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What's Happening in Ocean City

Wednesday, June 17 - Miss New Jersey Parade, 6th -14th Sts on Boardwalk, 7 p.m. Pageant Preliminaries are set for Thursday and Friday and the finals are on Saturday at the Music Pier auditorium, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.

Thursday, June 18 - Thursday Night Lecture Series, South End of Ocean City Lecture with Edna Steaker May, Ocean City Historical Museum, 7 p.m., free event, call 609-399-1801 or visit www.ocnjmuseum.org for information.

Saturday, June 20 - OC Historical Museum's Antiques, Crafts & Collectibles Fair, held on Ocean City Tabernacle Grounds, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Books, attic treasures, baked goods and more! Info 399.1801

Saturday, June 20 - Ocean City Barons vs. Brooklyn Knights Soccer Game, Carey Stadium, 6th St., 7 p.m., Adults $6/Youth$4, for info 525-9999.

The July Jubilee celebration features a series of free, family-oriented contests leading into the City's annual Fourth of July celebration. All contests begin 11 a.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace and are listed below:

Monday, June 22 - Saltwater Taffy sculpting. Contestants are asked to sculpt a work of art out of Taffy. Past results have included the Eiffel Tower, a unicorn, a pair of glasses and an adding machine.

Tuesday, June 23 - French fry sculpting is offered at the same time and location. In the past Elvis has emerged out of the potatoes as well as a canoe and various exotic birds.

Tuesday, June 23 - Super Hero Impersonation Contest during the French Fry Sculpting Contest. Participants of all ages are invited to dress up in their favorite Superhero garb and vie for prizes. Ocean City regular, Suzanne Muldowney, will appear as Under Dog to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the TV cartoon super hero.

Wednesday, June 24 - TastyKake Pie sculpting is featured. In the past this event has produced the outline of the state of New Jersey, sunflowers and plenty of blobs.

Wednesday, June 24 - Al Belmont Magic Show, illusions for all ages, Music Pier, 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for children 12 and under and seniors and $15 for adults. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Feed The Children Foundation.

Thursday, June 25 - "That's the Way The Cookie Crumbles" contest will challenge participants to chew a work of art from a "really big" cookie.

Friday, June 26 - Extreme Hermit Crab Wrestling, the world's most non-violent contact sport. Here's how it works. Two Hermit Crabs are placed on their backs. The first hermit crab to turn over and right itself is declared the winner. All rounds are timed. The crabs with the best times win prizes. The event is sanctioned by NASCRAB, the National Assn. of Sensational Crab Rassling At the Beach.

No pre-registration is required for any of the July Jubilee events. Just show up about 20 minutes ahead of starting time. The sculpting contests include categories for ages five and under, 6 to 8, 9 to 12, teens and adults. Prizes are awarded. Entry is free.

For information on Ocean City events call 1-800-BEACH-NJ or visit www.oceancityvacation.com