Happenings

Thursday, Sept. 27

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

Somers Point, Rally party, 6 p.m., Fitzpatrick's Deli and Steak House, 650 New Road, food, kickoff for Ensign John R. Elliott HERO Walk, Oct. 14, Ocean City Boardwalk. 609-626-3880.

Friday, Sept. 28

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

Richard Stockton College, "Endangered Orangutans and Disappearing Rain Forest in Borneo," free lecture by orangutan expert Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Campus Center Theatre, main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, reception to follow; Sept. 29: Reception/fundraiser, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Great Bay Country Club, 901 Mays Landing Road, Somers Point, wine, appetizers, silent auction, presentation, $50 ($100 includes VIP hour 6 to 7 p.m.); Sept. 30: Brunch with Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas, 9 to 11 a.m., Greate Bay Country Club, 901 Mays Landing Road, Somers Point, $35; fundraiser/brunch tickets email ofioffice@gmail.com

Richard Stockton College, "Headliners" current events discussions, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Sept. 28, Campus Center lounge, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, open to community. email

Somers Point, Ladies Comedy Night, 9 p.m., all-female lineup, benefits Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign, 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. 29

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

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 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

Ocean City, Sidewalk Art Sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 30, Arts on Asbury Gallery, 608 Asbury Ave., proceeds from sales support Ocean City Fine Arts League and local artists. 609-814-0308 or

Sea Isle City, Harborfest, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., along Marina Park, 42nd Place and the Bay, seafood, live music, clam-eating contest, nautical displays, blessing of the fleet by local religious leaders, crafts vendors. 609-263-9090 or www.seaislechamber.com

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

Farmington, Fall Harvest Festival, 1 to 4 p.m., Historic Village at Allaire, Allaire State Park, 4263 Atlantic Ave., games for children, demonstrations, music, $5 adults, $3 ages 5 to 12 years. 732-919-3500 or www.allairevillage.org

Margate, Steve and Cookie's 16th Annual Dog Show, registration 10:30 a.m., show 1 p.m., in parking lot of Steve & Cookie's by the Bay, 9700 Amherst Ave., games, contests, pet information booths, registration fee $20 per event category, proceeds benefit NJ Aid for Animals and Humane Society of Ocean City. 609-823-1163.

Tuesday, Oct. 2

Ocean City, Art-inspired movies, 6:30 p.m., Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., free. Oct. 2: Shakespeare in Love; Nov. 13: America's Heart and Soul, by filmmaker Louis Schwarzberg; Dec. 4: Agatha, fictional solution to mystery of Agatha Christie's disappearance. 609-814-0308 or 609-399-2434.

Wednesday, Oct. 3

Margate, 2012 Jewish Film Festival, kickoff 7 p.m., film "Ushpizin" by Shuli Rand, Katz Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Ave., $5 JCC members, $7 nonmembers. Schedule: Oct. 7: 2 p.m., "At Home in Utopia;" Oct. 10: 7 p.m., "Nowhere in Africa;" Oct. 14: 2 p.m., "Dolphin Boy;" Oct. 17: 7 p.m., "The Infidel," optional dinner at Steve and Cookie's By the Bay before film, $35 members, $40 nonmembers. 609-822-1167 or www.jccat

Kids

Sunday, Sept. 30

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. 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.

Tuesday, Oct. 2

Atlantic City, Fishy Tales Storytime, 11 a.m., Tuesdays in October, Atlantic City Aquarium, Gardner's Basin, North New Hampshire Avenue, includes craft or activity, aquarium open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., $8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 ages 4 to 2, coupons for discounted admission available on website. 609-348-2880 or

Music

Thursday, Sept. 27

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

Saturday, Sept. 29

Beach Haven, John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band, 8 p.m., Long Beach Island Chowderfest Weekend, Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, $20 to $60, VIP seats $89. 609-492-9477 or

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

Theater

Thursday, Sept. 27

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

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

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; 609-884-5898

Friday, Sept. 28

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

Saturday, Sept. 29

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.

Sunday, Sept. 30

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

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

Atlantic City, "Caught Up in the Swing," 8 p.m., Atlantic City Ballet, Superstar Theater, Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk, free, ticket vouchers at box office. www.acballet.org

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

Richard Stockton College, "Private Eyes," 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10-13, 3 p.m. Oct. 14, Stockton Theatre Program, Experimental Theatre, main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $8 general admission, $6 seniors, students with ID. 609-652-9000 or www.stockton.edu/pac

Thursday, Oct. 11

Little Egg Harbor Township, "You Can't Take it With You," comedy, 7 p.m. Oct. 11, 12, 13, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 14, Little Egg Theatre Company, Frog Pond Elementary School, 305 Frog Pond Road, $10. 609-442-7957 or www.littleeggtheatre.com

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

Tuesday, Oct. 30

Atlantic City, "Dracula," 8 p.m., Atlantic City Ballet, Superstar Theater, Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk, free, ticket vouchers at box office. www.acballet.org or www.resortsAC.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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