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Out & About: November 21-27, 2014

FRI. Nov. 21

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR — St. Mary Star of the Sea/Holy Savior, Father Connell Parish Center, 1705 Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Event includes shops, crafts, games, children’s room, silent auction, baked goods, plant center, doll house raffle and food court. Info:410-289-0652.

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.

MODPO — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 1-3 p.m. Monthly discussion group of modern and contemporary poetry. Info: 410-524-1818.

BERLIN BOOK OF THE MONTH — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 1 p.m. Featuring “A Reliable Wife,” by Robert Goolrick. Copies of each month’s selections are available in advance at the library. Info: 410-641-0650.

OCEAN CITY SHRINE CLUB MONTHLY MEETING — Peaky’s Rooftop Restaurant & Bar in the Fenwick Inn, 13801 Coastal Highway, Ocean City. Social hour from 6-7 p.m. followed by a Thanksgiving dinner. The meeting will follow and the slate of officers will be presented for approval. All Master Masons and their families are welcome. Info: Earl Hewitt, 410-208-6833.

Sat. Nov. 22

TURKEY SHOOT FUNDRAISER – Synepuxent Rod & Gun Club, 7909 Purnell Crossing Rd., Berlin, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Benefits Ocean City/Berlin Boy Scout Troop 225. Bring 12 or 20 gauge shotgun and ammo will be provided. Win restaurant/hotel gift certificates, tools, hunting supplies, turkeys, jewelry, etc.  Breakfast, lunch and bake sale. Visit www.octroop225.org/Turkey_Shoot/TurkeyShoot.htm for list of prizes. Info: Matt Norman, 443-366-5882 or scoutmaster@octroop225.org.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR — The River Church, 11004 Worcester Highway, Berlin, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Event features BBQ chicken dinners, baked goods, homemade arts and crafts, wreaths, scarves and ceramic Christmas trees. Vendor tables available for $15. Benefits youth teen conference. Info: 443-513-6449.

MBS 5K, FUN WALK AND KIDS DASH — Most Blessed Sacrament School, 11242 Racetrack Road, Berlin. The 5K starts at 8 a.m., family fun walk at 9 a.m. and kids dash at 9:30 a.m. Registration is $25 for 15 and older, $15 for 14 and under, and $10 for kids dash ages 3-11. All participants receive a t-shirt. Info: Lisa Mitchell, MitchellsInOC@yahoo.com.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR — St. Mary Star of the Sea/Holy Savior, Father Connell Parish Center, 1705 Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Event includes shops, crafts, games, children’s room, silent auction, baked goods, plant center, doll house raffle and food court. Santa Claus visits 12-3 p.m. Info: 410-289-0652.

BEACH PARTY FUNDRAISER — Fager’s Island, 201 60th Street, Ocean City, 1-5 p.m. OC-Berlin Optimist Club’s Stephen Decatur High School scholarship fundraiser features local craft beer, DJ Batman, silent auction and games. Menu includes BBQ, chicken, ribs, carved beef and more. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the door.
southern gospel concert — Friendship United Methodist Church, 10537 Friendship Road, Berlin, 7 p.m. The quartet “Driven” will perform. A love offering will be taken. Info: 410-641-2578.

BOOK SIGNING AND READING — Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Author Andrea Miles will introduce her haunting and hard-edged book “Trespassers.” Info: 410-957-0878.

NEW YORK CITY ADVENTURE & 9/11 MUSEUM BUS TRIP — Featuring an on-your-own tour of the 9/11 Museum including the memorial. After the museum, the day is yours to explore the city. Bus departs the Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway on Nov. 22 at 5:30 a.m. and returns at approximately 11:30 p.m. Cost including the museum ticket is $100. Trip on-your-own not including museum ticket is $80. Register: 410-641-7052 or stop in the Ocean Pines Recreation Department.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT — St. Andrews Center, 14401 Sinepuxent at 144th Street, Ocean City. Doors open at 5 p.m. By “Irishman’s Chorale” of Baltimore and “WSCL’s Kara Dahl Russell” of Salisbury University. Donations are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Children 11 and younger are admitted free. Sponsored by the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians; all proceeds go to charity. Info: Betty Jane Ertel, 410-208-3847.

INTERNATIONAL SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE LOSS DAY — Snow Hill library, 307 North Washington St., 11 a.m. The film “The Journey” will be screened, lunch served and time for fellowship and memorial activities. No charge for attendance. Info: www.choosetolivemaryland.org or 410-726-3090.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 3 Church St., Berlin, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Silent auction, Book Nook, Nancy’s Famous Bake Sale, White Elephant sale, Holiday Cards and more. All welcome. Info: 410-641-4385.

