Happenings

Thursday, March 3

Atlantic City, "Diamonds for a Cause" Cocktail Party, 6 to 8 p.m., Diamond Lounge at Bally's, sponsored by Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties, special appetizers by Chef Luke Palladino, $100, Diamond raffle entries $100 each or 2 for $150. Reservations 609-822-1108 or www.jfsatlantic.org

Cape May, Free winter admission to Cold Spring Village Welcome Center, open to public 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays to Fridays through April, 720 Route 9, interactive and visual exhibits. 609-898-2300, ext. 10, or www.hcsv.org

Friday, March 4

Atlantic City, New Jersey State High School Wrestling Championships, March 4, 5, 6, Boardwalk Hall, Mississippi Avenue and the Boardwalk, kickoff 5 p.m. March 4; morning session 10 a.m. March 5 with doors re-opening 4 p.m. for 5 p.m. evening session; morning session 10 a.m. March 6 with finals and awards ceremony 2 p.m. All-session tickets: $44 adults, $12 senior adults, high school students; single-session tickets $11 adults, $3 senior adults, students. 609-259-2776 or www.boardwalkhall.com

Atlantic City, New Jersey Home & Garden Show, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 4, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 5, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 6, Convention Center, 1 Convention Blvd., free seminars, free verbal appraisals on antiques and collectibles, complimentary wine tastings, $8 adults, $5 seniors, free ages 16 and younger, pay once for all weekend, coupons for $1 discount at www.showtechnology.com

Cape May, 8th Annual Cape May Yoga Retreat, registration kickoff 5 to 8:30 p.m. March 4, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 5, 8:30 to 1 p.m. March 6, Congress Hall, 251 Beach Ave., open to all skill levels, $270 weekend package, $160 all-day pass March 5, or $85 any single workshop. 888-944-1816 or visit www.congresshall.com and click on "special packages," enter promo code REJUVENATION.

Saturday, March 5

Cape May, "Can I Get a Witness! A Testament to the Black Church in Cape May County" exhibit, open Saturdays and Sundays through March 27, hours vary, Carriage House Gallery, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., collection of artifacts, photographs, documents, free, open daily April 1 to 17. 609-884-5404, 800-275-4278 or www.capemaymac.org

Sunday, March 6

Margate, Cutting Edge Kid's Swim Program, meet Olympic swimmer Lenny Krayzelburg, 3 to 5 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Ave., for registration and fees call 609-822-1167, ext. 122.

Tuesday, March 8

Brant Beach, Mardi Gras Beef and Beer, 6 p.m., St. Francis Parish and Center, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., entertainment, dancing, raffles, $25. 609-494-8861.

Cape May, Winter Shore Slam, first-person themed stories and poetry competition, 7 to 9 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m., Lucky Bones Back Water Grille, 1200 Route 109, open to ages 21 and older. 609-884-7525 or www.centerforcommunityarts.org

Millville, Tuesday art films, 7 p.m., Tuesdays through March 29, Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, 22 N. High St., free. 856-327-4500. March 8: The Definitive Dale: A Lifetime Retrospective; March 15: Citizen Barnes; March 22: John James Audubon, The Bird of America/Winslow Homer; March 29: Edward Hopper/Norman Rockwell's World.

Richard Stockton College, Women's Day event, "How to Make Feminism Your Own: 10 Years of Manifesting Feminism," 6 p.m., Elizabeth B. Alton Auditorium (A-Wing), main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, guest speakers authors and activists Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards, free and open to the public, 609-626-5581 or wp.stockton.edu/wgss/womens-history-month-march-2011-events

Wednesday, March 9

Cape May, History Lecture and Historic District Trolley Tour, 2 to 4:30 p.m., Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities, 1048 Washington St., part of "New Jersey History through Historic Places" program, free, limited seats, reservations suggested. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278, ext. 134.

Margate, Atlantic City Ballet fundraiser, dinner with guest speaker Travis Martin "Weight Loss and Nutrition," 6:30 p.m., Steve and Cookie's By the Bay, 9700 Amherst Ave., includes dinner, wine, $85. 609-804-1995 or www.acballet.org

Margate, Kayak Fishing Seminar, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Katz Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Ave., taught by fisherman/instructor Robert MacMaster, must be 14 or older, $25 members, $30 nonmembers. 609-822-1167, ext. 116, or www.jccatlantic.org

Richard Stockton College, Zumba-Thon, 7 to 8 p.m., I-Wing Gymnasium, College Drive, Galloway Township, registration 6:30 p.m., followed by warm-up 6:45 p.m., $10 donation, or $5 for Stockton students, benefits Gilda's Club South Jersey. 609-652-4649.

