4-H members travel to national conference

Thirty 4-H members were selected to represent New Jersey at the 2013 Citizenship Washington Focus Conference. This conference, now in its 54th year, was to take place July 7-13 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md.

Citizenship Washington Focus is a 4-H leadership program for high school youth. Delegations from across the country attend this six-day program, intended to enrich young people’s lives by broadening their appreciation and respect for themselves and others in the world. Participants attend workshops, committee meetings, field trips and social events.

Participants also can visit Washington, D.C., landmarks including the Capitol, Mount Vernon, Arlington National Cemetery, presidential and war monuments and memorials, and museums.

The delegates representing 12 counties attending this year’s conference included Cape May County’s Rebecca Thompson.

Homemade to host art show, open house

Julie Petrella, the owner of Homemade, a craft and textile shop in Middle Township, is collaborating with woodworkers Bonnie and Abe Warren, of Salem, to put on an exhibit featuring their respective works from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 4.

The event is called “Craft a Handmade Home” and will be part art show and part open house. For more information, see behomemade.com/friends-neighbors/craft-handmade-home-exhibit.

Second annual Cornhole Tournament set

Register now for the Borough of Wildwood Crest Recreation Department’s second annual Cornhole Tournament scheduled for July 27 at the Heather Road Beach, in the shadows of the Wildwood Crest Beach Pier. Competition begins at 10 a.m., with day-of-event registration starting at 9 a.m.

The event is open to players of all ages. Registration fee is $30 per team of two players. Players of all ages can participate.

Cornhole, also known as beach baggo, is a horseshoes-type game in which players toss small one-pound bags filled with corn or other filler toward 2x4 wooden boards placed 27 feet apart in the sand. The boards contain a six-inch hole centered nine inches from the back and 12 inches from either side. Maximum points are scored by tossing a bag into the hole. Points can also be scored by landing a bag safely onto the board. Cornhole matches are played to 21 points. All teams are guaranteed at least two matches. All equipment will be provided by tournament organizers. There is no dress code to play.

Event T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 15 registered teams and will be given as supplies last to other participating teams. First prize of the tournament will include a new beach baggo set. Other prizes will also be awarded.

Registration forms can be obtained in person at the Crest Pier Recreation Center, located at Heather Road and Ocean Avenue. For more information, call 609-523-0202.

5K Beach Race is Aug. 3

The borough of Wildwood Crest will stage its annual 5K Beach Race at 8:45 a.m. Aug. 3.

The race will take place on an out-and-back course near the water’s edge at low tide beginning and ending at the edge of the Wildwood Crest Beach Pier at Heather Road. The event also includes an untimed one-mile fun run/walk. The cost is $20 for the 5K run and $15 for the one-mile run/walk for those registered by July 26. Costs are $25 and $20 after July 26. Long-sleeve T-shirts will be given to all registered before July 26 and as supplies last to those registered after July 26. Race-day registration will take place at the Crest Pier Recreation Center beginning at 7 a.m. Registered runners can pick up their race packet at the Crest Pier Recreation Center on Friday, Aug. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, see visitwildwoodcrest.com or call 609-523-0202.

PAC hosts ‘Alice’s Curious Adventures in Wonderland’

The Middle Township Performing Arts Center will host Roseheart Production’s “Alice’s Curious Adventures in Wonderland” on Aug. 30-31. Tickets can be purchased at the PAC box office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or by calling the box office at 609-463-1924.

Ocean City to host Tribute to Philippines

Ocean City and the Philippine Consultant General in New York will host the fourth annual Tribute to the Philippines from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 20 and 21. All programs are free. On July 20 only, there will be Philippine folk dance, Tinikling and Rondalla, yo-yo demonstrations and health screenings. The event will take place at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.

Dental assisting program open at technical school

The 2013-14 Dental Assisting Program at Cape May County Technical School is scheduled to begin in September 2013. This 10-month program is open to adult students with either a high school diploma or equivalent. Pre-clinical and theory classes are held at the Cape May County Technical School with clinical experiences provided at dental offices and clinics throughout Cape May and Atlantic Counties. After successfully completing the 37-week course, the students receive a program diploma.  

In-person registrations for the Dental Assisting Pre-test are now being accepted in the Adult Education Office, room No. 145 in the Tozour Building, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The next scheduled testing date is Tuesday, July 23. All program candidates must register for the pre-test by 2 pm, Friday, June 19. The pre-test fee is $15.

For more information, please contact the Adult/Post Secondary Education Office at the Cape May County Technical School, 465-2161, ext. 681.

Cape May church to hold dinner July 27

The men of Cape May’s Episcopal Church of the Advent, Washington and Franklin streets, Cape May, host dinners on the fourth Saturday of each month to support church projects and outreach. The menu for the July 27 dinner is barbecue chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, rolls and dessert. A vegetarian entree is also available. Guests are welcome to bring beer, wine or soda to accompany their meal.

