Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Weekly Poop 8/29/18



Roost #44 Poop
·         From the PrezThe September Roost meeting will be moved to September 6, since the Ravens will be in Cincinnati on our normally scheduled meeting day.  Remember you can go straight into our meeting room and order food.  You don't have to go to the bar to order food and drinks.

The Council of Raven Roosts awards local Roosts donations for local charities each year.  This year, Roost #44 was awarded a donation of $750.00 for Diakonia, the local food bank and homeless shelter.  Roost #44 donated $ 100.00 to the Council Dip Bowl contest.  Funds raised from the Dip Bowl are donated to the O.J. Brigance Foundation for ALS research.

The Raven Rap radio show starts September 5th at the Original Greene Turtle at 6:30.  There will be game day raffles for several games like last year.  Panelists include MC Mike Bradley, Bobby Vermillion and Tony Lombardi.

Please think about stepping up to volunteer for Board and Officer positions and the Golf Scholarship Committee next year.  Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the responsibilities for any of these positions.  eric_waterman@comcast.net or 410-598-4597.

Remember that your Roost Membership card entitles you to a 20% discount on food, beverage & apparel purchases at the Original Greene Turtle (116th St.).  We encourage all Roost members and committees to patronize the Original Greene Turtle! 

Remember that we collect plastic grocery bags at every Roost meeting.  These bags are used by Diakonia (Local Food Bank & Homeless Shelter) to distribute food contributions to the needy.  My white Ford pickup truck is parked in front of OC 360 at every Roost meeting.  Simply put your plastic bags (tied up tightly) in the bed of the truck.  This is a great way to recycle plastic bags for a good cause.

·         Dates to Remember:
o    9/5 – Entertainment Meeting
o    9/6 – Monthly Roost Meeting
o    9/12 – Booze Cruise
o    9/29 – Roost Crab Feast
o    10/12 -Harrington Trip
o    10/17 – Pizza Benefit
o    12/7 – Roost Christmas Party
·         Membership: Thank you everyone for paying your yearly dues.  We currently have 172 members.  I am still accepting dues.  Susan Berterman, 32612 Falling Point Road, Dagsboro Delaware 19939.

·         Road Trip: Bus Trip to Charlotte: Trip to Charlotte finalized, all rooms are booked, tickets ordered.  Panthers’ ticket office says the tickets will be mailed out “sometime” in August.  Marian is working on securing a place to go after the game to celebrate our win.  Positive thinking!  Thanks, Donna.

·         Apparel: 20th Anniversary Gear in Stock!  There a few 20th Anniversary T shirts, Hoodies and Long Sleeve Shirts available in three colors - Black, Purple and Gray.  Call me at 410-598-4597 if you're interested.  Thanks, Eric.

·         Rockin' Ravens Weekend | Castle In The Sand Hotel Ocean City MD - Friday, October 12th - Monday, October 15th, 2018.  Package for two includes: Friday and Saturday stay, Sunday is complimentary.  Breakfast buffet in the Beach House restaurant on Saturday and Sunday mornings.  Tailgate Party, Eastern Shore style, Saturday on the Coconuts patio.  Rates starting at $325 for two guests.  https://castleinthesand.com/special/rockin-ravens-weekend/
·         Ticket Exchange:
o    I would like to sell the following games.  Bucks vs Ravens December 16 and Browns vs Ravens December 30.  There are two seats Section 101, Row 32 seats 20 and 21.  Visitors side the sunny side.  Asking for face value for the tickets.  Must buy both.  Please call Marius Ambrose at 302-947-4168.
o    I have 2 tickets for sale for the Ravens vs Buccaneers game on Sun. 12/16 @ 1pm.  Seats are in Sec. 103, Row 32, seats 10 & 11.  Face value of $146/each.  Let me know if you are interested.  Gary Miller
o    Matt Herrmann is selling a full season of Ravens tickets at face value $1300 for both seats with option to buy PSLs during the next transfer period.  Section 519 Row 17 Seats 7+8.

