Happenings

Thursday, Mar. 13

“THE GREATEST GALA ON EARTH” FUNDRAISING EVENT, 6:30 p.m., restaurant gala, hosted by Atlantic Cape Community College, hors d’oeuvres, specialty dishes, desserts, live music, ice sculpting, dancing, vintage carnival theme, Bally’s Casino, 1900 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, $225, benefits student scholarships. 609-463-4672 or

Friday, Mar. 14

COMEDY NIGHT SOCIAL, 8:30 p.m., features comedians Moody McCarthy, Joe DeVito, Rodney Laney, The Police Athletic League of Cape May, Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May, $35 advance, $45 day-of. 609-884-9563 or CapeMayPAL.com and

MAXWELL FOOTBALL CLUB’S NATIONAL AWARDS GALA, 6 p.m., red carpet arrival of Maxwell Football Club’s honorees, presents the Club’s national awards at the professional, collegiate, and high school levels; attendees include Peyton Manning, AJ McCarron, Chip Kelly; Revel, Ovation Hall, 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, free admission to red carpet ceremony, $300 dinner.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY LUNCHEON, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., hosted by Ranch Hope Auxiliary #13 and students at the Eagle Academy, benefits students at Ranch Hope, all-you-can-eat, desserts, beverages, take-outs available, door prizes, music, Eagle Academy, Bargaintown Road, Egg Harbor Township, open to public, $6 donation. 609-926-1235.

STONE HARBOR SHIVER, Mar. 14, 15, “Shiver for a good cause….Cape May County’s homeless families”; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mar. 14 Pre-Plunge Party, Stone Harbor Yacht Club, 9001 Sunset Drive, $15, includes food, cash bar, music, raffle, auction, benefits Family Promise of Cape May County; 9:30 a.m. Mar. 15 “Kegs ‘n Eggs,” parade, costume judging, plunge, post-plunge party at Fred’s Tavern, 314 96th St.; Stone Harbor. 609-368-6101 or

TOUR OF THE EMLEN PHYSICK ESTATE, 11:45 a.m. Mar. 14, 21, benefits the Cape May Community Food Closet, bring a donation valued at $5 or more and receive a free tour,1048 Washington St., Cape May, free. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or

Saturday, Mar. 15

ATLANTIC CITY ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE, 1 p.m., includes pipe and string bands, marching bands, floats, begins on Boardwalk at Massachusetts Avenue, Atlantic City.

GRAND OPENING OF 7 TAP & TAVERN, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., sample signature dishes and appetizers, sample craft beers from 12 taps, contests, giveaways, ESPN Radio 97.3 broadcasting live from the event, Blue Heron Pines Golf Club, 550 Country Club Drive, Egg Harbor City, open to the public. 609-965-1800 or

SEARCH FOR CLUES TOUR, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities, solve an interactive mystery in streets of Cape May, Victorian attire welcome, $250 prize, 1048 Washington St. Mall Information Booth, $15 adults, $7.50 ages 3 to 12. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278, ext. 115 or CapeMayMAC.org

ST. PATRICK’S DAY BOARDWALK 10 MILER AND 5K RUN, 10 a.m., benefits Donny Fund and the South Jersey Field of Dreams, Ventura’s Greenhouse, 106 S. Benson Ave. #106, Margate; online registration by Mar. 13; in-person registration at Ventura’s 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mar. 14, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Mar. 15. 609-641-8666 or AKSTS.com or JBSportsTiming.com

ST. PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION & PARADE,11:30 a.m. ceremony begins, North Wildwood City Hall, 10th and Atlantic Avenues; noon parade, proceeds north on Atlantic Avenue to Olde New Jersey Avenue; North Wildwood, free. 609-522-2955 or NorthWildwood.com

SEA ISLE CITY ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE, 3:30 p.m., along Landis Avenue, 93rd to 63rd St., Sea Isle City;

post-parade Irish Celebration, live music, dancing, KIX-McNutley’s, 63rd Street. 609-263-4461, ext. 1230 or KIXMcNutleys.com

Sunday, Mar. 16

FR. REILLY POKER INVITATIONAL, 1 p.m., 11 a.m. registration, $10,000 guaranteed prize pool, food, beverages, supports St. Augustine Prep’s Presidential Grant Fund, Tropicana Casino, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, $200 buy-in, send checks to St. Augustine Prep, Attn: Bursar, 611 Cedar Avenue, Richland, NJ 08350. 856-697-2600, ext. 173.

Tuesday, Mar. 18

JAMES RANA'S JUGGLING CLASS, 7 p.m. to 8:30p.m., ages 8 and older, part of East Lynn Theater Company’s “Stages Festival,” First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, free, reservations suggested. 609-884-5898.

