Story Hour at Historic Cold Spring Village
Wednesday, March 8 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. For more information, visit hcsv.org or call (609) 898-2300 ext. 10.
‘Lunch and Learn’ Series
Wednesday, March 8 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 “The Victorian Woman: Shedding the Cocoon” with Ginger Killino. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org.
Free Tour of the Emlen Physick Estate
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Friday, March 10 at 2 p.m.
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 and receive a free tour of the estate. All donations benefit the Cape May Community Food Closet. 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 www.capemaymac.org.
7th Annual Stone Harbor Shiver
Friday, March 10 to Saturday, March 11
Join us for our 7th Annual Stone Harbor Shiver! The weekend kicks off on Friday, March 10 at the Shiver Pre-Party at the Yacht Club of Stone Harbor from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday’s festivities begin at Fred’s Tavern for “Kegs & Eggs” at 9:30 a.m., followed by the parade down to the beach, led by members of the Fralinger String Band. You and your team will have a chance to show off your Shiver wear and make your way on to the stage for a 90-second introduction and routine, where our judges will choose the “Best Of” for the event. We’ll hit the surf at approximately 1 p.m. for a dip in the chilly Atlantic! This year’s charity is Family Promise of Cape May County. Learn more at www.familypromisecmc.org. Registration is $20 for children and $30-$45 for adults. Register at www.active.com.
Roller Skating at Cape May Convention Hall
Friday, March 10 to Sunday, March 12
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.
Spirit Brands National Rec & School Cheerleading Championships
Saturday, March 11 at 9 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
The annual Mid-Atlantic National Cheerleading and Dance Championship will feature 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 2 p.m.; times are subject to change. For more information, call (866) 52-CHEER or visit www.SpiritBrands.org.
Seasonal Science Activities and Crafts
Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12 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.
Center for Community Arts Exhibit ‘Moore History’
Saturday, March 11 at 11 a.m.
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.” 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.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration & Parade
Saturday, March 11 at 11:30 a.m.
LOCATION CHANGE: North Wildwood Recreation Center, 900 Central Ave., North Wildwood
Times and schedule of events for the Irish celebration will stay the same, with a ceremony kick-off commencing at 11:30 a.m. this Saturday. Attendees include state and local elected officials, local religious leaders, various civic organizations, bands and honorees. FREE to attend. For more information, call (609) 522-2955 or visit www.NorthWildwood.com.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celebration
Saturday, March 11 at 3:30 p.m.
83rd to 63rd Street & Landis Avenue, Sea Isle City
The annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is always a favorite, thanks to many shamrock-clad enthusiasts and plenty “Wearin’ of the Green.” The parade route is along Landis Avenue, 83rd to 63rd Street, starting at 3:30 p.m. Rain or Shine. Prior the parade, there will be a “Best Dressed” competition inside Kix McNutley’s. Following the parade, head back to Kix McNutley’s for Mayor Desiderio’s annual “Irish Celebration.” For more information, call (609) 263-6341 or visit www.kixmcnutleys.com.
Crafts with Critters
Sunday, March 12 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.
Midiri Brothers Jazz Band
Sunday, March 12 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. The Midiri Brothers Jazz Band features 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 advance purchase, $20 at the door, $15 for CMTJS members and free for students with school ID or parents. Everyone is welcome. Free parking, cash bar, optional dinner at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Food Bank of South Jersey to help support local needs. For more information on the Midri Brother Jazz Band, visit www.midiribros.com. For more information on the concert, call (609) 675-0175 or visit www.capemaytraditionaljazzsociety.com. Concert sponsored in cooperation with the Center for Community Arts and WCFA Radio 101.5 FM.
Doo Wop with Dane Anthony and the Sons of Thunder
Sunday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Congress Hall, 200 Congress Pl., Cape May
One of the most popular bandleaders in South Jersey once again brings his band, the Sons of Thunder, to perform unforgettable songs from a beloved era gone by. Featuring music from the ‘50s and more, Dane Anthony’s show brings you tunes such as “Great Balls of Fire,” “Personality,” “Roll Over Beethoven” and a tribute to the Platters. Known for his great energy and charisma on stage, Dane Anthony and his band will fill the Ballroom of Congress Hall with music and memories. Tickets for the concert only are $15. Adults can enjoy dinner and the show for $36.99, and kids for $9.99. For more information, call (609) 884-6583.