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Plop Contest, Gospel Show, Hairspray, Race, Highlight Weekend

As usual, the summer has whizzed by. As usual, there will be plenty to do at America’s Greatest Family Resort all through the beautiful fall season.

(Aug. 31) The Labor Day Weekend kicks off with the King and Queen of Plop Contest, aka Miss Fall and Mr. Fall Guy, on Friday, 11 a.m. at the 9th St. Beach opposite the Music Pier. Competitors are requested to demonstrate their best plop or fall in slow motion as a way of welcoming the new season to Ocean City.

Entry in the contest is free and is open to all age groups. Prizes will be awarded and all contestants will receive a Right Proper Plopper Participation Certificate.

In addition, we will have celebrity ploppers who will not be eligible for prizes but are participating to increase their fame and stature in the community. They include Jerry Lukas (the falling cartoonist) who will draw cartoons lying on his back; Ocean City’s Dancing Fish, young ladies dressed in fish costumes who will dance and then plop; Ken Thorpe and friends who will make and sail paper airplanes as we watch them fall; J.T. Williams, the plopping Santa Claus; Doug Jewell and his plopping pirates in an exciting plopping sword duel; Suzanne Muldowney, aka Shelly the Mermaid, who will sink dramatically to the sand.

Others celebritie scheduled are the costumed Martin Z. Mollusk with the real Hermit Crab MZM falling for the first time together in public (bring your cameras for this historic event); Trash Buster, the City’s Canned Crusader, who will sing his theme song “Stand By Your Can” before plopping; the World’s Only Wind Chimes Band, that will play its chart topper, “Twinkle, Twinkle, Falling Star”; Marcia Shallcross, the downtown Plopper; Miss Ocean City, Junior Miss Ocean City and Little Miss Ocean City with a Plopping  Skit; Muscle Men from Ocean City Fitness who will flex and fall, Nancy Fox, with her Plopping Sopranos and much more. Call (609) 525-9300 for plopping info.

(Sept.1) The Ocean City High School Field Hockey ALUMNI, will play their 21st Alumni game, 4:30 p.m. against the current OCHS Varsity team. The sanctioned scrimmage will be played at the 20th and Bay Ave. Field. A number of alumni players have already committed. Anyone interested should call Marcia Shallcross (609) 390-0247. There will be a family barbecue after the game. The event is coordinated by Marcia Shallcross and Kristie Fenton, class of 1989 and 1987 respectively.

(Sept.1) Angelina Joyce Canizzaro will sign her new children’s BOOK, Daddy’s Magic Lunchbox, at Sunrose Words and Music, 756 Asbury Ave., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

(Sept. 1) The Philadelphia EAGLES mascot, the Mighty Bird, will be at the Music Pier from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for photos. There will be chance to win season tickets. The Eagles are promoting a partnership with Angry Birds. Call (609) 399-1412 for information.

(Sept. 2) The Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., presents GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR winner, Lynda Randle in a tribute to Mahalia Jackson with pianist, Joey Gore and Gale Mayes and Angela Prim on vocals, 7 p.m. Admission is free. For information call (609) 399-1915 or visit www.octabernacle.org.

(Sept. 2, 4,and 5) The Ocean City Pops presents HAIRSPRAY with the Ocean City Theatre Co., 7:30 p.m. Tickets $25/18 at the Music Pier Box Office, (609) 525-9248.

(Sept. 3) The MAYOR’S LABOR DAY RACE, a 5 mile run and 1 mile fun run/walk. Great end of the summer event. Call (609) 525-9300.

(September 8th) KICKS FOR CLOTS, a kick ball tournament for the benefit of the National Blood Clot Alliance, 10 a.m. at the 5th and 6th St. Haven Ave. Soft Ball Fields. Enjoy a fun filled day of kick ball, music and food. To register or become a sponsor, email cheryl.fishman@gmail.com or call (732) 406-1920. (Rain date, Sept. 9)

(Sept. 9) The Ocean City Pops presents OUR THREE TENORS II featuring Richard Troxel, Cody Austin and Zach Borichevsky, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the Music Pier Box Office, (609) 525-9248.

(Sept. 7-9) 38th Annual STREET ROD Weekend, features a boardwalk display of cars, noon to 4 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 8. Plus the weekend brings the Van-Dells, a popular singing group, to the Music Pier at 8 p.m. The Van Dells have been entertaining audiences for over 30 years with music from the 50s and 60s. Tickets are $20 at the Pier Box Office.

