Happenings

Thursday, May 8

SPRING GOLF EVENT, by Ocean City Board of Realtors, benefits local scholarships and scholastic programs, lunch, dinner, awards ceremony, silent auction, raffle, prizes, Greate Bay Golf & Country Club, 901 Mays Landing Road, Somers Point. 609-399-0128 or go to OCBOR.com

WILDWOODS SPRING BOARDWALK CLASSIC CAR SHOW, May 8, 9, 10, 11; noon to 10 p.m. May 8, Car Show, registration required, registration packets at Imperial 500 Motel, 6601 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Crest; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 8, Cruise Night, Fox Park, across from the Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood; 6:30 p.m. May 9, kick-off party, dance party, buffet, Wildwoods Convention Center; 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Car Show, 3 p.m. parade, May 9, 10, Wildwoods Boardwalk; 5 p.m. May 10, “Winner’s Circle,” Wildwoods Convention Center, 7 p.m. block party; 9 a.m. May 11, Award Ceremony, Wildwoods Convention Center. 609-522-4546 or WildwoodMotorEvents.com

Friday, May 9

MISS NEW JERSEY ANNUAL GOLF OUTING, noon, proceeds benefit Miss New Jersey Scholarship Fund, Mays Landing Golf and Country Club, 1855 Cates Road, Mays Landing, $110 single, $440 foursome, $40 dinner. Go to

SPRING BOARDWALK CLASSIC CAR SHOW, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 9, 10, Boardwalk, Wildwood. 800-992-9732 or WildwoodsNJ.com

STATE GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS, May 9, 10, 11, 23, 24, 25; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 9, 23; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 10, 24; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 11, 25; hosted by the The United States Association of Independent Gymnastics Clubs; features floor, balance beam, uneven bars, and vault competitions; Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, $15 adults, $10 kids. 800-992-9732 or go to WildwoodsNJ.com

Saturday, May 10

ABSECON LIGHTHOUSE MOTHERS DAY EVENT, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10, 11, mothers climb free, free pizza, 31 So. Rhode Island Ave., Atlantic City. 609-449-1360 or AbseconLighthouse.org

LUCY GETS PAINTED, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. charity reception, art exhibit by renowned artist Jon Baker, hors d’oeuvres, wine, Lucy the Elephant, 9200 Atlantic Ave., Margate, $10. LucyTheElephant.org

SCLERODERMA FOUNDATION WALK, 9:30 a.m. registration, 10:30 a.m. three mile walk on the boardwalk, family friendly, silent auction, refreshments, t-shirts for ages 5 and older, Ventnor Library and Boardwalk, 6500 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor City, $25 adults, $10 ages 5 to 14. 866-675-7225 or

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Sunday, May 11

FUN DAY SUNDAY EVENTS, all events 2 p.m., May 11: Bouquets for Mother’s Day, make easy and beautiful flower bouquets for mom or someone special; Atlantic City Library, 1 N Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City, pre-registration requested. 609-345-2269, ext. 3050.

Monday, May 12

COLE BROTHERS CIRCUS OF THE STARS, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. May 12, 13, hosted by South Vineland Fire Company #2, U-Sell Flea Market, 2896 South Delsea Drive, Vineland; $16 advance tickets through May 11, South Vineland Fire Company, 876 E. Sherman Ave.; free ages 12 and younger.

MONDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES, 7 p.m., “Grasso: Beyond the Paint,” a documentary about a local Cape May artist; Performing Arts Center of Middle Township, 212 Bayberry Drive, Cape May Court House, $8. 609-463-1924 or MiddlePAC.net

MOVIE NIGHT, 5:30 p.m., Hunchback of Notre Dame, popcorn, soda, Cumberland County Library, 800 Commerce St. East, Bridgeton, rated G, free. 856-453-2210, ext. 103.

Wednesday, May 14

OMMEGANG BREWERY DINNER, 6:30 p.m. reception, 7:15 p.m. dinner, part of Cape Bank Jazz @ The Point music festival, Ommegang Brewery, Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, Somers Point, $70, $60 with Cape Bank Jazz @ The Point all-event pass, $65 any festival ticket, reservations required. 609-927-2300.

WILDWOODS RESTAURANT SHOWCASE, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., samplings of some of the Wildwoods’ finest restaurants and specialty shops, benefits the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce Foundation and scholarships, Bolero Resort and Conference Center, 3320 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood. 800-992-9732 or WildwoodsNJ.com

Kids

Friday, May 9

LITTLE LEARNERS CRAFT CLASS, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., ages 3 to 5 years old, Atlantic County Park in Estell Manor, 109 State Highway 50, Mays Landing, free, pre-registration required. 609-625-7000, ext. 5431.

