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OCTOBER EVENTS
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

September 24-October 18: FALL WALKING TOURS: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Enjoy beautiful autumn weather as you take a guided walk through a portion of Historic Cold Spring Village and experience the mystique of days gone by. Learn the history of several of the Village buildings and the lifestyles of those who worked and lived in them. Visit the Country Store where you can purchase a unique souvenir of the Village, then enjoy a complementary mini 4oz flight tasting at Cold Spring Brewery (beer, sarsaparilla, or water). End your visit with a delightful box lunch from Cold Spring Grange Restaurant which can be eaten on the Brewery grounds  or taken off site. Tours are offered at 11am. Thursdays through Sundays, beginning September 24 through October 18. Tours are $20 per person includes box lunch. (18.00 children 3-12) Members receive a $2 discount. Tours begin at the Seashore Road/Rt.626 Gate House. www.hcsv.org

1: WHEATON CONVERSATIONS: ARTIST LOSANG SAMTEN:
Zoom Event. Expand your perspective by attending a unique presentation and discussion focusing on the “Wheel of Life” mandala with Tibetan master artist, Losang Samten. The Tibetan mandala is an ancient and sacred art form, steeped in Buddhist philosophy and symbolism. Created using colored sand, it reminds us of the impermanence of all things in the world. Discover the many levels of interpretation and meanings behind this mandala, other types of mandalas, and the lessons we can all learn from them. Registration for this virtual event is FREE! 856-825-6800. Visit our webpage for more information, including the full schedule of events and to register at www.wheatonarts.org

1-4: RACE OF GENTLEMEN:
A living history event, celebrating America’s Racing & Hot-Rodding heritage. Held on the Wildwoods beach at Schellenger Ave. www.TheRaceOfGentlemen.com

1- 25: SCARECROWS IN THE VILLAGE: Woodland Village, Clermont. Enjoy Fall in the Village where our walks are lined with a variety of scarecrows. www.gardengreenhouse.net/woodland-village/

2-3, 9-10, 16-17: MAURICE RIVER CRUISES: Millville. Mid-May through October: Friday and Saturdays at 1 and 4 p.m. Two hours on the beautiful “wild and scenic” Maurice River. Guaranteed sightings of Bald Eagles, Osprey and more. Call Captain Dave for reservations: 856-327-1530. Wednesday evenings are 2-hour sunset sails. Time varies according with daylight hours. www.mauricerivercruises.com

2-4, 9-11: MOREY’S OKTOBERFEST: Mariner’s Pier, Wildwood. Fri: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m., Sat: noon to 11 p.m. Sun: noon to 5 p.m. 609-729-3700. www.MoreysPiers.com

3: ITALIAN FESTIVAL & COLUMBUS PARADE: Sea Isle City. Great food, an Italian Market with craft and specialty vendors, Cannoli Eating Contest, Cento Food display and live musical entertainment. The parade will feature Sea Isle’s “Italian Royal Family,” floats, beauty queens, mascots & other participants. 609-263-4371. www.kixmcnutleys.com

5-6: FESTIVAL OF FINE CRAFT: WheatonArts, Millville. Features 150+ juried artists showcasing a wide range of handmade crafts from high-end jewelry & wearables to decor & furniture. Craft demonstrations. Beer/Wine Garden. Musical Entertainment. Hands-on family activities. Signature Glass Pumpkin Patch. Specialty foods. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

8-12: VICTORIAN WEEKEND: Cape May. 48th Annual Event. Celebrate Cape May’s Victorian architecture and history with a holiday weekend of tours and events. 609-884-5404. 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

10: 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

10: WILDWOODS FOOD & MUSIC FESTIVAL: Wildwood. A FREE street fair featuring live music, crafters, food vendors, and more! FREE musical entertainment and much more! 609-729-4000. www.Wildwoods.com

10: LIMA BEAN FESTIVAL: West Cape May. New Location for 2020 Lima Bean Festival! West Cape May celebrates her farming heritage with the Annual Lima Bean Festival in the Borough's Backyard Park (732 Broadway, behind the Fire House). The lowly legume takes center stage beginning at 9am and delights locals and visitors alike with her vast array of recipes, crafts and products available. (Raindate October 11th). 609-884-1005; ext 100. www.westcapemay.us

10: FALL BLOCK PARTY & FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR: Ocean City. Over 400 crafters, food vendors, music and more. In the evening, fireworks over the boardwalk from 6th – 14th Streets. For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

10-11: AVALON SEAFOOD FESTIVAL: Avalon. Treats from the sea at the Chamber’s Annual Seafood Festival. Featuring fresh seafood vendors, chowder contest, live music, vendors and more. 609-967-3936. www.visitavalonnj.com

10-11: CREST BEST RUN FEST: Wildwood Crest. 10 Mile, 5 Mile, 3.1 Mile and Kid’s Races. www.DelmoSports.com

11: VICTORIAN WEEKEND CRAFTS and COLLECTIBLES SHOW: Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May. Crafters and collectibles dealers from throughout the region display and sell their wares on the lawn. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

