Building castles in sand
The Castle in the Sand's 18th annual sand sculpture contest will take place Tuesday on the beach in front of the 37th Street hotel.
The competition is open to amateurs as well as experienced sand architects, and families are encouraged to enter team efforts. Trophies will be awarded in family, adult and children's categories, and the grand prize winner will earn a three-day vacation at the hotel.
Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the judges will start eyeing the sand structures at 2:30 p.m. Winners will be announced at 4 p.m.
Participation is free, and the first 100 entrants get a souvenir T-shirt (limited to two per group). For more information, call 289-6846. Don't leave your good environmental habits at home when you come to Ocean City. More than 200 bright green barrels marked "aluminum only" are located adjacent to the dune crossovers along the town's 10-mile beach. Glass containers aren't allowed on the beach.
Or you can drop off your rinsed aluminum, glass or plastic in the proper receptacles at one of the town's six recycling points: northeast corner of the inlet parking lot near the pier; Third Street and St. Louis Avenue by the skate bowl park; the municipal parking lot on 39th Street, one block south of the Convention Center; 66th Street bayside, under the water tower; west of Hardee's in the Ocean Plaza Mall parking lot at 94th Street; and 130th Street bayside, behind the fire station. The 66th Street location also accepts used motor oil.
All dressed up to play softball
Imagine the Harlem Globetrotters playing softball. In drag.
The California Cuties, a four-man softball team that dresses in dresses, will take on some of Ocean City's finest softball players Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Northside Park on 125th Street at the bay. Admission is $2 for adults, and children under 12 get in free.
The Cuties travel the country putting on softball exhibitions. Like the Globetrotters, they concentrate on comedy while underplaying their athletic abilities: The four-man team plays about 120 games a year and has never lost more than 10 games in one season.
For more information, call 250-0125.