Happenings

Thursday, Apr. 17

ATLANTIC CITY SPORTS EXHIBITS, “Hometown Teams” and “Atlantic City Experience: Devotion and Determination,” 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, ends May 4; 6 p.m. Thursdays, exhibit programs; presented by the Smithsonian Institution and Atlantic City Free Public Library; Noyes Art Garage Stockton College, Wave parking garage, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City. 609-345-2269, ext. 3064.

CAPE MAY SPRING BREAK EVENTS, Pirates and Princesses Lunch, 12p.m.to 3p.m. April 17, 22; Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Apr. 24; Kids Can Cook Too, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 18, 23; Spring Break Scavenger Hunt, 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. April 19, 26; Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, Cape May, Spring Fever Hotel Package available. 888-944-1816 or CapeResorts.com

HAMMONTON THIRD THURSDAY EVENTS, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Garden Party theme, art exhibits, music, flowers, food, shopping, Bellevue Avenue, Downtown Hammonton. Downtown

SPRING BREAK AT ABSECON LIGHTHOUSE, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Apr. 28, last climb at 3:30 p.m., Absecon Lighthouse, 31 So. Rhode Island Ave., Atlantic City, free admission to museum, grounds, parking; climb: $7 adults, $5 seniors, $4 ages 4 to 12, $3 Atlantic City residents. 609-449-1360 or AbseconLighthouse.org

THE SOMERS POINT JAZZ SOCIETY AWARD CEREMONY, 5:30 p.m., honors Michael Pedicin as the 2014 “George Mesterhazy” Jazz Master Award recipient, jazz performance featuring the Peabody Conservatory Jazz Band, Clancy’s by the Bay, Maryland and Sunny Avenues, Somers Point, free, open to public. 609-927-6677 or

“WAR AT THE SOUTH JERSEY SHORE” WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS, Apr. 17, 18, 19, national competition, hosted by The South Jersey Wrestling Association; 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. weigh-ins Apr. 17, 8 a.m competitions begin Apr. 18, 19; Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, $10 adults, $5 kids, free ages 5 and younger. SJWrestling.com

WINE EDUCATION CLASS, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., hosted by White Horse Wine & Spirits, benefits Operation First Response, The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, 733 Lily Lake Road, Absecon, free, reservations required. 609-677-9880, ext 102.

Friday, Apr. 18

EASTER EGG-STRAVAGANZA, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., “hop” along through participating businesses and fill your Easter baskets with goodies; egg drop at Toy Market, Easter Bunny, contests, crafts, games, prizes, giveaways; various locations, Bellevue Avenue, Downtown Hammonton. DowntownHammonton.com

THIRD FRIDAY GLASSTOWN ARTS DISTRICT, various hours, “Spring Blooms” events, art exhibits, classes, jewelry, treats, live music, book signing, free photos with Easter Bunny, Glasstown Arts District, Millville.

Saturday, Apr. 19

80TH BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR DR. JEANNE, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., presented by Tony Mart, honors educator and community leader Dr. Jeanne Spangler-Carslon, live music by Bobby Campanell and Danny Eyer, American Legion, First and Pennsylvania Avenues, Somers Point, free, food contributions welcome. TonyMart.com

FLEA MARKET/CRAFT AND ANTIQUE CAR SHOW, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., benefits Rotary Club of Mid Jersey Cape, Acme Market, Avalon Blvd., Route 9, Swainton, rain date April 26, $25 space rental.

VIETNAM VETERANS FOR VIM 5K, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., 5K run and 2 mile walk, Cape May County Zoo, benefits Volunteers in Medicine, 707 N. Route 9, Cape May Court House, $20.

WOOFIN’ PAWS PET FASHION SHOW, 11 a.m., 10 a.m. registration, open to any pet that will not eat another pet; categories include Best Dressed, Bonnet, Intelligent Pet Tricks, Bathing Suit, Owner Pet Look Alike, Super Hero Costume; Carey Stadium, 6th St. off the Boardwalk, Ocean City, $5 donation per pet, benefits the Ocean City Humane Society. 609-525-9300 or OCNJ.us

Sunday, Apr. 20

ATLANTIC CITY EASTER EVENTS AT STEEL PIER, 1 p.m. Easter Bunny; noon to 1:35 p.m. registration for Best Dressed Contest; 2 p.m. contest, Mayor Guardian presents plaques to winners, live music, refreshments; Steel Pier, 1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. 609-343-6326 or 609-287-6017 or SteelPier.com

CAPE MAY EASTER FASHION STROLL, noon registration near the Rotary Clock, 1 p.m. “stroll,” contestants of all ages show off spring attire, awards, prizes, treats, gift certificates, Easter Bunny, The Washington Street Mall, Cape May. 609-884-9565.

CONGRESS HALL EASTER EVENTS, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Easter Sunday Brunch, $38 adults, $13 kids; 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Easter Express Train, $3; 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Egg Hunts; 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lawn Games, Easter Bunny; Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, Cape May, Easter Egg-Stravaganza Overnight Package available. 888-944-1816 or

OCEAN CITY EASTER SUNDAY EVENTS, sunrise service, 6:30 a.m., traditional non-denominational service by the sea; The Easter Promenade and Fashion Competition, 1 p.m. judging, photos with Easter Bunny, treats for kids; Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, Ocean City. 609-525-9300.

