Do The Shore: October 28 to November 3

Cape May County Library – Early American Pottery
Wednesday, October 28 at 6 p.m.
Lower Cape Branch Library, 2600 Bayshore Rd., Villas

Stoneware, redware, and yellow ware are all types of early American pottery. A portion of the HCSV pottery collection will be on exhibit to showcase the pottery of South Jersey. Explore the many uses for the potter’s goods and what it took to create a perfect piece. Event is FREE! For more information, call (609) 463-6386, email or visit

Middle Township Halloween Parade
Wednesday, October 28 at 7 p.m.
Memorial Field, 15 West Pacific Ave., Cape May Court House

The parade will start at 7 p.m. with judging at the Memorial Field and travel north on Route 9 to the Cape Bank parking lot. Please come out and join us in this community parade. All are welcomed to attend or participate. Sponsored by the Middle Township Recreation Department.

Frankenstein’s 80th Anniversary Party
Wednesday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., Suite #4, Ocean City

You are cordially invited to Frankenstein’s 80th Anniversary Party at the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall of the Ocean City Free Public Library. The following friends and family are expected to attend: Dracula, Wolfman, the Mummy, Zombie, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and the Hunchback. Featuring student performers from Ocean City High School. Reception to follow. Come howl the night away with all the cool ghouls. For more information, call (609) 399-2434 ext. 5222.

Avalon Trunk or Treat
Friday, October 30 at 5 p.m.
30th Street Parking Lot, Avalon

From 5 to 7 p.m., enjoy a children’s costume parade, trunk or treat and spooky car contest awards. Please arrive by 5:30 p.m. Parking lot closes at 5:30 p.m. sharp. Preregister in Avalon Community Hall. For more information, call (609) 967-3066.

Halloween Movie Night
Friday, October 30 at 7 p.m.
Excursion Park Band Shell, Sea Isle City

The animated film “Hotel Transylvania” will be shown starting at 7 p.m. Movie-goers are reminded to bring folding chairs and blankets so they can recline on the lawn at Excursion Park. To learn more about any of Sea Isle City’s 2015 Halloween events, call (609) 263-0050 or visit

Congress Hall’s Phantom Ball
Friday, October 30 at 8 p.m.
Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, Cape May

Don’t miss the biggest Halloween bash in Cape May – Congress Hall’s Phantom Ball! This year’s creepy theme is Media Mayhem! Dress as the creepiest version of your favorite commercial characters, past and present. What if Snap, Crackle and Pop were evil triplets, the Jolly Green Giant was not actually all that jolly, or Mikey didn’t like LIFE? Get creative and get to Congress Hall’s Ballroom on Oct. 30 for the chance to win great prizes in our costume contest. Your ticket to the Phantom Ball includes admission, a drink voucher, a full dessert bar and a night full of dancing to DJ Tony Steff, plus admission to the after-party in the Boiler Room! For more information, contact Concierge at (609) 884-6542 or

Cape May County Army National Guard Association Breakfast
Villas Diner, 2100 Bayshore Rd., Villas

The October Cape May County Army National Guard Association breakfast will be at 0900 hours on Saturday, Oct. 31 at the Villas Diner. All branches of the military are welcome. We look forward to meeting new members who have been honorably discharged from service, along with those who are currently serving. If you served and would like to regain that camaraderie, please come join us. See your old friends and make new ones. For more information, call (609) 729-1596.

Harvest Festival & Car Show
Saturday, October 31 at 10 a.m.
Secluded Acres Farm, 1024 Route 47 South, Rio Grande

Free face painting and kiddie hayride! Spectators vote for their favorite cars. Benefits First United Methodist Church of North Wildwood. Rain or shine. For more information, call (609) 886-8574.

4-H Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
Saturday, October 31 at 11 a.m.
Lehner Farm & Nurseries, 175 Route 47 South, Cape May Court House

Due to the popularity of the 4-H Corn Maze, one more day has been added to the event’s schedule! The maze will now also be open on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. And, in the Halloween spirit, all children under 12 years of age will be admitted free of charge to the maze if they are in costume. Visit for more information.

Trick or Treat in Downtown Ocean City
Saturday, October 31 at 2 p.m.
Asbury Ave., between 6th & 11th Sts., Ocean City

Trick or treat in Downtown Ocean City from 2 to 4 p.m. between 6th and 11th Sts. on Asbury Ave. at participating stores. Sponsored by the Downtown Merchants Association.

Trick or Treat at the Physick Estate
Saturday, October 31 at 5 p.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May

Some spooky characters are waiting on the grounds with treats for all the good little boys and ghouls. Trick-or-treating is from 5 to 7 p.m., and is free! For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278.

Nature Center of Cape May’s Halloween Open House
Saturday, October 31 at 5 p.m.
The Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May

During the city’s normal trick-or-treating hours (5 to 7 p.m.), stop by the Nature Center for treats and walk around our haunted meadow. Say hello and even touch some of the creepy animals at our center, like our snakes and tarantula that you might find out aren’t so creepy after all! FREE but donations are welcome.

Halloween Cocktail Party at the Reeds
Saturday, October 31 at 8 p.m.
Reeds at Shelter Haven, 9601 3rd Ave., Stone Harbor

HAPPY HALLOW-REEDS! We invite you to the Reeds at Shelter Haven’s Halloween Cocktail Party on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 8 p.m. to midnight. Put on your ghoulish attire for a night of drinking and dancing, plus a festive after-party at Buckets Cantina, right next door! Spooky drink specials will be offered at both locations. Make it a night – spend the night at the Reeds with a special Halloween package that includes admission for two, cocktail tickets, a breakfast voucher for SAX Restaurant and a 1 p.m. check-out. Tickets to the party are free in advance and $10 at the door. For more information, call (609) 368-0100, email or visit

Sober Halloween Costume Ball
Saturday, October 31 at 8 p.m.
North Wildwood Community Center, Central Ave. & E. 10th Ave., North Wildwood

Plenty of fun, food, music, dancing and special prizes. Donations of side dishes, desserts, gift baskets, gift certificates and raffle prizes are appreciated. $12 for adults, free for children 12 and under. Sponsored by the Twelfth Step House. For more information, call (609) 602-3951.

Harborside Chats
Tuesday, November 3 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