What to Do This Week 11/30-12/06

FRIDAY, NOV. 30th

TREE-LIGHTING CEREMONY — White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines, 6:30 p.m. As part of Ocean Pines’ Old-Fashioned Christmas, individuals, families, community organizations and businesses have sponsored and decorated trees throughout White Horse Park. Tree-lighting ceremony will feature local choral groups, bell-ringers and visit from Santa. Info: Ocean Pines Recreation & Parks Department, 410-641-7051.

PINE’EER CRAFT AND GIFT SHOP OPEN — In conjunction with Ocean Pines’ tree-lighting ceremony at White Horse Park, the Pine’eer Craft and Gift Shop will be open from 5:30-8 p.m. Shop features handcrafted home decor, jewelry and fashion accessories created by Pine’eer Craft Club members.

OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS EVENING AND COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER — In front of City Hall, 101 Clarke Ave., Pocomoke, 5-9 p.m. Highlights include Mayor Bruce Morrison’s annual Christmas tree lighting, Santa Claus house, bonfire with s’mores, live entertainment, wine tastings, horse-drawn carriage rides, free hot dogs and kids activities. Info: www.downtownpocomoke.com.

WORCESTER CHORALE’S FALL CONCERT — Atlantic United Methodist Church, 105 Fourth St., in Ocean City, 7 p.m. The Worcester Chorale presents holiday concert concluding with “Handel’s Christmas Messiah: A Cantata.” Refreshments served. Info: 302-524-8084.

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.

WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA — Delaware Technical Community College, Arts & Science Center’s theatre, Owens Campus, located at the intersections of Route 113 and Seashore Highway, Route 18/404 in Georgetown, Del., 7 p.m. Washington National Opera will showcase Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists Program, which guides young artist on the verge of international careers. Tickets cost $11 for adults and free to those 18 and younger. Advance purchase is recommended at www.freemanstage.org.

‘IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS: THE MUSICAL’ PERFORMANCE — Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown, Del., 8 p.m. Performance by the Possum Point Players. Tickets cost $23 for adults and $22 for students and seniors. Tickets:www.possumpointplayers.org or 302-856-4560.

SANTA’S SHOPPING SPREE — Captain’s Table Restaurant inside the Courtyard by Marriot, 15th Street, Ocean City, 5-9 p.m. This ladies’ night out will feature more than 15 local vendors including Arbonne, Dolle’s Candies, Be Mom Couture, Saltwater Style, Stella and Dot, Park Place Jewelers, Ish, Thirty-0ne Bags and more. Admission is free and there are drink specials all night. Light hors d’oeuvres and a Basket of Holiday Cheer raffle. A portion of the proceeds benefit Atlantic General Hospital. Info: 410-289-7192.

SATURDAY, DEC. 1

CRAFT SHOW AND LUNCHEON — Worcester County Commission on Aging, 4767 Snow Hill Road, Snow Hill, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Homemade vegetable beef soup and deli wrap with beverage for $6. Free admission to craft show. Vendors interested in a booth, can call Brandy Trader, 410-632-0111. Proceeds to toward the Worcester Adult Medical Day Services.

GOLF TOURNEY — 20th Annual Santa’s Open, presented by East Coast Underground, Inc. & GS Technologies, 10 a.m. Breakfast, dinner, award and silent auction at 4 p.m. River Run Golf Club. $75 per golfer plus one new unwrapped gift for a child 7-17. Details and registration, 410-543-2447 ext. 225.

37TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN BRIDGEVILLE CRAFT SHOW — Woodbridge High School, 307 Laws Street, Bridgeville, Del., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 60 vendors selling a large assortment of holiday gift items. Also a raffle for a Panasonic 42” High Definition television. Admission is free and all proceeds benefit the Bridgeville Historical Society. Info: Mike and Joanne Collison, 302- 337-7784 or doerun@verizon.net.