Monday, Apr. 21

BOUTIQUE WEEK, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Apr. 21 through 26, week of specials and sales; Apr. 26 Wrap Up Party, music, specials, giveaways, prizes; Bellevue Avenue, Downtown Hammonton. 609-567-9014.

SHORE GRAND SLAM, 6 p.m., by Center for Community Arts, theme: ‘Once Upon A Time,’ winners from Winter Slam Series compete for grand prize, after-party immediately following, Cape May Stage’s Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Lafayette and Bank Streets, Cape May, $10, seniors and students $5. 609-884-7525 or CenterforCommunityArts.org

Tuesday, Apr. 22

KATZ JCC PASSOVER DINNER AND MOVIE, 5 p.m. dinner, full course meal, movie “Nebraska,” 501 North Jerome Ave., Margate, up to one week before: $15 members, $18 non-members; week-of: $18 members, $21 non-members; pre-registration suggested. 609-822-1167, ext. 113.

Wednesday, Apr. 23

HOMELESS FILM DOCUMENTARY SCREENING, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., film “Destiny’s Bridge,” documentary about a homeless minister who stands up to a New Jersey town that is evicting him; 5 p.m. photography exhibit “Seeing the Street”; Noyes Arts Garage: Stockton College, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City. 609-626-3805 or ArtsGarageAC.com

WINE & BEER EXPO, 7 p.m., hosted by The Greater Hammonton Chamber of Commerce, featuring wine, beer, ale, imported cheese, sweet treats, carving and pasta stations, live music, silent auction, Tomasello’s Winery, Route 30, Hammonton, $50, registration required. 609-561-9080.

Kids

Friday, Apr. 18

‘WHERE IN HAMMONTON IS STOCKTON MASCOT TALON?’ 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., contest, six versions of the mascot hidden, snap a photo of yourself with each of the six Talons, return to Kramer Hall, 30 Front St., prizes for first 50; open to parents, children, teens up to 17 years of age; Downtown Hammonton. 609-626-3840.

Saturday, Apr. 19

ATLANTIC CITY EASTER EGG HUNT, noon to 4 p.m., ages 3 to 10, bring bag or basket, photos with Mayor Guardian, Easter Bunny, Uptown Park, 323 Madison Avenue, between Massachusetts and Vermont Avenues, Atlantic City. 609-343-6326 or 609-287-6017.

ATLANTIC CITY EASTER EVENTS AT STEEL PIER, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, includes unlimited rides for children ages 12 and younger, $10 ages 12 and younger, $6 adults, reservations requested, Steel Pier, 1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. 609-345-4893 or SteelPier.com

CAPE MAY EASTER EGG HUNT, 10 a.m., sponsored by The Kiwanis Club of Cape May, preschool to kindergarten, 1st to 2nd grade, prizes, Cape May Elementary School playground, Lafayette Street, Cape May. 609-884-9565.

CAPE MAY POINT STATE PARK EASTER EGG HUNT, 10 a.m., ages 2 to 4, 5 to 7, 8 to 12, bring basket or bucket, donations of candy filled eggs are greatly appreciated by Apr. 17, Park Museum, Cape May Point State Park, East Cape May, pre-registration required. 609-884-2159.

MAYS LANDING EASTER EGG HUNT, 11 a.m., hosted by Laureldale Ladies Auxiliary, ages 10 and younger, goodie bags, 2657 Route 50, Mays Landing. 609-965-4639 or 609-204-1393.

OCEAN CITY EASTER EGG HUNT, 2:30 p.m., hosted by The Boardwalk Merchants Association, five age groups, up to age 7, rain date Apr. 20, 11th St. to 14th St., on the beach, Ocean City. 800-BeachNJ.

WILDWOOD EASTER EGG HUNTS, noon Apr. 19: Elks Annual Easter Egg Hunt, beach at 19th Avenue, North Wildwood, and Greater Wildwood Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt, beach at Lincoln Avenue, Wildwood; noon to 1:30 p.m. Apr. 20: Ed’s Funcade Easter Egg Hunt in the Hay, Boardwalk at 23rd Avenue, North Wildwood, ages 12 and younger, prizes, free; 11 a.m. Apr. 20: Morey’s Piers Easter opening day celebration, 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood. 800-992-9732 or WildwoodsNJ.com

Sunday, Apr. 20

CHILDREN'S TROLLEY RIDE, 11:30 a.m., guided tour of Cape May's Historic District, geared specially for children, departs from the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, Cape May, $7. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or

Tuesday, Apr. 22

STORY TIME AT ATLANTIC CITY AQUARIUM, 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Preschool Story Time; Apr. 22: Biscuit’s Earth Day Celebration; Apr. 29: Lucky Lookdown, A Tale of a Funny Fish; Atlantic City Aquarium, 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., Historic Gardner’s Basin, Atlantic City, $8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 children ages 4 to 12, free ages 3 and younger. 609-348-2880 or ACAquarium.com

Music

Thursday, Apr. 17

WINTER/SPRING JAZZ SERIES, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., hosted by The Somers Point Jazz Society, featuring the Peabody Jazz Orchestra, Clancy’s By the Bay, Maryland and Sunny Ave., Somers Point, $5 members, $10 non-members. 609-927-6677 or 609-927-6969 or SPjazz.org

Sunday, Apr. 20

JAZZ VESPERS WITH TEDDY ROYAL, 4 p.m., refreshments to follow, free parking, Asbury United Methodist Church, 1213 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, donations welcome. 609-703-7907 or JazzVespers.com.

