Frank Hallinan, John Molnar, Jamie Diller, Emily O’Donnell, Joe Ostrowski, Matt Pappas, Mickey Coskey, Matt Barnoski, Holly Rennie, Mike Sowers and Chuck Covington at the Barefoot Ball.

Mayor Pagliughi, Miriam Kauterman, Doris Fox

and Chuck McDonnell with the Mayor’s Cup Bocce

Championship trophy.

September 1

Tim Kerr Charities 7 Mile Island Run and 5K Run/Walk

7am registration, 8:30am 7 Mile Island Run, 8:35am 5K Run/Walk, Avalon Community Hall

Proceeds from this annual event will benefit the Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children and Back on My Feet. End the summer with a run for great causes, including awards for top finishers in each category!

More information: timkerrcharities.org

 

September 2

1st Annual Jeff Michner Memorial Golf Tournament 1:30pm, Stone Harbor Golf Club

Spend the day on the golf course to honor the memory of Jeff Michner, with proceeds from the event going to the Jeff Michner Scholarship Fund. The scholarship will be awarded to a senior at Ocean City High School who is a golfer and/or pursuing a career in the culinary arts. The tournament will include a shotgun start at 1:30pm, and include dinner and awards, a 50/50 raffle, a silent and live auction and multiple chances throughout the day to win including longest drive, closest to the pin and more. Sponsorship opportunities and sign-ups are still available.

More information: jeffmichnerfoundation@comcast.net

 

September 6-8

Avalon’s End-of-Summer Shop Hop

Store Hours, Avalon Shopping District

The Avalon Chamber of Commerce hosts this annual event highlighting Avalon’s great shops and drastic end-of-season discounts! Shop for clothing, shoes, apparel, accessories, home décor and more! Plus, stop by Bobby Dee’s Rock ’n Chair Restaurant throughout the weekend for lunch, dinner and cocktail specials, and rest your feet before hitting the deals again!

More information: visitavalonnj.com

 

September 7

Get in Gear: Exceptional Bike ’n Stroll Experience 9am-10pm, routes available at burkemotorgroup.com

Whether you are biking, running or just strolling around town, this event is for you! Visit participating businesses and receive complimentary lunch, beer flights, cocktails, merchandise, ice cream and more! This event is hosted by Burke Motor Group and Harbor Bike & Beach Shop in partnership with the Stone Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

More information: burkemotorgroup.com

 

Villa Maria By-the-Sea Open House

2-4pm, 111th Street, Stone Harbor

Join Sister James in bidding a fond farewell to Stone Harbor’s historical Villa Maria By-the-Sea this fall with an open house and guided tours. Light refreshments will be served in the dining room, and music will be provided by Sister Diane and Sister Ginny. Note that due to the scheduled demolition and rebuilding project of the venue, the annual Nuns’ Beach Surf Contest and Dinner Auction will not be held this year.

More information: 609-368-5290

 

Barefoot Ball

5-9pm, Windrift Hotel Resort

Enjoy ocean views, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails overlooking the beach on Level 2 of the Windrift Hotel Resort for the annual Barefoot Ball. This cocktail party features live music, a live auction and a great time benefiting the Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children.

More information: dillerblindhome.org

 

September 15

American Legion Spaghetti Dinner

4:30-7:30pm, Yacht Club of Stone Harbor, 9001 Sunset Drive

Join the American Legion Post 331 and the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 331 for an Italian dinner. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $20 and takeout is also available. Funds raised from the event will be donated to the Cape May County Disabled American Veterans.

More information: stephencludlampost331.org

 

Logan, Honey, and Henry Pron at the Fall Migration Festival.

 

September 21

Fall Migration Festival

9:30am-4:30pm, The Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd.

Sitting in the Atlantic Flyway, The Wetlands Institute is in the heart of a nature phenomenon as thousands of migratory birds make their way across the Cape May Peninsula every fall. Join the institute in celebrating this spectacular influx of raptors, warblers, waterfowl and more! The event will feature hands-on fun and activities, programs, walks, tours and more for all ages.

More information: wetlandsinstitute.org

 

Stone Harbor Flower Show “Wine Regions Around the World”

11:30am-2:30pm, Stone Harbor Elementary School

Admission is free to this fall flower show featuring entries in artistic design (Garden Club members), horticulture (open to general public), plus an entry by the students of Stone Harbor Elementary School. The flower show, with this year’s theme of “Wine Regions Around the World,” will feature brightly colored flowers, greenery and more. Note that this event is held every two years, so plan to attend this year!

More information: shnj.org/gardenclub

 

8th Annual Savor September Wine, Beer and Food Festival

Noon-8pm, 96th Street

Stroll along 96th Street in Stone Harbor and enjoy the eighth year celebrating fall, food, wine and beer! This event showcases local breweries and wineries, live music, art displays, food vendors and, of course, the annual grape stomping competition!