8TH ANNUAL CARIBBEAN CHRISTMAS FUNDRAISER — Mango’s, Garfield Parkway and the Boardwalk in downtown Bethany Beach, Del., 7-11 p.m. Featuring tastings from favorite area restaurants, beer, wall of wine and ‘Mangoritas,’ live music by Electric Velvet, silent auctions, dancing

and a Caribbean cruise raffle. Proceeds benefit CHEER Inc.’s Meals on Wheels program and the Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation scholarship and grant programs. Tickets cost $60 and may be purchased at Beach Liquors, Bethany Beach Books, The Cottage Cafe, Di Febo’s, Di Febo’s Bistro at Bear Trap, Just Hooked, Off the Hook, Mango’s and Sedona. For “will call” tickets, visit www.qrcf.org or call 302-537-QRCF (7723). Info: info@QRCF.org. Purchases are tax-deductible.

STORY TIME — Delmarva Discovery Center, Pocomoke City, 11 a.m. Interesting and entertaining stories about animals that can be seen during visits presented by the Worcester County Library. Info: Kathy Breithut, kbreithut@worc.lib.md.us.

OCEAN CITY CHRISTMAS PARADE — The parade starts at 100th Street and marches northbound in the southbound lanes of Coastal Highway to the Gold Coast Mall at 115th Street, 11 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m. Featuring more than 80 units including high school bands, horses, llamas, antique cars and colorful holiday floats. Trophies will be awarded into the mall following the parade. There will be plenty of seating in the parking lot of the Gold Coast Mall. To participate, call Elaine Jarvis, 410-524-9000 or Honijarvis@ cs.com. There is no charge to participate.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR — Stevenson United Methodist Church, 123 N. Main St., Berlin, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Christmas shopping with local vendors including Country Crafts, Sea Shell Jewelry, Rada Cutlery, Miche Bags, Wreaths, Gifts in a Jar, Homemade Scarves and Hats,

Thirty One Bags, Scentsy, Premier Jewelry, Cookie Lee Jewelry, Celebrating Home, Rope Bracelets and Mary Kay Cosmetics. Lunch and bake sale available. Info: Kathy Davis, 443-235- 6761 or Vicky Nock, 443-735-9222.

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION — Julia A. Purnell Museum, 208 W. Market St., Snow Hill, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Old-fashioned holiday party with refreshments, music and children’s activities. Admission. Info: Claire otterbein, 410-632-0515,mail@purnellmuseum.com or www.purnellmuseum.com.

CHEERLEADING COMPETITION — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. World bid qualifier for USASF Dance Worlds. Event open to both cheer and dance teams. Registration for participants. Admission for spectators. Info:www.cheeranddanceextreme.com.

‘IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS: THE MUSICAL’ PERFORMANCE — Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown, Del., 8 p.m. Performance by the Possum Point Players. Tickets cost $23 for adults and $22 for students and seniors. Tickets:www.possumpointplayers.org or 302-856-4560.

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.

FURNACE TOWN USHERS IN HOLIDAY SEASON — Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum, Old Furnace Road in Snow Hill, noon to 5 p.m. Visit artisans at their workplace as they weave, make broom products and pound iron at the forge. Also featuring the Paul Leifer Nature Trail; the Gathering Room with mulled cider and cookies; and the Museum Store with treasures made by Furnace Town’s artisans, books and toys of yesteryear. Crafts for kids, homemade breads and cookies, jewelry, wooden crafts and antiques. Local authors Andy Nunez, Jean DuNord and Gracie Ayers will be set up for book signings. The 19th Century Christmas Service will be held at 7 p.m. in the historic Old Nazareth Church. An offering is taken for the relief of suffering in the community. Furnace Town’s daily admission is $5 for adults, $4.50 for those 61 and older and AAA, $3 for children ages 2-18 and children 1 and younger are admitted free. The evening church service is free. Info: 410-632-2032.

