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Out & About August 2-8, 2013

photo credit: hostourcoast.comFRIDAY, AUG. 2

5TH ANNUAL OCMC LADIES’ TOURNAMENT — “Heels and Reels” Tournament weigh-ins take place at Sunset Marina, 12911 Sunset Ave., West Ocean City, 5-7:30 p.m. Info: www.ocmarlinclub.com or 410-213-1613.

FREE MOVIE ON THE BEACH — Ocean City beach at 27th Street, 8:30 p.m. Featuring “The Odd Life of Timothy Green.” Take a beach chair or blanket. Info: www.ococean.com or 410-250-0125. Weather permitting.

TEMPLE BAT YAM’S SECOND SHABBAT SERVICE — Ocean Pines Beach Club, lower deck, 49th Street and Coastal Highway, Ocean City. Arrival time is 7 p.m., service at 7:30 p.m. There will be an Oneg at the conclusion of the service. A limited amount of flashlights will be provided, however, attendees are encouraged to take a flashlight. In case of inclement weather, the service will be held at Temple Bat Yam.

ART EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION — Ocean City Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street, 5-7 p.m. Invitational Group Show featuring Kirk McBride, Ed Challenger and Lynne Lockhart. Abstract Art in the Galleria featuring paintings and drawings by local and regional artists. Artists in Residence: David Simpson. Spotlight Gallery: Stasia Heubeck. Free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments served. Info: 410-524-9433 orwww.artleagueofoceancity.org.

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 at 6:30 p.m.Refreshments for sale. Info: 410-524-7994.

WORCESTER COUNTY REACH FOR THE STARS STEM CAMP AND STEP UP STEM
INTERNSHIP PROGRAM STUDENTS
RECOGNIZED — The Red Doors Community Center, 302 N. Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, 3-4 p.m. Presentations from campers and interns will conclude with the awarding of certificates and a brief reception. RSVP: Fawn Mete, fawn@reddoors.org or 410-289-5576.

SATURDAY, AUG. 3

5TH ANNUAL OCMC LADIES’ TOURNAMENT — “Heels and Reels” Tournament weigh-ins take place at Sunset Marina, 12911 Sunset Ave., West Ocean City, 5-7:30 p.m. Awards banquet, 6:30-9 p.m.
Info: www.ocmarlinclub.com
or 410-213-1613.

SOCCER RESORT BEACH TOURNAMENT — Ocean City beach between Talbot and Second streets. Adult and youth tournament. Info: Niall Swan, 718-433-2452.
‘FIRST SATURDAY’ COMMUNITY-WIDE YARD SALES — Montego Bay Community, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants would include 1,523 properties on nine miles of streets.

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 in Ocean Pines, 8 a.m. to noon, through Oct. 26. Produce, farm fresh eggs, organic goods, herbs, fresh cut flowers, soaps, jelly, homemade baked goods, honey and more.

QUIET STORM SURF & SKATE MOVIES/LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHERS SLIDE SHOW — Ocean City beach at North Division Street, 8-9:30 p.m. Surf and skate movies will be shown on an inflatable screen on the beach, plus local photographers slide show. Info: 443-497-3671.

36TH ANNUAL ARTS AND CRAFT FESTIVAL — White Horse Park and Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 100 arts and crafts vendors, food, bake sale. Free admission. Sponsored by the Pine’eer Craft Club.

CRABCAKE FUNDRAISER — Stevenson United Methodist Church, 123 N. Main Street, Berlin, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crabcake platters cost $9.95 and include crabcake sandwich, three sides and drink. Crabcake sandwiches cost $6.95. Also available at the church’s Peach Festival booth. Rain date Aug. 4. Info: Kathy Davis, 443-235-6761.

SUNDAY, AUG. 4

SOCCER RESORT BEACH TOURNAMENT — Ocean City beach between Talbot and Second streets. Adult and youth tournament. Info: Niall Swan, 718-433-2452.

CHILDREN’S DAY AT SUNSET PARK — Sunset Park, S. Division Street and bay, Ocean City, noon to 4 p.m. Featuring children’s games, educational activities and more. Sponsored by the Ocean City Museum Society. Info: www.ocmuseum.org or 410-289-4991.

O.C. CRUZERS CAR SHOW AND MUSIC — Somerset Street Plaza, between Boardwalk and Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, 3-7 p.m. The O.C. Cruzers will display approximately 15 vehicles along Somerset Street. Music provided by Nate Clendenen Duo (acoustic rock). Info: 410-289-2800.

