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Trail of Two Cities on Sat., Quiet Festival Next Week

11/4/15

The City’s popular Trail of Two Cites 5K Walk/Run over the Causeway between Ocean City and Somers Point is set for Saturday starting 8 a.m. at the Transportation Center, 9th and Haven Ave. It ends at JFK Park in Somers Point.

THE CAUSEWAY WILL BE CLOSED TO INCOMING, EAST BOUND TRAFFIC from approximately 7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Pre-registration is $25. It ends Nov.4, and is available online only at www.lmsports.com. Same day registration is $30 starting 7 a.m. at the Transportation Center.

The Trail of Two Cities provides an ideal opportunity to enjoy and photograph the scenic causeway including the wetlands, bay and outline of Ocean City. Runners from 9 years and under to 70 and older compete for medals. There is an awards ceremony when all runners have completed the course at Kennedy Park. Free refreshments will be available for participants. Race results will be available at 9:30 a.m. at www.lmsports.com.

For Information call the Race Committee (609) 399 -9111 xt 9300 in Ocean City or (609) 927-2053 xt 31 in Somers Point.

(Nov. 4) The ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION LECTURE SERIES continues at the Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Ave. Theme is “Save Energy and Money” with New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program. Kimberly Hoff, Marketing Account Manager of the Program, will be guest speaker. The free lecture starts 7 p.m. in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall.

(Nov. 6) The Ocean City Free Public Library presents its on-going FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES with “The Beatles, Revisited” performed by the Packaged Goods Orchestra. Nov. 13 there will be a performance by Alan Mann featuring the music of Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, the Gershwins and more. Programs start 7 p.m. in the Chris Maloney Lecture Room. For more information, contact Julie (609) 399-2434 xt 5222.

(Nov. 11) Ocean City’s Annual VETERANS DAY PROGRAM, 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 5th and Wesley Ave. For more information, call (609) 399-6111.

(Nov. 13-14) QUIET FESTIVAL Opening Ceremonies will be held on Friday, Nov. 13th, noon, at the Gazebo across from City Hall. On Saturday, Nov. 14, the Quiet Pet Contest and other fun events will be held from 10 a.m. till noon at the Community Center, 17th and Simpson Ave. All events are free. Call (609) 399-6111 for information.

(Nov. 14-15) HOLIDAY CELEBRATION of Fine Arts and Crafts: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 75 fine artists, photographers and handcrafters at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, between 8th and 9th Streets. Handcrafted artisan made items of every description from Christmas trees, ceramics, doll clothes, jewelry, reindeer stained glass, candles, pet treats and art that can be framed while you browse. Gourmet foods are yours for the tasting. A $3 admission and booth rentals benefit the Ocean City Food Cupboard and American Red Cross. For information call 800-822-4112.

(Nov. 21): “Earlier Than the Bird” DOWNTOWN SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA, 8 a.m. till noon. Get out Earlier than the Bird and jump start your holiday shopping the weekend before Thanksgiving. Shop in your pajamas. Best dressed in PJs win prizes. Plenty of early bird shopping specials. Call 1-800-BEACHNJ.

(Nov. 21-22): CHRISTMAS ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 75 fine crafters, artists, photographers and gourmet food specialists at the Ocean City Music Pier on the Boardwalk between 8th and 9th Streets. Everything for the holidays including magnificent wreaths, floral decorations, jewelry, custom gift baskets, wooden toys, glass, blankets, metal art, dog and cat apparel and treats, floral décor, soaps and lotions. A $3 donation and booth rental fees benefit the Atlantic City Rescue Mission, Ocean City Food Cupboard and Wounded Warrior Project. For information, call 800-822-4112.

(Nov. 27): CHRISTMAS IN THE DOWNTOWN– “Our Miracle on Asbury Ave., 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Join the merchants and Chamber in kicking off and Old Fashioned, Downtown Christmas. Santa arrives from the roof of City Hall to cap the event. There will be entertainment during the afternoon. For information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

(Nov. 28-29): BREAKFAST WITH SANTA at various downtown locations. More information to follow. Phone 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

NOVEMBER ART SHOWS: The Ocean City Arts Center,17th and Simpson Ave. presents its Annual JURIED ART SHOW, Nov. 1-30 The exhibit will feature water colors, pastels, drawings, mixed media and printmaking. For information, call (609) 399-7628.

The Ocean City Fine Arts League, 608 Asbury Ave., will present ANYTHING GOES in November. Artists will display work that didn’t fit into another category during the past year. The show starts Nov. 8 and runs through the month, call (609) 814-0308 for information. Entry is free to both exhibits.

(Dec. 4) CHRISTMAS PARADE: 6:30 p.m. on Asbury Ave. from 6th to 11th St. Sponsored by the Downtown Merchants Assn. For information, call (609) 399-6111.

(Dec. 5-6) BREAKFAST WITH SANTA at various downtown restaurants. More information to follow. Phone 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

(Dec. 5-6) The Jay Eggley TRAIN SHOW: This popular event is a delight to young and old alike. It features a Garden Railroad Display on the stage of the Music Pier. Children have the opportunity to work the controls under supervision of Garden Railroad members. There is a 30 ft. Lionel Display in the Solarium. Repairs are made on site by technician Dick Yard. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for children.

(Dec. 5-6) FREE HORSE AND CARRIAGE RIDES in the Downtown, noon to 3 p.m., start in front of City Hall, 9th and Asbury Ave. For information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

(Dec. 5-6) PHOTOS WITH SANTA in a lifeboat at the Music Pier, Noon-3 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

(Dec. 6) The Ocean City Pops presents JOY TO THE WORLD! An Orchestral and choral celebration of the glorious sounds of Christmas. Maestro Bill Scheible and the Pops are joined by Heraldic Trumpets, Glorious Choirs, Dazzling Bells and tenor Cody Austin. Showtime 3 p.m. at the Ocean City High School, Hughes Performing Arts Center, 6th and Atlantic Ave. Tickets $20 available at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice and also at the City Hall Welcome Center. For more information, call (609) 399-6111.

(Dec. 11-13) SWINGIN’ INTO THE HOLIDAYS: 2015 Christmas Spectacular at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Presented by the Greater Ocean City Theatre Co. An enchanting cast of professional singers and dancers will present a high-energy, family oriented song and dance tribute to the holidays, directed and choreographed by Michael Hartman. With dazzling costumes, familiar songs, toe-tapping numbers and special effects, this extravaganza will kindle the holiday spirit in all of us. The magic of the season will come to life in a brand new musical journey through holiday favorites. $18 general admission, $15 children 12 and under. Dec.11-12 at
7:30 p.m., Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. Call (609) 399-6111 or visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice.

REMINDER: Get your FIRST NIGHT Admission buttons now for Ocean City’s Gala New Year’s Eve celebration that provides continuous family entertainment from 4 p.m. ‘til Midnight, capped by a huge fireworks display. Admission buttons are now available for $15 by accessing www.firstnightocnj.com or by calling 1-800-BEACH-NJ. Buttons are also available at the City Hall Welcome Center, 9th and Asbury Ave. After Dec. 15, buttons will be priced at $20.
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