Music

Friday, May 9

ATLANTIC CITY ALL STAR BAND, 8 p.m., food, cash bar, benefits Brigantine’s Marine Mammal Stranding Center, Showboat’s House of Blues Foundation Room, 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, free.

“OF GOD & COUNTRY,” 8 p.m., by Chancel Choir of Central United Methodist Church, includes a variety of sacred and patriotic songs, Posting of the Colors by the Vietnam Veterans of America – Chapter 228, Central United Methodist Church, Shore Road and Central Avenues, Linwood, free will offering taken for Sandy relief’s “Future with Hope” and Ranch Hope. 609-823-4590.

Sunday, May 11

MARY ROTH MOTHERS DAY ENTERTAINMENT, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., live music for Mothers Day brunch and dinner, vocals, guitar, dulcimer, bouzuki, various instruments of culture, The Blue Rose Inn and Restaurant, 653 Washington St., Cape May.

Monday, May 12

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY BAND “OF CLOUDS AND STARS” 7 p.m., twelfth annual Spring concert, Hess School, Babcock Road, Hamilton Township (Mays Landing), free. 609-476-6100.

Theater

Thursday, May 8

“GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS,” very mature content, 8 p.m. May 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 3 p.m. May 11, talk back session May 8, The Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, $30 general admission, $40 front rows. 609-704-5012 or TheEagleTheatre.com

Friday, May 9

THE SUNSHINE BOYS, 8 p.m. May 9, 10, 16, 17, 2 p.m. May 11, 18, comedy by Neil Simon, presented by Atlantic City Theater, Dante Hall Theater, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City, $22. 609-347-2162 or

Saturday, May 10

“THE CROSS AND THE SWITCHBLADE,” May 10, by Sojourn Faith, story of struggle, hardship, faith, redemption, addresses gang violence, based on the story by David Wilkerson; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 10, Lincoln Park, Egg Harbor City; 7 p.m,free.

Friday, May 16

“YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN,” 8 p.m. May 16, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. May 17, 3 p.m. May 18, musical, The Levoy Theatre, 130 N. High St., Millville, $20 adults, $17 children and seniors. Levoy.net

Saturday, May 17

BROADWAY BASH, 7 p.m. doors open, Broadway performers, gourmet cuisine, signature cocktails, dessert, fundraising event, Congregation Beth Israel, 2501 Shore Road, Northfield; $50, mail check to Congregation Beth Israel, 2501 Shore Road, Northfield. 609-641-3600.

Wednesday, May 21

THE MOUNTAINTOP, 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, through June 13, by Cape May Stage, Katori Hall’s fantastical take on the last night of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, 405 Lafayette St., Cape May; $35 adults, $30 seniors, $15 students; May 21 half-price preview performance; May 25 senior half-price matinee; June 6 “pay-what-you-wish” night. 609-770-8311 or CapeMayStage.org

Saturday, May 31

FATAL REUNION, 7 p.m. May 10, 31, June 14, 28, 80's Reunion-themed murder mystery dinner show, Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, $66. TicketMaster.com

Saturday, June 7

AN AFTERNOON WITH GROUCHO, 7:30 p.m., comedy, Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May, tickets for Feb. 16 canceled show valid for June 7, $30. 609-884-9563 or DiscoverCapeMayNJ.com

Wednesday, June 11

“SOME ENCHANTED EVENING,” June 11 to 15, musical theater, features music by Rodgers and Hammerstein, 201 Engleside Ave., Beach Haven, $45 starting Mar. 3, season tickets available. 609-492-9477 or Surflight.org

“THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS,” June 11 to July 19, written by Henry Myers, story of a married couple from 1872, The First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, $30 general, $25 senior, $15 student, free ages 12 and younger. 609-884-5898 or EastLynneTheater.org

Wednesday, June 18

JEKYLL AND HYDE, June 18 to July 6, musical, 201 Engleside Ave., Beach Haven, $45 starting Mar. 3. 609-492-9477 or Surflight.org

Wednesday, July 9

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, July 9 to 27, 201 Engleside Ave., Beach Haven, $45 starting Mar. 3. 609-492-9477 or Surflight.org

Wednesday, July 23

“ZORRO!” July 23 to Aug. 30, The First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, $30 general, $25 senior, $15 student, free ages 12 and younger. 609-884-5898 or EastLynneTheater.org

