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Historical Museum Offers Antique Appraisals

Ever wonder what that antique or collectible you have at home is worth? Well wonder no more. On Thurs., May 21, The Ocean City Historical Museum will offer professional appraisals of your treasures.

Bruce Dooley and Bill Booth of Elwood Antiques, veteran appraisers, will be featured. The program starts at 6 p.m. in the Senior Auditorium of the Community Center, 18th and Simpson Ave. Items will be appraised for $5, with a limit of three per person.

Participants will be admitted at 6 p.m. Others will be admitted free at 6:45 p.m. but will not be able to have items appraised. For information, contact the Museum (609) 399-1801.


For 43 years the OCEAN CITY FLOWER SHOW has been a favorite event here. The exhibition was the idea of the late James F. Penland, local businessman and talented artist. He     enlisted the help of the Ocean City Garden Club as Jim knew they had the expertise to produce the event. The Club has done an outstanding job from the very beginning.

Theme this year is “Chic to Chic, Flowers and Fashion.” Categories in the Artistic Design competition mirror this theme with classes such as “Kick It Up With Footwear,” “Bling,” and “String of Pearls.” It is interesting to see how contestants interpret these categories with their arrangements.

There is also a Horticultural Division with beautiful exhibits of roses, African Violets, Orchids, etc. All of these entries are from amateur gardeners, many from area garden clubs. There is no fee to exhibit and compete in the Ocean City Flower Show. If you are an ardent “Green Thumber,” this is the show for you. For information and inspiration, contact Kay Reilly (609) 399-1199 and visit gardenclubocnj.wordpress.com.

The Ocean City Flower Show is set for (May 29-31) at the Music Pier. Show times are Fri. 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sun. 10a.m. to 4 p.m. Entry to the public is free. Optional donations are taken to support the show.


Former Miss Ocean City Devon Vanderslice will be competing for the Miss New Jersey title at the Music Pier, June 11-13th. Your first opportunity to cheer for Devon will be Wed., June 10th when the Miss New Jersey Parade will be held on the Boardwalk starting 7 p.m. Cierra Kaler-Jones, reigning Miss New Jersey, will lead the Parade.

Theme for this year’s Parade is “Pages through the Ages.” All 28 contestants will be “showing their shoes” and dressed to complement the theme, reports Karen Mahar, of Ocean City, Parade Director. Mahar invites bands, business groups, civic organizations and entertainers to join the Parade and benefit from the exposure of the huge crowds on the Boardwalk. To enter Parade call or email Karen Mahar (609) 626-1176 or contact karen.mahar@missnewjersey.net. All entry forms must be completed and returned by Fri., May 22.

(May 16)  The Annual Heart Assn. HEART WALK:  Registration begins 9 a.m. at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th St. off Boardwalk, walk begins 10:30 a.m. For information, call (609) 399-6111.

(May 16) 6th Annual Miles for MELANOMA Ocean City 5K. Help raise critical funds to fuel new treatments and education and advocacy for Melanoma. Register online by May 14 for $30 or 9 a.m. at 34th St. Beach the day of event. Timing services will be provided, awards will follow the race. For information, call (609) 399-6111 or visit http://events.melanoma.org/2015mfmoceancity.

(May 17) 7th Annual Walk to END LUPUS Now – 9 a.m. registration at 6th St. Practice Field. Help recruit 1,000 participants and raise $75,000 to support 10,000 individuals living with Lupus in Southern, New Jersey. Making a difference starts with one step! For more information, visit www.walktoendlupusnowsj.org.

(May 17) OCNJ TRIATHLON/DUATHLON ¼ Mile Pool Swim, 2M Run/16 M Bike/2m Run. Plus Kids Course 1/8 mile swim, 1 mile run/ 8mile bike ride/1 mile run. Pool Swim starts 6 am-8 a.m. Run/Bike/Run starts 9 a.m. $50 Tri/Du, $25 Kids Course. For information call (609) 399-6111 or www.ocnj.us/Race-Events.

(May 17) South Jersey Jazz Society present Larry McKenna Jazz Orchestra 3 p.m. at Music Pier. Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. For tickets visit southjerseyjazz.org. or call (609) 927-6677 for more information.

(May 22) The popular UNLOCKING of the Ocean and BUSINESS PERSON’S PLUNGE! Organizer John Walton expects an outstanding turnout for the plunge with brief case toting business folks, plus such mascots as Fin of the Flanders, Fry Guy from Jilly’s, Martin Mollusk from the Chamber of Commerce, Wonder Bear from Gillian’s, Mr. TD from TD Bank and Mr. Taffy from Shriver’s. Plus a great turnout from local business personnel, area clubs and service organizations.

Event begins at noon at the 9th St. Beach opposite Music Pier with the traditional turning of the key to unlock the Ocean by the Mayor, City officials and Ocean City Lifeguards. The Cumberland Regional High School Chorus under the direction of Ed Sayre will perform before and after the ceremonies. BE THERE TO GREET THE NEW SEASON!

(May 23) The Annual 31 HEROES MEMORIAL BEACH CHALLENGE: This race will consist of team and individual entrants in three separate events. The Stand Up Paddle Challenge, a SEAL TEAM approved obstacle course Challenge and a Kids Fun Run as well as a Patriots Ceremony to honor veterans and fallen warriors. Race begins 7:30 a.m. at Eighth St. Beach. For Information – www.standup4seals.com or call (856) 816-5644.

(May 23) Linda Gentille and the Jersey Shore Pops present the music of the GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA with special guest The VICTORY BELLES at the Music Pier, Showtime 7 p.m. Tickets are $25-$40 by calling 1-800-838-3006 or online at www.JerseySHOREPops.org. This program was made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner in the National Endowment for the Arts. The funds were administered by the Cape May County Cultural and Heritage Commission, under the authority of the County Library Commission for the Board of Chosen Freeholders. (Be sure to tell your friends).

(May 25) at 9:15 a.m., Ocean City Lifeguards will place a Memorial Wreath in the waters off the 9th St. Beach in memory of those who have given their lives in the service of our country.

(May 25) On Memorial Day at 10 a.m. members of the W.C.T.U., (Women’s Christian Temperance Union) and members of the Ocean City Historical Museum will re-dedicate the W.C.T.U. FOUNTAIN in front of City Hall and celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the gift.

(May 25) The City and its Veterans Organizations will hold the Annual MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE, 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, Fifth Street and Wesley Ave. In the   event of inclement weather, the service will be held in the Tabernacle Auditorium.

(May 31) BARKS ON THE BOARDS: This is a fun day for dogs and their owners starting at 6th St. Practice Field next to the Sports and Civic Center on 6th St.  There will be games from 10 a.m. until noon, then a walk on the Boardwalk from noon till 1 p.m. Contests to follow at Practice Field. Pre-registration is $25, $30 day of event. First 200 registered get T Shirts. For more information, call (609) 398-9500 or visit www.hsocnj.org.


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