Happenings

Friday, Sept. 13

Galloway Township, Car Cruise, 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 13, 27, Historic Smithville and Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, Smithville, free admission.

Saturday, Sept. 14

Atlantic City, Miss America Gold and Silver Crown Celebration Breakfast, 10 a.m. to noon, Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel, honoring Golden Anniversary of Miss America 1964 Donna Axum and Silver Anniversary of Miss America 1989 Gretchen Carlson, also honors Colonel James Isenhower III and U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Ty Carter, $75, 609-653-8700, ext. 110.

Cape May, Delaware Bay Lighthouse Adventure, 10 a.m., seven-hour historic lighthouse cruise aboard Cape May Whale Watcher, departs from Miss Chris Marina, Second Avenue and Wilson Drive, $99, includes Captain’s Breakfast, Captain’s Picnic Lunch, cash bar, seating limited to 175 passengers, any remaining tickets sold at dock. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or CapeMayMac.org

Cape May, Civil War Weekend, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sept. 14, 15, Historic Cold Spring Village, Route 9, military and civilian reenactors, demonstrations, vendors of reproduction period merchandise, village admission $10 adults, $8 ages 3 to 12. 609-898-2300 or HCSV.org

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Galloway Township, “2nd Annual Authors On The Greene” Author Day, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain date Sept. 15, Historic Smithville and Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, showcase of authors and their works, live music, free admission. 609-568-6234.

Ocean City, Airport Festival, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 26th Street and Bay Avenue, ground displays of unusual airplanes, exhibit of remote controlled model airplanes starting at noon, paper airplane contest for children, antique cars, face painters, free admission.

Sunday, Sept. 15

Atlantic City, Miss America competition, 9 p.m., Boardwalk Hall, $20 to $100. 800-745-3000 or MissAmerica.org

Atlantic City, 3rd Annual Atlantic City International Triathlon, race start 6:45 a.m., awards ceremony 11 a.m., inside Seafood Festival tent, Bader Field. ACTriathlon.com

Atlantic City, Fun Day Sunday, crafts programs, 2 p.m., Public Library, One N. Tennessee Ave., for all ages, free, space limited, registration suggested, Sept. 15: Celebrate Chrysanthemum Day; Sept. 29: Celebrate International Day of Peace; Oct. 6: Story Board Quilt Squares honoring Faith Ringgold’s birthday; Oct. 13: Italian Craft; Oct. 20: Halloween Pumpkin; Oct. 27: The Scream Shrinky Dinks. 609-345-2269.

Galloway Township, Antique Auto Day, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Historic Smithville and Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, free to spectators. 609-748-8999.

Mays Landing, Penny Angel Beagle Rescue Beagle Barbecue, noon to 4 p.m., Pavilion A, Atlantic County Park, off Route 50, food, music, games, raffle, beagle parade, blessing of the animals, $15 adults, $7 ages 4 to 10. 609-965-9476 or 973-610-8049.

Monday, Sept. 16

Atlantic City, DO AC 3D Chalk Art Festival, Sept. 16-22, Indiana Avenue, free. DoAtlanticCity.com

Vineland, Music lecture, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Community Event Room, Public Library, 1058 E. Landis Ave., free. 856-794-4244 or BayAtlantic.org

Thursday, Sept. 19

Barnegat, Meet the Author: Jerry Blavat, 7 p.m., Barnegat Branch of Ocean County Library, 112 Burr St., free, registration and information: 609- 698-3331.

Hammonton, “Bellevue Empire,” 1920s themed Third Thursday event, 6 to 9 p.m., throughout downtown area, entertainment, shopping specials, exhibits, free Roaring Twenties-style photo shoot offered at Noyes Museum Shop, 5 S. Second St., reception for “The Northside” cover artist Tyrone L. Hart at Casciano Coffee Bar & Sweetery, 212 Bellevue Ave. 609-561-8006 or NoyesMuseum.org; or 609-561-2600 or Cascianocoffee.com

Margate, Music lecture, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Public Library, 8100 Atlantic Ave., free. 609-822-4700 or BayAtlantic.org

