What To Do In Ocean City This Week

What To Do In Ocean City This Week

According to speculators and the Mayan calendar, the end of days is imminent. However if the Mayans and every other doomsday prognosticator are wrong you will need some things to do in Ocean City, MD  this weekend. So forget the doom and gloom.  Here are some top picks for Ocean City area event for this weekend.

Ocean City Entertainment

So lets get to the elephant in the room right out of the gate. No matter what comes, good or bad, the citizens of Ocean City  find a way to turn trials into a triumph. The end of time is no different, and this promises to be an Epic Ocean City event. Nearly every one of your favorite Ocean City bars —  from Station 7, located on Old Bridge Road in West Ocean City, to The Original Green Turtle, located at the intersection of Jamestown Road and Coastal Hwy. — is having some type of party to celebrate what could be the final winter solstice. If you’re looking for live entertainment Galaxy 66, one of the best restaurants in Ocean City, has their weekly Jazz Fridays. This week at Galaxy The Philly George Project puts a cap on the busy work week with their smooth sounds from 7pm-11pm. BJ’s on the Water also has live entertainment starting at 9pm on Friday featuring Tranzfusion and on Saturday Lenny G and the Soulsenders take the stage at 9pm.  No matter where you choose to celebrate this weekend, the night life in Ocean City will definitely not disappoint.

Ocean City Dining

There are no shortage of great Ocean City restaurants and many of the would be excellent choices for a last meal. For a taste of Cinco De Mayo in the winter Mother’s Cantina is open year round and located in the 28th Street Plaza. Mother’s features an authentic Tex-Mex menu, family oriented atmosphere, and some of the best margaritas at the beach. Mother’s Cantina opens daily at 4pm and serves food until 1am. Bull on the Beach, located on 94th Street and Coastal Highway, is famous for their hand cut steaks open pit beef sandwiches and and raw bar. Enjoy your favorite beverage as you enjoy sports on the array of televisions and browse the menu for that perfect combination of surf and turf. For the best dining value at the beach you have to check out Fager’s. Fager’s Island in Ocean City, MD has half price prime rib — that’s right half price prime rib– on Sunday evenings. In the event that your weekend Ocean City trip runs longer, you can take also take advantage of half price prime rib on Mondays as well.

Ocean City Activities

For those who would dare to plan something beyond December 21, 2012, there are several events in Ocean City to keep you entertained. The Carousel Hotel ice skating rink is open daily (4pm during the week and 10am during the weekend). Skating rates start at $4. Skate rental and private ice time is also available. When you think of Ocean City golf a lot of people think of Old Pro Golf. Old Pro Golf is an iconic Ocean City business. They have multiple locations along Coastal Highway in Ocean City. The 68th and 136th Street locations are open year round and feature indoor and outdoor courses and also have indoor arcade style games. Prices start at $8 per adult for a round. Make sure to ask about specials, group, and party rates for potential savings. One final activity in Ocean City worth mentioning this week are the horse and carriage rides in downtown Ocean City. The holiday event carriage rides run from 5pm-8pm Thursday-Sunday during the holiday season.  The rides start off from Sunset Park and tour the downtown area. Tickets are $5 for adults, children 3 years and under ride free.  Call 410-289-1413 for more information.

So there you have a quick list of things to get you going this weekend in case the world soldiers on through another  millennium or two. A more comprehensive list of events and live music from Ocean City Today  is available below.

OUT AND ABOUT

FRIDAY, DEC. 21
LAP TIME — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 10:30 a.m. For infants and young toddlers. Children will be introduced to songs, games, finger plays and movement activities. Parents and caregivers will learn new ways to communicate with their toddlers. Registration is required by calling 410-641-0650.

‘MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET’ MOVIE — Mar-Va Theater Performing Arts Center, 103 Market St., Pocomoke City, 7 p.m. Featuring “Miracle on 34th Street,” rated PG. Tickets cost $5. Tickets: www.marvatheater.com. Info: Box office, 410-957-4230.

