Looking for something fun and family-friendly to do this week? Check out what’s going on in South Jersey. Check out Family Fun Night, Wizard of Oz, Reusing Recyclables, South American Carnaval, Winter Kitchen, Cape May Wine Weekend, Polar Bear Plunge Weekend, Crafts and Antiques in Winter, Northeast Futsal Regional Championship, Boat Building Skills, Mighty Mike at the Aquarium and more! Step back in time with a tour of Pomona Hall and the Camden County History Museum, or just check out some of the other great attractions throughout South Jersey!
Check out Cape May Wine Weekend! Enjoy a Winery Cellar Tour and Tasting at Cape May Winery on Saturday, February 18 at 3pm, and a Wine School Class on Sunday, February 19 at 1pm, that will teach you about “Great Italian Reds” at the Washington Inn, for a weekend of total indulgence. $135. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information or to make reservations, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.
Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour Board a MAC trolley tour for a 45-minute evening ride through the haunted streets of Cape May. The paranormal findings of ghost writer Craig McManus come alive as your guide translates McManus’ spooky stories. Ride past the flickering gas street lamps, the haunted properties of Cape May and experience the spine-tingling tales exposed by McManus. Offered Saturday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. $10 for adults and $7 for children (ages 3-12). Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org
Crafts and Antiques in Winter The region’s most sought-after antiques dealers and craftspeople come together for a two-day show featuring an array of handmade items, country antiques, glassware, silver, furniture and more. Cape May Elementary School, 921 Lafayette St. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 and Sunday, Feb. 19. Admission is $1 for adults and free for children 12 and under. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information or to purchase tickets, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org
Free Panel Discussion on the Carriage House Gallery Exhibit “Wendel White’s Schools for the Colored … with an exhibit highlighting the life and soul of the Franklin Street School.” Join photographer Wendel White and representatives from the Center for Community Arts (CCA) and the local community to discuss the current Carriage House Gallery exhibit, which depicts the landscape and architecture of historically segregated schools in northern states in 50 photographs by nationally renowned New Jersey photographer Wendel White. Also included is an exhibit highlighting the life and soul of Cape May’s Franklin Street School. Sunday, Feb. 19 at 4 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Center for Community Arts (CCA) and the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.
Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour Board a MAC trolley tour for a 45-minute evening ride through the haunted streets of Cape May. The paranormal findings of ghost writer Craig McManus come alive as your guide translates McManus’ spooky stories. Ride past the flickering gas street lamps, the haunted properties of Cape May and experience the spine-tingling tales exposed by McManus. Offered Sunday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. $10 for adults and $7 for children (ages 3-12). Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org
Cape May Wine School, “Great Italian Reds” Learn about red wines from Italy with a tasting at the Washington Inn, 801 Washington St. 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19. Admission $30. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.
The Nature Center of Cape May has a lot going on. And lots you can take advantage of, free of admission, with the entire family! The Observation deck and tower provide a panoramic view of the harbor and surrounding area. The upstairs lounge provides an indoor harbor observation area and a place to relax, play games with friends, or read alone. Birding from the deck on the second story of the welcome center provides the best viewing advantage for spotting birds in the harbor and around the meadow. Browse the Aquaria with local marine life, natural history artifacts, and their busy songbird feeding station (seasonal). Monthly exhibits in the Trucksess Welcome Center, feature special art and natural history displays. The NJ Audubon Nature Store has nature gifts, field guides, clothing, and children’s discovery items. Children’s hands-on activities allow them to occupy their time while exploring nature. The Children’s Garden is full of fun, exploration and sensory experiences. The Wildlife habitat meadows feature a Monarch butterfly, milkweed, and wildflower garden, a songbird grassland meadow, and a new nature trail and bridge crossing a meandering stream. Theme gardens include butterfly, hummingbird, seaside, drought tolerant, shade, and songbird gardens. You can beachcomb the harbor during low tide and search for shells and other interesting treasures. Picnic tables