Cape Assist hosting health series

Cape Assist will host “Taking Control of Your Health,” a six-week program to teach those 65 and older with chronic illness to better manage their diseases. The program is also open to caregivers.

Funded by a grant from the state Department of Health and Senior Services, the Wellness Education program classes will cover a variety of topics including: how to manage your symptoms, how to start eating healthy and exercising, how to communicate effectively with your doctor and how to manage fear, anger and frustration.

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The classes will take place on six consecutive Mondays, beginning June 24 and ending July 29 at the Cape Assist Office, 3819 New Jersey Avenue, Wildwood. Registration is required. All those completing six sessions will receive a free guidebook, “Living with a Chronic Condition,” valued at $18.95. To register, call Temerity at 609-522-5960 or email

Turtle Run set for June 23

Every year during turtle nesting season, hundreds of turtles are killed trying to cross the roads in Cape May County.

Karen and Charlie Buckley of Turtlesinger Inc., the Turtle Run host and a public charity, host the Turtle Run motorcyle run to educate people and raise awareness of turtles such as diamondback terrapins during their prime nesting season. All proceeds fund more turtle awareness through Turtlesinger Inc.

The Turtle Run is a poker run: Riders pick up tokens at four stops to turn in for poker cards at the final destination. Riders draw an extra card for identifying the different kind of turtle on the token cards at each stop. Riders also draw an extra card for every turtle they help across the road.

Kindle Ford in Cape May Court House is the starting point and registration portion of the run. Registration is 10 to 11 a.m. Fees are $25 per rider, $15 for kids 12 and under (free under 6). The fee includes turtle run T-shirts and turtle pins for the first 100 registrants, poker run map, afternoon social from 2 to 4 p.m. with food and soda, cash bar, door prizes, and announcement and presentation of trophy awards. Prizes will be awarded for the highest and lowest poker hand, oldest rider, oldest bike ridden, and youngest rider.

For information, call 609-553-5353, email or call Kindle Ford at 609-465-5000. See and see the Run for the Turtles link for information, and to download registration forms and this year’s poster.

O.C. Sailing Foundation to host open house

The Ocean City Sailing Foundation will host is third annual Open House from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 22 at the Bayside Center, 520 Bay Ave., Ocean City.

The open house is intended to explain to visitors the sailing programs OCFS offers and provide anyone who wishes a free 15-minute sailboat ride. Also this year, OCSF will introduce new Sailing Director Pat Leonardo. He was a sailing consultant for 15 years at Notre Dame University and founded the St. Augustine High School sailing team.

Relay for Life set for June 21-22

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life will take place at Carey Stadium, 6th Street off Boardwalk behind Ocean City High School, from 6 p.m. June 21 through 6 p.m. June 22. Teams walk all night to celebrate survivors, remember loved ones lost, and raise money for the fight against cancer. For information, call 800-227-2345.

Antique Auto Show scheduled Saturday

More than 300 vintage vehicles will be displayed in an antique auto show at the Tabernacle Grounds, Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 22. There will be a Boardwalk parade after 2 p.m.

Call David Blyler 609-909-9424 or 609-432-5347.

Funday at Playland benefits Community Quest

Funday at Playland will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 25 at Playland’s Castaway Cove, 10th and Boardwalk, Ocean City.

A $10 wristband provides access to four hours of unlimited rides, two mini-golf courses and go-carts. It is sponsored by Community Quest Inc. and 100 percent of proceeds go to Community Quest Inc. to further its mission.

For more information, call 609-646-0388.

Art show and sale planned

The Avalon Performing Arts Center will hosts its 26th annual Art Show and Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Avalon Community Hall, 3001 Avalon Ave. For details, see

Vesper services return to Cape May Convention Hall

The churches of greater Cape May will offer Vesper Services at 6 p.m. Sundays June 30-Aug. 25 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: Cape May Lutheran Church on June 30, 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

4-H Spring Open Horse Show set

The Cape May County 4-H Horse Council will hold the Spring Open Horse Show on June 23, beginning at 8 a.m. at the county 4-H Fairgrounds on Courthouse-South Dennis Road in Cape May Court House.

The horse show will be a preview of some of the equine events taking place during the annual 4-H Fair on July 18, 19 and 20. Divisions include walk-trot, senior walk-trot, novice, walk-trot games, open games, hunter, junior open (for riders in fourth-12th grades) and senior open (for those out of high school and older). Leadline and future 4-H’er classes are offered for riders third grade and younger. Ribbons will be given in all classes with prizes for first place and division winners. All riders are required to wear a safety helmet. The entry fee is $35 per day or $10 per class if preregistered with payment by June 21, and $45 per day or $13 per class day of show. Proceeds go to fund 4-H equine educational activities.

The public is invited to attend this day of family fun and display of equestrian skill. A rain date of June 30 has been set in case of inclement weather. For more information and entry forms, contact the 4-H office at Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County, 609-465-5115, ext. 605. Entry forms are also available at the extension office, 355 Courthouse-South Dennis Road.

