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What's Happening 1/20/16

Longtime Boardwalk businessman Hank Glaser and veteran journalist Dick Sheeran will receive “Lifetime Appreciation Awards” during the City’s third annual Mr. Mature America Pageant on March 12th at the Music Pier.

The Pageant celebrates the achievements of men 55 years and older, and is the only event of its kind in the United States “or the world as far as we can determine,” notes Mark Soifer, pageant founder.

Glaser, former owner of Shriver’s Salt Water Taffy, has been a driving force on the Boardwalk for years. He was the first president of the Ocean City Boardwalk Merchants Assn.  and the initiator of Family Nights on the Boardwalk. The success of that event prompted the City’s Downtown to start its popular Market Day entertainment.

Hank has supported numerous City events including the Doo Dah Parade, Weird Contest Week, Martin Mollusk Day, the Fall Guy and Fall Gal Contest, The Street Rod Weekend, to name a few. He has officiated as a judge at many of these programs.


The genial Glaser has turned over the business to members of his family but remains as an advisor and welcome presence at Boardwalk  and other City promotions.

Dick Sheeran was a popular news anchor and feature reporter for Philadelphia’s KYW-TV3 for 30 years. He covered stories throughout the world for the station including three national political conventions, a sit down interview with President Jimmy Carter and the canonization of Bishop John Neumann in Rome. He has assisted the Mr. Mature America Pageant as a co-emcee and this year will interview contestants on stage during the final question segment of the Pageant.

The Pageant opens with a rousing and humorous dance routine choreographed by Jessica Albertson. All contestants participate in this crowd pleaser that sets an entertaining tone for the evening. Contestants then compete in talent, poise and interview segments.

A new feature this year will be a Seniors Art Exhibit presented by the Ocean City Arts Center and Ocean City Fine Arts League. Outstanding senior artists will display their work at the entrance to the Solarium of the Pier.  Pageant attendees will be able to view the work before and after the Pageant which begins at 7 p.m.

CALL NOW TO ENTER PAGEANT: (609) 399-6111 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tickets are $10.  purchase tickets, call (609) 399-6111 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit City Hall Welcome Center, 9th St. entrance.

(Feb 6) Ocean City will host a FREE RABIES CLINIC for licensed dogs from 10 a.m. to noon at the 5th St. Fire House, 550 Asbury Ave. Under City and State law anyone owning, keeping or harboring a dog of licensing age (7 months or older) or possesses a permanent set of teeth, must annually procure a license and metal tag from the City Clerk’s Office, 861 Asbury Ave. Please bring your renewal notice to the  clinic or to the Clerk’s office, first floor, Mon.-Fri. 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Licenses are available for a small fee. For more information call 525-9328.

(Feb. 13-14) LET BROADWAY BE YOUR VALENTINE: As Valentine Day approaches, it can’t be denied...”Love is in the air.” Love can be expressed in many ways but one of the best ways is through song, notes the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company, experts at providing popular musical programs. On Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. come celebrate some of the most enchanting and unforgettable love songs ever to grace the stage.

Bring that special someone, your family, a friend or simply LET BROADWAY BE YOUR VALENTINE this year. The love of Broadway will truly entertain at the historic Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. There is plenty of free parking. Tickets are $15 if purchased before February 1. The price will be $18 a person thereafter. All proceeds benefit the Greater Ocean City Theatre Co. For tickets visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice or call (609) 399-6111.

WINTER ART OPPORTUNITES: The Ocean City Arts Center, 17th and Simpson Ave., has scheduled the following special New Art Classes January through March in addition to year-round adult and children’s classes in the visual and performing arts.

(Jan. 20) Teens and Adults: UNDERSTANDING COLOR WITH ACRYLICS: Instructor,  Susan Irland. Six Wednesdays beginning January 20, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. $30 per class. Develop your understanding of the elements of color through Acrylic paint.

(Jan. 20) Adults: SUCCEEDING WITH VARIOUS ART MEDIUMS, with instructor Susan Irland, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. $30 per class. Six Wednesdays. This course gives you the fundamental techniques used in pencil, pen, marker and watercolor.

(Jan. 23) Saturday Workshop: HAND PRINTED VALENTINE’S DAY CARDS with instructor Robin Auwarter. Ink is transferred to card stock from the surface of a carved linoleum block. Great mother and daughter activity. 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. $25 plus $10 supply fee.

(Jan. 30) Saturday Workshop: YOUTH EMPOWERMENT: Instructor, Sherri Lynn Asea, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., $35. Students learn etiquette, inner and outer beauty tips and life skills for all social settings. Interactive and hands-on exercises.

Adults: DRAWING AND PAINTING 3D OBJECTS more realistically. Instructor, Robin Auwarter.  5 Tuesdays beginning Feb. 2nd, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $125 and $20 supply fee. Covers the basics of drawing and painting 3D forms.

Teens and Adults: PAINTING ABSTRACTS FROM NATURE: Instructor Glynnis Reed, 4 Thursdays beginning Feb. 4,th 6-8 p.m., $120. Using acrylic water-based paints, explore the art elements of line, shape, color and pattern to produce paintings.

Ages 9-12: PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS: Instructor Glynnis Reed, 4 Saturdays, beginning Feb. 6th, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., $120. Students draw and paint people, places and things. Enjoy making expressive artworks using the art elements and design principles.

NOTE: Pre-registration and membership is required for all classes. Call

(609) 399-7628 for more information and to register.