Happenings

Thursday, May 31

Vineland, First anniversary celebration of Landis MarketPlace, rain or shine, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 31, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 1, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2, 631 E. Landis Ave., food, live music, giveaways, children's activities, market specials. 856-213-6002 or

Friday, June 1

Margate, 3rd annual Power of the Purse luncheon and workshop, Women's Leadership Initiative of United Way of Atlantic Countym 10 a.m., Steve and Cookie's by the Bay, 9700 Amherst Ave., $40. Reservations 609-404-4483 or

Ocean City, Flower Show, 2 to 9 p.m. June 1; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 2; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 3; Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, free admission. 609-525-9300.

Wildwood, Spring Thunder in the Sand, Pro/Am motocross races, kickoff practice rounds 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., "Test 'n Tune" rides, 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 1; races start 10 a.m. June 2; 9 a.m. June 3; on the beach between Schellenger and Spencer avenues, $8, children 4 and younger free. www.ThunderMoto.com or 609-523-8051.

Saturday, June 2

Cape May, Open House weekend, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 2, 3, Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Route 9, walking tours noon and 2 p.m., free. 609-898-2300, ext. 10.

Bivalve, Delaware Bay Day Festival, free folklife festival, noon to 9 p.m., events in Bivalve, Port Norris and East Point, parking in Port Norris with free shuttle to festival sites, fireworks over the river. www.bayshorediscovery.org

Hammonton, Lions Club Cancer Walk, 10 a.m. to noon, rain or shine, registration 9 to 10 a.m., at Hammonton Middle School, 75 North Liberty St., Hammonton, around field track, refreshments, music, proceeds benefit Hammonton Cancer Foundation, $20 advance registration by May 23, $25 event day, $15 all students.

Petersburg, Bark For Life of Cape May County, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Amanda's Field, Sunset Drive, one-mile walk for families and dogs, entertainment, food, games, demonstrations, raffles, bring item to donate to local dog shelters, benefits American Cancer Society. 610-413-6759 or e-mail cmcbarkforlife@gmail.com

Sea Isle City, 2012 Gerard A. Desiderio Heart Walk, 9 a.m., rain or shine, along oceanfront Promenade, registration 8 a.m. at Promenade and JFK Boulevard, $20, benefits Deborah Heart and Lung Center. 609-602-2406 or e-mail gdheartwalk@gmail.com.

West Cape May, Strawberry and Music Festival, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wilbraham Park, corners of Broadway and Sunset, entertainment, food, vendors. 609-884-9325.

Sunday, June 3

Atlantic City, Fun Day Sundays, 2 p.m., family crafts projects, Public Library, Tennessee Avenue, free, children nine years or younger must be accompanied by adult, 609-345-2269, ext. 3050; June 3: Filipino Parol for Festival of Lights; June 10: Origami Money Shirt; June 17: Father's Day Mosaic Picture Frame; June 24: Summer Solstice Sun Sculptures.

Ocean City, Mitchell McAllister Walk Benefiting Emmanuel Cancer Foundation, 9 a.m., Civic Center practice field, 6th Street and Boardwalk, registration 8:30 a.m., $20 individual, $60 group of four. www.emmanuelcancer.org

Pleasantville, Donny Fun Day fundraiser, 8 a.m. to noon, Yacht Club of Pleasantville, Lake's Bay, row, swim, paddle, surf, proceeds benefit local kids with catastrophic illnesses, $25 entry fee, $15 students; walk entry $20, $10 students. 609-641-8666.

Monday, June 4

Cape May, Full Moon Ghost Hunt, 7:30 p.m., Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., with Ghost-One paranormal research team, followed with dessert and conversation at Carriage House Caf� & Tearoom, $30, tour limited to 50 people. 609-884-5404 or www.capemaymac.org

Lower Township, Lighthouse Full Moon Climb, 8 to 10 p.m., Cape May Lighthouse, Cape May Point State Park, $7 adults, $3 children 3-12, free to Friends of Cape May Lighthouse members; admission to the Visitors' Orientation Center and ground floor free. 609-884-8656.

