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Thursday, Aug. 17

A.J. MEERWALD SAILS: 1:30 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7:30 p.m.; take a trip aboard an authentically restored 1928 Delaware Bay oyster schooner; Utsch's Marina, Route 109, Cape May. 856-785-2060 or

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.

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DOWNTOWN WILDWOOD MARKETPLACE: 4 to 9 p.m.; over 20 vendors with local wine, jewelry, clothing, and more; Downtown Wildwood Marketplace, 3501 Pacific Ave., Wildwood. 609-523-1602 or

GHOST WALKS: 8 to 8:45 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 31; 45-minute walking tour; meet at Cold Spring Brewery; Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 S. Route 9, Cape May, $15, $12 ages 3 to 12. 609-898-2300 or

HARBOR SAFARI: 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 31; help pull a twenty-foot seine net through the shallows of Cape May Harbor and learn about the ecology of our coastal waters; The Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May, $10 adults, $5 ages 3 to 12, free ages 2 and younger. 609-400-3858 or

THURSDAYS ON DUNE: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 24; hosted by the Avalon Chamber of Commerce; family-fun activities including bounce houses, crafts, giveaways, characters, live music, and more; Veterans Plaza, 21st Street and Dune Drive, Avalon. 609-967-3936 or

YOGA & ICE CREAM AT THE LIGHTHOUSE: Thursdays through Aug. 31; 6:30 p.m. free yoga classes, taught by Northfield's Grace & Glory Yoga Studio; 6 to 7:45 p.m. ice cream available for purchase from Ken's Ice Cream Truck; Absecon Lighthouse, 31 S. Rhode Island Ave., Atlantic City; climbs are $7 adults, $5 seniors, $4 ages 4 to 12, $3 Atlantic City residents. 609-449-1360 or

Friday, Aug. 18

8TH ANNUAL HAMMONTON TENNIS TOURNAMENT: Aug. 18, 19, 20; men's open singles, men's B singles, men's doubles and century doubles; $300 cash prize for men's open winner; Hammonton Middle School, North Liberty Street, Hammonton. 609-339-5865.

A.J. MEERWALD SAILS: 1:30 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7:30 p.m.; take a trip aboard an authentically restored 1928 Delaware Bay oyster schooner; Utsch's Marina, Route 109, Cape May. 856-785-2060 or

BALLROOM DANCING: 9 to 10:30 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 1; dance the night away with the Fred Hall Orchestra; for ages 18 and older; Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May. 609-884-9565 or

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

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

WHEATON WIDE OPEN WEEKEND: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 18, 19, 20; free admission for all visitors; Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center Inc, 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville. 856-825-6800 or

WILDWOODS BOARDWALK FIREWORKS: 10 to 10:15 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 1, beach at Pine Avenue, Wildwood. 609-523-1602 or

Saturday, Aug. 19

A.J. MEERWALD SAILS: 1:30 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7:30 p.m.; take a trip aboard an authentically restored 1928 Delaware Bay oyster schooner; Utsch's Marina, Route 109, Cape May. 856-785-2060 or

CHURCH & CEMETERY TOURS: 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 19, Sept. 2, 16, 30; tours of the historic church and surrounding cemetery; Cold Spring Presbyterian Church, 780 Seashore Road, Cold Spring. 609-884-4065 or

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

FLEA MARKET: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 19, 20; hosted by the Brigantine Historical Society; more than 50 vendors; shoes, handbags, baby clothes, beachwear, Tupperware, jewelry, food and more; Recreation Fields, 26th Street and Brigantine Avenue, Brigantine. 609-266-2802.

LONGPORT FARMERS MARKET: 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Sept. 3; farm fresh fruits and vegetables, honey, seafood, herbs, plants, fresh-cut flowers, handmade jewelry, handmade crafts, and more; Longport Borough Hall, 2305 Atlantic Ave., Longport. 609-823-2731 or

PARANORMAL WEEKEND: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 19, 20; "Paranormal Pursuits': Spiritualism in the 1800s"; workshops, demonstrations, tours; Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 S. Route 9, Cape May, $12. 609-898-2300 or

PEACH FESTIVAL: 1 to 7 p.m. Aug. 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 20; 18th Annual Our Lady of the Angels Peach Festival; treats, raffle; 35 E. Mechanic Street, Cape May Court House. 609-465-5432 or

