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Community Planner for 1/18/2006

By Rick Racela

CAPE MAY COUNTY
– Now forming: the Cape May County Army National Guard Association. All former members are invited to join. An organizational meeting will be held in February. For more information or to sign up, call Sergeant First Class Retired Pat Tarleton, 729-1596.
OCEAN CITY
– The Ocean City Historical Museum, Inc. is pleased to announce its Annual Children’s Party on Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. in the Museum located at 1735 Simpson Avenue will be sponsored by the Exchange Club of Ocean City.  As a result of the Exchange Club’s generous sponsorship this event, the ticket price for this event will be $3 per person.
Children will participate in arts and craft projects, learn about Ocean City Lifesaving Station and enjoy a traditional Victorian Tea. The Annual Children’s Tea Party is for boys and girls between the ages of six to 12 years old. It is requested one adult attends for every three children.
Limited seating, advance ticket purchase or registration is suggested. Stop in the Museum or call 399-1801 to purchase tickets.
– An area wide talent contest will be held at the Music Pier, Feb. 17 and 18, sponsored by the City and Ocean City Fine Arts League. This is third show held by the two groups. Entry is free and trophies will be awarded.
Competitive categories include Individual Vocalists, Singer-Song Writers, Cover Bands, Original Bands and Performing Arts: dancers, jugglers, magicians and stand-up comics, etc. The contest gives talented groups and individuals an opportunity to showcase their work on the Music Pier stage.
For information call Ed Shiffer at the Fine Arts League, 814-0308 or Mark Soifer at the City Public Relations Officer, 525-9300.
CAPE MAY
– Every Wednesday from 1 – 4 p.m. at Cape May Convention Hall, bridge players are welcome to enjoy their favorite card game and socialize. Come alone or bring friends. All are welcome. For additional information call Cape May Recreation 884-9565.
– Cape May Wine School visits the Cape May Winery. Join host Michael Craig at the Cape May Winery, 709 Townbank Rd., for an informative class about the winemaking process during a tour and tasting. 1 p.m. Jan. 22. $25 per person. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and hosted by the Washington Inn. For more information, call 884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.
COURT HOUSE
– Tomorrow, the Civil War Round Table will present the film, “The Last Days of the Civil War, April 1865” at 7 p.m. at Samuel DeVico Senior Center, Magnolia Avenue and Romney Place. The evnt is free and open to the public. For information call 465-5600, ext. 7338.
– At BTMH CPR re-certification will be offered tomorrow from 6 to 9 p.m. in Classrooms A and B. Fee for the class only is $15 or $25 for class and manual. Pre-registration is required. Call 463-2367.
 
– A free Fitness Tips lecture to promote the benefits of exercise and how to exercise properly to gain maximum benefits will be held on Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. at BTMH in the Fitness Center. Call 463-2348 for more information.
– Book Club for third and fourth graders will be held at the Main Library today from 6 to 7 p.m.
– Computer Class – Hotmail 101 will be given at the Main Library tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 463-6341 to register.
– Great Books Discussion Group will meet at the Main Library on Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. to noon.
– Computer Class – MS Word (Part Two) takes place at the Main Library on Jan. 23 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 463-6341 to register.
– The Cape May County Chapter of the American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive on Jan. 23 at Holy Trinity Church, 2810 Atlantic Ave., from 1-7 p.m.
LOWER TOWNSHIP
 – The next general meeting of the Lower Township PTA will be held today at 7 p.m. It will be held in the All Purpose Room at the Carl T. Mitnick School. Come listen to guest speaker Rich Hooyman and learn all about the LTES website.
NORTH WILDWOOD
– North Wildwood Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary is having a hoagie sale Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the firehouse, 15th and Central avenues. $6. Call 846-0637 for tickets or information about local delivery.
WILDWOOD
– St. Ann Regional School is now accepting registrations for grades Pre-K to 7 for the 2006 – 2007 school year. Open House will be held Jan. 31, 9 -10:15 a.m. 2901 New Jersey Ave. For more information, call 522-2704.
-The Wildwood Post Prom Committee will hold a “‘Fun’ Raiser” on Jan. 28 from 7 – 11 p.m. at the Rock N’ Chair, 2409 Dune Drive, Avalon. The evening will include hot roast beef, salads and beverages, “Fun” Quizzo, themed gift basket raffles, and door prizes. The donation of $20 per ticket will benefit the Post Prom Party. Tickets can be purchased at the door or earlier by calling Jane Senico at 884-3423. Or Chris Paradee at 846-0387.
– Snowflakes on the Beach, an annual scholarship fundraiser, will be held at the Wildwoods Convention Center Jan. 28. Cost to attend the semi-formal event is $75 per person.
The Chamber awards scholarships of up to $1,000 per student for students who meet the School Counts! criteria. High school students who demonstrate a Spirit of Volunteerism are eligible for the United Way’s award.
For more information or tickets call United Way of Cape May County at 729-2002 or the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce at 465-7181.
– There will be a fundraiser spaghetti dinner for the Katz All Star Competitive Cheerleaders on Jan. 28, from 4 – 8 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall on New York Avenue.
Tickets cost $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens, and $4 for children ages five to nine. Kids four and younger eat free. Tickets will be available at the door.
Monies raised will help defray travel expenses for the club’s trip to Florida for the national championships.
For more information, call 886-3131.
DENNIS TOWNSHIP
– Tomorrow at 7 p.m. the Dennis Township Peer Leaders will host  “Meet the Lawyer” at the Primary School.  The purpose of this event is to give the community the opportunity to learn about wills, estates, power of attorney, criminal law practices and sentencing in New Jersey. H. Robert Boney, attorney at law, will present an evening of important information for all families followed by a question and answer period.  Light refreshments will be served.  For additional information call 861-2821 ext. 213.

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