Ocean City Events, edition of Feb. 6, 2013

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Citywide blood drive

Ocean City will host a citywide blood drive 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the Ocean City Civic Center, Sixth Street and Boardwalk. Ocean City and the American Red Cross invite all residents, groups and businesses to donate. To be eligible to donate blood through the American Red Cross, individuals must be at least 17 and in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and have not donated in the last 56 days. The American Red Cross is especially in need of Type O blood donors.

Appointments for the blood drive are preferred, but not required. To make an appointment, contact city offices at 525-9365 or sign up 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at the City Hall reception area, second floor. Sign ups will also be taken online at www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code 0221272. For more information and eligibility requirements, call 1-800-RED CROSS or see www.redcrossblood.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.

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.

Ocean City Chamber awards and Board of Directors installation dinner

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2012 Citizen of the Year and Business Beautification Awards Dinner, which had been postponed due to Hurricane Sandy, has been rescheduled and is being combined the chamber’s annual Board of Directors installation dinner Thursday, Feb. 21 at Greate Bay Country Club. The Citizen of the Year award had been renamed, Citizen of the Decade, and will be presented to Ocean City publicist Mark Soifer, 20 years after he was named Citizen of the Year. The Business Renovation/Improvement Award will be presented to Stainton’s and Peace, Love and Yogurt. Dunkin’ Donuts and Yogurtland will be awarded the Outstanding Landscaping/Signage Award. Sunoco 34th Street and the Route 52 causeway will receive the Business New Construction Award. Ocean City Parasail/Pirate Voyages and Yianni’s on the Boardwalk will be awarded the Outstanding Business Award. The Outstanding New Business Award will be presented to Heritage Surf Shop on the Boardwalk and Yoasis located in downtown Ocean City. Cricket Box will be presented with the Outstanding Service to the Community Award. This year’s Outstanding Civic, Community, Non-Profit Organization Award will be presented to The Ocean City Fire Department and the Ocean City Halloween Parade. Tackle Direct will be awarded for Outstanding Use of Technology for their website. The Environmentally Friendly Award will be presented to Jilly’s. Additionally, two special awards will be presented; one to Henry’s who is celebrating 40 years in business and one to the Forum who is celebrating 50 years in business. For dinner reservations or to congratulate the winners in the program book, call 399-1412.

 


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