The cost is $12 for adults at the door and $6 for children. Adult tickets bought in advance are $10 and can be purchased at the church office (call 609-884-3065) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays except Wednesday.

Table service begins at 4:30 p.m. and continues until 7 p.m. Take-out meals are available at the same price. There are no reservations and everyone is seated and served in the order they arrive, prepaid guests and walk-in guests alike.

‘Uberboy’ coming to Cape May

The Stockton Performing Arts Center, in conjunction with the Greater Ocean City Theatre, presents the Stockton Playhouse’s production of “Uberboy: The Story of a Hero” on Aug. 7 at the Cape May Convention Center in Cape May.

Showtime is 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $10 and may be ordered at capemaycity.com or by calling 855-708-9699 or by going to the Cape May Convention Hall at 714 Beach Ave.

Registration open for kids cooking camp

Are your child’s cooking skills limited to a microwave? Do you wish they could prepare simple and healthy foods for themselves and the family?

The Family and Community Health Sciences Department of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County offers Junior Chefs Cooking Camp from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 29-Aug. 2 for children who have completed grades fifve to seven. Kids can learn new skills, be creative, taste test and have fun. They will learn to prepare a variety of foods including snacks. This is a pilot project that will incorporate nutrition education with hands-on food preparation lessons to encourage a lifetime of healthy eating habits.

This program will take place at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Building, 355 Courthouse-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House. The building is handicapped-accessible. The cost is $125.

To register or for more information, call 609-465-5115 ext. 609 or e-mail mcourtney@co.cape-may.nj.us.

Cape May Stage presents ‘Almost Love’

In a special limited production, the Resident Intern Company of Cape May Stage presents “Almost Love,” a series of one-acts from “Almost, Maine” and “LOVE/SICK” by John Cariani. Taking scenes from each of these two shows, “Almost Love” depicts love and romance in a show made for lovers.

“Almost Love” runs for four performances at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse, 405 Lafayette St., Cape May. Performances are July 18-20 at 10:30 p.m. and last about one hour. Tickets are $15 or pay-what-you-can for the 10:30 p.m. performances. Call 609-770-8311 for reservations and more information or see capemaystage.org.

Animal shelter celebrates nine years

Freeholder Leonard C. Desiderio and Sheriff Gary Schaffer invite Cape May County residents to join in celebrating the ninth birthday of the Cape May County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center.

From July 15 to 21, all adoption fees will be reduced by 50 percent and pet owners can take advantage of free microchipping and nail trims. Adoption fees include spay/neuter procedures, microchipping, vaccinations and a free vet visit. County residents can call the shelter and make an appointment for free nail trimming and microchipping for cats and dogs. The microchipping includes lifetime registration with Home Again, a nationwide pet recovery service.

The center is located at 110 Shelter Road in the Crest Haven Complex (exit 11 off the Garden State Parkway). The shelter is open to the public daily from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, see capemaycountygov.net and click on Animal Shelter or call 609-465-8923.

Youth soccer league taking registrations

The Greater Wildwood Youth Soccer League is accepting registrations for the fall league.

Registration forms are available at the North Wildwood Recreation, Wildwood Crest Pier and J. Byrne Community Center, and may be printed out from wildwoodyouthsoccer.com. Ages 5-6 play Saturday mornings in North Wildwood; ages 7-13 travel throughout Cape May County. The cost is $55 for the first child and $45 for additional children. Checks should be made payable to “GWYSL.” Only new players must provide a copy of a birth certificate with the registration form. The deadline for registration is Aug. 1.

For more information, contact Michele Devine Hartnett at 609-846-0969 or mdevine@eticomm.net.

CASA fundraiser set for Wonderland Pier

Gillian’s Wonderland Pier will hold Magical Monday on July 29 with $20 unlimited ride wristbands from 1 to 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit CASA for Children of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, a nonprofit organization who recruits and trains community volunteers to be court advocates for children living in foster care. Wristbands can be purchased at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier the day of the event. Call CASA at 609-601-7800 for more information.

To buy wristbands, call Gillian’s at 609-399-7082. See AtlanticCapeCASA.org.

Surf Fest in O.C. scheduled for July 27

The Chip Miller Charitable Foundation announces its 10th annual Surf Fest, taking place July 27 at the Seventh Street surfing beach in Ocean City.

A special memorial celebration is set for Gilby McMurray, 6, who died this spring. He was the son of local surfer Steve McMurray.

The Chip Miller Surf and Turf event was started as a family event for the local community. In addition to hosting the communitywide surf contest and golf outing, this year’s event will continue to raise money and awareness for the rare but deadly amyloidosis. Registration will be only available online at chipmiller.org or via mail-in registration forms (available at local surf shops). Check-in for the Surf event will begin at 7 a.m. July 27 on the Seventh Street beach. A first-come, first-served alternate list will be provided at that time, to take the place of any registered no-shows.

