Happenings

Thursday, Feb. 6

ATLANTIC CITY BOAT SHOW, Feb. 6 through 9; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; boat shopping, gear, classes, giveaways, meet and greet with Captain Dave Carraro from National Geographic; Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Convention Blvd., Atlantic City, $15 adults ages 16 and older, free ages 15 and younger. ACBoatShow.com

JCC FALAFEL AND FILM, 5:30 p.m., kosher falafel meal, Israeli short films, 501 North Jerome Ave., Margate; advance registration: $8 members, $10 non-members; at the door: $10 members, $12 non-members; spaces limited. 609-822-1167, ext. 138.

Friday, Feb. 7

PASTA DINNER, The Ocean City Band Boosters, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., 4:30 p.m. take out dinners available, entertainment, instrumental groups Jazz Band, Jazz Rock, benefits Band Boosters Senior Scholarships, Ocean City High School Cafeteria, 501 Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, $10 adults, $5 ages 9 and younger. 609-399-1290, ext. 1248.

Saturday, Feb. 8

OLYMPIC DINNER AND CONCERT, 6:30 p.m., features Dan Burke Band, Main Street American Cafe, 6002 Main St., May Landing. 609-653-6069.

VALENTINE'S DAY DANCE AND DINNER, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., hosted by Assumption Regional Catholic School PTA, DJ, dancing, dinner buffet, dessert, beverages, BYOB, auction, 146 S. Pitney Road, Galloway, $30. 609-652-7134.

WINE & CHOCOLATE TRAIL, “Call it a Love Fest,” noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 8, 9, 15, 16, Garden State Wine Growers Association, celebrates Valentines Day, wine tastings, tours, live music, entertainment, food, participating wineries in Atlantic and Cape May Counties. NewJerseyWineTrails.com

Sunday, Feb. 9

FUN DAY SUNDAY EVENTS, 2 p.m. Feb. 9, 16, 23; Feb. 9, “Concentric Heart Wall Hangings,” make a piece of art using colors from the rainbow; Feb. 16, “I Whale Always Love You,” honors World Whale Day, whale card craft; Feb. 23, “Black History Month: Tribute to Author/Illustrator Faith Ringgold,” reading of Ringgold’s “Tar Beach,” participants create their own quilted patterns using origami and construction paper; 1 N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City, free, advance registration recommended. 609-345-2269, ext. 3050.

THE RED LINE CLASSIC: BATTLE OF THE BOARDS, features firefighters from the Delaware Valley competing with and against former NHL players from the New Jersey Devils and The Philadelphia Flyers, 11 a.m. FDNY vs. Philly Fire, 12:30 p.m. pee wee game, 2 p.m. main event, Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, benefits charities, $20, $50, $100.

SOMERS POINT HISTORICAL SOCIETY INSTALLATION DINNER AND PROGRAM, 5 p.m., open to public, reflection of Hyatt Family and contributions to Somers Point, raffle, door prizes, Gregory's Restaurant, 900 Shore Road, Somers Point, $16, reservations recommended. 609-927-8002.

Monday, Feb. 10

“WHEN COMEDY WENT TO SCHOOL,” 7 p.m., Monday Night At The Movie Series, documentary film, traces the history of comedians, Performing Arts Center of Middle Township, 212 Bayberry Drive, Cape May Court House, $8. 609-465-1924.

Wednesday, Feb. 12

ATLANTICARE RED DRESS RECEPTION, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., hosted by AtlantiCare Heart Institute, hors d’oeuvres, auction, cash bar, vendors, proceeds help place AED’s in the community, Smithville Inn, 1 N New York Road, Galloway Township (Absecon), $40, register by Feb. 7. 888-569-1000 or AtlantiCare.org

Thursday, Feb. 13

TASTE OF THE RESTAURANT GALA, 6 p.m., cooking demonstrations, tastings, features chefs from four local restaurants, benefits student scholarships and Atlantic Cape Foundation operations, Academy of Culinary Arts, Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, M-129. $35. 609-463-4672.

Kids

Friday, Feb. 7

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS FOR KIDS, 3:30 p.m. Feb. 7, “Betcha Can’t Eat Just One!” potato chip tasting, honors the African-American inventor of the potato chip George Crum, reading of “George Crum and the Saratoga Chip” by Gaylia Taylor; 5 p.m. Feb. 11, Teen Art Series: “I Have A Dream” Cards, cards represent a dream or goal; 1 N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City, free. 609-345-2269, ext. 3050.

