Do The Shore: March 1 to March 7

2017 Atlantic City Boat Show
Wednesday, March 1 to Sunday, March 5
Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Convention Blvd., Atlantic City
Find the boat of your dreams and everything to go with it. See and shop hundreds new boats and an unbeatable assortment of marine gear at the Atlantic City Convention Center. From luxury motor and sailing yachts to sport fishers, performance boats, inflatables and personal watercraft, there are boats for every lifestyle, activity and budget. If it’s for boating, you’ll find it here. The Marine Marketplace, a 93,000 sq. ft. ‘show within the show,’ features 440 booths showcasing all the latest in marine technology, engines, accessories, nautical gifts and more. There will also be lots of fun kids events such as kids boating, create a boat, balloon art and much more. Meet Dora The Explorer Saturday from 12 to 4 p.m. Hours are Wednesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost is $16, and 15 and younger is free when accompanied by a paid adult. For more information, call (609) 449-2000 or visit www.acboatshow.com.

Story Hour at Historic Cold Spring Village
Wednesday, March 1 at 10:30 a.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 733 Seashore Rd., Cape May
This free, interactive program includes music, stories and crafts centered around Cape May County history! This is a perfect program for children ages 3-12. For more information, visit hcsv.org or call (609) 898-2300 ext. 10.

‘Lunch and Learn’ Series
Wednesday, March 1 at 12 p.m.
United Methodist Church, 635 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 — informative talks on popular topics of history, culture, science and the arts at noon on Wednesdays through March 30. Free for MAC members and $5 for non-members. Admission includes beverages. This week’s topic is “The Victorian Woman: Life in a Cocoon” with Mary Stewart. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Shop-A-Holics
Thursday, March 2 to Saturday, March 4
Princeton and Whitebrier, 21st Street, Avalon
The 10th annual Shop-A-Holics weekend will be held March 2-4 at the Princeton and the Whitebrier. The festivities kick off on March 2 with the Thursday night preview party from 4 to 9 p.m., and continue on Friday night from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event features a variety of Seven Mile Beach stores and boutiques, sales, cocktails and more! Whether you are looking for a new pair of shoes, clothes, jewelry, home décor or a bite to eat, the weekend has something for everyone. For more information, call (609) 967-3936 or visit www.visitavalonnj.com.

Middle Township High School Presents ‘She Loves Me’
Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4
Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 212 Bayberry Dr., Cape May Court House
Middle Township High School’s production of “She Loves Me” features its largest set to date, as well as hundreds of props, making it one of the most challenging shows in their history. Set in a 1930s parfumerie in Budapest, Hungary, “She Loves Me” is a tale of two shop employees who, despite detesting each other as they go about their daily business, are unknowingly in love as each other’s pen pal in a lonely hearts club. Performances will be held at the Middle Township Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 3 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 4 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $11 for seniors and $10 for children. Tickets are available through the PAC box office. Call (609) 463-1924.

Roller Skating at Cape May Convention Hall
Friday, March 3 to Sunday, March 5
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
Get ready to roll at Cape May 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. Skaters can take a break from the rink and enjoy soft drinks, water and light snacks at the concession stand. Friday schedule: Toddler Skate 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Open Skate 4 to 6 p.m.; Teen Skate 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday schedule: Open Skate 1 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.discovercapemaynj.com/roller-skating-1.

Free Tour of the Emlen Physick Estate
Friday, March 3 at 2 p.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Enjoy this entertaining and educational guided tour of Cape May’s only Victorian house museum, the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, and help a worthy cause. Bring a donation of pantry items, toiletries or paper goods valued at $5 or more and receive a free tour of the estate. Sponsored by the Friends of the Physick Estate, an affinity group of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Mid-Atlantic Cheer Championships
Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5 at 9 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Annual Mid-Atlantic National Cheerleading and Dance Championship featuring recreation, high school and all-star divisions. Performances will be choreographed to music and sound effects, and winning teams will be awarded prizes. For more information, call (541) 929-2594 or visit www.MidAtlanticChamps.com.

Chili Cook-off
Saturday, March 4 at 10 a.m.
South Seaville United Methodist Church, 111 Corson Tavern Rd., South Seaville
“Chase-the-Winter-Chill-Away” Chili Cook-off and Vendor Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. features vendors, food, crafts and more! Want to enter the chili contest? Just enter a pot of your homemade chili by 10:30 a.m. For more information, call (609) 284-5247.

Seasonal Science Activities and Crafts
Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5 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.

Center for Community Arts Exhibit ‘Moore History’
Saturday, March 4 at 11 a.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.” For more information, contact CCA at (609) 884-7525 or www.CenterforCommunityArts.org, or contact MAC at (609) 884-5404, (800) 275-4278 or www.capemaymac.org.

Kiwanis Club of Cape May Spaghetti Dinner
Saturday, March 4 at 4:30 p.m.
Kiwanis Club of Cape May, 1041 Beach Ave., Cape May
The Kiwanis Club of Cape May will hold its annual spaghetti dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the club house. You can eat in or take out. Adults are $12 per person and children under age 7 are $7. Each year the dinner is prepared by the club members and includes meatballs, sausage, bread, salad and dessert. Tickets are available at the door. Contact a club member, or send an email to info@capemaykiwanis.com.

Wildwoods Casino Royale
Saturday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Bolero Hotel Resort, 3320 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood
The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce Foundation presents a night of fun, food and gambling at the Bolero Hotel Resort, 3320 Atlantic Ave. in Wildwood from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m. Advance admission is $25 and includes the Bolero’s famous hot roast beef sandwiches, house salad, pizza and desserts, and $50 in gaming chips. Tickets are $30 at the door with $25 in gaming chips. Try your luck at Blackjack, Craps, Roulette or Poker. Tables open at 7:30 p.m. with two floors of gaming! Great prizes will be offered and all proceeds benefit high school students of the Wildwoods. You can bet on a fun time! For more information, call (609) 729-4000 or visit www.Wildwoods.com. For advance tickets, stop into the GWCOC, 3306 Pacific Ave., Wildwood.

Crafts with Critters
Sunday, March 5 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 cmczoo.com or call (609) 465-5271.

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