Cape May’s Winter Calendar of Events

Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)

Jan. 13-April 15

Center for Community Arts (CCA) Exhibit in the Carroll Gallery “Franklin Street School: From Segregation to Unification”: On the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Free admission. Saturday, Jan. 13-Sunday, April 15. Hours vary. Presented by the Center for Community Arts (CCA) in association with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For information on the exhibit, call (609) 884-7525 or see www.CenterforCommunityArts.org. For gallery hours call (609) 884-5404 or see www.capemaymac.org.

Jan. 14

FiNS Sunday Social benefit for the Cape May Music Festival: Raise funds for the Cape May Music Festival by simply enjoying a meal at FiNS, 142 Decatur St., Cape May, Sunday, Jan. 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Benefits the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

Jan. 15

Exhibit Opening for Center for Community Arts (CCA) Exhibit in the Carroll Gallery “Franklin Street School: From Segregation to Unification”: Honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day at this Center for Community Arts (CCA) exhibit opening in the Carroll Gallery on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Free admission and light refreshments. Monday, Jan. 15 at 4 p.m. Presented by the Center for Community Arts (CCA) in association with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For information on the exhibit, call (609) 884-7525 or see www.CenterforCommunityArts.org. For gallery hours call (609) 884-5404 or see www.capemaymac.org.

Jan. 17

Lunch & Learn “Music of Olde Cape May”: Bring a bag lunch and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture and the arts during weekly Lunch & Learn presentations every Wednesday at noon at the Cape May United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St., Cape May. Jan. 17 – Music of Olde Cape May with Rich Chiemingo. Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members and includes beverages.

Jan. 20

Lunch & Learn at Lucky Bones “America, God’s Chosen Nation”: Hear talks on popular topics of history, culture and the arts over lunch at Lucky Bones Restaurant. The topic for Jan. 20 at noon is “America, God’s Chosen Nation,” presented by Dr. Bob Heinly. Saturday, Jan. 20 at noon. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Lucky Bones Restaurant, 1200 Route 109, Cape May. Admission is $10 and includes lecture. Lunch may be purchased separately. Limited event.

Jan. 23

Lunch & Learn at ACCC “America, God’s Chosen Nation”: Bring a bag lunch to the Cape May campus of the Atlantic Cape Community College and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture and the arts. The topic for Jan. 23 at noon is “America, God’s Chosen Nation,” presented by Dr. Bob Heinly. Atlantic Cape Community College, 341 Court House South Dennis Rd, Cape May Court House. Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members.

Jan. 24

Lunch & Learn “America: God’s Chosen Nation”: Bring a bag lunch and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture and the arts during weekly Lunch & Learn presentations every Wednesday at noon at the Cape May United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St., Cape May. Jan. 24 –“America: God’s Chosen Nation,” with Dr. Bob Heinly. Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members and includes beverages.

Jan. 26

Friends of the Physick Estate present Victorian Valentines Workshop: Learn about Victorian Valentines traditions and then create your own Valentines greeting cards to send to friends and family. All supplies and light refreshments included. Friday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. Cape May United Methodist Church Hall, 635 Washington St. Admission is $10. Presented by the Friends of the Physick Estate in association with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

Jan. 27

Friends of the World War II Tower present “50 Years Later: 1968 and the Vietnam War - Introduction”: The year 1968 was pivotal in both Vietnamese and United States history. Learn about these changes in the introductory lecture to this series. Saturday, Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. Cape May Lutheran Church, 509 Pittsburgh Ave. Admission is $5 at the door. Free for all World War II veterans, MAC members and students. Presented by the Friends of the World War II Tower in association with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

Jan. 31

Lunch & Learn “The Splendid Little Spanish-American War”: Bring a bag lunch and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture and the arts during weekly Lunch & Learn presentations every Wednesday at noon at the Cape May United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St., Cape May. Jan. 31 – “The Splendid Little Spanish-American War,” with Dr. Bob Heinly. Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members and includes beverages.