·         Penguin Swim: AGH Website is up and the OC Ravens Roost #44 Penguin Swim Team page is ready to register those wanting to join the Team.  Go to "aghpenguinswim.org" to register and donate.  See Gary at the Aug. meeting for more info.
Our Annual Bar Hop Cruise (Booze Cruise) is scheduled for Wed. Sept. 12th.  $35/pp includes boat ride to 3 waterfront bars, (1st stop is the Reel Inn, 2nd stop is Sunset Grill, and 3rd stop is Mad Fish).  HH prices at each, cash bar on board the boat and 5 raffle tickets for prizes at each stop.  Meet at MR Ducks (HH prices till 6pm), board The Explorer at 5:45, Depart at 6pm.  Return to MR Ducks about 10:15 pm.  Cash or check made out to OC Ravens Roost #44.  Contact Gary for tickets at garywm@mchsi.com or sign up at the August meeting.
Fundraising Night at the new Fox's Pizza Den in West OC (in the new SC next to Home Depot and the new Michael's) on Wednesday Oct. 17th, 4pm to 7pm.  15% of your food bill will be donated to the OC RR44 Penguin Swim Team in support of AGH.
Thanks, Gary.
·         Entertainment:
o    Tentative Entertainment Schedule 2018
§  Entertainment Committee Meeting September 5 @ the Original Greene Turtle, 12pm.  We are looking for Roost T Shirts as donations for a Roost quilt to be auctioned off at Christmas Party.
§  September 29, 12pm – 3pm – Crab Feast.  Marian will have a sign-up sheet at tonight’s meeting.  All you can eat crabs, fried chicken, corn on the cob, hush puppies, soft drinks, and Miller Lite and Coors Light draft.  $36pp, and that includes all taxes and gratuities.  Marian will be accepting checks only, no cash, made payable to Ravens Roost #44.
§  October 12 – Harrington Bus Trip
·         Date: Friday, October 12th, 2018
·         Bus company: Blondee’s Express
·         First Pickup – 8:30am Montego Bay
·         Second Pickup - 9:00 am Rose’s Parking (DE)
·         Arrival: 10:00 am Harrington Casino
·         Departure:3:00 pm
·         Cost: $20.00 per person
·         Rewards: $15.00 free slot play and $7.00 towards lunch buffet
·         To sign up please contact Mary Kendall Email: mary.kendall@merck.com.  Cellphone: 302-236-9617.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Mary
§  December 7 – Christmas Party.  A signup sheet will be distributed for all members who think they will attend if they do not have a conflict that prevents it.  We need a head count to start planning with the venue beginning next Monday.
o    Potential Activities Under Discussion
§  Bus Trip to Canton
§  Duckaneer Cruise
§  Pub Crawl Kent Island
§  Eastern Shore Ghost Bus Tour

Ravens Poop
·         Good daily dose of Ravens news notes and nuggets here.  It’s getting to the point where I can hardly stand ESPN, but I do go Jamison Hensley’s Blog here to stay up to date with all of the AFC North news.

·         All the best Orioles news notes and nuggets at Britt's Bird Watch here.

Local Poop
·         Beginning Wednesday, September 5 - The Original Greene Turtle is very excited to be hosting our 18th Annual Ravens Rap Show!  The show is taped every Wednesday (starting 9/5) from 6 - 8pm and will air each Sunday at noon on WGMD 92.7FM the Talk of Delmarva and on WMDT - TV47.
Each week we will be welcoming local sports authorities including: Mike Bradley our weekly host, Tony Lombardi from the Russell Street Report and Ravens 24/7, former Baltimore Colt Bruce Laird, John Gherig from ExploreOC, Bobby Vermillion from Resort Video Guide plus many more...
This year's sponsors will include: Toyota, GEICO, JC Tickets, Ocean City Golf Getaway, Ocean City Golf Club, Russell Street Report and Ravens 24/7, Explore OC, Holiday Inn Express, the Comfort Inn at the Gold Coast Mall, the Resort Video Guide and this year we are very excited to welcome MILLER LIGHT to the Ravens Roost family!!
Our drink specials will be $3.00 MILLER LIGHT BOTTLES and $2.50 MILLER LIGHT DRAFTS and of course Ravens Roost members receive 20% off of regular prices (not including drink specials or Happy Hour Prices)!!!

