Thursday, Feb. 16

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.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: 5:30 to 8 p.m.; open to all; recently released film with popcorn; Atlantic County Library, 1 Swift Ave., Egg Harbor Township. 609-927-8664 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

THANKFUL THURSDAY EVENT: 4 to 8 p.m.; beer, snacks, artists; benefits the Cape May County Art League's Scholarship Fund; Cold Spring Brewery, 733 Seashore Road, Cape May. 609-898-2300 or HCSV.org.

Friday, Feb. 17

BLACK HISTORY MONTH FRIDAY FILM SERIES: 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 17, 24; call for movie titles; Public Library, 1 North Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City. 609-345-2269 or ACFPL.org.

POLAR BEAR PRINCE AND PRINCESS CONTEST: 7:30 p.m.; kick off Polar Bear Plunge Weekend with the crowning of the Polar Bear Royal Family; La Costa Complex, 4000 Landis Ave., Sea Isle City, $20. 609-263-9090 or SeaIsleChamber.com.

Saturday, Feb. 18

BLACK COWBOYS AND BUFFALO SOLDIERS: 2 to 3 p.m.; for adults and teens; talk by local historian Kimball Baker on "Black Cowboys and Buffalo Soldiers"; Atlantic County Library, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Pleasantville. 609-641-1778 or AtlanticLibrary.org.

CAPE MAY WINE SCHOOL: 1 to 3 p.m.; learn about a selection of wines; Washington Inn, 801 Washington St., Cape May, $40. 609-884-5697 or CapeMayMac.org.

CAPE MAY WINE TRAIL: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; spend the day visiting Cape May County's wineries; lunch followed by tastings; Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, $60. 609-884-5404 or CapeMayMac.org.

CRAFTS & COLLECTIBLES IN WINTER: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 18, 19; the region's most sought-after collectibles dealers and craftspeople; handmade items, jewelry, glassware and more; Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May, $2. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or CapeMayMac.org.

POLAR BEAR PLUNGE: noon, vendors, costume contest; 2 p.m. plunge; La Costa Complex, 4000 Landis Ave., Sea Isle City, $25. 609-263-9090 or LaCosta-Lounge.ticketleap.com.

Sunday, Feb. 19

MIKE'S SEAFOOD POLAR BEAR RUN WALK FOR AUTISM: noon; 5K run or 1.5 mile walk; benefits organizations such as Autism Speaks; awards ceremony, live music, kids activities, food; JFK Blvd. and Promenade, Sea Isle City, $25. 609-602-5734 or PolarBearRunWalkforAutism.com.

'SAY IT LOUD..I'M BLACK & I'M PROUD': 3 to 5 p.m.; 15th Annual Black History Month Celebration hosted by the Rites of Passage Program; performances by local youth groups; refreshments; Second Baptist Church, 110 Rev. Dr. I. S. Cole Plaza, Atlantic City. 609-350-7450.

Tuesday, Feb. 21

BAKING WITH BETTY: ST. PATRICK'S DAY: 1 to 3 p.m.; taught by Betty O'Hala; learn to bake Irish soda bread biscuits and grasshopper sandwich cookies; Public Library, 6300 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Crest, registration required. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

Wednesday, Feb. 22

WORLD ABOVE POETRY NIGHT: 7 to 9 p.m.; hosted by South Jersey Poets Collective; featured reader Cortney Lamar Charleston; open mic; Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City. 609-626-3463 or SJPoets.WordPress.com.

Thursday, Feb. 23

LADIES NIGHT OUT: 6 to 8:30 p.m.; fine dining, wine tasting; chance to win designer handbags; benefits Family Service Association; Atlantic City Country Club, 1 Leo Fraser Drive, Northfield, $40. 609-569-0239 or FSASJ.org.

THANKFUL THURSDAY: 4 to 8 p.m.; purchase sipping beers, homemade sodas; proceeds benefit Cape May MAC; Cold Spring Brewery, 733 Seashore Road, Cape May. 609-898-2300 or HCSV.org.

Saturday, Feb. 25

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CHILI COOK OFF: 4 to 7 p.m.; 15th Annual John J. Heinz Memorial Chili Cook-Off and Dinner hosted by the Knights of Columbus; prizes to top three chili chefs; take-outs available; Our Lady Of Sorrows Church, 724 Maple Ave., Linwood, $8 adults, $5 ages 11 and younger, $21 family of four. 609-646-1861.

