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The theme of the City’s 41st Annual Flower Show,May 31st to June 2nd at the Music Pier will be “Let’s Go to the Movies.” This turns out to be very appropriate in more ways than one. Not only does it provide a fine category for the show’s Artistic Design Division but it could well underscore the resurgence of family movies taking place at the Moorlyn Theatre in Ocean City thanks to the Ocean City Tabernacle.

The Theatre will open again for movies on Memorial Day Weekend and for live entertainment July 1st with “Oh What A Night,” a musical tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. In addition to movies there will be Comedy Nights, Youth Evenings, programs for children and adults by Michael Hartman’s Ocean City Theatre Company and much more through the summer and beyond. For more information access moorlynfamilytheatre.org/liveshows.html.


Now back to the Flower Show, it will feature movie themed Artistic Design entries starting with the Class 1 Novice “My Fair Lady” and concluding with Class 8 Underwater, “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.” Class 9 will be an Arts and Crafts Celebration of the Movies including three categories Needlepoint, Cross Stitch and Stitched Mixed Media.

There will also be a Horticulture Division including Roses and a variety of plants categories. Programs are available at the Public Relations Office, City Hall, (609) 525-9300 and at local flower shops. Show Chairperson is Joan Shaw, (609) 399-0335, Co-Chairperson is Kay Reilly (609) 399-1199 who is also an artistic design consultant along with Donna Halper (609) 653-2921, Cheryl Kelchner (609) 814-0815 and Angel Smith, (609) 398-5657. Horticultural Chairperson is Ray Mullineaux, (609) 391-9578.

Flower show hours are 2-9 p.m. on Fri., May 31, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. on Sat., June 1 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sun., June 2. Entry is free. Visitors may leave a voluntary donation to help support the show.

A Trade Fair featuring flower products is set for10 a.m.-9 p.m. on Fri., 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sat. and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sun. in the Pavilion of the Music Pier.

BUSINESS PERSON’S PLUNGE: The Long awaited, fiercely anticipated Business Person’s Plunge is set for Fri., May 24. This is the way members of the business community welcome the new season. They gather on 9th St. Beach at noon and Plunge. Director John Walton leads them, flags furling, into the sea as the Ocean City High School Band plays Pomp and Circumstance.

Dressed in business suits and high stepping jauntily, the marchers will create an especially awesome spectacle this year as Walton reports a record number of participants are expected. Latest entry is Ocean City Paddleboard, 1054 Asbury Ave. Becky Jenkins, Mama Paddle Board, says she may back carry her 14 month old Mackenzie into the sea and husband Bill may paddle out with their son, Billy. “Whatever we do, it will be great,” she declares.

The City will take the opportunity to assure the world, that WE ARE READY to accommodate all of our visitors. To join the fun, contact Walton (609) 338-7667.

(May 18) The second annual Spring RECITAL featuring performing arts students will be held 10 a.m. at the Ocean City Arts Center, 17th and Simpson Ave. Ball Room Dance students will demonstrate, guitar students some in trios and quartets will perform and piano students will also be featured. Zumba students will demonstrate the combination exercise and dance. Children’s dance will also be featured. Recital is free to public. Refreshments will be served. Call (609) 399-7628. Register now for Summer Art Camps and Summer Classes by calling the Center.

(May 18) The American Heart Assn. HEARTWALK: Registration begins 9 a.m. at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th St. off Boardwalk, walk starts at 10:30 a.m. Call (609) 926-3663.

(May 18) 4th Annual Miles for Melanoma 5K: Registration 9 a.m. at 34th St. Beach. Run begins at 10 a.m. Register on line before May 16, $25. Day of event, $30. Awards follow race. Call (717) 538-4359 or access www.milesformelanomaoc5K.com.

(May 18-19) FOUR at the Shore Treasure Hunt. Join the Northeast’s largest treasure hunting club at the Music Pier to compete in a series of metal detector hunts. Great prizes, great family activity. Special kids hunt on Saturday. No experience needed. Loaner detectors available for children. Register at www.ecrda.net or at the Music Pier on Sat. $95 for adults, kids up to 13 just, $4. Call (732) 276-8251 for info.

(May 19) Ocean City Triathlon/DUATHLON, 1/4M swim, 2M run, 16M Bike/2M run, plus kids course. Swim starts 6-8 a.m. Run/Bike/Run start 9 a.m. Call (609) 525-9317.

(May 19) The Ocean City Fire Fighters GOLF TOURNAMENT is set for the Ocean City Municipal Golf Course, Bay Ave. near Airport, with tee time 8:30 a.m. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society: Foursomes, Shotgun Format, 12 holes 3 par course, $35 per person with lunch included afterwards at DiOrio’s in Somers Point. Luncheon guests are welcome at $10. For information, call Chris (609) 412-6663 or access This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(May 25) The Bucks County SINGERS will present a free concert in front of the Ocean City Music Pier on the Boardwalk at 3:30 p.m. The 35 group ensemble will perform selections from The Sound of Music, Oklahoma, South Pacific, the King and I, patriotic selections, standards and pop songs.

(May 25) STANDUP4SEALS: First Annual Beach Adventure Race begins 7:30 a.m. at 4th St. Beach. Race includes a sand obstacle course for adults and a fun sand challenge run for kids under 10. Event will also highlight a Stand Up Paddle Challenge (SUP). Festivities and race event will begin and end at 4th St. Beach. Teams and individuals interested in participating can find race information at http://www.memorialbeachchallenge.com/. For information call Kristine Gallagher, (610) 401-1510.

(May 26) BARKS ON THE BOARDS. Sponsored by the Ocean City Humane Society Registration 11:30 a.m. at 6th St. Practice Field (next to Sports and Civic Center). Noon Walk, and   1 p.m. doggie contests at practice field. Call (609) 398-9500 or visit www.hsocnj.org.

(May 26) Tenor JOHN TAYLOR in concert at the Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., 7 p.m. Admission, free. Call (609) 399-1915 or visit www.OCTabernacle.org.

(May 27) Annual Memorial Day Service, 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 5th and Wesley Ave. Call (609) 525-9300 for information.

What’s Happening at the OCEAN CITY LIBRARY, 17 and Simpson Ave. (Wed., May 15) Young Adults After School Movies, The Goonies, (PG) at 3 p.m., contact Sara (609) 399-2434 ext. 5235. (May 16) Open Mic Night presented by the Library and Ocean City Repertory Theater, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Room N116. Come to perform or just to relax and enjoy refreshments. There is a sign-up sheet for performers at the door. Program is free to performers and or to attend. Call Karen (609) 399-2434 ext. 5238. (Sat. May 18) Saturday Afternoon Movies, 2 p.m., Les Miserables (2012) (PG13) free. (Sun., May 19) The Italian Tenors, ( Jazz Series) 2 p.m. in the Main Lecture Room, N110. Featuring Michael Pedicino, aka Michael Pedicin, tenor saxophone, Ed Vezinho, John Guida, and Joseph,tenor saxophone, Dean Schneider, piano, Andy Lalasis bass, Vic Stevens, drums. (Tues. May 21) 6 p.m., Main Lecture Room, Seaside Gardening: Restoring and Revitalizing Coastal Landscapes, call Karen (609) 399-399-2434 ext. 5238.

For more information about Library events access www.oceancitylibrary.org.

IMPORTANT BOX OFFICE INFO: The Music Pier Box Office, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, will reopen Sat., May 18 and Sun., May 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For ticket information, please call (609) 525-9248. Tickets are also available on the 2nd Floor of City Hall, Room 214, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays or by calling (609) 525-9300. Tickets are available online at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice, seven days a week, 24 hours a day.