Dining out

OCEAN CITY VFW POST BREAKFAST, open to public, second and fourth Sundays from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Post, Bay Avenue at 15th Street. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, creamed beef with warm biscuits, two breakfasts meats, OJ, milk, coffee and tea. Events raises funds for Post, veterans initiatives. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger. Reservations not necessary. Call 609-391-8660.

Education

HARBORSIDE CHAT with Bob Elwell, 6 p.m. Sept. 19, arrive early to view Kathy Fallon photography exhibit, Saltwater Cafe, Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave. Reservations not required, but space is limited. Donations requested.

STONE HARBOR STORIES 7 p.m. Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 at the Stone Harbor Museum, 235 93rd St. There will be time for questions and answers.

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

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.

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.

Etc.

VENDORS SOUGHT for Fall Fest in the Park. $50 per space for the event 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at Rotary Park on Lafayette Street in Cape May. No food vendors. For details and application, call 609-886-0489.

CAPE ATLANTIC RETIRED PHILADELPHIA POLICE meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. on the last Friday of each month at Dino’s Diner, 31 Route 50, Seaville. The cost is $12 per person, which includes a breakfast entree from a special menu with a bottomless cup of coffee or tea (includes tax and gratuity). The event has a guest speaker each month. No reservations needed. For more information and/or to be added to the email list for monthly notifications, contact Lee Rominiecki by email at Leonrom354@comcast.net.

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.

COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Seaville United Methodist Church, 3100 Route 9. No financial information needed, just bring ID.

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

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED by New Jersey Audubon’s Nature Center of Cape May, especially receptionists, greeters and gift shop cashiers. Pick up application at the center, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May, call 609-898-8848 or email nccm@njaudubon.org.

For fun

BIG BAND CONCERT AND DANCE, 7-11 p.m. Sept. 21, Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum’s Historic Hangar No. 1 at Cape May Airport, Lower Township. Group rates and table reservations available, tickets required., see usnasw.org or call 609-886-8787.

PENNY PARTY, doors open 11 a.m., Sept. 28, North Cape May Seniors, at Villas Fire Company, Bayshore Road, Villas, $1 admission, refreshments available. 609-898-7251.

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.

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.

For youths

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.

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.

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.

Fundraisers

FLEA MARKET AND HOAGIE SALE 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 14 by Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 30th and Bay Avenue, Ocean City. Tables available to rent, call 609-399-1019.

MINI GOLF AND SCAVENGER HUNT by New Vistas Corp. to benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, 11 a..m.-3 p.m. Sept. 15, Castaway Cove Seaport Village, Ocean City Boardwalk, $50 per family for both, or $25 per family for one event. For information or sponsorship, call 609-485-2005 and ask for Caron Wells. See bbbsatlanticcape.org.

RIDE FOR RESCUE MOTORCYCLE POKER RUN, registration 9:30 to 11 a.m. Sept. 28, Seaville Fire Hall, 36 Route 50, barbecue and beer 2 to 6 p.m., $15 riders, $10 passengers, $15 barbecue only, $10 ages 6 to 12. upperrescue.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.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE by Animal Alliance of Cape May County Inc. to help defray cost associated with running clinic. Annual dues for individual members $10. To join or donate, send payment to Animal Alliance of Cape May County, PO Box 172, Cape May, NJ 08204. Membership cards sent via email unless otherwise requested. To volunteer, contact animalallianceclinic@yahoo.com or 609-465-6388.

“ENDLESS SUMMER” fundraising dinner, hosted by Cape Assist, 6 p.m. Oct. 3, Windrift Resort, Avalon, food, music, silent auction, honoree John Lynch, $20 advance, $25 door. 609-522-5960 or CapeAssist.org

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 shop.

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

SCRAMBLE FORE SCHOLARSHIPS golf tournament for Atlantic Cape Community College, scramble format, shotgun start 11 a.m. Oct. 11, Cape May National Golf Club. Skills challenges include chip to the boat, putting green, closest to the pin and longest drive. Sponsorship packages range from $125 to $5,000. Contact Torrina Bennett-Michael at 609-463-4672 or tbennett@atlantic.edu or Jennifer Martucci at 609-463-4511 or jmartucci@atlantic.edu, or see atlantic.edu/golf.

