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Datebook: May, 2012

by Editorial Staff--South Jersey Magazine
High Flying Seize the opportunity for a look inside New Jersey’s elite military base at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Open House and Air Show. Browse the grounds, featuring exhibitions from all different legs of the U.S. military, then look to the skies for the GEICO Skytypers performance. Using six WWII-era North American SNJ-2 planes, pilots soar in unison through the sky at mind-boggling speeds, performing remarkable stunts and shooting smoke puffs to spell out messages to fans. May 12-13, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, 2901 Falcon Lane, (609) 754-2104,, free

Girls Night Out Dress up, shop and spend the night pampering yourself at Medford Arts Center’s open house Ladies’ Night Out. Sample desserts and learn about easy-to-prepare foods, shop for fashion-forward handcrafted jewelry, and update your wardrobe with hundreds of dresses, tops, accessories, jackets and more to choose from. May 11, 7-10 p.m. at the Medford Arts Center, 18 N. Main St., Medford, (609) 953-4079,, free

Cheers Raise a glass and taste wine from 13 regional wineries from all across New Jersey’s Outer Coastal Plain region at the Glassboro Vintage South Jersey Wine Festival. Bring home a bottle, or maybe a whole case, and delight in gourmet foods from local restaurants. Relish in local crafters and entertainers the entire family can enjoy, and when you’re finished bring home the souvenir glass. May 19-20, noon-5 p.m. at Rowan Blvd., Glassboro, (215) 325-1593,, $19 in advance, $25 at the door

Good Day Sunshine Spend the day rocking outside at Appel Farm’s Arts and Music Festival for one of the biggest area concerts of the year, with 11 performers, including headliners Tedeschi Trucks Band, and a Children’s Village with puppeteers and storytellers. There will be a beer and wine tent and craft vendors all day. June 2, 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. at Appel Farm, 457 Shirley Road, Upper Pittsgrove,, $35

Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 2 (May, 2012).
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