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The auditorium of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, will explode with color this weekend when the City’s Garden Club presents its 41st Annual Flower Show. The theme will be “Let’s Go to the Movies” with artistic design displays featuring entries like “My Fair Lady” and “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.”

There will be an Arts and Crafts Division Celebration of the Cinema and the Horticultural Division will feature Roses, Orchids and a variety of plants. The show was started by the late Ocean City artist and businessman James Penland in cooperation with the City’s Public Relations Office. Penland contacted the Garden Club as he knew there could be no show without the Club’s leadership.

The event runs from Fri. May 31st to Sun. June 2. Show hours are Fri., 2 to 9 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a Trade Fair in the Pavilion of the Pier featuring Flower products for sale Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, a donation to support the show is optional.


LU LU TEMPLE of Philadelphia comes to town this weekend and will Parade on the Boardwalk on Saturday from 6th to 12th Streets starting at noon. The Shriner’s group supports Children’s Hospitals throughout the United States.

(May 31) Ocean City High School students were honored recently with a NATAS for Best Newscast. This is like winning a TV Emmy or state sports championship. The High School will present its First Annual Media Festival at the Hughes Performing Arts Center , 6th and Atlantic Ave. on May 31st at 7 p.m. It will include a number of short films and segments produced by the award winning high school TV and Media classes. Tickets are $5 at the door. Businesses can help sponsor the students with a $50 donation. This sponsorship gets the business name on the program and two tickets to the show. Contact Rose Griscom, president TV/Media Boosters at (609) 398-1559 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

COMING ATTRACTION: The World Renowned Philadelphia BOYS CHOIR and Chorale will perform at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 8th and Central Ave., on Sat., June 8 at 7 p.m. Doors open 6:30 p.m. for general seating. Phone (609) 399-2748 for tickets at $10. Children 12 and under are free.

The evening performance will feature the angelic voices of 80 boys complemented by a Men’s Chorale. Theme will be “The French Connection” with songs by Debussy, numbers from Les Miserables and more. There will be Gershwin tunes and standards such as America the Beautiful, When the Saints Go Marching In and others. The Choir has toured the world including a recent tour of China. A tour of France is scheduled for this summer.

(June 2) The Cape Shore Chorale presents GLORIA EXPLOSION directed by Scott J. Briener featuring music from Mozart to “Jazz Gloria” by Rob Landes, 3 p.m. at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 30th and Bay Ave. Admission by free will offering. The Choral will be joined by the Young Cape Singers directed by Julia Henrich.

(June 2) The NJ Master Chorale, a 60 voice classical Choir, directed by Wayne Richmond of Haddonfield, at the Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., 7 p.m. Free Admission. Call (609) 399-1915 or visit www.OCTabernacle.org.

(June 6) WONDER’S BIRTHDAY BASH at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier, 6th and Boardwalk, celebrate Wonder Bear’s Birthday from 6 to 10:30 p.m. All rides will be only 1 ticket plus a 9 p.m. Fireworks Show. Rides open at 6 p.m. Wonder Bear available all night for photos. Celebrating 84 years on the Boardwalk.

(June 8) Ocean City POLICE CHASE, 5K Race and 2 Mile Walk, 8 a.m. at O.C. High School Track, pre-registration $25 before 5/31, after $30. Students $10. Visit www.ocpba.com or www.runtheday.com.

COMING SOON: The 80th annual MISS NEW JERSEY Pageant is set for the Music Pier, June 13-15, with the popular Parade on June 12 from 6 to 14th Sts. on the Boardwalk at 7 p.m.

Special Pageant guest will be Mallory Hagan, the reigning Miss America, who will participate during the final evening of the contest on Sat., June 15. Tickets are available by contacting Mary Lou Cake (856) 424-3564, cell phone (609) 315-1423. Prices are $35 for each preliminary night, $50 for the final and $110 for all three nights. This is the 17th year the Pageant has been featured at the Music Pier.

Ocean City will host a JEEP INVASION, June 14-16, an army of Jeep cars will display in the downtown and on the Boardwalk, courtesy of the NJJA Jeep enthusiasts. “There will be custom jeeps, awesome trail rigs and some really, really cool vendors.” For information and a complete schedule visit http://ocnjjeepinvasion.evenbrite.com.

(Sat. June 15) Bethany Hamilton, “The Soul Surfer” with program “Finding Hope to Overcome.” The evening will feature a live interview with Bethany talking about what it’s like to deal with the issues in her life after being brutally attacked by a shark while surfing. Music by the Glenn Taylor Band.

There will be a video presentation of local surfers, prizes and free admission. You don’t have to be a surfer to enjoy this program. Event held 7 p.m. at the Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., sponsored by FCA Surf Camp.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Young ladies wishing to compete for MISS NIGHT IN VENICE should contact Sue Doll (609) 425-5708.

There will be a tribute to ROY and PAT GILLIAN by The Friends of the Ocean City Pops, 6 p.m., Sun., June 9th at Greate Bay Country Club. The Gillian’s are long time supporters and patrons of the Pops. The evening will include Hors D’oeuvres and entertainment. Tickets are $100. For information, call (609) 398-7501 or website www.oceancitypops.org.

What’s Happening at the Ocean City Free Public LIBRARY: (Wed., May 29) Young Adult After School Movies, Back to the Future (PG 1985) 3 p.m., Room N110, also “Connect”: Teen Advisory Group.“Tired of not finding the books that interest you at the Library. Looking for a peer advisory group? Join Connect. Programs are free, call Sara (609)399-2434 ext. 5235. Open Mic Night (Thurs., May 30), 6:30-8:30 p.m. Come to perform or just listen, free.. Call Karen (609) 399-2434, ext. 5238. Saturday Afternoon Movies (June 1) Beautiful Creatures (PG-13) , 2 p.m., in Main Lecture Room N110, free. Sonny and Perley Concert (Sun., June 2) “Springtime…Sprinkled with Sondheim” 6:30 -8:30 p.m., Main Lecture Room, N110, a jazz duo with a rich and eclectic music repertoire join art and emotion in an exceptional way. A critically acclaimed show. Free. For more information, call Karen, (609) 399-2434, ext. 5238. Access www.oceancitylibrary.org for more program information.

REMINDER: Every Wednesday, June 26 through September 4, there is a Farmer’s Market at the Tabernacle Grounds, also Crafters in the Fire House Parking Lot on 6h St., from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.