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What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 10/19/16

Ocean City has three pageants for young women. These include the Little Miss, Junior Miss and Miss Ocean City pageants. The winners of each pageant represent the community during the year at various events, contests and parades. They help to judge contests, pose for photos with visitors and work together. They are a valuable asset to Ocean City.

This Saturday (Oct. 22), the JUNIOR MISS OCEAN CITY PAGEANT will feature 15 contestants competing at the William and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center at Ocean City High School, 6th Street and Atlantic Avenue.  Produced by the Ocean City Recreation Department, it invites girls at ages 12 through 15 to compete in judge’s interview, talent, poise, composure and on-stage question. The girls will be vying for more than $3,400 in scholarships and awards. The reigning Junior Miss Ocean City, Paige Aita, will crown her successor.

Little Miss Ocean City Charlotte Erickson will perform as well as Miss Ocean City McKayla Perry, along with former Miss Ocean City Sarah Rodriguez. Tickets are $10 and available at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice, (609) 399-6111, or at the door.  For information, call (609) 399-6111.

(Oct. 22) 49th annual Ocean City FISHING CLUB INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT.  Registration 5:30 a.m.-7 a.m. at the Ocean City Intermediate School, 1801 Bay Ave. Fee:  $60 per team (6 members maximum). Individuals: $15. For more information, call (609) 320-6784 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

(Oct. 26) WELCOME NIGHT sponsored by the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce.  NEW LOCATION at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th St. and Boardwalk. Meet local groups, individuals and business organizations. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free Admission. Door prizes and give-aways. Plenty of free parking in 6th Street lot off Boardwalk.

(Oct. 27) HALLOWEEN PARADE presented by the Ocean City Exchange Club will be held from 6th to 11th Sts. on award-winning, downtown Asbury Ave.  Registration is through Oct. 25. Registration website: www.ochp.blogspot.com.  Registration available online only. No rain date.  Considered one of the outstanding Halloween Parades in the Delaware Valley. Parade Hotline 1-800-813-5580.

(Oct. 27) ANTIQUE APPRAISAL NIGHT presented by the Ocean City Historical Museum at the Senior Center of the Ocean City Community Center, 17th and Simpson Ave. Bruce Dooley and Bill Booth will appraise items from the public. If you wish to have something appraised, contact the Museum to register in advance (609) 399-1801. Cost will be $5 per item, limited to three items per person. Appraisal participants should arrive at 6 p.m. Event will be open to the general public at 6:45 p.m.

(Oct. 29) TRICK-OR-TREAT IN THE DOWNTOWN: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at participating merchants on Asbury Ave. from 6th to 11th Sts.

(Oct. 31) CITYWIDE TRICK-OR-TREAT. 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Halloween night.

(Nov. 5) TRAIL OF TWO CITIES 5K Run/Walk over the 9th Street Bridge from Ocean City to Somers Point. Register online at www.ocnj.us/race-events till Nov. 2 at 10 p.m.  Pre-registered will be able to pick-up their shirt and race number on Friday Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Aquatic and Fitness Center.  Transportation is provided to Ocean City from Somers Point before the race. Last bus leaves Kennedy Park at 7:30 a.m. Buses go back to Ocean City after the race.  Register day of event, 7 a.m. at Transportation Center, 10th and Haven Ave. Run/Walk starts 8 a.m.  at Transportation Center, finishes at Kennedy Park in Somers Point. For more information, call (609) 399-6111.

(Nov. 9) The Ocean City Environmental Commission in partnership with the Ocean City Free Public Library continues its ENVIRONMENTAL LECTURE SERIES with a program by the Cape May County Department of Mosquito Control. Featured speaker will be Peter J. Bosak PHD, Department Superintendent. He will speak on Mosquito Biology, County Control Efforts and Mosquito Transmitted Diseases. Lecture set for 6:30 p.m. in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall at the Library. Free and open to the public. For information call (609) 399-2434 x 5222.                                                      

(Nov. 11) VETERANS DAY PROGRAM: 11 a.m. inside Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave.  For more information, call (609) 399-6111.

(Nov. 10) QUIET FESTIVAL: Opening ceremonies, 11 a.m. at Mark Soifer Park across from City Hall features the YAWN ALONG to the tune of Beautiful Dreamer, Quiet Kites, Maple Pod Drop, Paper Airplanes in flight, the World’s Only Wind Chimes Band, Bubbles Galore and more. Entry is free.  Stop by and enjoy the soundlessness (occasionally interrupted by cars honking on 9th St.)

(Nov. 12) QUIET PET CHALLENGE of the Quiet Festival. 9 a.m. till noon at the Senior Center of the Ocean City Community Center, 17th and Simpson Ave. This is the world’s only competition especially for mice, hamsters, gerbils, turtles, ferrets, birds, etc. Categories include most unusual quiet pet, best costume, most colorful habitat, Lettuce Eating Contest, Best of Show and anything else we can think of between now and contest time. Special guests will be “The Turtle Singers” who will arrange a special race between a Tortoise and a Hare to check out who’s faster. “The Snore at the Shore” competition returns to determine the regions quietest snorer. All Quiet Festival events are free

 (Nov. 12 – 13) and (Nov. 19 – 20) There will be two CHRISTMAS FINE ARTS AND HANDI-CRAFT FESTIVALS. Different master crafters will be featured each weekend at the Ocean City Civic Center from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. A total of 120 crafters providing quality items made only in the U.S.A. will be featured. You will find an array of items ranging from Christmas décor, ceramics and gourmet foods, to wreaths, jewelry, fine art and photography, toys, American Doll clothes and much more. A $3 donation and rental fees benefit the Ocean City Food Cupboard and Atlantic City Rescue Mission. There will be free parking at the 6th Street lot. For more information, (609) 365-2239 or 1-800-822-4112.

 (Nov. 19) EARLIER THAN THE BIRD Downtown Shopping Extravaganza, 8 a.m. till noon on Asbury Ave. Get out early and jump start your holiday shopping the weekend before Thanksgiving. Shop in your pajamas and find early bird shopping specials.  Prizes awarded. 

(Nov. 25) Christmas in the Downtown “OUR MIRACLE ON ASBURY AVE” — 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Downtown. Join the merchants and Chamber of Commerce in kicking off an old-fashioned holiday Christmas. Includes holiday entertainment; strolling carolers, a string band quartet and talented performers from the Ocean City Theatre Company. The Phillie Phanatic will make an appearance. Santa Claus emerges from the City Hall roof to cap the festivities. Call 1-800-BEACH-NJ for more information.

(Dec. 2)  CHRISTMAS PARADE: 6:30 p.m. on Asbury Ave. from 6th to 11th Street. Register at www.ocnj.us/christmas-parade. For Information call (609) 399-6111.

(Dec. 3-4) TRAIN SHOW: One of the City’s most popular holiday attractions. NEW LOCATION: Ocean City Sports and Civic Center, 6th and Boardwalk. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $3 for adults, $1 for Children.  Trains, train parts and memorabilia for sale.  Repairs done on site by technician Dick Yard.