WORCESTER PREP CHRISTMAS BAZAAR SET FOR SUNDAY


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Betsy Hornung, assistant director of development at Worcester Preparatory School, is coordinating the school&rsquo;s annual Christmas Bazaar to be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2. Hornung&rsquo;s committees are busy preparing for the special event, which will include homemade baked goods, an assortment of gifts and a luncheon catered by Galaxy 66 Bar &amp; Grille. The event will also feature pictures with Santa, games and shopping for children, pet selections, snack bar, coffee shop, greens, plants, decorated Christmas trees, and a second-time-around shop. Children can also have tea and make a craft with Mrs. Claus while parents shop. Betsy Hornung, assistant director of development at Worcester Preparatory School, is coordinating the school’s annual Christmas Bazaar to be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2. Hornung’s committees are busy preparing for the special event, which will include homemade baked goods, an assortment of gifts and a luncheon catered by Galaxy 66 Bar & Grille. The event will also feature pictures with Santa, games and shopping for children, pet selections, snack bar, coffee shop, greens, plants, decorated Christmas trees, and a second-time-around shop. Children can also have tea and make a craft with Mrs. Claus while parents shop.

SUNDAY, DEC. 2

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE — Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, located at the south end of the Boardwalk, 813 S. Atlantic Ave., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit the museum, free of charge, and check out the gift shop. Many unique items for holiday shopping. All are welcome. Info: Sandy Hurley, 410-289-4991 or www.ocmuseum.org.

‘IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS: THE MUSICAL’ PERFORMANCE — Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown, Del., 2 p.m. Performance by the Possum Point Players. Tickets cost $23 for adults and $22 for students and seniors. Tickets:www.possumpointplayers.org or 302-856-4560.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR — Worcester Preparatory School, 508 S. Main St., Berlin, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Homemade baked goods, a café and coffee bar, a Chinese auction, children’s activities, a silent auction, a vast array of gifts for all ages, a “Second Time Around” shop, as well as great raffle items. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be on hand. The school chorus will end the day with a performance of traditional Christmas music.

‘HOLIDAY JOY’ CONCERT — Community Church at Ocean Pines, 11227 Racetrack Road, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Featuring the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and guest artists Jessica Bachicha, soprano, and dancers from VT Dance. Performing classical music and traditional seasonal favorites. Tickets cost $40 for adults, $15 for students and $5 for children 11 and younger. Tickets: 888-846-8600, 410-289- 3440 orwww.midatlanticsymphony.org.

FURNACE TOWN USHERS IN HOLIDAY SEASON — Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum, Old Furnace Road in Snow Hill, noon to 5 p.m. Visit artisans at their workplace as they weave, make broom products and pound iron at the forge. Also featuring the Paul Leifer Nature Trail; the Gathering Room with mulled cider and cookies; and the Museum Store with treasures made by Furnace Town’s artisans, books and toys of yesteryear. Crafts for kids, homemade breads and cookies, jewelry, wooden crafts and antiques. Local authors Andy Nunez, Jean DuNord and Gracie Ayers will be set up for book signings. The 19th Century Christmas Service will be held at 7 p.m. in the historic Old Nazareth Church. An offering is taken for the relief of suffering in the community. Furnace Town’s daily admission is $5 for adults, $4.50 for those 61 and older and AAA, $3 for children ages 2-18 and children 1 and younger are admitted free. The evening church service is free. Info: 410-632-2032.

HOTS FOR TOTS CHILI COOKOFF — Greene Turtle, West Ocean City, 1-4 p.m. More than 25 chili entries. Judging by patron participation. Best of Show Award for best dressed area. Cookoff is a toy drive for the Ocean City Police Department’s Needy 2012 and a fund drive for the Worcester G.O.L.D. families. Info: 410-213- 1500, www.ocphc.com orocphc@comcast.net.

MONDAY, DEC. 3

CLASSICAL CHRISTMAS DINNER, CONCERT Featuring a gourmet dinner at Berlin’s Atlantic Hotel at 6 p.m., followed by a candlelight concert in the 1832 Calvin B. Taylor House. Featured musicians are the Salisbury String Trio. Reservations are required by contacting 410- 641-1019 or taylorhousemuseum@verizon.net. 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. 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. SNOW HILL CHRISTMAS PARADE — In downtown Snow Hill, the parade will start at 7 p.m., register by 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Snow Hill Lion’s Club and merchants in Snow Hill. Info: Bill Dennis, 410-742-9089 or Barry Laws, 410- 632-3971. Rain date is Dec. 5.