are available for an enjoyable lunch overlooking scenic Cape May Harbor. And you can witness spectacular sunsets and magical twilight, and watch the changing colors of the sky from the Cape May Harbor waterfront. The renovated “Harbor Gallery” in the Trucksess Welcome Center hosts new exhibits every month by local artists with a reception held on the first Friday of each month. Don’t miss Winter Wonders on Cape May Harbor, February 18 & 25, from 10:30am until noon (free!). Come see what’s floating in the harbor or passing overhead! The nature center’s second-story deck provides an ideal vantage point to see a variety of diving ducks and other winter visitors. Learn what makes Cape May birding so famous in a relaxed, fun setting. Bring your binoculars if you have them (or borrow a pair of theirs). On Saturday, February 25, orders are due for Spring Birdseed Sale. Maintaining birdfeeders is a great way to benefit our feathered friends during the cold winter months when food is scarce. Don’t miss these great opportunities to stock up on birdseed for the winter and support the Nature Center of Cape May. They order a variety of top-quality birdseed including their own New Jersey Audubon S.A.V.E.TM brand N.J. locally grown black oil sunflower seed, thistle seed, custom blends, suet, and other varieties. Call or stop by NCCM for an order form, and get on their mailing list. Seeds ordered will be available for pickup on March 10. On Sunday, February 26, check out the Kids Can! Expo, from 11am until 4pm. Celebrate winter with a full day of games, exhibits, live animals, crafts, entertainment, learning, and fun for kids of all ages. Many environmental groups and cultural organizations will be participating and providing activities. Volunteers from the Kiwanis Club of Cape May will be serving good things to eat. Stage performances will take place throughout the day. And don’t miss the nature exhibits and live animals. The event will be held at the Cape May City Elementary School, 921 Lafayette Street, Cape May. Admission is $6 per person (children under 3 are free). For more information, go to njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionNCCM/Introduction.aspx or call 609-898-8848.
If you like birding, check out the programs at Cape May Point State Park and Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO)! For information on upcoming classes, call 609-884-2159. For more information about the Cape May Bird Observatory, call 609-884-2736 or go to birdcapemay.org.
Saturday through Monday, February 18 – 20, check out the Northeast Futsal Regional Championship at the Wildwoods Convention Center. This event is an indoor soccer tournament, which will be held from 8am until 8pm all three days. Admission is $10 per day or $15 for the weekend. For more information, go to futsal.com.
Join the Broadway Theatre of Pitman for one of the most famous stories ever told--the Wizard of Oz. Follow Dorothy on her adventure from Kansas through the World of Oz. During her trip down the Yellow Brick Road, she meets wonderful friends (a Scarecrow, a Tinman and a Cowardly Lion) who join her on her journey. Watch as this famous foursome battles the Wicked Witch of the West and visits the Wizard in this all-time family favorite. Performances will be held Feb. 18 at 10am, 1pm & 7:30pm at the Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway in Pitman. For more information, call 856-384-8381 or go to thebroadwaytheatre.org.
Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge is hosting Reusing Recyclables on Sunday, February 19 at 1:30pm. Join the naturalist and discover different ways to reuse and repurpose some of our everyday household items. Cost is $5/adult, $3/child (age 4 and up). Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge is located at 4 Sawmill Road in Medford. For more information, call 856-983-3329 Ext: 103 or go to cedarrun.org.
The Garden State Discovery Museum is a great place for the entire family to visit. On Saturday, Sunday and Monday, February 18, 19 & 20, explore South American Carnaval. The weekend will have all of the ingredients for an unforgettable Mardi Gras celebration including music, dance, masks and beads. Don’t forget to check out the new DINOSAURIUM! This brand new, 2000-square-foot exhibit dedicated exclusively to dinosaur exploration and discovery will bring you right back to prehistoric times. Climb and slide in the giant 3-story Climb-a-saurus structure. Unearth giant dinosaur bones in the dig site. Prepare fossils in the laboratory. Give a mighty roar in the Roaring Room. The Garden State Discovery Museum is located at 2040 Springdale Road in Cherry Hill. Admission is $10.95 for adults and children 12 months old and older; $9.95 for seniors. Hours are 9:30am to 5:30pm daily. On Saturdays, it’s only $5 after 5pm. Saturday hours are extended until 8:30pm from October through April. They close Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve at 5:30pm; and are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. For more information, call 856-424-1233 or visit their website at discoverymuseum.com.