Wildwood, 5K Boardwalk Wildwood Warrior Dash Run/Walk, 5:30 p.m., rain or shine, Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, registration $15 adults, $10 students, proceeds benefit Wildwood High School and Middle School Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams. Call 609-224-0044 or go to

Tuesday, June 5

Lower Township, Free Historic Lecture Series, 7 p.m. Tuesdays in June, Cape May Airport, Naval Air Station (NAS) Wildwood Aviation Museum, light refreshments served, June 5: "How to Fly High When You Are Feeling Low;" June 12: "Shhhh! Top Secret Bomblet Manufacturing at Twin Lakes;" June 19: "C-130 Operations during Iraqi Freedom;" June 26: "Determined Spirit: The Story of Amelia Earhart." 609-886-8787 or www.usnasw.org

Cape May, Dr. Physick's 157th Birthday Party, 10 a.m., rain date June 7, grounds of Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., croquet match between Friends of the Physick Estate, Friends of the Cape May Lighthouse and Friends of the World War II Lookout Tower, free admission. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or www.capemaymac.org

Wednesday, June 6

Galloway Township, Giuliana Rancic at Women's Forum fundraiser, 10:30 a.m. reception and silent auction, noon luncheon program, Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club, A Dolce Hotel, $100, benefits The First Tee of Greater Atlantic City. 609-226-1651.

Kids

Friday, June 1

Ocean County College, Sky shows, "Kaluoka'hina: The Enchanted Reef," ages 10 and younger, 7 p.m. Friday; "Exploring the Spring Sky," ages 10 and older, 8:15 p.m. Friday, 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday, through June 17, Robert J. Novins Planetarium, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, recommended $10 adults, $8 seniors, $7 children, $35 family pack (two adults/three children). 732-255-0400, ext. 2111 or www.ocean.edu/planet.htm

Saturday, June 2

Ocean County College, Sky shows, "One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure," ages 7 and younger, 11:30 a.m. Saturday; "Touching the Edge of the Universe," ages 10 and older, 2:30 p.m. Saturday; "Dawn of the Space Age," ages 10 and older, 8:15 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; through June 17, Robert J. Novins Planetarium, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, recommended ages 7 and younger, $10 adults, $8 seniors, $7 children, $35 family pack (two adults/three children). 732-255-0400, ext. 2111 or www.ocean.edu/planet.htm

Somers Point, Bike Rodeo, 10 a.m. grades K through 2; 11 a.m. grades 3 through 5; City Hall Parking Lot on New Jersey Avenue, obstacle course, bike safety demonstrations, safety inspections, prizes, snacks, Somers Point Police Department community relations program. 609-927-6161 or email

Music

Thursday, May 31

Atlantic City, Spring Jazz Concerts, 7:30 to 10 p.m., doors open 7 p.m., Thursdays through June 28, Top of the Trop in Tropicana Casino and Resort, Brighton Avenue and Boardwalk, $10, proceeds benefit Chicken Bone Beach Youth Jazz Camp. 609-841-6897 or 609-441-9064 or www.chickenbonebeach.org

Cape May, Masters of the Celtic Harp, 8 p.m., Convention Hall, Beach Avenue at Stockton, a Cape May Music Festival event, free. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or www.capemaymac.org

Saturday, June 2

Atlantic City, Summer Concert Series, 1 p.m. (opening acts), 4 p.m. (headliners), Historic Gardner's Basin, New Hampshire Avenue and the bay, free. 609-347-5643. June 2: Third World, Evelyn "Champagne" King, Harold Melvin's Blue Notes (headliners), Sensa Motion Band, Bob Sterling, Jackie Greggs (openers).

