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What's Happening in Ocean City 4/4/12

DOO DAH COMEDY SHOW WITH CHUCK MCCANN; RECAP OF EASTER EVENTS

Chuck McCann is a very talented and funny guy. He will be grand marshal of Ocean City' s Doo Dah Parade on April 14 and star of its annual comedy show April 13. McCann has been featured in just about every entertainment medium.

He has hosted syndicated TV Children's shows from New York. He has excelled in the lead roles of movies including The Night Is a Lonely Hunter and The Projectionist. McCann has also won five Cleos for writing and performing in outstanding commercials (one of which was selected over Michael Jackson's Pepsi spot).

Chuck was the guy in the mirror in the memorable Right Guard Commercials. The voice behind many characters in Disney's animated cartoons and movies.

He has been a guest star on dozens of network sitcoms. He is a talented ventriloquist. And his comedy routines in Vegas, Atlantic City and other venues have won him rave reviews. Mc Cann is just back from performing again in Las Vegas.

You will be able to enjoy his endearing antics 8 p.m., Friday, April 13 at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. And it will be a great entertainment bargain. Far less than you would pay at the Casinos.

Chuck and the Doo Dah Committee have put this show together to benefit the Ocean City Food Cupboard. Admission will be $5 and/or a donation of dry or canned food with all proceeds going directly to the Cupboard.

Chuck will be joined by the impersonators of legendary comedians. You will once again enjoy the antics of Groucho Marx, Jack Benny, Abbott and Costello, Lucy, Charo and George Burns. Plus there will be a tribute to the late, great Soupy Sales with Trudy Sales, Soupy's widow, a former June Taylor Dancer and Paul D'ver, his entertainment director.

For information on the Doo Dah Comedy Show call 609-525-9300 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . After hours call 609-364-4010.

REMINDER: Here's a recap of this weekend's Easter events. For more information, call 609-525-9300.

Thurs., April 5 at 7 p.m. and Fri., April 6 at 7 p.m., a dramatization of Leonardo da Vinci's, The Last Supper, at the Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave.;

Sat., April 7, the Woofin' Paws Pet Fashion Show, 11 a.m. at Carey Stadium, 6th and Boardwalk, registration 10 a.m.;

Sat., April 7, The Great Easter Egg Hunt, 2:30 p.m. extends from 11th to 14th Sts. on the Beach.

Fri.-Sun., April 6-8, Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, call the Chatterbox, 9th and Central Ave., (609) 399-0113 for times and reservations.

Sat., April 7, Easter in the Downtown with free photos of the Easter Bunny in a Life Guard stand, special prizes and bargains at participating stores.

Sun., April 8, the annual Easter Sunrise Service 6:30 a.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace;

Sun., April 8, the Easter Fashion Competition starts 1 p.m. in front of the Music Pier with prizes for the best dressed entrants. The Easter Bunny will also arrive at 1 p.m. to pose for free photos and hand out chocolate bunnies to children.

The Ocean City FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY, 17th and Simpson Ave., has many events listed for April. The following are some. For the complete list, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (609) 399-2434 for more details.

Saturday Afternoon Movies: War Horse (PG-13), April 7 Main Lecture Room N110 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol,(PG- 13) April 21, 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Movies are free. Snacks will be provided.

Writing Workshops led by Zoey Forney, poet/writer; Memoirs: Getting Started, a 6 week class beginning April 10 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and Quick Fiction and More, a 6 week class also beginning April 10 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Free but you must register, call (609) 399-2434 ext. 5231.

Doo Dah Weekend, renowned humorist, MARGIE INGRAM will speak on "Humor Resilience," Tickling Stress Before It Tackles You, 2 p.m., April 13, Main Lecture Room N110. Margie is Co-Director of the Humor Project of Saratoga Springs, New York and one of the national pioneers in stress management and humor resilience. Program is free. For more information, call (609) 399-2434 ext. 5231.

A Performance by Ocean City's own ANDREW HINK who will be rocking the piano with songs by Billy Joel, the Beatles, Broadway tunes and his original work. Hink is now recording his original debut album "Lindenwold" which highlights his life in college commuting between the Jersey Shore and Philadelphia. This free concert is set for Fri., April 13 at 7 p.m. in the Main Lecture Room N110.

The TITANIC CENTENNIAL PROGRAM, in Remembrance of the 100th Year Anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, Sat., April 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Main Lecture Room N110 includes a movie, readings, crafts and refreshments. Program is free.

PACKAGED GOODS Orchestra meets the Beatles, Sun., April 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Main Lecture Room, N110. This talented and versatile group adds their unique arrangements to the music of the legendary rock group. Packaged Goods has been in the business of making music for more than 25 years. Long time Ocean City residents Bette Kaminsky and Bill Johnson along with Barbara and Steve Fiedler and Steve Friedland of Galloway Township make up this talented musical group.

Again, check the Library for more events.

CONGRATULATIONS to Sand Sculptors, John Gowdy and his wife Laura, on winning Sand Wars, a competition sponsored by the Travel Channel. The Gowdy's won a $10,000 prize for a traditional sand castle they sculpted on Florida's Siesta Beach. John Gowdy has made many unusual sculptures for Ocean City events over the years and one of his specialties appeared on the August 2011 cover of Ocean City Magazine.

The Friends and Volunteers of the Ocean City Free Public Library will hold their Author's Tea on Thurs., May 10. Steve Liebowitz author of STEEL PIER, Atlantic City will be the guest speaker. The Tea will be held at the Flanders Hotel at 2 p.m. and includes tea sandwiches and desserts. Tickets are $20. For information contact Sandi at (609) 399-4970.

DOO DAH Weekend is next, April 13-14, Events include the hilarious Basset Hound Olympics, 1p.m.,Firday April 13; a talk on the benefits of humor by renowned humorist, Margie Ingram, 2 p.m., on the 13th at the Library. The entertaining Doo Dah Comedy Show benefitting the Ocean City Food Cupboard and featuring Chuck McCann is set for the 13th at 8 p.m. in the Music Pier.

The happy go lucky Doo Dah Parade will be held on Sat., April 14 starting at noon. It promises to feature everything plus the kitchen sink. This includes over 600 basset hounds, clowns, costumed characters from across the country, lots of music including the entertaining Pitman Hobo Band, impersonators of legendary comedians, etc, etc. etc. and of course a KITCHEN SINK! The event ends at the Music Pier where the semi insane PieAsco is held. This culturally, irrelevant event features a bunch of folks sitting in grandstands. When the signal is given they smoosh and or plaster each other with shaving cream pies.

The Ocean City Arts Center, 17th and Simpson Ave., presents its juried PHOTOGRAPHY show in April. An awards ceremony, open to the public, will be held on Fri., April 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information, call 609-399-7628.

March for Babies South Jersey Shore 2012 is a five mile walk on the boardwalk beginning and ending at the Music Pier on Sunday, March 29th. Registration begins at 12noon, walk begins at 1pm and will end with light refreshments - activities for children, music, face painting and more! For more info call 856-375-8215 or visit www.marchforbabies.org.

The Ocean City Nor'easters Soccer Team is currently offering season tickets for half price. To thank fans, management has decided to price season tickets for adults at $25 and Youth season tickets at $20 (plus a free team Mini Soccer ball) until May 1. After May 1, Adult season tickets are $50 and Youth tickets $25. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Steve Thurlby (609) 525-9999 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .