Happenings

Thursday, Aug. 1

Atlantic City, 'Tall Ship' A.J. Meerwald, through Aug. 11, Historic Gardner's Basin, afternoon and evening public sails, special "Family Sail," "Marine Critter Sails," "Pirate Sails," $45 to $30 adults, $22 to $15 ages 12 and younger, reservations suggested, full schedule: 856-785-2060.

Margate, Movies on the Beach, dusk, Decatur Avenue beach, in front of Lucy the Elephant, free. Aug. 1: Rookie of the Year.

Margate, Comedian Bobby Collins, 7 p.m., Summer Entertainment Series, Milton & Betty Katz JCC auditorium, 501 N. Jerome Ave., $35. 609-822-1167,

Margate, Music lecture, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Bloom Pavilion, 101 S. Huntington Ave., free. Aug. 1: "Music from the Far North."

Friday, Aug. 2

Atlantic City, Movies Under the Stars, dusk, Bartram Avenue and Boardwalk, Aug. 2: "The Lorax;" free. 609-347-0500 or

Atlantic City, Fireworks, 9:30 p m., over Revel Beach, free. DoAtlanticCity.com

Cape May, Annual Baby Parade, 11 a.m., rain date Aug. 3, from Congress Hall on the beachfront to Convention Hall, awards, prizes, registration required. 609-884-9565,

Saturday, Aug. 3

Cape May, Annual Antique and Folk Arts Show & Sale, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Aug. 3, 4, Rotue 9, deales, folk artists and crafters, $10 adults, $8 ages 3 to 12. 609-898-2300 or HCSV.org

Wildwood Crest, 5K Beach Race, 8:45 a.m., rain or shine, registration 7 a.m., Wildwood Crest Beach Pier at Heather Road, advance $20 run, $15 one-mile run/walk; race day $25 run, $20 run/walk. 609-523-0202

Sunday, Aug. 4

Atlantic City, Movies Under the Stars, dusk, Brighton Park, Indiana Avenue and Boardwalk, Aug. 4: "High School Musical 3;" free. NJCRDA.com

Margate, Great Ducky Race and Cardboard Boat Regatta, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Washington Avenue Pier, Milton & Betty Katz JCC scholarship fundraiser, food, live music, duck-themed carnival games, ducks purchase start at $5 each (purchase in advance); regatta registration $50 one to two crew members, $60 three to five crew members, $80 six to 10 crew members.

Ocean City, "Oh What a Night!," live musical tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, 8 p.m., Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, through August, Moorlyn Family Theatre, Boardwalk between 8th and 9th streets, $25. 609-399-0006.

Monday, Aug. 5

Atlantic City, Movies Under the Stars, dusk, Gardner's Basin, Aug. 5: "Snow White and the Huntsman;" free. NJCRDA.com

Tuesday, Aug. 6

Ocean City, Art on Asbury movies, 6:30 p.m., Ocean City Fine Arts League, Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., featuring artists or art trends, free, Aug. 6: "Round Midnight" (1986); 609-814-0308.

Wednesday, Aug. 7

Atlantic City, National Lighthouse Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain date Aug. 8, Absecon Lighthouse, 31 S. Rhode Island Ave., free art activites, all supplies provided, must be accompanied by adult; free climb for ages 12 and younger 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 609-449-1360.

Lower Township, National Lighthouse Celebration, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cape May Lighthouse, Cape May Point State Park, free admission to grounds, climb the lighthouse $7 adults, $3 ages 3-12. CapeMayMAC.org

Ocean City, Sand sculpting contest, 9 a.m., 6th Street Beach, prizes awarded in all age groups, free entry. 609-525-9300.

Ocean City, Miss Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant, 1 p.m., 6th Street Beach, followed by Hermit Crab Races, free entry. 609-525-9300.

Mays Landing, Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., Aug. 7, 8, 9, Atlantic City Race Course, Black Horse Pike, $16 general admission, add $4 reserved seats, add $7 VIP seats, free tickets age 12 and younger. 800-796-5672

Wildwood, Harlem Globetrotters, 7 p.m. Aug. 7 to 10, Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Skills Clinics 2 to 4 p.m. each day, for ages 6 to 12, $75 and includes voucher for one ticket, space limited. WildwoodsNJ.com

Music

Thursday, Aug. 1

Ocean City, Masterworks Choir, "Sounds of Summer," 7:30 p.m., St. Peter's Methodist Church, 8th and Central Avenue, free will offering. 609-399-2988.

