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9/30/15 Fall Block Party and Fireworks Coming Soon

(Oct. 10) Ocean City’s Mile – Long Fall Block Party: It will be here before you know it. Over 400 crafters, food vendors, entertainment and public service displays will be featured. The event extends from 5th to 14th Sts. on Asbury Ave. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s lots of fun and good exercise.

Over 100 Asbury Ave. stores in the City’s award winning downtown will be open featuring an array of gifts for the holidays. The popular Greek Food Festival will return to 9th and Asbury Ave. and downtown restaurants will be offering their specialties.

There will be free entertainment from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. including free pony rides for children on the Tabernacle grounds, 6th and Asbury Ave. Nationally acclaimed magician, Chad Juros, will also perform at the Tabernacle Grounds at that time.

Asbury Avenue entertainment will include The Big Daddy Band led by Larry Conner and Mike Bracey at 6th St., Robert Boney at 7th St., Tony De Luca at 9th St., Tidal Wave at 10th St., the Bubba Mac Blues Band at 13th St. and Keith Hickman at 14th St. There will be public service booths at 9th Street opposite City Hall.

The evening will feature family entertainment on the Boardwalk followed by a spectacular fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. fired over the ocean.

 (Oct. 1) FRANKENSTEIN PHOTO EXHIBIT returns to Ocean City Library, 17th and Simpson Ave. on Thurs., Oct. 1. Opening ceremonies are at 11 a.m. in the Library Atrium. There will be 52 brand new portraits in the exhibit and guest appearances by Dr. Frankenstein and the MONSTER! Enter a drawing for famous Frankenstein artwork.

(Oct. 3) MS CITY TO SHORE RIDE: This is a great cycling experience for a great cause: assisting those afflicted with Multiple Sclerosis. Ride is fully supported with catered rest stops, bike support and SAG transportation. Cyclists can choose several routes. Enjoy the flat terrain as you travel through South Jersey. Make a difference in the lives of those afflicted with MS. Call 1-800- 445-bike or access mscycling@pae.nmss.org.

(Oct. 4) JOHN R. ELLIOTT HERO WALK– Join the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers. Help raise funds and awareness so that the HERO Foundation can continue its mission to prevent drunken driving tragedies by promoting the use of safe and sober designated drivers, www.theherowalk.org. Call (609) 626-3880.

(Oct. 6) The Ocean City Fire Department and Ocean City Fire Fighters Local 4032 will hold an open house for the public from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 550 Asbury Ave. in Ocean City. There will be Live Fire Demonstrations! Smoke House! Tours of Trucks! Stop Drop & Roll! Hotdogs and Pretzels! Free. Public invited.

(Oct.9-10) Residential HOUSEHOLD Clean Up Day: Starts this fall. Will be held twice a year in conjunction with the semi-annual shredding day held on Block Party Weekends. These events will take the place of the annual “Dumpster Day” held in June. The events help residents and homeowners clean up around home, garage, etc.

They can bring their unwanted items to Shelter Rd. during specific hours Fri. afternoon Oct.9 and Sat. Oct. 10. Accepted items are trash, including furniture and recycling, from residents and homeowners only, no contractors. Electronics also accepted.

NOT ACCEPTABLE: House hold hazardous waste or fluids such as paint, insecticides, herbicides, paint thinners, or any construction or demolition debris.

Look for ad on the City web site, Channel 97, and local newspapers for specific times each day. Proof of residency or home ownership will be required (driver’s license, utility bill, tax bill.) Questions? Call Public Works (609) 399-6111 ext. 9711.

(Oct. 9-11) The Ocean City Theatre Co. presents FOREVER PLAID, one of the most popular and successful musicals in recent history. It is about four young musicians intent on forming a successful band, “Forever Plaid.” On their way to their first big gig, they are killed in an accident with a school bus. This is where the story Forever Plaid begins… 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9-10, 2 p.m. Oct. 11th at the Music Pier. Tickets $20 general admission, $18 senior citizen, $15 children 12 and under. Access www.ocnj.us/boxoffice or call (609) 399- 6111.

(Oct. 10-12) BOARDWALK DOWNTOWN TABLE SALES– (No Vendors) 6th to 14th Sts. on Boardwalk and Asbury Ave.

(Oct. 10-12)  INDIAN SUMMER WEEKEND-Seafood vendors at Music Pier (Sat.-Mon.) and Boardwalk Table Sales. Call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

(Oct. 10-12) Ocean City Board of Realtors FALL GOLF EVENT. This is a fund raiser for Ocean City VFW Post 6650, at Greate Bay Country Club. The Individual rate is $140. Ticket price includes golf, lunch, dinner and award/auction event. Registration starts 11 a.m., Shotgun Start at 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 the Ocean City Board of Realtors, www.ocbor.com or 405 22nd St. or Damon Bready at (609)703-3030.

(Oct. 10) SPOOKS ‘N KOOKS, 4th Annual Costume Surf Contest and Beach Clean-Up (No Wave Date, Oct. 11th). Registration 7:30 a.m. at First St. Beach. Open Longboard, Open Shortboard, Women’s Sup, Jr. 13 and under. Entry fee 5 canned goods for Ocean City Food Cupboard. For more information, visit Facebook.

Prizes will be awarded. Corporate sponsorships are available. Sponsors can commemorate a loved one with a personalized flag pin and after event may take pin flag home as a memorial. The VFW provides services to local veterans from World War II through the Korea, Desert Storm, and Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns.

(Oct. 15) ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM: The Ocean City Environmental Commission in partnership with the Ocean City Free Public Library presents a lecture on Beach Nourishment and Dune vegetation with Christ Robine from the Coastal Research Center of Stockton University. Program starts 7 p.m. in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall, Room 110 of the Library, 17th and Simpson Ave. Call (609) 399-2434 x 5222 for info.

(Oct. 17) The JUNIOR MISS OCEAN CITY PAGEANT is set for the Music Pier at 7 p.m. Eleven contestants between the ages of 12 -15 will compete. Admission is $10 at the door.

(Oct. 17) 48th Annual SURF FISHING TOURNAMENT: Sponsored by the Ocean City Fishing Club. Registration will be held on day of event from 5:30 to 7 a.m. at Intermediate School, 18th and Bay Ave. Registrants will draw lots for two different positions along the beach from 15th St. South. The first fishing session will be from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. followed by a half hour break and travel to a second position with fishing from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants will return to the Intermediate School for a free lunch, door prizes and awards to individuals and teams.  Fee is $60 for teams up to six members, Individuals $15. For more information, contact Kieth Van Laarhoven (609) 893-5916, ocfcitasac@aol.com or Bob Dever (267) 251-2306 bdever65@comcast.net.

(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, 6:30 p.m. and includes a special presentation by Bethany, dinner, live entertainment, and silent auction. Tickets are $150. Call (609) 399-1915 or access www.octab.org.

(Oct. 28) Ocean City Chamber of Commerce WELCOME NIGHT, 6-8 p.m. at Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Meet O.C. groups, businesses and organizations. Free event. Call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

(Oct. 29) Ocean City’s HALLOWEEN PARADE will be held starting 7:15 p.m. Route is 6th to 11th St. on Asbury Ave. (no rain date). Register through Oct. 27 at www.ochp.blogspot.com. Registration is available only on line. Parade Info Hotline is 1-800-813-5580. Sponsored by the Ocean City Exchange Club.

VOTE for the Ocean City Humane Society in the “Home Again Helps” Contest. They have been selected one of the best shelters in America and will win $25,000 with the help of your vote. Vote at www.homeagainhelps.com.

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