Happenings

Thursday, Sept. 26

Atlantic City, Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 26, 28, Center City Park, Atlantic Avenue between North and South Carolina avenues, vendors, live music. 609-347-0500 or NJCRDA.com

Cape May, 2013 Designer Show House, Cavalier Cottage, 1109 Washington St., across from Emlen Physick Estate, through Oct. 31, self-guided tours 1 to 4 p.m. daily, guided tours 7 p.m. Sunday through Friday, $15. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or CapeMayMac.org

Friday, Sept. 27

Galloway Township, Car Cruise, 5 to 8 p.m., Historic Smithville and Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, Smithville, free admission. 609-748-8999 or ColonialInnSmithville.com

Somers Point, Backstage at the Beach, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., William Morrow Beach, Bay and Higbee avenues, “Taste of Somers Point” hors d’ouevres from area restaurants, wine bar, live entertainment, silent auction, unveiling of new Gateway Playhouse marquee on Bay Avenue, $100, benefits Gateway Playhouse renovations. GatewayByTheBay.org

Saturday, Sept. 28

Atlantic City, Ballet on the Boardwalk, 6 p.m., Kennedy Plaza, Mississippi Avenue, in front of Convention Hall, performances and dance workshops by Atlantic City Ballet, free. 609-804-1995 or ACBallet.org

Cape May, Mutt Strut, 8 a.m. to noon, rain date Sept. 29, Beachfront Promenade, near Convention Hall, Beach Avenue near Gurney Street, dog goodies, giveaways, children’s booklets, K-9 demonstrations, displays, requested donation $2 per person, $4 per dog, proceeds support Cape May County Dog Obedience Training Club’s community outreach activities and purchase of protective vests for Cape May County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, registration requied. 609-513-4770 or 609-425-1168.

Egg Harbor Township, LICK’s Annual Meow Mixer, 7 to 11 p.m., Scullville Volunteer Fire Hall, Somers Point-Mays Landing Road, dinner, dance, auction, $22 plus canned cat food donation, must be 21. 609-892-1535.

Galloway Township, Italian Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain date Sept. 29, Historic Smithville and Village Greene, Moss Mill Road and Route 9, live music, children’s activities, vendor market, Italian and classic cars display, bocce ball tournament (registration required), free admission and parking. KofCItalianfest.org

Galloway Township, Ghosts & Legends Village Greene Tour, 8 p.m. Sept. 28, Oct. 12, 26, Historic Smithville’s Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, guided walking tour, reservations required, $12 adults, $6 ages 12 and younger. 609-748-8999 or HistoricSmithville.com

Stone Harbor, “Sandy Flag” art auction, 5:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. live auction, Ocean Galleries, 22nd and Ocean Drive, special guest artist Autumn de Forest, benefits Southern Shore Chapter of American Red Cross Disaster Relief Services. 609-967-4462 or oceangalleries.com

Tuckerton, Ocean County Decoy & Gunning Show, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 28, 29, two locations: Tip Seaman Park and Tuckerton Seaport, off Main Street (Route 9), displays, demonstrations, vendors, contests, music, food, antique collectible decoys, dock dog competition, free parking, free shuttle service provided, free admission. 609-971-3085.

Vineland, Downtown Wedding Weekend, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, Landis Avenue, downtown section, bridal merchandise and services featured, brides and grooms can register for prizes. 856-794-8653 or MainstreetVineland.org

Sunday, Sept. 29

Atlantic City, Fun Day Sunday, crafts programs, 2 p.m., Public Library, One N. Tennessee Ave., for all ages, free, space limited, registration suggested,Sept. 29: Celebrate International Day of Peace. 609-345-2269.

Tuesday, Oct. 1

Ocean City, Art on Asbury movies, 6:30 p.m., Ocean City Fine Arts League, Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., featuring artists or art trends, free, Oct. 1: “Quiz Show” (1994); 609-814-0308 or OceanCityFine

Ocean City, Frankenstein Artwork: The Ron MacCloskey Collection, Oct. 1-31, during regular library hours, Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Avenue, works from 25 artists represented, Frankenstein memorabilia, free. 609-525-9300.

