Do The Shore: May 11 to May 17

Catch ‘O The Day
Wednesday, May 11 at 1:30 p.m.
The Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor
Get your feet wet (or wear waders!) as you discover what swims in the back bays. Help us drag a seine net through the water to find crabs, shrimp, fish and more. Activity recommended for ages 8 and up. Younger children are welcome to attend and can assist in removing creatures from the net! This activity is tide dependent and may not occur during low tide. Free with admission ! For more information, call (609) 368-1211.

East Lynne Theater Presents “Mr. Lincoln”
Wednesday, May 11 at 2 p.m.
Thursday, May 12 through Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May
East Lynne Theater presents “Mr. Lincoln”: On Good Friday, April 14, 1865, the President and Mrs. Lincoln were watching Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theatre when John Wilkes Booth aimed a pistol at Mr. Lincoln’s head, and fired. In Herbert Mitgang’s play, Lincoln’s life flashes before him, from his early days as a lawyer, to President of the United States as the bullet does its dirty deed. East Lynne Theater selected this play to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination. Admission: $32 general, $27 seniors (age 62+) or disabled, $17 full-time students and military; children 12 and under free. Sponsored by East Lynne Theater Company in association with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or visit

Wildwoods Restaurant Showcase
Wednesday, May 11 at 5:30 p.m.
Bolero Resort & Conference Center, 3320 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood
Enjoy a sampling of mouth-watering dishes and decadent desserts from dozens of the Wildwoods’ finest restaurants and specialty shops. All proceeds benefit the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce Foundation and scholarships for area high school students. Showcase runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. An auction of fantastic prizes will be held. Tickets are available at the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce office in advance or at the door the night of the event. Cost is $25 per person. For more information, call (609) 729-4000 or visit

Jersey Shore’s Got Talent
Wednesday, May 11 at 6 p.m.
Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 212 Bayberry Dr., Cape May Court House
Parkway Players, under the direction of Jacklyn Buckingham, will be holding a vocal/instrumental contest. This contest emphasizes musicality and ability and is for vocalists and instrumentalists grades 9th-12th living in Cape May County. Winners of the contest will receive cash prizes, gift cards and a solo performance with the Jersey Shore Pops.

Cape Bank Jazz @ the Point Festival
Thursday, May 12 through Sunday, May 15
Various Locations in Somers Point & Ocean City
Presented by the South Jersey Jazz Society (SJJS), the festival will take place from May 12 to 15 at various locations in Somers Point and Ocean City. The impressive artist line-up ranges from international talent to Jazz artists from NY and the local region. An All Event (10 performances in all) ticket is available, or you may purchase tickets for individual days. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit, email or call (609) 927-6677.

Ocean City Boy Scout Troop 32 Pasta Dinner
Thursday, May 12 at 5 p.m.
Howard S. Stainton Senior Center, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City
Ocean City Boy Scout Troop 32 is holding a pasta dinner fundraiser from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The event includes all you can eat pasta, salad and homemade desserts. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. Take out is available for $10 per meal. For additional information, please contact Lee Ann Kampf by phone at (609) 736-0695, or visit the Ocean City Troop 32 website at

Flower Show Presented by the Garden Club of Cape May
Friday, May 13 at 12:30 p.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
“You’re Invited,” the theme for the 2016 Flower Show, celebrates memorable occasions in life. View artistic designs of happy occasions that lift our hearts – Garden Wedding, US Coast Guard Graduation, Family Reunion, Silver Wedding Anniversary, Sweet Sixteen Birthday Party and fun occasions such as Men’s Night Out (by men only), Bon Voyage and a Masked Ball. Horticulture exhibits grown and nurtured by the members will be displayed. The artistic designs created by the Cape May City Elementary School First Graders are a favorite repeat attraction. Lively marketplace. Free admission and refreshments. For more information, call Pat at (609) 884-6787.

