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Valentine’s Weekend Set For Ocean City

What’s Happening 1/27/16

Let Broadway be your Valentine… and spend the weekend with your special someone in Ocean City. The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company and City restaurants, Inns, Suites and Bed and Breakfasts want to make it something very special for you and your loved one.

Centerpiece of the event is the performance of the most enchanting and unforgettable love songs ever to grace the stage. The show is presented by the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company renowned for its Broadway productions under the direction of Michael Hartman. Resort restaurants and accommodations will offer specials for the weekend to make it even more enticing.

The productions are set for (Feb. 13-14) at the City’s historic Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace on Sat. at 7:30 p.m. and Sun. at 2 p.m. A professional cast of singers and dancers will perform the greatest love songs of all time. Hartman, who has choreographed events for the Miss America Parade in Atlantic City, the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Parade and pageants and productions throughout the East Coast will add his magic to the event.

Tickets are $15 if purchased before Feb. 1 and $18 thereafter. All proceeds benefit the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company. For tickets visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice or call (609) 399-6111.

Those offering special prices and discounts for the weekend include the Impala Island Inn, call (609) 399-7500, The Wild Dunes Inn, call (609) 399-2910, The Ebb Tide Suites, (609) 391-9614, Serendipity Bed and Breakfast, (609) 399-1554, The Greate Bay Country Club/Sonesta Suites Package, call (609) 927-5071, Inn The Gardens B&B, call (609) 399-0800.

Restaurants offering Ocean City Theatre specials include Greate Bay Country Club, (609) 927- 5071 and Yesterday’s Restaurant, Marmora, (609) 390-1757.

MR. MATURE AMERICA UPDATE: The World’s only Pageant for men 55 years of age and up will be covered by GMA Pinoy, the largest TV network in the Philippines with stations throughout the United States and the world. Mr. Mature America emphasizes the relevance and contributions of our senior citizens.

Contestants will compete in talent, poise and interview segments. Entry is free. The event is set for March 12th starting 7 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Special senior guests will include the Gospel Choir of the St. James AME Church, Miss Senior America, Blues Legend Bubba Mac and TV anchorman Dick Sheeran. There will be an Exhibition of Artwork by talented seniors in the Solarium.

Tickets are $10. To enter Pageant, buy tickets or for more information, call (609) 399-6111.

(Feb. 6) The FREE OCEAN CITY RABIES CLINIC for cats and dogs will be held 10 a.m. until noon at the 5th Street Fire House, 550 Asbury Ave. Under City and State law anyone owning, keeping or harboring a dog of licensing age, 7 months or older or that possesses a set of permanent teeth, must annually procure a metal tag from the City Clerk’s Office, at City Hall, 861 Asbury Ave. Please bring your renewal notice to the clinic or clerk’s office, first floor, Mon.-Fri., 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Licenses are available for a small fee. For information, call (609) 525-9328.

ATTN: SURFERS. The Historical Museum is interested in gathering surfing artifacts, photographs and stories to share in an exhibit this summer. Come to the Museum to discuss plans for this project, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Museum Director Jeff McGranahan, (609) 399-1801.

(Feb.13) The Museum, 17th and Simpson Ave., invites the Community to its annual CHILDREN’S TEA from 2 to 4 p.m. This year’s theme is “Pirates around Peck’s Beach.” Come learn about a proper Victorian Tea, do Arts and Crafts, and enjoy an afternoon tea but BEWARE OF PIRATES! The event is sponsored by the Exchange Club and Colony Club of Ocean City. Tickets must be purchased in advance, $8 per person for members, general public, $10. Call (609) 399-1801 or stop at Museum. The Museum is open Mon.-Sat. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended hours Thursday 10a.m. to7 p.m.

NEWS FROM THE OCEAN CITY ARTS CENTER: Hammonton photographer, Kevin Husta, brings his images of the former railroad and trolley connections that served Cape May County to the Ocean City Arts Center, 17th and Simpson Ave., (Feb.1 through Feb. 27). A “Meet the Artist” Reception is set for Feb. 12 from 7p.m. to
8:30 p.m. His work will be for sale.

The Show, titled “Seashore Lines” covers former railroad routes that connected to Tuckahoe, Woodbine, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Avalon, Stone Harbor, Wildwood and Cape May. The photos have been framed by Husta in recycled lumber from the railroad facilities

Art Center Executive Director Roz Lifshin notes “Kevin’s work takes us back to the summer days at the Shore when mothers and children spent the week at the beach and fathers could commute on train to the City. For further information, access www.oceancityartscenter.org or call (609) 399-7628.

NEWS FROM THE LIBRARY: Tuition-free Atlantic Cape Community College classes are now being offered at the Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Ave. Included are Social Media Fundamentals, Social Media and Internet Marketing, Excel 2010, Level 1 and Level II and Quick Books 2013. Funding is made possible by the N.J. Council of Community Colleges. Contact Julie (609) 399-2434 x5222 or jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org.

REALTORS FOOD DRIVE: The Ocean City Board of Realtors announces its FOOD IS LOVE DRIVE now through Feb. 29th Items include canned gods, microwaveable pasta meals, juice and more. Monetary donations and Shoprite cards also will be given to to the City’s Ecumenical Food Cupboard. Donations can be dropped off at the Board of Realtor’s Office, 405 22nd St., or call the office, (609) 399-0128 for pick-up service.

BLOOD DRIVE: The Red Cross has scheduled its next Ocean City Blood Drive for (Feb. 18) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th and Boardwalk. Call (609) 399-6111 for information.

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