Ocean City events, edition of May 7, 2014

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Six bands with local ties to play at Music Pier May 9 Six bands with local ties to play at Music Pier May 9  Six bands with local ties to play at Music Pier May 9

There will be a few copies of the band Green Language’s new release “Of the Birds” available on CD, according to Eddie Shiffler. But the plan is for most of the sales to be digital copies.

The band plans a release party May 9, according to Shiffler, the singer, guitarist and songwriter for the band, with appearances from five other bands with local ties. He’s also set to host the event.

 “These bands are all great friends of ours,” he said. “We wanted to put something together to give people a lot of great music.”

The show starts at 6 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and the boardwalk, and will feature Green Language, planning to perform the entire new album. Also on the bill are The Rivals from Philadelphia; Hounds Basket and Bad Look from New York City and The Outlips and Almost Heroes from Ocean City.

There will also be art displayed on and offstage.

Tickets are $10, and the new album will be available. Call 347-813-5090 or see www.reverbnation.com/greenlanguage.

This is an all-ages show.

Former NBA player Chris Herren returns to Ocean City schools

Chris Herren, a former NBA player who battled drug addiction, returns to Ocean City this May to spread his message about staying drug- and alcohol-free.

Herren is the founder of Project Purple, the anti-substance abuse awareness campaign which kicked off at the Ocean City High School last January. The event was sponsored by the Ocean City Education Foundation after Herren’s first appearance at the high school in April 2012.

Education foundation President Dave Allegretto said that the response to Herren’s talk over the last two years was so powerful that the foundation wanted to bring him back, this time to address the intermediate school students.

Herren will speak 7 p.m. May 8 and during the school day May 9 at Ocean City Intermediate School. The May 8 event in the intermediate school gymnasium, 18th Street and Bay Avenue, is open to the public and parents are encouraged to attend.

For more information, see ocnjef.com.

Board of Realtors plan golf event

The Ocean City Board of Realtors plans to hold its spring golf event at the Greate Bay Golf and Country Club, 901 Mays Landing Road, Somers Point on Thursday, May 8.

The day of golf starts with registration at 11:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. and includes lunch and dinner with an awards ceremony, silent auction, raffle and more. Prizes will be awarded.

Tickets are also available for dinner only.

Proceeds benefit local high school scholarships and scholastic programs. Last year’s tournament funded three college scholarships and made it possible to sponsor school programs such as After Prom and Booster Club.

For details, see www.ocbor.com  or call 609-399-0128.

Art opening Friday

OCEAN CITY — This month, the “Art on Asbury” gallery showcases artwork that celebrates the contrasts of “Light & Shade.”

The "meet the artist" reception and awards presentation for the "Light & Shade" show will be held 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 9. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and the show runs through the end of May. 

The “Art on Asbury” June show will be themed “Flowers”. 

For more information, call 609-814-0308 or see oceancityfineartsleague.org

Food drive planned Saturday, May 10

Letter carriers in Ocean City plan to collect non-perishable food for the Ocean City Community Food Cupboard along their routes on Saturday, May 10.

Those who want to help can leave donations by their mailbox to be collected, or drop items off at the Ocean City Post Office, 859 Ocean Ave. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays or on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or at the Ocean City Food Cupboard, 501 East Eighth Street, 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Heart walk is May 17

Registration for the American Heart Association Heart Walk begins 9 a.m. May 17 at the Sports and Civic Center, 6 and Boardwalk, and the walk starts 10:30 a.m.

Latin Jazz at Music Pier

Arturo O’Farill Latin Jazz Big Band is set to perform 7 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Music Pier, boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.

The band’s “Song for Chico” won the Grammy for best Jazz Album of the Year in 2008 and the group has received many Grammy nominations, led by pianist and composer Arturo O’Farill.

Tickets are $20 for Somers Point Jazz Society members, $25 for non-members until May 15. Purchase at www.spjazz.org/shop or by mail from the Somers Point Jazz Society, PO Box 329, Somers Point. 08244. Tickets will be available at door, Society members, $25, non-members $30. Call 609-927-6677 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Triathlon is May 18

 OCNJ Triathlon/Duathlon is May 18, with a quarter-mile pool swim, two mile run, 16 miles on a bike and another two mile run. There is also smaller a kid’s course. Pool Swim starts 6 a.m., Run/Bike/Run starts 9 a.m. $50 Tri/Du. $25 Kids course. For information, call

609-525-9317 or see www.ocnj.us/Race-Events

Plunge will include drip dry business attire

OCEAN CITY — The Business Persons’ Plunge in Ocean City unlocks the ocean for the season on May 23. Business persons, mascots, various groups march into the Ocean to the Ocean City High School’s rendition of Pomp and Circumstance.

Many plunge into the waves in full dress attire, others in their company’s uniforms. Ringmaster John Walton leads the contingents into the Ocean presenting the Stars and Stripes. All are welcome to participate or watch. The march starts at noon. Participants arrive by 11:30 a.m. It starts at the Moorlyn Terrace Beach by the Music Pier, the boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Call  609-338-7667 for information.

America tribute planned from Jersey Shore Pops

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE —  “America, Tribute to American Heroes,” by Linda Gentille and The Jersey Shore Pops Orchestra, featuring the music of Glenn Miller, John Phillip Sousa and George Gershwin, is planned 7 p.m. May 24 at The Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and the boardwalk. 

 The concert will also feature a performance from the Youth Opera of South Jersey.

According to organizers, free tickets were offered in April to veterans and active duty service members.

The show will feature soloists including Clifford Buggs, who led the Cape May Coast Guard Band in Cape May for many years.

Tickets range from $25-$40 for adults and $20 price for those under 12.  The $40 tickets will include a VIP reception. Call 1- 800-838-3006 or see www.JerseyShorePops.org.

Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival is May 16-18

The Wetlands Institute and Delaware Shorebird Initiative will host the second annual Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival, a weekend of conservation-based, hands-on, interactive activities for all ages.

The festival celebrates the shorebird migration and horseshoe crab spawning season. According to the institute, the local shores host the largest concentration of spawning horseshoe crabs in their range, and the shorebird migration is one of the last great migrations on Earth.

Festival activities will begin Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. and continue on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

A two-day ticket for a non-member adult is $15 and $10 for children. A two-day ticket for members is $13 for adults, $8 for children.

One-day tickets for non-members are $10 for adults, $8 for children, and $30 for a family four pack. Family four packs include two adult tickets and two children. One-day tickets for members are $8 for adults, $6 for children, and $25 for a family four pack.

For locations and details of events throughout the festival, check the www.wetlandsinstitute.org 

Ocean City Pops Orchestra to celebrate 85th anniversary

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Pops Orchestra has announced a special concert starting 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Flanders Hotel, 719 East 11th St.

Tickets are $125, including wine, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, dessert, and parking.  

The concert will present the most popular tunes of each decade from 1929 through 2014 and will feature Richard Troxell and other young artists. The concert will be narrated by Daniel Pantano of the Academy of Vocal Arts and Concert Operetta Theater.

For details, call Linda Herbert at 609-398-9132.

Name That Fish contest at The Flanders

The Flanders Hotel is holding a Name That Fish contest for its new mascot in a fish costume. This is your chance to gain notoriety by naming a mascot that may someday be as famous as Martin Z. Mollusk. You must explain why you chose the name. The winning entry will receive a free lunch for two at Emily’s and a photo shoot with the new mascot. Post your entry under the fish photo at www.facebook.com/TheFlandersHotel.com. Winner will be announced on May 1.

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