Second Friday at Bayshore Center

The Bayshore Center at Bivalve in Port Norris provides a full evening of activities tonight with the latest installment of its monthly Second Friday series.

Tonight's event includes a talk by Gay Taylor, curator for many years at the American Museum of Glass at WheatonArts and Cultural Center, who will explain why southern New Jersey became such an important center of glassmaking.

There will be acoustic music by guitarist Steve Byrne and astronomer Fred Schaaf will tell what to look for in the Spring sky.

A spring-inspired art exhibit, titled "Equinox," which features the work of three different artists, will be among the items featured at the event.

Cape May Court House potter Marie Elaine Lanza and Janice Chassier, of Pittsgrove Township will display their ceramic works while photographer Rachel Cobb, of Salem will display her pictures. Cobb, of Elmer, spent many years working with Patti LaBelle, shooting CD covers and program guides for concerts and archiving events in her life.

If You Go: The free event runs from 5:30 to 8:30 tonight at the Bayshore Center at Bivalve, 2800 High St. For more information, call 856-785-2060.