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by Natalie Marra

News and notes from down the Shore

Drink Up
Enjoy a day sampling fine wines and other spirits in Avalon at its Wine and Spirits Festival this May. With more than 200 wines and flavored vodkas to choose from, the festival also offers up appetizers from some of the finest local restaurants to pair with your drink. Continue the revelry by trying your luck at the silent auction also offered at the event. May 9, 6:30 p.m. at the Avalon Community Hall, 30th St. and Avalon Ave., Avalon, (609) 967-3936,, $40-45

Food Fest
Treat your taste buds to an array of foods and flavors at the Wildwoods Restaurants Showcase. Sample tantalizing desserts and dishes that will make you hungry for more from dozens of local dining establishments. All of the proceeds from the event will go to the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce Foundation for student scholarships. May 14, 5:30 p.m. at the Bolero Resort and Conference Center, 3320 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood, (609) 729-4000,, $25

Sweet Sounds
Join the dedicated musicians and devoted audience members at the 25th anniversary of the Cape May Music Festival, which features more than 10 bands and musicians throughout May and June. Enjoy music from all types of genres, like jazz, symphony, orchestra, brass band and more. May 25 –June 12, times and locations vary in Cape May, (609) 884-5404,, prices vary

May Flowers
Take in the fresh spring air and blooming flowers at the Ocean City Flower Show this month. The theme for this year’s show is “O’ for a Book and a Shady Nook,” which will be featured in the commercial and amateur displays of many flower arrangements. May 30–June 1, Ocean City Music Pier, 825 Boardwalk, Ocean City, (609) 525-9300,, times and prices vary

Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 11, Issue 2 May, 2014).
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