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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 01, 2014 12:00 am

Monday, Sept. 1

Labor Day Fireworks 10 p.m. on the beach at Pine Avenue, Wildwood. Free. See www.DoWildwood.com .

Cape Atlantic Irish Pipe Brigade Parade 7:30-9:30 p.m. from 16th Avenue to the Wildwoods Convention Center. Free. Call 609-523-1602.

OCNJ Labor Day Race 5-mile beach run and 1-mile fun run/walk. Registration fee is $20 in advance and $25 the day of race for adults and $10 for ages 14 and under. Call 609-525-9317.

Wednesday, Sept. 3

Farmers Market 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the grounds of Ocean City Tabernacle, Sixth Street, Ocean City.

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Roar to the Shore to feature new bike lights show

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 01, 2014 12:00 am

 Vehicles parade down the boardwalk at a previous rally. Vehicles parade down the boardwalk at a previous rally. WILDWOOD - Motorcyclists will be out in force for the annual Roar to the Shore Motorcycle Rally, set for Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 4-7 in Wildwood.

Located a few hours’ ride or less from the major cities of Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., the rally brings thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to town on their bikes for a day or a weekend of music, shopping, riding, tattooing and other activities.

 Billed as the largest free motorcycle rally in the northeast, the rally will feature loads of free live entertainment, motorcycle vendors, food and merchandise vendors and related events all weekend.

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NASW Big Band Dance set for Sept. 27

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 30, 2014 04:12 pm

Dancers fill the floor in this overhead view of last year’s event. Dancers fill the floor in this overhead view of last year’s event.

Naval Air Station Wildwood will hold a USO-style Big Band Dance 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 in historic Hangar No. 1.

The 1940s style dance will feature swing, ballroom and samba dancing and lessons from professional dance instructor Tom Cupp. Dancers of all levels are welcome, and 1940s dress is encouraged.

Music will be provided by Walt Wagner and the Serenaders Big Band, a 14-piece ensemble. Dinner will be catered by Shore Side Catering, and there will be raffles.

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Skaters to compete in 6th annual roller derby

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 19, 2014 04:01 pm

Skaters to compete in 6th annual roller derby Jen Marra / Skaters to compete in 6th annual roller derby  WILDWOOD - Hundreds of male and female skaters will roll into the Wildwoods for the sixth annual Colossal Coastal Roller Derby Battle on the Beach Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

The skaters will be there to compete in hard-hitting, adrenalin-fueled derby games throughout the entire day. The games are open to the public include the Rookie Co-ed game 1-3:30 p.m. in the Oceanfront Arena featuring the Tsunami Mamis vs. the Sand Slingers Intermediate Female Game and the Beach Bunny Brawlers vs. the Tough Tikis, followed by the Advanced Co-ed Game 4-5:30 p.m. between the UV Slays and the Bonflyers.

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Junior Clamshell Pitching Tournament set for Aug. 29

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 11, 2014 12:00 am

Rich Reinhart Junior Clamshell Pitching Tournament Jen Marra photo/Rich Reinhart Junior Clamshell Pitching Tournament

CAPE MAY - The Rich Reinhart Junior Clamshell Pitching Tournament, billed as the longest-running contest of its kind in the region, will take place Friday, Aug. 29 on the Windsor Avenue beach in Cape May, across from Congress Hall.

The contest challenges players to toss clamshells a distance of about 25 feet into small hole dug in the sand. Players score points for clams landing in the hole, on the rim and closest to the hole, similar to the scoring of horseshoes.

Participation is free, and all are welcome. No experience is necessary; beginners will receive free instruction.

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Wildwood to unveil massive dog beach sculpture

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 09, 2014 12:00 am

Wildwood will unveil a 25-foot-tall sculpture created for the city dog beach at a ceremony 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 on the Poplar Avenue beach.

The 5,000-pound sculpture features a red fire hydrant, bones, dog paws and a squirrel perched on top. The art display is a gift to the city from Morey’s Piers and Beachfront Water Parks. It pays special recognition to the Wildwood Fire Department and two volunteer units – the Holly Beach Fire Department and Wildwood Fire Department 1. 

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It’s all about body art

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 07, 2014 05:54 pm

Fifth annual Wildwood Tattoo Expo and Show Aug. 15-17 to feature celebrity artists, demonstrations, a tattoo swimsuit contest and more 

 Wildwood Tattoo Expo Wildwood Tattoo Expo

Tattoo seekers, inked celebrities, and body art specialists from around the country will gather for the fifth annual Wildwood Tattoo Expo and Show Friday through Sunday, Aug. 15-17 at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

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Avalon symphony series concludes with music from faraway lands

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 06, 2014 07:23 pm

Avalon symphony series concludes with music from faraway lands Avalon symphony series concludes with music from faraway lands The Bay-Atlantic Symphony will conclude its Symphony by the Sea summer concert series with music from faraway lands composed by Brahms, Verdi, Borodin and Sibelius.

The free concert will be presented 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Avalon Elementary School, 235 32nd St., Avalon.

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Irish tenor to perform at Maris Stella Church

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 06, 2014 06:18 pm

St. Brendan the Navigator Parish will present a two-night event featuring international Irish tenor Mark Forrest, who has performed for audiences from the White House to Carnegie Hall and in cathedrals and on stages worldwide.

"A Moment in Time," a night of meditation, music, prayer and Eucharistic adoration, will be held 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 at Maris Stella Church, 5012 Dune Drive, Avalon.

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Antique Car Show cruises into Historic Cold Spring Village

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 06, 2014 04:30 pm

Antique and classic cars will be on display 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 16 and 17. Antique and classic cars will be on display 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 16 and 17. Vintage automobile owners and aficionados will cruise into Historic Cold Spring Village for the annual Classic and Antique Car Show Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 16 and 17.

The cars will be on display 10 a.m.-3 p.m. each day along the shaded clamshell paths that wind around the historic buildings of the village.

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