Summer at the Jersey Shore is more than crowds, seagulls and saltwater taffy. Art exhibits, classical music and even an exhibition on wedding history will create a whole new set of fun summer memories for 2007.
_ Ten elegant inns in Spring Lake will host 14 authors - including Mary Higgins Clark and her daughter, Carol Higgins Clark - who have used the North Jersey Shore town as a setting in their books. Visitors can tour the inns and meet the authors, who will discuss and sign recent works.
Spring Lake, 1-5 p.m. June 10, $12, 732-859-1465, historicinnsofspringlake.com.
_ The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts is sponsoring "Here Comes the Bride: Weddings in America," a traveling exhibit from the Rogers Historical Museum in Arkansas. The exhibition explores wedding traditions from Colonial to contemporary times, with an especially comprehensive look at Victorian bridal traditions. Also highlighted are ethnic and royal wedding ceremonies.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, open daily, May 25-Sept. 3, $2 adults, $1 children, 800-275-4278, www.capemaymac.org.
_ The Bay-Atlantic Symphony has allied with the Avalon Free Public Library and the Borough of Avalon to offer a free concert series at Avalon Elementary School. The symphony will also host the Avalon Brass Camp for young musicians and various public forums, including "Conversations with the Maestro: The Genius of Beethoven."
Avalon Elementary School, 32nd Street and Ocean Drive, Avalon, concerts at 7 p.m. May 26, Aug. 25 and Sept. 15, free, www.avalonfreelibrary.org.
_ Ocean Galleries hosts an annual series of art exhibitions featuring receptions with the artist. Actress Jane Seymour, a watercolor and oil painter, will present her paintings of flower arrangements, landscapes, beachscapes and gardens over Memorial Day weekend. *