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BATTLE OF THE BANDS! This popular contest sponsored by the Ocean City Fine Arts League, is set for Sat., April 10 starting 6 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.

Some of the most popular bands in the Philadelphia and South Jersey area will be performing. The bands include PBL with an explosive and bass driven spin on Rock and Roll; 1-2-3 Draw, former winners of the Ocean City Talent Show, whose fresh and compelling original works have been showcased on the Ocean City Boardwalk; Band of Ghost with singer-song writer Sean Swift and guitarist, Brian Shirley, an advanced folk rock duo and Kill the Kid, a pop-punk band based in Ocean City featuring Mikey Lance, Jim Werkley, Joe Lucarine and Vince Suarez. Kickin’ Bear and the Charter Tech Band will also compete.

Judges are Tom Watkins, who heads a regional management business and Blues notable, Bubba Mac, leader of the Bubba Mac Band. Wayne Gallagher, a professional musician, will emcee.

Admission is $10 with funds going to support classes and educational events of the Ocean City Fine Arts League. Tickets are available at the League, 608 Asbury Ave., City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave. or at the door.

LIBRARY BOOK SALE: The Friends and Volunteers of the Ocean City Free Public Library are having a book sale at the library annex, 15th and West Ave., on Fri., April 23 from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Sat., April 24 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The Friends are also hosting a New Member Reception for interested volunteers on April 12 at 10 a.m. at the Library Annex, 15th and West Ave.

The END TO END FAMILY BIKE TOUR is set for Sun., April 18 starting at 10 a.m. This is a community –wide bike ride from the south end to the north end of Ocean City, concluding at the Earth Day Celebration at the Bayside Center, 525 Bay Ave. It’s for folks of all ages and levels of fitness. It is not a race. The 9 mile event begins at the lifeguard Station on 58th St. and Central Ave., wraps around the northern tip of the Island and finishes at the Bayside Center. For more information visit www.ocnj.us/earthday, call 609-525-9300 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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