Out and About: May 10-17, 2013

FRIDAY, May 10
ESA MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS — Amateur surfing competition for all age groups. Competitors from Delaware, Maryland, Virgina, South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. Contest headquarters on 48th Street in Ocean City. Info: Michelle Sommers, executive director, Eastern Surfing Association, 410-251-8583 orcentralhq@surfesa.org.

A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES’ PERFORMANCE — First Presbyterian Church, 1301 Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, 7 p.m. Featuring the Worcester Chorale performing a variety of popular songs from the cinema. Tickets cost $10. Free refreshments served. Info: 410-208-4707.

CRABCAKE DINNER — Stevenson United Methodist Church, 123 N. Main St., Berlin, 4-7 p.m. Crabcake sandwich and a drink for $6.95. Crabcake platter for $9.95, includes crabcake sandwich, garden salad, choice of two sides and a drink. Eat in or carry out. Bake sale table available. Info: Kathy Davis, 443-235-6761.

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.

GOLF TOURNAMENT — The Bay Club, 9122 Libertytown Road, Berlin. Registration begins at 8 a.m., shotgun start at 9 a.m. Lunch and awards immediately following golf. Cost is $85 per player or $300 per team and includes golf, cart, breakfast and lunch. Proceeds benefit The Cricket Center. Registration: Wendy Myers, 410-641-0097, Ext. 4204.

SATURDAY, May 11
ESA MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS — Amateur surfing competition for all age groups. Competitors from Delaware, Maryland, Virgina, South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. Contest headquarters on 48th Street in Ocean City. Info: Michelle Sommers, executive director, Eastern Surfing Association, 410-251-8583 orcentralhq@surfesa.org.

WHITE MARLIN FESTIVAL CRAB SOUP COOKOFF — Somerset Plaza, Somerset Street, Ocean City, noon to 3 p.m. Clowns, face painting, exhibits by local organizations and a crab soup cookoff with local professional chefs competing. Cost is $12 per person to sample all soups and vote. Music by DJ Bigler and Sweet Harmony. Info: 410-289-1413,www.downtownassociation.net or ocdowntownassociation@verizon.net.

DELAWARE VOLLEYBALL ACADEMY SPRINGFEST TOURNAMENT — Northside Park, 200 125th St., in Ocean City. Facility usage: East Gym, West Gym. Info: 410-250-0125.

RIDE FOR THE FEAST — Cyclists gather on the Boardwalk at Third Street to begin ride at 7:30 a.m. This two-day, 140-mile bicycle event benefits Moveable Feast. Info: Ted Blankenship, 410-375-8993 or www.feastoftheeast.com.

FAMILY GAME DAY — Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 9 a.m. to noon. All ages can enjoy those classic board games. Info: 410-957-0878.

5TH ANNUAL POKER RUN — Sponsored by Ocean City Fraternal Order of Police. Registration at Hooters, 123rd Street, Ocean City, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Cost is $20 per hand. Proceeds benefit “Home of the Brave.” Discounted food and drinks at each stop. All bikes must return to Hooters. There will be 50/50 raffle and additional card draw. Info: Joe Lotito:FOP10pokerrun@gmail.com. For those coming from out of town, there are rooms available at the Carousel Hotel for $50 per night, contact Robin Latinville, 410-520-2223 orrobin.lattinville@carouselhotel.com.

WALK FOR ANIMALS: CAUSE FOR PAWS  Humane Society of Wicomico County, 5130 Citation Drive, Salisbury, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. Featuring vendors, refreshments, raffles, as well as, pet costume and other contests at 11 a.m., followed by Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office K-9 demonstrations and Salisbury Kennel Club agility and training demonstrations. Info: Kayla Christiano, events@wicomicohumane.org or David Fitzgerald,dfitzgerald@wicomicohumane.org. Both can also be reached at 410-749-7603.

NATIVE AND HEIRLOOM PLANT FESTIVAL
Assateague Coastal Trust office, 9931 Old Ocean City Blvd., Berlin, 8 a.m. A variety of native perennial plants for sale, as well as herbs and heirloom tomatoes. Local craftspeople will exhibit Mom-friendly work for sale. Coast Kids will have a booth where folks may purchase plants or herbs to put into a pot, add a bow and a clever coastal decoration made by the kids, to take home to Mom. Info: 410-629-1538 or www.ActForBays.org.

WORLD FAIR TRADE DAY — Made By  Hand, Route 1, York Beach Mall, South Bethany Beach, Del., noon to 5 p.m. Celebrate International Cooperative Fair Trade with drinks, chocolates and foods from around the world. Meet the Kukama Tribe of the Amazon Rainforest. Info: 302-539-6335.

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.

