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What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 5/19/10

The Ocean City Historical Museum Volunteer Orientation 2010, May 20th, 10:30am- 12:30pm. The featured speaker will be Robert Smith, Guest Curator of “Buckets of Fun: sand pails and beach toys” special exhibition. The Museum invites back its regular volunteers and anyone new who is interested in becoming a volunteer. Schedule and hours are flexible and no formal experience is required. Training will be provided. Light refreshment will be served. Please call 399-1801 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to register. You’ll be surprised how fun the Museum can be!

Ocean City's Community Art Projects (CAP) will dedicate their latest mural, a bike mural honoring biking through the ages, on Saturday, May 22nd. The public is encouraged to meet at 1pm at 20th & Haven (the site of CAP's first intersection mural) and ride together to the new mural site at 15th Street - along the wall of Peter Lumber facing the Haven Avenue bike path.

The Annual Weekend of Wellness expo is set for May 21 and 22 at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace and the American Heart Assn. Walk will be held on Saturday, the 22nd.

The HEART ASSN. Walk will include over 500 participants. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th and Boardwalk. The Walk begins at 10:30a.m. Groups gather in back of the Sports and Civic Center near the football field and tour tents set up by the Heart Assn. with informational materials and give-aways. Call 525-9300.

THE WEEKEND OF WELLNESS Expo will be presented at the Music Pier on Fri. from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sat. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors and speakers are free. Some special classes carry a charge. The Expo emphasizes natural healing techniques. For complete information visit www.compassmassage.com.

BUSINESS PERSONS PLUNGE: The colorful event is set for noon, Friday, May 28 at the Moorlyn Terrace Beach opposite the Music Pier. Dress as a business person and join the fun. Please arrive at the beach by 11: a.m. for instructions. The march will be preceded by the ceremonial unlocking of the Ocean accomplished by turning a large wooden key in the sand. Watch enchanted as fish flip joyously in the waters thrilled that they can once again swim in the ocean without breaking the law. Ocean City lifeguards and City officials will turn the key.

DOG OF THE YEAR CONTEST: Complete information on how to make your Best Friend famous is available at www.oceancitydogpark.org or by calling or stopping at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave, 609-525-9300.

BARKS ON THE BOARDS: The Annual Barks on the Boards canine caper is set for Sun., May 30 from noon till 2 p.m. on the Boardwalk. This is one of the few times during the year that your dog can legally navigate the boards under your eagle eyed control. Registration begins 11:30 a.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Barks benefits the Ocean City Humane Society, a no kill shelter named one of the best for its size in the country. There will be games, contests, prizes and an opportunity to see some really big and some really small dogs plus lots in between. All canine entrants must have current vaccinations and be leashed at all times. It is recommended that dogs under three months of age should sit it out until next year. Pledge forms are available at the shelter’s website www.HSOCnj.org or call 609-399-2018.

The City’s Annual MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE is set for Mon., May 31 starting 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 5th and Wesley Ave. The service is organized by American Legion Post 524 Commander Elect, Bob Marzulli and VFW Post Commander, Brandon E.Gheen. Guest speaker will be LTC., Peter F. Rapetti, Jr., an Operations and Intelligence Officer with the 57 Troop Command. In the event of inclement weather, the service will be held at the Tabernacle Auditorium across the street from the Park.

Our local Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81 is conducting MANDATORY BOATING CLASSES now through June. Boating Certification is required to operate a boat in New Jersey Tidal Waters. Courses in GPS for Mariners, How to Read a Nautical Chart and Suddenly in Command are also being offered. Contact 399-4299 or www.nws.cgaux.org. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS WEAR A LIFE JACKET.

This just in! The American Legion Movay Miley Post 524 of Ocean City and its Auxiliary are hosting a PANCAKE BREAKFAST on Sun., June 6th from 8:30 a.m. till noon at the Masonic Hall, 10th and Wesley Ave. Adults $5, children $3.

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