Sunday, Feb. 26

LOVE THE ARTS IN SOMERS POINT: 3 to 5 p.m.; presented by the Somers Point Arts Commission; features a photographic exhibit of the 2016 The Arts Reach Out Program; poetry reading by Maria Provenzano; live music; light buffet; door prizes; Greate Bay Country Club, 901 Mays Landing Road, Somers Point. 609-653-4991.

Monday, Feb. 27

MARGATE SOUL LINE DANCE: 7 to 8:45 p.m. every other Monday through Feb. 27, Martin Bloom Pavilion, 101 N. Huntington Ave., Margate City, $7. 609-823-5757.

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 ACBHOF.com.

Kids Stuff

Saturday, Feb. 18

CREATE COMIC SUPERHEROES: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Comic Book Workshop for children in celebration of Black History Month; for ages 9 to 12; Public Library, 1 North Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City. 609-345-2269 or ACFPL.org.

Thursday, Feb. 23

COMIC DRAWING: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Marvel DC Comic Illustrator Joe Del Beato will lead drawing instruction for ages 7 to 17; supplies provided; Public Library, 1 North Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City. 609-345-2269 or ACFPL.org.

Music

Thursday, Feb. 16

'ELLA FITZGERALD: THE FIRST LADY OF SONG AT 100': 6 to 7:30 p.m.; celebrates the centennial anniversary of the birth of Ella Fitzgerald; multi-media presentation by Chase Jackson, co-founder of the Natchel Blues Network; Cape May City Library, 110 Ocean St., Cape May. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

Friday, Feb. 17

FOOZ FIGHTERS LIVE: 8 p.m. doors open; 9 to 11 p.m. concert; Golden Nugget Casino, Hotel & Marina, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard, Atlantic City. 609-441-2000.

Saturday, Feb. 18

BOB LANZA BLUES BAND: 7:30 to 10 p.m.; singer, songwriter and guitarist Bob Lanza; The Lizzie Rose Music Room, 317 East Main St., Tuckerton, $25, $30. 609-389-0118 or LizzieRoseMusic.com.

Sunday, Feb. 19

CAPE MAY JAZZ VESPERS: 3 to 4 p.m.; the Herb Moore Duo; First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, Hughes and Decatur streets, Cape May, $10. 609-576-1841 or CapeMayJazzVespers.com.

JERSEY SHORE JAZZ VESPERS: 4 to 5:30 p.m.; featured performer is guest artist Tony Day, celebrating Black History Month; Asbury United Methodist Church, 1213 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, free-will offering taken. 609-703-7907 or JerseyShoreJazzVespers.com.

TAMARA DEMENT JAZZ QUARTET: 7 to 10 p.m., Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 East Main St., Tuckerton, $20, $25. 609-389-0118 or LizzieRoseMusic.com.

UNABRIDGED PERFORMANCE: 2 to 4:30 p.m.; band Unabridged with special guest Until November; The Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 East Main St., Tuckerton, $10 advance, $15 day-of. 609-389-0118 or LizzieRoseMusic.com.

Monday, Feb. 20

OPEN MIC NIGHT: 6:30 p.m.; aspiring and upcoming artists display their talents; The Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 East Main St., Tuckerton, $5. 609-389-0118 or LizzieRoseMusic.com.

Thursday, Feb. 23

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.

Friday, March 17

PATRIZIO BUANNE PERFORMANCE: 7 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. show; international superstar singer Patrizio Buanne; the Showroom at Tropicana Atlantic City, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, $25, $40, $50, $65 and $85. 800-745-3000 or TicketMaster.com.

Theater

Sunday, April 23

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

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 ACBallet.org.

Nature

Saturday, Feb. 18

DOG HIKE AT BASS RIVER STATE FOREST: 9 a.m.; join Volunteer Master Naturalist Kathy Gardiner on a 3 to 5 mile hike in Bass River State Forest with your dog; bring lunch and water; Bass River State Forest Office, 762 Stage Road, Tuckerton. 609-296-1114 or 609-296-6574 or NJParksandForests.org.

Tuesday, Feb. 21

FROGS OF NEW JERSEY: 6 to 7:30 p.m.; come learn about frogs and toads native to Cape May County; taught by Brian Williamson; Public Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.