Ocean City, "Rockin' Mozart," 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Ocean City Repertory Theater, 813 Asbury Ave., 609-399-7291.

Stone Harbor, Thursdays on the Lawn Summer Concert Series, 7:30 to 9 p.m., rain or shine, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 95th Street and Third Avenue, bring chair or blanket, free. Aug. 1: Bob Campanell.

Friday, Aug. 2

Atlantic City, Free live music concert, 5 to 7 p.m., ARTLANTIC Wonder, Boardwalk at Pacific Avenue, between South Indiana Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard.

Cape May Court House, "Starz of Tomorrow," 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center of Middle Township, 12 Bayberry Drive, students from Juilliard School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Eastman School of Music, free. 609-463-1924.

Egg Harbor Township, Rhythm in the Park concert series, 7 p.m., Tony Canale Park amphitheater, off Dogwood Avenue, bring lawn chair or blanket, free. 609-272-8120 or EHTGov.org. Aug. 2: Rubber Souls.

Somers Point, Beach Concert Series, 7 to 9:30 p.m., William Morrow Beach and Municipal Beach Park, 800 Bay Ave., Aug. 2: Vini Lopez and License to Chill.

Saturday, Aug. 3

Ocean City, Unite!, live music event, 10:30 p.m. Saturdays, Moorlyn Family Theatre, Boardwalk between 8th and 9th streets, for ages teen to young adult, free. 609-399-0006.;

Wildwood Crest, Summer Concert Series, 7:30 p.m., Centennial Park, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, bring blanket or chair, free. Aug. 3: Stormfront (Billy Joel tribute); Aug. 7: Christopher Dean Band;. 609-523-0202 or

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Sunday, Aug. 4

Atlantic City, Bay-Atlantic Symphony, classical masterpieces summer concert series, 5 p.m., Aug. 4, 18, Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, Music Box Theatre, $25 and up. 866- 900-4849 or BayAtlanticSymphony.org

Atlantic City, Philadelphia Clef Club's Big Band, 7:30 p.m., Richard Stockton College of New Jersey's Dante Hall Theater, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., starting $20. 609-347-2162 or Stockton.edu/dante

Cape May Court House, Jersey Shore Pops summer concert series, 7:30 p.m., Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 212 Bayberry Drive, $25 to $40. 800-838-3006 or 609 463-1924 or JerseyShorePops.org. Aug. 4: Classics Rock; Aug. 10: "Music of The Glenn Miller Orchestra," Aug. 17: "Sinatra & Friends" starring Peter Oprisko.

Ocean City, Diane Bish, organist, 7 p.m., Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., free. OCTabernacle.org

Ocean City, Philadelphia Orchestra Brass, 8 p.m., Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, $12, $20. 609-525-9248 or OceanCityPops.org

Wildwood, Concert Under the Stars summer music series, 7:30 p.m., Fox Park Amphitheater, Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery avenues, bring blanket or beach chair, free. Aug. 4: Jeremiah Hunter Band; Aug. 11: Mahoney Brothers; Aug. 18: Beatlemania; Aug. 24: Greater Kensington String Band. WildwoodNJ.org

Monday, Aug. 5

Cape May, Chad & Jeremy, 8 p.m., Stockton Goes to the Beach Concert Series, Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., $35. 855-708-9699 or CapeMayCity.com. Aug. 12: Peter Noone.

Ocean City, Summer Music Series, 7:30 p.m., Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, Aug. 5: The Marshal Tucker Band; Aug. 12: Rusted Root; Aug. 19: Jay and the Americans. 609-525-9300.

Vineland, Free summer concert series, 7 p.m., Giampietro Park, 3231 E. Landis Ave., in case of rain Memorial School Auditorium, Main Road and Chestnut Avenue, Aug. 5: Tony Mascara; Aug. 12: Frank Marone and The Italians; Aug. 19: Bud Cavallo Duo. 856-794-4000.