SUNDAES IN THE PARK — Northside Park, 200 125th St., Ocean City, 7-9 p.m., rain or shine. For a small fee, build your own ice cream sundae creation. Entertainment by The Janitors (classic rock/funk/pop) and Mike Rose (magic show). Fireworks at 9 p.m. Take a blanket or chair. Info: 800-OC-OCEAN or http://oceancitymd.gov/Recreation_and_Parks/specialevents.html.

FIREWORKS — Northside Park, 200 125th St. in Ocean City, 9 p.m. Every Sunday in July and August following Sundaes in the Park. Info: 410-250-0125.

OC BEACH LIGHTS — Ocean City beach at North Division Street. Showtimes are 9:30 p.m., 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Free, eight-minute Laser Light Show on a five-story tall inflatable sphere featuring a visual laser, lighting, special effects, video and audio production with visibility along the Boardwalk. Info: 800-OC-OCEAN or www.ococean.com.

ANNUAL AYCE CRAB FEAST — 28th Street Pit and Pub, Ocean City, 2-6 p.m. Cost is $30 and includes crabs, shrimp, fried chicken, corn on the cob and draft beer. There will be a Basket of Cheer, 50/50 and bake sale. Benefits Ravens Roost #58 charities. Tickets available at 28th Street Pit and Pub or by calling 443-497-2040443-944-4763 or 410-289-2020.

MONDAY, AUG. 5

WHITE MARLIN OPEN — World’s largest billfish tournament. More than 300 boats vie for more than $2 million in prize money. Weigh-ins take place at Harbour Island Marina, 14th Street and the bay, Ocean City, 4-9 p.m. Spectators see weigh-ins free of charge. Registration fees for participating boats. Info: Jim Motsko, 410-289-9229 or jmotsko289@aol.com or www.whitemarlinopen.com.

FREE MOVIE ON THE BEACH — Ocean City beach at 27th Street, 8:30 p.m. Featuring “The Muppets.” Take a beach chair or blanket. Info:www.ococean.com or 410-250-0125. Weather permitting.

BEACH FIREWORKS — Ocean City beach at North Division Street, 10 p.m. The eight-minute show is visible along the boardwalk. Info:www.ococean.com or 800-OC-OCEAN.

DELMARVA SWEET ADELINE CHORUS MEETS WEEKLY — The Delmarva Chorus, Sweet Adeline’s, under the direction of Carol Ludwig, meets each Monday from 7-9 p.m., at the Ocean Pines Community Center, 239 Ocean Parkway, White Horse Park. Women interested in learning the craft of acappella singing welcome. Info: 410-208-4171.

HAND DANCING — House of Welsh, 1106 Coastal Highway, Fenwick, Del. Free lessons from 6-7 p.m., open dancing 7-10 p.m. No cover charge. Info: DC Hand Dance Club, 302-541-0728.

MUSEUM OPEN — Historic St. Martin’s Church Museum, 11413 Worcester Highway, near the intersection of routes 589 and 113, will be open everyMonday, through the end of October, from 1-4 p.m. Info: www.historicstmartinschurch.org.

BINGO ON THE BOARDS — The Red Doors Community Center, 302 N. Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, 5-8 p.m. Drop-in games with 50/50 cash prizes. Must be 18 or older to participate. Refreshments available. Supports The Red Doors Community Center at St. Paul’s By-the-Sea. Info: 410-289-5576 oroffice@reddoors.org.

TUESDAY, AUG. 6

WHITE MARLIN OPEN — World’s largest billfish tournament. More than 300 boats vie for more than $2 million in prize money. Weigh-ins take place at Harbour Island Marina, 14th Street and the bay, Ocean City, 4-9 p.m. Spectators see weigh-ins free of charge. Registration fees for participating boats. Info: Jim Motsko, 410-289-9229 or jmotsko289@aol.com or www.whitemarlinopen.com.

BEACH FIREWORKS — Ocean City beach at North Division Street, 10 p.m. The eight-minute show is visible along the boardwalk. Info:www.ococean.com or 800-OC-OCEAN.

CRAB NIGHT — Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Luke’s Church) every Tuesday, 5-7 p.m. Steamed crabs, steamed shrimp, crab soup, pizza and more. Order crabs in advance: Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 410-524-7994.

OCEAN PINES PLANT CLINIC — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, Tuesdays, 1-4 p.m., through September. Expert Master Gardeners on hand to answer questions. Free clinic. Take bagged samples and label the bag with name and phone number. Info: 410-641-5570.

