THIS WEEKEND: Jazz Fest, Crab Walk, & 5K

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

International Jazz Festival
Friday through Sunday, November 8th-10th
Where: Congress Hall – 200 Congress Pl, Cape May
As the official host hotel, Congress Hall is proud to sponsor the 2013 Exit Zero International Jazz Festival Nov. 8–10. The Festival will host well over 100 international touring musicians, including Grammy Award-winners, living legends, NEA Jazz Masters, international musicians and home-grown talent too. The Boiler Room at Congress Hall will feature sensational acts on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, Lakecia Benjamin hits the stage at 9 pm, performing material from her unconventional soul/funk album, RETOX. Robin McKelle & The Flytones will perform a contemporary blend of soul and rhythm & blues and mostly original tracks on Saturday at 9 pm. For more info, call (888) 944-1816 or visit

Ghost Crab Walk
Saturday, November 9th from 10 to 11:30 am
Where: Two Mile Beach Unit of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge – 12001 Pacific Ave (Ocean Dr.), Wildwood Crest
Don’t be afraid of these ghosts! The Friends of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge will present a special free Saturday morning family nature walk on Nov. 9, 10- 11:30 am, at the Two Mile Beach Unit of the Refuge. This special walk will be led by Dr. Ralph E.J. Boerner, Professor Emeritus of Ecology (Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, Ohio State University), and his wife, botanist and artist Betsy Wrobel-Boerner. The Boerners will focus their beach walk on the amazing and sometimes troublesome ghost crabs and will explore the complexity of their burrows. They will also help participants identify some of the characteristic dune plants found at Two Mile Beach. Free handouts will be provided. Please meet at the Visitors Contact Station at the Two Mile Beach Unit of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge, 12001 Pacific Ave (Ocean Dr), Wildwood Crest, near the former Coast Guard Loran Station. For more information or directions, please call 609-513-9349.

The Machine – Pink Floyd Tribute
Saturday, November 9th from 8 pm
Where: The Levoy Theatre – 130 N High St, Millville
THE MACHINE, America’s top Pink Floyd show, has forged a 25 year reputation of excellence, extending the legacy of Pink Floyd, while creating another legacy all their own. Over the years, The Machine has touched the hearts and souls of many, selling out theaters, large clubs and casinos across North and Central America, Europe and Asia. They have also appeared at renowned music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Riverbend, Gathering of the Vibes, Buffalo’s Artpark, and Germany’s Rock of Ages. Tickets: $27 – $32. For more info, call 856-327-6400 or visit

Walk Run Survive 5K
Sunday, November 10th from 8 am
Where: Ocean City Civic Center – 6th St & Boardwalk, Ocean City
Lung Cancer is the top cancer killer in the United States, claiming more lives than breast, prostate, ovarian, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and melanoma cancers combined. Yet, despite this, lung cancer receives the fewest research dollars. In New Jersey, Atlantic and Cape May counties have the highest incidence of lung cancer. The proceeds from this event will go to the following three organizations that are focused on lung cancer research and patients and families in the South Jersey shore area: South Jersey Cancer Fund, The LUNGevity Foundation and the Lung Cancer Alliance. Registration fee is $30 (after 10/31). Children under 12 are $15. Lung cancer survivors are free. There are discount rates available for groups (10 or more). Register online Online registration is available until Nov. 5. For more information, call (609) 653-3750. All fees are tax deductible.

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

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