Happenings

Thursday, Aug. 23

Atlantic City, Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursdays and Saturdays to Sept. 29, Center City Park, Atlantic Avenue between North and South Carolina avenues. 609-347-0500 or www.njcrda.com

Atlantic City, 2012 Young Talent Series Spotlight Tour - TheSEEN.com, live performances by teen recording artists, 1 and 7 p.m., Historic Steel Pier, Boardwalk, across from Resorts and Taj Mahal casinos; also Aug. 24, 7 p.m., Margate Performing Arts Center, 7804 Amherst Ave., Margate, doors open 6:30 p.m., both events free, donations of used cell phones and chargers in support of the Verizon Hopeline Project. theSEEN.com or 609-513-1689.

Galloway Township, Seashore Gardens Foundation's Gala, "A Decade of Dedication," 6 p.m., Seashore Gardens Living Center, 22 West Jimmie Leeds Road, awards ceremony, silent auction, $200. 609-404-4848 or www.seashoregardens.org

Rio Grande, Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., Robert "Ockie" Wisting Recreation Complex, Route 47 South, $21 adults, $16 children, free tickets for children at gotothecircus.com

Cape May, Movie on the beach, "How to Train Your Dragon," 8:30 p.m., next to Convention Hall, Beach and Stockton, free, bring chair or blanket. 609-884-5508.

Margate, Movie on the beach, 8:30 p.m., Decatur Avenue on the beach in front of Lucy the Elephant, free. Aug. 23: (500) Days of Summer; Aug. 30: The Abyss.

Ocean City, New Thought Sunset Cruises, with Pamela Whitman, 6 p.m. Thursdays, departing from 232 Bay Ave., (same dock as Ocean City Parasail), includes talk, prayer, meditation, live flute music, sharing, fellowship, $15, advance registration required. 609-398-7555.

Sea Isle City, Beachcomber Guided Tours, 10 a.m., begin under pavilion at Townsend Inlet Waterfront Park at 94th Street, $1, children receive free sand pail and coloring book. 609-263-9643.

Stone Harbor, Fabulous Family Nights, 6:30 p.m., Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., for all ages. Aug. 23: Raptors: Predators of the Skies; Aug. 30: Reptiles Rock, New Jersey Academy for Aquatic Sciences; $8 adult members, $9 nonmembers; children $6 members, $7 nonmembers. 609-368-1211 or wetlandsinstitute.org

Stone Harbor, Reeds & Seeds: Centennial Celebration and Watermelon Party, 10 a.m. to noon, 97th Street (Carney's Restaurant parking lot), rain or shine, watermelon carving display with Celebrity Chef Joe Poon, live music, watermelon treats, family entertainment. 609-368-0100 or www.reedsatshelterhaven.com

Friday, Aug. 24

Atlantic City, Movies under the Stars, dusk, Fridays to Aug. 31, Bartram Place and the Boardwalk, bring chairs, blankets, picnic baskets. 609-344-8338 or www.njcrda.com

Atlantic City, Tours of Jersey-Atlantic Wind Farm, noon to 1 p.m., Fridays, Mondays during summer, ACUA Waterwaster Treatment Plant, 1801 Absecon Blvd., free. 609-272-6950 or www.doatlanticcity.com

Atlantic City, Circa jewelry buying event, 4 to 10 p.m. Aug. 24, 10 a.m .to 8 p.m. Aug. 25; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 26; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 27; The Signature Room, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, One Borgata Way, appointment call 855-425-1212.

Cape May, New Jersey Tall Ship A.J. Meerwald, through Sept. 1, public sails daily except Wednesdays, from Utsch's Marina, 1121 Route 109, evening sails: $45 adults, $40 seniors, $22 children 3 to 12; afternoon sails: $40 adults, $35 seniors, $20 children; reservations recommended for all sails. Schedule: www.bayshorediscovery.org or 856-785-2060.

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

Hammonton, Weekly Farmers Market, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays to Aug. 31, along Central Avenue, downtown section, opening night health fair, vendors, produce, live entertainment, art exhibits from Hammonton Art Center, 609-567-9014 or www.hammontonfarmersmarket.org

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

Ventnor, Art in the Park, 3 to 8 p.m., fourth Fridays through September (Aug. 24, Sept. 28), on the beach behind library, 6500 Atlantic Ave., artist demonstrations, vendors, free arts and crafts booth, free puppet shows, dance and music presentations, free admission.

