Things To Do In Ocean City Week Of February 22nd

Things To Do In Ocean City Week Of February 22nd

Give me an “O”, give me a “C”….that’s what you will be hearing if you are in Ocean City this weekend.  That’s right, this weekend is the Reach the Beach National Championships.  Recreation and school cheerleading teams from around the world will gather to compete under the bright concert lighting at the Ocean City Convention Center.  With all of the cheer and dance as well as professionally choreographed awards ceremony, this is a sell out event.  Monetary prizes and awards are given for various categories including individual and partner stunts, team routine, high score in cheer and dance and coach of the year.  Teams can qualify for the US Finals here as well. Carpooling is suggested as parking may be hard to find in peak times.  Times for the public to attend is vary by day but typically start at 7am until 10pm.  Admission is $20 for adults, $14 for children and seniors.  For more detailed information on this event including awards, prizes, directions and more visit their spectators guide.

Other things to do this weekend include the start of the St. Patrick’s Indoor Soccer Tournament which takes place at Northside Park on 125th Street February 22-24 as well as several bingo events.  See the Out and About section from the Ocean City Today below for more details and event listings by date.

Besides the special events, there are several year round activities like shopping, going to Assateague, visiting the Life Saving Station Museum to learn about Ocean City history and visiting surrounding towns like Berlin, Snow Hill and various other surrounding areas.

Whether it is a last minute trip to the beach this weekend or a summer trip you have been dreaming about all winter check out the room rates, Ocean City hotel specials, things to do in Ocean City, dining guide and more all on OceanCity.com.

For live music and entertainment listings as well as the Ocean City Today’s Out and About sections please refer to the listings below.

OUT AND ABOUT EVENTS

FRIDAY, FEB. 22
REACH THE BEACH OC REC/SCHOOL OPEN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, public attendance from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Recreation and school cheerleading teams from around the world gather to compete. Prize money awarded. Professionally choreographed awards ceremony. Admission costs $20 for adults and $14 for children and seniors. Info: www.acdaspirit.com or www.theepicbrands.com. Participants should contact the official housing bureau for this event:www.globaljbs.com/event/rtboc13.

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.

A MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: TOO HUMAN — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 2 p.m. Songwriters and performers Ellen Schwartz and Roger Bruno play what they term “good music with a lot of heart.” Covering jazz standards from the American Songbook but with a fresh interpretation that brings new life to classic songs. Sample songs at www.toohumanonline.com. Info: 410-208-4014.

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.

PURIM POT LUCK DINNER AND COSTUME PARTY — Temple Bat Yam, 11036 Worcester Highway, Berlin, 6:30 p.m. Wear a costume and take a meat dish. Services will follow at 8 p.m. Info: Jaime, 410-641-4311.

LONGABERGER BASKET/VERA BRADLEY BINGO — Bishopville Volunteer Fire Department, 10709 Bishopville Road. Doors open at 6 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m. All baskets are filled, raffles, 50/50, door prizes and refreshments. Cost is $20 in advance. Proceeds benefit The American Cancer Society. Tickets: Tammy, 410-352-3755 or 410-726-6043.

SATURDAY, FEB. 23
FURNACE TOWN LIVING HERITAGE
MUSEUM — Guides Joe Fehrer and Gary
Marine will lead a nature hike exploring night sights and sounds of the Pocomoke Forest and Nassawango Swamp. Walkers should meet at Visitor Center at 6:45 p.m.; walk will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. Wear sturdy, water-resistant shoes and take a flashlight. Cost is $6 for adults; $5 for AAA, 60+ and military ID holders; and $3 for children ages 3-12. Reservations: 410-632-2032. Walk-ins welcome.

CREATING COMICS — Learn to create your own comic book. Create a story, layout pages, draw, link and letter. For children & adults
interested in creating comics, graphic novels or sequential art. Free with paid admission, all supplies will be provided. Info: 410-957-9933 or www.delmarvadiscoverycenter.org

CHICKEN & DUMPLING FUNDRAISER
Sponsored by the Sturgis One Room School Museum, Inc. and takes place at Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Company Community Center, 1410 Market St., Pocomoke, 6 p.m. Live entertainment; speaker Millicent D. West, motivational community leader; and Pocomoke High School student involvement, as part of Black History Month. The winner of the “I Have a Dream” essay contest will read his or her essay. The Pocomoke High School show choir will perform black gospel. Tickets cost $20 and are available atdowntownpocomoke@gmail.com, City Hall or the Delmarva Discovery Center. Info: Angela Manos, 410-603-1178 ordowntownpocomoke@gmail.com.

