Dining out

HAM DINNER, 4 to 6 p.m. March 16, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 13 W. Bates Ave., Villas. Adults $10, children 6 to 12, $4. Call 609-886-2625.


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

BEACH WRITERS’ SPRING RETREAT - “Pitching & Publishing,” March 23, Natali Vineyard, Cape May Court House, schedule, details, registration form at northwildwoodbeachwritersconference.com

NEW JERSEY BOATING SAFETY COURSES 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 30, April 20, May 18, June 22, July 20 and Aug. 10, Coast Guard Training Center, Cape May. Cost: $55. Lunch provided. Call 609-898-0442 for further information.

COAST GUARD BOATING SAFETY CLASSES: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 6, Island Marine Center, 2602 Shore Road, Ocean View, call 609-624-1117; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 13, Minmar Marina, 14 Old Sea Isle Blvd., Sea Isle City, call 609-263-2201; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 11, Cape May County Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House, call 609-463-6350; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 8, Avalon Yacht Club, Seventh and Bay Street, Avalon, call 609-263-6272; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 22 and July 13, Pier 47 Marina, Route 47, 3001 Wildwood Blvd., Wildwood, call 609-886-6243. Cost $45. To register or for more information, call Allen Nordt at 609-463-9692 or email abscgaux83@hotmail.com.

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).


RIP VAN WINKLE 7 p.m. March 13, West Cape May Elementary School, 301 Moore St., West Cape May. Call 609-884-5898, email eastlynneco@aol.com.

OCEAN CITY EASTER EVENTS: The Woofin’ Paws Pet Fashion Show, 11 a.m. March 30, Sixth Street off Boardwalk; Great Egg Hunt, 2:30 p.m. March 30, 11th to 14th Streets on beach; Sunrise Service, 6:30 a.m. March 31, Music Pier; Easter Fashion Promenade, 1 p.m. March 31. For more information, call 609-525-9300.

PLAYERS WANTED FOR THE 2013 10U SOUTH JERSEY SAND SHARKS BASEBALL TEAM, email coach Jim for more information at sjsandsharks@gmail.com.

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

WETLANDS INSTITUTE Science Feature conservation demonstrations at 2:15 p.m. Fridays; Aquarium Feedings with Wetlands Institute staff, or just watch turtles chase minnows and the horseshoe crab gobble shrimp, noon Saturdays. Also on Saturday: Kids Crafts and Creature Features. Seashell Discovery and Creature Feature animal demonstrations on Sundays. Activities are included with general admission. Call for weekly topics 609-368-1211. 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Middle Township.

EMLEN PHYSICK ESTATE FREE TOURS to benefit Cape May Community Food Closet, 11:45 a.m. March 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.

CARD PARTY AND LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m. March 19, Beth Judah Temple, Spencer and Pacific Avenues, Wildwood. Tickets are $20. Call the office at 609-522-7541 for more information.

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.

For youths

MUA’S CREATIVE RECYCLING CONTEST, ages 4 to 13, 3 to 4:30 p.m. March 8 and 15, Lower Cape Library, 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas. Children invited to create a recyling craft for the MUA Recycling Contest. Call 609-886-8999.

TEEN DANCES seventh through 12th grades, 7 to 9:30 p.m. March 22 and April 12, Cape May Convention Hall, Beach Drive, Cape May. Admission $5. Tickets can be purchased at the Cape May Convention Hall beginning at 6:30 pm on nights of the dance.

EASTER PROGRAM Easter bunny visit, Easter egg hunt, educational displays and more, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 23, Cape May County Park and Zoo, Cape May Court House. Egg hunt, 10 a.m. Call 609-465-5271.

YOUTH OPERA OF SOUTH JERSEY AUDITIONS for Brigadoone, ages 8 to 18, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 15, Seaville United Methodist Church, 3100 South Shore Road, Seaville. Come prepared to sing 24 bars of a song from the show or a traditional song. Call Mrs. Brennan at 609-425-8080 or email her at tfsbrennan@aol.com or Helen Friedlander at youthopera@yahoo.com.

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 6 p.m. March 8, Villas Fire House, Bayshore Road. Benefits Middle Lacrosse. Call 609-827-5974.

POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE OF CAPE MAY COMEDY NIGHT 7 to 10 p.m. March 15, May Convention Hall. Tickets $35 per person in advance or $45 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online by going to capemaypal.com, by calling 609-884-9563, or by visiting the Cape May Convention Hall box office.

CASH RAFFLE BY BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS prizes $10,000 (or 33 percent), $2,000 (or 7 percent), $1,500 (or 5 percent), $1,000 (or 3 percent), $500 (or 2 percent). Only 300 tickets will be sold. Tickets $100 each. Call 609-573-5029. Drawing will be at 8 p.m. during the Beef, Beer, and Band Benefit hosted by Bowl for Kids’ Sake Team All-Brite Cleaning, April 13, Flip Flopz 106 Spruce Ave., North Wildwood. You do not need to be present to win.

BOARDWALK EMPIRE FUNDRAISER for Wildwood Catholic High School, 6 p.m. April 19, Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May. Includes casino games, for $100, you will receive an extra $1,250 in gambling chips. This offer is available through April 5. Also food, live entertainment and live auction. Admission $50 in advance or $60 at door, which includes $25 in chips. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting wildwoodcatholic.org or capemaycity.com.

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.