Thursday, Mar. 20

HAMMONTON THIRD THURSDAY EVENTS, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., various locations, theme “Classics,” read between the lines of your favorite classics in literature as timeless characters come to life, food, art, shopping, Bellevue Avenue, Downtown Hammonton. DowntownHammonton.com

Friday, Mar. 21

MURDER MYSTERY WEEKENDS, Mar. 21, 22, 28, 29, hosted by East Lynne Theater Company, participants solve an interactive mystery, weekend packages include meals, sleeping accommodations, The Henry Sawyer Inn and Twin Gables Bed & Breakfast, Cape May, prices vary. 609-884-5667 or 609-884-7332.

MILLVILLE THIRD FRIDAY EVENTS, Mar. 21, 22; features “Pot-of-Gold” Scavenger Hunt, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mar. 21, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mar. 22, gift basket prize for winner; art exhibits, entertainment, dining, live music, book signing, Glasstown Arts District, Millville. GlasstownArtsDistrict.com

Saturday, Mar. 22

ATLANTIC CITY SPORTS EXHIBITS, “Hometown Teams” and “Atlantic City Experience: Devotion and Determination,” 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, Mar. 22 to May 4; 2 p.m. Mar. 22 ribbon-cutting pep rally; 6 p.m. Thursdays, exhibit programs; presented by the Smithsonian Institution and Atlantic City Free Public Library; Noyes Art Garage Stockton College, Wave parking garage, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City. 609-345-2269, ext. 3064.

IMAGES OF SPRINGTIME FASHION SHOW, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., AMI Foundation of Atlantic Medical Imaging, food, fashion, music, raffles, hosted by Project Runway winner Jay McCarroll, benefits Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May County, The Carriage House, 25 South Pitney Road, Galloway, $60 adults, $40 students ages 13 to 18, $25 ages 12 and younger. AMIFoundation.net/Spring

KATZ JCC GALA, honors Cookie Till, Owner of Steve and Cookies of Margate, One Atlantic at the Pier Shops, Caesars, 2100 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City. 609-822-1167, ext. 159 or JCCAtlantic.org

MR. MATURE AMERICA PAGEANT, 6:30 p.m. live music, 7 p.m. pageant, men age 60 and older, benefits Ocean City Food Cupboard and the Philippine Relief Fund, Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and the Boardwalk, Ocean City, $10. 609-525-9300 or 609-364-4010.

Sunday, Mar. 23

AHL ALBANY DEVILS VS. WILKES BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS, 4 p.m., Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; general admission: $16, $21, $26; ages 2 to 12, seniors, military, students, groups: $11, $16. 609-348-7023 or 800-736-1420 or TicketMaster.com

SPRING BRIDAL FAIR, noon to 4 p.m. vendors, includes venues, florists, bakeries, caterers, salons, spas, limo and trolley companies, honeymoon destinations, and more; 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. bridal fashion show; drawings, contests, prizes, Oceanfront Arena, Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, free admission, registration suggested. Vendors: 609-465-7181, Registration: 609-465-7181 or WildwoodsNJ.com/Bridal-Fair

Monday, Mar. 24

SANDRA DAY O’CONNOR, 6 p.m., inaugural speaker for Pappas Visiting Scholar Series, Sports Center, Stockton College, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, open to public, free, reservations required. Stockton.edu/Foundation

Friday, Mar. 28

“ALL ABOUT ANTIQUES,” 1 p.m., Friends of the Physick Estate, discussion of antiques, appraisals for participants, Cape May Lutheran Church, 509 Pittsburgh Ave., Cape May, $5 Friends members, $10 non-members. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or CapeMayMac.org

Saturday, Mar. 29

USED BOOK SALE, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., indoors, coffee, muffins, lunch concession, Upper Township Recreation/Community Center, Route 50, Upper Township. FUNCurriculumSale.Tripod.com

OCEAN DRIVE MARATHON AND HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO, Mar. 29, 30; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mar. 29 Health & Fitness Expo, Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, free, open to public; 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mar. 29 “Carb-Load Pasta Dinner,” Adam’s Restaurant, Montego Bay Resort, Wildwoods Boardwalk, 18th Avenue, North Wildwood, $15; 9 a.m. Mar. 30 Ocean Drive Marathon, 10 miler, 5k/1.5-mile fun run, from Cape May to Sea Isle City Promenade at JFK Boulevard. 609-523-0880 or ODMarathon.org

Tuesday, Apr. 1

ART ON ASBURY MOVIES, 6:30 p.m., Apr. 1: “Mediterraneo” (1991); May 6: “Music of the Heart” (1999); June 10: “A Prairie Home Companion” (2006); Ocean City Fine Arts League, Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City, free. 609-814-0308 or 609-399-2434 or OceanCityFineArtsLeague.org

Friday, Apr. 4

SOUTH JERSEY REGIONAL VETERANS RESOURCE & EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY FAIR, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., employers and veterans service providers invited to participate, Stockton College, Campus Center, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. 609-652-4987.

