Jeep Invasion coming

Ocean City will host a Jeep Invasion June 14-16, with an army of Jeep cars on display downtown and on the Boardwalk, courtesy of the NJJA Jeep enthusiasts.

There will be custom jeeps, trail rigs and vendors. For information and a schedule, see ocnjjeepinvasion.evenbrite.com.

Ocean City Restaurant Week set

Restaurant Week in Ocean City, presented by the Ocean City Restaurant Association, will take place June 17-22.

Choose from participating member special dining selections — two great meals, one great price. Access eatinocnj.com for details.

Hamilton to appear at surf contest

The ESA Surf Contest will take place June 15 at the Seventh Street Beach in Ocean City. Registration begins 7 a.m., first heat in the water 8 a.m. Sign up at beach on the morning of contest if your membership has expired or if you are a new member. No Wave Date: June 22. For information, call 609-884-5277 or see snjsurfesa.org.

Professional surfer Bethany Hamilton will discuss how she has overcome a shark attack, at 7 p.m. at the Ocean City Tabernacle, Fifth at Wesley Avenue. Admission is free, music by the Glenn Taylor Band.

Johnson’s Popcorn hosting Family Fun Fest

Johnsons Popcorn Father’s Day Family Fun Fest will take place June 16 in Ocean City.

The event features magicians and face painters from 1 to 3 p.m. at Seventh Street and the Boardwalk, Trackless Train and pony rides at 12 Street from 1 to 3 p.m. and a lookalike contest at 2 p.m., followed by a pie-eating contest in front of the Music Pier at Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. For information, call 609-399-2629.

GLBT art exhibit accepting artists

GABLES will present its second annual GLBT art exhibition beginning on June 23 with a wine and cheese reception at 1 p.m.

The location is the Beesley House, home of the Cape May County Cultural and Heritage Commission. The exhibition is open to GLBT artists and allies in South Jersey. Artists who are interested should call Gene at 609-886-8802 to make arrangements for submissions, delivery and pickup. The deadline for submission is June 19. This year there will be prize money for the different categories. Voting for the artworks will be a People's Choice award. Attendees vote June 23 at the opening reception. Winners will be announced at the end of the opening event.

The exhibit will run from 1 to 4 p.m. June 23 and 29, and July 6 and 13. For questions, call the GABLES hotline at 609-861-1848.

Beach memorial service set

A memorial service at 10 a.m. June 15 at the beach in Strathmere wil be held to remember the victims of the fire aboard the General Slocum, which killed more than 1,000 people on June 15, 1904, in New York Harbor.

The service will take place on the beach in Strathmere at Prescott Street, behind the Rita Schiavo Memorial Library. The location is significant, as the hull of the General Slocum, converted into a coal barge after the 1904 fire, sank in a storm about a mile off the beach in 1911. The public is invited to the service.

‘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 eastlynnetheater.org. ELTC partners with the following restaurants for further savings: Aleathea’s, The Washington Inn, 410 Bank St., and Frescos. While staying at The Henry Sawyer Inn or The Victorian Lace Inn, ELTC tickets may be purchased for $20.

Cape May Harbor Fest set

The 2013 Cape May Harbor Fest will take place June 14-June 15 (rain date June 16) at the Cape May harbor, hosted by the Greater Chamber of Commerce of Cape May and New Jersey Audubon’s Nature Center of Cape May.

Most land-based activities take place on the Nature Center campus, 1600 Delaware Ave., and along Delaware Avenue, which is closed for the event.

Harbor Fest begins June 14 with the Blessing of the Waters ceremony at the Fisherman’s Memorial, officiated by local clergy and accompanied by the Coast Guard recruit band. On June 15, a street festival offers food, a beer garden, street vendors, entertainment, and educational displays, and even a scallop cook-off. Other activities include Explore the Shore programs, birding programs for every age group, kayak eco-tours and the “Paddling for a Purpose” kayak and canoe regatta. Transportation between key locations, via trolley is furnished as well as water taxis, which connect the key points around the harbor.

