Out & About: May 1-7, 2015

FRI. May 1

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BINGO — Columbus Hall, 9901 Coastal Highway (behind of St. Luke’s Church), Ocean City. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments for sale. Info: 410-524-7994.

BUS TRIP TO GREEN DRAGON FARMERS MARKET — Located in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, the Green Dragon features more than 400 local growers, merchants and craftsmen. On May 1, buses will leave from Snow Hill at 6:30 p.m. and from Ocean Pines at 7 a.m. Cost is $43. Sponsored by the Worcester County Library Foundation. Reservations: For Ocean Pines pickup is at the Ocean Pines library. For Snow Hill pickup call Lisa Outten Stant, 410-632-3970.

‘ALADDIN Jr.’ — Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, 12242 Racetrack Road, Berlin, 7 p.m. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $2 for students. Info: 410-208-1600 or www.mostblessedsacreamentschool.
com.

BES RELAY FOR LIFE SPRING FLING — Costa Ventosa Winery, 9031 Whaleysville Road, Whaleyville, 5:30-8 p.m. Tickets cost $15 and includes light fare, a glass of wine or beer, water soda and entertainment. Also a Chinese auction and additional beer or wine may be purchased. Proceeds benefit the Buckingham Elementary School’s Adult American Cancer Society Relay For Life Team. Info: 410-352-9867.

‘THE ART OF HEARING … OR NOT’ OPENING RECEPTION — Ocean City Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street, 5-7 p.m. Unique art and public awareness exhibit on hearing loss and communication. Featuring Barbara Hager, Amy Marcoux, Kathy Mumford and Willow Salzer. Info:katie@artleagueofoceancity.org or www.artleagueofoceancity.org.

SAT. May 2

PLANT MAZE IS TURNING 20 — Planet Maze, 3305 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, noon to 2 p.m. RSVP: Cathy, 410-524-4386.

11TH ANNUAL WHITE MARLIN FESTIVAL & CRAB SOUP COOK-OFF — Somerset Street Plaza, downtown Ocean City, noon to 3 p.m. Crab soup cook-off with local chefs competing for the title of “Best Crab Soup.” Also featuring entertainment for kids, exhibits and live music. The public and sample and vote for a small fee. Info: 410-289-1413 or www.downtownassociation.net.

RIDE FOR THE FEAST — Ocean City Boardwalk at Third Street, 7-7:45 a.m.A two-day, 140 bicycle ride from Ocean City to Baltimore City with proceeds benefiting Moveable Feast. Info: Samantha Flotternesch, 410-327-3420, Ext. 11 or sflotternesch@mfeast.org.

OC ISLAND TO ISLAND HALF MARATHON/ 5K — Half marathon runners start at Assateague Island and finish their 13.1 miles in the Ocean City Inlet. 5K runners run along the Ocean City Boardwalk. Packet pick-up for May 1, 1-9 p.m. Info: Chis Klebe, dom1414@aol.com or www.octrirunning.com.

WORCESTER COUNTY GARDEN CLUB PLANT AUCTION AND SALE — Calvin B. Taylor House Museum, 208 N. Main Street, Berlin, 10 a.m. Annuals, perennials, shrubs and other garden related items. Info: Glenda Clarke, 410-632-2504. Rain date is May 3.

OUTDOOR FLEA MARKET — Bethany United Methodist Church, 8648 Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast, lunch, soups and baked goods. Table rental: 410-629-0926.

‘ALADDIN Jr.’ — Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, 12242 Racetrack Road, Berlin, 7 p.m. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $2 for students. Info: 410-208-1600 or www.mostblessedsacreamentschool.
com.

QUARTER AUCTION — Parsonsburg Fire House. Doors open at 5 p.m., auction starts at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $7 in advance or $10 at the door (includes one paddle). Additional paddles cost $3. Refreshments available, 50/50s, various vendors. Proceeds benefit the Buckingham Elementary School’s Adult American Cancer Society Relay For Life Team. Tickets: Ellen Lurz, 443-814-5450.s

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BREAKFAST SPECIAL — Columbus Hall, 9901 Coastal Highway (behind St. Luke’s Church) in Ocean City, 8-11:30 a.m. Menu includes scrambled eggs, western omelet, bacon, sausage, home fries, chipped beef, toast, French toast, pancakes, blueberry pancakes, orange juice and coffee. Cost is $9 for adults and $4 for children 7 and younger. Info: 410-524-7994.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST — Ocean City Municipal Airport, Terminal Building,9 a.m. to noon, through April 25. Serving pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, etc., and coffee. Suggested donation is $7. Proceeds support the Huey Veteran’s Memorial Display. Info: Airport Ops, 410-213-2471 or Coleman Bunting, 410-726-7207.