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.
SATURDAY, DEC. 22
‘A LITTLE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA’ — Lobby of the Comfort Suites, 12718 Ocean Gateway, West Ocean City, 8-11 a.m. Santa will be available to hear Christmas wishes. Info: 410-213-7171.

SANTA CLAUS VISITS BERLIN — Visitors Center, South Main Street, Berlin, noon to 2 p.m. Take cameras and visit Santa. A Berlin Victorian Christmas event.

DONATIONS SOUGHT FOR CHRISTMAS DINNER Noel Community is preparing for its 15th annual dinner on Christmas Day. Volunteers serve a free turkey and ham dinner with all the trimmings from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s by-the-Sea, 302 N. Baltimore Ave., Ocean City. The dinner is an important part of the Christmas celebration for many including the homeless, unemployed, underemployed, shut-in and those who are alone. Noel provides gifts and toys to many who attend. Meals are delivered to those who cannot leave their homes and police, fire departments, and others who serve our community on Christmas Day. For monetary donations, make checks payable to the Noel Community and mail to P.O. Box 1207, Ocean City, Md. 21843. Donations of non-perishable food and toiletries from individuals or organizations will be collected Dec. 22 and 24, from 10 a.m. to noon at St. Paul’s by-the-Sea. Info: 410-289-3453.

‘MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET’ MOVIE — Mar-Va Theater Performing Arts Center, 103 Market St., Pocomoke City, 7 p.m. Featuring “Miracle on 34th Street,” rated PG. Tickets cost $5. Tickets: www.marvatheater.com. Info: Box office, 410-957-4230.

SCENIC HORSE AND CARRIAGE RIDES — Visitors Center, South Main Street, Berlin, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy an old-fashioned carriage ride through historic Berlin. No charge. Weather permitting. A Berlin Victorian Christmas event.

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.
SUNDAY, DEC. 23
PRAISE AND WORSHIP — Atlantic United Methodist Church, 105 Fourth St., in Ocean City. Praise and worship at 8:30 a.m. Worship at 10 a.m. Info: 410-289-7430.
MONDAY, DEC. 24
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.

PRAISE AND WORSHIP — Atlantic United Methodist Church, 105 Fourth St., in Ocean City. Silent Communion, 4 p.m. Family candlelight Service, including carols, special music, children’s choir and communion, 7 p.m. Candlelight Service with carols, Chancel Choir, communion, 11 p.m. Info: 410-289-7430.

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.

DONATIONS SOUGHT FOR CHRISTMAS DINNER Noel Community is preparing for ITS 15th annual dinner on Christmas Day. Volunteers serve a free turkey and ham dinner with all the trimmings from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s by-the-Sea, 302 N. Baltimore Ave., Ocean City. The dinner is an important part of the Christmas celebration for many including the homeless, unemployed, underemployed, shut-in and those who are alone. Noel provides gifts and toys to many who attend. Meals are delivered to those who cannot leave their homes and police, fire departments, and others who serve our community on Christmas Day. For monetary donations, make checks payable to the Noel Community and mail to P.O. Box 1207, Ocean City, Md. 21843. Donations of non-perishable food and toiletries from individuals or organizations will be collected Dec. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon at St. Paul’s by-the-Sea. Info: 410-289-3453.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES — St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 10301 Coastal Highway, Ocean City. Family Worship Celebration begins at 7 p.m. Adults and children of all ages. Music, carols and holy communion. Traditional Candlelight Service at 10:30 p.m. Music, carols and holy communion. Refreshments and fellowship between services. Info: 410-524-7474.
TUESDAY, DEC. 25
15TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER — St. Paul’s by-the-Sea, 302 North Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers will serve a free turkey and ham dinner with all the trimmings. All are welcome. Noel Community provides gifts and toys to many who attend. Meals are delivered to those who can not leave their homes and police, fire departments, and others who serve our community on Christmas Day. Info: 410-289-3453.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 26
STORY TIME — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 10:30 a.m. For children ages 3-5 years. Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts. Info: 410-524-1818.

