MAC Sets Calendar for March and April

 

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CAPE MAY - Here is Cape May’s March and April 2014 calendar of events sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) through April 13.

“The Way We Were … Cape May County’s Once Thriving Black Business Communities”

This 15th annual Center for Community Arts (CCA) exhibit will highlight African Americans’ contributions to the local community. At the Carriage House Gallery on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Admission is free. Gallery is open Saturdays through March 22, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Mondays through Saturdays, March 28 through April 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays, March 30 through April 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored 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.

March 14-16

Sherlock Holmes Weekend: New Mystery for 2014! Join Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. Watson for a weekend of mystery and intrigue in the new mystery for 2014, “Sherlock Holmes and the Unforgiven,” Friday through Sunday, March 14-16, 2014. Get into the spirit of things by donning Victorian attire. Stalk the gaslit streets in search of clues and compete for the $250 grand prize and a variety of other valuable gifts as you attempt to solve the mystery. Full weekend packages are available at $200 per couple or $105 per person and include the welcome reception, performances, tour, luncheon and gift. Weekend overnight packages are also available. Friday, March 14 to Sunday, March 16. The Search for Clues tour on Saturday, March 15 can be purchased separately. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

March 14, 15

East Lynne Theater Company presents “Holmes and Carter Mysteries”: Performed in the style of radio shows from the 1930s through the 1950s, is this vintage-radio style production, complete with live sound effects and commercials, featuring two great detectives — Sherlock Holmes Adventure of the Copper Beeches about a governess in peril, and Nick Carter and the Strange Dr. Devolo, in which Manhattan millionaires are missing. While Sherlock Holmes was solving crimes in England, Nick Carter, originally known as “Nicholas” Carter, was busy in Manhattan. Carter first appeared in “The Old Detective’s Pupil” published in Street and Smith’s “New York Weekly” in 1886 – a year before Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Holmes’ first caper, “A Study in Scarlet.” In October, 1930, the Sherlock Holmes radio series began with The Adventure of the Copper Beeches and in April, 1943, the Nick Carter series was launched with The Strange Dr. Devolo. March 14 and March 15 at 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St. Tickets: $25 general; $15 students; ages 12 and under free. Sponsored by East Lynne Theater Company in association with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

March 15

Search for Clues Tour: Travel from inn to inn in Victorian Cape May while you try to solve a murder mystery. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. March 15. $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, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

March 22

Cape May Wine Trail: Spend the day visiting Cape May County’s wineries and sampling the unique flavors of each. First enjoy lunch at the famous Mad Batter Restaurant, 19 Jackson St., and then board the trolley, which will take you to Natali Vineyards, Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery and the new Willow Creek Winery in West Cape May, where you’ll learn about viniculture and visit the tasting rooms. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 22. Admission is $75 and includes lunch, wine tastings at each vineyard and a wine tasting glass. Limited event, reserve early. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information or to make reservations, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Friends of the World War II Tower meeting: “Focus on Fort Mott Co-defender of Delaware” Join Friends of the World War II Tower for this program that will discuss the role of Fort Mott in defense of the Delaware shoreline. Admission is free for Friends and $5 for non-members. March 22 at 12 p.m. at the Cape May Lutheran Church, 509 Pittsburgh Aven. Sponsored by the Friends of the World War II Lookout Tower, an affinity group of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

March 28

Friends of the Physick Estate meeting: “All About Antiques” Join the Friends of the Physick Estate for a discussion of antiques with appraisals. Bring your treasures for appraisal, for a nominal cost. Admission is $5 for Friends members; $10 for non-members. March 28 at 1 p.m. Cape May Lutheran Church, 509 Pittsburgh Ave. Sponsored by the Friends of the Physick Estate, an affinity group of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

March 29

Cape May Wine School: Learn about wine in this class designed to refine your palate at the Washington Inn, 801 Washington St. 1 p.m. March 29. Admission $30. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

April 15

Lighthouse Full Moon Climb: The Friends of the Cape May Lighthouse invite you to experience the light of the full moon and let it guide you up the 199 steps to the starry top of this majestic beacon. Tower admission is free for “Friends” members. Non-members admission is $7 for adults, $3 for children (ages 3-12). April 15 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Lighthouse is located in Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

