What’s Happening, Doggies

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY

Howl about this! The DOG OF THE YEAR will be named on Sun., Oct. 26 at the Port O’ Call, 15th and Boardwalk. The big announcement is scheduled for noon. Twelve local pooches have been holding their doggie breaths anticipating the news. The suspense ends Sunday when one is crowned and trots away with all of the biscuits. The winner was selected by money vote with funds benefiting the Ocean City Dog Park. The announcement will be followed at approximately 12:30 p.m. by a Howl-Oween Costume Contest open to all canines.

A 1 p.m., pooches are invited to enjoy a refreshing swim in the Port O’ Call pool. Observing a group of dogs paddle and splash together is a sight to yap about! Bring your camera. Bring your dog. Bring a towel. In the event of rain, the events will be held at the Music Pier Pavilion, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.

To learn more about the dog park access www.oceancitydogpark.org.

FIRST NIGHT offers 60 New Year’s Eve entertainment programs at central locations plus fireworks at midnight for just $14 per person. Orders are now being taken at Downtown Gillian’s, 833 B Asbury Ave., across from City Hall, 609-391-0060.

Here’s a quick review of Ocean City FIRST FRIGHT HALLOWEEN EVENTS: Popular Haunted House, Sat., Nov. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. at City Hall, 9th and Asbury Ave., admission $5; Trick or Treat Family Night at Music Pier, Fri., Oct. 31, 6:30 to 9 p.m., admission $3, maximum of $10 per family; the popular Exchange Club Halloween Parade, Oct. 30 starting 7:15 p.m, 6th to 11th Sts. on Asbury Ave.

Trick or Treat in downtown Asbury Ave, Oct. 25 from noon to 3 p.m.; Trick or Treat and free hayrides on the Boardwalk, Oct.25-26 from 8th to 12th Sts., noon to 4 p.m.

Also part of First Fright is Fright Night at the Flanders sponsored by the Community Arts Project, Oct. 24 from 7 to 11 p.m.; An Evening With Edgar Allen Poe, Oct. 28, by the Ocean City Repertory Theatre at the Plymouth Inn, 710 Atlantic Ave., 7:30 p.m., $10; Downtown Dinner specials and entertainment by the Shore Thing Band from 4-7 p.m. on the Asbury Ave. Business District, Nov. 1. Call Public Relations 609-525-9300.

THE RENOWNED KAURIGA BALALAIKA ORCHESTRA will perform a lively and melodic program of Russian, Ukrainian and Slavic folk music 7:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 25 at the Music Pier.There will be music, dancing and singing. Tickets are $5, available at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave., 609-525-9300 or at door. Children 12 and under are free. The Orchestra has performed at the Academy of Music with the world famous Moiseyev Dance Company of Russia. It has been featured on national TV and at many venues throughout the east. Its music has been archived by the Smithsonian Institute.

REMINDERS: The Chamber of Commerce Welcome Night is set for Wed., Oct. 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The Chamber will honor Tabernacle CEO, Dick Stanislaw as Citizen of the Year on Tues., Oct. 28 at the Flanders Hotel. It will also recognize Doug Jewell, owner of Air Circus, for his many volunteer efforts to promote the Community. Call 609-399-1412.

ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS: Electronic items such as computers, monitors, televisions, cell phones, copiers, fax machines and audio visual equipment may be recycled free on Sat. Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Shelter Rd. Recycling Center thanks to support from the Ocean City Free Public Library. Participants must produce proof that they are Ocean City residents or property owners by showing a driver’s license or other form of identity.

Volunteers from throughout the City will join forces for a clean up of the South End on Nov. 1 starting 9 a.m. The Clean-up will include the City’s Southend Causeway from Ocean City to Strathmere as well as the Corson’s inlet State Park area. Volunteers should meet at the parking lot of Corson’s Inlet State Park at the base of the Russ Chattin Bridge at 9 a.m. Contact Teresa Coggshall 267-210-0114 or Michael Collins, 609-525-9285

TRAIL OF TWO CITIES, NOV. 1: Entry forms for our annual Race/Walk over the 9th St. Causeway are available at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave., 609-525-9300. A VIDEO SALE is set for the Ocean City Library Atrium, 17th and Simpson Ave. on Oct. 25 from noon to 4 p.m

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