Through the end of February, Adventure Aquarium has Mighty Mike, a 14-foot long, 800-pound American alligator. He is considered the largest alligator in the country on display outside of the state of Florida, and the third-largest animal ever exhibited at Adventure Aquarium (only the aquarium's two massive Nile hippos weigh more!) Adventure Aquarium, located at 1 Aquarium Drive on the waterfront in Camden, is open from 9:30am to 5pm daily; admission is $21.95 for adults and $17.95 for children ages 2-12 (prices do not include 7% NJ sales tax). You can avoid ticket lines by buying and printing your tickets directly from their website. For more information, call 856-365-3300 or go toAdventureAquarium.com.
Step back in time with a tour of Pomona Hall and the Camden County History Museum on Thursday or Sunday, or by appointment. The first tour begins at noon; the last is at 3:30pm. Hosted by the Camden County Historical Society; Pomona Hall is located at 1900 Park Blvd. in Camden. Please call 856-964-3333 or go to cchsnj.com for more information.
Howell Living History Farm is hosting their annual Winter Kitchen event on Saturday, February 18. Who, nowadays, wants a kitchen equipped with a woodburning stove, a churn to make butter, ice to fill an ice box...or a nutcracker to crack walnuts? Howell Farm does...and invites you to see how it works. The farm’s circa 1900 kitchen will be open to the public on Saturday from 10 until 4pm, offering visitors a chance to experience sights, smells and tastes of a bygone era. Cooking activities, recipe sampling and hands-on experiences are planned for all. During the morning, a restored Glenwood Stove will be used to prepare a meal that farmers would have had for their noontime dinner. The menu features recipes from the Pleasant Valley Historic District. Visitors young and old will have opportunities to help in the kitchen...doing everything from collecting wood for the fire to churning butter. Those visitors who want to help outside the kitchen can contribute by shelling corn off corncobs, splitting wood, and gathering kindling used to keep the stove going. They can also gather eggs from the henhouse for baking. Inside help will be needed to prepare the vegetables, peel apples, wash dishes and make biscuits. Howell Living History Farm is located at 70 Wooden's Lane in Lambertville. For more information, call 609-737-3299 or visit their website at howellfarm.org.
The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial is open for guided and audio tours on Saturdays and Sundays in February and March, from 9:30am to 3pm. The Battleship New Jersey will open for walk-up guided and audio tours on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 20 from 9:30am with the last tour of the day departing at 3pm. The Battleship will always open for scheduled group tours, special events and meeting space, and overnight encampments throughout January and during weekdays in February and March. For more information or to schedule a visit, call 1-866-877-6262 ext. 144. Located on the Delaware River, along the Camden Waterfront across from the City of Philadelphia, the Battleship offers the award-winning Overnight Encampment program. Scouts, youth organizations and families can enjoy dinner and breakfast served from the crew’s galley, a tour of the battleship, a ride on the flight simulator and the chance to sleep in the same bunks that the crew of the USS New Jersey once did. Reserve your bunk today! Call 1-866-877-6262 ext. 203. For more information, call 866-877-6262 or visit the Battleship at battleshipnewjersey.org.
This weekend is also the Polar Bear Plunge Weekend in Sea Isle City! On Saturday, February 18, don’t miss the Polar Bear Plunge Costume Contest, at the LaCosta Complex, with registration at 10am, judging at noon, and awards at 3:30pm. The plunge, itself, will take place between 2 and 3pm at 40th street and the beach. On Sunday, February 19, there’s the Polar Bear 5K Run or 1.5M Walk for Autism, from 12:15-3pm at JFK Blvd. and The Promenade. For more information, call 609-263-9090 or go to www.lacosta-seaisle.com or seaislechamber.com.
Also on Sunday, February 19, don’t miss the Strathmere Ensemble Concert, from 4-5:30pm at the United Methodist Church on JFK Blvd. & Park Road.
