FRIDAY, FEB. 1
BINGO ‚ÄĒ Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Luke‚Äôs 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.
‚Äė55 ALIVE‚Äô SAFE DRIVING PROGRAM ‚ÄĒ Sponsored by the Ocean Pines AARP chapter. Cost is $12 for national AARP members and $14 for non-members. To sign up, call‚ÄąDave Lloyd at¬†410-641-6278. Several auto insurance companies provide three-year discounts for those taking the course.
SATURDAY, FEB. 2
BENEFIT DANCE FOR PHIL ENGSTROM ‚ÄĒ Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company Headquarters, 1409 N. Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, 7-11 p.m. Food, dancing, door prizes and auction. Phil Engstrom, a hand dancing instructor and member of the DC Hand Dancing, suffered a massive stroke in April. His insurance stopped in September. Cost is $25. Tickets: Gina, 240-765-9457. All proceeds will go to Engstrom and his recovery. Donations can be made through Philengstrom.¬†webs.com¬†or can be mailed to Phil Engstrom, 778 94th St., #304, Ocean City, Md. 21842.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST ‚ÄĒ 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.
VIOLIN CONCERT BY KIDS FOR KIDS ‚ÄĒ Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 11 a.m. Play along with rhythm instruments and learn about the violin and how it works. Take a turn trying to play the violin. All ages. Info: 410-208-4014.
INDOOR FLEA MARKET ‚ÄĒ Bethany United Methodist Church, 8648 Stephen Decatur Highway in West Ocean City, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast and lunch. Soups and baked goods. Table rental: 410-629-0926.
WRITE IT! CREATIVE WRITING FORUM ‚ÄĒ Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 10 a.m. Novice and established writers gather to share their fiction, nonfiction and creative writing projects. Program includes critiques and appreciation as well as market leads and writing exercises. Info: 410-641-0650.
CIVIL WAR HISTORY AND TRIVIA DAY ‚ÄĒ VFW, Post 8296, 104 66th St., bayside in Ocean City, 1-4:30 p.m. With renowned Gettysburg speaker Matt Dodd. Cost is $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Meal and show, cornbread, pinto beans, pork, apple pie and ice cream. Take your artifacts. Public welcome. Call: 410-524-8196.
FRIED CHICKEN BUFFET ‚ÄĒ Mt. Pleasant Church, Mount Pleasant Road, Willards, 11 a.m. All-you-can-eat fried chicken, vegetables, beverages and desserts. Cost is $11 for adults, $5 for children and free to those 5 and younger. Bake table and carry-outs available. Info: 410-835-8542.
SUNDAY, FEB. 3
SUPER BOWL SUNDAY SCRAMBLE 2013 ‚ÄĒ Eagle‚Äôs Landing Golf Course, 12367 Eagle‚Äôs Nest Road, Berlin. Tailgate party with 18-hole scramble tournament. Scoring in traditional football manner, awarding points for touchdowns, field goals and extra points, and penalizing for safeties. Tailgate party starts at 9 a.m., game starts at 10 a.m. Tickets cost $50 per player, and include green fees, cart and tailgate party. Prizes awarded. Sign up: 410-213-7277.
GRANVILLE TRIMPER PANCAKE BREAKFAST ¬†Ocean View American Grill, 1601 Atlantic Ave, Ocean City, 8 a.m. to noon. All-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea, juice and sodas. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-9 and free to kids 5 and younger. Info: Lisa Aydelotte, 410-289-1413 or¬†email@example.com.
SUPER BOWL PARTY ‚ÄĒ American Legion Post 166, 2308 Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City. Post opens at 12:30 p.m. All-you-can-eat buffet from 5 p.m. until the end of the game. Turkey, ham and roast beef sandwiches, chicken fingers, chili, hot dog bar, chicken and dumplings, baked ziti, mac and cheese, pasta salad, chips, pretzels, dips, veggie tray and brownies. Cost is $8. Happy hour prices all day. Info:¬†410-289-3166.
ALL-U-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST ‚ÄĒ Berlin Fire Company, 214 N. Main St., Berlin, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $9 for all-you-can-eat and $6 for carry outs.
MONDAY, FEB. 4
DELMARVA SWEET ADELINE CHORUS MEETS WEEKLY ‚ÄĒ 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 ‚ÄĒ House of Welsh, 1106 Coast¬≠al 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.
DOLORES ANDREW‚ÄôS COLOR AND DESIGN WORKSHOP ‚ÄĒ Art League of Ocean City, 502 94th Street in Ocean City, Feb. 4-6, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with lunch break from noon to 1 p.m. Exercises designed to help students analyze their own work, try a different color palette and work on stronger compositions. Take watercolors, acrylics or oils with all six colors of the color wheel, plus ivory and black. Call or e-mail for complete supply list. Cost is $85 for members and $102 for non-members. Info: 410-524-9433 orwww.artleagueofoceancity.org.
