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(Feb 6) A free RABIES CLINIC for cats and dogs will be held 10 a.m. until noon at the 5th Street 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 that possesses a set of permanent teeth, must annually procure a metal tag from the Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 861 Asbury Ave. Please bring your renewal notice to the clinic or clerk’s office, first floor, Mon.-Fri., 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Licenses are available for a small fee. For information, call (609) 525-9328.

(Feb. 13-14) LET BROADWAY BE YOUR VALENTINE, a program featuring the greatest love songs of all time from Broadway by the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company. The show will feature a cast of professional singers and dancers with direction and choreography by the talented Michael Hartman.


This will be a Valentine’s treat for that special someone or for anyone who enjoys an entertaining Broadway production. Tickets are $18. All proceeds benefit the Theatre Company. This event has been expanded into a “Valentine’s Weekend” with local accommodations and restaurants offering special rates and discounts.  For a listing of these specials go to www.oceancitytheatrecompany.com. 

(Feb. 13) The Ocean City Historical Museum, 17th and Simpson Ave., invites the community to its annual CHILDREN’S TEA from 2 to 4 p.m. This year’s theme is “Pirates around Peck’s Beach.” Come learn about a proper Victorian Tea, do arts and crafts, enjoy an afternoon tea… and BEWARE OF THE PIRATES! The event is sponsored by the Ocean City Exchange and Colony Clubs. Tickets must be purchased in advance, $8 per person for members, general public $10.

Call (609) 399-1801 or stop at the Museum. The Museum is open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended hours Thursday to 7 p.m.

MR. MATURE AMERICA UPDATE: The world’s only Pageant for men 55 years and up is set for Sat., March 12th starting 7 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.  The Pageant emphasizes the relevance and contributions of our Senior Citizens. Contestants compete in talent, poise and interview segments. Entry in the contest is free.

LATEST NEWS is that The Flanders Hotel and Dietz and Watson will again be major sponsors. The Hotel provides its facilities for preliminary judging of the contestants and then treats them to a full course dinner prior to the Pageant.

Dietz and Watson will present each contestant with a ham at the conclusion of the Pageant. In addition, the company has provided valuable signage to promote the show.

Special guests include the Gospel Choir of St. James AME Church, Miss Senior America, Blues Legend Bubba Mac and TV anchor Dick Sheeran. There will be an exhibition of artwork by talented local seniors in the Solarium.

Tickets are $10. To enter Pageant, buy tickets or for details, call (609) 399 -6111.

(Feb.1-27) The Ocean City Arts Center, 17th and Simpson Ave. is featuring the work of Hammonton photographer, KEVIN HUSTA. Show highlights images of former trolley and railroad connections that served Cape May County from Ocean City to Cape May. The photos have been framed by Husta with recycled lumber from the railroad facilities. “A Meet the Artist Reception” is scheduled for Feb. 12 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Husta’s work will be for sale. Call (609) 399-7628 for information.

REALTORS FOOD DRIVE: The Ocean City Board of Realtors announces its FOOD IS LOVE DRIVE now through Feb. 29. Items requested include canned goods, microwaveable pasta meals, juice and more. Monetary donations and Shoprite Cards will also be given to the City’s Ecumenical Food Cupboard. Donations can be dropped off at the Board of Realtor’s office, 405 22nd St., or call (609) 399-0128 for pick-up service.

BLOOD DRIVE: The Red Cross has scheduled its next Ocean City BLOOD DRIVE for (Feb 18) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th and Boardwalk. Call (609) 399-6111 for information.

(March 19) THE GREAT EGG HUNT: 2:30 p.m., 11th to 14th Street Beach. Five Age Groups, 100,000 eggs. 5,000 with prizes. Rain Date, March 20. For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

(March 26) WOOF ‘N PAWS PET FASHION SHOW: 11 a.m. at Carey Stadium, 6th St. off Boardwalk.  Dress your pets in their Easter Best. For more information, call (609) 399-6111.

(March 26) THE GREAT EGG HUNT: 2:30 p.m., 11th to 14th Streets. Five age groups. 100,000 eggs, 5,000 with prizes. Rain Date, March 27. For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

(March 27) EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE: A traditional, non-denominational service by the sea. All are welcome. 6:30 a.m. Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. For information, call (609) 399-6111.

(March 27) EASTER FASHION PROMENADE-In front of Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Come dressed in your Easter Best to stroll the Fashion Promenade and meet the Easter Bunny. Judging begins 1 p.m., call (609) 399-6111.

(April 16) DOO DAH PARADE: Say goodbye to the tax season with a comedy parade featuring 500 Basset Hounds plus comical brigades and costumed characters. Starts at noon, 6th and Asbury Ave., proceeds to 12th Street, then up to the Boardwalk. Ends at Music Pier where PieAsco is held. Folks sit in grandstands and smoosh each other with shaving cream pies, the kind Soupy Sales used on his syndicated TV shows. Event is a tribute to Soupy and all legendary comedians. For information, call (609) 399-6111.

(May 5) MARTIN Z. MOLLUSK DAY: Weather predicting hermit crab Martin Z. Mollusk ventures onto the beach opposite Music Pier 11 a.m. at Moorlyn Terrace. If he sees his shadow, summer comes a week early to this family resort. All rejoice by singing Martin’s theme song “Some Enchanted Morning.”

(May 14) SPRING BLOCK PARTY: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from 5th to 14th Sts. on Asbury Ave. Over 350 crafters, food vendors, music and more. For information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

OCEAN CITY’S AWARD WINNING DOWNTOWN is open year-round offering over 100 specialty stores plus restaurants. Enjoy personal service and quality merchandise. An ideal place to find a Valentine gift for that special someone.