Calendar of Events


Thursday, Feb. 20

THIRD THURSDAY DOWNTOWN HAMMONTON, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., “That's Amore,” explore the romanticism of Italian culture; shops, restaurants, galleries, sales and specials; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. “The Newlywed Game: Not Just For Newlyweds,” re-creation of classic television game show, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. “The Wheel of Education Game,” blood pressure check and information session, Kramer Hall Art Gallery, 30 Front St.; Bellevue Avenue, Hammonton, free admission.,

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Friday, Feb. 21

MURDER MYSTERY WEEKENDS, Feb. 21, 22, Mar. 7, 8, 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.

THIRD FRIDAY EVENTS, various hours, “Winter Evening of Art and Fun”; art exhibits, handmade items, jewelry, shopping, live music, book signing, Glasstown Arts District, 4 City Park Dr., Millville. 856-293-0556.

Saturday, Feb. 22

CASINO NIGHT FUNDRAISER, for Bishop McHugh Regional School PTA, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., dinner, games, live entertainment by Doug Jennings, raffle, silent auction, The Ocean Drive Bar and Restaurant, 40th and Landis Ave., Sea Isle City, $40, includes buffet, $50 in gaming chips; tickets can be purchased between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekdays at Bishop McHugh’s main office, 2221 Route 9-N., Cape May Court House. 609-624-1900, ext. 21.

FREEZE FOR A CAUSE, 10 a.m., surfing event, hosted by The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation, Steel Pier, North Carolina Avenue beach, Atlantic City; 5 p.m. after-party, includes dinner buffet, prizes, raffles, live music, cash bar, Margaritaville, Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk, $25; $30 advance registration first division, $40 day-of, $15 other divisions. DeanRandazzo

GHOSTS OF CAPE MAY TROLLEY TOUR, 7 p.m., sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities, guide relates the paranormal findings of Ghost Writer Craig McManus, tours leave from the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, Ocean Street, Cape May, $10 adults, $7 ages 3 to 12. 609-884-5404 or

KNIT OUT, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jersey Shore Knitters' Club; help make hats, scarves, and mittens for needy children, bring needles and yarn; door prizes, fun, Ventnor City Library, New Haven Ave., Ventnor. 609-487-8036.

RIPLEY'S CELEBRATES “WORLD SWORD SWALLOWER'S DAY,” 2 p.m., sword swallower David Peyre-Ferry, the Sword Swallowers Association International, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Atlantic City Odditorium, 1441 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, free. 609-347-2001.

THE GOOD NEIGHBOR BOWLING FUNDRAISER, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Family Bowl, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bowl, Beef and Beer, benefits Community Quest, Inc., organization devoted to help those with special needs, King Pin Lanes, 6622 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, Family Bowl, $25, Bowl, Beef and Beer, $35.

Sunday, Feb. 23

FUN DAY SUNDAY EVENT, 2 p.m. “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.

PRESIDENTS CHARITY SCHOLARSHIP BALL, hosted by American Culinary Federation Professional Chefs Association, 5 p.m. cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, action stations, live music, dancing, food, Golden Nugget Casino, 1 Castle Blvd., Atlantic City, $145. 609-703-9912.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS AT ATLANTIC CITY LIBRARY; through Feb.: “Breaking Barriers” photo exhibit, features three Atlantic City residents, John Henry “Pop” Lloyd, Art Dorrington, Sarah Spencer Washington; 12:30 p.m. Feb. 26: “Making Your Dreams a Reality,” featuring guest speaker Kadir Nelson; 1 N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City, free. 609-345-2269, ext. 3050.

Thursday, Feb. 27

BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAM, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., “A Tribute to African American Firsts,” focuses on accomplishments and innovations from African-Americans, presented by The City of Atlantic City and the Atlantic City Free Public Library, All Wars Memorial Building, South States Avenue, Atlantic City. 609-347-5643.


Saturday, Feb. 22

CAPE MAY FAMILY TREASURE HUNT, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., self-guided discovery tour, explore Cape May, clues sheet, map, Washington Street Mall Information Booth, Cape May. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or

Thursday, Feb. 27

A NOTHSIDE MIX: EMBRACING THE FUTURE, 6 p.m., celebration of Black History Month, The Boys & Girls Club Champions of Youth program, intergenerational panelists, learn history, redefine the present, and embrace the future, Carnegie Center, 35 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., Atlantic City, free, advance reservation recommended. 609-513-2783.


Thursday, Feb. 20

BAY-ATLANTIC SYMPHONY MUSIC LECTURE, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., by Paul M. Somers, “singing outside of opera,” various forms of singing in the home and the concert hall, Margate Public Library, 8100 Atlantic Ave., Margate, free. 609-822-4700 or 856-451-1169 or 856-506-0580.

Friday, Feb. 21

DAVID BROMBERG QUINTET, 7 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. show, The Levoy Theatre, 130 N. High St., Millville, $32 to $39. 856-327-6400 or

TONY MART PRESENTS LIVE @ AC BOTTLE COMPANY, concert series, 9 p.m. to midnight, Feb. 21, Feb. 28, regional entertainers, drink selections, food, AC Bottle Co., 648 N. Albany Ave., Atlantic City, free. 609-348-6400.

Thursday, Feb. 27

WINTER/SPRING JAZZ SERIES, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 27, Mar. 27, Apr. 17, hosted by The Somers Point Jazz Society; Feb. 27: Towson University Jazz Lab Band; 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

Saturday, Mar. 1

THE ATLANTIC CITY JAZZ BAND, 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., presented by The Somers Point Jazz Society, New Orleans-style jazz, Gregory’s Restaurant, 900 Shore Road, Somers Point, free. 609-927-6677 or

Wednesday, Mar. 5

MIDWEEK JAZZ SERIES, The Kevin Dorn Trio, 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

Sunday, Mar. 9

ATLANTIC CITY JAZZ BAND, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Dixieland jazz, VFW 419 Congress St., Cape May, $20. CapeMayTraditional


Friday, Feb. 21

“GROWING UP IN THE OTHER ATLANTIC CITY,” 7:30 p.m., based on book by Turiya Raheem, Dante Hall Theater, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City, $10, $8 students and seniors with ID. 609-347-2162 or

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, 8 p.m. Feb. 21, 22, play based on interviews with women, benefits The South Jersey Women's Center, raises awareness on violence against women, The Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, $20. 609-704-5012 or

Thursday, Mar. 6

“A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM,” 10:30 a.m., Atlantic City Ballet, Stockton College, Performing Arts Center, M-Wing, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $32, $12 children. 609-652-9000 or

Friday, Mar. 7

NEXT TO NORMAL, 8 p.m. Mar. 7, 8, 13, 14, 3 p.m. Mar. 9, The Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, $30, $40 front rows. 609-704-5012 or

Friday, Mar. 15

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

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

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.

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, features music by Rodgers and Hammerstein, 201 Engleside Ave., Beach Haven, $45 starting Mar. 3, season tickets available. 609-492-9477 or

“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

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 go to

Wednesday, July 9

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

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

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

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

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Saturday, Mar. 8

PINELANDS SHORT COURSE, presentations explore the history, ecology, culture and music of the Pinelands National Reserve, Stockton College, Campus Center and Unified Science Center, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $40, $35 senior citizens and students, advance registration recommended. 609-652-4227 or or

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 x5431.

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.

Saturday, Aug. 2

WINGS ‘N WATER BENEFIT AUCTION, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 2, 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.

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