GREAT BOOKS DISCUSSION ‚ÄĒ Ocean Pines library, small meeting room, 11107 Cathell Road, 2:30 p.m. Great Books focuses on works that shape our culture and provide a deeper appreciation for what it means to be human. Info: Don Winslow,¬†410-208-4014.
CPAP MASK FITTING ‚ÄĒ Atlantic General Hospital Sleep Disorders Diagnostic Center, 9733 Healthway Drive in Berlin. Free, monthly mask fitting clinic for patients who are having trouble adjusting to their CPAP equipment. Additional clinic offered for those who are apprehensive about the idea of using CPAP. By appointment only: Robin Rohlfing,¬†410-641-9726.
HYPERTENSION CLINICS ‚ÄĒ Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital and takes place the first Monday of every month at Apple Discount Drugs, 314 Franklin Ave., in Berlin, 10 a.m. to noon and at Walgreens, 11310 Manklin Creek Rd., in Ocean Pines, 1-3 p.m. Free blood pressure screening and health information. Info: Dawn Denton,¬†410-641-9268.
WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY SEMINAR ‚ÄĒ 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.
DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP ‚ÄĒ St. Paul‚Äôs United Methodist Church, 405 Flower St., Berlin, first Monday of each month, 6-7 p.m. All welcome. Altrenia Wright will discuss laboratory testing. Info: Darlene Jameson, 410-629-6877 or the Atlantic General Hospital diabetes education program, 410-641-9703.
TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY MEETING ‚ÄĒ 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.
AARP CHAPTER 4507 MEETING ‚ÄĒ Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway. Social time is at 9:30 a.m., meeting starts at 10 a.m. Guest speakers will be Judy Stinebiser from Shepherd‚Äôs Nook and Ethel Betts from Sarah‚Äôs Pantry. Take canned goods for Sarah‚Äôs pantry. Info: Larry Walton,¬†firstname.lastname@example.org¬†or¬†443-831-1791.
TUESDAY, FEB. 5
STORY TIME ‚ÄĒ Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 10:30 a.m. Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts for children ages 2-5. Info:410-641-0650.
LAP TIME ‚ÄĒ Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10:30 a.m. Children, infant to 2 years old, will be introduced to songs, games, finger plays and movement activities. Parents and caregivers will learn new ways to interact with their toddlers. Info:¬†410-208-4014.
PLAY TIME ‚ÄĒ Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 10:30 a.m. Parents and children, infant to 5 years old, explore educational toys together in an interactive, free play program. Info: 410-957-0878.
GENEALOGY SEMINAR: DISCOVER FAMILY
HISTORY ‚ÄĒ Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26, 1-3 p.m. Thomas Dempsey, member of the Sussex County Genealogy Society, will show participants how to find answers about their heritage. In the four-week seminar participants will learn the best reference materials to use, how to accurately record their findings and what all of it means. Pre-registration is required by calling 410-208-4014.
HYPERTENSION CLINICS ‚ÄĒ Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital and takes place at Rite Aid, Selbyville, Del., 10 a.m. to noon and at Walgreens, Clarksville, Del, 1-3 p.m. Free blood pressure screening and health information. Info: Dawn Denton, 410-641-9268.
YOGA ‚ÄĒ James G. Barrett Medical Office Building, rotunda, 10231 Old Ocean City Blvd., 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 or¬†email@example.com.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6
BINGO ‚ÄĒ 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 ‚ÄĒ Meets every Wednesday at Skyline Bar & Grille at The Fenwick Inn, 138th Street and Coastal Highway in Ocean City. Beginner and intermediate lessons, 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by dancing until 9 p.m. Jitterbug, swing, cha-cha to the sounds of the ‚Äô50s, ‚Äô60s and Carolina beach music. All are welcome. Discounted food and drink prices. Info: 302-337-3638.
TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY MEETING ‚ÄĒ Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, Wednesdays, 4:45-6 p.m. TOPS is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. It meets weekly. Info: 302-436-3682.
BINGO LUNCHEON ‚ÄĒ St. Andrew Catholic Center, 14401 Sinepuxent Ave., Ocean City. Luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m. with 18 games of bingo to follow. Tickets cost $25 for 17 games (not including the ‚ÄúSplit the Pot‚ÄĚ). Organizations and individuals can sponsor regular games for $40 and special games for $60, which includes recognition in the printed program. Info: 410-250-0300. Tickets: Pat Luckett, 302-436-0351.
STORY TIME ‚ÄĒ Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 10:30 a.m. Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts for children ages 2-5. Info: 410-524-1818.
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS, INTERNET
Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 8 a.m. This four-part class provides a foundation for using a computer and the Internet. Advance registration is required by calling 410-208-4014.
FOREIGN POLICY KEY ISSUES: DISCUSSION GROUP ‚ÄĒ Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10 a.m. to noon. Reading and discussion of major foreign policy issues. Group meets bi-monthly, February through May. Study guide provided. Register: 410-208-4014.
TRAVEL PRESENTATION ‚ÄĒ Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 4 p.m. The Worcester County Library Foundation Travel presentation ‚ÄúThe Canadian Rockies‚ÄĚ informational seminar for September trip. Rockies Rail Highlights Vacation. Info: 410-208-4014.
