Dining out

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AND POTLUCK SUPPER, 6 p.m. Jan. 18, Cape May United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St., Cape May. For informatio contact Center for Community Arts at 609-884-7525 or see centerforcommunityarts.org.

SLOW FOOD SOUTH JERSEY SHORE WINTER FEAST 6 p.m. Jan. 26, Merion Inn, Cape May. Five course meal, cost $65. Must be prepaid, mail checks payable to Slow Food South Jersey Shore, PO Box 85, Cape May Point, NJ 08212. Indicate names of people with whom you wish to be seated, and which guests need vegetarian option. Call Evie Lovitz at 609-780-6510 or email evelyn@lovitz-mccabe.com.

CAPE MAY COUNTY ARMY NATIONAL GUARD ASSOCIATION BREAKFAST 9 a.m. Jan. 26, Villas Diner, 2100 Bayshore Road, Villas. Breakfast will be followed by a field trip to the Boyer Museum. Call 609-729-1596.

OCEAN CITY HIGH SCHOOL BAND BOOSTERS PASTA DINNER 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 1, high school cafeteria, 501 Atlantic Ave., Ocean City. Admission $10 adults, $5 children under 10. Takeout dinners will be available beginning 4:30 pm. Advance tickets are available from band members, or call 609-399-1290, ext. 1248. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

SOUP-ER BOWL SUPPER AND AUCTION, 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 1, West Cape May Fire Hall, 732 Broadway, West Cape May. $12 donation at door. For more information, call Center for Community Arts at 609-884-7525.


LEARN HOW TO PLAY BRIDGE 1 p.m. Mondays beginning Jan. 28, Sea Isle Branch Library, 4800 Central Ave., Sea Isle City. Call 609-263-7301.

EXHIBIT OPENING, ‘CELEBRATING COMMUNITY SERVICE: BLACK FRATERNAL, SOCIAL AND CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS OF CAPE MAY COUNTY,’ 4 p.m. Jan. 21, Carriage House Gallery, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May. Through April 14. Call 609-884-5404.

WETLANDS INSTITUTE PROGRAMS: Aquarium Feedings, 2:15 p.m. Saturdays; Salt Marsh Safari, 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. Saturdays. Free with admission. 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd. Call 609-368-1211.

QIGONG AND TAI CHI FOR YOUR HEALTH CLASSES, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Lower Cape Branch Library, 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas. Call 609-886-8999.

HEAD START/EARLY HEAD START early childhood development program by Atlantic Human Resources Inc., recruiting preschoolers for 2011-12. No cost to families who qualify. Head Start has centers throughout Atlantic and Cape May counties. Call 609-348-4166 (Atlantic County) or 609-861-2804 (Cape May County).


MOSAICS BY MICHELE SERIES Demos, 10 a.m. Jan. 22, Wildwood Crest Branch Library, 6301 Ocean Ave., call 609-522-0564 and 2 p.m. Jan. 23, Woodbine Branch Library, 800 Monroe St., call 609-861-2501; Workshop, 10 a.m. Jan. 25 and Feb. 1, Sea Isle City Branch Library, 4800 Central Ave., call 609-263-7301, $10 nonrefundable materials fee is due upon registration.

WARM UP WITH VOLUNTEERING AT THE CAPE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER 1 p.m. Jan. 23, Cape May Court House Library, 30 W Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. Learn about volunteer opportunties at Cape Regional. Call 609-463-6350 or see cmclibrary.org.

CAPE SHORE CHORUS OF SWEET ADELINES looking for new members. Women who love to sing can visit a rehearsal from 7:15 to 10 p.m. Thursdays at the Abundant Life Church, Route 50, Seaville. Call Cheryl at 609-463-0134.

DANCING GRANNIES, tap for mature adults, beginner sessions on Thursdays, Cape May Dance Co., 3305 Breakwater Plaza, North Cape May. Information call 609-889-1856.

For fun

COLONY CLUB OF OCEAN CITY: General Meeting, 7 p.m. Jan. 21, call Nadine Otto at 609-399-0502. Both meet at Union Chapel, 55th Streets and Asbury Avenue, Ocean City.