Avalon, Lights Out, tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, 8:30 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m., Avalon Community Hall, 30th Street and the beach, music and dancing by The Marino Band before and after show, $20. 609-967-3066 or

Elmer, Arts and Music Festival, 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Appel Farm Arts and Music Center, 457 Shirley Road, two stages of live music, advance through May 18: $40 adult, $35 seniors/students/military families; to June 1: $45 adult, $40 seniors/students/military families; gate: $50/$45; children 3-12: $5; parking $5. www.appelfarm.org

Little Egg Harbor Township, Sean Smith Jazz Trio, 2 p.m., Ocean County Library, Little Egg Harbor branch, 290 Mathistown Road, free. Register at

www.theoceancountylibrary.org or call 609-294-1197.

Ocean County College, Real Diamond: Neal Diamond Tribute Band, 8 p.m., Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, $28 adults, $25 seniors. 732-255-0500 or

Sunday, June 3

Cape May, Music Festival concert, tribute to jazz pianist George Mesterhazy, 8 p.m., Convention Hall, Beach Avenue and Stockton, $25 adults, $20 seniors, $10 students. 609-884-9565.

Ocean City, Cape Shore Chorale, "Songs of the Sea," 3 p.m., Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 30th Street and Bay Avenue, free will offering.

Monday, June 4

Beach Haven, "Crossroads" featuring Ryan Dunn, country pop/rock, 8 p.m., June 4, 11, Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, $20, $25, $30. 609-492-9477.

Tuesday, June 5

Cape May, Music Festival Concert: New York Chamber Ensemble performs "M&M," music of Mozart and Mendelssohn, 8 p.m., Episcopal Church of the Advent, Washington and Franklin streets, $20 adults, $15 seniors, $5 students. 609-884-5404.

Wednesday, June 6

Cape May, Bach's Lunches, Bay-Atlantic Symphony mini concert and tea luncheon, 12:30 p.m., June 6, 13, Carriage House Caf� & Tearoom, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., $30, limited to 50 people. 609-884-5404 or www.capemaymac.org

Theater

Thursday, May 31

Beach Haven, "All I Ask of You – A Tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber," 8 p.m. May 31, June 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16; 2 p.m. May 31, June 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15; Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, $36-$54. 609-492-9477.

Cape May, "Uncle Jacques' Symphony," 8 p.m. May 31, June 1, 2; 3 p.m. June 2, 3; 8 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, 3 p.m. Sundays June 4-15, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults, $30 seniors, $15 students. 609-884-1341.

Saturday, June 2

Somers Point, "The WAKY Radio Show, 1940 On Your Dial," old-style radio broadcast style, 8 p.m. June 2, 3 p.m. June 3, The In-House Players, Sandi Pointe Bistro, 908 Shore Road, $10, benefits Gateway Playhouse. 609-927-2300.

Monday, June 11

Cape May, "At Wit's End," 8 p.m., Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $20. 609-884-1341 or www.capemaystage.org

Wednesday, June 13

Cape May, "Ruth Draper's Company of Characters," 8:30 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, June 13-July 21, East Lynne Theater Company, First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., $30 adults, $25 seniors, $15 students, free age 12 and younger. 609-884-5898.

Friday, June 15

Hammonton, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," drama, 8 p.m. June 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30; 3 p.m. June 17, 24, Collaborative Stage Productions, Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., $22. 609-704-5012.

Tuesday, June 19

Barnegat, "Man of LaMancha," starring John Davidson, 8 p.m. June 19-23, 26-30, July 2, 3, 5, 6, 7; 2 p.m. June 21, 24, 26, 28, July 1, 3, 5, 8; Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $35 adults, $20 children 12 and younger. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org

Beach Haven, "Annie," 2 p.m. June 19, 20, 21, 24, 26, 27, 28, July 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20; 8 p.m. June 19, 21, 22, 23, 26, 28, 29, 30, July 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 13, 14, 17, 19, 20, 21; Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, $36-$54. 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org

Wednesday, June 20

Cape May, "God of Carnage," comedy, 8 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays, June 20-Aug. 3, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. June 20: half-price preview performance; July 8: half-price senior night. 609-884-1341 or www.capemaystage.org

