Jacob McNerney and Nicky Esposito at Nuns’ Beach Surf Contest.

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

AUG. 31-SEPT. 3:

Ocean Galleries Presents “Autumn de Forest – The Power of She” 10am to 10pm, Ocean Galleries, 9618 Third Ave.

Join Ocean Galleries for the return of famed 16-year-old artist Autumn de Forest in her fourth appearance. The young artist has said she finds inspiration in the studies of dreams and psychology, and her works explore a variety of styles and themes, often using canvases larger than herself. Guests to the exhibit will have the opportunity to meet the artist at gallery receptions Friday, Aug. 31 through Sunday, Sept. 2, from 6-10pm.

More information: oceangalleries.com


Autumn de Forest “The Power of She”


SEPT. 1:

War at the Shore Touch Football Tournament 9am to 5pm, Stone Harbor Recreation Fields

War at the Shore returns with its popular Touch Football Tournament hosted by Philly Sports League. The eight-member coed teams each play at least two games (adults only).

More Information: phillyleagues.com


Tim Kerr Charities Splash N’ Dash 6:30pm, 30th Street beach

Kids ages 5-10 are invited to join in this athletic event that includes a 100-meter ocean swim parallel to the beach followed by a 1-kilometer beach run. Older participants ages 11-15 will do a 200M swim and a 2K beach run. Participants who competed in all three summer children’s events will receive the Hat Trick award.

More information: timkerrcharities.org


SEPT. 2:

Tim Kerr Charities 7 Mile Island Run and TK5K Run/Walk 7am registration, 8:30am race, Avalon Community Hall

Tim Kerr Charities is celebrating the 30th anniversary of this event, offering the choice of a 7-mile run or a 5K run/walk through Avalon. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children, the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, and Back on My Feet.

More information: timkerrcharities.org


SEPT. 7-9:

Avalon’s End-of-Summer Shop Hop Store Hours, Avalon Shopping District

Ladies and gentlemen, grab your wallets and sneakers and head out for one of Avalon’s premier shopping weekends! Shop seasonal clothing, home décor, accessories and more for up to 75 percent discounts. Be sure to take a break and stop by Bobby Dee’s Rock ’n Chair restaurant for some snacks and cocktails and then head out again for more shopping!

More information: visitavalonnj.com


Barb Morton, Cindy Boinis, Wendy Jacobs, Christy DiGilio, and Kristy Anbrogi at the End-of-Summer Shop Hop.


SEPT. 8:

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

Choose any combination of biking, strolling or running for this Jersey Shore tour. Visit a number of participating merchants and receive complimentary beer flights, wine tastings, margaritas, lunch, snacks, ice cream and more! This event is hosting by Burke Motor Group and Harbor Bike & Beach Shop in partnership with the Stone Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

More information: burkemotorgroup.com


Barefoot Ball 5-9pm, Windrift Hotel Resort

Enjoy an evening on Level 2 of the Windrift Hotel Resort with spectacular ocean views, live music, a live auction, hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, all while benefiting a great cause: The Barefoot Ball raises funds for the Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children.

More information: dillerblindhome.org


Terry McCabe, Michael and Holly Rennie, Betty McCabe, and Carol Giordano at the Barefoot Ball.


SEPT. 11:

9/11 Ceremony 8:45am, Veterans Plaza

Avalon plans to remember 9/11 with a ceremony starting with the American Legion Post #331 providing color guard, a rifle guard and taps. Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi and Stone Harbor Mayor Judith Davies-Dunhour along with both town councils, the Legion and veterans will join in on the ceremony. Featuring guest speaker Matthew Eversmann, 1st Sgt. US Army and a Remembrance Reflection by Ray Gagnon, Master Gunnery Sgt., US Marine Corps.

More information: avalonboro.net


SEPT. 15:

23rd Annual Nuns’ Beach Surf Contest 7am, 111th Street beach, Stone Harbor

Surf’s up! For years, the nuns of Villa Maria By-The-Sea have allowed surfers to access this private beach while it is not in use by visiting nuns. As a thank you, the surfers developed this fundraiser for the convent. The contest welcomes surfers of all ages and skill levels for a great day on the water.

More information: 609-368-5290


SEPT. 22:

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

Sitting in the heart of the Atlantic Flyway, thousands of birds make their way through Stone Harbor every fall. Visit The Wetlands Institute during its annual Fall Migration Festival for hands-on demonstrations and activities including guided walking and boat tours, touch-tank demonstrations, children’s activities and more.