Wednesday, July 30

MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT, July 30 to Aug. 24, musical comedy, spin-off of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” 201 Engleside Ave., Beach Haven, $45 starting Mar. 3. 609-492-9477 or Surflight.org

Wednesday, Aug. 27

A CHORUS LINE, Aug. 27 to Sept. 14, the ultimate celebration of the American Musical, 201 Engleside Ave., Beach Haven, $45. 609-492-9477 or Surflight.org

Wednesday, Sept. 17

“WITHIN THE LAW,” Sept. 17 to Oct. 12, written by Bayard Vellier, The First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, $30 general, $25 senior, $15 student, free ages 12 and younger. 609-884-5898 or EastLynneTheater.org

Nature

Thursday, May 8

THREE-COLOR PAINTING WORKSHOP, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 8, 15, 22, hands-on workshop, Mays Landing artist Bob Baum tutors participants in the art of harmonious color mixing, Atlantic County Park in Estell Manor, 109 State Highway 50, Mays Landing, free, pre-registration required. 609-625-7000, ext. 5431.

NEW JERSEY AUDUBON’S ‘CAPE MAYGRATION,’ daily through May 31, various hours, bird walks, boat trips, workshops, fun celebrations, various locations, hosted by New Jersey Audubon (NJA) and the Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO), Cape May. NJAudubon.org

Friday, May 9

MOMMY AND ME CHILDREN’S PROGRAM, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., for the curious naturalists-to-be, ages two to four years old, accompanied by a parent, guardian, or grandparent, focuses on a different aspect of nature with stories, songs, crafts, activities, outdoor experiences, Nature Center of Cape May, Cape May Harbor, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May, per class: $5 members, $7 non-members, pre-registration required. 609-898-8848 or NJAudubon.org

Saturday, May 10

CAPE MAY POINT STATE PARK EVENTS, Saturdays in May; 9 a.m. Beginners Bird Walk, Visitor Center; 11 a.m. Kids Critters Live Animal Show, museum classroom, $1, free ages 3 and younger; 2 p.m. Nature Walk, Visitor Center; Cape May Point State Park, East Cape May. 609-884-2159.

INTRODUCTORY ARCHERY COURSE, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays in May, participants must be age 8 or older, equipment provided, Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, 800 Great Creek Road, Galloway, free, pre-registration required. 609-652-1665, ext. 13.

WORLD SERIES OF BIRDING (WSB) EVENT, rides on the Osprey, supports the Nature Center’s Youth Birding Initiatives, by Nature Center of Cape May, Miss Chris Marina, 1212 Wilson Drive, Cape May, donation of $1 per bird seen. 609-898-3500.

Monday, May 12

BACK BAY BIRDING BY BOAT, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays in May, cruise the coastal salt marsh of Cape May from Island Creek to the Wildwoods, hosted by New Jersey Audubon and the Cape May Bird Observatory, Miss Chris Marina, 1212 Wilson Drive, Cape May, $33 members, $38 non-members. BirdingByBoat.com

Tuesday, May 13

SPEAKER’S SERIES: COMMON SENSE BLUE BIRD MANAGEMENT, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., retired US Fish and Wildlife Services Biologist Allen Jackson; how to enhance bluebird siting and create friendly spaces for nesting bluebirds; for teens and adults, Atlantic County Park in Estell Manor, 109 State Highway 50, Mays Landing, free, pre-registration required. 609-625-7000, ext. 5431.

Friday, May 16

ENDANGERED SPECIES FORUM, 10 a.m. to noon May 16, speaker Larissa Smith from the NJ State Non-Game Species Unit discusses bald eagles, followed by an exploration on invasive plants by South Jersey photographer Michael Hogan, for teens and adults, Atlantic County Park in Estell Manor, 109 State Highway 50, Mays Landing, free. 609-625-7000, ext. 5400.

Saturday, May 17

‘CAPE MAYGRATION’S CELE BRAYTION,’ 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., celebrates Cape May’s spring migration, by New Jersey Audubon, barbeque buffet, wine, live music, nature walks, programs, bird watching, silent auction, wine tours, Natali Vineyards, Route 47, Goshen, $125 members, $150 non-members. 609-861-1608, ext. 13 or NJAudubon.org

Saturday, Aug. 2

WINGS ‘N WATER BENEFIT AUCTION, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., catered food, cocktails, wines, supports conservation, research and education programs, silent auction, live auction, Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd, Stone Harbor, $100 general admission, $150 patron, $250 sponsor. WetlandsInstitute.org/events/wings-n-water-auction/