Updated Ocean City Events, edition of Nov. 14, 2012

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Leadership Club scholarship dinner fundraiser

The Ocean City High School seventh annual leadership club scholarship dinner is themed “Dining Around the World.” The dinner will take place 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 in the school cafeteria, Fifth Street entrance. Students and staff members will be dressed in ethnic and traditional world costumes of the past and present.

The dinner will be a buffet featuring international specialties of local chefs including: pasta ala mama by Joe Massaglia of Mama Mia’s, general tso's chicken by Alan Feng of Island Shore, London broil in a demi glaze with mushrooms and roasted vegetables by Michael Carmody of Greate Bay Country Club, pulled pork enchilladas by Reds Bridgens of Rojo’s Jersey Mex Café, jerk pork by Heubert Allwood and Pamela Womble of 701 Mosaic, Chatterbox clam chowder by Aimee Repici and Mikey Repici of The Chatterbox, specialties by Christain Raucci of CJ’s Corner Grill, Italian wedding soup by Paul Stryker of Arlene’s on Asbury, Cousin's salad by Bill McGinnity of Cousin’s Restaurant, mini crab cakes by Andy Yoa of Island Grill, and chicken paprikash by John and Sharon Szabo of Positively 4th Street. The meal will also feature Bennie’s bread by Ralph Declemente, a Viennese dessert table with cakes by Jennifer Bowman and Ward’s Pastry's butter cookies by Walter Hohman. Dinner music will be provided by Tym Cox and his OCHS jazz rock ensemble students. Attendees will receive an advertising book and have opportunities for door prizes. The cost is $25 per person, $10 for children 10 and under, and free for children 3 and under. For reservations call Mary Maguire at 399-1290, ext. 1372 or Joan Vicari-Fulton at 399-1290, ext. 4222. Tickets will also be available at the door. All proceeds will be used for the OCHS Class of 2013 scholarships.

Community Thanksgiving service

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church will host the Ocean City Community Thanksgiving Service on 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 30th Street and Bay Avenue. The service, sponsored by the Ocean City Ministerium and the Ecumenical Council, will include Thanksgiving hymns, the Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamation, and a Thanksgiving sermon. Rev. David Laquintano, pastor of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, will deliver the sermon. Mayor Jay Gillian will present welcoming remarks on behalf of the city and will read the Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamation. Members of the clergy from many Ocean City churches will participate. A free will offering will be taken up to continue the work of the Ocean City Ecumenical Council that includes the Food Cupboard and Clothes Closet. Bring a contribution of non-perishable food items to be donated to the Food Cupboard. Ample parking is provided. All are invited to attend.

Thanksgiving dinner

St. John Lutheran Church invites the community to share thanksgiving dinner at 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 22, at the church, 10th Street and Central Avenue. This is the 33rd year the church has offered dinner at no charge as a gift to relieve physical and spiritual hunger and provide fellowship. Dinner will begin promptly at 1 p.m. in the fellowship hall. There is only one seating. Volunteers plan to prepare a feast of turkey, stuffing, and all the trimmings. Those who would like to be a part of the gathering are asked to call the church office, 399-0798, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays. Seating is limited so please call to make reservations.

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 .

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.

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.

Miss NJ Outstanding Teen

The Miss New Jersey Outstanding Teen Pageant is an affiliate of the Miss New Jersey Pageant held at the Music Pier in June. Any young lady 13-17 (cannot be a 17-year-old senior) who is interested in competing in the 2012-2013 pageant should contact Joan Cooper, executive director, at 856-825-6937 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Deadline is Nov. 30. The Pageant will be held Jan. 26, 2013 at Millville Senior High School. The winner goes on to compete in Orlando, Fla. in August for the title of America’s Outstanding Teen.


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