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Cape May County Calendar

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Monday through Saturday, July 20-27

WILDWOOD - Sophisticated Productions National Dance Competition 7 a.m.-10 p.m. daily at the Wildwoods Convention Center. This event features choreographed performances by individuals, duets, trios, small groups, large groups, lines and productions, ranging from amateur to experienced dancers. Dancers from all over the country will compete for cash and prizes. Admission is free. See www.wildwoodsnj.com.

Mondays, July 21 -Aug. 11

OCEAN CITY - Ocean City Monday Night Concerts 7:30 p.m. 
Schedule:  

July 21 Bacon Brothers featuring Kevin Bacon; 
July 28 The Machine performing Pink Floyd; 
Aug. 4 G. Love and Special Sauce; 
Aug. 11 the Indigo Girls, $37. 
All other concerts $35. See www.ocnj.us or call 609-525-9300 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Monday, July 21

SEA ISLE CITY - Family Dance Party 7:30-9 p.m. at Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue, Sea Isle City. Free. Call 609-263-8687. 

LIFEGUARD RACE SCHEDULE -  Mon. July 21 Upper Township Bay Row Strathmere 6 p.m.

Tuesday, July 22

Movies Under the Stars dusk at Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue, Sea Isle City. See www.visitsicnj.com.

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Reunions

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 21, 2014 12:00 am

Upcoming class reunions Upcoming class reunions  Oakcrest and Absegami Class of 1974 40th class reunion will be held 7 p.m. Friday, July 25 at the Tuscany House at Renault Winery, Egg Harbor City. The cost is $45 per person. Email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Mainland Regional High School Class of 1969 45th Reunion 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1 at Morrow Beach in Somers Point Beach. Bring a beach chair and enjoy the free beach concert. Meet at Gregory’s tiki hut out back after the concert.

Holy Spirit High School Class of 1974 40th class reunion will be held 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point. See www.hshsclass74.com. Tickets can be purchased through the website. Email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or leave a message at 609-625-0858 for a return call.

Ventnor Middle School Class of 1974 plans 40th beach party reunion Aug. 2

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What's Happening in Atlantic City

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 20, 2014 12:00 am

What's Happening in Atlantic City What's Happening in Atlantic City Darius Rucker 8 p.m. Friday, July 25 at Borgata’s Event Center. Tickets $50-$60. See www.ticketmaster.com .

Christina Perri 9 p.m. Friday, July 25 at Revel. Tickets $30-$50. Seewww.ticketmaster.com .

George Lopez 8 p.m. Saturday, July 26 at Borgata’s Event Center. Tickets $55-$85. See www.ticketmaster.com.

Queen and Adam Lambert 8 p.m. Saturday, July 26 at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City. Tickets $40-$150. See www.ticketmaster.com .

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Religion Briefs

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 18, 2014 12:00 am

Religion Briefs Religion Briefs

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church May services

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 7004 Ridge Road, Egg Harbor Township will hold the following services: 9:30 a.m. July 20 and 27, Divine Liturgy; 10 a.m. July 22, Feast Day of Mary Magdalene; 10 a.m. July 24, Feast Day of Christina of Tyre; 10 a.m. July 25, Feast Day of Dormition of Saint Anna; 10 a.m. July 26, Feast Day of Saint Paraskevi. Call 609-344-2967.

Kabbalat Shabbat on the Beach

Congregation Beth Judah will have Kabbalat Shabbat services on the Newport Avenue beach, Ventnor, 6 p.m. Friday evenings Aug. 1 and Aug. 31. Enjoy an upbeat, musical service led by Rabbi Aaron M. Gaber and Hazzan Jeffrey S. Myers, enhanced by guest clergy from other participating congregations and the Beth Judah Alive Band. Bring your beach chair, your singing voice and your dancing flip flops and welcome in the Shabbat. Beth Judah will supply the prayer books and the Kiddush following services.

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Upcoming Trips

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:00 am

Upcoming trips Upcoming trips  Bus Trip to US Holocaust Memorial Museum 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 18. A Margate Library bus trip will visit the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. The bus leaves the Margate Library and returns at approximately 8 p.m. After the museum, the bus will visit Baltimore's Inner Harbor for an early evening meal; restaurant options are many, the choice is yours! The non-refundable fee is $40 per person which includes transportation, museum donation and tips; meals are not included. Tickets available at the library. See www.margatelibrary.org or call 609-822-4700. 

Bus trip to Philadelphia Barnes Museum Cezanne Exhibit and Reading Terminal Sunday, July 27. Cost is $60 and includes snacks. The bus leaves 9 a.m. from Ventnor tennis courts and will return between 5 and 5:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Arc of Atlantic and Cape May counties. Call Bunny Shore at 609-428-6150.

