Happenings

Thursday, Sept. 20

Atlantic City, Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Center City Park, Atlantic Avenue between North and South Carolina avenues. 609-347-0500 or www.njcrda.com

Hammonton, "Bellevue Empire," Roaring '20s-themed Third Thursday event, 6 to 9 p.m., along downtown shopping district, Bellevue Avenue, art, food, music, shopping. 609-567-9014.

Somers Point, Ocean City Chamber of Commerce Roast of Bill Elliott, 6 p.m. social hour, followed by dinner at 7 p.m., Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, $50. 609-399-1412.

Friday, Sept. 21

Atlantic City, Latinos: A universal Language of Latin Culture, Arts and Expressions, three-day celebration, Dante Hall Theater of Richard Stockton College, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., Sept. 21: 6 p.m., opening of art exhibit "Stories, Colors, Ink and Lenses," 8 p.m., Bilingual Theater of the Americas presents "Peter El Rojo, The Gorilla;" Sept. 22: 6 p.m., doors open for art exhibit, 8 p.m., "Music without Borders;" Sept. 23: 2 p.m., closing programs; $15 adults, $12 seniors, students. 609-347-2162.

Cape May, Cape May Wine Trail, noon to 5:30 p.m., lunch and tour of two local wineries, Hawk Haven Vineyard and Natali Vineyard, includes shuttle, wine-tasting glass, $60, 609-884-5404.

Margate, Brunch & Learn: Getting the most from your high holiday experience, 10:30 a.m., Katz Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Ave., light brunch, guest speaker, documentary "Israel Inside," $3 members, $5 nonmembers. 609-822-1167, ext. 138.

Richard Stockton College, "Headliners" current events discussions, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Sept. 21, 28; Oct. 5, 12, 19; Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30; Dec. 7; Campus Center lounge, top floor, main campus off Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, open to community.

Sea Isle City, Irish Festival Weekend, 4 to 10 p.m. Sept. 21; 10 a.m to 8 p.m. Sept. 22; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 23, LaCosta Lounge, JFK Boulevard and Landis Avenue, live Irish music and dancing, vendor's market, food. 609-263-3756.

Somers Point, Pointe Blank Comedy Series, 9 p.m., Fridays, Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, seating 8 p.m., national headliners and local showcase, $15 advance, $20 door. www.acROCKsolid.com

Saturday, Sept. 22

Cape May, 29th Annual Cape May Beachfront Run, two-miler 8:30 a.m., five-miler 9:15 a.m., Convention Hall, Beach Avenue, registration $15 before Sept. 13, $20 after. 609-884-9565.

Cape May, 16th Cape May Food & Wine Celebration, various times, winery tours, tastings, beer tasting dinner, luncheons, lectures, Chefs' Dine-Arounds. Information: www.capemaymac.org

Galloway Township, Drum circle event, celebrate Autumn equinox, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Herban Legend Boutique, Historic Smithville's Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, rain date Sept. 23, demonstrations, vendors, belly dance performance, free drum circle 3 p.m. for all ages, bring your own instrument. 609-204-6620 or 609-204-5957.

Mays Landing, Fall Antique Boat Show, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lake Lenape Park, 6303 Old Harding Highway (Route 40). 609-476-0455.

Mays Landing, Art in the Park Craft Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Memorial Park, Main Street and Route 50. 609-625-1598.

Ocean City, Wristband Day at Playland's Castaway Cove, 1 to 5 p.m., 10th and Boardwalk, $10 unlimited rides, benefit Richard Somers Monument Project, advance purchase required.

Kids

Saturday, Sept. 22

Toms River, Pajama Night: Story Telling Under the Stars, 6 and 7 p.m., Robert J. Novins Planetarium, Ocean County College main campus, College Drive, bring pillow or blanket, $8. www.ocean.edu/planet.htm

Sunday, Sept. 23

Atlantic City, Fun Day Sundays, 2 p.m., Free Public Library, One N. Tennessee Ave., children 9 and younger must be accompanied by adult, free. 609-345-2269, ext. 3050. Sept. 23: Elephant Shrinky Dink Craft in honor of Elephant Appreciation Day; Sept. 30: Mexican Metal Tooling; Oct. 7: Story Board Quilt Squares; Oct. 14: Collage Journal; Oct. 21: Button Tree Canvas Painting; Oct. 28: Halloween Mask Making.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Egg Harbor Township, Justin the Puppet Master, 11 a.m., inside Shore Mall, area adjacent to Jersey Shore Children's Museum, Black Horse Pike, puppet show for preschool-age children, free. 609-645-7741.