Wildwood, Sports Card, Toy, Comic & Collectibles Expo, 3 to 9 p.m. Aug. 24, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 26, Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, celebrity appearance autograph sessions, free admission. www.RKSportsPromotions.com

Saturday, Aug. 25

Atlantic City, Classic Car Shows, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 28, Aug. 25, on the Boardwalk in front of Resorts Casino Hotel, Rollin Rods of South Jersey, live entertainment, free to spectators. www.resortsac.com

Atlantic City, An Evening with the Atlantic City Ballet, 6 p.m., Kennedy Plaza, on the Boardwalk, free performance of five works from the company's repetoire. 609-804-1995 or acballet.org

Bridgeton, Eco-Gems Bus Tours, part of Cohansey River and Crabfest, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., meet at Bridgeton Boat Ramp/Public Parking Area, Broad Street, bring water, snacks, bug spray, sun screen (includes short walk on wooded trail), first come, first served, $5 adults, children free. 856-825-2174.

Cape May, Seafarers' Weekend, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Aug. 25, 26, Historic Cold Spring Village, Route 9, maritime music, family activities, displays, demonstrations of all things nautical, fight scenes by Valhalla's Pirates both days noon and 3 p.m., $10 adults, $8 ages 3 to 12. 609-898-2300, ext. 10, or www.hcsv.org

Stone Harbor, Sunset Soiree and Open House, 6 p.m., Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, reggae entertainment, silent auction, behind the scenes laboratory tours, $75. 609-368-1211.

Wildwood, Colossal Coastal Roller Derby Expo, doors open 3:30 p.m., tournament 4 p.m., main event All-Star Game 8 p.m., Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, $12 advance, $15 door, age 6 and younger free, military and students $10 with ID. 800-992-9732 or www.ccderbyexpo.com

Sunday, Aug. 26

Atlantic City, Movies under the Stars, dusk, Sundays to Sept. 2, Brighton Park, Indiana Avenue and the Boardwalk, bring chairs, blankets, picnic baskets. 609-344-8338 or www.njcrda.com

Monday, Aug. 27

Atlantic City, Movie under the Stars, dusk, Gardner's Basin, New Hampshire Avenue, bring chairs, blankets, picnic baskets. 609-344-8338 or www.njcrda.com

Atlantic City, Taste of the Quarter, 6 to 9 p.m., Tropicana, food, drink, entertainment, must be 21 or older, benefits United Way of AtlanticCounty, $25 advance/$30 door. 800-745-3000 or www.Ticketmaster.com

Tuesday, Aug. 28

Ocean City, Book signing, 4 p.m., Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., "Storms and Sunshine: Snapshots of Life," by Ocean City Library Memoir Writers. e-mail: seaisleeva@hotmail.com

Sea Isle City, Beachcomber Guided Tours, 10 a.m., one-hour interactive beach walks, beginning on Promenade at 29th Street beach, $1, children receive free sand pail and coloring book. 609-263-9643 or www.seaislecitynj.us

Sea Isle City, Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue. 609-263-9090 or www.seaislecitynj.us

Wednesday, Aug. 29

Atlantic City, Family summer movie series, dusk (approximately 8:45 p.m.), Wednesdays to Sept. 5, Police and Fire Memorial Plaza, between City Hall and County Building on Tennessee Avenue, outside, bring beach chair, adults must accompany children, free. 609-347-6836. Aug. 29: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End; Sept. 5: Hairspray.

Friday, Aug. 31

Atlantic City, Full moon climb, Absecon Lighthouse, 31 S. Rhode Island Ave., last climb 7:30 p.m., $10, includes snacks. 609-449-1360 or www.abseconlighthouse.org

Cape May, Full Moon Ghost Hunt, 7:30 p.m., Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., with Ghost-One paranormal research team, followed with dessert and conversation at Carriage House Caf� & Tearoom, $30, tour limited to 50 people. 609-884-5404 or www.capemaymac.org

Cape May, Rich Reinhart Junior Clamshell Pitching Tournament, 11 a.m., Windsor Beach (across from Congress Hall), open to ages 10 and younger, and 10 to 17 years, free. 609-884-9565.

