Events

Thursday, May 24

Atlantic City, Twilight Cruise Fundraiser, 6 to 10 p.m., Atlantic City Cruises, Gardner's Basin, 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., buffet, DJ, auction, cash bar, benefits Youth Advocate Programs Inc., $35. 609-345-7333.

Stone Harbor, Unlocking of the Ocean, 4 p.m., on the beach, annual kick-off to summer, lifeguard row into surf. 609-368-5102 or www.stone-harbor.nj.us

Friday, May 25

Estell Manor, Veterans Memorial Program, 2 p.m., Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery, Atlantic County Park, Route 50.

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

Ocean City, Unlocking of the ocean ceremony, noon, on Ninth Street beach opposite Music Pier, by city officials and lifeguards, followed Business Persons Plunge. 609-338-7667.

Ocean County College, Laser Shows, 7, 8:15 and 9:30 p.m., May 25-26, Robert J. Novins Planetarium, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, $14 adults, $12 seniors, $10 age 12 and younger. 732-255-0400, ext. 2111.

Ventnor, Book signing, Steven Paul Winkelstein "The Winkle," 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Malelani Cafe, 5205 Atlantic Ave., premier of new children's book "The Wild Mind of the Winkle," limited seating.

Wildwood, Memorial Day Weekend Celebration of Heroes, USO variety show, May 25-27, Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, live music, celebrity entertainment, family events, fireworks.

Wildwood, Official kick-off of summer, 12:30 p.m., unlocking of the ocean ceremony, on the beach at Burk Avenue, next to Convention Center; International Kite Festival kick-off, 9 p.m., illuminated night kite fly on the beach. 800-992-9732.

Saturday, May 26

Atlantic City, Memorial Day weekend at Atlantic City Aquarium, May 26-28, Historic Gardner's Basin, New Hampshire Avenue and the bay, special shows, activities, aquarium open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., $8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 children 4-12, coupons for discounted admission on website. 609-348-2880.

Cape May, Crafts and Antiques for Memorial Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., free admission. 609-884-5404.

Sea Isle City, 5th Annual Tri-For-Our-Veterans Triathlon and Duathlon, 7 a.m., benefits Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund and Sea Isle City's VFW Post 1963, advance registration only:

Wildwood, International Kite Festival, 9 a.m. May 26, 27, on the beach at Burk Avenue, East Coast Stunt Kite Championships, kite exhibits, workshops on the beach, Kite Festival Auction 7 p.m. May 26 inside Convention Center; festival concludes 9 a.m. May 28 World Indoor Kite Competition, inside Convention Center. 732-822-4884 or www.skyfestivals.com

Wildwood, State Gymnastics Championships, 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., May 26, 27, Oceanfront Arena, Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, $12 adults, $6 children. 800-992-9732 or www.usaigcnj.com

Sunday, May 27

Atlantic City, Fun Day Sundays, 2 p.m., family crafts projects, Public Library, Tennessee Avenue, free, children nine years or younger must be accompanied by adult, 609-345-2269, ext. 3050; May 27: Peace Signs, Mixed Media Mosaics; June 3: Filipino Parol for Festival of Lights; June 10: Origami Money Shirt; June 17: Father's Day Mosaic Picture Frame; June 24: Summer Solstice Sun Sculptures.

Cape May Court House, Wine and Blues Festival, 1 to 6 p.m., Natali Vineyards, 221 N. Delsea Dr., live music, vendors, picnic area, activities, free admission. 609-465-0075.

Egg Harbor Township, ARCH Spring Horse Show, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, Atlantic Riding Center for Health (ARCH), 206 Asbury Road, riders fees. 609-926-2233.

Ocean City, Barks on the Boards, registered dogs can walk on Boardwalk between noon and 2 p.m., contests start 1 p.m., fundraising event for Ocean City Humane Society. 609-398-9500.

Stone Harbor, Turtle Trot 5k Run and 2 Mile Fun Walk, 8 a.m., 95th Street and First Avenue, prizes awarded, registration required. 609-368-5102.