Music

Friday, Sept. 21

Margate, Verdi's "Rigoletto," Amici Opera Company, 8 p.m., Margate Community Church, 8900 Ventnor Parkway, $25. 215-224-0257.

Saturday, Sept. 22

Cape May Court House, Mondrian Ensemble, 8 p.m., Sam Maitin Summer Chamber Music Series, Our Lady of the Angel's R.C. Church, 35 Mechanic St., $20 adults, $l5 seniors, $10 students. www.accesstoart.org

Cape May Court House, The Hit Men, 7:30 p.m., "Jersey Joys" series, Performing Arts Center of Middle Township, 212 Bayberry Drive, $25 advance, $30 door. 609-463-1924.

Sea Isle City, Free concert series, 8 p.m., Excursion Park Band Shell, JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue, Sept. 22: Fisher and Mayer (Irish music).

Sunday, Sept. 23

Somers Point, Summer Jazz Series, 8:30 to 10 p.m., Gregory's Restaurant & Bar, 900 Shore Road, Sept. 23: The Steve Beskrone Quartet; free to Somers Point Jazz Society members, high school/college students; all others $5. www.spjazz.org

Theater

Thursday, Sept. 20

Beach Haven, "Steel Magnolias," 2 p.m. Sept. 20, 22, 23, 26, 27, 29, 30, Oct. 3, 4, 6, 7; 8 p.m. Sept. 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, Oct. 4, 5, 6; Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, $36-$54. 609-492-9477 or

Cape May, "Time Stands Still," drama, 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays; through Oct. 13, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. Sept. 28: half-price senior night; Sept. 30: pay what you can matinee. 609-884-1341 or www.capemaystage.org

Cape May, "It Pays to Advertise," comedy, 8 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, through Oct. 13, East Lynne Theater Company, First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., $30 adults, $25 seniors, $15 students, free age 12 and younger; no show Oct. 3, added show 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7; Sept. 28: after show Q&A with the cast; Oct. 12: American Sign Language interpreted performance. 609-884-5898 or

Hammonton, Completely Hollywood (Abridged), comedy, 8 p.m. Sept. 20, 21, 22, Collaborative Stage Productions, Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., $22. 609-704-5012 or

Friday, Sept. 21

Millville, "Caught Up In The Swing" and "7 Sins," AC Ballet double feature, 8 p.m., Levoy Theater, 126-130 N. High St., tickets 856-327-6400 or www.levoy.net

Ocean City, Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" - Female Version, 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sept. 21-Oct. 13, Ocean City Repertory Theater, 813 Asbury Ave., $15. 609-457-6686.

Saturday, Sept. 22

Cape May, Clueless at the Physick Estate, "whodunit," 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., 8:30 to 9:15 p.m., Saturdays, Wednesdays through Oct. 10, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., $18. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278.

Cape May, "1912," drama, dinner theater, 7:15 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. performance, followed by dessert and meet and greet with cast, Old Grange Restaurant with Cape Island Theatre Company, Historic Cold Spring Village, Route 9, $37 adults, $30 age 12 and younger, dessert only shows $27 adults, $22 children. 609-408-6595 or

Richard Stockton College, "Tap Dogs," theater-dance-concert event, 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center, main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $30 adults, $10 children. 609-652-9000 or www.stockton.edu/pac

Sunday, Sept. 23

Atlantic City, "A Very Noir Pinot or Sour Grapes," murder mystery dinner theater, 5 p.m., The Palm, 2801 Pacific Ave., The Quarter in Tropicana Casino and Resort, $75, reservations. 609-344-0483.

Cape May, Clueless at the Physick Estate, "whodunit," 8:30 to 9:15 p.m. Sept. 23, 30, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., $18. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278.

Monday, Sept. 24

Cape May, Agamemnon: Redux, 7 p.m., Second Stage Series, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $20 adults, $15 seniors, students. 609-884-1341 or www.capemaystage.org

Friday, Oct. 5

Hammonton, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," 8 p.m. Oct. 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19; 3 p.m. Oct. 7, 14, Collaborative Stage Productions, Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., $22. 609-704-5012.

