East Lynne Theater Company Presents “Strictly Dishonorable”
Wednesday, September 23 at 8 p.m.
Where: The First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes Street, Cape May
“Strictly Dishonorable” opened on Broadway to rave reviews in 1929, and ELTC presents it 86 years later from Sept. 23 – Oct. 17. An innocent Southern belle and her fiancé from West Orange, NJ step into a Manhattan speakeasy where they encounter its gracious manager and his employees, a clever judge and a worldly Italian opera star. This sophisticated comedy by Preston Sturges explores the conflict between playing it safe and expanding one’s horizons. By the end of 1929, Sturges was writing for Paramount, and soon after also directing his own films which include “The Great McGinty,” “The Lady Eve,” and “Sullivan’s Travels.” Tickets are $25, $15 for students and free for veterans and children ages 12 and under. Call (609) 884-5898 for more information and to purchase tickets.
2nd Annual Middle Township Restaurant Week
Wednesday, September 23 – Saturday, September 26
Where: Middle Township
The Middle Township Economic Development Council, in conjunction with the Herald newspaper group, will hold the 2nd Annual Restaurant Week in Middle Township from September 21 – September 26. During Restaurant Week, restaurants will offer discounts on full course meals while smaller eating establishments may offer discounted specials. Participating restaurants will be promoted through various media and on the website www.MiddleTownshipRestaurantWeek.com.
Boardwalk Classic Car Auction
Thursday, September 24 – Saturday, September 26
Where: Wildwood Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
The annual car auction of ‘muscle’ and classic cars will take place in the Wildwoods Convention Center. Vendors will have memorabilia, collectibles, parts and accessories. Thursday: Preview from noon – 7 p.m., preview party from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday: Auction from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Saturday: Auction from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. (times subject to change). FREE admission for spectators! Call (609) 522-4546 or visit http://www.WildwoodMotorEvents.com for more information.
Boardwalk Classic Car Show
Thursday, September 24 – Sunday, September 27
Where: Wildwood Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood and throughout the Boardwalk
Take a step back in time to experience the craftsmanship and beauty of hundreds of restored classic cars displayed on the Wildwoods Boardwalk! Thursday: Registration from noon – 10 p.m., meet and greet in Fox Park at 6 p.m.; Friday: Boardwalk display from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., kickoff party at the Wildwoods Convention Center at 6 p.m.; Saturday: Boardwalk display from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Sunday: Award ceremony at 8 a.m. in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center. Prizes will be awarded to the top 40 cars as well as “Best in Show.” FREE admission for spectators! Call (609) 522-4546 or visit http://www.WildwoodMotorEvents.com for more information.
Irish Fall Festival
Thursday, September 24 – Sunday, September 27 at 8 a.m.
Where: Old New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood
The largest Irish Festival on the East Coast celebrating Irish heritage with dancing, music, food and craft vendors along Olde New Jersey Avenue and surrounding pubs in North Wildwood. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Bus service available throughout the event dates. Other festivities include a golf tournament, concert, Irish dance lessons, 5K run and 1 mile walk, pipe exhibition and Catholic mass. The events conclude with a parade on Surf Avenue from 20th to Spruce and Olde New Jersey Avenues, North Wildwood. For more info call (800) IRISH-91 or (609) 729-0075, or visit www.CMCAOH.com.
Irish Festival Weekend
Friday, September 25 at 9 a.m.
Where: LaCosta Lounge, 4000 Landis Avenue, Sea Isle City
This yearly Celtic celebration will feature live Irish music and dancing, an Irish Vendor Market, great food and countless festival-goers “Wearin’ the Green.” Call (609) 263-3611 for more information.
Biking and Brews By the Bay
Saturday, September 26 at 9:30 a.m.
Where: Cape May Lewes Ferry Terminal, 1200 Lincoln Boulevard, Lower Township
Join us for an interesting day of low impact biking. Not a serious biker? That’s good because beach-cruisers are the preferred mode of transportation for this tour, a tour that is perfect for anyone interested in natural scenery, World War II history and local craft brews. Meet up with Nature Center tour guides for a relaxing boat ride over to Lewes. Once on the “other” side, we’ll take in the sights and history of Cape Henlopen, Gordon’s Pond Trail, the famous Dogfish Brewery in Rehoboth Beach and Junction & Breakwater “Rail-to-Trail.” By 6:30 p.m., we’ll head over to the Lewes Ferry terminal and hitch a ride back home across the Bay. Expect to cover approximately 25 miles throughout the day with frequent stops. Bring your own bike or bike rentals can be arranged. A wide brimmed hat, long sleeves, sun block and water bottle are recommended. Pack refreshments and lunch, or bring money for our stops at the ferry terminals, breweries and local eateries. Size of group will be limited to 25 bicyclists. Call the Nature Center of Cape May at (609) 898-8848 for details and to preregister. The cost of your walk-on, round-trip ferry ticket is included in your overall cost of $40 for members ($60 for nonmembers).
Historic Cold Spring Village’s Paranormal Research
Saturday, September 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 U.S. 9, Cape May
Paranormal research events will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Welcome Center with an introduction to ghost-hunting etiquette and equipment, and an overview of the history of paranormal activity at the Village. Guests will then be escorted in groups to several sites throughout the Village where researchers will allow guests to assist with the research using digital photography and sound recording equipment. During the Ice Cream Parlor research, guests will enjoy a complimentary ice cream cone. After the investigation, guests will return to the Welcome Center to discuss their findings. Tickets to each evening of paranormal research are $40 each and must be purchased in advance. Past paranormal research events have all sold out! Please call (609) 898-2300, ext. 10 for more information and to purchase tickets. Amateur paranormal researchers are welcome to bring their own equipment.
Free Cold Spring Country Fair
Saturday, September 26 to Sunday, September 27
Where: Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 U.S. 9, Cape May
Free admission! Stroll the Village’s shaded lanes where arts, crafts and antiques vendors sell their wares. Visit select buildings and learn about the trades and crafts of the ‘age of homespun’! Take guided walking tours and special discounts at the Country Store! Visit www.hcsv.org for more information.