Feb. 7

Lunch & Learn “Classic Movies and Their Stars of Yesteryear”: Bring a bag lunch and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture and the arts during weekly Lunch & Learn presentations every Wednesday at noon at the Cape May United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St., Cape May. Feb. 7 – “Classic Movies and Their Stars of Yesteryear,” with Alex Breve. Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members and includes beverages.

Feb. 14

Lunch & Learn “A Victorian Valentine – Love, Courtship and Marriage”: Bring a bag lunch and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture and the arts during weekly Lunch & Learn presentations every Wednesday at noon at the Cape May United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St., Cape May. Wednesday, Feb. 14 – “A Victorian Valentine – Love, Courtship and Marriage,” with Mary Stewart. Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members and includes beverages.

An Evening of Burlesque with the Vintage Vixens of Valentines: Enjoy a variety of entertainment centered around love as The Salty Sirens put a sassy spin on the history of Valentine’s Day. You’ll have a fun-filled trip back in time to a period when entertainment was theatrical, sassy, and teased the imagination. Experience this modern take on classic burlesque, rooted in Victorian vaudeville. Food and beverages available for purchase. Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. at Elaine’s, 513 Lafayette St. Cocktails at 7 p.m. Admission is $30 and advance reservations are required. For mature audiences. Cosponsored by the Co-sponsored by The Salty Sirens, Elaine’s Dinner Theater and
the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

Feb. 16

An Evening of Burlesque with the Vintage Vixens of Valentines: Enjoy a variety of entertainment centered around love as The Salty Sirens put a sassy spin on the history of Valentine’s Day. You’ll have a fun-filled trip back in time to a period when entertainment was theatrical, sassy, and teased the imagination. Experience this modern take on classic burlesque, rooted in Victorian vaudeville. Food and beverages available for purchase. Friday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. at Elaine’s, 513 Lafayette St. Cocktails at 7 p.m. Admission is $30 and advance reservations are required. For mature audiences. Cosponsored by the Co-sponsored by The Salty Sirens, Elaine’s Dinner Theater and the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

Feb. 17

Cape May Wine Trail: Spend an afternoon visiting Cape May County’s wineries and sampling the unique flavors of each. Travel via trolley to Willow Creek Winery where you’ll enjoy tastings, a brief tour and lunch. You’ll also travel to Natali Vineyards for tastings there with cheese and crackers and receive a souvenir glass. Admission is $75. Saturday, Feb. 17, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Chocolate Lovers Feast at The Blue Rose Inn: Chocolate lovers unite! You’ll savor seven plated courses of chocolate desserts and hear how each was created from the chef who prepared it at The Blue Rose Inn on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. Admission is $40.

Friends of the World War II Tower present “50 Years Later: 1968 and the Vietnam War – Lessons from the Barbary Wars applied to Vietnam”: The year 1968 was pivotal in both Vietnamese and United States history. Learn about these changes in this lecture series. marking this anniversary. Saturday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. Cape May Lutheran Church, 509 Pittsburgh Ave. Admission is $5 at the door. Free for all World War II veterans, MAC members and students. Presented by the Friends of the World War II Tower in association with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour: Board a MAC trolley tour for a 30-minute evening ride through the streets of Cape May. The paranormal findings of ghost writer Craig McManus come alive as your guide translates McManus’ stories. Offered Saturday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. $12 for adults and $8 for children (ages 3-12).

Feb. 17-18

Crafts and Collectibles in Winter: The region’s most sought-after collectibles dealers and craftspeople come together for a two-day show featuring an array of handmade items, jewelry, glassware and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 and Sunday, Feb. 18. Cape May Convention Hall, Beach Avenue at Stockton Place. Admission $2.

Physick Estate Self-guided Tour: Spend time exploring the rooms and collections of the Physick House Museum at your own pace, with knowledgeable interpreters and volunteers to answer questions. In some rooms you will meet a member of the Physick family or domestic staff, who will discuss the “hows and whys” of the objects found there. Saturday, Feb. 17 and Sunday, Feb. 18 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $12 adults, $8 for children (ages 3-12).