Thursday, March 10

Hammonton, Business Card Exchange Mixer, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., Annata Wine Bar, 216 Bellevue Ave., hosted by Greater Hammonton Chamber of Commerce, open to public, $15 members, $20 nonmembers, includes hot hors d'oeuvres, cash bar. 609-561-9080.

Friday, March 11

Mays Landing, Line dancing lessons, 7 p.m., Fridays in March, Tilton Fitness, 5401 Harding Highway, no partner required, free to Tilton Fitness members, or $7 nonmembers. 609-625-9355 or email kvasile@tiltonfitness.com

Saturday, March 12

Atlantic City, Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, 1 p.m., States Avenue to Albany Avenue, on the Boardwalk, Grand Marshal Cathy Burke, owner of Irish Pub, marching bands, floats, string bands, Irish step dancers, free viewing. Information: acstpatricksdayparade@gmail.com

Egg Harbor Township, Train Show and sale, Atlantic County 4-H Model Railroad Club, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 12, 13, inside Shore Mall, next to Burlington Coat Factory, 6725 Blach Horse Pike, proceeds benefit Atlantic Riding Center, $2 adults, children 12 and younger free. 609-484-9500.

Margate, St. Patrick's Day Party, 2 to 10 p.m., Margate Log Cabin, Marshall and Jerome avenues, Irish music, food, drinks available, bus rides available from Log Cabin to Atlantic City St. Patrick's Day Parade starting at noon, returning after parade, $5 round-trip. 609-823- 9824 or visit www.margatelogcabin.com

Sea Isle City, Kix McNutley's 21st Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Celebration, parade kickoff 3:30 p.m. rain or shine, 93rd Street to 63rd Street and Landis Avenue, celebration follows until 8 p.m. at Kix McNutley's. 609-263-4461, ext. 230, or 609-263-6341.

Somers Point, St. Paddy's Day Plunge, noon, Charlie's Bar & Restaurant, 800 Shore Road, $50 entry includes sweatshirt and after party, proceeds benefit Arthur Elwell Scholarship Fund. 609-927-3663.

Wildwood, Cheer Tech National Cheerleading and Dance Championships, 9 a.m. March 12, 13, Oceanfront Arena, Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, day-long competitions of recreation, high school, college, open and all-star cheer teams. $15 adults, $10 children age 10 and younger, free children 3 and younger. 866-52-CHEER or visit www.CheerTech.net

Sunday, March 13

Brigantine, Leprechaun's Leap into the Ocean, 2:15 p.m., 14th Street South beach, kickoff 12:30 p.m. with registration, live music, pet costume contest, proceeds benefit South Jersey Cancer Fund. 609-333-1791.

Hammonton, 6th annual "Lines on the Pines" event, 1 to 4 p.m., Frog Rock Golf & Country Club, 775 South White Horse Pike, author Nelson Johnson book signing 2 to 4 p.m., also other local authors, art / photography, craft show featuring Pine Barrens theme, exhibits by local historical groups, free admission; buffet dinner 4:30 p.m., $30, reservations required. 609-561-5504 or e-mail linesonthepines@comcast.net

Tuesday, March 15

Millville, Music lecture, "Me, Myself and I" the role of the soloist, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Public Library, 210 Buck St., presented by Paul M. Somers, sponsored by Bay-Atlantic Symphony, free. 856-825-7087 or Bay-Atlantic Symphony 856-451-1169.

Stone Harbor, Antique Appraisal Nights at Wetlands Institute, 7 to 8:30 p.m., March 15, April 12, by Arthur Schwerdt, certified appraiser, dealer, author, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., $20 appraisal fee covers up to four items and is donation to Wetlands Institute (members $15). 609-368-1211.

Wednesday, March 16

Buena Vista Township, New Jersey Radio Museum Program, presented by national broadcast veteran Big Jay Sorensen, 7:30 p.m., Township Hall, Route 40 (309 Harding Highway), includes tape of uncut original audio recording from Herbert Morrison's WLS radio coverage of Hindenburg disaster of 1937, presented by Buena Historical Society, refreshments served, seating limited to first 100, then standing room only. 856-466-4654.

Linwood, Mass in honor of St. Patrick, 6:30 p.m., Our Lady Of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church, Poplar and Wabash avenues, celebrant will be Fr. Harold Cullen of Cork, Ireland, sponsored by Irish American Cultural Society of South Jersey, free-will collection taken for food pantry at Atlantic City's St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church. 609 927-1234.