Fees are $35 for the first division entered, $10 each additional division. First heats hit the water at 8 a.m. sharp. Registration is $35 for first division entered and $10 for each additional division entered. The Surf and After Party combo ticket is $60. Tickets to the after-party only will be $35. This year’s after-party is at the Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point and begins at 6 p.m.

For more information and registration, see chipmiller.org or contact Nick Bricker at themush@comcast.net or 609-231-1562.

O.C. art exhibit is Jersey Strong

The Ocean City Fine Arts League will feature a “Jersey Shore, Jersey Strong” themed show through the end of August. Artwork celebrates all that South Jersey has to offer, from marshes, back bays, farms, wineries, street fairs and retail to the ocean, fishing pier, surfers, boats and anything else.

The Arts on Asbury Gallery is at 608 Asbury Ave. in Ocean City and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 609-814-0308 or visit us at oceancityfineartsleague.org.

Benefit golf tourney planned

The inaugural Clubs and Cars Golf Classic benefiting the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation will take place July 25 at the Stone Harbor Golf Club in Cape May Court House.

Chip Miller was the founder of Carlisle Events and an automotive enthusiast. The golf tournament helps raise funds and awareness for amyloidosis, which took Chip’s life. Car enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their favorite car and show off those wheels at the Stone Harbor Golf Club. The event starts with an 11 a.m. registration, followed by a 1 p.m. shotgun start scramble format golf tournament. The cost is $275 per golfer, which includes lunch as well as 18 holes of golf with beer and refreshments. Challenges include closest-to–the-pin holes by Tag Heuer Eyewear and Dixon Golf, a long drive hole presented by Charity Golf International. As part of the entry fee, each participant has full use of the practice facilities and locker room, a 90-minute hors d’oeuvre and cocktail reception, and a formal dinner with open bar all evening. The cost to only display a vehicle and attend the cocktail reception and dinner, without golfing, is $100 per person.

For questions or feedback, contact Nick Bricker at 609-231-1562 or nick@chipmiller.org.

Chad and Jeremy to perform in Cape May

The 12th annual Stockton Goes to the Beach Summer Concert Series continues at the Cape May Convention Center in Cape May at 8 p.m. Aug. 5 when Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde take the stage.

Tickets are $35 and may be ordered at capemaycity.com or by calling 855-708-9699 or by going to the Cape May Convention Center, 714 Beach Ave. in Cape May.

Stockton Playhouse presents ‘Dorothy Meets Alice’

The Stockton Performing Arts Center in conjunction with the Greater Ocean City Theatre announces Stockton Playhouse’s production of “Dorothy Meets Alice: The Wizard of Wonderland” at 10:30 a.m. July 24 at Cape May Convention Hall.

Tickets are $10 and may be ordered at capemaycity.com or by calling 855-708-9699 or by going to the Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May.

Natali Vineyards hostings weekly events

On Wednesdays from 4 to 8 p.m. through Aug. 28, Natali Vineyards in Cape May Court House hosts “Wine It Down Wednesdays” with live music, food and craft vendors and free vineyard tours. Wine will be sold as tastings, by the glass and bottle, sangria and signature frozen wine cocktails. Guests are encouraged bringing their own snacks. There is also bocce ball, horseshoes and baggo. On Mondays from 4 to 8 p.m. through Aug. 26 the winery hosts the similar event “Music in the Vines.

Natali Vineyards is located at 221 N. Delsea Drive, Cape May Court House. Call 609-465-0075 or see natalivineyards.com.

Free summer music series set

The Wildwood Crest Free Summer Music Series is under way at Centennial Park.

Each Wednesday and Saturday evening through Labor Day weekend, the borough hosts free live musical performances.

Free live music shows take place at 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday and Saturday at the entertainment pavilion at beachfront Centennial Park at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue.

Saturday entertainment includes Mother’s Worry (classic rock), Don’t Call Me Francis (dance/party hits) and Purple Reign (dance/party hits). Tribute bands include the B Street Band (Bruce Springsteen tribute), 2U (World’s Second-Best U2 Show), Bennie and the Jets (Elton John tribute), StoRoom Front (Billy Joel tribute), Soft Parade (Doors tribute) and more.

Wednesday’s musical acts include up-and-coming artists and local favorites, such as the Star Band, Lil’ Rock Band, Kick It Out (Heart tribute), Ribic’s Cube 3, the Cape Harmonaires, Jersey Cape Chorus (Sweet Adelines) and many more.

Those attending any of the performances at Centennial Park should bring a blanket or a chair. All shows are free and open to the entire family. The Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series is supported by the Wildwood Crest Tourism Development Commission and the Wildwood Crest Recreation Department. See visitwildwoodcrest.com or call 609-523-0202.

