Do The Shore: May 17 to May 23

17th Annual “Be a HERO” Golf Tournament and Dinner Auction
Wednesday, May 17 at 11:30 a.m.
Sand Barrens Golf Club, 1765 Rt. 9 N., Swainton
The John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers will hold its 17th Annual “Be a HERO” golf tournament and dinner auction. Registration and lunch begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by a putting contest and 1 p.m. shotgun start with scramble format. A buffet dinner, awards ceremony and auction begin at 5 p.m. To register or become a sponsor, visit

Murder Mystery Weekend
Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20
The Wildwoods
Enjoy a weekend of “Who Done It” in the Wildwoods! The event includes a ticket to the Welcome Party & Old Fashioned Drive-In Movie for a night under the stars watching a fun 1950s era movie; a breakfast ticket for a complete breakfast at choice of selected restaurants; a dinner ticket for a three-course dinner at choice of selected restaurants; and a ticket to the Murder Mystery Show & Sock Hop, where you’ll stroll back in time to the local school gymnasium to solve the mystery of ‘Who Killed Peggy Sue at the Hop.’ Event goers will be able to dance to some of the great sounds of the ‘50s and ‘60s and will receive a Case File for a scavenger hunt. Tickets are available through the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce, 3306 Pacific Ave., Wildwood. For more information, call (609) 729-4000 or visit

LCMR Alumni Sunset Cruise
Friday, May 19 at 6 p.m.
Utsch’s Marina, 1121 Rt. 109, Cape May
Join us for an Alumni Sunset Cruise. Please arrive by 6 p.m. at Utsch’s Marina in Cape May as the boat will depart at 6:30 p.m. This event is for all Lower Cape May Regional Alumni who are welcome to bring a guest. There will be free food and adult beverages with your donation. All passengers must be at least 21 years to attend. For additional information and to register online, please visit or email This event does have limited space and will operate on a first come, first serve basis. The cruise is sponsored by the LCMR Education Foundation.

4th Annual Lt. Halbruner Fishing Tournament and Beef & Beer
Saturday, May 20 at 7 a.m.
Cape May VFW Post 386, 419 Congress St., Cape May
The fishing tournament will be held during the day Saturday, and the beef and beer after party will be held at Cape May VFW Post 386 at 7 p.m. Enjoy a Chinese auction and 50/50! Prizes will be awarded for the tournament. Cost is $60 per person for the tournament, which included the beef and beer, and $25 per person for just the beef and beer. Donations will be made to Stand Up To Cancer in David’s name, a Cape May native who passed away from cancer in 2010. David was lieutenant with the City of Cape May Fire Dept. and loved fishing, especially for striped bass. Tickets are available at Jim’s Bait & Tackle, the Cape May Fire Dept. and Fin-atics. For more information, call (609) 425-3982.

American Heart Association Southern NJ Spring Heart Walk
Saturday, May 20 at 9 a.m.
Ocean City Sports and Civic Center, Sixth Street, Ocean City
On May 20, New Jerseyans will gather at the American Heart Association Southern NJ Spring Heart Walk at the Ocean City Sports and Civic Center. Nationally sponsored by Subway and locally supported by American Water/New Jersey American Water, The Heart Institute at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, NJM Insurance Group, Shore Medical Center & Penn Medicine Cardiology and South Jersey Industries, attendees will enjoy a fun and engaging day of celebrating survivors and lifestyle changes. Our community will come together to help create a culture of health and advance the research and education needed to help save lives. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. For tickets, sponsorship opportunities or more information, email Charleen Nagy at or visit

Nature Center Hosts ‘Create Today’ and Wildlife-Friendly Plant Sale
Saturday, May 20 at 9 a.m. and Sunday, May 21 at 10 a.m.
Nature Center Of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May
Artists are invited to create artwork on the grounds of the Nature Center of Cape May between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. All artwork created during the day will be for sale at an artist’s reception from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to visit the Nature Center to witness art in the making and attend the artists’ reception to view and purchase the art created that day. Check in and registration for artists is from 9 to 10 a.m. There will be a $5 registration fee for each work of art displayed at the reception. Participants can work in any medium. A portion of the proceeds will go to The Good Neighbor Fund, which provides Nature Center summer camp scholarships to children of Coast Guard families. Wildlife-friendly native plants will be available for purchase starting at 10 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call (609) 427-3045.

Mayor’s Cup Bocce Tournament
Saturday, May 20 at 9:30 a.m.
Avalon Bocce Courts, 39th Street between Dune and Ocean drives, Avalon
Avalon’s 3rd Annual Mayor’s Cup Bocce Tournament will be held at the 39th Street Bocce Ball Courts in Avalon, starting at 10 a.m. Five local communities will field teams captained by their mayors and will play in a double elimination tournament to determine the best bocce ball team in Cape May County. The participating towns include Avalon, Stone Harbor, Upper Township, Middle Township and Wildwood Crest. The opening ceremony for the Mayor’s Cup Bocce Tournament will begin at 9:30 a.m. with recognition of Avalon’s 125th anniversary that will include a special presentation by McDonnell and Avalon History Center Director Nina Ranalli.

Armed Forces Day Ceremony at the World War II Lookout Tower
Saturday, May 20 at 11 a.m.
The World War II Lookout Tower Museum & Memorial, Sunset Boulevard, Lower Township
The fully restored World War II Lookout Tower is the perfect setting to pay tribute to the dedicated men and women who have helped preserve our freedom. Sponsored by the Friends of the World War II Lookout Tower, 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

Wildwood Spring Food Truck Festival
Saturday, May 20 at 11 a.m.
Fox Park, Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery avenues, Wildwood
The Wildwood Food Truck Festival is back! This time, in the spring and in the fall, right at Wildwood’s Fox Park. The festival will feature over 10 food trucks, live music from popular local bands and a beer garden! As always, there will be no duplicate cuisines to keep the festival unique. This year, a newly added kid’s area will be present, featuring a bounce house, face painting, a balloon twister and multiple games. Also, come check out the new vendor row, featuring retailers and crafters all day long. Entry to the festival is free! For more information, call (609) 225-4682.

Captain Kidd Pirate Day
Saturday, May 20 at 11 a.m.
Parade – 26th Avenue & Boardwalk; Treasure Hunt – 19th Avenue & Beach
A pirate costume parade begins on 26th Avenue and the boardwalk in North Wildwood at 11 a.m., followed by a treasure hunt at 19th Avenue and the beach for children ages 12 and under. Prizes include cash, bikes, weekend stays, gift cards and more! To register for the parade ONLY call (609) 522-2955. Registration is not necessary to participate in the treasure hunt on the beach.

Cape May Jazz Vespers Present ‘The AC Connection’
Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church Of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May
The AC Connection is an all-star group of musicians that have been playing and supporting the professional Atlantic City music scene for decades. The band features leader Joe Rotella, drummer Harry Himles, bassist Andy Lalasis and Philly-based jazz vocalist Ella Ghant. Limited free parking is available. A $10 minimum donation is suggested. Wheelchair accessible. Call (609) 576-1841 or visit for more information.