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.

REACH THE BEACH OC REC/SCHOOL OPEN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, public attendance from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Recreation and school cheerleading teams from around the world gather to compete. Prize money awarded. Professionally choreographed awards ceremony. Admission costs $20 for adults and $14 for children and seniors. Info: www.acdaspirit.com or www.theepicbrands.com. Participants should contact the official housing bureau for this event:www.globaljbs.com/event/rtboc13.

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.

WORCESTER COUNTY COMMISSIONER JUDY BOGGS TOWN MEETING — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10 a.m. All are welcome to attend and participate in dialog about current issues of interest to Ocean Pines and northern Worcester County, including updates on natural gas and development along Route 589. Guest speaker will be Dr. Jerry Wilson, superintendent of the Worcester County School System. Info: 410-641-6158.

A WILD GAME FEAST — Sons of American Legion Squadron 87, 608A Cross St., Cambridge, 1-6 p.m. Rabbit, raccoon, muskrat, beaver, duck and deer plus one side of string beans or kale, potatoes and macaroni and cheese and a roll. Cost is $7. Proceeds help with Hunt Valley Convention. Call Larry at 410-253-4563 or John at 410-819-6977.

BEEF & DUMPLING DINNER — American Legion Post 123, 10111 Old Ocean City Road, Berlin, 4 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

APPLEBEE’S FLAPJACK BREAKFAST — Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 2703 North Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury, 8-10 a.m. Includes three pancakes, two pieces of sausage and ulimited beverages including coffee, orange juice, soda and tea. Benefiting the Holly Center Auxiliary, Inc. Cost is $7 for adults and $4.50 for kids 11 and younger. Tickets: Marlina Belote, 410-572-6204 or Irene Dendorfer, 410-572-6203.

PURSE BINGO — Stephen Decatur High School, cafeteria, 9913 Seahawk Road, Berlin. Doors open at 5 p.m., bingo begins at 6 p.m. Featuring Coach, Vera Bradley and more. Tickets cost $20 in advance or $25 at the door and includes 20 games and one door prize ticket. Benefiting the school’s 13U Hudson and 15/16U Ferro baseball teams. Tickets: Kim Hudson, 410-713-2376 or Angela Baker, 410-251-9242.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH
REACH THE BEACH OC REC/SCHOOL OPEN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, public attendance from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Recreation and school cheerleading teams from around the world gather to compete. Prize money awarded. Professionally choreographed awards ceremony. Admission costs $20 for adults and $14 for children and seniors. Info: www.acdaspirit.com or www.theepicbrands.com. Participants should contact the official housing bureau for this event:www.globaljbs.com/event/rtboc13.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST BUFFET — Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Luke’s Church) in Ocean City, 8:30-11:30 a.m. With coffee and juice. Cost is $8 for adults, children 11 years and younger eat at half price. Info: 410-524-7994.

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.
SPORTS CARD, COMIC BOOK, COLLECTIBLE SHOW — Aetna Fire Hall, 400 Ogletown Road, Newark, Del., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 50 tables of area dealers. Admission costs $2 for adults, children 12 and younger admitted free. Reservations: 302-983-2636, a2zshows1@ yahoo.com or www.a2zshows1.com.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST BUFFET — Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Luke’s Church) in Ocean City, 8:30-11:30 a.m. With coffee and juice. Cost is $8 for adults, children 11 years and younger eat at half price. Info: 410-524-7994.

OYSTER ROAST — Sponsored by Snow Hill Area Chamber of Commerce, 1-5 p.m. All-you-can-eat oysters and all-you-can-drink from the Chamber Beer Bar. Music provided by The Stims. Tickets cost $35. Paypal is available at www.snowhillareachamber.com.

‘PRECIOUS MEMORIES’ GOSPEL CONCERT
Friendship United Methodist Church, 10537 Friendship Road, Berlin, 7 p.m. Precious Memories providing a night of music with singing, stringed instruments and keyboard. No tickets required, but a love offering will be taken. Info: 410-641-2578.

MONDAY, FEB. 25
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.

