Friday, March 8

Atlantic City, New Jersey Home & Garden Show, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 8; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 9; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 10; Convention Center, One Convention Blvd., free seminars, complimentary wine tasting, Kid's Zone, live plant sale, special presentations by celebrity guest Roger Hazard, $8.50 adults, $5 seniors, retired military, free with ID for active duty military, free age 16 and younger, discount coupons at

showtechnology.com and area Home Depot; parking $10 for first four hours.

Cape May, Roller skating, 4 to 9 p.m. Friday; 1 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, through April 7, Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., $5 to skate, $2 non-skaters, bring own skates or rent ($2 traditional skates, $4 in-line skates). 609-884-9526 or

Saturday, March 9

Atlantic City, View and discuss "Skyfall," 1 p.m., Atlantic City Library Film Society, One N. Tennessee Ave., rated PG-13, open to adult library members. 609-345-2269, ext. 3112, or www.acfpl.org

Atlantic City, Meet the author, 11 a.m., Free Public Library, One N. Tennessee Ave., Frank J. Ferry, "Nucky: The Real Story of the Atlantic City Boardwalk Boss," free. 609-345-2269, ext. 3112.

Cape May Court House, Gardening for Wildlife workshops, with Pat Sutton, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 9, 16, Cape May Bird Observatory, 600 Route 47 North; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 23, Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May, handouts, question & answer sessions, working lunches, discussions, site visits, registration required, $35 each New Jersey Audubon members, $45 nonmembers; all five workshops $125 members, $150 nonmembers. Call 609-898-8848.

Somers Point, Dinner Dance and Silent Auction, Somers Point Foundation for Education, 6 to 11 p.m., Greate Bay Country Club, Somers Point-Mays Landing Road, $75. 609-927-2053.

Wildwood, Cheer Tech National Cheerleading Championships, starts 9 a.m. March 9, 10, Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, $15 adult spectators, $10 age 10 and younger. 866-52-CHEER or go to

Sunday, March 10

Atlantic City, Quick Flix, short films and three-course meal, 1 to 4 p.m., doors open at noon, The Palm, in The Quarter at Tropicana, 2801 Pacific Ave., benefits Atlantic City Cinefest and Metropolitan Business and Civic Association Scholarship Fund, $100. 609-344-0483 or go to

Millville, WWII Day in Millville, 3 to 6 p.m., Levoy Theatre, 126 N. High St., film presentations, hors d'oeuvre reception, celebrating 25th anniversary of Millville Army Air Field Museum, $75. 856-327-2347.

Somers Point, Somers Point Jazz Society Jazz Master Award program, 5 p.m., Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, awarded in memoriam to George Mesterhazy, jazz performance follows program, free. 609-927-6677.

Monday, March 11

Little Egg Harbor Township, Free music lecture, folk literature in composed music, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Ocean County Library, Little Egg Harbor Branch, 290 Mathistown Road, 609-294-1197 or go to bayatlantic.org

Tuesday, March 12

Ocean City, Free music lecture, folk literature in composed music, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Public Library, Room 110, 1735 Simpson Ave., 609-399-2434 or go to

Thursday, March 14

Atlantic City, Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala, 6:30 p.m., Bally's Atlantic City Hotel and Casino, food, live music, dessert reception, proceeds benefit student scholarships at Academy of Culinary Arts, $225. 609-463-4672 or go to www.atlantic.edu/gala

Friday, March 15

Cape May, P.A.L. Comedy Night Fundraiser, 7 to 10 p.m., Convention Hall, Beach Avenue, three headline comedians, $35 advance, $45 door. 609-884-9563 or go to www.capemaypal.com

Saturday, March 16

Margate, St. Patrick's Day Run, 10 mile and 5 K, 10 a.m., Bloom Pavilion, 101 S. Huntington Ave., $25 advance registration to March 10, $30 race day; students $20 advance, $25 race day, proceeds benefit Donny Fund and South Jersey Field of Dreams. 609-641-8666 or go to

Sea Isle City, Saint Patrick's Day Parade, 3:30 p.m., along Landis Avenue between 93rd and 63rd streets, Irish celebration at Kix McNutley's to follow. 609-263-4461, ext.1230 or go to

Somers Point, St. Catrick's Day Party, 7 to 11 p.m., Somers Point Fire Hall, 447 Bethel Road, Irish buffet, auction, DJ, must be 21, benefits LICK (Life Improvement for Cats & Kittens), $22 plus canned cat food donation, reservations recommended. 609-926-4630.

