Do The Shore: October 14 to October 20

Wednesday, October 14 at 3 p.m.
Cape May Stage, 405 Lafayette St., Cape May
A Cape May Stage production, ‘Trying,’ by Joanna McClelland Glass and directed by Austin Pendleton, will run from October 14 to November 15. Show times are Thursday – Saturday, 7:30 p.m., and Saturday & Sunday, 3 p.m. A cross-generational tour-de-force ensues when Sarah, a young secretary from the Canadian prairie, finds herself working for the aging Francis Biddle, Attorney General during World War II and the primary American judge on the postwar Nuremberg Trials. This intimate and inspiring story, based on the playwright’s own experience, has been acclaimed by audiences and critics in the United States and Canada. Cost is $38 for adults, $33 for seniors, $18 for students and $18 for active duty members.

Cape May County Library – Early American Blacksmithing
Wednesday, October 14 at 6 p.m.
Lower Cape Branch Library, 2600 Bayshore Rd., Villas
Since the discovery that heat could bend metal, useful tools and weapons have been created to serve mankind. In this lively discussion, metalworking will be discussed. Did you know there is more than one kind of blacksmith? Hear about how they would have worked in a rural community. Samples of the smith’s work and several hand tools will be on display. The featured blacksmith will be Adam Howard, a blacksmith and instructor at Historic Cold Spring Village Folk School. FREE to attend. For more information, call (609) 463-6386, email or visit

CCA’s Shore Slam’s “What’s Your Story?”
Wednesday, October 14 at 7 p.m.
Lucky Bones Restaurant, 1200 NJ-109, Cape May
All storytellers are welcome to join CCA for this month’s topic, “Was I scared when…” Each story should be no more than 5 minutes and be in first person. At the end we welcome poets to share their talent. Lucky Bones can provide food and beverage should you wish to purchase anything. Cost is $5 and $3 for seniors and students. For more information, call (609) 884-7525.

Plein Air Watercolor Painting Workshop at Cape May National Wildlife Refuge
Thursday, October 15 at 12:30 p.m.
Two Mile Beach Unit of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge, 12001 Pacific Ave., Wildwood
Join Janet McShain for the final Plein Air watercolor painting class of the season. Perfect for beginner or advanced adult painters. Bring your own supplies or feel free to borrow some of ours. We have paper, paint, brushes and a beautiful Refuge to use as your inspiration. Bring a folding chair, water and hat or sunscreen. $5 suggested donation. For more information, email or visit

Cape May Beachfront Glow Run
Friday, October 16 at 5 p.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
Come out and join the scouts and families of Cub Scout pack 73 for a fun and festive dusk run. Our goal is to raise awareness for pedestrian safety as we enter the trick or treating time of year. We encourage ALL participants to give their Halloween costumes a test run at our event. Cost is $15 – $20. For more information, call (609) 884-9565, email or visit

John Walter Cape Community Band Concert
Friday, October 16 at 7 p.m.
Ocean City Library, 1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City
Enjoy a free indoor evening concert in Ocean City with the John Walter concert band at the Ocean City Library. Get your toes tapping and your hands clapping as the community concert band for Cape May County plays an exciting mix of marches, pop, rock and patriotic music that is sure to entertain audiences of all ages. There will be plenty of seats in the Senior Center for anyone interested in hearing live music on this Friday night. For more information, call (703) 362-6812 or visit

Cape May County Library – Nature Walk Series
Saturday, October 17
9:30 a.m. at Upper Cape Branch Library
12:30 p.m. at Lower Cape Branch Library
The Nature Center of Cape May will present a nature walk series for all ages on the third Saturday of each month. This month, Sam Wilson, a teacher and naturalist at the New Jersey Audubon’s Nature Center of Cape May, will focus on bird migration! All materials will be provided or found in nature. Participants are encouraged to bring their own binoculars. There will be a limited quantity available. All children attending are required to have adult supervision. FREE to attend. For more information, call (609) 463-6386, email or visit

Apple-Pumpkin Fest
Saturday, October 17 at 10 a.m.
South Seaville United Methodist Church, 115 Corsons Tavern Rd., South Seaville
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., experience everything apples! Caramel apples, apple cider, fresh apples for sale, funnel cakes, games, face-painting, hot dogs and much more! Call (609) 624-1425 to reserve a vendor space or for baking contest info! Ribbons awarded to top winner in four categories: best apple and pumpkin pie, best apple and pumpkin dessert.

15th Annual AppleFest
Saturday, October 17 at 10 a.m. (Rain date: Sunday, October 18)
Gandy Farmstead, 26 Tyler Rd. (Route 616), Greenfield
The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township, NJ presents its 15th Annual AppleFest on Saturday, October 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival will feature demonstrations by traditional craft artisans, live music, food, children’s activities and an apple pie baking contest at 2 p.m. The festival will also include all things apples – caramel apples, fresh New Jersey apples, an apple bake shoppe, apple cider and fall produce. Special appearance by Johnny Appleseed! Free admission and free parking. For more information, call (609) 390-565, email or visit

Boo at the Zoo
Saturday, October 17 at 10 a.m.
Cape May County Park & Zoo, 707 Route 9 North, Cape May Court House
The Cape May County Park & Zoo’s annual “Boo at the Zoo” event will take place on Saturday, October 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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, an inflatable obstacle course, a magic show and more. A Freeze Frame Costume Dance Contest will start at 11 a.m. An awards presentation will follow the Halloween costume contest. Registration for the contest begins at 10 a.m. A live animal show will start at 1 p.m. continuing on the hour and half hour. Be sure to visit the Zoo after the festivities! For more information, call (609) 465-5271 or visit

