Happenings

Thursday, Oct. 11

Atlantic City, Ms. Senior America 2012 Pageant, 1 p.m, Concert Venue Theater, Harrah's Resort Hotel and Casino, $20 preliminaries, $25 final. 800-369-1369.

Cape May, Midnight at the Physick Estate, starts 11 p.m., Oct. 11, 26, with ghost writer and psychic medium Craig McManus, open to first 25 people, $35. 609-884-5404, www.capemaymac.org

Galloway Township, Second Annual Art at Night: Chili Cook-Off, 5 to 8 p.m., Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, Lily Lake Road, live music, door prizes, $25 donation, admission $5 adults, $4 seniors, students.

Somers Point, "The Right Notes," wine tasting and jazz event, 7 to 10 p.m., Greate Bay Country Club, 901 Mays Landing Road, performance by Michael Pedicin Quintet, wine tastings, hors d'ouvres, beverages, live auction, $75. 609-927-5071.

Friday, Oct. 12

Atlantic City, Jan-Ai Scholarship Fundraiser, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Dante Hall, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., evening of art, light fare, silent auction, musical performances, $65. 609-823-3153.

Cape May, A Ride with the Ghost Writer, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 12; 9:30 p.m. Oct. 13; departs Washington Street Mall Information Booth, with psychic medium Craig McManus, $25. 609-884-5404.

Egg Harbor Township, Terror in the Junkyard, 7 to 11 p.m., Friday, Saturday; 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, in October, Fleming's Junkyard, 353 Zion Road, benefits Scullville Volunteer Fire Department, hayride $10, maze of terror $5, combo ticket $13.

Saturday, Oct. 13

Cape May, Harvest Festival Crafts & Antiques Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., lawn of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., free. 609-884-5404.

Cape May, Madame Parmentier's Psychic Tea, 2:30 p.m., Oct. 13, 20, 27, Carriage House Cafe & Tearoom, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., psychic demonstration with selected readings over tea with psychic twins Adele and Allison, $40. www.capemaymac.org

Cape May, Cold Spring Spirits: A Ghost Investigation, 7 to 10 p.m., Historic Cold Spring Village, Route 9, join Ghost-One Paranormal Research Group, limited tickets available, advance purchase required, hcsv.org/events/ghost

Egg Harbor City, Fall Citywide Yardsale and Miracle Mile 5K run/walk, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. locations through city, run starts 9 a.m. on 500 block Philadelphia Avenue, pre-register at

Galloway Township, Irish Festival, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13, 14, Historic Smithville Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, Irish market, live music on two stages. 609-748-8999.

Ventnor, Auto Fest, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Newport and Atlantic avenues, live music, food, automotive entertainment, custom cars, trucks, cycles, free.

Vineland, New Jersey Horrorfest Film Festival, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Appel Farm at the Landis, Landis Theater, 830 East Landis Ave., independent films showcased, $13. 856-691-1121.

Wildwood, Cornhole and Craft Beer Festival, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Pacific Avenue Block Party, Pacific Avenue between Garfield and Schellenger avenues, cornhole competitions, entertainment, children's activities, vendors.

Sunday, Oct. 14

Ocean City, John R. Elliott HERO Walk, 11 a.m., along Boardwalk, from 6th to 20th streets, registration 9 a.m. at Sports and Civic Center, 6th Street, food, entertainment, trophies, www.theherowalk.org

Kids

Thursday, Oct. 11

Galloway Township, Halloween Train, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, through Oct. 31, Historic Smithville and Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, Galloway Township, for young ages, $2. 609-748-8999.

Friday, Oct. 12

Vineland, Halloween Spooktacular, 6:30 to 8 p.m., YMCA, 1159 East Landis Ave., healthy treats, activities, prizes, family entertainment, free ages 2 to 10 years and their families. 856- 691-0030, ext. 307.

Saturday, Oct. 13

Margate, Tween dance, Club 678, 7 to 9 p.m., Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., for grades 6, 7 and 8, dance party, activities, swimming, refreshments, $8 members, $12 nonmembers. 609-822-1167, ext. 127.

