THIS WEEKEND: Fitness Demo, FreeZa-PolooZA, & More

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out some of the fitness-related, fascinating, and fundraising events happening at the shore!

Youth Speed & Strength Training Program
Saturday, January 25th from 9 to 10 am
Where: Miracles Fitness @ the garage / Ocean View Sports Training Complex – 438 Woodbine-Ocean View Rd, Ocean View
Calling all 6th, 7th & 8th graders…This fun, turf-based workout will challenge you using obstacle courses, ropes, agility ladders, boxes, medicine balls, cones, hurdles, sleds and more. Gain speed, strength, agility & endurance to enhance athletic performance and overall fitness. Don’t miss this FREE demo!

Woodbine American Legion Wartime Speaker Event
Saturday, January 25th from 1 to 2:30 pm
Where: American Legion Post 298 – 515 Washington Ave, Woodbine
The Woodbine American Legion Post 298 is hosting war stories from the Korean War, including the history of how the U.S. got into the Korean War and the fight in the trenches. Dick Mathers will be telling his story from the trenches of Korea, fighting the N. Koreans with one bullet left in his rifle and the Koreans attacking by the thousands. Obviously, he survived, and now he’s telling the story. So, come on out, learn a little history and listen to some great stories. The event will take place at the American Legion Post 298 on 515 Washington Ave. in Woodbine on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 1:00 PM. Admission is free and refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Dave at 609-861-2456 or Arnold at 609-861-2387.

FreeZa-PolooZA VI
Saturday, January 25th from 6 pm to midnight
Where: Bolero Blue Water Grill – 3320 Atlantic Ave, Wildwood
The sixth annual FreeZa-PolooZA event will be held at the Bolero Blue Water Grill, Wildwood on Saturday, Jan. 25. The Beef and Beer goes from 6 pm to 10 pm and live music will be played until 12 midnight. As in years past, this musical funfest will feature 3 live bands that will rock the Bolero. This year’s lineup is new and unique as the band. FUZZYBONE, made up from members of the wildly popular bands Funny Bone and The Fuzzy Bunny Slippers from the 90s and 2000s South Jersey music scene, will headline the event. The opening act is the newly-formed band Loud n’ Clear. Also performing is one of the hottest bands in South Jersey, Donkey Punch.

In the past 6 years the event has raised over $130,000 to benefit local children and young adults with cancer. This year’s benefit will support Kanen “HurriKanen” Keating Wear, 6 years old from Swainton and Genny Lynn Farnan, 27, from West Cape May, a teacher’s aide at the Atlantic City Special Services School District. Both are fighting different forms of Brain Cancer and the funds from FreeZA-PolooZA will go toward the costs associated with their treatment. For more information or where you can purchase tickets go to

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Pot Luck Dinner
Saturday, January 25th from 6 to 8 pm
Where: Cape May United Methodist Church – 635 Washington St, Cape May
Center for Community Arts will host a pot luck dinner to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 25 from 6:00 – 8 pm at Lyle Hall at the Cape May United Methodist Church. The community is welcome and encouraged to attend with their families. Please bring a covered dish to share. There will be a short presentation including a ringing of peace bells created by YAP Cape May participants to celebrate the Nobel Peace Prize that Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded in 1964 for his nonviolent resistance to racial prejudice in America. The community will also have the opportunity to help create a work of art to be part of the Global Art for Peace Project Exchange.

Women of Wildwood 2nd Annual Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, January 26th from
Where: Tom Cat Restaurant – 437 W. Rio Grande Ave, Wildwood
Start your morning off right and join The Women of Wildwood as they host their 2nd annual pancake breakfast at the iconic Tom Cat Restaurant located at 437 W. Rio Grande Ave. in Wildwood, NJ on Sunday, January 26 from 8 am to 1 pm. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased in advance through a WOW member, by emailing or at the Tom Cat Restaurant the morning of the event. “Last year we were able to raise over $2000 to give back to our four local elementary schools,” said Susan McGee, WOW president. “The money goes towards the schools positive reward programs and we are very hopeful that we can surpass last years amount.” Chef Dave Bannon is making sure no one goes home hungry by serving up your choice of pancakes, French toast or scrambled eggs. Each breakfast also comes with sausage or bacon and includes coffee, tea or juice.

Love of Linda Cancer Fund Spaghetti Dinner
Sunday, January 26th from 3:30 to 7:30 pm
Where: Bayview Inn – 8100 Bayview Drive, Wildwood Crest
The Love of Linda Cancer Fund will host a Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Bayview in order to raise funds for local cancer patients in need. Tickets include access to the pasta buffet with meatballs and Caesar salad. Homemade Desserts and takeout will also be available! Tickets available at the door, by calling (609) 729-0456, or via PayPal on our website,

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

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