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(July 27) The popular Jersey Shore ARTISANS GUILD CRAFT SHOW attracts hundreds of visitors to Ocean City. Created by City residents, JoAnne and Norman Schaut, all proceeds from the event are donated to local charities. The one-day show features outstanding crafters, photographers, artists and gourmet food specialists. It will be held at Carey Stadium field and inside the Sports and Civic Center, 6th St. off Boardwalk.


Featured artist is Diana Hydock of Freeland, Pa. who specializes in contemporary mixed media, framed collages, clay, paper and Garden Sculptures. Her subjects include shore scenes, animals and flowers.

Visitors will also find unusual crafts such as matching girl and doll dresses, shell art, hand crafted wood/rope chairs, handmade concrete items such as bird baths and benches and beaded wired glass and metal serving pieces. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. An admission fee benefits the Ocean City Food Cupboard, Gilda’s Club of South Jersey and the Atlantic City Rescue Mission. For information, call 609-399-9998 or visit www.oceancitycraftshows.com .

(July 25) Another event that will support local charities is the Ocean City FISHING PIER’S second of three Open Houses set for 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday. This Ocean City institution is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and is generating a lot of positive publicity for Ocean City, most recently in last Sunday’s Philadelphia Inquirer that ran an informative feature story on the Pier.

Visitors will get to tour the Pier, enjoy a beautiful view of the Ocean and visit the Pier’s Club House that is filled with interesting memorabilia from the past hundred years. An optional donation of canned goods will be taken to benefit the Ocean City Food Cupboard.

(July 25) DOROTHY MEETS ALICE, an entertaining children’s show by the Ocean City Theatre Co. is set for 10:30 a.m. at the Moorlyn Family Theatre, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. Tickets are $10, contact www.moorlynfamilytheatre.org.

(July 27) 10th Annual CHIP MILLER Surf Fest,7 a.m. check in, 8 a.m. start at the 7th Street Beach, $35 per surfer. Benefits amyloidosis research and awareness. Special Celebration will be held for Gilby Mc Murray. For information visit www.chipmiller.org or contact Nick Bricker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(July 28) The Ocean City Pops presents OUR THREE TENORS - 8 p.m. at the Music Pier with Jeffrey Halilli, Richard Troxell and Shawn Mathey. These tenors bring down the House! $20. Call (609) 525-9248. Sponsored by Gold Gerstein Group, CPA’s. Tickets $20.

(July 28) Carolyn Arends & Spencer Capier Concert- vocal recording artist, with violin, mandolin, guitars and bouzouki, Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., 7 p.m. Free admission. Call (609) 399-1915 or visit www.OCTabernacle.org.

(July 29) RAPUNZEL, a delightful children’s show presented by the Ocean City Theatre Co., a pleasant, new twist about the fabled young girl with long hair, 10:30 a.m. at the Ocean Cit Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Tickets are $10. Call (609) 525-9248 or visit www.ocnj.us/box office

(July 29) LEON RUSSEL, American Singer-Songwriter legend began playing piano at the age of four. Worked as pianist for BBKing, Bob Dylan, George Harrison and Eric Clapton. By 1970 hit it big as a solo artist with his own brand and style of music and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. Tickets are $35 on sale through Ticket Master 1-800-745-3000 or at www. Ticketmaster.com. Show time 7:30 p.m at Music Pier.

(July 30) The Ocean City Pops presents I LOVE THE 80’s, 8 p.m. at Music Pier with the best of Billy Joel, Bette Midler, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, David Bowie and others. Featuring Jessica Phillips and Tony Vincent (Jesus Christ Superstar) Sponsored by Primo Pizza. Tickets $20/12, (609) 525-9248)

(July 31) SUMMER PUPPET SHOW presented by the Ocean City Theatre Co. Children from 3rd to 8th grade will have the opportunity to build their own puppets that will be featured in a special performance. Children will be able to work with award winning artist Peggy Fotusky on their puppets. 7:30 p.m. at the Moorlyn Family Theatre, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. All tickets are $10, for tickets and information visit www.moorlynfamilytheatre.org.

(July 31) Ocean City Pops- POPS GOES TO DISNEY! 8 p.m., Music Pier. Hear hit songs from Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Little Mermaid, Cinderella, the Lion King and others. Featuring singers Morgan Kirner and Markus Beam. Sponsored by Ocean City Home Bank. Tickets $15 and $10. Call (609) 525-9248.

(Aug. 1) SUMMER PUPPET SHOW, see (July 31)

(Aug. 1) SOUNDS OF SUMMER with the Masterworks Choir, 7:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Methodist Church, 8th and Central Ave. Enjoy a program of sacred choruses, folks songs and show music.. Free Will offering. For information, call (609)399-2988.

(Aug. 2-4) 51st ANNUAL BOARDWALK ART SHOW: An Ocean City Tradition for decades featuring leading artists from throughout the East Coast. This event was started by James F. Penland, the late, legendary Ocean City artist and business man, Dr. Marcia Smith, Mayor B. Thomas Waldman and a dedicated committee. Traditionally an ideal place to buy fine artwork at reasonable prices. Hours: Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information call (609) 525-9310 or (609) 399-7628.

COMING SOON! The City’s 104th Baby Parade, Aug. 8; Pamper Scamper, Aug. 6th; Miss Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant and King of Klutz Races, Aug. 7; Sand Sculpting Contest, Aug. 7. For information, call (609) 525-9300.

(On Going) COMMUNITY ARTS PROJECTS (CAP) invites locals and visitors to leave their mark in Ocean City and become a part of the Community Arts Project Installation. Come to Glazed Over Studio, 854 Asbury Ave. through Oct. 15. Tiles are 4 ¼ inches and may be painted with any design or family name. Prices are $20 per tile or 2 for $35. Tiles will be placed in a central Ocean City location and you will have created a Mosiac Memory. Call Leslie Skibo (609)425-2687.

OUR THANKS to the major sponsors of the Philippine Tribute Weekend for the support that made the event possible .The Southern Shore Regional Tourism Council, the advertisers in our program book and GMA Life TV. GMA, the largest TV network in the Philippines, streamed the event to millions of Filipinos in our country and the Philippine Islands and was a major sponsor. Our thanks also to Dietz and Watson for supplying banners for the Tribute and also for many lead boats in Night in Venice.

LAST MINUTE NEWS: The New Jersey HALL OF FAME MOBILE MUSEUM will be in Ocean City Thursday July 25 through Sunday, July 28 parked on the North Side of the Community Center-Library Complex. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The New Jersey Hall of Fame now honors citizens who have made invaluable contributions to society and the world beyond. Since 2008, 70 notables have people in 15 fields of human endeavor have been inducted including Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Jack Nicholson, Susan Sarandon, Toni Morrison, Buzz Aldrin, Frankie Valli, General Norman Schwarzkopf, Tony Bennett, Queen Latifah, Carl Lewis and Yogi Berra. The unit features a slide show about all inductees. The Hall of Fame message to children is that they can strive for excellence beyond their home boundaries.