·         Tonight - Free Movie on the Beach - Carousel Resort Hotel and Condominiums.  Enjoy free movies on the beach in Ocean City Maryland every Wednesday from June 6 to August 29 at the Carousel Hotel on 117th St. in Ocean City MD.  Each week, a general audience movie is presented free of charge on our 16 foot projector.  Bring a beach chair or blanket & enjoy the night beside the ocean.  Movie starts at dusk. For more information, call 800-626-2326.
Save the Date - Complete Season Schedule:
o    August 29: Wonder Woman

·         Tomorrow - Sunset Park Party Nights - Free Concert, S. Division St. & the Bay.  Enjoy free concerts in Ocean City Maryland in Sunset Park every Thursday in July and August from 7pm - 9pm.  Sunset Park Party Nights provides a perfect outdoor setting overlooking the bay in Ocean City MD.  Bring a chair and watch the sunset as you listen to great live music.  Sunset Park is located along South Division Street between Philadelphia Avenue and the Bay, next to the US Coast Guard Station in downtown Ocean City MD.  All concert admissions and parking are free and open to the public.  Beverages, including beer, are available for purchase.  Please bring your own chair.
2018 Schedule:
o    Aug 30 - The Swell Fellas (R&B / Funk / Soul)
For more information, call 410-289-7739.
·         Tomorrow - "As You Like It", The Freeman Stage at Bayside.  The Forest of Arden comes alive in Brown Box Theatre Project’s 8th Annual Free Outdoor Shakespeare tour, As You Like It.  When a motley cast of characters finds themselves banished from the court, misdirection, desire, and serendipity unite to form a tangled web of identity and love that could only be possible in this pastoral haven, where gender roles, politics, and expectations are turned upside-down.  Performed under the stars in idyllic outdoor venues, As You Like It will transport audiences into the heart of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies in a can’t-miss multi-state tour.  Free Admission!
·         Friday – An Evening with Michael Bolton, The Freeman Stage at Bayside, 7:30pm, $45-$70.  Michael Bolton is a multiple Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and social activist, who has sold more than 65 million records globally and continues to tour the world.  Bolton remains committed to humanitarian causes, especially through the Michael Bolton Charities, now in its 24th year.  He has won two Grammys and nominated four times for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance; has six American Music Awards and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  As a songwriter, he has earned over 24 BMI & ASCAP Awards, including Songwriter of the Year, nine Million-Air awards, and the Hitmakers Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.  With nine No. 1 singles, he has seen nine studio albums rank in the Top 10, including his 28th CD, “Songs of Cinema,” a tribute to beloved songs from the world’s most iconic films.
This performance will offer limited Premium Assigned Seating tickets and General Admission tickets.  Tickets are required for all patrons, including infants and toddlers.
·         Sunday - OC Cruzers Car Display - Somerset Street Plaza, Somerset Plaza between the Boardwalk and Baltimore Ave.  Enjoy viewing classic cars while listening to live music in Ocean City Maryland.  OC Cruzers will display approximately 15 vehicles along Somerset Street Plaza.  The owners of the vehicles will supervise and educate spectators about their older cars.  Live music or DJ will be provided.  Select Sundays 2:30pm to 6pm.  For more information, call 410-289-7739 or visit www.ocdc.org.  Music Schedule TBA.
Save the Dates:
·         Sep 9, 23

·         Sunday - Sundaes in the Park in Ocean City MD - Northside Park.  Sundaes in the Park is the ultimate free family event in Ocean City Maryland.  Outdoor live music, children's activities, ice cream and fireworks provided every Sunday from 7pm - 9pm during the summer.  Fireworks start at 9pm.  What could be better?
Bring your picnic basket and beach chairs to Northside Park, located at 125th Street and the Bay for ice cream sundaes, live entertainment, children's activities and fireworks.  All entertainment is free.  Create your own ice cream sundae with delicious toppings for a small price.  Listen to your musical favorites and watch the sunset over the beautiful Ocean City bay.  For more information call 410-250-0125.
Summer 2018 Schedule - Save the Dates!
o    September 2 - Triple Trail Turn (modern country)

·         Sunday – Season Fireworks Finale with Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Freeman Stage at Bayside, 7pm, $10.  By paying a $10 reservation fee, you guarantee a seat for this event.  American Greats: Join the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Julien Benichou for a night of great jazz and light classics.  A fireworks display will immediately follow the MSO performance.  BYOC- Bring Your Own Chair.  Children 12 and under are admitted free to this performance and must be accompanied by an adult.

