As January rolls on, Ocean City , MD has a weekend full of activities, expos and openings for your amusement and entertainment. Here’s a look at this week’s highlights from around town:
– The 41st Annual East Coast Fisherman’s and Aquaculture Trade Expo takes place this weekend at the Ocean City Convention Center. Taking place the 16-18, the event will feature seminars, food demos, product and gear displays, vendors and more. Admission costs $15 per day. For more info visit www.marylandwatermen.com or call 800-626-2326.
Also this weekend at the Convention Center is the annual Nautical & Wildlife Art Festival. The show takes place from 10am-5pm daily and will offer a wide variety of handcrafted fine art by local and region artists. Visit www.ocshows.com or call 800-626-2326 for more info.
Finally, this weekend is the Grand Opening Celebration for the brand new Performing Arts Center. Doors to the ceremony open at 6:15 p.m. and performances by Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and OC Start will follow the ribbon-cutting. Tickets cost $25-$45 and include complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or the convention center box office for tickets.
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Live music and entertainment listings:
BJ’S ON THE WATER
75th Street and the bay
Jan. 16-17: Tranzfusion, 9 p.m.
Jan. 21: 2 Guys & A Mama, 5 p.m.
CASINO AT OCEAN DOWNS
10218 Racetrack Road
Jan. 17: Sol Knopf, 4:30-8:30 p.m.; New Dawn Duo, 9:30 p.m. to
130th Street in the
Montego Bay Shopping Center
Jan. 16: Bob Hughes, 6-10 p.m.
60th Street and the bay
Jan. 16: Songwriters on the Bay,
Jan. 17: DJ RobCee, Scotts New Band
Jan. 18: Everett Spells
Jan. 19: Bryan Clark
HARBORSIDE BAR & GRILL
12841 S. Harbor Road
West Ocean City
Jan. 16: Ladies Night w/DJ Bill T
Jan. 17: Simple Truth, 2-6 p.m.;
DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m.
Jan. 18: Opposite Directions, 2-6 p.m.
Route 54 and the bay
Fenwick Island, Del.
Jan. 16: Dave Hawkins, 6-10 p.m.
Jan. 17: Dave Sherman, 6-10 p.m.
Jan. 21: Bobby Burns, 3-6 p.m.
Jan. 22: Aaron Howell, 6-10 p.m.
Rt. 50 & Keyser Point Rd.
West Ocean City
Jan. 16: Ladies Night w/DJ BK, 8 p.m.
JOHNNY’S PIZZA & PUB
56th Street, bayside
Jan. 16: One Night Stand
Jan. 17: Lauren Glick
OCEAN CLUB NIGHTCLUB
In the Horizons Restaurant
In the Clarion Fontainebleau Hotel
101st Street and the ocean
Every Thursday-Sunday: DJ Dusty,
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Jan. 16-17: On the Edge, 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
49th Street and the bay
Jan. 16: The JJ Rupp Band, 9 p.m.
Jan. 17: Jon Maurer Band, 5 p.m.; Steal The Sky, 10 p.m.
Jan. 22: Full Circle, 5 p.m.
THE COVE AT OCEAN PINES YACHT CLUB
1 Mumford’s Landing Road
Jan. 16: Remy & Smooth, 6-10 p.m.
WHISKER’S BAR & GRILL
11070 Cathell Road, Suite 17
Pines Plaza, Ocean Pines
Jan. 16: Karaoke w/Donnie Berkey, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Events activities and things to do this week:
FRI. Jan. 16
41ST ANNUAL EAST COAST COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN’S AND AQUACULTURE TRADE EXPO — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Seminars, fishermen gear, equipment and more. Admission costs $15. Info: www.marylandwatermen.com or800-626-2326.
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 at6:30 p.m. Refreshments for sale. Info: 410-524-7994.
SONGWRITERS BY THE BAY VOL. 4 — Fager’s Island, 201 60th St., Ocean City, 6-10 p.m. Dinner theater setting. Several food and drink specials. No cover. Info: www.fagers.com.
SAT. Jan. 17
GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION OF PERFORMING ARTS CENTER — Performing Arts Center, Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Ribbon-cutting, performances by the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and the OC Stars. Tickets $25-$45 and include complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Www.ticketmaster.com or at the convention center box office. Black tie optional. Info: 410-289-2800 or 800-626-2326.
DELMARVA HAND DANCE CLUB — Peaky’s Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, located in the Fenwick Inn, 13801 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, 6:30-9 p.m. Admission $5. Info: 302-200-DANCE (3262).
NEW YEAR’S CLEANOUT FLEA MARKET — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 8 a.m. to noon. Featuring gently used clothing, household items, collectibles. Info: 410-641-7052.
DRESS MAKING PARTY — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 1-3 p.m. Make dresses and shorts for children living in poverty in third world countries. Take a sewing machine. Donations of pillowcases accepted. Unused eyelet and other trim is welcome too.
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 two eggs, two pancakes and two bacon slices. Info: 410-524-8196.
FARMERS MARKET — White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Locally grown vegetables and fruits, flowers, breads, seafood and more. Info: 410-641-7717, Ext. 3006.
SUN. Jan. 18
41ST ANNUAL EAST COAST COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN’S AND AQUACULTURE TRADE EXPO — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission costs $15. Info: www.marylandwatermen.com or 800-626-2326.