THE ATLANTIC CITY BEER FEST, Apr. 4, 5, over 150 breweries, live music, culinary demonstrations, seminars, activities, exhibits, Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Convention Blvd., Atlantic City, $55 advance, $60 at the door, ages 21 or older. Ticketmaster.com or ACBeerfest.com

Saturday, Apr. 5

PAINT DOWNTOWN HAMMONTON, Plein-Air Event, 9 a.m. start, 5 p.m. judging, artists ages 18 and older, presented by The Noyes Museum Shop and the Hammonton Arts Center, Downtown Hammonton; wine and cheese reception following event, Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave.; cash prizes, registration required, $30. 609-561-8006 or NoyesMuseum.org/artist.html

Friday, Apr. 11

DOO DAH WEEKEND, Apr. 11: noon Tri State County Basset Hound Rescue League Olympics, Ocean City Tabernacle grounds, 550 Wesley Ave., Ocean City; Apr. 11: “The Best of Candid Camera” video showing, benefits the Ocean City Food Cupboard, Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, Ocean City; Apr. 12: Doo Dah parade, basset hounds, clowns, costumed characters, presentation of Life Time Achievement Award to Peter Funt; after-parade “Pie Asco,” massive pie-in-the-face event, in front of Music Pier; Apr. 12: tribute to Abbott and Costello, classic movie, Ocean City Library. 609-525-9300.

Saturday, Apr. 12

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.

CHEER TECH COMPETITIONS, 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. 866-52-CHEER or SpiritBrands.org

Thursday, Apr. 17

HAMMONTON THIRD THURSDAY EVENTS, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Garden Party theme, art exhibits, music, flowers, food, shopping, Bellevue Avenue, Downtown Hammonton. DowntownHammonton.com

Friday, Apr. 18

EASTER EGG-STRAVAGANZA, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., “hop” along through participating businesses and fill your Easter baskets with goodies, Easter Bunny, contests, crafts, games, prizes, giveaways, Bellevue Avenue, Downtown Hammonton. DowntownHammonton.com

Sunday, Apr. 20

EASTER SUNDAY EVENTS, sunrise service, 6:30 a.m., traditional non-denominational service by the sea; The Easter Promenade and Fashion Competition, 1 p.m. judging, photos with Easter Bunny, treats for kids; Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, Ocean City. 609-525-9300.

Saturday, Apr. 26

CUMBERLAND COUNTY COLLEGE 5K RUN AND

CAMPUS WALK, 8 a.m., hosted by the Alumni Association, challenging cross-country course, refreshments, awards, 3322 College Drive, Vineland, runners: $20 pre-registration, $25 day-of; walkers: $10. CCCNJ.edu

Sunday, Apr. 27

MARCH FOR BABIES, 10 a.m., March of Dimes, supports research and programs for baby and mother’s health, Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, Ocean City. MarchForBabies.org

SEASHORE GARDENS LIVING CENTER 5K RUN AND HEALTH WALK, 7:15 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. race, honors former AKSTS owner Jane Hoopes, directed by WOND radio personality Barbara Altman, awards, post-race refreshments, special room rates, Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, $25 by Apr. 25, $35 after. Active.com or SeashoreGardens.com

Wednesday, May 7

ATLANTIC CITY HOST AWARDS CEREMONY, honors members of Atlantic City area hospitality industry, presented by the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority Foundation; scholarships presented to hospitality students; Adrian Phillips Ballroom, Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, $65. 609-449-7174 or ACCVAFoundation.org/foundation-programs/host-awards

Saturday, May 17

JDRF WALK TO CURE DIABETES, 9:30 a.m., funds raised support research to cure, treat, and prevent type 1 diabetes, Morey's Adventure Pier, Boardwalk, Wildwood, donation suggested. Walk.JDRF.org

Saturday, June 21

JERSEY GUMBO COOK OFF AND MUSIC FESTIVAL, presented by Tony Mart’s, noon to 10 p.m., chefs, live music, displays, Gumbo lessons, drinks, Somers Point Volunteer Fire Company #1, 447 Bethel Road, Somers Point. 609-653-6069 or TonyMart.com