NIGHT AT THE MOVIES, 7 p.m. Jan. 20, The Branches, N. Second Street and E. Vermont Avenue, Rio Grande. Free admission, movie goers can bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. For more information call 609-385-7231.

CHINESE LUNAR NEW YEAR PARTY benefits the Cape May County Zoo Society, 6 p.m. Jan. 26, Princeton Bar and Grill, 2008 Dune Drive, Avalon. TIckets $40 per person at the door or advance purchase online $30. For tickets or more information, see capemaycountyzoo.org or call 609-465-1033.

DANCE WITH THE CHOWDER II BAND 1 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 26, Sea Isle Branch Library, 4800 Central Ave., Sea Isle City. Call 609-263-7301.

FRIENDS OF WORLD WAR II TOWER MEETING, ‘TURKEY, TUNES AND TALES,’ 6 p.m.. Jan. 27, Cape May Lutheran Church, 509 Pittsburgh Ave., Cape May. Cost $15 in advance and $17 at door for Friends members; $20 in advance and $22 at door for the public. Call 609-884-5404.

OPEN MIC NIGHT, 6 p.m. dinner and dessert, 7 p.m. performances begin, Jan. 30, Positively 4th Street Cafe, 400 Atlantic Ave., Ocean City. Call 609-399-8400.

RUM RUNNERS BALL, 6 p.m. Feb. 16, Congress Hall, Cape May. Benefits the Cape May County Historical Society. Includes dinner and dancing. Period dress is encouraged but not required, and there will be prizes for best dressed woman, man and couple as well as a few door prizes. Tickets $75 per person. Call 609-465-3535 or see.cmcmuseum.org under Calendar of Events.

CRAFTS AND ANTIQUES IN WINTER, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 16 and 17, Cape May Convention Hall, Beach Avenue. Call 609-884-5404.

EMLEN PHYSICK ESTATE FREE TOURS to benefit Cape May Community Food Closet, 11:45 a.m. March 1, 8 and 15, 1048 Washington St., Cape May. Bring nonperishable food item for donation for the free tour. Call 609-884-5404.

CONFERENCE, CAREER AND TRAINING EXPO JOB FAIR, 9 a.m. to noon March 16, Wildwoods Convention Center. Seeking employers to showcase their business, no fee to participate. Call 609-463-6695.

AQUARIUM FEEDINGS with Wetlands Institute staff, or just watch turtles chase minnows and the horseshoe crab gobble shrimp, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. Free with general admission; members are free. 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Middle Township. Call 609-368-1211.

BOOK SALE 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, CitiFinancial, 20 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House. Paperback books $2 each or three for $5; hardback books $4 each or three for $10. Call 609-463-3535.

GAME NIGHT, ages 13 to 26, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Cape May County Library, Main Branch, 30 Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. Call teen librarian at 609-463-6350.

YUMMY YOGA with Christina Newdeck, morning and evening classes throughout the week at the Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Middle Township, with classes for every level. Great for golfers, athletes, weekend warriors and baby boomers. Check the calendar at just-breathe-yoga.com.

For youths

LEGO CLUB AT THE CAPE MAY COUNTY LIBRARY, ages 5 to 12: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. first Saturdays, Main Branch, 30 Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. No registration required. Call the Children’s Room at 609-463-6354.

CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT AT GILLIAN’S FUNLAND, 6 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, Marina Park, 42nd Place and Bay, Sea Isle City. Call 609-263-8687.

MUSIC TOGETHER: Join Miss Lelah at the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor for a musical hour to help children explore melody and rhythm. See musictogetherofcapemay.com for a complete schedule and to sign up.

OCEAN CITY LIBRARY FALL CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS: Rhythm and rhymes, birth to age 2, 11 to 11:20 a.m. Tuesdays; Family Craft Time, ages 7-12, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; Toddler Time, ages 2-3, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays; Story Train, ages 3-5, 1:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesdays; Book Surfers, fourth and fifth grades, 2:30 p.m. Thursdays; Seashore Story Time, ages 3-5, 10:30 a.m. Fridays. All at the library, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City. Call 609-399-2434.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME, 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Sea Isle City Public Library, 126 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Sea Isle City. Call 609-263-8485.