Mays Landing, Spooktacular Kids Club Event, 2 p.m., Hamilton Mall, pumpkin decorating party and Halloween costume contest, free. 609-646-8326

Music

Saturday, Oct. 13

Avalon, Big Band dance, 8:30 to 11 p.m., doors open 8 p.m., Community Hall, 30th Street and Avalon Avenue, $7.50. Reservations suggested. 609-967-3066. Oct. 13: Al Harrison Orchestra.

Cape May Court House, Pianist-humorist Emile Pandolfi, 7:30 p.m., Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 212 Bayberry Drive, $25 advance, $30 door. 609-463-1924.

Ventnor, God, Peace and Music, celebration of Christian music, 5 p.m., Holy Trinity Parish, St. James Hall, Portland and Atlantic avenues.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

Absecon, Irish harper Mary Kay Mann, 7:30 p.m., guest performer, Irish American Cultural Society, American Legion Hall, New Jersey Avenue and Mill Road, free. 609 927-1234.

Theater

Thursday, Oct. 11

Cape May, "Time Stands Still," drama, 8 p.m., Oct. 11, 12, 13, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. 609-884-1341 or www.capemaystage.org

Cape May, "It Pays to Advertise," comedy, 8 p.m., Oct. 11, 12, 13, East Lynne Theater Company, First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., $30 adults, $25 seniors, $15 students, free age 12 and younger; Oct. 12: American Sign Language interpreted performance. 609-884-5898.

Cape May, "Sixteen Candelabras," dinner theater, 7:30 p.m., daily through mid-November, Elaine's Victorian Inn, 513 Lafayette St., full-course dinner and show, $44.95 adults, $34.95 teens, $24.95 children, reservations recommended. 609-884-4358 or 609-884-1199.

Hammonton, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," 8 p.m. Oct. 11, 12, 13, 18, 19; 3 p.m. Oct. 14, Collaborative Stage Productions, Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., $22. 609-704-5012.

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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

Manahawkin, Legally Blonde, musical, 7 p.m. Oct. 11, 12, 13, 19, 20; 2 p.m. Oct. 14, Our Gang Players, OceanFirst Theater, Stafford Township Arts Center, 1000 McKinley Ave., $15 adults, $12 seniors, students, $8 12 and younger. 609-597-0553 or www.ourgang.org

Richard Stockton College, "Private Eyes," 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11, 12, 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

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

Ocean City, Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" - Female Version, 8 p.m., Oct. 12, 13, Ocean City Repertory Theater, 813 Asbury Ave., $15. 609-457-6686.

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 or 609-525-9300.

Rowan University, Dracula, Atlantic City Ballet, 7:30 p.m., Wilson Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro. Tickets at ticketleap or 609-804-1995 or www.acballet.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. 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. 18: opening night after-party included with admission; Oct. 21: half-price senior matinee, 3 p.m. 609-884-1341 or www.capemaystage.org

Friday, Oct. 19

Margate, "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," 7 p.m. Oct. 19, 20; 2 p.m. Oct. 21; Margate Players, Dominick A. Potena Performing Arts Center, Monmouth and Frontenac avenues, 609-487-7783 or www.margateplayers.com

Rowan University, Tennessee Williams' "Stairs to the Roof," 8 p.m. Oct. 19, 20; 3 p.m. Oct. 21, Pfleeger Concert Hall, Wilson Hall, Route 322, Glassboro, $15 general, Rowan students free with ID. www.rowan.edu/theatredance or 856-256-4545.

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

Richard Stockton College, Dracula, Atlantic City Ballet, 7 p.m., Performing Arts Center, main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $35/$20, children $10. 609-652-9000 or www.stockton.edu/pac

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.

Sunday, Nov. 4

Richard Stockton College, "Churchill," one-man play about Sir Winston Churchill, 2 p.m., Campus Center Theatre, main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $35, $40. 609-652-9000 or www.stockton.edu/pac

Friday, Nov. 9

Millville, Annie, 8 p.m. Nov. 9, 10, 16, 17; 3 p.m. Nov. 11, 18; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Off Broad Street Players, Levoy Theatre, 126 N. High St., $20 adults, $14 seniors, students. 856-327-6400 or www.levoy.net

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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