Ocean City

City fall block party set for Saturday

The city will host its fall block party and fireworks spectacular from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 along Asbury Avenue between Fifth and 14th streets. More than 400 crafters, food vendors, pony rides for children on the Tabernancle grounds, music and more. In the evening, family night entertainment takes place on the Boardwalk with fireworks beginning at 9:30 p.m. In addition to the block party, seafood will be featured at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, Oct. 6-8, with local vendors.

Boardwalk Music Festival this weekend

The second annual Ocean City Boardwalk Music Festival will be held at the Ocean City Music Pier and at Moorlyn Terrace and the Boardwalk on Sat. Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7.

Live music starts at 4 p.m. with performances on the Boardwalk and inside the Music Pier. The music pauses during a 9:30 p.m. fireworks display, after which bands return to the Music Pier stage for a Bubba Mac Reunion Jam until 11 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 7, the festival features live Reggae music with local and regional bands from 1 to 9 p.m.

Theatre company offers youth programs

The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company will offer a variety of youth shows and classes this fall. The lineup includes programs that are designed for the youngest students and serve as an introduction to the performing arts, as well as, classes for students with an extensive performing arts background.

For a list of class offerings that are still open, email info@oceancitytheatrecompany.com, call 609-398-1118 or download the 2012 registration packet from the education page on oceancitytheatrecompany.com.

Classes include Fall Master Class for students in sixth to 12th grades, noon to 1:15 p.m. Sundays, $15 per class or four classes for $50 total; Improvisational Acting Workshop, Oct. 7, incorporates movement-based exercises, scene work and group exercises to explore the primary fundamentals of improvisation; Musical Theater Choreography, Oct. 21, perfect for students who have a desire to learn the original Broadway choreography and acting moments from some of the greatest Broadway musicals; Hip Hop Broadway, Oct. 21, experience some of the greatest Hip Hop choreography featured in Broadway shows, come dressed ready to move and have jazz shoes or plain sneakers; Creating a character through song, Oct. 28, class will focus on creating a believable musical theater character through song; Creative Drama Classes for K to second grades, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24, children will experience creative movement, improvisational skills, mime, theater games, storytelling, reader’s theater and much more; Introduction to Acting: Storytelling and Beyond for kids in third to sixth grades, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24, workshop for young artists interested in learning the nuts and bolts of an actor’s work, $75; Private Voice Coaching, experience one-on-one private singing lessons to perfect vocal technique and singing skills with trained music instructors who have experience working to prepare for college auditions, school singing, musical theater, classical music and choral works; Private Acting Coaching For sixth to 12th grades, experience one-on-one private acting lessons to perfect acting technique with trained instructors who have experience working to prepare for college auditions and school auditions; Fully Staged Holiday Production, children grades three to eight, Yours Truly, Jack Frost will be feature a cast of young actors in a chance to spread the spirit of the season, auditions/rehearsals begin Nov. 4 with shows on Dec. 22, fee $175.

OCTC offers financial assistance and scholarships for students in need.

Volunteer opportunity with Housing Authority open

The Ocean City Housing Authority, an independent body responsible for the ownership and management of Public Housing in Ocean City in accordance with state and federal guidelines, seeks a volunteer to fill an unexpired term on the Board of Commissioners, who are responsible for the oversight of the Authority’s finances and policies.

Housing Authority Commissioners must complete five courses within eighteen months of appointment. Courses paid for by the Housing Authority. The opening is to fill one unexpired five-year term ending Dec. 31, 2013. Meetings are held six times per year. For information, call or visit City Clerk’s office in City Hall, 609-525-9325 no later than Oct. 17.