Trick or treat and Quiet Festival this weekend in Ocean City

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The White Mice, Hamster and Guinea Pig Challenge will be repeated as a special event in this year’s Quiet Festival on Nov. 10. The White Mice, Hamster and Guinea Pig Challenge will be repeated as a special event in this year’s Quiet Festival on Nov. 10.

OCEAN CITY – The children of Ocean City will finally get what they have been waiting for, as trick or treat will be 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.

The original date, Halloween, and the governor’s rescheduled date, Nov. 5, were both postponed due to Hurricane Sandy clean up. But finally, Ocean City kids can don their costumes and go door to door for some sweet treats.

Children hoping to get a head start on the candy corralling can visit the Ocean City Community Center’s senior center, 17th Street and Simpson Avenue, where there will be very quiet trick or treating at 10:30 a.m. as part of the city’s annual Quiet Festival. Cartoonist Jerry Lukas will draw free pictures of your pets. The Turtle Singers will bring their giant tortoise Big Black Bart and tell stories. Meet Martin Z. Mollusk, Ocean City’s relatively famous hermit crab, plus Quiet Yo-Yo performers and numerous surprises.

The Quiet Festival kick off was also postponed due to the nor’easter which brought rain, wind and snow to the area Wednesday. However, the quirky celebration of silence will still take place beginning Friday, with an open poetry reading and discussion 7 p.m. at the library, 1735 Simpson Ave.

The paper airplane sessions of the Quiet Festival set for 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 the Tabernacle and 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at the library have been canceled. There will be a paper airplane making and flying session 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Community Center, 17th Street and Simpson Avenue.

The Yawn Along event scheduled for noon Nov. 7 in front of City Hall has been moved to Saturday at the Community Center starting 10:30 a.m. The World’s Only Wind Chimes Band and the Yawn Along singers will yawn to the tune of “Beautiful Dreamer.”

The White Mice, Hamster and Guinea Pig Challenge will be repeated as a special event in this year’s Quiet Festival on Nov. 10. This contest will be held starting 10:30 a.m. at the Senior Center, 17th Street and Simpson Avenue. These pets will be judged for their lack of energy, unusual sleeping positions and disinterest in their surroundings. There will also be prizes for costumes and decorated cages and layouts. Turtles and reptiles are welcome.

The city of Ocean City is adding a new contest to the annual Quiet Festival: It’s the Snore at the Shore and will challenge one’s ability to imitate quiet snoring in keeping with the sleepy, laid back personality of the event. The contest will take place 10:30 a.m. Nov. 10 at the senior center in the library complex, 17th Street and Simpson Avenue.

The contest is sponsored by the National Association of Tired People, the group that organizes festival activities. Participants will lie on a cot or if they prefer sit in a chair and have adequate time to perfect a quiet snore. Entry is free and prizes will be awarded. Call 525-9300 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for information. All Quiet Festival events are free.

Arts Center presents Juried Art Show

The Arts Center will present its annual Juried Art Show all of November. Prizes are $200 for best of show, $100 for second and third place and four honorable mentions. An awards ceremony will be held 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9. The public is invited. The Arts Center is also holding its annual Fall Craft Show 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 10.

Veterans Day program

The city of Ocean City will host a Veterans Day program 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12 at Veterans Memorial Park, Fifth and Wesley, sponsored by the American Legion and VFW of Ocean City and the city. In the event of rain, the program will be held in the Tabernacle auditorium across the street from the Memorial Park.

Dog of the Year

The postponed crowning of the Dog of the Year will be held on Sunday, Nov. 11 starting 11:30 a.m. at the Port O' Call, 15th and Boardwalk. There will be a silent auction. 2013 calendars and T-shirts will be available with photos of the contestants. The winner will be crowned in ceremonious fashion. The event is open to the public. Bring your “best friend” along. The event is free and sponsored by the Ocean City Dog Park, a friendly place for doggies to meet and greet.

Casino Night benefits school-aged Sandy victims

The Ocean City Board of Realtors presents their fall fundraiser, a night of hot table game action at Casino Night, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at the Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point. Tickets are priced at $30 and are still available. Casino Night features a selection of table games, passed appetizers and a buffet station. Refreshments will be available. Each person will receive $5,000 of play money upon registration and buy-back opportunities will be offered throughout the evening. Proceeds from the Casino Night fundraiser to benefit the Ocean City Education Foundation student programs and scholarships, Sandy relief efforts and the Ocean City School District to help pay for school lunches for students who have been displaced by the recent storm. Tickets can be purchased at 405 22nd St. in Ocean City or by contacting Damon Bready at 703-3030.

