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A weekend devoted to the comics is set for Ocean City April 9-10. Visitors will be able to MEET THE CREATORS OF SUPER HEROES and comic book characters at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.
Participating in “OC Con,” will be Paris Cullins of DC and Marvel Comics, Rusty Gilligan or Archie Comics, Disney Films and Upper Deck, Bob Petrecca of DC Comics, Marvel Comics and Upper Deck, and many more creative writers and artists. Discussion panels are planned for both days.

Stop by Sunday at 2 p.m. to participate in or see a Cosplay (costume contest).


Event begins on Sat., April 9 at 9 a.m. with a one mile Super Hero Run followed by a Super Hero Obstacle Dash at noon. Contestants are encouraged to compete in Super Hero costumes. Register at http://www.ocnj.us/Race-Events.
Show hours are Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission $5 for adults, $2 Children (12 and under). Two day admissions are $8 for adults, $3 for children (12 and under). Comic Book and Memorabilia vendors wanted. For more information call (609) 399-6111 or visit www.oceancityvacation.comor www.oceancitylibrary.org. Event is sponsored by the City of Ocean City and Ocean City Free Public Library. 

Check out all of the free entertainment and educational events at the Library by accessing its website. Events include two upcoming Jazz Concerts, “A Love Supreme” Feb. 21 and Four Bassists, Feb. 28. Both concerts free, 2 p.m. at the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall.

(Feb.18) The Red Cross has scheduled its next City BLOOD DRIVE, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sports and Civic Center, Sixth Street and Boardwalk. Call (609) 399-6111 for information. Ocean City employees have collected 590 pints of blood since 2007 which have been used to assist up to 1,770 hospital patients. Help the City increase this number by making an appointment to donate.

(Feb. 20) COACHES vs. CANCER NIGHT: This will be an exciting and meaningful evening for Ocean City High School sports. At 4:30 p.m. in the Dixie Howell Memorial Gymnasium Ocean City will renew its rivalry against Wildwood with a girl-boy basket ball double header.

It will be the 8th Annual Butch Gleason Memorial Coaches vs. Cancer night. The event was Butch’s idea as a tribute to Dave Lewis and Al Angelo who both died of cancer. Then when Butch died in late 2014, the event was renamed in his memory. Members of the Gleason family will attend to make the event more special.

There will be other ceremonies: Wayne Colman will represent his son, Doug, and present the Gold Football the NFL is giving to the high schools of every player who played in a Super Bowl; OCHS senior Connor Laverty will be recognized for scoring his 1,000th point and OCHS graduate Lisa Foglio will be honored for having been inducted into the South Jersey Basketball Hall of Fame.

As part of the fund raising process for Coaches against Cancer Night there will be a silent auction of sports memorabilia in the hallway outside of the gymnasium. Contributions may be sent to Butch Gleason Coaches vs. Cancer Night, PO 21, Ocean City, N.J. 08226.

(Feb. 27) RALLY FOR RYLEE! Join the Community in raising money for one year old Rylee Crowley and her family. Rylee is suffering from a rare form of Leukemia. The event, featuring a cornhole game tournament, will be held inside the Ocean City Civic Center 6th and Boardwalk. The Tournament will be held from 3 p.m. until a winner has emerged.

Cornhole is a fun tailgate/summer game where two teams play each other on a set of boards with a hole in the middle. Players take turns at throwing a canvas bag at the opposition’s board. It’s a fun event. Cost to enter the tournament is $50 per team. You may enter as a single for $30 and be paired with a partner. Check or cash may be paid the day of the tournament. Donations may be made payable to the Rylee Crowley Fund, c/o Ocean City PBA, Local #61, P.O. Box 293, Ocean City, N.J. 08226. For information, contact Jack Davis, (609) 602-6726.

(March 12) MR. MATURE AMERICA REMINDER: The Mr. Mature America Pageant will be very entertaining. Special guests include Rock’n Roll Hall of Famer, Dick Richards with his Band, the Ready Rockers; Blues Legend,Bubba Mac, Soprano Nancy Fox, the St. James AME Gospel Choir, and Ms. Senior America New Jersey, Sherri McGhie who will sing the National Anthem . We are awaiting confirmation from Momma Dietz, CEO and spokesperson of Dietz and Watson. If she can clear her schedule, she will be at the Pageant to greet her fans, share her recipes and pose for photos. There will also be an exhibit of senior artwork in the Solarium of the auditorium.

Tickets for the Pageant are $10, call (609) 399-6111 or stop at the City Hall Welcome Center at the 9th St. entrance to the building.

(March 16) The Ocean City STRATEGIC RECOVERY PLANNING REPORT will be presented by the City Environmental Commission at 6:30 p.m. in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall of the City’s Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Ave. Speaker will be Randall Scheule of Scheule Planning Solutions, LLC. Admission is free.

(March 19-20) Spring Festival of GUARANTEED AMERICAN HANDCRAFTS & FINE ART: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Believed to be the only show in New Jersey where every offering is guaranteed to be made in the USA by the artisan in the booth. Features Jewelry, Glass, Watercolors and oil paintings, Beach and Bay Photography, Candles, Soaps, Lotions, Leather Goods, Gourmet Food Items, Baked Goods, Woodcarvings, Floral Arrangements, Seashore Décor and much more. The $3 admission benefits the Ocean City Food Cupboard, Atlantic City Rescue Mission, Salvation Army and Shore Medical Center. For more information, call 1-800-822-4112.