Ocean City

Food closet returns

The Ocean City Ecumenical Council Community Food Cupboard will return to its first- floor location at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church. After being temporarily located at the Ocean City Civic Center due to flooding on the first floor at St. Peter’s, the Food Cupboard is renewed, restored and ready to continue its 36-year tradition of serving the needy residents of Ocean City. The Ocean City Ecumenical Council Community Food Cupboard will be open noon to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the church, Eighth Street and Central Avenue.

The Food Cupboard is managed and operated by volunteers from churches throughout Ocean City. Monetary donations are welcome. Mail them to Ocean City Ecumenical Council Inc., P.O. Box 1001, Ocean City, NJ 08226.

TED Talks moved to Saturdays

The TED Talks at the Ocean City Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., will change days from Thursday to the second and fourth Saturday of each month.

TED Talks are videos, about 15 to 20 minutes long, fostered by an international organization created to inform, educate and entertain an audience on topics from the war in Afghanistan to the leadership qualities of symphony conductors.

Local presenters select a topic, show a TED Talk video and lead a discussion afterward. The new schedule starts in January. The first talk of 2013 will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. The speaker is Brene Brown on the power of vulnerability. Brown studies human connection — the ability to empathize, belong and love.

All are welcome. The event is free.