North Wildwood, Irish Fall Festival, kickoff 7 p.m. Sept. 19, USA vs. Ireland Live Amateur Boxing, Irish Music Tent, Olde New Jersey and Spruce avenues, $25 advance, $30 door; Irish marketplace 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 20-22, along Olde New Jersey Avenue; free live entertainment noon to 10:30 p.m. Sept. 20, 21; 5K run, 8 a.m. Sept. 21, registration AOH tent, between 1st and 2nd avenues on Olde New Jersey Avenue, $15 fee; Brian Riley Pipe Exhibition, 10 a.m. Sept. 21, 8th and Central avenues; free Irish dance lessions 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 21, Anglesea Volunteer Fire House, Second and Olde New Jersey Avenues; parade 12:30 p.m. Sept. 22, 24th and Surf avenues, to Spruce and Olde New Jersey avenues; shuttle bus transportation available to all locations. 800-IRISH-91 or WildwoodsNJ.com

Friday, Sept. 20

Lower Township, Lighthouse Full Moon Climb, 8 to 10 p.m., Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Cape May Lighthouse, Cape May Point State Park, Visitors’ Orientation Center and ground floor free; tower climb $7 adults, $3 ages 3 to 12, free to members. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or CapeMayMac.org

Margate, Brunch and Learn event, 10:30 a.m., Katz Jewish Community Center, 501 North Jerome Ave., speaker and film documentary “Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy,” $3 members, $5 nonmembers, registration required. 609-822-1167, ext. 138 or JCCAtlantic.org

Wildwood, 20th Annual Boardwalk Classic Car Show, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 20, 21, on the Boardwalk, free to spectators. 800-992-9732 or WildwoodsNJ.com

Wildwood Crest, Seafarers Celebration, kickoff 7 p.m. Sept. 20, live music at Centennial Park, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, after show beachfront fireworks 9 p.m.; daylong street festival 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21, Sunset Lake along Rambler Road between New Jersey and Miami avenues, vendors, live music, children’s and family entertainment, contests. 609-523-0202 or VisitWildwoodCrest.com

Saturday, Sept. 21

Atlantic City, The Miss’d America Pageant, 8 p.m., Showboat House of Blues, $45, $65, $100, proceeds benefit Greater Atlantic City GLBT Alliance and Schultz-Hill Scholarship Foundation. TicketMaster.com

Cape May, Full Moon Ghost Hunt with Ghost-One, 7:45 p.m., Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., observe and help conduct paranormal research, dessert follow-up at Carriage House Cafe and Tearoom, $30, tour limited to 50 people. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or CapeMayMac.org

Cape May, Girls Weekend Getaway, Sept. 21, 22, Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., fishing, kayaking, wine tours, led by Nature Center Director Gretchen Whitman, participate one or both days, per day cost $60 members, $80 nonmembers, reservations required. 609-898-8848.

Galloway Township, “Noyes at 30,” 30th anniversary gala, 6 to 9 p.m., Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, honoring founders Fred and Ethel Noyes, entertainment, gourmet food and wine, art auction, live music, $100, proceeds benefit museum’s exhibitions, educational, public and outreach programs. 609-652-8848 or NoyesMuseum.org

Galloway Township, Drum circle event, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain date Sept. 22, Historic Smithville and Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, free family event celebrating International Day of Peace and Autumn Equinox, bring your own, limited number of instruments available, vendors on site. 609-204-5957or herbanlegend56@yahoo.com

Lower Township, USO Style Big Band Concert and Dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum, Historic Hangar 1, 500 Forrestal Road, Cape May Airport, live music by Walt Wagner and the Serenaders Big Band, swing dance lessons, food, best dressed contest, $35 nonmembers, $30 members. 609-886-8787 or USNASW.org

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Margate, Dinner & Movie Event, “The Great Gatsby,” 5 p.m., Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center, 501 North Jerome Ave., reservations required one week advance, $15 early bird JCC members, $18 nonmembers. 609-822-1167 or JCCAtlantic.org

