FRIDAY, JAN. 11
OCEAN PINES BOOK OF THE MONTH — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 1 p.m. Group will discuss “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiquro. All are welcome. Info: 410-208-4014.
BINGO — Knights of Columbus, 99th Street (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, JAN. 12
FAMILY GAME DAY — Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 9 a.m. to noon. Play old family favorites. Reserve your place: 410-957-0878.
WE DO ROBOTICS — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 10:30 a.m. Children, 8 years and older, can build, create and program their own robotic creations. Pre-registration is needed for this free program. Register: 410-208-4014.
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.
SCRAPBOOKING DAY — Sponsored by Willards Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Event costs $30. Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided. Prizes. RSVP: Danielle, 443-880-8590.
NEW YEARS INDOOR FLEA MARKET — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 8 a.m. to noon. Vendor space includes one table and two chairs. Spaces cost $15 for Ocean Pines residents and $20 for non-residents. Register: 410-641-7052.
SUNDAY, JAN. 13
STAR PARTY — Meet at fire pit outside Assateague Visitor Center, 6-9 p.m. Activities include Jr. Ranger Night Explorer, telescopic star gazing and dark skies presentation. Take warm clothes, flashlight and binoculars. Free program. Info: Christina Hulslander, 443-614-3547; Jay Johnstone, 410-629-6607; www.nature.nps.gov/night/; orassateagueislandalliance@
MONDAY, JAN. 14
WRITING FOR WELLNESS — Ocean Pines library, small meeting room, 11107 Cathell Road, 1:30 p.m. Writing group that uses expressive writing exercises to stimulate writing process for creative expression and to process emotions. No prior writing experience needed. Info: 410-208-4014.
TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY MEETING Berlin group No. 169, Atlantic General Hospital, conference room 2, 9733 Healthway Drive in Berlin, 5:30-7 p.m. TOPS is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. It meets weekly. Info: Edna Berkey, 410-629-1006.
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.
TUESDAY, JAN. 15
BEACH BLANKET BLOOD DRIVE — Sponsored by Blood Bank of Delmarva, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway. Appointments, call 1-888-8BLOOD8. Walk-ins accepted. Info:www.delmarvablood.org.
LAP TIME — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10:30 a.m. Children, infants 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.
YOUNG AND RESTLESS — Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 10:30 a.m. Creative science, art and music activities for children 3 to 5 years old. Dress for a mess. Reserve your place: 410-957-0878.
MUSIC OF THE WW2UNES — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 2 p.m. Musicians Frank Nanna, Dave Dalfonso and Carol Wolek take attendees back to the 1940s. Info: 410-208-4014.
‘MISTER DON’ LEADS THE MUSIC FUN!
Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 10:30 a.m. For children 2 to 5 years old. Info: 410-641-0650.
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 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LADIES NIGHT OUT CPR TRAINING — White Marlin Club, 9659 Golf Course Road, West Ocean City, 5:30 p.m. Only 45 minutes and you’re CPR trained. Cost is $30. Register: Patti Miller, 443-880-7795 or email@example.com.
WORCESTER COUNTY COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING — Worcester County Board of Education, 6270 Worcester Highway, Newark, 5-6:30 p.m. Open to the public and women of all ages are encouraged to attend. Volunteers sought for short-term assignments such as grant writing and event planning. Info: 410-641-1951.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16
BEACH BLANKET BLOOD DRIVE — Sponsored by Blood Bank of Delmarva, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway. Appointments, call 1-888-8BLOOD8. Walk-ins accepted. Info:www.delmarvablood.org.
PLAY TIME — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 10:30 a.m. Parents and children, infants to 5 years old, 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 — 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.
‘SWEET 16’ RELAY FOR LIFE — Route 50 Diner in the Francis Scott Key Hotel, 12806 Ocean Gateway, West Ocean City, 6 p.m. Cancer survivors, their caregivers and anyone registered or interested in registering for the May 10 Relay For Life event, hosted by Frontier Town, are welcome to attend.
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 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.
TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY MEETING Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, Wed nesdays, 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.
SUICIDE GRIEVERS’ SUPPORT GROUP
Worcester County Health Department, 9730 Healthway Drive, Berlin, third Wednesday of each month, 6 p.m. Open to anyone who has lost a friend or loved one to suicide. Free of charge. Info: 410-629-0164 orwww.jessespaddle.org.
THURSDAY, JAN. 17
OC MAYOR’S PRAYER BREAKFAST — Buffet breakfast, 7-9:15 a.m., Clarion Resort Hotel, 101st Street. Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan will deliver welcome message, followed by scripture readings and songs. Guest speaker will be last. Tickets, $16, sold in advance only. Info: 443-235-2669 or ocmayorsprayerbreakfast@ comcast.net.
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, infants to 5 years old, explore educational toys together in an interactive, free play program. Info: 410-632-3495.
ADULT KNITTING AND CROCHETING GROUP Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 11 a.m. An informal monthly group for people who love to knit or crochet to gather and share ideas, patterns and projects. Info: 410-957-0878.
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 or Kate, 410-524-0649.
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.
WORCESTER COUNTY TEA PARTY MEETING Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., meeting begins at 7 p.m. All interested citizens are invited to attend. Worcester County Tea Party is a grassroots organization, not affiliated with any political party. Info: 410-430-7282, WorTeaParty@gmail. com or WorcesterCountyTeaParty.com.
SUNDAY NIGHT SERENITY AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING — Berlin Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 9715 Healthway Drive, 7:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT BAYSIDE BEGINNINGS AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 7:30 p.m.