The collaborative works of local literary and visual artists will open 2015 at the Ocean City Center for the Arts on 94th Street. Twenty-three local artists will display their painted ‘reflections’ on the O.C. Library Writers’ poetry/prose. The joint exhibit will be on display throughout January.
An opening reception is planned for Jan. 2. The formal presentation by the O.C. Library Writers and participating local artists will be Jan. 20, 6-8 p.m. at the Ocean City Center for the Arts. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
Billy and Madlyn Carder, owners of BJ’s on the Water on 75th Street in Ocean City, will be honored Saturday, Jan. 3 for their many years of philanthropy and generous community service as they are presented with the fourth annual Hal Glick Distinguished Service Award.
The celebration will take place at the Clarion Fontainebleau Hotel on 101st Street. Open bar cocktail reception, 6-7:15 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m.
After the gala, the party will continue in the Clarion’s Horizons restaurant where coffee will be served and a cash bar will be opened. Attendees can listen and dance to the sounds of Teenage Rust and the Fabulous Rustettes, led by the Carders.
Tickets cost $99 per person. The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, Dec. 19. Cocktail attire requested.
For more information, call event co-chairs, Jeff Thaler, 410-726-8456 or Warren Rosenfeld, 240-447-1451 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.
All proceeds will benefit the Carder’s favorite charities including Relay for Life, Children’s House by the Sea, Atlantic General Hospital, Worcester County Humane Society, Kenille’s Kupboard and Temple Bat Yam.
Pastor Alex Ayers of the First Presbyterian Church of Ocean City will be retiring at year end after 14 years of service to the church and the community.
To celebrate Pastor Ayers’ dedicated service, a luncheon in his honor will be held on Sunday, Dec. 28 at the church at 12:30 p.m., after the 11 a.m. service. Following the luncheon at 1:30 p.m. a time of remembering, gifting and fellowship will be held in the sanctuary.
All are invited to join with the church family for the luncheon and/or the fellowship time at First Presbyterian Church of Ocean City, located at 1301 Philadelphia Avenue.
For more information, contact C. Louisa (Lou) Spock at 443-856-8640 or email SLSPOCK@hotmail.com.