Out & About: October 4-10, 2013

Out & About: October 4-10, 2013

FRIDAY, OCT. 4

34TH ANNUAL MID-ATLANTIC SURF FISHING TOURNAMENT — Ocean City beach from 20th Street to 119th Street. Participants must be pre-registered, have a permit to drive on the beach and hold a valid Maryland Saltwater Fishing License. Info:  http://oceancitysurfanglersmd.com or 410-251-2203.

BARBERSHOP HARMONY PERFORMANCES — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway. Top ten quartet finalists plus a Show of Champions featuring past and present quartets and choruses. Performances: Oct. 4, 6 p.m.; Oct. 5, 9 a.m.; and Quartet Finals, Oct. 5, 7 p.m. Admission fees are $50 all events for premium seats, $40 all events for regular seating; and $25 single event on Saturday night only. Tickets available at the door. Info: 570-239-0025 or www.midatlanticdistrict.com. Sponsored by the Barbershop Harmony Society.

STEPHEN DECATUR HIGH SCHOOL EM-ING’S FUNDRAISER — Stephen Decatur High School cafeteria.  School hosts the annual Em-ing’s Homecoming dinner 3:15-5:30 p.m. Tickets cost $13 each or $11 for 10 or more and includes half­ chicken or ribs, macaroni and cheese, green beans, drink and choice of dessert. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the school. Call Kia Terlizzi at 410-641-2171 for more information. Proceeds support SDHS and National English Honor Society.

FAMILY CAMPFIRE ON THE BEACH — Ocean City beach at 130th Street, 6-8 p.m. Storytelling, music, s’mores and hot chocolate provided. Take a beach blanket and warm clothes. Info: OC Recreation and Parks, 410-250-0125.

FREE STATE CORVETTE CLUB WEEKEND — Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, 10100 Coastal Highway in Ocean City, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. More than 1,200 Corvette enthusiasts attending from Canada to Florida. Car shows, road rallies, a parade and other related activities raise money for charity. Info: www.freestatecorvette.com or pr@freestatecorvette.com.

AUTHOR INTERPRETIVE PERFORMANCE AND BOOK SIGNING — Hettie’s Book and Coffee House, 213 N. Washington St., Snow Hill. Author Kathleen Lindsey, clothed in period slave attire, will give a historic presentation concerning the secret system called The Underground Railroad and the vital role quilts played in that system by providing encoded messages that directed fugitive slaves to food, shelter, safe houses and freedom. A portion of Lindsey’s quilts will be on display and purchased books will be signed. The 5 p.m. showing is geared for children and families; 7 p.m. is geared for adult audiences. Meet and greet immediately following the one-half hour performance. Cost is $6 per person, $10 per duo, $2 for children and free to those 4 and younger. Info: 707-951-0341.

NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE SERIES — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 3 Church St., Berlin, 6 p.m., first Fridays of October, November and December. Topic for Oct. 4 is “The Book of Acts.” Taught by The Rev’d Beacon Barry P. Neville. Light supper provided. Info: 416-641-4066 or www.stpaulsberlin.org.

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 at 6:30 p.m.Refreshments for sale. Info: 410-524-7994.

TENNIS TOURNAMENT — Sea Colony, Bethany Beach, Del. Cost is $60 per person and includes breakfast, lunch and golf. Check-in day of the event at8 a.m. Cost to attend the lunch only is $25. Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle. Call Krista Burton at 302-539-4488. Pink Ribbon Classic 2013 event.

SATURDAY, OCT. 5

34TH ANNUAL MID-ATLANTIC SURF FISHING TOURNAMENT — Ocean City beach from 20th Street to 119th Street. Participants must be pre-registered, have a permit to drive on the beach and hold a valid Maryland Saltwater Fishing License. Info: http://oceancitysurfanglersmd.com or 410-251-2203.

BARBERSHOP HARMONY PERFORMANCES — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway. Top ten quartet finalists plus a Show of Champions featuring past and present quartets and choruses. Performances: Oct. 4, 6 p.m.; Oct. 5, 9 a.m.; and Quartet Finals, Oct. 5, 7 p.m. Admission fees are $50 all events for premium seats, $40 all events for regular seating; and $25 single event on Saturday night only. Tickets available at the door. Info: 570-239-0025 or www.midatlanticdistrict.com. Sponsored by the Barbershop Harmony Society.

FREE STATE CORVETTE CLUB WEEKEND — Ocean City Inlet Parking Lot, 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. More than 1,200 Corvette enthusiasts attending from Canada to Flordia. Car shows, road rallies, a parade and other related activities raise money for charity. Info: www.freestatecorvette.com or pr@freestatecorvette.com.

