Dining out

TAKE OUT HAM DINNER 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 9, Green Creek Bethel United Methodist Church, 386 Route 47, Green Creek. Cost $10 per dinner. Reservations to Julie Crossley at 609-465-8055 by March 6.

HAM DINNER, 4 to 6 p.m. March 16, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 13 W. Bates Ave., Villas. Adults $10, children 6 to 12, $4. Call 609-886-2625.


LEARN HOW TO PLAY BRIDGE 1 p.m. Mondays, Sea Isle Branch Library, 4800 Central Ave., Sea Isle City. Call 609-263-7301.

BEACH WRITERS’ SPRING RETREAT - “Pitching & Publishing,” March 23, Natali Vineyard, Cape May Court House, schedule, details, registration form at northwildwoodbeachwritersconference.com

NEW JERSEY BOATING SAFETY COURSES 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 30, April 20, May 18, June 22, July 20 and Aug. 10, Coast Guard Training Center, Cape May. Cost: $55. Lunch provided. Call 609-898-0442 for further information.

COAST GUARD BOATING SAFETY CLASSES: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 6, Island Marine Center, 2602 Shore Road, Ocean View, call 609-624-1117; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 13, Minmar Marina, 14 Old Sea Isle Blvd., Sea Isle City, call 609-263-2201; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 11, Cape May County Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House, call 609-463-6350; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 8, Avalon Yacht Club, Seventh and Bay Street, Avalon, call 609-263-6272; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 22 and July 13, Pier 47 Marina, Route 47, 3001 Wildwood Blvd., Wildwood, call 609-886-6243. Cost $45. To register or for more information, call Allen Nordt at 609-463-9692 or email abscgaux83@hotmail.com.

WETLANDS INSTITUTE PROGRAMS: Aquarium Feedings, 2:15 p.m. Saturdays; Salt Marsh Safari, 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. Saturdays. Free with admission. 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd. Call 609-368-1211.

QIGONG AND TAI CHI FOR YOUR HEALTH CLASSES, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Lower Cape Branch Library, 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas. Call 609-886-8999.

HEAD START/EARLY HEAD START early childhood development program by Atlantic Human Resources Inc., recruiting preschoolers for 2011-12. No cost to families who qualify. Head Start has centers throughout Atlantic and Cape May counties. Call 609-348-4166 (Atlantic County) or 609-861-2804 (Cape May County).


JOB FAIR 10 a.m. to 2 p.m . March 2, St. John Lutheran Church, 10th Street and Central Avenue, Ocean City. Call 609-399-0798, or see stjohnlutheranoc.org.

HYPNOTIST SHOW AND BEEF AND BEVERAGE 7 to 10 p.m. March 2, Bayview Inn, 8100 Bayview Drive, Wildwood Crest. Tickets in advance $25, $30 at door, students $20. Contact Suzanne at 609-231 9347 or Kathleen at Kathleen.popper1aol.com. Benefits Cape May Tech After Prom 2013.

BIRD SEED SALE March 2 and 3, Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave. Call the Center for times and details at 609-898-8848.

OCEAN CITY EASTER EVENTS: The Woofin’ Paws Pet Fashion Show, 11 a.m. March 30, Sixth Street off Boardwalk; Great Egg Hunt, 2:30 p.m. March 30, 11th to 14th Streets on beach; Sunrise Service, 6:30 a.m. March 31, Music Pier; Easter Fashion Promenade, 1 p.m. March 31. For more information, call 609-525-9300.

PLAYERS WANTED FOR THE 2013 10U SOUTH JERSEY SAND SHARKS BASEBALL TEAM, email coach Jim for more information at sjsandsharks@gmail.com.

CAPE SHORE CHORUS OF SWEET ADELINES looking for new members. Women who love to sing can visit a rehearsal from 7:15 to 10 p.m. Thursdays at the Abundant Life Church, Route 50, Seaville. Call Cheryl at 609-463-0134.

DANCING GRANNIES, tap for mature adults, beginner sessions on Thursdays, Cape May Dance Co., 3305 Breakwater Plaza, North Cape May. Information call 609-889-1856.

For fun

EMLEN PHYSICK ESTATE FREE TOURS to benefit Cape May Community Food Closet, 11:45 a.m. March 1, 8 and 15, 1048 Washington St., Cape May. Bring nonperishable food item for donation for the free tour. Call 609-884-5404.

CONFERENCE, CAREER AND TRAINING EXPO JOB FAIR, 9 a.m. to noon March 16, Wildwoods Convention Center. Seeking employers to showcase their business, no fee to participate. Call 609-463-6695.

