Thursday, May 18

BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; all welcome; Seashore Gardens Living Center, 22 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $6. 609-645-3269.

FSA GOLF TOURNAMENT: 1 to 6 p.m.; 13th Annual Family Service Association Golf Tournament; complimentary gift, lunch, awards dinner; Mays Landing Country Club, 1855 Cates Road, Mays Landing, $150 or $600 foursome. 609-569-0239, ext. 1160 or

HAMMONTON THIRD THURSDAY EVENTS: 6 to 8 p.m.; art exhibit and Mother Daughter Tea & Art Party at Kramer Hall; downtown shopping, food, drinks and more; Downtown Hammonton. 609-626-3420 or

THANKFUL THURSDAY: 4 to 8 p.m.; beer, refreshments; benefits the Greater Cape May Chamber of Commerce Community Outreach; Cold Spring Brewery, 733 Seashore Road, Cape May. 609-898-2300.

Saturday, May 20

A.J. MEERWALD SAILS: 10 a.m. to noon, 1:30 to 4 p.m., 5 to 7:30 p.m. May 20; 1:30 to 4 p.m. May 21; sail aboard an authentically restored Delaware Bay oyster schooner built in 1928; help haul the lines and hoist the sails; Bayshore Center at Bivalve, 2800 High St., Port Norris. 856-785-2060, ext. 108 or

MAYFEST: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 20, 21; more than 100 juried crafters, international food court, music, kids' activities, and more; Historic Smithville & Village Green, 615 E. Moss Mill Road, Smithville.

RUN FOR THE ANIMALS 5K: 7:30 a.m. registration; 9 a.m. races; rescheduled race due to last weekend's rain storm; brunch buffet, block party, crafts, games, drawings, best dressed pet contest; benefits the Marine Mammal Stranding Center and Beacon Animal Rescue; Laguna Grill and Rum Bar, 1400 Ocean Ave., Brigantine, $30. 609-266-0538 or

SPRING ROCK & MINERAL SHOW: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; rocks, minerals, jewelry, fossils, lapidary equipment; Cape Atlantic Rockhounds Clubhouse, 2653 Cologne Ave., Mays Landing. 856-692-8670 or

WILDLIFE PLANT SALE: 10 a.m. May 20, 21; native plant sale hosted by the New Jersey Audubon’s Nature Center of Cape May; 9 to 5:30 p.m. May 20 art demonstration, reception; portion of proceeds benefit The Good Neighbor Fund; Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May. 609-898-8848 or

Sunday, May 21

SUMMER LUNCHEON & FASHION SHOW: noon to 4 p.m.; 16th annual luncheon and fashion show hosted by Cape Women's Resource Fund, Inc.; wear hats, prizes awarded to best hat; benefits scholarships for Cape May County women and the League of Women Voters of Cape May County and the American Association of University Women; Grand Hotel of Cape May, 1045 Beach Ave., Cape May, $35. 609-231-1813.

Monday, May 22

CENTENNIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT: 11:30 a.m. registration and lunch; 1 p.m. tee time; 1:30 p.m. Painting & Wine on the Patio for non-golfers; 6 p.m. dinner and awards ceremony, silent auction; benefits Seashore Gardens Foundation; Blue Heron Pines Golf Club, 550 Country Club Drive, Egg Harbor City, $75 to $175.

Tuesday, May 23

'FORE THE PETS' GOLF OUTING: noon to 7:30 p.m.; 18-hole scramble; benefits the Humane Society of Ocean City; Hidden Creek Golf Club, 75 Asbury Road, Egg Harbor Township, $200 per golfer, $700 foursome. 609-398-9500 or

Wednesday, May 24

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; origami workshop; Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City, free. 609-399-2434 or

SCHOLARSHIP SPLASH: 6 to 8 p.m.; food, dessert, prizes, silent auction; benefits ACIT student scholarships and programming; Clancys By the Bay, 101 E Maryland Ave., Somers Point, $50. 609-625-2249 or

WORLD ABOVE FREE POETRY NIGHT: 7 to 9 p.m.; hosted by the South Jersey Poets Collective; open mic, read a poem less than two minutes long; featured poet Marina Carreira will read; Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City. 609-626-3463 or

Thursday, May 25

AWARD DINNER: 5 to 8 p.m.; Business Leader of the Year Award Dinner hosted by the Greater Atlantic City Chamber; honors Morris Bailey, Chairman, JEMB Realty Corporation; Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, $110-$150. 609-345-4524 or

'GOLF FOR GILDA'S' PREMIER CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT: noon to 8 p.m.; benefits the Gilda's Club of South Jersey; Harbor Pines Golf Club, 500 St. Andrews Drive, Egg Harbor Township, $125-$150.

THANKFUL THURSDAY: 4 to 8 p.m.; beer, refreshments; benefits the Cape May VFW; Cold Spring Brewery, 733 Seashore Road, Cape May. 609-898-2300.