CHESAPEAKE CELTIC FESTIVAL — Furnace Town, 3816 Old Furnace Road, Snow Hill. Gates open at 11 a.m., opening ceremony at noon. Celebrate the history and culture of all Celtic nations. Music, dancing, art, storytelling, sheep herding, lifestyle re-creations and more. Admission costs $15 and $5 for children 17 and younger and military. Info: Jeanne du Nord, 410-632-2032 or www.celticfest.net or www.furnacetown.com.

DELMARVA ESA SURFING COMPETITION — Ocean City beach at the Inlet and at 48th Street, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. All-day youth and adult surfing competition. Info: Chris Makibbin, 410-603-9706 or cmakibbin@gmail.com.

3RD ANNUAL FARM DAY — Frontier Town Western Theme Park, 8430 Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring sheep shearing, spinning, textiles, pottery spinning, blacksmithing, old-time games, pony rides, pony swing, stage-coach ride, steam train ride, old-time photography, animal corner, 4-H exhibit, organic fruits and vegetables, grain grinding and bread making, craft booths, Blue-Grass band, local information and more. Admission is free. A few of the activities require a small fee. Food and beverages available for purchase. Info: www.thefarmday.blogspot.com, 443-373-3115 or upperroomstudio1@gmail.com.

4TH ANNUAL HEALTH FAIR — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 8 a.m. to noon. Atlantic General Hospital, Peninsula Regional Medical Center and community health related vendors will be offering various health-related screenings and information on health and personal safety topics. There will be Affordable Care Act/Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program updates. Flu shots available to those 14 and older. Admission is free. Info: Dawn Denton, AGH, 410-641-9268 or Rhonda Lasher, PRMC, 410-543-7766. Vending space: Ocean Pines Recreation, 410-641-7052.

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, includes coffee and juice. Bloody Marys cost $3. Info: 410-524-8196.

FARMERS MARKET — White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines, 8 a.m. to noon, through Oct. 26. Produce, farm fresh eggs, organic goods, herbs, fresh cut flowers, soaps, jelly, homemade baked goods, honey and more.

SPAGHETTI DINNER — Roxana Volunteer Fire Company, 35943 Zion Church Road, Frankford, Del., 4-7 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 10 and younger. Tickets: Nellie, 302-344-4924.

ISLAND BOYS IN CONCERT — New Hope United Methodist Church, Willards, 6 p.m. Love offering will be accepted. Refreshments to follow. Info: 410-543-8244 or 443-235-0251.

OUTDOOR FLEA MARKET — Bethany United Methodist Church, 8648 Stephen Decatur Highway in West Ocean City, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast, lunch, soups and baked goods. Table rental: 410-629-0926.

SUNDAY, OCT. 6

CHESAPEAKE CELTIC FESTIVAL — Furnace Town, 3816 Old Furnace Road, Snow Hill. Gates open at 11 a.m., opening ceremony at noon. Celebrate the history and culture of all Celtic nations. Music, dancing, art, storytelling, sheep herding, lifestyle re-creations and more. Admission costs $15 and $5 for children 17 and younger and military. Info: Jeanne du Nord, 410-632-2032 or www.celticfest.net or www.furnacetown.com.

DELMARVA ESA SURFING COMPETITION — Ocean City beach at the Inlet and at 48th Street, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. All-day youth and adult surfing competition. Info: Chris Makibbin, 410-603-9706 or cmakibbin@gmail.com.

MRPA FLAG FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT — Northside Park, 200 125th St. in Ocean City. Facility usage: Soccer Field, West Lagoon. Info: 410-250-0125.

OCEAN CITY OFF-SHORE BOAT RACES — Atlantic Ocean from Fourth to 34th streets, at noon and at 2 p.m. Event headquarters is located at Crab Alley Restaurant, West Ocean City. Info: 410-289-8707.

THE FINE ARTS OF KNITTING AND CROCHET — Ocean Pines Recreation & Parks Department, 239 Ocean Parkway, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Lecture, interactive discussion, Q&A. Large displays, gifts and door prizes. By published professional; designer and teacher Susan Kerin. Info: 410-641-8290.

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS — Bethany United Methodist Church, 8648 Stephen Decatur Highway in West Ocean City, 3:30 p.m. Conducted in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love to all creatures. Pets should be on leashes or otherwise under their owner’s control. Info: 410-641-2186.

MONDAY, OCT. 7

MRPA FLAG FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT — Northside Park, 200 125th St. in Ocean City. Facility usage: Soccer Field, West Lagoon. Info: 410-250-0125.

AGH DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP — St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Berlin, 6-7 p.m. Michelle Clifton, AGHS Director, Clinical Operations, will discuss Patient Centered Medical Home. All are welcome. Info: 410-641-9703.

DELMARVA SWEET ADELINE CHORUS MEETS WEEKLY — The Delmarva Chorus, Sweet Adeline’s, under the direction of Carol Ludwig, meets eachMonday from 7-9 p.m., at the Ocean Pines Community Center, 239 Ocean Parkway, White Horse Park. Women interested in learning the craft of a cappella singing welcome. Info: 410-208-4171.

