Happenings

Thursday, Apr. 10

FLIP-FLOP FLING FUNDRAISER, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., benefits Gilda’s Club South Jersey, food, auctions, music, cornhole tournament, flip-flops optional, Margaritaville, Resorts Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, $50. 609-926-2699 or GildasClubSouthJersey.org

SPRING BREAK AT ABSECON LIGHTHOUSE, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Apr. 10 through 18, last climb at 3:30 p.m., Absecond Lighthouse, 31 So. Rhode Island Ave., Atlantic City, free admission to museum, grounds, parking; climb: $7 adults, $5 seniors, $4 ages 4 to 12, $3 Atlantic City residents. 609-449-1360 or AbseconLighthouse.org

Saturday, Apr. 12

ATLANTIC CHRISTIAN SCHOOL “LEGACY GALA,” 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., keynote speaker Cal Thomas, veteran Washington journalist, columnist, and author; fundraiser, benefits Atlantic Christian School, Greate Bay Country Club, 901 Mays Landing Road, Somers Point, $125, open to public. 609-653-1199 or ACSeht.org

CHEER TECH COMPETITIONS, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Apr. 12, 13; Elite Cheer Championship ‘Shore Show Down,’ Apr. 12; ‘Beast of the East’ Cheerleading Competition, Apr. 13; Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, $15, free ages 3 and younger. 866-52-CHEER or SpiritBrands.org

EASTER EGG HUNTS, hosted by The Boardwalk Merchants Association; 2:30 p.m. Apr. 12, five age groups, 100,000 eggs, 5,000 with prizes, 11th Street to 14th Street beach, Ocean City, rain date Apr 13; Apr. 19, following Woofin’ Paws Pet Fashion Show, rain date Apr. 20, Ocean City. 609-525-9300.

SPRING FLING CELEBRATION, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., entertainment, games and prizes, visit from the Easter Bunny, Barnegat Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 859 West Bay Ave., Barnegat. 609-661-8751.

Sunday, Apr. 13

WALK-A-THON FOR HOMELESS AND ABUSED ANIMALS, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., hosted by South Jersey Regional Animal Shelter and the Cumberland County SPCA, prizes for top fundraisers, free food, music, Parvin State Park, 701 Almond Road, Elmer. Go to

‘WALKING FOR WISHES,’ 10 a.m. to noon, hosted by Stockton’s Disney Association Student Group, benefits Make-A-Wish® New Jersey, scenic walk around Lake Fred, children’s activities, music, snacks, door prizes, guests are encouraged to wear their favorite Disney costume or attire, Stockton College, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $10, free ages 4 and younger. 609-652-4706.

Tuesday, Apr. 15

LIGHTHOUSE FULL MOON CLIMB, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friends of the Cape May Lighthouse, The Lighthouse, Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township, free for “Friends” members, $8 non-member adults, $3 non-members ages 3 to 12. 609-884-5404 or CapeMayMac.org

PROGRAM ON IRISH VILLAGE TITANIC PASSENGERS, 7:30 p.m. April 15, members and guests of Irish American Cultural Society, American Legion Hall, New Jersey Avenue and Mill Road, Absecon, free. 609 927-1234.

Wednesday, Apr. 16

SPRING BREAK EVENTS, Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Apr. 16, 24; Pirates and Princesses Lunch, 12p.m.to 3p.m. April 17, 22; Kids Can Cook Too, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 18, 23; Spring Break Scavenger Hunt, 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. April 19, 26; Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, Cape May, 888-944-1816 or

Kids

Friday, Apr. 11

LITTLE LEARNERS CRAFT CLASS, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., ages 3 to 5 years, Atlantic County Park in Estell Manor, 109 State Highway 50, Mays Landing, free, pre-registration required. 609-625-7000, ext. 5431.

