Do The Shore This Weekend: May 31-June 2


Check out what’s happening this weekend!

Historic Fishing Creek Schoolhouse, 4th Annual Juried Fine Art Show
Friday May 31 to Sunday, June 2
Historic Fishing Creek Schoolhouse, 2102 Bayshore Road, Villas

Friends of Fishing Creek School are pleased to announce the 4th annual juried art show at the beautifully restored historic Fishing Creek School House building in Villas, NJ. on Friday evening, May 31, Saturday, June 1st & Sunday, June 2nd. This is a great opportunity to view and purchase artwork in a beautiful bayside shore community in Cape May County, Lower Township, NJ. This year’s show includes a “Small Works Gallery” where patrons can buy miniature original paintings at special show prices. Proceeds from this event benefits the continuing preservation project of the Friends of Fishing Creek School (FFCS). Admission is Free. Artist Prospectus and additional information located on the

Tales at Twilight: Supernatural Stories with a Cape May Connection
Friday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Avenue, Cape May

Sit around the fire pit and listen to supernatural tales about the Jersey Devil and other spooky legends told by members of East Lynne Theater Company and the Nature Center of Cape May.   Before the storytelling begins at 8:00 PM, enjoy smores and other treats by the campfire at 7:30 PM. Rain or shine. Cost is $12; ages 12 and under free. For questions, contact the Nature Center at 609-427-3045. To learn more about the Nature Center visit; for East Lynne Theater Company visit

West Cape May Strawberry Festival
Saturday, June 1 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wilbraham Park, West Perry Street and Broadway, West Cape May

The 21st annual Strawberry Festival is being held again this year in beautiful Wilbraham Park (West Perry and Broadway) in West Cape May on Saturday, June 1 (rain date June 2) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This much anticipated event features over 100 vendors, all celebrating the official fruit of spring! Enjoy the Strawberry Shortcake prepared by the Cape May Technical High School students whose proceeds benefit their after prom party. Vendors will be offering strawberries in wonderful foods: muffins, cookies, floats, shaved ice, dips, empanadas, ice cream, lemonade and hand crafted sodas. Our top food vendors will be back with crab cakes, seafood kabobs, pulled pork, barbeque chicken, hot dogs and sausages.

Shop with our artisans for strawberry pottery, jewelry, tee shirts, honey, wine and lots more! There will be antiques, collectibles, artwork, clothing, accessories, birdhouses and garden art. And the strawberry-eating turtles will return (provided it’s not too cold) with the Turtle Singer! Live music will be playing all day: 9 a.m. Bill the Steel Drum Guy; 11 a.m. Blondage; 1 p.m. Five Time Famous and 3:15 p.m. The Geno White Trio.  Singer/songwriter Angelina Bella will be entertaining us throughout the day. The crowning of the Strawberry Queen and King will be at 3 p.m.  Yes, you could win! Sponsored by the West Cape May Business Association: or visit us on Facebook. For more information call Sharon Flanagan, 609-886-0412.

Belleplain State Park: East Creek Pond Roadside Clean Up
Saturday, June 1 at 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
East Creek Pond Boat Ramp Parking Lot, 398 East Creek Mill Road, Woodbine

East Creek Pond is used by many of Bellplain State Park’s visitors each year. This year, lots of trash along side 347 has accumulated. Wind and the flow of rain water can carry this pollution into the pond as well as neighboring streams. In partnership with AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassador, Kristen Andrada, Bellplain State Park is hoping that the community will help address this issue in order to keep our waterways safe and healthy for all to use.

Please come! Trash bags, reachers and gloves will be provided – feel free to bring your own bags and gloves. Don’t forget to bring water!

Saturday, June 1 at 10 a.m.
Historic Smithville,
615 E Moss Mill Road, Smithville

Enjoy a day of 50s style entertainment with a modern twist, including live music, a classic pin-up contest with prizes and vendors.  Free to attend. This event is sponsored by Underground – please contact 609-652-5200 for more information. Historic Smithville offers 60 shoppes, 7 eateries, carousel ride, train ride, on site lodging at the Colonial Inn and over 26 free weekend events!

Downtown Wildwood Country Band Concert Weekend
Saturday, June 1 at 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, June 2 at 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood

Enjoy country music, food trucks, local vendors, wine and beer tastings, and family-friendly activities at the Downtown Wildwood Country Band Concert Weekend! Admission is FREE. CMA recording artist Nikki Briar will perform on Saturday, June 1 at 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and the Rhythm Wranglers will perform on Sunday, June 2 at 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Come out and join the fun to see everything Downtown Wildwood has to offer!

State Park: FREE 2-Day Freshwater Stream Assessment Training
Saturday, June 1 to Sunday, June 2
Belleplain State Forest Office/Classroom, 995 Henkinsifkin Road, Woodbine

Join AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassador, Kristen Andrada, for a two-day intensive weekend workshop to learn about water quality monitoring in New Jersey! After a brief introduction to stream and watershed ecology, participants will go streamside to learn techniques for visual habitat assessments, physical monitoring, and benthic macroinvertebrate sampling. Benthic macroinvertebrates, or small organisms like insect larvae, crustaceans, and mollusks that live in streams, are used as biological indicators of stream health.

This workshop is a great introduction to visual and biological monitoring for someone interested in taking the next step and becoming a volunteer monitor! Participants should dress for outdoor exploration, rain or shine. Bring your own lunch. Bring a pair of knee boots or waders if you have them. Any children under the age of 18 must attend with a parent or guardian. No children under the age of 14 are permitted.

Soroptimists’ Spring Fashion Show
Sunday, June 2 at 12 p.m.
The Grand Hotel, 1045 Beach Avenue, Cape May

The Grand Hotel Ballroom will be the site of this year’s Spring Fashion Show sponsored by the Soroptimist International of Cape May County.  All proceeds benefit Scholarships and Community Services for Cape May County women and girls.

Included will be an elegant lunch of chicken or crab cakes, a runway fashion show of seasonal casual wear, a cash bar, 50/50 and our famous “over the top” Gift Basket Auction.  Tickets are $35.00 and can be ordered by calling (215) 275-9499.

East Lynne Theater Company’s 2nd Annual Golf Tournament
Monday, June 3 at 12 p.m.
Cape May National Golf Club, 834 Florence Avenue, Cape May

The nonprofit, award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company is having its second annual Golf Tournament beginning at noon on Monday, June 3. Rain date is June 4.

The tournament is Scramble Style, with a Shotgun Start. Those who don’t have a foursome in place, when making a reservation, are asked to include their handicap, so that professionals at the Club will know where to place them with others to create a foursome. Those without clubs may rent them for a modest fee at the club ​or borrow clubs from one of four with whom they’re playing.  Be aware of proper attire: No shoes with cleats, or jeans.

The winning foursome may choose from a variety of prizes including gift certificates, wine baskets, and theater tickets. The prize for a hole-in-one is $10,000.  Prizes are also given to the one who gets closest to the pin, had the best putt, the longest drive, and is the best dressed.  

After the tournament, enjoy a reception, with cash bar, catered by The Chalfonte Hotel at the Club.

The cost is $100 to play and attend the reception; $50 for a guest who wants to attend the reception only.

Sponsorships are still available, including sponsoring a hole for as little as $100.

For more information, and as another way to receive forms for players, reception-goers, and sponsors, call or e-mail ELTC. All proceeds will support ELTC’s 2019 Season and Endowment Fund.