Out & About: March 13-19, 2015

FRI. March 13

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ST. PATRICK’S INDOOR SOCCER TOURNAMENTS — Northside Park, 200 125th St. in Ocean City. Info: 410-250-0125.

BINGO — Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Luke’s Church) in Ocean City. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at6:30 p.m. Refreshments for sale. Info: 410-524-7994.

corned beef and cabbage dinner — Stevenson United Methodist Church, 123 North Main St., Berlin,, 4-7 p.m. Dinner includes corned beef, cabbage, red potatoes and roll. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12 and free to those 5 and younger. Carry outs and bake sale table available. Info: 410-641-1137.

‘LOOKING BACK: A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE’ — Germantown School Community Heritage Center, 10223 Trappe Road, Berlin, 6:30 p.m. Share in the celebration of the former teachers and students of the Flower Street, Germantown and Sinepuxent schools. Light refreshments. Info: Barbara Tingle Purnell, 410-641-0638.

SAT. March 14

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE — Parade begins at noon and travels Coastal Highway from 58th Street to 45th Street. Featuring marching units, floats and local celebrities. At 11 a.m. at the 45th Street Shopping Center there will be a festival with food, drink and merriment. Info: Buck Mann, 410-289-6156.

REACH THE BEACH DANCE — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway. Dance teams compete for national championship title. Info: www.acdaspirit.come or www.theepicbrands.com.

AMERICAN HANDBELL MUSICIANS — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway. Concert of the Handbell Musicians of America, Area III, Ocean City Festival. More than 500 handbell ringers will play en masse. Registration required to participate. Info: Debbie Henning,debbiehen@gmail.com or www.areaiii.org.

ST. PATRICK’S IRISH SCRAMBLE — Eagle’s Landing Golf Course, 12367 Eagles Nest Road, West Ocean City. Shotgun start at 9:30 a.m.Four-player scramble. Entry free is $50 per player or $200 per team and includes green fee, cart, lunch and prizes. Sign up: 410-213-7277 or800-283-3846.

ST. PATRICK’S INDOOR SOCCER TOURNAMENTS — Northside Park, 200 125th St. in Ocean City. Info: 410-250-0125.

SERVEFEST 2015 — Ocean City Worship Center, 8 a.m. Meet for volunteer distribution. If you have a need, know of someone in need, or would like to volunteer, contact Jennifer Mitchell, 410-603-3628, servefest2013@gmail.com or https://sites.google.com/site/servefest 2013/.

SNOW HILL BLUES JAM — Old Firehouse on Green Street, 7-11 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event is a tribute to the late Burley “Mr. B” Strand. Line up includes Snow Hill All Stars, Chris English, Angel Resto, Miss T, Margot Resto and Robert “Unknown Drummer” Buckner. Also performing will be Dave Chappell of Washington, D.C. Barbecue, full bar and  T-shirts available for sale. There will also be a raffle and auction items to raise funds for Mike Armstrong. Will-call tickets are $25 and on sale at www.snowhillartsonthewater.org and at Bishop’s Stock. Info:410-632-3555 or director@snowhillartsontheriver.org.

ST. PATRICK’S DINNER — Bethany United Methodist Church, 8648 Stephen Decatur Highway, West Ocean City, 5-7 p.m. Corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, dessert and beverage. Cost is $10 for adults, $6 for children 12 and younger. Info: 410-629-0926.

PINE’EER CRAFT AND GIFT SHOP REOPENING — Pine’eer Craft and Gift Shop, White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines. Shop will be open every Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and every Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring the latest creations by members of the Pine’eer Craft Club.

OCEAN PINES ANGLERS CLUB MEETING — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 9:30 a.m. Successful anglers will discuss rods, terminal tackle, bait and fishing techniques; a short video taken during the 1998 Nor’easter will show how these storms can affect our local bays; and Matt Heim will review his controversial legislation and what effect it might have on local waters. All welcome. Info: Jack Barnes, 410-641-7662.

QUARTER AUCTION — Showell Elementary School, 11318 Showell School Road, Berlin. Doors open at 5 p.m., auction starts at 6 p.m. First paddle costs $5, additional paddles cost $3 each. Food available. Benefits the Lioness Club of Berlin. Advance tickets: Donna, 410-251-9881 or Jackie, 410-973-1111.

CATS ADOPTION EVENT — Hosted by Town Cats and held at Petco, 12641-310 Ocean Gateway, White Marlin Mall, West Ocean City, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kittens and cats available for viewing and adoption. Also, information and help with spaying and neutering of feral cats available. Info: Chris, 610-716-3704.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST — Ocean City Municipal Airport, Terminal Building, 9 a.m. to noon, through April 25. Serving pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, etc., and coffee. Suggested donation is $7. Proceeds support the Huey Veteran’s Memorial Display. Info: Airport Ops, 410-213-2471 or Coleman Bunting, 410-726-7207.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST — VFW, Post 8296, 104 66th St., bayside in Ocean City, 8-11 a.m. A $5 donation for all-you-can-eat pancakes or 2-2-2, two eggs, two pancakes and two bacon slices. Info: 410-524-8196.

