Posted by: Drew | April 13, 2008

Events for the Weekend of April 18th and 19th 2008 at the Jersey Shore

Asbury Park

Wednesday, April 16


Hit the Switch, Hour of the Wolf, Smartbomb at Asbury Lanes, 8 pm, all ages

Thursday, April 17

The Misfits, Zombie Mafia, Black Tooth Grin at The Stone Pony, 7 pm, all ages

Jazz, blues and funk with the Def Tet Trio at Market in the Middle, 7:30 pm

Laura Warshauer at Twisted Tree Cafe, 8 pm

Casey and Friends at Brickwall, 8-11 pm

Pat Guadagno at Mattison Park, 8 pm

Friday, April 18

Bill McGowan at Twisted Tree Cafe, 6-7 pm

Music Expo at The Stone Pony, 7 pm-midnight

Brian Bisbee at Twisted Tree Cafe, 7-9 pm

Peter Jarvis, solo percussion, at Holy Spirit Church, 705 Second Ave., 8 pm, presented by Music of Invention, reservations: 732-757-7258

Brothers Funk at Mattison Park, 8 pm

Regina Sayles at Georgie’s

Saturday, April 19

12th annual Jersey Shore Relay to benefit Special Olympics from Seaside Heights to Convention Hall in Asbury Park, sponsored by the Jersey Shore Running Club in cooperation with the Elks Special Children’s Committee and New Jersey Special Olympics, includes a walk through Asbury Park in the morning and finishing at Convention Hall with a post-walk party, buffet and all star concert, more info at jerseyshorerelay.org

Walk for Special Olympics New Jersey presented by Jersey Shore Running Club, registration begins at 9 am, walk begins at 10 am at Convention Hall, more info at sonj.org

Music Expo at The Stone Pony, noon-2 am

The Break Contest finals at The Stone Pony, noon, all ages

Sal Alversano at Twisted Tree Cafe, 3-3:30 pm

Tara Hack at Twisted Tree Cafe, 3:45-4:15 pm

Gil Velazquez at Twisted Tree Cafe, 4:30-5 pm

Mike Falzone at Twisted Tree Cafe, 5:30-6:30 pm

Lifeguard Nights, Reflective Insight, Killer Brown, The Extras, Vie Perdu, Chaosis at Asbury Lanes, 6 pm, all ages

Lez Zeppelin, Christine Martucci Band, Virago at the Paramount Theatre, 6 pm

James Alexander at Twisted Tree Cafe, 7-9 pm

Bears on the Run at The Circuit, 9 pm

Paul Marino at Brickwall, 9 pm

Sunday, April 20

Music Expo at The Stone Pony, noon-10 pm

Toward an Artistic Vision for Asbury Park, roundtable sponsored by ArtsCAP at the Paramount Theatre

Xol Azul Band at Twisted Tree Cafe, 2-2:30 pm

Bob Egan on piano at Moonstruck, 7 pm

Sea Isle City

April 18 Chamber of Commerce, Art Auction, 263-9090

Wildwood

04/19/2008

NWA Professional Wrestling Showcase

Wildwoods Convention Center’s Oceanfront Arena will hold a stop on the 2008 tour of the NWA Professional Wrestling Showcase Tour. This televised event will feature NWA World Champions Adam Pearce, Los Luchas, Mike Quackenbush, Amazing Kong, Multi Time WWE Champion Rob Conway, “Magnum” Joey Ryan plus many many more. Tickets for this 7 pm show can be purchased through ticketmaster.com , by calling 1-800-736-1420 or at the Convention Center Box Office open every Sat & Sun from 10 am – 4 pm. Bleacher Seating $15, Floor Seating $20 and Ringside Seating $30. For more information please visit http://www.nwawrestling.com

04/19/2008

Fourth Annual Post Card Show & Open House

George F. Boyer Museum, 3907 Pacific Ave., Wildwood. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free “Come join us for a walk through the Wildwood of old”. Refreshments will be served. 609.523.0277