Workshops set for seniors

Cape Assist will sponsor three workshops on aging and wellness in Upper Township.

Funded by Ocean City Home Bank, the workshop topics include healthy aging, stress management and aging and medication.

The sessions are scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. on June 18 and 25 at the Upper Township Community Center, 1790 Route 50, Tuckahoe. This is a “drop-in” program. Community members can attend one or all workshops. No registration is required and there is no fee to attend. Coffee and snacks will be available.

For questions, contact Temerity Berry at 609-522-5960 or temerity@capeassist.org.

Sea Isle City to hold Skimmer Festival

Sea Isle City’s 2013 Skimmer Festival Weekend will take place June 15-16, hosted by the resort’s Division of Tourism.

The festival kicks off June 15 with the annual Skimmer Seaside Market along Sea Isle’s oceanfront Promenade, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The annual sand sculpting demonstration takes place on the beach at JFK Boulevard beginning at 9 a.m., led by Sand Pounders Professional Sculptors. Afterward, the public is invited to compete in a sand sculpting competition, followed by an awards ceremony at noon.

At 8 p.m., the Exceptions perform pop and rock classics at the Excursion Park Band Shell.

On June 16, an Antique Auto Show takes place along the Promenade between 29th Street and JFK Boulevard from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the Snake Brothers Band fill the air with bluegrass music on the Promenade at JFK Boulevard. Free guided historical trolley tours are offered every half-hour in front of Excursion Park, between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., led by members of the Sea Isle City Historical Society.

At 1 p.m., Mayor Leonard Desiderio presents trophies to the winners of the Antique Auto Show.

Call 609-263-8687 or see seaislecitynj.us.

Sandy recovery help available

Counselors with New Jersey Hope and Healing are available to meet with homeowners and renters who are recovering from Hurricane Sandy.

Information on grants is now available. Support groups are running. Call 609-652-3800, ext. 308, for details. New Jersey Hope and Healing is sponsored by the NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Disaster and Terrorism Branch, through a FEMA grant in partnership with Mental Health Association in New Jersey. Residents who are upset, stressed or depressed as a result of the storm, loss of property or displacement and other related issues may seek guidance and support by calling 877-294-HELP (4357), TTY 877-294-4356.

Small Sandy Survivors group set

New Jersey Hope and Healing presents Small Sandy Survivors, a creative, interactive workshop that offers support and education to children ages 5-10 who were affected by Hurricane Sandy.

The events are free. Counselors are available to meet with parents during the workshop. To find a workshop in your area, call 609 652-3800, ext. 308. New Jersey Hope and Healing is sponsored by the NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Disaster and Terrorism Branch, through a FEMA grant in partnership with Mental Health Association in New Jersey.

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:

Accelerated session two, June 17-July 3; in-person registration deadline June 13, online, fax or mail deadline June 16

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 atlantic.edu/webadvisor. Regular registration hours are 9 a.m. to 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 atlantic.edu. For more information, email summer@atlantic.edu 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 rcolosi@co.cape-may.nj.us.

Vaccines available for adults

The Cape May County Department of Health has a variety of vaccines available for adults in Cape May County.

The specific vaccines an adult needs are determined by factors such as age, lifestyle, risk conditions, locations of travel and previous vaccines. Residents are advised to talk to their doctor or nurse about what is recommended. The Health Department has most adult vaccines available free or low-cost. Call 609-465-1200 to ask about what vaccines you may need and to schedule an appointment. Adult vaccines are currently available to prevent: chickenpox, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, HPV, pertussis, meningitis, pneumonia and shingles.

Information on adult vaccinations is available at cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/index.html.

Beach guide available for people with disabilities

The 2013 edition of “A Guide to Accessing Cape May County’s Beaches and Surf Chairs for People with Disabilities” is now available on the Cape May County Website, capemaycountygov.net, through the County Department of Tourism and on the website of the state Department of Human Services/Division of Disability Services.

