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The Automobile Association of America's AAA World Magazine has just selected the Ocean City Doo Dah Parade in its Ten ForThe Road, their picks "for the Top 10 Events in the Region this spring." Ocean City was one of only two communities in New Jersey to be selected, the other being Cape May for its Sherlock Holmes Weekend.

The April 16 Doo Dah Parade will be especially exciting. World renowned basketball legend, Meadowlark Lemon, will be grand marshal of the Parade. The Harlem Globe Trotter Legend will be honored during a dinner theater tribute at the Flanders Hotel on April 15. Here he will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photos and be entertained by impersonators of legendary comedians and the Ted Prior Band. Tickets for the event are available at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave., 609-525-9300, on weekends call 609-364-4010 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Ocean City Repertory Theater, in celebration of Tennessee Williams 100th birthday, presents: The Glass Menagerie, a candlelight reading on Friday, March 4 at 7pm at the Ocean City Free Public Library. Admission is free. Reservations can be made by calling (609) 457-6686.

The Glass Menagerie is Tennessee Williams' most deeply personal and haunting play. Amanda Wingfield, a faded Southern belle, holds on tight to her two children. She pushes them to be more successful-in life and love. When her son Tom brings home a gentleman caller, his sister Laura is given hope. Their chance meeting becomes one of the sweetest and most heartbreaking stories ever told. Tennessee Williams' masterpiece is a touching tale of lost dreams, family bonds and survival. This event is made possible by the generous support of the Ocean City Free Public Library.

The Ocean City Free Public Library is sponsoring a free film series every other Monday Night. City resident, Dr. Walter Brown, will present each film and briefly discuss how it relates to the over-all theme of American Heroes and Myths. Call the Library, 609-399-2434, ext. 5231 for more information.

The Somers Point Jazz Society has scheduled a series of concerts at the Library in March. Put these on your schedule if you're a Jazz fan. Sun., March 20 at 3 p.m. the Paul Jost Quartet featuring Frank Strauss, Tim Lekan and Bob Shomo with special guest Michael Pedicin will perform a collection of Richard Rodger's most popular compositions.

On Sun., March 27 at 3 p.m. Edgardo Cintron will bring the Latin side of Jazz to the series. On Sun., April 3 at 3 p.m., the John Pruitt Group featuring Gina Roche, will feature Brazilian jazz. The traditional Jobim-Bossa Nova will be explored as well as more contemporary styles. All concerts are free.

The Ocean City Alumni Assn. will present We've Got Disco Fever on Sat., March 19 from 7 to 10 p.m. at DiOrio's Café in Somers Point. It will be a night of dancing and fun as the clock is turned back to celebrate the 1970's. Don your leisure suits, Disco dancing shoes or any fashion from the 70's. There will be prizes for the best costumes. A $15 admission benefits the Association.

The Ocean City Humane Society Wellness Clinic at Shelter Rd. off Bay and Tennessee Ave. is now open additional days for appointments. Clinic hours will be Tuesdays 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday's noon to 4 p.m., Friday's noon to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. till noon. The Society will hold a low cost Spay/Neuter Clinic on Thursdays. Spay/Neuter requires a 50 per cent deposit before scheduling. All visits to the clinic are by appointment only. The Humane Society emphasizes that clients should continue to keep their primary veterinarian. The no-kill shelter is not equipped for all services or emergencies.

The City is offering free training classes beginning March 23 for citizens to become certified members of its Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Participants will learn the skills necessary to assist the Office of Emergency Management during an event when a professional responder is not immediately available. To be eligible, you must be 18 years or older and reside in Ocean City. Classes are Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Ocean City Free Public Library Lecture Hall beginning March 23 and finishing June 15. Class size is limited. Register now at www.ocemergency.com and click on City CERT Registration button. Or contact Detective Scott Morgan, 609-525-9125.

The Ocean City Arts Center is accepting entries for its annual April Juried Photography Show March 7-March18. Artists may submit up to four entries for a fee of $15 per entry. Awards will be announced at a reception, Fri., April 8. To receive an application, call 609-399-7628 or visit the Arts Center on the second floor of the Community Center, 1735 Simpson Ave.