Philadelphia’s Blue Flame vs.NY Public Safety Football Game in Wildwood

04/19/2008 – 1:00pm 3:00pm

Sports

The North Wildwood Police Department on behalf of the (M.A.L.E.S.W.) Mid-Atlantic Law Enforcement Survivors Weekend, the Philadelphia Blue Flame and the New York Football Organizations, wish to announce to the public a football game scheduled for Saturday, April 19, 2008 at 1:00 PM, at Maxwell Field-Wildwood NJ.
The Philadelphia Blue Flame and the New York Public Safety are members of the National Public Safety Football League. Each team is comprised of active police officers and firefighters who are playing an official regulation football game open to the general public to benefit the Mid-Atlantic Law Enforcement Survivors Weekend to be held in North Wildwood on September 27-28,2008.

M.A.L.E.S.W. helps support the families, friends and officers along with law enforcement agencies that have suffered the loss of a “Fallen Officer – Killed In The Line of Duty.” The organization includes representation from the state Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington D.C. survivor groups and law enforcement agencies.

Attendance is open to the general public for a small fee of $5.00 and children under the age of 5 are admitted free.

Food and soft drink beverages will also be available.

Ocean City

2nd Annual End to End Family Bike Tour

April 19, 2008

2nd Annual End to End Family Bike Tour

Ride begins 8:00am at 59th St. Lifeguard Station, cycling down to the Longport Bridge. Registration begins at 7:00am. For more information visit http://www.ocean.city.k12.nj.us , click on area links – End to End Family Bike Tour. Sponsored by the OCHS Interact Club.

Long Beach Island (LBI)

Southern Ocean County Bridal Extravaganza

Thursday, April 17, 2008
6:00 pm

Stafford Ballroom Holiday Inn Manahawkin
151 Route 72 East
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Phone: (609) 481-6115

Like weddings, which offer memories of a lifetime, a bridal show should be extraordinary, and the one coming up in southern Ocean County is sensational!

Holiday Inn Manahawkin/Long Beach Island, on Rt. 72 East, in Manahawkin, will present its inaugural Bridal Extravaganza, Thursday, April 17, gathering wedding professionals from throughout the southern New Jersey region to share their expertise with future brides and grooms. More than 30 exhibitors have been hand picked to showcase their top-of-the-line goods and services at the show, which begins at 6:00 p.m., and offers free admission with advance reservations.

Custom gown designers, tuxedo rentals, jewelers, florists, salons, video and still photographers, DJ’s and entertainers, invitation printers, honeymoon planners, transportation companies and many more purveyors of nuptial needs will be on hand to discuss providing the perfect personal touch to every wedding day plan. Highlighting the exhibitors, Steven Barile, “The Pastry Prince,” who previously served as the head pastry chef at Disney’s EPCOT Center, will be on hand offering savory samples of his confectionary delights, as will Island Bridal of Manahawkin, which will present a fashion show of the latest trends and classic styles in design for the bride and groom.

The evening will be full of fun with fabulous door prizes, drawings and musical entertainment, along with a sampling of the Holiday Inn’s own selection of gourmet wedding reception fare in an atmosphere of elegant excitement.

For advance reservations and information, contact Rebeca Mattiello, Holiday Inn banquet manager at (609) 481-6115 or rmattiello@himanahawkin.com

Bunco for Breast Cancer-Manahawkin’s Second Annual

Friday, April 18, 2008
7:00 PM
Holiday Inn
151 Route 72 East
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
(609) 607-0288

BUNCO FOR BREAST CANCER

It’s a ladies night out with a mission! Have fun with friends,
roll some dice, win prizes and raise money for cancer research.

The game is easy, first timers are welcome. Come alone or with a
friend. You can stay with your partner the entire game, if you are in an
existing group, have your April Bunco with us!
All proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation….