Margate, "Surf's Up! GoFish!" 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 16, 23, 30, Katz Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Ave., for beginners or experienced surf anglers, must be 14 or older, three-night session $50 members, $65 nonmembers; one-night session $20 members, $25 nonmembers. 609-822-1167, ext. 116, or visit www.jccatlantic.org

Williamstown, Music lecture / presentation, premiere of new violin concerto by Paul M. Somers, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Monroe Township Library, 713 Marsha Ave., includes a computer realization of the concerto with Somers commenting on the music as it is heard, free. 856-629-1212 or Bay-Atlantic Symphony 856-451-1169.

Thursday, March 17

Egg Harbor Township, St. Patrick's Day Luncheon, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Eagle Academy, Bargaintown Road, adjacent to Police Station, buffet, music, door prizes, donation $6 and one canned item for the Food Bank, open to the public, all proceeds benefit students at Ranch Hope in Alloway. 609-926-1235.

Margate, "How PURIM Got It's Sense of Humor," JCC Brunch & Learn and movie, Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Ave., for mature audience, $3 JCC members, $5 nonmembers. Reservations needed. 609-822-1167, ext. 138 or e-mail JCutler@jccatlantic.org

Millville, Music lecture / presentation, premiere of new violin concerto by Paul M. Somers, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Public Library, 210 Buck St., includes a computer realization of the concerto with Somers commenting on the music as it is heard, free. 856-825-7087 or Bay-Atlantic Symphony 856-451-1169.

Friday, March 18

Atlantic City, Annual Gala Dinner Dance, 6:30 p.m., scholarship fundraiser for Atlantic City Hotel & Lodging Association, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Event Center, One Borgata Way, open bar 6:30 to 8 p.m., music by "Don't Call Me Francis," Lloyd Levenson, master of ceremonies, $145. Reservations 609-345-8910 or e-mail info@achla.org

Saturday, March 19

Atlantic City, Antiques & Collectors Show, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 19, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 20, Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Convention Blvd., special fashion exhibit "Revisit the Empire through Fashion," featuring clothing and accessories from the 1920's seen on HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," 1-day adult ticket $15, weekend pass $25. 973-927-2794 or www.jmkshows.com

Atlantic City, "Lighthouse Empire - The Rum Runners," mystery performance event, 7 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m., Absecon Lighthouse, 31 S. Rhode Island Ave., includes performance, full-moon climb, light refreshments, $25. Reservations 609-449-1360.

Northfield, St. Patrick's Day Dinner Dance, 7 to 11 p.m., hosted by Knights of Columbus, at St. Gianna's RC Church, Church Hall, 1421 New Road, live bagpipe music, BYOB for adults, must be 21, $25 single, $45 couple. 609-412-0184.

Somers Point, "We've Got Disco Fever," 7 to 10 p.m., DiOrio's Cafe, MacArthur Boulevard, dancing, music, prizes for best 70s attire, $15 benefits Ocean City Alumni Association. 609-927-6111.

Stone Harbor, Inaugural Stone Harbor Shiver (Polar Bear Plunge), noon, 96th street beach, led by Philadelphia 76ers mascot Hip Hop, proceeds benefit Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squads, $25 adults, $15 children 13 to 17; pre-registration party 6 p.m. March 18, Stone Harbor Yacht Club, $10. E-mail stoneharborshiver@gmail.com

Vineland, Comedy of Dom Irrera, with Vinnie Brand, 8 p.m., Landis Theater Performing Arts Center, 830 East Landis Ave., $35, $45. 856-691-1121 or visit Landistheater.com

Sunday, March 20

Wildwood, Spring Bridal Fair, noon to 5 p.m., Starlight Ballroom, Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, door prize drawings, vendors, exhibitors, free admission. Register at www.WildwoodsNJ.com or 609-465-7181.

Monday, March 21

Margate, Music lecture / presentation, premiere of new violin concerto by Paul M. Somers, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Public Library, Bloom Pavilion, 8100 Atlantic Ave., includes a computer realization of the concerto with Somers commenting on the music as it is heard, free. 609-822-4700 or Bay-Atlantic Symphony 856-451-1169.

Tuesday, March 22

Cape May Court House, Music lecture, "Me, Myself and I" the role of the soloist, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Cape May County Library, 30 Mechanic St., presented by Paul M. Somers, sponsored by Bay-Atlantic Symphony, free. 609-463-6350 or Bay-Atlantic Symphony 856-451-1169.

Pleasantville, Meet the Author, Bruce Jennings Jr., "brown dress thoughts," 6 p.m., Atlantic County Library System / Pleasantville, 33 Martin Luther King Ave., open to adults, free. 609-641-1778.

