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MARCH EVENTS
Twelve months of exciting events…
Roller Skating at Cape May Convention Hall: 714 Beach Avenue. Toddler Skate, Open Family Skate and Teen Skate. Get ready to roll every weekend at Cape May Convention Hall when winter roller skating kicks off! Guests may bring their own standard or in-line skates or they can rent them from our facility. Admission fee for Open Family Skate is $5 per person. Skate rental is $2 for traditional skates and $4 for in-line skates. Admission for non-skaters during Family Skate is $2. Skaters can take a break from the rink and enjoy soft drinks, water, and light snacks at the concession stand. *Teen skate is $5 for skaters and non-skaters. Scheduling is available for birthday skate parties and private events. 609-884-9565. Check the skating schedule at www.discovercapemaynj.com

Fireside Chat at Cold Spring Brewery: 5. Cold Spring Brewery, 720 Route 9, Cape May, NJ 08204. 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Gather around the fireplace for a lecture on “Women’s Suffrage in Cape May County” by Rita Marie Fulginiti, Cape May County Clerk, County Adjuster and County Historian, Historic Cold Spring Village. 609-884-898-2300, ext. 11. www.hcsv.org

Murder Mystery Weekend: 6-7, 20-21, 27-28. East Lynne Theater will host the weekend at The Henry Sawyer Inn at 722 Columbia Avenue and Twin Gables Inn at 731 Columbia Avenue in Cape May, NJ 08204. These exciting weekends allow guests to portray the detective, murderer, victim, witness, curious bystander, and other crime-related characters, with Frank Smith, an experienced retired Philadelphia police detective, giving just enough information to get sleuthing skills going. Packages include Friday night appetizers at the Henry Sawyer Inn, dinner at one of Cape May’s fine restaurants, breakfasts at the inns, and a dessert reception on Saturday evening – all while guests continue to gather clues to solve the crime. Those who do not need housing, but would like to participate in the weekend, may also contact The Henry Sawyer Inn about cost and details. For information about this and other East Lynne Theater Company events, call 609-884-5898 or visit www.eastlynnetheater.org

Cheer Tech’s Spirit National Championships & World Bid: 7-8. Wildwoods Convention Center. Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. {times are subject to change.} Performances will be choreographed to music and sound effects, and winning teams will be awarded prizes. An admission fee will be charged at the door the day of the event. 866-783-7611.

Shopaholics Weekend: Avalon. 12-14. Princeton and Whitebrier Restaurants at 2008 Dune Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202. Thursday, March 12: 4-9pm, Friday, March 13: 4-9pm, Saturday, March 14: 10am-6pm The largest winter shopping event brings together the very best boutiques showcasing the largest variety of merchandise in one location. Deep discounts in clothing, shoes, accessories, home décor and more. 609-967-3936. www.visitavalonnj.com

Sherlock Holmes Weekend: 13-15. Cape May. Join Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. Watson, for a weekend of solving clues in the new mystery. Stalk the gaslit streets in search of clues and compete for the grand prize. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or www.capemaymac.org

Second Saturday Wine Tasting:
14. Village on High, Millville – Glasstown Arts District. Admission Fee includes food tastings. 856-371-0716.

Fireside Chat at Cold Spring Brewery: 4. Cold Spring Brewery, 720 Route 9, Cape May, NJ 08204. 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Gather around the fireplace for a lecture on “Alice Paul: New Jersey Heroine for Equality” with Lucienne Beard, Executive Director with the Alice Paul Institute. 609-884-898-2300, ext. 11. www.hcsv.org

St. Patrick's Parade & Celebration: 14. Sea Isle City. The annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is always a favorite, thanks to many shamrock-clad enthusiasts – and plenty “Wearin’ of the Green.” The Celtic procession will include live pipe-and-drum music, Irish residents and Sea Isle’s ‘”Irish Royal Family.” Don’t miss any of the fun because today everyone is Irish in Sea Isle City! 609-263-4371. www.kixmcnutleys.com

St. Patrick's Day Celebration & Parade: 14. North Wildwood. 10th & Atlantic Aves., North Wildwood. Ceremony 11:30 a.m., parade Noon. 609-522-2955 or www.NorthWildwood.com

Spring Bridal Fair: 15. Wildwoods Convention Center. Noon - 4 p.m. Free Admission. 609-465-7181 or www.gwcoc.org/bridal-expo

A Garden of Quilts: Saturday, March 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville, NJ 08332. Presented by The Garden Patch Quilters, over 150 Traditional and Contemporary Quilts are judged and put on display in the Event Center at WheatonArts, along with a Vendors Mall, Boutique Table, Raffle Quilt, and hourly demonstrations. Admission is $6 per person and tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Members and children 5 & under are free. This judged Quilt Show recognizes quality work and provides quilters with an evaluation of their work. Quilts, quilted items, and garments are judged in the following categories: visual impact, color, design, quilting, workmanship, and finishing of the piece. 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

Third Friday: 15. Glasstown Arts District, Millville. The District comes alive with those enjoying the arts, entertainment and more. Exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping in a festive atmosphere. Levoy Theatre – www.levoy.net. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

Comedy Night Social: 15. Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Avenue. Begins at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Comedy night featuring Buddy Fitzpatrick, Andy Pitz and Drew Fraser. 609-884-9565. For tickets and Information, visit www.discovercapemaynj.com

United States Air Force Band:
15. Enjoy a FREE concert given by the brass ensemble of the U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band. Visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, stop by an Ocean City Welcome Center or call 609-399-6111. General admission seating. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m

Garden Brothers Circus: 18. Wildwoods Convention Center. Shows at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., 888-620-8936 or www.GardenBrosCircus.com

Fireside Chat at Cold Spring Brewery: 19. Cold Spring Brewery, 720 Route 9, Cape May, NJ 08204. 4pm. to 5pm. Gather around the fireplace for a lecture on “Historic Storms of the Jersey Shore” with Scott Mazzella, Educator, Former Reporter & Weather Buff. 609-884-898-2300, ext. 11. www.hcsv.org

Stone Harbor Shiver: 21. Annual polar bear plunge. www.stoneharborbeach.com

Stages Festival: "The Velveteen Rabbit" at WheatonArts:
March 21 at 2pm: WheatonArts, Millville. Watch as the Pushcart Players bring “The Velveteen Rabbit” to life in the WheatonArts Event Center at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 21! Part of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s Stages Festival, this performance is FREE and open to the public. Appropriate for children in pre-school through fifth grade. The play is adapted from the popular children’s book, “The Velveteen Rabbit,” written by Margery Williams. Learn about the book with the Cumberland County Library before and after the performance, along with a small hands-on activity once the play has ended! Save your free seat for the show at www.wheatonarts.org/learn/stagesfestival/.. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

Third Friday: 21. Glasstown Arts District, Millville. The District comes alive with those enjoying the arts, entertainment and more. Exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping in a festive atmosphere. Levoy Theatre – www.levoy.net. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

Girl Scouts Passport Around the World: 22. Wildwoods Convention Center. 1-3:30 p.m. 856.795.1560 or www.gscsnj.org

Fireside Chat at Cold Spring Brewery: 26. Cold Spring Brewery, 720 Route 9, Cape May, NJ 08204. 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Gather around the fireplace for a lecture on “NJ Women in the Revolutionary War” with Sandi Eakin, HCSV Interpreter & LCMR AP History Teacher. 609-884-898-2300, ext. 11. www.hcsv.org

Special Olympics NJ Basketball Finals: 28-29. Wildwoods Convention Center. Sat: 10 a.m. Sun: 9 a.m. Free Admission. 609-896-8000 or www.sonj.org

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