Happenings

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.

Cape May, Luncheon & Temperance Debate, 12:30 p.m., part of 17th Annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration, Carriage House Cafe & Tearoom, 1048 Washington St., $25. CapeMayMAC.org

Cape May, Chefs' Dine-Arounds, 6 p.m., part of 17th Annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration, at five different restaurants, trolley shuttle provided, limited to 34 diners per night, reservations required, $125. CapeMayMAC.org

Cape May, Gourmet Lunches, 12:30 p.m., different restaurant each day, part of 17th Annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration, limited seating, $25. CapeMayMAC.org

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.; author Nelson Johnson discusses “Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City,” 6 p.m. at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey’s Kramer Hall, 30 Front St., free. 609-561-8006 or NoyesMuseum.org; or 609-561-2600.

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

Friday, Sept. 20

Atlantic City, Ballet on the Boardwalk, 6 p.m., Sept. 20, 21, 28, Kennedy Plaza, Mississippi Avenue, in front of Convention Hall, performances and dance workshops by Atlantic City Ballet, free. 609-804-1995 or ACBallet.org

Cape May, Cape May Wine Trail, noon to 5 p.m., lunch at Carriage House Cafe & Tearoom, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., followed by trolley transportation to Natali Vineyards, Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery, Willow Creek Winery, part of 17th Annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration, $75. CapeMayMAC.org

Cape May, Full moon campfires and story telling, 6 p.m., weather permitting, Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nature Center of Cape May,1600 Delaware Ave., bring camp stool or chair, $5. 609-898-8848.

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

Saturday, Sept. 21

Atlantic City, Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Race and Luau, 7 a.m., from Atlantic City Inlet, adjacent to the Historic Gardner’s Basin, 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., hosted by Philadelphia Outrigger Canoe Club, followed by Hawaiian luau buffet 2 to 6 p.m., Gardner’s Basin, entertainment provided by South Pacific Island Dancers, portion of race proceeds donated to Atlantic City Historical Waterfront’s Sandy recovery efforts, advance registration required, $30 adults, $15 children, $25 seniors, with half-price for Aquarium members. 609-348-2280, ext. 25.

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, $30. 609-884-5404.

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.

Cape May, Bourbon Tasting Dinner, part of 17th Annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration, 6 p.m., Aleathea's Restaurant at the Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St., four course meal, $75. CapeMayMAC.org

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.

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. 609-204-5957.

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

Sunday, Sept. 22

Cape May, A Taste of Cape May, 1 to 4 p.m., Convention Hall, Beach Avenue at Stockton Place, part of 17th Annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration, restaurant and wine tastings, local artisans and crafters, live music, $30. 609-884-9565 or CapeMayConventionHall.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

Music

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

Egg Harbor Township, ACS Fall Music Fest, 2 p.m., gates open 12:30 p.m., Atlantic Christian School, 391 Zion Road, special guest Jason Castro from American Idol, live music, Christian bands, food, games, $15 general admission, $10 ages 5 to 12. 609-653-1199, ext. 314, or ACSeht.org

Vineland, Artimus Pyle Band, tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd and Ronnie VanZant, 8 p.m., Landis Theater, 830 East Landis Ave., $29. 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.

Theater

Thursday, Sept. 19

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

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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

Saturday, Sept. 21

Cape May, Dinner theater, “The Observer Effect,” 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. curtain, Sept. 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. 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, Sept. 27

Cape May, Dinner theater, “The Heiresses,” 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

Ocean City, “Brotherly Love,” one-act dramedy, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27; 2 p.m. Sept. 28, 29, Public Library, main lecture room, 1735 Simpson Ave., by Samuel M. Sardina of Galloway Township, all performances free. 609-457-8689.

Saturday, Oct. 5

Cape May, “Revenge is Sweet,” murder myster dinner, 7 p.m., Oct. 5, 12, 13, 14, 19, 26, Impromptu Players, Aleathea's Restaurant, 7 Ocean St., $50, reservations necessary. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or CapeMayMAC.org

Sunday, Oct. 6

Cape May, “Revenge is Sweet,” murder myster luncheon, 1 p.m., Oct. 6, 20, 27, Impromptu Players, Aleathea's Restaurant, Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St., $35, reservations necessary. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or CapeMayMAC.org

Monday, Oct. 7

Cape May, “Danger: Stay Away! Plays for the Fearless Theatregoer,” staged reading series, 7 p.m., “Straight Marriage Plays,” Cape May Stage Second Stage Series, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, pay what you can. 609- 770-8311 or CapeMayStage.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- 770-8311 or CapeMayStage.org

Monday, Oct 28

Cape May, “Kuchipudi: A Dance and Theatre tradition from India,” 8 p.m., Cape May Stage Broadway Series, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $20. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or CapeMayMAC.org

Tuesday, Oct. 29

Cape May, “Danger: Stay Away! Plays for the Fearless Theatregoer,” staged readings celebrating Halloween, 7 p.m., Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, pay what you can. 609- 770-8311 or CapeMayStage.org

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