Richard Stockton College, Women's History Month Celebration, March 22: Poetry and Prose Reading, 7 to 10 p.m., Juniper Hall Lounge, (Housing 5 apartment); March 29: "Femicide in Central America," 4:30 p.m., by Stockton Professor Janice Joseph, West Quad Building, room 103; March 31: "What's Love Got to Do With It? Safe and Risky Sexual Behavior Among African American College Women," 4:30 p.m., by Dr. Maya Gibbons, assistant professor of social work at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, B-Wing, room B-008, all events at main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, free and open to the public. 609-626-5581 or wp.stockton.edu/wgss/womens-history-month-march-2011-events

Wednesday, March 23

Cape May, Spring Lecture Series, 7 p.m. on four consectutive Wednesdays, Historic Cold Spring, 720 Route 9, in Welcome Center Museum, free. 609-898-2300, ext. 17. March 23: Commodore John Barry: An American Hero in the Age of Sale, presented by author Tim McGrath; March 30: Jersey Shore Place Names: Why Did they Name it That?, presented by author Lee Ireland; April 6: Nicky Fifth's Garden State Adventures, presented by children's author Lisa Funari Williver; April 13: Monmouth Court House: The Battle that Made the American Army, presented by historian Joseph G. Bilby.

Cape May Court House, Music lecture / presentation, premiere of new violin concerto by Paul M. Somers, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Cape May County Library, 30 Mechanic St., includes a computer realization of the concerto with Somers commenting on the music as it is heard, free. 609-463-6350 or Bay-Atlantic Symphony 856-451-1169.

Thursday, March 24

Galloway Township, 10th Annual Daffodil Dinner, Atlantic County Institute of Technology, 6 p.m., The Carriage House, 25 South Pitney Road, gourmet dinner, door prize drawings, presentation of community awards, proceeds benefit student activities, $100. 625-2249, ext. 1226, or email jgiovanelli@acitech.org

Friday, March 25

Atlantic City, "Spring Together, An Evening for Change," United Way of Atlantic County's Annual Auction for the Community, kickoff 7:15 p.m., Bally's Ocean Ballroom, featuring The B-Street Band, Bruce Springsteen tribute band, dinner buffet, cocktails, also honoring Jeffrey Vasser, president of the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority, $100. 609-404-4483, ext. 13 or visit www.unitedwayac.org

West Cape May, Free Environmentally Friendly Family Movies, "WALL-E," 6 to 9 p.m., Boro Hall, 732 Broadway, hosted by West Cape May Environmental Commission, for all ages, kickoff 6 p.m. with free pizza. 609-884-1005.

Sunday, March 27

Sea Isle City, Ocean Drive Marathon, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Cape May to Promenade in Sea Isle City, certified course, pre-registration only. www.odmarathon.org or call 609-523-0880.

Tuesday, March 29

Richard Stockton College, "The Jersey Sting," 6 p.m., authors / panel discussion, with Ted Sherman and Josh Margolin, joined by former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey, Alton Auditorium (A-Wing), main campus, College Drive, Galloway Township, seating limited, advance registration required. 609-626-3542 or e-mail hughescenter@stockton.edu

Thursday, March 31

Atlantic City, Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala, "Putting on the Glitz: Eat, Drink and Be Dazzled," 6:30 p.m., Bally's Atlantic City Hotel and Casino, hors d'oeuvres prepared by students at the Academy of Culinary Arts, house specialties of area restaurants, dessert reception, benefits scholarships at Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape. $200 per person. Reservations 609-463-4672 or acccfdn@atlantic.edu

Margate, Music lecture, "Me, Myself and I" the role of the soloist, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Public Library, Bloom Pavilion, 8100 Atlantic Ave., presented by Paul M. Somers, sponsored by Bay-Atlantic Symphony, free. 609-822-4700 or Bay-Atlantic Symphony 856-451-1169.

Sunday, April 3

Hammonton, Spring Fashion Show: Hammonton Has Style, 1 to 4 p.m., Kerri Brooke Caterers, 755 White Horse Pike, featuring styles from local clothing stores, light refreshments, 60-minute fashion show, vendors, signature drinks available at cash bar, sponsored by Woman's Civic Club, Main Street Hammonton and Hammonton Mothers' Club, $30, or VIP limited seating $40. 609-561-1989, 609-576-6126 or 609-481-8999.

Milmay, Modern Western Square Dancing, free introduction, 6 to 8 p.m., Milmay Fire Hall, 225 Broad St., open to all. 609-272-7573.

Saturday, April 9

Cape May, CROP Walk, 10 a.m., Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., 4.8-mile interfaith community event to benefit local food banks and pantries, registration 8:30 a.m. 609-884-3949 or visit www.cropwalk.org

Toms River, Ocean County Library FlowerFest, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Toms River branch, 101 Washington St., with guest speakers Lois J. de Vries and Valerie Sudol, displays from local garden clubs, horticultural societies, florists and environmental organizations. 732-349-6200 or 609-971-0514.