Saturday, Apr. 12

EASTER EVENTS AT STEEL PIER, Apr. 12, 19, 20; 1:30 p.m. Apr. 12 Easter egg hunt for kids ages 10 and younger; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Apr. 19 Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, includes unlimited rides for children ages 12 and younger, $10 ages 12 and younger, $6 adults, reservations requested, 609-345-4893; 1 p.m. Apr. 20 Easter Bunny, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. registration for Best Dressed Contest, ages 0 to 15, 2 p.m. contest; Steel Pier, 1000 Boardwalk,

HEALTHY KIDS DAY, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., YMCA of Vineland, book giveaway, inflatable obstacle course, raffle baskets, tips to keep kids active, activities, raffle baskets, 1159 East Landis Ave., Vineland. CCAYMCA.org

MILLVILLE EGG HUNT, 11 a.m., ages 2 to 12, bring Easter basket or bag, rain or shine, Union Lake Park, Sharp Street, Millville.

Tuesday, Apr. 15

STORY TIME AT A.C. AQUARIUM, 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Preschool Story Time; Apr. 15: Harry Horseshoe Crab, A Tale of Crawly Creatures; Atlantic City Aquarium, 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., Historic Gardner’s Basin, Atlantic City, $8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 children ages 4 to 12, free 3 and younger. 609-348-2880.

Wednesday, Apr. 16

“THE JUNGLE OF JERSEY,” family program, hosted by Ocean County Library branches, utilizes everyday science in the telling of an animal tale, encourages children to read; 11 a.m. 290 Mathistown Road, Little Egg Harbor branch, 609-294-1197; 2 p.m. 112 Burr St., Barnegat branch, 609-698-3331; free.

Music

Saturday, Apr. 12

ALL-MOZART CONCERT, 8 p.m., Bay-Atlantic Symphony, special non-subscription concert, Dante Hall Theater, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City, $22. 609-347-2162 or Stockton.edu/Dante

Sunday, Apr. 13

EASTER CANTATA, 6 p.m. “Crown Him Lord,” Linwood Community Church, 1838 Shore Road, Linwood. 609-927-2950

Wednesday, Apr. 16

MIDWEEK JAZZ SERIES, Emily Asher’s Garden Party, 8 p.m., Ocean County College, Arts and Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, parking lot number 2, $22 adult, $18 senior, $12 student. 732-255-0500.

Thursday, Apr. 17

WINTER/SPRING JAZZ SERIES, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., hosted by The Somers Point Jazz Society, featuring the Peabody Jazz Orchestra, Clancy’s By the Bay, Maryland and Sunny Ave., Somers Point, $5 members, $10 non-members. 609-927-6677 or 609-927-6969 or SPjazz.org

Sunday, May 4

LANDAU EUGENE MURPHY JR. AND THE NO VACANCY ORCHESTRA, 7:30 p.m., America’s Got Talent Champion Murphy Jr., Sinatra-style music, Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May, $30. 855-708-9699 or 609-884-9563.

Saturday, May 10

MOTHER’S DAY MUSIC FESTIVAL, 7 p.m., features Charlie Wilson, Gladys Knight, Heads of State, Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, $45 to $95, $125 includes VIP seating and after-party tickets. 800-736-1420 or TicketMaster.com

Thursday, May 15

CAPE BANK JAZZ @ THE POINT, May 15 through 18, various hours and locations, The Somers Point Jazz Society; 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 17 Arturo O’Farrell Latin Jazz Big Band, Ocean City Music Pier, 825 Boardwalk, Ocean City; benefits the arts program in Somers Point Public Schools. SPJAZZ.ORG

Sunday, May 18

CAPE MAY JAZZ VESPERS, 3 p.m., high school jazz ensemble from Lower Cape May Regional, The First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, $10 donation requested. 609-576-1841 or CapeMayJazzVespers.com

Wednesday, May 28

MIDWEEK JAZZ SERIES, Bob Milne, 8 p.m., Ocean County College, Arts and Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, parking lot number 2, $22 adult, $18 senior, $12 student. 732-255-0500 or Tickets.Ocean.edu

