Do The Shore: March 2 to March 8

Lunch and Learns
Wednesday, March 2 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 Franklin D. Roosevelt: The Man Who Made Modern America. 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

Free Lecture Series: History of New Jersey Women
Wednesday, March 2 at 7 p.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Rt. 9, Cape May
Celebrate the history of New Jersey women at Historic Cold Spring Village’s Women’s History Month Lecture Series. The lectures take place on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the HCSV Welcome Center, and feature noted women historians discussing their work on the history of women in New Jersey. There is no fee for admission, but donations are appreciated. Speakers will be available for book signings and a “meet and greet” after each presentation. The featured presenters on March 9 will be Carol J. Binkowski, co-author of the 2003 text “More than Petticoats: Remarkable New Jersey Women.” She will highlight the lives of several women living in New Jersey prior to the turn of the twentieth century.

Avalon Shop-A-Holics Weekend
Thursday, March 3 to Sunday, March 6
The Princeton and The Whitebrier, 20th St., Avalon
The popular Shop-A-Holics weekend event returns to The Princeton and The Whitebrier from March 3-6, featuring extended shopping hours and a Thursday night preview party. Grab your girlfriends and get ready for spring with designers, drinks and deals in two great locations with even better prices. This year’s event will benefit the Play With Jack Foundation, which raises funds and awareness in an effort to fight cancer in memory of Jack Cremin. Shoppers are encouraged to pay a $5 cover charge on Friday evening beginning at 5 p.m. Monetary donations will be accepted throughout the weekend as well. The hours for the event are Thursday, March 3, from 5 to 9 p.m.; Friday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, March 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, March 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit

Middle Township Elementary School #1’s Free Talent Show
Thursday, March 3 at 6 p.m.
Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 212 Bayberry Dr., Cape May Court House
Middle Township Elementary School #1 will present a free talent show at 6 p.m. on March 3. The program will feature youngsters displaying their talents in vocal and instrumental music, as well as dance. For more information, visit

The Astronomy Show
Thursday, March 3 at 7 p.m.
Upper Township Middle School, 525 Perry Rd., Woodbine
The Stockton Performing Arts Center and the Franklin Institute are teaming up to bring “The Astronomy Show” to Upper Township Middle School on Thursday, March 3. What does light have to do with the study of space? Everything! Examine the behavior of light to find out how we learn about objects that are too far away to visit. Then, see what light can show us about the sun, moon, planets and other stars. The program, developed with support by NASA, offers an out-of-this-world learning experience. Tickets are free, but must be reserved by calling the Box Office at (609) 652-9000. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 90 minutes before the performance. For group sales, call (609) 652-4786.

Free Tour of the Emlen Physick Estate
Friday, March 4 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 to benefit the Cape May Community Food Closet, 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

Cape May–Lewes Ferry Seasonal Beer Dinner Series
Friday, March 4 at 5:30 p.m.
Cape May Ferry Terminal, Cape May
The Ferry has partnered with craft breweries in Delaware and New Jersey to host a series of unique dinner and beer pairing inside both the Cape May and Lewes Ferry Terminals. The cost for the all-inclusive, four course dinners is $59 per person. For the menu and beer selections for each beer dinner, please visit at Reservations required. To reserve tickets for a beer dinner, please contact our Guest Services Department at 1-800-643-3779 (FERRY) between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Benefit By the Beach
Friday, March 4 at 6 p.m.
The Flanders Hotel, 719 E. 11th St., Ocean City
The Ocean City Education Foundation will host Benefit by the Beach from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 4 at The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City. There will be heavy appetizers and refreshments. No one under 21 admitted. All proceeds benefit the Ocean City Education Foundation. For tickets and more information, visit

Cape Harmoniers Mens Chorus
Saturday, March 5 at 10 a.m.
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 9425 3rd Ave., Stone Harbor
Cape Harmoniers Mens Chorus will have an open house on Saturday, March 5 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 95th & 3rd Ave. in Stone Harbor. All are welcome for food and song. For more information, please call Bob at (610) 812-9043.