CARD PARTY AND LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m. March 19, Beth Judah Temple, Spencer and Pacific Avenues, Wildwood. Tickets are $20. Call the office at 609-522-7541 for more information.

AQUARIUM FEEDINGS with Wetlands Institute staff, or just watch turtles chase minnows and the horseshoe crab gobble shrimp, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. Free with general admission; members are free. 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Middle Township. Call 609-368-1211.

BOOK SALE 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, CitiFinancial, 20 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House. Paperback books $2 each or three for $5; hardback books $4 each or three for $10. Call 609-463-3535.

GAME NIGHT, ages 13 to 26, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Cape May County Library, Main Branch, 30 Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. Call teen librarian at 609-463-6350.

YUMMY YOGA with Christina Newdeck, morning and evening classes throughout the week at the Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Middle Township, with classes for every level. Great for golfers, athletes, weekend warriors and baby boomers. Check the calendar at just-breathe-yoga.com.

For youths

MUA’S CREATIVE RECYCLING CONTEST, ages 4 to 13, 3 to 4:30 p.m. March 1, 8 and 15, Lower Cape Library, 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas. Children invited to create a recyling craft for the MUA Recycling Contest. Call 609-886-8999.

TEEN DANCES seventh through 12th grades, 7 to 9:30 p.m. March 22 and April 12, Cape May Convention Hall, Beach Drive, Cape May. Admission $5. Tickets can be purchased at the Cape May Convention Hall beginning at 6:30 pm on nights of the dance.

EASTER PROGRAM Easter bunny visit, Easter egg hunt, educational displays and more, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 23, Cape May County Park and Zoo, Cape May Court House. Egg hunt, 10 a.m. Call 609-465-5271.

YOUTH OPERA OF SOUTH JERSEY AUDITIONS for Brigadoone, ages 8 to 18, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 15, Seaville United Methodist Church, 3100 South Shore Road, Seaville. Come prepared to sing 24 bars of a song from the show or a traditional song. Call Mrs. Brennan at 609-425-8080 or email her at tfsbrennan@aol.com or Helen Friedlander at youthopera@yahoo.com.

LEGO CLUB AT THE CAPE MAY COUNTY LIBRARY, ages 5 to 12: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. first Saturdays, Main Branch, 30 Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. No registration required. Call the Children’s Room at 609-463-6354.

CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT AT GILLIAN’S FUNLAND, 6 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, Marina Park, 42nd Place and Bay, Sea Isle City. Call 609-263-8687.

MUSIC TOGETHER: Join Miss Lelah at the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor for a musical hour to help children explore melody and rhythm. See musictogetherofcapemay.com for a complete schedule and to sign up.

OCEAN CITY LIBRARY FALL CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS: Rhythm and rhymes, birth to age 2, 11 to 11:20 a.m. Tuesdays; Family Craft Time, ages 7-12, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; Toddler Time, ages 2-3, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays; Story Train, ages 3-5, 1:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesdays; Book Surfers, fourth and fifth grades, 2:30 p.m. Thursdays; Seashore Story Time, ages 3-5, 10:30 a.m. Fridays. All at the library, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City. Call 609-399-2434.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME, 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Sea Isle City Public Library, 126 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Sea Isle City. Call 609-263-8485.


7TH ANNUAL SOUP-ER BOWL SUPPER & AUCTION, 6 to 9 p.m. March 1, West Cape May Fire Hall, 732 Broadway, West Cape May, benefits WCFA-LP 101.5 FM radio station of the Center for Community Arts, $12. Call 609-884-7525.

BIRDS FOR BOOBS BEEF AND BEER 6 to 9 p.m. March 2, Bellevue Tavern, 7-9 S. Main St., Cape May Court House. Tickets $25, available at the door the day of the event, online at birdsforboobs.org, or by emailing birdsforboobs@gmail.com. A cash bar will also be available. Limited tickets are available. All proceeds from the breakfast will support Birds for Boobs reach their fundraising goal for the 2013 Philadelphia Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk.

WILDWOOD CIVIC CLUB FUNDRAISER $10 meal special, 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. through March 2, Mulligan’s, 810 Hildreth Ave., Wildwood. For tickets, call Ellie at 609-729-2771.

PENNY PARTY 6 p.m. March 8, Villas Fire House, Bayshore Road. Benefits Middle Lacrosse. Call 609-827-5974.

POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE OF CAPE MAY COMEDY NIGHT 7 to 10 p.m. March 15, May Convention Hall. Tickets $35 per person in advance or $45 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online by going to capemaypal.com, by calling 609-884-9563, or by visiting the Cape May Convention Hall box office.

OPERATION FIRST RESPONSE STICKER FUNDRAISER, cost $5 each, available at the Ocean City Fire Department, Sixth Street, Fire Station 2, 29th Street and Fire Station 3, 46th Street. Also online at ocfire.org, or call 609-525-9183.

