Children’s Story Hour
Thursday, Nov. 2 and Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 10:30 a.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Route 9, Cape May
Children’s Story Hour runs through Nov. 30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays (except Thanksgiving) at 10:30 a.m. at the Historic Cold Spring Village Welcome Center. This free interactive program includes music, a story and craft centered around Cape May Country’s history. This is a perfect program for pre-K through kindergarten! This program is made possible in part by a re-grant administered by the Cape May County Culture and Heritage Commission, from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. For more information, visit hcsv.org.
Adult Nature Camp
Thursday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m.
Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May
The focus of our inaugural Adult Nature Camp this fall will be to transport our “campers” back to their childhood. First, we’ll pick up cool things off of the beach like shells, driftwood and flotsam to be used in the camp’s “Adult Arts & Crafts” programs. Then, we’ll employ various media to transform these items into beautiful works of art which will make thoughtful and treasured holiday gifts for your friends and family. Remember, these camps are for adults only, so campers must be over 21, and BYOB is your option. Sign up for all classes in advance and receive one class free along with an art apron to wear. Pre-registration is required since space is limited. Call (609) 427-3045 to sign up. Cost is $20 per session for New Jersey Audubon members and $25 for non-members and includes all materials. Your registration cost includes a materials and supplies fee, but participants are encouraged to bring any extra items that they so choose. Classes have been scheduled for Thursday evenings from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
CMCSSSD Education Foundation’s Cocktails For a Cause
Friday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
The Cape May County Special Services School District (CMCSSSD) Education Foundation hosts its 20th annual auction to benefit the children of the district from 7 to 10 p.m. The public is invited to attend this special event. The event will include a silent auction as well as a live auction with John Lynch. There will be a one-hour reception with complimentary beer and wine from 7 to 8 p.m. followed by passed hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening, a cash bar and a fun, festive atmosphere with music by DJ Jason. The cost is $45. Tickets can be purchased from a Foundation Board member, or by calling (609) 465-2720 or (609) 846-4838.
OC Quiet Festival
Saturday, Nov. 4 and Sunday, Nov. 5
Ocean City Community Center, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City
Ocean City once again will welcome the calmer season with its annual Quiet Festival. The Ocean City Free Public Library, Ocean City Arts Center, Ocean City Historical Museum, Ocean City Aquatic and Fitness Center and Howard S. Stainton Senior Center each will be host to activities during the two-day festival. Some of the activities will include Royalty Storytime, Building Block/Brick Demo, Teddy Bear Tea and Ballet Demo with Miss New Jersey, Crossword Puzzle Competition and Quiet Pet Competition. For more information on the events and a schedule, visit ocnj.us/quietfestival.
Trail of Two Cities 5K Walk & Run
Saturday, Nov. 4 at 8 a.m.
Ocean City Transportation Center, 9th Street & Haven Avenue, Ocean City
Take on the challenge of running across the 9th Street Bridge during the annual Trail of Two Cities 5K Walk & Run from the Ocean City Transportation Center to the John F Kennedy Park in Somers Point. The entire course will be police patrolled and the race-bound lane of the bridge will be closed to traffic for the duration of the event. Pre-registration is open online until Nov. 1 at lmsports.com for a fee of $25 per person. Registration after Nov. 1 is $30. Awards will be given to first place male and female and each age group as well. For more information, call (609) 927-2053 ext. 3101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Nov. 4 at 9 a.m.
Cape May Lutheran Church Hall, 509 Pittsburgh St., Cape May
Cape May Lutheran Women of the Church’s third annual Christmas Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church hall. Browse handmade crafts and Christmas items, White Elephant items, other items for Christmas gifts and baked goods for sale. All proceeds benefit the different organizations that are supported by the Women of the Church. There is something for everyone! For more information, call (609) 675-6693.
Soup & Sandwich Luncheon, Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale
Saturday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m.
Price Hall, 780 Seashore Rd., Cold Spring
An annual community event for the entire family! The Presbyterian Women’s Annual Soup & Sandwich Luncheon, Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale will be Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Price Hall. We welcome your articles you wish to donate for our sale. Consider serving as a volunteer to help out on the day. For more information, call the office at (609) 884-4065.
Marmora Volunteer Fire Co. Fundraiser
Saturday, Nov. 4 at 5 p.m.
Levari’s Seafood & American Grill, 1291 Rt. 50, Tuckahoe
Please join the Marmora Volunteer Fire Co. Auxiliary from 5 to 9 p.m. for music, dancing, a buffet and drink specials to benefit the Marmora Volunteer Fire Co.! Tickets are $25. For tickets, email email@example.com.
Annual Village Candlelight Walk
Saturday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Rt. 9, Cape May
Step back in time for a lovely autumn evening when the Friends of Historic Cold Spring Village host the annual Candlelight Walk. Luminaries will line the paths and guide you to several of the Village’s restored historic buildings where wine, beer and a variety of light fare will be served. Guests will also enjoy desserts, live musical entertainment and hot beverages at the Village Pavilion. A special holiday sale at the Country Store will feature heritage wares, books and a wide variety of historical toys. Cost is $30 per ticket, $25 for HCSV members. For more information, call (609) 898-2300 or visit hcsv.org.
Spirit Brands Island Cheerleading Championships
Sunday, Nov. 5 at 10 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
The championships will take place at the Wildwoods Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cheerleading competitions include recreation, school, college, open and all-star divisions. All teams compete on a 54’ by 42’ spring floor. Performances will be choreographed to music and sound effects, and winning teams will be awarded prizes. An admission fee will be charged at the door the day of the event. For more information, call 866-52-CHEER or visit www.SpiritBrands.org.
Soroptimist International Fashion Show and Luncheon
Sunday, Nov. 5 at 12 p.m.
Grand Hotel, 1045 Beach Ave., Cape May
Soroptimist International of Cape May County will be hosting its ever-popular Fashion Show and Luncheon event. The event will be held 12 noon to 4 p.m. While you enjoy your delicious lunch entrée, models will walk the walk. They will be dressed from head to toe in fashions from Cotton Company of the Washington Street Mall. There will be quality gift baskets and a 50/50 drawing. Ticket price is $35. Proceeds benefit the club’s primary effort to help improve the lives of women and girls with awards and scholarships. The proceeds also directly assist the club with providing services to our community. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased from any member, or call Rosemary at (215) 275-9499.
ELTC ‘The Roaring Twenties’ Gala
Monday, Nov. 6 at 5:30 p.m.
Aleathea’s Restaurant, 7 Ocean St., Cape May
ELTC presents its annual fundraiser with this year’s theme “The Roaring Twenties,” in which guests are encouraged to wear costumes from the period. The gala begins at 5:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. At 6 p.m. dinner is served, and at 7 p.m. the entertainment begins. There is also a silent auction and the raffle for the Dream Vacation, and the recipient of the Historic Jackson Street Neighborhood Association Scholarship Fund will be announced. Cost is $75, and reservations may be made by calling (609) 884-5898, mailing checks to East Lynne Theater Company, 121 Fourth Ave., West Cape May, NJ 08204, or visiting www.eastlynnetheater.org. All proceeds go to the not-for-profit East Lynne Theater Company.