5K race/1K walk set

The Cape May County Bar Foundation is holding its 15th annual 5K Beach Run/1K Walk on July 26 on the beach in Sea Isle City.

In-person registration begins at 5 p.m. at the Pavilion at JFK Boulevard and the beach. The race will begin at 6:30 p.m. There will be prizes for the top finishers in each category. The fee-$20 for walkers and runners age 14 and under, and $25 for all other runners. Runners also can register online at cmcba.org.

Proceeds benefit the Cape May County Bar Foundation Scholarship Fund, which awards two scholarships a year to Cape May County High School students going on to college. For more information, call Michele Devine-Hartnett, executive director, at 609-463-0313.

Pet first aid classes now available

Vanessa Sorace, owner of Zoo Sitters, LLC, In-Your-Home Pet Sitting and Dog Walking, now offers Pet Tech classes for pet owners and pet care professionals. Pet Tech is the first international training center dedicated to pet first aid, CPR and care. Sorace recently completed the Pet Tech training program.

The eight-hour class includes skills and information necessary to prepare pet owners for a medical emergency involving their pet. Topics include: CPR, rescue breathing, shock management, bleeding and choking protocols, injury and wellness exams, heat and cold injuries, dental care, nutrition, senior pet care and more. Upon class completion, students obtain a two-year certification in pet first aid and CPR. The class takes place at the Golden Inn in Avalon, and includes continental breakfast.

For more information or to register for a class, go to zoositters.com and click on Pet First Aid Class or call 609-846-4641.

Teen photography contest set

The Cape May County Library and Sturdy Savings Bank invite teens ages 12-18 to enter the 2013 Teen Photography Contest.

This year’s theme is “A New Point of View.” Entries are due no later than Aug 2. Entry forms can be picked up at any Cape May County Library branch or online at teen.cmclibrary.org. Entries must be accompanied by a release, which can be found at any library branch or online. There are three categories: Food, Nature and Cape May County. All entries must be submitted as an 8-by-10 print and can be turned in at any branch of the county library system or by mail. Two photo submissions are allowed in each category from each contestant with a possible total of six photos submitted per person.

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the end of August. Prizes are: grand prize $100, first place $60, second place $40 and third place $20. If submitting photos through the mail, entries must be postmarked no later than July 31. Mail entries to: Cape May County Library, Teen Photography Contest, c/o Laura Rancan, 4 Moore Road, DN 2030, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210.

For more information and a complete list of rules, contact Laura Rancani at 609-463-6357 or laurar@cmclibrary.org, or see teen.cmclibrary.org.

GED session scheduled

The Cape May County Technical School District is having a GED test this summer during daytime hours. The test will take place 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 14-15. A mandatory registration and orientation, which takes about one hour, is scheduled for 9 a.m. Aug. 13 in the Tozour 100 building, 188 Crest Haven Road, office No. 145.

Those interested in the GED Test must bring to the registration/orientation a money order or cash for $50 (no personal checks) and two forms of ID, one a government-issued photo ID, along with an original birth certificate or Social Security card. Sixteen- and 17-year-olds must present their certificate of consent to participate form at the time of registration. Contact the GED office for a form.

For more information, call the Technical Schools Continuing Education office at 609-465-2161, ext. 648 or 646, and for more test dates see capemaytech.com.

Arrangements can be made for all of the GED testing information contained in this notice to be better profiled to individuals with limited English language skills or with impaired sensory, manual or speaking skills to enable them to benefit as qualified for opportunities addressed in this notice. Special GED testing accommodations may be requested for individuals challenged with diagnosed physical, emotional or educational special needs.

VIM to honor Lions, Cramer

Volunteers in Medicine, or VIM, of Cape May County will hold its seventh annual gala event to honor and celebrate those in the community who have helped make the 11-year-old clinic a reality.

This year’s theme is “A ThanksGathering in the Garden,” which will take place Sept. 20 at the Abbie Holmes Estate in Clermont. The evening will include dancing on the garden patio, watching a fall sunset and dining from a menu by Chef Heather Holden. The Stone Harbor Lions will be celebrated as Outstanding Caring Neighbors. The Lions equipped the Eye Room at the Clinic with state of the art equipment and have funded VIM’s eye program since opening day. Dr. Kenneth Cramer will be honored as Outstanding Volunteer Physician. Cramer, of Cape Urgent Care, has been volunteering at VIM since 2009.

For more information about VIM, to sponsor, donate or attend a ThanksGathering in the Garden, contact Jackie Meiluta at 609-463-2846, ext. 104, jmeiluta@vimcmc.org or visit vimcmc.org.

Vesper services return to Cape May Convention Hall

The churches of greater Cape May will offer Vesper Services on Sunday evenings to Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. at Cape May Convention Hall.