Sunday, April 10

Atlantic City, 200 Club's Silver Anniversary Memorial Service and Brunch, 10:30 a.m., St. Nicholas of Tolentine Roman Catholic Church, 1409 Pacific Ave., followed by brunch at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Event Center, $35. Reservations 609-601-1354.

Saturday, April 16

Ocean City, Doo Dah Parade, noon, from 6th to 12th streets along Asbury Avenue, with grand marshall Meadowlark Lemon, "Clown Prince of Basketball" from Harlem Globetrotters; Pieasco (massive pie in the face extravaganza) follows parade at Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and the Boardwalk. 609-525-9300.

Wednesday, June 22

Margate, Katz JCC Sports Night, 5:30 p.m. cocktail party, 6:30 p.m. main event, Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Ave., meet Philadelphia sports icons, tailgate food, auctions, emcee TV sportscaster Don Tollefson, $175 individual / $275 couple (main event only), or $400 cocktail party and main event. Reservations preferred. 609-822-1167 or visit www.jccatlantic.org

Wednesday, July 13

Avalon, David and Julie Nixon Eisenhower lecture and book signing, "Going Home to Glory: A Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower," 7 p.m., Elementary School auditorium, adjacent to Public Library, 235 32nd St., free, seating on first-come, first-served basis, visit www.avalonfreelibrary.org

Kids

Sunday, March 6

Atlantic City, "Kids Light Up The Arts," educational series art classes, 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays through March, Absecon Lighthouse, 31 S. Rhode Island Ave., classes in theater and puppetry, dance, painting, literature, watercolors, wear comfortable clothing, reservations required, $15 weekly, $95 for complete series, includes all materials, supplies, instruction. 609-449-1360.

Atlantic City, Fun Day Sundays, family programs, 2 p.m., Free Public Library, 1e Tennessee Ave., meeting room, free (children 9 or younger must be accompanied by adult), March 6: Duct Tape Flowers; March 13: Women's History Month Tile Mosaic; March 20: Sailors Valentine Craft; March 27: Pinkalicious Party, for children eight or younger with adult, registration required. 609-345-2269, ext. 3050.

Tuesday, March 8

Atlantic City, Preschool Story Time, 11 a.m., Atlantic City Aquarium, Gardner's Basin, free with admission, March 8: Perry Penguin, A Tale of a Brave Family; March 15: special story for St. Patrick's Day (wear green and see what the leprechaun left behind in his pot of gold); March 22: Ellie & Ollie Eel, A Tale of a Fantastic Voyage; March 29: Izzie Lizzie Alligator, A Tale of a Big Lizard; all story times followed by Exotic Animal Show and feeding time at shark and ray touch tank, aquarium open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, $8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 children 4 to 11. 609-348-2880 or visit www.acaquarium.com; coupons for discounted admission available on website.

Monday, March 21

Somers Point, Pizza and Movie Night, for ages 6 to 12, 6 p.m. "The Goonies," Atlantic County Library, 801 Shore Road, free. 609-927-7113. April 18: "Despicable Me"; May 16: "Alice in Wonderland" with Johnny Depp; June 20: "The Sorcerer's Apprentice."

Saturday, March 26

Elmer, "Jigsaw Jones; The Case of the Class Clown," family matinee, 2 p.m., Appel Farm Art & Music Center, 457 Shirley Road, $10. 856-358-2472.

Saturday, April 16

Atlantic City, Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Atlantic City Aquarium, 9 to 10 a.m., for children and their families, character pose for photos, Continental breakfast, holiday-themed craft, Easter Egg hunt, complimentary gift, $13.95 adults, $11.95 children 12 and younger, includes admission to aquarium. Advance reservations required by April 1. 609-348-2880, ext. 17 or www.acaquarium.com

Music

Thursday, March 3

Mays Landing, 3rd Annual Multi-District/Artists in Residence Concert, 7 p.m., Hess Educational Complex, 700 Babcock Road, featuring West Chester University Percussion Ensemble with area school percussionists, all seats $10. Call 609-476-6241, ext. 1013.

Friday, March 4

Elmer, Suzie Brown, 8 p.m., First Fridays@theGallery, Art Gallery at Appel Farm Arts and Music Center, 457 Shirley Road, $7. 800-394-1211.

Somers Point, 30th Annual Cajun Festival, March 4 to 13, Gregory's Restaurant and Bar, 900 Shore Road, special menu, music, Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras March 8 featuring Franny Smith & the A.C. Dixie Jazz Band. 609-927-6665.

Saturday, March 5

Rowan University, Evening of Bach and other composers, Rowan Concert Choir, 8 p.m., Pfleeger Concert Hall, Wilson Hall campus, Route 322, Glassboro, free. 856-256-4545.

