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Antique Autos, July Jubilee Coming Your Way

Over 300 vintage cars will be featured in Ocean City’s popular ANTIQUE AUTO SHOW set for Sat., June 21 at the Tabernacle Grounds, 6th and Asbury Ave. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 2p.m. at that location and is followed by a Boardwalk Parade from 5th to 14th Sts after 2 p.m. Admission to the show grounds is free.

The event has been held here for 59 years and is sponsored by the local chapter of the Antique Automobile Association of America and the City. The show is directed by David Blyler who took over the event from his late father, David Blyler, Sr.

The event features an array of vehicles including Model A and Model T Fords, antique military vehicles and cars of just about every make and model, 25 years or older. Blyler notes that such exotic antiques as Rolls Royces, Corvettes and others are showcased.

The cars are judged and prizes are awarded to the owners of the most outstanding entries. Visitors may take photos of the cars but are asked not to touch them without the owner’s permission. Refreshments are available on site from the Ocean City Rotary Club. For information, call David Blyler at (609) 432-5347.

THE JULY JUBILEE, (June 23-27) is the City’s weeklong series of unique, fun-packed contests leading into the July 4th Holiday. The events begin 11 a.m. daily at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.

Entry in the contests is free and prizes are awarded. Age Divisions include 5 and under, 6-8, 9-12, Teens and Adults. Monday’s contest is Salt Water Taffy Sculpting. Contestants are challenged to create a work of art from Taffy donated by Shriver’s. Have you ever seen a Ferris wheel made of Taffy?

Tuesday it’s French Fry Sculpting. This category has featured such entries as Elvis, a bouquet of flowers, and a map of the State of New Jersey. The fries are donated by the Promenade Food Court. Also on Tuesday, Leslie Skibo, founder of the Community Art Projects, will receive the IMMY Award, given each year to the person who has used their imagination for positive purposes. Skibo has led the program that has produced outstanding and pleasurable art on City buildings and utility boxes.

Wednesday, it’s “That’s the Way The Cookie Crumbles.” Transform a giant cookie into a work of art. There is also a Super Hero Impersonation Contest. Suzanne Muldowney will be honored during the contest for her longtime impersonation of Underdog that marks its 50th anniversary this year. Thursday’s contestants sculpt Paper Clips which have resulted in such past entries as the Brooklyn Bridge. Friday’s events wrap up with BEADAMANIA, a new event created by Ray Esterlund, that asks contestants to make artwork out of beads. (beads supplied.)

For information, call the Public Relations Office (609) 525-9300, after hours and on weekends, (609) 364-4010.

JULY 4TH EVENTS feature a 9:30 p.m. Musical Fireworks Display fired from a barge at sea off the Music Pier. There will be two bike parades during the day: The South Ocean City Improvement Assn’s colorful event starts 10 a.m. at 40th and Asbury Ave., registration at 9 a.m. The Gardens Civic Assn. Parade starts 10 a.m. with registration 9 a.m. at the Longport Bridge Parking Lot. The annual Air Circus Kite Flying Contest is set for 6 p.m. at the 9th St. Beach.

(On Going) Ocean City RESTAURANT WEEK continues through June 21. Choose from participating members special dining selections from Price Fix (Prix Fixe) Menus!

For details visit eatinocnj.com.

(June 20) International Surfing Day BEACH FESTIVAL, 7th St. Beach, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., celebrates 10 years of International Surfing Day. Beach, ocean and environmental activities for the whole family. Local shops will provide S.U.P. and Kayak demos along with surfing and kite surfing equipment. Call (856)498-9472 or www.intlsurfingday.com.

(June 20-21) SPORTS CARDS and Collectibles Show-10 a.m.-9 p.m. at Music Pier. Vendors selling baseball cards, figurines, signed memorabilia and more. Call (215) 359-7789 or visit www.sbsportspromotions.com.

(June 21) Ocean City Gardens Civic Association “It’s Finally Summer” YARD SALE, 8 a.m. to noon at Cardiff Triangle, at Bellfast Rd, off the Gardens Parkway a the north end of Ocean City near the Longport Bridge. The proceeds benefit the scholarship fund, island/beach beautification and other humanitarian efforts. Homemade refreshments will be sold. Safe parking is available. All are welcome.

(June 21) The Philadelphia BOY’S CHOIR will perform 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 8th and Central Ave. Tickets are $10 at the door or can be reserved by calling (609) 399-2748. For information, call (609) 399-2988 or acces www.stpetersumcdc.org.