ROCK THE DOCK: noon to 4 p.m.; ballpark food, beer, wine, soda; live music, raffles, prizes, giveaways; kids' entertainment; benefits Cathy Miller Cancer Fund and AstraZeneca Hope Lodge; Uries Waterfront Restaurant, 588 W. Rio Grande Ave., Wildwood, $25 advance, $30 door, free ages 12 and younger. 609-706-4254 or

ROWAN UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL BROWN & GOLD SCRIMMAGE: 10 a.m. to noon; Rowan University football team prepares for the season during the sixth annual Brown & Gold Scrimmage; open to the public; Ocean City High School, 501 Atlantic Ave., Ocean City. 856-256-4252 or

'STORM THE WILDWOOD SURF': 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 3nd annual Charlie Butler Memorial "Storm the Wildwood Surf" event hosted by Operation Beachhead and Wildwood American Legion Post #184; adaptive surfing, kayaking, paddle-boarding and other ocean sports for those with physical and emotional challenges; beach at Davis Avenue, behind the Wildwood Convention Center. 732-241-4677 or

WALK/RUN FOR PEACE: 8:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. race; 10th Annual 5k Walk/RunFor Peace and Wellness; hosted by Miller Chiropractic Wellness Center; benefits Ralph Peterson Education Foundation; prizes, snacks; Franklin and Ansley boulevards, Pleasantville, $5 adults, free kids. 609-484-3608 or

Sunday, Aug. 20

A.J. MEERWALD SAILS: 1:30 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7:30 p.m.; take a trip aboard an authentically restored 1928 Delaware Bay oyster schooner; Utsch's Marina, Route 109, Cape May. 856-785-2060 or

CHABAD AT THE SHORE GALA: 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.; honors Doug and Gail Stanger and Greg and Jodi Bernhardt; cocktails, appetizers, and desserts; Chabad Chai Center, 6605 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor, $136. 609-822-8500 or

FIRE MUSTER & FIRE FIGHTER'S DAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 37th Annual Glasstown Antique Fire Brigade Muster and Fire Fighter's Family Day; more than 80 antique fire trucks from the Mid-Atlantic States, demonstrations; Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville. 856-825-6800 or

GALLOWAY GREEN MARKET: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 15; local produce, baked goods, fresh food, flowers, honey, kids crafts, yoga and more; Galloway Municipal Complex, 300 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. 609-742-7076 or

JERSEY SHORE SUMMER COMIC BOOK SHOW: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; vendors, artists, writers, costume groups, crafts; guests include Joe del Beato, Bob Petrecca, Mackenzie Rose Hawk, and Ted Riddle; raffles, door prizes; Toms River Elks, 600 Washington St., Toms River, $5. 609-242-7756 or

Monday, Aug. 21

ALL-AMERICAN TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE: 1 to 4:15 p.m.; for all ages; snacks, crafts; Atlantic County Library, 801 Shore Road, Somers Point. 609-927-7113 or

'BASK IN THE FUN' ECLIPSE PARTY: 2 to 4 p.m.; celebrate the Solar Eclipse; crafts, activities; free glasses provided by StarNet while supplies last; Ocean County Library, 380 Bay Ave., Tuckerton, registration required. 609-296-1470 or

BEACH BARDS POETRY & PROSE: 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Beach Bards Poetry & Prose Reading Series; local poets Marya Small Parral of Ocean City and Katherine Givens of Cape May Court House; Public Library, 4800 Central Ave., Sea Isle City, free. 609-263-5491.

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

GILLIAN'S MAGICAL MONDAY: noon to 4 p.m.; buy a wristband for unlimited rides; half of the proceeds will be donated to Shore Medical Center Auxiliary; Gillian's Pier, 6th Street and the Boardwalk, Ocean City, $25. 609-653-4646 or

LUNAR ECLIPSE PARTY: 2 to 3:30 p.m.; for all ages; lunar eclipse party, complete with viewing glasses; snacks, activities; Atlantic County Library, 451 S. Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton, registration requested. 609-561-2264 or

MONDAY NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT SERIES: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays through August; hosted by the Somers Point Recreation Commission; William Morrow Beach/Municipal Beach Park, between Higbee and New Jersey avenues, Somers Point, free.

