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King and Queen of Plop Contest set for Friday, Aug., 29

On Aug. 29 Ocean City presents its unique King and Queen of Plop Competition, also known as the Miss Fall Gal and Mr. Fall Guy Contest. The event is held at 11 a.m. on the 9th St. Beach opposite the Music Pier. Contestants are asked to greet the fall season, always a lovely time of year, by falling dramatically (in slow motion) to the sand. Those performing the most dramatic renditions are awarded the King and Queen of Plop Trophies. Runners–up receive ribbons. Entry is free.

There will be a special performance by the world’s only Wind Chimes Band. Trash Buster, the Canned Crusader and City’s environmental symbol, will demonstrate slow motion plopping techniques to contestants. He will also sing his theme song “Stand By Your Can” and recite the Contest’s Proper Plopping Poem. Santa Claus will travel from the North Pole to enjoy the warm weather and to plop. Suzanne Muldowney, aka Shelley the Mermaid, will plop by the sea. The event will be concluded with a mass plopping by all contestants. For information, call, (609) 525-9300.

(Aug. 20-) The Ocean City Pops presents That’s Amore, 8 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier featuring music of the Great Italians. Dominic Inferrera and Jeffrey Halili sing Italian arias, Neopolitan songs and favorites of Andrea Bocelli, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and more. Tickets are $20/$12, call (609) 525-9248 or visit www.ocnj.us.boxoffice.

(Aug.20- 21) The Junior Company of the Greater Ocean City Regional Theatre will present THE MUSIC MAN JR. on Wed., at 7 p.m. and Thurs. at 2 p.m. at the Upper Township Middle School, 525 Perry Rd., Petersburg, N.J. These talented 6th to 8th grade youngsters will bring Master Showman Harold Hill and friends to life with an entertaining family show. Tickets are available at the door for $12, cash or check or in advance by calling (609) 525-9248 or visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice.

(Aug. 23) The High School students of the Greater O.C. Regional Theatre Co. will present the musical ONCE ON THIS ISLAND. This highly original adaptation of the Little Mermaid won eight Tony nominations during its Broadway run. Show is set for the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $12 to $15. Call (609) 525-9248 or visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice.

(Aug 24) The Ocean City Pops presents CLASSICAL POPS, 8 p.m. at the Music Pier. The full orchestra shines in Rachmaninoff’s lush and romantic second Piano Concerto and Tschaikovsky favorites. The brilliant young pianist, Yang Bao, performs this crowd favorite. Tickets $15/10 at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice  or call (609) 525-9248.

On Aug. 26: The Ocean City Pops Orchestra plays MOZART, 8 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace featuring the all-time favorites of this great composer. Tickets are $15/$10, call (609) 525-9248 or visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice.

On Aug. 27, the Pops presents two time Grammy Award Winner-Pops and Jazz Singer DIANE SCHUUR plus saxophonist, Andrew Neu, 8 p.m. at the Music Pier. Ms. Schuur has consistently scored number one billboard hits. Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets $20 at Music Pier Box Office (609) 525-9248 or www.ocnj.us/boxoffice.

(Aug. 27) The BETSY YOUNG Memorial Fund presents “The Under the Sea Masquerade” from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Pavilion at Boardwalk Adventures, Plymouth Place and Boardwalk. Event includes buffet dinner, dancing, live DJ, raffles, prizes and more. Tickets are $25, RSVP at (609) 233-9020 or purchase at door. Betsy Young was a popular Ocean City Intermediate School teacher who died of Cancer. Funds from event benefit the Ocean City High School Scholarship Fund. Dress to impress, event is semi formal, masks are encouraged.

On Aug. 31, the Ocean City Pops presents the Broadway show SWING with the Ocean City Theatre Company 7:30 p.m. at the Music Pier. Tickets $30/$25, call the Box Office (609) 525-9248 or access www.ocnj.us/boxoffice. This show is repeated Sept. 2nd and 5th at the Music Pier.

(Sept. 1) The Ocean City LABOR DAY RACE, a 5 mile beach run, 1 mile fun run/walk, Pre-registration $20 and $25 day of race. $10 for14 years and under.  Call (609) 525-9317 or www.ocnj.us/Race-Events.

(Sept. 5-7) The 40th Annual STREET ROD Weekend, features classic cars on display along the Ocean City Boardwalk, Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. For Information, call (609) 525-9300.

(Sept. 6) THE VANDELLS– Music, Comedy, Variety Show specializing in favorites from the 50s and 60s. Show time 8 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Tickets are $20 available at Music Pier Box Office (609) 525-9248 or at www.ocnj.us.

(Sept 7) FAMILY FUN DAYS at the Shores celebrates Grandparents Day! Event is set for At the Shores, 2201 Bay Ave., from noon to 3 p.m. Offers fun for all ages. Starts with a commemorative 5 block walk. Registration begins for walk at 11 a.m. The afternoon is filled with music, food, games, prizes, crafters, activities for children and much more. Registration is $40 for a family of four, $10 for an additional family member or $15 for a single person. All proceeds benefit the United Methodist Homes of N.J. Fellowship Fund. For information, call (609) 399-8505 or visit www.theshoreretirement.org. 

(Sept 7) The Ocean City Pops presents OUR THREE TENORS ll, 7:30 p.m. at the Music Pier. These tenors will knock your socks off! Ticket $20 at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice or call (609) 525-9248.

(Sept. 10) The Ocean City Pops presents A NIGHT IN OLD VIENNA! 7:30 p.m. in the Music Pier with Chloe Moore and Stephen LaBrie. Take a boat ride down the beautiful Blue Danube and be surrounded by the melodic sounds of the best of Johann Strauss, Jr., waltzes, polkas and marches galore. Tickets $15/$10 at the Music Pier Box Office.

(Sept. 13) Ocean City AIRPORT FESTIVAL: Annual Festival is held at the Municipal Airport, 26th and Bay Ave., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Features include a ground display ranging from World War II Planes to Classics and Warbirds. Enjoy an exciting model airplane display. Meet the performers for the next day’s Aerobatic Air show. For more information, call (609) 525-9223.

(Sept. 14) Boardwalk AEROBATIC SHOW: Starting 1 p.m., planes may be seen from 6th to 14th St. on Boardwalk. Event features some of the best stunt pilots and aerobatic champions in the world. For information, call (609) 525-9300.

NOTE: There will be a FARMERS MARKET on Wednesdays at the Tabernacle Grounds, 6th and Asbury Ave. and also Crafters in that location from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Market ends Sept.10th.

REMEMBER TO SWIM ONLY AT GUARDED BEACHES

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