Crest Memorial School Fun Friday
Friday, May 13 at 5 p.m.
Crest Memorial School, 9100 Pacific Ave., Wildwood Crest
Crest Memorial School will hold its annual Fun Friday celebration from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the school. Fun Friday is an event for the school community that involves food, wacky relay games, music, raffles for great prizes, a carnival and a competitive kickball game. Each year, school staff members volunteer to run the event that raises funds for two scholarships given annually to Crest Memorial School graduates. All of the school’s students and their families are invited to participate.

American Legion Oldies Concert
Friday, May 13 at 7 p.m.
Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrance & the Boardwalk, Ocean City
The American Legion Oldies Concert will feature Jimmy Beaumont & The Skyliners. The opening act will be 45 RMP, along with Billy & the Essentials and The Sole Survivors. Concert starts at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $39. Purchase tickets online at For more information, call (609) 399-6111.

Wild Half Race Series Weekend
Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15
The Wild Half Race Series Weekend will feature a Wild Child 1 Mile Beach Run for kids 12 and under on Saturday, and a Wild Half Marathon, 8K and 5K on Sunday. Prizes will be awarded and there will be an after party featuring live music, food and drinks. For more information or to register, visit

37th Annual Great Cape May Footrace
Saturday, May 14 at 8 a.m.
Beach Avenue, Cape May
For the 37th year, The Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May will transform the Cape May beachfront into certified 5K and 10K racecourse. Come for the race and stay for the day! Runners will enjoy the fast flat course that loops throughout Cape May. Day-of registration and check in starts at 7 a.m. Race starts at 8 a.m. Registration fee is $30 for ages 15 and up and $25 for ages 14 and under. Runners will receive a T-shirt and goodie bag. Visit to register online.

Have You Seen These Socks Walk
Saturday, May 14 at 9 a.m.
Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrance & the Boardwalk, Ocean City
Walk to raise money for Epilepsy research. Proceeds benefit CURE. Wear your craziest socks. Registration begins at 9 a.m. in front of the Music Pier, and the walk begins at 10 a.m. Individual registration is $20, a team of five is $90 and any additional team members are $15 per person. For more information, call (609) 445-4196.

Spring Block Party
Saturday, May 14 at 9 a.m.
5th to 14th Sts. on Asbury Ave., Ocean City
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., experience over 350 crafters, food vendors, music and more along Asbury Avenue. For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

Studio Sweep
Saturday, May 14 at 9 a.m.
Cape May Artists’ Cooperative Gallery, 122 Sunset Blvd., West Cape May
The Cape May Artists’ Cooperative Gallery is joining the annual West Cape May Community Yard Sale Day on May 14 with a Studio Sweep featuring original, handmade items and supplies. The sale runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All sales are cash and carry. Member artists will have paintings, prints, photography, jewelry, woodwork, bags, scarves and more available during this outdoor sale. Select supplies including fabric and yarn will also on sale. This is your opportunity to find one-of-a-kind treasures at a discounted price. For more information, call (609) 435-5253.

Cape May Underground Railroad Trolley Tour
Saturday, May 14 at 9:30 a.m.
Center for Community Arts, 717 Franklin St., Cape May
Join the Cape May Forum and CCA’s Community History Committee on a trolley tour of the places where escaped slaves sought refuge and help to continue their journeys to freedom. Hear the stories and visit some of the places connected with the Underground Railroad, including: a look inside the Owen Coachman House; a walk in an historic cemetery where our earliest free black settlers are buried; and a glimpse of the summer home of Stephen Smith, a leading businessman, abolitionist and unsung hero of the Underground Railroad. Learn how Harriet Tubman found Cape May as a resource for earning money to fund her work. For more information, call (609) 884-7525.