Wednesday, June 11

MIDWEEK JAZZ SERIES, 8 p.m., Bucky Pizzarelli, Ed Laub, Jerry Bruno, Ocean County College, Arts and Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, parking lot number 2, $22 adult, $18 senior, $12 student. 732-255-0500 or Tickets.Ocean.edu

Saturday, June 28

LADY GAGA, 8 p.m., artRave: The ARTPOP Ball tour, Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, $50.50 to $225. 800-736-1420 or LadyGaga.com or LiveNation.com

Sunday, July 13

“MARK PRESTON SINGS THE MUSIC OF OUR LIVES,” 6 p.m., features artist Mark Preston, performing with Linda Gentille and The Jersey Shore Pops, The Performing Arts Center of the Atlantic County Institute of Technology, 5080 Atlantic Ave., Mays Landing, $30 to $35 advance, $40 at the door. 800-838-3006 or JerseyShorePops.org

Theater

Thursday, Apr. 10

ATLANTIC CITY THEATER COMPANY AUDITIONS, 7 p.m. Apr. 9, 10, productions of “Steel Magnolias” and “The Dining Room,” all roles open, prepare a short audition piece, Dante Hall Theater, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City. 609-385-8493 or AtlanticCityTheater.org

“FROGS (RE-) IMAGINED,” Apr. 10, 11, 12, 13; 7:30 p.m. Apr. 10, 11, 12, 3 p.m. Apr. 13, original, modern telling of Aristophanes’ classic comedy, ‘The Frogs,’ Stockton PAC, Stockton College, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $10, $8 students and seniors. 609-652-9000 or Stockton.edu/PAC

Friday, Apr. 11

“GREASED,” 7 p.m., Mystery Dinner Theatre Show, interactive dinner theatre, three course meal, The Palm Atlantic City, 2801 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, $75, reservations required. 609-344-0483.

Saturday, Apr. 12

COMEDY NIGHT AT EAGLE THEATRE, 8 p.m., featuring Kevin Hurley, Steven Bryan, Tommy Pope, wine lounge open before and during the show, The Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, $20. TheEagleTheatre.com

COMEDYSPORTZ PHILADELPHIA AT LEVOY, 7 p.m., comedy show, featuring Millville resident Sue Taney, The Levoy Theatre, 130 N. High St., Millville, $17-$22. 856-327-6400 or Levoy.net

Tuesday, Apr. 15

“SHELDON AND MRS. LEVINE,” 7 p.m., presented by Nine Theatrical, adult program, Ocean County Library/Barnegat branch, 112 Burr St., Barnegat, free, pre-registration required. 609-698-3331 or TheOceanCountyLibrary.org

Friday, Apr. 25

“GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS,” 8 p.m. Apr. 25, 26, May 1, 2, 3, 3 p.m. Apr. 27, May 4, The Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., Hammonton. 609-704-5012 or TheEagleTheatre.com

Friday, May 16

“YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN,” 8 p.m. May 16, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. May 17, 3 p.m. May 18, musical, The Levoy Theatre, 130 N. High St., Millville, $20 adults, $17 children and seniors. Levoy.net

Saturday, June 7

AN AFTERNOON WITH GROUCHO, 7:30 p.m., comedy, Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May, tickets for Feb. 16 canceled show valid for June 7, $30. 609-884-9563 or DiscoverCapeMayNJ.com

Wednesday, June 11

“SOME ENCHANTED EVENING,” June 11 to 15, musical theater, features music by Rodgers and Hammerstein, 201 Engleside Ave., Beach Haven, $45 starting Mar. 3, season tickets available. 609-492-9477 or Surflight.org

“THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS,” June 11 to July 19, written by Henry Myers, story of a married couple from 1872, The First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, $30 general, $25 senior, $15 student, free ages 12 and younger. 609-884-5898 or EastLynneTheater.org

