Do The Shore: March 15 to March 21

‘Lunch and Learn’ Series
Wednesday, March 15 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 “Victorian Medicine with Dr. Emlen Physick” presented by Dr. Robert Heinly. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Thankful Thursday
Thursday, March 16 at 4 p.m.
Cold Spring Brewery, 733 Seashore Rd., Cape May
Celebrate by raising a glass to those who keep history alive! Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum’s mission is to memorialize the 42 known airmen who perished in Cape May while training during World War II, educate the public and restore Hanger #1. Part of the proceeds raised will be donated to the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum Foundation. For more information, call (609) 898-2300.

Cape May’s 1st Annual Paddy’s Day Polar Bear Plunge & 5K
Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18
Cape May
The festivities begin Friday night with a bar crawl starting at 6 p.m. at Jackson & Decatur streets. After the bar crawl, Carney’s will hold a King & Queen Costume Contest. The next morning at 9 a.m., head back to Carney’s for Kegs & Eggs. Breakfast is complimentary for all participants, and walk-ins are welcome with payment. The 5K Run/Walk begins at 11 a.m., and the march to the ocean led by the King & Queen begins at 1 p.m. Then, it’s plunge time! Cost of registration for both the 5K and the plunge is $25 for early registration, $30 for day-of registration and $15 for kids 14 and under. Register early online at www.carneysnj.com. Register on Friday from 12 to 9 p.m. at Carney’s. Register for the 5K and plunge on Saturday from 8:30 10:45 a.m., or register for just the plunge from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.; both registrations will be located on the Promenade across from Carney’s. An after party will be held at Carney’s at 2 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Family Promise of Cape May County. For more information, visit www.carneysnj.com or email sean@carneysnj.com.

Search for Clues Tour – Sherlock Holmes Weekend
Friday, March 17 to Sunday, March 19
Throughout Cape May
Join Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. Watson for a weekend of mystery and intrigue in “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of The Discarded Woman.” Stalk the gaslit streets in search of clues and compete for the $250 grand prize and a variety of other valuable gifts as you attempt to solve the mystery. Full weekend packages are available for $200 per couple or $105 per person and include the welcome reception, performances, tour, luncheon and gift. Weekend overnight packages are also available. The Search for Clues tour on Saturday can be purchased separately for $15. Sponsored by 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.

Roller Skating at Cape May Convention Hall
Friday, March 17 and Sunday, March 19
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. 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 17 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. All donations benefit the Cape May Community Food Closet. 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.

East Lynne Theater Company Presents ‘Holmes and Carter Mysteries’
Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 at 8 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May
This vintage-radio style production is performed in the style of radio shows from the 1930s through the 1950s. Complete with live sound effects and commercials, the show follows two great detectives – Sherlock Holmes and Nick Carter – and features Adventure of the Red-Headed League and The Voice of Crime. Tickets are $27 general admission, $17 for students and free for ages 12 and under. Sponsored by East Lynne Theater Company in association with 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.

Center for Community Arts Exhibit ‘Moore History’
Saturday, March 18 to Tuesday, March 21
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.” Hours vary. 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.

Irish Dancers Performance
Saturday, March 18 at 1 p.m.
Avalon Free Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon
Join us to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a performance by Emerald Isle Academy of Irish Dance, an award-winning Irish dance school with locations in Absecon and Barrington, N.J. In 2016, the dancers were recognized as the best children’s dance group in the Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day parade, and also won Hamilton Mall’s Got Talent, which had over 150 participants. The Emerald Isle Academy dancers also compete internationally and have brought home numerous World and All-Ireland titles. The performance will showcase a variation of dances, including reels and jigs, ranging from the beginner to advanced levels. This event is free! For more information, call (609) 967-7155.

Down Jersey Cinema Saturday
Saturday, March 18 at 2 p.m.
Cape May Borough Hall, 732 Broadway, Cape May
Please join us for an afternoon of local films! Historic Cold Spring Village and the Cape May County Film Society will have a screening of the documentary “Winter: From the Words of Dallas Lore Sharp” by Jim Talone, and the short film “New Jersey the Movie” by Steve Chernoski. Light refreshments will be available. Admission to Down Jersey Cinema Saturday is free; however, donations will be gladly accepted. All donations will go to both the Cape May Film Society and Historic Cold Spring Village. For more information, call (609) 898-2300.

St. Patrick’s Sober Dance Party
Saturday, March 18 at 8 p.m.
North Wildwood Community Center, 10th & Central Avenues., North Wildwood
Hosted by the Twelve Step House, the St. Patrick’s Sober Dance Party will have plenty of fun, food, music, dancing and special prizes. Admission is $12 per person. Children enter free when accompanied by a sober adult.

Fishing & Boating Expo
Sunday, March 19 at 9 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
All fishing and boating enthusiasts are invited to the all-NEW Fishing & Boating Expo hosted by 3 Girls Skirts. From the back bays to the canyons, up to 85 vendors will cover all of your fishing and boating needs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Products include but are not limited to rods, reels, lures, sporting equipment, sporting gear, boats, commercial gear, accessories, clothing and state-of-the-art marine electronics. Admission is $4 per person; military, law enforcement officers, firefighters and children under 12 are free. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. For more information, call (609) 377-1617 or visit www.FishingExpoWildwood.com.

Spring Bridal Fair
Sunday, March 19 at 12 p.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
From noon until 4 p.m., brides have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with industry professionals to find everything needed to create the wedding of theirs dreams. Vendors include venues, caterers and menu samples, save-the-dates and invitations, photographers, videographers and photo booths, florists and decor specialists, bridal and formal fashions, salons and spas, bachelor and bachelorette party services, transportation companies, DJs and musical entertainment, favors, gifts and much more! Brides have the chance to win a free 4-day/3-night luxurious 24-hour all-inclusive honeymoon to Couples Resorts Jamaica courtesy of Berman Travel (airfare not included, restrictions apply). Free admission, free prize drawings and free gift for pre-registered brides! For more information or to register, call (609) 465-7181 or visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com/Bridal-Fair.

Girl Scouts ‘Passport Around the World’
Sunday, March 19 at 1 p.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
From 1 to 3:30 p.m., Girl Scouts will present displays for countries around the world. Travel from table to table and experience activities from different countries such as crafts, games, songs, traditions, foods, beverages, tours and displays. Ticket prices: Hosting, $3 per girl; Tourist, $7 per girl; All adults, $1. For more information, call (856) 795-1560 or visit www.gscsnj.org.

Jazz Vespers Concert with Gina Roche
Sunday, March 19 at 3 p.m.
The First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May
Returning to the Vespers stage is one of the all-time Vespers’ favorites, Gina Roche. Singing and performing since the age of 16, Gina’s unique vocal talent has taken her performances throughout the U.S. and Caribbean. During her time performing in the Caribbean, Gina found a special connection to the music of the islands and Brazil. Gina has two critically acclaimed CD releases: “Dawning of a New Way” and “Thankfully.” Limited free parking is available. A $10 minimum donation is suggested. Wheelchair accessible. For more information, call (609) 576-1841 or visit www.capemayjazzvespers.com.

St. Barnabas Concert Series with Pianists John Curtis and Milla Smith
Sunday, March 19 at 3 p.m.
St. Barnabas By-the-Bay Episcopal Church, 13 W. Bates Ave., Villas
The St. Barnabas Winter Concert series continues Sunday, March 19 with John Curtis and Milla Smith performing four-hand piano music ranging from Mozart and Brahms to ragtime and jazz. The concert is free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be taken and refreshments will follow the performance. For more information, call (609) 886-5960.

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