The 5th Annual Clam-A-Rama Clamshell Pitching Tournament
Saturday, May 14 at 10 a.m.
Beach Shack/Rusty Nail, 205 Beach Ave., Cape May
The Beach Shack and Rusty Nail have been preparing all winter long for the most anticipated event of the season: the 5th annual Clam-A-Rama Clam Pitching Tournament. Join us on the beach in front of the Beach Shack and engage in a friendly competition against your friends, family or some clam pitching pros! Tournament registration fee includes entry into the tournament, a 2016 Clam-A-Rama T-shirt and a discount on your meal from the Rusty Nail. Check in at the Rusty Nail begins at 10 a.m. A tutorial begins on the beach in front of the Beach Shack at 11 a.m. At 12 noon, let the Clam Pitching begin! The festivities will be continuing all day and night at the Rusty Nail with clam specials, drink specials and live entertainment. To register for the event, call (609) 884-6583.

Captain Kidd Pirate Day Parade & Treasure Hunt
Saturday, May 14 at 11 a.m.
Parade: 26th Street & the Boardwalk; Treasure Hunt: 19th Street & the Beach, North Wildwood
Calling all pirates! Don your pirate best and join us in North Wildwood for a Yo Ho Ho good time! The pirate costume parade begins on 26th & the Boardwalk at 11 a.m. You must pre-register your child for the parade and they must be in costume to participate. A fun treasure hunt will follow at 19th & beach for children ages 12 and under. During the treasure hunt, we have music, pirates, parrots, balloon artists and activities to make it fun for the whole family. Prizes for the judged costume parade and raffle include bikes, weekend stays, gift cards and more! To register your child for the Pirate Parade, call (609) 522-2955. Registration not necessary to participate in the treasure hunt.

Ocean City Nor’easters – Blue & Orange Game
Saturday, May 14 at 7 p.m.
Carey Stadium, 600 Boardwalk, Ocean City
The “Blue & Orange Game” will be the first opportunity for supporters to see the 2016 men’s teams in action. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the game kicking off at 7 p.m., and will include the club’s full PDL squad, as well as players from the Under-23 and Under-20 teams. This inter-squad match, like that of the college football spring games, will be a great opportunity for our players and coaches alike to get up to game speed for the 2016 season and have some fun with the fans in the process. Tickets are $8 for youth and $12 for adults. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit, email or call (609) 736-4849.

Walk to End Lupus Now – 2K & 4K Walk
Sunday, May 15 at 9 a.m.
6th Street Field & Boardwalk, Ocean City
Walk to End Lupus Now™ is one of 50 walks around the country that brings the individuals with lupus, families and community together to learn how to better live with lupus, and raise critically needed funds and awareness for this unpredictable and life- threatening disease. Every step you take and every dollar you raise supports the LFA’s mission of improving the quality of life for all people affected by lupus, and advancing the science and medicine of lupus to find a cure. Lupus knows no boundaries and neither will we; we will be walking rain or shine! Check in is from 9 to 10 a.m. Walk begins at 10 a.m. For more information and to register, visit or call (866) 517-5070.

Sunday, May 15 at 1 p.m.
Amanda’s Field, Rt. 50 & Sunset Dr., Petersburg
Come join us for an EMS Week Barbecue! There will be free food, drinks and EMS Apparatus on display! There will also be an appearance by the MedEvac 4 helicopter. Come meet your local EMS professionals! For more information, visit, call (609) 628-2476 or email

A Fundraiser on the Bay for East Lynne Theater Company
Sunday, May 15 at 3 p.m.
Cape May
A beautiful home on the bay with a fantastic view, a glass of wine or a cup of tea, and the opportunity to bid on a variety of artwork. It’s all part of a fundraising event hosted by Chuck and Sandy Sieber on from 3to 5 p.m. for the nonprofit East Lynne Theater Company. The silent auction items are 20 pieces of artwork which include original signed oil paintings on canvas and original framed and signed art such as “Female in Desert” by Salvador Dali (188/300) and “Marina Royale” by Chantal Marie of St. Maarten (160/580). Framed prints include Delacroix’s blue/white cityscape with silver frame and “Piper Parade” by Jacqueline Penny. The cost is only $20. Contact the theater for reservations by calling (609) 884-5898 or emailing Directions to the Sieber’s home will be provided when making a reservation.