Lower Township, Lighthouse Full Moon Climb, 8 to 10 p.m., Cape May Lighthouse, Cape May Point State Park, $7 adults, $3 children 3-12, free to Friends of Cape May Lighthouse members; admission to the Visitors' Orientation Center and ground floor free. 609-884-8656 or www.capemaymac.org

Saturday, Sept. 1

Tuckerton, Night Hike, 7 to 9 p.m., Bass River State Forest, Forest Office, 762 Stage Road, limited to first 20 people who register, must be age 7 or older. $2. 609-296-1114 or www.njparksandforests.org

West Cape May, Tomato Festival, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wilbraham Park, corners of Broadway and Sunset, live music, crafts, author signing at noon by "Gravy Wars: South Philly Foods, Feueds and Attytudes." 609-884-9325.

Sunday, Sept. 2

Wildwoods, 8th Annual Wildwood Block Party and Music Festival, noon to 10 p.m., Fox Park, Ocean Avenue across from Convention Center, games, crafts, food and merchandise vendors, live music, featured performer Chubby Checker 9 p.m., fireworks on beach at Rio Grande Avenue 10 p.m., all free. 609-522-2444.

Tuesday, Sept. 4

Ocean City, Free monthly art-inspired movie screenings, 6:30 p.m., Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., Sept. 4: Chocolat; Oct. 2: Shakespeare in Love; Nov. 13: America's Heart and Soul; Dec. 4: A fictional solution to the real mystery of Agatha Christie's disappearance after her husband informs her that he is leaving her. 609-814-0308 or 609-399-2434.

Friday, Sept. 7

Egg Harbor City, Beef & Beer, 6 to 10 p.m., The Rusty Barrel, 354 Saint Louis Ave., Chinese auction, proceeds benefit Egg Harbor City Volunteer Ambulance Squad, $20 advance, $25 door. 609-418-1695 or 609-965-5480.

Saturday, Sept. 8

Tuckerton, 38th Clamtown Antiques Flea Market, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tip Seaman Park, Route 9, rain dates Sept. 9 or 15, dealers, food vendors, appraiser table, dealer space available. 609-296-2584 or tuckertonhistoricalsociety.org

Sunday, Sept. 9

Absecon Island, Le Tour de Downbeach, 10 a.m., rain date Sept. 16, family friendly fundraising bike ride, fun walk, barbecue, registration 9:30 a.m. the Boardwalk and Newport Avenue, Ventnor, end at Tomatoe's, Amherst and Washington avenues, Margate with live music and a barbeque, bikers $20 per person or $12 each for family of four or more, walkers $12 per person. marvelousmargate.com

North Cape May, Sunset Ferry Cruises, 6 p.m., on Cape May Lewes-Ferry's MV Delaware, round-trip highlighting maritime history, $18 Friends of the Lighthouse members, $28 nonmembers, advanced registration required. 800-643-3779.

Tuesday, Sept. 11

Cape May, Friends of Historic Cold Spring Village Fall Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Grand Hotel, Beach Avenue, live performance from Russian folk ensemble Barynya, silent auction, $30, benefits education fund. 609-884-2531 or 609-884-3579.

Friday, Sept. 14

Galloway Township, Car Cruise, 5 to 8 p.m., Sept. 14, 28, Historic Smithville and Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, music. 609-748-8999 or www.ColonialInnSmithville.com

Egg Harbor City, Yoga100, free mass yoga event, part of Peace Pilgrim Celebration, 7 p.m., Egg Harbor City Community School, 730 Havana Ave., water bottle, yoga mat. 609-965-5681 or www.peacepilgrim100.com

Saturday, Sept. 15

Egg Harbor City, Intergenerational Walk for Peace, 9 a.m., part of Peace Pilgrim Celebration, two-mile walk from Peace Pilgrim Park, 500-block London Ave., registration 8 a.m., donation $5; followed by community picnic with entertainment, noon, in the park, bring covered dish to share, drum circle from 2 to 3 p.m. 609-965-5681 or www.peacepilgrim100.com

Saturday, Sept. 29

Cape May, Full Moon Ghost Hunt, 7:30 p.m., Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., with Ghost-One paranormal research team, followed with dessert and conversation at Carriage House Caf� & Tearoom, $30, tour limited to 50 people. 609-884-5404 or www.capemaymac.org

Lower Township, Lighthouse Full Moon Climb, 8 to 10 p.m., Cape May Lighthouse, Cape May Point State Park, $7 adults, $3 children 3-12, free to Friends of Cape May Lighthouse members; admission to the Visitors' Orientation Center and ground floor free. 609-884-8656 or www.capemaymac.org

Sunday, Sept. 30

Atlantic City, Harvest Brunch fundraiser, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Dante Hall Theater of the Arts of Stockton College, 10 North Mississippi Ave., benefits Marty Wilson Jr. Art & Music Foundation, $40. www.artsinac.org or 609-347-4500.

