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This week in OC: February 27- March 5, 2015

As we get ready to turn the calendar from February to March we rejoice in the fact there are only 86 days until Memorial Day. If you can’t wait that long for your next trip to Ocean City, Md, we have plenty in store this coming week!

Here are this week’s highlights:

– This weekend, the top cheerleaders from up and down the east coast will embark on Ocean City for the annual Reach the Beach Cheer event. Originating at the Convention Center, this yearly gathering lasts Friday-Sunday and is a qualifier for the national finals. Reach the Beach features an all beach themed cheer competition with beach music, decor, and more.

– One of Ocean City’s most iconic hotels turns 30 this weekend and you’re invited to celebrate! The Clarion will host it’s 30th anniversary party this Sunday, March 1. The party begins at 6pm and will feature a complimentary menu of mini crabcakes, seared scallops, roast beef and carved turkey, Maryland crab soup, Clams Casio, and much more. There will also be happy hour prices on drinks all night long and DJ Justin will be playing all your favorite dance tunes.

Finally, our annual Best of Ocean City® competition wraps up this weekend. Don’t miss your final chance to vote for your favorite restaurants, bars, and other businesses and help them receive the recognition they deserve. All businesses are eligible to win and the awarding of the title of Best of Ocean City® falls squarely on your shoulders.

For full entertainment and event listings for this coming week, continue reading below, or check out the OC Today Appearing Live and Out & About pages. And don’t forget to join our online community by visiting our forumsigning up for our newsletter, and following us on social media at on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest for breaking news, breathtaking photos, daily updates, and weekly giveaways from your online authority for everything Ocean City.

Live music and entertainment listings:

BJ’S ON THE WATER
75th Street and the bay, Ocean City
410-524-7575
Feb. 27: Mood Swingers, 9 p.m.
Feb. 28: Chest Pains, 9 p.m.
March 4: Sir Rod, 5 p.m.

CAPTAIN’S TABLE
15th St. & Baltimore Ave.
Ocean City
410-289-7192
www.captainstableoc.com
Every Friday & Saturday: Phil Perdue

CASINO AT OCEAN DOWNS
10218 Racetrack Road, Berlin
410-641-0600
Feb. 28: Sol Knopf, 4:30-8:30 p.m.; New Dawn Duo, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

DUFFY’S TAVERN
130th Street in the
Montego Bay Shopping Center
410-250-1449
Every Friday: Bob Hughes, 6-10 p.m.

FAGER’S ISLAND
60th Street and the bay
Ocean City
410-524-5500
Feb. 27: Sean Loomis, 6 p.m.;
DJ RobCee
Feb. 28: DJ RobCee; Scotts New Band
March 1: Everett Spells

HARBORSIDE BAR & GRILL
12841 S. Harbor Road
West Ocean City
410-213-1846
Feb. 27: Ladies Night w/DJ Bill T
Feb. 28: Simple Truth, 2-6 p.m.;
DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m.
March 1: Opposite Directions, 2-6 p.m.

HARPOON HANNA’S
Route 54 and the bay
Fenwick Island, Del.
800-227-0525
302-539-3095
Feb. 27: Dave Hawkins, 6-10 p.m.
Feb. 28: Dave Sherman, 6-10 p.m.
March 4: Bobby Burns, 3-6 p.m.
March 5: Aaron Howell, 6-10 p.m.

HOOKED
8003 Coastal Highway, Ocean City
410-723-4665
March 5: Rick Kennedy, 6 p.m.

HOOTERS
Rt. 50 & Keyser Point Road
West Ocean City
410-213-1841
Feb. 28: Ladies Night w/DJ BK, 8 p.m.

JOHNNY’S PIZZA & PUB
56th Street, bayside, Ocean City
410-524-7499
Every Wednesday: Randy Lee Ashcraft and the Saltwater Cowboys
Feb. 27: One Night Stand, 8 p.m.
Feb. 28: Phobia Trio, 6 p.m.

OCEAN CLUB NIGHTCLUB
In the Horizons Restaurant
In the Clarion Fontainebleau Hotel
101st Street and the ocean
Ocean City
410-524-3535
Feb. 27-28: On the Edge, 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.

SEACRETS
49th Street and the bay
Ocean City
410-524-4900
Feb. 27: Melodime, 9 p.m.
Feb. 28: Opposite Directions, 5 p.m.; Big Bang Baby, 10 p.m.
March 5: Opposite Directions, 5 p.m.