(Sept. 9) Walk for Children in FOSTER CARE: 5K Walk-a-thon to raise funds for children in foster care in New Jersey. Walk starts at Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Registration begins 12:30 p.m., walk at 1:30 p.m. Call (609) 977-4880 or pre-register online at www.fafsfoundation.org.

(Sept. 12) Ocean City Pops present a NIGHT IN OLD VIENNA, featuring Strauss Waltzes, polkas, marches, etc. Sponsored by Manco and Manco in memory of Frank Ruggieri. Time: 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15/$10 at Music Pier Box Office (609) 525-9248 or access www.ocnj.us.

(Sept. 12) The Ocean City Historical Museum holds its 49th Annual Luncheon, noon, at the Flanders Hotel, 11th and Boardwalk. Guest speaker will be Dan Skeldon, Chief Meteoroligist, WMGM-TV (NBC 40). $35. Reservations are needed by Sept. 5. Call (609) 399-1801 or stop at the Museum, 1735 Simpson Ave.

(Sept. 14-16) Red, White and Blue WEEKEND: An all-class reunion of OC High School. For information visit www.ochsalumni.com.

(Sept. 15) Teams of Anglers from the Tri-State Region as well as families and individuals will head to Ocean City Beaches to compete for prizes and trophies during the 45th Annual Invitational SURF FISHING Tournament.
Sponsored by the Ocean City Fishing Club and the City’s Recreation Division, the event attracts experienced anglers, fish for fun families, and teams of local businesses. Register at the Ocean City Intermediate School, 18th and Bay Ave., from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m.  For information, call Mike Hayes (856) 466-9546 or mike@windowfloor.com.

(Sept.15) Ocean City AIRPORT FESTIVAL: Set for Municipal Airport, 26th and Bay Ave., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Features include a ground display of unusual airplanes ranging from World War II craft to classics and War Birds. Free. Call (609) 525-9223.

(Sept. 16) Boardwalk AEROBATIC SHOW: 1 p.m., 6-14 Sts. over beach. Features some of the best stunt pilots in the world and Aerobatic champions plus military demonstrations. For information, call 609-525-9300.

(Sept. 24) GOLF TOURNAMENT: Mon, Sept. 24 at Harbor Pines Country Club, sponsored by American Legion Post 524 of Ocean City. Shot gun start at 1 p.m. There will be a putting contest, multiple prizes, gifts for all golfers and more. Entry fee is $135 includes green fees, cart, dinner and prizes. Dinner only is $30 per person. For reservations, call Bob Marzulli, (609) 398-6702 or Jace Clark (215) 817-3303.

What’s Happening at the Ocean City FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY, 17th and Simpson Ave.: (Aug. 29) The Penn Lecture Series with Dr. Stephen Phillips presents CSI: Ancient Egypt-Forensic Anthropology 101 at 4 p.m. in the Main Lecture Room N110 Learn how anthropologists evaluate ancient skeletal remains and apply this information to modern criminal investigations, appropriate for middle school students and older plus adults.

Free Concerts Fridays: (Aug.31) The Whitewalls Band, entertains for audiences of all ages, playing songs from the 50s and 60s,7 p.m. in the Main Lecture Room; Young Adult Programs: (Aug. 29) Canvas Floorcloth “hand painted by you,” all materials provided, 1 to 4 p.m. in Conference Room N111; (Aug. 30) Young Summer Adult Games. Come play board and video games or just hang out and eat pizza, 7 to 9 p.m., Room 111 for grades 6-12. For information on all the Library’s free events, call (609) 399-2434 or access www.oceancitylibrary.org.

(TODAY)  Wed., Aug. 29, The Ocean City Pops presents the KEYSTONE STATE BOYCHOIR, 8 p.m. at the Music Pier, Tickets $15 and $10, available at the Music Pier Box Office, (609)525-9248.

The Ocean City Repertory Theater, 813 Asbury Ave., offers an OPEN MIC, Thurs., Aug. 30 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission $5. Come to perform or just relax. Sign up sheet at the door. Call (609) 457-6686. The Theater is also presenting “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” Aug. 30, 31 and Sept. 1. at 5 and 7 p.m. Tickets $8.

IMPORTANT: REMEMBER TO SWIM ONLY ON GUARDED BEACHES.
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