Happenings

Thursday, May 3

Cape May, Mostly Crazy About Quilts Exhibit, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 3, 4, 5, United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St., flea market, quilting vendors, door prizes, live demonstrations, $10. 609-898-8848.

Cape May, "A Victorian Primer," lectures, programs, seminars, Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St., $10. May 3: Victorian Etiquette and Manners, 9:30 a.m.; An Afternoon with the Physick Family, 2:30 p.m.; John Philip Sousa, 7:30 p.m.; May 4: Tales of Olde Cape May, 9:45 a.m.

Hammonton, Atlantic County Teen Arts Festival, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hammonton Arts District, between Central Avenue and Egg Harbor Road.

Ocean City, Martin Z. Mollusk seasonal creep, 11 a.m., 9th Street Beach, adjacent to Music Pier, hermit crab shadow predicts early summer. 609-525-9300.

Wildwood, Tournament of Bands Indoor Championships, May 3 to 6, Convention Center, Oceanfront Arena, 4501 Boardwalk, also Middle Township Performing Arts Center, Cape May Court House, on May 5, units from middle school through college from six states. 856-935-4940.

Friday, May 4

Atlantic City, Cinco de Mayo celebration, noon to 2 p.m., Police and Firemen's Plaza, between City Hall and Main Library, raising of Mexican flag, live music by Ricky y Sus Mariachis, dance performances. 609-347-6442.

Cape May, Strictly Boaters Boat Show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4, 5, 6, South Jersey Marina, 1231 Highway 109, displays, demos, vendors, $15 or contact participating dealer for show passes. www.StrictlyBoaters.com

Cape May, Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour, 7:45 and 8:45 p.m. May 4; 8:15 and 9 p.m. May 5, starting from Washington Street Mall Information Booth, $10 adults, $7 children 3 to 12.

Vineland, Cinco de Mayo celebration, 6 to 8 p.m., YMCA, 1159 East Landis Ave., swimming, Cinco De Mayo themed crafts and activities, games, prizes, snacks, for all ages, $6 facility members, $9 program members, $12 nonmembers (based on family of four), preregistration required by May 3. 856-691-0030.

Saturday, May 5

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.

Egg Harbor City, Fashion Show, 11:30 a.m., Renault Winery Grand Ballroom, by Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, $35 adults, $25 age 10 and younger. 609-641-5420 or 609-646-4071.

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

Millville, Community days, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., "Eco Fair" May 5, "Family Fun Day" May 6, WheatonArts, demonstrations, activities, free admission. 800-998-4552 or 856-825-6800 or www.wheatonarts.org

Ocean City, Book signing, Fred and Susan Miller's "Legendary Locals of Ocean City," 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sun Rose Words and Music, 756 Asbury Ave. 609-399-9190.

Stone Harbor, Coastal Living Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5, 6, along 96th Street and Second Avenue, music, seafood, outdoor living vendors, crafters, kids entertainment. 609-368-6101.

Toms River, "Dynamic Earth," 4 p.m. May 5, 6, Robert J. Novins Planetarium, Ocean County College, Main Campus, College Drive, free, show begins promptly. Recorded show information 732-255-0342.

Vineland, Cinco de Mayo celebration, noon to 5 p.m., Landis MarketPlace, 631 E. Landis Ave., rear parking lot at Seventh and Elmer streets, food, live Mariachi music, dancing, family activities, vendors. 856-238-4445.

Wildwood, Cinco de Mayo Block Party, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., along "Restaurant Row" from 3700 to 3900 Pacific Avenue, between Lincoln and Spicer avenues, Zumba classes, live music, raffles, food. 609-729-6500.

Sunday, May 6

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 6: Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month program, Tibetan Wishing Banners.

Milmay, Free square dance party, 7 to 9 p.m., Milmay Fire Hall, 225 Broad St., no experience required. 609-399-4486.

Tuesday, May 8

Ocean City, Free music lecture, "The Listener Owns It," 6:30 to 8 p.m., Public Library, Room 110, 1735 Simpson Ave., 609-463-6350.

