HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The Jersey Shore Children’s Museum has announced the following March events:
Spend the Day with Fancy Renee Tuesday, March 4. Story time begins at 1 p.m. and the first 10 children to bring their favorite storybook will receive a free 5x7 photo and become part of a community project, “A Good Book Comes to Life” created by Renee Lynn Photography. Regular admission to museum is required.
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Registration is now open for camp at the Cape May County Zoo this summer. The educational day camp for Pre-K through 8th grade students includes live animals, crafts, games and fun.
Morning and afternoon sessions are being offered and a variety of topics will be covered. All classes run for one week, Monday through Friday. Morning classes are from 9 a.m. to noon, and afternoon classes are from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost of zoo camp is $90 per week per participant and payment is due at time of registration.
CAPE MAY — Wildlife advocates say keeping birdfeeders loaded is especially important in the winter, and the Nature Center of Cape May offers specially formulated New Jersey Audubon bird feed as a fundraiser.
Although the Nature Center is on a seasonal schedule, it will continue to make bird seed available by being open on the first weekend of every month through the winter. In March the Center will be open and staffed on Saturday and Sunday, March 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Photo credit: Gayle Stahlhuth / The cast from another ELTC-guided performance at West Cape May Elementary School,
WEST CAPE MAY — Students will perform "The Reluctant Dragon" 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 12 at the West Cape May Elementary School, 301 Moore St.
The play is to be performed by 15 students under the direction of East Lynne Theater Company's artistic director, Gayle Stahlhuth, assisted by Sally Bingham and Lee O'Connor. The script is based on the Kenneth Grahame classic about a poetry-loving dragon and the youngsters who protect him against the townsfolk, and St. George, the famous dragon slayer.
The Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development Program of Cumberland County and the Bridgeton Library team up for a day of Lego-inspired fun at the Cumberland County 4-H Center 291 Morton Avenue in Millville. This free family event is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8 and will include hands-on activities, screenings of Brick Films, and a Lego contest.
The program arrives in Cumberland County along with the County’s new 4-H Agent, Julie Karavan. Karavan, who previously served as Cape May County 4-H Agent, launched Legopalooza in Cape May last year as a recruitment effort to engage youth in Science, Engineering and Technology programs.
CAPE MAY – The Police Athletic League of Cape May will hold its ninth annual Comedy Night Social 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 14 at Cape May Convention Hall, to feature three headline comedians.
Moody McCarthyand has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Show with David Letterman, and The CBS Morning Show.
Eric Schultz: Man and the Machine solo exhibition from Jan. 17 – May 11 at the Noyes Museum, 733 Lily Lake Road, Oceanville. An opening reception with the artist in attendance is planned 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. The artist will also speak about his work during an Artist Talk at the Museum at 11 a.m. on Feb. 15. Call 609-652-8848 or see www.noyesmuseum.org.
Teen Craft 11 a.m. Saturdays, Feb. 15, and March 15 at the Ventnor branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 6500 Atlantic Ave. The programs are suggested for ages 9 to 13, and registration is requested for each session. Participants make fun crafts to keep or share with friends. The January craft is book jacket spine bracelets. The February and March crafts will be announced. Call 609-823-4614.
Eight-day cruise to Florida and Bahamas on Norwegian’s The Breakaway March 2-9 leaving from New York. Rates begin at $958. For reservations call Marie at (609) 398-1488. Sponsored by Fun-on-Wheels, a nonprofit bus program that benefits the Cape-Atlantic chapter of the Sunshine Foundation, which grants last wishes to terminally and chronically ill children in the area.
Bus trip to New York City to see “A Raisin in the Sun” with Denzel Washington Wednesday March 19. Sponsored by Mount Zion Baptist Church. Cost is $190 and includes play and meal. Deposit of $40 due by Jan. 26. For information call Stephanie at 609-645-1513, Sandy at 609-641-7129 or the church office at 609-641-4337.
Thursday, March 6
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Childbirth Education 6-8 p.m. at Cape Regional Medical Center March 6, 13, 20, and 27. Pre-registration is necessary. Call 609-463-4043.
Friday, March 7
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Free Blood Pressure Screening 9 a.m.-noon at Cape Regional Medical Center, Outpatient South Lobby. Call 609-463-4043.
Friday, March 7-9
AVALON - Shop-a-holic Weekend beginning 5 p.m. at the Princeton, 21st Street, Avalon. Blow out sales and cocktails. See www.visitavalonnj.com.
Historic Cold Spring Village is hosting an evening of trivia on Thursday, Feb. 27, in honor of New Jersey’s 350th anniversary celebration in 2014. From 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Village Welcome Center, teams will be challenged with questions in New Jersey history, geography, entertainment, science and sports.
What's Happening in Atlantic City
Albany Devils vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 5 p.m. Saturday, March 1 at Boardwalk Hall. Tickets start at $16 and can be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall box office, at ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-736-1420.
Robin Thicke 8 p.m. Sunday, March 2 at Borgata’s Event Center. Tickets are $69-$79. See www.theborgata.com.
SOMERS POINT — The Somers Point Jazz Society will present The Atlantic City Jazz Band featuring classical New Orleans style jazz at Gregory’s Restaurant, 900 Shore Road, Somers Point on Saturday, March 1 from 8:30 until 11 p.m. Admission is free. The band will feature Franny Smith on banjo, Bob Ferguson on trumpet, Tom Angello on drums and Bob Rollins on clarinet and saxophone.
For more information call 609-927-6677 or see www.spjazz.org .
The Cape May County Library invites teens ages 13-20 to Game Night for Teens held from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays throughout February at the Main Branch of the Library located at 30 W. Mechanic St. in Cape May Court House.
CAPE MAY COUNTY - The Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro and the Cape May County Division of Culture and Heritage invite the public to celebrate Black History Month with “The Legacy of George Henry White,” an exhibit and documentary.
White was the son of a slave, an educator, lawyer, congressman, entrepreneur, banker and the founder of Whitesboro. He was also a civil rights activist and an early member of the NAACP.
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Three lucky winners will share up to $17,500 in the 2014 Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala 50/50 Raffle.
Current Newspaper Religion Listings
Celebrate Recovery is now meeting at Linwood Community Church on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program designed to help those struggling with hurts, habits and hang-ups by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process. The church is located at 1838 Shore Road, Linwood. Call (609) 927-2950 for more information.
Beth Judah religious services
Congregation Beth Judah in Ventnor has a daily minyan 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday that alternates monthly with Beth El in Margate. The minyan is 9 a.m. Sundays at Beth Judah, 5:30 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays in Beth Judah’s Toll Memorial Chapel, 6:30 a.m. Tuesdays in the Mainland facility, 303 Central Ave., Egg Harbor Township, Shabbat services are at 6 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. Saturdays. Kiddush is served on Shabbat after services. They are an egalitarian congregation and welcome interfaith families.