TED Talk announced
In the next TED Talk, set for 11 a.m. Aug. 10 at the Ocean City Free Public Library, attendees will be asked to examine their preconceived notions.
Eric X. Li, a Chinese investor and political scientist, asks his audience to consider that there’s more than one way to run a successful nation. Watch this 20 minute video and find out in the discussion that follows if it is convincing.
TED Talks are presented free every second and fourth Saturday in the Ocean City Public Library auditorium.
Peach Festival set for Friday
The Women’s Community Club of Cape May will hold its 38th annual Peach Festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 9 at Our Lady Star of the Sea auditorium, Lafayette and Ocean avenues, Cape May.
Come early and enjoy coffee and cake. There will be sandwiches and beverages for lunch, with cobblers, cakes, pies, ice cream and peaches for dessert. Tables include books, plants, toys, jewelry and white elephant items.
This event raises funds for the local charities the club supports each year. For information call 609-884-1866.
Craft Beer and Crab Festival back
The Craft Beer and Crab Festival from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Emlen Physick Estate, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities with major funding by PNC Bank and Gold Coast Production Management.
Food available includes freshly steamed crabs, and crabcake and pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, cookies, soda, fresh lemonade, ice cream and water ice. Craft beers include Victory Brewing, Goose Island, Tuckahoe Brewing, Starr Hill, Blue Point, Duvel, East Coast, Kona, Ithaca, Prism, Sierra Nevada, Flying Fish, and Belfast Bay Brewing Company, with other selections including non-beer beverages. Guests can bring lawn chairs or beach blankets, and listen to live music including the Quixote Project, New Pony, David Landry sand the Herb Moore Trio. There will be kid-friendly activities including lawn games and a dunk tank. Proceeds benefit MAC programs.
Adult career training available
The Cape May County Technical School has openings in several post-secondary programs, including dental assisting, cosmetology, business service technology, pastry/baking and more.
Programs are 10 months long and classes are to begin Sept. 4. Applicants should be 18 by Oct. 15 and must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Potential applicants must meet program criteria on the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) prior to acceptance. In-person registrations for the TABE pretest is now being accepted in the Adult Education Office, room 145 in the Tozour Building, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Thursday excluding holidays. The last scheduled testing date is 9 a.m. Aug. 13. Pre-registration is required by noon Aug. 9 and the pretest fee is $15.
For information, call 609-465-2161, ext. 681.
Nature Center offers twilight cruise
The Nature Center of Cape May will sponsor a cruise aboard the Spirit of Cape May from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 14.
The offshore adventure will feature light food, a Chinese auction, cash bar and prize for the best pirate costume and lots of family fun, as well as entertainment by “Philly Bill” Culp of WIBBAGE. The cost is $35 for adults, $25 for children younger than 12. Tickets are available at the Nature Center, 1600 Delaware Ave. or by calling 609-898-8848.
The Spirit of Cape May will set sail promptly at 6:30 from Miss Chris Marina, 890 Second Avenue in Cape May, behind Lucky Bones Backwater Grille on Wilson Drive.
NAMI offers classes
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Atlantic and Cape May counties offers its Family-to-Family Education Program specifically for people who have a loved one with a serious mental illness.
The 12-week series of classes begins Sept. 10 and will be held at the Jordan Road Elementary School in Somers Point from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The course will cover information about schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, panic disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder.
There is no cost, but space is limited. To register for the classes or for more information, call Gregg at 609-927-7192.
Free training for school bus personnel
The South Jersey Traffic Safety Alliance has scheduled one-day classes for school bus transportation departments on child passenger safety seats, also known as safety restraints.
The six-hour training is a national curriculum, developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and supports the guidelines for Safe Transportation of Pre-School Age Children on School Buses. The training includes skills on the school bus, as well as a review of seat belts on school buses, New Jersey law, the different types of child restraints, how to select and install seats, safety vests, add-on specific seats and integrated seats.
The class runs 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Alliance will provide lunch through a grant from the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety.
Aug. 12: Cape May County Training Center, Cape May Court House
Aug. 14: Canale Training Center, Egg Harbor Township
To register, see sjtsa.org or call Teresa Thomas at 856-794-1941.
Art on Asbury presents ‘Round Midnight’ free movie
The Ocean City Fine Arts League presents free pre-screened films featuring artists and art trends every month through December. Movies are shown at 6:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave. Upcoming shows include:
Sept. 3, ‘The Year of Living Dangerously, 1982, drama about a photojournalist and a young British woman who fall in love amid the political upheaval in 1965 Indonesia.
Oct. 1, ‘Quiz Show,’ 1994, Robert Redford directs film about real-life quiz show scandals that were exposed in the late 1950s.
Nov. 12, ‘Like Water for Chocolate,’ 1992,’ the story of Tita, who is forbidden by her mother to marry. Her only solace is her cooking. She magically whisks her sorrow and longings into her feasts so that all who partake experience her feelings as she does.
Dec. 3, ‘Little Women,’ based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel about a family of women in Civil War-era New England.
For more information, call 609-814-0308 or 609-399-2434. See oceancityfineartsleague.org.