WRITING FOR WELLNESS — Ocean Pines library, small meeting room, 11107 Cathell Road, 1:30 p.m. A writing group that uses expressive writing exercises to stimulate the writing process for creative expression and to process emotions. No prior writing experience needed. Info: 410-208-4014.

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.

TUESDAY, FEB. 26
PLAY TIME — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 10:30 a.m. Parents and children, infant to 5 years old, explore educational toys together in an interactive, free play program. Info: 410-641-0650.

AMERICA’S BOATING COURSE — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road. Registration is at 6:30 p.m., followed by the first class from 7-9 p.m. Anyone born after July 1, 1972 must complete a safe boating class to operate a recreational vessel or personal watercraft in Maryland. Students may be eligible for six months free membership in the Ocean City Power Squadron. There is a nominal charge for course materials. Register: 410-726-1509, 410-641-6535 or 410-641-8940. Info: www.ocpowersquadron.org.

SOUP BOWL PROJECT — Berlin Intermediate School, 309 Franklin Ave., 5-8 p.m. Soup and art. A large selection of student and staff made soup bowls will be for sale. Purchase a bowl ($5-$20 depending on size) and then fill it with soup that has been donated by local restaurants. Proceeds will go to the BIS KIDS program.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27
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.

WINTER/SPRING ADULT ED — Temple Bat Yam, 11036 Worcester Highway, Berlin, Feb. 27, March 13, 27, April 10, 24 and May 8. Classes taught by Rabbi Susan Warshaw. Mussar and Introduction to Talmud, on Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon and noon to 1:30 p.m. respectively. Take a lunch. Info: Jaime, 410-641-4311.

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.

YOUNG AND RESTLESS — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10:30 a.m. Creative science, art and music activities for children ages 3-5. Dress for a mess. Call ahead to reserve your space: 410-208-4014.

‘HOT BUTTERED NUGGETS’  PERFORMANCE
Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 2 p.m. A swingin’ quartet impersonating all the vintage stars and groups from the early days. Info: 410-208-4014.

‘LULA WASHINGTON DANCE THEATRE’
PERFORMANCE — Owens Campus of Delaware Technical Community College, 18800 Seashore Highway, Georgetown, Del. Info: 302-856-5400.

‘GETTING TO KNOW YOU … AGAIN’ VIDEO SERIES — Brandywine Senior Living at Fenwick Island, 21111 Arrington Drive, Selbyville, Del., 2:30 p.m. Part II – Communicatign with Someone Who Has Alzheimer’s Disease. A five part educational video series as part of Brandywine’s Lifelong Learning Signature Program. Info: 302-436-0808.

MARYLAND COASTAL BAYS GO GREEN SOCIAL — Ocean Pines Country Club, 100 Clubhouse Drive, 5-7 p.m. Maryland Coastal Bays Program, Ocean Pines Environment & Natural Assets Advisory Committee, the Lower Shore Land Trust, Assateague Island Alliance, Ocean City Surfriders, the Berlin Library sustainable Garden group, the Worcester County Garden Club, Tri County Bird Club and the Oyster Recovery Partnership will showcase their causes and promote volunteer opportunities. Happy hour drink specials and hors d’oeuvres. Free and open to the public. Info: Sandi, sandis@mdcoastalbays.org or 410-213-2297, Ext. 107.

SIMPLE SUPPER — Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Luke’s Church) in Ocean City, last Wednesday of each month, 5-7 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults and $2 for children 11 and younger. Reservations: 410-524-7994.

THURSDAY, FEB. 28
WEEKLY MEETING & INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS CEREMONY — New Bethel United Methodist Church, Germantown Rd, Berlin.
6 p.m. meeting starts, 7 p.m. Installation of Officers and Meet & Greet Reception. Rev. Helen Lockwood Performs Ceremony. Everyone is invited to attend.

SOUP SALE — Atlantic United Methodist Church, 105 Fourth St., in Ocean City, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fresh, homemade hot soups and biscuits and desserts. Carry-out available. Info: 410-289-7430.

STORY TIME — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10:30 a.m. Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts for children ages 2-5. Info: 410-208-4014.

FIRESIDE CHAT — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 3 p.m. Monthly book discussion. Take a book you want to discuss. Get ideas for new authors to try. Info: 410-641-0650.
REPUBLICAN WOMEN OF WORCESTER COUNTY MEETING AND LUNCHEON — DeNovo’s Trattoria, 11310 Manklin Creek Road, South Gate, Ocean Pines. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., meeting at 11 a.m. and lunch at noon. Beau Oglesby, Worceseter County States Attorney, will inform the group of his duties and what is happening in Worcester County. Deadline is Feb. 26. Reservations: Bev Bigler, 410-208-6018 or cwcandlewood@mchsi.com.

