Happenings

Thursday, June 28

Sea Isle City, Free movie night, "Happy Feet 2," 8:30 p.m., Excursion Park. 609-263-8687.

Wildwood, Wild Half Mile Kids' Marathon, 10:30 a.m., ages 12 and younger, begin at Convention Center, end Mariner's Landing Pier on Schellenger Avenue, registration 8 to 10 a.m., animal print attire and accessories encouraged. 609-522-3900 or go to www.moreyspiers.com

Saturday, June 30

Atlantic City, Classic Car Shows, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 30, 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

Cape May, Independence Day Celebration, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., June 30, July 1, Historic Cold Spring Village, Route 9, patriotic family activities, programs, music, demonstrations, $10 adults, $8 ages 3 to 12. 609-898-2300.

Egg Harbor Township, Workout in tribute to Soldier Michael P. Murphy/Member Appreciation Day, 8:30 to 11 a.m., CrossFit OTG, 3330 Bargaintown Road, registration 8 a.m., food, drinks, music, all donations should be made online.

Mays Landing, Hometown Celebration, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., along Main Street and War Memorial Park, crafters, food vendors, merchants, community organizations, classic car show, live music, contests, entertainment. www.mayslandingmerchants.com

Somers Point, Beer for the Arts/Jersey Shore Beer Festival, 4 to 8 p.m., Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, beer experts, entertainment, door prizes, refreshments, $45, benefits Atlantic City Ballet. acballet.org.

Tuesday, July 3

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 Cafe & Tearoom, $30, tour limited to 50 people. 609-884-5404.

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. www.capemaymac.org

Wednesday, July 4

Avalon, Fireworks display, 9:15 p.m., 30th Street beach, preceded by patriotic concert by Bay-Atlantic Symphony, 7 p.m., Avalon Community Hall, 30th Street and the beach, free.

Cape May, Independence fireworks, 9 p.m., off Congress Street beach. 609-884-9565 or go to

Cape May Court House, Wine Down Wednesdays, 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 29, Natali Vineyards, 221 N. Delsea Dr., live music, $5 wine tastings, vendors, picnic area, activities, free admission. 609-465-0075

Ocean City, Fireworks display, 9:30 p.m., off Ninth Street beach.

Sea Isle City, Family Night Dance Party, 7 to 9 p.m., Excursion Park Band Shell, JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue, free. 609-263-TOUR.

Sea Isle City, Independence Day Fireworks Display, 9 p.m., from the beach at JFK Boulevard, rain date July 5.

Strathmere, Fourth of July Parade, 10:30 a.m., step-off Commonwealth Avenue at Williard Road, end Bayview Avenue at Deauville Inn for refreshments. 609-263-6846.

Wildwood, Fireworks show, 10 p.m., from beach at Pine Avenue. 609-729-9000.

Wildwood, Patriotic 5K fun run and 1-mile walk, 9 a.m., registration 7 to 8:45 a.m., Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, benefits Vietnam Memorial Wall, $25 adults, $10 children 18 and younger. 609-827-7062.

Kids

Monday, July 2

Egg Harbor Township, Monday Morning Madness, 11 a.m., grounds of Atlantic County Library/Egg Harbor Township Branch, at Veterans Memorial Park, for all ages, free. 609-272-8120. July 2: Tucker's Tales, puppet show.

Music

Thursday, June 28

Atlantic City, Spring Jazz Concert, Ella Gahnt, 7:30 to 10 p.m., doors open 7 p.m., Top of the Trop in Tropicana Casino and Resort, Brighton Avenue and Boardwalk, $10, proceeds benefit Chicken Bone Beach Youth Jazz Camp. 609-841-6897.

Friday, June 29

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. June 29: Jim Crane and Atlantic City All Star Band; July 6: Shakes; July 13: Juicy; July 20: RB Express; July 27: Suite Inspiration; Aug. 3: Hamilton Township Community Band; Aug. 10: Alligator Zydeco Band.

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, June 29: Commander Cody Band; July 4: Bob Campanell Band featuring Danny Eyer.

Saturday, June 30

Cape May Court House, Linda Gentille and The Jersey Shore Pops Orchestra, concert series, 7:30 p.m., Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 1 Penkethman Way, $25-$40. 800-838-3006 June 30: "Life & Times of Frank Sinatra."

Landisville, Jazz in June concerts, Dirk Quinn Band, 4 to 8 p.m. Saturdays in June, grounds of Bellview Winery, 150 Atlantic St., $5 includes tasting of Bellview estate wines, bring lawn chair or blanket. 856-697-7172.

Sea Isle City, Sensational Soul Cruisers, 8 to 10 p. m., Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue, free. 609-263-8687.

Waretown, Ladies of Country and Blue Grass Show, 7:30 p.m., Albert Music Hall, 131 Wells Mills Road, $5 adults, $1 children 11 and younger. www.alberthall.org

Wildwood Crest, Summer concert series, 7:30 p.m., Centennial Park, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, free, bring blanket or chair. 609-523-0202. June 30: Bandstand live music show.

Sunday, July 1

Cape May, Lagond Honors Band, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Convention Hall, Beach Avenue, $5 individual, $20 family of four or more.

Wednesday, July 4

Avalon, Bay-Atlantic Symphony, 7 p.m., Avalon Community Hall, 30th Street and the beach, followed by fireworks display on the beach, free, seating for concert on first-come, first-served basis. www.avalonboro.org

Wildwood Crest, Trisha Rapier, Barry Levitt Trio, Broadway tunes, 7:30 p.m., Centennial Park, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, free. 609-523-0202.