E-READER TECH ZOO ‚ÄĒ Berlin library, 220 N. Main St. Learn how to download ebooks from the public library to your Kindle, at 2 p.m.; your Nook, at 3 p.m.; and to your iPad, at 4 p.m. Info: 410-641-0650.
AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY ‚ÄĒ Snow Hill library, 307 N. Washington St., Feb. 6 and 13, 6-8 p.m. Dr. Clara Small, Salisbury University professor, will lead two-week course in tracing African American heritage. Register: 410-632-3495.
HYPERTENSION CLINICS ‚ÄĒ Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital and takes place the first Wednesday of every month at Rite Aid, 11011 Manklin Creek Road in Ocean Pines, 1-3 p.m. Free blood pressure screening and health information. Info: Dawn Denton, 410-641-9268.
DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP ‚ÄĒ Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 7-8 p.m., the first Wednesday of each month. Trenia Wright will discuss laboratory testing. All welcome. Info: Ellen Lurz, 443-814-5450,¬†firstname.lastname@example.org¬†or the Atlantic General Hospital diabetes education program,¬†410-641-9703.
TRI-COUNTY GO RED EVENT ‚ÄĒ Berlin Intermediate School, 309 Franklin Ave., Berlin, 5:30-8 p.m. Annual Go Red Event for Women featuring dinner, health screenings and vendors, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Speakers, ballroom and zumba demonstrations, 6:30-8 p.m. Wear red to this free event. Register:¬†wicomicohealth.org¬†by Feb. 4. Info: Atlantic General Hospital,¬†410-629-6820¬†or Peninsula Regional Medical Center,¬†410-543-7028.
GRACE PARKER ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST ‚ÄĒ First Presbyterian Church, 1301 N. Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eggs any style, pancakes, buckwheat pancakes, bacon, sausage, country ham, homemade biscuits, hash browns, grits, coffee and tea. Cost is $8 or $6 to carry out. Milk, sodas, orange juice available. Info: 410-289-9340.
THURSDAY, FEB. 7
BEACH SINGLES ‚ÄĒ Every Thursday, Beach Singles 45-Plus meets for happy hour at Harpoon Hanna‚Äôs, Route 54 and the bay, Fenwick Island, Del., 4 p.m. Info: Arlene, 302-436-9577 or Kate, 410-524-0649.
BINGO ‚ÄĒ 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.
BARISTA AND BOOKS ‚ÄĒ Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10:30 a.m. Stories, crafts, cocoa and pastries for children, infant to 5 years old and freshly brewed coffee for their caregivers. Info: 410-208-4014.
YOUNG AND RESTLESS ‚ÄĒ Snow Hill library, 307 N. Washington St., 10:30 a.m. Creative science, art and music activities for children ages 3-5. Dress for a mess. Call ahead to reserve your space: 410-632-3495.
WOMEN‚ÄôS CLUB OF OCEAN PINES MEETING
Ocean Pines Community Center, Assateague Room, 235 Ocean Parkway, 10 a.m. Discussion of the proposed budget, dues and organizational concepts. Membership year is September 2012 through August 2013 for a fee of $5. Refreshments served. Info: Susann Palamara, 410-208-2821 or¬†email@example.com.
FREE RESUME WORKSHOP ‚ÄĒ Wor-Wic Community College, Hazel Center, room 302, ¬† ¬† ¬† 32000 Campus Drive, Salisbury, 6-8 p.m. The workshop is designed to help students, alumni and member of the community prepare for the college‚Äôs job fair on March 20. Pizza and soda served. Reserve a seat: 410-334-2903 or¬†firstname.lastname@example.org.
WATERCOLOR EXHIBIT ‚ÄĒ Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, through March. Featuring Barbara Doyle Schmidt, February/March Artist of the Month. Info: 410-208-4014.
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT EXHIBIT ‚ÄĒ Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, through March. Featuring works by Edith Vogl, oil and watercolor artist. Info: 410-208-4014.
4TH ANNUAL PUBLIC HEALTH CONFERENCE ‚ÄĒ Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, 10100 Coastal Highway in Ocean City, April 3, 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Free conference, continental breakfast and buffet lunch. Learn about the latest health initiatives in Worcester County, Maryland‚Äôs health insurance exchange and attend the ‚ÄúPreparing Today for Tomorrow‚Äôs Emergency,‚ÄĚ an interactive session. RSVP: Sue Buhrt, 410-632-110, Ext. 1164 or¬†Sue.Buhrt@maryland.gov¬†by March 20.
FREE SCREENINGS ‚ÄĒ Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, Wednesdays, 2:30-4 p.m., through Feb. 13. Learn ways to decrease risks of falling and how to improve body mechanics. Dr. Christine Kappes will be giving free screening and evaluations of back and body posture. Info: 410-641-7052 or¬†email@example.com.
AARP ‚ÄĒ Ocean City AARP 1917 meets at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 9:30 a.m., the second Thursday of each month (except July and August). Info:¬†aarp1917.org.