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What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ

(Sept 25) Over 400 CORVETTE cars will be displayed on the Ocean City Boardwalk on Sun., Sept. 25th starting 11:30 a.m.

The autos will date back to the Corvette's first model in 1953 and extend to the present.

The show is one of the largest on the East with Corvette owners from Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey participating plus entries from as far away as Ohio and Indiana.

Registration is held from 8 a.m. till 10 a.m. at the Ocean City Airport, 26th and Bay Ave., on Sunday morning. The Ocean City Humane Society and Food Cupboard will be accepting donations at that location.

Cars depart for the Boardwalk at approximately 11 a.m. and park there till 4 p.m. The line of Corvettes extends from 5th to 14th Streets and beyond on the Boardwalk.

This year the Club is commemorating the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. There will be a patriotic themed display in front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The Corvette Club will be headquartered at that location with a special exhibit of Corvettes and T Shirts for sale.

The Ocean City Humane Society will also have a display in front of the Music Pier. Volunteers will be selling items and collecting donations to support the award winning, "no-kill" shelter. All animals brought to the facility are either found a home or given one at the Humane Society.

There will be an awards ceremony at 3:30 p.m. in front of the Music Pier. The cars will be on the boardwalk until 4 p.m.

Proceeds from registration fees benefit local charities. The show is sponsored by the Boardwalk Corvettes. For more information call the club's hotline, 609-457-0081 or access www.boardwalkcorvettes.com.

(Sept. 24) MS BIKE-A-THON. Over 7,000 bikers will pedal into Ocean City on Saturday to raise over $5 million to help find an cure for Multiple Sclerosis and to assist those afflicted by the disease. The first cyclists will arrive at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th St. off Boardwalk, at approximately 11:30 a.m. The event was started 31 years ago by TV Anchorman, Larry Kane with 20 of his friends following a meeting in Ocean City. The bike tour is sponsored by the Delaware Valley MS Society in cooperation with the City.

(Sept. 29-Oct. 2) The RED & WHITE WEEKEND is an All Class Reunion and Family Fun event for Ocean City High School Alumni. The weekend includes a Kick- Off Party on Sept. 29 at DiOrios, a BBQ Rally, Football Game and Wing Night at the Deauville Inn, Sept.30, a Red Raider Parade and Family Walk for the Wounded on Oct.1 and an Alumni Brunch at the Island Grill and Ocean City Half Marathon, Oct. 2. An Art Show honoring James N. Pulvino, the late, beloved director of the High School's Art Department, is set for Sept. 29-Oct. 2 at the Ocean City Arts Center. Stephen Megargee will be featured Alumni artist. Access www.ochsalumni.com for information.

(Sept. 23) Ocean City and the American Red Cross are hosting a City wide BLOOD DRIVE from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ocean City Civic Center, 6th and Boardwalk. Appointments preferred, not required. Call (609) 525-9365 or (609) 399-6111. Sign up also at City Hall Reception area, Mon.-Fri. 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For eligibility requirements, call 1-800-GIVE LIFE or visit www.pleasegiveblood.org.

(Sept. 24) Thousands will converge on the Boardwalk for the 10th Annual Walk to Defeat ALS. The two mile walk raises over $1.7 million to support patient services and research into finding a cure for Lou Gehrig's disease. Registration is 9 a.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Walks begins 10 a.m. For information, call 215-643-5436 or visit www.alsphiladelphia.org.

(Sept. 25) The City Environmental Commission is hosting a BAY CLEAN-UP from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers (18 years or older) should meet at the 34th St. Bridge Parking area Sunday at 10:30 a.m. A waiver must be signed. Work gloves, bags, life vests and supplies will be provided. Launch locations will be at the base of the 34th St. Bridge. Participants are urged to bring their kayaks and canoes. Local boaters are asked to clean the area from 9th to 34th Sts. For more information, contact City Hall (609) 399-6111 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

(Sept. 26-30) The City and Atlantic County Utility Authority are cooperating on a fall FOOD DRIVE to benefit the Ecumenical Council's Food Cupboard. The drive will be held from Mon., Sept. 26 through Fri., Sept.30. Residents are asked to fill any bag with cans or boxes of non perishable food items and place on the curb by 7 a.m. of recycling day. ACAU recycling crews will pick up and take food to the Cupboard. Stickers indicating the bagged items are food donations will be available at City Hall, the Community Center and the Henry S. Knight Building during normal business hours and at local churches and businesses. For information, call City Hall (609) 399-6111. Your recycling schedule is available at www.ocnj.us.

