Ocean City Events, edition of Jan. 23, 2013

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Betsy Young Memorial Fund carnival

The Betsy Young Memorial Fund will host a carnival 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Ocean City Intermediate School with games, raffles, prizes, music, fortune tellers, food, henna art, face painting, snacks and balloons. Admission to the event is free. Tickets for games are $15 for 10 tickets, $25 for 20 tickets, $50 for 50 tickets and $90 for 100 tickets. Proceeds benefit the Betsy Young Scholarship. Call 233-9020 for more information.

‘I Love New York’

Greater Ocean City Theatre Company presents “I Love New York: A Cabaret of Broadway Love Songs” 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 beginning with a dessert reception at the Hughes Performing Arts Center at the Ocean City High School, Sixth Street and Atlantic Avenue. Celebrate love with enchanting, unforgettable and lovey-dovey songs. Performers from OCTC will return to the stage in a casual, entertaining and intimate cabaret of favorites from the Great White Way. Tickets purchased before 4:30 p.m. on Thursday Feb. 14 are $18. Tickets prices will go to $20 thereafter and can be purchased by calling 525-9300 or online at ww.ocnj.us/boxoffice.

Charles Knox scholarship benefit

The 12th annual Charles Knox Memorial Scholarship Foundation Benefit will be held 6-11 p.m. Feb. 8 at The Flanders, 11th Street and Boardwalk. The event will feature comedians Joe Matarese and Chris Rich. Charles Knox Jr. was a local high school student who passed away in 1998 at the age of 16. His dad, a Philadelphia police officer, was killed in the line of duty in 1992. Charlie was 9 at the time. As he grew, Charlie enjoyed hockey, music and computers. He was a bright, compassionate individual who always found time to help others. This scholarship is made in his memory and is awarded annually to Ocean City High School students in financial need and the desire to pursue a higher education. Tickets are $100 and include dinner, open bar, dancing and the comedy show. To donate a certificate or items for the silent auction, or money, or to make reservations, call Arlene’s on Asbury at 609-399-3639.

Annual children’s tea

The annual Children’s Tea will be held from 2-4 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Ocean City Historical Museum, 17th Street and Simpson Avenue. This year’s theme is “Life in the Sand.” There will be music by Leslie Clark. Members can buy tickets for $4 per person. Tickets are available to the public on Jan. 22. Call 609-399-1801 or stop by the museum.

Hink performs at the library

On Feb. 1, Ocean City pianist-composer Andrew Hink, will debut his new album, “Lindenwold” at 7 p.m. in the Ocean City Free Public Library, room N110, 1735 Simpson Ave. The record highlights his life in college commuting between the Jersey Shore and Philadelphia. Hink has performed extensively in this area including five shows at First Night in Ocean City and with the Youth Opera Company, Repertory Theater and the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company.

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