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9/16/15 Corvettes to Roll Into Town on Sunday

(Sept. 20) Over 450 Corvettes will be displayed on the Boardwalk from 6th to 14th Sts. on Sunday starting 11:30 a.m. The autos will date back to the Corvette’s first model in 1953 and include every model to the present.

The show is one of the largest in the East with Corvette owners for Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey plus scattered entries from as far away as Ohio, Indiana and Florida. The show is held rain or shine.

The cars will gather at the Ocean City Airport, 26th and Bay Ave. between 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The Ocean City Humane Society and Food Cupboard will be accepting donations at that location. Cars will depart for the Boardwalk at 11a.m. and be on display until 4 p.m. The line of vehicles will extend from 6th to 14th St. on the boardwalk.

There will be a special themed Corvette display in front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The Corvette Club will be headquartered at that location and offer T Shirts for sale. The Ocean City Humane Society will also have a display and be selling items and collecting donations to support the award winning, “no kill” shelter. All animals are either found a home or given one at the Humane Society.

There will be an awards ceremony at 3:30 p.m. in front of the Music Pier. Proceeds from registration fees benefit local charities. The Show is sponsored by Boardwalk Corvettes. For information, call the Club’s hotline, 609-457-0081 or access www.boardwalkcorvettes.com.

(Sept. 17) RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th and Boardwalk. Appointments are preferred. Contact Margie Shannon (609) 399-6111 xt. 9365 or sign up at www.redcrossblood.org. Enter Sponsor Code: oc employees.

(Sept. 19) OCEAN CITY BOARD…WALK to defeat ALS: Join this two mile walk on the boardwalk to raise funds to support patient research in finding a cure for ALS. Registration begins 9 a.m. at the 6th St. Practice Field. Walk begins 10 a.m. For information call (609) 399-6111 or visit www.alsphiladelphia.org.

(Sept.20) OC POPS Twisted Strings! Alex DuPue and Miguel de Hoyas, a fiery violin and guitar duo present an exciting program with the POPS. These virtuosos combine Latin and Rock with a classically contagious blend. Hughes Performing Arts Center, 6th St. and Atlantic Ave.  Sponsored by Dr. Matt Hamilton, Beach Buddies Animal Hospital. Time: 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20. For information, call (609) 399-6111 or  www.ocnj.us/boxoffice.

(Sept. 24) Ocean City will host NJ RUN FOR THE FALLEN. This is an organization of runners and their support teams whose mission is to run one mile for every New Jersey resident in the armed forces killed during combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Heading north from Cape May, the runners briefly pause at each mile marker in homage to a specific service member and their family. The group will stop and stay in Ocean City at the end of the first day. The run will continue over the next three days until the Veterans Memorial in Holmdel, NJ. is reached. The military runners will stop at each of the HERO MARKERS where a very brief ceremony will take place.

Our Veterans Organizations ask as many area residents as possible to come out to one or more of our HERO MARKERS to support the runners and reflect on the sacrifices of these service member members and their families. For information about when runners will be in Ocean City locations along the route, call Jack Hagan, adjutant, Post 524 of the American Legion (609) 304-3088 or access   http://www.oceancityvacation.com/job/321/49/list.html.

(Sept. 26) WALK FOR THE WOUNDED: A three mile walk on the boardwalk to raise money for wounded soldiers returning from overseas. A ceremony will be held just prior to the walk to honor our military heroes. Registration begins 8 a.m. in front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. For information, call (609)399-0012 ext. 1106.

(Sept. 26) Atlantic City Weekly HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPO: 12 Noon to 5 p.m. at the Music Pier. Come celebrate all things healthy were visitors are able to participate in fitness instruction, listen to live music and learn from vendors how to get and stay healthy. For more information call (609) 272-7017 or visit www.acweekly.com.

(Sept. 27) OCNJ HALF MARATHON, 5k & 10 Mile Non-Competitive Walk/Run. Half Marathon Registration, $60 to Sept. 23, $70 Sept. 24-27. NO RACE DAY registration for Half Marathon. Call (609) 399-6111 or www.ocnj.us/Race-Events.

(Through September) Ocean City has two Art Centers that are active year around offering free exhibits and a variety of art classes at reasonable prices. The OCEAN CITY Arts Center, 17 and Simpson Ave., is showing the work of Cape May Photographer Alexander Sharkey this month. His work focuses on the often disregarded hidden beauties that surround us. “The work juxtaposes the hard and the soft to give the viewer a new appreciation of the subject,” notes Jack Devine, president of the Board of Trustees.

The Center is also sponsoring a trip to the New York Botanical Gardens on Sat., Oct 3. The Gardens will be featuring “Art, Garden, Life,” the work of Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo, along with acres of plants and flowers. Tickets are $75 per person. Bus leaves Arts Center at 7 a.m. and New York at 5 p.m. Reservations are required, call (609) 399-7628 or stop by the Center, located on the second floor of the Library complex.

(Through September) The Ocean City Fine Arts League, 608 Asbury Ave., sells the work of many outstanding local artists. Its current exhibit, “Changing Seasons” celebrates the spectacular and nostalgic fall colors. All artwork is for sale at affordable prices.

The Gallery’s October exhibit  “Bird’s Eye View,” will feature paintings looking down from above. Just like a bird would see it or maybe Superman. Call (609) 814-0308 for more information.

The OCEAN CITY FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY continues to offer an array of free classes and entertainment. You can now text the Library any time To: (609) 952-6411 Msg: Your Question and receive free, prompt assistance from one of its librarians. Or you can text the following key words to receive an automated response from IT system: Hours: (For Library Hours, Directions: (For directions to its location), Computer: (For information about Computer Center, Phone: (For staff phone extensions) Address: (For Library’s address).

Questions received outside business hours will be answered by staff the next business day. Automated response will work anytime. For more information on this and other services, contact the reference desk (609) 399-2434 x5231 or visit second floor of the Library.

The Library is located in the Ocean City Community Center, 17th and Simpson Ave., also home of the City’s Arts Center, Historical Museum and Aquatic and Fitness Center. These facilities will help to keep you physically and mentally fit. Places like this are rare. Take advantage of all that it has to offer.

NEVER, NEVER, SWIM AT AN UNGUARDED BEACH

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