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Out & About: September 27- October 3, 2013

FRIDAY, SEPT. 27

WINE FESTIVAL ON THE BEACH — Ocean City Inlet lot, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Featuring wineries from the East Coast. Also several vendors offering an array of International cuisine. Several arts and crafts vendors and micro-brewed beers for purchase. Music. Take a chair or blanket. General admission costs $30 at the gate and includes a commemorative wine glass and sample coupons or unlimited soft drinks from the designated driver location. Tickets cost $15 ages 13-20 and must be accompanied by a parent. Children age 12 and under are admitted free. Tickets: 800-OC-OCEAN and at the Convention Center Box Office. Info: 410-280-3306 or www.winefest.com for a discount coupon.

GEM, MINERAL & JEWELRY SHOW — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, noon to 6 p.m. Featuring 14k, sterling silver jewelry, pearls, beads, loose stones, crystals and more. Classic and contemporary designs for show and sale. Admission costs $5 for adults and free for students 15 and younger. A $1 coupon is offered online. Info: Barbara Haney, 804-746-7663Rirw1523@treasuresoftheearth.net or www.Treasurersoftheearth.net.

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.

‘55 ALIVE’ SAFE DRIVING PROGRAM — Call Dave Lloyd at 410-641-6278 for details and sign up for this class and information on later classes. Several auto insurance companies provide a 3 year discount for those taking the course.

HISTORIC TOURS OF ALL HALLOWS EPISCOPAL CHURCH CEMETERY — All Hallows Episcopal Church, 109 W. Market St., Snow Hill, 6-7 p.m.Guided walking tour and discussion highlighting the styles and materials used in headstones. Why were they chosen? What did these styles represent and how did they change over time? Who are some of the notable and interesting people interred there? What do their headstones tell about them, and how did people view death and dying centuries ago? Comfortable walking shoes advised. Autumn refreshments provided. Info: 707-951-0341.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 28

WINE FESTIVAL ON THE BEACH — Ocean City Inlet lot, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Featuring wineries from the East Coast. Also several vendors offering an array of International cuisine. Several arts and crafts vendors and micro-brewed beers for purchase. Music. Take a chair or blanket. General admission costs $30 at the gate and includes a commemorative wine glass and sample coupons or unlimited soft drinks from the designated driver location. Tickets cost $15 ages 13-20 and must be accompanied by a parent. Children age 12 and under are admitted free. Tickets: 800-OC-OCEAN and at the Convention Center Box Office. Info: 410-280-3306 or www.winefest.com for a discount coupon.

GEM, MINERAL & JEWELRY SHOW — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring 14k, sterling silver jewelry, pearls, beads, loose stones, crystals and more. Classic and contemporary designs for show and sale. Admission costs $5 for adults and free for students 15 and younger. A $1 coupon is offered online. Info: Barbara Haney, 804-746-7663Rirw1523@treasuresoftheearth.net or www.Treasurersoftheearth.net.

OUT OF THE DARKNESS COMMUNITY WALK — Ocean City Boardwalk at Caroline Street, 9 a.m. to noon. An international program sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Info: weremember@jessespaddle.org.

OC BEACH CLEAN UP — The Ocean City ParrotHeads will be partnering with the Town of Ocean City. Register: Gail Blazer, 410-289-8825. Rain or shine. Packet pick up is at 301 Baltimore Ave., at 10 a.m. There will be a social after the event.

‘REDISCOVERING LIFE AFTER TRAGIC LOSS’ TALK — Parke Clubhouse, 2 Arcadia Court, South Ocean Pines, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Speaker will be Ruthann Reim McCaffree, author of “Suddenly Single: A Guide for Rediscovering Life After Tragic Loss,” which was recently awarded a Mom’s Choice Award. A $7 registration fee includes lunch. RSVP: Flea Daly, 410-208-1272 or F.daly@mchsi.com by Sept. 25. Books will be available for purchase and signing. For more information about “Suddenly Single,” call Barbara Passwater, 410-251-2886 or Beverly Thomas, 410-641-8299.

