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Meadowlark Lemon, the world famous “Clown Prince of Basketball” and a NBA Hall of Famer, will be grand marshal of Ocean City’s Doo Dah Parade on Sat., April 16. He will also be guest of honor at a dinner theater program in his honor on Fri., April 15 at the Flanders Hotel. Tickets to this event will be available through the Public Relations Office, 609-525-9300.

Meadowlark Lemon was the most popular member of Harlem Globe Trotters. His name and patented hook shot are ingrained in the memories of generations. He has performed his on court artistry in almost every country in the world.

Meadowlark has traveled more than 5 million miles and played in more than 16,000 basketball games. His love for the game brought smiles to generations of fans in over 100 countries from Algeria to Zimbabwe. Popes, Kings and Queens and Presidents watched him perform his on court magic.

In his nationally syndicated column, Los Angeles Times sports writer, Jim Murray, described Meadowlark Lemon as “…an American institution whose uniform should hang alongside the Spirit of St. Louis and the Gemini Space capsule in the halls of the Smithsonian Institute.”

What’s Happening Now: Heart Disease is still the number 1 killer of women. Learn the facts, prevention information and resources available regarding Women’s Heart Disease. There will be a free seminar in recognition of the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day on Thurs., Jan 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the Ocean City Community Center, 1735 Simpson Ave. No registration is required.

Brenda Harper Davis will speak about her personal experience with heart disease. Debbie VanSant will offer resources from the American Heart Assn., Participate in a wake up program offered by the Aquatic and Fitness Center staff, enjoy healthy snacks and beverages. For information, call 609-398-6900.

The Ocean City PTA will present a Beat the Blizzard Movie on Sat., Jan 22 at 6 p.m. in the Sports and Civic Center, 6th and Boardwalk. The movie will be “Despicable Me” rated PG. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children and includes movie, pizza, popcorn and more. For information, call (609) 517-5049.

The Ocean City Historical Museum, 17th and Simpson Ave., is hosting its Annual Children’s Tea on Sat., Feb.12 from 2 to 4 p.m. This year’s theme is How We Get to Ocean City: Trains, Automobiles and Planes and is perfect for boys and girls ages 6-12. They will be invited to play games, do arts and crafts and enjoy an afternoon tea. Spaces fill up quickly. Pre-registration and payment is required at $3 per person. One adult must accompany every three children. To register call 609-399-1801 or stop by the Museum located in the Community Center, 17th and Simpson, Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Ocean City Arts Center ,17th and Simpson Ave. and the Fine Arts League, 608 Asbury Ave. both have free exhibits the month of January.