Calendar of Events


Thursday, May 2

Galloway Township, Member Appreciation Night at Noyes Museum, 6 to 8 p.m., Lily Lake Road, Oceanville, live music by Stockton Jazz Quartet, wine tastings, hors d'oeuvres, preview of exhibition "Victorian New Jersey: Photographs by Guillermo Thorn," free to members. To become a member call 609-652-8848 or go to

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Ocean City, Martin Z. Mollusk Day, 11 a.m., 9th Street Beach, adjacent to Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, entertainment, costumed characters, audience participation, free.

Wildwood, Tournament of Bands Indoor Championships, May 2-5, Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, also May 3, 4, Middle Township Performing Arts Center, Cape May Court House, middle school through college marching bands, indoor guard, majorette, percussion and dance teams, jazz bands from seven states, full schedule, tickets: 609-849-8553 or

Saturday, May 4

Atlantic City, Do AC Boardwalk Wine Promenade, outdoor wine festival, starting at noon, May 4, 5, Boardwalk Hall, Mississipi Avenue and Boardwalk, and various locations along Boardwalk, music, food, wine tastings, $75 advance one-day ticket, $85 door.

Atlantic City, AtlantiCare's 54th Annual Century Club Gala, 6:30 p.m. to midnight, Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, black tie-optional, awards presentation, entertainment, proceeds benefit AtlantiCare's Healthy Schools, Healthy Children and Healing Arts programs and Growing Green initiative, $325. 888-569-1000

Brigantine, Run for the Animals 5K and 1-Mile Beach Walk with Pets, 9 a.m., both start at Ocean Avenue near Laguna Grill, followed by Central Business District's Official Block Party, 14th Street South and Brigantine Avenue, Doggie Fashion Show, K-9 police demonstration, music, vendors, pet adoptions, post-run Fun Celebration at Laguna Grill, run registration $25, walk registration $10, proceeds benefit Marine Mammal Stranding Center and local animal rescues. 609-266-0538 or MarineMammalStranding

Cape May, Book signing, Emil R. Salvini, "Historic Cape May, New Jersey - The Summer City by the Sea," 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Carriage House Gallery Shop, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., book available for purchase.

Cape May, Spring Festival Crafts & Antiques Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. 609-884-5404 or

Cape May, Chocolate Championship Tour & Tasting, 1 to 3:30 p.m., visit participating historic inns and B&Bs to sample desserts and vote, $20 adults, $18 ages 3 to 12.

Cape May, Spring Festival Private Homes Tours, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., The DeMario Residence, 26 Congress St., The Cherry House, 637 Hughes St., The Hay Residence, 910 Lafayette St., The Jacob Leaming House, 712 Columbia Ave., and The Steiner/Wilson Cottage, 24 Congress St., tickets limited, advance purchase recommended, $15 adults, $10 ages 3 to 12.

Cape May, Around Cape Island Boat Cruise, 10 a.m. May 4, 5, Cape May Whale Watcher, from Miss Chris Marina, Wilson Drive, $25 adults, $18 ages 7 to 12, purchase tickets in advance, Washington Street Mall Information Booth or Hill House Office at Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.; also Whale and Dolphin Cruise, 1 p.m. May 4, 5, $35 adults, $23 ages 6 to 12.

Egg Harbor City, Cinco de Mayo celebration, 5 to 8 p.m., Latino Club of Egg Harbor City, Union 331 Hall, 1 Philadelphia Ave., food, music, Azteca Dancers, Chinese auction, $10 adults, $5 age 12 and younger. 609-839-3840 or 609-703-4288.

Egg Harbor Township, Zumbathon, noon and 1, 2, and 3 p.m., Retro Fitness, 6825 Tilton Road, $10 donation each session, benefits American Liver Foundation. Register 609-241-0017.

Galloway Township, "Images of Springtime," Atlantic Medical Imaging musical fashion show and luncheon, 11 a.m.. Carriage House restaurant, 25 South Pitney Road, fashions by Tanger Outlets, The Walk, raffles, auction, health and wellness information, $55, proceeds benefit Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.

Galloway Township, Renaissance Faire, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 4, 5, Historic Smithville and Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, Smithville, sword fighting demos, entertainment, local vendors, free admission. 609-748-8899 or

Hammonton, 5K Run For Fun, 9:15 a.m., Hammonton Lake Park, 100 Sports Drive, 1-Mile Family Walk, 8:30 a.m., proceeds benefit Hammonton Youth Recreation and Hammonton Parks and Recreation Department, $35 advance run registration by April 14, $40 race day; family walk $10 per person or $35 family.

Hammonton, Wine Festival, noon to 5 p.m. May 4, 5, Mount Carmel Society carnival grounds, along French Street, wine tastings, live music, crafts, food vendors, admission and tasting glass $16 each day, or $26 for both days, must be 21 or older; admission only, all-ages, $6, portion of proceeds support Rotary Club. 609-412-1314.