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Every year on the second Sunday in November, Christians around the world unite to pray for the persecuted. Join the Second Cape May Baptist Church and churches across South Jersey on Sunday, Nov. 11 for the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.

All are invited to the Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., at 7 p.m. to hear Pastor Wally Magdangal, founder and president of Christians in Crisis Ministry. Admission is free. Call 390-0681 for more information.

St. John Lutheran hosting monthly worship service for people with disabilities

The community is invited to a new, inclusive worship service adapted to meet the needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. St. John Lutheran Church,

1001 Central Ave. in Ocean City, will be the first church in New Jersey to host monthly Rejoicing Spirits worship services, and will hold its first service 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11.

The service will be held the second Sunday of each month. For more information, contact the church office at 399-0798 or see  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Exodus offers free classes

Exodus Integrated Wellness, in an effort to uplift neighbors and provide a place of peace, well being and community, will offer complimentary group classes for the month of November to whoever would like to attend. The intent is to provide our services as a helping hand to uplift the spirits in our community in this time of need. Classes include boot camp, body sculpting, circuit training, yoga and meditation. Schedule is as follows and will begin Nov. 1:
9 a.m. Monday – boot camp
9 a.m. Tuesday – circuit
6 p.m. Wednesday – body sculpt
9 a.m. Thursday – circuit
9 a.m. Friday – yoga/meditation
8 a.m. Saturday – strength
9 a.m. Sunday – yoga

Candy collection at St. Peter’s

Too much Halloween candy? Donate to St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, Eighth Street and Central Avenue in Ocean City, daily 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the church office. The church will use it for missions, feeding the homeless in Atlantic City, outreach to college students, and elderly visits.

Cookie drive for the troops

Morvay-Miley American Legion Auxiliary Unit 524 in Ocean City is conducting its annual cookie drive for the troops. The drive will be held through Nov. 14. Deliver cookies, homemade or store bought, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday to the Henry Knight Building, 12th Street and Haven Avenue in Ocean City; noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays to the American Legion Post 524, 3304 Bay Ave.; or 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 4 at the pancake breakfast. Cookies will be distributed to our troops through the USO. The auxiliary is also in need cookie tins and would appreciate any donations of tins made at the same drop off points. Mark if cookies include peanuts or nut products. Call Beverly Osborne at 814-1654 with questions.

‘Anything Goes’ for Art on Asbury November show

The Ocean City Fine Arts League invites all artists to submit up to two entries for the November “Anything Goes” competition, sale and exhibition. Maximum size is 50 united inches. Entry fee is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Entries are accepted in all mediums. Entries can be dropped off from Thursday, Nov. 1 through Monday, Nov. 5. 

There will be a meet the artist reception and awards presentation 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at the Art on Asbury Gallery, 608 Asbury Ave. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 814-0308 or see

Atlantic City bus trips

People in Crisis, a local organization that helps those in need of medical assistance, will hold a bus trip fundraiser Nov. 10 to Resorts Casino in Atlantic City. The trip will raise money to save two local people with life threatening illnesses. Buses will pick up at Bellanova Dress Shop, 222 96th St. in Stone Harbor, at 11 a.m. and return at 6 p.m. There will also be a pick up 11:30 a.m. at the Ocean View parking lot. Bus transport is Casino Direct. Round trip fare is $30 and covers all costs. The event is sponsored by Bellanova, American Diving Supply of Egg Harbor Township, Complete Interiors of Avalon and Denuzio’s in Sea Isle City. Every person on the trip will receive a special gift. Resorts will support the cause with $25 slot cash back. There will be refreshments 10-11 a.m. at Bellanova. During this time, People in Crisis supporters will be able to spin Bellanova’s wheel for special discounts. Some of the special gifts include a $250 gift certificate from American Diving supply for Scuba diving classes, a $50 gift certificate from Bellanova’s, a gift certificate from Denuzio’s in Sea Isle City and a $100 gift certificate from Coastal Design Outlet in Ocean View. For information and bus tickets, call 334-8718 or contact Joan Maddox, owner of American Diving Supply, at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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