Do The Shore: March 7 to March 13

‘Austin the Unstoppable’
Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 212 Bayberry Dr., Cape May Court House
New Jersey Theatre Alliance presents George Street Playhouse’s production of “Austin the Unstoppable.” Eleven-year-old Austin, master of the X-Box and a junk-food junkie, must face the long-term consequences of an unhealthy lifestyle when he learns that his mother has been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. This fun, upbeat musical engages audiences in the benefits of a healthy diet and exercise by celebrating how positive change can occur through the power of love, hard work and support. Admission is free. For tickets, call (609) 463-1924.

MAC Lunch & Learn Series: Sherlock Holmes and Music, with Rich Chiemingo
Wednesday, March 7 at 12 p.m.
Cape May United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St., Cape May
There’s more afoot in a Sherlock Holmes mystery than crime solving. The books and films about Holmes are full of musical references and fine music. This sight and sound presentation explores this lesser known aspect of the Holmes genre. Free admission for students and MAC members, $5 for non-members. Bring a bag lunch. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or visit

Thankful Thursday Benefitting East Lynne Theater Company
Thursday, March 8 at 4 p.m.
Cold Spring Brewery, 733 Seashore Rd., Cape May
Cold Spring Brewery at Historic Cold Spring Village is helping nonprofit organizations with its Thankful Thursday events. March 8 benefits the Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company from 4 to 8 p.m. Come celebrate this 38-year-old company by raising a glass of Cold Spring beer and enjoying complimentary snacks and live music provided by ELTC, while meeting ELTC’s staff, board members and volunteers. The brewery will donate part of the proceeds to this unique theater that was the first in the nation with the mission of producing early American classics and provocative adaptations of American literature and history. Contributions help the company to continue to educate, entertain and enlighten. For more information, call (609) 898-2300.

Thursday, March 8 to Saturday, March 10 at 4 p.m.
The Princeton & The Whitebrier, Avalon
Calling all Shop-A-Holics! Enjoy blowout sales, cocktails and delicious food at two great locations featuring more than 30 local stores and boutiques. The Princeton and the Whitebrier will be open and ready for your shopping lists, plus enjoy sports on the Princeton’s big screen televisions all day! This year, donations will be accepted at the door for Friend In Need, a local nonprofit charity dedicated to helping local families in need. For a full list of participating stores, visit

Roller Skating at Cape May Convention Hall
Friday, March 9 at 9:30 a.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
Cape May roller skating continues now through March 31 at Cape May Convention Hall. Open roller skating is offered on Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m. and a Teen Skate from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Two sessions of open skating are offered on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m. Toddler Skating is held every Friday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Guests may bring their own standard or in-line skates, or they are available to rent at Cape May Convention Hall. Admission fee is $5 per skater and $2 for non-skaters. Skate rental is $2 for traditional skates and $4 for in-line skates. For more information, call (609) 884-9565.

Spirit Brands National Rec & School Cheerleading Championships
Saturday, March 10 at 9 a.m.
The Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
The Wildwoods Convention Center hosts the Annual Mid-Atlantic National Cheerleading and Dance Championship featuring recreation, high school and all-star divisions. Performances will be choreographed to music and sound effects, and winning teams will be awarded prizes. An admission fee will be charged at the door the day of the event. Competitions will be held 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. (times are subject to change). For more information, call (866) 52-CHEER.

Barrel Tasting with the Winemaker
Saturday, March 10 at 1 p.m.
Natali Vineyards, 221 N. Delsea Dr., Cape May Court House
Spend the afternoon in the barrel room with the winemaker for an educational tour and barrel tasting. Taste two of the winemaker’s favorite wines paired with gourmet cheese and crackers. Cost is $10. For more information, call (609) 465-0075 or visit

Midiri Brothers Jazz Band
Sunday, March 11 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. with the Midiri Brothers Traditional Jazz Band, featuring Joe Midiri on clarinet, Paul Midiri on vibes and trombone, Jim Lawlor on drums, Jack Hegyl on bass and Pat Mercuri on guitar. Don’t miss one of the top traditional jazz bands in America! Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door, $15 for CMTJS members, and free for students with a school ID or parents. Everyone is welcome! Enjoy free parking and a cash bar. Proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank of Southern Jersey to help support local needs. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (609) 675-0175 or visit Concert sponsored in cooperation with the Center for Community Arts and WCFA Radio 101.5 FM.