OCEAN PINES ANGLERS CLUB MEETING Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 9:30 a.m. Tony Frederich, executive director of Coastal Conservation Association, will discuss recent Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council decision on flounder quota sharing between NY and NJ and whether they need excess numbers from MD, DE and VA because they overfished their quota, as well as other legislative issues. All welcome. Info: Jack Barnes, 410-641-7662.

IRON FURNACE 50K, 50 MILE AND 100K CENTURY FUN RIDE — The ride starts and ends at Furnace Town, Snow Hill. Early online registration til May 10. Walk up registration the day of the event beginning at 7 a.m. Registration fee is $45 for adults and $35 for students and includes ride, snacks and breaks along the route, route maps, specific rider number, T-shirt (for first 150 to register) and one-day pass into Furnace Town. Following the ride, cyclists invited to picnic lunch and complimentary beverages (beer for adults). Details and registration: www.ironfurnacefifty.org. Benefits educational and scholarship programs for the Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum and the Rotary Club of Snow Hill.

SUNDAY, May 12
ESA MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS — Amateur surfing competition for all age groups. Competitors from Delaware, Maryland, Virgina, South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. Contest headquarters on 48th Street in Ocean City. Info: Michelle Sommers, executive director, Eastern Surfing Association, 410-251-8583 orcentralhq@surfesa.org.

DELAWARE VOLLEYBALL ACADEMY SPRINGFEST TOURNAMENT — Northside Park, 200 125th St., in Ocean City. Facility usage: East Gym, West Gym. Info: 410-250-0125.

GOSPEL CONCERT — Friendship United Methodist Church, 10537 Friendship Road, Berlin, 10 a.m. Featuring “The Nelons.” No tickets required, but a love offering will be taken. Info: 410-641-2578.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST BUFFET — Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Luke’s Church) in Ocean City, 8:30-11:30 a.m. With coffee and juice. Cost is $8 for adults, children 11 years and younger eat at half price. Info: 410-524-7994.

MONDAY, May 13
BEGINNERS AND BEYOND WATERCOLOR CLASS — Ocean City Center for the Arts, 502 94th St., May 13-15. Topics will be buildings in the city and hints on drawing realistic trees. Cost is $70 for Art League of Ocean City members and $90 for non-members. Contact Barbara Schmid at 410-208-0219 or barbaradoyleschmid@yahoo.com.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY MEETING — Berlin group No. 169, Atlantic General Hospital, conference room 1, 9733 Healthway Drive in Berlin, 5-6:30 p.m. TOPS is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. It meets weekly. Info: Edna Berkey, 410-251-2083.

DELMARVA SWEET ADELINE CHORUS MEETS WEEKLY — The Delmarva Sweet Adeline Chorus, under the direction of Carol Ludwig, meets each Monday from 7-9 p.m., at the Ocean Pines Community Center, 239 Ocean Parkway, White Horse Park. Women interested in learning and singing in a barbershop format are 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.

FRIENDS OF THE OCEAN PINES LIBRARY MEETING — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10 a.m. Refreshments at 9:30 a.m. Doug Phillips, marketing manager for Freeman Stage in Selbyville, Del., will talk about the history of Freeman Stage, this season’s programs, and future plans for Freeman. He will also distribute programs for the coming season. All are welcome. Info: 410-208-4014.

TUESDAY, May 14
YOUNG AND RESTLESS — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 10:30 a.m. Creative science, art and music activities for ages 3-5 years. Planting with the Worcester County Garden Club. Dress for a mess. Call ahead to reserve your place: 410-641-0650.

BOREDOM BUSTERS — Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 4 p.m. Nature and science fun for ages 6-12 years. Info: 410-957-0878.

STEPPING ON WORKSHOP — Temple Bat Yam, Berlin, 10 a.m. to noon. Stepping On is a well-researched falls prevention program. This free workshop meets for seven weeks (April 9-May 21). Pre-registration is necessary by calling Dawn Denton, 410-641-9268 orddenton@atlanticgeneral.org.

YOGA — James G. Barrett Medical Office Building, rotunda, 10231 Old Ocean City Boulevard, Berlin, 5:30-6:45 p.m. All levels welcome. Cost is $72 for eight sessions or $10 drop-in fee for first time. Info: Georgette Rhoads, 410-641-9734 orgrhoads@atlanticgeneral.org.

BIKE RIDE BIKE TRIP — Ocean Pines Boat Club will take a bike ride on the Rehoboth-to-Lewis Junction and Breakwater Trail. A group lunch will follow at Big Fish Grill in Rehoboth, Del. RSVP for lunch to Dick or Marie Hannah, 410-208-2955. Guests are welcome. Rain date is May 16.

WEDNESDAY, May 15
STORY TIME — Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 10:30 a.m. Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts for children 2-5 years old. Info: 410-957-0878.

PLAY TIME — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 10:30 a.m. Parents and children, ages infants to 5 years, explore educational toys together in an interactive, free play program. Info: 410-524-1818.