Tuesday, Aug. 6

Ocean City, "Pops Celebrate Latin Nite," Ocean City Pops summer concert series, 8 p.m., Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, $10, $15. 609-525-9248 or OceanCityPops.org

Wednesday, Aug. 7

Atlantic City, Atlantic City Library International Night Series, multi-cultural music and dance, 7 p.m., Kennedy Plaza, on the Boardwalk between Mississippi and Georgia avenues, free. Aug. 7: Chinese Theatre Works; Aug. 14: The Barley Boys (Irish); Aug. 21: Bollywood Axion; Aug. 28: Kinding Sindaw (Philippines). 609-345-2269, ext. 3064.

Ocean City, "Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch," Ocean City Pops summer concert series, 8 p.m., Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, $10, $15. 609-525-9248 or OceanCityPops.org

Somers Point, Summer Latin Jazz Series, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Sandi Pointe, 908 Shore Road, free to Somers Point Jazz Society members, $10 general public. Aug. 7: Elio Villafranca Quintet; Aug. 28: Arturo O'Farrill & Sons. 609-927-6677 or SPJazz.org

Thursday, Aug. 8

Ocean City, Ralph Roberts Trio, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Aug. 8, 22, Markets Days at 7th Street and Asbury Avenue, free. 625-9528.

Friday, Aug. 9

Atlantic City, Bartram Beach Block Concert Series, 7 p.m., Bartram Place and the Boardwalk, bring chair or blanket, free. Aug. 9: Tony De Luca and the Paisans; Aug. 23: Stockton Faculty Band. 609-377-7117 or 609-345-2269, ext. 3064.

Sunday, Aug. 11

Ocean City, Allison Speer, country music recording artist, 7 p.m., Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., free. OCTabernacle.org

Ocean City, "Audience Choice," Ocean City Pops summer concert series, 8 p.m., Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, $15. 609-525-9248 or OceanCityPops.org

Monday, Aug. 12

Brigantine, South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble, "Broadway Favorites," 7 p.m., North School Auditorium, 301 East Evans Blvd., free. 609-402-5575 or SJAWE.com

Tuesday, Aug. 13

Northfield, Snake Brothers, 7 to 8:45 p.m., summer concert series, Birch Grove Park,1700 Burton Ave., free. 609-641-3778.

Wednesday, Aug. 14

Beach Haven, Hurricane Sandy Relief concert, 9 p.m., Seashell Resort & Beach Club, 10 South Atlantic Ave., featuring musician and pro-surfer Tom Curren, proceeds benefit Waves for Water Hurricane Sandy Relief Initiative, $15 advance, $20 door. JettyLife.com

Ocean County College, MidWeek Jazz Series, 8 p.m., Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, Aug. 14: The Vache Brothers; Aug. 28: Jazz Lobsters; Sept. 25: The Midiri Brothers. $18 adults, $15 seniors. 732-255-0500 or Tickets.Ocean.edu

Sunday, Aug. 18

Cape May, Al Harrison Dixieland Band, 2 to 4 p.m., VFW Post 386, 419 Congress St., $15 advance, $20 door, $15 Cape May Traditional Jazz Society members, proceeds donated to Food Bank of Southern Jersey. 609-884-7961or CapeMayTraditionalJazzSociety.com

Ocean City, Ron Matthews & Gary Matthews, 7 p.m., Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., free. OCTabernacle.org

Ocean City, "Bring in the Divas," Ocean City Pops summer concert series, 8 p.m., Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, $12, $20. 609-525-9248 or OceanCityPops.org

Tuesday, Aug. 20

Northfield, John Walter Cape Community Band, 6:30 to 8 p.m., summer concert series plus community ice cream social, Birch Grove Park,1700 Burton Ave., free. 609-641-3778.

Ocean City, "Gershwin and All That Jazz," Ocean City Pops summer concert series, 8 p.m., Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, $12, $20. 609-525-9248 or OceanCityPops.org

Wednesday, Aug. 14

Ocean City, Gary and the Kid, 6 p.m., 58th Street and Beach Pavilion at Central Avenue, bring beach chair or blanket, free. 609-399-5953.

Saturday, Aug. 24

Atlantic City, Free Summer Concert Series, 1 p.m. to dusk, Historic Gardner's Basin, 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., Aug. 24: Geo Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, B.A.D., Ed Morgan, Special Occasion and Angela Burton &Passion. 609-347-5643.

