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Out and About Week Of March 1st

FRIDAY, MARCH 1

Ocean City Center for Arts GRAND OPENING — Ribbon cutting at 4:30 p.m., 502 94th St. Following the ceremony, Art League of Ocean City will host its first reception of 2013 in the new building. Featuring guest artist Patrick Henry. The Galleria will feature works by member artists in all media. Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum will present a historical display in honor of the Art League’s 50th anniversary. Info: www.artleagueofoceancity.org or 410-524-9433.

First Friday Jazz — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 7-9 p.m. An evening of films and videos of iconic jazz greats from 1950s to present, drawn from the personal library of presenter Jim Young. Info: 410-208-4014.

SPAGHETTI DINNER — Stevenson UMC, 123 North Main St. in Berlin, 7 p.m. Spaghetti dinner with sausage, salad, bread and drink. Eat in or carry-out. Cost is $7.95 for adults; $4.95 for children ages 5-12; and free for children 5 and younger. Info: 443-235-6761.

LAP TIME — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St.   Children will be introduced to songs, games, finger plays and movement activities. Parents and caregivers will learn fun ways to interact with children. 10:30 a.m. Info: 410-641-0650.

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 2

Ocean City center for the arts Open house — 502 94th St., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests may view a pottery demonstration and participate in hands-on art project as they tour the new building. Sign up for spring classes and visit artist studios. Info: www.artleagueofoceancity.org. or 410-524-9433.

Write It! creative writing forum Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 10 a.m. Novice and established writers gather to share their fiction, nonfiction and creative writing projects. Program includes critiques and appreciation as well as market leads and writing exercises. Participants will be invited to share their works, learn how to be published and share their experiences with fellow writers. 410-641-0650
indoor flea market — Bethany United Methodist Church, 8648 Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin. Breakfast and lunch. Great soups and baked goods. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 410-629-0926.

Basket Bingo— Showell Elementary School, Route 589. Doors open 5 p.m., Games start at 6 p.m. Advances tickets cost $20, $25 at the door. Sponsored by Soroptimists of Berlin/Ocean City. Info: 410-5883.
Indoor Multi Family Yard Sale— Ocean City Volunteer Fire Station 5, 10124 Keyser Point Road, West Ocean City. Donate gently used items to Ladies Auxillary OCVFC or rent a table for $10. 50/50 raffle, baked goods, refreshments, auxiliary cookbooks. Info: 443-359-2014.
BIS Artfest — Berlin Intermediate School, 309 Franklin Ave., Berlin, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring 17 art stations for making mobiles, jewelry, mosaics and sculptures. Wear art-friendly clothing. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $5 per child. Info: 410-632-5320.
All-You-Can-Eat Chicken Buffet Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church – Willards, 35639 Mount Hermon Road, Pittsville, 11 a.m. Menu includes chicken, vegetables, beverages and desserts. Cost is $11 for adults, $5 children, and free to kids ages 6 and younger. Bake table and carry-outs. Info: 443-614-9898.
PAUL MERLEIN DRAWS BIG FACES — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road. “The Magic Marker Wizard” combines art, comedy, and audience participation as he draws famous faces from the world of Dr. Seuss. For all ages. Kick off “Read Across Maryland Month” with us! Info: 410-208-4014.
Up, Up and Away — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway. Come soar with 4-H to new heights as we learn about the wonder of flying machines. For children 6 and over. Info: 410-524-1818.

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.
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. SUNDAY, MARCH 3 relay for life — Old Pro Golf, 68th Street, Ocean City. Cost is $10 per person, includes drink and snack. Silent Auction, 50/50 raffles, bake sale, many vendors, “31” Jewelry, local artists, party geared for all. Info: 443-880-7180.
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.

MONDAY, MARCH 4

Consistancy For Creativity — Ocean City Center for the Arts, 502 94th St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art instructor Kirk McBride will demonstrate oil painting and help students develop a process that will work for you. Cost is $200 for members, $240 for non-members. To register: 410-524-9433 or online: www.artleagueofoceancity.org.
T.O.P.S of Berlin — Atlantic General Hospital, 9733 Healthway Drive in Berlin, Conference Room 1. 5-6:30 p.m. Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. They meet weekly. Info: 410-251-2083.
AGH diabetes support group — St Paul’s United Methodist Church, 405 Flower St., Berlin. 6-7 p.m. Speaker will be Dr. Lucy Van Voorhees of Peninsula Cardiology. Topic will be “Heart Disease and Diabetes.” Support group meets first Monday of every month. All are welcome. Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital. Info: 410-629-6877 or 410-641-9703.
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 — Apple Drug,  314 Franklin Ave., Berlin, 10 a.m. to noon. Free blood pressure screening and health information. Info: 410-641-9268.

AGH Hypertension Clinic— Walgreen’s,  11307 Manklin Creek Road, Ocean Pines, 1-3 p.m. Free blood pressure screening and health information. Info: 410-641-9268.
CPAP Mask Fitting — Atlantic General Hospital, 9733 Healthway Drive in Berlin. Atlantic General Hospital’s Sleep Disorders Diagnostic Center hosts a monthly mask fitting clinic for patients who are having trouble adjusting to their CPAP equipment. Free service, but requires patient to call ahead for appointment. Contact: 410-641-9726.

Aarp meeting — AARP Chapter 4507, Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway. Social time starts 9:30 a.m., meeting starts at 10 a.m. Guest speaker will be Wendy Meyers from the Cricket Advocacy of Worcester County. Take canned goods for Diakonia. Info: 443-831-1791.

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.

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.

