Do The Shore: March 30 to April 5

Lunch and Learns
Wednesday, March 30 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 the last Lunch and Learn presentation at the Carriage House of the Emlen Physick Estate. This week we will discuss Music of the Classical Masters. 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

Boardwalk Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show
Wednesday, March 30 to Sunday, April 3 at 8 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
The Boardwalk Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show will once again be held at the Wildwoods Convention Center. The AKC All Breed Dog Show will feature a Best of Breed Competition, Police K-9 Unit Demonstration, Obedience and Rally Trials, vendors and much more! Competitions will begin at 8 a.m. daily. Ticket prices are $8 for adults, $5 for Senior Citizens and $2 for children 12 and under. For more information and a detailed event schedule, visit

An Afternoon Tea at the Queen’s Garden
Thursday, March 31 at 2 p.m.
Avalon Free Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon
Enjoy a variety of teas and other refreshments while viewing the movie Queen’s Garden. This documentary reveals a year in Buckingham Palace Gardens, exploring the history and the remarkable hidden royal treasure in the center of London. With unprecedented access, we will follow the garden’s transformation across all four seasons uncovering rare flowers, extraordinary wildlife, a vast lake and a giant 15-foot marble urn that once belonged to Napoleon, to name but a few of the treats in store. Event is free but registration is required by calling (609) 967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Friends of the Physick Estate Meeting: “The Philadelphia Physicks”
Friday, April 1 at 1 p.m.
Cape May Lutheran Church, 509 Pittsburgh Ave., Cape May
Join the Friends of the Physick Estate for this program about the Philadelphia branch of the Physick family, presented by Del Connor, a direct descendant of Dr. Philip Syng Physick, who is the grandfather of Emlen Physick, Jr. Learn about Emlen Physick’s illustrious Philadelphia relatives and ancestors. Admission is free for Friends members; $5 for non-members. 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

Creature Feature and Craft
Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2 at 2 p.m.
The Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor
Join us as we highlight a different live animal or group of animals each day! Get up close with turtles, fish, crabs, sea stars, urchins, mollusks, horseshoe crabs and the animals of Finding Nemo. After the presentation, create a take-home craft related to that day’s Creature Feature! This program takes place every Friday and Saturday through April 30. For more information, call (609) 368-1211.

Family Night Bowling
Friday, April 1 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.

Cape May–Lewes Ferry Seasonal Beer Dinner Series
Friday, April 1 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.

April Fools’ Party
Friday, April 1 at 6 p.m.
EHT Elks Lodge, 1815 Somers Point Rd., Egg Harbor Township
The April Fools Party at EHT Elks Lodge #2563 will be held on April Fools’ Day. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the band starts at 7 p.m. Enjoy live music with Big Daddy Duo and beverage specials all evening. A bar menu will also available. There will be prizes for the best April Fools’ hats and costumes. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door.

Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour
Friday, April 1 at 7 p.m.
Washington Street Mall Information Booth, Washington Street Mall at Ocean Street, Cape May
Nobody knows Cape May’s ghosts better than psychic medium Craig McManus. Your MAC guide relates his findings on this 30-minute trolley tour through darkened streets and flickering gas lamps. Discover just what the ghosts said to McManus and where they are living… well, sort of. Begins at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth where tickets are sold. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children (ages 3-12). You can also purchase tickets at the Physick Estate at 1048 Washington St. at the Carriage House or the Hill House Office. For more information, call (609) 884-5404.

Pastels Fine Art Workshop
Saturday, April 2 at 10 a.m.
Avalon Free Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon
Instructor Leonard Wilkinson will be teaching a pastels class and showing how to obtain the initial likeness and apply the pastel. This fine art workshop is open to adults ages 18+. The class is free but registration is required by calling (609) 967-5900 x3157. Participants are responsible for bringing their own supplies. A list will be sent upon registration.

Saturday, April 2 at 1 p.m.
Maverick Art Studio, 106 N. Main St., Cape May Court House
Kids will experience guided painting, watercolor, arts & crafts and ceramics. Pizza and refreshments will be served for lunch. Price is $20 per person. For more information, call (609) 465-4278.

Science Feature and Activity
Sunday, April 3 at 2 p.m.
The Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor
Each Sunday we will focus on a different conservation issue or science ‘hot topic’! Some of the topics include Marine Debris, Osprey Conservation, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Seafood, Horseshoe Crab Conservation and Terrapin Conservation. After the presentation, participate in a hands-on activity related to that day’s Science Feature! Activity recommended for ages 8 and up, but younger children are welcome to attend. Free with admission. For more information, call (609) 368-1211.

Love of Linda Cancer Fund Spaghetti Dinner
Sunday, April 3 at 3:30 p.m.
Bolero Resort, 3320 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood
Don’t miss out on Love of Linda’s Annual Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, April 3 from 3:30 to 7:30 pm at the Bolero Resort in Wildwood! Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under and include homemade desserts. Take out available. Tickets available at the door, via PayPal at or at the Bolero prior to event. Please email or call (609) 729-0456 for more information.

Citizens Police Academy
Monday, April 4 at 7 p.m.
Cape May County Police Academy, 171 Crest Haven Rd., Cape May Court House
The Cape May County Public Safety Training Center will be holding a Citizens Police Academy. All citizens are invited to sign-up for the Academy which will provide an overview of the law enforcement function. Topics include Crime Scene Investigation, Juvenille and Criminal Law overview, Police Department Budgeting Activities, Major Crimes and Crime Scene Investigations, Use of Force and K9, CPR and AED certifications, and SWAT Team Demonstrations. Refreshments will be provided during the evening. To register, please call the Cape May County Police Academy at (609) 465-1134 or email

Littlest Explorers at the Zoo
Tuesday, April 5 at 9:30 a.m.
Cape May County Park & Zoo, 707 Rt. 9 N., Cape May Court House
Toddlers ages 2 and 3 are invited to enjoy crafts, story time and special visits from real live animals. This class is designed for parent or adult caregiver (not just mom) and child to learn about animals and nature at your amazing Zoo. Each class will focus on a specific theme and the amazing, awe-inspiring animal it represents. This week’s topic is “Counting Critters.” Play-based activities include animal visits, biofact viewing, interactive games, nature crafts, songs and stories. Program encourages adult participation in the learning process and is a great opportunity for the younger child to get a head start on learning about nature, conservation and our wonderful facility right here in their backyard. Price is $15 per class or $40 for all three classes (the following two classes will be held on 4/12 and 4/19). Class is limited to eight children (16 parents and children). For more information, call (609) 465-5271.

Family Bowl Night
Tuesday, April 5 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!