Groups

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. 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.

JERSEY CAPE SHELL CLUB, 7 p.m. first Wednesdays, Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor. 609-368-1211.

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

EYE CLINIC by Volunteers in Medicine and New Jersey Commission for the Blind, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 20, free if you meet eligibility standards, call 609-463-2846 to preregister. See vimcmc.org.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS RESOURCE DAY, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 26, Middle Township Senior Center, 23 Romney Place, Cape May Court House. Information, screening tests, giveaways, raffles.

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

TRADITIONAL JAZZ with Cape May Traditional Jazz Society, 2-4 p.m. Sept. 15, VFW Post 386, 419 Congress St., Cape May. Tickets $15/advance, $20/door, free parking, cash bar, optional dinner 4:30 p.m.. Proceeds go to Community Food Bank of Southern New Jersey. See capemaytraditionaljazzsociety.com or call 609-675-0175.

‘THE LATE CHRISTOPHER BEAN’ 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays Sept. 18 to Oct. 13, except there is no show Oct. 9, and an added show 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at The First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes Street, Cape May, where the East Lynne Theater Company is in residence.  Tickets are $30 general admission; $25 senior (age 62 and older); $15 full-time students; and ages 12 and younger are free. For more information and reservations, call 609-884-5898 or go to eastlynnetheater.org.

GOSPEL NIGHT, 7 p.m., fourth Fridays, Petersburg United Methodist Church, Route 610, Petersburg,  light refreshments follow. 856-825-1447.

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.

Religion

OLD-TIME COUNTRY AND BLUEGRASS GOSPEL MUSIC at Petersburg United Methodist Church, Route 610, Petersburg, 7 p.m. fourth Fridays, light refreshments follow. Call Cindy Berry at 856-825-1447 or email TheBerryPickers@comcast.net.

WOMEN’S DAY WEEKEND CONFERENCE, Sept. 14, 15, Women’s Ministry of Christ Gospel Church Love Center, 2209 Route 9 South, Whitesboro, all welcome. 609-465-7729.

ST. PETER’S BY-THE-SEA at Lincoln, Lake and Ocean avenues in Cape May Point, reopened for summer 2013, services 9 and 11 a.m. through Sept. 29.

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 CLASS, 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Beth Judah Temple, Spencer and Pacific avenues, Wildwood. The 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.

OLD-TIME COUNTRY AND BLUEGRASS GOSPEL MUSIC at Petersburg United Methodist Church, Route 610, Petersburg, 7 p.m. fourth Fridays, light refreshments follow. CAll Cindy Berry at 856-825-1447 or email TheBerryPickers@comcast.net.

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.

Reunions

OAKCREST HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES OF 1962/1963, Sept. 15, Harbor Pines Country Club, Egg Harbor Township. To submit a name and address or for more information, email abooth4@aol.com.

ACHS CLASS OF 1961 group 70th birthday celebration, 3:30-9 p.m. Sept. 21, Viking Rowing Club, 1-4:30 p.m. Sept. 22, Duke-O-Fluke Cruises. Barbecue, music, drinks. Cost $30 each day Sept. 1-15; closed after Sept. 15. Reservations and payments to Fran at frannyk9@comcast.net.

ATLANTIC CITY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1973, Sept. 21, Atlantic Club Casino. Tickets $75 per person. Call Sherrie at 609-287-1374 or Diane at 609-345-0239.

UPPER DARBY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1963 50th reunion, Sept. 21, cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner and dancing 7:30-11 p.m., Radisson Valley Forge (Pa.), $65 per person in advance or $100 at door. Call Marilyn Curley at 609-398-3576.

ATLANTIC CITY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1948 65th reunion, noon-4 p.m. Sept. 22, Atlantic City Country Club, tickets $50 per person. Reservations and information contact Mike Pred at 609-822-7228.