For more information on 4-H activities and events, call 609-465-5115, ext 605, or see

Pet neutering assistance available

Spaces are available now for the state pet sterilization funding program available to qualified residents.

The program begins July 1 (while funds last) at various veterinary offices to help qualified residents spay or neuter their pets for only $10. Because spaces go quickly, Shore Veterinarians encourages residents to sign up in June for the program before all the funds are depleted. Animals can be neutered starting at 12 weeks of age. Shore Veterinarians participates in this state program at all four of their locations: Seaville, Williamstown, Hammonton and Egg Harbor Township.

To qualify, residents must receive one of the following: Food stamps, Medicaid, GPA: General Public Assistance, rental assistance, AFDC: Aid to Families with Dependent Children, LUC: Lifeline Utility Credit, Tenants Lifeline Assistance, SSI: Supplemental Security Income, or PAAD: Pharmaceutical Assistance to Aged and Disabled. To find out more or to see if you qualify, call: Atlantic County residents, 609-272-8777; Hammonton residents, 609-561-2802, Williamstown-area residents, 856-728-6613, Cape May County residents, 609-390-9113.

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, two sections, beginning June 24 and 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

OCTC to hold auditions for youth producations

The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company (OCTC) will hold auditions June 22 for kids ages 6-12, middle school youth and high school students interested in musical theatre. Auditions will be held at the Senior Center of the Ocean City Community Center,1735 Simpson Avenue in Ocean City.

Boys and girls are needed for the summer productions of “Jack and the Beanstalk” and “Peter Pan.” Kids will have the opportunity to appear in the Summer Broadway series and work along side professional performers, production staff and musicians.

Students entering 6th grade through graduating 12th graders will have the opportunity to audition for the summer Junior Company productions of “Into the Woods Jr.” and “Grease.”

High School students will also be considered for OCTC’s award winning Spotlight Performers Show Choir. This select group of singers and dancers will have a busy summer performing in the 2013 Philadelphia July 4th Parade, Ocean City Baby Parade, 2013 Miss America Parade, Ocean City’s Night in Venice Parade and many other special community events.

All kids and youth interested in auditioning should prepare 32 bars or about 30 seconds of any musical theatre song. A piano player will be provided. Please bring sheet music or a CD with a background track.

Auditions will kick off at 10 a.m. for kids ages 6 – 12 who are interested in appearing in “Jack and the Beanstalk” and “Peter Pan.”

At 11 a.m., OCTC will begin to see middle school and high school students who are interested in “Into The Woods Jr.” (featuring students in 6-8th grade as of fall 2013), “Grease” (high school students as of fall 2013) and the 2013 Show Choir.

Specific information and instructions on how to attend the June 22 audition can be found at Please do not call the City of Ocean City or Ocean City POPS regarding the auditions. Local housing in the Ocean City area is required. Questions can be sent to

Gallery to exhibit work by child prodigy

An impressive 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

‘Natchez Trace’ actors, director plan Q&A

Meet the cast and director in the award-winning equity professional East Lynne Theater Company’s production of “Lost on the Natchez Trace” on June 21 at an after-show Q&A.

“Lost on the Natchez Trace” takes place in 1825, when the land was a wilderness. On his way home from Louisiana, Malcolm Jeters is thrown from his mule. He yells for help. A woman sees him, but runs away. Soon, Tom, a runaway slave appears. But is he there to help – or not?

ELTC presents this play through July 20 at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday schedule, no show July 4, added show July 7. The performances are at the First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., where the company is in residence. Tickets are $30 for general admission; $25 for seniors 62 and older, and $15 for full-time students. Season tickets are available through June 30: four shows for $80.

For information and reservations, call 609-884-5898 or see ELTC partners with the following restaurants for further savings: Aleathea’s, The Washington Inn, 410 Bank Street, and Frescos. While staying at The Henry Sawyer Inn or The Victorian Lace Inn, ELTC tickets may be purchased for $20.

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:

Second session, July 1-Aug. 22; in-person registration deadline June 27, online, fax or mail deadline June 30

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 Tuesday, 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.

Middle PAC announces bookings

The Performing Arts Center of Middle Township has announced its list of professional shows for late June to a few days before Christmas.

June 29, 7:30 p.m., Linda Gentille opens her eight concert series with her Jersey Pops Orchestra, also Irish tenor Colin Fitzmaurice and Middle Township vocalist Jaclyn Buckingham

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.

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.

Skin cancer screenings set

The County Department of Health will conduct sun safety and free skin cancer screening events this summer, as part of the Choose Your Cover free statewide skin cancer screening, awareness and educational initiative.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 22 on the Music Pier on the Boardwalk in Ocean City, board certified dermatologist Dr. Coyle Connolly and members of his staff will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for free skin cancer screenings. Pre-registration not required.

For information on how ot participate in New Jersey’s Choose Your Cover 2013 screenings, contact Dick Colosi at 609-463-6521or

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, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon.

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.

