Updated Ocean City Events, edition of Nov. 7, 2012

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Veterans Day program

The city of Ocean City will host a Veterans Day program 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12 at Veterans Memorial Park, Fifth and Wesley, sponsored by the American Legion and VFW of Ocean City and the city. In the event of rain, the program will be held in the Tabernacle auditorium across the street from the Memorial Park.

New date for Dog of the Year

The postponed crowning of the Dog of the Year will be held on Sunday, Nov. 11 starting 11:30 a.m. at the Port O' Call, 15th and Boardwalk. There will be a silent auction. 2013 calendars and T-shirts will be available with photos of the contestants. The winner will be crowned in ceremonious fashion. The event is open to the public. Bring your “best friend” along. The event is free and sponsored by the Ocean City Dog Park, a friendly place for doggies to meet and greet.

Casino Night benefits school-aged Sandy victims

The Ocean City Board of Realtors presents their fall fundraiser, a night of hot table game action at Casino Night, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at the Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point. Tickets are priced at $30 and are still available. Casino Night features a selection of table games, passed appetizers and a buffet station. Refreshments will be available. Each person will receive $5,000 of play money upon registration and buy-back opportunities will be offered throughout the evening. Proceeds from the Casino Night fundraiser to benefit the Ocean City Education Foundation student programs and scholarships, Sandy relief efforts and the Ocean City School District to help pay for school lunches for students who have been displaced by the recent storm. Tickets can be purchased at 405 22nd St. in Ocean City or by contacting Damon Bready at 703-3030.

Trail of Two Cities rescheduled

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 .

Snore at the Shore

The city of Ocean City is adding a new contest to the annual Quiet Festival, Nov. 7-11. 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

(UPDATE) The paper airplane sessions of the Quiet Festival set for 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 the Tabernacle and 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at the library have been canceled. There will be a paper airplane making and flying session 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Community Center, 17th Street and Simpson Avenue, during the Quiet Pet Contest, Snore at the Shore, Turtle Singers appearance and Trick or Treat event. Some of  the members of the paper airplane group need more time to cope with storm clean up.

The Yawn Along event scheduled for noon Nov. 7 in front of City Hall will be moved to Saturday at the Community Center starting 10:30 a.m.

The festival kicks off with the annual Yawn Along ceremony on City Hall lawn at noon Wednesday, Nov. 7. The program starts with a performance by the Ocean City Sign Club signing to quiet music. The World’s Only Wind Chimes Band and the Yawn Along singers will yawn to the tune of “Beautiful Dreamer.” And there will be maple pod, pine cone and pin dropping.

There will be bubbles, paper airplanes and a Yo-Yo demonstration by Doug Jewel of Air Circus. The program will be dedicated to downtown merchants who suffered considerable damage to their stores during the recent storm. Also on Wednesday there will be a paper airplane making session featuring pilot Ken Thorpe and friends 4 p.m. at the Tabernacle Youth Center, Fifth Street and Asbury Avenue. This program will be repeated 4 p.m. on Nov. 9 at the Ocean City Library, 17th Street and Simpson Avenue, room 110. This program and all Quiet Festival events are free. Also on Friday, there will be an open poetry reading and discussion 7 p.m. at the library.

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, call 525-9300.

Arts Center presents Juried Art Show

The Arts Center will present its annual Juried Art Show all of November. Prizes are $200 for best of show, $100 for second and third place and four honorable mentions. An awards ceremony will be held 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9. The public is invited. The Arts Center is also holding its annual Fall Craft Show 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 10.

Earlier than the Bird set for Nov. 17

Earlier than the Bird, a downtown shopping extravaganza, will be 7 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 17. Jump start holiday shopping the weekend before Thanksgiving. Shop in pajamas. There will be free coffee, giveaways and early bird specials. Also free turkey prizes for best PJ’s. From noon-3 p.m., there will be free horse and carriage rides, face painting and photos with Santa. This event is sponsored by Sturdy Savings Bank. For more information, call 398-4662.

County hosts blood drive

The Cape May County Department of Health will host an American Red Cross blood drive open to the public 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26 at Crest Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 12 Moore Road in the Crest Haven Complex. Call Judy Startare at 465-1206 for information or to schedule an appointment, or see www.cmchealth.net.

Walk, Run, Survive 5K postponed

Every Breath Counts Foundation has been notified by the city of Ocean City that they are in the middle of assessing damages caused by Hurricane Sandy and that they may have to postpone or cancel the Every Breath Counts Walk, Run, Survive 5K event to benefit Lung Cancer event Nov. 11 based on review of ability to re-open the city. For more information, call 653-3750 or see www.EveryBreathCounts.net.

Craft shows canceled

Two craft festivals to raise money for local charities here in November have been canceled. The festivals, produced by Ocean City residents JoAnne and Norman Schaut, were scheduled for Nov. 10-11 and Nov. 17-18 in the Music Pier auditorium, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.

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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