FRI. Dec. 5
LIGHT UP DOWNTOWN CELEBRATION — Sunset Park, south end of Philadelphia Avenue, on the bay, Ocean City, 5-7 p.m. Tree lighting, music, entertainment, refreshments, horse and carriage rides and a visit from Santa. Free admission. Horse and carriage rides cost $5 for adults and free for children 3 and younger. Info: 410-289-1413 or www.downtownassociation.net.
FIRST FRIDAY RECEPTION — Art League of Ocean City, 502 94th St. Exhibits kick off with an opening reception from 5-7 on the first Fridayof each month. Held year round and open to the public. Info: 410-524-9433 or www.artleagueofoceancity.org.
THE MAYOR’S OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS EVENING — Downtown Pocomoke City, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Christmas tree lighting, live entertainment, refreshments, cookie decorating, s’mores, wine tasting, Santa house, horse & carriage rides, Samaritan Shelter food drive, ornament making for the kids, bonfire, chili cook-off to benefit Sturgis One Room School and wreath silent auction to benefit the Costen House Museum. Info: 410-957-1919.
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.
MODEL TRAINS AND PICTURES WITH SANTA AT snow Hill’s FIRST FRIDAY — Pocomoke River Canoe Company, 2 River Street, Snow Hill, 5-8 p.m. Featuring pictures with Santa, Corddry Company Crossing Model Train display, hot chocolate, caroling, holiday treats and a performance by the Snow Hill Elementary School after school choir. The train display will also be open on Saturdays and Sundays in December from 1-4 p.m. Info: Barbara Witherow, 410-632-5092 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAT. Dec. 6
OCEAN CITY CHRISTMAS PARADE — Along Coastal Highway from 100th Street to 115th Street, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. High school bands, floats and marching units. Info: Elaine Jarvis,410-524-9000 or email@example.com.
VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION — Julia A. Purnell Museum, 208 W. Market St., Snow Hill, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. An old-fashioned holiday party with refreshments, music and kids’ activities. Admission costs $2. Info: Claire Otterbein, 410-632-0515, firstname.lastname@example.org www.purnellmuseum. com.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR — Stevenson United Methodist Church, 123 North Main St., Berlin, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Event includes silent auction, homemade soup and sandwiches, bake sale, crafts and vendors including Scentsy, Premier Designs, Celebrating Home and Pampered Chef. Info: 410-641-1137.
6TH ANNUAL COOKIE WALK — Bethany United Methodist Church, 8648 Stephen Decatur Highway, West Ocean City, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.Handmade cookies sold for $8 per pound and can be packaged with ribbons and bows. Candies sold for $9 per pound. Info: 410-213-8238.
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST BUFFET WITH SANTA — Buckingham Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Main St., Berlin, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 3-10 years and free for children 2 and younger. Tickets available at the door. Bring cameras and camcorders. Reservations recommended for large groups, 410-641-0234.
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT FRIED CHICKEN BUFFET — Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Willards, 11 a.m. Menu includes chicken, vegetables, beverages and desserts. Cost $12 for adults, $6 for children and free to those 5 and younger. Bake table and carry outs. Info: Nelda Dennis, 443-614-9898.
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.
‘DONNIE & MARIE CHRISTMAS TOUR’ — Buses will depart from the Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, Dec. 6, at 8:30 a.m. The “Donnie & Marie Christmas Tour” performance will take place at the National Theatre in Baltimore. Lunch from 11 a.m. to noon, show time is 2 p.m. and dinner from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Lunch and dinner are not included in the trip price. Estimated return time is 9 p.m. Cost is $100. Register: Ocean Pines Recreation & Parks Department, 410-641-7052 or www.OceanPines.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, 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. 7
holiday open house — Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, located at the south end of the Boardwalk, 813 S. Atlantic Ave., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission and 10 percent off all items in the gift shop. First 100 visitors receive a vintage “mini” collection of postcards. Info: 410-289-4991 or sandy@ocmuseum. 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.
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.
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.
worcester prep christmas bazaar — Worcester Preparatory School, 508 S. Main St., Berlin, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children’s games, Second Time Around, home baked goods, gifts, greens, decorations, silent auction, coffee, snacks, books, luncheon, student performances and more. Info: 410-641-3575.
MON. Dec. 8
STEAM PM — Snow Hill library, 307 N. Washington St., 3:30 p.m. Children, ages 5-8, will create marble runs with kits and recyclable materials and race them. Info: 410-632-3495.
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. 9
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY 26TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY WRAPPINGS FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 10:30 a.m. Price is $40 per person. Info: www.ACSholidaywrappings.org or contact Dawn Pappas, 443-880-2310or email@example.com.
PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 2:30-4 p.m. Participating couples are asked to bring a wrapped gift, under $10, and a snack-type food item. Info: Ron and Mary Leidner, 410-208-0525.
YOUNG AND RESTLESS – REINDEER GAMES — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St. Holiday games and crafts for 3 to 5 year old children. Info:410-641-0650.
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.
YOUNG AND RESTLESS — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 10:30 a.m. Reindeer Games holiday games and crafts for 3-5 year old children. Info: 410-641-0650.
FREE CAREGIVER EDUCATION CLASS — MAC, Inc. Area Agency on Aging, 909 Progress Circle, Salisbury, 11 a.m. to noon. Featuring a free workshop titled, “Coping with the Holidays: Tips for Caregivers of Persons with Dementia.” Info: Amy Schine, 410-749-4940 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANNUAL MEETINGS OF WOMEN’S COMMISSIONS — The Restaurant at Lighthouse Sound, 12723 St. Martins Neck Road, Bishopville, 5:30 p.m. Joint meeting of the Worcester County Commission for Women and the Friends of the Worcester County Commission for Women. Cost is $15 for members, $18 for non-members and includes dinner, dessert, a non-alcoholic beverage and gratuities. Cash bar available. Reservations: Flea Daly, 410-208-1272 or email@example.com.
WED. Dec. 10
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway. Registration with light refreshments at 8:30 a.m., program from 9:15-11 a.m. Held in conjunction with the Ocean City Economic Development Committee. Featuring Economist Anirban Basu. An economic update for Worcester County, Ocean City and the Lower Eastern Shore, plus an update on Maryland Offshore Wind. Free event. Register: Merry Mears, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLAY TIME — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10:30-11:30 a.m. For infants to 5 year old children. Info: 410-208-4014.
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 email@example.com.
THURS. Dec. 11
CELIAC SUPPORT GROUP — Atlantic General Hospital, conference room 1, 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, 7-8 p.m. Support and information for those affected by Celiac Disease. Info: Betty Bellarin, 410-603-0210.
OC AARP 1917 GENERAL MEETING — MAC Senior Center, 104 41st St., Ocean City, 9:30 a.m. Holiday festivities, music and food are planned. Numerous travel opportunities for 2015 presented. All persons 50 and older are welcome. Info: aarp1917.org or 410-352-5748.
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.
WORCESTER COUNTY TEA PARTY 2ND ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY — Ocean Pines Community Center, Assateague Room, 235 Ocean Parkway. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Open to the public. Take a Holiday appetizer, snack or dessert. Beverages and supplies provided. Take canned or boxed food items for the Sharing the Harvest Ministry. Info: WCTPatriots@gmail.com, www.worcestercountyteaparty.
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.
‘cinderella’ performance — The Performing Arts Center in the Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, March 7, 2 p.m. Featuring the Ballet Theater of Maryland. Meet Cinderella and Prince Charming after the show for photos. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at all Worcester County Library branches and the Ocean City Convention Center Box Office.
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/.