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Middle 4.5.2006

By Rick Racela

The Easter Bunny is making the rounds of Cape May County.
He’s sure to appear at the Cape May County Zoo’s “Easter Bunny in the Tropics” on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The free event will take place in the Aviary in the zoo.
Visitors will have an opportunity to have their picture taken with the popular rabbit, so bring your camera. 
The annual event, spon-sored by the Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders, includes edu-cational displays, craft tables and a treat for all children.
This is the third year the county is hosting this event.
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 The bunny’s next stop will be at the Museum Kids Club Easter Craft Program on Saturday at 10 a.m. This event is by regis-tration only.
Children will decorate a spring basket, and will participate in an egg scav-enger hunt.
Fee is $5 for a non-member child, $2 for a chaperone and $3 for a member child, $2 for an adult. Call 465-3535.
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Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at the Wet-lands Institute will be held on April 15 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Celebrate Easter with Peter Cottontail as he hops down the marsh trail with bunny stories, games, crafts and fun.
Enjoy a continental breakfast with Peter him-self.    
This is one of their most popular events, so reserve early.
Deadline is April 13. $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers.
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Don’t be late to the Rec-reation Department’s an-nual Easter Egg Hunt, which will be held on April 15 at 1 p.m. sharp.
I always stress the im-portance of getting to the Goshen Sports Complex early because once that horn blows promptly at 1 p.m., the abundance of candy and eggs just fly into the children’s baskets. You won’t get any if you’re late.
Make sure to bring a basket or bag and your camera.
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Legal Secretaries of Cape May County will hold a membership drive tomorrow, 6-8 p.m., at Atkinson’s Garden Room in Court House.
Local business owners are asked to donate a gift to be auctioned off at the event. Proceeds will bene-fit the group’s scholarship fund.
To make a donation please call Barbara at 465-9910.
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Many wonderful shows and events are being of-fered at the PAC during the month of April. Let’s take a look.
On Friday and Saturday, the Middle  School will present a stage version of “The Little Mermaid.”
Show time is 7:30 p.m. both evenings and a Satur-day matinee will take place at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $8 for adults, and $5 for students and seniors.
We all know how popu-lar the MTHS Mr. Middle Pageant is.
Now get ready for the First Annual Miss Middle Pageant. It will be held on April 11 at 7 p.m.  All seats are $5, and are avail-able at the door.
The Middle School and MTHS Step Dance Team will present their annual Step Team Talent Show on April 27 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door.
On April 29, Gospel Headquarters, hosted by John Irby, will hold a meeting at 7 p.m.
Their mission is, “King-dom building through a multicultural network, and uniting Christians to fel-lowship.” Open to the public. Free will offering.
Then on April 30, Cape May County Music Educa-tors will present a concert featuring selected elemen-tary students from the county during the All Cape May County Honors Choir Concert.
This free concert will take place at 5 p.m. Open to the public.
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From what I hear, Sam Kelly has resigned from the Middle Township Tax-payer’s Association.
Next meeting will be held April 19, 7 p.m., in the old courthouse building on Main Street in Court House.
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A Penny Party is set for April 22 at the Green Creek Fire Hall.
Doors open at 6 p.m,. with calling starting at 7 p.m.
Admission is $2, which includes first pack of num-bers.
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More than 20 county employers will accept applications for year-round and seasonal jobs at a free job fair at ACCC’s Court House campus on April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served.
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The Amazing Race for Education and Culture will be held on April 28 at 7 p.m.
Bring your team of six or less. Starting line is at Elementary No. 2 and finish line is at Atkinson’s Tavern.
Race and hors d’oeuvres cost $30 per person. If you are not into racing, then meet at Atkinson’s at 8:30 for $20 per person. Cash bar.
Cash prizes will be awarded the winning teams. Call Sandra Novick with questions at 381-3042. Deadline for team registration is April 21.
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 Explore the process of painting beautiful pictures when the adult painting workshop returns to the Wetlands Institute on April 20 for five weeks.
Instructor Patricia Moses will guide students to create beautiful works in acrylics, oils and pastels, while learning more about composition, line, value and color using a variety of techniques and profes-sional materials.
Students will receive in-dividual instruction ac-cording to the level of their experience. Classes meet from 10-11:30 a.m.
Cost is $135 for mem-bers and $155 for non-members. Materials are included in the fee.
Space reservations needed by April 14. Call 368-1211 for more details.
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Photographer and author Kevin Karlson will talk about the feathered side of the horseshoe crab and shorebird puzzle at a cov-ered dish dinner on April 21 at the Wetlands Insti-tute.
Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Bring a main course, des-sert or salad to share with at least eight people. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers.
Call 368-1211 by April 19 for reservations.
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Join the Road Scholars from the Wetlands Institute on April 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. as they explore a South Jersey gem that features plenty of board-walks through freshwater wetlands, perfect for get-ting close to wildlife and spring flowers.
Bring a camera and bin-oculars, hide in one of the blinds and maybe catch a glimpse of the resident beavers at work.
Bring a bag lunch. Cost is $17 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Call 368-1211 by April 17 for reservations.
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In recognition of our area’s diversity, the PTA will be sponsoring a Fam-ily Multi-Cultural Night on May 4, so mark your cal-endars.
Being sought are dis-plays of artwork, heir-looms, traditional clothing and food, as well as dem-onstrations and perform-ances.
If you, a family member or organization would be interested in participating, please call Stephanie Thomas at 463-8196 or Judy Casper at 465-7376.
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A casino trip to the Tropicana is scheduled for May 2 to see the “Best of Broadway.” It is hosted by the Mature Adult’s Club of the Church of the Resur-rection in Marmora.
The package includes the show and $10 cash back. This $30 value will cost $20 per person.
Call Joe at 624-1110.
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Cape May County Du-plicate ACBL Bridge Club March 20 overall winners: Mike Mueller/Ron Small; Ronald Burczewski/Rodger Crossman; Sandy Furman/Julia O’Neill; Henry Buchianico/Barbara Streeter.
March 23 overall win-ners north/south: Jim Moyer/Mike Mueller; Maria Crompton/Natalie Weintraub; Sandy Furman/Wilma Greisman; Ray Buch/Earline Sloan.     East/West: Henry Bu-chianico/Karen Sylvester; William Haas/ Robert Sylvia; Bob Sher-wood/Bob Weber; Jerry Mueller/Kay Wade.
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