15-18: NJ AUDUBON’S CAPE MAY AUTUMN FESTIVAL: Cape May. Join birding’s best at world famous Cape May NJ for three days of field trips, boat trips, workshops, live hawk banding and hawk demonstrations, and programs focusing on fall’s famous raptor migration. Keynote speakers. Live raptor show at Cape May Convention Hall, artisans, crafters, tour and optic companies. Convention Hall is free. Registration required for all other activities. www.njaudubon.org/centers

16: 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

16-17: GREATER WILDWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FAB 50’s & BEYOND WEEKEND: Wildwood. Enjoy a weekend full of events beginning Friday night with a Dance Party at the Wildwoods Convention Center. Tickets needed. A FREE street fair will take place featuring classic cars, food and craft vendors, live entertainment, a Doo Wop Bus Tour and ending with a concert at the Oceanfront Arena. 609-729-4000. www.Wildwoods.com

16-31: HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS IN VICTORIAN CAPE MAY: Varied events and venues. Scare yourself silly with special tours and events themed for the spooky season. Presented 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

17: HARBORFEST: Sea Isle City. Festival celebrates Sea Isle’s fishing & nautical history. Delicious seafood, live music, clam eating & and specialty vendors. 609-263-9090. www.seaislechamber.com

17: PUMPKIN FESTIVAL: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Families can enjoy pumpkin painting and games throughout the day. A variety of crafters will sell their wares along the Village’s shell-paved lanes. www.hcsv.org

17-18: LIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE WEEKEND: New Jersey lighthouses, museums, and lifesaving stations host a “Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey” every October when the public is invited (and challenged!) to visit all participating lighthouses and help raise funds for continued lighthouse preservation. Hours of operation for each participating lighthouse are on the lighthouse and museum websites, and at 609-884-5404. 800-275-4278.

19: BOO@THE COHANZICK ZOO: Bridgeton. Join us in your creepiest, wildest costume for a fun and treat filled family friendly event! Treats, crafts, facepainting and more! 856-453-1675. www.cohanzickzoo.org

23-24: IMMIGRATION AND THE SOUTH JERSEY GLASS TRADITION SYMPOSIUM at WheatonArts: Friday, October 23 through Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 11am to 4pm. Join us online for a free virtual symposium to explore South Jersey's immigration patterns, the history of the glass industry in the region, and applications of traditional European techniques in today's glass studios. We are bringing together scholars of different disciplines - folklorists, historians, glass historians, and artists - to develop future research project questions and new partnerships based on the discussions at the intersection of these fields and themes. Registration for this virtual symposium is FREE! After registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom webinar. Participants may join and rejoin the webinars at any time during the scheduled presentations. This symposium is presented in partnership between the Down Jersey Folklife Center and the Museum of American Glass with support from the New Jersey Historical Commission. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. Visit our webpage for more information, including the full schedule of events and to register at www.wheatonarts.org

23-24: GHOUL SPRING VILLAGE: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Family friendly haunted walk-thru for young and old alike. Games, candy, food, and spooky scares abound! www.hcsv.org

24: CRAFTS & COLLECTIBLES BY THE SEA: Cape May Convention Hall. Crafters and collectibles dealers from throughout the region display and sell their wares. 609-884-5404. 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

24: WELLNESS DAY IN THE VILLAGE: Woodland Village, Clermont. The Mammogram van is at the Village with services to help you. www.gardengreenhouse.net/woodland-village/

25: HALLOWHEATON: WheatonArts, Millville. A local family tradition, trick-or-treat in your Halloween costume and meet traditional costumed characters like the Mummy, Grymm Witches, the too-tall scarecrow, and many others. FREE admission. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

29 – NOV. 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

29: WHEATON CONVERSATIONS: ALLAN WEXLER & VIRGIL MARTI:
Zoom Event. Allan Wexler and Virgil Marti each create installations that ask their viewers to reconsider the relationship between the fine and applied arts. Their work stems from their astute observations of our built environment’s aesthetics – making them ideal artists to work with the WheatonArts Glass Studio and Museum of American Glass for the Emanation project. Join Allan and Virgil online as they discuss their experiences exploring the use of glass to express their ideas, their approaches to creating work that sits at the perceived boundaries of multiple disciplines, and what the COVID-19 situation means as they each evolve their practice. 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

30: GHOST TOUR, FEATURING A MURDER MYSTERY: High Street in the Glasstown Arts District from 6 to 9 p.m. Solve the mystery! Prizes. Live music. Costume contests. Ghost stories and more! 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

30: TRICK OR TREAT: Woodland Village, Clermont. Bring your little ghosts and goblins to trick or treat at our 16 shops. Haunted hayrides offered at the Garden Greenhouse. www.gardengreenhouse.net/woodland-village/

30 – Nov. 1: SHERLOCK HOLMES WEEKEND: Cape May. Join Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. Watson, for a weekend of solving clues in the new mystery. Stalk the gaslit streets in search of clues and compete for prizes. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org


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