A quick and handy guide to this week’s events.
Looking for dinner and a movie this week? Try Congress Hall’s family buffet and movie screenings every Wednesday through August 18. Buffet dinner is available at 6pm in the ballroom, $29.95 for adults and $12.95 for children 12 and under. Afterward retire to the Grand Lawn for a film projected on the big screen around 8:30. This Wednesday’s feature is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, followed next week with Back to the Future. For more information call (609) 884-8421. If you still need a movie fix, try Movies on the Beach behind Convention Hall on Thursday nights – kids’ fun and games begin at 7:30pm, and this week’s film, Alice in Wonderland, starts at 8:30pm.
Wilbraham Park in West Cape May will again host two fine art shows called Art in the Park. The first show on July 24 is sponsored by the West Cape May PTA and the second, on August 21, is sponsored by the West Cape May History Committee. Both shows run from 10 to 6 in the park at the corners of Broadway and Sunset in West Cape May. Both shows are on a Saturday with a Sunday raindate. Fine artists will display and sell oil and pastel paintings, watercolors, sculpture, glass, photography, clay objects, handcrafted jewelry and much more. Artists must accompany their works and all work must be personally handmade. Food by Cape May Crab Cake Company and Higher Grounds will be available. Come out and enjoy meeting the artists, strolling through the park and discovering some great artwork! For more information call organizer Diane Flanegan at (609) 884-9325.
For an evening of FREE music in the heart of town, visit the Rotary Bandstand in Rotary Park just behind the Washington Street Mall and across from Collier’s. This summer features a full roster of great concerts, at 8pm Wednesday-Sunday.
The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts will host their annual Night in White at the Emlen Physick Estate on 1048 Washington Street on Monday, August 9 from 6-9pm. The event features summertime food and beverage, music and dancing. Casual summer white attire is required. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the MAC at (609) 884-5404.
Captain Kidd has set sail for Cape May in hopes of arriving on Sunday, July 31 for the 47th Annual Cape May Captain Kidd Treasure Hunt on the beaches of the nation’s oldest seashore resort. All youngsters three to ten years of age can rendezvous with Captain Will Kidd at 1pm at Cape May Convention Hall. Commencing from Convention Hall all youngsters will follow Captain Kidd to the buried treasure site between Windsor and Congress Avenue beaches where approximately $150 worth of booty and gift certificates valued at $300 are hidden. City officials anticipate that over 300 boys and girls will participate this year. For additional information call the Department of Civic Affairs at (609) 884-9565.
Come take part in the 10th Annual Amateur Sand Sculpture Contest on Friday, August 6 from 10am to 1pm on Second Avenue Beach. Whatever your skill with a shovel and pail, you’ll enjoy a day on the shore and maybe pick up a few tricks from sand-sculpting masters like Matt Long. Sponsored by the City of Cape May and Can You Dig It Sand Tools. For more information call Cape May Recreation at (609) 884-9565.