More information: wetlandsinstitute.org


Savor September Food, Wine and Beer Festival Noon to 8pm, 96th Street

This annual event showcases the best food, wine and beer throughout the county in an outdoor festival. Enjoy live music, children’s activities, food vendors, tasting tents, local breweries, art vendors and the popular grape-stomping competition.

More information: stoneharborbeach.com


Jude, Arden, and Aiden Minniti at the Savor September Food, Wine and Beer Festival.


SEPT. 28:

Play With Jack Golf Outing 12pm Registration, 1pm Shot Gun Start, Avalon Golf Club

Start the weekend early and spend a beautiful fall day on the greens for a great cause. The 17th Annual Play With Jack Golf Outing will include lunch and an awards ceremony to benefit the Play With Jack Foundation, established to raise funds and awareness in an effort to fight cancer in memory of Jack Cremin.

More information: Mary Hudak cremdak@comcast.net, 609-602-8494


Golfers from last year’s Play With Jack Tournament. From left, George Salvesen, Tom Hand, Kevin Gallagher and Mark Saioni


SEPT. 29

Mayors Cup Bocce Tournament 10am, 39th Street Bocce Court

Watch as local mayors battle for the coveted prize in the Mayors Cup Bocce Tournament. Public play is open following the tournament. Lunch provided by Circle Pizza and 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

Dance to the oldies and keep the toes tapping with Avalon Performing Arts Council’s annual concert featuring “The Geator with the Heater.” Legendary Philadelphia disc jockey Jerry Blavat will entertain the crowd starting at 8pm. Tickets are required and cost $25 (free for APAC members). Bring your own food and beverages.

More information: 609-967-3066


OCT. 6-7:

Avalon Seafood Festival 10am-5pm, 30th Street and the beach

Enjoy the start of the fall season with this annual festival, featuring fresh seafood vendors, live music, retail vendors, children’s activities and more! Stop in the Sound Advice Lounge and catch up on the weekend’s football games streaming live and grab a cold beer to go with that crab cake! Rain Dates Oct. 13 and 14.

More information: visitavalonnj.com


40 North performs at the Avalon Seafood Festival


OCT. 7:

Stone Harbor Garden Club Fashion Show “Foliage of Fashion” 11:30am, Yacht Club of Stone Harbor

Join the Stone Harbor Garden Club for its annual fall fashion show featuring styles by Bellanova. Tickets are $40 and include lunch (cash bar). Pick up tickets at Bellanova, Moonstruck, the Stone Harbor Chamber of Commerce and Diller Fisher Realtors.

More information: stoneharbornj.org/gardenclub


OCT. 14:

Avalon Lions Club Pasta Night 4:30-7:30pm, Windrift Resort Hotel

Join the Avalon Lions for its annual Pasta Night presenting a delicious Italian spaghetti and meatball dinner along with salad, fresh bread and homemade desserts. Plus enjoy prizes, raffles and auctions throughout the evening! Proceeds from the event will go to more than 15 charities throughout Cape May County. Tickets are $17 for adults and $8 for children under 12. Takeout is available.

More information: 215-688-6015


OCT. 20:

Fall Dune Grass Planting & Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep 8:30am, Avalon Community Hall

Volunteers will help plant dune grass and clean up the beaches of Avalon, followed by lunch to celebrate a great day. Registration is required, and the rain date is Oct. 21.

More information: 609-967-3066


OCT. 27:

Stone Harbor Harvest Festival 11am-4pm, Downtown Stone Harbor

Enjoy some early trick-or-treating with this annual festival in Stone Harbor. Kids will enjoy trick-or-treating throughout the shopping district, plus hayrides, pumpkin decorating, crafts, activities and more!

More information: stoneharborbeach.com


Declan and Shea Connolly with Easton Gaul at the Stone Harbor Harvest Festival.


Avalon’s Trunk or Treat 5-7pm (cars parked no later than 4:30pm), 29th Street parking lot

Keep the costumes on and enjoy a night of ghouls and ghosts, pirates and princesses! There are goodies galore as the youngsters go car-to-car for some early trick-or-treating. Adults can join in on the fun, too, by entering the car-decorating contest.

More information: avalonrecreation.org


OCT. 31:

7 Mile Island Trick-or-Treating 5-8pm, Island-wide

Princes or 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 or 609-368-1210


Nov. 10:

Olde Fashion Christmas Bazaar 9am -2pm, Avalon Methodist Church

Start the holiday shopping early with the annual Olde Fashion Christmas Bazaar at the Avalon Methodist Church. Shoppers will enjoy beautiful handmade crafts, gently used holiday items and décor, delicious homemade baked goods and lunch! The perfect way to spend a Saturday!

More Information: avalonmethodist.com

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