Saturday, October 17 at 11 a.m.
Excursion Park, JFK Blvd., Sea Isle City
The celebration features live German music, vendors, free hayrides on the beach, magic acts, pumpkin painting, other children’s entertainment (including a giant rock-climbing wall) and a fantastic pie baking contest. For more information, call (609) 263-9090 or visit

4-H Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18 at 11 a.m.
Lehner Farm & Nurseries, 175 Route 47 South, Cape May Court House
A brand new addition to the 4-H line-up and a great fall fun adventure for the kids! The 4-H Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch will include the corn maze, a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, a pumpkin decorating station and refreshments. The corn maze will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day and is a fundraiser sponsored by the 4-H Livestock Committee and the CMC Board of Agriculture. The fee is $5 per person for the maze and $20 for a family of 5 or more. There are additional fees for pumpkins, decorating and refreshments. Handicapped accessible; restrooms on site and ample parking. For more information, visit

Lower Township Elementary School’s 5K Fun Walk/Run
Sunday, October 18 at 9 a.m.
Lower Cape May Regional High School, 687 Route 9, Cape May
Calling all Lower Township Elementary School Families! The LTES Wellness Program is holding a 5K Fun Walk/Run at the Lower Cape May Regional High School, starting at 9 a.m. sharp on Sunday, October 18. Registration forms will be sent home with students. $5 entry fee to benefit the LTES Wellness Program. Come on out and join the fun!

Hawktober 5K and Obstacle Fun Run
Sunday, October 18 at 9 a.m.
Hawk Haven Vineyard, 600 S. Railroad Ave., Lower Township
Hawk Haven Vineyard will celebrate the festive fall season with a run on Sunday, Oct. 18 called the Hawktober 5K and Obstacle Fun Run. Runners can show off their Halloween costumes as they run along wooded trails, grass fields and through the vineyards. Throughout the course, various obstacles such as a cornstalk crawl, a wine barrel jump and a pumpkin carry, will keep runners on their toes. At the finish, a complimentary glass of wine will be waiting for adult participants. Kids will enjoy their own cup of apple cider. The cost for the 5K is $40 and the fun run is $30. For more information and to register, visit or

Cape May Trick or Treat on the Mall & Halloween Parade
Sunday, October 18 at 12 p.m.
Washington Street Mall, 401 Washington St., Cape May
From 12 to 2 p.m., trick or treat for free! Following trick-or-treating is Cape May’s 32nd Halloween Parade beginning at 3 p.m. The Parade route begins at Perry St. and Carpenter Ln., proceeds down Carpenter Ln. to Ocean St., travels down Washington St. and ends at the Emlen Physick Estate located at 1048 Washington St. Parade registration is free and begins at 1:30 p.m. on the corner of Perry St. and the Washington Street Mall. Divisions are as follows: 3 and under, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-17, 18 and older, Groups and Floats. Prizes will be awarded to all divisions at the conclusion of the parade at the Emlen Physick Estate. Pre-registration is available at Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., or download the registration form by visiting For more information, visit or contact The City of Cape May at (609) 884-9565.

Jazz Vespers Celebrates 50 Years of Beatles Music
Sunday, October 18 at 3 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May
Last year marked the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four on the charts in the States. This Oct. 18 at 3 p.m., the Cape May Jazz Vespers will showcase a number of the Vespers favorite musicians all paying tribute to some of the greatest music of our times. Please join us for a fun-filled tribute. Limited free parking is available. A $10 minimum donation is suggested. Wheelchair accessible. For more information, call (609) 576-1841 or visit

Cape May County Library – Hawks in Flight
Monday, October 19 at 6 p.m.
Cape May Court House Library, 30 Mechanic St., Cape May Court House
Visualize the wingspan, the talons and the power. Hawks are always a culprit of craned necks when they’re flying overhead. Clay Sutton, author of the landmark book, Birds and Birding at Cape May, is here to pick out the finer points of one of New Jersey’s most recognizable birds. This hour and a half long lecture will celebrate our local hawks as well as educate you on some things you may not have known about these birds beforehand. FREE to attend. For more information, call (609) 463-6386, email or visit

Cape May County Library – Components of Creative Writing
Monday, October 19 at 6 p.m.
Sea Isle City Library, 4800 Central Ave., Sea Isle City
Whether you are writing fiction or non-fiction in any of their various genres, you will be more successful in your creative writing projects if you incorporate the seven essential components of creative writing: plot, setting, characters, dialogue, theme, style and point of view. Using in-class instruction, Eva Feeley, a Sea Isle City writer, will assist you in honing your creative writing skills. FREE to attend but must register in advance. For more information, call (609) 463-6386, email or visit

Harborside Chats
Tuesday, October 20 at 6 p.m.
Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May
The Nature Center’s very popular Harborside Chats are held on Tuesday evenings beginning at 6 p.m. in the Charlotte Todd Education Hall which is situated at the corner of Delaware Avenue and Brooklyn on the Nature Center campus. The Harborside Chats are FREE to attend; light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit

Trunk or Treat Hosted by Upper Township Rescue
Tuesday, October 20 at 6 p.m.
Amanda’s Field, 10 Sunset Dr., Woodbine
Hosted by the Upper Township Rescue Squad, this event provides safe trick or treat fun for children of all ages with a DJ, games, concessions, a movie, cars and more! Cost is $5 per child and admission includes a treat bag. Best in show awards will be given to commercial and private vehicles. Please register your vehicle by emailing your name, contact number, type of vehicle and entry name to or call (609) 628-2476. For more information, email or call.