Events this Week: Jan. 31 – Feb. 7, 2024

Things are picking up! Lots of great nature-focused events, free movies, and some Valentine’s Day activities for the kiddies. It’s winter at the shore, but there’s always plenty to do! Events are listed in chronological order.

Winter on the Marsh 

Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 6 p.m.  

Lower Township Library 

Presented by the Wetlands Institute. Though winter is a quieter time in our marshes and local ecosystems, there’s still plenty of life down at the shore! This presentation will discuss our winter residents here in New Jersey, both the ones we can see around and the ones who go dormant during the colder months, and their strategies to survive. 

Free Library Movie: TMNT Mutant Mayhem 

Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 3 p.m.  

Ocean City Library Room N110 

Free snacks will be provided – bring a friend! 

Harborside Chat: Humpback Whales 

Thursday, Feb. 1 at 12 p.m.  

Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Avenue, Cape May 

Our beloved Humpback Whales face many obstacles in the deep blue sea. Ralph Boerner has agreed to make a return visit to the “chats” to bring us up-to-date on what’s up with the Humpbacks. 

Kids who Crochet 

Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m.  

Court House Library 

Kids from 8 to 12 years old are invited to come learn to crochet, and keep coming back to further their skills. We make hats, scarves, blankets, toys and more! 

All About Watersheds 

Thursday, Feb. 1 from 1 to 2 p.m.  

Lower Township Library 

What is a watershed & why is it important? What are the inner workings of a watershed? What are some issues in our local Watershed Management Area (WMA 16), and what data is collected? New Jersey’s waters are a valuable and vulnerable resource. For the past 21 years, the AmeriCorps New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors Program has played an important role in raising awareness of how human activities can affect water quality, especially in the most densely populated state in the nation. 

Frozen Movie Sing-Along 

Thursday, Feb. 1 at 4 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! We will be watching the movie Frozen and singing along to all the songs! Costumes are welcome! 

Thank You Cards in Sea Isle City  

Friday, Feb. 2 from 1 to 3 p.m.  

Sea Isle City Library 

Junk Journaling began as the simple art of scrapbooking pictures, tickets and precious scraps of paper as a memory book. Today, junk journaling has evolved into the art of using pieces to create a whole work of art. You will make 3 greeting cards and leave with supplies to make 3 more at home. All supplies will be included, no need to shop prior to class. 

Groundhog Day Celebration  

Friday, Feb. 2 from 2 to 3 p.m.  

Lower Township Library 

Children and their loved ones are invited to celebrate Groundhog Day at the library. Listen to a groundhog story, do a groundhog scavenger hunt, make a groundhog craft and have a snack! 

Free Library Movie: Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium 

Saturday, Feb. 3 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.  

Wildwood Crest Library 

Join us for snacks and a G-rated movie! Snacks are provided, while supplies last. 

Self-Care Saturday: Inspirational Journaling 

Saturday, Feb. 3 from 2 to 3 p.m.  

Avalon Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon  

The pieces that Lexi Noble will instruct you on making will include washi tape, stickers, wax seals, pieces of decorative paper, rubber stamps, and more. Sample pieces will be present at class to see and inspire you. All supplies will be included. Registration is required. To register, please call 609-967-7155 or stop by the circulation desk 

Free Jazz Concert: Michael Pedicin Quartet 

Every Sunday in February at 2 p.m.  

Ocean City Public Library Room N110 

Michael Pedicin pays homage to a different jazz saxophonist each week with a rotating guest, including Chris Farr, Carl Cox, Louis Taylor, and Adan Niewood. Free admission, no registration necessary. 


Valentine’s Crafts & Snacks 

Monday, Feb. 5 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.  

Upper Township Library  

This is a drop-in style program, with supplies available between the designated hours. No registration required – just show up! 

History Event: Resistance to the Nazis 

Monday, Feb. 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  

Stone Harbor Library 

Many are unaware of any resistance against the Nazis, except for the courageous German army soldiers who attempted to murder Hitler. Attenders will come to know stories about the scope of Resistance during the Holocaust – Mr. Robert Holden is a retired Ocean City teacher and retired Senior Adjunct Professor of History, teaching WC 1, WC 2, and his own created Holocaust and Genocide Studies Course at ACCC’s Cape May County campus 

Irish, Folk, and Bluegrass Concert 

Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m.  

Court House Library  

Tom Brett and Bill Felix play a mixture of Irish and American folk, some baby boomer era acoustic rock, and bluegrass. The duo is the house band at Josie Kelly’s Public House in Somers Point. They have even performed in Ireland! 

Drawing Fundamentals 

Tuesday, Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Court House Library  

In this one-day workshop, you will learn basic drawing skills including mark-making, structure, proportion, values, shading, and composition. All materials provided! Stephanie DiMuzio, the instructor, is a graduate of Moore College of Art & Design. She has received several commissions for paintings and has sold her work to many private collectors. She currently exhibits and sells her work in Stone Harbor, Wildwood, Rio Grande, and locations in PA.  

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!