Ocean City’s unique, WEIRD CONTEST WEEK, “Wacky But Not Tacky” continues through Friday. On Wed., Aug. 15, it’s That The Way the Cookie Crumbles,” starting 11 a.m. at the Pavilion of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Contestants are asked to sculpt something meaningful out of giant cookie produced by Ward’s Bakery. On Thurs., Aug. 16 it’s Clip Art, produce a work of art from paper clips PLUS the Wiggle Your Ears Contest PLUS, we will present the IMMY Award to Ocean City for Imagination to Doug Jewell of Air Circus. Last year’s winner, Jerry Lukas will be on hand to demonstrate cartooning.
The grand event concludes on Fri., Aug. 17 with Little Miss Chaos and Little Mr. Chaos, children from 3 to 5 bang on pots and pans and make as much noise as possible in 3 minutes. And Miss and Mr. Miscellaneous, for folks who always wanted to be in a talent contest but missed the bus and got stuck at a Rugby game.
All contests are free and divided into age groups 5 and under, 6-8. 9-12, Teens and adults.
(Aug. 17) The LITTLE MISS OCEAN CITY PAGEANT is set for 7 p.m. at the Music Pier. Cassidy Diamond, the reigning Miss Ocean City will preside. The Pageant is for girls from 8-11. The winner represents Ocean City at its many special events along with Miss Ocean City and Junior Miss Ocean City. Tickets are $10 at the Music Pier Box Office. Call 609-525-9304 for information.
(Aug. 15-16) The Ocean City Pops presents the Broadway Show, Cinderella in a production with the Ocean City Theatre Company. Don’t miss this delightful Rodgers and Hammerstein show, a treat for the whole family at the Hughes Performing Arts Center 6th and Atlantic Ave. sponsored by Wonderland Pier, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25, children 12 and under, $15, available at the Music Pier Box Office, (609) 525-9248 or visit www.ocnj.us.
(Aug. 16) BE PREPARED: An Emergency Preparedness Public event is set for the Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., 550 Wesley Ave. offering free admission and parking. At 6-7 p.m., there will be information, products and services about emergency preparedness. At 7 p.m., the Ocean City Historical Museum will recount the 1962 nor’easter and the damage incurred. The Ocean City Office of Emergency Management will discuss the advancements in weather forecasting and how emergency preparedness has evolved over the past 50 years. There will be a question and answer session featuring Featuring Delaware Valley celebrity meteorologists. Meteorologist Dan Skeldon of TV-40 will moderate the public event.
(Aug. 18) The Music that Made Tony Mart’s Famous from the 50’s to the 80’s performed by local professional musicians, 8 p.m. at the Music Pier, tickets $20 call (609) 653-6069.
(Aug. 19) The Guts and Glory 5K Run/Walk benefits the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Early registration is $20 and includes a T Shirt. Day of registration is $25 7-8 a.m. at the Aquatic and Fitness Center, 1735 Simpson Ave. Register /donate on line http://online.ccfa.org/gutsandglory.
(Aug. 17-18) Ocean City Library hold will hold its second summer book sale in the Atrium of the Library from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Fri. and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sat. There will be fiction and non-fiction paperbacks and hardbacks for adults and children, as well as CDs and tapes.
(Aug. 18) The Mini Masters Invitational Golf Tournament And Silent Auction.To Benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey will be held at Medieval Fantasy Mini Golf, 1336 Boardwalk, on Saturday. Tournament begins at 8:00 am . (The qualifying period is over).Silent Auction will winners will be announced at 12 noon. Come cheer on your favorite contestant and meet McDonald’s character THE HAMBURGLAR . Local businesses have donated fantastic silent auction items to support a great cause. Bids will be accept now through 12 noon, Saturday the 18th. For more information, call (609) 938-0579 or visit www.oceancityminigolf.com.
(Aug. 18) ROWAN FOOTBALL at the Beach: Rowan University’s inter squad scrimmage at Carey Stadium, 6th St. off Boardwalk, noon to 3 p.m., free admission.