(Oct.1) The CITY-WIDE YARD SALE will be held at the Tabernacle Grounds, 5th and Wesley Ave. from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at homes throughout town. There will be table sales in the downtown from 6th -11th Sts. along Asbury Ave. For information, call (609) 398-4662.

(Oct. 1) WALK FOR THE WOUNDED: Registration is 10 a.m. in front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. This is a 3 mile walk from the Music Pier to 23 St. and back on the boardwalk. Opening ceremony will include a tribute to our military. For information, call (609) 399-0112 or visit www.ochome.com

(Oct. 5) The 23rd Annual CYSTIC FIBROSIS Golf Tournament will be held at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point. The event features a double shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., modified scramble format, cost $150 per golfer. Call Myra Corcoran (609) 399-7890.

(Oct. 1) Hall of Fame Rocker, JOHN OATES, will perform at the Music Pier, 8 p.m., with his band. All proceeds will benefit the Ocean City Education Foundation. Presenting sponsor is Ocean City Home Bank. Tickets are $35 and may be ordered by phone, 609-525-9300 or online at www.ocnjef.com or www.ocnj.us.

(Oct. 8) Stephen Serwatka will present his NEW JERSEY NATURE program at the Bayside Center, between 5th and 6th St. on Bay Ave. at 1 p.m. The event enables the public to experience a fun and educational session with non releasable wild and tame animals in a relaxed atmosphere. Admission is free. Sponsor is the Ocean City Gardens Civic Assn.

(Oct. 9)The Ocean City OPERAFEST will be brought to Ocean City by Fox Vocal Arts on Sun., Oct. 9 at 4 p.m. The opera "Little Red Riding Hood" will be performed by German students from the Westerland area and their American counterparts who performed together this past May in Germany. "Now it's our turn to be the host," says soprano and Operafest sponsor, Nancy Fox, who traveled to Germany to help organize and produce the event.

The opera will be held at St. Peter United Methodist Church, 8th and Central Ave. at 4 p.m. For information, call Nancy Fox, Fox Vocal Arts, (609) 399-7291. Fox Vocal Arts is a music production company and teaching studio in Ocean City with a long history of producing operas and classical music events for youth.

EVENTS from The Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Ave.,

(Sept. 21) Young Adult Library Club Game Night, 3 to 5 p.m., Room N116, open to grades 6-12. Come play board and video games, or just hang out and eat pizza. Free. Call (609) 399-2434, Ext. 5235.

(Sept. 22) What is Happiness and How Can We All Get Some, 11 a.m., Main Lecture Room N110, part of the Ted Talk Series, free.

(Sept. 22) Alzheimer's Lecture, Know the Ten Signs: Early Detection Matters, 7 p.m., Main Lecture Room, free.

(Sept. 24) Noon, Ocean City's own Charlie Wood will give a talk on his new book, "Rusty Dearest, a Great Love Story Forged by the Great War." Wood shares the love letters his mother and father exchanged during World War II and their endearing love story. Charlie Wood is a retired journalist living in Ocean City. The past decade he has been an award winning sportswriter for the Sentinel of O.C. Main Lecture Room N110.

NOTES: The Fall FARMERS MARKET in the downtown will be held every Saturday in the downtown through Oct.1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave. Call (609) 398-4662.

(Sept., 30, Oct 1 & 2) There will be Boardwalk and Downtown Merchant TABLE SALES (no vendors) from 6th to 14th Sts. at both locations.

The Ocean City Pops concert OUR THREE TENORS II, postponed by the Hurricane, has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m., Sept. 25th at the Music Pier. Tickets are $20, available at the Music Pier Box Office, 609-525-9300. The show features John Viscardi, Luigi Boccia and Jonathan Boyd.