Yup, summer is here! And no, we don’t go by the calendar… There’s a ton to do this week, including the first-ever Wildwoods Spring Fling Festival, two car shows – one in Wildwood and one in Ocean City – lots of seasonal events in Avalon, the long-awaited festival at the Wetlands Institute, and more. As for your editor: I’m hoping to snag a new bicycle at the annual police bike auctions.
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Cape May Fire Department Visits Cape May City Library
Wednesday, May 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
110 Ocean Street, Cape May at the library
Join Miss Anita for a special Fire Department-themed story time at the Cape May City Library!
After-School Movies: Ready Player One
Wednesday, May 10 at 3 p.m.
Ocean City Library – Room N110
Come see a free movie. Free snacks – bring a friend!
Wildwoods Restaurant Showcase
Wednesday, May 10 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Bolero Resort, 3320 Atlantic Avenue
Enjoy a sampling of mouth-watering dishes and decadent desserts from dozens of the Wildwoods’ finest restaurants and specialty shops. Tickets are $35. All proceeds benefit the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce Foundation and scholarships for area high school students.
Wildwoods Spring Fling Festival
Saturday, May 13 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Ave
Wildwoods Spring Fling Festival is a shopping, dining & musical shindig in Downtown Wildwood. Featuring live entertainment with Basic Cable MTV Tribute & 99 Reasons! Enjoy food and craft vendors and a beer garden.
Ford Broncos on the Ocean City Boardwalk
Friday through Sunday, May 12 – 14
Boardwalk from 5th to 14th street
A day filled with fun and sun and Ford Broncos from end to end! All Broncos will be parked and displayed on the Boardwalk. More info at BroncoInvasion.com
Spring Wildwood Car & Truck Show
Thursday through Sunday, May 12 – 14
Along Pacific Ave. in Wildwood
The show returns! This annual car show features vehicles 10 years or older. Show times are 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Friday & Saturday. Top 40 winners will be on display Saturday evening at Byrne Plaza. The show is FREE for spectators! Rain or shine. There will be food vendors present!
Sea Isle Town-Wide Yard Sale
Saturday, May 13 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Locations across Sea Isle City
Come out for the annual town-wide yard sale. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Or something like that.
Avalon Jigsaw Puzzle Swap
Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Avalon Free Public Library
Drop off your gently used jigsaw puzzles at the library between May 1st and May 12th and receive a ticket for the number you dropped off. On Saturday, May 13th, from 10 a.m.to 12 p.m. stop by the library to exchange your ticket for the same number of new-to-you puzzles. All puzzles must be in the original box and have all their pieces. Drop-in puzzle swaps are welcome between 11 a.m. and noon.
Belleplain Migratory Bird Day
Saturday, May 13 at 8 a.m.
Belleplain State Forest Main Office, 1 Henkinsifkin Road, Woodbine
Come to the beautiful Belleplain State Forest for a “Bird Day” hike – get there a few minutes early! Join Peter with the Forest as he takes the group on a hike to see birding spots. Check Belleplain’s Facebook page for changes due to weather, staffing etc, or give them a call at 609-861-2404.
Avalon Town-Wide Yard Sales
Saturday, May 13 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Yard sales will be taking place all over Avalon as the summer season draws near. Come see what’s for sale! This event is sponsored by the Avalon Garden Club
Avalon Chamber of Commerce Job Fair
Saturday, May 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Plan for summer employment! Browse the list of stores, restaurants, hotels, and more that have seasonal job offerings. There is something for everyone this summer, with a variety of positions for all skill levels.
Avalon Police Bike Auction
Saturday, May 13 at 12 p.m.
Avalon Public Works, 1401 Dune Dr.
The annual bike auction returns. Come get a used bike, including ones that were seized by the police.
Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Celebration Days
Saturday, May 13 through Sunday, May 21
The Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd.
Join The Wetlands Institute for the 10th annual celebration of the shorebird migration and horseshoe crab spawning season. Proceeds help support the institute’s critical research, conservation, and education programs focused on shorebirds and horseshoe crabs. Visitors will enjoy activities that are focused on conservation, including horseshoe crab rescue walks, shorebird viewings, horseshoe crab workshops and presentations, birding and wildlife cruises, shorebird workshops, and more.
Wildwoods Little League Memorial Game
Tuesday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Higbee Field, 6000 Atlantic Ave, Wildwood Crest
Wildwood Crest residents and military veterans Michael Marino and Samuel Wilson will take part in a ceremonial first pitch at the event as part of Wildwood Crest’s participation in the statewide “We Value Our Veterans” campaign.
Fish, Fins, and More – Wetlands Institute Lecture
Wednesday, May 17 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Lower Township Library Public Meeting Room
We eat them, swim in the water with them, and are sometimes even afraid of them, but we don’t always know a lot about our local fish! During this presentation we’ll learn what exactly makes a fish a fish and take an up-close look at some of our local marine species. Live animals include a variety of local fish, seasonally dependent. Register on the library’s website – registration required.