More information: stoneharborbeach.com

 

SEPTEMBER 27

18th Annual Play With Jack Foundation Golf Outing

Noon registration, 1pm start, Avalon Golf Club, 1510 Route 9 North

Spend the perfect fall Friday on the links for a great cause by joining the Play With Jack Foundation for its annual golf outing. Registration and lunch begin at noon, followed by a 1pm shotgun start. Enjoy refreshments and an awards ceremony following the day. Proceeds will benefit the Play With Jack Foundation, established to raise funds and awareness in an effort to fight cancer in Jack Cremin’s honor.

More information: playwithjackfoundation.com

 

September 28

Mayor’s Cup Bocce Tournament

10am, 39th Street Bocce Court

Cheer on the local mayors as they battle for the coveted prize in the Mayor’s Cup Bocce Tournament! Public play will open following the tournament, lunch sponsored by 7MBCA and the Avalon Chamber of Commerce.

More information: avalonhistorycenter.org

 

APAC Concert: Jerry Blavat

6:30pm doors open, 7pm music and dancing, 8pm show, Avalon Community Hall

Back by popular demand, “The Geator with the Heater” returns for a night of oldies and dancing. Tickets are on sale starting Sept. 4. Bring your own food and beverage.

More information: avalonperformingarts.org, 609-967-3066

 

40 North performing at the Avalon Seafood Festival.

 

October 12-13

Avalon Seafood Festival

10am-5pm, Surfside Park & 30th Street parking lot

Stroll among local food vendors offering fresh seafood, chowder, raw-bar options and more, enjoy live music from such local musicians as 40 North, the Michael Thompson Duo and the Tom Curtis Duo. Plus, grab a cold beverage and catch the game in the Sound Advice tent, featuring live streaming football games throughout the weekend! Bring the kids for face painting, character appearances, crafts and giveaways! Rain dates: Oct. 19 and 20.

More information: visitavalonnj.com

 

October 13

Stone Harbor Garden Club Fashion Show

11:30am-2:30pm, Yacht Club of Stone Harbor, 9001 Sunset Drive

Style yourself for Autumn at the Stone Harbor Garden Club’s annual fashion show. Enjoy lunch and fashions modeled by Shorely Chic, a new boutique in Stone Harbor.

More information: stoneharbornj.org/gardenclub

 

Shirley & John Salvucci with Nina Ranalli at the Avalon Dune Grass Planting.

 

October 26

Avalon Dune Grass Planting

8:30am, Avalon Community Hall

Volunteer to assist in planting dune grass and helping to clean up the beaches of Avalon. Lunch is provided following the event, registration is required.

More information: avalonrecreation.org, 609-967-3066

 

Stone Harbor Kids’ Harvest Festival

11am-4pm, Downtown Stone Harbor

The kids can do some early trick-or-treating as they visit the many stores throughout Stone Harbor for treats! Plus, there will be hayrides, pumpkin decorating, crafts activities and more!

More information: stoneharborbeach.com

 

Andrew and Hannah Stevenson at the Stone Harbor Kids’ Harvest Festival

 

Avalon’s Trunk or Treat

5-7pm (cars parked no later than 4:30pm), 30th Street parking lot

Keep the Halloween fun going and decorate yourself and your car for the holiday! Trick-or-treat for goodies galore at participating vehicles and deck that car to the nines for the ultimate car decorating contest trophy!

More information: avalonrecreation.org, 609-967-3066

 

Avalon Lions Club Pasta Night

4:30-7pm, Windrift Hotel Resort, 105 80th St.

Enjoy an evening at the Windrift Hotel Resort as the Lions Club brings a taste of Italy to Avalon in one of their charity events. Along with a spaghetti and meatball dinner, there will be raffles, an auction and live entertainment. Tickets are $17 per person, $8 for children under 12. Takeout is also available.

More information: avalonlions.com

 

October 31

7 Mile Island Trick-or-Treating

5-8pm, Island-wide

Princes and princesses, ghosts and cowboys all are welcome during the island-wide trick-or-treating event. For property owners throughout Avalon and Stone Harbor who wish to be on the official route, be sure to register your address no later than Oct. 26; you will receive a wooden pumpkin to display on your lawn or door to indicate your participation.

More information: stoneharborrecreation.com, 609-368-1210

 

November 9

Olde Fashion Christmas Bazaar

9am-2pm, Avalon Methodist Church

Start your holiday shopping and decorating early at the Avalon Methodist Church’s annual Olde Fashion Christmas Bazaar. Browse a wide variety of handcrafted gifts, ornaments and decorations, plus stop by the “gently used” Christmas items table for great décor at a discount. Baked goods and gourmet foods for lunch will be available, so make an afternoon out of it!

More information: avalonmethodist.com, 609-967-4203

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