This brochure provides detailed information on the accessibility of beaches in Avalon, Cape May City, Cape May Point, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Stone Harbor, Strathmere in Upper Township and the Wildwoods. It also highlights the investment these municipalities have made in surf chairs, beach accessible wheelchairs with large, balloon-type wheels that don’t get stuck in the sand.

The 2013 electronic version of the guide is now available from capemaycountygov.net. Print copies are being distributed through the efforts of the Cape May County Department of Tourism, the New Jersey Division of Disability Services and the New Jersey Association of County Disability Services.

For more information, call 609-886-2784 or email ppierson@co.cape-may.nj.us.

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 capemaytech.com.

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 cmc4h.com, 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 cmc4h.org.

Miss New Jersey pageant set for June 13-15

The 80th annual Miss New Jersey Pageant will take place at the Ocean City Music Pier June 13-15.

A special guest will be reigning Miss America Mallory Hagan, who will participate during the final evening of the contest June 15. Tickets are available by calling Mary Lou Cake at 856-424-3564 or 609-315-1423. Prices are $35 for each preliminary night, $50 for the final and $110 for all three nights.

Aviation museum offers events in June

Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum’s free historic lecture series at 7 p.m. Tuesdays includes:

June 18, Joan Berkey, Images of America U.S. Coast Guard Training Center at Cape May, lecture, book signing and Q&A.

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 bruce-nasw@comcast.net, or see usnasw.org.

Atlantic Cape offers summer classes

Atlantic Cape Community College will offer a variety of credit courses this summer to accommodate a range of lifestyles. Whether you’re a current student, recent high school graduate or attending a four-year college and home for the summer, you can earn credits toward your degree during Atlantic Cape’s summer sessions. Choose from courses in art, aviation, business, communication, computers, English, math, science and more.

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.

Upcoming summer sessions include:

Accelerated session two, June 17-July 4; in-person registration deadline June 13, online, fax or mail deadline June 16

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

To view a complete list of summer courses and to register online, visit WebAdvisor at atlantic.edu/webadvisor. Regular registration hours are 9 a.m. to 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. To register online or view an updated schedule of summer and fall courses, visit atlantic.edu. For more information, email summer@atlantic.edu or call 609-343-5000, 609-625-1111, ext. 5000, or 609-463-3960 in Cape May County.

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 cmc4h.com.

OCTC offers camps, classes

The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company will offer an array of camps and classes this summer. The lineup includes programs that are designed for the youngest students and serve as an introduction to the performing arts, as well as, classes for students with an extensive performing arts background. Enrollment is limited. To sign up or for more information, see oceancitytheatrecompany.com or call 609-398-1118. All programs are open to residents and non-residents of Ocean City.

Imagination Station, Creative drama classes for grades K-2 — Six classes offered 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 ocexchangeclub.org.

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 arts.gov/bluestarmuseums. The Cape May County Museum is located at 504 Route 9 North, Cape May Court House, and is open Wednesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nature Center offers programs

The Nature Center of Cape May offers programs including summer camps for children from pre-kindergarten through age 16, salt marsh safaris, fishing and crabbing, bike tours, beachcombing, scavenger hunts, kayak rentals and tours, campfires and storytelling, and more.

Call 609-898-8848, visit the Center at 1600 Delaware Ave. 9 a.m. to 5p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, or see NJAudubon.org/Centers/NCCM.

‘Mosaic Memories’ art project set

Community Art Projects invites locals and visitors to leave their mark in Ocean City and become part of a future Community Art Projects art installation.

Grab a few friends or relatives and paint a tile at Glazed Over Studio, 854 Asbury Ave., through Oct. 15. Tiles are 4¼ inches and can be painted with any design or family name. Prices are $20 per tile or two for $35 to “Create a Mosaic Memory.” Painted tiles, artistically placed in a significant sculpture, will be placed in a central Ocean City location.

Mosaic Memories is sponsored by CAP to raise awareness for the importance of the arts and funding to help CAP continue to beautify Ocean City through public art. For more information on Mosaic Memories, call Leslie Skibo at 609-425-2687.

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 contactcapeatlantic.org. 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.