Feb. 18

Cape May Wine School: Increase your knowledge of wines during the Cape May Wine School Sunday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. You’ll refine your palate at the Washington Inn, 801 Washington St. Admission $40. For more information or to purchase tickets, call The Washington Inn directly at 609-884-5697. Co-sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour: Board a MAC trolley tour for a 30-minute evening ride through the streets of Cape May. The paranormal findings of ghost writer Craig McManus come alive as your guide translates McManus’ stories. Offered Sunday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. $12 for adults and $8 for children (ages 3-12).

Feb. 21

Lunch & Learn “Two Women – Two Worlds”: Bring a bag lunch and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture and the arts during weekly Lunch & Learn presentations every Wednesday at noon at the Cape May United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St., Cape May. Feb. 21 – “Two Women, Two Worlds,” with Mary Stewart. Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members and includes beverages.

Feb. 27

Lunch & Learn at ACCC “Classic Movies of Yesteryear and Their Stars”: Bring a bag lunch to the Cape May campus of the Atlantic Cape Community College and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture and the arts. The topic for Feb. 27 at noon is “Classic Movies of Yesteryear and Their Stars,” presented by Alex Breve. Atlantic Cape Community College, 341 Court House South Dennis Rd, Cape May Court House. Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members.

Feb. 28

Lunch & Learn “Underground Railroad in Cape May”: Bring a bag lunch and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture and the arts during weekly Lunch & Learn presentations every Wednesday at noon at the Cape May United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St., Cape May. Feb. 28 – “Underground Railroad in Cape May,” with Ted Bryan. Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members and includes beverages.

March 2

Free Tour of the Emlen Physick Estate to benefit the Cape May Community Food Closet: Enjoy this entertaining and educational guided tour of Cape May’s only Victorian house museum, the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate at 1048 Washington St., and help a worthy cause. Bring a donation of pantry items, toiletries or paper goods valued at $5 or more and receive a free tour of the estate on Friday, March 2 at 2:15 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Physick Estate, an affinity group of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

March 7

Lunch & Learn “Sherlock Holmes and Music”: Bring a bag lunch and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture and the arts during weekly Lunch & Learn presentations every Wednesday at noon at the Cape May United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St., Cape May. March 7 – “Sherlock Holmes and Music,” with Rich Chiemingo. Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members and includes beverages.

March 9

Free Tour of the Emlen Physick Estate to benefit the Cape May Community Food Closet: Enjoy this entertaining and educational guided tour of Cape May’s only Victorian house museum, the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate at 1048 Washington St., and help a worthy cause. Bring a donation of pantry items, toiletries or paper goods valued at $5 or more and receive a free tour of the estate on Friday, March 9 at 2:15 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Physick Estate, an affinity group of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

March 10

Friends of the World War II Tower present “50 Years Later: 1968 and the Vietnam War – Fortification of Hué and the Turning of the War”: The year 1968 was pivotal in both Vietnamese and United States history. Learn about these changes in this lecture series. marking this anniversary. Saturday, March 10 at 1 p.m. Cape May Lutheran Church, 509 Pittsburgh Ave. Admission is $5 at the door. Free for all World War II veterans, MAC members and students. Presented by the Friends of the World War II Tower in association with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

March 14

Lunch & Learn “Lessons from the Barbary Wars”: Bring a bag lunch and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture and the arts during weekly Lunch & Learn presentations every Wednesday at noon at the Cape May United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St., Cape May. March 14 – “Lessons from the Barbary Wars,” with Dr. Bob Heinly. Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members and includes beverages.

March 16-18

Sherlock Holmes Weekend: New mystery for 2018! Join Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. Watson, for a weekend of solving clues in the new mystery “Sherlock Holmes and The Case of a Siren’s Call” Friday through Sunday, March 16-18. Stalk the gaslit streets in search of clues and compete for the $250 grand prize.

