Happenings

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. Downtown

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.

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

TOUR OF THE EMLEN PHYSICK ESTATE, 11:45 a.m., 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 CapeMayMac.org

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.

DINNER & DANCE, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., 6 p.m. cocktail hour, 7 p.m. dinner, hosted by Somers Point Education Foundation, cocktail reception, surf and turf dinner, entertainment, dancing, live music, sponsored by Shore Medical Center, Greate Bay Country Club, 901 Mays Landing Road, Somers Point, benefits the Somers Point Foundation for Education, $75. 609-927-2053, ext. 3101.

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

Sunday, Mar. 23

ATLANTIC CITY CASINO COLLECTIBLES CLUB, 11 a.m., bring casino memorabilia, active trading session, Bally’s, sixth floor, 1901 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. 516-458-3080 or go to

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. Go to

Monday, Mar. 24

MONDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES, all showings 7 p.m.; Mar. 24: “Pandora’s Promise,” about nuclear power; Performing Arts Center of Middle Township, 212 Bayberry Drive, Cape May Court House, $8. 609-463-1924 or MiddlePAC.net

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

Kids

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; PushcartPlayers.org

Tuesday, Mar. 25

STORY TIME AT ATLANTIC CITY AQUARIUM, 11 a.m., Izzie Lizzie Alligator, A Tale of a Big Lizard, followed by craft, 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 go to ACAquarium.com

Music

Saturday, Mar. 22

BILLY WALTON BAND CONCERT, 6 p.m., premiering songs from their new CD, presented by Tony Mart, Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, Somers Point, $5. 609-653-6069.

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.

THE BAY-ATLANTIC SYMPHONY, Mar. 22, 23, performing selections by Ravel, Barber, Strauss and Shubert; 7 p.m. Mar. 22 “Conversation with the Conductor,” 8 p.m. performance, Frank Guaracini, Jr. Fine and Performing Arts Center, Cumberland County College, College Drive, Vineland, $30, 856-692-8499; 1 p.m. Mar. 23 “Conversation with the Conductor,” L-Wing Gallery, 2 p.m. performance, Stockton College PAC, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $32, 609-652-9000 or Stockton.edu/PAC. 856-451-1169 or go to

Sunday, Mar. 23

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

“THE ART OF IMPROVISATION” JAZZ SERIES, 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Mar. 23, 30, Apr. 6, Somers Point Jazz Society educational series, bring instruments to Mar. 30, Apr. 6 meetings, Ocean City Free Public Library, Main Lecture Room, N110, 17th and Simpson Ave., Ocean City, free. 609-399-2434.

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

Theater

Thursday, Mar. 20

NEXT TO NORMAL, 8 p.m. Mar. 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 3 p.m. Mar. 23, tells the story of a mother who struggles with bipolar disorder, musical theater, features a 6 piece onstage pop/rock band, mature content; Mar. 20 talk back session following performance; The Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, $30, $40 front rows. 609-704-5012 or TheEagleTheatre.com

“THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ” 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Third Thursday Event, readings and illustrations, trivia contest, light refreshments, dress as a favorite character from the Land of Oz, Stockton’s Kramer Hall, 30 Front St., Hammonton, free. 609-626-3840.

Friday, Mar. 21

“THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES,” 7 p.m. Mar. 21, 22, raises awareness for violence against women, features student, faculty and staff performers, Alton Auditorium, second floor A-Wing, Stockton College, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $20, $5 students and seniors with ID. ACWC.org

Sunday, Mar. 23

“THE LAST ENTREE,” 7 p.m., presented by The In-House Players, dessert theatre, comedy murder mystery, door prizes, Sandi Pointe Bistro, 908 Shore Road, Somers Point, $15. 609-927-2300 or 609-646-1371.

Friday, Mar. 28

“HAMLET” 7:30 p.m., Stockton College Performing Arts Center, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $32, $12 kids. Stockton.edu/PAC

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. 21

MOMMY AND ME CHILDREN’S PROGRAM, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Fridays, March 21 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

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

“BATTLING INVASIVE PLANTS IN OUR GARDENS, YARDS AND COMMUNITIES,” 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., hosted by The West Cape May Environmental Commission, refreshments, features local naturalist and author Pat Sutton, West Cape May Boro Hall, 732 Broadway, West Cape May, free. 609-884-1005.

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/