SAT. Dec. 27
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, includes coffee and juice. Bloody Marys cost $3. 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.
SUN. Dec. 28
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.
PASTOR ALEX AYERS RETIREMENT CELEBRATION – First Presbyterian Church of Ocean City, 1301 Philadelphia Ave. Luncheon held at12:30 p.m., after the 11 a.m. service. At 1:30 p.m. a time of remembering, gifting and fellowship will be held in the sanctuary. All are invited. Info: Lou Spock, 443-856-8640 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Dec. 29
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.
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. Dec. 30
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: email@example.com.
WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT GROUP – WOC Fitness, 12319 Ocean Gateway, Suite 203, Ocean City, 5 p.m. Cost is $5 per meeting. Talk nutrition, exercise, health, tips for weight loss and more. Info: 410-213-7000.
WED. Dec. 31
NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS — Northside Park, 200 125th St. in Ocean City. The fireworks display, beginning at midnight, will be accompanied by live entertainment, warm hot chocolate and rides through the Winterfest of Lights til midnight. Info: 410-250-0125.
THURS. Jan. 1
19TH ANNUAL MAYOR’S OPEN HOUSE — Performing Arts Center, Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 1-3 p.m. The theme will feature the evolution of the convention center, highlighting the building’s new attraction, the Performing Arts Center. Meet the Mayor and City Council members, view the pictorial history of the convention center and enjoy a first-look of the Performing Arts Center. Entertainment by Bryan Russo with several special guest performances. Also participating are the Ocean City Beautification Committee, the Ocean City Development Corporation, the Art League of Ocean City, the Beach Patrol and the Community Response Team. Outside will be the Ocean City Fire Department with equipment on display as well as the mounted police and canine units. Light refreshments. Free and open to all. Info: Jessica Waters, 410-289-8967.
21ST ANNUAL PENGUIN SWIM — Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort & Condominiums, 9100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City. Registration at11:30 a.m., swim at 1 p.m. Annual dip into the chilly Atlantic Ocean to benefit the Atlantic General Hospital. Best costume contest and recognition of oldest and youngest penguins. Info: www.aghpenguinswim.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST — Bethany United Methodist Church, 8648 Stephen Decatur Highway, West Ocean City, 8 a.m., followed by a worship service at 9 a.m. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children, 11 and younger. Proceeds go to charity. Info: 410-641-2186.
WINTERFEST OF LIGHTS — More than one million holiday lights throughout the resort and at Northside Park, 200 125th St. in Ocean City, through Jan. 4, 2015. The heated Winterfest Village pavilion features hot chocolate, Yukon Cornelius’ gift shop and photos with Santa. Board the Winterfest Express to tour hundreds of animated, lighted displays. Admission. Hours are Sunday through Thursday, 5:30-9:30 p.m. andFriday and Saturday, 5:30-10:30 p.m. Info: 800-OC-OCEAN, 410-250-0125 or www.ococean.com.
HORSE & CARRIAGE RIDES — Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., through April 26, 2015. 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.