PENNY PARTY, 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 19, Yacht Club of Stone Harbor, 9001 Sunset Drive, Stone Harbor. Adults $12, children $6. Benefits Cape May County Special Services District. Call 609-368-1201. Donate new or gently used items by calling Nancy Hart at 609-280-5534.

CAPE MAY COUNTY ZOO SOCIETY’S ANNUAL FUNDRAISER, Chinese Lunar New Year Party, 6 p.m. Jan. 26, Princeton Bar and Grill, 2008 Dune Drive, Avalon. Cost $40 per person at the door (advance purchase online $30). See capemaycountyzoo.org or call 609-465-1033.

OPERATION FIRST RESPONSE STICKER FUNDRAISER, cost $5 each, available at the Ocean City Fire Department, Sixth Street, Fire Station 2, 29th Street and Fire Station 3, 46th Street. Also online at ocfire.org, or call 609-525-9183.

AUXILIARY OF SHORE MEDICAL CENTER shops are located at Marmora South Shore Plaza, 232 South Shore Road, Marmora, call 609-390-0913; Somers Point Shopping Center, Route 9, Somers Point, call 609-653-8374. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Fridays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. All proceeds go to the Auxiliary’s pledge to Shore Tomorrow, an expansion project of Shore Medical Center. For information, to donate or to volunteer call any of the three shops.

COAT DRIVE to benefit Atlantic City Rescue Mission by Mike and Pam Cardinale, owners of Mrs. Brizzle’s Buns and Deli. Donations of gently worn and new winter coats and jackets for adults and children needed; place in collection bin at eatery, 4601 Landis Ave., Sea Isle City, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Call 609-263-2773.


AARP CHAPTER 1062 OCEAN CITY noon Jan. 18, Holy Trinity Church, 30th Street and Bay Avenue, Ocean City. Bring nonperishable food items for the Ocean City Food Cupboard.

AA AND AL-ANON SUPPORT GROUPS at Cape Regional Medical Center, Stone Harbor Boulevard, Cape May Court House. Call 609-463-4043.

ANGELUS CHORUS seeks new singing members. The group rehearses at the Middle Township High School during the school year and performs concerts in the winter and spring. For more information call Carolyn at 609-898-0324.

ART HISTORY DISCUSSION GROUP, 3 p.m. every other Tuesday, Cape May County Library Lower Branch, 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas. Call 609-886-8999.

CAPE ATLANTIC WOODTURNERS: Learn to Turn. Meets 7 p.m. every third Tuesday at Upper Township Library. Call Ron at 609-601-2663 for details.

CAPE MAY COUNTY ADVISORY COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN, 5:30 p.m. first Tuesdays, Old Courthouse building, 11 North Main St., Cape May Court House.

CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS (CODA) 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Seaville United Methodist Church, 3100 Shore Road, Seaville. Call 609-408-8033. Also, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Trinity United Methodist Church, 20 N. Shore Road, Marmora. Call Yvonne at 609-408-8033.

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS, 6:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, at Lighthouse Church, Route 9, Cape May Court House, for bereaved parents, grandparents, siblings. Call 609-886-2118.

GREAT CLASSICS BOOK CLUB, 4 p.m. third Thursdays, Main Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. Call 609-463-6350.

HEARTBREAK TO HEALING GRIEF SUPPORT for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Call 609-345-3230 for literature and information, or just to talk.

PLAYERS AND PLAYWRIGHTS BY THE JERSEY SHORE meets last Saturday of the month. Bring copies of your original work to the second floor of the Ventnor Library at 1 p.m. New members (playwrights and actors) and the public always welcome. Call 609-601-9191.

SALVATION ARMY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS to help low income families in Cape May County. Call 609-231-5565 or 609-231-3109.