SOLAR ECLIPSE PARTY: 2:30 p.m.; get a free pair of glasses and watch the solar eclipse; snacks, games; Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Road, Little Egg Harbor Township. 609-294-1197 or

SOLAR ECLIPSE VIEWING PARTY: 1:30 to 4 p.m.; for all ages; eclipse viewing party; space-inspired snacks; Atlantic County Library, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Pleasantville, registration required. 609-641-1778 or

Tuesday, Aug. 22

A.J. MEERWALD SAILS: 1:30 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7:30 p.m.; take a trip aboard an authentically restored 1928 Delaware Bay oyster schooner; Utsch's Marina, Route 109, Cape May. 856-785-2060 or

DOWNTOWN WILDWOOD FREE FAMILY MOVIE: 8:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 22, except Aug. 1; bring beach chairs and blankets; 3501 Pacific Ave., Wildwood. 609-523-1602 or

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

WEST CAPE MAY FARMERS MARKET: 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Aug. 29; local vendors, live music; West Cape May Farmers Market, 732 Broadway, West Cape May. 609-884-1005 or

Wednesday, Aug. 23

JFS VILLAGE BY THE SHORE CARD PARTY: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; classic games including Bridge, Canasta, and Mah Jong; prizes, food; benefits Village by the Shore; Harbor Pines Golf Club, 500 Saint Andrews Drive, Egg Harbor Township. 609-822-1108 or

WORLD ABOVE POETRY NIGHT: 7 to 9 p.m.; hosted by South Jersey Poets Collective; featured poet Jonterri Gadson; open mic, bring a poem that is less than two minutes long; Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City. 609-626-3463 or

Thursday, Aug. 24

A.J. MEERWALD SAILS: 1:30 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7:30 p.m.; take a trip aboard an authentically restored 1928 Delaware Bay oyster schooner; Utsch's Marina, Route 109, Cape May. 856-785-2060 or

'THE SECRET HISTORY OF BOATHOUSE ROW': 7 to 8:30 p.m.; presentation by Dotty Brown, author of the new book "Boathouse Row, Waves of Change in the Birthplace of American Rowing"; slides, stories; Milton and Betty Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate. 609-822-1167 or

Friday, Aug. 25

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

Thursday, Aug. 31

WOMAN OF THE YEAR CEREMONY: 6 to 10 p.m.; Beth El will be honoring Jane Stark, Executive Director of the Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage of Stockton University; Beth El Synagogue, 500 N. Jerome Ave., Margate, $100. 609-823-2725.

Kids Stuff

Thursday, Aug. 17

ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC NIGHT: 9 to 10:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 17; for teens; activities, music, and fun; volleyball, Xbox video games and more; Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue, Sea Isle City. 609-263-9090 or

FAMILY FUN NIGHT: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 17; inflatables, face painting and more; different theme each night; Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue, Sea Isle City. 609-263-9090 or

Wednesday, Aug. 23

SAILOR FOR A DAY CAMP: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; board NJ's Tall Ship the A.J. Meerwald and learn how to sail the authentically restored 1928 Delaware Bay oyster schooner; Utsch's Marina, Route 109, Cape May, $70. 856-785-2060 or


Thursday, Aug. 17

'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

THURSDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 31, Historic Cold Spring Village, 733 Seashore Road, Cape May, free. 609-898-2300 or

Friday, Aug. 18

'ROCK THE BOAT' CRUISES: 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 25; performances by Moe Fishbone, One Hot Mess, Jumper, Twelve:01; departs from Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal, 1200 Lincoln Blvd., Cape May, $18 adults, $9 ages 6 to 13, and free ages 5 and younger. 800-643-3779 or

SOMERS POINT BEACH CONCERT SERIES: 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays through September 8; hosted by AtlantiCare; Aug. 18: International Blues Rock Star Walter Trout and his Band; William Morrow Municipal Beach, 750 Bay Ave., Somers Point, free. 609-457-9859 or

Saturday, Aug. 19

BAY ATLANTIC SYMPHONY CONCERT: 7 to 9 p.m., Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon, free. 609-967-7155 or

BRIGANTINE CONCERT SERIES: 5 to 8 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 2; part of Brigantine Art Walk events; Haneman Park, 15th Street and Revere Boulevard, Brigantine. 610-304-6482 or

