Happenings

Thursday, May 9

Galloway Township, Independent Film Festival, "Gamers," by C. Farina, 6:30 p.m., Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, 733 Lily Lake Road, Art at Night event, for ages 16 and older, film free with admission, $5 adults, $4 seniors and students, museum members and Stockton students free. NoyesMuseum.org

Friday, May 10

Galloway Township, Car Cruise, 5 to 8 p.m. May 10, 24, Historic Smithville and Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, Smithville, free admission. 609-748-8999

Port Norris, Second Friday in Bivalve, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Bayshore Center at Bivalve, 2800 High St., celebrating "Bayshore Birds and Crabs," live music on the wharves, art gallery, giftshop, maritime museum, food vendors, for all ages, free admission. BayshoreDiscovery.org

Wildwood, Spring Boardwalk Classic Car Show, cars on display 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 10, 11, on the Boardwalk, "Winner's Circle" 5 p.m. May 11, in front of Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, free drive-in movie at sundown, Fox Park, across from Convention Center, awards ceremony 9 a.m. May 12, Convention Center. WildwoodMotorEvents.com

Saturday, May 11

Atlantic City, Free lighthouse climb for moms, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 11, 12, Absecon Lighthouse, 31 S. Rhode Island Ave., present "climbed" card and moms get free slice of pizza at Tony Boloney's Pizza. 609-449-1360 or AbseconLighthouse.org

Atlantic City, Annual Shirley Mae Run and Michael J. Walk, registration 7:30 to 9 a.m., Tropicana, Boardwalk, opening ceremonies 8:30 to 9 a.m., 5K Run and 1.5 Mile Walk, 9:10 to 11 a.m., Kids 1 Mile Fun Run starts after 5K, free health screenings, live music, activities, $35 adult 5K Run, $20 student; $30 adult 1.5 Mile Walk, $20 student, $15 children; $15 Kids Fun Run, benefit Shirley Mae Breast Cancer Assistance Fund, Michael J. Neustadter Pancreatic Cancer Fund, Gilda's Club South Jersey. ShirleyMaeFund.org

Cape May, 34th Annual Great Cape May Footrace, 8 a.m., Convention Hall, Beach Avenue, certified 5K and 10K racecourse, registration 7:15 a.m., $20, or $15 age 14 and younger. 609-884-5508 or CapeMayCity.com

Sunday, May 12

Atlantic City, Mother's Day at Atlantic City Aquarium, moms get in free all day with any paid admission, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Gardner's Basin, 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., $8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 ages 4 to 12. 609-348-2880 or ACAquarium.com

Vineland, "Taste the Jazz" Mother's Day Mardi Gras, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., The Best of Southern Cooking, 613 E. Landis Ave., soul food buffet, live music 4 to 7 p.m., $25 adults, $17 seniors, $8 ages 5 to 11, $5 ages 3 to 4. Reservations 856-696-5500.

Wildwood, Free rides for mom, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Morey's Piers and Beachfront Waterparks, Mariner's Landing and Surfside Pier, on the Boardwalk, complimentary tea and cookies for families, noon to 2 p.m. at tea cup ride, cookie decorating and photos at Parents Pavilion on Mariner's Landing Pier. 609-522-3900 or MoreysPiers.com

Monday, May 13

Little Egg Harbor Township, "Fresh Ears" classical music lecture, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Road, free. 609-294-1197

Tuesday, May 14

Egg Harbor Township, Arc of Atlantic County Health Fair, 2 to 7 p.m., 6550 Delilah Road, Suite 101, free health assessments for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, yoga demonstration, nutrition presentation, Zumba session, face painting, balloon sculpting. 609-485-0800, ext. 210, or ArcAtlantic.org

Ocean City, "Fresh Ears" classical music lecture, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Public Library, Room 110, 1735 Simpson Ave., free.

Kids

Saturday, May 11

Galloway Township, Children's Festival, noon to 4:30 p.m., Historic Smithville and Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, Smithville, activities, shows, crafts, free admission, ColonialInnSmithville.com

Music

Thursday, May 9

Ocean City, Open-Mic Night, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Meeting Room N116, Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., performers scheduled on first-come-first play basis, free. 609-399-

2434.

