Annual marbles tournament in Wildwood
What Is It: The National Marbles Championship is back on the beach in Wildwood for the 89th year. The tradition-laden tournament takes place in "Ringer Stadium," off the Boardwalk at Wildwood Avenue.
What To Expect: The competitors win and lose their marbles for four days starting today - and the organizers say the tournament will involve more than 1,200 games before the champs are formally crowned Thursday. The competing kids, ages 8 to 14, have won local and regional tournaments to reach the major leagues of marbles in Wildwood; here, their winnings can include college scholarships and other valuable prizes and awards.
Event Info: The National Marbles Tournament starts 8 a.m. today and runs through Thursday. Free for spectators. For details, call 800-992-9732 or see nationalmarblestournament.org
Kozak the Magician, Tropicana, Comedy Stop, 6:15 p.m., dinner seating 5:15 p.m., $20 show only, $30 dinner and show, mature PG-14 material. 609-348-0920.
"Believe - Divas In a Man's World," Resorts Casino Hotel, Screening Room, 8 p.m. $25. 800-322-SHOW.
Steven Sorrentino - Voices in My Head, Tropicana, Showroom, 3:30 and 8 p.m. $25. 609-340-4020.
"Identity: An Exhibition of You," Franklin Institute traveling exhibit, Trump Plaza's East Tower, noon to 7 p.m., $12 adults, $8 ages 12 and younger. 609-441-6000.
Golden Nugget, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard: Rush Lounge, 800-777-8477 - Beth Tinnon, 8 p.m.
Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk: 25 Hours, 800-336-6378 - Sherrie Gold, 8 p.m.
The Windrift, 80th Street and the beach, 609-368-5175 - Jimi & Jeff, 4 p.m.
The Rusty Nail, Congress Hall, Washington Street Mall, 609-884-8421 -Gregg Carpenter, 4:30 p.m.
Caffrey's Tavern Steakhouse, 440 Route 9 South, 609-693-6613 - Miller Bingo, 9 p.m.
Steve and Cookie's By the Bay, Amherst Ave., 609-823-1163 - Bill McGrady, 7 p.m.
Sea Isle City
Dead Dog Saloon, 39th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-7600 - Wesley Ochs, 9 p.m.
La Costa Lounge, 40th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-3756 - 52 Pick Up, 5 p.m., Gypsy Wisdom, 10:30 p.m.
The Ocean Drive, 40th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-1000 - All Star Jam, 9 p.m.
Springfield Inn, 43rd Street and Pleasure Avenue, 609-263-4951 - Mike LeCompt, 4 p.m.
Lucas Bohn, Sonya White and Al Ducharme, Tropicana Comedy Stop, The Quarter, must be 18 or older, 9 p.m., $25.
American Pride Day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum (NASW), Cape May Airport, 500 Forrestal Road, Lower Township, view restored B-17 bomber and F-18 fighter jet, beer and wine tastings, exhibits, vendors, live music, $10 adults, $8 ages 3-12; walk-through tours included with mission, flights on B-17 available for purchase. Reservations 734-483-4030, ext. 236 or www.usnasw.org
JCC Brunch & Learn, 10:30 a.m., guest speakers, refreshments, film screening, Katz Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate, $3 members, $5 nonmembers. Reservations required. 609-822-1167, ext. 138 or e-mail JCutler@jccatlantic.org
N.J. Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory, Research & Education Center, 600 Route 47, Middle Township, and Northwood Center on Lily Lake, Cape May Point, birding trip, $10 show and go: Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge with Pete Dunne, 7:30 a.m., meet at lot. 609-861-0700.
Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, salt-marsh safaris 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.; live animal program 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., $4 adults, $3 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. 609-368-1211.