Cape May

National Night Out set for Aug. 6

The Cape May Police Department will celebrate National Night Out at the Cape May Elementary School grounds on Lafayette Street from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 6.

National Night Out has been held annually since 1984 and is designed to strengthen neighborhood relations as well as police partnerships in an effort to fight and prevent crime. For more information about the event or how to participate, call Capt. Rob Sheehan at 609-884-9514.

Middle Township

Habitat needs volunteers for one day

Volunteers are needed for one day, Aug. 3, to help with a Habitat for Humanity home in Whitesboro.

A “Big Build Day” kickoff ceremony and wall-raising will take place at 315 Sumner St. in Whitesboro. Volunteers are asked to wear work boots or sturdy shoes and to bring work gloves and a hammer. Lunch will be provided by Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent Financial.

The home will be funded by Cape May County Habitat for Humanity, Thrivent Builds, a division of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, and area Lutheran churches.

Those churches will provide many of the volunteers needed to make the home a reality. The house design was donated by Ocean City architect Christina Amey.

Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity is a multi-year, multimillion-dollar partnership between Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Habitat for Humanity International. See

Wildwood Crest

Outdoor exercise classes to include bokwa

The Wildwood Crest Recreation Department will begin offering outdoor bokwa exercise classes at 10:30 a.m. Sundays through Labor Day weekend at Centennial Park, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue.

Bokwa is a new group exercise in which participants draw letters and numbers with their feet while performing an energizing cardio workout routine. The class is synchronized to pop and dance music. The class will be directed by Wildwood Crest fitness instructor Lindsay Bechtler, who recently became the first certified bokwa instructor in the area. The fee for each class is $5 per person. A punch card good for any 12 Wildwood Crest fitness classes can be purchased for $50.

The outdoor bokwa class adds to an outdoor fitness class schedule. Wildwood Crest also offers outdoor zumba classes each Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at Centennial Park; beach pier fitness classes that include aerobics, Pilates, yoga, kickboxing and more daily at 8:30 a.m. at the Wildwood Crest Beach Pier at Heather Road; and free sunset yoga classes each Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. along the bayfront at Miami and New Jersey avenues.

No registration is necessary for any Wildwood Crest outdoor fitness class.

For more information about the bokwa class, email Bechtler

For more information on any Wildwood Crest outdoor fitness class, call 609-523-0202 or email