HYPERTENSION CLINICS — Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital and takes place at Walgreen’s, Bethany Beach, Del., 10 a.m. to noon and at Walgreen’s, Selbyville, Del., 1-3 p.m. Free blood pressure screening and health information. Info: Dawn Denton, 410-641-9268.

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY SEMINAR — Atlantic Bariatrics Center, Berlin Main Place Complex, 9956 N. Main St., Berlin, 5-6 p.m. Receive information about the lap band and gastric sleeve weight loss procedures. Pre-register: 410-641-3960.

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.

BINGO — Every Wednesday at Ocean City Elks Lodge 2645, 138th Street across from Fenwick Inn. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games start 6:30 p.m. A $1,000 jackpot available, food, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. No one under 18 years allowed in the hall during bingo. Info: 410-250-2645.

DELMARVA HAND DANCING CLUB — Meets every Wednesday at Peaky’s Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, 13801 Coastal Highway, Ocean City. Beginner and intermediate lessons, 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by dancing 6:30-9:30 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.

SUICIDE GRIEVERS’ SUPPORT GROUP — Meets the third Wednesday of each month at the Worcester County Health Department, 9730 Healthway Drive, Berlin, 6 p.m. Open to anyone who has lost a loved a friend or loved one to suicide. Free of charge. Info: 410-629-0164 or www.jessespaddle.org.

OCEAN PINES BOAT CLUB MEMBER MEETING — Ocean Pines Recreation & Parks Department, Assateague Room,239 Ocean Parkway. Social time at6:30 p.m., meeting at7:15 p.m. Speaker is Nikki Fisher, terminal manager, Cape May-Lewes Ferry. Guests welcome.
THURSDAY, May 16
CRUISIN’ OCEAN CITY — Various car shows at the Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway and the downtown Inlet parking lot, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and various citywide locations. Featuring more than 3,200 hot rods, customs, classics, street machines, muscle cars and more. Live entertainment, celebrity guests, special attractions and boardwalk parades. Manufacturers vendor midway will feature some of the country’s top national names held at the inlet parking lot, Thursday through Sunday. Convention center will host vendors selling automotive merchandise along with arts, crafts, jewelry, T-shirts plus lots of other specialty items, inside and outside. Hot Rod and Custom Car Auction preview begins at 9 a.m., with the auction beginning at noon, Thursday and Friday. General admission, good at all locations, costs $10 for adults and free to children 13 and younger with an adult. Info: www.cruisinoceancity.com or 410-798-6304.

STORY TIME — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10:30 a.m. Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts for children 2-5 years old. Info: 410-208-4014.

PLAY TIME — Snow Hill library, 307 N. Washington St., 10:30 a.m. Parents and children, ages infants to five years, explore educational toys together in an interactive, free play program. Info: 410-632-3495.

LIVING WELL WORKSHOP — Ocean Pines Community Center, 239 Ocean Parkway, Thursdays, May 2 through June 6, 9-11:30 a.m. Free, six-week workshop that teaches how to live a quality life with chronic disease. Chronic conditions include diabetes, arthritis, depression asthma, bronchitis, pain, heart disease or any condition that hinders you. Contact: Laura Small, 410-629-6820.

ATLANTIC GENERAL HOSPITAL 20TH ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION — 11206 Woodside Drive, Berlin, 6:30-9 p.m. For information or to inquire about sponsorships, contact the AGH Foundation office at 410-641-9858 or foundation@atlanticgeneral.org.

PINE’EER CRAFT CRAFT CLUB OF OCEAN PINES MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 9:45 a.m. Following the business meeting, members will create a hanging lantern for the cost of $3. Take a pair of pliers. All residents of Ocean Pines as well as surrounding communities are invited to attend. Refreshments provided. To reserve kits: Olive, 410-208-6687.

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.

ONGOING EVENTS
‘PAINT BERLIN’ – A PLEIN AIR EVENT — Artists will have an opportunity to network, exhibit and sell their artwork as well as compete for cash prizes, Sept. 19-21. “Wet Paint” sale and exhibit at the Atlantic Hotel. Children’s workshop also planned. Registration open to experienced and novice painters, 18 years and older, limited to 50 artists. Artist registration fee is $30; after July 1, $35. Registration deadline is July 31. Register: www.worcestercountyartscouncil.org or 410-641-0809.

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.

OCEAN CITY RESTAURANT WEEK — For two weeks, May 5-19, participating restaurants create special fixed-price menus. No passes, tickets or coupons required. Info: Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association: 800-626-2326, Ext. 2 or www.oceancityrestaurantweek.com.

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 May 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, June 1,10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shop features handcrafted home decor, jewelry and fashion accessories created by members of the Pine’eer Craft Club.

 

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