Sunday, March 17

Atlantic City, Free lighthouse climb, wear green and climb free on St. Patrick's Day, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., last climb 3:30 p.m., Absecon Lighthouse, 31 S. Rhode Island Ave., donations accepted. 609-449-1360 or go to

Monday, March 18

Vineland, Free music lecture, folk literature in composed music, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Community Event Room, Public Library, 1058 E. Landis Ave., 856-794-4244 or go to bayatlantic.org

Thursday, March 21

Margate, Free music lecture, folk literature in composed music, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Public Library, 8100 Atlantic Ave. 609-822-4700 or go to bayatlantic.org

Hammonton, Third Thursday event, "The Classics: Lasting Literature," 6 to 9 p.m., downtown business district shops, art galleries, restaurants, shopping specials, entertainment, Stockton Student Poetry Night, live poetry readings 6:30 and 7:30 p.m., Noyes Museum Shop. 609-561-8006 or www.noyesmuseum.org

Saturday, March 23

Wildwood, 15th Annual Health & Fitness Expo, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, free, registration to 5 p.m. for Ocean Drive Marathon and 10-Miler, "Carb-Load Pasta Dinner," 5 to 9 p.m., Adam's Restaurant, Montego Bay Resort, 18th Street, North Wildwood, $20, purchase tickets at Expo. 609-523-0880 or go to www.odmarathon.com

Sunday, March 24

Wildwood, Spring Bridal Fair, noon to 5 p.m., Oceanfront Arena, Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, free admission. 609-465-7181 or www.WildwoodsNJ.com

Friday, March 29

Richard Stockton College, 2nd Annual S.T.A.R talent show, 7 to 10 p.m., H.O.P.E organization, campus theater, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. 856-426-8987.

Saturday, March 30

Ocean City, Woofin' Paws Pet Fashion Show, 11 a.m., Carey Stadium, 6th Street off Boardwalk, prizes awarded, $5 entry fee benefits Ocean City Humane Society. 609-525-9300.

Ocean City, Great Egg Hunt, 2:30 p.m., from 11th to 14th streets on the beach, rain date April 8. Call 609-525-9300.

Ocean City, Easter Fashion Promenade, 1 p.m., in front of Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrance and Boardwalk. 609-525-9300.

Sunday, March 31

Cape May, Easter Fashion Stroll, 1 p.m., along Washington Street Mall, registration begins noon near Rotary Clock, 300 block of Washington Street Mall, various categories, prizes awarded, Easter Bunny visit, inclement weather site Parish Hall of Our Lady Star of the Sea, Ocean Street. 609-884-9565.


Thursday, March 7

Atlantic City, Seussology,10:30 a.m., Free Public Library, One N. Tennessee Ave., interactive children's program, for ages 4 to 8, free. 609-345-2269, ext. 3050.

Friday, March 15

Vineland, Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr., musical, 7:30 p.m. March 15, 16; 2 p.m. March 17, Landis Youth Theater Production, Landis Theater, 830 E. Landis Ave., $13 adult, $10 children. 856-691-1121 or go to

Friday, March 22

West Cape May, Free Family Movie and Pizza Night, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Boro Hall, 732 Broadway, "Over the Hedge" (PG), short program by naturalist Kim Hannum prior to movie, for all ages. 609-884-1005.

