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Twelve months of exciting events…
PEOPLE, PLACE, PROCESS: April 1, 2020 through January 3, 2021 : 50 Years of Glassmaking at WheatonArts. WheatonArts, Millville. This exhibit in the Museum of American Glass honors 50 years of glassmakers at WheatonArts. Discover collaborations that artfully combine vision, artifacts that serve as muse, and the tools that connect skills across time. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

THEMES ACROSS CULTURES: April 1, 2020 through January 3, 2021: WheatonArts, Millville. View the similarities and differences of various artistic expressions found within South Jersey’s diverse cultural groups on display in WheatonArts’ Down Jersey Folklife Center. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

Oct. 29 – 1: CAPE MAY RESTAURANT WEEKEND: Cape May. Participating restaurants in the Historic Landmark City of Cape May offer meals for $38.00. www.cmrestaurantweek.com

Oct. 30 - 1: SHERLOCK HOLMES WEEKEND: 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 prizes. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org

5-8: EXIT ZERO JAZZ FESTIVAL: Cape May Convention Hall and other venues. Over 100 international touring musicians. Many styles of music from jazz, soul, reggae, blues, and R&B. www.exit0jazzfest.com

6-16: SOMERS POINT RESTAURANT WEEK: Small Town, Big Taste! Special menus. Value prices. South Jersey Jazz Society provides musical entertainment at many of the venues. www.somersptrestaurantwk.com

14: FALL CRAFTS & COLLECTIBLES SHOW: Cape May Convention Hall. Dozens of vendors come to Cape May to sell hand-made novelties and crafts including seasonal decorations, gift items and more.609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

14: 2nd SATURDAY WINE TASTING AT THE VILLAGE ON HIGH: Millville. Lovely wine and food pairings in the beautiful garden courtyard at the shopping village located at 501 N. High St., Millville. Cost is only $20 per person. Reservations: 856-371-0716. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

20: CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING: Woodland Village, Clermont. Santa arrives to illuminate thousands of twinkling lights throughout the Village. www.gardengreenhouse.net/woodland-village/

20: THIRD FRIDAY: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. High Street in 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

20-JAN. 1, 2021: CAPE MAY’S HOLIDAY SEASON: Cape May. Six weeks (Nov. 20-Jan. 1, 2021) of special holiday tours and events. Holiday Preview Weekend (Nov. 20-22), 46th Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tours (Dec. 5, 12,19), Lamplighter Christmas Tours, Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides, Physick House Tours, Holiday Inns Tours. Trolley Rides, Breakfast with Santa, and more. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

21: “EARLIER THAN THE BIRD” DOWNTOWN SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA: Ocean City. Get out earlier than the bird and jump start your holiday shopping the weekend before Thanksgiving. Shop in your pajamas for early bird shopping specials. For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

27: FESTIVE FRIDAY: Avalon. Throughout the shopping district in Avalon. Embrace the holiday season with Festive Friday, featuring more than 40 holiday activities for the entire family to enjoy. 609-967-3936. www.visitavalonnj.com

27: TURKEY TROT 5K & 1.5-MILE WALK: Avalon. Run through Avalon for a great cause! Proceeds benefitting the Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children. www.dillerblindhome.org

27: CHRISTMAS IN THE DOWNTOWN: “Our Miracle on Asbury Avenue” : Ocean City. Join the merchants & Chamber in kicking off an old-fashioned Downtown Christmas. For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

27: HOLIDAY PARADE: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. Floats, bands, drill teams, & more! Sponsored by the Greater Millville Chamber of Commerce. 856-825-2600. www.millville-nj.com

27: FESTIVAL OF TREES: Avalon. Featuring beautiful trees and wreaths, decorated by local businesses and up for Silent Auction. 609-967-3936. www.visitavalonnj.com

27: BIG GLASS BLAST: WheatonArts, Millville. Watch and be amazed as the Big Glass Blast Team designs and creates LARGE-SCALE holiday-themed objects out of hot molten glass throughout the day! FREE admission. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

27- Dec. 6: HOLIDAY STUDIO SALE: WheatonArts, Millville. Browse WheatonArts studio glass prototypes, seconds & overstocks, glass by Melanie & David Leppla, and pottery by Terry Plasket & WheatonArts Ceramic Artists at discounts of 30 to 70 percent off their original prices. Free admission to the sale. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

27-28: ISLAND HOLIDAY WEEKEND: Stone Harbor. Pet parade, scavenger hunt, family activities, a merchants’ hospitality night, Small Business Saturday activities and Christmas Parade. www.SHNJ.org. www.StoneHarborBeach.com

27-28: HOLIDAY CRAFTS & COLLECTIBLES SHOW: Cape May Convention Hall. Shop for unique hand-made gifts & seasonal decorations. 609-884-5404, 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

28: SNOWFEST SATURDAY: Avalon. Free family photos with Santa, rides and games for all ages, live music and family-fun entertainment. 609-967-3936. www.avalonboro.net

28: SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY: Glasstown Arts District. National Business Promotion for specialty shopping on “main street.” Shop Small in the Glasstown Arts District. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

28: SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY IN THE VILLAGE: Woodland Village, Clermont. Shop local for unique and unusual gifts for everyone on your list. www.gardengreenhouse.net/woodland-village/

28: HOLIDAY PARADE: Vineland. For more information, contact 856-794-8653

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