Stone Harbor offers holiday events

Stone Harbor invites residents and visitors to join in a full day of fun activities July 4 at the 81st Street Recreation Field and beach.

Sand Sculpture Contest: Beach at 83rd Street. Registration 9-10 a.m., judging 11:30 a.m. Prizes and trophies to top three in age groups: 2-8 years, 9-15 years, 16 and up, family or group entries.

Hoys 5 and 10 Candy Scramble: Race limited to children 6 and younger, begins 10 a.m. and requires no registration.

Foot Races: Immediately follow Candy Scramble. Racers divided into males and females in an all-out race for the finish line. No registration necessary, prizes and trophies to the top three finishers in each category.

Phillies Home Run Derby: Register 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., hit at 10:30 a.m., prizes to boy and girl in each age group. Call 609-368-1210.

Slow Bike Races: Follows foot races. Ride the provided bike through the fixed course in the slowest time — without any part of your body touching the ground. Prizes and trophies to the slowest three finishers.

Decorated Bike Contest: Dress up a bike, scooter or baby stroller for a chance to score a trophy for best decorated, most colorful or most original design. Registration, limited to 18 and younger, 9-10 a.m. in the 80th Street and Second Avenue parking lot, parade begins 11:45 a.m.

Decorated Lifeguard Stand: Many lifeguard stands will be decorated, guards compete. At noon, guards lead beachgoers in a patriotic singalong.

Fireworks and Concert: Bring beach chairs and blankets to soccer field and enjoy a live concert by BLT at 7 p.m. followed by an All-American fireworks display at 9:30 p.m., sponsored by the Stone Harbor Fire Department. In the event of rain, all competitions will take place the following day, July 5. Fireworks rain date is July 5.

For more information, call the Stone Harbor Chamber of Commerce at 609-368-6101 or see or

Beer social to benefit VIM

Volunteers in Medicine of Cape May County, which provides health care to the uninsured of Cape May County, is hosting a Beer Social at the Cape May Brewery at 6:30 p.m. July 16.

Chef Bob from Chef’s Connection will have his lunch truck at the Brewery, and the boys from the Brewery will offer complimentary tours. Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 at the door and include tokens to sample four beers, a platter of food and a raffle ticket for a door prize. All proceeds benefit Volunteers in Medicine.

For more information or to attend the social, contact Jackie Meiluta at 609-463-2846, ext. 104 or, or see

Jersey Shore Pops to perform July 6

Linda Gentille and the Jersey Shore Pops will continue their eight concert season July 6 with “Stars and Stripes” at the Middle Township Performing Arts Center.

This show is a multimedia concert with the music and history of American composers such as John Philip Sousa, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Scott Joplin, Stephen Foster and Cole Porter. The show also includes a tribute to veterans and military personnel. Guest vocalist Jacklyn Buckingham will perform, and the Youth Opera of South Jersey will debut. Tickets range from $25 for balcony seating to $40 for VIP orchestra center seating. Tickets at the door are $30-$45, so advance purchase is encouraged. Parking is free. Limited free tickets are available to qualified veterans; see

To purchase either season or individual tickets, call 800-838-3006. For online purchase or more information, see

Avalon to host military band July 5 at Veterans Plaza

The Borough of Avalon will host a performance by U.S. 63rd Army Band at 7 p.m. July 5 at Veterans Plaza, 21st Street and Dune Drive.

The band’s awards include the Eisenhower Trophy, the Governor’s Unit Award, and the National Guard Bureau’s Superior Unit Award. The 63rd Army Band is proud of its many awards and designations, including its C-1 rating, the highest rating a reserve component can attain. It is only National Guard Army Band in New Jersey and is under the command of Warrant Officer Durinda Garrison.

For more information, see

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 or by calling 855-708-9699 or by going to the Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May.

Two of literature’s most unforgettable young ladies get mixed up together in a magical meeting that produces hilarious results as the audience becomes reacquainted with a cast of familiar characters and sees them in a new light. Alice and Dorothy and their companions try to unscramble their stories with the help of a contemporary lad who started the whole thing to begin with when he put off a book report until the very last minute.

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

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. This series includes a July 4 holiday show.

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.

The July 4 performance features the Manhattan Dolls performing American classics from the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s, including patriotic songs. The July 4 show begins at 8 p.m.

