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Out & About: April 17-23, 2015

FRI. April 17

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BINGO — Columbus Hall, 9901 Coastal Highway (behind of St. Luke’s Church), Ocean City. Doors open at 5 p.m.and games begin at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments for sale. Info: 410-524-7994.

BOOK OF THE MONTH — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 1 p.m. “The Plain Truth,” by Jodi Picoult. Copies of each month’s selection are available in advance at the library. Info: 410-641-0650.

SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER — Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, 11242 Racetrack Road in Ocean Pines, 4:30-7:30 p.m.Angie’s Angels Relay For Life Team will host a spaghetti dinner to benefit American Cancer Society. Menu includes salad, spaghetti, meatballs, sausage, garlic bread and drink. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children (5-11). Reservations: 443-614-0903.

HEALTHY LIVING WITH DIABETES WORKSHOP — Indian River Senior Center, 214 Irons Ave., Millsboro, Del., 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free workshop designed to help those affected by diabetes better manage their disease. Pre-register: Laura Small, 410-629-6820.

JAG PROGRESSIVE DINNER RESERVATION DEADLINE — Appetizers at Longboard Cafe, 6701 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, April 21, 6 p.m. Dinner and desserts at Touch of Italy, Holiday Inn, 167th Street, Ocean City. Raffles and silent auction. Cost is $55 and includes one glass of wine. Proceeds benefit Atlantic General Hospital programs and services. RSVP by sending a check to Atlantic General Hospital, Attn: Leslie Clark, Administration, 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, MD 21811 by April 17.

SAT. April 18

WORCESTER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY SPRING DINNER MEETING — Pocomoke City Community Center, 1410 Market Street, Pocomoke City. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner served at 6:30 p.m. The end of the Civil War and the death of Abraham Lincoln will be commemorated. Joseph Moore will speak about life on the Eastern Shore during the Civil War. Tickets are $22 each. Mail checks to Robert Fisher, WCHS Treasurer, 230 S. Washington Street, Snow Hill, MD 21863. Info: 410-632-1265.

COOL BERLIN DAY — Main Street, Berlin, 1-6 p.m. Berlin will celebrate its first anniversary of being voted America’s Coolest Small Town. Event includes music by Kelly Bell Band, food, kids activities, parade, beer garden and giveaways. Wear a cool-themed outfit and sunglasses. Shuttle will be provided from Berlin Intermediate School 12:30-6:15 p.m. Info: Town of Berlin, 410-641-2770.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT FRIED CHICKEN DINNER — New Hope United Methodist Church, 35815 Woodyard Road, Willards, 12 p.m. Menu includes mashed potatoes, greens, string beans, macaroni and cheese, beets, biscuits, dessert and coffee. Cost is $12 for adults. Carryouts available. Info: 410-543-8244 or 443-235-0251.

UNIQUE PROPERTY TOUR — Tour a 200-acre protected property in Somerset County to learn about available conservation programs and the benefits of conservation easements, 1-3:30 p.m. Learn how landowner, Jim Myers, has enhanced his land for waterfowl, Northern Bobwhite and other wildlife. Lower Shore Land Trust staff will be onhand, along with representatives from relative organizations, to talk about conservation programs for landowners. Refreshments provided. RSVP: 410-641-4467 or info@lowershorelandtrust.org.

2ND ANNUAL SPRING FESTIVAL — Downtown Pocomoke area, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live entertainment with performances by the Dance Loft, Pocomoke Karate & Judo, Pocomoke Gold Choir and music by Neal Hooks and Joshua Barrett. Children’s activities include crafts, face painting, horse and pony rides, a bounce house and sidewalk chalk art at the Sturgis One Room School. “Passport to Pocomoke” game encourages kids to travel to participating businesses to get their passports stamped and pick up a special treat. Completed Passports receive a special prize. Local museums will offer free admission during the event. Adult activities include sidewalk vendors and an antique car cruise-in. Food and drink sales available. The event is free to the public, however some activities may require a small fee. Info: downtownpocomoke.com or Facebook “City of Pocomoke.”

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE & E-CYCLING COLLECTION DAY — Ocean City Park & Ride Lot in West Ocean City, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Recycling of pesticides, pool chemicals, gas and other fuels, oil-base paints, thinners and everyday hazardous wastes. Electronic items, such as computers, minitors, keyboards, printers, radios, televisions and VCR’s also collected. Open to Worcester County residents only. Info: Ron Taylor, 410-632-3177.

PAINT SNOW HILL SHOW & SALE PREVIEW — Old firehouse on Green Street, Snow Hill, 6-8 p.m. Preview paintings fresh off the easels of 70 artists who will paint throughout the Snow Hill area. The fee is $30 which will be applied to the purchase of a painting. Beer, wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Purchase tickets at snowhillartsontheriver.org. Info: 410-632-3555.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST — Ocean City Municipal Airport, Terminal Building, 9 a.m. to noon, through April 25. Serving pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, etc., and coffee. Suggested donation is $7. Proceeds support the Huey Veteran’s Memorial Display. Info: Airport Ops, 410-213-2471 or Coleman Bunting, 410-726-7207.

