The Kiwanis Club of Cape May’s annual Pet Parade will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Kiwanis Park on Madison Avenue. Judging will be held at 10:30 a.m. and the parade starts at 11 a.m. The event is open to pets of all kinds (no humans please) with many award categories.
Sunset ferry cruise
Board the Cape May Lewes-Ferry's MV Delaware and join the Friends of the Cape May Lighthouse in the Crow's Nest Lounge for Sunset Ferry Cruises, special programs highlighting maritime history and the lore of the lighthouse on board a round-trip ferry ride beginning and ending at the North Cape May ferry terminus. Sunset Ferry Cruises set sail on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. Advanced registration is required and includes walk-on round-trip ferry passage and the Friends presentations. Registration is $18 for members of the Friends of the Lighthouse and $28 for non-members. Registration for members opens immediately. Registration for non-members will open seven days prior to each cruise date. To register for this event, call 1-800-643-3779.
On Sunday, Sept. 9 at 3 p.m., Jazz Vespers will host the Herb Moore Trio at the First Presbyterian Church, Hughes and Decatur streets. The trio will play standards and recent classics. The Brian Betz Quartet will play at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21. Limited free parking is available. A $5 minimum donation is suggested. Wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 884-0680 or visit www.capemayjazzvespers.com.
On Thursday, Sept 13, the Ed Wise Full New Orleans Jazz Band will play from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. On Thursday, Oct. 11, the Al Harrison Dixieland Band will play from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. On Thursday, Nov. 15, the Atlantic City Jazz Band will play from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All shows are at VFW Post 386, 419 Congress Street in Cape May. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Proceeds are donated to help support local food needs. Free parking, cash bar, optional dinner at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 884-7961.
Scholarship golf tournament
The 13th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament at the Cape May National Golf Club will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20. The event is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May. Entry fee is $100. Proceeds go to scholarships for local students. Lunch is at 11:30 a.m. and golf starts at 12:45 p.m. A dinner reception follows at the clubhouse. For more information, call 884-5508.
Stan Sperlak featured at Noyes Museum of Art
The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College will present Stan Sperlak: Into the Night, a solo exhibition of the artist’s new pastel work, through Sept. 23. This is the artist’s 25th solo exhibition, a major milestone for the Cape May resident. An exclusive preview reception for collectors with the artist in attendance is scheduled for Thursday, May 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information call 652-8848 or visit www.noyesmuseum.org.
Broadway bus trip
The South Jersey Chapter of the JW Hallahan Alumnae Association is sponsoring a Broadway theater bus trip to “Nice Work If You Can Get It” on Wednesday, Sept. 26. Cost is $190 and includes roundtrip bus transportation, lunch at the Salmon River Restaurant, ticket and snacks and prizes on the bus. Bus departs from various Parkway points. All proceeds benefit the tuition assistance fund. For reservations, call Nancy at 609-263-6974 or Jerry at 391-1602.
North Cape May Seniors will hold a penny party on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Millman Center, Bayshore Road. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the drawing starts at noon. Admission is $1 and includes coffee and cake.
Full moon events
Let the light of the full moon guide you to the top of the Cape May Lighthouse or lead you on a ghost hunt through Cape May's original haunted house, the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., on tours sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). Two tours, the Lighthouse Full Moon Climb and the Full Moon Ghost Hunt with Ghost-One, take full advantage of bright, moonlit nights. Tickets are $30 per person and each tour is limited to 50 people. Upcoming Full Moon Ghost Hunts with Ghost-One are offered on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Upcoming Lighthouse Full Moon Climbs are offered on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 8 to 10 p.m. The lighthouse is located in Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township. Tower admission is free for Friends members. Admission for non-members is $7 for adults and $3 for children (ages 3-12). Non-members who join the group at the event will get free admission to the lighthouse climb and to future Friends' events. Admission to the Visitors' Orientation Center and the ground floor of the lighthouse is free.
Douglass golf tournament
The 17th Annual David C. Douglass Sr. Golf Tournament will be held at the Avalon Golf Club on Sunday, Sept. 30 with sign in at 8 a.m. and shotgun start at 9 a.m. Price is $105 if registered by Sept. 7. Banquet tickets are $20. Entrance forms are available at Ray’s Barber Shop. For more information, call 827-6972.
Musical programs and community picnics
Free musical programs and community picnics will be held at Fishing Creek School on the third Fridays of June, July and August from 5 to 7 p.m. $1 hot dogs, $1 pizza slices, $1 drinks. Rich Chiemingo, a local resident and musician, will present each of the musical programs with an engaging commentary. During each of these events, Gaiss’ Meat Market and Villas Domino’s Pizza will sell picnic fare. The events are sponsored by the Friends of Fishing Creek School.
Art on display
Rosalie Hettenbach is the featured artist in the newly renovated A Ca Mia restaurant, 524 Washington Street Mall in Cape May. Her exhibit of 29 oil paintings is on display April 6 through December. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 465-6008.
Vendors wanted for Fall Fest in the Park
Fall Fest in the Park, sponsored by the United Methodist Women of the Cape May United Methodist Church, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6 (rain or shine) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Rotary Park located on Lafayette Street between Decatur and Jackson Streets in Cape May. Proceeds from this event will enable the UMW to fulfill its obligations to local, national and international mission projects. For more information, call Diane Bitting at 886-0489.
Fellowship and worship service
All are invited to meet each Saturday at The Branches at 4:30 p.m. when worshippers will gather for a light meal followed at 5 p.m. by a worship service. A variety of worship styles, including contemporary and traditional Episcopal Eucharistic services, Celtic services, Taize services, will be celebrated. The Saturday Fellowship and Worship Service is yet one more ministry offered at The Branches. Other ministries include Coffee and Conversation from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays and Saturdays, a free lunch following Midday Prayer at noon on Wednesdays, Movie Night at 7 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month, South Jersey Legal Aid on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. respectively. The Branches is the Mission and Outreach Center of the Episcopal Churches of St. Barnabas (Villas) and St. Mary's (Stone Harbor). It is located in the Village Shoppes of Rio Grande at 2nd Street and Vermont Avenue, Rio Grande. For more information, Rev. Lisa Hoffman at 886-5960.