Those attending any of the performances at Centennial Park should bring a blanket or a chair.  See 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

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.

Organ recital set

There will be an organ recital by Eric Dolch at 4 p.m. July 14 at the Church of the Advent, Washington and Franklin streets, Cape May.

Dolch is the director of music and principal organist at the National Historic Roman Catholic Church of St. Nicholas of Tolentine in Atlantic City. He will play works by Richard Purvis, Healey Willan, Herbert Howells and others. A reception to meet the artist will follow in the Parish Hall.

Admission is $10 at the door, or call the church office at 609-884-3065 for reservations.

Summer classes offered

Atlantic Cape Community College is offering credit classes this summer at its Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, in Cape May Court House. Some courses include:

Summer Session Three, July 15-Aug. 22: Human Anatomy Psysiology II, Western World II, Intro to Algebra I-Prealgebra, Introduction to Algebra II and Precalculus.

Atlantic Cape will offer new degree programs this fall in Biomedical Science, Chemistry and Radiologic Technology. Fall semester classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 3.

To view a complete list and register, see Regular registration hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. The college will be closed July 4, and on Fridays through Aug. 16. The college accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Payment is due at the time of registration. Payment for the fall is due July 15. For more information, email or call 609-343-5000, 609-625-1111, ext. 5000, or 609-463-3960 in Cape May County.

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 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 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, or see

4-H Fair’s Chicken BBQ needs volunteers

The Cape May County Board of Agriculture’s Chicken Bar-B-Q has been a part of the 4-H county fair since 1955. This year board members invite you to be a part of the 58-year tradition by serving the famous chicken to the fairgoing public alongside local officials, farmers and celebrities alike.

This year’s fair will take place July 18, 19 and 20, and the chicken will be cooking every night. The barbecue line opens at 5 p.m.

Public hours for the fair are noon to 9 p.m. each day. General admission to the fair is free, as is public parking and shuttle service to the 4-H Fairgrounds from the official fair parking area at the Cape May County Technical High School, exit 11 on the east side of the Garden State Parkway on Moore Road. Shuttle buses run from 11 a.m. in the morning until closing about every 15 minutes to transport fair goers to and from the event. There is also limited, premium parking available for a $5 donation in the Atlantic Cape Community College’s parking lot next door to the fairgrounds, at 355 Court House-S. Dennis Road.

To volunteer for the BBQ line this summer, please call 609-465-5115, ext. 607. For general information about the 2013 Cape May County 4-H Fair and Chicken Bar-B-Q, call 609-465-5115, ext. 605, or visit the 4-H Foundation’s new website at

‘One Enchanted Evening’ to support music for youth

“One Enchanted Evening” is a show in two acts performed by young, professional opera singers featuring Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway music, plus a buffet dinner, desserts and champagne. A cash bar is available, and there will be a silent auction.

The event takes place at 6 p.m July 13 at the Ram’s Head Inn Ballroom and Veranda, 9 W. White Horse Pike, Galloway Township. Reservations are $100 per person, with all proceeds benefiting the Scheible Encore Society’s musical youth outreach programs and scholarships.

For more information or tickets, contact the Friends of the Ocean City Pops Inc., c/o Mrs. Linda Herbert, 37 Bayonne Place, Ocean City, NJ 08226. Email or call 609-398-9132.

Atlantic Cape plans open house

Atlantic Cape Community College will hold open houses for those interested in learning more about careers, education and certifications in Office Systems Technology and Paralegal Studies from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 9 in the J-Building lobby at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, and Aug. 4 at the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road.

The Paralegal Studies Program is an American Bar Association-approved program. The open house is designed for those who are interested in learning more about the program. The program is intended to train students to become paralegals, not training lawyers or legal administrators. Atlantic Cape offers two Paralegal Studies degrees, an Associate in Applied Science and an Associate in Science.

The Office Systems Technology program is designed to help meet the demand for qualified and capable workers to fill thousands of corporate and government openings for administrative office professionals. This program is offered on a full- and part-time basis with classes available online and in person. Certificate programs and an Associate in Applied Science in Office Systems Technology are available at Atlantic Cape.