Saturday, Aug. 2

85TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OCEAN CITY POPS AND THE MUSIC PIER, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., featuring music from 1929 to 2014, fine wines, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, dessert, Flanders Hotel, 719 E. 11th Street, Ocean City. OceanCityPops.org

Saturday, Nov. 8

CUMBERLAND COUNTY COLLEGE FALL GALA, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.,The Cumberland County College Foundation, entertainment by the David Christopher Orchestra, open bar, dinner, dancing and silent auction, The Greenview Inn, 4049 Italia Ave., Vineland. CCCNJ.edu

Kids

Tuesday, Mar. 18

STORY TIME AT ATLANTIC CITY AQUARIUM, 11 a.m., followed by craft; Mar. 18: A Whale of a Tale! All About Porpoises, Dolphins, and Whales By Bonnie Worth; Mar. 25: Izzie Lizzie Alligator, A Tale of a Big Lizard; noon and 3 p.m. feeding time for the juvenile cow nose rays; Atlantic City Aquarium, 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., Historic Gardner’s Basin, Atlantic City, $8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 ages 4 to 12, free ages three and younger. 609-348-2880 or ACAquarium.com

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

Saturday, Mar. 22

“CELEBRATING NEW JERSEY,”

2:30 p.m., folk musical,

by

Pushcart Players, Long Beach Island Public Library, 217 South Central Ave., Surf City, free. 609-494-2480 or 973-857-1115 or PushcartPlayers.org

Music

Saturday, Mar. 15

IRISH MUSIC, 3:30 p.m., The Wandering Minstrels, featuring Bob Boney on drums, Central Methodist Church, Central Ave. and Shore Road, Linwood, free. 609-927-2500.

“THE FLYNNS” ST. PATRICK’S DAY PERFORMANCES, Irish band, traditional Irish music; 5:30 p.m. Mar. 15, Parade Day, Margate Log Cabin, 600 N. Jerome Ave., Margate; 5 p.m. Mar. 17, Bocca, 7805 Ventnor Ave. MargateLogCabin.com or BoccaNJ.com

Sunday, Mar. 16

CAPE MAY JAZZ VESPERS, 3 p.m., saxophonist Howard Isaacson, First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, required minimum donation of $10. 609-576-1841 or CapeMayJazzVespers.com

Monday, Mar. 17

BAY-ATLANTIC SYMPHONY MUSIC LECTURES, taught by Paul M. Somers, sponsored by The Bay-Atlantic Symphony, learn about standard musical forms; 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mar. 17, Community Event Room, Vineland Public Library, 1058 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, 856-794-4244; 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mar. 18, Margate Public Library, 8100 Atlantic Ave., Margate, 609-822-4700; free. 856-451-1169 or 856-506-0580.

Tuesday, Mar. 18

THE STOCKTON CHAMBER PLAYERS, 7:30 p.m., featuring musicians from Stockton and the community, Alton Auditorium, A-Wing second floor, Stockton College, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, free. Stockton.edu/ARHU

Saturday, Mar. 22

IRISH MUSIC, 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. show, singing, music and dance in the Irish traditions, Albert Music Hall, Wells Mill Road, Waretown, $5 adults, $1 ages 10 and younger. AlbertHall.org

Sunday, Mar. 23

THE BAY-ATLANTIC SYMPHONY, 1 p.m., “Conversation with the Conductor,” L-Wing Gallery; 2 p.m. show; performing selections by Ravel, Barber, Strauss and Shubert; Stockton College PAC, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $32. 609-652-9000 or Stockton.edu/PAC

CELTIC SURF & TURF, 2 p.m., Celtic, Irish, Country, Rock and Pop music, Surflight Theatre, 201 Engleside Ave., Beach Haven, $25. Surflight.org

Tuesday, Mar. 25

RHYTHM IN BLUE-JAZZ ENSEMBLE, 7 p.m. show, 6:30 p.m.doors open, The United States Air Force Heritage of America band, Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, Ocean City, free admission. 609-525-9300.