Monday, May 28

Cape May, Memorial Day ceremony, 11 a.m., Convention Hall, Beach Avenue, concludes at noon with U.S. Coast Guard helicopter flyover and launching of Memorial Flower Boat.

Egg Harbor Township, Memorial Day Parade, 9 a.m., Zion Road to Ocean Heights Avenue, followed by ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park, non-perishable food item donation collected by Veterans Advisory Board.

Margate, Memorial Day Parade, 10 a.m., from Union Avenue School, down Ventnor Avenue to All Wars Memorial for ceremony, decorated stroller and bike contest to follow at Margate Log Cabin. 609-674-5202.

Millville, Memorial Day Parade, 9 a.m., from Buck Street, between Millville Library and Nabb-Leslie American Legion Post 82, to Mount Pleasant Cemetery. 856-825-2189.

Sea Isle City, Memorial Day Ceremony, 10 to 11 a.m., Veterans Park, JFK Boulevard and Landis Avenue. 609-263-4461, ext. 245.

Somers Point, Memorial Day Parade, 11 a.m., starting from Dawes Avenue and Shore Road. 609-487-6932.

Stone Harbor, Memorial Day parade, noon, down 96th Street, followed by ceremoney at Women's Civic Club, 96th Street and the beach, open house 1 p.m. at American Legion, 117th Street and Second Avenue. 609-368-5102 or www.stone-harbor.nj.us

Tuesday, May 29

Margate, Dinner and Movie, "The Artist," dinner 5 p.m., movie to follow, Katz Jewish Community Center, 501 North Jerome Ave., early bird: $11 members, $13 nonmembers; one week prior: $13 members, $15 nonmembers. 609-822-1167 ext. 113.

Kids

Friday, May 25

Ocean County College, Sky shows, "Kaluoka'hina: The Enchanted Reef," ages 10 and younger, 7 p.m. Friday; "Exploring the Spring Sky," ages 10 and older, 8:15 p.m. Friday, 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday, through June 17, Robert J. Novins Planetarium, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, recommended $10 adults, $8 seniors, $7 children, $35 family pack (two adults/three children). 732-255-0400, ext. 2111.

Saturday, May 26

Ocean County College, Sky shows, "One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure," ages 7 and younger, 11:30 a.m. Saturday; "Touching the Edge of the Universe," ages 10 and older, 2:30 p.m. Saturday; "Dawn of the Space Age," ages 10 and older, 8:15 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; through June 17, Robert J. Novins Planetarium, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, recommended ages 7 and younger, $10 adults, $8 seniors, $7 children, $35 family pack (two adults/three children). 732-255-0400, ext. 2111.

Music

Thursday, May 24

Atlantic City, Spring Jazz Concerts, 7:30 to 10 p.m., doors open 7 p.m., Thursdays through June 28, 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.

Saturday, May 26

Brigantine, Free concert series, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Community Education and Recreation, North School Auditorium, Lafayette and Evans Boulevards, May 26: Atlantic Brass Band. 609-266-3323.

Cape May, Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, 8 p.m., grand opening concert of Cape May Convention Hall, Beach Avenue, ticket includes concert plus complimentary glass of champagne and commemorative program, street parking available, free round-trip trolley service from Cape May Elementary School, Lafayette Street, $150. 855-708-9699 or 609-884-9563 or

Cape May, Memorial Day weekend free concerts, 2 p.m. May 26, 27, Historic Cold Spring Village, Village Gazebo, 720 Route 9, May 26: Bob Ferris Orchestra, May 27: John Walter Cape Community Band. 609-898-2300, ext. 10 or www.hcsv.org

Galloway Township, WXGN Music Fest 2012, 12:30 to 9:30 p.m., Word of Life Christian Fellowship, 508 Second Ave., live bands, $12 advance, $15 door. 800-965-9324.

Ocean City, Tony Mart's Rockin' the Music Pier concert series, 8 p.m., doors open 7 p.m., Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, $20. 609-525-9248 or 525-9300 or tonymart.com; May 26: Sounds of Society (Chicago tribute band); June 23: "Tony Mart Rock 'n Roll Reunion Party;" Aug. 18: "The Music That Made Tony Mart's Famous" with Tony Mart All-Star Band.