The administrative professional’s job today requires skills in management functions and technology, including: project management; integrated computer software applications; organization and scheduling; internet/intranet communications and research; document preparation, storage and retrieval, with emphasis on electronic recordkeeping; customer service and public relations, according to the International Association of Administrative Professionals.

For more information on the Paralegal Studies open house, contact Marilyn Malerba Keiner, professor of business and paralegal studies, at or 609-343-4941. Contact JoAnne Barbieri, professor of business and computer information systems, at or 609-343-4988 or 609-463-4774, ext. 4988, for information on Office Systems Technology careers.

Two GED sessions scheduled this summer

The Cape May County Technical School District is having two GED tests this summer during daytime hours. The tests will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 17-18 and Aug. 14-15. A mandatory registration and orientation (which takes about one hour) for the July session is scheduled for 9 a.m. July 16; registration and orientation for the August session 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 seventeen year olds must present their certificate of consent to participate form at the time of registration. Contact the GED office for a form.

For further information call the Technical Schools Continuing Education office at 609-465-2161, ext. 648 or 646, and for additional test dates visit our district web site at

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, or visit

Avalon to celebrate Fourth with music

The Bay-Atlantic Symphony will be present a festive concert starting at 7 p.m. July 4 inside the Avalon Community Hall, 30th Street and the beach. After the concert, Avalon will present one of the largest fireworks displays along the New Jersey coastline at about 9:15 p.m., at the 30th Street beach. The concert and fireworks are free and open to the public. No tickets are needed for the concert and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Bay-Atlantic Symphony will begin its seventh summer of Avalon performances on July 4th with a program entitled “Lincoln and Liberty.” Conducted by music director Jed Gaylin, the concert will be an all-American patriotic celebration of our country. Retired Brig. Gen. Jeffrey L. Pierson Sr., will be the guest conductor for a rendition of “Stars and Stripes Forever.” The program will include “The Star Spangled Banner,” Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man” and “John Henry,” John Philip Sousa’s “Washington Post March,” and the Bay-Atlantic Symphony’s rendition of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture.”

Stockton PAC’s summer series in Cape May

The 12th annual Stockton Goes to the Beach Summer Concert Series returns to the Cape May Convention Center in Cape May for the summer of 2013. At 8 p.m. July 15, Stockton Goes to the Beach presents Christopher Cross, known for adult contemporary radio in the 1980s with ballads including the No. 1 hit “Sailing.”

Tickets are $35, see, call 855-708-9699 or go to the Cape May Convention Center.

‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ coming to Cape May

The Stockton Performing Arts Center in conjunction with the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company is proud to announce Stockton Playhouse’s production of “Winnie-the-Pooh” at 10:30 a.m. July 10 at Cape May Convention Center in Cape May.

Winnie-the-Pooh is Christopher Robin’s fat little bear of Very Little Brain, who would like to drift peacefully through life, humming tunes and stopping frequently to eat “a little something.” However, he finds himself involved in all sorts of frantic adventures, assisted by such friends as the dismal Eeyore, Piglet and Rabbit, with his countless relations. Pooh’s intentions are always the best, but his passion for honey and condensed milk keeps getting him into trouble.

Tickets are $10, see, call 855-708-9699 or go to Cape May Convention Hall.

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: First Assembly of God on July 7, Tabernacle United Methodist on July 14, 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.

Newton wins honor at Masons convention

The 226th annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of New Jersey Masons took place in April in Atlantic City.

Charles Newton, of Cape Island Lodge No. 30, was awarded the Worshipful Master of the Year 2012, out of 122 Masonic lodges in New Jersey. Cape Island Lodge said it was the first time in the 159-year history such an honor has been bestowed upon one of its members.

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, e mail 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

Health care classes available

The Health Professions Institute at Atlantic Cape Community College will offer 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.

In Administrative Healthcare Specialist, participants will learn a variety of administrative duties in the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, dentists and other health care facilities, beginning July 15.

Medical Assistant equips students with the training needed to perform a variety of administrative and clinical duties in the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors and other health care facilities, beginning July 15.

In Patient Care Technician, students will learn basic patient care skills, including: medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, CPR certification, phlebotomy, EKG, vital signs, patient care and HIPAA awareness, to prepare for careers as Patient Care Technicians, Phlebotomists or EKG Technicians, beginning July 16.

