FRI. March 14
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.
CORN BEEF, POTATOES AND CABBAGE DINNER — Stevenson United Methodist Church, 123 N. Main St., Berlin, 4-7 p.m. Dinner includes corn beef, potatoes, cabbage, bread and drink. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for kids ages 4-10 and free to children 3 and younger. Bake table and carry outs available. Info: 443-235-6761.
SAT. March 15
ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE — Annual Ocean City parade travels along Coastal Highway from 60th Street to 44th Street, featuring marching units, floats and local celebrities. Begins at noon. Festival at 45th Street shopping area begins at 11 a.m. Info: Buck Mann, 410-289-6156 or www.delmarvairish.org.
HANDBELL FESTIVAL concert — Handbell Musicians of America Area 3 will hold an annual festival concert at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, 4:45 p.m. Guest conductor Deborah Rice will lead more than 575 handbell ringers. Info: Debbie Henning, 410-848-5482, email@example.com or areaiii.org.
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT FRIED CHICKEN DINNER — New Hope United Methodist Church, Willards, noon. Menu includes mashed potatoes, greens, string beans, macaroni and cheese, beets, biscuits, dessert and coffee. Cost is $12 for adults. Carry-outs available. Info: 410-543-8244 or 443-235-0251.
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. Produce, farm fresh eggs, organic goods, herbs, fresh cut flowers, soaps, jelly, homemade baked goods, honey and more.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY DINNER — Bethany United Methodist Church, 8648 Stephen Decatur Highway in West Ocean City, 5-7 p.m. Menu includes corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, dessert and beverage. Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children 11 and younger. All are welcome. Info: 410-629-0926.
SUN. March 16
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST BUFFET FUNDRAISER — Berlin Fire Hall, 214 N. Main St., 7:30-11:30 am. Menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits, cereals, coffee, milk and juice. Cost is $9 for adults, $7 for carryouts, $5 for children ages 5-12 and children 4 and younger eat free.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS — Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1, 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Help for those struggling with a compulsive eating problem, whether it is weight gain, bulimia, anorexia, or those who are a parent of a child with one of these problems. Meeting contribution is $1 weekly. Info: Bett, 410-202-9078.
ALCOHOLICS anonymous SUPPORT GROUP — Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1, 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, noon to 1 p.m. Fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope that they may help each other to recover from alcoholism. Open to the community. Info: Rob, 443-783-3529.
SHARING SUNDAY — South Fire Station, located on Ocean Parkway (South Gate), Ocean Pines, 1-3 p.m. The Democratic Women’s Club will collect non-perishable food, toiletries and paper products. Supplies will be shared with a local food ministry. Info: 410-641-6552.
MON. March 17
CPAP MASK FITTING — Atlantic General Hospital Sleep Disorders Diagnostic Center, 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, by appointment. For patients who are having trouble adjusting to their CPAP equipment. Free service. Appointment: Robin Rohlfing, 410-641-9726.
T.O.P.S. OF BERLIN MEETING — Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1, 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, 5-6:30 p.m. Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. The group meets weekly. Info: Edna Berkey, 410-251-2083.
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 a cappella 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.
DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S CLUB MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway. Coffee at 9:30 a.m. followed by 10 a.m.meeting. Michele Demanche, an assistant professor of art at UMES will discuss the importance of visual art in our world. All women welcome. Info: 814-322-2119.
TUES. March 18
THRIFT SHOP $5 BAG SALE — Atlantic United Methodist Church Thrift Shop, 105 Fourth St., Ocean City, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 410-289-7430.
WORCESTER COUNTY COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, Marlin Room, 235 Ocean Parkway, 5-6:30 p.m.Open to the public and women of all ages are invited. Group seeks volunteers for short-term assignments such as grant writing, fundraising and event planning. Info: Donna Main, 410-632-5040.
STEPPING ON, FALL PREVENTION WORKSHOP — Delaney Hall, St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 691 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, Del., 1-3 p.m. A well-researched falls prevention program. The group is free and meets weekly through April 8. Register: Dawn Denton, 410-641-9268.
YOGA — James G. Barrett Medical Office Building, Rotunda, 10231 Old Ocean City Blvd., Berlin, 5:30-6:45 p.m. All levels welcome. Cost is $72 for eight sessions or $10 drop-in fee for first time. Info: Georgette Rhoads, 410-641-9734 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WED. March 19
SHOP $5 BAG SALE — Atlantic United Methodist Church Thrift Shop, 105 Fourth St., Ocean City, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 410-289-7430.
AGH HYPERTENSION CLINIC — Walgreen’s, Bethany Beach, Del., 10 a.m. to noon and at Walgreen’s, Selbyville, Del., 1-3 p.m. Free blood pressure screening and health information. Info: Dawn Denton, 410-641-9268. Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital.
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. 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.
SUICIDE GRIEVERS’ SUPPORT GROUP — Worcester County Health Department, 9730 Healthway Drive, Berlin, 6 p.m. Open to anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide. Info: www.choosetolivemaryland.org or410-629-0164.
THURS. March 20
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.
PINE’EER CRAFT CLUB MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway. Refreshments at 9:45 a.m., business meeting at 10 a.m. Picture Frame Craft project to follow the meeting for the cost of $3. Take jewelry items to create a personalized picture frame or use sea shells (supplied). Project reservations: Louise, 410-430-0284. Guests welcome.
NEW YORK CITY DAY TRIP ‘ON YOUR OWN’ — The group will meet at the Community Church at Ocean Pines, 11227 Racetrack Road, Saturday, March 22 at 6 a.m. Motorcoach to arrive in New York City near Time Square at approximately 10:15 a.m. Return trip leaves at 7 p.m. Cost is $55 and includes bus driver tip. Sign up: Beverly Meadows, 443-235-1019 or email@example.com. A portion of the price will benefit the Relay for Life Team of Little Lambs and Community Church.
INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM CLASS — Class will be held Wednesdays, through April 30, 7-8:30 p.m. at Temple Bat Yam, 11036 Worcester Highway, Berlin. Open to anyone interested in learning more about Judaism. No cost, but to register email Rabbi Warshaw,firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUMC THRIFT SHOP — Atlantic United Methodist Church, 105 Fourth St., in Ocean City. Now open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 410-289-4458.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST — Ocean City Municipal Airport’s Terminal Building, 12724 Airport Road, Berlin, Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., through April 27. Serving pancakes, eggs, bacon and sausage. Suggested donation is $5, as a fundraiser for the Huey Veteran’s Memorial Display. Info: Airport Ops, 410-213-2471 or Coleman Bunting, 410-726-7207.
SINGERS WANTED — The Worcester Chorale will hold rehearsals on Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., from March 19 through June 25 at the Atlantic United Methodist Church, 105 Fourth St., in Ocean City. “Poetry, Lyrics, and Music,” a concert combining the lyrical flow of poetry with intricate melodies, will take place on June 29. Info: 410-208-4707.
OCFVC LADIES AUXILIARY — The group meets monthly on the firstMonday at 7 p.m. at the West Ocean City Fire Station, second floor, Keyser Point Road. New members welcome. Info: Denise, 443-359-2014 or any Ladies Auxiliary member.