Saturday, March 23

Atlantic City, Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Atlantic City Aquarium, 8:30 to 10 a.m., 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., Easter egg hunt for children 12 and younger, photos with Easter Bunny and Seaweed, complimentary gift, full day admission to aquarium, $17.95 adults, $14.95 ages 2 to 12, advanced reservations and deposit required by March 16. 609-348-2880, ext. 25, or go to www.acaquarium.com

Sunday, March 24

Vineland, The Berenstain Bears Live! In Family Matters, The Musical, 2 p.m., Landis Theater, 830 E. Landis Ave., $12. 856-691-1121 or go to

Sunday, April 14

Vineland, Wizard of Oz, 2 p.m., Landis Theater, 830 E. Landis Ave., $12. 856-691-1121 or go to www.landistheater.com

Sunday, April 21

Ocean County College, "Beauty and the Beast," Ballet for Young Audiences, 1 p.m., Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, $12 all seats. 732-255-0500 or go to www.ocean.edu

Wednesday, July 10

Cape May, "Winnie the Pooh," 10:30 a.m., Stockton Children's Summer Playhouse series, Convention Center, Stockton Place and Beach Avenue, $10. 855-708-9699 or www.capemaycity.com. July 17: "Jack & the Beanstalk"; July 24: "Dorothy Meets Alice: The Wizard of Wonderland"; July 31: "Rapunzel"; Aug. 7: "�berboy: The Story of a Hero."


Thursday, March 7

Mays Landing, "An Evening of Art and Music," benefit concert, art gallery, craft show, 5 p.m., concert 7 p.m., George L. Hess Educational Complex, 700 Babcock Road, free admission, donations accepted to benefit Superstorm Sandy relief, area school choirs, special guest Miss New Jersey 2012 Lindsey Petrosh. 609-625-6600, ext. 1013.

Friday, March 8

Mays Landing, St. Patrick's Rock 'n Roll Party, 6:30 to 10 p.m., Main Street American Caf�, 6002 Main St., preceded by "Salute to the Irish" dinner, $22.50 plus gratuity. 609-653-6069 or Tonymart.com

Sunday, March 10

Cape May, Atlantic City Jazz Band, 2 to 4 p.m., VFW Post 386, 419 Congress St., $15 advance, $20 door, $15 members Cape May Traditional Jazz Society, proceeds donated to Food Bank of Southern Jersey. 609-675-0175 or go to capemaytraditionaljazz

Mauricetown, Maurice River Music salon concert, 2:30 p.m., pianist Allison Brewster Franzetti, at an area residence, seating limited, reservations required, donations accepted. 856-506-0580 or go to mauricerivermusic.com

Ocean City, Paul Jost, Denise Montana, Gina Roche, "The Jazz Vocalist … From Melody to Scatting," 2 to 3:30 p.m., Public Library, 17th and Simpson streets, Somers Point Jazz Society Education Series, free. spjazz.org

Ocean County College, The Irish Songbird: Carmel Quinn, 2 p.m., Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, $25 adult, $20 senior adult, $10 student. 732-255-0500 or go to ocean.edu

Somers Point, Barry Miles Trio, 6 p.m., Somers Point Jazz Society Winter Series, preceded at 5 p.m. with 2013 Jazz Master Award Reception, Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, free, donations accepted. 609-927-6677 or www.spjazz.org

Sunday, March 13

Mauricetown, Maurice River Music Salon Concert, pianist Allison Brewster Franzetti, 2:30 p.m., at an area residence, seating limited, reservations required, donations accepted. 856-506-0580

Saturday, March 16

Ocean County College, Danny V's 52nd Street Band: Best of Billy Joel Hits, 8 p.m., Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, $25 adult, $20 senior adult, $10 student. 732-255-0500.

Sunday, March 17

Atlantic City, Vibraphonist Behn Gillece and band, Jersey Shore Jazz Vespers, 4 p.m., Asbury United Methodist Church, 1213 Pacific Ave., free concert and CD signing, refreshments to follow, donations accepted. 609-703-7907 or jazzvespers.com

Cape May, Mick Moloney, 4 p.m., Convention Hall, Beach Avenue, traditional Irish music, $26. 609-884-9563.

Cape May, Gina Roche, Jazz Vespers, 3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Hughes and Decatur streets, $5 minimum donation. 609-884-0680.


Thursday, March 7

Hammonton, "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)," comedy, 8 p.m. March 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23; 3 p.m. March 10, 17; Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., $25. 609-704-5012.

Friday, March 8

Beach Haven, "The Last Five Years," musical, 7 p.m. March, 8, 9; 2 p.m. March 10, Our Gang Players, Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, $15 adults, $12. 609-597-0553.

Wednesday, March 13

Millville, Golden Dragon Acrobats: Cirque Ziva, 12:30 and 7:30 p.m., Levoy Theater, 126 N. High St., afternoon: $24.50-$29.50 adults; $18 students, seniors; evening: $40. 856-327-6400.

Thursday, March 14

Bridgeton, Seussical the Musical, 7 p.m. March 14, 15, 1 and 7 p.m. March 16, Cumberland Regional High School Drama Guild, Silver Lake Road, $10 adults, $7 children, students. 856-451- 9400.

Saturday, March 16

Atlantic City, Peter and The Wolf, children's performance, Atlantic City Ballet, 2 p.m., Dante Hall Theater, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., $12 adult, children $10. 609-804-1995 or www.acballet.org

Wednesday, March 13

West Cape May, "Rip Van Winkle," 7 p.m., West Cape May Elementary School, 301 Moore St., performed by elementary students under direction of East Lynne Theater Company's Gayle Stahlhuth, free admission, donation of paper products for The Food Closet accepted. 609-884-5898, eastlynnetheater.org.

Friday, March 15

Cape May, "Sherlock Holmes' Adventure of the Norwood Builder," 8 p.m., March 15, 16, East Lynne Theater Company, First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., in the style of old time radio broadcast, $25 general admission, $15 students, free ages 12 and younger. 609-884-5898 or www.eastlynnetheater.org

Friday, March 22

Atlantic City, "Italian American Reconciliation," comedy, 8 p.m. March 22, 23, 29, 30; 2 p.m. March 24, Dante Hall Theater of Stockton College, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., $20 adults, $18 seniors, Stockton students, $2 service fee all tickets. 609-347-2162 or www.stockton.edu/dantehall

Saturday, March 23

Atlantic City, "Lit With a Dim Bulb," murder mystery, 7 p.m., Absecon Lighthouse, 31 S. Rhode Island Ave., pizza, beer, wine, soft drinks served 6:30 p.m., tower climb included with admission, $25. Reservations 609-449-1360 or www.abseconlighthouse.org

Richard Stockton College, "A Couple of Blaguards," two-character comedy, 2 p.m., Performing Arts Center, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, based on novels by Frank and Malachy McCourt, $25. 609-652-9000 or www.stockton.edu/pac

Thursday, March 28

Ocean City, "The Last Supper," live dramatization, 7 p.m., Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., free, offering received, drama, music, worship. 609-399-1915.

Friday, April 5

Beach Haven, "Carousel," musical, 7 p.m. April 5, 6; 2 p.m. April 7, Our Gang Players, Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, $15 adults, $12 seniors, $8 age 12 and younger. 609-597-0553 or www.ourgang.org

Thursday, April 11

Ocean County College, Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor," 7:30 p.m. preview performance, OCC Theatre Company, Black Box Theatre, Academic Wing, Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, limited seating, $10. 732-255-0500 or www.ocean.edu

Friday, April 12

Ocean County College, Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor," 7:30 p.m. April 12, 19; 8 p.m. April 13, 20; 2 p.m. April 14, OCC Theatre Company, Black Box Theatre, Academic Wing, Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, limited seating, $22 adult, $20 senior adult, $10 student. 732-255-0500 or www.ocean.edu

Friday, April 19

Hammonton, "Hair," rock musical, 8 p.m. April 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, May 3, 4, 9, 10, 11; 3 p.m. April 28, May 5, Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., $25. 609-704-5012 or www.theeagletheatre.com

Tuesday, April 23

Beach Haven, "Thank You for the Music - A Modern Tribute to ABBA," musica, April 23-May 4, Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, $45, group rates, dinner packages available. 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org

Tuesday, May 7

Beach Haven, Broadway at the Beach summer series, Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, "Sleuth," May 7-19; "The Boyfriend," May 24-June 16; "George M!" June 19-July 17; Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific," July 10-28; "Les Miserables," July 31-Aug. 18; "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown," Aug. 21-Sept. 8; "Our Town," Sept. 25-Oct. 6; "Irving Berlin's White Christmas," Dec. 3-22; $45. 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org

Friday, Sept. 6

Millville, Les Miserables, Sept. 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, Cumberland Players, Levoy Theatre, 128 North High St., $20. 856-327-6400 or www.levoy.net