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US Navy Country Band to Play Free Concert Sept 27

Country Current, the United States Navy’s Country Band, will be featured in a free concert at the Music Pier on Sun., Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. The popular group has entertained here before to a full house.

The talented seven member ensemble has performed at the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville Now, the White House and the Wheeling Jamboree. They play all types of country music from contemporary country rock to traditional Blue Grass and Western Swing.

Free tickets are available at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave. 609-525-9300. Annex hours are Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free tickets are also available by sending a stamped, self addressed envelope to Community Services, 901 Asbury Ave., Ocean City, N.J. 08226. Requests are limited to six tickets.

The U.S.Navy’s Jazz Band is scheduled for the Tabernacle in November. Official United States Air Force and Navy Bands have visited Ocean City frequently in recent years because of the enthusiastic response they receive from the community and because of the fine facilities provided.

THE KING AND QUEEN OF PLOP: Ocean City welcomes the Fall Season on Fri., Sept.4 with the Mr. Fall Guy and Miss Fall Gal Pageant at the 9th St. Beach starting 11 a.m.

Contestants will be asked to fall dramatically and in slow motion to the sands. Those performing the most unusual renditions will be crowned Mr. Fall Guy and Miss Fall Gal, aka the King and Queen of Plop.

After the winners are named all contestants will hold hands and perform a mass plopping as a goodwill, no sore loser gesture. Contestants may register starting 10:30 a.m. at 9th St. Beach opposite the Music Pier. Entry is free, prizes will be awarded.

Suzanne Muldowney, portraying Shelly the Mermaid, will offer an interpretive dance to the tune of Falling Leaves, Elvis Performer, Ted Prior, will introduce his new Ocean City song to the public, the World’s Only Wind Chimes Band will perform the world premier of its Ode To Autumn.

A panel of celebrity judges will select the winners. They include Hank Glaser, proprietor of Shriver’s Salt Water Taffy and Fred and Susan Miller, authors of the book documenting our Baby Parade’s 100th Anniversary.

The rules of the contest are simple. All participants must fall dramatically in slow motion to the sand. Costumes and props are permissible. All contestants must sign a waiver freeing the City from liability. Parents must sign for underage ploppers.

This is our way of emphasizing that fall is on its way and that it’s a great time in Ocean City. The weather is grand, the pace is less hectic and we have many events planned right up to First Night and First Day at the Beach, our gala New Year’s Celebrations. Let us know if you are going to plop. Call the Public Relations Office, 609-525-9300.

Drs. Richard and Rebecca Stanislaw will present an unusual lecture/ sing-along today, Aug. 27 at the Ocean City Historical Museum 17th and Simpson Ave., at 7 p.m. WHAT WE WERE SINGING BEFORE WORLD WAR I is the theme and the Stanislaws will play those nostalgic tunes on the Museum’s old square piano as they lead the singing. Admission is free.  Call609-399-1801.

SUESSICAL THE MUSICAL will be performed by The Junior Company of the Ocean City Theatre Co. on Fri., Aug. 28 at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Favorite stories of Dr. Suess come to life as a select group of 6th to 12th grade theatre/dance students are featured in the fully staged musical. The program is directed and choreographed by Michael Hartman. Tickets are $10, available at the Music Pier Box Office 609-525-9248 or on line at www.ocnj.us.

SINGERS STEVEN CODY & ROBIN MASSIE perform in concert at the Ocean City Tabernacle, 6th and Asbury Ave., on Sun., Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Call 609-399-1915.

OUR THREE TENORS: The Ocean City Pops Orchestra conducted by Bill Scheible presents one of its most popular concerts featuring tenors Cody Austen, Taylor Stayton and Michael Galant in an inspiring program of Mozart, Puccini, Donizetti and other vocal favorites on Sun., Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. The Kwon sisters will perform Mendelssohn’s brilliant concerto for violin and piano to mark the composers 200th birthday. Tickets are available at the Music Pier Box Office, 609-525-9248.

PASTEL SHOW: The Ocean City Fine Arts League, 608 Asbury Ave., presents a Pastel Show Sept. 1-30. There will be an artists’ reception on Fri., Sept. 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. For information call 609-814-0308 or visit www.oceancityfineartsleague.org.

JOHN TAYLOR IN CONCERT: One of the Tabernacle’s favorite soloists, John Taylor, will be featured in a full evening of music on Sun. Sept.6 at 7 p.m. Admission is free at the Tabernacle Auditorium, 6th and Asbury Ave. Call 609-399-1915 or visitwww.octabernacle.org.

THE MAYOR’S LABOR DAY RACE: A great tradition in Ocean City starts 9 a.m., Mon. Sept. 7 at the 23rd St. Beach. The event includes a 5 mile run and 1 mile fun run/walk. For information, contact Lisa Rumer,             609-525-9317       or lrumer@ocnj.us.

CAROUSEL! The Ocean City Pops Orchestra is back with the concert version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s popular musical! Hear all time favorites like If I Loved You and you’ll Never Walk Alone from a full cast of singers at the Music Pier, Tues. Sept 8 and Wed., Sept. 9. at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and $15 at the Music Pier Box Office,             609-525-9248      . Sponsored by the Original Fudge Kitchen on Tuesday and Doris Coates- Ollis in memory of Ray Ollis on Wednesday.

Here’s a column ending poem.

The Eyes Of Others Their eyes travel constantly-

One second they are with you-

The next they are miles away-

They speak to you-

You don’t know what to say-

You only know

They know what you’re thinking-

You only know

They know what you know only better…

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