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What's Happening in Ocean City

Aug. 28: The Eastern Surfing Assn. will hold a contest on Aug. 28 at the 7th St. Beach ith registration at 7 a.m. and the first heat at 8 a.m. For information call 609-884-577 or visit www.snj.surfesa.org

Aug. 28: Michael Hartman has consistently produced outstanding shows for Ocean City. He has done it time and again with Bill Scheible and the Ocean City Pops Orchestra. This summer his Ocean City Theatre Company joined the Pops to present entertaining productions of Oklahoma! and You're a Good Man Charlie Brown. They'll join forces again, Sept. 5, 7, 8 for Anything Goes at the Music Pier. This Saturday, Aug. 28, audiences can enjoy the work of the talented producer and choreographer when he showcases his Junior Company in The Magic of Broadway at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. There will be shows at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Music Pier auditorium. Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available at the Music Pier Box Office, 609-525-9248 or by visiting www.ocnj.us/boxoffice. The Junior Company has already been featured in two acclaimed shows.

Aug. 28: The Ruth Newman Shapiro Cancer and Heart Fund will host a 5K Run/Walk Sat., Aug. 28 starting at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th St. of boardwalk. There will also be a one mile children's run. Registration will be from 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. with the race starting at 8 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers. Registration the day of the event is $25 with T shirts distributed while they last. Participants may register on line at www.rnscancerandheartfund.org. For information, call 609-601-6024.

Aug. 29: The Robin-Massie Steven Condy concert is set for the Tabernacle,5th and Wesley Ave., on August 29 at 7 p.m. These classically trained soloists will sing operatic delights, sacred classics and familiar songs. They will be accompanied by Jamie Rankin on the piano. Admission is free. Call 609-399-1915.

Aug. 29: The Ocean City Pops presents Broadway singer Ashley Brown Aug.29 at 8 p.m. in the Music Pier. Hear this latest Broadway sensation sing songs from Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, the Sound of Music, etc. Tickets are $20 and $15 at the Music Pier Box Office, 609-525-9248 or on line at www.ocnj.us. Sponsor, Primo Pizza.

Aug. 31: The Ocean City Pops present the Barbone Street Jazz Band, back by popular demand. Enjoy a night of New Orleans style swing and jazz tunes. Tickets are $10 at the Music Pier Box Office, 609-525-9248 or order on line. Program begins at 8 p.m.

Sept. 2: The Ocean City Historical Museum, 17TH and Simpson Ave., presents the Roaring 20's, What We Were Singing Then, on Sept. 2 with Drs. Richard and Rebecca Stanislaw. Pre-lecture reception, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., lecture 7 p.m. Admission is free. Call 609-399-1801 or visit www.ocnjmuseum.org.

Sept. 3: The King and Queen of Plop: Folks will be dramatically dropping all over the 9th Street Beach on Fri., Sept. 3 at 11 a.m. They (and you could be included) will be participating in this resort's annual Fall Guy and Fall Gal Contest to welcome the new season. Contestants will be asked to fall theatrically in slow motion to the sands. The man and woman performing the most unusual renditions will be crowned "The King and Queen of Plop." After the winners are named, all contestants will hold hands and plop in mass in a display of good sportsmanship. Entry is free and prizes will be awarded. All participants will receive a Plopping Certificate to document that they were in the unique events. Registration starts 10:30 a.m. on the 9th St. Beach adjacent to the Music Pier. Entry is freeand prizes will be awarded.

Last Minute Reminder: The American Red Cross, Southern Shore Chapter, holds its 16th Annual Disaster Relief Radio-thon on Thurs., Aug. 26 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Music Pier. There will be live entertainment by recording artist Angelique, health screenings and more. The program will be simulcast by WIBBAGE 94.3 FM. The public is invited to the show. For additional information or to make a pledge, call Yvette Soto, 609-646-8330 or visit www.accredcross.org.

REMEMBER TO ALWAYS SWIM AT GUARDED BEACHES. PASS IT ON...

Weekly Events

Mondays

Stockton Goes to the Beach Concerts - Nationally known acts live at the Music Pier, www.ocnj.us for schedule and tickets

Tuesdays

Funtastic Tuesdays - Free strolling entertainment along the Avenue, Downtown, 6th-11th on Asbury, 10am-1pm

Mummers Night - Strutting 7-9pm, 6th-14th Streets on the Boardwalk

Wednesdays

Ocean City Farmer's and Crafter's Market begins Wednesday, June 30th and runs every Wednesday through September 1st from 8am-1pm at 6th and Asbury. Jersey Fresh produce and hand made crafts.

Evenings Along Asbury - Open air artists, demonstrations, activities, music, outside dining, shopping and dining specials, free parking, 6th-11th Streets on Asbury, 5-8pm.

Thursdays

Market Days - free pony rides, puppet shows, face painting, music, clowns, balloon sculptures, Downtown, 6th-11th on Asbury, 10am-1pm.

Historic Inn-to-Inn Tours begin Thursday, July 1st and run every Thursday through August. Tours begin at 2pm. Tickets are $13 per person. Trolley boards at the ticket booth at the corner of 7th and Central Ave beginning at 1:30pm. Tickets may be pre-purchased at the Ocean City Welcome Center at 16 East 9th Street.

Boardwalk Family Nights - fun for the whole family with bands, magicians, karaoke, and much more, 6th-14th on Boardwalk, 7:30-9:30pm.