The Eastern Surfing Association's Northeast Regionals return to the 40th Street beach in Sea Isle City this weekend, with some of the sport's best young surfers... competing in this qualifying event for the Eastern surfing Championships.  Ventnor's 17-year-old Cassidy McClain, who has taken first place twice in the past five years, is one local surfer to watch. Surfing runs Friday thru Sunday and is being webcast live at www.surfusa.org.

Here's a look at some other fun things to do this weekend in South Jersey:

My personal pick of the weekend is "Gildafest", the free 10th anniversary party at Gilda's Club South Jersey.  It's open to the public, ideal for families and celebrates a wonderful., local organization. Lite Rock will be there and I'm hosting. Friday 5/17 from 5-8pm, Gilda's Club South Jersey, 700 New Road, Linwood

Weekend Concerts & Shows:

-Caesars: Trace Adkins, Fri. 5/17

-House of Blues @ showboat: Chevelle, Fri. 5/17

-Harrahs: Brian McKnight, Sat. 5/18

-Borgata: Comic George Lopez, Sat. 5/18

-Boardwalk Hall:  Boxing, Sat. 5/18

-Trump Taj Mahal: EFC MMA Mania Sat. 5/18

- Atlantic City- Second Annual Elephants doe autism Music Festival, LeGrand Fromage, Fri-sun 5/17-19

-Ocean City: American Heart Assoc.'s "Heartwalk" , Sat. 5/18 Registration @ 8:30am at 6th and the Boardwalk.  I'll be hosting  this year's walk.  Stop by and say hi!

- Atlantic City: The Average Joe Expo, A.C. Convention Center, Sat & Sun 5/18-19

-Atlantic City: The Annual "Big Teplitzky Challenge", Sat. 5/18 at the Chelsea hotel, At.City fire Department benefit promoting suicide awareness

-Smithville: Mayfest celebration Sat & Sun 5/18-19

-Ocean City - End Lupus Walk, Sun. 5/19

-Hammonton: Shine in the Pines spring Event, Batsto Village, Sun. 5/19