Lecture and lab modules will 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

Gallery to exhibit work by child prodigy

A collection of original artwork by child prodigy Autumn de Forest will be on exhibition and available for acquisition at Ocean Galleries ( in Stone Harbor, New Jersey for the fourth of July weekend. Meet Autumn during three artist appearances: 6 to 10 p.m. July 5-6, and 1 to 4 p.m. July 7.

The gallery welcomes all Autumn de Forest enthusiasts and collectors, as exhibit previews begin July 4 and the exhibition extends until July 14. The “Prodigy Returns: A New Collection of Artwork by Autumn de Forest” exhibition will include about 50 pieces of her extraordinary art. Artwork is available for acquisition.

RSVPs are requested at 609-368-7777 or

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 1-877-294-4356.

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.

Time to register for classes

There’s still time to register for Atlantic Cape Community College’s summer and fall classes. Choose from courses in art, aviation, business, communication, computers, English, math, science and more.

Atlantic Cape’s summer classes offer students an opportunity to pick up extra college credits, repeat courses, lighten their fall and spring course loads and graduate earlier. Upcoming summer sessions include: Third session, July 15-Aug. 22; in-person registration deadline July 11, online, fax or mail deadline July 14

Atlantic Cape will offer new degree programs this fall in biomedical science, chemistry and radiologic technology. Fall semester classes begin Sept. 3. Students can register at the college’s Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike; the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.; and the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House. To view a complete list of summer and fall courses and to register online, see Regular registration hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. The college will be closed July 4, and on Fridays through Aug. 16.

The college accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Payment for summer classes is due at the time of registration. Payment for the fall is due July 15. To register online or view an updated schedule of summer and fall courses, see For more information, email or call 609-343-5000, 609-625-1111, ext. 5000, or 609-463-3960 in Cape May County.

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

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,, 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 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

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 will offer two one-week sessions, the weeks of July 15 and 22, 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday.

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

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, 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 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 July 10 to 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.

Singin’ in the Rain Tap Master Class for grades 6-12 — Learn Broadway style choreography from the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company’s professional production of ‘Singin’ In The Rain’ right on the set, from the NYC choreographer, and complete the experience with the theatrical rain effect. Come dressed ready to tap dance and to get a little wet. This is for dancers who have a serious passion for tap. This one-time only master class will be held at the historic Ocean City Music Pier at 10 a.m. July 9. Cost: $20.

Puppet Camp and Production, grades4-8 — 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 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 5p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, or see

‘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.

CONTACT Cape-Atlantic holding the Avalon 5 Miler

CONTACT Cape-Atlantic is holding the Avalon 5 Miler on July 13 at 8 a.m., with registration beginning at 7 a.m.

This five-mile run and two-mile walk begin at the Avalon Community Hall, 30th and Avalon Avenue. Pre-registration is $20 and same day registration is $25. For more information, call CONTACT Cape-Atlantic at 609-823-1850 or 609-463-4564. A registration form is available at Sponsorships are also available starting at $100 and your business will be recognized on the T-shirts.

All proceeds help support CONTACT’s telephone reassurance program, which provides daily calls to the elderly and disabled. CONTACT is a United Way partner agency.

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, two sections beginning July 11 and 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

Technology demos available

Gain insight about how to use the newest technology during Atlantic Cape Community College’s Summer Technology Demos. Participants should bring their own laptop or tablet computer to these demonstrations.

In CloudOn/Dropbox/SkyDrive Demo, learn to use free-to-use cloud-based services to share documents, photos, videos and other files, two sections beginning July 11 and 12.

Technology classes will be offered at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, and the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road in Cape May Court House. For workshop prices or to register, call 609-343-4829 or see

Atlantic Cape offers summer courses

Atlantic Cape Community College’s Continuing Education division will offer a variety of courses in Cape May County this summer for those interested in upgrading their skills, gaining fresh knowledge and developing new talents.

In CloudOn/Dropbox/SkyDrive Demo, learn to use free-to-use cloud-based services to share documents, photos, videos and other files. Participants must bring their own devices to this session, Thursday, July 11.

In Business Technology Specialist, develop the skills and confidence to work in a high-tech office, including: document production, word processing, spreadsheet preparation, database creation and management and effective use of presentation software will be. Upon completion, participants can earn up to nine college credits toward an Atlantic Cape degree, Monday-Thursday, beginning Oct. 7.