Monday, July 2

Barnegat, "Snow White," children's theater, 6 p.m. July 2, 5; Aug. 22, 23; 10 a.m. July 7, Aug. 25; Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $10. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org

Cape May, "Storybook Theater: Old Fables with a New Twist," 8 p.m., East Lynne Theater Company's student workshop production, First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., free. 609-884-5898 or www.eastlynnetheater.org

Wednesday, July 11

Barnegat, "Titanic, The Musical," 8 p.m. July 11-14, 17-22, 24-28; 2 p.m. July 12, 15, 17, 24, 29; Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $35 adults, $20 children 12 and younger. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org

Friday, July 13

Vineland, Little Shop of Horrors, 8 p.m. July 13, 14, 20, 21; 2 p.m. July 15, 22, Cumberland Players, The Little Theatre, Sherman Avenue and the Boulevard, $15. 856-692-5626 or cumberlandplayers.com

Wednesday, July 15

Cape May, "The Poe Mysteries," 8:30 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, July 25-Sept. 1, East Lynne Theater Company, First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., $30 adults, $25 seniors, $15 students, free age 12 and younger. 609-884-5898 or www.eastlynntheater.org

Wednesday, July 18

Barnegat, "Cinderella," children's theater, 6 p.m. July 18, 19, Aug. 30; 10 a.m. July 21, Sept. 1; Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $10. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org

Tuesday, July 24

Beach Haven, "The Sound of Music," 2 p.m. July 24, 25, 26, 29, 31, Aug. 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24; 8 p.m. July 24, 26. 27, 28, 31, Aug. 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14, 16, 17, 18, 21, 23, 24, 25; Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, $36-$54. 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org

Wednesday, July 25

Barnegat, "101 Dalmations," children's theater, 6 p.m. July 25, 26; Aug. 1, 2; 10 a.m. July 28, Aug. 4; Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $10. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org

Wednesday, Aug. 1

Barnegat, "Gypsy," 8 p.m. Aug. 1-5, Aug. 7-12, Aug. 14-18; 2 p.m. Aug. 2, 7, 14, 19; Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $35 adults, $20 children 12 and younger. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org

Wednesday, Aug. 8

Barnegat, "The Wizard of Oz," children's theater, 6 p.m. Aug. 8, 9, 15, 16; 10 a.m. Aug. 11, 18; Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $10. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org

Cape May, "The 39 Steps," 8 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays, Aug. 8-Sept. 7, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults, $30 seniors, $15 students. Aug. 8: half-price preview performance; Aug. 24: half-price senior night. 609-884-1341 or www.capemaystage.org

Friday, Aug. 10

Hammonton, My Way: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra, 8 p.m. Aug. 10, 11, 15, 17, 23, 24, 25; 3 p.m. Aug. 12, 19, Collaborative Stage Productions, Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., $22. 609-704-5012.

Tuesday, Aug. 21

Barnegat, Ring of Fire - Music of Johnny Cash, 8 p.m. Aug. 21-26, Aug.28, 30, 31, Sept. 1; 2 p.m. Aug. 23, 26, 28, 29, 30; Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $35 adults, $20 children 12 and younger. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org

Tuesday, Aug. 28

Beach Haven, "Once Upon A Time in New Jersey," musical comedy, 2 p.m. Aug. 28, 29, 30, Sept. 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16; 8 p.m. Aug. 28, 30, 31, Sept. 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15; Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, $36-$54. 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org

Friday, Sept. 7

Hammonton, Completely Hollywood Abridged, 8 p.m. Sept. 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21; 3 p.m. Sept. 9, 16, Collaborative Stage Productions, Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., $22. 609-704-5012.

