Adult Nature Camp
Thursday, Oct. 26 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.
Downtown Wildwood Halloween Movie and Treats
Friday, Oct. 27 at 5:30 p.m.
Farmers Market Lot, 3501 Pacific Ave., Wildwood
The Wildwood Business Improvement District (WBID) will host a free outdoor showing of the movie “Hotel Transylvania.” Prior to the movie, treat bags will be given to all children 12 years and younger. Don’t forget to bring your blanket or beach chairs and enjoy a movie under the stars! Treat bags will be given out starting at 5:30 p.m. and the movie will begin as soon as it gets dark, at about 6 p.m. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. Free parking is available behind the Farmers Market lot. For more information, visit www.DOOWW.com.
Kid’s Halloween Costume Fundraiser
Friday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m.
West Cape May Fire Hall, 732 Broadway, West Cape May
The Kid’s Halloween Costume Fundraiser will be great fun for the whole family! Enjoy a costume contest, games, prizes, a Chinese auction, a 50/50 raffle and food. Games start at 6:30 p.m. There will be a cash prize for the best costume. Funds will go toward the Seashells and Pearls Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $15 and include 10 game tickets; kids under 2 are FREE! Tickets can be purchased online or from one of our volunteers. For more information, call (609) 849-0012.
Congress Hall’s Masquerade Ball
Friday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m.
Congress Hall, 200 Congress Pl., Cape May
On Friday, Oct. 27, Congress Hall in Cape May will host a Masquerade Ball in their grand ballroom from 8 to 11 p.m. Costumes are encouraged, and attendees have a chance to win over $1,000 in prizes, which will be awarded for Best Congress Hall Icon, Best Masquerade Theme, Best Couple, Funniest, Scariest, Crowd Favorite and Best Overall. Tickets are $25 and include a specialty cocktail and sweet treats from the dessert bar. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (609) 884-6542.
Downtown Wildwood Fall Farmers Market
Saturday, Oct. 28 at 8 a.m.
Farmers Market Lot, 3501 Pacific Ave., Wildwood
The last Downtown Wildwood Fall Farmers Market of the season will take place Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Farm goods, regular and gluten free baked goods, wine, honey, fall flowers and produce, gourmet sauces, guacamole, salsas, nuts, dried fruits, soaps, lotions & scrubs, pulled pork, twice baked potato pots, dog treats, pickles, breakfast sandwiches and more will be sold! 98.7 The Coast will broadcast live from the Fall Farmers Market and provide music from 8 to 10 a.m. There will be strolling children’s entertainers and live music from 9 to 11 a.m. most weeks. Free parking is provided as well as free DOOWW magnets and tote bags, while supplies last! For more information, visit www.DOOWW.com.
Cape May County Park & Zoo’s Annual Boo at the Zoo
Saturday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m.
Cape May County Park & Zoo, 707 Rt. 9 N., Cape May Court House
The Cape May County Park & Zoo’s annual “Boo at the Zoo” event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cape May County Park in Cape May Court House. Sponsored by the Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholder, this event is free and open to the public. Visitors of all ages are invited to wear a costume to this fun family event, which includes activities for the kids, games, candy, entertainment, animals, inflatable obstacle course, pirate ship and more. A costume contest will start at 11 a.m. and registration begins at 10 a.m. An awards presentation will follow the Halloween costume contest. A spectacular Halloween show will start at 1 p.m. with a live animal show following. For more information, visit www.cmczoo.com.
3rd Annual 4-H Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
Saturday, Oct. 28 and Sunday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m.
Lehner Farm & Nurseries, 175 S. Delsea Dr., Cape May Court House
Join 4-H and the CMC Board of Agriculture for the third annual Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch at Lehner’s Farm & Nursery. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., you will find a family and wallet friendly day of fun with a five-acre scare-free corn maze, hay rides, a pumpkin patch, tiny tykes hay maze, pumpkin decorating, scarecrow making, petting zoo, games and refreshments. Cost is $5 per person, or $20 for a family of five or more, and 2 years and under free. On Oct. 28-29, children ages 12 years old and under in costume receive free admission!
Community Harvest Party
Saturday, Oct. 28 at 12 p.m.
Calvary Chapel Cape May, 596 Seashore Rd., Erma
You’re invited to join us for free food, a costume contest, games and prizes, a fun house, chili and pie contest and much more! Our Harvest Party is family friendly. Costumes should be whimsical, humorous or lovable, not frightening. Scary monsters, gruesome, bloody or especially scary costumes will be disqualified.
John R. Elliott HERO Walk & 5K Run
Sunday, Oct. 29 at 8:30 a.m.
Ocean City Sports and Civic Center, Sixth Street & Boardwalk, Ocean City
This 5-kilometer walk and 5K run promotes the use of sober designated drivers and reduces the number of drunken driving tragedies – the mission of the John R. Elliott HERO campaign for Designated Drivers. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Sports and Civic Center, Sixth Street and Boardwalk. The run begins at 9:30 a.m. and the ceremony at 10:30 a.m. The walk begins at 11 a.m. for more information, visit herocampaign.org or call (609) 626-3880.
Doggie Costume Party and Contest
Sunday, Oct. 29 at 12 p.m.
The Rusty Nail, 205 Beach Ave., Cape May
Celebrate Halloween with man’s best friend from 12 to 4 p.m. at The Rusty Nail! Open this year for the first time during Halloween, what better way to celebrate at the dog-friendly beach bar than with a dog-friendly party and costume contest?! Guests can register their dogs for the contest between 12 and 1 p.m. and then parade them around the Rusty Nail. Awards will be given for guest favorite, funniest, scariest, Rusty Nail theme, couple and best overall. Pumpkin decorating and lei necklace making will also be happening from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, visit rustynailcapemay.com.