Music

Friday, Feb. 7

TONY MART PRESENTS LIVE @ AC BOTTLE COMPANY, concert series, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Feb. 7, Feb. 21, Feb. 28, regional entertainers, drink selections, food, AC Bottle Co., 648 N. Albany Ave., Atlantic City, free. 609-348-6400.

Saturday, Feb. 8

MARC ANTHONY, 8 p.m., Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, $56-$176. 800-736-1420 or

Sunday, Feb. 9

OCEAN COUNTY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, 11 a.m. doors open, noon to 5 p.m. music, regional bluegrass bands, refreshments, benefits the Pinelands Cultural Society and the Albert Music Hall Scholarship Fund, Albert Music Hall, 131 Wells Mills Road, Route 532, Waretown, $10 adults, $1 ages 11 and younger.

PERCEVERANCE JAZZ BAND, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Midiri Brothers, traditional jazz, VFW Post 386, 419 Congress St., Cape May, $20. CapeMayTraditional

Monday, Feb. 10

BAY-ATLANTIC SYMPHONY MUSIC LECTURES, Feb. 10, 11, by Paul M. Somers, “singing outside of opera,” various forms of singing in the home and the concert hall; 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 10, Ocean County Library, Little Egg Harbor Branch, 290 Mathistown Road, Little Egg Harbor Township, 609-294-1197; 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10, Community Event Room, Vineland Public Library, 1058 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, 856-794-4244; 10:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 11, Ocean City Public Library, Room 110, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City, 609-399-2434; 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20, Margate Public Library, 8100 Atlantic Ave., Margate, 609-822-4700; free. 856-451-1169 or 856-506-0580.

Theater

Thursday, Feb. 6

“FOOTLOOSE,” Feb. 6, 7, 8; 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday; Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, $30, $40 VIP. 609-704-5012 or

GREASE, Off Broad Street Players, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6; 8 p.m. Feb. 7, 8; 3 p.m. Feb. 9; The Levoy Theatre, 130 N. High St., Millville, $20, $17 seniors and kids; Feb. 6: community night, $12. 856-327-6400 or Levoy.net

PAUL TAYLOR 2 DANCE COMPANY, 7 p.m., modern dance, Stockton Performing Arts Center, M-Wing, Stockton College, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $32 adults, $12 kids. 609-652-9000 or

Wednesday, Feb. 12

“GROWING UP IN THE OTHER ATLANTIC CITY,” based on book by Turiya Raheem, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12, 13, 14, 15, 3 p.m. Feb. 16, Stockton College Experimental Theater, Main Campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21, Dante Hall Theater, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City; $10, $8 students and seniors with ID. 609-652-9000 or Stockton.edu/PAC or 609-347-2162 or

“KILLED BY CUPID’S ARROW!” DINNER SHOW, 6:30 p.m., three course dinner, The Palm Restaurant, The Quarter at Tropicana, 2801 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, $90, reservations required. 609-344-0483.

Saturday, Feb. 15

AN EVENING OF BROADWAY LOVE SONGS AND DESSERTS, 7:15 p.m. pre-show dessert reception, 8 p.m. show, Greater Ocean City Theatre Company, Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, Ocean City, $20 by 4 p.m. Feb. 11, $25 after, advanced reservations recommended. 609-525-9300 or go to

Friday, Mar. 15

HOLMES AND CARTER MYSTERIES, 8 p.m. March 14, 15, vintage-radio style, First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 609-884-5898 or EastLynneTheater.org

Friday, Mar. 21

REALLY ROSIE, Off Broad Street Players, 8 p.m. Mar. 21, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Mar. 22, The Levoy Theatre, 130 N. High St., Millville, $20, $17 seniors and kids. 856-327-6400 or Levoy.net

“SOUTH PACIFIC,” 7:30 p.m. Mar. 21, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Mar. 22, Middle Township Middle School students, Performing Arts Center of Middle Township, 212 Bayberry Drive, Cape May Court House, $10, $8 senior citizens and students. 609-463-1924 or MiddlePAC.net

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, 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 starting Mar. 3. 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

Saturday, Feb. 8

THE NATURE CENTER OF CAPE MAY CLASSES, Feb. 8: Pat Sutton’s wildlife gardening workshop, Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May, pre-registration required; 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 15: Winter Ecology Part II with Naturalist Sam Wilson, Cape May Library, Upper Township Branch, 2050 Tuckahoe Road, Petersburg, free. 609-898-8848.

Saturday, April 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, 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 required. WetlandsInstitute.org/events/turtle-fest/