Absecon Lighthouse, NJ’s tallest, is once again offering an educational series, “Kids Light Up The Arts.” In an effort to promote the visual and performing arts to children, they are offering special 2-hour art classes from 1pm – 3pm on Sunday afternoons through March. This series will collaborate with local artists, performers and crafters to educate and encourage kids to create their own works of art, culminating with an Art Show and reception so students can display their work. Classes will be featured in theatre & puppetry, dance, painting, literature, photography, and other disciplines. Kids should plan on wearing comfortable clothing. Please call 609-449-1360 to reserve your child’s participation weekly. Classes are $15 per participant and $95 for the complete series, and include all materials, supplies, and instruction. For more information about Absecon Lighthouse and its programs call 609-449-1360 or visit abseconlighthouse.org. Absecon Lighthouse is located at 31 S. Rhode Island Ave. in Atlantic City.
The Atlantic City Aquarium has a lot to offer! Amid the hum of the tanks and the occasional splash of the Touch Tank, Aquarist Sarita Stroud holds the rapt attention of a group of preschoolers. The typically squirmy set listens intently as Sarita tells them about a mother manatee and her calf. The story not only teaches about the species, it tells why it is important to obey your parents.The scene is repeated each Tuesday morning from September through May, during the Atlantic City Aquarium’s Preschool Story Time. Story Time on Tuesdays is an educational event that introduces preschoolers and their parents to various aquatic species. It starts with a story at 11am followed by either an Exotic Animal Show or a Live Diver Feeding Show. The Exotic Animal Show features the largest species of scorpion in the world and the softest furred mammal in the world. Aquarium handlers discuss their native habitats, their suitability as pets, natural defenses and predatory instincts other interesting facts. The Live Diver Feeding Show allows visitors to watch, and interact with, a diver in scuba gear as he or she hand feeds the stingrays and sharks inside the 25,000-gallon tank. The Atlantic City Aquarium is open daily from 10am to 5pm. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $5 for children ages 4-12. Children three and under are free. Located in Atlantic City's Historic Gardner's Basin, the Atlantic City Aquarium offers a fun and educational look into more than 100 varieties of fish and marine animals. For more information on the Atlantic City Aquarium, call 609-348-2880 or visit acaquarium.com. Coupons for discounted admission are available on the website.
Tuckerton Seaport, a working maritime village, is located along the Tuckerton Creek. This one-of-a-kind attraction, in the heart of historic Tuckerton NJ, brings the Jersey Shore’s maritime traditions of the past and present to life through people, exhibits and hands-on activities. Discover the Jersey Shore's unique maritime heritage and the interaction between culture and nature on the Barnegat Bay. Experience the rich traditions of the Jersey Shore and its Baymen through the Seaport's recreated and historic buildings, demonstrations, interpretive exhibits, events, festivals, live aquatic displays and more. Decoy carvers, boat builders, basket makers, and baymen entertain, educate and delight visitors of all ages. Stroll the 3/4 mile boardwalk and experience life on the Tuckerton "Crik." Identify birds and plants on our 1/4 mile nature trail. Tour our site and view garveys, sneakboxes, cruising yachts and party boats displayed on land and water. In February: Boat Building Skills with Ron Spodofora; Saturdays and Sundays, February 18, 19, 25, 26; 10am-4pm. Fee: $40 Members/ $45 non-members per day. Join boat builder Ron Spodofora and other boat building staff for a series of one day hands-on workshops in Perrine’s Boatworks. This class is designed for beginners and boat builders unfamiliar with regional Barnegat Bay boat building methods. It is an introduction to traditional Barnegat Bay boat building tools and techniques, hand and power tools, shop safety and various boat designs of the region. Participants will work with Tuckerton builder Ron Spodofora on one of the traditional boats being built in Perrine’s Boat works. Bring lunch and safety goggles. Pre-registration required by the Wednesday before each class. Decorative Painting: Wildflower Window Frame with Trish Schuster; February 18; 12:30pm-3:30pm; $35 members/ $40 nonmembers Materials fee of $35 payable to instructor. Bring a bit of spring indoors this winter with reclaimed window frames. This project involves painting both on the glass and on the frame itself. Bring a few pictures that inspire your or follow the lead of your instructor, Trish Schuster. Materials fee includes window frames, glass paint, acrylic paint, hangers and use of tools. Pre-registration is required by February 21, 2012. Shake off your cabin fever and attend the 1st Annual Tuckerton Seaport Winter Miniature Golf Tournament , The 2012 Cocoa Cup. The event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, February 