Atlantic Cape offers accelerated classes

Atlantic Cape Community College offers students an opportunity to earn college credits in only 11 days. Classes will meet online and at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.

Accelerated Session Two (June 17-July 3): College Algebra, Statistical Methods and Abnormal Psychology

For a complete list of summer courses and to register online, see atlantic.edu/webadvisor. Regular registration hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. The college will be closed July 4, and on Fridays through Aug. 16. Fall semester classes begin Sept. 3.

Financial aid is available to eligible students. Students can visit atlantic.edu/finaid to apply. To continue studies beyond the associate degree, Atlantic Cape offers dual admission programs with the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Rutgers and Fairleigh Dickinson universities.

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

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 staylor@atlantic.edu.

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 atlantic.edu/conted 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 Word 2010 Demo, beginners and experienced Microsoft Word users alike will learn how to get the most out of the word processing software, two sections beginning June 13 and 14.

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.edu/conted.

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 Word 2010 Demo, beginners and experienced Microsoft Word users alike will learn how to get the most out of the word processing software. Participants must bring their own devices to this session, Thursday, June 13.

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 atlantic.edu/conted.

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 desalvo@atlantic.edu to schedule a registration appointment. Returning students can register online using WebAdvisor at atlantic.edu/webadvisor.

The Academy offers two-year degree programs in culinary arts, baking and pastry and food service management, and specialization programs in hot foods, baking and pastry, food service management and catering.

Full-time classes meet five hours a day, Monday through Friday, in morning, afternoon or evening sessions. Part-time classes are available also.

For more information about the ACA, call 1-800-645 CHEF, email accadmit@atlantic.edu, or visit atlantic.edu/aca.

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 atlantic.edu/conted 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 oceangalleries.com.

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 nccm@njaudubon.org.

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 usnasw.org.

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 co.cape-may.nj.us/Cit-e-Access/webpage.cfm?TID=5&TPID=4410.

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 mrsnewjerseyamerica.com, gwnjamerica@yahoo.com 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 karavan@njaes.rutgers.edu.

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 mikehayes325@gmail.com or Augie Conte Jr. at 609-320-2849 or aconte1@aol.com.

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 atlantic.edu/summer to view summer and fall class schedules and to register online.

Art camps in Ocean City

The Ocean City Arts Center presents more than 50 weekly art camps offered this summer, beginning June 17.

Offerings include drawing, painting, dance, pottery, sculpture with clay and wire, and film and TV, and classes where children learn to make masks, create puppets and puppet shows; acting for pre-schoolers called Little Stars, art as it relates to science and invention, and more. Classes change weekly and take place either 9 a.m.-noon or 12:30-3:30 p.m. They cost $165 per week and most classes are for children ages 6-11.

See oceancityartscenter.org or call 609-399-7628.

Theater company plans student workshop

Applications are available for the award-winning East Lynne Theater Company’s Summer Student Workshop.

This year, it’s “An Evening of Fables,” presented in storytelling fashion with a minimum of props and costumes. Like last year’s workshop, the focus is on the storytellers themselves, working as a tight ensemble, and the imagination. Fables and stories will be from a variety of sources including “1,001 Arabian Nights,” the Brothers Grimm, and Aesop.

This year, 12 students ages 11-16 can work with ELTC’s professional staff, including Sally Bingham, who is heading up this year’s workshop. Technical Director Lee O’Connor and Artistic Director Gayle Stahlhuth will be around to help ELTC’s Student Workshop. The workshop dates are June 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, July 1 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. At 8 p.m. July 2, students will perform in front of an audience, open to the public and admission free.

The location for the workshop and the performance is The First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St. (corner of Decatur and Hughes) in Cape May, where the company is in residence, and the fee is $200. To receive an application form, visit eastlynnetheater.org or call the office at 609-884-5898 to receive one via snail mail. For questions, contact Gayle Stahlhuth at eastlynneco@aol.com or call the office.

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 capemaystage.org or at the box office. All subscriptions expire Dec. 30.