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.

SUN. April 19

KOMEN MD OCEAN CITY RACE FOR THE CURE — Ocean City Inlet and Boardwalk. The Race Village features vendor tents, activities, entertainment, food and beverages and opens at 7 a.m. The Survivor Parade begins at 7:40 a.m. The 5K Race begins at 9 a.m. at the Inlet parking lot and continues up the boardwalk to 17th Street and back. The Walk/Family Fun Walk & Kids for the Cure begins at 9:15 a.m.Registration costs before race day are $45 for timed chip runners (not available on race day), $40 for adults and $10 for Kids for the Cure (ages 11 and younger). Costs on race day are $50 for adults and $15 for Kids for the Cure. Info: Jill Brady, 410-913-6775 or jbrady@komenmd.org.

SHARING SUNDAY — Ocean Pines South Side Fire Station, 911 Ocean Parkway, 1-3 p.m. Democratic Women’s Club collects non-perishable food, toiletries and paper products for local food ministry the third Sunday of each month.  Info: 410-641-8553.

RELAY FOR LIFE CANCER BENEFIT — BJ’s on the Water, 75th Street and the bay, Ocean City, 2 p.m. Join BJ’s for fun, music, raffles, food and happy hour drinks to benefit cancer research. Music by Teenage Rust and the Fabulous Rustettes. Info: 410-524-7575.

WORCESTER COUNTY CHORAL CONCERT — Community Church at Ocean Pines, 11227 Racetrack Road, 3 p.m. Singers from Worcester County present a free program under the direction of Jean Anne Shafferman, sacred choral music editor for The Lorenz Corporation with accompaniment by organist David Leahey. Info: 410-641-7335.

PAINT NITE FUNDRAISER — Greene Turtle, 9616 Stephen Decatur Hwy., West Ocean City, 1-3 p.m. Benefits Worcester County Fair. All materials provided. Arrive early to order food and drinks. Ages 18 and over. Registration: www.paintnite.com/pages/events/view/delaware/872376.

SOLID ROCK OUTREACH MINISTRIES ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION — Solid Rock Outreach Ministries’ Development Center, 16 S. Main St., Suite D, Berlin. The 10 a.m. service will welcome Pastor Tim Stanton of Sacred Lamb Church of God in Christ, Baltimore. The 4 p.m.service welcomes Overseer Melissa Dukes of Kingdom Worship Ministries, Lincoln, Del. A fellowship meal will follow the afternoon service.

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.

ANTIQUE ART MART — Uptown Antiques, parking lot, 13 S. Main St., Berlin, the third Sunday of each month, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Artisans, crafters and antiquers display their wares. Including painted furniture, jewelry, art work and more. This Sunday will also feature the Berlin’s Antique Road Show. Charlene Upham will appraise coins, silver, oil paintings, and more. Cost is $5 for one item or $10 for three items. All proceeds will go to Berlin Main Street Association. Info: 410-973-2054.

JESSE KLUMP SUICIDE AWARENES AND PREVENTION PROGRAM FUNDRASIER — Chipotle Mexican Grill, 12909 Ocean Gateway, West Ocean City, 4-8 p.m. Mention the Jesse Klump Suicide Awareness and Prevention Program when you pay and half of your total bill will be donated to preventing suicide on the lower Eastern Shore. Info: www.choosetolivemaryland.org.

Wetland Clean-Up —  Savages Ditch Road, off Coastal Highway (Rt. 1) just north of the Indian River Inlet, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Coastal Kayak is organizing a wetland clean up in honor of Earth Day.  Volunteers on land and water are needed, with or without kayaking experience. Wear sturdy shoes that can get wet and will stay on in the water and wear clothes that dry quickly. Bring kayaks or canoes, or borrow one at no charge.  Free refreshments and the opportunity to win prizes will be offered, but volunteers should be prepared to pay a Delaware State Park parking fee. Register at: info@coastalkayak.com or call: 302-539-7999.

PAINT SNOW HILL SHOW & SALE — Old firehouse on Green Street, Snow Hill, 12-4 p.m. View and purchase paintings fresh off the easels of 70 artists who will paint throughout the Snow Hill area. There is no fee to attend.  Info: 410-632-3555 or snowhillartsontheriver.org.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST — Ocean City Municipal Airport, Terminal Building, 9 a.m. to noon, through April 26. Serving pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, etc., and coffee. Suggested donation is $7. Proceeds support the Huey Veteran’s Memorial Display. Info: Airport Ops, 410-213-2471 or Coleman Bunting, 410-726-7207.

