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WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY... (Other than Night In Venice which is set for Sat., July 24 starting 7:30 p.m. by the Long port Bridge. Call 609-525-9300 for information or access www.ocnj.us)

Seafood Festival: The Night In Venice celebration begins with the Merchants of Venice Seafood Festival, Fri., July 23 from 5 to 9 p.m., extending from 6 to 9th Sts. on Asbury Ave. in the downtown. Admission is free and there will be an array of seafood for sale from over 30 vendors plus entertainment for children and crafters.

Mother Goose, Inc. is coming to town. The Youth Opera Company will present the one act musical comedy July 22, 27 and 29 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Hughes Performing Arts Center, Ocean City High School, 6th and Atlantic Ave. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children under 12, younger than 3 are free. Eat with the characters from 5 till 6 p.m. Hot dog or Pizza, drink, chips and brownie for $5. To reserve tickets leave a message at 609-576-2060.

Soccer: The Ocean City Nor'Easter's professional soccer team host the West Virginia Chaos 7 p.m. at Carey Stadium, 6th St. off Boardwalk on Sat., July 24. Adults $6, children, $4. Call 609-525-9999 or visit www.oceancityfc.com. Sponsored by Wonderland Pier.

The Kings Brass, a nine piece ensemble, will entertain at the Tabernacle, 5th and Wesley Ave. on Sun., July 25 at 7 p.m., admission free. Call 609-399-1915 or visit www.octabernacle.org.

The Ocean City Pops present Our Three Tenors on Sun., July 25 at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace starting 8 p.m. Richard Troxell, Jeffrey Halili and Joseph Demarest will be featured in this annual favorite. Tickets are $20. Call the Music Pier Box office, 609-525-9248. Sponsored by Gold Gocial Gerstein LLC.

Comedy at the Box, a new feature of the Chatterbox Restaurant, 9th and Central Ave., is set for Sunday, July, 25 at 9 p.m. and future Sundays. HBO's Kevin Brennan will emcee with comics from Letterman, Conan, HBO and Comedy Central. Tickets are $15, call 609-399-0113 for information.

Stockton brings The Association to the Music Pier on Mon., July 26 at 8 p.m. This legendary group has sold over 80 million records with six gold and 2 platinum. Enjoy their greatest hits, Along Comes Mary, Never My Love, Windy, etc. Tickets are $25 at Pier Box Office, 609-525-9248 or access www.ocnj.us.

On July 27, the Ocean City Pops salute Gershwin at the Music Pier 8 p.m. Richard Troxell, Dominic Inferrera and Michele Johnson are featured. Tickets are $20/$12 at Music Pier Box office or online. Sponsored by the Masonic Club of Ocean City.

On July 28 the Post Comedy Theatre comes to town starring Robert Post, actor, puppeteer, juggler and stand up comic performing a series of hilarious vignettes. Post specializes in rapid-fire character changes. Show time is 10:30 a.m. at Music Pier. Tickets are $9, call Pier Box Office or order online.

On July 28, the Ocean Pops present All Time Favorites at the Music Pier, 8 p.m. featuring Richard Troxell, Dominic Inferrera and Michele Johnson. Pops flutist Pamela Whitman plays Chaminade. Tickets are $15/$10. Call the Music Pier Box Office, 609-525-9248 or order on line www.ocnj.us.

SHOW HOUSE AT THE SHORE, a project to benefit the Ruth Newman Shapiro Cancer Fund, is now underway at Wind Song on Wesley, 1501 Wesley Ave. This popular tour is open daily and weekends from 10a.m. till 5 p.m., Wed and Thurs. till 8 p.m. until Aug. 15th. It features the restoration and remodeling of a 1907 Dutch Colonial Beach House. Prominent designers and architects have contributed to the restoration of this home. Show Case House Designers will meet with the public on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. There will also be designer furnishing and accessory sales plus a show house raffle and door prizes. Showcase tickets can be purchased at the site.

Take Advantage of the free programs at the Ocean City Library, 399-2434, Ocean City Arts Center, 399-7628 and Ocean City Historical Museum 399-1801, all 609 area code and all located at 17th and Simpson Ave. For more information on Ocean City events access www.ocnj.us, www.oceancityvacation.com or call 609-525-9300 or 1-800 BEACH, N.J.


Weekly Events


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


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

Family Film Night - Stainton's at 810 Asbury, 7:15pm

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


Ocean City Farmer's and Crafter's Market begins Wednesday, June 30th and runs every Wednesday through August 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.


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.