Updated Ocean City Events, edition of Oct. 31, 2012

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Two craft festivals this month

Two craft festivals featuring skilled, one of a kind artisans displaying and selling quality hand made products, will raise money for local charities here in November. The festivals are produced by JoAnne and Norman Schaut, Ocean City residents who for years have been traveling the east coast recruiting outstanding crafters for their events. Norman Schaut was the founder and producer of Atlantique City, the largest indoor Arts and Antiques Festival in the world.

With his wife JoAnne, he began craft shows to support local charities such as the Ocean City Food Cupboard, the Atlantic City Rescue Mission and Gilda’s Club of South Jersey.

The first event, The Christmas Arts and Crafts Festival, Nov. 10-11 is set for the historic Music Pier auditorium, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. It will feature Carolyn Bennett who specializes in Kaleidoscopes.

The second show, the Holiday Celebration of Fine Crafts, Nov. 17-18 at the Music Pier, will feature a completely different roster of artisans and products. This keeps the show fresh and interesting for the many crafts enthusiasts in the Delaware Valley.

Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. An admission donation of $3 plus all booth rentals goes directly to local charities. In addition to the Food Cupboard, Rescue Mission and Gilda’s Club, proceeds have supported The Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, the Red Cross and Salvation Army. For more information, call the Jersey Shore Artisans Guild, 1-800-822-4112 or 609-399-9998.

Trail of Two Cities

The 17th annual Trail of Two Cities 5K walk and run from Ocean City to Somers Point has been tentatively rescheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Proceeds from the event will raise money for the Somers Point Foundation for Education and Ocean City children’s programs. This walk and run brings the neighboring cities together while celebrating community pride, awareness and health. The 5K will begin at the Ocean City Transportation Center, Ninth Street and Haven Avenue and will end at John F. Kennedy Park in Somers Point. The entire course will be police patrolled and the Route 52 causeway will be closed to vehicles from 8-9:30 a.m. Race participants will compete for medals in the following age groups who finish in under 40 minutes: under 9 years, 9-11 years, 12-14 years, 15-19 years, 20-29 years, 30-39 years, 40-49 years, 50-59 years, 60-69 years and 70 years and older. Awards will also be give to the fastest overall male and female. The Trail of Two Cities awards ceremony will take place at John F. Kennedy Park after all participants have completed the course. Refreshments will also be available at the conclusion of the race.

Call Sydney Perkins at 927-2053, ext. 3101 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Fall Fest 2012 – CANCELED

Fall Fest 2012 will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at Emil Palmer Field, 15th Street and Simpson Avenue, featuring the Give and Take Little Circus, live music and more. Admission is free. This event is sponsored by the Ocean City Community Center. For more information call 399-2434 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Walk, Run, Survive 5K

Walk or run in the Every Breath Counts Walk, Run, Survive 5K event to benefit Lung Cancer 8 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11 on the Ocean City Boardwalk. Lung Cancer is the top cancer killer in the United States, claiming more lives than breast, prostate, ovarian, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and melanoma cancers combined. Despite this, lung cancer receives the fewest research dollars. In New Jersey, Atlantic and Cape May counties have the highest incidence of lung cancer. The proceeds from this event will go to the following three organizations that are focused on lung cancer research and patients and families in the South Jersey shore area: South Jersey Cancer Fund, The LUNGevity Foundation and the Lung Cancer Alliance. The registration fee is $25 for those registered before Oct. 31 and $30 after. Children under 12 are $15. Lung cancer survivors are free. There are discount rates for groups of 10 or more and students. Register online at http://www.active.com/running/ocean-city-nj/every-breath-counts-walk-run-survive-2012   until Nov. 5. For more information, call 653-3750 or see www.EveryBreathCounts.net.

Snore at the Shore

The city of Ocean City is adding a new contest to the annual Quiet Festival, Nov. 8-11. It’s the Snore at the Shore and will challenge one’s ability to imitate quiet snoring in keeping with the sleepy, laid back personality of the event. The contest will take place 11 a.m. Nov.10 at the Senior Center in the Library complex, 17th Street and Simpson Avenue. The contest is sponsored by the National Association of Tired People, the group that organizes festival activities. Participants will lie on a cot or if they prefer sit in a chair and have adequate time to perfect a quiet snore. Entry is free and prizes will be awarded. Call 525-9300 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for information.

Shush! It’s the Quiet Festival

The White Mice, Hamster and Guinea Pig Challenge will be repeated as a special event in this year’s Quiet Festival on Nov. 10. These pets will be judged for their lack of energy, unusual sleeping positions and disinterest in their surroundings. There will also be prizes for costumes and decorated cages and layouts. Turtles and reptiles are welcome. There will be a special visit by the Turtle Singers with their awesome, gigantic turtle. This contest will be held starting 10:30 a.m. at the Senior Center, 17th Street and Simpson Avenue. For a complete schedule of Quiet Festival events, Nov. 7-11, call 525-9300.

Arts Center events

The Ocean City Arts Center, 17th Street and Simpson Avenue, is featuring wood engraving prints by Michael McGarvey, a professor at Stockton State College, through the rest of October. The ArtCenter will present its annual Juried Art Show all of November. Art will be received for judging through Oct. 26. Artists may submit up to two works that have been completed in the past three years. Eligible mediums include water colors, pastels, and mixed media. Prizes are $200 for best of show, $100 for second and third place and four honorable mentions. To receive an application, call 399-7628 or see www.oceancityartscenter.org.

Tickets on sale for Holiday Hits Bandstand by OCTC

This season, the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company invites you to come celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with its Holiday Hits Bandstand. The cast of professional singers and dancers will present a high-energy, family-oriented, song and dance tribute to the holidays, directed and choreographed by Michael Hartman. This annual tradition features a brand new set, theme and songs. Tickets are now on sale. Cost is $18 for adults, $15 for children under 12. Show dates and times are: 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15; and 2 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. Call 525-9300, see www.ocnj.us or visit City Hall. Holiday Hits Bandstand is sponsored by Gillian’s Wonderland Pier. Those interested in a group rate should contact the OCTC at 398-1118. 

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