Events this Week: January 3 – 10, 2024

We’re officially in the “off-season,” but there’s plenty to do at the shore. Some great movies are playing for free this week (including the fantastic Marcel the Shell, & the newest Indiana Jones), and roller skating takes place all month in Cape May. Find something to do this week – thanks to Barth Bailey for the header image taken in Avalon. Orange links are clickable.

Roller Skating in Cape May 

Friday to Sunday all January long 

Cape May Convention Hall  

In the off-season, the Cape May Convention Hall transforms into a skating rink for all ages. Skate rentals are available. Friday skate is from 4 to 6 p.m. and then again from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday skate is from 1 to 3 and 4 to 6 p.m. For info about special theme nights, check out 

Free Movie: X-Men 

Wednesday, Jan. 3 at 3 p.m.  

Ocean City Library Room N110 

Free snacks will be provided – bring a friend! 

Avalon Library Event: iPhone Basics 

Thursday, Jan. 4 from 2 to 3 p.m.  

Avalon Library, 235 32nd Street 

Come learn how to navigate your iPhone with this free workshop.  

Products of the Hive Workshop 

Friday, Jan. 5 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.  

Avalon Library, 235 32nd Street 

Learn about honeybees and the many uses of beeswax. Participants will make beeswax candles and enjoy a honey tasting! Presented by Pine Barrens Post. Registration is equired. Avalon property owners may register beginning December 5. All others may register beginning December 19. To register, please call the library at 609-967-7155 or stop by the circulation desk. Space is limited. 

Wildwoods Boating and Fishing Expo 

Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 6 and 7  

Wildwoods Convention Center 

This year’s expo is the biggest yet – feel and purchase new gear along with 100 booth vendors with everything you will need to make the 2024 Fishing & Boating Season a success! 

LEGO at the Library 

Monday, Jan. 8 from 5 to 6 p.m. 

Court House Library, 30 Mechanic Street 

Build your own LEGO creation at the library! Each month, we’ll have a different theme to inspire potential LEGO Master Builders. All kids ages 5-12 are welcome. No registration necessary- just show up! 

Avalon Knitting Group 

Monday, Jan. 8 from 3 to 4 p.m. 

Avalon Library, 235 32nd St, Avalon 

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

Free Movie: Marcel the Shell with Shoes On 

Monday, Jan. 8 at 5 p.m. 

Avalon Library, 235 32nd St, Avalon 

Marcel is an adorable one-inch-tall shell who ekes out a colorful existence with his grandmother Connie and their pet lint, Alan. Once part of a sprawling community of shells, they now live alone as the sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy.  

Free Movie: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny 

Tuesday, Jan. 9  

Avalon Library, 235 32nd St, Avalon 

Daredevil archaeologist Indiana Jones races against time to retrieve a legendary dial that can change the course of history. Accompanied by his goddaughter, he soon finds himself squaring off against Jürgen Voller, a former Nazi who works for NASA. 

Author Talk: Rebecca Serle 

Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 6 p.m.  

Virtual via the Ocean City Library 

Kick off the New Year talking to Rebecca Serle about her journey writing epic love stories to span generations. Learning the love story formula with Serle, we’ll chat with the author about her New York Times bestselling novels, One Italian Summer, In Five Years, The Dinner List, and many more. 

Free Movie: The Muppet Movie 

Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 3 p.m.  

Ocean City Library Room N110 

Free snacks will be provided – bring a friend!