Leadership club dinner
The Ocean City High School Leadership Club will hold a scholarship dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 at the high school cafeteria on Fifth Street. The event will include music from the high school's jazz rock band and door prizes in addition to buffet-style food prepared by local chefs. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students ages 8-18 and free for children under 8. Proceeds will go to senior scholarship awards. For more information, contact Corrine Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org or Amy Kohl at email@example.com.
Ocean City High School Drama Guild production
The Ocean City High School Drama Guild presents "Stage Door" by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman directed by Robert LeMaire and Greg Wheeldon 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday Nov. 16 and 17 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18. The setting is a boarding house in the mid-1930s where 16 young women, all aspiring actors, struggle to make it on Broadway. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors and can be reserved by calling 609-399-1290 ext. 1442.
Holiday festival of fine arts and crafts
The annual Holiday Celebration of Arts and Crafts will be held 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18-19 at the Ocean City Music Pier. The event features handcrafted items including Christmas trees, ceramics, American Girl Doll clothes, jewelry, stained glass, art, candles, pet treats and more. Every offering is handmade in the U.S. by the seller. Admission is $3; proceeds benefit the Ocean City Food Cupboard and the Atlantic City Rescue Mission. For information call 609-365-2239.
Downtown Shopping Extravaganza
Get out and jump-start your holiday shopping from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 18. Shop in your pajamas and take-advantage of early-bird shopping specials. For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.
Free horse and carriage rides
Enjoy an free old-fashioned horse and carriage ride down Asbury Avenue on Saturday and Sundays from Nov. 18 to Dec. 17. Route starts in front of City Hall at Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue. For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.
OCHS Crew Designer Bag Bingo
Ocean City High School crew will hold a designer bag bingo fundraiser Saturday, Dec. 2 at St. James Church Memorial Hall, 17 S. Newport Ave., Ventnor. Doors open 6 p.m., and the games begin at 7. Prizes will include bags from Michael Kors, Coach, Kate Spade and more. There will also be a 50-50, raffles and door prizes, plus free coffee, tea and desserts. Tickets are $35. To reserve tickets call firstname.lastname@example.org or call 856-361-8466.
Exchange Club gala
The Exchange Club of Ocean City will hold its 70th annual gala 6 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Flanders Hotel, 719 E. 11th St. Tickets are $70 and include surf-and-turf dinner, refreshments and live entertainment by the Billy Walton Band. Black-tie optional. Call Frank at 609-602-0985 or email email@example.com.
Trip to Winterthur Museum and dinner
A bus trip is set at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 to the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, sponsored by the Ocean City Eastern Star. Cost is $99 for a round trip bus, tickets to the museum and a dining voucher. Resevations required by Nov. 22. For more information, call Meredithe 609-545-0757.
Holiday book sale
The Friends and Volunteers of the Ocean City Free Public Library hold a holiday book sale 2-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8 and 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 in the Atrium of the Ocean City Free Public Library. For more information, go to http://friendsvolunteersocfpl.com.
Knights headed to Tropicana
The Knights of Columbus of Ocean City are sponsoring a bus trip to Tropicana Atlantic City on Dec. 12. Cost is $25 per person, which includes the Christmas show and $15 in money for slots. Bus will leave St. Augustine Church, 13th Street and Wesley Avenue, at 11 a.m. and will leave Tropicana at 5:45 p.m. Make checks payable to Knights of Columbus. Call Joe Lang at 609-398-9037 for reservations.
American Legion Sunday breakfasts
Ocean City American Legion Morvay-Miley Post 524 hosts an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet featuring eggs, potatoes, pancakes, French toast, sausage, milk, juice and coffee on the first and third Sundays of every month beginning at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $6 fort adults and $3 for children. Proceeds benefit veterans' projects.
Breakfast at the VFW
Ocean City Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6650, 1501 Bay Ave., holds a public breakfast 8:30-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Sunday of each month. The spread includes pancakes, potatoes, scrambled eggs, creamed beef with warm biscuits, a choice of breakfast meat (typically bacon or a sausage patty), pastries or cake, milk, regular and decaffeinated coffee, orange juice and iced water. Hot tea is also available. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under.
Knights of Columbus meetings
The Ocean City Knights of Columbus Council 2560 meets 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at Culliney Hall in St. Frances Cabrini Church, Second Street and Atlantic Avenue. New members or transfers from other councils are welcome. Call Grand Knight Russ Schleider at 609-970-6868 or Deputy Grand Knight Stephen Van Natten at 610-217-4775 for more information.
American Legion weekly lunch
The Ocean City American Legion Morvay-Miley Post 524 holds a lunch noon-1:30 p.m. every Wednesday. The spread includes assorted hoagies, sandwiches and salads with potato salad, chips and desert. The lunch is $6, and drinks are $1 extra. All are welcome. Proceeds benefit veterans projects.
TED Talks at the library
Free TED Talks are presented 11 a.m. the second and fourth Saturday of each month at the Ocean City Free Public Library, in the Ocean City Community Center at 1735 Simpson Ave. TED stands for technology, entertainment and design. The talks feature experts in a variety of fields, a video presentation and an open discussion. For information call Julie Brown at 609-399-2434, ext. 5222, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Wild West' photo exhibit
Images from photographer Adam Taylor's travels out west are on display in the Ocean City Arts Center, in the Community Center at 1735 Simpson Ave. Taylor, a Williamstown native, took the pictures on a trip to Humboldt County, California. The exhibit runs through May. For information see oceancityartscenter.org or call 609-399-7628. The Arts Center is open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.