YOUNG AND RESTLESS — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10:30 a.m. For children ages 3-5 years. Creative science, art and music activities. Dress for a mess. Pre-registration required by calling 410-208-4014.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP — Atlantic General Hospital, Chapel, 9733 Healthway Drive in Berlin, 7-8 p.m. The group gathers the fourth Wednesday of each month. Pre-registration is not necessary. Info: Pastoral Care Services, 410-641-9725 orgmansell@atlanticgeneral.org.

DELMARVA HAND DANCING CLUB — 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 ’50s, ’60s and Carolina beach music. All are welcome. Discounted food and drink prices. Info: 302-337-3638.

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.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY MEETING — 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.
THURSDAY, DEC. 27
STORY TIME — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10:30 a.m. For children ages 3-5 years. Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts. Info: 410-208-4014.

BEACH SINGLES — Every Thursday, Beach Singles 45-Plus meets for happy hour at Lighthouse Sound, 12723 St. Martins Neck Road, Bishopville, 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
SIGN UP FOR 19TH ANNUAL AGH PENGUIN SWIM — Individual and team participants can register now to start gathering donations in preparation for the annual New Year’s Day event. Register: penguinswim.atlanticgeneral.orgfacebook.com/penguinswim; or Atlantic General Hospital Foundations office, 410-641-9671.

CHRISTMAS TREE SALE FUNDRAISER — Annual Ocean City/Berlin Rotary Club Christmas Tree Sale. Hours are Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and weekdays from 3-7 p.m. Located on Route 589 across from the Steer Inn in Berlin. All proceeds go into the scholarship fund for Stephen Decatur High School students.

THE SHEPHERD’S NOOK THRIFT SHOP — Community Church at Ocean Pines, 11227 Racetrack Road. Open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Accepting donations of gently worn clothes and small household items.

‘CREATIVE EXPRESSION EXHIBIT’ — Submit essays, poetry, music, original artwork or photographs that convey experiences and feeling about name-calling, and ideas for putting a stop to verbal bullying. Submit creations to local library branches on or before Jan. 18, for exhibit during “No Name-Calling Week,” Jan. 21-26. Info: Kathy Breithut, Youth Services Manager, Worcester County Library,kbreithut@worc.lib.md.us or 443-235-5597.

AL-ANON MEETINGS — Berlin Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 9715 Healthway Drive, every Sunday and Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.

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

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, through Jan. 31. John McManus has been photographing rivers, bays, harbors and wildlife of Pennsylvania and Ocean City for nearly three decades. He has developed a technique that blends the richness of color photography with the soft beauty of oils and watercolors. Info: 410-208-4014

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT EXHIBIT — Ocean Pines library, in the two computer rooms to the right of the common areas, 11107 Cathell Road, through December. Featuring works by Edith Vogl, Oil and Watercolor International Artist and child of German artist Ernst Franz Josef Vogl. For library hours call 410-208-4014.

HORSEBACK RIDING ON THE BEACH — Ocean City now offers horseback riding on the beach from 27th Street extending south to the Inlet jetty between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m., Nov. 1 through March 30. Cost is $20 for a single-day permit and $50 for a seasonal permit. Permit applications: City Clerk’s Office in City Hall, 301 Baltimore Ave., Ocean City or online at www.oceancitymd.gov.

20TH ANNUAL WINTERFEST OF LIGHTS — Northside Park, 200 125th St., in Ocean City, through Jan. 1, 2013, Sundays through Thursdays, 5:30-9:30 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays, 5:30-10:30 p.m. Take a ride through an animated wonderland on the Winterfest Express. Visit the Winterfest Village, located inside a festive, heated pavilion. Buy a cup of hot chocolate at OC Recreation Boosters cafe, browse the Yukon Cornelius Gift Shop. Live entertainment scheduled on some nights. Santa available for photos every night until Dec. 23. Advance tickets to ride the Winterfest Express may be purchased at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission costs $5 for adults and free for children 11 and younger. Info: 800-626-2326. Also drive along the Avenue of Trees on Baltimore Avenue from 15th to 32nd streets. Info: http://oceancitymd.gov/recreation_and_parks/specialevents.html,410-250-0125 or 800-626-2326.

