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8/26/15 Ploppers, Air Shows, Street Rods Coming Soon

Some exciting events and one goofy one are scheduled soon. The goofy one will be first. It’s the King and Queen of Plop Pageant set for Friday (Sept. 4th) 11a.m. at the Ninth Street Beach. Contestants are asked to greet the fall season by performing dramatic plops on the beach. Winners will be named The KING AND QUEEN OF PLOP (or Mr. Fall Guy and Miss Fall Gal 2015).
Participants will perform in slow motion to add to the drama and avoid injury. There will be categories in various age groups, male and female. Ribbons will be awarded to category winners. The two best entrants will be crowned King and Queen of Plop. Entry in the contest is free. Register starting 10:30 a.m. at Ninth St. Beach opposite Music Pier. Call (609) 399-6111 for information.
A group of non-competing celebrity Ploppers will open the event. They include Super Soprano, Nancy Fox with the Fox Vocal Arts Ploppers; Yo Yo Plopper, Doug Jewell and Suzanne Muldowney, AKA Shelley, the Mermaid. Music will be provided by the World’s Only Wind Chimes Band.
The first of two FREE AIR SHOWS will be held on Saturday (Sept. 12) at the Ocean City Municipal Airport, 26th and Bay Ave., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will feature ground displays of a B-25J Mitchell Bomber and WWII Grumman TBM Avenger. There will be air demonstrations, a Paper Airplane Contest, Face Painting and Food Vendors.
Ground displays will feature Classics, Antiques, Ultralights, Warbirds, Homebuilts, Military Vehicles and Antique Cars. The New Jersey Pine Barons RC Club of Mt. Laurel will present exciting model airplane demonstrations with miniature jets soaring 100 miles per hour. Helicopter and Airplane Rides will be available for purchase and there will be free shuttle service from a Shelter Road lot located off Bay and Tennessee Ave. Admission is free. For information, (609) 525-9223 orwww.oceancityvacation.com.
AIR SHOW NUMBER 2, the exciting BOARDWALK AEROBATIC AIR SHOWStarts 1 p.m. (Sept. 13) with daring flight maneuvers over the beach from 6th to 14th Sts. Thrill to best of the best stunt pilots in the world. For information, call (609) 399-6111.
(Sept. 11th) NATIONAL SEPTEMBER 11TH COMMEMORATION – 7 p.m. in front of 6th Street Fire House, 6th and Asbury Ave.
(Sept. 6-8-11) THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND-The Ocean City Pops and Greater Ocean City Theatre Company present a fully staged musical filled with humor, romance, drama and non-stop melody. Features unforgettable songs including Mr. Cellophane, Cabaret and New York, New York. 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets $30/25. For information, call (609) 399-6111 or (609) 525-9248 or visitwww.ocnj.us/boxoffice.
(Sept. 7) OCNJ LABOR DAY RACE: 5 Mile beach run, 1 Mile fun run/walk. $20 pre-registration, $25 day of race. $10 for 14 years and under. For Information, call (609) 399-6111 or www.ocnj.us/Race-Events.
(Sept.12) STREET ROD EXHIBITION: This popular rally, features modified, classic cars on display. It will celebrate its 41st year with a one day exhibition. Cars will be featured at Tabernacle Grounds, 550 Wesley Ave., from 8 a.m. until noon, and then be shown on the Boardwalk until 4 p.m. Many of the vehicles are enhanced by artwork. Owners will be on site to discuss features of their vehicles. Call (609) 399-6111 for information.
(Sept. 12) THE FABULOUS GREASE BAND will perform at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, 8 p.m. Tickets are $25. Call (609) 525-9248 or
399- 6111 or visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice.
(Sept. 13) OC POPS- A NIGHT IN OLD VIENNA: The best of Johann Strauss, Jr. with talented singers and award winning violinist Robyn Bollinger. Sponsored by Manco and Manco in memory of Frank Ruggieri. 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets $20/15. Call (609) 399-6111 or (609) 525-9248 or visitwww.ocnj.us/boxoffice.
(Sept. 14) 20th Annual SUNSHINE FOUNDATION GOLF CLASSIC: It benefits the Foundation which for 38 years has granted the wishes of over 37,000 seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children. Will be held at the Linwood Country Club, 500 Shore Rd., call (609) 927-6134. Registration and lunch is at 11 a.m., Shotgun Start at noon. Dinner and prizes awarded at 5 p.m. Format is a 4 person scramble. Entry is $150 per golfer. Sponsored by the all Volunteer Cape Atlantic Chapter of the Sunshine Foundation, P.O. Box 866, Ocean City, N.J. 08226.