Wildwood, 106.3 WJSE and Philadelphia Soul Summer Slam Sports and Music Festival, starts 11 a.m., on the beach between Mariner's Landing Amusement Pier at Schellenger Avenue and Adventure Pier at Spencer Avenue, live music, free tickets sold out, still available $50 VIP, $70 VIP, $1,000 Cabana VIP. WJSERocks.com, PhiladelphiaSoul.com, Ticketfly.com

Sunday, Aug. 25

Ocean City, Zemer Levav, Messianic Israeli Music & Dance, 7 p.m., Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., free. OCTabernacle.org

Sunday, Sept. 1

Ocean City, Jenny & Tyler, light pop, 7 p.m., Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., free. OCTabernacle.org

Friday, Sept. 20

Vineland, Glenn Miller Orchestra, 2 p.m., Landis Theater, 830 East Landis Ave., $26, $32, $45 (mezzanine); lunch and show packages $30, $36. 856-691-1121.

Saturday, Dec. 7

Ocean City, Messiah Sing-in, Atlantic Youth Orchestra, 4 p.m., Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., free. OCTabernacle.org

Saturday, Dec. 14

Ocean City, Traditional Christmas Concert: Angelus Chorus, Tapestry Strings, Tenor John Taylor, 4 p.m., Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., free. OCTabernacle.org

Theater

Thursday, Aug. 1

Beach Haven, "Les Miserables," musical, 2 and 8 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays, 2 and 8 p.m. Tuesdays, 2 p.m. Wednesdays, to Aug. 18, Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, $45. 609-492-9477 or Surflight.org

Cape May, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," 8:30 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, through Aug. 31, East Lynne Theater Company, First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Aug. 2: after show Q&A with cast; $30 general, $25 seniors, $15 students, age 12 and younger free. 609-884-5898 or EastLynneTheater.org

Cape May, Tales of the Victorians, 4 p.m., stories narrated by East Lynne Theater Company, tea, refreshments, $10 adults, children 12 and younger free. Aug. 1: The Victorian Lace Inn, 901 Stockton Ave.; Aug. 8: The Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St.; Aug. 15: Peter Shields Inn, 1301 Beach Ave.; Aug. 22: Victorian Lace Inn, 901 Stockton Ave.; Aug. 29: Blue Rose Inn and Restaurant, 653 Washington St. 609-884-5898 or EastLynneTheater.org

Cape May, "Boeing Boeing," comedy, 8 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays, to Sept. 13, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. Aug. 18: half-price senior performance; Sept. 3: Pay-What-You-Can-Night. 609-884-1341.

Friday, Aug. 2

Cape May, Dinner theater, "The Heiresses," 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. curtain, Aug. 2, 14, 21, Sept. 13, 27, Cape Island Theatre Company, The Cold Spring Grange Restaurant, 735 Seashore Road, meet and greet with cast following performance, $47 adults, $20 children, age 6 and younger free. 609-408-6595 or CapeIslandTheatre.com

Hammonton, "Smokey Joe's Cafe," 8 p.m. Aug. 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24; 3 p.m. Aug. 11, 18, The Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., $25 general admission, $30 front rows. 609-704-5012 or TheEagleTheatre.com

Millville, "Fiddler on the Roof," 8 p.m. Aug. 2, 3, 9, 10; 3 p.m. Aug. 4, 11; 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8; Off Broad Street Players, Levoy Theatre, 126 North High St., $20 adults, $14 students and seniors. "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," Oct 18-20; "White Christmas," Nov.15-24. 856-327-6400 or Levoy.net or Obsp.org

Saturday, Aug. 3

Cape May, Dinner theater, "The Observer Effect," 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. curtain, Aug. 3, 9, 10, 17, 24, 30, 31, Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28, Cape Island Theatre Company, The Cold Spring Grange Restaurant, 735 Seashore Road, meet and greet with cast following performance, $47 adults, $20 children, age 6 and younger free. 609-408-6595 or CapeIslandTheatre.com

Sunday, Aug. 4

Cape May, Sunday Classic Film Series "The Thief of Bagdad" (1924), 8:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., accompanied by organ music, $15, ages 12 and younger free. 609-884-5898 or EastLynneTheater.org

Monday, Aug. 5

Barnegat, "Still Standing," 6 p.m., one-woman show with Anita Hollander, Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, campus of Barnegat High School, 180 Bengal Blvd., $20. 609-312-8306 or OceanTheatre.org

