OUT AND ABOUT IN OCEAN CITY
FRIDAY, MARCH 15
berlin book of the month — Berlin
library, 220 N. Main St., 1 p.m. Eckhart Tolle presents readers with an honest look at the current state of humanity. His book “A New Earth” will be discussed in two sessions. Info: 410-641-0650
rohligraphy — Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 11 a.m. Artist Dale Rohl of the Pocomoke Library introduces participants to her style of calligraphy. Traditional calligraphy has definite rules and styles that make it what it is. Learn how to abandon those constraints and use your creativity. Info: 410-957-0878.
ST. PATRICK’S INDOOR SOCCER TOURNEY Northside Park, 200 125th St. in Ocean City. Estimated attendance of more than 150 teams over four weekends, Feb. 22-24 (U18), March 1-3 (U10 and U14), March 8-10, (U12 and U16), March 15-17 (adult). Registration: www.oceancitymd.gov. Info:410-250-0125.
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.
SATURDAY, MARCH 16
ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE, FESTIVAL Ocean City parade begins at noon at 58th Street and marches south on Coastal Highway to the 45th Street Shopping Center, where the reviewing and judges stand will be located. Featuring pipe and drum bands, area high school marching bands and festively decorated St. Patty’s Day floats. Festival at the 45th Street shopping area will feature Irish entertainment, dancers, face painting, Irish apparel and food and drink, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. Info: www.delmarvairish.com or Buck Mann, 410-289-6156.
ST. PATRICK’S INDOOR SOCCER TOURNEY — Northside Park, 200 125th St. in Ocean City. Estimated attendance of more than 150 teams over four weekends, Feb. 22-24 (U18), March 1-3 (U10 and U14), March 8-10, (U12 and U16), March 15-17 (adult). Registration: www.oceancitymd.gov. Info:410-250-0125.
ST. PATRICK’S GOLF SCRAMBLE — Eagle’s Landing Golf Course, 12367 Eagle’s Nest Road, Berlin. Golf and food for $50 per player. Four-player teams. Traditional Irish-American lunch served after play. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. Info: 410-213-7277 or http://eagleslandinggolf.com.
‘HISTORY AND ART OF SCREEN PAINTING’ WORKSHOP — Ocean City Center for the Arts, 502 94th St., 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students, ages 10 and older, can create a large “easel size” screen painting. Cost is $50. Materials fee is $35. Register: 410-524-9433 or www.artleagueofoceancity.org.
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.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY DINNER — Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Luke’s Church) in Ocean City, noon to 7 p.m. Corned beef and cabbage dinner for $8 or corned beef sandwich for $6. Irish coffee and irish music. Walk-in or carryout. Info: 410-524-7994.
KIDS POTTERY CLASS — Ocean City Center for the Arts, 502 94th St., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon. Two sessions for students, ages 5-12, to explore clay and the ceramics process. Cost is $60 for Art League of Ocean City members and $72 for non-members. Materials included. Register: 410-524-9433 or www.artleagueofoceancity.org.
TEENS AND ADULT POTTERY CLASS — Ocean City Center for the Arts, 502 94th St., Saturdays, 1-3 p.m. Two sessions for students, ages 13 and older, to explore clay and the ceramics process and learn about glazing and firing. Cost is $60 for Art League of Ocean City members and $72 for non-members. Register: 410-524-9433 or www.artleagueofoceancity.org.
‘PIGGY PARTY’ PAPER MACHE CLASS
Ocean City Center for the Arts, 502 94th St., 10 a.m. to noon. Students, ages 7-12, will construct paper mache piggie sculptures. Be prepared to get messy. All tools and materials provided. Cost is $30 for Art League of Ocean City members and $36 for non-members. Materials included. Register:410-524-9433 or www.artleagueofoceancity.org.
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT FRIED CHICKEN DINNER New Hope United Methodist Church, 35815 Woodyard Road, Willards, noon. Mashed potatoes, greens, string beans, macaroni and cheese, beets, biscuits, dessert and coffee. Cost is $11 for adults. Carry-outs available. Info: 410-543-8244 or 443-235-0251.