Somers Point, Franny Smith and the Atlantic City Jazz Band, 8:30 to 11 p.m., Gregory's Restaurant, 900 Shore Road, $5, or free to Somers Point Jazz Society members, students with valid ID. 609-927-6665.

Sunday, March 6

Mauricetown, Palisades Virtuosi ensemble, music celebration of nature, 2:30 p.m., Maurice River Music salon concert, at a residence in the area, limited seating, reservations required, donations to assist covering expenses accepted. 856-506-0580 or www.mauricerivermusic.com

Wednesday, March 9

Atlantic City, Jazz Corner@The Chelsea, Terry Royal Quartet, 7 to 10 p.m., The Chelsea, fifth floor, 111 S. Chelsea Ave., must be 21, $10, proceeds benefit Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation. www.thejazzcornerac.com

Thursday, March 10

Atlantic Cape Community College, Careme's Cafe Series, 6:30 p.m., four-course gourmet dinner prepared by students at Academy of Culinary Arts, followed by musical performance, March 10: Patty Blee; April 7: Adrien Reju; May 5: Alfred James Band, Careme's Restaurant, main campus, Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, $35, reservations required. 609-343-4907 or e-mail simmons@atlantic.edu

Brigantine, Free concert series, 7 to 8:30 p.m., North School Auditorium, Lafayette and Evans boulevards, by Brigantine Community Education and Recreation Department. 609-266-3323. March 10: Cole Brothers; April 14: Swing Central with Rich Janice; May 28: Boardwalk Chorus and Barbershop Quartet; June 23: Jim Craine Combo; July 2: Bob Ferris Brass Band and Original Hobo Band at 15th Street; July 21: Bubba Mac Blues Band; July 28: Tony DeLuca Band; Aug. 11: Jack Melton Band; Aug. 21: Tri County Symphonic Band; Sept. 4: Bob Ferris Big Band; Oct. 13: Cole Brothers; Nov. 17: Bob Ferris Big Band; Dec. 2: Bob Ferris Combo, Christmas Tree Lighting, at Fire House; Dec. 6: Suite Inspiration Christmas Concert.

Somers Point, Cape Bank Jazz @ the Point, four-day jazz festival, at various locations, $50 pre-event ticket good for all four days, tickets for individual events call Somers Point Jazz Society, 609-927-6677 or visit www.spjazz.org. March 10: Edgardo Cintron and the Cintron Band, 7 to 10 p.m., Mission Point Church, 9th Street and New York Avenue; Will Clark Quartet, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., Gregory's Restaurant, 900 Shore Road (free performance); March 11: Michael Pedicin Quartet / The Brubeck Project, sets at 8 and 10 p.m., Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road; Joe Magnarelli Quartet, sets at 8 and 10 p.m., Gregory's, 900 Shore Road; Orrin Evans Quartet, sets at 9:30 and 11:30 p.m., Sandi Pointe, 908 Shore Road; March 12: Ignacio Berroa Quartet, sets at 8 and 10 p.m., Sandi Pointe, 908 Shore Road; Richie Goods and Nuclear Fusion, sets at 8 and 10 p.m., Gregory's, 900 Shore Road; saxophonist Eric Alexander, 9:30 and 11:30 p.m., upstairs at Sandi Pointe, 908 Shore Road; March 13: Yotam Silberstein Trio, sets at 2 and 4 p.m., Gregory's, 900 Shore Road; Joanna Pascale Quintet accompanied by the Ed Vezinho /Jim Ward Big Band, sets at 4 and 6 p.m., Sandi Pointe, 908 Shore Road.

Friday, March 11

Northfield, Tony Mart presents Concerts at the Cafe, 7 to 10 p.m., Formica Bros. Bakery Cafe, Kensington Square, 200 Tilton Road, $5 admission, limited seating, menu available. 609-646-6565 or tonymarto@aol.com. March 11: Dane Anthony Trio featuring Ernie Trionfo; March 18: Intimate Special Concert with Billy Walton Band ($7); March 25: Danny Eyer & Ernie Trionfo; April 1: Dr. Bobby Fingers "April Fool's Sing a Long Party"; April 15: Bob Campanell & Danny Eyer.

Saturday, March 12

Avalon, Jack Melton Band, Big Band dance, 8:30 to 11 p.m., doors open 8 p.m., Community Hall, 30th Street and Avalon Avenue, reservations recommended, $7.50. 609-967-3066.

Elmer, Tom Chapin, 8 p.m., Appel Farm Arts and Music Center, 457 Shirley Road, $27.50, pre-show wine tasting and dinner 5 to 7 p.m. at Auburn Road Vineyards & Winery's Enoteca in Pilesgrove, $20, reservations recommended. 800-394-1211.