Offerings will be taken and will benefit Family Promise of Cape May County, the Cape May Food Closet and Volunteers in Medicine local clinic. Each week, a different congregation is responsible for the worship service, and each will lead the service according to its own tradition.

Upcoming Vesper Services at 6 p.m. Sundays include: Church of the Advent on July 21, Cape May United Methodist on July 28, Cold Spring Presbyterian on Aug. 4, Macedonia Baptist on Aug. 11, Our Lady Star of the Sea on Aug. 18 and First Presbyterian on Aug. 25.

Jersey Shore Pops seeking volunteers

The Jersey Shore Pops is looking for new volunteers — the backbone of any nonprofit organization — needed to assist in areas including promotional display assistance, publicity, grant writing, website design and other activities. Any help in these areas is welcome, but experience is not required.

Jersey Shore Pops is a New Jersey nonprofit corporation and is comprised of professional musicians from all over South Jersey. For more information on volunteering, email Nick@JerseyShorePops.org or call 609-628-4544. Any professional musicians interested in auditioning can also contact them or attend the meeting in person for more information on upcoming events.

For ticket information, see JerseyShorePops.org.

Health-care classes available

The Health Professions Institute at Atlantic Cape Community College offers programs to train people interested in a health-care career.

In Phlebotomy Technician, students will learn blood collection techniques, handling, transporting and processing blood specimens through practice on artificial arms and extensive clinical experience at area medical facilities, beginning Sept. 16.

Lecture and lab modules take place at the Health Professions Institute at Atlantic Cape’s Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd. Clinical expertise will come from various hospital settings. For more information or to register, call 609-343-4829 or see atlantic.edu/conted.

Sandy recovery help available

Counselors with New Jersey Hope and Healing are available to meet with homeowners and renters who are recovering from Hurricane Sandy.

Information on grants is now available. Support groups are running. Call 609-652-3800, ext. 308, for details. New Jersey Hope and Healing is sponsored by the NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Disaster and Terrorism Branch, through a FEMA grant in partnership with Mental Health Association in New Jersey. Residents who are upset, stressed or depressed as a result of the storm, loss of property or displacement and other related issues may seek guidance and support by calling 877-294-HELP (4357), TTY 877-294-4356.

Small Sandy Survivors group set

New Jersey Hope and Healing presents Small Sandy Survivors, a creative, interactive workshop that offers support and education to children ages 5-10 who were affected by Hurricane Sandy.

The events are free. Counselors are available to meet with parents during the workshop. To find a workshop in your area, call 609 652-3800, ext. 308. New Jersey Hope and Healing is sponsored by the NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Disaster and Terrorism Branch, through a FEMA grant in partnership with Mental Health Association in New Jersey.

Caper 10 group seeks new members

In the communities that comprise the Lower Cape May Regional School District, one program in the past 20 years, has provided more than $368,000 in scholarship aid to families of LCMR graduates, the Caper 10 Alumni Association said.

The association was founded in 1993 by 10 community minded graduates of Cape May High School, or LCMR. The group determined that if they would each contribute $100 annually to a dedicated fund, they could award a $1,000 scholarship to a student who was not in the top 10 of the graduating class and to whom $1,000 might make the difference to be able to attend the college of their choice. The idea caught on, and Caper 10 now makes $3,000 awards to as many as nine graduates each year. Chairman Ed Sheretta reminded prospective members, that there are no fundraisers or meetings to attend — one only has to write a check for $100 to the group.

Caper 10 is incorporated as a nonprofit organization and has a committee to oversee the annual collection, distribution and recording of funds. For more information or to join, write to 311 North Broadway, West Cape May, NJ 08204.

Sunday school open

The Cape May Beach Sunday School will be open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Seventy-seven summers ago, the Sunday School began with an informal gathering in a rowboat on the beach. The current location is a chapel on Clubhouse Drive between Elwood Road and Folsom Avenue in Town Bank. The building is handicapped-accessible, attire is casual and the fellowship is friendly. Everyone is invited.

Full-time residents, summer residents, weekend residents and visitors are welcome. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. through Sept. 1.

Vaccines available for adults

The Cape May County Department of Health has a variety of vaccines available for adults in Cape May County.

The specific vaccines an adult needs are determined by factors such as age, lifestyle, risk conditions, locations of travel and previous vaccines. Residents are advised to talk to their doctor or nurse about what is recommended. The Health Department has most adult vaccines available free or low-cost. Call 609-465-1200 to ask about what vaccines you may need and to schedule an appointment. Adult vaccines are currently available to prevent: chickenpox, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, HPV, pertussis, meningitis, pneumonia and shingles.

Information on adult vaccinations is available at cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/index.html.

Beach guide available for people with disabilities

The 2013 edition of “A Guide to Accessing Cape May County’s Beaches and Surf Chairs for People with Disabilities” is now available on the Cape May County Website, capemaycountygov.net, through the County Department of Tourism and on the website of the state Department of Human Services/Division of Disability Services.