BOATER SAFETY COURSE — Brandywine Senior Living at Fenwick Island, 21111 Arrington Drive, Selbyville, Del., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Course meets regulations for those born on or after Jan. 1, 1978. Cost is $10. Boater certifications issued after passing a written test. Register: Bob Adams, 302-541-4038. Lunch provided.
SUNDAY, MARCH 17
ST. PATRICK’S INDOOR SOCCER TOURNEY Northside Park, 200 125th St. in Ocean City. Estimated attendance of more than 150 teams over four weekends, Feb. 22-24 (U18), March 1-3 (U10 and U14), March 8-10, (U12 and U16), March 15-17 (adult). Registration: www.oceancitymd.gov. Info: 410-250-0125.
HOMECOMING — Showell United Methodist Church, 10115 Pitts Road, 2 p.m. Speaker is Joyce Davis LeCates. Music provided by Sacred Sounds. Meal to follow.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY MASS AND LUNCHEON St. Luke Church, 9903 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, 11:30 a.m. The Most Reverend W. Francis Malooly, Bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington, will preside. Luncheon will follow Mass at 1 p.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Center, 14401 Sinepuxent Ave., Ocean City. Sister Mary Bader, Daughter of Charity, will be the guest speaker. Tickets cost $15 and are available from St. Luke Parish Office, 410-250-0300; Bill McGarrity, 410-641-7992; or Charlie O’Brien, 302-988-1498.
‘FORGIVENESS SUNDAY RITE’ DIVINE LITURGY — St. Andrew Orthodox Church, 33384 Mackenzie Way, Lewes, 9:30 a.m. This inaugurates fasting until “Pascha” on May 5. All services are in English. Visitors are welcome. Lenten schedule, 302-645-5791 or www.orthodoxdelmar.org.
‘SHARING SUNDAY’ DONATIONS — Ocean Pines South Side Fire Station, 1-3 p.m. Collecting nonperishable food, paper goods and grocery cards. Donations collected every third Sunday of each month. This month’s drive is for Noel, St. Paul’s By the Sea Church. Info: Democratic Women’s Club of Worcester County, 410-641-6683.
MONDAY, MARCH 18
CPAP MASK FITTING — Atlantic General Hospital Sleep Disorders Diagnostic Center, 9733 Healthway Drive in Berlin. Free, monthly mask fitting clinic for patients who are having trouble adjusting to their CPAP equipment. Additional clinic offered for those who are apprehensive about the idea of using CPAP. By appointment only: Robin Rohlfing, 410-641-9726.
GREAT BOOKS DISCUSSION — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 2:30 p.m. Great Books focuses on works that shape our culture and provide a deeper appreciation for what it means to be human. Info: Don Winslow, 410-208-6613.
TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY MEETING Berlin group No. 169, Atlantic General Hospital, conference room 1, 9733 Healthway Drive in 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.
basic computer instruction
Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 1 p.m. In this two-part class participants will learn the basics of working with computers and computer software. Learn how to set up and access e-mail account, and how to navigate the Web. Space limited, Register: 410-957-0878
cultural diversity awareness
series: immigrant population — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 2 p.m. Dr. Timothy Dunn of Salisbury University will discuss immigrant populations, their cultural differences, challenges. Sponsored in part by a grant from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. Info: 410-641-0650
be a better you! — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 2 p.m. Right accessory can quickly transform your look from average to awesome. Bring yourself, a favorite scarf, a piece of jewelry or other accessories to this fun and informative program. Owner of several beauty salons and specialty shops, William Hyle will share his insight and style acumen to help present a “better you.” Info: 410-208-4014.
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.
DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S CLUB OF
WORCESTER COUNTY MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 9:30 a.m. for coffee, followed by meeting at 10 a.m. Speaker is Dr. Karen L. Olmstead, dean of the Henson School of Science and Technology at Salisbury University. She is an ecologist by training and received her doctorate in entomology. All Democratic and Independent women welcome. Info: 410-641-6683.