HAND DANCING — 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.

CPAP MASK FITTING — 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 — 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.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY MEETING — Berlin group No. 169, Atlantic General Hospital, conference room 2, 9733 Healthway Drive in Berlin, 5-6:30 p.m. TOPS is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. Meets weekly. Info: Edna Berkey, 410-629-1006.

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP — St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 405 Flower St., Berlin, 6-7 p.m. All welcome. Info: Darby Schaub, 410-641-9703.

TUESDAY, DEC. 4

A HOLIDAY TASTE OF SNOW HILL — Evening begins with a wine tasting at Bishop’s Stock Fine Art, Craft and Wine. Next stop is Harvest Moon Tavern for appetizers, then The Palette Bistro for salad and entrée. End evening at The Blue Dog for holiday music along with cheese, fruit and Miss Patti Cake cupcakes. Tickets cost $50. Cash bar. Reservations required (5 p.m. or 6:15 p.m.) by calling 410-632-3555. Proceeds support downtown music events.

PLAYTIME — Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 10:30 a.m. For children ages infant to 5 years. Foster creativity and confidence with age appropriate toys, games and activities. Develop cognitive, physical and social skills through this interactive, free play program. Info: 410-957- 0878.

STORY TIME — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 10:30 a.m. For children ages 3-5 years. Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts. Info: 410-641-0650.

HYPERTENSION CLINICS — 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 — 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.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5

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.

COMMUNITY RESOURCE DAY FOR THE HOMELESS — Stevenson United Methodist Church, 123 Main St., Berlin, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Face-to-face time with groups that offer services and assistance such as medication, food, housing/utility, counseling, treatment, dental and others. Free meals, clothing and personal hygiene products such as soap and toothpaste will be available. Info: Jessica Sexauer, 410-632-1100, Ext. 1025. Donations of full-size hygiene products needed. For donation pick-ups or to receive a donation box, call Donna Taylor at 410-641-4598. Sponsored by Local Management Board & Worcester County Homeless Resource Committee.

GRACE PARKER BREAKFAST — First Presbyterian Church, 1301 N. Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. All-you-can-eat: eggs any style, pancakes, buckwheat pancakes, bacon, sausage, country ham, homemade biscuits, hash brown potatoes, grits, coffee and tea. Cost is $8 and $6 carry-out. Milk, sodas, orange juice available. Info: 410-289-9340.

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, 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.

HYPERTENSION CLINICS — 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 — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 7-8 p.m. All welcome. Speaker will be Dr. Preeti Yonker, “Diabetic Neuropathy.” Info: Ellen Lurz, 443- 814-5450 or elurz52@mchsi.com.

THURSDAY, DEC. 6

BERLIN CHRISTMAS PARADE — Forty-second annual parade will commence at 7 p.m. at the Berlin Fire Company. Will travel along North Main Street, and conclude at the corner of South Main and Tripoli streets. Featuring 80 entries, including floats, marching and performing units, fire companies, vehicle clubs, motorcycles and equestrian. Info: JoAnn Unger, 410-641-3858 or Sharon Timmons, 410-629-1716. Rain date is Dec. 13.

BARISTA AND BOOKS — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10:30 a.m. For children ages 3-5 years and their caregivers. Stories, crafts, cocoa and pastries for children. Freshly brewed coffee for parents. Info: 410-208-4014.

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.

YOUNG AND RESTLESS — Snow Hill library, 307 N. Washington St., 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 410-632-3495.

WOMEN’S CLUB OF OCEAN PINES HOLIDAY LUNCHEON — Captain’s Table Restaurant, located on the lobby level of the Courtyard by Marriott on 15th Street, Ocean City, 11:30 a.m. Choice of one of three entrées with a dessert of chocolate brownie a la mode for a cost of $22 (taxes and gratuities included). Info: Sharon Stockman, 410-279-3355.