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. 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.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY WAREHOUSE OPEN — Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County Warehouse, 7033 Worcester Highway, Newark, 8 a.m. to noon. Currently accepting donations in the form of gently used furniture, appliances and building supplies. Info: 410-208-4440.

SUN. May 3

KIWANIS ITALIAN DINNER — DeNovo’s Trattoria, 11310 Manklin Creek Road, Berlin, two seatings at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 11 and younger. Carryout available. Walk-ins taken as space permits. Benefits the Youth of our community. RSVP: Ralph Chinn, 410-208-6719.

SPRING FLING — Golden Sands Condominium, 10900 Coastal Highway, Ocean City. Cocktails and appetizers (cash bar), 6-7 p.m. and buffet dinner and dancing, 7-10 p.m.  Music by Bob Hughes. Contact: Tom Mullin, 410-641-6139.

‘ALADDIN Jr.’ — Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, 12242 Racetrack Road, Berlin, 3 p.m. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $2 for students. Info: 410-208-1600 or www.mostblessedsacreamentschool.
com.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BREAKFAST SPECIAL — Columbus Hall, 9901 Coastal Highway (behind St. Luke’s Church) in Ocean City, 8-11:30 a.m. Menu includes scrambled eggs, western omelet, bacon, sausage, home fries, chipped beef, toast, French toast, pancakes, blueberry pancakes, orange juice and coffee. Cost is $9 for adults and $4 for children 7 and younger. Info: 410-524-7994.

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.

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.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST — Ocean City Municipal Airport, Terminal Building,9 a.m. to noon, through April 26. Serving pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, etc., and coffee. Suggested donation is $7. Proceeds support the Huey Veteran’s Memorial Display. Info: Airport Ops, 410-213-2471 or Coleman Bunting, 410-726-7207.

MON. May 4

RAFFLE FUNDRAISER — Berlin Intermediate School PTA will be raffling 10 gift baskets. For a complete list of gift baskets, go towww.berlinintermediate.org and click on the PTA link. For raffle tickets, contact Trisha Kaufman, 410-706-2257 or come out to Sweet Frog, 67th Street, bayside, Ocean City from 5-7 p.m. Raffle will be held at 7 p.m.

AARP MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway. Social time at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m. Speaker will be Jackie Harper from AARP Services. Take a can of food for Diakonia. Info: Larry Walton, 443-831-1791 or lrwalto@yahoo.com.

FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING — Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, 100 East Carroll St., Salisbury, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Appointments required: 410-543-7006.

LA ON LOCATION RIBBON CUTTING — Liquid Assets Bistro and Package Goods, Ocean City, noon. A full service custom catering division that focuses on a personalized approach using local and seasonal produce. Info: LA94.com or Paula Ross, 410-524-7037.

HYPERTENSION CLINICS — Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital and takes place the first Monday of every month at Apple Discount Drugs, 314 Franklin Ave., in Berlin, 10 a.m. to noon and at Walgreens, 11310 Manklin Creek Rd., in Ocean Pines, 1-3 p.m. Free blood pressure screening and health information. Info: Dawn Denton, 410-641-9268.

CANCER THRIVING AND SURVIVING WORKSHOP — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 1-3:30 p.m. For those in treatment of cancer, individuals in recovery and caregivers to attend together. The workshop is free and meets six weeks, April 13-May 18. Register: Gail Mansell, 410-641-9725 or gmansell@atlanticgeneral.org.

NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCTION PROGRAM — Worcester Youth & Family Center, 124 N Main St, Berlin, 6:30-9 p.m. These 12 classes, held Mondays and Thursdays for 6 weeks, are structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness. Registration required: 443-229-2744 or namimdls@gmail.com.

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.

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP — St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 405 Flower St., Berlin, first Monday of each month, 6-7 p.m. All welcome. Info: Darlene Jameson, 410-629-6877 or the AGH Diabetes Outpatient Education program, 410-641-9703.

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. May 5

29TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Offering free health screenings including glucose and lipid panel (12  hour fast required), vendors and free health education. Info: Melvin Friedman, 410-524-1177, http://aarp1917.org, Dawn Denton, 410-641-9268 or ddenton@atlanticgeneral.org.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER EDUCATION SERIES — MAC, Inc. Area Agency on Aging Senior Center, 909 Progress Circle, Salisbury, 1-3 p.m., Thursdays, April 7-May 26. This free, eight-session series, titled “Living with Alzheimer’s Disease for Care Partners,” is designed to help caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Middle stage, part 2. RSVP is requested: Amy Schine, 410-749-4940 or amys@geried.com.

