Halloween is over, and with its absence, a lot of events have faded into the black night. These next three weeks are going to be a bit slower as we wait for the Christmas season to begin. But there’s always plenty to do on the shore. If you have an event you’d like us to include, email email@example.com
Trail of Two Cities 5K/Walk
Saturday, Nov. 5 from 8 to 10 a.m.
9th St. Bridge from Ocean City to Somers Point. Pre-registration and race day. 8 a.m. Start. For more information & registration ocnj.us/race-events or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-525-9317.
The Discovery of a Masterpiece Lecture
Thursday, Nov. 3 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Court House Library
Mallory Mortillaro will share the story of how her art cataloging evolved into one of the biggest finds in recent history.
NJ Audubon’s Break into Birding Mini Workshop
Thursday, Nov. 3 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Cape May Point State Park – North Shelter
Join CMBO naturalist Chuck Slugg to learn about the basics of birding! Learn where to go to find birds and how to identify them. Discover how to get the most out of field guides and optics. For absolute beginners, backyard birders, and any birder who wants to improve their skills (recommended for children 12 and up). This program will take place outdoors and involve minimal walking.
Villas Fire Company Christmas Bazaar
Friday, Nov. 4 – Sunday, Nov. 6 (Fri. 3 – 9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Villas Volunteer Fire Dept., 1647 Bayshore Rd, Villas
Free admission! There will be vendors, food, basket raffles, and more! Santa will be at the station on Saturday. Come support your local fire station!
Parish Christmas Bazaar
Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 5 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Nov 6 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
680 Town Bank Road, North Cape May
The Parish of John Neumann hosts their annual Christmas bazaar with raffle drawings, $5 ziti and meatball dinner, $8 hoagie dinners, 50/50 auctions, and Chinese auctions.
Songs from the Barn: Music and Arts Festival
Saturday, Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
521 NJ-47 521, Route 47 at the Sperlak Gallery
Music will start at 11 a.m. with acts rotating all day. Gates open at 10. $30 fee includes hiking the grounds. There will be several art opportunities, such as pan painting and clay tile making that will be used for a giant group art installation. All events at the farm are BYOB and food for your own picnic, however there will be food truck here for a good portion of the day. Under 16 FREE (no dogs, sorry). Bring chairs, tents, blankets anything to make your day comfortable.
Tickets may be prchased for CASH only at The Sculpture Gardens or Barrier Island Book Stores (CM/SH) on weekends. There may be no tickets at the door.
Cape May Presbyterian Church Fall Festival
Saturday, November 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
500 Hughes St, Cape May
Vendors, Artisanal Food and one-of-a-kind gift items, baked goods, jewelry, photos with Santa Claus (and Mrs. Claus too), Christmas ornaments, attic treasures, June’s Snacks, and much more!
Cape May Fall Indoor Crafts & Collectibles Show
Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cape May Convention Hall
All year long, Cape May MAC presents high-quality crafts and collectibles shows featuring the wares of vendors and crafters from throughout the Northeast. For indoor shows, tickets are $4.