FARMERS MARKET — White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Locally grown vegetables and fruits, eggs, honey, kettle korn, flowers, artisan breads, seafood, meats and more. New vendors welcome. Info: 410-641-7717, Ext. 3006.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY WAREHOUSE OPEN — Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County Warehouse, 7033 Worcester Highway, Newark,8 a.m. to noon. Currently accepting donations in the form of gently used furniture, appliances and building supplies. Info: 410-208-4440.

SUN. March 15

ST. PATRICK’S INDOOR SOCCER TOURNAMENTS — Northside Park, 200 125th St. in Ocean City. Info: 410-250-0125.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT breakfast buffet — Berlin Fire Hall, 214 N. Main St., 7:30-11:30 a.m. Menu includes belgian waffles, pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits, cereals, coffee, milk and juice. Cost is $9 for adults, $7 for carry-outs, $5 for children ages 5-12 and free for children 4 and younger. Info: bfc@berlinfire.com.

HOMECOMING — Showell United Methodist Church, 10115 Pitts Road, 2 p.m. Guest speaker is Joan Wharton. Music provided by Charles Paparella. Meal to follow. Free will offering collected. Info: 302-436-8942.

SHARING SUNDAY — South Fire Station, located on Ocean Parkway (South Gate), Ocean Pines, 1-3 p.m. The Democratic Women’s Club will collect non-perishable food, toiletries and paper products. Supplies will be shared with a local food ministry. Info: 410-641-8553.

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL TRYOUTS — North Worcester County Athletic Complex, Field C, 2 p.m.  For players from all four Worcester County High Schools age 19 and younger. Info: Otis Elzy, 443-783-1458.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST — Ocean City Municipal Airport, Terminal Building, 9 a.m. to noon, through April 26. Serving pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, etc., and coffee. Suggested donation is $7. Proceeds support the Huey Veteran’s Memorial Display. Info: Airport Ops, 410-213-2471 or Coleman Bunting, 410-726-7207.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS #169 —  Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1,  9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Group is a 12-step program for anyone struggling with a compulsive eating problem. No initial meeting charge. Meeting contribution is $1 weekly. Info: Bett, 410-202-9078.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS – Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 2, 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, noon to 1 p.m. Group shares experience, strength and hope to help others. Info: Rob, 443-783-3529.

SUNDAY NIGHT SERENITY AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING — Woodlands in Ocean Pines, Independent Living Apartment Building, 1135 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, 7:30 p.m.

MON. March 16

DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S CLUB OF WORCESTER COUNTY MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, the thirdMonday of each month. Coffee at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m. Kate Patton, Executive Director for the Lower Shore Land Trust, will be the speaker. All women are to attend. Info: 814-322-2119.

TUES. March 17

‘RETIREMENT – MAKING YOUR MONEY LAST’ SEMINAR — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway. Two sessions scheduled,3-4 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. Learn about the realities of retirement and estate planning as well as how to remove the risks that could derail your plans. Free and open to the public. Registration is required: Ocean Pines Recreation & Parks Department, 410-641-7052 or rec@oceanpines.org. Info: Teresa Travatello, 410-641-7717, ext. 3006 or ttravatello@oceanpines.org.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY MEETING – Berlin group 331, Worcester County Health Center, 9730 Healthway Drive, Berlin, 5:30-7 p.m.TOPS is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. It meets weekly. Info: jeanduck47@gmail.com.

ON YOUR OWN, BUT NOT ALONE – WOC Fitness, 12319 Ocean Gateway, West Ocean City, 5 p.m. Weight loss support group with discussions about nutrition, exercise, health and weight loss. Cost is $5 per meeting. Info: dillon128@aol.com.

WED. March 18

RETIRED NURSES LUNCHEON — Siculi Italian Kitchen, 104 N. Main St., Berlin. Celebrating the group’s 15th anniversary of the founding of the organization. Reservations required: 410-208-1390.

BINGO — Every Wednesday at Ocean City Elks Lodge 2645, 138th Street and Sinepuxent Avenue, rear of the Fenwick Inn. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games start 6:30 p.m. Food is available. Open to the public. No one allowed in the hall under 18 years of age during bingo. Info: 410-250-2645.

DELMARVA HAND DANCE CLUB — Meets every Wednesday at Peaky’s Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, located in the Fenwick Inn, 13801 Coastal Highway, Ocean City. Beginner and intermediate lessons, 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by dancing 6:30-9 p.m. Jitterbug, swing, cha-cha to the sounds of the ’50s, ’60s and Carolina beach music. All are welcome. Info: 302-200-DANCE (3262).

