Thursday, June 22

BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; all welcome; Seashore Gardens Living Center, 22 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $6. 609-645-3269.

NATIONAL MARBLES TOURNAMENT: 8 a.m. to noon June 19 through 22; 93rd anniversary national competition; features boys and girls ages 8 to 14 that have qualified by winning local tournaments throughout the United States; 1,200 games of marbles will be played; Ringer Stadium, Wildwood Avenue and the beach, Wildwood; free admission.

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THANKFUL THURSDAYS: 4 to 8 p.m.; beer and refreshments; benefits Wildwood Catholic High School; Cold Spring Brewery, 733 Seashore Road, Cape May. 609-898-2300.

WILDWOODS RESTAURANT WEEK: June 18 through 23; wine and dine in over 25 of the Wildwoods' finest restaurants; receive a complete four-course meal, including appetizer, salad, entree and dessert for just $30; various locations in Wildwood. 609-707-7295 or

Friday, June 23

CAR CRUISES: 5 to 8 p.m. June 23, July 14, 28, Aug. 11, 25, Sept. 8, 22; vehicles on display; Historic Smithville & Village Green, 615 E. Moss Mill, Smithville.

FARMERS MARKET AND CRAFT FAIR: 2 to 6 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 8; fresh local produce, local honey, food, flowers, crafts, nutrition and wellness educators, yoga, and more; hosted by Shore Medical Center; between Medical Center Way and New York Avenue on Bay Avenue. 609-653-3527 or

NORTH WILDWOOD ITALIAN-AMERICAN FESTIVAL: 4 to 10 p.m. June 23, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 24, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 25; celebration of Italian-American heritage, food and music; authentic Italian-American foods, vendors, dancing, kid's games, meatball relay races, Little Miss Italy contest, olive tree signings, raffles and free live entertainment; Olde New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood. or

VENTNOR CITY FARMERS' MARKET: 8:30 a.m. to noon Fridays through September 1; local vegetables, fruits, baked goods, meats, fish, and plants; corner of Atlantic and Newport avenues, Ventnor. 484-343-3147 or

Saturday, June 24

BAYMEN'S SEAFOOD & MUSIC FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 24, 25; 25th Annual Baymen's Seafood & Music Festival; Jersey fresh clams, crabs, scallops and shrimp from local seafood purveyors; craft beers, vendors, live music, activities, demonstrations, and more; Tuckerton Seaport, 120 W. Main St., Tuckerton, $10 adults, $5 ages 5 to 12. 609-296-8868 or

BEACHSTOCK: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; The Planet's Biggest Beach Party; kids stage with kids activities; yoga session in the morning, food vendors, drinks, live music, volleyball competitions, games, surfing lessons, bungee ride, dancing, and more; beach at Huntington and Granville avenues, Margate. 609-822-1129 or

CAPE EXPRESS BEACH BLAST SOCCER TOURNAMENT: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 24, 25; over 1,000 teams will compete on the sand in the largest beach soccer tournament in the world; Spencer and Poplar avenues and the beach, Wildwood; free for spectators.

DOWNTOWN WILDWOOD FARMER'S MARKET: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays through Labor Day weekend; rain or shine; locally-grown fresh fruit and vegetables, baked goods, plants, honey, nuts, tea products, meats, cheeses, handmade soaps, local wine, and much more; live music, entertainment; 3501 Pacific Ave., Wildwood, free admission. 609-523-1602 or

FANTASY FAIRE: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 24, 25; the Kingdom of Wheaton comes to life with characters from folklore, fairy tales and fantasy; strolling costumed characters, live music; Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville, $10 adults, $9 seniors, $7 students. 856-825-6800 or

LADIES OF LAUGHTER: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.; comedy show featuring "The Real New Jersey Housewife" Robin Fox, along with Leighann Lord and Patty Rosborough; The Stafford Township Arts Center, 1000 McKinley Ave., Manahawkin, $35/$25. 609-489-8600 or

LONGPORT FARMERS MARKET: 8:30 a.m. to noon; farm fresh fruits and vegetables, honey, seafood, herbs, plants, fresh-cut flowers, olive oils and vinegars, organic lotions, creams and soaps, handmade jewelry, and artisanal foods; Longport Borough Hall, 2305 Atlantic Ave., Longport. 609-823-2731 or LongportNJ.Gov.

STAND UP COMEDY NIGHT: 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.; host Kevin Hurley brings together three of the region's most renowned comics; Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, $25. 609-704-5012 or

QUILTS & FIBER ARTS SHOW: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 24, 25; vendors in quilting, textiles, knitting, crocheting, basket weaving, broom making, and more; Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 S. Route 9, Cape May, $12. 609-898-2300 or

Sunday, June 25

CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC: Ninth Annual Charity Golf Classic hosted by Avalon Lions Charities; barbecue lunch, golf, dinner and live and silent auctions; benefits the Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children; Avalon Golf Club, 1510 Route 9, Cape May Court House, $135. 609-425-2078 or 609-967-5788 or

Monday, June 26

BEACHCOMBING THE CREST: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 28; shoreline stroll; pull a net, sieve the sand, and search for the tide's treasures; led by naturalist Sue Slotterback; Public Library, 6300 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Crest. 609-463-6386 or

Tuesday, June 27

SEA ISLE CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 29; browse and shop a variety of local produce vendors; Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue, Sea Isle City. 609-263-9090 or

Wednesday, June 28

FUNDAY AT PLAYLAND CASTAWAY COVE: 1 to 5 p.m.; four hours of unlimited rides for all ages for discounted cost; Playland Castaway Cove, 10th Street and the Boardwalk, Ocean City, $15. 609-646-0388 or

