10/28/15 Many Events Coming Soon, Only One is Quiet!

THE QUIET FESTIVAL is coming soon. I’d like to review that first, because it takes some preparation. Then we’ll review HALLOWEEN and The TRAIL OF TWO CITIES.

The 12th Annual Quiet Festival, the only event in the area that celebrates quiet things and contemplation, is set for Fri., Nov. 13 and Sat., Nov. 14. Let’s start with Nov. 14. This is the center piece of the Quiet Festival. It features a QUIET PET CONTEST, the only one in the universe that we know of plus other fun activities.

The events are held in the Senior Auditorium of the Community Center that takes up an entire block between 17th and 18th Sts. on Simpson Ave. The Senior Center is on the 18th Street side.

The Quiet Pet Contest is open to Mice, Ferrets, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, Turtles, Rabbits, Birds, etc. We even had a chicken once. This event is fun to be in and to see. Contest categories include Cuteness, Most unusual quiet pet, Best decorated display or Habitat, Swim Suit and other costumes, and Super Hero themes. There is a super fast Lettuce Eating Contest and even a category for your favorite, quiet stuffed Teddy Bear, etc. Certificates will be given to all entrants, ribbons to all winners and a Best of Show Trophy presented.

To enter contest call 399-6111 ext. 9300, email msoifer@hotmail.com. Let us know soon so we can make space arrangements.

Also featured that day, will be The Turtle Singers with their giant tortoise Big Bart, Jerry Lukas who will draw a cartoon for you of your favorite animal, Potomac Bead Co. members who will show you how to make a bracelet or necklace out of beads to take home, pilot Ken Thorpe and his crew who will show you how to make and fly paper airplanes.  The Sixth Annual “Snore at the Shore Contest” will also be held with contestants challenged to snore quietly to win prizes. All events are free.

Opening Ceremonies for the Quiet Festival will be held Fri., Nov. 13 starting noon at the Gazebo Park, 9th and Asbury Ave. across from City Hall. Events include a Yawn Along to the tune of Beautiful Dreamer, a performance by the Ocean City High School’s American Sign Language Club directed by Amy Anderson, Quiet Soprano Nancy Fox, Ken Thorpe and his Paper Airplane Crew, the world’s only Maple Pod Drop, Kites and Bubbles with Doug Jewell of Air Circus, Leaf Squeezing, Pin Dropping and a performance by the World’s Only Wind Chimes Band. For information, quietly call (609) 399-6111, Ext.9300 or email msoifer@hotmail.com.

REMINDER: The 68th ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARADE is set for Oct. 29 starting 7:15 p.m. Route is from 6th to 11th St. on Asbury Ave. Remember to bring a can of food to this entertaining Parade. The Boy Scouts of America are assisting our food cupboard by “Scouting for Food for those in need. Night of Parade registrations will be taken at 6:15 p.m. at 6th and Asbury. The Parade is sponsored by the Ocean City Exchange Club, Jeff Shirk, Parade Chairman.

 (Oct. 28) Ocean City Chamber of Commerce WELCOME NIGHT: An opportunity for newcomers and the rest of the community to meet members of City organizations and businesses and become acquainted with their services and products. Refreshments and give-aways are a feature. 6 to 8 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

(Oct. 28) THE MONSTER AND HIS BRIDE: You are invited to Frankenstein’s 80th Anniversary Party, 7:30 p.m. at the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall of the Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Ave. Dracula, Wolfman, Zombie and other prominent ghouls and demons will be there to greet you. Featuring student performers from Ocean City High School. For information, call (609) 399-2434 xt. 5222.

(Oct. 31) TRICK OR TREAT in Ocean City, 5 to 8p.m. Participants should be accompanied by adults. Wear fire proof costumes with good visibility and reflectors.

(Oct. 30) The Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Ave., continues its Friday Night Concert Series with “ELLA UNPLUGGED,” a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald performed by Sonny and Perley. Concerts begin 7 p.m. at the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall. On November 6th, the program will be “BEATLES REVISITED” featuring the Packaged Goods Orchestra. For information about the many programs offered by the Library contact Julie, (609) 399-2434 xt 5222.

(Nov. 4) The ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION Lecture Series continues at the Ocean City Free Public Library.  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 lectures start at 7 p.m. in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall.

(Nov.7): The 20th Annual TRAIL OF TWO CITIES 5K Run/Walk over the Causeway between Ocean City and Somers Point. Event begins at 8 a.m. at the Transportation Center 9th and Haven Ave. and ends at JFK Park in Somers Point.

The event is open to all ages under 9 years to 70 plus. Pre registration is $25 if received by mail by Oct. 30 or on line at www.lmsports.com until Nov. 4. Day of race $30. Immediate families of up to four can register for $75. Families must pre-register and all forms received by Oct. 30th.

Complete information and entry forms are available at the Somers Point Foundation for Education, 121 West New York Ave., in Somers Point, at Ocean City in City, Hall first floor Welcome Center, 9th and Asbury Ave. or may be downloaded at www.ocnj.us  under Recreation, Race Events. For more information, call Race Committee (609) 399-6111 xt 9300 in Ocean City or (609) 927-2053 xt 3101 in Somers Point.

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

(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. Hand crafted artisan made items of every description including Christmas trees, ceramics, doll clothes, jewelry, reindeer stained glass, candles, pet treats and art that can be framed while you browse. Gourmet food treats are yours for the tasting. A $3 admission and booth rentals benefit the Ocean City Food Cupboard and American Red Cross. For information 800-822-4112.

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 watercolors, pastels, drawings, printmaking and mixed media. For information, call (609) 399-7628.

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

Entry is free to both exhibits.

REMINDER: Get your First Night Admission buttons now for Ocean City’s Gala New Year’s Eve celebration that provides continuous entertainment from 4 p.m. until 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-N.J. Buttons are also available at the City Hall Welcome Center, 9th and Asbury Ave. After December 15, buttons will be priced at $20.


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