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Out & About: January 23-29, 2015

FRI. Jan. 23

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.

SAT. Jan. 24

10TH ANNUAL BASKETS AND MORE! BINGO NIGHT – Stephen Decatur High School cafeteria, 9913 Seahawk Road, Berlin. Doors open at 5 p.m., games start at 6 p.m. Prizes include Longaberger Baskets; Pampered Chef; Thirty-one, etc.; and cash games. Raffle, 50/50, special games and Chinese auction. Tickets cost $20. Refreshments available. Sponsored by Quota International of Ocean City, Inc. Reservations: 410-603-1397 or 410-524-9000. Info: permitink@verizon.net.

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. 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, eggs, honey, kettle korn, flowers, artisan breads, seafood, meats and more. New vendors welcome. Info: 410-641-7717, Ext. 3006.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY WAREHOUSE OPEN — Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County Warehouse, 7033 Worcester Highway, Newark,8 a.m. to noon. Currently accepting donations in the form of gently used furniture, appliances and building supplies. Info: 410-208-4440.

BULL & OYSTER ROAST — Harpoon Hanna’s, 39064 Harpoon Road, Fenwick Island, Del., 2-5 p.m. Bull, oysters and cole slaw served buffet style, $2 Miller Lite/Coors Light Drafts and 50/50 raffle. Tickets cost $20 in advance or $30 at the door, cash only. Proceeds benefit Home of the Brave Foundation. Info: www.harpoonhannasrestaurant.com; facebook, twitter or instagram (@HarpoonHannas); info@harpoonhannasrestaurant.com; or 302-539-3095.

SUN. Jan. 25

Alcoholics Anonymous – Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 2, 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, noon to 1 p.m. Group shares experience, strength and hope to help others. Open to the community and to AGH patients. Info: Rob, 443-783-3529.

MBSCS OPEN HOUSE – Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, 11242 Racetrack Road, Berlin, 1-3 p.m. Tour facilities and speak with administrators regarding enrollment possibilities. Info: Lisa Edmunds, 410-208-1600.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS #169 —  Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1,  9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Group is a 12-step program for anyone struggling with a compulsive eating problem. 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.

LUAU BULL & PIG ROAST — Blue Ox Bar & Grill, 12601 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, 2-6 p.m. Served with all the fixings, one drink coupon and music by JJ the DJ. Wear your ugly Hawaiian Shirt. Cost is $20 at the door. Benefits Ravens Roost #44 College Fund & American Cancer Society. Info: www.facebook.com/theblueoxwww.theblueox.com410-250-6440 or info@theblueox.com.

MON. Jan. 26

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY MEETING — Berlin group No. 169, Atlantic General Hospital, conference room 1, 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, 5-6:30 p.m. TOPS is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. It meets weekly. Info: Edna Berkey,410-251-2083.

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. Chronic conditions include diabetes, arthritis, depression, asthma, bronchitis, pain, heart disease or any condition that hinders you. Pre-registration required by calling Laura Small, 410-629-6820.

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. Women interested in learning the craft of a cappella singing welcome. Info: 410-641-6876.

TUES. Jan. 27

ATLANTIC COAST CHAPTER OF THE MARYLAND SALTWATER SPORTFISHING ASSOCIATION MEETING — Lion’s Club, 12534 Airport Road, West Ocean City. Doors open at 7 p.m., meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Guests are welcome. Topic will be surf fishing and updates regarding 2015 fishing regulations. Info:www.mssa.net or fish@mssa.net.

RELAY FOR LIFE KICK OFF 2015 MEETING – Community Church at Ocean Pines, 11227 Racetrack Road, 6:30 p.m. Group will begin planning for the 2015 Relay For Life – North Worcester County to be held on May 8. All are welcome. Info: Dawn Hodge, 443-497-1198; Dj Thompson, 443-366-5440; or Jill Elliott, 410-430-8131.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY OPEN HOUSE – Berlin group 331, Worcester County Health Center, 9730 Healthway Drive, Berlin, 5:30-7 p.m. The open house is a free introductory meeting to understand TOPS and help you get started in the new year. Meet the groups Area Captain, group members and get new ideas to help you lose weight. TOPS is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. It meets weekly. Info: jeanduck47@gmail.com.

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: dillon128@aol.com.

47TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TET OFFENSE – Worcester County Veterans Memorial at Ocean Pines, 8 Pinehurst Road, 10 a.m. To recognize the 47th Anniversary of the TET Offense and those who fought in this battle on Jan. 31, 1968 and those who did not return home will be honored. Info: Sarge Garlitz, 443-735-1942commander166@msn.com.

WED. Jan. 28

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP — Atlantic General Hospital, conference room 1, 9733 Healthway Drive, 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.

SIMPLE SUPPER — Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Luke’s Church) in Ocean City, last Wednesday of each month, 5-7 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults and $2 for children 11 and younger. Reservations: 410-524-7994.

