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What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 6/2/10

June 3, 2010 - Wonder Bears Birthday Bash at Gillian's Wonderland Pier 6th St. and the Boardwalk - Celebrate Wonder Bear's Birthday from 6pm-10:30pm. All rides will be only 1 Ticket and at 9pm see a birthday bash fireworks show! Rides open at 6pm and Wonder Bear will be available all night for photos. Celebrating 81 years on the Ocean City Boardwalk.

June 3, 2010 - Humane Society of Ocean City - Putting for Paws, 6pm - 8pm at Golden Galleon Golf Course, 11th & Boardwalk. Join families at the mini golf course on the boardwalk. Play at your convenience during this 2 hour event. For more information call: 609-398-4200 or visit www.hsocnj.org.

The City will hold its 38th annual Flower Show June 4-6 at the Music Pier, Boardwalk & Moorlyn Terrace.

The theme this year is Vacation U.S.A. The Artistic Design category will feature arrangements based on vacation spots throughout the country. There is also a Horticultural Division featuring roses, orchids, cactus, perennials, window boxes etc. Entry is free to both competitors and the public. Visitors may leave a donation to support the event. Hours are 2 to 9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

A Trade Fair in the Pavilion area of the Pier offering flower products for sale is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Complete schedules with information on all categories are available at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave. and at local flower shops. Call Kay Reilly 609-399-1199 for Artistic Design and Rae Mullineaux, 609-391-9578 for Horticulture.

Lu Lu Temple will be in town this weekend for its annual outing in Ocean City. The Shrine organization runs a hospital for children in Philadelphia, one of the numerous hospitals operated by the Shriners throughout the country.

The Lu Lu Temple Concert Band, which has been entertaining audiences for over 100 years, will present a free concert 8 p.m. Fri., June 4 at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th Street off Boardwalk.

The Temple will Parade on the Boardwalk starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday. The organization will be led by William C. Adamson, Jr., Potentate.

Boardwalk Family Fun Fest: The Annual Spring Boardwalk Fun Fest sponsored by the Boardwalk Merchants Assn. is set for June 5-6 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the boardwalk. There will be a juried craft show, face painters, bands, and pony rides at 11th St. Enjoy a fun day on the boardwalk with lots of free entertainment.

The Mitchell McAllister Walk to raise funds for Emmanuel Cancer Foundation's Direct Service Programs is set for June 6 starting at 5th and Boardwalk. Proceeds benefit families in this region who need assistance caring for a child with cancer. For information visit: www.emmanuelcancer.org or call 856-853-4803.

The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81 is conducting mandatory boating classes in Ocean City through June. Boating Certification is required to operate a boat in New Jersey tidal waters. Also being offered are courses: GPS For Mariners, How to Read a Nautical Chart and Suddenly in Command. Contact 399-4299 for details or visit www.nws.cgaux.org.

REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR LIFE JACKET.

REMEMBER TO ONLY SWIM AT GUARDED BEACHES.

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.

For information on Ocean City events call 1-800-BEACH-NJ or visit www.oceancityvacation.com