This brochure provides detailed information on the accessibility of beaches in Avalon, Cape May City, Cape May Point, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Stone Harbor, Strathmere in Upper Township and the Wildwoods. It also highlights the investment these municipalities have made in surf chairs, beach accessible wheelchairs with large, balloon-type wheels that don’t get stuck in the sand.

The 2013 electronic version of the guide is now available from capemaycountygov.net. Print copies are being distributed through the efforts of the Cape May County Department of Tourism, the New Jersey Division of Disability Services and the New Jersey Association of County Disability Services.

For more information, call 609-886-2784 or email ppierson@co.cape-may.nj.us.

Summer adventures set for kids

Summertime Adventures for Kids is a hands-on summer experience for youths ages 9-14.

Class offerings are designed to share exciting, practical, creative, enjoyable and educational experiences in the following interest areas: foods/cooking, law/public safety, marine/environmental, strategic games and TV/media. Cape May County Technical School teachers staff and administer all programs, which are held on campus at 188 Crest Haven Road, Cape May Court House, Exit 11 off the Garden State Parkway. Summertime Adventures for Kids offers a one-week session the week of July 22, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon.

Pre-registration and fee is required. For more information, call 609-465-2161, ext. 646, or see capemaytech.com.

Farm, garden equipment auction set

Dust off those old lawn ornaments that used to be productive farm and garden equipment and bring them to the Cape May County 4-H Foundation’s first-ever Farm and Garden Equipment Auction on July 20.

The live used tractor and implement auction takes place during the annual 4-H Fair, July 18, 19 and 20 at the Cape May County 4-H Fairgrounds. 4-H Foundation President John Webersinn is looking for lawn tractors and implements as well as farm equipment. The equipment may be previewed at any time during the public hours of the fair, from noon to 9 p.m. The auction begins at noon with auctioneer Glen Clembocki, of Dennisville.

For information and consignment agreements, see cmc4h.com, or call 609-465-5115, ext. 656. The 4-H fairgrounds are located at 355 Court House-S. Dennis Road in Cape May Court House.

OCTC offers camps, classes

The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company will offer an array of camps and classes this summer. The lineup includes programs that are designed for the youngest students and serve as an introduction to the performing arts, as well as, classes for students with an extensive performing arts background. Enrollment is limited. To sign up or for more information, see oceancitytheatrecompany.com or call 609-398-1118. All programs are open to residents and non-residents of Ocean City.

Imagination Station, Creative drama classes for grades K-2 — Six classes offered through Aug, 14. This one hour and fifteen minute creative time is perfect for your little one who already has aspirations of being a star. Kids will experience creative movement, improve, mime, theatre games, storytelling, reader’s theatre and much more in these jam-packed, high-energy classes. Sign up for one class or sign up for all six. Cost: $18 per class.

Puppet Camp and Production, grades 4-8 — Combining creative play, theatre, acting, singing and arts and crafts the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company will host a special puppet camp that is brand new for 2013. This production is under the direction of acclaimed Regional Theatre Designer and Artist Peggy Fotusky. The kids will learn the basics of puppet making, acting with puppets and how to put on a puppet show. The camp will run July 22 through Aug. 1. Tuition: $175

Theater Camp Session 2: The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf — Casting will begin the first day of camp as students prepare for the fully staged production BIG BAD. This show is not a musical, so it is a great way to feature kids who do not like to sing/dance and allows kids who have a musical theatre background the opportunity to experience a play. The most notorious criminal in the fairy-tale world, Big Bad Wolf, is being slapped with a class-action lawsuit by the countless quirky characters he has wronged. This camp is open to students in third through eighth grades and runs July 29 through Aug. 10. Tuition: $200.

Dance Week 2013, grades 5-12 — Each day will start with a group warm-up and then the camp will split based on ability level and age. Various professional dance instructors, choreographers and dancers will teach the class so the kids will be exposed to a wide form of dance styles. This week of master classes will run 9 to 10:15 a.m. July 29 – Aug. 2. Cost: $75

Private Acting Lessons, grades 6-12 —Experience one-on-one private acting lessons to perfect acting technique with trained instructors who have experience working to prepare for college auditions and school auditions. Develop personalized skills to make you a stronger, more confident performer. Private coaching can be generally technique based or targeted toward a specific role, monologue and/or upcoming audition preparation. Cost: $75 per hour coaching.

Private Voice Lessons grades 5-12 — Experience one-on-one private vocal lessons to perfect vocal technique and singing skills with trained music instructors who have experience working to prepare for college auditions, school singing, musical theatre, classical music and choral works. Cost: $225 for five 45-minute lessons.

