Happenings

Friday, Feb. 14

KOOL 98.3 & 103.7 WMGM ROCK ART SHOW & SALE, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 14, 15, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 16, artwork for sale featuring McCartney, Springsteen, Metallica, Jagger, Bon Jovi, appearance by Beatles animator and cartoon director Ron Campbell, Campbell will be creating personalized paintings for Valentine’s Day, Hamilton Mall, Ruby Tuesday entrance, 4403 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, free. RockArtShow.com

Saturday, Feb. 15

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; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 15: Exploring African-American Family History, workshop, guest speakers share their personal experiences and research tips; 12:30 p.m; 1 N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City, free. 609-345-2269, ext. 3050.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EXHIBIT AND DISCUSSION, Feb. 15, 16, 17, “The Way We Were ... Cape May County's Once Thriving Black Business Communities,” The Center for Community Arts (CCA); 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 15; 11 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Feb. 16; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 17; 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. discussion Feb. 16; highlights black-owned businesses in Cape May County from 20th century to the 1960s, Carriage House Gallery, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, free. 609-884-5404; CapeMayMac.org

CAPE MAY WINE TRAIL, noon to 5 p.m.; lunch at Mad Batter Restaurant, 19 Jackson St., Cape May; trolley ride to Natali Vineyards, Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery, Willow Creek Winery; sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities, $75, includes lunch, wine tastings, wine tasting glass, advance reservations suggested. 609-884-5404 or CapeMayMac.org

CRAFTS AND ANTIQUES IN WINTER, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., antique dealers, craftspeople, handmade items, country antiques, glassware, silver, furniture, Cape May Convention Hall, Beach Avenue at Stockton Place, Cape May, $2 adults, free ages 12 and younger.

GHOSTS OF CAPE MAY TROLLEY TOUR, 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Feb. 15, 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 16, 7 p.m. Feb. 22, 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 CapeMayMac.org

PPRESIDENT’S WEEKEND AT ATLANTIC CITY AQUARIUM, Feb. 15, 16, 17; 11 a.m. Live Diver Feeding Show; noon and 3 p.m. feeding time, visitors hand-feed rays, cups of food $2, $1 members; 2 p.m. Exotic Animal Show; 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., Atlantic City, $8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 ages 4 to 12, free ages 3 and younger. 609-348-2880 or ACAquarium.com

PRESIDENTS WEEKEND TOUR OF EMLEN PHYSICK ESTATE, Feb. 15, 16, 17; 11:45 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Feb. 15; 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 16; 11:45 a.m. Feb. 17; guided tour, a glimpse into the lives of a Cape May family of the late 1800s, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, $10 adults, $5 children ages 3 to 12. CapeMayMac.org

SOBER VALENTINE DANCE PARTY, 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., refreshments, dancing, DJ, prizes, sponsored by the Twelfth Step House; North Wildwood Community Center, 10th and Central Avenues, North Wildwood; food, beverage, prize donations accepted; $10 at door, free ages 12 and younger. 215-730-7145.

Sunday, Feb. 16

FUN DAY SUNDAY EVENTS, 2 p.m. Feb. 16, 23; Feb. 16, “I Whale Always Love You,” honors World Whale Day, whale card craft; 1 N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City, free, advance registration recommended. 609-345-2269, ext. 3050.

Tuesday, Feb. 18

KATZ JCC BRUNCH & LEARN, 10:30 a.m., brunch, speaker Rabbi Jeff Lipschultz, documentary “The Yiddish Cinema,” 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate, advance registration: $3 members, $5 non-members; day-of: $5 members, $7 non-members. 609-822-1167, ext. 138.

Kids

Saturday, Feb. 15

CAPE MAY FAMILY TREASURE HUNT, Feb. 15, 16, 17, 22; 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 15; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 16; 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Feb. 17; 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 22; self-guided discovery tour, explore Cape May, clues sheet, map, Washington Street Mall Information Booth, Cape May.

Music

Sunday, Feb. 16

CAPE MAY JAZZ VESPERS, 3 p.m., featuring Jim Ridl, Tim Lekan, Bob Shomo, First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, $10.

THE STRATHMERE ENSEMBLE, 4 p.m., music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Sea Isle’s United Methodist Church, JFK Boulevard and Central Ave., Sea Isle City, free. 609-338-4820.

Wednesday, Feb. 19

MIDWEEK JAZZ SERIES, Geoff Gallante, 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.

“THE RHYTHM OF THE BLUES,” 7 p.m., vocalist Kati Beddow Brower, highlights types of rhythms, history of the Blues performers, hosted by Ocean County Library, Little Egg Harbor Branch, 290 Mathistown Road, Little Egg Harbor, free, registration required.

Theater

Thursday, Feb. 13

“GROWING UP IN THE OTHER ATLANTIC CITY,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 14, 15, 3 p.m. Feb. 16, based on book by Turiya Raheem, Stockton College Experimental Theater, Main Campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township; 7:30 p.m. $10, $8 students and seniors with ID. 609-652-9000 or Stockton.edu/PAC .

Friday, Feb. 14

LOVE LETTERS, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, 3 p.m. Feb. 15, Ocean City Repertory Theatre, two-character play, about two people who write letters to each other over a period of fifty years, coffee and dessert served, Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City, free admission. 609-457-6686.

Saturday, Feb. 15

AN EVENING OF BROADWAY LOVE SONGS AND DESSERTS, 7:15 p.m. pre-show dessert reception, 8 p.m. show, Greater Ocean City Theatre Company, Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, Ocean City, $20 by 4 p.m. Feb. 11, $25 after, advanced reservations recommended. 609-525-9300 or OCNJ.us/BoxOffice

Friday, Feb. 21

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 TheEagleTheatre.com

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 Stockton.edu/PAC

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 TheEagleTheatre.com

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, $30 general, $25 senior, $15 student, free ages 12 and younger. 609-884-5898 or EastLynneTheater.org

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

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, 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

Saturday, Feb. 15

THE NATURE CENTER OF CAPE MAY CLASSES, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Winter Ecology Part II with Naturalist Sam Wilson, Cape May Library, Upper Township Branch, 2050 Tuckahoe Road, Petersburg, free. 609-898-8848.

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 NJ.gov/Pinelands or Stockton.edu/ContinuingStudies

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. 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. WetlandsInstitute.org/events/wings-n-water-auction/