Afternoon Tea & Lecture
Wednesday, May 2 at 2:30 p.m.
Carriage House Café & Tearoom, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
“Ready to Serve: World War I from a Different Perspective” is the personal story of unknown professional nurses from Johns Hopkins School of Nursing who donned Army uniforms and served with Hopkins Base Hospital 18 in France 100 years ago. They cared for hundreds of wounded soldiers and told the stories in their personal letters home. Storyteller Ellouise Schoettler is known for her stories of “heart and humor.” Based in Maryland, she performs nationwide for adult and family audiences. Ready to Serve premiered at the DC Capitol Fringe in 2016. Benefits the Friends of the Emlen Physick Estate
Tournament of Bands Indoor Championships
Thursday, May 3 to Sunday, May 6
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Middle Township High School, 300 E. Atlantic Ave., Cape May Court House
The Tournament of the Bands Indoor Championships will take place at the Wildwoods Convention Center and Middle Township High School. Atlantic Coast Championships feature 225 competitive scholastic and independent units from nine states in the mid-Atlantic region, with performers of all ages, as they compete in color guard, percussion ensemble, dance team, twirling, jazz band and marching winds annual championships. Events will take place Thursday 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-11:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-11:30 p.m. and Sunday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission fee. For more information call (609) 849-8553 or visit njatob.org for a detailed schedule of events.
Nature Center Hosts ‘Create Today’
Saturday, May 5 at 9 a.m.
Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May
Artists are invited to bring their supplies and create a work of art on the grounds of the Nature Center between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Come and meet the artists as they work or just come for the artists reception at 3 p.m. Artists can work in any medium. All artwork will be for sale from 3 to 4 p.m. at a free reception open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. 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. In addition to the artists working on the grounds, there will be art stations set up for the public to create art. The Nature Center will also be hosting the Cape May County Coast Guard Community Day Student Art Show. Registration is $5 per each work of art exhibited at the reception and begins at 9 a.m. Artists will receive 80% of selling price if piece is sold. For more information, call (609) 427-3045.
Coast Guard Community Festival – Day 1
Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m.
Training Center Cape May, 1 Munro Ave., Cape May
Festival goers will explore the extensive TRACEN base on foot and by trolley, get an inside look at U.S. Coast Guard vessels and view a Coast Guard helicopter up close. The Coast Guard Recruit Band and drill team will give engaging performances and U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City will conduct thrilling search and rescue demonstrations. There will be tours of Cape May Harbor, children’s activities, interactive displays, vendors, food, beer, live music and cultural and historical exhibits. For more information, visit coastguardcommunity.org.
Stone Harbor Spring Tide Festival & Boat Show
Saturday, May 5 at 11 a.m.
Downtown 96th Street, Stone Harbor
Stone Harbor’s Spring Tide Festival & Boat Show will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. featuring boats, pirates, local brews, delicious food, live music and more! For more information, visit stoneharborbeach.com.
O.C. American Legion Post 524: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young Tribute
Saturday, May 5 at 7 p.m.
Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk, Ocean City
It will be a Woodstock revival in Ocean City when CSNsongs, a group of seven talented New Jersey based musicians, takes the stage to present “Celebrating The Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young,” paying homage to the folk/rock group that changed music in the 1960s and ‘70s. Concert proceeds will benefit Ocean City American Legion Post 524. Doors open at 6 p.m., concert starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 and are available at the Ocean City Welcome Center, the Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center, the City of Ocean City or through Legion members. For more information, call (609) 399-6111.
Coast Guard Community Festival – Day 2
Sunday, May 6 at 9 a.m.
Cape May – Lewes Ferry, 1200 Lincoln Blvd., North Cape May
The festival continues at the Cape May – Lewes Ferry Terminal where Sunday brunch is served. Other activities include a joint concert by the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Band and Lower Cape May Regional School Bands, awards ceremony honoring Coast Guard Spouse and Coast Guardsmen a of the Year and a classic car show. Tickets required for brunch. For more information, visit coastguardcommunity.org.