Funny Poop
·         Dolly Parton and Queen Elizabeth went to the Pearly Gates on the same day.
They both met with an Angel to find out if they would be admitted to Heaven.
The angel said "Unfortunately, there's only one space in Heaven today so I must decide which one of you will be admitted."
The Angel asked Dolly if there was some particular reason why she should go to Heaven. Dolly took off her top and said, "Look at these, they're the most perfect breasts God ever created and I'm sure it will please God to be able to see them every day, for eternity."
The Angel thanked Dolly, and asked Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the same question.
The Queen walked over to a toilet, pulled the lever and flushes it without saying a word.
The Angel immediately said, "OK, your Majesty, you may go into Heaven."
Dolly was outraged and asked, "What was that all about? I showed you two of God's own perfect creations and you turned me down. She simply flushed a commode and she got admitted to Heaven! Would you explain that to me?
"Sorry, Dolly," said the Angel, "but even in Heaven, a royal flush beats a pair - no matter how big they are."

Etcetera
·         Got poop?  Let me know!  I’m going to try to get this out every Wednesday so if you get it to me by Tuesday I’ll try to include it.  Your input is appreciated.

·         Our website is up and running.  Be sure to bookmark our address - www.OCRavensRoost44.com or go to our blog @ http://ravensroost44.blogspot.com/ for the latest news, notes and nuggets.

·         Life is short.  Focus on the good.


Frank




Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Weekly Poop 8/22/18



Roost #44 Poop
·         From the PrezThe September Roost meeting will be moved to September 6, since the Ravens will be in Cincinnati on our normally scheduled meeting day.  Remember you can go straight into our meeting room and order food.  You don't have to go to the bar to order food and drinks.

Marc Grimes is stepping down as Chairman of the Golf Scholarship Committee.  I would like to begin a discussion with Roost members who would like to try to continue the Roost #44 Golf Scholarship event, about whether we will continue to host this event.  Whatever, we decide, every Roost member should give Marc a great big 'Thank You' for his years of building this event into one of Ocean City's major fund raising events.  I personally hope we can carry on Marc's legacy and continue the tournament and the funds it generates for outstanding local graduating seniors.

Please think about stepping up to volunteer for Board and Officer positions and the Golf Scholarship Committee next year.  Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the responsibilities for any of these positions.  eric_waterman@comcast.net or 410-598-4597.

Remember that your Roost Membership card entitles you to a 20% discount on food, beverage & apparel purchases at the Original Greene Turtle (116th St.).  We encourage all Roost members and committees to patronize the Original Greene Turtle! 

Remember that we collect plastic grocery bags at every Roost meeting.  These bags are used by Diakonia (Local Food Bank & Homeless Shelter) to distribute food contributions to the needy.  My white Ford pickup truck is parked in front of OC 360 at every Roost meeting.  Simply put your plastic bags (tied up tightly) in the bed of the truck.  This is a great way to recycle plastic bags for a good cause.

·         Dates to Remember:
o    9/5 – Entertainment Meeting
o    9/6 – Monthly Roost Meeting
o    9/12 – Booze Cruise
o    9/29 – Roost Crab Feast
o    10/12 -Harrington Trip
o    10/17 – Pizza Benefit
o    12/7 – Roost Christmas Party
·         Membership: Thank you everyone for paying your yearly dues.  I am still accepting dues.  Susan Berterman, 32612 Falling Point Road, Dagsboro Delaware 19939.

·         Road Trip: Bus Trip to Charlotte: Trip to Charlotte finalized, all rooms are booked, tickets ordered.  Panthers’ ticket office says the tickets will be ,ailed out “sometime” in August.  Marian is working on securing a place to go after the game to celebrate our win.  Positive thinking!  Thanks, Donna.