Vineland, Cinco de Mayo celebration, noon to 6 p.m., Landis MarketPlace, outdoor public market, 631 E. Landis Ave., food vendors, live music, dancing, children's entertainment.

Tuesday, May 7

Lower Township, Feasting on History, 6 p.m., Historic Cold Spring Village 13th Annual Restaurant Gala, Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, Cape May Airport, restaurants, wineries, breweries, $75.

Margate, Wine tasting benefit, 6 to 8 p.m., Son's of The American Squadron No. 352, Sofia's restaurant, 9314 Amherst Ave., $25, benefits American Legion Child Welfare Foundation.

Ocean City, Art on Asbury free movies, 6:30 p.m., Ocean City Fine Arts League, Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., featuring artists or art trends, May 7: "Finding Neverland;" June 11: "Good Night, and Good Luck." 609-814-0308 or 609-399-2434.

Wednesday, May 8

Atlantic City, 16th Annual Atlantic City Host Awards, honoring area hospitality industry, Adrian Phillips Ballroom, Boardwalk Hall, Mississippi Avenue and Boardwalk, $65. 609-449-7174.


Sunday, May 5

Vineland, "Martha Speaks," musical, 2 p.m., Family Matinee Series, Appel Farm at the Landis, 830 East Landis Ave., $12, or get two free tickets with donation of pet food or treats at Cumberland County SPCA booth at theater on day of show.


Thursday, May 2

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 3

Somers Point, Mainland Choral Society, "Songs of Hope & Encouragement," 8 p.m., Episcopal Church, Shore Road and Meyran Avenue. 609-266-8912.

Vineland, The Smithereens, alternate rock, 8 p.m., Landis Theater, 830 East Landis Ave., $29.50, $50.

Saturday, May 4

Cumberland County College, Bay-Atlantic Symphony, 8 p.m., Frank Guaracini Jr. Fine and Performing Arts Center, College Drive, Vineland, $25, "Pre-Concert Conversation with the Maestro" one hour prior to start.

Ocean City, Ralph Roberts Band, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. during Ocean City Block Party, 7th and Asbury, free. 609-625-9528.

Sea Isle City, "We're Ready Concert," noon to 6 p.m., festival tent at Kix-McNutley's, 63rd Street, live music, DJ between sets, $10.

Sunday, May 5

Millville, Dustin Lynch, 7 p.m., Levoy Theatre, 126 N. High St., $25. 856-327-6400 or

Richard Stockton College, Bay-Atlantic Symphony, 2 p.m., Performing Arts Center, main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $25, "Pre-Concert Conversation with the Maestro" one hour prior to start.

Wednesday, May 8

Atlantic City, 8th Street Life concert event, 7:30 p.m., doors open 6:45 p.m., Concert Venue at Harrah's Resort, 20 featured performers and bands, $25, or $150 VIP seating includes dessert reception with musicians after show.


Thursday, May 2

Beach Haven, "Thank You for the Music - A Modern Tribute to ABBA," musical, through May 4, 2 and 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 2 and 8 p.m. Tuesday; 2 p.m. Wednesday; Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, Beach Haven, $45, group rates, dinner packages available. 609-492-9477 or

Little Egg Harbor Township, "Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps," 7 p.m. May 2, 3, 4, 2:30 p.m. May 5, Little Egg Theatre Company, Frog Pond Elementary School, 307 Frog Pond Road, $10 (mention secret word "Hitchcock" and receive $1 discount).

Friday, May 3

Hammonton, "Hair," rock musical, 8 p.m. May 3, 4, 9, 10, 11; 3 p.m. May 5, Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., $25 general admission, $30 front rows. 609-704-5012 or

Saturday May 4

Atlantic City, "Caught Up In The Swing," 8 p.m., Atlantic City, Ballet, Taj Mahal Arena, Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue, free. 609-804-1995 or

Cape May, "Foul Weather Fiend," murder mystery dinner, 7 p.m., Impromptu Players, Carriage House Cafe & Tearoom, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., $45. 609-884-5404 or

Sunday, May 5

Cape May, "Foul Weather Fiend," murder mystery luncheon, 1 p.m., Impromptu Players, Aleathea's Restaurant, Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St., $30. 609-884-5404 or

Tuesday, May 7

Beach Haven, "Sleuth," comedy thriller, 2 and 8 p.m. Tuesdays, 2 p.m. Wednesdays, 2 and 8 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays, May 7-19, 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," July 10-28; "Les Miserables," July 31-Aug. 18; "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown," Aug. 21-Sept. 8; "Our Town." 609-492-9477 or

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

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

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; May 31: Pay-What-You-Can-Night. 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

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

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

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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