THIS WEEKEND: Festivals, Critters, and Market

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun going on at the shore!

Night out with the Critters at the Cape May County Zoo
When: Friday, June 28, 2013 5:00 PM
Where: Rt. 9 , Cape May Court House
This event is sponsored by the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) – Cape May County Zoo Chapter. Tickets are required and can only be purchased through AAZK.

19th Annual Italian American Festival
When: Friday, June 28, 2013 6:00 PM
Where: 2nd & Olde New Jersey Aves., North Wildwood
Come out and enjoy the celebration of Italian-American heritage on Olde New Jersey Ave. Enjoy the vendors, food and entertainment. The procession in honor of Saint Anthony begins at Chestnut and Central Ave at 7pm.; 7:15pm will be the opening ceremony at 2nd & Olde New Jersey Ave. For info call 609-729-4676 or visit

Teddy Bear Tea Party
When: Saturday, June 29, 2013 1:30 AM
Where: 1048 Washington St., Cape May
At the Carriage House Café and Tearoom, located on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. B.Y.O.B (bring your own bear). Come celebrate Teddy’s birthday and bring your favorite bear (or dolly) and enjoy kid-friendly menus and teddy bear music. Miss Jeanne and Mocha the Bear will be presenting stories and activities for the Teddy Bear Tea attendees as well as providing a goody bag.

Eastern Surfing Association SJ District Contest
When: Saturday, June 29, 2013 7:00 AM
Where: 12th Ave. on the beach, North Wildwood

Flea Market
When: Saturday, June 29, 2013 8:00 AM
Where: 780 Seashore Rd., Cold Spring
Enjoy the flea market with your family and friends! Rain date – July 6th.

Wildwood Crest Amateur Sand Sculpting Festival
When: Saturday, June 29, 2013 10:00 AM
Where: 5800 Ocean Ave., Wildwood Crest
The event will include an amateur sand sculpting contest, amazing sand sculpture designs by Can You Dig It professional sand sculptors, live music right on the beach, and more.

Sam Maitin Summer Chamber Music Festival
When: Saturday, June 29, 2013 7:30 PM
Where: 635 Washington St., Cape May
For the second year, the Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation, is supporting the Sam Maitin Summer Chamber Music Festival held in various towns and churches in Cape May County. It is presenting its l5th year of chamber music concerts in the area. This year’s lineup includes the Philadelphia Brass performing June 29th 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the lst United Methodist Church, 635 Washington Ave., Cape May. They will perform classical brass, and from their American Songbook, which, this year includes Guys and Dolls.

For more information about these, and other community events, see the Herald’s online calendar.

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