SEX AND LOVE ADDICTS ANONYMOUS 12-step recovery program, 7 p.m. Mondays at Trinity Methodist Church, 20 Route 9 North, Marmora, use side door off parking lot, not affiliated with any religions and confidentiality and privacy respected.

SUICIDE SURVIVORS group for bereaved by Seaville United Methodist Church, 6 to 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at the church, 3100 Shore Road, Seaville.

Health, fitness

CAPE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER PROGRAMS: Diabetes Management Series, 10 a.m. Jan. 23, call Cindy Kraemer at 609-463-2249; free blood pressure screening, 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 18, Outpatient South Lobby; Smoking Cessation, 3 p.m. Jan. 23 and 30, fee $25, $15 refunded upon completion of class; Safe Sitter Certification, ages 11 and older, 9 a.m. Jan. 19, fee $35; Amputee Support Group, 1 p.m. Jan. 22; Free Blood Pressure Screening, 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 1, 15, Outpatient South Lobby; Amputee Support Group, 1 p.m. Feb. 26; Grief Support, 3 p.m. Feb. 6, 20; Diabetes Management Series at Cape Regional Medical Center, 1 p.m. Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27, call Cindy Kraemer at 609-463-2249; Diabetes Support Group, 2 p.m. Feb. 14; Peripheral Artery Disease Screening, 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 8, call 609-463-4043 for appointments; CPR Certification, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 9, fee $42 with manual, $30 without, pre-registration required, call 609-463-4043; CPR Recertification, 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 21, fee $32 with manual and $20 without, pre-registration required; Stroke/Brain Injury Support Group, 1 p.m. Feb. 21; Breast Cancer Support Group, 2 p.m. Feb. 12; Hard of Hearing Support Group, 6 p.m. Feb. 20. Hospital, 2 Stone Harbor Blvd., Cape May Court House. Call 609-463-4043 for information about any program.

CHILDBIRTH CLASSES 6 to 8 p.m. March 7-April 11, Cape Regional Medical Center. Cost $90. Call the Center for Lifestyle Management at 609-463-4043. Space is limited.

EXERCISE CLASSES by Cape May Recreation at the Franklin Street School gym in Cape May: Jazz Aerobics, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 classes, $30 or $4 per class; Chair Aerobics and Stretching, 9 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesdays, 10 classes $30 or $4 per class; Zumba with Kelly, 6 to 6:45 p.m. Thursdays, cost $5 per class.

FITNESS CLASSES IN CAPE MAY: Ballet Sculpt, uses ballet barre and light weights to create strong lean muscles. Beginners welcome; 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, instructor Karen Manette Bosna; Ballet Sculpt Pilates Fusion, uses ballet and Pilates exercises that work the entire body. Beginners welcome, 11 a.m. to noon Fridays, instructor Karen Manette Bosna; Transformational Pilates, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays, instructor Tammy Decker. All at Franklin Street Civic Center, 720 Franklin St., Cape May. Call 609-884-9565 or see capemayrecreation.org.

FIT SENIORS EXERCISE CLASSES, age 60 and older, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Crest Pier, 5800 Ocean Ave., Wildwood Crest. Cost $5 per class or 12 for $50, call 609-523-0202.

INTRODUCTION TO YOGA, 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Stone Harbor Recreation Center, Second Avenue and 82nd Street. Call 609-368-6809.

JUMBA GOLD, low impact workout, 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays and 10:45 a.m. Thursdays, First United Methodist Church of Wildwood Crest, 6700 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Crest. Cost $5 per class. Call 609-827-5924 or 609-729-4265.

WEEKLY YOGA CLASSES at Sea Isle City’s Community Lodge, 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 7:30 a.m. Fridays at the Community Lodge, JFK Boulevard and Park Road, led by Teri O’Connor, E-RYT. Cost is $10 per student. Walk-ins welcome, all are invited. Call 609-602-3398 or see njbeachyoga.com.