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. Open to the public. 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 kbates@taylorbank.com.

ON YOUR OWN, BUT NOT ALONE – WOC Fitness, 12319 Ocean Gateway, West Ocean City, noon. Weight loss support group with discussions about nutrition, exercise, health and weight loss. Cost is $5 per meeting. Info: dillon128@aol.com.

THURS. Jan. 29

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP — Atlantic Health Center, 9714 Healthway Drive, Berlin, 2-3 p.m. Providing physical and emotional support for survivors and caregivers to share personal experiences and challenges. Key speakers with expert knowledge concerning areas of concern for those affected by a stroke.

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.

CHAIR AEROBICS — St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Community Life Center, 10301 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, 1-2 p.m. Free will offering appreciated. Sponsored by St. Peter’s Senior Adult Ministry. Info: 410-524-7474.

ONGOING EVENTS

AARP — Ocean City AARP 1917 meets the second Thursday of each month (except July and August) at the Ocean City Senior Center, 104 41st St., Ocean City. Social begins at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m. Info: aarp1917.org.

HORSE & CARRIAGE RIDES — Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., through April 26. Passengers board near Thrasher’s at the Ocean City Inlet and travel around the pier and down the Boardwalk to Fourth Street and back. Carriage is heated. Cost is $10 for adults and free for children 3 and younger. Info: Randy Davis, 443-783-1409.

‘cinderella’ performance — The Performing Arts Center in the Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, March 7, 2 p.m. Featuring the Ballet Theater of Maryland. Meet Cinderella and Prince Charming after the show for photos. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at all Worcester County Library branches and the Ocean City Convention Center Box Office.

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

MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS MEETING — Community Church at Ocean Pines, 11227 Racetrack Road, 9:30-11 a.m., second and fourth Wednesdays through May. The program is designed to nurture mothers with children from infancy through kindergarten. Free childcare. Contact:MOPSccop@gmail.com, 410-641-5433 or www.facebook.com/groups/MOPSccop/.

FIRST FRIDAY RECEPTIONS — Art League of Ocean City, 502 94th St. Exhibits kick off with an opening reception from 5-7 on the first Fridayof each month. Held year round and open to the public. Info: 410-524-9433 or www.artleagueofoceancity.org.

WORCESTER COUNTY PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, second Tuesday of each month,2:30-4 p.m. Info: 410-208-3132.

PINE’EER CRAFT AND GIFT SHOP OPEN — Pine’eer Craft and Gift Shop, White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines. Shop will be open every Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring handcrafted home décor, jewelry, doll clothes, sweatshirts and more created by members of the Pine’eer Craft Club.

AUMC THRIFT SHOP — Atlantic United Methodist Church, 105 Fourth St., in Ocean City. Now open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 410-289-4458.

OCVFC LADIES AUXILIARY — The group meets monthly on the first Monday at 7 p.m. at the West Ocean City Fire Station, second floor, Keyser Point Road. New members welcome. Info: Denise, 443-359-2014 or any Ladies Auxiliary member.

CPR/AED, BLS AND FIRST AID COURSES — The American Heart Association is offering these life saving skills. Great for families, communities with pools, teachers, construction workers, lifeguards, coaches, physical trainers, camp counselors. Also Basic Life Support training for medical professionals, pharmacists, dentists, doctors, CNA’s, LPN’s, RN’s or nursing students. Weekly classes offered. Sign up: 302-462-5594.

FREE DIABETES SUPPORT GROUPS — Takes place the third Wednesday of each month at Snow Hill library, 307 N. Washington St., 1-2 p.m., and the third Thursday of each month at Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 1-2 p.m. Anyone interested in learning more about diabetes and its treatment is invited to attend. Info: Worcester County Health Department, Prevention Services, 410-632-0056.

FRIENDS OF THE OCEAN CITY LIBRARY — Group meets the first Friday of each month at 1 p.m in the library meeting room. Discussions on library and volunteer needs and often include interesting speakers. Followed by refreshments. New Friends always welcome.

WIDOWS & WIDOWERS SOCIAL CLUB — Luncheon meeting, third Tuesday, 1 p.m., Ocean Pines. Info: 410-208-1398.

FIRST STATE DETACHMENT OF THE MARINE CORPS LEAGUE MONTHLY MEETINGS — Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at VFW Post 8296, 104 66th St., Ocean City, 7 p.m. Open to all fellow Marines and FMF Corpsmen. Info: Rick Holmes, 302-988-1056.

HELP FOR VETERANS — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, third Wed­nes­day of each month, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Michelle Licata, a representative from the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs, is on hand to help veterans (of any conflict) with whatever help they need in navigating available VA programs, need special assistance, etc. Info: Licata, 410-713-3482.

HELP FOR PHARMACEUTICAL DRUG ABUSE — Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all types of drugs. Narconon also offers free assessments and referrals: 877-413-3073 or www.narcononworks.com.

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