Wednesday, June 18

JEKYLL AND HYDE, June 18 to July 6, musical, 201 Engleside Ave., Beach Haven, $45 starting Mar. 3. 609-492-9477 or Surflight.org

Wednesday, July 9

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, July 9 to 27, 201 Engleside Ave., Beach Haven, $45 starting Mar. 3. 609-492-9477 or Surflight.org

Wednesday, July 23

“ZORRO!” July 23 to Aug. 30, The First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, $30 general, $25 senior, $15 student, free ages 12 and younger. 609-884-5898 or EastLynneTheater.org

Wednesday, July 30

MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT, July 30 to Aug. 24, musical comedy, spin-off of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” 201 Engleside Ave., Beach Haven, $45 starting Mar. 3. 609-492-9477 or Surflight.org

Wednesday, Aug. 27

A CHORUS LINE, Aug. 27 to Sept. 14, the ultimate celebration of the American Musical, 201 Engleside Ave., Beach Haven, $45. 609-492-9477 or Surflight.org

Wednesday, Sept. 17

“WITHIN THE LAW,” Sept. 17 to Oct. 12, written by Bayard Vellier, The First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, $30 general, $25 senior, $15 student, free ages 12 and younger. 609-884-5898 or EastLynneTheater.org

Nature

Friday, Apr. 11

FRIDAY EVENING FROG HIKES, 7 p.m. Fridays in April, presentation about frogs and their calls, short hike down the Red Trail, bring flashlights, donations of juice and cookies appreciated, Cape May Point State Park, Park Museum, East Cape May, $3, free ages 3 and younger. 609-884-2159.

MOMMY AND ME CHILDREN’S PROGRAM, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Fridays, through May 9, for the curious naturalists-to-be, ages two to four years old, accompanied by a parent, guardian, or grandparent, focuses on a different aspect of nature with stories, songs, crafts, activities, outdoor experiences, Nature Center of Cape May, Cape May Harbor, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May, per class: $5 members, $7 non-members, pre-registration required. 609-898-8848 or NJAudubon.org

Saturday, Apr. 12

NATURE WALKS, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Apr. 12, 26, guided tour of the Red Trail, meet at the Park Office, Cape May Point State Park, East Cape May. 609-884-2159.

“NATURE-CIZE” FITNESS NATURE WALKS, Apr. 12, 19, 26, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., hosted by Friends of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge, Two Mile Beach Unit, 12001 Pacific Ave. (Ocean Drive), Wildwood Crest, free. 609-513-9349.

“SEAL DAY,” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., hosted by Marine Mammal Stranding Center (MMSC), guided tours, demonstrations, arts and crafts activities, 625 Brigantine Blvd., Brigantine, free, donations welcome. 609-266-0538.

Friday, Apr. 18

HABITAT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, 7 p.m., “Forsythe Habitat Management: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How We Provide for Wildlife,” part of 75th Anniversary Series, speaker Paul Castelli, Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Auditorium, 800 Great Creek Road, Oceanville (Galloway Township). 609-652-1665 or fws.gov/refuge/Edwin_B_Forsythe/

Saturday, Apr. 19

TURTLE FEST, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; pancake breakfast seatings 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 11:30 am.; live turtles, games, author presentations, prizes, arts and crafts, face painting, aquarium, The Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor; non-members: $10 adult, $8 child, $30 family pack of 4; members: $8 adult, $6 child, $25 family pack of 4; reservations recommended. 609-368-1211 or WetlandsInstitute.org/events/turtle-fest/

Saturday, Aug. 2

WINGS ‘N WATER BENEFIT AUCTION, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., catered food, cocktails, wines, supports conservation, research and education programs, silent auction, live auction, Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd, Stone Harbor, $100 general admission, $150 patron, $250 sponsor. WetlandsInstitute.org/events/wings-n-water-auction/