Dining out

GRAND BRUNCH BUFFET 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 10, Beth Judah Temple, Spencer and Pacific Avenues, Wildwood. Adults $12, children younger than 12, $7.50. Call 609-522-7541 for more information.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT PANCAKE SUPPER 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 12, St. John Lutheran Church, 10th Street at Central Avenue, Ocean City, $5 adults, $3 ages 12 and younger, proceeds benefit parish mission trip to Namibia, Africa. Call 609-399-0798 or go to www.stjohnlutheranoc.org

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

COMPUTER CLASSES AT CAPE MAY COUNTY LIBRARY: Beginners Computer Class, 6 p.m. Feb. 11; Hotmail 101, 6 p.m. Feb. 13; Exploring the iPad, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 16; Picasa Basics, 6 p.m. Feb. 20; Windows 8, 10 a.m. Feb. 25; Gmail 101, 6 p.m. Feb. 27. All held at Main Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. Free, but enrollment is limited to eight students; registration and a valid library card are required to attend. Call 609-463-6341, email tlc@cmclibrary.org or see cmclibrary.org.

COOKING FROM AROUND THE WORLD DEMONSTRATION 1 p.m. Feb. 19, Main Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. Registration required; call 609-463-6386.

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


BIRD SEED SALE March 2 and 3, Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave. Call the Center for times and details at 609-898-8848.

WINTER CARD PARTY, noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 8, St. Frances Cabrini Church, Second and Atlantic, Ocean City. Tickets are $10. A light lunch will be provided. Bring along your game of choice. Contact Pat Crowley at 609-398-2882 or Sister Joelle at 609-399-2643 or sjoelle@juno.com.

MOSAIC CRAFT WORKSHOPS 10 a.m. Feb. 8 and 15, Sea Isle City Library, 4800 Central Ave. Registration required, fee $10. Call 609-263-6386.

COOKING WITH CHOCOLATE 1 p.m. Feb. 9, Main Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. Registration required, call 609-463-6386.

MOVIE NIGHT “Hotel Rwanda,” 6 p.m. Feb. 11, Sea Isle City Library, 4800 Central Ave. Call 609-463-6386.

FAMILY MOVIE “Happy Feet Two,” 6 p.m. Feb. 15, Main Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. Call 609-463-6354.

NATURE NOTES 7 p .m. Feb. 13, Main Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. Call 609-463-6386.

THE HARRIET TUBMAN LUNCH 12:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Asbury AME Church, Youngs and New Jersey avenues, Wildwood. Program and free lunch.

WINTER BOTANY TOUR, 7 p.m. Feb. 20, Main Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. Call 609-463-6386.

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

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.

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.


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

ZUMBA CLASSES FOR KIDS ages 5 to 12, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 20 and 27, Lower Cape Library, 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas. Call 609-463-6354.

MUA’S CREATIVE RECYCLING CONTEST, ages 4 to 13, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 22, March 1, 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.

DR. SEUSS DAY CELEBRATION Feb. 26, Main Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. Call 609-463-6354.

CHILDREN’S TEA, 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 9, Ocean City Historical Museum, 1735 Simpson Ave. Members can buy tickets now for $4 per person. Call 609-399-1801 or stop at the Museum.


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.


CHARLES KNOX MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION BENEFIT 6 to 11 p.m. Feb. 8, Flanders Hotel Banquet Center, 11th and Boardwalk, Ocean City. The event will star comedians Joe Matarese and Chris Rich. Tickets are $100 and include dinner, dancing and show. For reservations, information or to donate call Arlene's on Asbury at 609-399-3639.

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


GARDEN CLUB OF CAPE MAY 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 12, Kiwanis Club, 1041 Beach Ave., Cape May. The speaker will be Kim Hannam from the Nature Center, and the topic will be Organic Gardening. Lunch will follow at Hemmingway’s.

CAPE-ATLANTIC CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S CONNECTION 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Feb. 13, L’s Restaurant, 119 Route 50, Corbin City. Cost $16.50. A free nursery is available by reservation. To reserve your place, call Pat at 609-965-4840 or Joyce at 856-765-3775.

AARP CHAPTER 1062 OCEAN CITY noon Feb. 16, Holy Trinity Church, 30th Street and Bay Avenue, Ocean City. Bring nonperishable food items for the Ocean City Food Cupboard.

RETIRED PHILADELPHIA POLICE FROM CAPE MAY AND ATLANTIC COUNTIES BREAKFAST GET TOGETHER, 9 a.m. Feb. 22, Dino's Diner, Route 50, Seaville. Cost $12. Eamil Lee Rominiecki at leonrom354@comcast.net or call 609-545-8709.


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: Free Blood Pressure Screening, 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 15, Outpatient South Lobby; Amputee Support Group, 1 p.m. Feb. 26; Grief Support, 3 p.m. Feb. 20; Diabetes Management Series at Cape Regional Medical Center, 1 p.m. Feb. 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

PHOTO EXHIBIT BY MACY ZHELYAKOVA through February, Ocean City Arts Center, 1735 Simpson Ave. Meet the Artist reception, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 8. 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. Second Sunday Reception, 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 10. Call 609-770-8261 for information.

PERCY FEAR ANTS JAZZ BAND 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 10, VFW Post 386, 419 Congress St., Cape May. Tickets $15 in advance, call 609-884-7961; $20 at door. Proceeds donated to food bank. Optional dinner at 4:30 p.m.

ATLANTIC CITY JAZZ BAND, 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 12, Messiah Lutheran Church, 2298 N. Route 9, Ocean View. Refreshments will be served. A free-will offering to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy will be received. Call 609-486-6043.

VALENTINE’S PROGRAM, A CABARET OF BROADWAY LOVE SONGS 8 p.m. Feb. 16, Hughes Performing Arts Center, Sixth Street and Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City. Dessert reception, 7 p.m. Tickets purchased before 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 14 are $18 after that $20. Call 609-525-9300.


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 TIM LEKAN AND FRIENDS 3 p.m. Feb. 17, First Presbyterian Church, Hughes and Decatur Streets, Cape May.

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.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 1 p.m. March 1, Cold Spring Presbyterian Church-Price Hall, Academy and Seashore Roads, Cold Spring. Five area churches will be participating in the program provided by the women of France. Call 609-884-4065.

SHABBAT ACROSS AMERICA 6:30 p.m. March 1, Beth Judah Temple, Spencer and Pacific Avenues, Wildwood. Adults $20, children younger than 12, $.750. 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.


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.


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