HAND DANCING — House of Welsh, 1106 Coastal Highway, Fenwick, Del. Free lessons from 6-7 p.m., open dancing 7-10 p.m. No cover charge. Info: DC Hand Dance Club, 302-541-0728.

MUSEUM OPEN — Historic St. Martin’s Church Museum, 11413 Worcester Highway, near the intersection of routes 589 and 113, will be open everyMonday, through the end of October, from 1-4 p.m. Info: www.historicstmartinschurch.org.

JEWELRY AND ACCESSORY SALE — Ocean Pines library, Meeting Room, 11107 Cathell Road, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Necklaces, earrings, totes, wallets, watches, scarves, rings, bracelets, belts, shawls, men’s ties and more. All merchandise is $6 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Worcester County Library Foundation. Info: 410-208-4014.

CHAPTER 4507 AARP MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway. Social time is 9:30 a.m., meeting starts at 10 a.m. Alysson Dupont, Assistant VP – HR Calvin B. Taylor Band, will discuss Junior Achievement Worcester County. Mary Yenney will speak on the Outreach Program, Community Church. Can goods will be collected for Sarah’s Pantry. Info: Larry Walton, 443-831-1971 or lrwalto@yahoo.com.

TUESDAY, OCT. 8

JEWELRY AND ACCESSORY SALE — Ocean Pines library, Meeting Room, 11107 Cathell Road, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Necklaces, earrings, totes, wallets, watches, scarves, rings, bracelets, belts, shawls, men’s ties and more. All merchandise is $6 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Worcester County Library Foundation. Info: 410-208-4014.

7TH ANNUAL CARD PARTY — St. Andrew’s Catholic Center, 14401 Sinepuxent Ave., Ocean City, 10:30 a.m. Parties of four should bring their own tables by 3 p.m., Oct. 7. Tables available for larger parties. Lunch also available for non-card players. Door prizes, Chinese auction and raffles. All are welcome. Tickets cost $20 and include a full buffet lunch, desserts and beverages. Proceeds benefit the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians charities.  Tickets: Maureen O’Brien, 443-614-5221 or 302-988-1498.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9

DELMARVA HAND DANCING 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. Discounted food and drink prices. Info: 302-337-3638.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY MEETING — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. TOPS is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. It meets weekly. Info: 302-436-3682.

THURSDAY, OCT. 10

16TH ANNUAL ENDLESS SUMMER CRUISIN’ — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway and the Inlet Parking Lot, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Boardwalk parade at 8 a.m. from North Division Street to the Inlet. Staging at 27th Street. More than 2,300 hot rods, classics, customs and trick trucks. Plus national and regional vendors. Musical performances and celebrity appearances. There is no participant registration. Spectator passes sold at the gates. Tickets, good at both locations, cost $10 for one-day general admission, $30 for event pass. Children 13 and younger are admitted free with adult. Info: www.endlesssummercruisin.com or www.oceancitycarshows.com.

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 5:30 p.m., games start at 7 p.m.Food available. Open to the public. Info: 410-289-3166.

FREE FLY CASTING LESSONS — Meet at the Veterans Memorial parking lot, 4 p.m., rain or shine. Fishing will take place at the South Gate pond. All ages are welcome. Take fly casting tackle if you have it. Joe Reynolds will cover everything from the basic total beginner category to those with more advanced skills and experience. If interested, contact joe@outdoors.net.

IRISH VARIETY SHOW — St. Andrew Catholic Center, 14401 Sinepuxent Ave., Ocean City. Doors open at 4 p.m., dinner at 5 p.m., and show at 6 p.m.Featuring music, song, dance and comedy. Tickets cost $25 and are available at the Parish Office. Info: 410-250-0300.

OC AARP 1917 GENERAL MEETING — Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Luke’s Church) in Ocean City, 9:30 a.m. Carol Moore, an RN from Peninsula Regional Medical Center will discuss “Good Humor for Good Health.”  All persons, 50 and older, are welcome. Info: aarp1917.org or 410-452-5748.

DONNIAN FAMILY BENEFIT DINNER — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 6 p.m. Dinner catered by Maho’s (soda included, BYOB). Entertainment donated by Music by Dale. There will be a 50/50 raffle to aid the family. Admission is $20. Tickets: Kitty Shea, 410-208-1419; Linda Hess, 410-208-0431; 410-641 7667; or 410-726-0894. Al Donnian, 46, father of six children and son-in-law of Nancy Engelke, lost his battle with cancer. He also lost his business and their home.

