Basset Hound Olympics and Humor Project Program Set for Friday

first_imgUpdate: This event has been postponed until Saturday (April 11) after the Doo Dah Parade, due to wet ground at the Ocean City Tabernacle. The Olympics will be held at the practice field on the beach block of Sixth Street near Ocean City High School.Ocean City’s annual display of high energy and athleticism — the Basset Hound Olympics — returns to the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle at 1 p.m. Friday (April 10).The Spring Games are a precursor to Saturday’s Doo Dah Parade, in which more than 500 bassets make up the “tail” end of the procession.The good-natured event includes the short-legged hounds leaping over hurdles, navigating obstacle courses, sprinting and competing in other events.The venue is set up near the intersection of Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue, and the Olympics are free to watch.Also on Friday, Dr. Joel Goodman, creator of the Humor Project of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., will present a program on the benefits of humor at 2 p.m. at the Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th Street and Simpson Avenue. Goodman has given such programs on all seven continents of the world and for many major corporations and government agencies. Admission is free.Goodman returns to Ocean City for the 11th time as part of the annual Doo Dah celebration.His presentation promises to teach about:The Steve Allen Principle: The secret to finding humor in life and to preventing hardening of the attitudes.Reasons why you should be very serious about humor: And how humor might increase the quality and quantity of your lifeMaking sense of what gets in the way of developing your sense of humorThe magic of humor as aikido to turn negative situations into laughing mattersThe bottom (funny) line of humor: The art of laughing at yourself The annual Basset Hound Olympics for 2015 are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, April 10, on the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle at Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue in Ocean City, NJ.last_img read more