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Are you like Ocean City enthusiast, Jane French? Does your license plate proclaim your affection for this family resort and community like Jane's 02BN0C. If so, the City's Public Relations Office would like to see it. They are sponsoring a contest to find the Most Outstanding Ocean City Boosting License Plate in existence! Here's how to enter. Email a photo of your plate to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or send a print to Public Relations, City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave., Ocean City, N.J. 08226. Winners will receive plaques featuring replicas of their plates. What does your plate say? Let the City know. And if there's a special story hind it, include that too.

Upcoming Events:

The Ocean City Theatre Company will present "A Cabaret of Broadway Love Songs" on Sat., Feb. 12 at the Hughes Performing Arts Center, 6th and Atlantic Ave. This program of unforgettable love songs is an ideal way to celebrate Valentine's Weekend. Production numbers from West Side Story and Wicked will highlight the talents of the entire cast. Doors will open for a dessert reception at 7:15 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m. Tickets purchased before 4 p.m. on Feb. 11 are $12 a person and will be $18 thereafter. Purchase your tickets on line at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice, in person at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave. or by calling 609-525-9300.

The Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., will host three free, interesting programs in February. On Thurs., Feb. 3, Cape May Naturalist, Don Freiday, will lecture on Winter Birding in Cape May at 7 p.m. Learn where to go and what you might find. The talk is set for the Library's Lecture Room, N110, enter from the 17th St. side.

On Thurs., Feb. 17 at 7 p.m., Ron MacCloskey will host a game show called Lucky Guess. Lucky Guess is a horse race with three contestants standing on a track. They are asked multiple choice questions with the audience encouraged to shout out the answers. One of the participants eventually becomes The Champion. Prizes are awarded. The game show will be held in the Library's Lecture Room N110 and is suitable for children.

Samantha Fox of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology will deliver a lecture, Human Evolution in a Nutshell, on Sun., Feb. 20 at 1p.m. Discover the Human Evolution of the past five million years. This will be the fascinating story of human development. It will also examine "humanity" as our ancestors evolved large brains, symbolism, religion and a deep sense of culture. The talk will be held in the Lecture Room. For information on the Library's programs call 609-399-2434 ext.5231 or visit www.oceancitylibrary.org.

The Ocean City Historical Museum, 17th and Simpson Ave., will host its Annual 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 children ages 6-12. They will be invited to play games, do arts and crafts and enjoy an afternoon tea. Pre-registration and payment is required at $3 per person. An adult must accompany every three children. To register, call 609-399-1801 or stop by the Museum, Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The American Legion, Morvay-Miley Post 524 will host a Pancake Breakfast on Sun., Feb. 6th from 8 a.m. until noon at 3304 Bay Ave. Adults are $5, Children $3. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea, milk and juice. Proceeds benefit veterans' projects.

City of Ocean City Employees are encouraged to sign up for the American Red Cross Blood Drive,. Wed. Feb. 9th from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th and Boardwalk. The Red Cross is in critical need of all blood types due to the adverse effect the weather has had on recent drives. One pint of blood will help to save three lives. City employees should call 609-525-9365 to sign up.

The Ocean City Garden Club is chartering a bus to the Philadelphia Flower Show on Wed., March 9. The bus leaves the 10th St. Bus Station in Ocean City at 1 p.m. and departs the Flower Show at 7 p.m. If interested, contact Donna Halper 609-653-2921.