Sunday, May 27

Cape May, Temple University Jazz Quintet, 8 p.m., Convention Center, Beach Avenue, free. 855-708-9699 or 609-884-9563 or www.capemayrecreation.org

Wildwood, Celebration of Heroes Benefit Concert, 8 p.m., Oceanfront Arena, Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Joe Piscopo, Lee Greenwood, Michael Longoria, Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler, American Idol finalists Michael Sarver and Haley Scarnato, $25 to $50.

Wildwood Crest, The Fabulous Greaseband, 7:30 p.m., kickoff to summer concert series, Centennial Park, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, free, bring blanket or chair. 609-523-0202.

Monday, May 28

Cape May, Atlantic Brass Band, kickoff 23rd Annual Cape May Music Festival, 7 p.m., free outdoor concert, Rotary Bandstand, Lafayette Street and Lyle Lane. 609-884-5404.

Tuesday, May 29

Cape May, New York Chamber Ensemble, "Music By the Numbers," 8 p.m., Episcopal Church of the Advent, Washington and Franklin streets, a Cape May Music Festival event, $20 adults, $15 seniors, $5 students. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278.

Wednesday, May 30

Cape May, Bach's Lunches, Bay-Atlantic Symphony mini concert and tea luncheon, 12:30 p.m., May 30, June 6, 13, Carriage House Cafe & Tearoom, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., $30, limited to 50 people. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278.

Ocean County College, Randy Reinhart "The Man with the Mellow Horn," 8 p.m., Midweek Jazz Series, Arts and Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, $18 adults, $15 seniors. 732-255-0500.

Theater

Thursday, May 24

Cape May, "Uncle Jacques' Symphony," 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, to June 3; 8 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, 3 p.m. Sundays June 4-15, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults, $30 seniors, $15 students. May 26: Pay-What-You-Can Matinee, 3 p.m.; May 27: half-price senior matinee ($15), 3 p.m., reservations needed. 609-884-1341.

Ventnor, "Number the Stars," musical, 7 p.m., Congregation Beth Judah, 700 Swarthmore Ave., featuring local cast of all ages from Atlantic and Cape May counties, $12 adults, $10 seniors and children. 609-822-7116, ext. 101.

Saturday, May 26

Beach Haven, "All I Ask of You – A Tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber," 8 p.m. May 26, 29, 31, June 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16; 2 p.m. May 27, 29, 30, 31, June 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15; Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, $36-$54. 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org

Saturday, June 2

Somers Point, "The WAKY Radio Show, 1940 On Your Dial," old-style radio broadcast style, 8 p.m. June 2, 3 p.m. June 3, The In-House Players, Sandi Pointe Bistro, 908 Shore Road, $10, benefits Gateway Playhouse. 609-927-2300.

Monday, June 11

Cape May, "At Wit's End," 8 p.m., Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $20. 609-884-1341 or www.capemaystage.org

Wednesday, June 13

Cape May, "Ruth Draper's Company of Characters," 8:30 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, June 13-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.

Friday, June 15

Hammonton, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," drama, 8 p.m. June 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30; 3 p.m. June 17, 24, Collaborative Stage Productions, Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., $22. 609-704-5012.

Tuesday, June 19

Barnegat, "Man of LaMancha," starring John Davidson, 8 p.m. June 19-23, 26-30, July 2, 3, 5, 6, 7; 2 p.m. June 21, 24, 26, 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.

Beach Haven, "Annie," 2 p.m. June 19, 20, 21, 24, 26, 27, 28, July 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20; 8 p.m. June 19, 21, 22, 23, 26, 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 or www.surflight.org

Wednesday, June 20

Cape May, "God of Carnage," comedy, 8 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays, June 20-Aug. 3, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. June 20: half-price preview performance; July 8: half-price senior night. 609-884-1341 or www.capemaystage.org

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

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 or www.eastlynnetheater.org

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

Wednesday, July 15

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.eastlynntheater.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

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

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.eastlynntheater.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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