Sunday, March 13

Linwood, Watoto Children's Choir of Uganda, 6 p.m., Central United Methodist Church, Central Avenue and Shore Road, free, donations collected. 609-927-4882.

Friday, March 15

Ocean City, Superchick's Reinvention Spring Tour, 7 p.m., Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., with special guests Manafest and Bread of Stone, doors open 6:30 p.m., free parking in Tabernacle lot, $10 advance, $13 door. 609-399-1915 or www.octabernacle.org

Wednesday, March 16

Atlantic City, Jazz Corner@The Chelsea, Dahi Divine Trio, 7 to 10 p.m., The Chelsea, fifth floor, 111 S. Chelsea Ave., must be 21, $10, proceeds benefit Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation. www.thejazzcornerac.com

Friday, March 18

Elmer, Red Molly and Vance Gilbert, 8 p.m., Appel Farm Art & Music Center, 457 Shirley Road, $25. 856-358-2472.

Saturday, March 19

Elmer, Javon Jackson, jazz saxophone, 8 p.m., Appel Farm Art & Music Center, 457 Shirley Road, $28.50. 856-358-2472.

Waretown, Irish & Country & Bluegrass Music Show, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m., Albert Music Hall, 131 Wells Mill Road, live stage concert, $5 adults, $1 children 11 and younger. 609-971-1593 or www.alberthall.org

Sunday March 20

Cape May, Jazz Vespers, Herb Moore Trio, 3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Hughes and Decatur streets, 609-884-0680 or visit www.capemayjazzvespers.com

Ocean City, Jazz concert, Paul Jost Quartet with special guest Michael Pedicin, 3 p.m., Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., sponsored by Somers Point Jazz Society, free. 609-399-2434.

Wednesday, March 23

Atlantic City, Jazz Corner@The Chelsea, Roy Gartrell Quartet, 7 to 10 p.m., The Chelsea, fifth floor, 111 S. Chelsea Ave., must be 21, $10, proceeds benefit Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation. www.thejazzcornerac.com

Saturday, March 26

Cumberland County College, "Classically Proportioned," Bay-Atlantic Symphony concert series, 8 p.m., Frank Guaracini Jr. Fine and Performing Arts Center, Sherman Avenue and College Drive, Vineland, includes world premiere violin concerto by Paul M. Somers, performed by violinist Jorge Ávila, all seats $25. 856-692-8499. Also performed 2 p.m. March 27, Richard Stockton College, Performing Arts Center, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. 609-652-9000. Both concerts preceded one hour prior to starting time with a "Pre-Concert Conversation with the Maestro." www.bayatlanticsymphony.org

Richard Stockton College, "Music, Magic & Max Weinberg," concert with Max Weinberg Experience 7-piece Band, 8 p.m., Performing Arts Center, main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, benefits music programs for Alzheimer's residents at Seashore Gardens Living Center, $27 / $37. 609-652-9000.

Sunday, March 27

Ocean City, Latin Jazz, Edgardo Cintron, 3 p.m., Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., sponsored by Somers Point Jazz Society, free. 609-399-2434.

Wednesday, March 30

Atlantic City, Jazz Corner@The Chelsea, ZAMAR featuring Keith Hollis, 7 to 10 p.m., The Chelsea, fifth floor, 111 S. Chelsea Ave., must be 21, $10, proceeds benefit Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation. www.thejazzcornerac.com

Saturday, April 2

Vineland, "American English," Beatles tribute band, 8 p.m., Landis Theater Performing Arts Center, 830 East Landis Ave., $25 / $35. 856-691-1121.

Wednesday, April 6

Ocean County College, Guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, Midweek Jazz Series, 8 p.m., Arts and Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, $13 advance, $15 door. 732-255-0500 or visit www.ocean.edu

Saturday, April 9

Avalon, Kathleen D'Angela & Co., Big Band dance, 8:30 to 11 p.m., doors open 8 p.m., Community Hall, 30th Street and Avalon Avenue, reservations recommended, $7.50. 609-967-3066. May 14: Bill Newman Orchestra. June 11: Fred Hall Orchestra. July 9: Tony DeLuca and The Paisans. Aug. 13: Walt Wagner. Sept. 10: Kathleen D'Angelo & Co. Oct. 15: Bill Newman Orchestra. Nov. 12: John Clark Dance Band. Dec. 10: Kathleen D'Angela & Co.