“Chase-the-Winter-Chill-Away” Chili Cook-off and Vendor Fair
Saturday, March 5 at 10 a.m.
South Seaville United Methodist Church, 111 Corson Tavern Rd., South Seaville
CHILI COOK-OFF! Vendors, food, crafts and more at the South Seaville United Methodist Church, across from Gem Market. Want enter the chili contest? Just enter a pot of your homemade chili by 10:30 a.m. Call (609) 624-1425 if you have any questions. VENDORS: Call (609) 284-5247 to reserve your space now!

Spirit Parent Booster Beef & Beer
Saturday, March 5 at 6 p.m.
LaCosta Lounge, 40th & Landis Ave., Sea Isle City
Help support the kids from the Art of Gymnastics and Cheer with their upcoming competition season by joining The Spirit Parent Booster’s, a nonprofit organization, on Saturday, March 5 from 6 to 10 p.m. at LaCosta’s Lounge for a fabulous night of fun, food and beverages. Great door prizes, 50/50 raffles, over 40 raffle baskets, large items including a grill with all the accessories, a golf package for four, 10 Montego Bay water park tickets, huge baskets of cheer and much, much more! Cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

Dinner and Hypnotist Show
Saturday, March 5 at 7 p.m.
Avalon Links Restaurant, 1510 Rt. 9 N., Cape May Court House
The Cape May County Technical High School After Prom Committee will be hosting a Dinner and Hypnotist Show to benefit the After Prom party. We need your support to keep our kids safe on prom night. We provide a safe, alcohol and drug-free environment where the kids and their guests can have fun and be safe. Cost is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets, call (609) 408-2061 or email

Friends of the World War II Tower – A Night at the Military Movies
Saturday, March 5 at 7 p.m.
Cape May Lutheran Church, 509 Pittsburgh Ave., Cape May
Relax with a humorous look at the lighter side of military life via film clips from classic movies, led by Dottie and Mal Knapp of the Cape May Film Society. Rich Chiemingo will provide patriotic music before the program and during intermission. Popcorn and soda will be provided. Cost is $10 for non-members, $5 members. Sponsored by the Friends of the World War II Tower and the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

Quietmen Concert
Saturday, March 5 at 7 p.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
The Quietmen, a traditional and contemporary Irish music group, return to Cape May Convention Hall for a free concert just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. The Quietmen originated in Scranton, Pa. and now play everywhere from the Poconos to the New Jersey Shore, Northern Virginia and beyond. The band plays everything including Irish sing-alongs and ballads, old-timey folk and acoustic hits, and music from the ‘50s through today. The Quietmen are making their second appearance at Convention Hall. Come out, sing along and join the Quietmania!

Atlantic City Jazz Band
Sunday, March 6 at 2 p.m.
VFW Post 386, 419 Congress St., Cape May
Cape May Traditional Jazz Society Presents Traditional Jazz from 2 to 4 p.m. Come and enjoy some great Dixieland music from the Atlantic City Jazz Band – Franny Smith on banjo, Bob Rawlins on clarinet, Bob Ferguson on trumpet, John McClernan on tuba, Tom Quale on trombone, Chuck Harms on drums and Nancy Rawlins on keyboard. Cost is $15 in advance and for Cape May Traditional Jazz Society members, and $20 at the door. Free parking, cash bar and optional dinner at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to “Food Bank of Southern Jersey” to help support local needs. For more information, call (609) 884-7961.

11th Annual Cape May County Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Conference
Tuesday, March 8 at 8:30 a.m.
The Flanders Hotel, 719 E. 11th St., Ocean City
Join us as we celebrate working women being the best we can be. Network with female colleagues and potential clients, enhance personal and professional business skills, celebrate women and more. Check-in and networking begin at 8:30 a.m., and the conference begins at 9 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m. Cost is $59 per person for members and $89 per person for soon-t0-be members. For more information, email or visit