April 20

Children’s Trolley Ride: Board MAC’s jolly red trolley for a guided tour of Cape May’s Historic District, geared specially for children. Offered Easter Sunday, April 20 at 11:30 a.m. (Departs from the Washington Street Mall Info Booth). $7 all seats. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

April 25

Exhibit Opening: “Cape May Stage’s 25th Anniversary Retrospective.” At the Carriage House Gallery on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Admission is free. April 25 at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Cape May Stage, in association with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

April 25-May 11

Carriage House Gallery Exhibit: “Cape May Stage’s 25th Anniversary Retrospective.” At the Carriage House Gallery on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Admission is free. Open daily; times vary. April 25 through Sunday, May 11. Sponsored by Cape May Stage, in association with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

April 25-May 4

Cape May’s Spring Festival: Celebrate the arrival of Springtime in America’s first seaside resort with Chocolate Championship Tour & Tasting, Private Homes Tours, Ghost Tours, Murder Mystery Dinners, food and wine events, living history programs and much, much more. April 25 through May 4. Co-sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) and the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

April 25-27

Girlfriends’ Getaway Weekend: Freshen up your spring wardrobe, call your best girlfriends and head to Cape May for a weekend of food, wine, fashions and fun. Events include “A Royal Tea” on Friday afternoon, Cape May Wine Trail on Saturday, and Brunch, Bingo & Lace on Sunday. April 25 through April 27. Some events are limited; all events may be purchased separately. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

April 25

Friends of the Physick Estate present “A Royal-Tea”: Dress for tea and join the Friends of the Physick Estate for an afternoon of all things British, including a trivia contest about British royals, past and present, accompanied by a relaxing afternoon tea at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom, 1048 Washington St., April 25 at 3 p.m. $25 Friends members/$30 non-members. Part of the Girlfriends Getaway Weekend sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

April 26

Cape May Wine Trail: Spend the day visiting Cape May County’s wineries and sampling the unique flavors of each. Begin with lunch at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom, then board the trolley to Willow Creek Winery, Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery and Natali Vineyards. $75 includes lunch, wine tastings at each vineyard and a wine tasting glass. April 26, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Part of the Girlfriends Getaway Weekend sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Spring Festival Crafts & Antiques Show: The Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., becomes an outdoor marketplace as vendors from throughout the Northeast display their wares. Free admission. April 26. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Private Homes Tour: Step inside Cape May’s private residences, which are not normally open to the public. Homes featured on the tour range from the Victorian era to the 21st century. April 26, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Adults $20; children (3-12) $15. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Ghosts of the Lighthouse Trolley Tour: A trolley tour through parts of West Cape May to the Lighthouse, with tales of ghostly activity throughout. Participants will be met at the Lighthouse by a costumed Keeper who will relate a ghostly tale inside the Lighthouse with time available to climb. Begins and ends at the Ocean Street trolley stop. Saturday, April 26 at 8 p.m. $20 for adults and $15 for children (ages 3-12). Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Gaslight Trolley Tour: Enjoy an evening guided trolley tour through of the historic district of Cape May and learn about Cape May history, Victorian architecture and seaside lore. Offered April 26 at 8:30 p.m. $10 for adults, $7 for children (ages 3-12). Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

The Dr. Is In: Meet Dr. Emlen Physick on his Estate’s grounds at 1048 Washington St. from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26. Opt for a guided tour of his house with its new theme in 2014: “Dr. Physick Throws A Party!” $10 for adults, $5 for children (ages 3-12). Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Mansions by the Sea Trolley Tour: This tour features a century of beachfront development, from Victorian cottages of the 1870s through the most up-to-date of today’s housing. It includes some of the most magnificent structures ever erected in Cape May. Offered April 26, 12:45 p.m. Tour takes about 45 minutes and admission is $10 for adults and $7 for children (ages 3-12). Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

April 26 and 27

Murder Mystery Dinners & Luncheons: The Impromptu Players invade the dining room at the Inn of Cape May where they set the scene for the new mystery, “Revenge is Sweet.” Interact with the cast of likely suspects and try to solve the mystery as you enjoy a four-course dinner on April 26 at 7 p.m. or three-course luncheon on April 27 at 1 p.m. Dinner $45; Luncheon $30. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org

