Do The Shore: March 22 to March 28

Center for Community Arts Exhibit ‘Moore History’
Wednesday, March 22 to Tuesday, March 28
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.

Story Hour at Historic Cold Spring Village
Wednesday, March 22 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. March 22 is the Cape May Mitten Story. Children will learn about Cape May Mittens, and make their own mitten craft! For more information, visit hcsv.org or call (609) 898-2300 ext. 10.

‘Lunch and Learn’ Series
Wednesday, March 22 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 Literature” with Dr. Leonard Smith. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Roller Skating at Cape May Convention Hall
Friday, March 24, Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26
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.

10th Annual Singer-Songwriter Weekend
Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25 at 9 a.m.
Congress Hall, 200 Congress Pl., Cape May
The 10th annual Singer-Songwriter of Cape May will be held at the historic Congress Hall and 15 showcase venues in Cape May. Over 60 music industry professionals and 175 acts and artists will participate in the weekend conference and showcase. The keynoters and featured performers this year are Jonatha Brooke on Saturday, March 25 and Jim Boggia on Friday, March 24. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.sscapemay.com.

The Artist’s Guild of the Cape Inaugural Show and Sale of Works
Friday, March 24 to Tuesday, March 28 at 9 a.m.
Gallery at Cape Shore Gardens, 1028 Rt. 9 S., Cape May Court House
A diverse showing of the Guild’s current members’ works, including film, photography, poetry, painting, jewelry, photography, sculpture, carving and pottery. Hours are as follows: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Friday evening and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be a special exhibit in the Artist’s House with a private collection of art by artists of the Cape and beyond.

Free Pizza & Family Movie Night
Friday, March 24 at 6 p.m.
West Cape May Boro Hall, 732 Broadway, West Cape May
The West Cape May Environmental Commission presents Free Pizza & Family Movie Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Join your neighbors and friends for a free computer-animated family movie full of comedy and adventure. The movie has a fun and friendly message of the importance of our natural environment as well as tolerance and diversity. Free pizza will be offered at 6 p.m. Before the movie, there will be a short, fun presentation about animals. The movie is rated PG. Please call (609) 884-1005 for more information.

Special Olympics NJ Spring Basketball Finals
Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
The Special Olympics NJ Spring Basketball Finals will be held at the Wildwoods Convention Center and other locations throughout the Wildwoods, including the Crest Pier Recreation Center, Wildwood High School, Wildwood Catholic High School, North Wildwood Community Center and the Byrne Community Center. Over 1,000 Special Olympics athletes from the Garden State will compete in basketball competitions during this multi-day event. FREE admission! Saturday’s hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday’s hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call (609) 896-8000 or visit www.sonj.org.

Seasonal Science Activities and Crafts
Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26 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.

Wildlife Gardening Workshops with Pat Sutton
Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26 at 10 a.m.
New Jersey Audubon’s Goshen Center for Research and Education, 600 Rt. 47 N., Cape May Court House
Nobody better understands the connection between gardening for wildlife and the use of native plants than Pat Sutton. Saturday’s workshop focuses on how to create a no-fuss wildlife pond, and Sunday’s workshop focuses on how to make messy look good. The workshops are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost for the workshops will be $40 per workshop for NJ Audubon members and $50 for nonmembers. Please note that there is a 20 participant limit. Preregistration is required, so call (609) 427-3045 today and reserve your space. For more information, visit www.PatSuttonWildlifeGarden.com.

Cape May Wine Trail
Saturday, March 25 at 11 a.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., spend the day visiting Cape May County’s wineries and sampling the unique flavors of each. Board the trolley at 11 a.m. at the Emlen Physick Estate and travel to Willow Creek Winery where you’ll enjoy lunch and a tour, then board the trolley to Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery and Natali Vineyards for tours there. $75 includes lunch and wine tastings at each vineyard. Free parking. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information and reservations, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit www.capemaymac.org.

World War II Tower Lookout Museum and Memorial
Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26 at 11 a.m.
Fire Control Tower No. 23, Sunset Blvd., Cape May Point
Fire Control Tower No. 23 on Sunset Boulevard is New Jersey’s last freestanding World War II tower, part of the immense Harbor Defense of the Delaware system known as Fort Miles. After the award-winning restoration, visitors can climb to the 6th floor spotting gallery while reliving the homeland defense efforts during World War II. The ground floor of the tower, the All Veterans Memorial and boardwalk interpretive panels are fully accessible. Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, first child free with each paying adult, and $3 for each additional child ages 3-12. 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.

Casino Night
Saturday, March 25 at 6 p.m.
Avalon Golf Club, 1510 Rt 9 N., Cape May Court House
Lower Cape May Regional After Prom presents Casino Night! $30 per person includes a buffet dinner, draft beverages, $4 wine specials and $100 in player chips. Event is from 6 to 10 p.m. For tickets, call Mike Reeb at (609) 827-4356 or Sandy Whitten at (609) 408-2815. Come support the LCMR After Prom!

Historic Haunts Combo Tours
Saturday, March 25 at 7:15 p.m.
Cape May
Combine the Ghosts of Cape May trolley tour with a visit to the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, where you will visit a home séance room of the 1890s and learn of the Victorians’ fascination with spiritualism. $22 for adults, $14 for children (ages 3-12). Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information and reservations, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Historic Haunts House Tours
Saturday, March 25 at 7:45 p.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Get into the spirit of things on a guided tour of the historic (some say haunted) Physick Estate with a discussion of Victorian spiritualism. Limited tour. $12 for adults, $8 for children (ages 3-12). Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information and reservations, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour
Saturday, March 25 at 8:30 p.m.
Cape May
Board a MAC trolley tour for a 30-minute evening ride through the haunted streets of Cape May. The findings of ghost writer Craig McManus come alive as your guide translates McManus’ spooky stories. Ride past the flickering gas street lamps, the haunted properties of Cape May and experience the spine-tingling tales exposed by McManus. $12 for adults and $8 for children (ages 3-12). Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information and reservations, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Ocean Drive Marathon/10-Mile/5K Run/1.5 Mile Fun Run
Sunday, March 26 at 9 a.m.
JFK Blvd. & Promenade, Sea Isle City
The OD Marathon & OD 10-Miler course will be an out-n-back course starting (and ending) in Sea Isle City with a turn-around for each event. The turn-around for the marathon will be Grassy Sound, and the turn-around for the 10-mile course will be Avalon. Each of these courses will be measured and certified by the USATF, assuring qualification for those events requiring a qualifying time. The 5K Run and 1.5 Mile Fun Run starts at JFK Boulevard & the Promenade in Sea Isle City. For more information and to register, visit www.odmarathon.org.

Crafts with Critters
Sunday, March 26 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, call (609) 465-5271 or visit cmczoo.com.

The Bastard Sons of Captain Mey
Sunday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Congress Hall, 200 Congress Pl., Cape May
The pride of Cape May’s singer-songwriter scene, The Bastard Sons of Captain Mey, are back at it in Congress Hall’s Grand Ballroom. Building an ever growing fan base, their roots-Americana style is attracting music lovers from Brooklyn and beyond. The group is led by Chris Gillin-Schwartz, one of the vanguards of the burgeoning local music community. Chris, Dylan and Max bring their youthful energy, ability to blend multiple instruments, and an expansive song selection to keep guests singing out loud and tapping their toes. Tickets to dinner and the show are $36.99 for adults and $9.99 for children. Tickets for the concert only are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information and tickets, call (609) 884-6583.

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