GED testing dates announced
The Cape May County Technical School District is having one daytime GED test in August.
The test is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 14-15. Mandatory pre-registration and orientation, which takes about one hour, is set for 9 a.m. Aug. 13 in the Tozour 100 building, 188 Crest Haven Road, office 145.
Test takers 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 609-465-2161, ext. 648 or 646, and for more test dates, see capemaytech.com.
Equality Tea set for Aug. 26
Charlotte Daily will be honored by the Cape Women’s Resource Fund at their annual Equality Day Tea on Aug. 26 for her contribution as a role model for women, showing by example how one person can make a positive and lasting contribution to her community and the lives of people of all ages.
The tea also commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution on Aug. 26, 1920, giving women the right to vote.
This year’s Equality Day Tea will be held at 3 p.m. in West Cape May Borough Hall. It is open to the public. There is no charge to attend.
Cape Women’s Resource Fund was established 23 years ago to help provide more educational opportunities for young women in Cape May County and to support other programs that help advance and improve the lives of all women in the county.
Garden tours planned for August, September
New Jersey Audubon’s Nature Center of Cape May invites gardening enthusiasts to join gardening naturalist and author Pat Sutton as she leads a series of tours throughout the county. This is a very special opportunity to visit a variety of gardens each one of which showcases unique methods, techniques and styles.
On Aug. 20, 21 and 22, Sutton will focus on the ruby-throated hummingbird by visiting a vast array of diverse gardens that have been hosting nesting hummingbirds since spring and are now attracting dozens of migrants. These tours will teach about the need for native nectar plants, healthy insect populations, water sources and adequate cover.
Then on Sept. 24, 25 and 26 join Sutton during the peak of Cape May County’s world famous Monarch butterfly migration as she visits gardens that have hosted Monarchs since May. Expect to see clouds of Monarchs and other butterflies and learn about the five different kinds of milkweed plant and various nectar plants. This tour explains the complex Monarch migration by locating Monarch eggs, caterpillars and maybe even a chrysalis.
These tours are limited to 25 persons. Cost of the tours is $35 per tour for members and $45 for nonmembers with discounted rates available when committing to three or more tours. Tours run from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Bring a lunch to enjoy in one of the gardens on the tour.
Tours require registration with payment. Register by phone at 609-898-8848 with a credit card or send payment to the Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204.
Free postpartum depression support group forming
Cooperative Care will offer a free support group for new moms who are experiencing postpartum depression, and moms of older children who are experiencing depressive symptoms that affect bonding with their children.
Mothers with depression often deal with feelings of hopelessness, feelings of being a bad mother, lack of support from others, and a supportive group can help. Call Cooperative Care at 609-741-6363 to register for this free group. Groups will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10.
Cooperative Care is a new mental health service in Rio Grande, located at 1076 Rt 47 South. Most insurance is accepted, and mental health services are available for marital, family and personal issues.
Designer house tour set for Aug. 10
Cape Regional Medical Center’s Foundation and Auxiliary has announced the ninth annual 7-Mile Island Designer House Tour on Aug. 10.
Tickets may be prepurchased for $25 by calling 609-463-4040. Tickets will be available the day of the show at the Avalon Elementary School beginning at 9 a.m.
The Home and Health Show Guidebook is sponsored by Sturdy Savings Bank, Radzieta Funeral Home and AE Litho. It features advertisements from exhibitors and sponsors and devotes full-page layouts to each Designer House. The centerfold features a map for ease of navigation along 7-Mile Island. The guidebook can be obtained by calling the Cape Regional Medical Center Foundation at 609-463-4040, or at businesses in Avalon and Stone Harbor, or at the chambers of commerce of Cape May County, Avalon and Stone Harbor.
The 7 Mile Island Designer House Tour is sponsored by Kravet Inc., Glenn Insurance, UBS Financial Services, Michner and Milio Regional Women’s Health Group, Cape Regional Urgent Care and Penn Cardiology. All proceeds benefit the Thomas and Claire Brodesser Jr. Cancer Center Capital Campaign at Cape Regional Medical Center. See caperegional.com.
School supply drive under way
A national school supply drive will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Atlantic City and Vineland and the Lakehurst Navy Youth Center.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Staples are teaming up with teen actor Jake T. Austin for the Staples for Students National School Supply Drive for kids in need. Until Sept. 28, customers can donate $1 or more at their local Staples store with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting local students. All donations will be given locally to the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City and Vineland and the Lakehurst Navy Youth Center to ensure they get into the hands of disadvantaged youth just in time for the new school year. Staples stores where people can donate include: 11 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May.
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-Friday or by calling the box office at 609-463-1924.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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 email@example.com.
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.
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. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to 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.
Classes offered for seniors
Atlantic Cape Community College’s Club 50 Plus offers workshops this summer to enhance the personal, professional and social lives of older learners.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
Upcoming is “Peter Max: The Master of Pop Summer 2013 Collection,” Aug. 29-Sept. 8, receptions with the artist 7 to 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.
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.
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: “Boeing Boeing” to 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.
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.