Do The Shore: October 21 to October 27

Cape May County Library – Early American Bookbinding
Wednesday, October 21 at 6 p.m.
Lower Cape Branch Library, 2600 Bayshore Rd., Villas

Books have been around for nearly 2,000 years in various forms and were once considered a status symbol. From pre-printed texts to the blank journal, all passed through the 19th century book binders shop before joining a “library.” Find out about book binding and why it was so important to history. The basic steps and tools needed to hand bind a book will be shared with the group. Event is FREE! For more information, call (609) 463-6386, email or visit

Cape May County Library – Music of Sean Gaskell
Friday, October 23 at 6 p.m.
Cape May Court House Library, 30 Mechanic St., Cape May Court House

Sean Gaskell will give a performance/educational demonstration on the Kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa. He will feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the Kora’s musical repertoire in addition to some of his own personal compositions. Event is FREE! For more information, call (609) 463-6386, email or visit

Halloween Parade & Dance Party
Friday, October 23 at 7 p.m.
45th to 40th St. & Landis Ave., Sea Isle City

The parade features a wide variety of eye-catching costumes, floats, musical entertainment and mascots. Dance party will be at Excursion Park immediately following the parade. For more information, call (609) 263-0050 or visit

Jonathan Wood’s Raptor Project
Friday, October 23, Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May

As a part of New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Fall Festival, the Convention Hall will be open Friday from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A number of birds will be on display at all times, and there will be special “shows” three times daily: Friday at 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Saturday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; and Sunday at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. In addition to the Raptor Project, Convention Hall will be filled with artists, international travel companies, optics companies and activities for kids. Admission is FREE and there will be a FREE tote bag for the first 850 visitors. For more information, contact Lillian Armstrong at or Rene Buccinna at

Beach Clean Up – Clean Ocean Action
Saturday, October 24 at 9 a.m.
Poplar Ave. & Boardwalk, Wildwood

Come out in the rain or shine to Poplar Ave. in Wildwood and help clean up the beach! From 9 a.m. to noon, come anytime and leave anytime. Bring gloves and a friend, and help your community and the beautiful beaches we all enjoy! For more information and to register, visit

Wildwoods Boardwalk Pumpkin Run
Saturday, October 24 at 10 a.m.
Wildwood Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood

The Wildwoods Boardwalk Pumpkin Run is a ghoulishly fun and exciting family event for all ages Halloween Weekend. This festive boardwalk event offers a 5K run along with a 1 mile family walk, starting at 10 a.m., rain or shine. Registration begins at 9 a.m. inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. Participants are encouraged to dress in their favorite Halloween costumes to compete for the prizes in the best dressed categories of Family, Youth, Infant and Best All Around. All proceeds benefit the elementary schools of the Wildwoods. $25 for adults; $10 for those 18 and under. All participants will receive a Pumpkin Run T-shirt. For more information, call (609) 849-8887 or visit

Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 24 at 11 a.m.
96th St., Downtown Stone Harbor

Hayrides, pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating to the shops and creepy and crawly but cute animals!

Cape May County Library – Pumpkin Hayride
Saturday, October 24 at 12:30 p.m.
Lower Cape Branch Library, 2600 Bayshore Rd., Villas

Adults and children alike are welcome to celebrate the best parts of autumn with us as we take a hayride through a local pumpkin patch. We will meet at the Lower Library for a short presentation on pumpkins and other fall squash, then drive the short distance to Les Rae’s Farm at the beanery for a hay ride, after which patrons will be able to choose a pumpkin in the field to take home. All children must be accompanied by an adult, and all patrons must register beforehand. Event is FREE! For more information, call (609) 463-6386, email or visit

Lower Township’s Haunted Trails
Saturday, October 24 at 7 p.m.
Cape May County Airport, 507 Terminal Dr. #102, Lower Township

The trails along the county airport in Lower Township are going to get seriously spooky on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Those who are brave enough to walk through the Haunted Trails are invited to the grounds of the Cape May County Airport for this free community event. Anyone who is interested in creating and coordinating their own haunted scene is encouraged to call (609) 886-7880 ext. 8.

4-H Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25 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

3rd Annual Hallow-Reeds Brunch
Sunday, October 25 at 10 a.m.
The Reeds at Shelter Haven, 9601 3rd Ave., Stone Harbor

HAPPY HALLOW-REEDS! Join us for the 3rd Annual Hallow-Reeds Brunch on Sunday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Reeds at Shelter Haven. Enjoy brunch perfect for the whole family which includes a spooky menu of seasonal fare, plus activities, movies, magic and more. Costumes are encouraged for children. Brunch is $30 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Reservations encouraged. For more information and to make reservations, call (609) 368-0100 or email

Annual Island Pumpkin Fest
Sunday, October 25 at 10 a.m.
Fox Park and Wildwoods Beach, Wildwood

The 3rd Annual Island Pumpkin Fest will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This family fun event will feature great FREE entertainment, craft vendors and food. Take a hayride to the Great Pumpkin Patch behind the Wildwoods Convention Center. Cost is $7 for children and $3 parents. For more information, call (609) 374-6213.

The Gala of the Royal Horses
Sunday, October 25 at 4 p.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood

The Gala of the Royal Horses Show will take place inside the Wildwoods Convention Center from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Royal Horses are some of the most celebrated in history, favored for centuries by royalty, equestrian riders and bullfighters, and this performance will celebrate the tradition, athleticism and grace of these revered creatures. Along with the magnificent stallions, Spanish flamenco dancers will feature in authentic vibrant costumes accompanied by the mellow notes of a guitar to bring the sights and sounds of Spain a heartbeat away. Gala of the Royal Horses will feature a number of performances involving the Andalusian, Friesian, Lipizzaner and Arabian breeds and the event is dedicated to showing off the amazing beauty and maneuvers these horses are capable of, including stunning maneuvers once used on the battlefield now known as “The Airs Above The Ground.” Tickets start at $25 and are available through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or For more information, visit

Harborside Chats
Tuesday, October 27 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