COST:

Includes lite refreshments and chances at door prizes….
$15.00 per person before 4/1/08
$20.00 per person after 4/1/08

Bring extra cash!
Many chances to win prizes including a 50/50 & basket raffle
All proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
ID#13-3727250

HOW TO REGISTER

– Visit us on the web to register for this night of fun….
Questions: call Lori at 609-607-0288
e-mail – Manahawkinbunco@comcast.net
web – http://www.manahawkinbunco.com

The Great Causeway Challenge
Saturday, April 19th!
Spend a morning racing to LBI and back and help the children of Southern Ocean County by participating in the 3rd Annual SOCH Great Causeway Challenge:
• Biathlon 30 Mile Bike and 10K Run
• Bike Only 30 miles
• 10K Run Only
• 5K Run Only
• Kids’ 1 Mile Fun Run
Please note the event is rain or shine!

Chrystanthemum ClubPROCEEDS BENEFIT SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY HOSPITAL’S KIDS HEALTH PROGRAMS, TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION

TIME:
9:00 a.m. Start of the Causeway Challenge Biathlon
9:15 a.m. Start of the Causeway Challenge Bike Only Race
9:30 a.m. Start of the Causeway Challenge 10K Race
9:45 a.m. Start of the Causeway Challenge 5K Race
9:50 a.m. Start of the Kids’ 1 Mile Fun Run

PLACE:
Southern Regional High School, Route 9,Register Now Manahawkin, New Jersey
Biathlon – Pre-Registration by March 31
Biathlon – Day of Race (7:30 am registration)
30 mile Bike Only- Pre-Registration by March 31
30 mile Bike Only – Day of Race (7:30 am registration)
10K Race – Pre-Registration by March 31
10K Race – Day of Race (7:30 am registration)
5K Race – Pre-Registration by March 31
5K Race – Day of Race (7:30 am registration)
Kids’ 1-Mile Fun Run
$50
$65
$25
$30
$25
$30
$25
$30
$10

Biathletes
The Great Causeway Challenge course provides scenic views of the bay and wildlife preserves from Manahawkin to Barnegat Light and back! The Biathlon begins at 9 a.m. at Southern Regional High School with the bike ride along Hilliard Blvd, to Marsha Road, across the Route 72 Causeway Bridge, up Long Beach Blvd. to the Barnegat Light and back to Southern Regional High School where you will make the transition to the 10K run proceeding through the hills and dales of the beautiful residential areas of Stafford Twp., and back to the Finish Line at Southern Regional High School.

Bike Only
Bikers only race will start at 9:15 a.m. and follow the Biathletes’ bike course from Manahawkin to Barnegat Light and back.

Runners Only
The 10K run will start at 9:30 a.m. at Southern Regional High School, proceed through the hills and dales of the beautiful residential areas of Stafford Twp., and back to the school to the Finish Line. The 5K run will start at 9:45 a.m. and follow similar route of the 10K

Throughout the course, hydration, first aid and radio communications will be readily available. Complimentary food and refreshments will be provided after the race for all participants. Award Ceremony immediately follows the event.

DIRECTIONS:

From the Garden State Parkway, take exit 63 East onto Route 72 East. Stay on Route 72 East and exit to Route 9 North. Southern Regional High School will be approximately 1 mile on your left hand side.

From Route 70, take Route 70 East to Route 72 East. Stay on Route 72 East and exit to Route 9 North. Southern Regional High School will be approximately 1 mile on your left hand side.

Earth Day Celebration – Spring Clean Up

Saturday, April 19, 2008
10:00 am – Noon

Ship Bottom Boat Launch – Meeting Place
10th Street
Ship Bottom, NJ 08008
Phone: (609) 492-0222
Come and help cleanup the winter debris on Bonnet Island, part of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. This island is a favorite stopover spot for migrating birds. Let’s keep it clean. Meet at the Ship Bottom Boat Launch Dock near Route 72. To sign up and get assignments, instructions and supplies.

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