Do The Shore: May 18 to May 24

East Lynne Theater Presents ‘Mr. Lincoln’
Wednesday, May 18 through Sunday, May 21 at 8 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 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 it dirty deed. During the 1980s, Mr. Lincoln, starring British actor Roy Dotrice, was performed in four countries. East Lynne Theater selected this play to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination. Admission is $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).

Cape May Spring Festival: SO.MANY.BIRDS!
Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22
Grand Hotel, 1045 Beach Ave., Cape May
It will be another fantastic weekend event featuring shorebirds, horseshoe crabs and the people who study them. We even have a full moon on Saturday night, so we are having some special sunset/moon rise activities in the evening and a luncheon instead of an evening program. Registration fees are $65 per day, or come all three days for only $175, with additional costs for bus trips, special walks and evening programs. Preregistration is required and some events have limited capacity, so please sign up now. For more information, visit

Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22
Morey’s Piers, 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Beach Jam highlights include exciting rides and attractions, camping on the beach, a big screen movie on the beach, a delicious s’mores and hot cocoa café, a sand castle building contest, live entertainment, delicious catered meals and free Boardwalk Tramcar rides. Admission is $82 purchased at the event. For more information, email or call (609) 522-3900 ext. 1195.

Sunset Lighthouse Cruise
Friday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Miss Chris Marina, 1212 Wilson Dr., Cape May
The beauty of the lighthouses of Delaware Bay is best experienced at sunset, and this evening trip aboard the Spirit of Cape May lets you view three of them. Along with hearing about their history from the captain and former lighthouse keepers, you will enjoy a wine tasting at each with hors d’oeuvres. A cash bar is also available. Price is $50 for adults and $20 for children. Cruise departs from the Miss Chris Marina. Co-sponsored by the Cape May Whale Watcher and the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). Purchase tickets in advance or online. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

Middle Township Elementary School #2’s ‘Willy Wonka Kids’
Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 at 7 p.m.
Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 212 Bayberry Dr., Cape May Court House
The Drama Club of Elementary School #2 (third, fourth and fifth grades) will take center stage at 7 p.m. on May 20 and 21, 2016 with the play “Willy Wonka Kids.” The Golden Tickets are $5. Reserve your seats today! Reserve by phone at (609) 463-1924 or in person at the PAC Box Office. Visit for more information.

Melody Rose & Andrew Carroll Duo Play at Congress Hall
Friday, May 20 at 8 p.m.
Congress Hall’s Brown Room, 200 Congress Pl., Cape May
Melody Rose is a singer/songwriter whose soulful vocals blend with her jazz-influenced pop music, aligning her with powerhouse female vocalists like Adele, Norah Jones and Sara Bareilles. Jazz pianist Andrew Carroll has played for the likes of Steve Miller, Jane Monheit and Kurt Elling. Able to fit in with many styles, he brings his listeners back to a 1960’s jazz club in the school of Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett and many others of that era. Together, Rose and Carroll are a dynamic duo, drawing inspiration from a melting pot of multi-genre influence. Rose and Carroll perform in a variety of styles, from classic jazz standards to acoustic piano arrangements of rock & roll songs. Their repertoire spans the popular music of each decade of the 20th and 21st centuries with a flare of their own sultry musical style. For more information, visit

The Magnificent Treasure Hunt
Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22
Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and the Boardwalk, Ocean City
Join the ECRDA’S seventh annual open beach hunt at the Ocean City Music Pier! Compete in a series of metal detector hunts for great prizes. A special kids hunt will be on Saturday and a gold and silver hunt will be on Sunday. No experience needed. Rental detectors for kids who hunt are available for only $5. All are welcome. Register online at or at Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk on Saturday at 8 a.m. or Sunday at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call (732) 276-8251 or visit

Volunteers In Medicine Annual 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, May 21 at 8 a.m.
Cape May County Park & Zoo, 707 Rt. 9 N., Cape May Court House
Volunteers in Medicine Annual 5K Run/Walk will be held at the beautiful Cape May County Park & Zoo! Come out and get some exercise while supporting a great cause! You can become a shining example of “neighbors caring for neighbors.” Price: Adults (12+) Pre-Registration $20/ Day Of $25; Kids (11 & under) Pre-Registration $12/ Day Of $15. For more information, email or call (609) 463-2846.

Annual Miles for Melanoma 5k/Walk and Run
Saturday, May 21 at 8:30 a.m.
34th Street Beach, Ocean City
Registration begins 8:30 a.m. at 34th St. Beach. Race begins 10 a.m. Help raise critical funding to fuel new treatments, education and advocacy for melanoma. Register online by May 19: $30 timing services will be provided (untimed runners and walkers free). For more information, call (717) 538-4359 or visit

American Heart Association Heart Walk
Saturday, May 21 at 9 a.m.
Sports and Civic Center, 6th and Boardwalk, Ocean City
Registration for the American Heart Association Heartwalk begins at 9 a.m. at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th and Boardwalk. Walk begins 10:30 a.m. For more information call (609) 399-6111.

Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival
Saturday, May 21 at 9:30 a.m.
The Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor
Come join The Wetlands Institute and the Delaware Bay Shorebird Initiative for a festival that celebrates this amazing spectacle of nature, the shorebird migration and horseshoe crab spawning season. Guests of all ages can enjoy a variety of conservation-based activities including guided shorebird viewings, horseshoe crab workshops, horseshoe crab spawning surveys, aquarium teaching tank and more! Proceeds from the event will help support the Delaware Bay International Shorebird Project and The Wetlands Institute. Two-Day Ticket Non-Member: $15 Adult, $10 Child; Member: $13 Adult, $8 Child; One-Day Ticket Price Non-Member: $10 Adult, $8 Child, $30 Family Pack of 4; Member: $8 Adult, $6 Child, $25 Family Pack of 4. For more information and tickets, call (609) 368-1211.

Annual Juried Fine Art Show
Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 at 10 a.m.
Fishing Creek School House, 2102 Bayshore Rd., Villas
Friends of Fishing Creek School are pleased to announce the first juried professional art show at the beautifully restored historic Fishing Creek School House building in Villas on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22. This is a great opportunity to view artwork in a beautiful bayside shore location in Cape May County, Lower Township. This is a two day exhibit and sale, with proceeds benefiting the continuing preservation project of the Friends of Fishing Creek School (FFCS). Artist Prospectus and additional information located on the website,

Sunset Farm First Annual Peony Farm Tour
Saturday, May 21 at 10 a.m.
Sunset Farm, 550 Hands Mill Rd., Belleplain
On Saturday, May 21, the Sunset Flower Farm in Belleplain will host their First Annual Peony Farm Tour. The event will consist of guided walking tours, a local chef demo from Island Grill in Cape May, design and care flower demos, live music and educational involvement promoting local honey bees. For more information, call (609) 504-4637.

POSTPONED UNTIL MAY 22: 27th Annual Strawberry Festival and Craft Show
Saturday, May 21 at 10 a.m.
The Gandy Farmstead, 26 Tyler Rd. (Route 616), Greenfield
Treat yourself to some delicious fresh strawberry shortcake and ice cream while you visit the Farmstead, hear its history and browse through a selection of handmade crafts and other items for sale. A light lunch will be available. Enjoy the National Anthem by Jessica Houdart, and live music from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, May 22. This event is presented by the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township. For more information, call (609) 628-2425 or visit

CANCELED: Armed Forces Day Ceremony
Saturday, May 21 at 11 a.m.
The World War II Lookout Tower Museum & Memorial, Sunset Boulevard, Lower Township
The Friends of the World War II Lookout Tower will honor area veterans of all wars on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 21, at the restored World War II Lookout Tower (Fire Control Tower No. 23) in a patriotic ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. The ceremony theme will be “Defending the Delaware” — and include an account by Dr. Robert Heinly of the fortification systems throughout history that have successfully defended the shores of the Delaware River and Bay. The Tower will also be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with free admission to the public on Armed Forces Day. For more information, visit

Winos for Rhinos
Saturday, May 21 at 1 p.m.
Natali Vineyards, 221 N. Delsea Dr., Cape May Court House
Winos for Rhinos will be held on Saturday, May 21 from 1 to 5 p.m., rain or shine, at Natali Vineyards in Cape May Court House. You must be 21+ to drink. Tickets are $25 for guests over 21 years of age in advance, or $30 at the door. Tickets include one free glass of wine OR one free wine tasting, food, soft drinks, games, live music and animal encounters. Tickets are $20 for guests under 21 years of age in advance, or $25 at the door. There will also be a silent auction and event T-shirts for sale. To purchase tickets, go to and search for “Winos for Rhinos.” Questions? Call (609) 463-4135 or email 100% of proceeds will go directly toward rhino conservation.

Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show
Sunday, May 22 at 12 p.m.
Grand Hotel of Cape May, 1045 Beach Ave., Cape May
Cape Women’s Resource Fund, Inc. will host its annual luncheon and fashion show Sunday, May 22 at the Grand Hotel of Cape May. Women’s fashions are from Bellanova and children’s clothes are from Nesting, both of Stone Harbor. Registration and no bid auction ticket sales begin at noon with a sit down luncheon at 1 p.m. Women are encouraged to wear hats and prizes will be awarded. The event funds scholarships for Cape May County women, and proceeds from the no bid auction will benefit the League of Women Voters of Cape May County and the American Association of University Women. Tickets are $35; call (609) 231-1813 for reservations.