LANDMARK CASES OF THE SUPREME COURT — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 1 p.m. In this six-week course, participants will develop a better understanding of the operation of the Federal Judiciary and the impact of the Supreme Court’s most important judicial decisions on American history. Register: 410-524-1818.

TUESDAY, MARCH 5

consistency for creativity — Ocean City Center for the Arts, 502 94th St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art instructor Kirk McBride will demonstrate oil painting and help students develop a process that will work for you. Cost is $200 for members, $240 for non-members. To register: 410-524-9433 or online: www.artleagueofoceancity.org.
Yoga — James G. Barret Medical Office Building, Rotunda,  Berlin. 5:30-6:46 p.m. All levels welcome. Cost: $72 for 8 sessions or $10 drop-in fee for first time. Info: 410-641-9734 or grhoads@atlanticgeneral.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.
play time — Pocomoke library, 301 Market 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. 410-957-0878.
Reflexology 101 — Snow Hill library, 307 N. Washington St., 2 p.m. Reflexology is a science that deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands which correspond to all glands, organs and parts of the body. Reflexology is a unique method of using the thumb and fingers to apply acupuncture on these points to break up energy blockages and bring comfort and relaxation to the human spirit. Class taught by Karen Relay, certified and licensed in Maryland and Delaware. Info: 410-632-3495.
Salsa Dance Fever — Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 6:30 p.m. Dance instructor Mary McCormick teaches us the art of Salsa dancing. Come alone or bring a partner. This course takes place every other Tuesday. 410-957-0878.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6

Consistency For Creativity— Ocean City Center for the Arts, 502 94th St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art instructor Kirk McBride will demonstrate oil painting and help students develop a process that will work for you. Cost is $200 for members, $240 for non-members. To register: 410-524-9433 or online: www.artleagueofoceancity.org.
E-Reader Tech Zoo — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 2 pm. Kindle Connections – Learn how to download ebooks from your library to your Kindle, 3 p.m. Nook Know-How – Learn how to download ebooks from your public library to your Nook, 4 p.m. iPad Info – Lean how to download ebooks from your public library to your iPad. Info: 410-641-0650
cultural diversity awareness series: comparative religious studies Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 1 p.m. Dr. James Hatley leads the discussion of religious diversity, and traditions of Indigenous, Jewish, Christina, Buddhist, Shinto and Taoist religions. This program is sponsored in part by the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. Info: 410-208-4014
ocean pines book of the month Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 1 p.m. Kelley Rouse will lead the discussion of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. Info: 410-208-4014
foreign policy key issues: discussion group — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10 a.m. to noon. Reading and discussion of major foreign policy issues which meets bi-monthly until May. Moderated by Jim Young. Study guide provided. Register: 410-208-4014.
story time — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway. Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts. For 2- to 5-year-old children. Info: 410-524-1818.
introduction to computers, internet — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 8 a.m. Four-part class provides a foundation to be able to use computers and Internet. First two weeks will include introduction to Microsoft Word and accessing Internet. Second two weeks includes further work on Microsoft Word. E-mail accounts, online purchasing and banking covered. Advance registration required. Classes fill up quickly, register: 410-208-4014.
grace parker all you can eat breakfast — First Presbyterian Church, 13th Street in Ocean City. Eggs any style, pancakes, buckwheat pancakes, bacon, Milton sausage, country ham, homemade biscuits, hash brown potatoes, grits, coffee, tea. Cost is $8; $6 carry-out. Milk, sodas, orange juice available. Info: 410-289-9340.
agh hypertension clinic — Rite Aid,  11011 Manklin Creek Road, Berlin, 1-3 p.m. Free blood pressure screening and health information. Info: 410-641-9268.
AGH diabetes support group — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road. 7-8 p.m. Speaker will be Dr. Todd Bescak of Chesapeake Eye Center. Topic will be “Eye Care” Support group meets first Wednesday of every month. All are welcome. Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital. Info: 443-814-5450, 410-641-9703 or elurz52@mchsi.com.
living well workshop — Selbyville Library, 11 S. Main St, Selbyville, Del., 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. “Living Well” is a six-week workshop that teaches participants hot to live a quality life with chronic disease. Including diabetes, depression, asthma, brontitis, pain, heart disease or any conditions that hinder you from living the life you desire. Held Thursdays, March 6-April 10. Register: 410-629-6820
play time — Pocomoke library, 301 Market St. Parents and infants to 5-year-old children explore educational toys together in an interactive. free play program. Great place to make new friends and learn new skills. Info: 410-957-0878.
story time — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway. Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts. For 2- to 5-year-old children. Info: 410-524-1818.
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.
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.
TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY MEETING  Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, Wednesdays, 4:45-6 p.m. TOPS is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. It meets weekly. Info: 302-436-3682. THURSDAY, MARCH 7 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.
barista and books — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10:30 a.m. Stories, crafts, cocoa and pastries for infants to 5-year-olds. Freshly brewed coffee for parents provided by Starbucks. Info: 410-208-4014.
young and restless — Snow Hill library, 307 N. Washington St., 10:30 a.m. Creative science, art and music activities for 3- to 5-year-old children. Dress for a mess. For reservations: 410-632-3495.
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. ONGOING EVENTS 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; Coleman Bunting, 410-726-7207; or Tom Oneto, 410-641-6888.
COMPUTER AND E-READER INSTRUCTION  Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway. Staff offers individual computer or E-Reader instruction by appointment: 410-524-1818.
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., Nov. 1 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.
HORSE AND CARRIAGE RIDES IN  OC Horse and carriage rides offered 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, through April 14. (depending on weather and ridership). Begin at inlet lot near Thrasher’s. Cost is $10 per person for adults, free to children 3 and younger. Info: 410-289-1413 or 443-783-1409.

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