Friday, Sept. 27

Wildwood, 9th Annual Olde Time Italian Festival, kickoff 5 p.m. Sept. 27 with procession of saints Mass, followed by entertainment from 6 to 11 p.m.; performances noon to 10:30 p.m. Sept. 28; Fox Park, Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery avenues, across from Convention Center, food vendors, children’s rides and activities, live entertainment, contests, crafts, merchants, free admission. 609-374-0016 or SonsOfItalyWildwood.org

Wildwood, Monster Truck Beach Races, rain or shine, along the beach, kickoff race 7 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 27; competitions 1 to 3:30 p.m. and 7 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 28; and 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 29; food and merchandise vendors, monster truck rides on the beach available, $10 adults, $5 children Sept. 27; $22 adults, $17 children Sept. 28, 28. 609-522-4546 or WildwooodMotorEvents.com/monster-truck

Saturday, Sept. 28

Atlantic City, 1st Annual Craft Beerfest, 2 to 6 p.m., Resorts Casino Hotel, tastings, live entertainment, “beer food” favorites, $25, must be 21. WebTix.net

Galloway Township, Italian Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain date Sept. 29, Historic Smithville and Village Greene, Moss Mill Road and Route 9, live music, children’s activities, vendor market, Italian and classic cars display, bocce ball tournament (registration required), free admission and parking. KofCItalianfest.org

Vineland, Downtown Wedding Weekend, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, Landis Avenue, downtown section, bridal merchandise and services featured, brides and grooms can register for prizes. 856-794-8653 or MainstreetVineland.org

Sunday, Sept. 29

Margate, 17th Annual Steve and Cookie’s Dog Show and Contest, 1 p.m., register 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., parking lot of Steve and Cookie’s By the Bay, 9700 Amherst Ave., prizes awarded in four categories, $20 fee per category, proceeds benefit NJ Aid for Animals and Humane Society of Ocean City, information booths, K-9 demonstrations, food vendors. 609-823-1163 or steveandcookies.com

Millville, Community Day and Block Party, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., kickoff along 100 block of High Street in Glasstown Arts District, live music, entertainment, activities, children’s events, vendors, activities move 5 p.m. to Captain Buck Rivefront Park, DJ 5 to 7 p.m., activities, children’s events, Movie Night in the Park (showing “Brave”) 7:30 to 9 p.m., free, refreshments for sale. 856-293-0556 or GlasstownArtsDistrict.com

Tuesday, Oct. 1

Ocean City, Art on Asbury movies, 6:30 p.m., Ocean City Fine Arts League, Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., featuring artists or art trends, free, Oct. 1: “Quiz Show” (1994); Nov. 12: “Like Water for Chocolate” (1992); Dec. 3: “Little Women.” 609-814-0308 or 609-399-2434 or OceanCityFineArtsLeague.org

Ocean City, Frankenstein Artwork: The Ron MacCloskey Collection, Oct. 1-31, during regular library hours, Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Avenue, works from 25 artists represented, Frankenstein memorabilia, free. 609-525-9300.

Kids

Friday, Sept. 27

Vineland, “Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.,” 7: 30 p.m. Sept. 27, 28; 2 p.m. Sept. 29, Landis Theater, 830 East Landis Ave., performed by Landis Youth Theater, $13 adults, $10 children. 856-691-1121 or Landistheater.com

Sunday, Oct. 6

Ocean County College, Yates Musical Theatre’s “Peter Pan,” 1 p.m., Arts & Community Center, Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, $12. 732-255-0500 or tickets.ocean.edu

Tuesday, Oct. 8

Galloway Township, Halloween Train, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Oct. 8-31, Historic Smithville and Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, whimsical and scary decorations for youngsters, $2. 609-748-8999.

Sunday, Nov. 24

Ocean County College, Ballet for Young Audience’s “The Nutcracker,” 1 and 3 p.m., Arts & Community Center, Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, the ballet features a narrator, $12. 732-255-0500 or tickets.ocean.edu

Saturday, Dec. 7

Ocean County College, Yates Musical Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol,” 1 p.m., Arts & Community Center, Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, $12. 732-255-0500 or tickets.ocean.edu

Saturday, Dec. 14

Galloway Township, Breakfast with Santa, Dec. 14, 21, Fred & Ethel’s Lantern Light, buffet breakfast and photo, reservations required. 609-652-0544.