LATIN MUSIC FEST: noon to 9 p.m.; 21st annual event; food, live music; bring beach chair; 110 Tilton Road, Pleasantville. 609-646-0414 or

ROANOKE: 8 to 10 p.m.; rising Folk/Americana band based out of Nashville, TN; Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May, $25. 609-884-9565 or

THE VOODUDES: 7:30 to 10 p.m., The Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 East Main St., Tuckerton, $20/$25. 609-389-0118 or

Sunday, Aug. 20

CAPE MAY JAZZ VESPERS: 3 to 4 p.m.; Virtuoso Vibraphonist Behn Gillece performs; First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, Hughes and Decatur streets, Cape May, $10. 609-576-1841 or

JERSEY SHORE JAZZ VESPERS: 4 to 6 p.m.; Angela Burton and her band; light refreshments following concert; Asbury United Methodist Church, 1213 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, free will offering taken. 609-703-7907 or

SMITHVILLE FIFE AND DRUM: 1 p.m. 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.

SUNDAY JAMZ CRUISE: 3:30 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 27; round-trip with live music from Dale Barth, Carly & Me, or the Bittersweet Duo; food and drinks available for purchase; Cape May Ferry Terminal, 1200 Lincoln Blvd., North Cape May, $19 adults, $15 Seniors or Military, $9 ages 6 to 13, free ages 5 and younger. 800-643-3779 or

Tuesday, Aug. 22

TUESDAY NIGHT CONCERTS: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 29, Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 S. Route 9, Cape May. 609-898-2300.

Wednesday, Aug. 23

CAPE MAY FERRY WEDNESDAY CONCERTS: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 23; live concerts outside on the terminal's lawn; bring beach chairs or blankets; features Danny V's 52nd St Band, Amish Outlaws, B Street Band, Glimmer Twins, Soul Cruisers, Philbilly, Separate Ways; Cape May Ferry Terminal, 1200 Lincoln Blvd., Cape May. 800-643-3779 or

MARY WILSON OF THE SUPREMES: 8 p.m., Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May, $42. 609-884-9565 or

'WATER MUSIC' PRESENTATION: 6 to 7 p.m.; presented by Cape May MAC; the history behind G.F. Handel's classic three-suite collection of orchestral movements, and learn the stories behind popular composers such as Claude Debussy and Irving Berlin; Public Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. 609-463-6386 or

Friday, Aug. 25

CBB JAZZ CONCERT SERIES: 7 to 10 p.m.; 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.

Sunday, Aug. 27

TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA: 7 to 8:30 p.m.; multimedia show featuring vocalist Tony Sands; Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, 120 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township, $40. 609-494-1241 or


Saturday, Aug. 19

GATEWAY PLAYHOUSE OPENING GALA: 7:30 to 11 p.m. Aug. 19, opening gala with performance by Tony Nominee Andrea McArdle, $125; grand opening performances Aug. 20, 26, 27; Gateway Playhouse, 738 Bay Ave., Somers Point, $125. 609-653-0553 or

Friday, Sept. 1

'MY BIG GAY MIDLIFE CRISIS': 9 p.m. Sept. 1, Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, $59, $79, $99. 800-745-3000 or


Thursday, Aug. 17

'SEARCHING FOR GHOST CRABS': 8 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 31; look for ghosts crabs and other nocturnal creatures; bring a flashlight; end of Mount Vernon Avenue, Cape May, $5, free ages 2 and younger, pre-registration required. 609-400-3858 or

Friday, Aug. 18

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.

SOLAR ECLIPSE PRESENTATION: 2 to 3 p.m.; Amy Barraclough, Director of the Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University, will discuss the eclipse; Linwood Public Library, 301 Davis Ave., Linwood. 609-926-7991 or

Saturday, Aug. 19

ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY 101: 8:15 to 10:15 p.m.; learn the basics of astrophotography with Ben Wurst, an amateur photographer; Lake Absegami Beach, Bass River State Forest, 762 Stage Road, Tuckerton. 609-296-1114 or

Monday, Aug. 21

'BIG SUN, SMALL MOON?': 2 to 3 p.m.; for all ages; learn about the solar eclipse; Atlantic County Library, 201 S. 15th St., Brigantine, registration requested. 609-266-0110 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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