Saturday, Oct. 6

Cape May, Tales of the Victorians, 4 p.m., The Cliveden Inn, 709 Columbia Ave., tea, refreshments, performance by East Lynne Theater Company, $10, age 12 and younger free.

Cape May, "Foul Weather Fiend," murder mystery dinner theater, 7 p.m. Oct. 6-9, Impromptu Players, Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St., $45 adults, $15 children, reservations necessary. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278.

Tuesday, Oct. 10

Beach Haven, "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change," 2 p.m. Oct. 10, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18, 20, 21; 8 p.m. Oct. 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20; Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, $36-$54. 609-492-9477 or

Friday, Oct. 12

Millville, Brighton Beach Memoirs, 8 p.m. Oct. 12, 2 and 8 p.m. Oct. 13, 3 p.m. Oct. 14, Off Broad Street Players,Levoy Theatre, 126-130 N. High St., $20 adult, $14 student, senior. 856-327-6400 or www.levoy.net

Saturday, Oct. 13

Cape May, "Foul Weather Fiend," murder mystery dinner/lunch theater, 7 p.m. Oct. 13, 20, 27; 1 p.m. Oct. 14, 21, 28; Impromptu Players, Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St., dinner $45 adults, lunch $30, children's menu $15, reservations necessary. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278.

Ocean City, "'Til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism 3," 8 p.m., Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, $30 to $35, proceeds benefit Ocean City school district. www.ocnj.tix.com or 609-525-9248.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Cape May, "The Belle of Amherst," based on the life of Emily Dickinson, 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Saturdays,Sundays, Oct. 17-27; Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. Oct. 17: half-price preview performance; Oct. 21: half-price senior matinee 3 p.m. 609-884-1341 or www.capemaystage.org

Wednesday, Oct. 24

Barnegat, The Poe Mysteries, 3 p.m. Oct. 24, 25; 8 p.m. Oct. 24, 25, 26, 27; 2 p.m. Oct. 28, Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $35 adults, $20 children 12 and younger. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org

Beach Haven, "Barefoot in the Park," 2 p.m. Oct. 24, 25, 27, 28, 31, Nov. 1, 3, 4; 8 p.m. Oct. 25, 26, 27, Nov. 1, 2, 3; Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, $36-$54. 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org

Saturday, Oct. 27

Vineland, Dracula, Atlantic City Ballet, 8 p.m., Appel Farm at the Landis, Landis Theater, 830 East Landis Ave., $30 adult, $28 senior, $15 children. 856-691-1121 or landistheater.com

Wednesday, Oct. 31

Cape May, "Poe, Times Two," 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays; Oct. 31-Nov.16, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. Oct. 31: half-price preview performance; Nov. 10: half-price senior matinee 3 p.m. 609-884-1341 or www.capemaystage.org

Friday, Nov. 2

Hammonton, "Urinetown," 8 p.m. Nov. 2, 3, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17; 3 p.m. Nov. 11, Second and Vine Players, Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., 609-704-5012.

Friday, Nov. 9

Vineland, The Importance of Being Earnest, 8 p.m. Nov. 9, 10, 16, 17; 2 p.m. Nov. 18, Cumberland Players, The Little Theatre, Sherman Avenue and the Boulevard. 856-692-5626 or www.cumberlandplayers.com

Friday, Nov. 23

Beach Haven, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Nov. 23 to Dec. 21, Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, $36-$54. 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org

Cape May, "A Tuna Christmas," comedy, 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays; Nov. 23-Dec. 30, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. Dec. 9: half-price senior matinee 3 p.m. 609-884-1341 or www.capemaystage.org

Friday, Dec. 7

Stafford Township, "Home for the Holidays," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, 8, 14, 15; 2 p.m. Dec. 8, 9, 15, 16; 3:30 p.m. Dec. 11, 13, 14; Ocean Professional Theatre Company, OceanFirst Theatre, Main Street, Manahawkin, $35 adults, $20 children 12 and younger. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org

Friday, Dec. 14

Ocean City, Holiday Hits Bandstand, musical revue, 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15; 2 p.m. Dec. 16; Greater Ocean City Theatre Company, Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, $18 adults, $15 age 12 and younger. 609-525-9300 or www.ocnj.us

Vineland, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, 7 p.m. Dec. 14, 15; 2 p.m. Dec. 16, Cumberland Players, The Little Theatre, Sherman Avenue and the Boulevard. 856-692-5626 or www.cumberlandplayers.com

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