Operation We Care

With its holiday packing period underway and a Veteran’s Day target of completion, Operation We Care is pulling together its mailing list. Operation We Care is looking to form a complete list of  Delmarva area patriots serving in harms way. If you know of someone who is deployed, Operation We Care would like to make contact with you. If you have information, contact Jeff Merritt at 410-713-8940 or by e-mail at

Operation We Care is a 501(c)3 non profit organization based in Salisbury. For more information, visit


Crop Out Cancer

Crop Out Cancer will take place Friday, Nov. 8 at the Clarion Hotel on 101st Street. The scrapbooking event will run from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. A $40 donation to the American Cancer Society will get participants cropping space, use of all tools, access to vendors and special door prizes. There will also be a Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle and silent auction. Call event chairwoman, Susan Childs at 443-235-2926 for reservations or more information.


Book signing

Suspense write Robert Lewis Heron will host a signing of his book “Artful Deception,” Nov. 8 from 5-7 p.m. at the Maryland Wine Bar, located on Main Street in Berlin. Heron published Artful Deception in 2012, a murder thriller which takes readers on a journey through Scotland, Greece, Seattle and finally Ocean City, all places he has spent time. He is now working on his fourth book, a romance-based on a recent trip to Venice.


Planet Maze drop-off spot

Planet Maze will be a designated drop-off point for Diakonia, a nonprofit organization based in West Ocean City, who helps families in Worcester County and on the Lower Shore by providing shelter, food, clothing and the resources to rebuild their lives. Diakonia is in need of paper products such as paper plates, cups and napkins, and adult and children’s socks for the winter.

Items can be dropped off at Planet Maze Oct. 26 through Dec. 15 on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you would like to contribute these items from your school, office or business and cannot make these times, call 410-524-4386 to make arrangements. Planet Maze is located on 33rd Street in Ocean City.


Centerpiece making

Discover a new and creative way to repurpose the everyday Christmas tree balls you already have. Bring your Christmas baubles and creativity and come learn how to DIY. Combining decorative flowers and foliage with items you already have to create a beautiful one-of-a-kind centerpiece. Class fee of $25 includes 10 stems of assorted festive flowers/foliage and a bow. If desired, additional stems will be sold for $1 each. Minimum of five participants and a maximum of 40. The class on Saturday, Nov. 16, will take place from 1-3 p.m. The class on Tuesday, Nov. 19 is scheduled from 6-7 p.m. at the Ocean Pines Community Center.


Poetry Out Loud

On Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 1-2:30 p.m., Stephen Decatur High School will host Poetry Out Loud. This is a school-wide poetry recitation competition created by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Poetry Foundation and The State Arts Agencies of the United States. This is a free event. For more information, contact Dawn Russell, coordinator at 410 641-2171.


Smokeout Day

Thursday, Nov. 21 is National Great American Smokeout Day. For individuals thinking about quitting smoking, this may be the best day to do it. The Great American Smokeout may offer just the support you need by knowing that other smokers are also giving up cigarettes for the day. To aid county residents in their attempt to be “smoke free” on Nov. 21, the Worcester County Health Department will be distributing Quit Smoking Kits to several locations including the Berlin Health Center, Center 4 Clean Start, Pocomoke Health Center, Snow Hill Health Center, WACS Center and the Worcester County Dental Clinic.

For more information about quitting smoking or to register for a smoking cessation class, call the Worcester County Health Department at 410-632-0056 or visit

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