March 1 at 9am March Madness Free Throw tradition, tests kindergarden through high school students skill or luck. St Francis Community Center, Brant Beach www.stfrancislbi.org
March 1 at 2pm In partnership with Amergael the Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library features David Emerson's "The Shannachie of Glenndunbun Belly beg" Reserve seating for this amazing Irish Storyteller 129 Rt 9 Manahawkin www.theoceancountylibrary.org
March 8 10-4pm Amergael Celebrates Irish Arts at Maris Stella Conference House in Harvey Cedars. The free event features step dancers, musicians, including a program the Legacy of the Irish Harp, artists, literary readings and refreshments. This non profit organization will have homemade scones and soda bread for sale. Contact 609 494-2480 for more information
Southern Ocean Birding Group presents Wings Over LBI, March 15, bring lectures and sightings and time to enjoy the beauty of the coast at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park and Long Beach Island Foundation for Arts & Science, Loveladies, LBI 10-4 p.m. www.southernoceanbirdinggroup.org
Albert Music Hall, Wells Mill Road in Waretown dedicates an evening to Irish Music at their Saturday, March 22 Irish Night show. Doors open at 630pm with show beginning at 730. Bring fiddle or sit back and enjoy singing, music and dance in the Irish traditions. Ballyhaunis - Irish Step Dancers, Piney Blues, Church Street Revival, J&E Company and Clan Suibhne make up the evening. $5 per adult, children under 11 $1 www.alberthall.org
March 23 2 pm it Celtic Surf & Turf at the Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven A unique blend of dynamic, vibrant and memorable music that brilliantly captures Celtic music’s diverse rhythms. This cohesive band shares energetic experiences with their audiences that resonate with each member’s undeniable passion for their instrument. Their creative and confident live shows evoke the soulful and spiritual essence of Celtic, Irish, Country, Rock and Pop music. $25 www.surflight.org
Stockton College Manahawkin Instructional site has plans to debut a one man play describing the history on the Irish Potato Famine in time for St. Patrick's Day. For more information contact Stockton at for more details. 712 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin 609-626-3883, manahawkin@
Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce also reminds you to soak up more Irish flavor at member restaurants, bakeries, taverns and shops. To find out more about this magical island and mainland go to www.visitlbiregion.com 609 494 7211, follow on social media as LBI Region or stop into visitor center year round at 265 W Ninth St Ship Bottom.