Cape May County Museum participates in Blue Star Museums

The Cape May County Museum has announced the launch of Blue Stars Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and 2,000 American museums to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve and their families, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

The program provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation’s cultural heritage and learn more about their new communities after completing a military move. In conjunction with this program, the Cape May County Museum will feature a special exhibit of uniforms from its military collection, beginning with a uniform from the Spanish American War up to the current war in Afghanistan.

The complete list of participating museums is available at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums. The Cape May County Museum is located at 504 Route 9 North, Cape May Court House, and is open Wednesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nature Center offers programs

The Nature Center of Cape May offers programs including summer camps for children from pre-kindergarten through age 16, salt marsh safaris, fishing and crabbing, bike tours, beachcombing, scavenger hunts, kayak rentals and tours, campfires and storytelling, and more.

Call 609-898-8848, visit the Center at 1600 Delaware Ave. 9 a.m.-5p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, or see NJAudubon.org/Centers/NCCM.

‘Mosaic Memories’ art project set

Community Art Projects invites locals and visitors to leave their mark in Ocean City and become part of a future Community Art Projects art installation.

Grab a few friends or relatives and paint a tile at Glazed Over Studio, 854 Asbury Ave., through Oct. 15. Tiles are 4¼ inches and can be painted with any design or family name. Prices are $20 per tile or two for $35 to “Create a Mosaic Memory.” Painted tiles, artistically placed in a significant sculpture, will be placed in a central Ocean City location.

Mosaic Memories is sponsored by CAP to raise awareness for the importance of the arts and funding to help CAP continue to beautify Ocean City through public art. For more information on Mosaic Memories, call Leslie Skibo at 609-425-2687.

Miss Night in Venice contestants sought

Any young woman who is interested in participating in the Miss Night in Venice contest this year should contact Sue Doll at 609-425-5708.

Contestants must be at least 15 years old. The contestant collecting the most money for local philanthropic organizations will be crowned Miss NIV and lead the Night in Venice Boat Parade along the Ocean City Bayfront on July 20.

All contestants in the pageant will ride on the boat with Miss NIV.

Classes offered for seniors

Atlantic Cape Community College’s Club 50 Plus will offer workshops this summer designed to enhance the personal, professional and social lives of older learners.

Exploring the World via the Internet for Seniors will help participants learn about using email, sending digital pictures and greeting cards, searching for people and maps on the Web, and researching information about health issues, travel, shopping, coupons and more online, two Fridays, beginning July 19.

Manage, Edit and Email Your Photographs will prepare participants to move images from a digital camera to a computer, then edit and resize pictures for use on the Web or email. Students should bring to class a digital camera and a USB cable to connect to the computer, beginning Aug. 9.

Club 50 Plus workshops will be offered at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Building T; the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road in Cape May Court House; and the Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd in Atlantic City. For workshop prices or to register, contact Sherwood Taylor at 609-343-5689 or staylor@atlantic.edu.

Registration open for fall ACA classes

Registration for fall 2013 classes at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College is under way. ACA classes begin Aug. 26.

New culinary students should contact Judy DeSalvo at 609-343-5624 or desalvo@atlantic.edu to schedule a registration appointment. Returning students can register online using WebAdvisor at atlantic.edu/webadvisor.

The Academy offers two-year degree programs in culinary arts, baking and pastry and food service management, and specialization programs in hot foods, baking and pastry, food service management and catering.

Full-time classes meet five hours a day, Monday through Friday, in morning, afternoon or evening sessions. Part-time classes are available also.

For more information about the ACA, call 800-645 CHEF, email accadmit@atlantic.edu, or visit atlantic.edu/aca.

Ocean Galleries announces summer lineup

Ocean Galleries in Stone Harbor will host world-class art exhibitions this summer.

The exhibitions offer guests a chance to view and purchase artwork from the collections while meeting the artists at receptions hosted by the gallery. Each exhibition is open to the public and held at the Stone Harbor location of Ocean Galleries, 9618 Third Ave. Call 609-368-7777.

‘Graham Nash: Visual Harmony,’ July 25-Aug. 4, receptions with the artist 7-10 p.m. July 27.

‘Peter Max: The Master of Pop Summer 2013 Collection,’ Aug. 29-Sept. 8, receptions with the artist 7-10 p.m. Aug. 31-Sept. 1.

The Stone Harbor gallery is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily during the summer season. The Avalon location is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through the summer. See oceangalleries.com.

Marine technology day camp offered in August

Partnering with the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, and the University of Delaware, 4-H is offering a new, weeklong day camp Aug. 5-9 at the Nature Center of Cape May.

The Ocean Glider camp will offer middle school participants in grades six to eight hands-on experiments and engineering challenges. The camp will run 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Campers can work with ocean sensors and marine robotics, use handheld sensors to explore the environment and collect data, and engage in activities and marine science laboratories. At the close of the week, the campers will offer a showcase of their work.

