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Posted: Thursday, September 9, 2010 1:00 am

One of the City’s most colorful events, the annual STREET ROD Show, is set for this weekend, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 10 to 12. Street Rod owners from throughout the East Coast will display over 200 of their enhanced vehicles for the 36th time here.

A Street Rod is any car manufactured prior to 1964 that has been modified with more modern parts. Owners are creative and, in addition to adding exterior and interior modifications, often paint unusual designs on the bodies of the vehicles.

Cars will be parked at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th St. off Boardwalk, from noon Sept. 10 until 2 p.m. Sept. 12. There will be a Boardwalk display of the cars Saturday from noon until 4 p.m. An awards ceremony is set for Sunday at noon inside the Sports and Civic Center.

Street Rod events also include a FASHION SHOW Saturday, Sept. 11 at 1:30 p.m. inside the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, featuring clothing from Gabrielle’s of Ocean City. Admission is free. The event is open to all.

The FABULOUS GREASE BAND will also entertain the Rodders and general public at the Music Pier at 8 p.m. Saturday. The Grease Band plays the hits from the ‘50s through the ‘90s. Admission is $20. The public is invited. Tickets are available at the Music Pier box office (609) 525-9300, online at www.ocnj.us or at the door. For information call the Public Relations Office, (609) 525-9300.

The city, American Legion Morvay-Miley Post 524 and VFW Post 6650 will hold A DAY TO REMEMBER, the annual September 11 Commemoration ceremony on Saturday. The program is set for 11 a.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Park, 500 Wesley Ave. Rain location is across the street at the Tabernacle auditorium.

As part of the ceremony, American Legion Post Commander Bob Marzulli and VFW Commander, Brendan Gheen will unveil emblems from both of their organizations featured in the new brick walkway of the park. The ceremony honors the memory of all those who perished on Sept.11. It is also a tribute to the fire and other personnel who participated in rescue and recovery operations.

Now let’s skip ahead to Sept. 18-19. The city’s annual AVIATION WEEKEND, consisting of STUNT FLYING, GROUND DISPLAYS, PARACHUTE JUMPING and other exciting events, is set for these dates.

The action kicks off Saturday, Sept. 18 with the annual festival at the MUNICIPAL AIRPORT, 26th and Bay Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The airport grounds will be packed with unusual airplanes. A variety of antiques, World War ll planes, Ultra Lights, Home Built, Classics will be parked for inspection an judged for prizes.

There will be air demonstrations over the field including an advertising banner pick-up, Coast Guard helicopter rescue demonstration and U.S. Army Black Dagger’s parachute jump. Bi-plane and helicopter rides will be available for a fee.

Spectacular model airplane demonstrations will be performed by the Cape May County WASP. This will include model jets and helicopters. Some jets will attain speeds of over 100 miles per hours.

There will be a paper airplane contest at the airport for youngsters starting at 11 a.m. between Hangers A and B. Age categories are 4-6, 7-8 and 9-12. Materials will be provided. Entry is free. Winners will be awarded ribbons and top winners will be treated to a ride in the Red Baron airplane. Other features include over 60 antique cars, refreshments for sale, face painters, greyhound dogs and a children’s mini playground.

The Airport Festival is sponsored by the city and Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 287, with assistance from members of the Airport Association.

An AEROBATIC STUNT FLYING exhibition is set for Sunday, Sept. 19 from noon to 3 p.m. and can be viewed from 6th to 14th streets on the Boardwalk. The Air Show will feature world champion Rob Holland in his MX-2, Mike Wiskus in the LUCAS Oil Pitts, Thirdstrike wing walking with Carol Pilon plus many other Dare Devils of the Sky.

This exciting event is sponsored by the Boardwalk Merchants Association with David Shultz Air Shows LLC. Call the Airport (609) 399-0907 or Public Relations (609) 525-9300.

The HUMANE SOCIETY of Ocean City presents its Funday at Playland on the Boardwalk from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. Enjoy all rides for $10. Proceeds benefit the shelter, a no kill facility named one of the best for its size in the nation.

The OCEAN CITY POPS features the GAMP Concert Choir with tenor Justin Gonzalez on Sept.12. Talented pianist Yang Boa plays Beethoven with the Pops at the Music Pier at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15/$10 at the Pier box office, (609) 525-9300 or visit www.ocnj.us. Sponsored by New Jersey American Water Co.

THE POPS is back at the Music Pier at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15 with its popular “Night In Old Vienna,” featuring Stauss waltzes, polkas and marches. Tickets are $15 at the Pier box office or online. Sponsored by Mack and Manco, in memory of the Frank Ruggieri who was a conductor of the Pops and part of the orchestra for over 60 years.

The Boardwalk FAMILY FUN FEST will be held Sept. 18-19 featuring a juried craft show, face painters and pony rides at 11th Street. Fest hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Ocean City POPS presents CHRIS BRUBECK’S Triple Play with the Pops at the Hughes Performing Arts Center (at Ocean City High School), 6th and Atlantic Ave. at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 19, featuring music ranging from jazz to folk, from blues to classics. Also starring young cello virtuoso Binh Park. Tickets are $15 at the Pier box office, call (609) 525-9300 or access www.ocnj.us.

NEWS NOTES: There will be a Red Cross BLOOD DRIVE on Friday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th and Boardwalk. Appointments are preferred but not required. Call (609) 525-9365, (609) 399-6111 or you can sign up at the City Hall Reception Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. To be eligible you cannot have donated in the past 56 days, must be at least 17 years old and weigh 110 pounds. For more info, call 1-800-GIVELIFE or access www.pleasegiveblood.org.

Again this year the Morvay-Miley Post 524 of the American Legion will preside over a POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony on Friday, Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. The event takes place at Ocean View Service Area on the Garden State Parkway, mile post 18.3, in front of the Veterans Memorial. The public is invited to this solemn occasion that honors the commitments and sacrifices of our nation’s prisoners of war and missing in action.

The Ocean City LIFE SAVING STATION 30 will host a meeting at the Ocean City Public Library, 17th and Simpson Ave., to discuss the recent past and future of the 4th Street Life-Saving Station. Date is Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Lecture Room. The public is invited to offer their input and support.

HORSEY’S RESTAURANT, formerly of 1357-59 Asbury Ave., will hold its reunion on Sept. 11 from noon till 6 p.m. on the 14th St. beach. Many former guests and employees will be there. David Roehm would like you to know about this.

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