WORLD ABOVE POETRY NIGHT: 7 to 9 p.m.; featured poet Roberto Carlos Garcia; open mic where participants read one poem that is less than two minutes long; The Noyes Arts Garage Stockton University, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City. 609-626-3463 or

Thursday, June 29

ANGLESEA FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL: 4 to 10 p.m. June 29, July 13, 27, Aug. 10; food trucks, gourmet food vendors, high-end crafters, live music, art and yoga; Olde New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood. 609-318-4504 or

THANKFUL THURSDAYS: 4 to 8 p.m.; beer, refreshments; benefits Debt Angels of Cape May; Cold Spring Brewery, 733 Seashore Road, Cape May. 609-898-2300 or

Kids Stuff

Friday, June 23

SCIENCETELLERS PROGRAM: 2 p.m.; "Building Tall Ships & Pirate Tales" presentation; for all ages; Ocean County Library, 380 Bay Ave., Tuckerton, registration required. 609-296-1470.

Saturday, June 24

PIRATE FAMILY FUN PROGRAM: 2 p.m.; Sea Dogs will perform a pirate show with singing; Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Road, Little Egg Harbor Township. 609-294-1197 or


Thursday, June 22

CBB FALL/WINTER JAZZ CONCERT SERIES: 7 to 10 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays; hosted by the Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation; benefits youth jazz studies and artists; Claridge Hotel, Park Place and the Boardwalk, Atlantic City, $10. 609-841-6897.

ON THE ROCKS CAPE MAY OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT: 6 to 10 p.m. daily except Wednesdays through Sept. 9; live outdoor entertainment at the Ferry; Cape May Ferry Terminal, 1200 Lincoln Blvd., Cape May. 800-643-3779 or

Friday, June 23

SOMERS POINT BEACH CONCERT SERIES: 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays through September 8; hosted by AtlantiCare; performance by John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band with special guests the Billy Walton band; William Morrow Municipal Beach, 750 Bay Ave., Somers Point. 609-457-9859 or

THE CIGAR BOX STOMPERS: 7:30 to 10 p.m.; performing cigarbox blues and original songs; The Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 East Main St., Tuckerton, $15/$20. 609-389-0118 or

VINCE NEIL AT RESORTS: 9 p.m.; concert by Vince Neil, the legendary front man of Mötley Crüe; Superstar Theater, Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, $35, $45, $55. 800-745-3000 or

Saturday, June 24

DEB CALLAHAN: 7:30 to 10 p.m.; Philadelphia's blues and soul vocalist and songwriter Deb Callahan; The Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 East Main St., Tuckerton, $20/$25. 609-389-0118 or

DIONNE WARWICK: 8 p.m. doors open, 9 p.m. concert, Golden Nugget Casino, Hotel & Marina, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard, Atlantic City, $35-$45. 609-441-2000 or

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: 4 to 8 p.m. June 24, July 8, 22; performances by To The Max's John Coley, The Dirk Quinn Band, and more; $5 wine tastings; Bellview Winery, 150 Atlantic St., Landisville, $5. 856-697-7172 or

Sunday, June 25

THE ELLAMENO BEAT: 3 to 7 p.m., Cabanas Beach Bar and Grill, 429 Beach Ave., Cape May.

Thursday, June 29

SELWYN BIRCHWOOD: 7:30 to 10 p.m., The Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 East Main St., Tuckerton, $25/$30. 609-389-0118 or

Saturday, July 15

SCHULTZ-HILL BENEFIT CONCERT: 8 p.m.; "Christopher Macchio: A Man and His Music"; VIP meet and greet, dessert and champagne reception; Resorts Superstar Theater, 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, $25, $175 VIP. 609-347-1616 or

Sunday, July 16

SMITHVILLE FIFE AND DRUM: 1 p.m. July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 17th; performance in front of Fred & Ethel's Lantern Light Tavern featuring traditional marching-band style music from the Revolutionary war-era; Historic Smithville Village, 615 E. Moss Mill Road, Smithville.


Monday, June 26

NEW WORKS DEVELOPMENT SERIES: 7:30 to 10 p.m.; one night only staged reading of "Finding Hemingway" by Kelly McCarthy; question and answer session with the playwright, director, audience and cast; Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, $10, free for subscribers. 609-704-5012 or


Friday, June 23

FRIDAY EVENING FROG HIKES: 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays; short frog lesson, frog feeding, frog holding and refreshments; followed by a night hike to look for frogs; bring flashlights; Cape May Point State Park, Lighthouse Avenue, Cape May Point, $3. 609-884-2159.

Saturday, June 24

NATURE SCAVENGER HUNT: 10 a.m. to noon; join Master Naturalist Kathy Gardiner for a nature scavenger hunt; Bass River State Forest, 762 Stage Road, Tuckerton, $10 per car, pre-registration recommended. 609-296-6574 or

Monday, June 26

HUMMINGBIRDS 101: 6 to 7:30 p.m.; presentation by Pat Sutton, naturalist and wildlife gardener; Public Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. 609-463-6386 or

Thursday, June 29

'HOW TO MAINTAIN A FIELD SKETCHBOOK': 1 to 4 p.m.; call for materials list; taught by Diana Heitzman; Public Library, 6300 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Crest, registration required. 609-463-6386 or

2016 graduate of Ramapo College. Interned at SDC Journal, a quarterly publication for members of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Union. Editor-in-Chief for the Ramapo News, 2015-2016.

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