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Due to the COVID19 situation, please check all event dates & specifics with the event host…
PEOPLE, PLACE, PROCESS: April 1, 2020 through January 3, 2021 : 50 Years of Glassmaking at WheatonArts. WheatonArts, Millville. This exhibit in the Museum of American Glass honors 50 years of glassmakers at WheatonArts. Discover collaborations that artfully combine vision, artifacts that serve as muse, and the tools that connect skills across time. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

THEMES ACROSS CULTURES: April 1, 2020 through January 3, 2021: WheatonArts, Millville. View the similarities and differences of various artistic expressions found within South Jersey’s diverse cultural groups on display in WheatonArts’ Down Jersey Folklife Center. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

Oct. 29 – 1: CAPE MAY RESTAURANT WEEKEND: Cape May. Participating restaurants in the Historic Landmark City of Cape May offer meals for $38.00. www.cmrestaurantweek.com

5: WHEATON CONVERSATIONS: TYRESE “BRIGHT FLOWER” GOULD JACINTO: Zoom Event. Join us online as we interview Native American Multi-Media Artist, Tyrese “Bright Flower” Gould Jacinto! Lenape arts have thousands of years of history to them. They are rooted in tradition, inspired by individual imagination and skill; each created artwork speaks and communicates to the creator’s heart. “I am inspired to create from the gifts of Mother Earth. I feel as though I have the talent to create as it speaks to me. The creation takes on the form that represents the person asking for it, and me, its creator, and together we are as one with nature. My creations take time, thought, and meditation. It takes a purpose as to why the inspiration has become the creation.” For this conversation, Tyrese will introduce to the audience her “No Face Ancestor” Gourd Art and “Infinity Spiral” Pine Needle Art. Registration for this virtual event is FREE! Participants may join and rejoin the webinar at any time during the scheduled presentation. 856-825-6800. Visit our webpage for more information, including the full schedule of events and to register at www.wheatonarts.org

Cape May Convention Hall and other venues. Over 100 international touring musicians. Many styles of music from jazz, soul, reggae, blues, and R&B. www.exit0jazzfest.com

6-16: SOMERS POINT RESTAURANT WEEK: Small Town, Big Taste! Special menus. Value prices. South Jersey Jazz Society provides musical entertainment at many of the venues. www.somersptrestaurantwk.com

14: FALL CRAFTS & COLLECTIBLES SHOW: Cape May Convention Hall. Dozens of vendors come to Cape May to sell hand-made novelties and crafts including seasonal decorations, gift items and more.609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

14: 2nd SATURDAY WINE TASTING AT THE VILLAGE ON HIGH: Millville. Lovely wine and food pairings in the beautiful garden courtyard at the shopping village located at 501 N. High St., Millville. Cost is only $20 per person. Reservations: 856-371-0716. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

20: CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING: Woodland Village, Clermont. Santa arrives to illuminate thousands of twinkling lights throughout the Village. www.gardengreenhouse.net/woodland-village/

20: THIRD FRIDAY: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. High Street in 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

20-JAN. 1, 2021: CAPE MAY’S HOLIDAY SEASON: Cape May. Six weeks (Nov. 20-Jan. 1, 2021) of special holiday tours and events. Holiday Preview Weekend (Nov. 20-22), 46th Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tours (Dec. 5, 12,19), Lamplighter Christmas Tours, Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides, Physick House Tours, Holiday Inns Tours. Trolley Rides, Breakfast with Santa, and more. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

21-22 and 27-29: FREE HORSE AND CARRIAGE RIDES THROUGH DOWNTOWN: The Asbury shopping district becomes a “Miracle on Asbury Avenue” celebrating the holiday with beautifully decorated shops and special holiday offers, free horse and carriage rides throughout the downtown and much more. For more information call 800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

Nov. 21 - Jan. 1, 2021. DOWNTOWN FOR THE HOLIDAYS IN OCEAN CITY: Ocean City. Over 100 shops and cafes on Asbury Avenue in this seaside resort will host Downtown for the Holidays Celebration. For more information about these Downtown for the Holidays events, contact 800-BEACH-NJ. Or visit www.oceancityvacation.com