Participants should pack lunch, sunscreen and a water bottle each day. This program is offered through a partnership with the Department of 4-H Youth Development, the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, and the University of Delaware. The camp will take place at the Nature Center of Cape May’s Environmental Education campus, located on Cape May harbor.

Registrations is now open and space is limited. The cost is $250 per camper, or $200 for members of NJ Audubon Nature Center of Cape May and registered Cape May County 4-H members in good standing. Contact the 4-H office at 609-465-5115, ext. 610, or karavan@njaes.rutgers.edu.

O.C. Fishing Club plans tournament

The Ocean City Fishing Club will conclude a nearly yearlong centennial celebration in October with a three-day surf-fishing tournament that is expected to draw as many as 100 East Coast teams competing for total cash awards of $20,000.

The competition will take place Oct. 17-19 along the beaches of Ocean City. All the teams must include six members; there will be no individual entries.

For more information, contact Mike Hayes at 856-303-0906 or mikehayes325@gmail.com or Augie Conte Jr. at 609-320-2849 or aconte1@aol.com.

Reassurance calls offered

The volunteers at CONTACT Cape-Atlantic offer free daily phone calls to say hello and check that all is well to help the disabled, elderly, and isolated citizens of Atlantic and Cape May counties who want to continue living independently. Anyone interested in receiving CONTACT calls, or who know someone who might be, call Jennifer Goudie at 609-823-0762 in Atlantic County or 609-463-4564 in Cape May County.

Volunteers also are needed to make the calls. Volunteers manage calls in 2½-hour shifts — 8:30 to 11 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m. This service is provided daily from phone centers in Margate and Cape May Court House. To volunteer, call Ann P. Magee at 609-823-1850 (Atlantic County) or 609-463-4564 (Cape May County).

Youth invited to fishing camp

The Nature Center of Cape May and its parent organization, New Jersey Audubon, invite children over the age of 8 to participate in the second annual Guy Hill Buckelew Memorial youth Fishing Camp to run from 9 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday, Aug. 19-23, at the Nature Center, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May.

Guy Hill Buckelew was an avid angler and sportsman whose desire to see his love of fishing perpetuated to aspiring youthful anglers is realized by this camp. The camp will be supervised by retired teacher and local waterman Norman Smith. Camp leaders will instruct students in all phases of fishing including species identification, catch limits, angling methods and terminology, bait, tackle and rigging, safety precautions and even catch cleaning and preparation. Additional afternoon hours will be scheduled to accommodate a boat trip from 1 to 5 p.m. (weather permitting), a visit to this year’s Mid-Atlantic $500,000 tuna and marlin tournament to watch weigh-ins and tour the Big Tent.

The cost for this weeklong experience covers professional instruction, equipment, bait, T-shirts and other apparel, as well as charter boat fees. The cost is $200 for members and $250 for non-members. Scholarships are available based on need and for many U.S. Coast Guard dependent children, but camp size is limited. Inquiries should be made in person at the center or call 609-898-8848 for registration information.

Cape May Stage offers subscriptions

Equity theater Cape May Stage has announced the lineup of plays and deals on subscription packages for the 2013 season, the theater’s 25th anniversary.

The schedule features: “Lend Me a Tenor,” through July 26; “Boeing Boeing,” July 31-Sept. 13; “Freud’s Last Session,” Sept. 18-Oct. 19; “A Walk in the Woods,” Oct. 23-Nov. 16; “Jacob Marley’s Christmas,” Nov. 29-Dec. 29.

Subscriber benefits include as much as 50 percent off regular box office prices, complimentary exchanges and upgrades, priority seating, and discounts on our merchandise. Cape May Stage offers subscription series tickets for opening or preview night performances and subscription flex passes. Purchase of these series is equivalent to 15 percent off single ticket prices.

Subscriptions can be purchased by calling 609-884-1341, online at capemaystage.org or at the box office. All subscriptions expire Dec. 30.

Middle PAC holding concerts

The Performing Arts Center of Middle Township has announced its list of professional shows.

July 21, ‘The Italian Tenor’ with Aaron Caruso

July 28, ‘The Swinging Sixties’ with Jim Yester

Aug. 4, ‘Classics Rock’ with Jacklyn Buckingham and Frank Hampton

Aug. 10, the music of Glenn Miller

Aug. 17, Peter Oprisko

Oct. 19, the Platters with Ron Gartner

Nov. 16, the Bronx Wanderers with the Fabulous Grease Band

Nov. 24, ‘The Nutcracker’ by the New Jersey Ballet Co.

Dec. 7 , ‘The Hit Men’

Dec. 14, ‘Christmas with the Rat Pack’

Reserve tickets by calling 609-463-1924. The PAC is at 212 Bayberry Dr., Cape May Court House, one block east of exit 10 of the Garden State Parkway. Free parking on the premises.