BOGGS’ TOWN MEETING — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10 a.m. County Commissioner Judy Boggs’ town meeting will feature Katherine Gunby, of the Worcester County Health Department. Gunby will explain — in basic, easy-to-understand terms — who will be affected by “Obamacare” Insurance Plans and how to begin the process. Other guests include local Attorney Michael Mathers, who specializes in wills, trusts, estate planning; and also developer Palmer Gillis, who will discuss his plans for a long-awaited medical building to be built on Route 589. Commissioner Boggs will discuss new businesses that have located in the area during the summer, and other development being considered for the near future. Early arrival is recommended, as seating and parking are limited. Info: 410-641-6158.

NATIONAL ALPACA FARM DAYS — New Hope Alpaca Farm, 7383 New Hope Road, Willards, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free community event. Info: 443-497-4132 or jaesham@msn.com. Rain date is Oct. 5.

YARD SALE — Church of the Holy Spirit, 10001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, 7 a.m. to noon. Info: 410-723-1973.

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.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 29

GEM, MINERAL & JEWELRY SHOW — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring 14k, sterling silver jewelry, pearls, beads, loose stones, crystals and more. Classic and contemporary designs for show and sale. Admission costs $5 for adults and free for students 15 and younger. A $1 coupon is offered online. Info: Barbara Haney, 804-746-7663Rirw1523@treasuresoftheearth.net or www.Treasurersoftheearth.net.

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS CEREMONY — Church of the Holy Spirit, parking lot, 10001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, 1 p.m. In honor of St. Francis of Assisi, who loved all animals and whose feast day is Oct. 4. Pets should be on leashes or otherwise under their owners’ control. Any size, shape or type of pet is welcome. Info: 410-723-1973.

‘CAPTURE THE FLAG’ DAY OF GAMES — Ocean Pines Country Club, 100 Clubhouse Drive. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. This card game will have you laughing, moving around and meeting and greeting new people. Easy to learn. Prizes for all. Desserts as well as assorted lite fare items offered. Cost is $25. Reservations: Judy Butler, 410-600-0468. Sponsored by the Democratic Women’s Club.

NATIONAL ALPACA FARM DAYS — New Hope Alpaca Farm, 7383 New Hope Road, Willards, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free community event. Info: 443-497-4132 or jaesham@msn.com. Rain date is Oct. 5.

MONDAY, SEPT. 30

DELMARVA SWEET ADELINE CHORUS MEETS WEEKLY — The Delmarva Chorus, Sweet Adeline’s, under the direction of Carol Ludwig, meets eachMonday 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.

MUSEUM OPEN — Historic St. Martin’s Church Museum, 11413 Worcester Highway, near the intersection of routes 589 and 113, will be open everyMonday, through the end of October, from 1-4 p.m. Info: www.historicstmartinschurch.org.

TUESDAY, OCT. 1

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE OR OTHER DEMENTIAS FAMILY EDUCATION WORKSHOP — Harrison Senior Living of Snow Hill, 430 W. Market St., 6-8 p.m. Free and open to the public. A power point presentation which was developed by nationally recognized Alzheimer’s Disease experts. Refreshments provided. RSVP: Alison Nemcek, LGSW, 410-632-3755. Sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care.

FREE ‘MOTIVATION TO QUIT’ SMOKING CESSATION GROUP CLASS BEGINS — Berlin Health Center, 9730 Healthway Drive, 5-6 p.m., Oct 1 through Dec. 17. Seven sessions covering topics such as stress management, weight control, assertive communication, how to develop a quit plan, relapse prevention and physical activity. Vouchers available for nicotine replacement therapy. Register: Worcester County Health Department, 410-632-0056.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2
AGH DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 7-8 p.m. Michelle Clifton, AGHS Director, Clinical Operations, will discuss Patient Centered Medical Home. All are welcome. Info: 410-641-9703, Ellen Lurz, 443-814-5450 or elurz52@mchsi.com.