·         Apparel: 20th Anniversary Gear in Stock!  There a few 20th Anniversary T shirts, Hoodies and Long Sleeve Shirts available in three colors - Black, Purple and Gray.  Call me at 410-598-4597 if you're interested.  Thanks, Eric.

·         Rockin' Ravens Weekend | Castle In The Sand Hotel Ocean City MD - Friday, October 12th - Monday, October 15th, 2018.  Package for two includes: Friday and Saturday stay, Sunday is complimentary.  Breakfast buffet in the Beach House restaurant on Saturday and Sunday mornings.  Tailgate Party, Eastern Shore style, Saturday on the Coconuts patio.  Rates starting at $325 for two guests.  https://castleinthesand.com/special/rockin-ravens-weekend/

·         Ticket Exchange:
o    I would like to sell the following games.  Bucks vs Ravens December 16 and Browns vs Ravens December 30.  There are two seats Section 101, Row 32 seats 20 and 21.  Visitors side the sunny side.  Asking for face value for the tickets.  Must buy both.  Please call Marius Ambrose at 302-947-4168.
o    I have 2 tickets for sale for the Ravens vs Buccaneers game on Sun. 12/16 @ 1pm.  Seats are in Sec. 103, Row 32, seats 10 & 11.  Face value of $146/each.  Let me know if you are interested.  Gary Miller

·         Penguin Swim: AGH Website is up and the OC Ravens Roost #44 Penguin Swim Team page is ready to register those wanting to join the Team.  Go to "aghpenguinswim.org" to register and donate.  See Gary at the Aug. meeting for more info.
Our Annual Bar Hop Cruise (Booze Cruise) is scheduled for Wed. Sept. 12th.  $35/pp includes boat ride to 3 waterfront bars, (1st stop is the Reel Inn, 2nd stop is Sunset Grill, and 3rd stop is Mad Fish).  HH prices at each, cash bar on board the boat and 5 raffle tickets for prizes at each stop.  Meet at MR Ducks (HH prices till 6pm), board The Explorer at 5:45, Depart at 6pm.  Return to MR Ducks about 10:15 pm.  Cash or check made out to OC Ravens Roost #44.  Contact Gary for tickets at garywm@mchsi.com or sign up at the August meeting.

Fundraising Night at the new Fox's Pizza Den in West OC (in the new SC next to Home Depot and the new Michael's) on Wednesday Oct. 17th, 4pm to 7pm.  15% of your food bill will be donated to the OC RR44 Penguin Swim Team in support of AGH.
Thanks, Gary.

·         Entertainment:
o    Tentative Entertainment Schedule 2018
§  Entertainment Committee Meeting September 5 @ the Original Greene Turtle, 12pm.  We are looking for Roost T Shirts as donations for a Roost quilt to be auctioned off at Christmas Party.
§  September 29, 12pm – 3pm – Crab Feast.  Marian will have a sign-up sheet at tonight’s meeting.  All you can eat crabs, fried chicken, corn on the cob, hush puppies, soft drinks, and Miller Lite and Coors Light draft.  $36pp, and that includes all taxes and gratuities.  Marian will be accepting checks only, no cash, made payable to Ravens Roost #44.
§  October 12 – Harrington Bus Trip
·         Date: Friday, October 12th, 2018
·         Bus company: Blondee’s Express
·         First Pickup – 8:30am Montego Bay
·         Second Pickup - 9:00 am Rose’s Parking (DE)
·         Arrival: 10:00 am Harrington Casino
·         Departure:3:00 pm
·         Cost: $20.00 per person
·         Rewards: $15.00 free slot play and $7.00 towards lunch buffet
·         To sign up please contact Mary Kendall Email: mary.kendall@merck.com.  Cellphone: 302-236-9617.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Mary
§  December 7 – Christmas Party.  A signup sheet will be distributed for all members who think they will attend if they do not have a conflict that prevents it.  We need a head count to start planning with the venue beginning next Monday.
o    Potential Activities Under Discussion
§  Bus Trip to Canton
§  Duckaneer Cruise
§  Pub Crawl Kent Island
§  Eastern Shore Ghost Bus Tour

Ravens Poop
·         Good daily dose of Ravens news notes and nuggets here.  It’s getting to the point where I can hardly stand ESPN, but I do go Jamison Hensley’s Blog here to stay up to date with all of the AFC North news.