18 & 19 from 11am to 4pm at the Seaport. Cost to participants and spectators is Seaport admission ($8 for adults; $6 seniors; $3 ages 6 to 12; age 5 and under free). Seaport members are free. Prizes await the winners of this official golf tournament of Chocolate Week. There will be separate divisions for families, seniors, and children accompanied by an adult. There will be chocolate prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place tournament winners; Beat the “Pro”; hole in one; and daily low score in each division. Hot cocoa will be provided courtesy of Scojo’s. The event will be held rain, shine, or sleet and especially in the snow. The Seaport’s 9-hole historic miniature golf course is available for putting practice with paid admission or membership card. Tuckerton Seaport, located at 120 West Main Street in Tuckerton, is open daily, from 10am-5pm, rain or shine all year round. Admission is $8 for Adults; $6 for Seniors (62 and over); $3 for Children 6 to 12; Members and children 5 and younger are admitted free of charge. For more information, call 609-296-8868 or go to their website at tuckertonseaport.org.
Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Science has some great things going on! The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences is located at 120 Long Beach Blvd. in Loveladies. The Galleries are open to the public all year round, Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 9am-3pm. For more information, please call 609-494-1241 or go to lbifoundation.org.
Historic Absecon Lighthouse offers educational sleepover programs for youth groups focusing on fun, maritime history, and science. Junior Keepers enjoy a nighttime climb for spectacular views of Atlantic City, construct their own lighthouse with craft materials, learn how to use a compass, and learn maritime history through multi-media instruction. This program is $45 per person and is available on select Friday and Saturday nights. Snacks, breakfast, and on-site gated parking included…ghost stories optional! For information on scheduling your youth group, call Absecon Lighthouse at 609-449-1360. In an effort to promote the visual and performing arts to children, Absecon Lighthouse will offer special 2-hour art classes. This series collaborates with local artists, performers and crafters to educate and encourage kids to create their own works of art, culminating with an Art Show so our students can display all of their hard work. The cost per class is $15 per child, $95 for the entire series. Materials will be provided for each workshop. Classes include Prints & Printmaking, Sunday January 29; Puppetry & Masks, Sunday February 5; Watercolors, Sunday February 12; Photography, Sunday February 19; Dance, Sunday February 26; Painting Tiles & Murals, Sunday March 4; and the Art Exhibit & Reception, Sunday March 11. All will be held from 1-3pm. Please call 609-449-1360 to make your reservations today!
The Cape May Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts continues its exciting tours and events. Here are some of the exciting offerings: Special Events Wendel White’s Schools for the Colored … with an exhibit highlighting the life and soul of the Franklin Street School (through April 15). This Carriage House Gallery exhibit depicts the landscape and architecture of historically segregated schools in northern states in 50 photographs by nationally renowned New Jersey photographer Wendel White. Also included is an exhibit highlighting the life and soul of Cape May’s Franklin Street School. Free admission. Exhibit open Saturdays, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 19, from 11 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Monday, Feb. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Ongoing Tours and Events
Cape May Family Treasure Hunt Discover the fun of exploring Cape May and uncovering its architectural elements from a kid’s perspective. Packet includes clues sheet and map that will take you on a self-guided discovery tour, set to your own pace (answer sheet also included). Available in the Hill House office at the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Mondays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturdays, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25 and Sunday, Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $5 per packet (Only one packet is needed per family). Also available at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, Saturday, Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 25, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and Monday, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Cape May Lighthouse, Oil House and Museum Shop 1859 structure with 199 steps to watch gallery for a panoramic view of the Jersey Cape and Atlantic Ocean. Museum Shop carries souvenirs, books, videos and other maritime items. Open Saturdays and Sundays beginning Feb. 18 and Monday, Feb. 20 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township. Admission to the Visitors’ Orientation Center and the ground floor of the Lighthouse is free. Tower admission is $7 for adults, $3 for children (ages 3-12).