DISNEY’S ‘BEAUTY AND THE BEAST’ BUS TRIP — Ocean Pines is hosting a trip to Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Center for the Arts on Jan. 19, to see “Beauty and the Beast.” Bus will depart the Ocean Pines Community Center at 8 a.m. to arrive at the university for the 2 p.m. show. Immediately following the show, the group will return to Ocean Pines, stopping for dinner at Stingray’s Restaurant. Returning at approximately 9:30 p.m. Cost is $90 and includes transportation and admittance to the show. Info: Ocean Pines Recreation & Parks Department, 410-641-7052.

HORSE AND CARRIAGE RIDES IN DOWNTOWN OC — Horse and carriage rides offered 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, through April 14, 2013 (depending on weather and ridership). Begin at inlet lot near Thrasher’s ride on the Boardwalk and around the pier. Cost is $10 per person for adults, free to children 3 and younger. Info: www.downtownassociation.net, 410-289-1413 or 443-783-1409.

APPEARING LIVE THIS WEEK

19TH HOLE BAR & GRILL
9636 Stephen
Decatur Highway
West Ocean City
410-213-9204
Dec. 21: Johnny
Mojo, 6-10 p.m.
Dec. 22: Louis
Wright, 6-10 p.m.
Dec. 23: Louis
Wright, 9 a.m. to noon

BJ’S ON THE WATER
75th Street and the bay
410-524-7575
Dec. 21: Tranzfusion, 9 p.m.
Dec. 22: Lenny G & the Soulsenders, 9 p.m.
Dec. 26: Pompous Pie, 8 p.m.

COTTAGE CAFÉ
Route 1, Bethany Beach, Del.
302-539-8710
Every
Friday:
DJ Bump, 5-8 p.m.
Every
Tuesday: Pub Party Trivia w/DJ Bump, 6-9 p.m.
Dec. 22: DJ Z-Man,
10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

FAGER’S ISLAND
60th Street and the bay
410-524-5500
Dec. 21: DJ Rob Cee, 9 p.m.
Dec. 22: DJ Groove, 9 p.m.
Dec. 23: Jazz Brunch w/Everett Spells,
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dec. 25: DJ Rob Cee, 9 p.m.

GALAXY 66
66th Street, bayside
410-723-6762
Dec. 21: Philly George
Project, 7-11 p.m.
Dec. 22: DJ Rob Cee,
10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

HARBORSIDE BAR & GRILL
12841 S. Harbor Road
West Ocean City
410-213-1846
Dec. 21: Ladies Night w/
DJ Billy T, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Dec. 22: Simple Truth,
2-6 p.m.; DJ Jeremy,
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Dec. 23: Opposite Directions, 2-6 p.m.; DJ Billy T/
DJ Bigler, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Dec. 27: Opposite Directions, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

HOUSE OF WELSH
1106 Coastal Highway,
Fenwick Island, Del.
888-666-0728
302-541-0728
Every
Friday:
DJ Norm,
3-6 p.m.; Tony Vega, 6-10 p.m.
Every Saturday: Tony
Vega, 6-10 p.m.
Every Sunday: Tony
Vega, 6-10 p.m.
Every Monday:
DJ Norm, 6-9 p.m.
Every Wednesday:
DJ Norm, 6-9 p.m.

JC’S PUB
127th Street and
Coastal Highway
410-250-BEER
Dec. 21: Melissa Alesi, 9 p.m.
Dec. 22: Pink Ribbon Pull Down Party w/Phantom Limbs, 9 p.m.

OCEAN CLUB NIGHTCLUB
In the Horizons Restaurant
In the Clarion
Fontainebleau Hotel
101st Street and the ocean
410-524-3535
Dec. 21-22: On The
Edge, 9:30 p.m.

SEACRETS
49th Street and
the bay
410-524-4900
Dec. 21: High Five,
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Dec. 22: Lifespeed,
10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

SMITTY MCGEE’S
Route 54
West Fenwick Island, Del.
302-436-4716
Every Tuesday: Let’s
Do Trivia, 7 p.m.
Every Thursday: Randy
Lee Ashcraft, 8 p.m.
Every Friday: Randy Lee Ashcraft and the Saltwater Cowboys, 8 p.m.

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