MAC Lunch & Learn Series: Lessons from the Barbary Wars, with Dr. Bob Heinly
Wednesday, March 14 at 12 p.m.
Cape May United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St., Cape May
There is much to be learned from America’s first clash with Islamic civilization in the early 1800s, lessons applicable to today. Explore the importance of understanding a different culture and its values, the advantages of negotiating from a position of power, the importance of a navy, the principle of enlightened self- interest, the power of religion and economics and much more. Free admission for students and MAC members; $5 for non-members. Bring a bag lunch. For more information, visit capemaymac.org or call (609) 884-5404.
Thankful Thursday Benefits Cape May County Coast Guard Community Foundation
Thursday, March 15 at 4 p.m.
Cold Spring Brewery, 733 Seashore Rd., Cape May
From 4 to 8 p.m., celebrate Thankful Thursday by raising a glass to those who honor Cape May Coast Guard families and personnel. The Cape May County Coast Guard Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization which honors Coast Guard personnel and their families for the extraordinary role they play in our nation and our community, as well as celebrates the many deep connections that exist between the Coast Guard and Cape May County. Cape May County is designated as a Coast Guard Community. Part of the evening’s sale proceeds will be donated to the Cape May County Coast Guard Community Foundation. For more information, call (609) 898-2300.
Free Tours of the Emlen Physick Estate
Friday, March 16 at 2:15 p.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Learn about Victorian architecture and local history while helping your neighbors in need with free tours of the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate. These free tours are being offered by the Friends of the Physick Estate, an affinity group of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC), in exchange for a small donation of items that will benefit the Cape May Community Food Closet. With a donation of pantry items, toiletries or paper goods worth at least $5, visitors can take a 45-minute, complimentary guided tour. For more information, visit capemaymac.org or call (609) 884-5404.
8th Annual Stone Harbor SHHHiver
Friday, March 16 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, March 17 at 9:30 a.m.
The weekend fun will begin Friday night at the Yacht Club of Stone Harbor for the Pre-Shiver Party at 6 p.m.! Fred’s Tavern will host “Kegs & Eggs” Saturday morning beginning at 9:30 a.m. At 11 a.m., get ready to strut down the street in the Shiver Parade. The fun continues when participants are introduced and entered into the “Best Of” contest. Participants will be hitting the water’s edge and “shivering” by 1 p.m.! After your dip in the ocean, there will be a post-party at Fred’s Tavern. Register online at active.com by searching “Stone Harbor Shiver Polar Plunge 2018.” For more information, visit www.stoneharborbeach.com.
P.A.L. Comedy Night Fundraiser
Friday, March 16 at 7 p.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
The Police Athletic League of Cape May will hold its 13th annual Comedy Night Social from 7 to 10 p.m. The event will feature three headline comedians. Tickets for the event are $40 per person. Tickets can be purchased online by going to www.DiscoverCapeMayNJ.com or at the Cape May Convention Hall box office. Washington Inn Catering will be providing lite fare and Lucky Bones will be providing soda, beer and wine. For more information, please contact Officer Tony Genaro by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (609) 374-4987.
‘The Shoobie Show’ Musical
Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 18 at 1 p.m.
Wildwood Catholic High School, 1500 Central Ave., North Wildwood
Wildwood Catholic High School presents “The Shoobie Show” Musical, an original musical written by Andrew Hink. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. Tickets are available at the door or at the school office. For more information, call the school office at (609) 522-7257.
2nd Annual Paddy’s Day Polar Bear Plunge & 5K
Friday, March 16 at 10 p.m. and Saturday, March 17 at 9 a.m.
Join us on Friday at 10 p.m. to crown our Plunge King and Queen with drinks, dancing and live music at Carney’s! Saturday morning starting at 9 a.m. we will be hosting a “Kegs and Eggs” complimentary breakfast at Carney’s for our participants, followed by a 5K Run and 1-mile Family Walk kicking off at 11 a.m. from Cape May Convention Hall. The highlight of the day – the Polar Plunge will begin at 12 p.m. at Jackson & Decatur Beach! Following the Plunge, Carney’s is hosting two bands throughout the day starting at 12:30 p.m. and live entertainment to keep us rocking into the night. Proceeds benefit Family Promise of Cape May County. Pre-registration is open now at www.carneysnj.com.
North Wildwood’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration & Parade
Saturday, March 17 at 11:30 a.m.
North Wildwood City Hall, 10th & Atlantic avenues, North Wildwood
The ceremony will begin on the front steps of North Wildwood City Hall beginning at 11:30 a.m. A festive parade will begin at noon and proceeds north on Atlantic Avenue to Olde New Jersey Avenue. Participants include VFW Color Guard, Vietnam Veterans of America, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Irish Pipe Brigade, Emerald Society, Miss North Wildwood Maecy Bischoff, Anglesea Irish Society, Second Street Irish Society, Sheriff Mounted Patrol, local school bands and much more! For more information, call (609) 522-2955 or visit www.northwildwood.com.
Sea Isle City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celebration
Saturday, March 17 at 3:30 p.m.
83rd to 63rd St. & Landis Avenue, Sea Isle City
The 28th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is always a favorite, thanks to many shamrock-clad enthusiasts and plenty “Wearin’ of the Green.” Come join the fun! For more information, visit www.kixmcnutleys.com.
Jersey Shore Comics and Toys Show
Sunday, March 18 at 10 a.m.
Elks Lodge, 600 Washington St., Toms River
This pop culture festival will feature vendors with old and new comic books, trading cards, toys, action figures, movies and posters. Guests include artists Philip McNulty from Marvel Comics, Joe del Beato from Atlantic City, Tom Schloendorn, George Vega, Manda Cantillon, Robert Feldman, Amber Keep Art, Javier Cruz Winnick and writer Isiah Puga. Costume groups Philadelphia Avengers and Star Wars 501st Legion will work to benefit children charities. There will be a raffle for a Thor Ragnarok poster signed by actor Tom Hiddleston. For more information, visit www.jerseyshorecomicbookshow.com.
Spring Bridal Fair
Sunday, March 18 at 12 p.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Come join South Jersey’s largest free bridal event featuring everything you need to plan the perfect wedding from noon until 4 p.m. Browse wedding venues, wedding planners, photographers, videographers, caterers, bakeries, florists, salons and spas, wedding announcements, limo and trolley companies, DJs and musical entertainment, and more! Enjoy fun contests, free door prizes and a Honeymoon Giveaway for a 4-day/3-night romantic getaway at a beautiful Caribbean Resort. Free gift to all registered brides! For more information, call (609) 465-7181 or visit www.CapeMayCountyChamber.com/bridalfair.
Girl Scouts ‘Passport Around the World’
Sunday, March 18 at 1 p.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Girl Scouts will present displays for countries around the world. Travel from table to table from 1 to 3:30 p.m. and experience activities from different countries such as crafts, games, songs, traditions, foods, beverages, tours and displays. Ticket prices are $3 per girl for hosting and $7 per girl for tourist. All adults are $1. For more information, call (856) 795-1560 or visit www.gscsnj.org.