Carriage House Gallery Shop Located in the Carriage House on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., the Carriage House Gallery Shop is stocked with unique themed items, from teapots, teas, tea-related merchandise, jewelry, books, and decorative items, all with that distinctive Cape May style. Open Saturdays, Feb. 18 and 25, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 19, from 11 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Monday, Feb. 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Carriage House Gallery is fully-accessible and proceeds benefit the on-going restoration and preservation efforts of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).
Combination Trolley/Physick Estate Tours Guided trolley tour of Cape May’s Historic District, followed by a guided tour of Cape May’s only Victorian house museum, the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Offered Monday, Feb. 20 at 11 a.m.; Sunday, Feb. 19 at 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.; and Saturdays, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25 at 11 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tour leaves from Washington Street Mall Information Booth. $18 for adults, $10 for children (ages 3-12).
Emlen Physick Estate Tour Enjoy this entertaining and educational guided tour of Cape May’s only Victorian house museum, the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate at 1048 Washington St. Offered Monday, Feb. 20 at 11:45 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 19 at 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m.; and Saturdays, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25 at 11:45 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. $10 for adults, $5 for children (ages 3-12).
Historic District Trolley Tours Get acquainted with Cape May on a trolley tour as knowledgeable guides present entertaining and educational stories about the nation’s oldest seashore resort. Offered Monday, Feb. 20 at 11 a.m.; Sunday, Feb. 19 at 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.; and Saturdays, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25 at 11 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tour leaves from Washington Street Mall Information Booth except for Feb. 4 and Feb. 11, which leave from the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. $10 for adults and $7 for children (ages 3-12).
Self-Guided Audio Tour of Cape May Discover the Historic District of Victorian Cape May at your own pace with Acoustiguide Inform hand-held units. Tour comes complete with a map and index for 96 historic buildings on 69 sites. Available in the Hill House office at the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Mondays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25 and Sunday, Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Rental fee is $10 per unit.
Self-guided Wine Trail Spend the afternoon touring the wineries of Cape May County. Visit Natali Vineyards and Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery and taste wines at each. Admission is $8 and includes a map with the wineries listed and a tasting glass. Offered Saturdays, plus Sunday, Feb. 19, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Purchase tickets in advance at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth or the Hill House office or the Carriage House Visitor’s Center at the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., during hours of operation.
Winery Cellar Tour and Tasting Spend an afternoon at the award-winning Cape May Winery. Includes a barrel tasting accompanied by cheese and fruit and a complimentary tasting glass. Offered Saturdays through February and Sunday, Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. $20 per person. Purchase tickets in advance at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth or the Hill House office or the Carriage House Visitor’s Center at the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., during hours of operation.
Schedules are subject to change. Please go to www.capemaymac.org for the most current schedule. The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts (MAC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Cape May’s Victorian heritage. MAC also fosters the performing arts. MAC membership is open to all. For information about MAC’s year-round schedule of tours, festivals, and special events, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278, or visit MAC’s Web site at capemaymac.org.
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Saturday, February 18: Benefit Auction for Duane Bell, a firefighter at Lawrenceville Station 23 and an EMT at Robert Wood Hospital. He is currently in end-stage renal kidney failure from diabetes and is awaiting a transplant. Confrontational Clothing will be teaming up with Jamison's Bar and Grill and many others for a February 18th benefit to try and raise money for Duane and his family. Items will be donated from Confrontational Clothing and auctioned off with 100% of proceeds going straight to the Bell family. Please come out to Jamison's Bar and Grill at 6 Fort Dix Rd, Pemberton (609-894-4596) on February 18th to support and help someone who's made a life of helping others! To donate, please contact the owner of Jamison’s Daniel Locker at 609-894-4596
Sunday, February 19: Donation Collection for Ronald McDonald House. Phlock of South Jersey Parrothead Club will be collecting donations of merchandise from 2pm to 6pm at Shady Katie's, 814 S. White Horse Pike in Somerdale. For more information, go to phlockofsouthjersey.com.
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