OPA 2013 SEARCH COMMITTEE OPEN MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 7 p.m. Offering information to those interested in running for Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors.
TUESDAY, MARCH 19
YOGA — James G. Barrett Medical Office Building, rotunda, 10231 Old Ocean City Boulevard, 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.
story time — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St. Stories, Rhymes, Finger Plays, Music and Crafts. For 2 to 5 year old children. Info: 410-641-0650.
young and restless — Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 10:30 a.m. Creative science, art and music activities for 3 to 5 year old children. Dress for a mess. For reservations: 410-957-0878.
salsa dance fever — Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 6:30 p.m. Dance instructor Mary McCormick teaches the art of Salsa dancing. Come alone or bring a partner. This course takes place every other Tuesday. Info: 410-957-0878.
OPA GM TOWN HALL MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 6 p.m. All welcome.
BOATING COURSE — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, March 19-21, 6-9 p.m. Learn about the local Ocean City waters. Get practical boating knowledge and advice from Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors, while obtaining a Maryland Boating certificate. Course meets the requirements of the Maryland Boating Safety Education Act for those born after July 1, 1972. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for those 16 and younger.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20
weight loss surgery seminar — Atlantic Bariatric Center, Berlin Main Place Complex, Berlin. 5-6 p.m. Receive information about lap band and gastric sleeve weight loss procedures. To register: 410-641-3960.
agh hypertension clinic — Walgreen’s, 32979 Coastal Highway, Bethany Beach, Del., 1-3 p.m. Free blood pressure screening and health information. Info: Dawn Denton, 410-641-9268.
HOLT PAPER & CHEMICAL CO. TRADE SHOW — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway. Info: 800-626-2326.
agh hypertension clinic — Walgreen’s, West Fenwick Boulevard, Selbyville, Del., 1-3 p.m. Free blood pressure screening and health information. Info: Dawn Denton, 410-641-9268.
cultural diversity awareness series: african americans — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 3:30 p.m. Worcester County NAACP President Dr. Roxie Dennis will discuss the organization and challenges African Americans still face in modern society. Sponsored in part by a grant from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. Info: 410-208-4014.
introduction to computers and the internet — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 8 a.m. This four-part class provides a foundation to be able to use the computer and the internet. First two weeks will introduction to Microsoft Word and accessing Internet. Second two weeks includes further work on Microsoft Word. E-mail accounts, online purchasing and banking are covered. Advance registration required. Classes fill up quickly. Register: 410-208-4014.
play time — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 10:30 a.m. Parents and children explore educational toys together in an interactive, free play program. Great place to make new friends and learn new skills while having fun! 410-524-1818
DELMARVA HAND DANCING CLUB — Meets every Wednesday at Skyline Bar & Grille at The Fenwick Inn, 138th Street and Coastal Highway in Ocean City. Beginner and intermediate lessons, 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by dancing until 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.
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.
country dance stepping — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 1 p.m. Learn to two-step, contra style dance and much more in this course taught by dance instructor Mary McCormick. Info: 410-524-1818
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.
RETIRED NURSES OF OCEAN PINES ANNIVERSARY LUNCHEON — Lighthouse Sound, 11:30 a.m. Honored guests are Michael Franklin, Atlantic General Hospital CEO, and Coleen Waring, vice president in charge of patient care. To attend luncheon, dues must be current. Cost is $17. Reservations by March 12. Info: Gail Alford, email@example.com or 410-208-1590.
SUICIDE GRIEVERS’ SUPPORT GROUP Worcester County Health Department, 9730 Healthway Drive, Berlin, every third Wednesday, 6 p.m. Open to anyone who has lost a friend or loved one to suicide. Free of charge. Info: 410-629-0164 or www.jessespaddle.org.
A TRIBUTE TO THE BLUES BROTHERS Southern Delaware School of the Arts, 27 Hoosier St., Selbyville, Del., 7 p.m. Performed by Southern Delaware School of the Arts Jazz and Rock Bands. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for students and $10 per family. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds benefit the instrumental music program.
