Trail of Two Cities Run/Walk
The rescheduled Trail of Two Cities 5K Run/Walk between Ocean City and Somers Point kicks off at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Ocean City Transportation Center.
The event will be one way over the new $400 million causeway recently completed between the two cities. Runners compete in male and female age groups, and medals will be awarded to the Top 3 finishers in each. There will be special awards to the male and female with the best overall times. Walkers will participate for the opportunity to take in the sights, snap photos and enjoy a relaxed workout. No pets, skateboards, bikes or roller blades will be allowed.
Registration is $30. Immediate families of up to four may register for a discounted price of $70. A separate registration form is required for each family participant.
Race-day registration starts 7 a.m. at the Ocean City Transportation Center, 10th Street and Haven Avenue. Packet pick-up and late entry also will be conducted at the Transportation Center. Buses will be available at the JFK Park finish line in Somers Point to transport runners to the start before the race from 7 to 7:30 a.m. Buses also will transport runners back to Ocean City at the conclusion of the race.
Jersey Shore Pops' 'Joy to the World'
The Middle Township PAC, in collaboration with Linda Gentille & The Jersey Shore Pops, will present their final concert of the year with "Joy to the World" 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.
The show, starring Broadway vocalist Jacklyn Buckingham, will be a mix of traditional holiday music with some Broadway favorites. The orchestra will also perform a new orchestral arrangement of The Hallelujah Chorus from "The Messiah" arranged by the Pop's conductor, Linda Gentille.
A special musical vigil and dedication to Malala will be performed by the orchestra, along with Elementary No. 2 Harmony Choir, under the direction of Jay Wynn and Kathleen Watt.
Making a guest appearance in the holiday show will be Avalon tenor Frank Hampton. The holiday show also will feature the Jersey Shore Pops featured violinist and Concert Mistress Susan Elsayed.
The Middle Township Performing Arts Center is located off of exit 10 off Garden State Parkway. Tickets range from $25 for balcony seats to $40 for orchestra center seats. Student and group tickets are available for $22. Call 800-838-3006, or go to www.JerseyShorePops.org.
Watoto Children's Choir in Linwood
The internationally acclaimed Watoto Children's Choir of Uganda will once again bring their musical message of peace and hope for the children of Africa to Linwood 6:30 p.m. Friday Nov. 16.
The choir, which has performed for presidents and royalty around the globe, returns for its seventh visit to Central United Methodist Church. The choir includes children orphaned by genocide, civil war and disease.
Known for their colorful native costumes and beautiful children's voices, Watoto's concerts are a mix of contemporary pop with the rhythms and sounds of Africa.
The concert is free to the public. A good will offering for the choir will be collected. Goods made by "Living Hope" survivors (dolls, jewelry, bags) will be on sale. Central UMC is on the corner of Central Avenue and Shore Road in Linwood. Call 609-927-4882 or go to www.centralumcnj.com.