OAKCREST/ABSEGAMI HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1973 40th reunion, 2-5 p.m. Sept. 29, Renault Winery, Tuscan House, Egg Harbor, $50 per person, portion of proceeds go to American Cancer Society in honor of Bill Petusky. RSVP to Scott Ruppert at basicidea@live.com. See oaksegami.wordpress.com.

ATLANTIC CITY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1953 60th reunion, 11 a.m. Oct. 5, The Palm, Atlantic City. Call 609-823-1242 or 609-822-8888.

PLEASANTVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1963 50th reunion, Oct. 11-12, Greate Bay Country Club, Somers Point. Tickets $75 per person, incude Friday night cocktail party with hors d’oeuvres and Saturday night dinner with live music. Cash bar both nights. Contact dfwm8@comcast.net or 609-652-1266.

CLASS OF 1963 INFORMATION SOUGHT by Wildwood High School Fifty Plus Reunion Committee. Class of 1963 will be honored this year at the annual reunion, Oct. 13 at Wildwood Convention Center, all who attended Wildwood High School from 1963 and earlier are invited. Call Eileen Fausey at 609-465-9061 or email wecook@verizon.net.

BUENA REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1978 35th reunion, 7 p.m. Nov. 16, Merighi’s Savoy Inn. Email mbconvey@hotmail.com. Help needed to find missing classmates: see facebook/BRHSclassof’78 for list, email mbconvey@hotmail.com or call 856-466-4654.

ABSEGAMI CLASS OF 1983, 6-11 p.m. Nov. 30, Resorts Casino Hotel, Atlantic City. Cost $75/person, $145/couple, buffet dinner, must pay by Nov. 1. For details, contact Theresa Smith-Mitchell at 609-892-7236, Henry Wimberg at 609-748-6430, or Absegami1983@comcast.net.

ATLANTIC CITY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF ’64 planned for 2014. Email Eve Rose at ERose08021@aol.com for more information.

Trips

COLLEGE EXPO TRIP by Connecting the Dots Students Advancing to College, highlights historically black colleges and universities, Sept. 14 at Bowie State University in Maryland, $75 includes transportation, expo ticket, breakfast, lunch and snacks. High school juniors and seniors could get accepted ‘on the spot,’ bring transcripts, SAT or ACT scores. Contact connectingthedotspo@gmail.com or 609-705-2454.

PHILADELPHIA PREMIUM OUTLETS, Sept. 15, bus trip by Get-A-Way Group, $36 includes transportation, map, discount coupons. 609-484-0626.

BALTIMORE’S INNER HARBOR, Sept. 15, by Soroptimist International of Cumberland County, leaves from Bridgeton at 9 a.m., $59 includes lunch at one of three restaurants. Reservations call Donna at 856-453-8694 or visit cumberlandsoroptimists.org

‘MOTOWN’ in New York City by Mount Zion Baptist Church, Sept. 18, $130. Call 609-641-4337.

WASHINGTON, D.C., Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception with Mass at noon, Tidal Basin memorials, seafood buffet, $86 per person. Call Frieda Jackson at 609-646-5296.

ARLINGTON CEMETERY WASHINGTON, D.C., WAR MEMORIALS by Justice Lodge in Linwood, Sept. 22. Cost $65. Make checks payable to Justice Lodge F&AM 285 and mail to Jim Goldsmith, 6 Haviv Drive, Northfield, NJ 08225.

GETTYSBURG DAY TRIP Oct. 2 by Brigantine Community Education and Recreation. Call 609-264-7350.

‘PLAYHOUSE CHRISTMAS’ at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse by Absecon AARP No. 705, Dec. 5, $92 per person, call Edith at 609-641-0018 or Linda at 609-652-1104.

‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’ at Madison Square Garden, N.Y., Dec. 11 by Mary Help of Christians at St. Michael’s Church, Atlantic City. Cost is $125 per person, nonrefundable. Lunch on you at Grand Central Station. Call Marcia 609-641-4634.

SOUTHEAST ASIA CRUISE, March 2014 by Brigantine Community Education and Recreation. Call 609-264-7350.