Wednesday, May 18

Ocean County College, Atlantic City Jazz Band, Midweek Jazz Series, 8 p.m., Arts and Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, $13 advance, $15 door. 732-255-0500 or visit www.ocean.edu

Wednesday, June 22

Ocean County College, Jazz pianist Bob Seeley, Midweek Jazz Series, 8 p.m., Arts and Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, $13 advance, $15 door. 732-255-0500 or visit www.ocean.edu

Theater

Thursday, March 3

Richard Stockton College, "A Concert in Dance," 7:30 p.m. March 3, 4, 5; 3 p.m. March 6, Performing Arts Center, main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, choreography by Stockton dance faculty, guest artists, performed by Stockton students, $8 general admission, $6 students, senior adults. 609-652-9000.

Friday, March 4

Hammonton, "The Last Five Years," dramatic musical, 8 p.m. March 4, 11, 18, 19; 7 p.m. dinner shows March 5, 12; 2 p.m. March 13, Stage Left Productions, at The Eagle Theater, The Eagle Theater, 298 Vine St., $20, $30 for dinner shows. 609-704-5012.

Saturday, March 5

Cape May, "Saturday Night Scenes," 8 p.m., by adult acting students from East Lynne Theater Company's Immersion Workshop, First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., part of state-wide "Stages Festival" and "Family Week at the Theater" series, free. 609-884-5898 or www.eastlynnetheater.org

Elmer, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, 2 p.m., Appel Farm Arts & Music Center, 457 Shirley Road, best suited for ages 8 and older, part of statewide Stages Festival and Family Week at the Theatre, $5 adults, free for children 14 and younger. Advance reservations required. 800-394-1211 or www.appelfarm.org

Thursday, March 10

Marmora, Jungle Book Kids, 7 p.m. March 10, 11, 12; 2 p.m. March 13, Upper Township Elementary School, Tuckahoe Road, for all ages, presented by Country Shore Women's Club, $6 adults, $5 children, seniors. 609-390-8299.

Friday, March 11

Cape May, Murder Mystery Weekend, "The Problem of Remington's Mummy," East Lynne Theater Company and selected B&Bs, March 11, 12 , packages include Friday night appetizers at participating B&B, dinner at Lucky Bones, breakfast at the B&Bs, Saturday dessert reception, $75, room rates separate. 609-884-5898.

Hammonton, "Irish-Italian Wedding: A Climate for Murder," murder mystery dinner theater, 7 p.m. March 11, 12, Hammonton Youth Theater and Hammonton Masonic Lodge, Masonic Hall, Central and Peach avenues, $30, includes show, dinner, dessert, rated PG-13. 609-561-2343.

Sunday, March 13

Atlantic Cape Community College, "A Night of Papa," Atlantic City Ballet, 3 p.m., Edge Theater, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, highlighting choreography of four ballets by artistic director Phyllis Papa, $30 adults, $25 seniors, $17 children 12 and younger. 609-343-4858.

Monday, March 14

West Cape May, "Alice in Wonderland," 7 p.m., performed by students at West Cape May Elementary School, 301Moore St., under guidance from East Lynn Theater Company, part of state-wide "Stages Festival" and "Family Week at the Theater" series, free and open to the public. 609-884-5898.

Tuesday, March 15

Hammonton, "Scene Changer," musical theater / rockstravaganza, 8 p.m., Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., $10. 609-704-5012.

Friday, March 18

Cape May, "Sherlock Holmes' Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle," 7 p.m. March 18, 19, East Lynn Theater Company, First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., presented in vintage radio broadcast style, $25 general admission, $15 students, free age 12 and younger; special offer March 18: age 18 and younger, bring two general admission patrons for $25 (two-for-one price). 609-884-5898 or visit www.eastlynnetheater.org

Saturday, March 19

Cape May, Open auditions for Equity actors, noon to 4 p.m., East Lynne Theater Company, 500 Hughes St., sign-up begins 11:30 a.m., non-union actors will be seen as long as no Equity actors are kept waiting. www.eastlynnetheater.org

Manahawkin, Atlantic City Ballet "Lover's Program," 7:30 p.m., Ocean First Theater, Stafford Township Arts Center, 1000 McKinley Ave., program of new and old works by three different choreographers, $25 adults, $20 seniors, $15 children 12 and younger. 609-804-1995 or www.acballet.org

Sunday, March 27

Atlantic Cape Community College, "A Thousand Cranes," Centenary Stage Company, for grades 4 through 9, and families, two performances; noon, Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House; 4 p.m., Walter Edge Theater, Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike; a Family Week at the Theatre event, performances free, but reservations needed for seating. 609-343-4858.

Friday, April 15

Hammonton, "Pieces of Eight," Broadway tunes, 8 p.m., April 15, 16, Second and Vine Players, Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., $18 adults, $16 seniors, students. 609-704-5012.

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