LIFETIME INCOME SEMINAR — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 2-4 p.m. Robbin Gray will discuss how retirees can make the most of their retirement, investments, Social Security and other income. Free and open to the public, but registration is required: 410-641-7052 orrec@oceanpines.org. Info: www.OceanPines.org, Teresa Travatello, 410-641-7717, Ext. 3006 or ttravatello@oceanpines.org.

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

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.

ON YOUR OWN, BUT NOT ALONE – WOC Fitness, 12319 Ocean Gateway, West Ocean City, 5 p.m. Weight loss support group with discussions about nutrition, exercise, health and weight loss. Cost is $5 per meeting. Info:dillon128@aol.com.

WED. May 6

FREE FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER SEMINAR — Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, second floor, 12320 Ocean Gateway, West Ocean City. Registration, networking and breakfast at 8:30 a.m., seminar from 9-10:30 a.m.Hosted by the Young Professionals of Ocean City.

PTA PROSPECTIVE STUDENT MEETING — Wor-Wic Community College, Room 109 of the Allied Health Building, Salisbury, 6-8 p.m. Students interested in the new physical therapist assistant (PTA) program are required to attend one of these meetings (May 6, May 14 or June 10). Reserve a seat:sennis@worwic.edu or 410-572-8740.

HYPERTENSION CLINICS — Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital and takes place the first Wednesday of every month at Rite Aid, 10119 Old Ocean City Blvd., in Berlin, 10 a.m. to noon and at Rite Aid, 11011 Manklin Creek Road in Ocean Pines, 1-3 p.m. Free blood pressure screening and health information. Info: Dawn Denton, 410-641-9268.

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road,7-8 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. All welcome. Info: AGH Diabetes Outpatient Education program, 410-641-9703.

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 DANCE 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.

ON YOUR OWN, BUT NOT ALONE – WOC Fitness, 12319 Ocean Gateway, West Ocean City, noon. Weight loss support group with discussions about nutrition, exercise, health and weight loss. Cost is $5 per meeting. Info:dillon128@aol.com.

THURS. May 7

SPRINGFEST — Ocean City Inlet Lot, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Food, live entertainment and unique arts and crafts under four big-top tents. Continuous variety of musical performances on two stages. All entertainment is free with the exception of the headline act. Tonights headliner is Beatlemania, 7 p.m.. Tickets cost $10 and $15 and may be purchased through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com or 800-551-7328) or at the Convention Center Box Office, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission to the festival is free. Info: 800-626-2326 or www.ococean.com.

WOMEN’S CLUB OF OCEAN PINES MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 10 a.m. Scholarships and community donations for membership year 2014-2015 to be awarded. Refreshments served. Info: Dianna Bolyard, 410-208-9326.

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER — In front of City Hall, 301 Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, noon, rain or shine. Members of the community pray for our nation, leaders, community and more. Government leaders, ministers and citizens will participate.

NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCTION PROGRAM — Worcester Youth & Family Center, 124 N Main St, Berlin, 6:30-9 p.m. These 12 classes, held Mondays and Thursdays for 6 weeks, are structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness. Registration required: 443-229-2744 or namimdls@gmail.com.

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 p.m., games start at 6:30 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.

ONGOING EVENTS

‘ASK A MASTER GARDENER’ — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, every Tuesday, 1-4 p.m., through September. Offered by the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Service. Put plant damage samples in a plastic bag and label with name and phone number.

SPRING RESTAURANT WEEK — Throughout Ocean City, April 19-May 3. Participating restaurants offer great deals on their menu items. Info: 410-289-6733 or www.oceancityrestaurantweek.com.

WORCESTER COUNTY PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, second Tuesday of each month, 2:30 p.m. Speakers, exercise, discussions and more. Info: 410-208-3132.

MAC INC. FUN DAY — Jolly Roger Amusement Park, 2901 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, July 25, rain or shine. Tickets include unlimited Splash Mountain and golf from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and amusement rides from 2-6 p.m.  Tickets cost $25 and are on sale in advance only by calling 410-742-0505, Ext. 113. Proceeds provide scholarships to the Richard A. Henson Wellness Center at MAC Inc.

STAR CHARITIES MEETING — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10 a.m., on the first Friday of each month. Meeting of volunteers. Info: Anna Foultz, 410-641-7667.

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, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and every Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring the latest creations by members of the Pine’eer Craft Club.

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