ONGOING EVENTS

NAACP FREEDOM FUND BANQUET — Stephen Decatur Middle School, Berlin, Nov. 2, 3 p.m. The theme is “We Shall Not Be Moved.” Keynote speaker is The Honorable Elijah E. Cummings, U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 7th Congressional District. Tickets cost $40 for adults, $20 for children 16 and younger and can be purchased by calling Ivory Smith at 443-944-6701 by Oct. 28. Interested businesses are encouraged to purchase an advertisement in the banquet program.

TRIP TO GREEN DRAGON FARMER’S MARKET — The Worcester County Library Foundation is sponsoring a bus trip to Green Dragon Farmer’s Market in the little town of Ephrata in Lancaster County, Friday, Nov. 1. Located on a 30 acre site in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch country. Busses will leave from Snow Hill behind the post office at 6:30 a.m. and from the Ocean Pines library at 7 a.m. The group will return between 7 and 8 p.m. Cost is $40. Reserve seats leaving from Ocean Pines at the Ocean Pines branch. Those leaving from Snow Hill can make reservations by calling Lisa Outten Stant, 410-632-3970.

HOMEMADE PIES AND CHICKEN SALAD SALE — Showell Christian Workers are taking orders for homemade pies, $9, and chicken salad, $6 per pint. Call 410-352-5163 or 302-436-8942 by Oct. 23. Pickup orders Oct. 26 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Showell United Methodist Church, 10115 Pitts Road, Showell.

‘PAMPER YOURSELF FOR CHARITY’ RAFFLE — Throughout the month of October, A Perfect Face Day Spa in West Ocean City, will be raffling off a package that includes restaurant and retail store gift certificates, spa products, hotel stay, clothing and accessories, candy and wine and more. Tickets cost $5 each or six for $25. Info: 410-213-9883 or www.aperfectface.com. Drawing will be held Nov. 4. Pink Ribbon Classic 2013 event.

PINE’EER CRAFT AND GIFT SHOP OPEN — Pine’eer Craft and Gift Shop, White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines. Shop will be openOct. 5, 6, 12,, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shop features handcrafted home decor, jewelry and fashion accessories created by members of the Pine’eer Craft Club.

DELMARVA NEEDLE ART SHOW & COMPETITION — Julia A. Purnell Museum, 208 W. Market St., Snow Hill, through Oct. 31. Exhibit of regional needle art including quilts, embroidery and more. Admission costs $2 for adults and 50 cents for children ages 5-12. Hours are Tuesday throughSaturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Info: Claire Otterbein, 410-632-0515 or www.purnellmuseum.com.

ART EXHIBIT — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, through November. The September/October Artist of the Month is Judy Benton. She is an abstract and realistic painter who is a multi-media artist. Artist Spotlight Exhibit features Stasia Heubeck and George Hamaty.  Both are classically trained. For library hours, call 410-208-4014.

AUMC THRIFT SHOP — Atlantic United Methodist Church, 105 Fourth St., in Ocean City. Now open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 410-289-4458.

FREE DIABETES SUPPORT GROUPS — Takes place the third Wednesday of each month at Snow Hill library, 307 N. Washington St., 1-2 p.m., and the third Thursday of each month at Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 1-2 p.m. Anyone interested in learning more about diabetes and its treatment is invited to attend. Info: Worcester County Health Department, Prevention Services, 410-632-0056.

FRIENDS OF THE OCEAN CITY LIBRARY — Group meets the first Friday of each month at 1 p.m in the library meeting room. Discussions on library and volunteer needs and often include interesting speakers. Followed by refreshments. New Friends always welcome.

DIAKONIA THRIFT SHOP — Used to be Mine, Route 611 and Sunset Avenue, Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Newly expanded and redecorated. Furniture, clothing, toys and linens. Info: 410-213-0243.

BOARDWALK SERVICES — Shenanigans porch, Fourth Street and Boardwalk, Sundays, 7:30 a.m. Sponsored by Atlantic United Methodist Church, 105 Fourth St., in Ocean City. Info: 410-289-7430.

WIDOWS & WIDOWERS SOCIAL CLUB — Luncheon meeting, third Tuesday, 1 p.m., Ocean Pines. Info: 410-208-1398.

GRIEFSHARE — Grief recovery support group for those who have lost a loved one. Meetings start July 10, 7-9 p.m. The group meets weekly. Sponsored by SonRise Church, Berlin. Info: Carole, 301-509-2002.

FIRST STATE DETACHMENT OF THE MARINE CORPS LEAGUE MONTHLY MEETINGS — Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at VFW Post 8296, 104 66th St., Ocean City, 7 p.m. Open to all fellow Marines and FMF Corpsmen. Info: Rick Holmes, 302-988-1056.

HELP FOR VETERANS — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, third Wednesday of each month, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Michelle Licata, a representative from the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs, is on hand to help veterans (of any conflict) with whatever help they need in navigating available VA programs, need special assistance, etc. Info: Licata, 410-713-3482.

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