Out & About: December 12-18, 2014

Out & About: December 12-18, 2014

FRI. Dec. 12

OCEAN CITY MAYOR’S PRAYER BREAKFAST — Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, 10100 Coastal Highway in Ocean City, 7-9:15 a.m.Tickets sold in advance only for $16. Ticket purchase locations: Long and Foster Realty, 118th Street and Coastal Highway, Ocean City; City Hall, Third Street and Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City; Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, Route 50, West Ocean City; Cropper Oil Company, Route 50, Berlin; or by mail, 204 Graham Avenue, Berlin, MD 21811.

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.

HOLIDAY ROASTED PORK DINNER — Stevenson United Methodist Church, 123 North Main St., Berlin, 4-7 p.m. Dinner includes roasted pork, green beans, roasted potatoes, cornbread and a drink. Cost is $10. Also bake sale table and carryouts available. Info: 410-641-1137.

‘ANOTHER NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS’ — St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Life Center, 103rd Street, Ocean City. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner, curtain at 7 p.m. Presented by the Ocean Pines Players. Admission cost is $25 and full dinner, wine, live pre-show entertainment, silent auction and full-length play. Reservations: 410-600-0462. All profits go to performing arts scholarships for local students.

holidAy ‘make and take’ craft night — Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services, 124 N. Main St., Berlin, 5-6:30 p.m. An evening of crafting and activities. Some projects will be donated to local organizations, and others will be ready to take home that night. For ages 3-11 years. Info: 410-641-4598.

SAT. Dec. 13

THE TEXAS TENORS – DEEP IN THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS — Ocean City Performing Arts Center in the Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 8 p.m. Special guests The Reminders. For tickets, call or visit the Ocean City Box Office, 410-723-8601 or Ticketmaster, 800-551-SEAT.

FREE CHRISTMAS TRAIN DISPLAY — Georgetown Public Library, 123 W. Pine St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Delaware Seaside Railroad Club will present five operating model railroad layouts. Info: 302-856-7958 or Delawareseasiderailroadclub.com.

BREAKFAST BUFFET WITH SANTA — The Restaurant at Lighthouse Sound, 12723 St. Martins Neck Road, Bishopville, 8-11 a.m. Live holiday music and Santa and his elves (bring cameras). Menu includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage biscuits and gravy, donuts, orange juice and coffee. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 years and free to those 5 and younger. Purchase tickets at the door or in advance at Lighthouse Sound Restaurant or at Calvin B. Taylor Bank branches. Proceeds benefit Diakonia. Info: Debbie Anderson, 202-309-2798 or DLAndrson@aol.com.

COOKIE WALK — Community Church at Ocean Pines, 11227 Racetrack Road, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A variety of homebaked holiday cookies sold for $7 per pound. Meet Santa Clause and his elf. Proceeds benefit Diakonia Homeless Shelter and Food Bank.

‘ANOTHER NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS’ — St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Life Center, 103rd Street, Ocean City. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner, curtain at 7 p.m. Presented by the Ocean Pines Players. Admission cost is $25 and full dinner, wine, live pre-show entertainment, silent auction and full-length play. Reservations: 410-600-0462. All profits go to performing arts scholarships for local students.
cookie walk — Sound United Methodist Church, 37733 Lighthouse Road (Route 54), Selbyville, Del., 10 a.m. to noon. Info: Cliff Toomey, pastor, 302-542-5242.

DELMARVA CHORUS’ CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 7 p.m. An evening of holiday music and song. Free admission. Cookies and beverages.

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.

LUNCH WITH SANTA — 28th Street Pit & Pub, 2706 N. Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, noon to 3 p.m. Arts & crafts, goodie bags, cupcakes to decorate, bake sale and Santa. Cost is $5 for children 12 and younger. Sponsored by Ravens Roost #58.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA — Seacrets, 117 49th St., Ocean City, 8 a.m. to noon. Cost is $10 per person and includes breakfast buffet and a 4×6 photo with Santa. Bake sale. Proceeds benefit Believe in Tomorrow Children’s House by the Sea.