FAMILY BEACH OLYMPICS — Ocean City beach at 27th Street, Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Featuring a variety of contests for all ages. All activities are free. Info: 410-250-0125.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7       

WHITE MARLIN OPEN — World’s largest billfish tournament. More than 300 boats vie for more than $2 million in prize money. Weigh-ins take place at Harbour Island Marina, 14th Street and the bay, Ocean City, 4-9 p.m. Spectators see weigh-ins free of charge. Registration fees for participating boats. Info: Jim Motsko, 410-289-9229 or jmotsko289@aol.com or www.whitemarlinopen.com.

FREE MOVIE ON THE BEACH — Carousel Resort Hotel and Condominiums, 118th Street and oceanfront in Ocean City, 8:30 p.m. Featuring “The Odd Life of Timothy Green.” Take a beach chair or blanket. Info: 800-626-2326. Weather permitting.

HERITAGE ARTS FOR KIDS — Julia A. Purnell Museum, 208 W. Market St., Snow Hill, 1-3 p.m. Kids can drop in to learn more about an aspect of museum’s collection through hands-on projects. Admission costs $2 for adults and 50 cents for kids. Craft is free with admission. Info: Claire Otterbein, 410-632-0515, www.purnellmuseum.com or mail@purnellmuseum.com.

FREE CONCERT ON THE BEACH — Ocean City beach at North Division Street, 8-9:30 p.m. Featuring Bob Lougheed & The Mystery Train Band (A Night with Elvis). Info: www.oceancitymd.gov or 410-250-0125.

BINGO — Every Wednesday at Ocean City Elks Lodge 2645, 138th Street across from Fenwick Inn. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games start 6:30 p.m. A $1,000 jackpot available, food, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. No one under 18 years allowed in the hall during bingo. Info: 410-250-2645.

DELMARVA HAND DANCING 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. Discounted food and drink prices.
Info: 302-337-3638.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY MEETING — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. TOPS is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. It meets weekly. Info: 302-436-3682.

THURSDAY, AUG. 8

WHITE MARLIN OPEN — World’s largest billfish tournament. More than 300 boats vie for more than $2 million in prize money. Weigh-ins take place at Harbour Island Marina, 14th Street and the bay, Ocean City, 4-9 p.m. Spectators see weigh-ins free of charge. Registration fees for participating boats. Info: Jim Motsko, 410-289-9229 or jmotsko289@aol.com or www.whitemarlinopen.com.

PLEIN AIR PAINT OUT OPENING RECEPTION — Ocean City Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street. For the artists participating in the Plein Air Paint Out event. Artist, Kirk McBride, will present a plain air painting demonstration. Info: www.artleagueofoceancity.org, 410-524-9433 orinfo@artleagueofoceancity.org.

FREE MOVIE ON THE BEACH — Princess Royale Hotel, 9100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, 8:30 p.m. Featuring “Big Miracle.” Take a beach chair or blanket. Info: 800-626-2326. Weather permitting.

SUNSET PARK PARTY NIGHTS — Sunset Park at South Division Street, bayside, Ocean City, 7-9 p.m. Entertainment by British Invasion Experience (Beatles tribute band). Admission to the park is free, while beverages, including beer, are available for purchase. Take own seating. Info:www.oceancitymd.gov or 800-626-2326.

JEWELRY SHOW — Ocean City Marlin Club, 9659 Golf Course Road, West Ocean City, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. See unique handcrafted jewelry and fashion accessories and meet the artisan. Admission costs $5, payable at the door, which entitles the participant to a glass of wine, beer or soda. Sandwiches for sale.  Proceeds benefit the Bertha Holloway Scholarship Fund. Info: Cathy Donavan, 410-726-6117 or Dianne DeForest, 302-541-4642.

BEACH SINGLES — Every Thursday, Beach Singles 45-Plus meets for happy hour at Clarion Hotel, 10100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, 4-7 p.m. Info: 302-436-9577 or 410-524-0649.

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.

ARTS ON THE DOCK — Ocean City Fishing Center Marina, 12940 Inlet Isle Lane, West Ocean City, Thursdays, 4-7 p.m. Local artists showcase their work on the docks.
Info: Jennifer Blunt, 410-213-1121
or www.ocfishing.com.

TANGER THURSDAY EVENT — Tanger Outlets, 12741 Ocean Gateway, West Ocean City. Featuring a Farmer’s Market from 3-6 p.m. Entertainment by Blues, Jazz & Beyond, 6-9 p.m. Info: 410-213-7898 or www.tangeroutlets.com.