·         All the best Orioles news notes and nuggets at Britt's Bird Watch here.

Local Poop
·         Now thru Labor Day - OC Beach Lights Spectacular - Lasers, lights, video, music and special effects, The Beach at North Division Street.  Returning to Ocean City this summer is the fun and exciting free event for the entire family, OC Beach Lights Spectacular!
Beach Lights will begin Memorial Day weekend and run nightly through Labor Day from 9pm to 11pm.  Special 3-minute displays at 9:00pm, 9:20pm, 9:40pm, 10:00pm, 10:20pm, 10:40pm, and 11:00pm.
This lighting attraction features high-powered searchlights that accent the sky and surrounding area around N. Division Street and the Boardwalk.  Searchlights move and sway, creating a dance of light to musical selections played through boardwalk speakers.  The lights change into a variety of colors, bathing the surrounding beachscape and boardwalk in vibrant colors.

·         Today - Draken Viking Ship Arrival Ceremony, OC Events.  Welcome the Draken ship as it sails into port with a display of Viking valor and excitement.  Captain Bj√∂rn Ahlander and his crew will step ashore to greet the crowd and introduce the Draken.  This event is free and open to the public.  The Draken will be docked in Ocean City, Maryland; August 23 to August 29.  Viking Ship Tours: Adults $12; Children $6.

·         Tonight - Free Movie on the Beach - Carousel Resort Hotel and Condominiums.  Enjoy free movies on the beach in Ocean City Maryland every Wednesday from June 6 to August 29 at the Carousel Hotel on 117th St. in Ocean City MD.  Each week, a general audience movie is presented free of charge on our 16 foot projector.  Bring a beach chair or blanket & enjoy the night beside the ocean.  Movie starts at dusk. For more information, call 800-626-2326.
Save the Date - Complete Season Schedule:
o    August 22: Moana
o    August 29: Wonder Woman

·         Tomorrow - Sunset Park Party Nights - Free Concert, S. Division St. & the Bay.  Enjoy free concerts in Ocean City Maryland in Sunset Park every Thursday in July and August from 7pm - 9pm.  Sunset Park Party Nights provides a perfect outdoor setting overlooking the bay in Ocean City MD.  Bring a chair and watch the sunset as you listen to great live music.  Sunset Park is located along South Division Street between Philadelphia Avenue and the Bay, next to the US Coast Guard Station in downtown Ocean City MD.  All concert admissions and parking are free and open to the public.  Beverages, including beer, are available for purchase.  Please bring your own chair.
2018 Schedule:
o    Aug 23 - The Beach Bumz (Tropical Rock)
o    Aug 30 - The Swell Fellas (R&B / Funk / Soul)
For more information, call 410-289-7739.

·         Tomorrow - Thursday Concerts in the Park, Ocean Pines Association Inc
Schedule:
o    Aug 23 – Opposite Directions
Bring lawn chairs and the whole family for an evening of music in White Horse Park.  BYOB allowed.  Concessions will be available.  Concerts are children friendly: there is a playground right at the park!  Free Admission!

·         Tomorrow – Freeman Stage @ Bayside – First State Ballet Theatre – 7pm, Free.  First State Ballet Theatre brings the beauty and excitement of professional ballet performances to audiences throughout Delaware.  The company will perform classical and contemporary highlights, while audiences enjoy an enchanting performance by bright young dancers performing under the artistic direction of Kirov-trained Pasha Kambalov.  This performance will provide an opportunity to make tiaras and crowns as well as participate in a ballet lesson pre-performance.  Also, event attendees will have the opportunity to meet some of the ballerinas post-performance.  BYOC- Bring Your Own Chair.