AUXILIARY OF SHORE MEDICAL CENTER shops are located at Marmora South Shore Plaza, 232 South Shore Road, Marmora, call 609-390-0913; Somers Point Shopping Center, Route 9, Somers Point, call 609-653-8374. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Fridays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. All proceeds go to the Auxiliary’s pledge to Shore Tomorrow, an expansion project of Shore Medical Center. For information, to donate or to volunteer call any of the three shops.

COAT DRIVE to benefit Atlantic City Rescue Mission by Mike and Pam Cardinale, owners of Mrs. Brizzle’s Buns and Deli. Donations of gently worn and new winter coats and jackets for adults and children needed; place in collection bin at eatery, 4601 Landis Ave., Sea Isle City, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Call 609-263-2773.

Golf events

“BE A HERO” GOLF TOURNAMENT, May 15, Sand Barrens Golf Club, Swainton, 11:30 a.m. lunch and registration, 1 p.m. shotgun start, dinner and auction following golf. 609-626-3882 or 609-567-2241 or beaherogolf.org


SEA ISLE GARDEN CLUB 7:30 p.m. March 7, Community Lodge, JFK Boulevard and Park Road, Sea Isle City. The annual Green Auction will be held with Joy Sumski as auctioneer.

CAPE MAY COUNTY RETIREES EDUCATION ASSOCIATION LUNCHEON noon March 14, Avalon Links Golf Club, 1510 Highway 9, Middle Township. Cost $22. To reserve, call Diane Church at 609-884-7800. The reservation deadline is March 7.

AA AND AL-ANON SUPPORT GROUPS at Cape Regional Medical Center, Stone Harbor Boulevard, Cape May Court House. Call 609-463-4043.

ANGELUS CHORUS seeks new singing members. The group rehearses at the Middle Township High School during the school year and performs concerts in the winter and spring. For more information call Carolyn at 609-898-0324.

ART HISTORY DISCUSSION GROUP, 3 p.m. every other Tuesday, Cape May County Library Lower Branch, 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas. Call 609-886-8999.

CAPE ATLANTIC WOODTURNERS: Learn to Turn. Meets 7 p.m. every third Tuesday at Upper Township Library. Call Ron at 609-601-2663 for details.

CAPE MAY COUNTY ADVISORY COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN, 5:30 p.m. first Tuesdays, Old Courthouse building, 11 North Main St., Cape May Court House.

CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS (CODA) 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Seaville United Methodist Church, 3100 Shore Road, Seaville. Call 609-408-8033. Also, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Trinity United Methodist Church, 20 N. Shore Road, Marmora. Call Yvonne at 609-408-8033.

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS, 6:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, at Lighthouse Church, Route 9, Cape May Court House, for bereaved parents, grandparents, siblings. Call 609-886-2118.

GREAT CLASSICS BOOK CLUB, 4 p.m. third Thursdays, Main Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. Call 609-463-6350.

HEARTBREAK TO HEALING GRIEF SUPPORT for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Call 609-345-3230 for literature and information, or just to talk.

PLAYERS AND PLAYWRIGHTS BY THE JERSEY SHORE meets last Saturday of the month. Bring copies of your original work to the second floor of the Ventnor Library at 1 p.m. New members (playwrights and actors) and the public always welcome. Call 609-601-9191.

SALVATION ARMY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS to help low income families in Cape May County. Call 609-231-5565 or 609-231-3109.

SEX AND LOVE ADDICTS ANONYMOUS 12-step recovery program, 7 p.m. Mondays at Trinity Methodist Church, 20 Route 9 North, Marmora, use side door off parking lot, not affiliated with any religions and confidentiality and privacy respected.

SUICIDE SURVIVORS group for bereaved by Seaville United Methodist Church, 6 to 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at the church, 3100 Shore Road, Seaville.

Health, fitness

CHILDBIRTH CLASSES 6 to 8 p.m. March 7-April 11, Cape Regional Medical Center. Cost $90. Call the Center for Lifestyle Management at 609-463-4043. Space is limited.

EXERCISE CLASSES by Cape May Recreation at the Franklin Street School gym in Cape May: Jazz Aerobics, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 classes, $30 or $4 per class; Chair Aerobics and Stretching, 9 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesdays, 10 classes $30 or $4 per class; Zumba with Kelly, 6 to 6:45 p.m. Thursdays, cost $5 per class.