Music

Saturday, Sept. 14

Avalon, Bay-Atlantic String Quartet, 7 p.m., Avalon Elementary School, 235 32nd St., concert of chamber music, free, seating on first-come, first-served basis. 856-451-1169 or BayAtlanticSymphony.org

Hammonton, “The Music that Made Tony Mart’s Famous,” rock ‘n roll legacy show, 6:30 p.m., Joe Italiano’s Maplewood Inn, 470 South White Horse Pike, buffet dinner served 5:30 p.m., live music, dancing, $40 plus tax and gratuity. 609-561-4881 or 609-653-6069 or TonyMart.com

Sunday, Sept. 15

Atlantic City, Keith Hollis Band, Jersey Shore Jazz Vespers, 4 p.m., Asbury United Methodist Church, 1213 Pacific Ave., free, refreshments to follow. 609-703-7907 or JazzVespers.com

Cape May, Jazz vespers, Greg Pordon, 3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Hughes and Decatur streets, $10 minimum donation suggested. 609-884-0680 or CapeMayJazzCespers.com

Ocean City, Violinist Tracy Silverman, 7:30 p.m., Ocean City Pops Orchestra, Hughes Performing Arts Center, Sixth Street, $15. 609-525-9300 or OCNJ.us

Friday, Sept. 20

Vineland, Glenn Miller Orchestra, 2 p.m., Landis Theater, 830 East Landis Ave., $26, $32, $45 (mezzanine); lunch and show packages $30, $36. 856-691-1121.

Sunday, Sept. 21

Vineland, Artimus Pyle Band, tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd and Ronnie VanZant, 8 p.m., Landis Theater, 830 East Landis Ave., $29. 856-691-1121 or LandisTheater.com

Sunday, Sept. 22

Atlantic City, Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, Latin Jazz group Dicupe, 2 p.m., Public Library, One N. Tennessee Ave., free concert. 609-345-2269.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

Ocean County College, MidWeek Jazz Series, 8 p.m., Arts and Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, Sept. 25: Midiri Brothers; Oct. 9: Mona’s Hot Four; Oct. 30: Steppin’ Out with the Lost Generation; Dec. 4: Molly Ryan; $22 adult, $18 senior, $12 student. 732-255-0500 or tickets.ocean.edu

Friday, Sept. 27

Petersburg, Gospel Night, 7 p.m., fourth Fridays, Petersburg United Methodist Church, Route 610, light refreshments follow. 856-825-1447.

Sunday, Sept. 28

Millville, United States Army Field Band and Soldiers Chorus, 2 p.m., in celebration of Levoy Theatre’s first anniversary, 128 North High St., free, tickets on first-come, first-served basis. 856-327-6400 or Levoy.net

Thursday, Oct. 3

Atlantic City, Third Annual Atlantic City Music Festival, presented by Bay-Atlantic Symphony, 8 p.m. Oct. 3: Voices and Strings in Concert; 8 p.m. Oct. 4: A Night of Swing n’ BeBop; 3 p.m. Oct. 5: Peter and the Wolf Children’s Concert; Dante Hall Theater of The Richard Stockton College, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., $15 adults, $10 Stockton students, faculty and staff, $5 age 15 and younger, seating on first-come, first-served basis. 609-347-2162 or Stockton.edu/dante

Saturday, Oct. 5

Ocean County College, “Vetro in Concert,” 8 p.m. Oct. 5, Arts & Community Center, College Drive, Toms River, featuring tenors Christopher Macchio and Elio Scaccio, $35. 732-255-0500 or tickets.ocean.edu

Monday, Oct. 7

Somers Point, Jazz Tribute to Master Commandant Richard Somers, 7 p.m., Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, original composition by Ed Vezinho, $10. 609-927-6677 or SPJazz.org

Sunday, Oct. 20

Cape May, Jazz vespers, 3 p.m., Denis DiBlasio, and his protege guitarist Brian Betez, First Presbyterian Church, Hughes and Decatur streets, $10 minimum donation, limited free parking available. 609-884-0680 or CapeMayJazzVvespers.com

Saturday, Dec. 7

Ocean City, Messiah Sing-in, Atlantic Youth Orchestra, 4 p.m., Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., free. OCTabernacle.org

Saturday, Dec. 14

Ocean City, Traditional Christmas Concert: Angelus Chorus, Tapestry Strings, Tenor John Taylor, 4 p.m., Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., free. OCTabernacle.org

Theater

Thursday, Sept. 12

Cape May, “Boeing Boeing,” comedy, 8 p.m., Sept. 12, 13, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. 609-884-1341.

