Ocean City Events, edition of Jan. 30, 2013

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Historical Museum to host Sandy Stories

Hurricane Sandy left more than a watermark on the community as she flooded the island last October, and officials at the Ocean City Historical Museum want to help the community heal while chronicling tales of the October super storm. The museum will host a “Sandy Stories” reception 7 p.m. Jan. 31 in the auditorium of the Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave. To register for the event, or for more information, call 399-1801 or see ocnjmuseum.org.

‘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.

Miss CMC Princess Pageant

The annual Miss Cape May County Princess Pageant is seeking contestants in kindergarten through 12 years old. The pageant will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at St. John Lutheran Church, 10th Street and Central Avenue in Ocean City. Girls will need a 90-second talent routine. There will be three crowns awarded in this group depending on the ages. For more information and an application, call Betty Pruitt at 390-0860 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   before Feb. 1 with name, address, phone number and contestant’s grade and age.

Outstanding Teen contestant search

The Miss Cape May County Board of Directors is seeking girls ages 13 to 16 to compete in the Miss Cape May County and Miss Cape Resort Outstanding Teen Pageant on March 9. The pageant will be held at the St. John Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 10th Street and Central Avenue in Ocean City. There will be a rehearsal 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 8 and an orientation 3 p.m. Feb. 24, both at the church. The contest will consist of a 6-minute judges’ interview, a fitness routine (to be learned at rehearsal), 90-second talent presentation, and evening wear with an on-stage question. Two crowns will be awarded: one to a Cape May County resident and one to a resident of any county in New Jersey.   The winners will travel with the current Miss Cape May County and Miss Cape Resort to several appearances and compete in the Miss New Jersey Outstanding Teen pageant in January 2014. For more information and an application contact Betty Pruitt at 609-390-0860 or Gina Campbell 609-287-4248, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  by Feb. 1 with name, full address, phone number, school, grade and age.

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