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What's Happening In Ocean City, NJ

Sept. 5-7: 34th Annual Shore Rod Run featuring an array of colorful Street Rod Cars. Vehicles will be parked at the Sports and Civic Center Parking Lot between 5th and 6th St. from noon, Fri., Sept. 5 to noon Sun., Sept.7 There will be a boardwalk display of vehicles on Sat., Sept.6 from noon till 4 p.m. (Weather Permitting)

A fashion show is set for 1:30 p.m. on Saturday inside the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, with clothing from Gabrielle's of Ocean City. Admission is free and the event is open to all.

There will also be a craft show in the pavilion of the Music Pier on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Fabulous Grease Band will entertain on Saturday inside the Music Pier at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20, available at the Music Pier Box Office or online at www.ocnj.us.

Wed. Sept. 10: Groundbreaking for Ocean City Community Center: A groundbreaking ceremony will be held with Ocean City Mayor Sal Perillo, Cape May County Freeholder Director Daniel Beyel, Freeholder Gerald Thornton, Freeholder Leonard C. Desiderio along with Ed Price and John Flood of the Ocean City Library Board of Trustees as keynote speakers. The groundbreaking represents the renovations and expansion of the Ocean City Community Center. Plans include the expansion and renovation of the Library, a new County Senior Center, and a new lobby area. The construction is slated to take 18 months. Light refreshments donated from several local restaurants will be served in the Library atrium immediately following the ceremony. In addition, entertainment will be provided by student musicians who participate in the Ocean City Arts Center children's musical programs. All media and the public are invited to attend.

Thurs., Sept. 11: The City will hold its annual September 11th Ceremony at 11 a.m. in Veteran's Memorial Park, 6th and Wesley Ave. The public is invited. In the event of rain, the program will be moved to the adjacent Tabernacle. The ceremony honors victims of the attack on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, airline flight takeovers and American military personnel who died in the battle against terrorism. The ceremony also recognizes emergency service personnel who remained strong throughout the entire ordeal. Mayor Sal Perillo will offer remarks and Police Chief Chad Callahan will serve as keynote speaker.