·         Tomorrow thru Sunday - Ocean City Jeep Week - Sand, Sun & Off Road Fun, Ocean City Convention Center.  Get your Jeep ready to experience the sun, sand, and mud!  You don't need a Jeep to check out all the fun - daily passes available.  Family fun event with 250+ Jeeps participating in Beach Crawls, Jeep Jams, and Show & Shines!  For more information, visit http://www.oceancityjeepweek.com.

·         Friday -Freeman Stage @ Bayside – Footloose by Clear Space Theatre Company, 7pm, $15.  One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto stage with an exhilarating score!  When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school.  What he isn't prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise control over the town's youth.  To the rockin' rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, "Footloose" celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.  Music by Tom Snow, Lyrics by Dean Pitchford, Book by Dean Pitchford & Walter Bobbie.  BYOC- Bring Your Own Chair.  Children age 12 & under are granted free entry to this performance.

·         Saturday – Freeman Stage @ Bayside – Locals Under the Lights, 7pm, Free.  Locals Under the Lights returns to The Freeman Stage for the sixth season!  Audience members can sit back, relax and enjoy local and up-and-coming artists perform on the same stage as national acts, such as Smokey Robinson, O.A.R., and Chris Janson!  BYOC- Bring Your Own Chair.

·         Sunday - OC Cruzers Car Display - Somerset Street Plaza, Somerset Plaza between the Boardwalk and Baltimore Ave.  Enjoy viewing classic cars while listening to live music in Ocean City Maryland.  OC Cruzers will display approximately 15 vehicles along Somerset Street Plaza.  The owners of the vehicles will supervise and educate spectators about their older cars.  Live music or DJ will be provided.  Select Sundays 2:30pm to 6pm.  For more information, call 410-289-7739 or visit www.ocdc.org.  Music Schedule TBA.
Save the Dates:
·         Sep 9, 23

·         Sunday - Sundaes in the Park in Ocean City MD - Northside Park.  Sundaes in the Park is the ultimate free family event in Ocean City Maryland.  Outdoor live music, children's activities, ice cream and fireworks provided every Sunday from 7pm - 9pm during the summer.  Fireworks start at 9pm.  What could be better?
Bring your picnic basket and beach chairs to Northside Park, located at 125th Street and the Bay for ice cream sundaes, live entertainment, children's activities and fireworks.  All entertainment is free.  Create your own ice cream sundae with delicious toppings for a small price.  Listen to your musical favorites and watch the sunset over the beautiful Ocean City bay.  For more information call 410-250-0125.
Summer 2018 Schedule - Save the Dates!
o    August 26 - Ragdoll (Frankie Valli Tribute)
o    September 2 - Triple Trail Turn (modern country)

·         Tuesday - Ocean City Beach Dance Party, On the Beach at the Caroline Street Stage.  Let's Dance!  Bring the family for a fun, free dance party every Tuesday from 8pm - 9:30pm during July and August on the beach at Caroline Street in Ocean City MD.  Family friendly dance music will be played by local Ocean City DJs on the Caroline Street Stage, just off the Ocean City Boardwalk.  Join in the crowd dancing on the beach! Bring your friends, beach chair and blanket and head to downtown Ocean City Maryland for good music and fun times.
2018 Schedule
o    August 28: Bitsune (European DJ Duo)
For more information, please contact the Ocean City Recreation and Park Department at 410-250-0125 or the Ocean City Visitors Center at 800-626-2326.  Please consider using public transportation as parking is limited in the downtown area.

Funny Poop
·         “I took my new girlfriend out on our first date to the ice rink.  Entry was half price.  She called me a cheap skate.”

·         I went into a Mexican restaurant and asked the waiter “What’s good here”?  He said “Bueno.”

Etcetera
·         Got poop?  Let me know!  I’m going to try to get this out every Wednesday so if you get it to me by Tuesday I’ll try to include it.  Your input is appreciated.

·         Our website is up and running.  Be sure to bookmark our address - www.OCRavensRoost44.com or go to our blog @ http://ravensroost44.blogspot.com/ for the latest news, notes and nuggets.

·         Life is short.  Focus on the good.


Frank