(June 21) The Ocean City Board of Realtors holds its annual PLANT SALE Fund Raiser from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Corner of West Ave. and 27th St. Proceeds benefit Waves of Caring. Contact OCBOR, (609) 399-0128 for pre sale info. Items include Large Hanging Baskets and Planters, Small Hanging Baskets, potted plants, herbs, vegetables and more.

(June 21-22) RELAY FOR LIFE of Ocean City, 6 p.m. at Carey Stadium 6th and Boardwalk. An American Cancer Society Fund Raiser that celebrates survivors, remembers those lost to the disease and lets us fight back. Participants walk in a loop while participating in games, activities and on sight fund raisers. Call (404) 653-8071 or visit www.relayforlife.org/oceancitynj.

(June 22) Ocean City Pops Opening Concert with singer BOBBY RYDELL, 7:30 p.m. at the Music Pier. Legendary singer performs his greatest hits. Tickets still available in Solarium for $25 at Music Pier Box Office (609) 525-9248 or www.ocnj.us/boxoffice.

(June 22) Ocean City Nor’easters vs. Virginia Royals, 7 p.m. KICK-OFF, Carey Stadium, 6th and Boardwalk. Tickets $10 Adults, $7 youth under 16. Call (609) 525-9999.

(June 24) On Tuesday, June 24th at 6:30 PM, the Betsy Young Memorial Fund will sponsor a concert with The Ready Rockers at the Moorlyn Family Theatre.

The Ready Rockers formed in 2013. The band includes Dick Richards, from Bill Haley and the Comets, Walter “Wally” Bucks and Tom Gargan. The band will play hits from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Opening act includes the Brandon Ireland Band, and local band Diamonds & Rust will play perform an intermission set. Tickets are $25 and are available online at www.moorlynfamilytheatre.org/tickets.html and also the day of the event until 6 PM. The Betsy Young Memorial Fund is proud to host an event with a living legend, and hopes the community comes out to support the Betsy Young Scholarship and Project Inspiration. Interviews with the band may be set up, contact Amanda Thomas for more information

(June 24) Fox Vocal Arts Operafest International invites you and your family to A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING, 7 p.m. at the Flanders Hotel, 11th and Boardwalk. This is a Kid Friendly, interactive event. Admission is free. The fundraising event will sponsor FVA students travel to foreign countries as Ambassadors of Music. Bid on marvelous gift baskets of every sort and many gift certificates. Like kids? We seek volunteers for one task each. Call (609) 399-7291 or access www.foxvocalarts.com.

(June 25) BROADWAY ON THE BOARDWALK V: Broadway comes to life in this all new production that celebrates Broadway and the 7th Anniversary of the Greater Ocean City Theatre Co.  Broadway “Wicked” performer, Julia Murney, is featured in the production. Tickets are $25 for Orchestra and $20 for the Solarium, available at the Music Pier Box Office, (609) 525-9248 (9249) or by calling (609) 525-9300 or from www.ocnj.us/boxoffice. The Theatre Co. also announces that registration is now open for its 2014 Music, Theatre and Dance Summer Camps and classes, call (609) 398-1

(June 25) FUNDAY Playland (rain date Fri. June 27) from 1 to 5 p.m. at Castaway Cove, 10th and Boardwalk. $15 wristband provides 4 hours of unlimited access to all amusements including mini-golf and go carts. (golf and go carts close 4:30 p.m.) Wristbands can be purchased  starting noon, day of event. Benefits “innovative housing and employment” for low income families and individuals, the disabled, and veterans in New Jersey. Call (609) 646-0388 or visit www.COInc.org. for information.

(June 27) Legendary singer PEGGY KING, one of the few stars of stage, screen, TV and night clubs still performing today, will appear in concert at the Ocean City Library, 17th and Simpson Ave. The free show is set for 7 p.m. in the main auditorium. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Peggy King has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has been featured with dozens of legends including Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Mel Torme and Andre Previn. She will appear with the All-Star Jazz Trio on June 27. Call (609) 399-2434, Ext. 5238 or email Karen@oceancitylibrary.org.

(June 18 and June 25)  ED TALK, Ed Shiffler talks about Edward Bernay the man who coined the term “Public Relations” and revolutionized advertising with his unique ideas on June 18 and Mahatma Gandhi who defeated the most powerful empire in the world without a single act of violence on June 25 at the Ocean City Free Public Library, 7 p.m. in Lecture Room N110. Admission free.

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