THIS WEEKEND: Magic, Music, & Cheer Champs

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

Free Pizza and Family Movie Night feat. “Red Dog”
Friday, February 28th from 6 to 8 pm
Where: West Cape May Boro Hall – 732 Broadway, West Cape May

“Red Dog,” a movie about the true power of an animal’s love and loyalty and the impact they can have on a community, will be shown. The movie is based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who unites a local community while roaming across thousands of miles in the Australian outback for years in search of his long lost master and a place to belong.
This is a fun family movie for all ages, rated PG. Free pizza will be offered at 6 p.m. Animal Outreach of Cape May County will give a short presentation before the movie. Please call 609-884-1005 for more information.

Fundraising Tea with cast of “The Secret Garden”
Saturday, March 1st from 12:30 to 2 pm
Where: Middle Township PAC – 212 Bayberry Dr, Cape May Court House

Versatile student actors at Middle Township High School will switch from teacups and spoons to dancing shoes on one afternoon during their three performance run of the award-winning Broadway musical “The Secret Garden.”
On Sat. afternoon, March 1, starting at 12:30, the costumed cast will sponsor a fundraising tea on the balcony of the lobby of the Performing Arts Center. Tea parties have a British flair, of course, and the students’ version is especially appropriate since the plot centers on an orphaned girl who becomes the ward of an uncle in England where she discovers a secret garden.

Those who attend the tea party will receive as a bonus, an opportunity to have their photos taken with members of the cast. The cost of the tea party is $5 for an adult with a child, and $3 for each additional person. For reservations for the party, call 465-1852, extension 5536 or e-mail

An Evening of Comedy & Magic with Brian Staron
Saturday, March 1st from 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Avalon Golf Club – 1510 N Rte 9, Cape May Court House

Avalon Golf Club is proud to present “An Evening of Comedy & Magic with Brian Staron” on March 1, 2014 at 7 pm. Staron has been a full time performer for over 25 years. His show is made up of a special blend of slap-stick humor and incredible magic. Brian’s show has been described as “live situation comedy”. The show is suitable for all ages and relies heavily on audience participation, that’s right, you and your guest will be part of the show!

Staron performs over 800 shows each year for Walt Disney Entertainment with his primary location being Disney’s BoardWalk Resort at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. He is a four-time winner of the “You Create Disney Magic” award, five-time winner of the “You’re a Disney Star” award, and a nine-time winner of the prestigious “Basics” honors. All three awards are presented by Disney Executives for “show excellence”.

All proceeds from this event will benefit the renovation and re-opening of the Gateway Playhouse in Somers Point, NJ. Tickets for the show are $30 for general seating. Limited seating will be available the day of the performance, so advance ticket ordering is encouraged. For more information on the performer, please visit To order tickets for the show, please call 1-800-838-3006 or go to to order online.

Cheer Tech National Rec & School Championships
Sunday, March 2nd from 9 am to 3 pm
Where: Wildwoods Convention Center – 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood

This cheerleading event is open to all rec and school programs that are members of the American Recreation and School Cheer Association. Performances will be choreographed to music and sound effects, and winning teams will be awarded prizes. Admission is $15 and free for children 3 and under. For more information, call 866.52.CHEER or visit

21st Annual Cape May County Honors Choir Concert
Sunday, March 2nd from 5 to 8 pm
Where: Middle Township PAC – 212 Bayberry Dr, Cape May Court House

March 2 at 5 p.m., the Cape Music Educators, Inc. will present its 21st annual Cape May County Honors Choir concert at the Middle Township Performing Arts Center. The CMC Honors Choir includes approximately 105 students in grades 4-8 from the following schools: Ocean City intermediate, Upper Township Middle and Elementary Schools, Dennis Township Middle School, Middle Township Middle School and Middle Township Elementary #2; Cape Trinity Catholic; Sandman Consolidated School; West Cape May and Cape May City Elementary Schools; and the Richard M. Teitelman School.

As a prelude to the concert, several alumni and high school seniors will be performing individual pieces. These students are planning to pursue music in college and will receive a scholarship for their participation. Over the last twenty years, Cape Music Educators can count approximately twenty former members of the choir who have gone on to become music professionals. Julia Henrich, our accompanist for the evening, was a member of the first Honors Choir in 1994. Mr. Christopher Kobik, Superintendent of Lower Cape May Regional School District, will be the evening’s guest speaker about the importance of music.

Please help us celebrate on Music in Our Schools Month on March 2 at 5 p.m. at the Middle Township Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $7 for general admission seating.

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

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