Cape May Whale & Dolphin Cruise: Board the 110-foot Cape May Whale Watcher for a three-hour cruise and the chance to see humpback whales, dozens of bottlenose dolphins, unusual sea birds or rare sea turtles. Guaranteed marine mammal sightings! Purchase tickets in advance at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth. April 26 and April 27 at 1 p.m. $40 for adults, $25 for children (ages 7-12). Co-sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) and the Cape May Whale Watcher. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Around Cape Island Cruise: Board the Cape May Whale Watcher for a sightseeing cruise around the island of Cape May. View the majestic Victorian architecture and enjoy tales of local heroes, legends and history April 26 and April 27 at 10 a.m. $30 for adults, $20 for children (ages 7-12). Purchase tickets in advance at the Washington Street Mall information Booth or at the Hill House office at the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Co-sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) and the Cape May Whale Watcher. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Cape May Time Capsule: Travel Through Time Interactive Trolley Tour: New in 2014! Experience Cape May’s history up close, through the eyes of those who lived it. Meet characters from the past who visited, lived and worked in Cape May, as your trolley travels through town. Costumed historical interpreters bring to life the town’s Victorian heritage. April 26 at 10:30 a.m. and April 27 at 11:15 a.m. Admission $22. (Save $2 on combination with Sunday’s Murder Mystery Luncheon at 1 p.m.) Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Welcome to Cape May Trolley Tour: Discover points of interest, activities and special events sponsored by both MAC and other non-profit organizations throughout Cape May. It’s a perfect introduction to town. Offered April 26, at 11:45 a.m. and April 27 at 1:15 p.m. $10 for adults, $7 for children (ages 3-12). Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org

April 27

Brunch, Bingo & Lace: Bring your best girlfriends to the Inn of Cape May for rounds of bingo. Compete for prizes over brunch at Aleathea’s Restaurant while you enjoy a fashion show courtesy of the lovely ladies at Cape May’s Lace Silhouettes and the Cotton Company. April 27 at 9:30 a.m., Admission is $25. Part of the Girlfriends Getaway Weekend sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

April 29

Luncheon & Temperance Debate: To drink or not to drink, that is the dispute between saloonkeeper Patrick Collins and Jennie Wales, staunch advocate of the temperance movement. Join Dr. Physick over lunch as he attempts to maintain decorum during this spirited debate in the Carriage House Café & Tearoom on the grounds of the Physick Estate. April 29 at 12:30 p.m. $30. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Ongoing Tours and Events

Cape May Family Treasure Hunt: Discover the fun of exploring Cape May and uncovering its architectural elements from a kid’s perspective. Each packet contains a clues sheet and map that will take you on a self-guided discovery tour, set to your own pace (answer sheet also included). Available daily in the Hill House office at the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., during regular hours of operation. Also available at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, Co-sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) and Preservation New Jersey. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Cape May Bike Tour: Explore Cape May on bicycle and discover its history at your own pace with this booklet as your guide. Stop along the historic streets of Cape May, West Cape May and Cape May Point and read about over 50 of the area’s landmark architectural treasures depicted for easy identification with photos. Booklet includes suggested routes and a map with descriptions. $5 per booklet. Available at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, Washington Street Mall at Ocean Street; the Carriage House Visitors Center at the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.; Tommy’s Folley at Congress Hall Hotel, 200 Congress Place; The Red Store on the Circle in Cape May Point and Whale’s Tale, on the Washington Street Mall at 312 Washington St. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Cape May Lighthouse, Oil House and Museum Shop: 1859 structure with 199 steps to watch gallery for a panoramic view of the Jersey Cape and Atlantic Ocean. Museum Shop carries souvenirs, books, videos and other maritime items. Open Saturdays 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. through March 22. Open daily 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning March 28. Full Moon Climb on Tuesday, April 15 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township. Admission to the Visitors’ Orientation Center and the ground floor of the Lighthouse is free. Tower admission is $7 for adults, $3 for children (ages 3-12). Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Carriage House Café & Tearoom: Enjoy gracious, yet casual, dining at the Carriage House on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. with an a la carte menu that includes signature sandwiches, salads, wraps and tea sandwiches, as well as homemade soups and quiche, plus the popular Classic Tea Luncheon and Elegant Afternoon Tea and a kids’ menu. If you have a busy schedule, everything is available for takeout, too. Reopens for the season Friday, April 25. Open daily 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For reservations call 609-884-5111. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Carriage House Gallery Shop: Located in the Carriage House on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., the Carriage House Gallery Shop is stocked with unique themed items, from teapots, teas, tea related merchandise, jewelry, books, and decorative items, all with that distinctive Cape May style. Open Saturdays; daily beginning March 28. Hours vary. Not open Easter Sunday, April 20. The Carriage House Gallery is fully-accessible and proceeds benefit the on-going restoration and preservation efforts of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Combination Trolley/Physick Estate Tours: Guided trolley tour of Cape May’s Historic District, followed by a guided tour of Cape May’s only Victorian house museum, the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Offered Saturdays and daily beginning March 28. Not offered Easter Sunday, April 20. Hours vary. Tour leaves from Washington Street Mall Information Booth. $18 for adults, $10 for children (ages 3-12). Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org