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.

THURSDAY, OCT. 3

34TH ANNUAL MID-ATLANTIC SURF FISHING TOURNAMENT — Ocean City beach from 20th Street to 119th Street. Participants must be pre-registered, have a permit to drive on the beach and hold a valid Maryland Saltwater Fishing License. Info: http://oceancitysurfanglersmd.com or 410-251-2203.

FREE ‘MOTIVATION TO QUIT’ SMOKING CESSATION GROUP CLASS BEGINS — Pocomoke Health Center, 400-A Walnut St., 5-6 p.m., Oct 3 through Dec. 19. Seven sessions covering topics such as stress management, weight control, assertive communication, how to develop a quit plan, relapse prevention and physical activity. Vouchers available for nicotine replacement therapy. Register: Worcester County Health Department, 410-632-0056.

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.

FREE FLY CASTING LESSONS — Meet at the Veterans Memorial parking lot, 4 p.m., rain or shine. Fishing will take place at the South Gate pond. All ages are welcome. Take fly casting tackle if you have it. Joe Reynolds will cover everything from the basic total beginner category to those with more advanced skills and experience. If interested, contact joe@outdoors.net.

‘BREAST HEALTH AND WELLNESS: BUILDING YOUR TOOLBOX’ EDUCATIONAL SYMPOSIUM — Carousel Resort Hotel and Condominiums, 118th Street and oceanfront in Ocean City, 5-8 p.m. Featured speakers are Sidney Barnes, MD, General Surgeon and Rabindra Paul, MD, Medical Oncologist and Hematologist, both of Atlantic General Hospital. Evening includes dinner, raffle prize giveaways and local organizations participating as exhibitors. The event is free, however, registration is necessary. Register: www.komenmd.org (click on the link on the homepage found under the “Save the Date” section) or 410-938-8990.

ONGOING EVENTS

DELMARVA NEEDLE ART SHOW & COMPETITION — Julia A. Purnell Museum, 208 W. Market St., Snow Hill, through Oct. 31. Exhibit of regional needle art including quilts, embroidery and more. Admission costs $2 for adults and 50 cents for children ages 5-12. Hours are Tuesday throughSaturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Info: Claire Otterbein, 410-632-0515 or www.purnellmuseum.com.

ART EXHIBIT — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, through November. The September/October Artist of the Month is Judy Benton. She is an abstract and realistic painter who is a multi-media artist. Artist Spotlight Exhibit features Stasia Heubeck and George Hamaty. These two artists paint together in the traditional method and are known as the “Classic Two.” Both are classically trained. For library hours, call 410-208-4014.hours, call 410-208-4014.

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.

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 Sept. 28, 29, 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.

FREE DIABETES SUPPORT GROUPS — Takes place the third Wednesday of each month at Snow Hill library, 307 N. Washington St., 1-2 p.m., and the third Thursday of each month at Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 1-2 p.m. Anyone interested in learning more about diabetes and its treatment is invited to attend. Info: Worcester County Health Department, Prevention Services, 410-632-0056.

FRIENDS OF THE OCEAN CITY LIBRARY — Group meets the first Friday of each month at 1 p.m in the library meeting room. Discussions on library and volunteer needs and often include interesting speakers. Followed by refreshments. New Friends always welcome.

FOOTBALL AND CHEER LEADING UPWARD SPORTS LEAGUE REGISTRATION — For boys and girls from Kindergarten through grade 6. All games and practices will be held on Old Worcester Highway in Berlin on the grounds of SonRise Church. Register: Tim Robinson, 410-629-1901 or Bob Horst, 757-639-4551.

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.

BOARDWALK SERVICES — Shenanigans 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.

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.

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.

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 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 9901 Coastal Highway. Social begins at9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m. Info: aarp1917.org.

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