Cape May, "After All ....," cabaret show with Anita Gillette, 8 p.m., Cape May Stage's Second Stage Series, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $50, include after party at Wine Bar, Washington Inn. 609-770-8311 or CapeMayStage.org

Wednesday, Aug. 7

Cape May, Dinner theater, "Finding Faith," 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. curtain, Aug. 7, 16, 23, 28, Sept. 6, 20, Cape Island Theatre Company, The Cold Spring Grange Restaurant, 735 Seashore Road, meet and greet with cast following performance, $47 adults, $20 children, age 6 and younger free. 609-408-6595 or CapeIslandTheatre.com

Ocean City, "The Sounds of Hollywood," 7:30 p.m., Moorlyn Family Theatre, 837 Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, Greater Ocean City Theatre Company, $15 adults, $12 age 12 and younger. 609-399-0006 or MoorlynFamilyTheatre.org

Thursday, Aug. 8

Somers Point, "A Year With Frog and Toad," 7 p.m. Aug. 8, 9; 2 and 7 p.m. Aug. 10, Shaken Not Stirred Players, Dawes Avenue School, proceeds benefit Gateway Playhouse renovation project, $15 adults, $12 seniors, $10 students. 609-653-0553 or GatewayByTheBay.org

Friday, Aug. 9

Atlantic City, "Peggy Sue Got Murdered," murder mystery dinner theater, 6 p.m., Aug. 9, 12, 18, Palm Restaurant, 2801 Pacific Ave., The Quarter, Tropicana Casino and Resort, $75, plus gratuity fees. 609-344-0483.

Beach Haven, "Unconstitutional," 8:30 p.m., one-man show with Colin Quinn, Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, $55. 609-492-9477 or Surflight.org

Monday, Aug. 12

Cape May, "Me, Myself and You," 8 p.m., one-woman cabaret with Broadway's Sandra Reaves-Phillips, Cape May Stage's Secong Stage Broadway Series, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $50, includes after party at Wine Bar in Washington Inn. 609-770-8311 or CapeMayStage.org

Wednesday, Aug. 14

Cape May Court House, "Peter Pan," 7:30 p.m., Aug. 14, 15, 16, Ocean City Theatre Company, Ocean City Pops Orchestra, Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 212 Bayberry Drive, $25 adults, $15 age 12 and younger. 609-463-1924.

Wednesday, Aug. 21

Beach Haven, "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown," musical, 2 and 8 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays, 2 and 8 p.m. Tuesdays, 2 p.m. Wednesdays, to Sept. 8, Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, $45. 609-492-9477 or Surflight.org

Wednesday, Aug. 28

Millville, Tracy Morgan, "Excuse My French" tour, 8 p.m., Levoy Theatre, 128 North High St., $35, $45, $55. 856-327-6400 or Levoy.net

Friday, Sept. 6

Millville, "Les Miserables," Sept. 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, Cumberland Players, Levoy Theatre, 128 North High St., $20. 856-327-6400 or Levoy.net

Wednesday, Sept. 18

Cape May, "Freud's Last Session," drama, 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, Sept. 18-Oct. 19, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. Sept. 18: half-price preview performance; Oct. 2: half-price senior performance; Oct. 10: Pay-What-You-Can-Night. 609-884-1341.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

Beach Haven, "Our Town," 2 and 8 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays, 2 and 8 p.m. Tuesdays, 2 p.m. Wednesdays, to Oct. 6, Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, $45. 609-492-9477 or Surflight.org

Sunday, Oct. 20

Cape May, Sunday Film Series, Cape May Film Society, "The Cat and the Canary" (1927), 8:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., $10; Oct. 20: ). 609-884-5898 or EastLynneTheater.org

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Cape May, "A Walk in the Woods," drama, 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Oct. 23-Nov. 16, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. Oct. 23: half-price preview performance; Nov. 3: half-price senior performance; Nov. 8: Pay-What-You-Can-Night. 609-884-1341.

Friday, Nov. 29

Cape May, "Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol," 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Nov. 29-Dec. 29, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. Dec. 8: half-price senior performance; Dec. 14: Pay-What-You-Can-Matinee. 609-884-1341.

Wednesday, Dec. 3

Beach Haven, "White Christmas," musical, 2 and 8 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays, 2 and 8 p.m. Tuesdays, 2 p.m. Wednesdays, to Dec. 22, Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, $45. 609-492-9477 or Surflight.org

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