OCEAN PINES ANGLERS CLUB MEETING — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 9:30 a.m. John McFalls will address “What’s Your Place in the Ocean?” Building one regional ocean action plan for the states of Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey and New York. Buddy Seigal will speak on the Marine Recreational Information Program regarding summer flounder and other issues. All are welcome. Members are reminded to take canned goods or money to be donated to Diakonia. Info: Jack Barnes, 410-641-7662.

SUN. Dec. 14

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT breakfast buffet — Berlin Fire Hall, 214 N. Main St., 7:30-11:30 a.m. Menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits, cereals, coffee, milk and juice. Cost is $9 for adults, $7 for carry-outs, $5 for children ages 5-12 and free for children 4 and younger.

‘WINDOWS AT THE FIRE HOUSE’ — Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Department Community Center, 1410 Market St. Santa arrive at 4 p.m.by helicopter. Decorated windows and train display. Picture with Santa. Drop off Christmas lists in Santa’s mailbox. Cookies and hot chocolate served by Mrs. Claus and the elves. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Info: 410-957-1919.

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.

OCEAN CITY SURF CLUB MEMBERSHIP MEETING — Northside Park, Community Room, 200 125th St., Ocean City, 6 p.m. Open to members only. Membership is open to those interested fostering respect for others, the ocean and our eco-system. Info:smith_sandi@hotmail.comwww.oceancitysurfclub.org or on Facebook.

‘ANOTHER NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS’ — St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Life Center, 103rd Street, Ocean City. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. for dinner, curtain at 4 p.m. Presented by the Ocean Pines Players. Admission cost is $25 and full dinner, wine, live pre-show entertainment, silent auction and full-length play. Reservations: 410-600-0462. All profits go to performing arts scholarships for local students.

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.

‘A FESTIVAL OF LESSONS AND CAROLS’ — St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 11211 Beauchamp Road, Berlin, 3 p.m. Scriptural readings, hymns, carols and time for meditative silence. All are welcome. Admission is free; free-will donations accepted. Info: 410-208-2956.

MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHOLIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE — Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, 12242 Racetrack Road, Berlin, 1-3 p.m. Tour facilities, meet the teachers and speak to administrators regarding enrollment possibilities. Info: Lisa Edmunds, 410-208-1600.

MON. Dec. 15

HYPERTENSION CLINICS — Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital and takes place at Coastal Drugs, 10231 Old Ocean City Blvd., Suite 103, James G. Barrett Medical Building, Berlin, 10 a.m. to noon. Free blood pressure screening and health information. Info: Dawn Denton, 410-641-9268.

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.

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.

DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S CLUB HOLIDAY LUNCHEON — Lighthouse Sound Restaurant, 12723 St. Martin’s Neck Road, Bishopville, 11 a.m.Cost is $24. Info: Sandy, 814-322-2119.

TUES. Dec. 16

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.

WED. Dec. 17

HYPERTENSION CLINICS — Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital and takes place at Walgreens, Bethany Beach, Del., 10 a.m. to noon and at Walgreens, Selbyville, Del., 1-3 p.m. Free blood pressure screening and health information. Info: Dawn Denton, 410-641-9268.

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.

PLAY TIME — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 10:30-11:30 a.m. For infants to 5 year old children. Info: 410-524-1818.

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 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. 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.

SUICIDE GRIEVERS’ SUPPORT GROUP — Worcester County Health Department, 9730 Healthway Drive, Berlin, third Wednesday of each month, 6 p.m. Open to anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide. Info: www.choosetolivemaryland.org or 410-629-0164.

THURS. Dec. 18

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.

YOUNG AND RESTLESS – REINDEER GAMES — Pocomoke library, 301 Market St. Holiday games and crafts for 3 to 5 year old children. Info: 410-957-0878.

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.

PINE’EER CRAFT CLUB HOLIDAY LUNCHEON — Ocean Pines Yacht Club, 1 Mumford’s Landing Road, 11 a.m. Reservations: Sharon, 410-208-3032.

ONGOING EVENTS

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.

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

MOTOWN, THE MUSICAL BUS TRIP — Motown founder Barry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to a musical mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson & many more. This show has now come to Broadway Philadelphia. Bus departs the Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway on Jan. 18, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. and returns at approximately 6 p.m. Cost for this trip is $105 per person (family circle seats). Register: 410-641-7052 or stop in the Ocean Pines Recreation Department.

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.

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.

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