Saturday, Oct. 6

Galloway Township, Oktoberfest, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 6, 7, Historic Smithville Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, crafters, food court, children's activities. 609-748-8999 or www.ColonialInnSmithville.com

Thursday, Oct. 11

Galloway Township, Second Annual Art at Night: Chili Cook-Off, 5 to 8 p.m., Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, Lily Lake Road, live music, door prizes, cooks register by Oct. 1, $25 donation, admission $5 adults, $4 seniors, students. www.noyesmuseum.org.

Somers Point, "The Right Notes," wine and jazz fundraiser for National MS Society, 7 p.m., Greate Bay Country Club, Somers Point-Mays Landing Road, $75, limited to first 200 guests. 215-271-1500 or www.MoveforMS.org

Saturday, Oct. 13

Galloway Township, Irish Festival, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13, 14, Historic Smithville Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, Irish market, live music. 609-748-8999 or www.SmithvileIrishFestival.com

Sunday, Oct. 21

Galloway Township, Corvette Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Historic Smithville Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, Original Garden State Corvette Club, free to spectators. 609-748-8999 or www.ColonialInnSmithville.com

Saturday, Oct. 27

Galloway Township, Costume Pet Parade, 1 p.m., Paw Dazzle, Historic Smithville Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, donation $5 to participate, benefits Beacon Animal Rescue, free to spectators. 609-748-8999 or 609-748-7110.

Sunday, Oct. 28

Galloway Township, Zombie Walk, 4 to 7 p.m., Historic Smithville Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, come in costume and participate for free, makeup artists available for $5. 609-748-8999 or www.ColonialInnSmithville.com

Friday, Nov. 23

Galloway Township, Holiday Light Show, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday to Sundays, Nov. 23-Jan. 6, on Lake Meone, Historic Smithville Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, free. 609-748-8999 or www.ColonialInnSmithville.com

Monday, Dec. 3

Galloway Township, Hospitality Night and Frost Bite Car Cruise, 6 to 8 p.m., music, food tastings, discount shopping, Historic Smithville Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, 609-748-8999 or www.ColonialInnSmithville.com

Kids

Thursday, Aug. 23

Barnegat, "Snow White," children's theater, 6 p.m. Aug. 23; 10 a.m. Aug. 25; Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $10. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org

Thursday, Aug. 30

Barnegat, "Cinderella," children's theater, 6 p.m. Aug. 30; 10 a.m. Sept. 1; Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $10. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org

Friday, Aug. 31

Egg Harbor Township, Free Friday Fun Shows, 11 a.m., across from Children's Museum, inside Shore Mall, 6725 Black Horse Pike. 609-484-9500.

Saturday, Sept. 22

Toms River, Pajama Night: Story Telling Under the Stars, 6 and 7 p.m., Robert J. Novins Planetarium, Ocean County Collge main campus, College Drive, bring pillow or blanket, $8. 732-255-0400 or www.ocean.edu/planet.htm

Saturday, Dec. 1

Galloway Township, Magical Talking Tree, noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sunday through Dec., Historic Smithville and Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, free. 609-748-8999.

Galloway Township, Christmas Train Ride, 10 a.m. to closing, Saturday, Sunday through Dec., Historic Smithville and Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, $2. 609-748-8999.

Galloway Township, Story Time with Mrs. Claus, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Sunday through Dec., Historic Smithville and Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, Christmas Cottage, free. 609-748-8999.

Saturday, Dec. 8

Galloway Township, Breakfast with Santa, Dec. 8, 15, Fred & Ethal's Lantern Light, Historic Smithville and Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, buffet breakfast and photo with Santa, reservations required. 609-652-0544 or www.ColonialInnSmithville.com

Music

Thursday, Aug. 23

Atlantic City, Chicken Bone Beach concert series, 7 to 10 p.m., Kennedy Plaza, Boardwalk between Mississippi and Georgia avenues, free. 609-441-9064 or 609-841-6897 or www.chickenbonebeach.org. Aug. 23: Taek� (headliner), George A. Johnson Jr. (opening act); Aug. 30: Mimi Jones (headliner), Luke Carlos O'Reilly (opening act).