Wednesday, Oct. 2

Cape May, Improv Night at the Physick Estate, 8:30 p.m., Oct. 2, 9, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., $12. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or CapeMayMAC.org

Kids

Thursday, Sept. 26

Galloway Township, Princess Tea Party Thursday, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Carriage House, Pitney Road, geared to ages 3 to 8, refreshments, activities, entertainment, participants urged to come dressed as favorite princess, $45 per child and adult pair, $25 each additional guest, registration required. 888-569-1000 or AtlantiCare.org

Friday, Sept. 27

Vineland, “Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.,” 7: 30 p.m. Sept. 27, 28; 2 p.m. Sept. 29, Landis Theater, 830 East Landis Ave., performed by Landis Youth Theater, $13 adults, $10 children. 856-691-1121 or Landistheater.com

Music

Friday, Sept. 27

Petersburg, Gospel Night, 7 p.m., fourth Fridays, Petersburg United Methodist Church, Route 610, light refreshments follow. 856-825-1447.

Sunday, Sept. 28

Ocean City, Matt Portella Band, 8 p.m., William and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center, 6th and Atlantic Avenue, $20. ocnjef.com

Thursday, Oct. 3

Atlantic City, Third Annual Atlantic City Music Festival, presented by Bay-Atlantic Symphony, 8 p.m. Oct. 3: Voices and Strings in Concert; 8 p.m. Oct. 4: A Night of Swing n’ BeBop; 3 p.m. Oct. 5: Peter and the Wolf Children’s Concert; Dante Hall Theater of The Richard Stockton College, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., $15 adults, $10 Stockton students, faculty and staff, $5 age 15 and younger, seating on first-come, first-served basis. 609-347-2162 or Stockton.edu/dante

Saturday, Oct. 5

Ocean County College, “Vetro in Concert,” 8 p.m. Arts & Community Center, College Drive, Toms River, featuring tenors Christopher Macchio and Elio Scaccio, $35. 732-255-0500 or tickets.ocean.edu

Sunday, Oct. 6

Cape May Court House, “To Cozy, With Love,” tribute to Cozy Morley, Black Magic Swing Band, 2 p.m., Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 212 Bayberry Drive, $25. 609-463-1924.

Monday, Oct. 7

Somers Point, Jazz Tribute to Master Commandant Richard Somers, 7 p.m., Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, original composition by Ed Vezinho, $10. 609-927-6677 or SPJazz.org

Wednesday, Oct. 9

Ocean County College, MidWeek Jazz Series, 8 p.m., Arts and Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, Oct. 9: Mona’s Hot Four; Oct. 30: Steppin’ Out with the Lost Generation; Dec. 4: Molly Ryan; $22 adult, $18 senior, $12 student. 732-255-0500 or tickets.ocean.edu

Thursday, Oct. 10

Atlantic City, “My Way: The Music and Spirit of Frank Sinatra,” 1:30 p.m., Dante Hall Theater, 14 S. Mississippi Ave., salute to Columbus Day and Italian culture, refreshments provided, free, but reservations required. 888-426-9243 or Schultz-Hill.org

Saturday, Oct. 19

Richard Stockton College, Jimmy Webb, 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center, main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $32. 609-652-9000 or Stockton.edu/pac

Theater

Thursday, Sept. 26

Cape May, “Freud’s Last Session,” drama, 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, through Oct. 19, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. Oct. 2: half-price senior performance; Oct. 10: Pay-What-You-Can-Night. 609-884-1341.

Cape May, “The Late Christopher Bean,” comedy, 8 p.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays, through Oct. 13 (no show Oct. 9, added show 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13), East Lynne Theater Company, First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., $30 general, $25 seniors, $15 students, ages 12 and younger free. Sept. 27: after-show Q&A with the cast and crew. 609-884-5898 or EastLynneTheater.org

Cape May, Dinner theater, “The Heiresses,” 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. curtain, Cape Island Theatre Company, The Cold Spring Grange Restaurant, 735 Seashore Road, meet and greet with cast following performance, $47 adults, $20 children, age 6 and younger free. 609-408-6595 or CapeIslandTheatre.com

Hammonton, “Lombardi,” 8 p.m., Sept. 26, 27, 28, Oct. 4, 5, 10, 11, 12; 3 p.m. Sept. 29, Oct. 6; Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., $25 general admission, $30 front rows. 609-704-5012.