YOGA CLASSES, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. and 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesdays and 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Thursdays, Crest Pier Recreation Center, 5800 Ocean Ave,. Wildwood Crest. Cost $5 per class or $50 for 12 sessions. All ages are welcome. Attendees are encouraged to arrive five minutes prior to start time and to bring their own mats. Call 609-523-0202.

Music, arts

MIDIRI BROTHERS TRADITIONAL JAZZ 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 27, VFW Post 386, 419 Congress St., Cape May. Tickets $15 advance purchase, $20 at door. Proceeds donated to the Food Bank of South Jersey. Cash Bar, optional dinner 4:30 p.m. Call 609-675-0175.


PAINTINGS DEPICTING O.C. FISHING CLUB PIER AND CLUBHOUSE at 14th Street and Beach, through January, Ocean City Arts Center, 1735 Simpson Ave. Call 609-399-7628.

MUSICAL MONDAYS, 3RD ROCK, 7 p.m. third Monday of each month, Ocean City Repertory Theater, 813 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. Call 609-457-6686 or see facebook.com/oceancityrepertorytheater.

SHORE MEMORIES IN WATERCOLOR II, 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sea Isle City Branch Library, 4800 Central Ave., Sea Isle City. Registration required, call 609-263-7301 or see cmclibrary.org.


JAZZ VESPERS WITH BEHN GILLECE 3 p.m. Jan. 20, First Presbyterian Church, Hughes and Decatur streets, Cape May. A $5 minimum donation is expected. Call 609-884-0680 or see capemayjazzvespers.com for more information.

JUDIASM 101 CLASS, 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays starting Jan. 30, Beth Judah Temple, Spencer and Pacific avenues, Wildwood. This course is for Jews and non-Jews interested in learing the basics of this religion. The class is free to members of Beth Judah Temple and $10 for non-members or $80 (paid in advance) for the entire course. Call 609-522-7541.

CHURCH SERVICES, Worship, 9:30 a.m. and Church School, 9:30 a.m. Sundays, The First United Methodist Church of Wildwood Crest, 6700 Atlantic Ave. Call the church office at 609-729-4265 or Parsonage at 609-522-6439.

FREE CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL PROGRAM 9:30 to 11:0 a.m. Mondays, Greater Vision Bible Fellowship, 172 Route 50, Seaville. Preregister anytime at greatervisionbf.webs.com or call Missy at 609-463-9067.

INTERDENOMINATIONAL CHRISTIAN MEN’S GROUP, 9:15 a.m. first and third Wednesdays, Price Hall, Academy and Seashore roads, Cold Spring. Call Rob Riehl at 609-889-3538 or email robriehl@verizon.net.

JUDAISM 101, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Beth Judah Temple, Spencer and Pacific avenues, Wildwood. Fee for nonmembers $5 per class. Call 609-522-7541.

PURPOSE-DRIVEN LIFE SERIES, 10:15 a.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, Cold Spring Presbyterian Church, Academy and Seashore roads, Cold Spring. Call Rob Riehl at 609-889-3538 or email robriehl@verizon.net.




PRESIDENT’S INAUGURATION, bus trip to Washington, D.C., leaves 3:30 a.m. Jan. 21 from Second Baptist Church, Atlantic City. Information: Ruth Byard 609-347-0146.

MARCH FOR LIFE in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 29. Atlantic and Cape May counties, contact Tom Drinkard at 609 408-0299 or drinkardtc5@hotmail.com. See marchforlife.org.

ULTIMATE WINTER WEEKEND GETAWAY to Gettysburg, Pa., by Pleasantville Travelers Club, Feb. 15-17. Lodging at A-1 Eisenhower Hotel and Conference Center; show includes Patti LaBelle, the Whispers and more. Space is limited, $50 deposit due immediately, to reserve and more for information, call 609-645-2239, 609-442-0598 or 609-442-3243.

‘NOAH’ AT SIGHT AND SOUND THEATER in Lancaster County, Pa., by Forever Young group at Notre Dame de la Mer Parish in Wildwood, April 18. Cost $105, includes transportation, show ticket and dinner at Plain and Fancy Restaurant. For information, call Doris at 609-522-5830.