THE COVE AT OCEAN PINES YACHT CLUB
1 Mumford’s Landing Road
Ocean Pines
410-641-7501
Feb. 27: Smooth & Remy, 6-10 p.m.

WHISKER’S BAR & GRILL
11070 Cathell Road, Suite 17
Pines Plaza, Ocean Pines
443-365-2576
Feb. 27: Karaoke w/Donnie Berkey, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Events and activities:

FRI. Feb. 27

REACH THE BEACH — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 5 p.m. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Rec and Cheer Solo/Small Group Competition. Friday night spectator fees are $7 for adults; $4 for children, ages 6-12, and seniors, 65 and older; and free for children 5 and younger. Weekend pass fees are $30 for adults; $20 for children, ages 6-12, and seniors, 65 and older; and free for children ages 5 and younger. Info: www.acdaspirit.comwww.theepicbrands.com or 800-626-2326.

ST. PATRICK’S INDOOR SOCCER TOURNAMENTS — Northside Park, 200 125th St. in Ocean City. Info: 410-250-0125.

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.

‘LOOKING BACK: A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE’ BLACK HISTORY EVENT — Germantown School, 10223 Trappe Road, Berlin, 6:30 p.m.Share in the celebration of the former teachers and students of the Flower Street, Germantown and Sinepuxent Schools. Light refreshments. Info: Barbara Purnell, 410-641-0638.

LONGABERGER BASKET/VERA BRADLEY BINGO — Bishopville Volunteer Fire Department, 10709 Bishopville Road. Doors open at 6 p.m.and bingo starts at 7 p.m. Twenty regular games, special games, raffles, 50/50, door prizes and refreshments. Tickets cost $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets: Tammy, 410-726-6043 or blacklabeagle@comcast.net. Proceeds benefit the Atlantic Endoscopy Relay For Life Team’s fundraising for The American Cancer Society.

PILLOWCASE MINISTRY DRESSMAKING SESSION — Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, 10100 Coastal Highway in Ocean City, 1-5 p.m.Make dresses to benefit indigent girls in Haiti, Dominic Republic, West Africa and Mexico. All are welcome. Pre-registration required: 410-641-0415. Take a sewing machine and new or nearly new pillowcases. Shorts for boys are now being made from t-shirts. Info: 443-944-5868. Sewing machines and supplies will be available.

SAT. Feb. 28

REACH THE BEACH — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 7 a.m. Doors open at 6 a.m. All Schools, Exhibition, Special Needs, Rec Level 1 and Level 4 Teams. Saturday spectator fees are $20 for adults; $14 for children, ages 6-12, and seniors, 65 and older; and free for children 5 and younger. Weekend pass fees are $30 for adults; $20 for children, ages 6-12, and seniors, 65 and older; and free for children ages 5 and younger. Info: www.acdaspirit.comwww.theepicbrands.com or 800-626-2326.

ST. PATRICK’S INDOOR SOCCER TOURNAMENTS — Northside Park, 200 125th St. in Ocean City. Info: 410-250-0125.

SOUL FOOD DINNER — New Bethel United Methodist Church, 10203 Germantown Road, Berlin, noon. Menu includes chicken & dumplings, baked or fried fish, clam chowder, mac & cheese, greens, jams, potato salad, drink and slice of cake. Eat-in or carry-out. Info: 410-641-2058. Sponsored by Parents in Action Ministry.

OC SURF CLUB MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND SURF SOCIAL — Blue Ox, Ocean City. Membership meeting from 3-4 p.m., followed by social from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Become a new member or re up your membership. Learn how you can get involved. Social will feature free hor ‘d’oeuvres, door prizes, club apparel for sale, surf movies playing, and food and drink specials. All are welcome. Info: www.oceancitysurfclub.org.

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.

BEGINNERS ART WORKSHOP — Ocean City Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street, noon to 3 p.m. The free “Thinking Outside the Box: Creativity 101” workshop will teach students how to activate and exercise their creativity and strengthen it through drawing, writing, action and discussion. Reservations: 410-524-9433.

