first_imgSUNDAY, NOV. 9OC Reads — ‘Shadow Divers’: The Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Ave., will initiate “OC Reads,” an innovative program that celebrates reading, literacy and all the things Libraries do to educate and entertain the Public. This Community Reads Program is designed to bring people together by having them read and discuss the same book.The first work selected is the “Shadow Divers” by Robert Kurson. The author will visit the Library for a reading, discussion and booking signing at 2 p.m. in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall. The event is free and open to the public.Shadow Divers is a riveting adventure in which two scuba divers risk everything to solve a historical mystery – and make history themselves. It is a story of men who push themselves beyond their limits, navigating through wreckage as perilous as a minefield, 230 ft. below the frigid waters of the Jersey Coast.Robert Kurson, a graduate of Harvard Law School, quit the profession to become an award winning writer. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Esquire and many other national publications. Books will be for sale the day of the reading at the Library, at the adjacent Historical Museum and at Sun Rose Words & Music, 756 Asbury Ave. Read more Lung Cancer 5K and Fun Walk: This event is open to all ages to raise awareness and funding for Lung Cancer Research. It supports programs in Southern New Jersey and the Shore area. On site registration is set for the Sports and Civic Center, 6th and Boardwalk, at 8 a.m. All pre-registered participants receive a T Shirt. There will be awards for various age categories for the 5K. Fee is $30. Visit for more information or call (609) 839-2283. SATURDAY, NOV. 8Dog of the Year Ceremony:  The event was postponed last Saturday due to weather conditions. The ceremony will be held Saturday, Nov. 8, starting 11 a.m. at the Tahiti Inn, 1125 Ocean Ave., in its parking lots. The public is invited to bring their pets to this entertaining canine spectacle. Admission is free. Twelve contestants are competing for the title. The doggie and its best friend who raise the most money for the Ocean City Dog Park is crowned the winner. There will be music. The Ocean City Humane Society, a no kill shelter, will have an adoption table on site. Calendars will be available for sale with photographs of all contestants. Read more The Lung Cancer 5K and Fun Walk is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 9, in Ocean City, NJ.Here are some of the highlights for weekend events in Ocean City on Saturday and Sunday.last_img

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