Emlen Physick Estate

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Emlen Physick Estate in Cape May Wednesday Aug 10, 2016. (The Press of Atlantic City / Edward Lea Staff Photographer)

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“A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.” – Max Muller

1. Philips Seafood, Atlantic City

If you couldn’t get out on Valentine’s Day, there are still a few options for celebrating this weekend. Phillips Seafood in Atlantic City will offer a special four-course V-Day prix-fixe menu for $99 per couple through Sunday, Feb. 18. The menu includes an appetizer choice of clams casino, oysters Rockefeller or crab cake minis, all paired with champagne, followed by baby arugula and strawberry salad or mixed greens. Entrée options are surf and turf for two, pork chop and shrimp or blackened tuna, followed by either New York-style cheesecake or molten chocolate lava cake, served with a white chocolate covered strawberry. 1 Atlantic Ocean. Go to PhillipsSeafood.com.

2. Third Thursday in Hammonton

Celebrate love Italian-style during Downtown Hammonton’s Third Thursday “Amore: Italian Love Affair” 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15. The night includes fine dining, shopping and entertainment opportunities to keep you and your honey occupied. A few of the fun activities include a calligraphy workshop at the Hammonton Arts Center, AC CineFest short film showing, and live Italian opera music at Casciano Coffee Bar & Sweetery. Events take place around Bellevue Avenue. Go to DowntownHammonton.com.

3. Third Friday in Millville

The Glasstown Arts District in Millville hosts its monthly Third Friday with live music, dining, shopping and artsy opportunities from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16. Dinner venues include options such as Italian, Mexican and American, and there will be plenty of art for browsing before or after, with art exhibits throughout town. Stop in for live music at various venues, or catch “Oklahoma” 8 p.m. at the Levoy Theatre. The Glasstown Arts District is located along and around Main Street. Go to GlasstownArtsDistrict.com.

4. Cape May Wine Trail

Spend the day sampling wines from two Cape May County wineries during the Cape May Wine Trail, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17. Board the trolley at the Emlen Physick Estate (1048 Washington St.) and travel to Willow Creek Winery for lunch, tastings and a tour. Then hop back aboard for a trip to Natali Vineyards for tastings paired with cheese and crackers. Participants will receive a souvenir glass. Admission is $75; reservations are required. Go to CapeMayMAC.org.

5. Chocolate Lover’s Feast, Cape May

If you didn’t get enough chocolate for Valentine’s Day, make up for it at the Chocolate Lover’s Feast at The Blue Rose Inn (653 Washington St., Cape May) 1 p.m. Saturday. Try seven plated courses of chocolate desserts and learn how each was created. Admission is $40. Go to CapeMayMAC.org.

6. ‘Love, Loss and What I Wore’

Somers point Grab your girlfriends for a belated “Gal-entine’s” night out. It’s the last weekend to catch Fool Moon’s production of “Love, Loss and What I Wore” by Nora and Delia Ephron taking place at the Gateway Theater (738 Bay Ave., Somers Point). Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; tickets range from $25 to $30. Go to GatewayByTheBay.org.

—Jacklyn McQuarrie

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I interned with a small magazine in Wildwood before starting at The Press in 2013. I currently handle our Hometown and At The Shore calendar of events submissions and enjoy interacting with the local community.

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