Do The Shore: January 25 to January 31

Colony Club of Ocean City’s 3rd Annual NJSFWC 5th Grade Spelling Bee
Thursday, Jan. 26 at 2:30 p.m.
Ocean City Intermediate School, 1801 Bay Ave., Ocean City
Approximately 30 students will participate in the Colony Club of Ocean City’s 3rd Annual NJSFWC 5th Grade Spelling Bee. The Colony Club will award prizes to the top three winners. The top winner will advance to the state competition. This event is free! For more information, contact Susan Nekirk at (518) 428-2641.

Matt Szczur’s 2nd Annual Szcz the Day
Friday, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
Join Matt Szczur of the Chicago Cubs at his 2nd Annual Szcz the Day Dinner! A Villanova alum, Matt is a bone marrow donor that saved the life of a young Ukrainian girl named Anastasia. Now a professional athlete with Major League Baseball, Matt and his wife Natalie have dedicated part of the offseason to giving back to the local community, as well as to raise awareness and funds for marrow donation via The Andy Talley Bone Marrow Foundation. Tickets are $80 and include open bar, hors d’oeuvers, live and silent auction, gourmet buffet dinner, door prizes and raffle, entertainment and dancing! No paper tickets will be mailed out. Guests’ names will be placed on a list and can be checked at the door. No tickets will be sold at the door! For more information, visit, or contact Krista Ross at (610) 551-0938 or

Cape May County Army National Guard Association Breakfast
Saturday, Jan. 28 at 9 a.m.
Villas Diner, 2100 Bayshore Rd., Villas
The next Cape May County Army National Guard Association breakfast will be at 0900 hours on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Villas Diner. All branches of the military are welcome, and 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.

Center for Community Arts Exhibit ‘Moore History’
Saturday, Jan. 28 at 12 p.m.
Carroll Gallery of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
The Center for Community Arts (CCA) once again presents an exhibit in association with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) that highlights and illuminates African-American life and history in Cape May and the surrounding region. This year’s exhibit is entitled “Moore History: The Life and Works of William J. Moore.” Dates and hours of the exhibit vary. For more information, contact CCA at (609) 884-7525 or, or contact MAC at (609) 884-5404, (800) 275-4278 or

Soroptimist Sunday Social
Sunday, Jan. 29 at 10:30 a.m.
Fins Bar and Grille, 142 Decatur St., Cape May
Soroptimist International is a global organization that has a chapter in Cape May County with a membership of 60. Their focus is to empower women and young girls, granting awards and fundraising to support those in need in Cape May County. Soroptimist of Cape May has been chosen to be a recipient of a “Fins Social Sunday Event” on Jan. 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Sunday Socials are a way to have fun and help local organizations throughout the winter months with offerings to make your own Bloody Marys and Mimosas as well as other drink and brunch specials. Live entertainment adds to the fun spirited atmosphere that Fins is known for. Soroptimist International of Cape May County will receive 50 percent of the total proceeds collected from the event which will be used for educational scholarships for women and girls. For more information, contant Beverly Trapp at (609) 425-8150 or

Crafts with Critters
Sunday, Jan. 29 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 and 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! Cost is just $5 per child/craft project. For more information, call (609) 465-5271 or visit

Roller Skating at Cape May Convention Hall
Sunday, Jan. 29 at 1 and 4 p.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
Get ready to roll at Cape May Convention Hall for winter roller skating! 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. Soft drinks, water and light snacks are available at the concession stand. For more information, visit

St. Barnabas Concert Series
Sunday, Jan. 29 at 3 p.m.
St. Barnabas By-the-Bay Episcopal Church, 13 W. Bates Ave., Villas
The 2017 St. Barnabas Concert Series continues Sunday, Jan. 29 and runs through May 7. Other artists scheduled are Carlos Bedoya, classical guitar, Feb. 19; Milla Smith and John Curtis, duo pianos, March 19: Kelly Smith, tuba, April 9; and David Condo, organ, May 7. All concerts are open to the public. Light refreshments will follow the concert. A freewill offering will be accepted. For more information, call (609) 886-5960.

Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem!
Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 6 p.m.
Cape May County Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House
Cape May County has long been famous for its reputation as a favorite vacation spot for visitors and for its genial community. Woven into that idyllic history are the stories of rum running, suspicious deaths, political intrigue and arson that lend color to our county’s past. Join Cape May County Clerk and Historian, Rita Fulginiti and County Clerk staff member, Laurie Boyd-Thomas as they spin the tales of murder, mystery and mayhem found in the archives of the County Clerk’s Office. For more information, visit, or contact the Adult Programs Department at (609) 463-6386 or