Theater

Thursday, June 28

Barnegat, "Man of LaMancha," starring John Davidson, 8 p.m. June 28, 29, 30, July 2, 3, 5, 6, 7; 2 p.m. June 28, July 1, 3, 5, 8; 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, "Annie," 2 p.m. June 28, July 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20; 8 p.m. June 28, 29, 30, July 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 13, 14, 17, 19, 20, 21; Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, $36-$54. 609-492-9477.

Cape May, "God of Carnage," comedy, 8 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays, to Aug. 3, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults, $30 seniors, $15 students; July 3: Pay-What-You-Can night for any unsold tickets. 609-884-1341.

Cape May, "Ruth Draper's Company of Characters," 8:30 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, through July 21, East Lynne Theater Company, First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., $30 adults, $25 seniors, $15 students, free age 12 and younger. 609-884-5898.

Cape May, Tales of the Victorians, 4 p.m. Thursdays, tea, refreshments, performance by East Lynne Theater Company, $10, age 12 and younger free. June 28: Mad Batter at the Carroll Villa, 19 Jackson St.

Hammonton, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," drama, 8 p.m. June 28, 29, 30, Collaborative Stage Productions, Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., $22. 609-704-5012.

Friday, June 29

Cape May, "1912," drama, dinner theater, 7:15 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. performance, dessert, June 29, 30; July 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 25, 28; Aug. 1, 4, 6,10,15,18, 22, 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.

Ocean City, "It Had To Be You," comedy, 8 p.m., June 29, 30,Ocean City Repertory Theater, 813 Asbury Ave., $15.

Sunday, July 1

Ocean City, "Crazy For You," tap musical, 7:30 p.m. July 1, 3, 5; 2 p.m. July 5, Ocean City Pops and Ocean City Theatre Company, Hughes Performing Arts Center, Sixth Street and Atlantic Avenue, $25. 609-525-9248.

Monday, July 2

Barnegat, "Snow White," children's theater, 6 p.m. July 2, 5; Aug. 22, 23; 10 a.m. July 7, Aug. 25; Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $10. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org

Beach Haven, Summer of Stars Comedy and Concerts Series, Mahoney Brothers' "Long Live the Beatles," 6 and 8 p.m., Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, $20 to $60, VIP seats $89. 609-492-9477

Cape May, "Storybook Theater: Old Fables with a New Twist," 8 p.m., East Lynne Theater Company's student workshop production, First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., free. 609-884-5898

Cape May, "Anthony Rapp, Live," 8 p.m., Second Stage Broadway Series, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $50, includes after party, Washington Inn's Wine Bar, Washington and Jefferson streets. 609-884-1341 or

Wednesday, July 4

Beach Haven, Summer of Stars Comedy and Concerts Series, "Firecracker Funnies Show," 10 p.m., starring Geno Bisconte, Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, $20 to $60, VIP seats $89. 609-492-9477 or catcharisingstar.com

Wednesday, July 11

Barnegat, "Titanic, The Musical," 8 p.m. July 11-14, 17-22, 24-28; 2 p.m. July 12, 15, 17, 24, 29; Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $35 adults, $20 children 12 and younger. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org

Friday, July 13

Vineland, Little Shop of Horrors, 8 p.m. July 13, 14, 20, 21; 2 p.m. July 15, 22, Cumberland Players, The Little Theatre, Sherman Avenue and the Boulevard, $15. 856-692-5626 or cumberlandplayers.com

Tuesday, July 17

Ocean City, Sweeney Todd, musical thriller, 7:30 p.m. July 17, 18, 19; 2 p.m. July 18; Youth Opera Company of South Jersey, Ocean City High School auditorium, Sixth Street off Boardwalk, $10 adults, $8 children. youthopera.org

Wednesday, July 18

Barnegat, "Cinderella," children's theater, 6 p.m. July 18, 19, Aug. 30; 10 a.m. July 21, Sept. 1; Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $10. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org

Cape May Court House, "Forever Plaid," musical comedy, 7:30 p.m. July 18, 19, 22; 8 p.m. July 20, 21; Media Theatre of the Performing Arts, Broadway at the Beach seriers, Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 1 Penkethman Way, $25 advance, $30 door. 609-463-1924 or 610-891-0100.

Tuesday, July 24

Beach Haven, "The Sound of Music," 2 p.m. July 24, 25, 26, 29, 31, Aug. 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24; 8 p.m. July 24, 26. 27, 28, 31, Aug. 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14, 16, 17, 18, 21, 23, 24, 25; Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, $36-$54. 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org

Wednesday, July 25

Barnegat, "101 Dalmations," children's theater, 6 p.m. July 25, 26; Aug. 1, 2; 10 a.m. July 28, Aug. 4; Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $10. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org

Cape May, "The Poe Mysteries," 8:30 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, July 25-Sept. 1, 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

Wednesday, Aug. 1

Barnegat, "Gypsy," 8 p.m. Aug. 1-5, Aug. 7-12, Aug. 14-18; 2 p.m. Aug. 2, 7, 14, 19; Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $35 adults, $20 children 12 and younger. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org

Wednesday, Aug. 8

Barnegat, "The Wizard of Oz," children's theater, 6 p.m. Aug. 8, 9, 15, 16; 10 a.m. Aug. 11, 18; Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $10. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org

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

Friday, Aug. 10

Hammonton, My Way: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra, 8 p.m. Aug. 10, 11, 15, 17, 23, 24, 25; 3 p.m. Aug. 12, 19, Collaborative Stage Productions, Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., $22. 609-704-5012.

Tuesday, Aug. 21

Barnegat, Ring of Fire - Music of Johnny Cash, 8 p.m. Aug. 21-26, Aug.28, 30, 31, Sept. 1; 2 p.m. Aug. 23, 26, 28, 29, 30; Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $35 adults, $20 children 12 and younger. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.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

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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