THIS WEEKEND: Polar Bear Plunge, Comedy Show, & Movie Night

Looking for something to do this weekend? Cape May County hosts the annual Polar Plunge plus an array of awesome entertainers. Check out some of the fun!

Special Olympics NJ Polar Bear Plunge Beef ‘n Brrr Benefit\
Friday, January 17th from 7 to 9:30 pm
Where: Bolero Resort – 3320 Atlantic Ave, Wildwood

As the Special Olympics New Jersey returns to the Wildwoods for the annual Polar Bear Plunge, a kick-off event will take place at the Bolero Resort, 3320 Atlantic Avenue in Wildwood at 7 pm. A $20 donation will raise money for the event and includes food, drink specials, a live auction and music! The Polar Bear Plunge will take place on Saturday behind the Wildwoods Convention Center and you do not need to be a participant to attend the Beef ‘n Brrr. The event supports training and competition for more than 22,000 athletes of Special Olympics New Jersey. For more information, call 609-896-8000 or visit

Polar Bear Plunge
Saturday, January 18th from 1 to 3 pm
Where: Wildwood

Join in the fun of a January Polar Bear Plunge at the Wildwoods Convention Center and the Wildwoods Beach! Registration begins at 10 am. Plunge begins at 1 pm. Event supports training and competition for more than 22,000 athletes of Special Olympics New Jersey. For more information, call 609-896-8000 or visit

Saturday, January 18th from 6 pm
Where: The Princeton Bar & Grill – 2008 Dune Drive, Avalon

LOL 4 ZOO! Cape May County Zoo’s funniest annual fundraiser yet. For the first time, the event is a Stand-Up Comedy Night and features comic Sean Donelly, who has appeared on David Letterman and Comedy Central and from Helium Comedy Club 2013 “Philly’s Phunniest” winner James Hesky plus up-coming comic Jeff McManus. The Funniest Fundraiser begins with classic Asian finger foods and appetizers followed by Stand-Up Comedy Hour and continues with music and dancing, Chinese auction, door prizes. Cash bar.

LOL 4 ZOO! Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 6 pm at the Princeton Bar & Grill in Avalon, NJ. Tickets $40.00 at the door/advance sale $35.00 The event will raise funds for the Cape May County Zoo. The non-profit’s 2014 fundraising campaign to support these initiatives: construction on new Snow Leopard Exhibit, begin plans and design for new multi-species monkey exhibit and continue conservation work on Eastern Tiger Salamander, now found almost exclusively in Cape May County, these endangered salamanders are disappearing. To boost their population the zoo and state DEP will work together to collect, raise and repopulate them back to the wild. For more information, or call 609-465-1033.

The Herb Moore Trio in Concert
Sunday, January 19th from 3 to 5 pm
Where: First Presbyterian Church of Cape May – 500 Hughes St, Cape May

The Herb Moore Trio has been performing as a unit for over 10 years. A favorite to the South Jersey area, the trio features the guitar virtuosity of Herb Moore and the soothing and sultry vocal style of Rachel Husta, and acoustic bassist Terry Dougherty. Known for their diverse repertoire, songs range from jazz standards to contemporary offerings, such as artist Diana Krall and Adele. The Herb Moore Trio is always a Vespers favorite and always delivers a musical experience enjoyed by all. A minimum donation of $10.00 is required. The church venue is wheelchair accessible. Call 576-1841 or visit for more information.

Sunday Night at the Movies feat. “The Mighty Macs”
Sunday, January 19th from 7 to 9 pm
Where: The Branches Episcopal Outreach Center – N. 2nd St & E. Vermont Ave, Rio Grande

Enjoy Sunday Night at the Movies at The Branches, next to St. Mary’s Thrift Shop, behind Family Dollar on Rt. 47 at N. 2nd St & E. Vermont Ave, Rio Grande, Jan. 19, to see “The Mighty Macs.” Based on true events, this drama tells the story of Cathy Rush who becomes the head women’s basketball coach at Immaculata College in Pennsylvania and whips the team into shape to win the first women’s national championship. This film is rated G. There is no charge and the evening is open to everyone. Movie goers can bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Movie time is 7 p.m.

The Branches is an outreach ministry of Episcopal Partners in Ministry in Cape May County: St. Barnabas by the Bay Episcopal Church, Villas and St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Stone Harbor. For information call 609-385-7231or or

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

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