(Sept. 17) Ocean City’s next RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th and Boardwalk. For more information, call (609) 399-6111.
NOW UNDER WAY: The Ocean City Arts Center, 17th and Simpson Ave., is presenting “Finding Art in Architecture through the month of September. Ocean City, Cape May County Photographer, Alexander Sharkey will show his work through Sept. 30th. The show turns concrete surroundings on edge and questions the viewers’ perception of architecture.  Admission is free. For more information, call (609) 399-7628.
(Sept. 19) OCEAN CITY BOARD…WALK To Defeat ALS: Join this two mile walk on the boardwalk to raise funds to support patient research in finding a cure for ALS. Registration begins 9 a.m. at the 6th St. Practice Field. Walk begins 10 a.m. For information, call (609) 399-6111 or visit www.alsphiladelphia.org.
(Sept. 20) The Huge CORVETTE SHOW: Over 350 cars on display featuring models from every year the Corvette was manufactured. One of the largest exhibitions of its kind in the country. Corvettes will be displayed on the Boardwalk from 6th to 10th Sts. from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Partial proceeds benefit local charities. For more information visit www.boardwalkcorvettes.com or call (609) – 457-0081.
(Sept. 20) OC POPS-Twisted Strings! Alex DuPue and Miguel de Hoyas, a fiery Violin and Guitar duo present an exciting program with the Pops. These virtuosos combine Latin and Rock with a classically contagious blend. Hughes Performing Arts Center, 6th St. and Atlantic Ave. Sponsored by Dr. Matt Hamilton, Beach Buddies Animal Hospital, 7:30 p.m., tickets $20. For more information, call (609) 399-6111 or (609) 525-9248 or visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice.
(Sept. 26)  WALK FOR THE WOUNDED: A three mile walk on the boardwalk to raise money for wounded soldiers returning from overseas. A ceremony will be held just prior to the walk start to honor our military heroes. Registration begins 8 a.m. in front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. For information, call (609) 399-0012 ext. 1106. or visit www.ochome.com.
(Sept. 26) The Atlantic City Weekly HEALTH AND WELLNESS EXPO is set from noon to 5 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Visitors will be able to participate in Fitness Instruction, listen to live music and learn from vendors how to get and stay healthy. For more information, call (609) 272-7017 or visitwww.acweekly.com.
FARMERS MARKET: Held at Tabernacle Grounds every Wednesday through September 9th with crafters on Asbury Ave. at 6th St., 8 a.m.-1 p.m. You can stroll free and buy stuff at economical prices now through Sept. 9th.
MARKET DAYS: Every Thursday through August  27th on Asbury Ave. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Includes free entertainment (magicians, etc.) free face painters and balloon sculptors plus free pony rides for the kids at the Tabernacle, 6th and Asbury Ave.
HISTORIC AND INN-TO-INN TOURS: presented by the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers of Ocean City are every Thursday through August 27th from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.  Tickets are $14 per person, which includes transportation by trolley and a guided tour.  Catch the trolley at the Ticket Booth located at the 7th Street and Central Avenue parking lot (metered parking is available).  Tickets are available at the Welcome Center on the Rt.52 Causeway and at the ticket booth.  Each tour is different and includes an excursion to four different historic locations which may include inns, the Historic Flanders Hotel, the Historic Ocean City Lifesaving Station, the Ocean City Historical Museum, or a Beachwalk and a sightseeing tour of the City’s historic district. For more information, please call 609-399-1412 or visit on the internet at

FAMILY NIGHTS: Every Thursday through the end of August a variety of free entertainment 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. between 6th and 14th Sts. on the Boardwalk. This popular program is sponsored by Henry’s, OC Waterpark, Boardwalk Bounce, Playland’s Castaway Cove, and Johnson’s Popcorn.



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