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What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 8/18/10

Aug. 18-19, The Ocean City Pops presentsYou're a Good Man Charlie Brown, an Ocean City Theatre Company/Pops Production directed by the talented Michael Hartman. The show is set for the Hughes Performing Art Center, 6th and Atlantic Ave., at 7:30 p.m. and is sponsored by Gillian's Wonderland Pier. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children. Call the Music Pier Box Office, 609-525-9248 or access www.ocnj.us.

Aug. 18: There will be a book signing by Fred and Susan Miller at Sun Rose Words and Music, 756 Asbury Ave., from 6 to 8 p.m. They will sign their popular Ocean City History and Postcards books.

Aug. 19: 7:00 - Ocean City Historical Museum, Thursday Nights at the Museum . Research Your House History through Public Recordswith County Clerk Rita Marie Fulginiti. The Cape May County Clerk's Office is the repository of land, court and other public records dating back to 1692. Learn how to research back deeds, maps and public documents to discover your house history. Clerk Fulginiti will illustrate with a case study from a well known Ocean City property and will speak about the Ocean City Association's impact on the development of Ocean City. Lecture Hall, OC Library/Community Center, 1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City. Free!

Aug. 19-21: The Ocean City Repertory Theater presents Simon Suite, A Collection of Neil Simon One-Acts , 8PM, 813 Asbury Avenue, $10. For more info please call 609-231-3263 or www.ocrep.org.

Aug. 20: The Little Miss Ocean City Pageant is set for 7 p.m., Fri., Aug. 20 at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The reigning Little Miss Ocean City, Julia Erickson, will preside. Miss New Jersey, Ashleigh Udalovas will be special guest. Also performing will be Casie Katti, Junior Miss Ocean City and Rachel Reese, the newly crowned Miss Ocean City. Tickets are $10 at the Music Pier Box Office, 609-525-9248.

Aug. 21: The Ocean City Humane Society will hold its annual social to raise money for special needs animals on Sat., Aug. 21 at the Seaville Fire Hall from 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, call the Humane Society at 399-2018 or stop at Shelter Rd. off Bay and Tennessee Ave. There will be raffles, a 50-50 and entertainment. The Society is a no kill shelter named one of the finest for its size in the country.

Aug. 22: Our Three Tenors, always a popular Ocean City Pops Concert, is set for 8 p.m., Sun., Aug. 22, at the Music Pier featuring John Viscardi, Taylor Stayton and Cody Austen. Tickets are $20 at the Music Pier Box Office, 609-525-9248 or access www.ocnj.us. Sponsored by the Bart Greenspan and Stan Meltzer families.

Aug. 22: Recording artist, Steve Green will, be featured in concert, 7 p.m. at the Tabernacle, 5th and Wesley Ave., admission free. Guest back up singers will be the ChARTer Tech Select Choir. Green will sing selections from his latest albums Journey of Faith, Somewhere Between and Songs of Worship.

Aug: 23: The Ultimate Bee Gees Tribute Band comes to Ocean City on Aug. 23. Stayin' Alive will play all of the band's hits including Stayin' Alive, How Deep Is Your Love, Jive Talkin' etc. Show time is 8 p.m. at the Music Pier. Tickets are $25, available at the Music Pier Box Office, 609-525-9248 or on line at www.ocnj.us. This is another outstanding concert brought to us by Stockton State College.

Aug. 24:The Ocean City Pops presents Cirque de la Symphony, Tues, Aug. 24 at the Music Pier,8 p.m. Artists featured are the most exceptional cirque veterans from throughout the world, aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers and balancers, all performing to music by the Pops. Tickets are $25 and $20 at the Music Pier Box office, 609-525-9248 or access www.ocnj.us.

Aug. 28: The Eastern Surfing Assn. will hold a contest on Aug. 28 at the 7th St. Beach with 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: The Ocean City Theatre Co. presents the Magic of Broadway at the Music Pier on Sat., Aug. 28 directed by Michael Hartman. Hartman has brought many outstanding musicals to the Music Pier in conjunction with the Ocean City Pops. The Magic of Broadway is set for the Music Pier on Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. This is the Theatre Company's third production featuring its Junior Company, a select group of students in grades 6-12. The Magic of Broadway will be a song and dance spectacular with music that includes excerpts from many Broadway favorites. Admission is $12 adults, $10 children under 12. Call 525-9248 or access www.ocnj.us.

Aug. 28: The Ruth Newman Shapiro Cancer and Heart Fund will host a 5K run and walk as well as a kid's one mile fun run on Sat., Aug. 28 starting at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th St. off Boardwalk. 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 the top three male and female over winners and to the top three in each age group. Registration the day of the event is $25 with T Shirt distributed while they last. Participants may register on line at www.rnscancerandheartfund.org. For information, call 609-601-6024.

Family Film Night is held every Tues., through August, at 810 Asbury Ave., sponsored by the Stainton's Education and Activities Center in the Cornerstone Church facilities. Aug. 17 is The Muppet Movie and Aug. 24 Escape to Witch Mountain. Tickets are $4.50 per person and include pizza, popcorn and soft drink plus movie. Proceeds benefit community people and programs.

BE SURE TO SWIM ONLY AT GUARDED BEACHES

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

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

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.

Wednesdays for Kids at the Ocean City Museum, a fun, half-hour program including a mini-tour and art-making activity at 10:30, 11:30, or 1:00. The program is recommended for children ages 4 to 9 years old. Younger and older siblings are welcomed. Cost is $3/per person. No registration required. For more information call 609.399.1801. The Museum is located in the Community Center, 1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City.

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.