Do The Shore: March 23 to March 29

Lunch and Learns
Wednesday, March 23 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 Herstory: Charting the Course. 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 23 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 last Women’s History Month lecture. The lecture takes place at the HCSV Welcome Center. There is no fee for admission, but donations are appreciated. The featured presenter will be Patricia Chappine lecturing on the diverse experiences of New Jersey women during the Second World War, from pilots to nurses and those on the homefront, as recounted in her 2015 book, “New Jersey Women in WWII.” She will be available for a book signing and a “meet and greet” after her presentation. For more information, call (609) 898-2300 ext. 18.

‘War at the Jersey Shore’ National Youth Wrestling Championships
Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26 at 8 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
The Atlantic Coast Wrestling Association will host this annual event featuring National Folkstyle Wrestling Championships with more than 2,000 wrestlers representing over 20 states. The ‘War’ features a youth tournament with over 50 weight classes spread across 5 age divisions, and a High School Division with 16 weight classes. A girls division, K-12, will also be featured. Weigh-ins take place Thursday night from 5-9 p.m. Competitions start at 8 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students 6 and older, and free for ages 6 and under. For more information, visit

Family Night Bowling
Friday, March 25 at 3 p.m.
Mouse Trap Bowling Alley, 2051 Dennisville-Petersburg Rd., Woodbine
Family special from 3 to 7 p.m. $10 per person includes 2 games, shoes, 16″ pizza and a pitcher of soda! For more information, call (609) 861-2695.

The Wetlands Institute Hosts 6th Annual Turtle Fest
Saturday, March 26 at 9 a.m.
The Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor
The Wetlands Institute will be hosting its 6th Annual Turtle Fest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This fun-packed day will kick-off with a pancake breakfast (reservations recommended). Children can enjoy a different twist on the traditional egg hunt with a terrapin-themed egg hunt. They can also create arts and crafts, help a naturalist search for turtle hatchlings along the Salt Marsh Trail, and stop by the aquarium to watch the animals have breakfast, too! For ticket information and reservations, visit or call (609) 368-1211.

Cape May County Army National Guard Association Breakfast
Saturday, March 26 at 9 a.m.
Villas Diner, 2100 Bayshore Rd., Villas
The next Cape May County Army National Guard Association breakfast will be at 0900 hours on Saturday, March 26 at the Villas Diner. All branches of the military are welcome, and we look forward to meeting new members who have been honorably discharged from service along with those currently serving. If you served and would like to regain that camaraderie, please come join us. See your old friends and make new ones. Call (609) 729-1596 for more information.

Woofin’ Paws Pet Fashion Show
Saturday, March 26 at 11 a.m.
Carey Stadium, 6th St. off Boardwalk, Ocean City
Dress your pets in their Easter best! Registration begins at 10 a.m. A $5 entry fee benefits the Ocean City Humane Society. Spectator admission is free. For more information, call (609) 399-6111.

World War II Tower Lookout Museum and Memorial
Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27 at 11 a.m.
Fire Control Tower No. 23, Sunset Blvd., Cape May
A Museum and Memorial. 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 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $6 for adults, $4 for children (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

Cape May Wine Trail
Saturday, March 26 at 12 p.m.
The Mad Batter, 19 Jackson St., Cape May
Spend the day visiting Cape May County’s wineries and sampling the unique flavors of each. Begin with lunch at The Mad Batter, then board the trolley to Willow Creek Winery, Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery and Natali Vineyards. $75 includes lunch, wine tastings at each vineyard and a wine tasting glass. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information or to make reservations, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

Historic Haunts House Tours
Saturday, March 26 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) Emlen 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 or to make reservations, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278 or visit

Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour
Saturday, March 26 at 8:30 p.m.
Washington Street Mall Information Booth, Washington Street Mall at Ocean St., Cape May
Take this spine-tingling, 45-minute evening trolley ride through the streets of Cape May with a guide who relates the paranormal findings of Ghost Writer Craig McManus. $12 for adults, $8 for children (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

Congress Hall’s Candyland
Monday, March 28 and Tuesday, March 29 at 11 a.m.
Congress Hall, 200 Congress Pl., Cape May
What’s the quickest way to get to the Candy Castle? Through Congress Hall’s Grand Ballroom of course! This spring break the Ballroom will transform into Congress Hall’s life-sized version of a Candyland game. Join us on the search for King Kandy and navigate your way through the molasses swamp and lollipop forest. At every stop there will be special prizes and candy along the way, until you meet the ultimate goal and reach the sugary palace! $10 per participant (ages 4+up). Reservations are not required for this event. For more information, visit or call (609) 884-6583.

Meet Queen Elsa Live!
Tuesday, March 29 at 11:30 a.m.
merMADE Children’s Spa, 600 Park Blvd. Unit 3, West Cape May
Meet and greet Queen Elsa! Children can get a Frozen-inspired face paint design, a glitter tattoo and blue fingernail polish, plus make a Frozen-inspired craft! Price is $20. For more information, call (609) 972-6338.

Kids Pottery and Painting Workshop
Tuesday, March 29 at 1 p.m.
Maverick Art Studio, 106 N. Main St., Cape May Court House
Kids will create a coffee mug in our pottery studio and glaze it, then will enjoy a guided painting event in our art room. Pretzels and juice available! Must RSVP by calling (609) 465-9500. Price is $35.

Family Bowl Night
Tuesday, March 29 at 6 p.m.
Island Bowl, 3401 New Jersey Ave., Wildwood
Get your family bowl on! Tuesday is family night at Island Bowl from 6 to 11 p.m. $2 games, $2 shoes, $2 pizza slices, $2 hot dogs, $2 sodas and $2 domestic drafts!