March 16-17

East Lynne Theater presents “Sherlock Holmes Adventure of the Speckled Band”: It’s a race against time for Holmes and Watson to stop murders in a country manor. Performed “radio-style” with live sound effects and commercials. Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17 at 8 p.m. First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May. Adult admission $28; $20 students and military, children under 12 free. Presented by the East Lynne Theater in association with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

March 16

Free Tour of the Emlen Physick Estate to benefit the Cape May Community Food Closet: Enjoy this entertaining and educational guided tour of Cape May’s only Victorian house museum, the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate at 1048 Washington St., and help a worthy cause. Bring a donation of pantry items, toiletries or paper goods valued at $5 or more and receive a free tour of the estate on Friday, March 16 at 2:15 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Physick Estate, an affinity group of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

March 17

Sherlock Holmes Search for Clues Tour: Travel from inn to inn in Victorian Cape May while you try to solve the new Sherlock Holmes murder mystery for 2018 “Sherlock Holmes and The Case of a Siren’s Call.” 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 17. $15 for adults, $7.50 for children (ages 3-12). Tour begins and tickets are available at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth. Part of Sherlock Holmes Weekend.

March 21

Lunch & Learn “American Victorian Literature”: Bring a bag lunch and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture and the arts during weekly Lunch & Learn presentations every Wednesday at noon at the Cape May United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St., Cape May. March 21 – “American Victorian Literature,” with Dr. Len Smith. Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members and includes beverages.

March 24

Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour: Board a MAC trolley tour for a 30-minute evening ride through the streets of Cape May. The paranormal findings of ghost writer Craig McManus come alive as your guide translates McManus’ stories. Offered Saturday, March 24 at 8:30 p.m. $12 for adults and $8 for children (ages 3-12).

Historic Haunts Combo Tour: Combine the Ghosts of Cape May trolley tour with a visit to the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, where you will visit a home séance room of the 1890s and learn of the Victorians’ fascination with spiritualism. Offered Saturday, March 24 at 7 p.m. $22 for adults, $14 for children (ages 3-12).

Historic Haunts House Tours: Get into the spirit of things on a guided tour of the historic (some say haunted) Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., with a discussion of Victorian spiritualism. Offered at Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. Limited tour. $12 for adults, $8 for children (ages 3-12).

March 24-25

World War II Tower Lookout Museum and Memorial: (Fire Control Tower No. 23) A Museum and Memorial. Fire Control Tower No. 23 on Sunset Boulevard is New Jersey’s last freestanding World War II tower, part of the immense Harbor Defense of the Delaware system known as Fort Miles. After the award-winning restoration, visitors can climb to the 6th floor spotting gallery while reliving the homeland defense efforts during World War II. The ground floor of the tower, the All Veterans Memorial and boardwalk interpretive panels are fully accessible. Open Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25 from noon to 3 p.m. $6 for adults, $3 for children (ages 3-12) (one child free with each paying adult).

March 27

Lunch & Learn at ACCC “Tales of the Underground Railroad in Cape May”: Bring a bag lunch to the Cape May campus of the Atlantic Cape Community College and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture and the arts. The topic for March 27 at noon is “Tales of the Underground Railroad in Cape May,” presented by Ted Bryan. Atlantic Cape Community College, 341 Court House South Dennis Rd, Cape May Court House. Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members.

March 28

Lunch & Learn “Music and Memories of Guy Lombardo”: Bring a bag lunch and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture and the arts during weekly Lunch & Learn presentations every Wednesday at noon at the Cape May United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St., Cape May. March 28 – “Music and Memories of Guy Lombardo,” with Rich Chiemingo. Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members and includes beverages.

ONGOING TOURS AND EVENTS
• Cape May Bike Tour
• Cape May Family Treasure Hunt
• Cape May Lighthouse, Oil House and Museum Shop
• Carriage House Museum Shop
• Combination Trolley/Physick Estate Tours
• Emlen Physick Estate Tour
• Historic District Trolley Tours
• Physick Estate Scavenger Hunt

Events sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information or tickets/reservations, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit www.capemaymac.org.

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