KIWANIS CLUB OF GREATER OCEAN PINES/OCEAN CITY — Meets every Wednesday at the Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway. Doors open at 7 a.m., meeting begins at 8 a.m. Info: 410-641-7330.

BAYSIDE BEGINNINGS AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 7:30 p.m.

OCEAN CITY/BERLIN ROTARY CLUB MEETING — Captain’s Table Restaurant in the Courtyard by Marriott, 2 15th St, Ocean City, 6 p.m.Info: 410-641-1700 or kbates@taylorbank.com.

ON YOUR OWN, BUT NOT ALONE – WOC Fitness, 12319 Ocean Gateway, West Ocean City, noon. Weight loss support group with discussions about nutrition, exercise, health and weight loss. Cost is $5 per meeting. Info: dillon128@aol.com.

THURS. March 19

PRMC INSULIN PUMP CLUB MEETING —  CQI-2 Conference Room in the Avery W. Hall on the Peninsula Regional campus, 100 E. Carroll St., Salisbury, 7-8 p.m. Featuring speakers from the UMES dietitian intern program on the topic of “Why? Same Amount of Carb, But Really Different Blood Sugars.” Free support program. Info: 410-543-7061.

PINE’EER CRAFT CLUB MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 9:45 a.m. Craft is greeting cards. Cost is $3. RSVP: Janet, 410-641-6187.

BEACH SINGLES — Every Thursday, Beach Singles 45-Plus meets for happy hour at Harpoon Hanna’s, Route 54 and the bay, Fenwick Island, Del., 4 p.m. Info: Arlene, 302-436-9577; Kate, 410-524-0649; or Dianne, 302-541-4642.

BINGO — American Legion Post 166, 2308 Philadelphia Ave., in Ocean City, every Thursday, year round. Doors open at 5 p.m., games start at6:30 p.m. Food available. Open to the public. Info: 410-289-3166.

CHAIR AEROBICS — St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Community Life Center, 10301 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, 1-2 p.m. Free will offering appreciated. Sponsored by St. Peter’s Senior Adult Ministry. Info: 410-524-7474.

ONGOING EVENTS

ANNUAL COMMUNITY SEDER — Sponsored by the Sisterhood of Temple Bat Yam and held at Holiday Inn Ocean Front, 6600 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, April 4, 5:30 p.m. Reservations must be received by March 25: 410-641-4311.

PINE’EER CRAFT AND GIFT SHOP OPEN — Pine’eer Craft and Gift Shop, White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines. Shop will be open every Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and every Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring the latest creations by members of the Pine’eer Craft Club.

HORSE & CARRIAGE RIDES — Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., through April 26. Passengers board near Thrasher’s at the Ocean City Inlet and travel around the pier and down the Boardwalk to Fourth Street and back. Carriage is heated. Cost is $10 for adults and free for children 3 and younger. Info: Randy Davis, 443-783-1409.

NAACP MEETINGS — NAACP meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month. All are welcome. Info: 443-944-6701.

WORCESTER COUNTY PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, second Tuesday of each month, 2:15 p.m. Speakers, exercises and group discussions. Info: 410-208-3132.

DIABETES WORKSHOP — Indian River Senior Center, 214 Irons Ave., Millsboro, Del., 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Held weekly from Feb. 13 to March 20. This free workshop will cover healthy eating, ways to prevent low blood sugar/hypoglycemia, preventing or delaying complications, physical activity and exercise, reading nutrition labels, foot care and more. Pre-register: Laura Small, 410-629-6820. Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital.

SUICIDE GRIEVERS’ SUPPORT GROUP — Worcester County Health Department, 9730 Healthway Drive, Berlin, the third Wednesday of each month, 6 p.m. Also held at the Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., the fourth Thursday of each month, 6 p.m. Open to anyone who has lost a friend or loved one to suicide. Free of charge. Info: 410-726-3090 or www.choosetolivemaryland.org.

COMPUTER AND E-READER INSTRUCTION — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway. Staff offers individual computer or E-Reader instruction by appointment: 410-524-1818.

MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS MEETING — Community Church at Ocean Pines, 11227 Racetrack Road, 9:30-11 a.m., second and fourth Wednesdays through May. The program is designed to nurture mothers with children from infancy through kindergarten. Free childcare. Contact:MOPSccop@gmail.com, 410-641-5433 or www.facebook.com/groups/MOPSccop/.

OCVFC LADIES AUXILIARY — The group meets monthly on the first Monday at 7 p.m. at the West Ocean City Fire Station, second floor, Keyser Point Road. New members welcome. Info: Denise, 443-359-2014 or any Ladies Auxiliary member.

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