiefs!
Friday, Feb. 2, Monday, Feb. 5 and Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 9:30 a.m.
Cape May County Museum & Historical Society, 504 Rt. 9 N., Cape May Court House
In honor of Presidents Day, The Museum of Cape May County is hosting an exhibit, “Hail to the Chiefs!” that highlights more than 15 of our nation’s leaders, including two of our nation’s finest presidents – George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. On display are artifacts from The Museum’s collections as well as from a private collector that bring these patriotic men to life. “Hail to the Chiefs!” runs from Feb. 2 through March 2. The exhibit is in The Museum’s gallery, located in the Administrative Building. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (609) 465-3535.
CCA’s Annual Soup-er Bowl
Friday, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m.
West Cape May Banquet Hall, 732 Broadway, West Cape May
Come partake in the many homemade soups, salad, rolls and tasty desserts offered while listening to WCFA’s DJs performing live and enjoying a glass of wine or beer supplied by the Washington Inn. Admission is $13. For more information, visit centerforcommunityarts.org or call (609) 884-7525.
Free Pizza & Family Movie Night
Friday, Feb. 2 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 from 6 to 8 p.m. Join your neighbors and friends for a free family movie. This beautifully filmed, empowering documentary combines themes of a father’s love and support for this daughter along with the importance and beauty of nature. A 13-year-old girl’s dreams take flight in this magical movie staring a golden eagle. The movie is well suited for children as well as adults. Free pizza will be offered at 6 p.m. Before the movie, Dr. Trish Miller will give a kid-friendly presentation about the ecology, behavior, natural history and conservation of golden eagles. Dr. Miller and her husband, Mike Lanzone, have been studying this enigmatic bird in eastern North America for over a decade. The movie is rated G. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please call (609) 884-1005 for more information.
Seasonal Science Activities and Crafts
Saturday, Feb. 3 and Sunday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m.
Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor
We believe children and adults learn a great deal through moments of self-exploration. Each week we will offer a new self-guided science activity or craft related to seasonal changes in nature. We provide the supplies and you create the learning! Possible activities related to migration, geology, outdoor exploration, nature crafts, simple science experiments and much more! Free with admission. For more information, visit wetlandsinstitute.org or call (609) 368-1211.
Ocean City Boy Scout Troop 32 – Super Chili Bowl Fundraiser
Saturday, Feb. 3 at 4 p.m.
Howard S. Stainton Senior Center, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City
Ocean City Boy Scout Troop 32 is holding a Super Chili Bowl fundraiser from 4 to 6 p.m. The event features a friendly competition among chili chefs and opportunities for guests to taste and vote. Prizes will be awarded for the top three chilis voted best! 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, please visit the Ocean City Troop 32 website octroop32.com.
CSWC Designer Handbag Bingo
Saturday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m.
Seaville Fire Social Hall, 36 Rt. 50, Seaville
The Country Shore Women’s Club will host their annual Bingo fundraiser featuring designer handbags as prizes. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with games starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 and you must be 18 or older to attend. All funds raised at CSWC events are donated back into the community including four local fire departments, UT Schools, After Prom, Miss Cape May County, Boy Scouts, local food pantries, CASA, NAMI and VFW. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (609) 628-3285.
Beef and Beer Benefit for the NJ Run for the Fallen
Saturday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m.
The Bolero Resort, 3320 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood
Food~Fun~Live Music! A yearly fundraiser to cover the necessary expenses associated with the Run held in September by providing support for our Active-Duty Military Run Team, Gold Star families and support team. Expenses include overnight accommodations, shirts, printing and a myriad of other costs. Benefit is from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance online or $25 at the door. Discount room packages are available by calling the Bolero Resort directly at (609) 522-6929. For more information, visit njrunforthefallen.org.