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10/21/15 Trail of Two Cities 5k set for Nov. 7

The 20th Annual Trail of Two Cities 5K Run/Walk over the Causeway between Ocean City and Somers Point is set for Sat., Nov. 7th starting 8 a.m. The event begins at the Transportation Center 9th and Haven Ave. in Ocean City and ends at JFK Park in Somers Point. Race day entry will be conducted starting 7 a.m. at the Center. Beat the crowd and pick up entry packet early (pre registrants only) Fri., Nov. 6th from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Ocean City Aquatic and Fitness Center, 1735 Simpson Ave.

The event is open to all ages from 9 years and under to 70 and over. Pre-registration is $25 if received by mail by Oct. 30th or online at www.lmsports.com if received by Nov.4th. Day of the race is $30. Immediate families up to four can register for $75. Families must pre-register and all forms must be received by Oct. 30th. (See entry form for details.)

Entry forms are available at the Somers Point Foundation for Education, 121 West New York Ave., in Somers Point, City Hall in Ocean City at first floor Welcome Center, 9th and Asbury Ave. or may be downloaded at www.ocnj.us under Recreation, Race events. For more information, call the Race Committee (609) 399-6111 x 9300 in Ocean City or (609) 927-2053 ext. 3101 in Somers Point.

Buses will be available at the finish line in Somers Point to transport participants to the start in Ocean City before the race, 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Buses will transport them back to Ocean City after the race. A finish and awards ceremony will be held at JFK Park after all have completed the course.

Awards include medals to First Over All Male and Female and to first three Males and Females in age groups Under 9 years, 9-11, 12-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 plus. Refreshments will be available at conclusion of event. “Puddles, the Water Van” will be at the finish site courtesy the New Jersey American Water Company.

SORRY: No Pets, Bikes, Skateboards or Roller Blades will be permitted. Event is held rain or shine. Course is Police Controlled.

HALLOWEEN EVENTS

(Oct. 23-24) The Ocean City Theatre Co. presents SHUDDERSOME: Tales of Poe. Students of the Company will perform these thrillers at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace at 7:30 p.m. Specters, ghosts and ghouls come alive in this vivid theatrical adaptation of some of Edgar Allan Poe’s best known works. Students in sixth through 12th grade will perform “The Tell Tale Heart,” “The Raven” and “The Masque of the Red Death.” Tickets are $10 available at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice, call (609) 399-6111 or at the door.

(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 Library, 17th and Simpson Ave. Dracula, Wolfman, Zombie and other ghouls and demons will be there. Featuring student performers from Ocean City High School. For more information, call (609) 399-2434 Ext. 5222. Reception to follow.

(Oct. 28) Ocean City Chamber of Commerce WELCOME NIGHT qualifies as a Halloween Event because you will be treated to good information, refreshments and giveaways from City groups, businesses and organizations. 6 to 8 p.m. at the Music Pier. A free event. Call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

(Oct. 29) The 68th Annual HALLOWEEN PARADE starts 7:15 p.m. Parade route is 6th to 11th Street on Asbury Ave. Register through Oct. 27 at www.ochp.blogspot.com. Registration is available only online. This is one of the longest running Halloween Parades in the Tri-State area. Remember to bring a can of food to the Parade. The Boy Scouts of America are assisting our Food Cupboard by “Scouting for Food for those who are in need.” The Parade is sponsored by the Ocean City Exchange Club. Jeff Shirk is Parade chairman.

(Oct. 30) Third Annual HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY hosted by the Ocean City Theatre company, 7 to 11 p.m. at the Ocean City Yacht Club, Bay and Battersea Rd. Tickets are $75. Party will feature food, refreshments, dancing and prizes in the following categories: best business group, over-all best group, best organization/non profit group, scariest individual, most original individual, most elegant/classy individual, most creative individual, best couple/duo, over-all best male, over-all best female, best black/orange costume and least creative. For tickets access oceancitytheatrecompany.com or call (609) 398-1118. RSVP in advance required. For ages 21 and over.

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

(Oct. 23) An Evening with SOUL SURFER BETHANY HAMILTON benefitting the “Ocean City Son 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 at 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 and 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.

(Oct. 23) Tory Woods, Clean Ocean Action events coordinator will talk about the work of COA and its importance to Seaside Communities 1 p.m. at Henry’s Jewelers, 1236 Boardwalk. The public and media are invited. Woods will accept a check of $2,200 from Henry’s, a percentage of the sales from an Ocean City Beach Bracelet, that Henry’s has created to support the highly regarded environmental organization.

(Oct. 24) Clean Ocean Action BEACH CLEAN-UP, check in at Music Pier between 8:30 and 9 a.m. for instructions and supplies. Work until noon.

(Oct. 24) The Ocean City Environmental Commission invites the public to participate in the DEMONSTRATION DUNE PROJECT funded by the 2015 Open Space Stewardship Project by the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions. (Take a moment to digest all of that). It’s for a good cause. They want you to come out to help plant dune grass and promote dune preservation in the City. Meet on the Boardwalk between 11th and 12 Streets, 9 a.m. till noon. Look for the Environmental Group’s table.

REMINDER: GET YOUR FIRST NIGHT BUTTONS NOW for Ocean City’s gala New Year’s 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.  Buttons are also available at City Hall Welcome Center, 9th and Asbury. After December 15, buttons will be priced at $20.

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