4-H recognizes outstanding members

The Cape May County 4-H Youth Development Program congratulates the winners of the 2013 Outstanding 4-H Member Contest: Dara Baker, 17, of Rio Grande, and Jared C. Weygand, 18, of Belleplain. For the first time, Cape May County 4-H Program Advisory Council also created an opportunity to acknowledge a Junior Outstanding 4-H Member: Jimmy Papperman, 12, of Dennisville.

Since 1960, the Cape May County Board of Agriculture has presented annual awards to two outstanding teen members of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension – 4-H Youth Development Program. These youth are recognized for their accomplishments in 4-H project work, leadership, community service and personal development. For more information about Rutgers Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program, call 609-465-5115, ext. 605, or see

Aviation museum offers events in June

Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum’s free historic lecture series at 7 p.m. Tuesdays includes: June 25, Ken Kula, “Warbirds around the World,” followed by Q&A.

Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum is located in Historic Hangar No. 1 at the Cape May Airport — formerly Naval Air Station Wildwood, which served as a World War II dive-bomber training center. For more information, contact Bruce Fournier at 609-886-8787 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

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.

Junior Company — OCTC’s Prestigious Junior Company will be split into two groups for 2013. The Junior Company is select group of students with a passion for musical theatre. Members rehearse and star in a fully staged Broadway musical each summer. The sixth- through eighth-grade students will present “Into The Woods Junior” and ninth- through 12th-grade students will present “Grease!” Auditions will be held on June 22. Learn more about the requirements and audition process on our website.

Miss Ocean City contestants sought

The Miss Ocean City Scholarship Pageant is seeking contestants.

The pageant will take place Aug. 10 on the Music Pier. More than $15,000 in scholarships will be awarded.

To be eligible to compete, contestants must be female, age 16 to 22, who attend or have graduated from Ocean City High School or whose parents own property in Ocean City or a sending district to Ocean City High School (includes Sea Isle City and Upper Township) that is their legal residence.

For an application or more information, call contestant coordinator Andrea Paul at 609-398-3905, pageant producer Maribeth Neall at 609-398-2743 or 609-369-0293, or pick up an application from Kathy Sykes or Peggy Doyle at Ocean City High School. Applications can be downloaded at

The deadline for filing applications is July 6.

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.-5p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-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.

Join Club 50 Plus for $5 and get a 20 percent discount on future Club 50 Plus workshops, culinary and professional development through June 30. Mention code: CEGN001-MW01.

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

Atlantic Cape offers professional development

Atlantic Cape Community College offers professional development workshops beginning in June for individuals interested in enhancing their skill sets and advancing their careers.

Real Estate Broker Licensing: Ethics in Today’s Real Estate World is one of a series of three courses required to complete 150 hours of pre-licensure education to apply for the broker’s license in New Jersey, four Thursdays and Fridays beginning June 20.

Professional development workshops are offered at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, and the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House. See or call 609-343-4829.

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 Excel 2010 Charts & Pivot Tables Demo, learn several techniques for creating column and bar charts along with Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts, two sections beginning June 20 and 21.

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 Excel 2010 Charts & Pivot Demo, learn how to create column and bar charts, line charts, pie charts and combination charts along with Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts. Participants must bring their own devices to this session, Thursday, June 20.

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. June 24-27, 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

Mrs. New Jersey America seeks entrants

The Mrs. New Jersey America Organization is accepting applications for the 2013 Mrs. New Jersey competition being held June 22-23 at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.

Competition includes interview, evening gown and swimsuit. There is no talent category. Entrants must be at least 18 years old, married, a U.S. citizen and a resident of New Jersey for at least three months (exceptions for military). No pageant experience is necessary. The state winner receives an all-expense paid trip to participate in the national 2013 Mrs. America Pageant hosted by Florence Henderson.

For more information or to register, contact the Mrs. New Jersey America Organization at, or 609-970-1270.

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 2, July 1-Aug. 22: Student Success Seminar, Psychology of Exceptionality, Reading/Writing II, General Psychology and Principles of Sociology.

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.

Tickets on sale for concert series

Tickets for the Jersey Shore Pops Summer Concert Series are now on sale. Tickets will be available online and directly at the Middle Township Performing Arts Center Box Office, 212 Bayberry Road, Cape May Court House.

The concert series will include eight concerts with a focus on international guest stars from around the world. The series will open at the Middle Township Performing Arts Center the last weekend in June. The concert series is as follows: Irish Tenor, 7:30 p.m. June 29; Stars and Stripes Forever, 7:30 p.m. July 6; Legends in Concert, 7:30 p.m. July 13; The Italian Tenor, 7:30 p.m July 21; Swingin Sixties, 7:30 p.m. July 28; Classics Rock, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4; The Glenn Miller Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10; Sinatra and Friends, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17.

Tickets range from $25 for balcony seating to $40 for VIP orchestra center seating. Discounted season tickets range from $75 to $220. To purchase either season or individual tickets, call the JSP Ticket Office at 800-838-3006 or the PAC at 609-463-1924.

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.


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