Avalon. Throughout the shopping district in Avalon. Embrace the holiday season with Festive Friday, featuring more than 40 holiday activities for the entire family to enjoy. 609-967-3936. www.visitavalonnj.com

27: TURKEY TROT 5K & 1.5-MILE WALK: Avalon. Run through Avalon for a great cause! Proceeds benefitting the Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children. www.dillerblindhome.org

27: CHRISTMAS IN THE DOWNTOWN: “Our Miracle on Asbury Avenue”: Ocean City. Join the merchants & Chamber in kicking off an old-fashioned Downtown Christmas. For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

27: HOLIDAY PARADE: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. Floats, bands, drill teams, & more! Sponsored by the Greater Millville Chamber of Commerce. 856-825-2600. www.millville-nj.com

27: FESTIVAL OF TREES: Avalon. Featuring beautiful trees and wreaths, decorated by local businesses and up for Silent Auction. 609-967-3936. www.visitavalonnj.com

27: BIG GLASS BLAST: WheatonArts, Millville. Watch and be amazed as the Big Glass Blast Team designs and creates LARGE-SCALE holiday-themed objects out of hot molten glass throughout the day! FREE admission. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

27- Dec. 6: HOLIDAY STUDIO SALE: WheatonArts, Millville. Browse WheatonArts studio glass prototypes, seconds & overstocks, glass by Melanie & David Leppla, and pottery by Terry Plasket & WheatonArts Ceramic Artists at discounts of 30 to 70 percent off their original prices. Free admission to the sale. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

27-28: ISLAND HOLIDAY WEEKEND: Stone Harbor. Pet parade, scavenger hunt, family activities, a merchants’ hospitality night, Small Business Saturday activities and Christmas Parade. www.SHNJ.org. www.StoneHarborBeach.com

Nov. 27 - Dec. 23: OLDE FASHIONED CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: Cape May. Did you know that Cape May was recently voted the Best Christmas Town in the State of New Jersey by Readers Digest on rd.com. This year, the nation’s oldest seaside resort will host an Olde Fashioned Christmas Celebration from Nov. 27 to Dec. 23. Check out the details of Santa’s list of activities below and online at www.capemaystrong.org

Nov. 27 – Dec. 23: HOLIDAY WISH LIST CONTEST: Cape May. Follow the holiday lights to the end of the Parkway and head to Cape May this holiday season where you will find friendly faces and open spaces to enjoy a safe, open-air shopping experience with unique shops and delicious dining options. Simply visit any participating merchant for information and entry forms. Fill out a form and be automatically entered in our weekly prize drawings as well as the grand prize drawing for a weekend getaway to Cape May! Check back on Nov. 15th to see a list of participating stores and restaurants. www.capemaystrong.org

28: SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY: Ocean City. Shop Local. Shop Small. Shopping specials all day downtown. For more information call 800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

28: SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY: Glasstown Arts District. National Business Promotion for specialty shopping on “main street.” Shop Small in the Glasstown Arts District. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

28: SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY IN THE VILLAGE: Woodland Village, Clermont. Shop local for unique and unusual gifts for everyone on your list. www.gardengreenhouse.net/woodland-village/

28: HOLIDAY PARADE: Vineland. For more information, contact 856-794-8653

28: WILDWOODS HOLIDAY SHOPPING VILLAGE: Wildwood. A completely outdoor shopping experience. Dozens of local small business vendors will be on hand for you to purchase the perfect holiday gift. Start a new tradition and bring the family to this unique outdoor shopping event featuring local artisans specializing in jewelry, handcrafted items, holiday decorations, baked goods, boutique shops, gifts and more. Byrne Plaza at 3400 Pacific Ave. will be transformed into a holiday shopping village with live entertainment and music, raffles and more. For more information, contact Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce at 609-729-4000, or visit www.gwcoc.org Follow us on FACEBOOK at Wildwoods Holiday Shopping Village.

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