SUN. March 1

REACH THE BEACH — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 9 a.m. Doors open at 8 a.m. Rec Level 2, Level 3 and Level 3.1 Teams. Sunday spectator fees are $20 for adults; $14 for children, ages 6-12, and seniors, 65 and older; and free for children 5 and younger. Info: www.acdaspirit.comwww.theepicbrands.com or 800-626-2326.

ST. PATRICK’S INDOOR SOCCER TOURNAMENTS — Northside Park, 200 125th St. in Ocean City. Info: 410-250-0125.
pancake & sausage breakfast YOUTH FUNDRAISER — Stevenson United Methodist Church, 123 N. Main Street, Berlin, 8 a.m. to noon. Eat in or carryout. Cost is $6.50 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12 and free to children 5 and younger. Info: Kathy, 443-235-6761.

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.

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. Info: Rob, 443-783-3529.

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. March 2

AARP CHAPTER 4507 MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway. Social time at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m.Speaker will be Jackie Harper from AARP Services. Take a can of food for Diakonia. Info: Larry Walton, 443-831-1791 or lrwalto@yahoo.com.

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. March 3

2015 PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW TRIP — Motorcoach tour to the 186th PHS Philadelphia Flower Show. “Lights, Camera, BLOOM!” will feature thousands of plant and floral designs getting their inspiration from some of Disney’s animated and live-action films. Tickets cost $75 and include transportation and admission to the show. Info: Lea Cataggio, 410-632-2144, Ext. 109 or lcataggio@co.worcester.md.us.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY MEETING – Berlin group 331, Worcester County Health Center, 9730 Healthway Drive, Berlin, 5:30-7 p.m.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.

WED. March 4

GRACE PARKER ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST — First Presbyterian Church, 1301 Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, 7 a.m. to noon. Eggs any style, pancakes, buckwheat pancakes, sausage, country ham, homemade biscuits, hash brown potatoes, grits, coffee and tea. Cost is $8 to eat-in and $6 for carryout. Milk, soda, orange juice available. Info: 410-289-9340.

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.

DELMARVA HAND DANCE CLUB — Meets every Wednesday at Peaky’s Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, located in the Fenwick Inn, 13801 Coastal Highway, Ocean City. Beginner and intermediate lessons, 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by dancing 6:30-9 p.m. Jitterbug, swing, cha-cha to the sounds of the ’50s, ’60s and Carolina beach music. All are welcome. Info: 302-200-DANCE (3262).

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. March 5

WAYNE GILCHREST TO SPEAK — Snow Hill library, 307 N. Washington St., 6:30 p.m. Former Congressman, Gilchrest, will share his vision that many agricultural practices can be good and profitable for farmers while also preserving the quality of the land and water. Free and open to the public. Info: 410-632-3495 or www.worcesterlibrary.org.

WOMEN’S CLUB OF OCEAN PINES MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, Assateague Room, 235 Ocean Parkway, 10 a.m. Speaker is Claude Lewis, owner of Home Instead Senior Care. Light refreshments served and 50/50 raffle. Info: Dianna Bolyard, 410-208-9326 ordiannabolyard@aol.com.

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 p.m., games start at6:30 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’ BALLET — The Performing Arts Center in the Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, March 7, 7 p.m. Featuring the Ballet Theater of Maryland. Meet Cinderella and Prince Charming after the ballet for photos. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at all Worcester County Library branches and the Ocean City Convention Center Box Office. Info: 410-289-2800 or 800-626-2326.

NAACP MEETINGS — NAACP meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month. All are welcome. Info: 443-944-6701.

WORCESTER COUNTY PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, second Tuesday of each month, 2:15 p.m. Speakers, exercises and group discussions. Info: 410-208-3132.

DIABETES WORKSHOP — Indian River Senior Center, 214 Irons Ave., Millsboro, Del., 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Held weekly from Feb. 13 to March 20. This free workshop will cover healthy eating, ways to prevent low blood sugar/hypoglycemia, preventing or delaying complications, physical activity and exercise, reading nutrition labels, foot care and more. Pre-register: Laura Small, 410-629-6820. Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital.

SUICIDE GRIEVERS’ SUPPORT GROUP — Worcester County Health Department, 9730 Healthway Drive, Berlin, the third Wednesday of each month, 6 p.m. Also held at the Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., the fourth Thursday of each month, 6 p.m. Open to anyone who has lost a friend or loved one to suicide. Free of charge. Info: 410-726-3090 or www.choosetolivemaryland.org.

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/.

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