Run, dine and shop this weekend in Ocean City

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OCEAN CITY — Those looking for a unique dining experience will have no trouble finding it this weekend in Ocean City. Tickets are still available for the seventh annual leadership club scholarship dinner, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at Ocean City High School.

The theme of the dinner is “Dining Around the World” and will feature international cuisine from local restaurants 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.

The dinner will take place 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. 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.

Work off all of that food on Saturday, Nov. 17 with the 17th annual Trail of Two Cities. Rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy, this 5K walk and run from Ocean City to Somers Point will begin at 8 a.m. Nov. 17 at the Ocean City Transportation Center, Ninth Street and Haven Avenue and will end at John F. Kennedy Park in Somers Point.

Proceeds from the event will raise money for the Somers Point Foundation for Education and Ocean City children’s programs.

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 .

Get a head start on holiday shopping with the annual Earlier than the Bird downtown shopping event, also on Saturday, Nov. 17. Get up early, and don’t bother changing out of your PJs for the holiday deals and giveways.

The shopping extravaganza will be 7 a.m.-noon with free coffee, giveaways and early bird specials. Also free turkey prizes for best PJs.

Then, 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.

Later that afternoon, the city will honor popular Elvis performer Ted Prior during a 1 p.m. ceremony at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. A star plaque will be dedicated to the late musician on his dressing room door in the “green room” or performers’ area of the historic building. The plaque will proclaim that Ted Prior is Ocean City’s “Forever Elvis.” Prior had legions of fans throughout the area and they are invited to attend and share their thoughts about him. For information, call the public relations office at 525-9300.

End the weekend Sunday, Nov. 18 with all things bridal at Rock The Aisle’s Beach Wedding Bridal Show, 1-3 p.m. at The Flanders in Ocean City. Registration is still open to all brides for a chance to win prizes. This bridal show features local businesses offering everything from gowns to accessories and florists to personal trainers. Brides can attend this show without even beginning to plan and leave with a venue, florist, and disc jockey. The event is free. For more information contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or see

Other weekend events:

‘Art on Asbury’ reception rescheduled

Due to Hurricane Sandy, the Ocean City Fine Arts League has rescheduled the “Art on Asbury” reception to 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 at Shore Medical Center's surgical pavilion on the second floor, in Somers Point. It is open to the public and light refreshments will be served. All artwork is for sale.

‘Diva Bingo’ helps fight breast cancer

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it • " class="shape" >The Ladies Invitational Bluefish Tournament committee will present Diva Bingo 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 hosted by the cast of “Divas Do AC” in Resorts Superstar Theater in Atlantic City. The event encourages guests to dress in their best “Pretty in Pink” outfits. The most outrageous outfits will win prizes. Registration is from 7-8 p.m. A $10 donation benefits the RNS Mobile Mammography Assistance Fund, and bingo prizes will be awarded in slot cash, so be sure to sign up for a players card at the promotions booth if you don’t already have one.

8th annual Fight Leukemia Fishing Tournament
The eighth annual Fight Leukemia Fishing Tournament will be Saturday, Nov. 17. Grand prize is a Van Staal spinning reel, as well as other prizes for biggest striper, bluefish and weakfish. Registration cost is $30 and includes the awards party. Preregister at Tackle Direct or by calling 602-8957. Late registration will be at the Anchorage Tavern in Somers Point from 6-8 p.m. on Nov. 16. Fishing is open to back bays, surf, and boats to three miles out from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and in the waters off Absecon Inlet to Hereford Inlet, Wildwood. The awards party will be held 6-10 p.m. at Somers Point VFW, 500 Bethel Road. Tickets are available at the door for $30. Food, beer and wine are included. All proceeds of the tournament and awards party go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. See

Colony Club meeting

The Colony Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19 at the Union Chapel, 55th Street and Asbury Avenue. Guest speaker is Lee Ireland, author of “Place Names of the Jersey Shore.” All women are invited. See

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