Last day of Weird Week, Little Miss OC and more this weekend

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OCEAN CITY — Another pageant hits the Ocean City Boardwalk this weekend, but this time, the queens are more like … princesses.

Little Miss Ocean City 2013 will be crowned by reigning Little Miss Ocean City Cassidy Diamond 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 at the Music Pier. The 21 contestants ages 8-11 compete in a private interview with judges, and on scholastics, talent and poise and composure. Special guests include former Junior Miss Ocean City 2007 Karli Scott, Junior Miss Ocean City 2012 Kylie Clearkin, former Miss Ocean City 2012 Brenna Carnuccio and newly crowned Miss Ocean City 2013 Devon Vanderslice. The Ocean City Recreation Department is in its 23rd year running the Little Miss Ocean City Pageant and more than $6,400 in bonds and prizes will be awarded. Tickets are available through the Music Pier Box Office or by calling 525-9248.

One of Ocean City’s most unusual events, Weird Week ends on Friday with the crowning of Little Miss and Mr. Chaos, as well as Miss and Mr. Miscellaneous 11 a.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Entry is free and prizes are awarded. The Chaos contests are for boys and girls ages 3-5. They sit on the Music Pier stage, are given pots, pans and other instruments of noise pollution and instructed to make as much racket as they possibly can in three minutes. Inspirational music by Dire Straits and Billy Haley’s Comets is played in the background. For information, call 525-9300.

Ocean City Library Friends and Volunteers will be holding a summer book sale 2-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 in the library atrium, 1735 Simpson Ave. Fiction and non-fiction hardbacks and paperbacks for adults and children, as well as CDs and puzzles will be available.

The Ronald Mc Donald House of Southern New Jersey will hold its miniature golf tournament Aug. 18 at Fantasy Mini Golf, 1336 Boardwalk. The qualifying period is over. Come out and enjoy the fun, a silent auction and support a great cause. For information, call 938-0579 or see oceancityminigolf.com.

In its final 2012 show of the Ocean City Music Pier series, Tony Mart presents “The Music that Made Tony Mart’s Famous” Saturday, Aug. 18 as rock musicians and entertainers in South Jersey come together to perform an all-star tribute to the golden years of rock ’n’ roll at the Jersey Shore. The show reaches back to Bill Haley and His Comets, Conway Twitty, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, and features a tribute to Bob Dylan and The Band (known as Levon and the Hawks at Tony Mart’s in ’65) and a finale of songs by Eric Clapton and Cream, Bruce Springsteen and the soundtrack from the movie “Eddie and the Cruisers,” which was filmed at Tony Mart’s in 1982. See Danny Eyer on guitar and Howard Isaacson on saxophone, and vocal performances by Bob Campanell, Dr. Bobby Fingers and Jimmy “Old School” Glenn. Show begins at 8 p.m., doors open at 7. Tickets are $20 at the Music Pier Box Office or by calling 525-9458.

The Ocean City Dog Park Association will be offering a free training session 10 a.m. Aug. 19 at the Ocean City Dog Park, 45th and Haven, on How to Train Your Dog and Correct Behavior Problems. Williams Dog Training Company will conduct a live demonstration on obedience training and provide insights on how to address behavior issues. The training session is open to all Ocean City Dog Park pass holders, as well as the general public, who are invited to attend without dogs.

Tim Lucas, senior pastor of the Liquid Church in Morristown, is the speaker at Ocean City Tabernacle this Sunday, Aug. 19, at morning services, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. As one of New Jersey’s fastest growing churches, about 3,000 attend each Sunday at four locations and online. Tenor John Taylor brings the music for the morning services and sings in the evening before the show begins. At 7 p.m., ventriloquist David Pendleton brings Aunt Tilley, Buford the Beagle and Vern the Vulture to life. Pendleton was a featured performer in Ocean City’s First Night and now returns for a show designed for the entire family. Seats will be available in the front for children under 13 (and one adult with them). An informal song service, ranging from hymns to new praise and worship songs, precedes each service, with song leader Greg Field, Carolyn Lothian on the concert grand Steinway piano, and Jeff Seals on the four-manual Allen organ. Paul Berges, drummer, joins on the upbeat tunes. Child-care for ages 3 and younger is in the Noah’s Ark nursery both morning and evening, and age-appropriate Sunday School is offered for children during the morning services. See www.OCTabernacle.org.

The Guts and Glory 5K Run and Walk to benefit the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation is 8 a.m. Aug. 19 at the Aquatic and Fitness Center, 1735 Simpson Ave. Day of registration is $25 from 7-8 a.m. Early registration is $20 and includes a T-Shirt. To register or donate online, see online.ccfa.org/gutsandglory.

The Ocean City Pops present “Time for Three.” This trio transcends traditional classification with elements of classical, country western, gypsy and jazz idioms forming a blend all its own. Showtime is 8 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Music Pier. Tickets are $20/$12, available at the Music Pier Box Office, 525-9248 or www.ocnj.us.

Little Feat, the American rock band featuring songwriter, lead vocalist and guitarist, Lowell George and keyboardist, Bill Payne, will perform in concert 8 p.m. Aug. 20 at Music Pier. Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or at www.ticketmaster.com.


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