Vineland, Getting to Know ... Cinderella, 7 p.m. Sept. 7, 8, 14, 15; 2 p.m. Sept. 9, 16, Cumberland Players, The Little Theatre, Sherman Avenue and the Boulevard. 856-692-5626 or www.cumberlandplayers.com

Tuesday, Sept. 11

Barnegat, I Left My Heart - Music of Tony Bennett, 3 p.m. Sept. 11, 12, 13; 8 p.m. Sept. 12, 13, 14, 15; 2 p.m. Sept. 16, Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $35 adults, $20 children 12 and younger. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org

Wednesday, Sept. 12

Cape May, "Time Stands Still," drama, 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays; Sept.12-Oct. 13, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. Sept. 12: half-price preview performance; Sept. 28: half-price senior night. 609-884-1341 or www.capemaystage.org

Wednesday, Sept. 19

Beach Haven, "Steel Magnolias," 2 p.m. Sept. 19, 20, 22, 23, 26, 27, 29, 30, Oct. 3, 4, 6, 7; 8 p.m. Sept. 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, Oct. 4, 5, 6; Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, $36-$54. 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org

Cape May, "It Pays to Advertise," 8:30 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, Sept. 19-Oct. 13, East Lynne Theater Company, First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., $30 adults, $25 seniors, $15 students, free age 12 and younger. 609-884-5898 or www.eastlynntheater.org

Friday, Oct. 5

Hammonton, "The 25 Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," 8 p.m. Oct. 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19; 3 p.m. Oct. 7, 14, Collaborative Stage Productions, Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., $22. 609-704-5012.

Tuesday, Oct. 10

Beach Haven, "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change," 2 p.m. Oct. 10, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18, 20, 21; 8 p.m. Oct. 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20; Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, $36-$54. 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Cape May, "The Belle of Amherst," based on the life of Emily Dickinson, 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Saturdays,Sundays, Oct. 17-27; Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. Oct. 17: half-price preview performance; Oct. 21: half-price senior matinee 3 p.m. 609-884-1341 or www.capemaystage.org

Wednesday, Oct. 24

Barnegat, The Poe Mysteries, 3 p.m. Oct. 24, 25; 8 p.m. Oct. 24, 25, 26, 27; 2 p.m. Oct. 28, Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $35 adults, $20 children 12 and younger. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org

Beach Haven, "Barefoot in the Park," 2 p.m. Oct. 24, 25, 27, 28, 31, Nov. 1, 3, 4; 8 p.m. Oct. 25, 26, 27, Nov. 1, 2, 3; Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, $36-$54. 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org

Wednesday, Oct. 31

Cape May, "Poe, Times Two," 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays; Oct. 31-Nov.16, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. Oct. 31: half-price preview performance; Nov. 10: half-price senior matinee 3 p.m. 609-884-1341 or www.capemaystage.org

Friday, Nov. 2

Hammonton, "Urinetown," 8 p.m. Nov. 2, 3, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17; 3 p.m. Nov. 11, Second and Vine Players, Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., 609-704-5012.

Friday, Nov. 9

Vineland, The Importance of Being Earnest, 8 p.m. Nov. 9, 10, 16, 17; 2 p.m. Nov. 18, Cumberland Players, The Little Theatre, Sherman Avenue and the Boulevard. 856-692-5626 or www.cumberlandplayers.com

Friday, Nov. 23

Beach Haven, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Nov. 23 to Dec. 21, Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, $36-$54. 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org

Cape May, "A Tuna Christmas," comedy, 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays; Nov. 23-Dec. 30, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. Dec. 9: half-price senior matinee 3 p.m. 609-884-1341 or www.capemaystage.org

Friday, Dec. 7

Stafford Township, "Home for the Holidays," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, 8, 14, 15; 2 p.m. Dec. 8, 9, 15, 16; 3:30 p.m. Dec. 11, 13, 14; Ocean Professional Theatre Company, OceanFirst Theatre, Main Street, Manahawkin, $35 adults, $20 children 12 and younger. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org

Friday, Dec. 14

Vineland, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, 7 p.m. Dec. 14, 15; 2 p.m. Dec. 16, Cumberland Players, The Little Theatre, Sherman Avenue and the Boulevard. 856-692-5626 or www.cumberlandplayers.com

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