Ocean City, “Brotherly Love,” one-act dramedy, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27; 2 p.m. Sept. 28, 29, Public Library, main lecture room, 1735 Simpson Ave., by Samuel M. Sardina of Galloway Township, all performances free. 609-457-8689.

Ocean City, “All In The Timing,” 8 p.m. Sept. 26-28, 3 p.m. Sept. 29, Ocean City Reperatory Theater, Black Box Theatre, 813 Asbury Ave., $15. 609-457-6686 or OCRep.org

Saturday, Sept. 28

Cape May, Dinner theater, “The Observer Effect,” 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. curtain, Cape Island Theatre Company, The Cold Spring Grange Restaurant, 735 Seashore Road, meet and greet with cast following performance, $47 adults, $20 children, age 6 and younger free. 609-408-6595 or CapeIslandTheatre.com

Sunday, Sept. 29

Margate, “The ARC of Ages: Dancing Through Time,” 2 p.m., Milton and Betty Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., performed by The Arc of Atlantic County’s Spotlight Players Group, $5 admission. 609-485-0800, ext.136, or ARCAtlantic.org

Saturday, Oct. 5

Cape May, “Revenge is Sweet,” murder myster dinner, 7 p.m., Oct. 5, 12, 13, 14, 19, 26, Impromptu Players, Aleathea's Restaurant, 7 Ocean St., $50, reservations necessary. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or

Sunday, Oct. 6

Cape May, “Revenge is Sweet,” murder myster luncheon, 1 p.m., Oct. 6, 20, 27, Impromptu Players, Aleathea's Restaurant, Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St., $35, reservations necessary. CapeMayMAC.org

Monday, Oct. 7

Cape May, “Danger: Stay Away! Plays for the Fearless Theatregoer,” staged reading series, 7 p.m., “Straight Marriage Plays,” Cape May Stage Second Stage Series, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, pay what you can. 609- 770-8311 or CapeMayStage.org

Saturday, Oct. 12

Cape May, Tales of the Victorians, storytelling by East Lynne Theater Company, 4 p.m., Henry Sawyer Inn, 722 Columbia Ave., $10 adults, free ages 12 and younger. 609-884-5898 or EastLynneTheater.org

Friday, Oct. 18

Millville, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” Oct 18-20, Off Broad Street Players, Levoy Theatre, 126 North High St., $20 adults, $14 students and seniors.; “White Christmas,” Nov.15-24. 856-327-6400 or Levoy.net or

Richard Stockton College, LehrerDance, contemporay dance company, 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center, main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $32, children $12 when accompanied by adult. 609-652-9000 or stockton.edu/pac

Sunday, Oct. 20

Cape May, Sunday Film Series, Cape May Film Society, “The Cat and the Canary” (1927), 8:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., $10; Oct. 20: ). EastLynneTheater.org

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Cape May, “A Walk in the Woods,” drama, 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Oct. 23-Nov. 16, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. Oct. 23: half-price preview performance; Nov. 3: half-price senior performance; Nov. 8: Pay-What-You-Can-Night. 609- 770-8311 or CapeMayStage.org

Monday, Oct 28

Cape May, “Kuchipudi: A Dance and Theatre tradition from India,” 8 p.m., Cape May Stage Broadway Series, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $20. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or CapeMayMAC.org

Tuesday, Oct. 29

Cape May, “Danger: Stay Away! Plays for the Fearless Theatregoer,” staged readings celebrating Halloween, 7 p.m., Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, pay what you can. 609- 770-8311 or CapeMayStage.org

Friday, Nov. 29

Cape May, “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol,” 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Nov. 29-Dec. 29, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. Dec. 8: half-price senior performance; Dec. 14: Pay-What-You-Can-Matinee. 609-884-1341.

Wednesday, Dec. 3

Beach Haven, “White Christmas,” musical, 2 and 8 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays, 2 and 8 p.m. Tuesdays, 2 p.m. Wednesdays, to Dec. 22, Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, $45. 609-492-9477 or Surflight.org

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