Wednesday, Mar. 26

THE DePUE BROTHERS BAND, 3 p.m. Student Violin Masterclass, pre-registration required; 7:30 p.m. performance; Levoy Theatre, 130 N. High St., Millville, $25 - $35. 856-327-6400 or Levoy.net

Thursday, Mar. 27

WINTER/SPRING JAZZ SERIES, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mar. 27, Apr. 17, hosted by The Somers Point Jazz Society; Mar. 27: Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra; Apr. 17: Peabody Jazz Orchestra; Clancy’s By the Bay, Maryland and Sunny Ave., Somers Point, $5 members, $10 non-members. 609-927-6677 or SPjazz.org

Friday, Mar. 28

SINGER-SONGWRITER OF CAPE MAY CONFERENCE & SHOWCASE, Mar. 28, 29, over 80 music industry professionals, 150 acts and artists, music business panels, workshops, mentoring and keynotes, 200 Congress Place, Cape May; 7 p.m. performances, various locations, free; $15. SSCapeMay.com

Thursday, Apr. 3

LOS LONELY BOYS, 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. show, celebrating release of new album “Revelation,” The Levoy Theatre, 130 N. High St., Millville, $27 to $37. Levoy.net

Sunday, Apr. 6

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

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 or Tickets.Ocean.edu

Saturday, May 3

JASON ALDEAN, Night Train Tour, 7:30 p.m., special guests Florida Georgia Line, Tyler Farr, Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, $59.75, $39.75. 800-736-1420 or TicketMaster.com

Sunday, May 4

LANDAU EUGENE MURPHY JR. AND THE NO VACANCY ORCHESTRA, 7:30 p.m., America’s Got Talent Champion Landau Eugene 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

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, Mar. 13

NEXT TO NORMAL, 8 p.m. Mar. 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 3 p.m. Mar. 16, tells the story of a mother who struggles with bipolar disorder, musical theater, features a 6 piece onstage pop/rock band, mature content, The Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, $30, $40 front rows. 609-704-5012 or TheEagleTheatre.com

Friday, Mar. 14

HOLMES AND CARTER MYSTERIES, 8 p.m. Mar. 14, 15, vintage-radio style shows, “Sherlock Holmes Adventure of the Copper Beeches,” “Nick Carter and the Strange Dr. Devolo,” The First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, $25 general, $15 student, free ages 12 and younger. 609-884-5898 or EastLynneTheater.org

Saturday, March 15

THE TARTAN TERRORS, 8 p.m., music, comedy, dance, The Levoy Theatre, 130 N. High St., Millville, $22-$27. 856-327-6400 or Levoy.net

Saturday, Mar. 22

LIT WITH A DIM BULB, comedy about the Jersey Devil, 6:30 p.m. Tony Boloney's pizza, beer, wine and soft drinks, 7 p.m. show, benefits Lighthouse educational programs, Absecon Lighthouse, 31 S. Rhode Island Ave., Atlantic City, $25, tower climb included. 609-449-1360 or AbseconLighthouse.org

“NINA IN MOTION,” 7 p.m., modern and hip hop dance, tells the life story of Ms. Nina Simone and how she got her start in Atlantic City, Dante Hall Theater, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City. 609-347-2162.

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 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

Friday, Mar. 14

MOMMY AND ME CHILDREN’S PROGRAM, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Fridays, March 7 to 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, Mar. 15

ST. PATRICK’S DAY AT ATLANTIC CITY AQUARIUM, Mar. 15, Come in Green & Save Some Green; 11 a.m.: Live Diver Feeding Show; noon and 3 p.m.: feeding time for the juvenile cow nose rays; 2 p.m.: Exotic Animal Show, visitors can get close to the Aquarium’s more unusual inhabitants; Atlantic City Aquarium, 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., Historic Gardner’s Basin, Atlantic City, $8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 ages 4 to 12, free ages 3 and younger; save $1 off the price of admission by wearing green. 609-348-2880 or ACAquarium.com

WINGS OVER LBI, 10 p.m. to 4 p.m., presented by Southern Ocean Birding Group, lectures, sightings, enjoy the beauty of the coast, Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, 208 Broadway, Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island Foundation for Arts and Science, 120 Long Beach Blvd., Loveladies. SouthernOceanBirdingGroup.org

Sunday, Mar. 16

HIKE ESTELL, 1:30 p.m., two hour social hike through the Atlantic County Park Estell Manor, pace geared to ability of group, meet at the Fox Nature Center, 109 Route 50, Mays Landing, free, advance registration recommended. 609-625-7000, ext. 5431.

Tuesday, Mar. 18

SPEAKER’S SERIES: CONTROLLING INDOOR PESTS, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., for teens and adults, presented by a pest control professional, Atlantic County Park, Estell Manor, 109 Route 50, Mays Landing, free, pre-registration required. 609-625-7000, ext. 5431.

Friday, Mar. 21

REFUGE HISTORY PROGRAM, 7 p.m., Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge 75th anniversary program, 800 Great Creek Road, Oceanville (Galloway Township), free. 609-652-1665 or FWS.gov/refuge/Edwin_B_Forsythe/

Saturday, Mar. 22

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

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/

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/