‘IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS: THE MUSICAL’ PERFORMANCE — Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown, Del., 8 p.m. Performance by the Possum Point Players. Tickets cost $23 for adults and $22 for students and seniors. Tickets:www.possumpointplayers.org or 302-856-4560.

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

LIGHT UP DOWNTOWN CELEBRATION — Sunset Park, South Philadelphia Avenue, Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 24-Dec. 15, 5:30 p.m. Holiday music and dance performances. Also, horse drawn carriage rides (for a fee) each Thursday to Sunday night, starting at 5:30 p.m., Nov. 24-Dec. 16. Info: www.downtownassociation.net or 410-289-1413.

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.

DONATIONS SOUGHT FOR CHRISTMAS DINNER Noel Community is preparing for their 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 in 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 other 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. 23 and 24, from 10 a.m. to noon at St. Paul’s by-the-Sea. Businesses or organizations who are willing to sponsor a collection drive of non-perishable food or toiletries can call the Noel Community to arrange for the items to be picked up. Info: 410-289-3453. 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). General route begins at inlet lot and travels along Baltimore Avenue, Dorchester Street to Boardwalk going south around pier and back to the inlet lot. Cost is $10 per person for adults, free to children 3 and younger. Additional special Christmas route, Nov. 24-Dec. 16, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 5-8 p.m. Santa will drive the carriage starting at Sunset Park located on South Philadelphia Avenue, south to S. First Street, north on Baltimore Avenue to Somerset Street, south on Philadelphia Avenue back to Sunset Park. Cost is $5 per person for adults and free to those 3 and younger. Info:www.downtownassociation.net, 410-289- 1413 or 443-783-1409.

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 Ocean City Community Center and 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/sp ecialevents.html or 410-250-0125.

SANTA CLAUS TO GREET SHOPPERS — White Marlin Mall, 12641 Ocean Gateway, West Ocean City, at 2 p.m. each Saturday in December until Christmas. A preview of what’s in store for the holiday season can be seen at the mall’s new Web site atwww.whitemarlinmall.com.

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.org; facebook.com/penguinswim; or Atlantic General Hospital Foundations office, 410-641-9671.

SANDY DONATION


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Lisa Dennis, events coordinator for the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, accepts donations for victims of Hurricane Sandy from Jack Praver of Virginia Beach, Va., who drove to Ocean City with the items on Nov. 20. Praver founded an organization called Pay It Forward Kids.<br /><br /><br />
PHOTO COURTESY OCEAN CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Lisa Dennis, events coordinator for the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, accepts donations for victims of Hurricane Sandy from Jack Praver of Virginia Beach, Va., who drove to Ocean City with the items on Nov. 20. Praver founded an organization called Pay It Forward Kids.PHOTO COURTESY OCEAN CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

TOMASELLOS DONATE TO HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS


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Karen and Pino Tomasello, owners of Fresco&rsquo;s Italian Restaurant on 83rd Street, recently donated more than $200 to the Lower Shore Chapter of the American Red Cross, to assist with local Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The donation reflects proceeds the SWL Elevator Luncheon. Pictured with Karen Tomasello is Patti Miller, Lower Shore American Red Cross ambassador. To make a donation or to become a volunteer, contact the Lower Shore American Red Cross, 1505 Emerson Ave., Salisbury, Md. 21801 or call John Culp at 410-749-5331. Karen and Pino Tomasello, owners of Fresco’s Italian Restaurant on 83rd Street, recently donated more than $200 to the Lower Shore Chapter of the American Red Cross, to assist with local Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The donation reflects proceeds the SWL Elevator Luncheon. Pictured with Karen Tomasello is Patti Miller, Lower Shore American Red Cross ambassador. To make a donation or to become a volunteer, contact the Lower Shore American Red Cross, 1505 Emerson Ave., Salisbury, Md. 21801 or call John Culp at 410-749-5331.

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