Friday, May 26

ATLANTIC CITY BOXING HALL OF FAME WEEKEND: May 26, 27, 28; Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame (ACBHOF) Induction weekend; grand induction ceremony including Mike Tyson, Lou Duva, Michael Spinks, Arturo Gatti, Leavander Johnson, Don King, Dave Bontempo, and more; meet and greet, cocktail reception, Ultimate Fight Fan Experience Expo; Claridge Hotel, Park Place and The Boardwalk, Atlantic City. 609-318-3188 or

CAR CRUISES: 5 to 8 p.m. May 26, June 9, 23, July 14, 28, Aug. 11, 25, Sept. 8, 22; vehicles on display; Historic Smithville & Village Green, 615 E. Moss Mill, Smithville.

Thursday, June 1

GREEK FESTIVAL: 5 to 10 p.m. June 1, 2, noon to 11 p.m. June 3, noon to 10 p.m. June 4; 35th annual Greek festival; Greek food, desserts, dancing, prizes, live music, amusement rides, fireworks; Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 7004 Ridge Ave., Egg Harbor Township, $1. 609-653-8092, ext. 5 or

Sunday, June 4

CANCER SURVIVORS DAY BREAKFAST: 10 a.m. to noon; celebrate cancer survivors and their families with complimentary breakfast; connect with other survivors; Shore Medical Center, DiOrio Hall, 2nd Floor, 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point. 609-653-3772.

Kids Stuff

Saturday, May 20

CAPTAIN KIDD DAY: 11 a.m.; Captain Kidd Pirate Day; for kids ages 12 and younger; parade, treasure hunt; prizes for best pirate costumes; 26th Avenue and the Boardwalk, North Wildwood. 609-522-2955 or

CUPCAKE WARS FOR TEENS: 2 to 3 p.m.; decorate (and eat) book-inspired cupcakes; supplies provided; Public Library, 1 North Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City. 609-345-2269 or

Wednesday, May 24

WATER FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 8th annual outdoor Project WET Water Festival; interactive learning stations, games and demonstrations; Alder Avenue Middle School, 25 Alder Ave., Egg Harbor Township, free admission. 609-383-3366, ext. 2414 or NJ.Gov.


Thursday, May 18

CBB FALL/WINTER JAZZ CONCERT SERIES: 7 to 10 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays; hosted by the Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation; benefits youth jazz studies and artists; Claridge Hotel, Park Place and the Boardwalk, Atlantic City, $10. 609-841-6897.

GINA ROCHE' CONCERT: 5 to 6:15 p.m.; part of Third Thursday Concert Series; performance by Gina Roche' Duo with John Swana; Public Library, 1 North Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City. 609-345-2269 or

Friday, May 19

'DON'T LOOK BACK' BOSTON TRIBUTE: 8 p.m. doors open; 9 to 11 p.m. concert; last concert of the Flashback Friday series; Boston tribute band Don't Look Back; Golden Nugget Casino, Hotel & Marina, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard, Atlantic City. 609-441-2000.

'THAT'S AMORE: 100 YEARS OF DEAN MARTIN': 7 to 8:30 p.m.; performance by singer Dave DeLuca; marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dean Martin; Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City, free. 609-399-2434 or

Saturday, May 20

SKYLA BURRELL BAND: 7:30 to 10 p.m., The Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 East Main St., Tuckerton, $25/$30. 609-389-0118 or

Sunday, May 21

CAPE MAY JAZZ VESPERS: 3 to 4 p.m.; concert by The AC Connection; First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, Hughes and Decatur streets, Cape May, $10. 609-576-1841 or

MIDIRI BROTHERS JAZZ BAND: 2 to 4 p.m.; presented by the Cape May Traditional Jazz Society; 4:30 p.m. optional dinner; cash bar; VFW Post 386, 419 Congress St., Cape May, $20. 609-675-0175 or

MUSIC ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON: 2 to 3:30 p.m.; presented by The Margate Community Church in association with Michael Pedicin; features father-and-son jazz duos Don and James Collins, Mike and Mekhi Bone; light refreshments provided; Margate Community Church, 8900 Ventnor Ave., Margate, $5. 609-822-7147 or

Saturday, July 15

SCHULTZ-HILL BENEFIT CONCERT: 8 p.m.; "Christopher Macchio: A Man and His Music"; VIP meet and greet, dessert and champagne reception; Resorts Superstar Theater, 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, $25, $175 VIP. 609-347-1616 or


Thursday, May 18

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER: through June 11; 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays and select Saturdays; Tony Award-winning musical play; Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, $20 to $40. 609-704-5012 or

Sunday, May 21

‘SWAN LAKE’: 4 to 6:30 p.m.; performance by the Atlantic City Ballet; Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City. 609-348-7201 or


Friday, May 19

FRIDAY EVENING FROG HIKES: 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays; short frog lesson, frog feeding, frog holding and refreshments; followed by a night hike to look for frogs; bring flashlights; Cape May Point State Park, Lighthouse Avenue, Cape May Point, $3. 609-884-2159.

Saturday, May 20

GUIDED BIRD WALKS: 8 a.m. Saturdays in April and May; hosted by the Atlantic Audubon Society; meet at the Forsythe Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, Route 9, Oceanville; free.