Friday, Sept. 13

Cape May, Dinner theater, “The Heiresses,” 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. curtain, Sept. 13, 27, Cape Island Theatre Company, The Cold Spring Grange Restaurant, 735 Seashore Road, meet and greet with cast following performance, $47 adults, $20 children, age 6 and younger free. 609-408-6595 or CapeIslandTheatre.com

Millville, “Les Miserables,” Sept. 13, 14, 15, Cumberland Players, Levoy Theatre, 128 North High St., $20. 856-327-6400 or Levoy.net

Saturday, Sept. 14

Cape May, Dinner theater, “The Observer Effect,” 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. curtain, Sept. 14, 21, 28, Cape Island Theatre Company, The Cold Spring Grange Restaurant, 735 Seashore Road, meet and greet with cast following performance, $47 adults, $20 children, age 6 and younger free. 609-408-6595 or CapeIslandTheatre.com

Wednesday, Sept. 18

Cape May, “Freud’s Last Session,” drama, 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, Sept. 18-Oct. 19, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. Sept. 18: half-price preview performance; Oct. 2: half-price senior performance; Oct. 10: Pay-What-You-Can-Night. 609-884-1341.

Cape May, “The Late Christopher Bean,” comedy, 8 p.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays, Sept. 18-Oct. 13 (no show Oct. 9, added show 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13), East Lynne Theater Company, First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., $30 general, $25 seniors, $15 students, ages 12 and younger free. Sept. 18: opening night after party at Aleathea’s at The Inn of Cape May; Sept. 27: after-show Q&A with the cast and crew. 609-884-5898 or EastLynneTheater.org

Friday, Sept. 20

Cape May, Dinner theater, “Finding Faith,” 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. curtain, Cape Island Theatre Company, The Cold Spring Grange Restaurant, 735 Seashore Road, meet and greet with cast following performance, $47 adults, $20 children, age 6 and younger free. 609-408-6595 or CapeIslandTheatre.com

Hammonton, “Lombardi,” 8 p.m., Sept. 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, Oct. 4, 5, 10, 11, 12; 3 p.m. Sept. 29, Oct. 6; Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., $25 general admission, $30 front rows. 609-704-5012 or TheEagleTheatre.com

Wednesday, Sept. 25

Beach Haven, “Our Town,” 2 and 8 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays, 2 and 8 p.m. Tuesdays, 2 p.m. Wednesdays, to Oct. 6, Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, $45. 609-492-9477 or Surflight.org

Friday, Oct. 18

Millville, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” Oct 18-20, Off Broad Street Players, Levoy Theatre, 126 North High St., $20 adults, $14 students and seniors.; “White Christmas,” Nov.15-24. 856-327-6400 or Levoy.net or Obsp.org

Sunday, Oct. 20

Cape May, Sunday Film Series, Cape May Film Society, “The Cat and the Canary” (1927), 8:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., $10; Oct. 20: ). 609-884-5898 or EastLynneTheater.org

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Cape May, “A Walk in the Woods,” drama, 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Oct. 23-Nov. 16, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. Oct. 23: half-price preview performance; Nov. 3: half-price senior performance; Nov. 8: Pay-What-You-Can-Night. 609-884-1341.

Friday, Nov. 29

Cape May, “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol,” 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Nov. 29-Dec. 29, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. Dec. 8: half-price senior performance; Dec. 14: Pay-What-You-Can-Matinee. 609-884-1341.

Wednesday, Dec. 3

Beach Haven, “White Christmas,” musical, 2 and 8 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays, 2 and 8 p.m. Tuesdays, 2 p.m. Wednesdays, to Dec. 22, Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, $45. 609-492-9477 or Surflight.org