Do The Shore: January 27 to February 2

Lunch and Learns
Wednesday, Jan. 27 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 famous First Ladies. 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

Seasonal Science Activities and Crafts
Friday, Jan. 29, Saturday, Jan. 30 and Sunday, Jan. 31 at 10 a.m.
The 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! For more information, call (609) 368-1211.

Congress Hall History Tours
Friday, Jan. 29, Saturday, Jan. 30 and Sunday, Jan. 31 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

Creature Feature and Craft
Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. 30 at 2 p.m.
The Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor
We will highlight a different live animal or group of animals each day! Get up close with turtles, fish, crabs, sea stars and urchins, mollusks, horseshoe crabs and the animals of Finding Nemo. After the presentation, create a take-home craft related to that day’s Creature Feature! Friday and Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. through April 30, 2016. For more information, call (609) 368-1211.

Family Night Bowling
Friday, Jan. 29 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.

Open Swim & Slide
Friday, Jan. 29 at 4 p.m.
Montego Bay Resort Indoor Water Park, 1800 Boardwalk, North Wildwood
Enjoy a heated indoor pool, waterpark with 2 great slides, Tiki Bar, recreation area and much more from 4 to 8 p.m. Cost is $10 per person for those swimming and free for children under 3.

Friday Open Skate
Friday, Jan. 29 at 4 p.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
Join us for Friday Open Skate at Convention Hall! 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.

Fire Pit Fridays
Friday, Jan. 29 at 5 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.

Cape May County Army National Guard Association Breakfast
Saturday, Jan. 30 at 9 a.m.
Villas Diner, 2100 Bayshore Rd., Villas
The January Cape May County Army National Guard Association breakfast will be at 0900 hours on at the Villas Diner. All branches of the military are welcomed, 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.

Cooking Class
Saturday, Jan. 30 at 10 a.m.
Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., Suite #4, Ocean City
There will be a cooking class on Jan. 30 to celebrate National Croissant Day at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Senior Room Kitchen.

Crafts with Critters
Sunday, Jan. 31 at 10 a.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! Ages 3 to 10 at the Education Center. $5 per child No registration needed, just drop in! For more information, call (609) 465-5271.

All Creatures Great and Small Benefit Concert
Sunday, Jan. 31 at 3 p.m.
Grace Lutheran Church, 11 East Dawes Ave., Somers Point
A benefit concert featuring local musicians will be held on Sunday, January 31 from 3 to 5 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church will host this special fundraiser. Flutist Pamela Whitman, bassist Richard Kurtz, drummer Mark O’Kain, marimbas Tyler Sarfert, pianist Heera Ghorashi and members of the Cape Shore Chorale will join Director of Music Scott J. Breiner in presenting this “animal” themed musical afternoon. A freewill offering will be taken and proceeds will go to Beacon Animal Rescue of Ocean View and the Humane Society of Ocean City.