PEACH FESTIVAL — St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 10301 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bake table, books, bulk peaches, flea market, food, fair trade coffee, sodas, games, health fair, holiday items, ice cream, peaches, peach smoothies, silent auction and vendor tables.
Info: 410-524-7474
or www.stpetersoc.com.

ONGOING EVENTS

FREE FAMILY PROGRAMS AT LIFE-SAVING STATION MUSEUM — Located at the south end of the Boardwalk, 813 S. Atlantic Ave. Gather outside the museum for fun facts and topics, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m., through Aug. 24. A different subject each day. Topics include beach safety, aquarium feeding, knot tying, history and all about sharks.
Info: 410-289-4991, Sandy@ocmuseum.org
or www.ocmuseum.org.

OCEAN CITY HOTEL WEEK — During Ocean City Hotel Week, Aug. 18-29, participants will offer a variety of deals including Free Night Stays and tiered discounts for multiple night stays. The longer you stay, the more you save. Info: 800-626-2326, Ext. 2, inquire@ocvisitor.com
or www.oceancityhotelweek.com.

THRIFT SHOP SALE — Used to be Mine, Route 611 and Sunset Avenue, Aug. 7-10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring 50 percent off all summer clothing and shoes. Supporting Diakonia.
Info: 410-213-0243.

PINE’EER CRAFT AND GIFT SHOP OPEN — Pine’eer Craft and Gift Shop, White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines. Shop will be openAug. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shop features handcrafted home decor, jewelry and fashion accessories created by members of the Pine’eer Craft Club.

BOOKS BY THE BAG SALE — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, during library hours, through August. Gently used books sold for $4 per bag. Sponsored by Friends of the Ocean City Library.

DIAKONIA THRIFT SHOP — Used to be Mine, Route 611 and Sunset Avenue, Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Newly expanded and redecorated. Furniture, clothing, toys and linens.
Info: 410-213-0243.

DUCK RACE TICKETS ON SALE NOW — Ticketsare now available for the Kiwanis 12th annual Duck Race, scheduled to talk place at Frontier Town onFriday, Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. Duck entries cost $5 each and can be purchased from Kiwanis members or by calling Ed Aurand, 410-208-0479. Prizes are $1,000 for first place; $300 for second; and $200 for third, in addition to other race prizes. Proceeds will benefit local club’s scholarship fund.

A DAY OF FUN AT JOLLY ROGER — Jolly Roger Amusement Park and Splash Mountain, 2901 N. Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, Aug. 15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wrist bands cost $25 and include unlimited Splash Mountain, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; amusement rides, 2-6 p.m. (two rides on Wild Mouse); and one game of miniature golf at either course, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To purchase wrist bands: Parish Office at St. Luke-St. Andrew, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to noon; St. Luke and St. Andrew after Mass on Aug. 10 and 11; St. Luke after Mass and St. Andrew on Aug. 15, 9-10 a.m. Info: 410-250-0300.

O.C. BOARDWALK LABYRINTH — St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, inside Dewees Hall, 302 N. Baltimore Ave., in Ocean City, everyWednesday, 7-9 p.m., July through September. Replica of the 12th century original is available for walking in candlelight and sacred music. Wheelchair accessible. Info: 410-289-3453 or 443-880-7608.

BOARDWALK SERVICES — Shenanigans porch, Fourth Street and Boardwalk, Sundays, 7:30 a.m. Sponsored by Atlantic United Methodist Church, 105 Fourth St., in Ocean City. Info: 410-289-7430.

WIDOWS & WIDOWERS SOCIAL CLUB — Luncheon meeting the third Tuesday at 1 p.m., in Ocean Pines. For information, call 410-208-1398.

 

Anthony Toweyhttps://www.oceancity.com
Anthony started as a freelancer before being hired as OceanCity.com’s Senior Writer and Content Editor. He received his B.A. and Master’s education in American and local history at Salisbury University, where he was a National Honor Society member and intramural softball champion. Prior to working at OceanCity.com, he held nearly every position in the restaurant industry and ran a personal webpage/satire blog. When he’s not hunched over his laptop writing about all things Ocean City, or doing hands on research at bars and events, he spends his time exploring the Shore’s best craft beer breweries, watching the Ravens and Orioles, cooking gourmet meals, attempting (unsuccessfully) to improve his golf game, and daydreaming about his favorite holiday, Punkin Chunkin.

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