Atlantic City, theSEEN.com Spotlight Tour, 1 and 7 p.m., Steel Pier, across from Taj Mahal, Boardwalk and Virginia Avenue, live music, free, donations requested of clothing and canned goods to support local New Jersey Goodwill shelters and used cell phones and chargers for the Verizon Hopeline Project. www.theseen.com

Cape May, Bill Haley Jr. and The Comets, 7:30 p.m., Convention Center, 714 Beach Ave., special guest The Jerry Spathis Rockabilly Band, $28 plus service fees. 855-708-9699 or www.capemayconventionhall.org

Millville, Rusted Root, 7:30 p.m., New Jersey Motorsports Park, outside at The Club House, $29, $27, $25. 856–327-6400 or www.levoy.net

Friday, Aug. 24

Egg Harbor Township, Rhythm in the Park, free summer concert series, 7 p.m. Fridays, Tony Canale Park amphitheater, off Dogwood Avenue, bring blanket or chair. Aug. 24: Rubber Souls Beatle Tribute Band; Aug. 31: Tidal Wave Band; Sept. 7: Howard Isaacson.

Margate, theSEEN.com Spotlight Tour, 7:30 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center, Monmouth and Fronteac avenues, live music, free, donations requested of clothing and canned goods to support local New Jersey Goodwill shelters and used cell phones and chargers for the Verizon Hopeline Project. www.theseen.com

Somers Point, Beach Concert Series, 7 p.m., William Morrow Municipal Beach, between Higbee and New Jersey avenues on the bay, free, bring blanket or chair, www.somerspointbeachconcerts.com; Aug. 24: Walter Trout; Aug. 31: Jill West and Blues Attack; Sept. 7: Reverend Raven and The Chain Smokin' Altar Boys.

Saturday, Aug. 25

Wildwood Crest, Summer concert series, 7:30 p.m., Centennial Park, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, free, bring blanket or chair. 609-523-0202 or www.visitwildwoodcrest.com. Aug. 25: Chatterband; Sept. 1: Almost Journey.

North Wildwood, 5-mile Fat Tire Bike Hike on the Beach, 9 a.m., meet at Schellenger Avenue and beach, riders can tour Wildwood beaches at water's edge during low tide, all ages, partnership with Wildwood Beach Patrol and Lunch with Lynch to benefit junior lifeguard program. $20 donation adults 21 and older, $10 everyone else. includes T-shirt, awards. Registration starts at 7 a.m. Call 609-522-8258 or go to www.lunchwithlynch.com/wbp.

Sunday, Aug. 26

Somers Point, Summer Jazz Series, 8:30 to 10 p.m., Gregory's Restaurant & Bar, 900 Shore Road, Aug. 26: The Pat Bianchi Trio; Sept. 23: The Steve Beskrone Quartet; free to Somers Point Jazz Society members, high school/college students; all others $5. 609-927-6665 or www.spjazz.org

Monday, Aug. 27

Manahawkin, Free summer concerts, 7 p.m., Manahawkin Lake Park pavilion, Routes 9 and 72. www.staffordhistory.org

Ocean City, Mitch Ryder, 8 p.m., Music Pier. CANCELED

Tuesday, Aug. 28

Cape May, Angelus Chorus, 7 p.m., Convention Hall, Stockton Place and Beach Avenue, free. 609-898-0324 or www.capemayconventionhall.org

Wednesday, Aug. 29

Atlantic City, Atlantic City Library International Night Series, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesdays to Sept. 5, Kennedy Plaza, on Boardwalk between Mississippi and Georgia avenues, Aug. 29: Korean Traditional Marching Band; Sept. 5: Hawaiian Luau Entertainment. All performances free. 609-345-2269.

Buena Vista Township, Summer concert series, 7 p.m., rain or shine, Michael Debbi Park, Cedar Avenue, Richland, seating available or bring lawn chair, free. Aug. 29: Nicky G of 95.1WAVY; Sept. 5: Tear It Up.

