Events this Week: Feb. 7 – 14, 2024

Happy Valentine’s Day! There are lots of free V-day events geared at kids, and one of our favorite movies of last year, The Holdovers, is screening free in Avalon. Lots of great hikes at Belleplain State Forest, too. Events are listed in chronological order, and orange links are clickable.

Container Gardening Class in Woodbine 

Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m.  

Woodbine Community Center, 812 Longfellow Street 

Join us for a presentation and discussion on container gardening. You don’t need a large yard to grow plants, even fruits or vegetables – the possibilities are endless! 

Lower Township: Valentine’s Day Cards & Crafts 

Wednesday, Feb. 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. 

Lower Township Library 

Make some Valentine’s cards and crafts at the library! This is a drop-in style program, with supplies available between the designated hours. No registration required – just show up! 

Belleplain Thursday Hikes 

Thursday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. 

Meet at the Park’s Nature Center  

Come hike through trails at Belleplain with guidance from a park staffer! These group hikes are a great way to get fit, get outside, and meet local folks.  

Cape May: Valentine’s Day Crafts 

Thursday, Feb. 8 at 5 p.m.  

Cape May Library, 110 Ocean St.   

Kids ages 5-10 are invited to join us for a variety of Valentine’s Day crafts.  Stop by anytime between 5 and 6 to create fun Valentine crafts.  No registration is required; just show up! 

LEGO at the Cape May Library 

Thursday, Feb. 8 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.  

Cape May Library, 110 Ocean St.  

Build your own LEGO creation at the library!  Each month we have a different theme to inspire potential LEGO Master Builders. All kids ages 5-12 are welcome.  

Crafts at the Avalon Library  

Thursday, Feb. 8 from 4 to 4:45 p.m.  

Avalon Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon   

Join the Avalon Library on Thursdays in February and March for very special events for ages 3 to 6! Use your creativity to make crafts with Paige! 

Winter Concerts: Creative Sax Quartet 

Friday, February 9 at 6:30 p.m.  

Ocean City Library Room N110 

Come hear big band arrangements, jazz, and classical music with this free concert at the library.  

Belleplain Love Birds DIY 

Saturday, Feb. 10  

Belleplain Park Office 

Stop by the park office any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. o make a heart-shaped bird feeder for just a $5 fee.  

Dancing with Wildwood Celebrities 

Saturday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. 

Wildwoods Convention Center 

The Wildwoods Convention Center will come alive as local Wildwoods celebrities dance for a good cause during the Wildwoods Dancing with Local Celebrities fundraiser event. 

Free Library Movie: Close 

Monday, Feb. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m.  

Avalon Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon    

The 13-year-old boys Léo and Rémis have a close friendship at school and in the flower fields where they and their parents pick the harvest for home. When schoolmates shoot a wedge into the relationship, the consequences are fatal. 

Learn to Make Louisiana Food 

Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 1 to 3 p.m.  

Stone Harbor Library 

Drew Gandley, the owner of Eat Well in North Cape May, will make Red beans & rice and crawfish etouffee alongside the class. Registration is REQUIRED – call the library for more info. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own food-safe containers to bring samples home. 

Avaon Knitting Group 

Mondays from 3 to 4 p.m.  

Avalon Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon   

Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome. 

Free Library Movie: The Holdovers 

Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.  

Avalon Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon     

Three very different shipwrecked boarding school students form an unlikely Christmas family sharing comic misadventures during two very snowy weeks in New England.  

Avalon Garden Club Card Party 

Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 11:30 to 3 p.m.  

Avalon Community Hall, 30th and Avalon Ave by the beach 

If it can be played on a standard card table, bring it! Lunch will be served, & there will be a raffle and 50/50 drawing. Come to this fundraiser, $25 a person, and play great games with other locals. Contact Joanna for more info, 609-675-6846 

Belleplain Gal-entines Day Hike & Social 

Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. 

Meet at Belleplain Park Office 

Grab your gal pals and join the Belleplain crew at the park office for a 2.5-mile hike followed by Valentine’s Day-themed snacks and drinks.  

Free Monthly Breakfast Forum 

Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 8:30 a.m. 

Dino’s Diner, Rt 50, Seaville 

This month’s topic is: the negative impacts of loneliness and isolation in older adults and how reassurance calls help! RSVP for this free breakfast and conversation by calling Karen Fitzpatrick at 609-382-3358 

Sea Isle Valentine’s Day Party 

Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 10 to 11 a.m.  

Sea Isle Library 

Drop in for some Valentine’s Day fun, featuring holiday-themed crafts & activities. 

Middle School Valentine’s Day Treats 

Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 4 to 6 p.m.  

Lower Township Library  

Enjoy some easy-to-make treats on Valentine’s Day! This is a drop-in style program, with supplies available between the designated hours. All supplies will be provided. Open to anyone in grades 5-8. Please contact us ahead of time at or (609) 463-6350 if your child has a food allergy and would like to attend. We can easily make accommodations so that everyone can participate.

Free Movie: Book Club 

Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 12 p.m. 

Ocean City Public Library Room N110 

Four friends’ lives are turned upside down when their book club tackles the infamous “50 Shades of Grey.” From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter. 

Tea Time at the History Center 

Thursday, Feb. 15 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.  

Avalon History Center, 215 39th St, Avalon 

Enjoy tea with us as we share memories of old Avalon – and make new ones.