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10/14/15 Junior Miss, Welcome Night, Halloween Events Set

(Oct. 17) The JUNIOR MISS Ocean City Pageant is set for the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, at 7 p.m. Eleven contestants between ages 12-15 will compete. Admission is $10, available at the door.

(Oct. 28) Ocean City Chamber of Commerce WELCOME NIGHT is set from 6-8 p.m. at the Music Pier. Meet Ocean City groups, businesses and organizations. A free event. Call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

(Oct. 28) THE MONSTER and HIS BRIDE: You are cordially invited to Frankenstein’s 80th Anniversary Party, 7:30 p.m., at the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall of the Ocean City Free Public Library,17th and Simpson Ave. The following friends and family are expected to attend: Dracula, Wolfman, The Mummy, Zombie, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and the Hunchback. Featuring student performers from Ocean City High School. Reception to follow. Come howl the night away with all the cool Ghouls. For more information, call (609) 399-2434 ext. 5222.

(Oct. 29) The 68th Annual HALLOWEEN PARADE starts 7:15 p.m. Parade Route is 6th to 11th St. on Asbury Ave. Register through Oct. 27 at www.ochp.blogspot.com. Registration available only on line. For information, call the Halloween Hotline: 1-800-813-5580.

(Oct. 31) TRICK OR TREAT in Downtown Ocean City, 2-4 p.m., 6th to 11th Sts. on Asbury Ave. at participating stores. Sponsored by the Downtown Merchants Assn.

(Oct. 31) TRICK OR TREAT in Ocean City, 5-8 p.m. Participants should be accompanied by adults. Wear fire proof costumes that provide good visibility.

(Oct. 15) Ocean City Board of Realtors FALL GOLF TOURNAMENT: This is a fund raiser for O.C. VFW Post 6650, at Greate Bay Country Club. Individual rate is $140. Ticket price includes golf, lunch, dinner and award/auction event. Registration starts 11 a.m., Shotgun start 12:30 p.m. Dinner with Awards ceremony and silent auction at 6 p.m. Tickets for awards dinner can be purchased for $50. Contact O.C. Board of Realtors, www.ocbor.com or 405 22nd St., or Damon Bready, (609) 703-3030.

(Oct. 17) 48th Annual SURF FISHING TOURNAMENT sponsored by the Ocean City Fishing Club. Register on day of Tournament from 5:30 to 7 a.m. at the Ocean City Intermediate School, 18th and Bay Ave. Fee is $60 for teams up to six members, Individuals $15. For tournament information, contact Kieth Van Laarhoven, (609) 893-5916, ocfcitasac@aol.com or Bob Dever (267) 251-2306, bdever65@comcast.net.

The Ocean City Fishing Club Tournament is held under the auspices of the Association of Surf Angling Clubs and is co-sponsored by the Ocean City Department of Recreation. Now in its 102nd year, the Ocean City Fishing Club is the oldest, continually running fishing club in America. The Club has just reported that the Bass Pro Shops have entered a six-person team in the tournament.

(Oct. 17) Ocean City Historical Museum’s RAILROAD RUN (The Great Train Heist): This 5K Run/Walk will follow the original rail road right-of-way down Haven Ave. This year robbers will be lurking in a danger zone to steal your gold. A fun event for the family. Registration is $20 for adults, $10 for children under 12. Registration forms are available at the Museum, 17th and Simpson Ave., Community Center kiosks and Welcome Center on the 9th St. Bridge. Registration begins 8 a.m. in the Stainton Senior Center, 18th St. side of the Community Center. Race starts 9 a.m., rain or shine. For information, contact the Museum, (609) 399-1801 or email info@ocnjmuseum.org.

(Oct. 18) MAKING STRIDES WITH BREAST CANCER WALK: New location, 9th St and Boardwalk. Registration 8:30 a.m. Walk begins 10 a.m. By registering, fund raising and participating in one of non-competitive three mile walks, participants will help everyone in all communities touched by breast cancer. All Making Strides events are an important opportunity to unite, honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about the disease and money to help the American Cancer Society save lives by funding ground breaking research, providing free vital information and support, and assisting people reduce their risk of the disease or find it early when it’s most treatable. For information, visit www.makingstrideswalk.org/oceancitynj.

(Oct. 20) OCEAN CITY READS is a program designed to bring people together through literature by encouraging them to read the same book and participate in discussions and other events centered on that book. The current discussion will be centered on a discussion of the “Orphan Train Movement” by Christina Baker Kline. There will be a video chat with Archivist Paul Clarke of the Children’s Aid Society who will lead a general discussion. Free event will be held at 4 p.m. in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall of the Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Ave.

(Oct. 23) An Evening with SOUL SURFER BETHANY HAMILTON benefitting the “Ocean City Sun Club,” a free after school program for Ocean City Children. This courageous surfer is nationally known for surviving a shark attack, continuing her surfing career and becoming an inspirational speaker. Event is set for the Flanders Hotel, 6:30 p.m. and includes a special presentation by Bethany, dinner, live entertainment and a silent auction. Tickets are $150. Call (609) 399-1915 or access www.octab.org.

(Oct. 23) The Friday Night CONCERT SERIES of the Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th Simpson Ave., continues with a “Tribute to Irving Berlin,” with the Mary Lou Newnam Quartet, featuring Rosemary Benson, vocals; Mary Lou Newnam, saxophone and clarinet; Sonny Troy, guitar; Andy Lalasis, bass and Bob Shomo, drums. The free Concerts are held starting 7 p.m. in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall of the Library.

REMINDER: Get your FIRST NIGHT BUTTONS NOW for Ocean City’s gala New Years Eve celebration that provides continuous family entertainment from 4 p.m. until midnight capped by a huge fireworks display. Admission Buttons are now available for $15 by accessing www.firstnightocnj.com or calling 1-800-BEACH-NJ. After Dec. 15 buttons will be priced at $20. The First Night Committee has just reported that Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famer Dick Richards and his band “The Ready Rockers” will perform at First Night. The multi talented Richards was the original drummer of Bill Haley’s Comets and has also performed as an actor in numerous films and TV programs.

COMING SOON: (Nov. 7) The Trail of Two Cities Run/ Walk over the 9th St. Causeway. Starts 8 a.m. at the Ocean City Transportation Center, 10th and Haven Ave. For information, call (609) 399-6111.

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