Wildwood Crest, Summer concert series, Star Band, 7:30 p.m., Centennial Park, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, free, bring blanket or chair. 609-523-0202 or www.visitwildwoodcrest.com

Friday, Aug. 31

Atlantic City, Bartram Beach Block Concert Series, Eddie Morgan Trio, 7 p.m., Bartram Avenue and the Boardwalk, free, bring chair or blanket. 609-377-7117 or 609-345-2269, ext. 3112.

Sunday, Sept. 2

Brigantine, Free concert series, Community Education and Recreation, 7 to 8:30 p.m., North School Auditorium, Lafayette and Evans Boulevards, Sept. 2: Bob Ferris Big Band "Music of the Movies;" Oct. 11: Cole Brothers. 609-266-3323.

Friday, Sept. 7

Cape May Court House, Jim Craine's All-Star Band, "Tribute to the Singers," 7:30 p.m., Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 1 Penkethman Way, $15. 609-463-1924.

Saturday, Sept. 8

Avalon, Big Band dance, 8:30 to 11 p.m., doors open 8 p.m., Community Hall, 30th Street and Avalon Avenue, $7.50. Reservations suggested. 609-967-3066. Sept. 8: Tranquil Ocean Orchestra; Oct. 13: Al Harrison Orchestra; Nov. 10: Bill McGrady Orchestra; Dec. 8: Tony Deluca & The Paisans.

Cape May, Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale, 8 p.m., Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., doors open 7:15 p.m., $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 children 12 and older. 609-884-9563 or www.capemaycity.com

Sunday, Sept. 9

Waretown, Ocean County Bluegrass Festival, noon to 5 p.m., Albert Music Hall, 131 Wells Mills Road, doors open 11 a.m., bands from tri-state area perform live, $8 adults, $1 children 11 and younger. www.alberthall.org

Thursday, Sept. 13

Cape May, Ed Wise Full New Orleans Jazz Band, traditional jazz, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., VFW Post 386, 419 Congress St., $10 advance, $15 door, $10 members Cape May Traditional Jazz Society, proceeds donated to Food Bank of Southern Jersey. 609-884-7961or www.capemaytraditionaljazzsociety.com

Cape May, Benefit concert and dinner with violinist Michael Ludwig, 5 p.m., Union Park Restaurant, 727 Beach Drive, benefits Access to Art's Summer Chamber Music Festival, $50. Reservations required. 609-465-3963.

Saturday, Sept. l5

Cape May, Daedalus Quartet, 8 p.m., Sam Maitin Summer Chamber Music Series, United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St., $20 adults, $l5 seniors, $10 students. 609-465-3963 or www.accesstoart.org

Pleasantville, Soul Food Gospel Fest 2012, live music, doors open 6 p.m., Community Life Center, Mount Zion Baptist Church, 352 S. New Road, advance: $20 adults, $10 children; door: $25 adults, $12 children. 609-909-8729 or www.newmountcalvarybaptist.com

Wednesday, Sept. 19

Ocean County College, The Vach� Brothers, 8 p.m., Midweek Jazz Series, Arts and Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, Aug. 15: Jazz Lobsters; Sept. 19: Guitarist Frank Vignola; $18 adults, $15 seniors. 732-255-0500 or tickets.ocean.edu

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. 609-465-3963 or www.accesstoart.org

Sunday, Sept. 23

Atlantic City, The Texas Tenors, 3 p .m., Bay-Atlantic Symphony gala concert, Music Box Theater, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, $50/$65. 866-900-4849.

Thursday, Sept. 27

Vineland, Steven Calakos in concert, 7:30 p.m., Landis Theater, 830 E. Landis Ave., $12.50. 856-691-1121 or landistheater.com

Saturday, Sept. 29

Vineland, Michael and Amy: Dueling Pianos, 8 p.m., Landis Theater, 830 E. Landis Ave., starting $15. 856-691-1121 or landistheater.com

Friday, Oct. 12

Vineland, Toad The Wet Sprocket, alternative rock, 8 p.m., Appel Farm at the Landis, Landis Theater, 830 East Landis Ave., $32/$50. 856-691-1121 or landistheater.com

Saturday, Oct. 20

Vinealnd, Sinatra Forever In Symphony, 8 p.m., Appel Farm at the Landis, Landis Theater, 830 East Landis Ave., $32/$50. $50 /$60/ $80. 856-691-1121 or landistheater.com

Thursday, Nov. 15

Brigantine, Ragtime with Valerie Jean, Community Education and Recreation concert series, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Brigantine Beach Community Center, 265 42nd St., free. 609-266-3323.