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.

MON. April 20

JEWELRY AND ACCESSORY SALE — Snow Hill library, 307 N. Washington St., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Watches, purses, earrings, necklaces, rings, scarves, ties, totes, wallets and more. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Worcester County Library Foundation. Info: 410-632-3495.

CANCER THRIVING AND SURVIVING WORKSHOP — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 1-3:30 p.m. For those in treatment of cancer, individuals in recovery and caregivers to attend together. The workshop is free and meets six weeks, April 13-May 18. Register: Gail Mansell, 410-641-9725 or gmansell@atlanticgeneral.org.

living healthy with hypertension workshop – Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1, 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Blood pressure check, information aboπut monitoring along with dietary and lifestyle suggestions. Register: 410-641-9268.

NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCTION PROGRAM — Worcester Youth & Family Center, 124 N Main St, Berlin, 6:30-9 p.m. These 12 classes, held Mondays and Thursdays for 6 weeks, are structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness. Registration required: 443-229-2744 or namimdls@gmail.com.

CPAP MASK FITTING — Atlantic General Hospital Sleep Disorders Diagnostic Center, 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin. Free, monthly mask fitting clinic for patients who are having trouble adjusting to their CPAP equipment. By appointment only: Robin Rohlfing, 410-641-9726.

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.

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. Speaker will be Jim Rapp, of the Rackliffe House. All women are welcome. Info: 814-322-2119.

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. April 21

JEWELRY AND ACCESSORY SALE — Snow Hill library, 307 N. Washington St., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Watches, purses, earrings, necklaces, rings, scarves, ties, totes, wallets and more. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Worcester County Library Foundation. Info: 410-632-3495.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER EDUCATION SERIES — MAC, Inc. Area Agency on Aging Senior Center, 909 Progress Circle, Salisbury, 1-3 p.m., Thursdays, April 7-May 26. This free, eight-session series, titled “Living with Alzheimer’s Disease for Care Partners,” is designed to help caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Early stage, part 3. RSVP is requested: Amy Schine, 410-749-4940 or amys@geried.com.

STEPPING ON FALL PREVENTION WORKSHOP — Worcester County Department of Recreation and Parks, 6030 Public Landing Road, Snow Hill, 12:30-2:30 p.m. A well-researched falls prevention program for seniors. The workshop is free and meets for two hours a week for seven weeks, March 10-April 21.

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP — Atlantic Health Center, 9714 Healthway Drive, Berlin, every Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m. Support group for families helping other families who live with mental health challenges. Info: 443-229-2744 or namimdls@gmail.com.

WORCESTER COUNTY COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING — Worcester County Board of Education, 6270 Worcester Highway, Newark,5-6:30 p.m. Open to the public and women of all ages are invited. Seeking volunteers for short-term assignments such as grant writing, fundraising and event planning. Info: L. Eloise Henry-Gordy, 443-235-3124.

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. April 22

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. April 23

NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCTION PROGRAM — Worcester Youth & Family Center, 124 N Main St, Berlin, 6:30-9 p.m. These 12 classes, held Mondays and Thursdays for 6 weeks, are structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness. Registration required: 443-229-2744 or namimdls@gmail.com.

SUICIDE GRIEVERS’ SUPPORT GROUP —  Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., the fourth Thursday of each month, 6 p.m. Open to anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide. Free of charge. Info: 410-726-3090 or www.choosetolivemaryland.org.

SHOP FOR A CAUSE — Bomshell Boutique, 12216 Ocean Gateway, Suite 1300, Ocean City, 5-9 p.m. Shopping, raffles and light hors d’oeuvres. Benefits Relay for Life team, Angie’s Angels. Info: bomshellboutique.com.

REPUBLICAN WOMEN OF WORCESTER COUNTY LUNCHEON MEETING — Ocean Pines Yacht Club, 1 Mumford’s Landing Road. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., meeting begins at 11 a.m. Guest speaker will be Maryland House of Delegate member Mary Beth Carozza. Cost for luncheon is $16. Reservations: Ann Lutz, 410-208-9767 or annlutz@verizon.net.

WORCESTER COUNTY NAACP MEETING — Snow Hill library, 307 N. Washington St. Executive Board meeting begins at 6 p.m., general community meeting at 6:30 p.m. Take this time to make your voice heard. Info: 443-944-6701.

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

RAFFLE FUNDRAISER — Berlin Intermediate School PTA will be raffling 10 gift baskets on May 4. For a complete list of gift baskets, go to www.berlinintermediate.org and click on the PTA link. For raffle tickets, contact Trisha Kaufman, 410-706-2257 or come out to Sweet Frog, 67th Street, bayside, on May 4 from 5-7 p.m. Raffle will be held at 7 p.m.

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