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Dante Hall, Atlantic City Theater present ‘Steel Magnolias’

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 14, 2014 03:10 pm

ATLANTIC CITY – The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey’s Dante Hall Theater Productions and Atlantic City Theater will present “Steel Magnolias” beginning July 18 at Dante Hall, 14 N. Mississippi Ave. in Atlantic City.

Opening night is Friday, July 18, with performances Fridays and Saturdays, July 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees on July 20 and 27 at 2 p.m.

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Atlantic City Rescue Mission to celebrate 50 years with gala

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 11, 2014 02:42 pm

GALLOWAY – The Atlantic City Rescue Mission will celebrate its 50th anniversary Thursday, Aug. 14 with a gala celebration at the Richard Stockton College Student Center.

The celebration will feature keynote speaker Bernice King, daughter of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. There will be a buffet dinner and a silent auction. Atlantic City Rescue Mission will also share its accomplishments and broad impact on the local community during the event.

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Stanley Cup coming to Atlantic City July 17-18

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 10, 2014 04:41 pm

Submitted / LA Kings' forward and former Flyer Justin Williams, the 2014 Conn Smythe Trophy winner as the NHL's MVP of the postseason, will make an appearance along with the Stanley Cup. Submitted / LA Kings' forward and former Flyer Justin Williams, the 2014 Conn Smythe Trophy winner as the NHL's MVP of the postseason, will make an appearance along with the Stanley Cup. Justin Williams, John Stevens to attend Caesars Entertainment events

ATLANTIC CITY – Harrah’s Resort and Caesars Atlantic City will play host to the Stanley Cup, Clarence S. Campbell Western Conference Trophy, and the Conn Smythe MVP Award, along with 2014 Stanley Cup MVP Justin Williams and Kings Associate Head Coach John Stevens July 17-18.

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Atlantic City Airshow volunteers needed Aug. 13

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 09, 2014 08:05 am

ATLANTIC CITY – Now celebrating its 12th year, the Atlantic City Airshow returns to the skies above the free beaches and Boardwalk of Atlantic City when it flies in noon-3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13.

A variety of volunteer positions are available. If you are a fan, veteran, or just have a passion for the show and want to volunteer your time, contact Ryane Watkins, Atlantic City Jaycees at 609-748-7661, or send an email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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14 Days events

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 09, 2014 12:00 am

14 days events 14 days events

"Seascapes" by Paulette Bensignor 3-8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday through July 19 at Great Bay Gallery, 829 Bay Ave., Somers Point. Call 609-653-4991.

Sweet Dreams III Wine, Craft Beer and Chocolate Festival 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, July 11 at the Noyes Museum, 733 Lily Lake Road, Oceanville. Hosted by Family Service Association. Tickets $35 per person and $60 per couple. Call 609-569-0239, ext. 1153.

National Slurpee Day 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, July 11 at Spruce Family Success Center, 3050 Spruce Ave., Egg Harbor Township. FSC will serve free Slurpees and snacks. Call 609-569-0376.

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Garden State Film Festival puts out call for film, music video entries

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 07, 2014 01:06 pm

ATLANTIC CITY – The Garden State Film Festival has put out a worldwide call for entries from independent filmmakers for screening during next year’s film festival to be held in Atlantic City March 19-22, 2015. Submission instructions for shorts and features can be found on the festival's website at www.gsff.org. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 1. 

The Garden State Film Festival, celebrating its thirteenth anniversary in 2015, is New Jersey's largest and most respected film festival.  In 2014, the festival moved from Asbury Park to a new permanent home in Atlantic City, and featured almost 180 films from 17 countries, an open talent casting call, panel discussions, free screening for public school students and opening and closing ceremonies.  Ed Asner, Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, Diane Ladd, screenwriter Scott Neustadter, Bebe Neuwirth, and Laura Dern were among the celebrities and honorees who attended. 

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Upcoming Golf Tournaments

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 06, 2014 12:00 am

Golf Tournaments Golf Tournaments Sons of Italy Lodge #2601 Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 19 at the Mays Landing Golf Club, 1855 Cates Road, Mays Landing. 8-9 a.m. registration. Costs are: $35 lunch only, $100 hole sponsor, $100 golf only (includes lunch), $150 golfer with hole sponsorship (includes lunch), $250 twosome with hole sponsorship (includes lunch) and $500 foursome with hole sponsor (includes lunch). RSVP to Joe Marcasciano at 609-703-1584 by July 11, 2014. Mail checks payable to Sons of Italy #2601 to Joe Marcasciano, 13 N. Overbrook Ave., Longport, NJ 08402. All proceeds benefit the Charity and Scholarship Fund.

