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Out & About July 12-18, 2013

FRIDAY, JULY 12

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

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.

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.

SATURDAY, JULY 13

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 ARTIST SLIDESHOW — 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.

SUNDAY, JUly 14

OC BEACHLIGHTS — 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 featuring 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.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST BUFFET — Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Luke’s Church) in Ocean City, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. With coffee and juice. Cost is $8 for adults, children 11 years and younger eat at half price. Info: 410-524-7994.

MONDAY, JUly 15

FREE MOVIE ON THE BEACH — Ocean City beach at 27th Street, 8:30 p.m. Featuring “Madagascar 3.” 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 Sweet Adeline Chorus, 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 and singing in a barbershop format are 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 every Monday, through the end of October, from 1-4 p.m. Info: www.historicstmartinschurch.org.

TUESDAY, JULY 16

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, JUly 17

FREE MOVIE ON THE BEACH — Carousel Resort Hotel and Condominiums, 118th Street and oceanfront in Ocean City, 8:30 p.m. Featuring “Big Miracle.” 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 The Stickers (country). 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, 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, JUly 18

FREE MOVIE ON THE BEACH — Princess Royale Hotel, 9100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, 8:30 p.m. Featuring “The Blind Side.” 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. Live entertainment. Admission to the park is free, while beverages, including beer, are availalble for purchase. Take own seating. Info: www.oceancitymd.gov or 800-626-2326.

PINE’EER CRAFT CLUB MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 9:45 a.m. Discussion and vote on the by law changes. Project will be a woven reindeer for the cost of $2. Reserve kit: Grace, 443-944-9601.

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.

ONGOING EVENTS

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL — Buckingham Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Main St., Berlin, July 22-26, 6:15-8:30 p.m. Children, ages 3-11, can learn about God while having fun singing songs, making crafts, playing games, exploring science and making snacks. Registration forms available at any of the participating churches: St. Paul’s Episcopal, 410-641-4066; Stevenson United Methodist, 410-641-1137; or Buckingham Presbyterian, 410-641-0234. Participants can also register Monday night before Bible school. Info: Lindsay Ashton, 410-629-1029.

O.C. BOARDWALK LABYRINTH — St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, inside Dewees Hall, 302 N. Baltimore Ave., in Ocean City, every Wednesday, 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.

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. 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.

CHRISTMAS IN JULY AT PINE’EER CRAFT AND GIFT SHOP — Pine’eer Craft and Gift Shop, White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, July 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 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.

BOARDWALK SERVICES — Shenanigan’s 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, third Tuesday, 1 p.m., Ocean Pines. Info: 410-208-1398.

GRIEFSHARE — Grief recovery support group for those who have lost a loved one. Meetings start July 10, 7-9 p.m. The group meets weekly. Sponsored by SonRise Church, Berlin. Info: Carole, 301-509-2002.

AUMC THRIFT SHOP — Atlantic United Methodist Church, 105 Fourth St., in Ocean City. Now open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 410-289-4458.

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.

FIRST STATE DETACHMENT OF THE MARINE CORPS LEAGUE MONTHLY MEETINGS — Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at VFW Post 8296, 104 66th St., Ocean City, 7 p.m. Open to all fellow Marines and FMF Corpsmen. Info: Rick Holmes, 302-988-1056.

‘SOLE JAM’ SHOE DONATIONS — Take slightly worn or new shoes to the Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway during the month of July. Contributions will be divided among 3-4 families while the rest will be donated to Diakonia, Inc.. Info: Ocean Pines Recreation Department, 410-641-7052.

KIWANIS CLUB OF GREATER OP-OC — Meets every Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. in the Ocean Pines Community Center, 239 Ocean Parkway, except third Wednesdays when it meets at Hall’s Restaurant, 5909 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, 7:45 a.m. Info: 410-641-7330.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: 2013 ‘PAINT BERLIN’ – A PLEIN AIR EVENT — Artists will have an opportunity to network, exhibit and sell their artwork as well as compete for cash prizes, Sept. 19-21. Visitors are invited to come and watch artists work during this event and attend the Sept. 21, open to the public, “Wet Paint” sale and exhibit at the Atlantic Hotel. Children’s workshop will be also held during this event. Registration is open to experienced and novice painters, 18 years and older and is limited to 50 artists. Artist registration fee is $30, after July 1, $35. Registration deadline is July 31. Register: www.worcestercountyartscouncil.org or 410-641-0809.

HELP FOR VETERANS — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, third Wednesday of each month, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Michelle Licata, a representative from the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs, is on hand to help veterans (of any conflict) with whatever help they need in navigating available VA programs, need special assistance, etc. Info: Licata, 410-713-3482.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: 2013 ‘ARTISTS PAINT OC’ – A PLEIN AIR EVENT — Art League of Ocean City will hold its annual Plein Air Paint Out on Aug. 8-11. Artists will be painting at the beach, on the boardwalk, bayside and in the Ocean City and West Ocean City harbors from dawn to dusk. Artists interested in participating may register at www.artleagueofoceancity.org, 410-524-9433 or info@artleagueofoceancity.org.

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

HELP FOR PHARMACEUTICAL DRUG ABUSE — Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all types of drugs. Narconon also offers free assessments and referrals: 877-413-3073 or www.narcononworks.com.

AARP — Ocean City AARP 1917 meets the second Thursday of each month (except July and August) at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Luke’s Church). Social begins at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m. Info: aarp1917.org.

SINGING MESSAGES — Members of the Delmarva Chorus of Sweet Adelines International, is available for singing songs locally for birthdays, anniversaries or any special occasion. Cost is $25. Available 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 410-641-5091.

WOMEN SUPPORTING WOMEN FUNDRAISER — Recycle old cell phones to benefit Women Supporting Women. Old phones will be dismantled and the parts recycled for 911 calls. Drop off at the Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road or at the Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway or contact Sheila Hodges, 301-775-1968.

HELP WITH HOME HEATING BILLS — SHORE UP! Inc. is accepting applications from persons who need help paying their home heating and electric bills. Residents of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties who meet state income guidelines may qualify for assistance. To receive help, an individual must complete an Energy Assistance application and provide supporting documentation. Info: 410-341-9634 or 410-749-1142.

SUNDAY NIGHT SERENITY AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING — Berlin Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 9715 Healthway Drive, 7:30 p.m.

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.

POSITIVE OUTLOOK THRIFT SHOP — Positive Outlook Thrift Shop, 12637 Ocean Gateway, Trlr 2, West Ocean City, Monday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Located next to Seaside Christian Academy behind White Marlin Mall. Info: 410-251-6971. Sponsored by OC Baptist Church.

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