Monday, Apr. 28

SOUTH JERSEY AREA WIND ENSEMBLE, 7:30 p.m., “A Touch of Italy,” Stockton College PAC, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $17. 609-652-9000 or Stockton.edu/PAC

Saturday, May 3

JASON ALDEAN, Night Train Tour, 7:30 p.m., special guests Florida Georgia Line, Tyler Farr, Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, $59.75, $39.75.

Sunday, May 4

LANDAU EUGENE MURPHY JR. AND THE NO VACANCY ORCHESTRA, 7:30 p.m., America’s Got Talent Champion Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., Sinatra-style music, Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May, $30. 855-708-9699 or 609-884-9563.

Saturday, May 10

MOTHER’S DAY MUSIC FESTIVAL, 7 p.m., features Charlie Wilson, Gladys Knight, Heads of State, Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, $45 to $95, $125 includes VIP seating and after-party tickets. Ticketmaster.com

Thursday, May 15

CAPE BANK JAZZ @ THE POINT, May 15 through 18, various hours and locations, The Somers Point Jazz Society; 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 17 Arturo O’Farrell Latin Jazz Big Band, Ocean City Music Pier, 825 Boardwalk, Ocean City; benefits the arts program in Somers Point Public Schools. SPJazz.org

Sunday, May 18

CAPE MAY JAZZ VESPERS, 3 p.m., high school jazz ensemble from Lower Cape May Regional, The First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, $10 donation requested. 609-576-1841 or CapeMayJazzVespers.com

Theater

Friday, Apr. 25

“GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS,” very mature content, 8 p.m. Apr. 25, 26, May 1, 2, 3, 3 p.m. Apr. 27, May 4, talk back sessions May 1, 8, The Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, $30 general admission, $40 front rows. TheEagleTheatre.com

Saturday, Apr. 26

“REVENGE IS SWEET” MURDER MYSTERY, Apr. 26, 27, May 3, 4; 7 p.m. Dinner, Apr. 26, May 3; 1 p.m. Luncheon, Apr. 27, May 4; interactive shows, Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St., Cape May, adults: $50 dinners, $35 luncheons, children: $15, reservations required. 609-884-5404.

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, 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

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, Apr. 17

‘SPRING BREAK’ EVENTS AT ATLANTIC CITY AQUARIUM, daily through Apr. 27, 11 a.m. Live Diver Feeding Show, 2 p.m. Exotic Animal Show, Atlantic City Aquarium, 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., Historic Gardner’s Basin, Atlantic City, $8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 ages 4 to 12. 609-348-2880 or ACAquarium.com

Friday, Apr. 18

FRIDAY EVENING FROG HIKES, 7 p.m. Fridays in April, presentation about frogs and their calls, short hike down the Red Trail, bring flashlights, donations of juice and cookies appreciated, Cape May Point State Park, Park Museum, East Cape May, $3, free ages 3 and younger. 609-884-2159.

HABITAT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, 7 p.m., “Forsythe Habitat Management: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How We Provide for Wildlife,” part of 75th Anniversary Series, speaker Paul Castelli, Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Auditorium, 800 Great Creek Road, Oceanville (Galloway Township). 609-652-1665 or fws.gov/refuge/Edwin_B_Forsythe/

MOMMY AND ME CHILDREN’S PROGRAM, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Fridays, through May 9, 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, Apr. 19

“NATURE-CIZE” FITNESS NATURE WALKS, Apr. 19, 26, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., hosted by Friends of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge, Two Mile Beach Unit, 12001 Pacific Ave. (Ocean Drive), Wildwood Crest, free. 609-513-9349.

PAT SUTTON NATURE PROGRAMS, 10:30 a.m. to noon “Milkweed for Monarchs,” 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. “Ruby-Throated Hummingbird 101,” learn about these creatures and how to attract and preserve them, Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May, individual program cost: $15 members, $20 non-members. 609-898-8848.

TURTLE FEST, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; pancake breakfast seatings 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 11:30 am.; live turtles, games, author presentations, prizes, arts and crafts, face painting, aquarium, The Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor; non-members: $10 adult, $8 child, $30 family pack of 4; members: $8 adult, $6 child, $25 family pack of 4; reservations recommended. 609-368-1211 or WetlandsInstitute.org/events/turtle-fest/

Saturday, Apr. 26

INTRODUCTORY ARCHERY COURSE, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through May 31, 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.

NATURE WALKS, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., guided tour of the Red Trail, meet at the Park Office, Cape May Point State Park, East Cape May. 609-884-2159.

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/