(Aug. 19) Ventriloquist, David Pendleton performs 7 p.m. at the Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave. Free admission. For information, call 609-399-1915 or visit www.octabernacle.org.
(Aug. 19) The Ocean City Pops presents-Time for Three! This ground breaking, category shattering trio transcends traditional classification with elements of classical, country western, gypsy and jazz idioms forming a blend all its own. Showtime 8 p.m., tickets $20/$12, available at the Music Pier Box Office, (609) 525-9248 or www.ocnj.us.
(Aug. 20) LITTLE FEAT, the acclaimed American Rock Band for by singer/songwriter, lead vocalist and guitarist, Lowell George and keyboardist, Bill Payne. They play a stimulating blend of Rock, blues, R&B, country, folk, gospel, etc. Tickets on sale through TicketMaster 1-800-745-3000 or at www.ticketmaster.com. Concert 8 p.m. at Music Pier.
(Aug. 21-22) The Ocean City Pops presents DANCING AND ROMANCING, a tribute to the 1930s featuring two dancers/singers with the music of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern and George Gershwin. A night of song and dance inspired by the legendary Fred and Ginger. Show at 8 p.m., Tickets $20/$12, available at the Music Pier Box Office, (609) 525-9248 or visit www.ocnj.us.
(Aug. 25) XANADU- Featuring the Ocean City Theatre Junior Co., 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Music Pier. Tickets $15 for adults, $13 for children under 12. Xanadu follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse Kira, who descends from Mt. Olympus to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny. For more information, call (609) 525-9300.
(Aug. 26) The 30 piece Dave Stahl Orchestra plays the big band sound, hymns and gospel, 7 p.m. at the Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave. Free admission. For information, call (609) 399-1915 or visit www.octabernacle.org.
What’s Happening at the Ocean City FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY, 17th and Simpson Ave. (Aug. 15) The Penn Museum Lecture Series: Steve Abrams discuss Aesop’s Fables, Main Lecture Room, N110 at 4 p.m. (Aug. 16) Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Music, free monthly lecture by Paul Mack Somers of the Bay Atlantic Symphony, The National Music of North and South America 6:30 p.m., Room N110.(Aug. 17) Free Concerts Fridays: Giovanni Padovano at “Poesia and Chanson” performs a concert of poetic song, 7 p.m., Main Lecture Room. (Aug. 18) Les Paul/ Mary Ford Tribute performed by Tom Doyle and Sandy Cory Doyle, Main Lecture, 1 p.m., Main Lecture Room (Aug 19) Local author, Christine Schmidt presents her book “Death of a Drug.” Readers learn about the mutually beneficial relationship between doctors and drug companies as a murder mystery unfolds, 2 p.m., Main Lecture Room.
KIDS EVENTS: (Aug 15) , The Brian Lisitski Reptile Show, an exhibit of snakes, lizards and turtles, an inter active show for grades 4-8, Main Lecture Room, 10 to 11 a.m.
YOUNG ADULTS EVENTS: (Aug. 15) Drapo Dazle, Students make banner of their own design with a variety of glittery, sparkly, shiny materials and learn about the art and history of other countries 5 to 7 p.m., Conference Room N111 (Aug. 16) Young Adult Summer Games, come play board/video games, or just hang out and eat pizza, 7 to 9 p.m. in Room N111.
For more information on the Libraries free programs, call (609) 399-2434 Ext. 5235 or access www.oceancitylibrary.org.
SEAGULLS IN DANGER: Officials at the Humane Society of Ocean City are warning the public to use caution when using the Route 52 Causeway in and out of Ocean City. Sea gulls are being injured or killed by cars in the area of the bridge across from the fishing pier. The Humane Society reminds the public to call (609)398-4500 if they see any injured birds on the Causeway. It is not safe to get out and try to help the birds yourself. The Humane Society also encourages the public to contact the Department of Transportation or Governors Office to request that protective measures be placed on the bridge for birds: visit http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/ or http://www.state.nj.us./governor/.
REMEMBER TO SWIM ONLY AT GUARDED BEACHES.