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What to do this week in OC up to and including Halloween

If you are in Ocean City this week, you may notice a couple of changes as you drive down Coastal Highway. The speed limit, normally 40 mph through North Ocean City, has been reduced to 30 mph, and Downtown, the speed limit has also been reduced. This is due to the expected, unauthorized H2Oi Pop-Up Rally.  It is reasonable to expect heavier than usual traffic, noise and strict enforcement of vehicle laws during the week and weekend.

There’s a lot going on this week in Ocean City and almost none of it has to do with the creepy, the crawly or the tricky. The downside is they don’t really involve too much in the way of free candy too unless we are much mistaken. Much mistaken being our nicknames growing up notwithstanding. Of course, like almost anything else, these events can be considered BYO candy, but that’s less fun than the coming holiday.
But candy is candy and fun is fun, and there were more than a few meetings we got through solely through the presence of peanut M&M’s so take that advice with whatever seems appropriate.
Well there’s nothing for it but to jump right in and swim around in it, so here we go.
This Wednesday, the local affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure will be holding fundraising party at Higgin’s crab house from 6-9 p.m. It’s an informational session for local businesses and individuals to explore opportunities for partnership when the first Ocean City Race for the Cure to be held next year.
On Friday the Autumn Home and Condo show kicks off at the Convention Center. Contractors, landscapers, architects and interior designers are all collected under one roof. If you’re looking for ideas on how to spruce the old place up or have unfortunately come up against a repair that can’t wait, this is a good an opportunity to explore the options available to you. If you’re even thinking about an upgrade you might want to do some window shopping.
Saturday brings a couple of outdoor options. The Seaside 10 kicks off @ 9 a.m. with a couple of options – 10 miles and also a 5k. Registration is a little earlier at the Inlet. There’s a registration fee for participants and you might be out of a shirt if you show up day-of. There’s nothing for it so if you feel like a run this is the way to go.
Also on Saturday the OC Rec Boosters are hosting the Swing for Youth Golf Open at Eagle’s Landing. At $125 a pop you get breakfast, lunch, dinner, green fees, mulligans and raffle tickets. All proceeds go to support youth programs. There will be several contests. Breakfast is served at 8:30 and the tournament is a shotgun start at 10. Only the first 25 teams are eligible for prizes so check it out soon.
Sunday the Pocomoke YMCA is sponsoring a dress-up bike ride from noon until 2 p.m. for $5 per bike. From 1-3 p.m. spend time with the kids up at Northside Park for the Halloween Spook-Out for games, prizes and good quality Halloween fun. Or, there’s the more adult-oriented bull and oyster roast at BJ’s on the Water on 75th Street bayside. It’s a benefit where you should dress up as your favorite NFL star (don’t be the guy who dresses as Michael Vick) and tickets are $25.      


With all of this Halloween hullabaloo I’m a little concerned about overdosing on turkey, because that’s precisely how I usually spend Thanksgiving – completely overdosed on turkey. Still, if you want to come down to Ocean City there’s a lot going on and still plenty to do, provided you know where to look, and if you’re looking at this final sentence you’ve already found the best place to find out what to do. Congratulations! 

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