Classes will be offered at Atlantic Cape’s Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House. Call 609-343-4829 or see

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 to schedule a registration appointment. Returning students can register online using WebAdvisor at

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 1-800-645 CHEF, email, or visit

Atlantic Cape offering kids cooking classes

Atlantic Cape Community College’s Academy of Culinary Arts will offer Kids in the Kitchen cooking sessions for children ages 8-12 through the summer.

The classes are designed to help young chefs build skills and confidence in the kitchen, and will teach kitchen safety and an understanding of healthy cooking while giving participants a chance to make friends and have fun. The class costs $195 and includes hat and apron.

Sessions will be offered 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 15-18 and August 12-15 at Atlantic Cape’s Mays Landing Campus at 5100 Black Horse Pike. For more information or to register, visit or call 609-343-4829.

Ocean Galleries announces summer lineup

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

The exhibitions by Alexandre Renoir, Autumn de Forest, Graham Nash and Peter Max will offer 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.

‘Prodigy Returns: A New Collection of Artwork by Autumn de Forest,’ July 4-14, , receptions with the artist 6-10 p.m. July 5-6, 1-4 p.m. July 7.

‘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.-10 p.m. daily during the summer season. The Avalon location is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through the summer. See

Nature Center of Cape May seeking volunteers

The Nature Center of Cape May is seeking volunteers.

The Nature Store and Welcome Center has a critical need for volunteers to help out as receptionists, greeters and gift shop cashiers. Other opportunities include helping with annual plant sales, computer maintenance and data entry, programming, leading nature walks, assisting with children’s programs, computer and graphic design, cleaning, mailings and stuffing envelopes, public relations, school programs, special events such as Harbor Fest. Benefits include invitations to special volunteer events, recognition, Nature Store discounts, an annual volunteer picnic.

For details, pick up a volunteer application at the center, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May, call 609-898-8848 or email

Aviation museum hosting summer camps

The Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum and the Federal Aviation Administration will host an Aviation Career Education Summer Academy for youths.

The full day ACE camp will run one week only, July 8-12, for students ages 12-17. The museum also has announced open registration for the Explorers Summer Academy. Explorers is a half-day camp tailored to students ages 9-11 and will run one week only, July 15-19. Registration is now open to all students. Both camps are already half full, so enrollment is limited.

The ACE Academy gives students an opportunity to learn more about aviation careers and have fun. The camp runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Highlights include: Travel Through Space presentation by NASA astronaut Terry Hart, tour of an active air traffic control tower and U.S. Coast Guard base, tour and demonstration by the Federal Air Marshal Training Center and FAA Technical Center Labs. Concluding the week is “Fly-In Day” with scheduled aircraft and career overviews provided by the Navy, Army (Blackhawk), State Police, AtlantiCare medevac and Coast Guard.

The Explorers Academy helps younger students explore what they want to be when they grow up. The camp runs 9 a.m.-1 p.m.Highlights include: Play Day on the Runway (airport safety presentation), Cape May Ferry operations, demonstration by the Coast Guard, water rocketry and up close exploration of aircraft parts and operations. Both camps stress the importance of science, technology, engineering and math “STEM” skills. Scholarships and financial aid packages are available; see

County 4-H Fair seeks vendors

Cape May County, New Jersey 4-H Fair Chairman John Webersinn announced that the annual 4-H Fair is seeking commercial vendors offering family friendly, quality crafts and products to feature at the fair July 18-20. The 4-H fairgrounds are at 355 Court House-S. Dennis Road in Cape May Court House.

The public hours for the fair are noon to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday. Call 609-465-5115, ext. 656, or visit

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

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 or Augie Conte Jr. at 609-320-2849 or

Atlantic Cape offers summer sessions

Atlantic Cape Community College is offering a variety of credit classes this summer at its Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, in Cape May Court House. The courses include:

Summer Session 3, July 15-Aug. 22: Human Anatomy Physiology II, Western World II, Intro to Algebra I-Prealgebra, Introduction to Algebra II and Precalculus.

Visit to view summer and fall class schedules and to register online.

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 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 6, ‘Stars and Stripes Forever,’ tribute to great American composers

July 13, ‘Legends in Concert,’ featuring Canadian singer Claude Eric

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.