Do The Shore: March 9 to March 15

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Chinese Auction
Friday, March 11 at 6 p.m.
Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish Hall, 520 Lafayette St., Cape May
The Knights of Columbus, St. Mary’s Council #6202, Cape May will be holding their annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Chinese Auction in Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish Hall. The price is $15 per person. All are welcome. For tickets or more information, call Luke Dillon at (609) 884-6308, Jim Ford at (609) 517-0458 or Rich Stiebritz at (609) 886-6743.

Free Pizza & Family Movie Night
Friday, March 11 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 family movie featuring a fun and friendly message about the importance of our natural environment. Free pizza will be offered at 6 p.m. Before the movie, local artist/teacher, Janet Payne, will lead children in creating a nature-themed craft to take home. Please call (609) 884-1005 for more information.

6th Annual Stone Harbor Shiver
Saturday, March 12
96th Street Beach, Stone Harbor
Registration for the 6th Annual Stone Harbor Shiver is available on Active.com. Pre-register online or at the Pre-Shiver Party at Yacht Club of Stone Harbor. The day of the Shiver, register at Fred’s Tavern between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. The Pre-Shiver Party at the Yacht Club of Stone Harbor will be held Friday, March 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. On Saturday, March 12 before the Shiver, Fred’s Tavern will host a Kegs n’ Eggs Party at 9:30 a.m. At 12 p.m. a parade will travel from Fred’s Tavern to the Women’s Civic Club, led by the Fralinger String Band. The plunge will happen at approximately 1 p.m. following performances and awards. Fred’s Tavern will host a Post-Shiver Party! For more information, visit the Facebook Page “Stone Harbor Shiver” or go to www.stoneharborbeach.com.

Middle Township Veterans Appreciation – American Legion Post #198 Get Acquainted Breakfast
Saturday, March 12 at 9 a.m.
American Legion Post #198, 100 Dias Creek Rd. & Hand Ave., Cape May Court House
The Middle Township Veterans Advisory Board has joined the Thurston Elmer Wood American Legion Post #198 in hosting Middle Township Veterans Appreciation – American Legion Post #198 Get Acquainted Breakfast. Light breakfast with coffee, tea, juice, donuts, bagels and fruit will be served. Middle Township Veterans, American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary Members are invited.

North Wildwood St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celebration
Saturday, March 12 at 11:30 a.m.
Atlantic Avenue, North Wildwood
North Wildwood’s St. Patrick’s Day parade will travel on Atlantic Avenue. The parade will start in front of City Hall and proceed north on Atlantic Avenue to 1st Avenue. For more information, call (609) 522-7722.

Beth Judah Temple’s First Annual ‘Friendraiser’
Saturday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Willow Creek Winery, 160-168 Stevens St., West Cape May
Join your friends for Beth Judah Temple’s first annual “Friendraiser” fundraiser. The fun-filled evening will include: a fine wine tasting; delicious food selections, gourmet appetizers, antipastos, and veggie and meat offerings, plus a wine paring menu; dancing to your favorites from well-known local DJs; a 50/50 drawing; a live auction; winery tours; and a wonderful evening of celebration and friends! Please reserve your space for the evening! Tickets are $85 per person. Purchase tickets online at www.BethJudahTemple.com, or at M.S. Brown Jewelers in Wildwood or Model Cleaners in Cape May Court House.

15th Annual Erin Express
Saturday, March 12 at 7 p.m.
North Wildwood, Wildwood & Wildwood Crest
Hop on board one of the famous Erin Express buses as South Jersey’s Original Erin Express celebrates St. Patrick’s Day 2016! Explore the Wildwoods the Irish way and enjoy live entertainment and drink specials. From North Wildwood to Wildwood Crest, have a fun day with your friends and leave the driving to someone else! Pay only $5 for a wristband to ride the buses. Purchase wristbands from all participating bars or the Coastal Broadcasting office. For more information, visit www.coastalbroadcasting.com/erinexpress or call the Coastal Broadcasting office at (609) 522-1987.

Mr. Mature America Pageant
Saturday, March 12 at 7 p.m.
Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & the Boardwalk, Ocean City
The Mr. Mature America Pageant is for men 55 years and older, and is the only one of its kind in the Country and as far as we can determine, the world! Contestants compete in talent, poise and interview categories that emphasize the relevance and contributions of our Senior Citizens. Event opens with a rousing dance routine by contestants, a real crowd pleaser, which sets an entertaining tone for the Pageant. Tickets are $10. To enter contest or purchase tickets, call (609) 399-6111 or email msoifer@hotmail.com.