Friday, May 10

Cape May, Free Mother's Day concert, "Brandon Tomasello Sings Sinatra," 8 p.m., Convention Hall, Beach Aveune, doors open 7:30 p.m., seating based on first-come, first-serve basis. 609-884-9525 or CapeMayCity.org

Saturday, May 11

Galloway Township, Gina Roche, Mother's Day Weekend Celebration Concert, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Jersey Shore, 75 S. Pomona Road, $15 advance, $17.50 door. 609-965-9400.

Linwood, "Beatlemania Now," musical tribute to The Beatles, 8 p.m., Mainland Regional High School, Oak Avenue, benefits Linwood Volunteer Fire Company, $17 advance, $20 door. 877-840-0457 or MyEasyTix.com

Ocean County College, "Music of the Final Frontier," OCC Concert Band, 8 p.m., Arts and Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, excerpts from "The Planets," "Star Wars," others, $20 adult, $17 senior, $10 student. 732-255-0500

Monday, May 13

Vineland, Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars, 5 and 8 p.m. May 13, 14, U-Sell Flea Market, 2896 South Delsea Drive, $16 adults advance, free ages 12 and younger at GoToTheCircus.com

Theater

Thursday, May 9

Hammonton, "Hair," rock musical, 8 p.m. May 9, 10, 11, Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., $25 general admission, $30 front rows. 609-704-5012 or

Beach Haven, "Sleuth," comedy thriller, 2 and 8 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays, 2 and 8 p.m. Tuesdays, 2 p.m. Wednesdays, through May 19, Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, $45, $35 dinner packages available; "The Boyfriend," May 24-June 16; "George M!" June 19-July 17; Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific." 609-492-9477 or Surflight.org

Friday, May 10

Atlantic City, Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park," 8 p.m. May 10, 11, 17, 18; 2 p.m. May 12 and 19, Ninth Circle Players, Dante Hall Theater of Richard Stockton College, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., $20 adults, $18 seniors and Stockton students. 609-347-2162 or Stockton.edu/DanteHall

Tuesday, May 14

Stafford Township, "S'Wonderful: The New Gershwin Musical," 2 p.m. May 14, 15; 2 and 8 p.m. May 16; 3 p.m. May 19; OceanFirst Theater, Stafford Township Arts Center, 1000 McKinley Ave., Manahawkin, $35 adults, $20 age 12 and younger. 609-312-8306 or OceanTheatre.org

Friday, May 17

Cape May, "How to Make a Rope Swing," drama, 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, May 17-June 7, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. May 17: half-price preview performance; May 26: half-price senior matinee. 609-884-1341 or

Sunday, May 26

Beach Haven, Tommy Tune in "Taps, Tunes, and Tall Tales," 8 p.m. May 26, 2 p.m. May 27, Surflight Theater. Engleside and Beach avenues, performance on May 26 benefits Surflight Theatre from storm damage, $75. 609-492-9477 or Surflight.org

Friday, June 7

Hammonton, "Urinetown: The Musical," 8 p.m. June 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29; 3 p.m. June 16, 23, Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., $25 general admission, $30 front row. 609-704-5012 or theeagletheatre.com

Wednesday, June 12

Cape May, "Lend Me A Tenor," comedy, 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, June 12 – July 26, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. June 12: half-price preview performance; June 30: half-price senior performance; June 21: Pay- What-You- Can-Night. 609-884-1341.

Wednesday, July 31

Cape May, "Boeing Boeing," comedy, 8 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays, July 31-Sept. 13, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. July 31: half-price preview performance; Aug. 18: half-price senior performance; Sept. 3: Pay-What-You-Can-Night. 609-884-1341.

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 levoy.net

Wednesday, Sept. 18

Cape May, "Freud's Last Session," drama, 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, Sept. 18-Oct. 19, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. Sept. 18: half-price preview performance; Oct. 2: half-price senior performance; Oct. 10: Pay-What-You-Can-Night. 609-884-1341.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Cape May, "A Walk in the Woods," drama, 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Oct. 23-Nov. 16, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. Oct. 23: half-price preview performance; Nov. 3: half-price senior performance; Nov. 8: Pay-What-You-Can-Night. 609-884-1341.

Friday, Nov. 29

Cape May, "Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol," 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Nov. 29-Dec. 29, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. Dec. 8: half-price senior performance; Dec. 14: Pay-What-You-Can-Matinee. 609-884-1341.

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