THURSDAY, MARCH 21
Adult knitting & crocheting group Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 11 a.m. An informal monthly group for people who love to knit or crochet to gather and share ideas, patterns and projects. Info: 410-957-0878
story time — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road. Stories, Rhymes, Finger Plays, Music and Crafts. For 2- to 5-year-old children. Info: 410-208-4014.
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.
WORCESTER COUNTY TEA PARTY MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker is former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino. Open to the public. Info: 443-614-7214, WorTeaParty@gmail.com orwww.worcestercountyteaparty.com.
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.
play time — Snow Hill library, 307 N. Washington St., 10:30 a.m. Parents and children explore educational toys together in an interactive, free play program. Great place to make new friends and learn new skills while having fun. Info: 410-632-3495.
COASTAL HOSPICE BEREAVEMENT
SERVICES’ LUNCH SOCIAL — DeNovo’s
Trattoria Ocean Pines, 11310 Manklin Creek Road, Berlin, 1 p.m. Open to the public. RSVP: Lenora Berger, 410-726-6405.
9U SHOCKERS PIZZA NIGHT — Pizza Tugos, Route 50 in West Ocean City, 5-8 p.m. Pizza Tugos will donate 20 percent of your check to the team. Raffle tickets available that night. Drawings are at 7:30 p.m. Offer is dine-in only.
PINE’EER CRAFT CLUB OF OCEAN PINES MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 9:45 a.m. Following the business meeting, members will create a flower pot pen holder for the cost of $3.50. Reserve a kit: 410-208-3032. All residents of Ocean Pines welcome, as well as members in close proximity to the Ocean Pines area. Refreshments served.
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.
ORDERS FOR HOMEMADE PIES AND CHICKEN SALAD — Place orders for homemade pies, $9 and chicken salad, $6 per pint by calling Showell Christian Workers, 410-352-5163 or 302-436-8942 by April 3. Pick up orders April 6, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., at Showell United Methodist Church, 10115 Pitts Road, Showell.
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 March 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 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.
SILENT AUCTION — A silent auction to benefit the Art League of Ocean City’s scholarship fund is being held at the Ocean City Center for the Arts, 502 94th St. Local artist, Peter Cosby, has donated his original oil painting, “Atlantic Light,” valued at $6,000. Minimum bid is $2,500 with minimum increments of $100. Auction will close on May 31, at 4 p.m. To place a bid, visit the Center for the Arts, call the Art League of Ocean City at 410-524-9433 or visit www.artleagueofoceancity.org.
TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR ‘SISTER ACT’ BUS TRIP — Bus will depart from the Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, April 7, at 8:30 a.m. to arrive at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia for the 1 p.m. show. Will stop for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Group will return immediately after the show, stopping for dinner in Wilmington. Will arrive in Ocean Pines at 9 p.m. Cost is $80 and includes transportation and admittance to the show. Info: Ocean Pines Recreation & Parks Department, 410-641-7052.
SOUP FUNDRAISER — Ocean City Airport, 12724 Airport Road, Berlin, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., now through March 31. Soup and cake. Donation of $5 benefits the Ocean City Aviation Association’s Huey Memorial Fund. Info: Airport Operations, 410-213-2471 or Coleman Bunting, 410-726-7207.
TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR BUS TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY — Meet at the Community Church at Ocean Pines, 11227 Racetrack Road, April 13, at 5:50 a.m., bus will depart at 6 a.m. Arrive at Times Square at approximately 10:30 a.m. Spend the day on your own. Gather again at 6:15 p.m. for the return trip home. There will be a dinner stop with fast food options. Arrive back in Ocean Pines between 11:30 p.m. and midnight. Cost is $55 for motor coach transportation and driver tip. Portion will benefit the American Cancer Society. Beverly Meadows, 443-235-1019 or email@example.com.
HORSEBACK RIDING ON THE BEACH — Ocean City now offers horseback riding on the beach from 27th Street extending south to the Inlet jetty between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m., through March 30. Cost is $20 for a single-day permit and $50 for a seasonal permit. Permit applications: City Clerk’s Office in City Hall, 301 Baltimore Ave., Ocean City or online at www.oceancitymd.gov.