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT breakfast buffet — Berlin Fire Hall, 214 N. Main St., 7:30-11:30 a.m. Cost is $9 for adults, $7 for carry-outs, $5 for children ages 5-12 and free for children 4 and younger. Info: email@example.com.
Alcoholics Anonymous – Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 2, 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, noon to 1 p.m. Info: Rob, 443-783-3529.
SHARING SUNDAY – South Fire Station, Ocean Parkway (south gate), 1-3 p.m. The Democratic Women’s Club of Worcester County will collect non-perishable food, toiletries and paper products. Info: 410-641-8553.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS #169 — Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1, 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. No initial meeting charge. Meeting contribution is $1 weekly. Info: Bett, 410-202-9078.
SUNDAY NIGHT SERENITY AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING — Woodlands in Ocean Pines, Independent Living Apartment Building, 1135 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, 7:30 p.m.
MON. Jan. 19
DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S CLUB OF WORCESTER COUNTY MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, on the thirdMonday of each month. Coffee at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m. Sandra Hurley, curator of the Ocean City Life-Saving Museum, will be the speaker. Info: 814-322-2119.
HYPERTENSION CLINICS — Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital and takes place at Coastal Drug, 10231 Old Ocean City Blvd., Suite 103, Berlin, 10 a.m. to noon. Free blood pressure screening and health information. Info: Dawn Denton, 410-641-9268.
LIVING WELL WORKSHOP — Northern Worcester Senior Center 10129 Old Ocean City Blvd., Berlin, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Mondays, Jan. 5 through Feb. 23. Free, six-week workshop that teaches how to live a quality life with chronic disease. Pre-registration required by calling Laura Small, 410-629-6820.
TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY MEETING — Berlin group No. 169, Atlantic General Hospital, conference room 1, 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, 5-6:30 p.m. Meets weekly. Info: Edna Berkey, 410-251-2083.
DELMARVA SWEET ADELINE CHORUS MEETS WEEKLY — The Delmarva Chorus, Sweet Adeline’s, meets each Monday from 7-9 p.m., at the Ocean Pines Community Center, 239 Ocean Parkway. Info: 410-641-6876.
TUES. Jan. 20
ART EXHIBIT FORMAL PRESENTATION — Ocean City Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street, 6-8 p.m. “Shared Visions” is the collaborative works of local literary and visual artists. Exhibit on display throughout January. Info: 410-524-9433 or www.artleagueofoceancity.org.
WORCESTER COUNTY COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 5-6:30 p.m. Open to the public and women of all ages are invited to attend. Info: L. Eloise Henry-Gordy, 410-641-2556.
TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY MEETING – Berlin group 331, Worcester County Health Center, 9730 Healthway Drive, Berlin, 5:30-7 p.m.Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ON YOUR OWN, BUT NOT ALONE – WOC Fitness, 12319 Ocean Gateway, West Ocean City, 5 p.m. Weight loss support group with discussions about nutrition, exercise, health and weight loss. Cost is $5 per meeting. Info: email@example.com.
WED. Jan. 21
BLOOD BANK OF DELMARVA BLOOD DRIVE — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Walk-in donors also welcome. Appointments: www.DelmarvaBlood.org or 888 8-BLOOD-8.
SUICIDE GRIEVERS’ SUPPORT GROUP — Worcester County Health Department, 9730 Healthway Drive, Berlin, the third Wednesday of each month, 6 p.m. Open to anyone who has lost a friend or loved one to suicide. Info: 410-629-0164 or www.choosetolivemaryland.org.
BINGO — Every Wednesday at Ocean City Elks Lodge 2645, 138th Street and Sinepuxent Avenue, rear of the Fenwick Inn. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games start 6:30 p.m. Food is available. No one allowed in the hall under 18 years of age during bingo. Info: 410-250-2645.
KIWANIS CLUB OF GREATER OCEAN PINES/OCEAN CITY — Meets every Wednesday at the Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway. Doors open at 7 a.m., meeting begins at 8 a.m. Info: 410-641-7330.
BAYSIDE BEGINNINGS AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 7:30 p.m.
OCEAN CITY/BERLIN ROTARY CLUB MEETING — Captain’s Table Restaurant in the Courtyard by Marriott, 2 15th St., Ocean City, 6 p.m.Info: 410-641-1700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ON YOUR OWN, BUT NOT ALONE – WOC Fitness, 12319 Ocean Gateway, West Ocean City, noon. Cost is $5 per meeting. Info:email@example.com.
THURS. Jan. 22
WORCESTER COUNTY TEA PARTY MEETING — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., meeting begins at 7 p.m. Bill Badger Jr., Director of Worcester County Economic Development, will discuss Moving Worcester County Economy Forward in 2015. Free admission. Info: WCTPPatriots@gmail.-com,www.
REPUBLICAN WOMEN OF WORCESTER COUNTY LUNCHEON MEETING — The Lighthouse Sound Restaurant, St. Martin’s Neck Road, Bishopville. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., meeting at 11 a.m. Worcester County Commissioner Jim Bunting guest speaker. Cost is $17. Reservations: Ann Lutz, 410-208-9767 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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; 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.