Emlen Physick Estate Tour: Enjoy this entertaining and educational guided tour of Cape May’s only Victorian house museum, the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate at 1048 Washington St. with the new 2014 tour theme beginning April 25: “Dr. Physick Throws A Party!” Offered Saturdays and daily beginning March 28. Hours vary. Not offered Easter Sunday, April 20. $10 for adults, $5 for children (ages 3-12). Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour: Board a MAC trolley tour for a 45-minute evening ride through the haunted streets of Cape May. The paranormal findings of ghost writer Craig McManus come alive as your guide translates McManus’ spooky stories. Ride past the flickering gas street lamps, the haunted properties of Cape May and experience the spine-tingling tales exposed by McManus. Offered Saturdays through March 22 at 7 p.m.; Saturdays, March 29 through April 19 at 8:30 p.m.; Fridays, April 11 and April 18 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Friday, April 25, at 7:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. and Saturday, April 26 at 8:15 p.m. and 9 p.m. $10 for adults and $7 for children (ages 3-12). Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery Tour: Taste while you tour! Learn how the grapes are grown and the process that turns them into delicious Hawk Haven wines at the Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery, 600 S Railroad Ave, Rio Grande. Tour includes a gourmet cheese tasting on the vineyard-view crush pad. Offered Saturdays at 1 p.m. Tickets are $20 if purchased at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Historic District Trolley Tours: Get acquainted with Cape May on a trolley tour as knowledgeable guides present entertaining and educational stories about the nation’s oldest seashore resort. Offered daily beginning March 1. Hours vary. Tours leave from the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, Washington Street Mall at Ocean Street. $10 for adults and $7 for children (ages 3-12). Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

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. Saturdays beginning March 29, at 7:15 p.m. $20 for adults, $15 for children (ages 3-12). Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information or to make reservations, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Self-Guided Audio Tour of Cape May: Discover the Historic District of Victorian Cape May at your own pace with Acoustiguide Inform hand-held units. Tour comes complete with a map and index for 96 historic buildings on 69 sites. Available in the Hill House office at the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Offered Mondays through Saturdays through March 27 and daily thereafter, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Rental fee is $10 per unit. Not offered Easter Sunday, April 20. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Self-guided Wine Trail: Spend the afternoon touring the wineries of Cape May County. Visit Natali Vineyards, Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery and the new Jessie Creek Winery, and taste wines at each. Admission is $10 and includes a map with the wineries listed. Offered 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays through March 22 and daily starting March 28. Purchase tickets in advance at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth or the Hill House office or the Carriage House Visitor’s Center at the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., during hours of operation. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Self-guided Wine & Brewery Trail: What’s brewing in Cape May? Some great spirits, as you’ll find out on this tour of three area wineries, Natali Vineyards, Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery and Jessie Creek Winery, plus the Cape May Brewing Company. Take a tour at each stop and sample some of their products. Admission is $15 and includes map with directions. Offered 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays through March 22 and daily (except for Tuesdays) beginning March 28. Purchase tickets in advance at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth or the Hill House office or the Carriage House Visitor’s Center at the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., during hours of operation. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org

Winery Cellar Tour and Tasting: Spend an afternoon at the award-winning Cape May Winery. Includes a barrel tasting accompanied by cheese and fruit and a complimentary tasting glass. Offered at 3 p.m. Saturdays. $20 per person. Purchase tickets in advance at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth or the Hill House office or the Carriage House Visitor’s Center at the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., during hours of operation. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

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 is fully accessible. Open Saturdays and Sundays beginning March 29, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $5 for adults, up to two children (ages 3-12) free with each adult admission (each additional child $2). Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org

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