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FEBRUARY EVENTS
Sometimes the best events are when the crowds are gone...
Center for Community Arts (CCA) Exhibit in the Carroll Gallery "Franklin Street School: From Segregation to Unification": 1-28. Cape May. On the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Free admission. Hours vary. For information on the exhibit, call 609-884-7525 or www.CenterforCommunityArts.org. For gallery hours call 609-884-5404 or www.capemaymac.org

Cumberland Winter Eagle Festival: 3. Mauricetown. Unparalleled opportunity for both novice and experienced birders to view Bald Eagles and other raptors, including several species of hawks and owls, in their natural habitat. 856-453-2184. www.co.cumberland.nj.us

Second Saturday Wine Tasting: 10. Village on High, Millville – Glasstown Arts District. Admission Fee includes food tastings. 856-371-0716.

Wine & Chocolate Wine Trail Weekend: 10–11. Hammonton. The perfect way to treat your special someone for Valentine's Day! The public is encouraged to visit multiple wineries along the many wine trails in the state that will be showcasing the award-winning New Jersey wines being produced by the more than 50 wineries now operating here. From Sussex County to the tip of Cape May, as part of this special Wine & Chocolate Wine Trail Weekend, wineries along the way will offer wine tastings, new releases, pairings, tours, live music and other entertainment, special food preparations and dinners. www.newjerseywines.com

New Orleans Creole Wine Dinner: 13. Atlantic City Country Club, Northfield. Join us for an evening in celebration of New Orleans and the Mardi Gras Carnival. Dinner will feature Cajun-Creole creations inspired by Chef Paul Prudhomme with expertly paired wine selections. Executive Chef Ed Daggers and Sommelier Bill Bruno will explain each course as you dine. $125.00 per person. Reservations Required. 609-236-4400. www.accountryclub.com

Lunch and Learn "A Victorian Valentine – Love, Courtship and Marriage":
14. Cape May. Bring a bag lunch and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture, science and the arts during weekly Lunch and Learn presentations every Wednesday at noon at the Cape May United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St. Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members and includes beverages. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org

Third Thursday – "That's Amore: Italian Love Affair”: 15. Downtown Hammonton Art District. Love is in the air and Downtown's shops, galleries and eateries will be open late offering a full array of specials, sales and offers in true Italian fashion, that's amore! 609-567-9014. www.downtownhammonton.com

Third Friday: 16. Glasstown Arts District, Millville. 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

Cape May Wine Trail: 17. 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. 11 a.m. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org

Chocolate Lovers Feast at The Blue Rose Inn: 17. Cape May. 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. 1 p.m. Admission is $40. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

Friends of the World War II Tower present "50 Years Later: 1968 and the Vietnam War – Lessons from the Barbary Wars applied to Vietnam": 17. Cape May. 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. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org

Crafts & Collectibles In Winter: 17-18. Cape May Convention Hall. The region's most sought-after collectors and craftspeople come together for this show featuring an array of handmade items, country antiques, glassware, silver, furniture and more. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

Polar Bear Plunge Weekend: 17-18. Sea Isle City. A polar bear prince, princess, king and queen contest, along with thousands of participants plunging into the ocean, costume contest and post-plunge party. 609-263-3611. www.lacosta-seaisle.com

Mike's Seafood Polar Bear 5K Run/1.5-Mile Walk For Autism: 18. Sea Isle City. This event encourages runners and walkers of all ages and abilities to participate with their families, while supporting a truly worthwhile cause. 609-602-5734. www.polarbearrunwalkforautism.com

Lunch and Learn "Two Women – Two Worlds": 21. Cape May. Bring a bag lunch and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture, science and the arts during weekly Lunch and Learn presentations every Wednesday at noon at the Cape May United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St., Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members and includes beverages. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org

Lunch and Learn at ACCC: 27. Bring a bag lunch to the Cape May campus of the Atlantic Cape Community College and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture, science and the arts. 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. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org

Lunch and Learn "Underground Railroad in Cape May": 28. Bring a bag lunch and hear talks on popular topics of history, culture, science and the arts during weekly Lunch and Learn presentations every Wednesday at noon at the Cape May United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St., Cape May. Admission is free for MAC members and $5 for non-members and includes beverages. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org
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