Knights of Columbus All Saints Council 11th annual scholarship fund Golf Tournament Saturday, Aug. 16 at Mays Landing Country Club. All proceeds go to the All Saints Council scholarship fund. Contact Tom Haynes at 609-926- 5596 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Pops to perform free concerts in Stone Harbor

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 30, 2014 12:00 am

STONE HARBOR—The Jersey Shore Pops Orchestra will perform four free outdoor concerts in Stone Harbor this summer as part of the borough’s centennial celebration. 

The Pops will perform 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, July 1, 15, 29 and Aug. 12. Guest artists will be scheduled to perform at all four concerts.

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Painting at Two Mile Beach

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 16, 2014 03:12 pm

WILDWOOD CREST—On Thursday, June 19, the next in a series of monthly outdoor painting workshops led by local artist Janet McShain will be held at the Two Mile Beach Visitor Contact Station, 12001 Pacific Ave. in Wildwood Crest.

Janet, a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, specializes in "plein air" watercolor painting. "En plein air" is a phrase used to describe the act of painting outdoors. Sessions will run from 12:30-3:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. There will be a suggested donation of $5 for each session.  Space is limited to 15 people. Pre-register before each session by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or calling 609-513-9349.

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Cape May County Calendar > Ongoing

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Cold Spring Presbyterian Church, 780 Seashore Road, Cold Spring, is conducting tours of the historic church and surrounding cemetery each Saturday, June through September, at 10 a.m. The oldest gravestone in the cemetery is dated 1742.  This year, the congregation is celebrating its 300th anniversary. Call 609-884-4065 or see www.oldbrickpresbyterian.com

Volunteer Wanted for the Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to help low income families in Cape May County. If you would like to help people, call 609-231-5565 or 231-3109 for information.

The Cape May County Advisory Commission of the Status of Women is currently seeking applicants for membership. The Commission meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Old Court House, Main St., Cape May Court House. For information and application, call 609-463-6595.

Cape May County Animal Shelter is in need of donations of dog and cat food, pet and shelter supplies. A collection of these items can be dropped off the day of the show to Simone, chairperson of the flea market. For a complete list of what is needed call the shelter at 609-465-8923.

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Artists wanted for DoArtAC Boardwalk Art Show

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, May 25, 2014 02:56 pm

ATLANTIC CITY - The Atlantic City Arts Commission and the Noyes Museum of Art of the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey are looking for artists to participate in the DoArtAC Boardwalk Art Show 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 on the Atlantic City boardwalk.

Last year’s show had more than 90 artists, four interactive artists and day full of musical and vocal artists who performed continuous sets on the Kennedy Plaza stage.

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4th annual Wounded Warrior Project Golf Outing

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, May 21, 2014 02:54 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP-   The national Wounded Warrior Project organization approved McCullough’s Emerald Golf Links to host the fourth annual Wounded Warrior Project Golf Tournament on Sept. 11.

The VFW Cardiff Memorial Post will partner with The Press of Atlantic City, WMGM NBC40, News/Talk 1400 WOND radio.  Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson and New Jersey Assemblyman Chris Brown will act as honorary chairmen.  Egg Harbor Township Deputy Mayor and Veterans Advisory Board member U.S. Army Ret. Lt. Col. Paul W. Hodson is tournament director. Businesses and volunteers wishing to help the fundraiser may contact the Egg Harbor Township Mayor’s Office at 609-926-4088.

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The Diving Horse reopens with new executive chef

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, May 21, 2014 11:53 am

AVALON– On Saturday, May 24, co-owners Dan Clark and Ed Hackett will reopen The Diving Horse for its fifth season.  They will also introduce a new executive chef, Palmer Marinelli, who has cooked at their restaurant for the past four years, most recently as Chef de Cuisine.

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Children’s classes planned at Nature Center

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, March 21, 2014 10:39 am

CAPE MAY — The New Jersey Audubon has announced that special programs for children will resume at the Nature Center of Cape May this month with an added new offering.

Taught by local artist and popular art educator Janet Payne, these programs for the pre-school set have been known to fill up quickly, according to the organization. Center Direct Gretchen Whitman encourages parents to call to reserve a spot.

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14 days calendar > Ongoing

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, December 29, 2013 01:00 am

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Coffee Talk Hope and Healing 3 and 7 p.m. Thursdays and 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sundays at Ventnor Coffee, 108 Dorset Ave., Ventnor. New Jersey Hope and Healing hosts weekly Coffee Talks for Hurricane Sandy survivors. Business owners, families and individuals impacted by the storm can network, find resources as well as get information related to storm recovery. New Jersey Hope and Healing is sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Disaster and Terrorism Branch, through a FEMA grant.

Hurricane Sandy Support 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Ventnor branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 6500 Atlantic Ave. A weekly support group for individuals impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Resources for recovery and elevation information is shared. The meeting is facilitated by New Jersey Hope and Healing, which is sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Disaster and Terrorism Branch, through a FEMA grant. Call Jaime Angelini at 609-652-3800, ext. 308. 

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