Golf events

“BE A HERO” GOLF TOURNAMENT, May 15, Sand Barrens Golf Club, Swainton, 11:30 a.m. lunch and registration, 1 p.m. shotgun start, dinner and auction following golf. 609-626-3882 or 609-567-2241 or beaherogolf.org


OCEAN CITY REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, noon March 11, Flanders Hotel, 719 East 11th St., Ocean City. The event will feature guest speaker U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-2nd. The lunch is $20 per person and is open to the public. Reservations can be made by calling 609-399-1412 or by emailing info@oceancitychamber.com.

HISTORICAL PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF UPPER TOWNSHIP COVERED DISH SUPPER AND SHOW AND TELL 7 p.m. March 12, Tuckahoe Methodist Church. The public is invited, bring a covered dish.

GARDEN CLUB OF CAPE MAY 10 a.m. to noon March 12, Kiwanis Club House, 1041 Beach Ave., Cape May. The speaker will be Peter Bozak and the topic will be beneficial insects. Lunch will follow at the Lobster House.

AARP CHAPTER 1062 OCEAN CITY noon March 15, Holy Trinity Church, 30th Street and Bay Avenue, Ocean City. Speaker Jamie Angelini from Mental Health Associates of New Jersey on Mental Health. 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

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

HEALTH FAIR 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 21, Cape Assist Office, 3819 New Jersey Ave., Wildwood. The RNS Mammography Van will be available for mammograms; there will also be free Health Screenings (blood pressure screening, cholesterol screening, blood sugar screening), and other health information available. Light refreshments will be served. For more information or to schedule a mammogram, call Gloria Schultz at 609-463-2599.

CAPE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER PROGRAMS: Free Blood Pressure Screening, 9 a.m. to noon April 5 and 19, Outpatient South Lobby; Amputee Support Group, 1 p.m. April 23; Grief Support Group, 3 p.m. April 3 and 17; Caregiver Support Group, 1 p.m. April 2; Diabetes Management Series, 9 a.m. April 9, 16, 23 and 30, call 609-463-2547; Diabetes Support Group, 2 p.m. April 18; Peripheral Artery Disease Screening, 9 a.m. to noon April 12; CPR Certification, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13, fee $42 with manual and $30 without, registration required; CPR Recertification, 5 to 9 p.m. April 18, fee $32 with manual and $20 without, registration required; Stroke/Brain Injury Support Group, 1 p.m. April 18; Breast Cancer Support Group, 2 p.m. April 9; Hard of Hearing Support Group, 6:30 p.m. April 17; Childbirth Education, 6 to 8 p.m. April 4 and 11. For more information on any program or to register call 609-463-4043.

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

PHOTO EXHIBIT BY MACY ZHELYAKOVA through February, Ocean City Arts Center, 1735 Simpson Ave. Call 609-399-7628.

CAPE MAY ARTISTS COOPERATIVE EXHIBIT featuring the work of Dennis Dowe, Diane Flanegan, Rich Flanegan and Mary Stewart, West End Garage, West Cape May. Call 609-770-8261 for information.

WATERCOLOR EXHIBIT BY SUSAN HANNAH RAU throughout March, Ocean City Arts Center, 1735 Simpson Ave. Meet the Artist reception, 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 8. See oceancityartscenter.org or call 609-399-7628.

ATLANTIC CITY JAZZ BAND, 2 to 4 p.m. March 10, VFW Post 386, 419 Congress St., Cape May. Tickets $15 in advance, call 609-884-7961; $20 at door. Optional dinner at 4:30 p.m.

RIP VAN WINKLE, 7 p.m. March 13, West Cape May Elementary School, 301 Moore St., West Cape May, performed by elementary students under direction of East Lynne Theater Company’s Gayle Stahlhuth, free admission, donation of paper products for The Food Closet accepted. 609-884-5898 or www.eastlynnetheater.org

SHERLOCK HOLMES ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER by East Lynne Theatre Company, 8 p.m. March 15 and 16, First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $15 for full-time students, and age 12 and under free. For information and reservations, call 609-884-5898 or go online to eastlynnetheater.org.

AUDITIONS FOR BRIGADOON, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 16, by Youth Opera of South Jersey, Inc., Seaville United Methodist Church, 3100 South Shore Road, Seaville, ages 8 to 18. 609-425-8080.

MICK MALONEY IN CONCERT 4 p.m. March 17, Cape May Convention Hall. Tickets $26, available at Cape May Convention Hall Box Office or by calling 855-708-9699 or 609-884-9563.

‘SLEEPING BEAUTY’ by The Country Shore Women’s Club, 7 p.m. March 21 to 24 and 3 p.m. March 24, Upper Township Elementary School. Advanced tickets prices are $6 for singles and $5 for groups of 15 or more. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Jill Clark at 609-287-9684. Tickets will be sold at the door for $7 each.

AL HARRISON DIXIELAND BAND 2 to 4 p.m. April 21, VFW Post 386, 419 Congress St., Cape May. Tickets $15 advance; $20 at door. Call 609-884-7961. Optional dinner at 4:30 p.m.

BILL HALEY JR AND THE COMETS 7:30 p.m. July 1, Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Drive, Cape May. Tickets $28. Call 855-708-9699 or 609-884-9563.

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.


JUDIASM 101 CLASS, 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays, 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.

THE LAST SUPPER live dramatization, 7 p.m. March 28 and 29, Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., Ocean City. Admission is free (offering received).

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE, 6:30 a.m. March 31, Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, Ocean City. For more information call 609-525-9300.

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.


‘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.

“A WINTER’S TALE,” April 6, McCarter Theatre in Princeton, by Access to Art, Inc., $115 includes bus, lunch and play admission. Call 465-3963 for information and to register.