FITNESS CLASSES IN CAPE MAY: Ballet Sculpt, uses ballet barre and light weights to create strong lean muscles. Beginners welcome; 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, instructor Karen Manette Bosna; Ballet Sculpt Pilates Fusion, uses ballet and Pilates exercises that work the entire body. Beginners welcome, 11 a.m. to noon Fridays, instructor Karen Manette Bosna; Transformational Pilates, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays, instructor Tammy Decker. All at Franklin Street Civic Center, 720 Franklin St., Cape May. Call 609-884-9565 or see capemayrecreation.org.

FIT SENIORS EXERCISE CLASSES, age 60 and older, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Crest Pier, 5800 Ocean Ave., Wildwood Crest. Cost $5 per class or 12 for $50, call 609-523-0202.

INTRODUCTION TO YOGA, 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Stone Harbor Recreation Center, Second Avenue and 82nd Street. Call 609-368-6809.

JUMBA GOLD, low impact workout, 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays and 10:45 a.m. Thursdays, First United Methodist Church of Wildwood Crest, 6700 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Crest. Cost $5 per class. Call 609-827-5924 or 609-729-4265.

WEEKLY YOGA CLASSES at Sea Isle City’s Community Lodge, 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 7:30 a.m. Fridays at the Community Lodge, JFK Boulevard and Park Road, led by Teri O’Connor, E-RYT. Cost is $10 per student. Walk-ins welcome, all are invited. Call 609-602-3398 or see njbeachyoga.com.

YOGA CLASSES, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. and 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesdays and 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Thursdays, Crest Pier Recreation Center, 5800 Ocean Ave,. Wildwood Crest. Cost $5 per class or $50 for 12 sessions. All ages are welcome. Attendees are encouraged to arrive five minutes prior to start time and to bring their own mats. Call 609-523-0202.

Music, arts

CAPE MAY ARTISTS COOPERATIVE EXHIBIT featuring the work of Dennis Dowe, Diane Flanegan, Rich Flanegan and Mary Stewart, West End Garage, West Cape May. Call 609-770-8261 for information.

WATERCOLOR EXHIBIT BY SUSAN HANNAH RAU throughout March, Ocean City Arts Center, 1735 Simpson Ave. Meet the Artist reception, 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 8. See oceancityartscenter.org or call 609-399-7628.

ATLANTIC CITY JAZZ BAND, 2 to 4 p.m. March 10, VFW Post 386, 419 Congress St., Cape May. Tickets $15 in advance, call 609-884-7961; $20 at door. Optional dinner at 4:30 p.m.

AUDITIONS FOR BRIGADOON, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 16, by Youth Opera of South Jersey, Inc., Seaville United Methodist Church, 3100 South Shore Road, Seaville, ages 8 to 18. 609-425-8080.

MICK MALONEY IN CONCERT 4 p.m. March 17, Cape May Convention Hall. Tickets $26, available at Cape May Convention Hall Box Office or by calling 855-708-9699 or 609-884-9563.

‘SLEEPING BEAUTY’ by The Country Shore Women’s Club, 7 p.m. March 21 to 24 and 3 p.m. March 24, Upper Township Elementary School. Advanced tickets prices are $6 for singles and $5 for groups of 15 or more. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Jill Clark at 609-287-9684. Tickets will be sold at the door for $7 each.

AL HARRISON DIXIELAND BAND 2 to 4 p.m. April 21, VFW Post 386, 419 Congress St., Cape May. Tickets $15 advance; $20 at door. Call 609-884-7961. Optional dinner at 4:30 p.m.


JUDIASM 101 CLASS, 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Beth Judah Temple, Spencer and Pacific avenues, Wildwood. This course is for Jews and non-Jews interested in learing the basics of this religion. The class is free to members of Beth Judah Temple and $10 for non-members or $80 (paid in advance) for the entire course. Call 609-522-7541.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 1 p.m. March 1, Cold Spring Presbyterian Church-Price Hall, Academy and Seashore Roads, Cold Spring. Five area churches will be participating in the program provided by the women of France. Call 609-884-4065.

SHABBAT ACROSS AMERICA 6:30 p.m. March 1, Beth Judah Temple, Spencer and Pacific avenues, Wildwood. Adults $20, children younger than 12, $.750. Call 609-522-7541.

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE, 6:30 a.m. March 31, Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, Ocean City. For more information call 609-525-9300.


‘NOAH’ AT SIGHT AND SOUND THEATER in Lancaster County, Pa., by Forever Young group at Notre Dame de la Mer Parish in Wildwood, April 18. Cost $105, includes transportation, show ticket and dinner at Plain and Fancy Restaurant. For information, call Doris at 609-522-5830.

‘A WINTER’S TALE” April 6, McCarter Theatre in Princeton, by Access to Art, Inc., $115 includes bus, lunch and play admission. Call 465-3963 for information and to register.