John Byrne Band Performance
Saturday, March 12 at 7 p.m.
The Boiler Room at Congress Hall, 200 Congress Pl., Cape May
The John Byrne Band is on tour in 2016 to support their third release, The Immigrant and the Orphan, with a performance at The Boiler Room at Congress Hall. Helmed by its Dublin-born and Philadelphia-based namesake, John Byrne has been called “an Irish Alejandro Escovedo” by Sing Out Magazine for the “rich sounds and themes of Irish tradition, one that survives in a modern world.” The Philadelphia Inquirer agrees, he “truly manages to be traditional and modern at the same time.”

St. Patrick’s Day Sober Dance/Party
Saturday, March 12 at 8 p.m.
North Wildwood Community Center, 10th & Central Aves., North Wildwood
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Twelfth Step House Sober Dance/Party. Share the freedom of sobriety at the Jersey Shore! Enjoy fun, food, music, fellowship, dancing and special prizes. Cost is a $12 donation at the door. Donation: $12.00 at the door. Children ages 12 and under admitted free when accompanied by a sober adult. Prizes, homemade dishes and desserts are welcome! Volunteers in service can sign up at the Twelfth Step House. For more information, call (609) 602-3951.

Greater Ocean City Theatre Company Summer Season Auditions
Sunday, March 13
Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk & Moorlyn Terrace, Ocean City
The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company (OCTC) will be holding auditions for their upcoming season. Casting will be for two Broadway-style productions including West Side Story and Disney’s The Little Mermaid. OCTC will also be casting adult actors for their 2016 Theatre-For-Young Audiences (TYA) season. TYA shows will be performed in Ocean City, Cape May and at Stockton University. The TYA Season includes A Year With Frog and Toad, Alice in Wonderland, James and the Giant Peach, The Princess and the Pirate, and Pinkalicious the Musical. Auditions are by appointment only. No kids or youth under the age of 17 will be seen at this audition! To obtain an audition email a cover letter, headshot and resume to casting@oceancitytheatrecompany.com Learn more at www.oceancitytheatrecompany.com

Cheerleading Championships
Sunday, March 13 at 9 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
The Wildwoods Convention Center will host the Cheer Tech National Cheerleading Championships, Cheer Tech National Recreation and School Championships this Sunday the 13. The entertaining and exciting event will include recreation, high school, college, open and all-star divisions, featuring teams from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware. All teams will compete on a 54’ by 42’ spring floor and perform amazing aerial and acrobatic feats in hopes of winning the judges’ votes. All performances will be choreographed to music and sound effects, and winning teams will be awarded trophies and banners. Competitions will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Times are subject to change.) For additional information about Cheer Tech events, call 866-52-CHEER or visit www.SpiritBrands.org.

Sea Isle City St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celebration
Sunday, March 13 at 3:30 p.m.
Landis Avenue & Kix McNutley’s, 63rd Street, Sea Isle City
Sea Isle City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will run along Landis Avenue from 82nd Street to 63rd Street. An Irish celebration will immediately follow after the parade at Kix McNutley’s. For more information, call (609) 263-6341 or visit www.kixmcnutleys.com.

Painting & Wine
Tuesday, March 15 at 6 p.m.
Harrison Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Pl., Cape May
Do you have a flair for the visual arts? Wish you did? Visit the Harrison Room and get your creative juices flowing! Artists of all skill levels are welcome to join us for painting with wine. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine with some hors d’ oeuvres as our painting expert leads you through all of the steps to create your own masterpiece. Each week presents a new theme for your acrylic painting on canvas. Enjoy some wine, delicious bites and inspiration with your very own creation to take home at the end of the Night. Cost is $35 +tax per session and includes all painting materials, hors d’oeuvres and one complimentary glass of wine. For reservations and information, call (609) 884-6583.

20th Annual ‘TechSpo’
Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Upper Township Middle School, 525 Perry Rd., Petersburg
Upper Township Schools will hold their 20th annual technology exposition or ‘TechSpo’ from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. As with every TechSpo since the first in 1996, this event will be free and open to the public. TechSpo gives students and teachers a chance to show off the terrific tech projects they’ve been working on in the classroom. TechSpo is sponsored by the Upper Township PTO. There will be light refreshments available, and there will be a raffle to win a GoPro camera. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the event, there will be a Technology Museum showcasing technology development through the past 20 years. For more information, call the Middle School at (609) 628-3500, or visit the school district website, www.upperschools.org.

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