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. Nov. 23

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR — St. Mary Star of the Sea/Holy Savior, Father Connell Parish Center, 1705 Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Event includes shops, crafts, games, children’s room, silent auction, baked goods, plant center, doll house raffle and food court. Info: 410-289-0652.

southern gospel concert — Friendship United Methodist Church, 10537 Friendship Road, Berlin, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. The quartet “Driven” will perform. A love offering will be taken. Info: 410-641-2578.

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.

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.

SNOW HILL COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE — Snow Hill Christian Church, 300 Park Row, 7 p.m. An offering will be taken for Snow Hill Ministerial Association Emergency Fund. Non-perishable food items will be collected for the Ebenezer Community Food Pantry. Info: Rev. Dale Jacobs, 302-436-5974.

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.

MON. Nov. 24

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.

WRITING FOR WELLNESS — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 1:30-3 p.m. Group uses exercises to stimulate process for creative expression. No prior writing experience needed. Info: 410-208-4014.

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.

PINK RIBBON PINUPS FALL FUNDRAISER — Burley Oak, Berlin, 6-9 p.m. Pint party with silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Burley Oak will donate a portion of sales. Bar staff from Pickles Pub will be on  hand, donating their time and tips. To make silent auction or monetary donations, contact Brandi at 443-614-2620 or bnmellinger@gmail.com.

TUES. Nov. 25

PLAY TIME — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 10:30 a.m. Parents and children, ages infant to 5 years, explore educational toys together in an interactive, free-play program. Info: 410-641-0650.

THE MOMS CLUB — Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 10 a.m. Moms Offering Moms Support offers a chance for stay-at-home moms to meet. Play dates, babysitting co-ops, arts and crafts and more. Take the kids. Info: 410-957-0878.

IPAD CHICKS – BEGINNERS — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10 a.m. to noon. Explore the world of iPads while learning from each other. Info: 410-208-4014.

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. Nov. 26

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 or gmansell@atlanticgeneral.org.

YOUNG AND RESTLESS ‘DIGGING DINOSAURS’ — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10:30 a.m. Children, ages 3-5, will create, explore and learn. Dress to get messy. Info: 410-208-4014.

STORY TIME — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 10:30 a.m. Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts for children ages 2-5. 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.

NAACP CHAPTER ELECTIONS — Snow Hill library, 307 N. Washington St., 6:30 p.m. Chapter Elections will be held, with all members in good standing eligible to vote. Members need to have their ID and current membership card to vote. Info: Chuck Hebert, 301-651-3165.

THURS. Nov. 27

THANKSGIVING DAY SERVICE – Bethany United Methodist Church, 8648 Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin, 9 a.m. Service consists of singing praises, sharing prayers of gratitude and reflecting on meditations of Thanksgiving. All are welcome. Info: Rev. Connie Paulson, 410-641-5194 orwesconnie55@gmail.com.

5TH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DAY CROSSFIT DASH – Worcester County Veterans Memorial, Racetrack Road, Ocean Pines. Registration 8 a.m., Dash 9 a.m. Dash is a 2.4 mile run/walk around the pond suitable for all fitness levels. Benefits Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots. Entry fee is a new, unwrapped toy.  Info: Marley Rakow, 443-235-1779 or marleybrakow@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 5:30 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.

ONGOING EVENTS

WINTERFEST OF LIGHTS — Northside Park, 200 125th St. in Ocean City, Nov. 20-Jan. 4. 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. and Friday and Saturday, 5:30-10:30 p.m. Info: 800-OC-OCEAN, 410-250-0125 or www.ococean.com.

AIRPORT BREAKFAST — Ocean City Municipal Airport, 12724 Airport Road, Berlin, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, through Nov. 23. Menu includes eggs, bacon, pancakes, sausage, scrapple and coffee. A $7 suggested donation collected for the care of the Huey Veterans Memorial. Info: 410-726-7207.

HORSE & CARRIAGE RIDES — Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., through April 26. 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.

‘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.

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/.

MONTHLY NASA BUS TRIPS — Trips are planned for September, October, November and December. Cost is $25 for transportation and tour of the NASA Wallops Flight Facility; does not include the cost of lunch. Bus departs the Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway at9 a.m. and returns at approximately 4 p.m. Reservations: 410-641-7052 or stop in the Ocean Pines Recreation Department.

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