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Thursday, July 25, 2024


Cape May 5.17.2006

By Rick Racela

Our friends at Congress Hall are hosting a new Ballroom Dancing and Social Club for couples and singles of all ages in the Casablanca Ballroom on Tuesday evenings from 9-11 p.m.
Two-time National Ballroom Dance Champion Thomas Cupp will lead lessons with his dance staff.
This is a great chance to learn lots of dance styles, from waltzes to salsas, tangos, the foxtrot and much more.
It sounds like lots of fun, and you’ll get a little exercise in with your socializing.
Plus, it’s free – what more can you ask for in an evening out?
Speaking of good deals for a night on the town, Cape May Stage and the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts have just teamed up for a special discount offer.
As I’ve mentioned in recent columns, MAC’s Cape May Music Festival starts at 8 p.m. Saturday with Irish band The Prodigals at Convention Hall.
May 24 marks the opening of Cape May Stage’s 2006 season, featuring the gripping Tony-award winning drama “K2.”
The discount ticket costs $30 and includes admission to one Music Festival concert of your choice and one performance of the play, which runs through July 1.
This is approximately a 33 percent savings off of the normal ticket prices. For further information and to order tickets, call MAC at 884-5404 or Cape May Stage at 884-1341.
Mark your calendars for the Kiwanis Club of Cape May’s 16th annual Craft Show, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 3 at Convention Hall.
There is no admission charge, and all proceeds benefit the scholarship and charitable programs for the community.
Crafters, take note – there are still spaces available for you to sell your wares at this charitable show. Call 889-8465 to obtain an application.
Cape May Recreation is preparing for its seventeenth annual Star Soccer Camp, which will be held July 24 to 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Richard Teitelman School.
The camp is for boys and girls ages 6 through 15. Applications are available at Convention Hall, or call Cape May Recreation at 884-9565 for more information.
Earlier this month, the Center for Community Arts (CCA) presented the Ninth Annual Dolores Cheney Gift to Young People: Scholarships for Summer Arts Study, and the First Annual Sidney Hicks Scholarship, at its Dolores Cheney Youth Arts Fair.
I wanted to congratulate the recipients of these awards, which can help pay for a summer camp in the arts, or for performing arts or fine crafts classes during the summer months. 
During the summer, recipients perform community service, and in the fall, each recipient will make a presentation about their summer study to the Center for Community Arts Youth Arts Program.
This year’s recipients of the Dolores Cheney Gift to Young People will study painting, saxophone, acting, pottery, drawing, jewelry, dancing, and guitar. 
Recipients are West Cape May’s Izabela Lotozo, Rosie Johnson, Lily Mullock , Richard Ferrer, Lauren Murphy, Brandie Newman, Shamus Magee of Cape May, Dennis McVay of Erma, Leatrice Spiewak of Wildwood Crest, and Victoria McFarlane of Villas.
Lauren Murphy of Cold Spring was awarded the Sidney Hicks Scholarship.
Congratulations to all of these young people, and thanks to CCA for sponsoring so many wonderful arts programs for the young and old alike in our community.
I have started to hear about some of the Memorial Day events readers are planning, which I promise I will tell you more about when the time comes.
In the meantime, if you haven’t told me about your group’s Memorial Day plans, please do so as soon as possible by calling (973) 271-1088 or emailing
I share as many as I can, but I do need at least two weeks’ notice. Thanks!

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