Wednesday, May 9

Margate, MAPS Foundation Spring Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Steve and Cookies by the Bay, 9700 Amherst Ave., entertainment, auction, $40 members, $45 nonmembers, RSVP by April 20. 609-811-9093.

Music

Thursday, May 3

Atlantic City, Spring Jazz Concerts, 7:30 to 10 p.m., doors open 7 p.m., Top of the Trop in Tropicana Casino and Resort, Brighton Avenue and Boardwalk, May 3: Suzette Ortiz & Friends; $10. 609-841-6897 or 609-441-9064.

Saturday, May 5

Northfield, Broadway Bash, 7 p.m., Broadway-style entertainment and dining, Congregation Beth Israel, 2501 Shore Road, music by Heather Shields and performers of While We Wait Productions, supper, beverages, dessert, $36. 609-641-3600.

Ocean City, Ralph Roberts Trio, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ocean City Spring Block Party, along Asbury Avenue, free. 609-625-9528.

Sunday, May 6

Linwood, Matthew Brothers, concert of sacred music, 6 p.m., Linwood Community Church, 1838 Shore Road. 609-927-8002.

Somers Point, "The Universal Experience" featuring flutist Pamela Whitman and accompanist Scott Breiner, 3 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, Shore Road, free will offering.

Theater

Thursday, May 3

Beach Haven, The Rat Pack Revue, 2 and 8 p.m. May 3, 5; 8 p.m. May 4; 2 p.m. May 6; "Broadway at the Beach" series, Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, $36-$54. 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org

Hammonton, "Pippin", musical, 8 p.m. May 3, 4, 5; Collaborative Stage Productions, Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., $22. 609-704-5012.

Saturday, May 5

Cape May, "A Very Noir Pinot or Sour Grapes," murder mystery dinners and luncheons, 7 p.m. May 5, 6; 1 p.m. May 6; Aleathea's Restaurant, Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St., Impromptu Players, $45 adult dinner, $30 adult luncheon; $15 children, reservations required. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278.

Vineland, Auditions, "Shout! The Mod Musical," noon to 3 p.m. May 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 6, Landis Theater, 830 Landis Ave. www.landistheater.com

Tuesday, May 8

Barnegat, "Nunset Boulevard", May 8-12, Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $29-$35.

Friday, May 11

Cape May, "Uncle Jacques' Symphony," May 11-June 15, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, 8 p.m. preview May 11; 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. 609-884-1341.

Saturday, May 26

Beach Haven, "All I Ask of You - A Tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber," May 26 to June 16, Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, $36-$54. 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org

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, June 19-July, Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $29-$35.

Beach Haven, "Annie," June 19 to July 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, July 2-7, Aug. 22-25, Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $10.

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," July 11-29, Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $29-$35.

Wednesday, July 18

Barnegat, "Cinderella," children's theater, July 18-21, Aug. 30, Sept. 1, Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $10.

Tuesday, July 24

Beach Haven, "The Sound of Music," July 24 to Aug. 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, July 25-28, Aug. 1-4, Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $10.

Wednesday, Aug. 1

Barnegat, "Gypsy," Aug. 1-19, Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $29-$35.

Wednesday, Aug. 8

Barnegat, "The Wizard of Oz," children's theater, Aug. 8-18, Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $10.

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, Aug. 21-Sept. 1, Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $29-$35.

Tuesday, Aug. 28

Beach Haven, "Once Upon A Time in New Jersey," musical comedy, Aug. 28 to Sept. 16, 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.

Wednesday, Sept. 12

Barnegat, I Left My Heart - Music of Tony Bennett, Sept. 12-16, Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $29-$35.

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," Sept. 19 to Oct. 7, Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, $36-$54. 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.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," Oct. 10-21, 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, Oct. 24-28, Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $29-$35.

Beach Haven, "Barefoot in the Park," Oct. 24 to Nov. 4,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. 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," Dec. 7-16, Ocean Professional Theatre Company, OceanFirst Theatre, Main Street, Manahawkin.

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