Happenings

Friday, Apr. 4

“A PARTY FOR NANCY,” hosted by Tony Mart and Chef Richard Spurlock, celebrate the birthday of Nancy Marotta, Billy Walton band, menu includes Caesars salad, Crawfish, Shrimp Monica, Jumbo Crab Cake, dessert, Main St. American Cafe, 6002 Main St., Mays Landing, $25. 609-625-5500.

Saturday, Apr. 5

DIVERSITY WEEKEND, “Bait & Swish: Punchline & Sinker,” 7:30 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. show, night of comedy and illusion, hosted by GABLES of Cape May County, promotes diversity in Cape May County through comedy and magic, light refreshments, overnight accommodations available, Marq’s Pub, The Marquis de Lafayette, 501 Beach Ave., Cape May, $30, reservations required. 609-861-1848 or

SPRING FESTIVAL OF FINE ARTS AND CRAFTS, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Apr. 5, 6, artists, crafts, exhibits, proceeds benefit local charities, Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, Ocean City, free parking. 800-822-4112.

Sunday, Apr. 6

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ BRUNCH, 11:30 a.m., brunch, hosted by A.C. Dance Theatre, N.J. Shore Arts Association, honors Charlotte Carney, Shelly Milgram, and Pop Lloyd Organization, Careme’s at ACCC, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, $40. 609-383-0521.

Monday, Apr. 7

MONDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES, all showings 7 p.m.; Apr. 7: “Five Broken Cameras,” a Palestinian film. Performing Arts Center of Middle Township, 212 Bayberry Drive, Cape May Court House, $8. 609-463-1924 or MiddlePAC.net

Kids

Saturday, Apr. 5

EASTER EGG HUNT, 10 a.m., Lower Township’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt, toddlers and up to fourth grade, Freeman Douglass Memorial Park, 677 Route 9, Erma, rain date 5 p.m. April 8. 609-886-7880, ext. 0.

Sunday, Apr. 6

FROGFEST & BEST-DRESSED FROG CONTEST, 1 p.m., frog friendly puppet show, lessons, games and crafts, bring a dressed up toy frog for the Best-Dressed Frog Contest, Cape May Point State Park, Park Museum, East Cape May, donations of juice and cookies appreciated, $3, free ages 3 and younger, pre-registration required. 609-884-2159.

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD AND OTHER STORIES, 3 p.m., presented by Pushcart Players, for young audiences, Cumberland County College, Student Center, Vineland, free.

Tuesday, Apr. 8

STORY TIME AT ATLANTIC CITY AQUARIUM, 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Preschool Story Time; Apr. 8: Ellie and Ollie Eel, A Tale of a Fantastic Voyage; A.C. Aquarium, Historic Gardner’s Basin, Atlantic City, $8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 children ages 4 to 12, free ages 3 and younger. 609-348-2880.

Wednesday, Apr. 9

EASTER EGG HUNT AND PROGRAM, 4:30 p.m., Sea Isle City’s Division of Recreation, for children up to age 11, egg hunt, sack races, face painting, appearance by the Easter Bunny, Dealy Field, 61st Street and Central Avenue, Sea Isle City, rain date: April 10. 609-263-0050; VisitSICNJ.com

Music

Sunday, Apr. 6

AL HARRISON DIXIELAND BAND, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., VFW 419 Congress St., Cape May, $20.

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CONCERT, 3 p.m., features works by Bloch, Shostakovich, songs of the Holocaust, Frank Guaracini Jr. Fine and Performing Arts Center, Cumberland County College, Sherman Avenue and College Drive, Vineland, free. 856-692-8499.

PAMELA WHITMAN AND HER PLAYMATES QUARTET, 3:00 p.m., The Universal Experience, hosted by Evangelical Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, music to inspire, 9212 Third Ave., Stone Harbor. 609-368-3031.

“THE ART OF IMPROVISATION” JAZZ SERIES, 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., Somers Point Jazz Society educational series, bring instruments, Ocean City Free Public Library, Main Lecture Room, N110, 17th and Simpson Ave., Ocean City, free. 609-399-2434.

Theater

Friday, Apr. 4

“A NIGHT AT THE SPEAKEASY,” dinner show, 6:30 p.m. three-course dinner, 8 p.m. show, featuring Beth Tinnon, live band, musical and educational journey through the 1920’s and prohibition, Ram's Head Inn, 9 W. White Horse Pike, Galloway, $65. 609-652-1700.

“FROGS (RE-) IMAGINED,” Apr. 9 through 13; 7:30 p.m. Apr. 9, 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. 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. 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 go to

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. 4

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

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.

Sunday, Apr. 6

ORIENTEERING, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., learn to use a map and compass, Atlantic County Park in Estell Manor, 109 Route 50, Mays Landing, free, pre-registration required. 609-625-7000, ext. 5431.

Tuesday, Apr. 8

HARBORSIDE CHAT FEATURING DALE GERHARD, 6 p.m., meet at New Jersey icon, hosted by Nature Center of Cape May, light refreshments, Charlotte Van Leer Todd Education Hall, Nature Center of Cape May, Cape May Harbor, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May, free, donations welcome. 609-898-8848.

Wednesday, Apr. 9

VOLUNTEER MASTER NATURALIST (VMN) PROGRAM, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesdays through May 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday field trips, 40-hour certificate program, become a volunteer master naturalist, classroom and field-based learning; offered by Stockton College and Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge; scholarships available; Forsythe Headquarters, 800 Great Creek Road, Galloway (Oceanville). 609-652-4227.

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, 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/

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/