Theater

Thursday, Aug. 23

Barnegat, Ring of Fire - Music of Johnny Cash, 2 p.m. Aug. 23, 26, 28, 29, 30; 8 p.m. Aug. 23-26, Aug.28, 30, 31, Sept. 1; 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, "The Sound of Music," 2 p.m. Aug. 23, 24; 8 p.m. Aug. 23, 24, 25; Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, $36-$54. 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org

Cape May, "The Poe Mysteries," 8:30 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, to Sept. 1, East Lynne Theater Company, First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., $30 adults, $25 seniors, $15 students, free age 12 and younger. Aug. 24: American Sign Language interpretation. 609-884-5898 or www.eastlynnetheater.org

Cape May, "The 39 Steps," 8 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays through Sept. 7, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults, $30 seniors, $15 students. Aug. 24: half-price senior night. 609-884-1341 or www.capemaystage.org

Cape May, Tales of the Victorians, 4 p.m. Thursdays, tea, refreshments, performance by East Lynne Theater Company, $10, age 12 and younger free. Aug. 23: Victorian Lace Inn, 901 Stockton Ave.; Aug. 30: The Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St.; Oct. 6: The Cliveden Inn, 709 Columbia Ave. www.eastlynnetheater.org

Hammonton, My Way: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra, 8 p.m. Aug. 23, 24, 25, Collaborative Stage Productions, Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., $22. 609-704-5012.

Saturday, Aug. 25

Cape May, "1912," drama, dinner theater, 7:15 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. performance, followed by dessert and meet and greet with cast, Aug. 25, 29; Sept. 1, 8, 22, 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 www.capeislandtheatre.com

Ocean City, "Xanadu," Broadway musical, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Ocean City Theater Junior Company, Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, $15, $13. 609-525-9248 or www.ocnj.us/boxoffice

Monday, Aug. 27

Atlantic City, "A Very Noir Pinot or Sour Grapes," murder mystery dinner theater, 6 p.m. Aug. 27; 5 p.m. Sept. 9, 23; 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," 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., $15. 609-884-5404.

Cape May, "Mike's Shorts," starring Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker, 8 p.m., Second Stage Series, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $50. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or www.capemaystage.org

Tuesday, Aug. 28

Beach Haven, "Once Upon A Time in New Jersey," musical comedy, 2 p.m. Aug. 28, 29, 30, Sept. 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16; 8 p.m. Aug. 28, 30, 31, Sept. 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15; Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, $36-$54. 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org

Wednesday, Aug. 29

Beach Haven, Uncle Floyd Show, 8 p.m., Catch a Rising Star's Summer of Stars Comedy Series, Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, $20 to $60. 609-492-9477 or www.catcharisingstar.com

Friday, Sept. 7

Hammonton, Completely Hollywood Abridged, 8 p.m. Sept. 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21; 3 p.m. Sept. 9, 16, Collaborative Stage Productions, Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., $22. 609-704-5012.

Vineland, Getting to Know ... Cinderella, 7 p.m. Sept. 7, 8, 14, 15; 2 p.m. Sept. 9, 16, Cumberland Players, The Little Theatre, Sherman Avenue and the Boulevard. 856-692-5626 or www.cumberlandplayers.com

Tuesday, Sept. 11

Barnegat, I Left My Heart - Music of Tony Bennett, 3 p.m. Sept. 11, 12, 13; 8 p.m. Sept. 12, 13, 14, 15; 2 p.m. Sept. 16, Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $35 adults, $20 children 12 and younger. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org

Wednesday, Sept. 12

Cape May, "Time Stands Still," drama, 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays; Sept.12-Oct. 13, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. Sept. 12: half-price preview performance; Sept. 28: half-price senior night. 609-884-1341 or www.capemaystage.org

Wednesday, Sept. 19

Beach Haven, "Steel Magnolias," 2 p.m. Sept. 19, 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 www.surflight.org

Cape May, "It Pays to Advertise," 8:30 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, Sept. 19-Oct. 13, East Lynne Theater Company, First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., $30 adults, $25 seniors, $15 students, free age 12 and younger. 609-884-5898 or www.eastlynnetheater.org

Friday, Oct. 5

Hammonton, "The 25 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.

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 www.surflight.org

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

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

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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