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June 24, 2011: Ocean City Exchange Club CRAFT SHOW, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Music Pier Pavilion, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.

For vendor information, call 610-368-6656.

 

(June 24) ROCK THE BOARDS 3 Concert, South Jersey's Bound By Nothing hosts music showcase starting 5 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The show will feature some of the area's top original musical artists from different genres in a family- friendly atmosphere suitable for all ages. Visit www.freshfromthevine.com or call 856-357-0000. (This phone number is correct)

(June 25) The Ocean City Sailing Foundation will hold an Open House, Sat., June 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bayside Center, 525 Bay Ave. In addition to free sailboat rides, all of the Foundation's boats will be on display and instructors will answer questions about the sport of sailing and available classes.

(June 25) The World Renowned Philadelphia BOYS CHOIR and Chorale, America's Ambassadors of Song, return to St. Peter's United Methodist Church, 8th and Central Ave., on Sat., June 25. Doors open for general seating at 6:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. concert. For tickets call St. Peters at 609-399-2988. Admission is $10 or six for $50 if ordered early. Price is $15 at the door. Children under 12 are free.

The Choir is directed by Jeffrey Smith who will lead the choir through an entertaining array of songs. The Choir will perform popular music such as I'll Be There by the Jacksons... A Duke Ellington medley, Ragtime Dance by Scott Joplin, and Messages by Bobby McFerrin are all included in a program that ranges from classical, pop and ragtime to jazz, spirituals and gospel music.

Founded in 1968, the Philadelphia Boys Choir enjoys an international following. They have toured world wide, last year performing in China. Recent engagements include Carnegie Hall, the Kimmel Center, the Mann Center for Performing Arts, the Academy of Music for the Nutcracker, the Irvine Auditorium and on Good Morning America during the holidays. Emphasizing the preservation and promotion of American music the Choir and Chorale provides the finest in musical education and training to talented boys 7-12 and men regardless of ethnic, religious or economic background. Boys ages 7 to 12 are welcome to register for an audition by calling the Choir office 215-222-3500.

(June 25) If it's been in business for 56 years, you know it's got to be good! And it is! It's Ocean City's 56th Annual Dave Blyer and Herb Godfrey ANTIQUE AUTO SHOW and Parade scheduled for the Tabernacle Grounds, between 5th and 6th and Asbury Ave. on June 25.The show and competition runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is followed by a Boardwalk Parade.

You'll see an array of antique autos and military vehicles, no cars 1989 or younger are allowed. Spectators vote for Best Pre and Post War, Best of Show and Best Street Rod. Participants vote for Driver's Choice. It's a colorful spectacle and the car owners are present to discuss their treasures with you. The Show is sponsored by the Jersey Cape Region Antique Automobile Club of America. It is dedicated to Dave Blyer and Herb Godfrey, two men who helped build it into a great event over the years. Admission is free. After 2 pm., watch the cars Parade on the Boardwalk.

(June 26) The OCEAN CITY POPS opens its season featuring entertainer/singer Lucie Arnaz. "With warmth and authority, Arnaz proves to be an engaging part of the Ball-Arnaz legacy." Show time is 7:30 p.m, June 26 at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Tickets are $25/20, available at the Music Pier Box Office or online at www.ocnj.us.

(June 27) The Ocean City Tabernacle presents a teen concert, Fireflight, 7 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Tickets are $10, available at the Tabernacle, 5th and Wesley Ave., 609-399-1915, the Music Pier Box Office or at www.octabernacle.org.

(June 27-July 1) Ocean City's JULY JUBILEE Celebration features a series of free, family oriented contests leading into the City's Annual 4th of July Celebration. All contests begin 11 a.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.

Events start on June 27 with saltwater Taffy Sculpting, French Fry Sculpting, June 28, That's The Way the Cookie Crumbles (make something out of a giant cookie) June 29 plus a Super Hero Impersonation Contest, Paper Clip Sculpting on June 30 and Extreme Hermit Crab Wrestling (Extremely Non Violent) on July 1.

No Pre-registration is required. Just show up about 20 minutes ahead of time. The sculpting contests include categories for all ages, 5 and under, 6-9, 9-12, Teens and adults. For information, call 609-525-9300.

(June 28) The 36 member AIR NATIONAL GUARD BAND of the Mid-Atlantic will present an exciting brand of patriotic music, classical, wing favorites, show tunes and other kinds of selections considered the gold standard of the concert Band repertoire. The concert is set for Tues., June 28 at 7 p.m. in the Music Pier Auditorium. Admission is free. Come early to ensure you get a seat.

The concert will include Shostakovich's spirited Folk Dances, excerpts from Johannn de Meij's thrilling symphony, Lord of the Rings, and MSgt Andrew Callo's own arrangement of America the Beautiful featuring vocalist,A1C Clayton Lee. SSgt Andrew Lowe and A1C Alicia Black will be showcased in the whimsical trombone and trumpet duet, Cousins, written by Herbert Clarke. The show is geared to please every listener, and yes, John Phillip Sousa will be represented with a toe tapping march.

The Woodwind Quintet and Popular Music Ensemble will also be featured during the performance. The program concludes with a musical tribute honoring America's servicemen and an array of patriotic favorites.

The Air National Guard Band of the Mid-Atlantic was originally formed in 1942 in Rapid City,South Dakota. The group has received many awards. Concert tours have taken it to Germany, Holland, France, the Azores, Antigua West Indies, Norway, England, Denmark and throughout the United States. The free concert is open to the public. Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

(June 29) BROADWAY ON THE BOARDWALK starring Tony Award nominated Robert Cuccioli is set for June 29 starting 7:30 p.m. at the Music Pier. Presented by Michael Hartman's Ocean City Theater Company, professional entertainers join the Broadway star in an entertaining tribute to Broadway. Mr. Cuccioli gained world wide fame for his superb performance in Jekyll and Hyde. Tickets are $15 per person. Visit www.ocnj.us or call 609-525-9300 or the Box Office 609-525-9248.

(July 4) Ocean City 4TH OF JULY events include the South Ocean City Assn. Bike Parade, 10 a.m., registration at 9 a.m., 40th and Asbury Ave.; the Garden Civic Assn., Bike Parade, 10 a.m., registration starts at 9 a.m. ( forms at the Longport Bridge); a 5 p.m. Kite Flying Contest sponsored by Air Circus at the 9th St. Beach followed by an impressive Musical Fireworks Display fired from a barge in waters off the Music Pier, at 9 p.m. Call 609-525-9300 for information.

REMINDERS: (June 24- 25) The Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Ave., holds its Spring Book Sale, June 24 from 2 to 9 p.m. and June 25 from 9a.m. to 2 pm. in the Atrium of the Library. Offering paperbacks, hardbacks, fiction and non-fiction, children's books, Videos, CDs, DVDs, puzzles and games.