DEMOCRAT CLUB OF WORCESTER COUNTY MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, Assateague Room, 235 Ocean Parkway, 7 p.m. After a brief mixer, Kate Patton, Executive Director of the Lower Shore Land Trust, will speak on land preservation issues important to all lower shore residents and landowners. All Democrats and interested Independents are welcome.

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
WATERCOLOR EXHIBIT — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, through March. Featuring Barbara Doyle Schmidt. Info: 410-208-4014.

APPEARING LIVE ENTERTAINMENT LISTINGS

19TH HOLE BAR & GRILL
9636 Stephen Decatur
Highway
West Ocean City
410-213-9204
Feb. 22: Chris Button, 6-10 p.m.
Feb. 23: Paul Brion, 6-10 p.m.

ADOLFO’S ITALIAN
RESTAURANT
13th Street and the
Boardwalk in the Beach Plaza Hotel
410-289-4001
Feb. 22-23: Rhonda Apple and Dale Britt

BJ’S ON THE WATER
75th Street and the bay
410-524-7575
Feb. 22: Funk-O-Licious, 9 p.m.
Feb. 23: Mood Swingers,
9 p.m.
Feb. 27: Thin Ice, 5-8 p.m.

CAPTAIN’S TABLE
15th St. & Baltimore Ave.
410-289-7192
www.captainstableoc.com
Every Saturday: Phil Perdue on piano

COTTAGE CAFÉ
Route 1, Bethany Beach, Del.
302-539-8710
Every Friday: DJ Bump,
5-8 p.m.
Every Tuesday: Pub Party Trivia w/DJ Bump, 6-9 p.m.

FAGER’S ISLAND
60th Street and the bay
410-524-5500
Feb. 22: DJ Rob Cee,
9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Feb. 23: DJ Groove,
9 p.m. to 2 a.m.;
Lima Bean Riot, 10 p.m.
Feb. 24: Jazz Brunch w/ Everett Spells, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
GALAXY 66
66th Street, bayside
410-723-6762
Feb. 22: Philly George,
8 p.m. to midnight
Feb. 23: DJ Rob Cee,
10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

HARBORSIDE BAR & GRILL
12841 S. Harbor Road
West Ocean City
410-213-1846
Feb. 22: Ladies Night
w/DJ Billy T, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Feb. 23: Simple Truth,
2-6 p.m.; DJ Jeremy,
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Feb. 24: Opposite Directions, 2-6 p.m.; DJ Billy T/DJ Bigler, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Feb. 28: Opposite Directions, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

HARPOON HANNA’S
Route 54 and the bay
Fenwick Island, Del.
800-227-0525
302-539-3095
Feb. 22: Dave Hawkins, 7-11 p.m.
Feb. 23: Dave Sherman, 7-11 p.m.
Feb. 26: Team Trivia, 7 p.m.
Feb. 28: Texas Holdem’ Poker Tournament, 7 p.m.

HIGH STAKES
Route 54, Fenwick Island, Del.
302-537-6971
Every Sunday (except St. Pats): High Stakes Bingo
Feb. 22: Familiar Soul Band
Feb. 23: Chris Button and Joe Mama

HOOTERS
Rt. 50 & Keyser Point Rd.
West Ocean City
410-213-1841
Feb. 23: Randy Lee Ashcraft, 7-11 p.m.

HOUSE OF WELSH
1106 Coastal Highway,
Fenwick Island, Del.
888-666-0728
302-541-0728
Every Friday: DJ Norm,
3-6 p.m.; Tony Vega, 6-10 p.m.
Every Saturday: Tony Vega,
6-10 p.m.
Every Sunday: Tony Vega,
6-10 p.m.
Every Monday: DJ Norm,
6-9 p.m.
Every Wednesday: DJ Norm, 6-9 p.m.

JOHNNY’S PIZZA & PUB
56th Street, bayside
410-524-7499
Feb. 22: Opposite Directions
Feb. 23: Save the Day

OCEAN CLUB NIGHTCLUB
In the Horizons Restaurant
In the Clarion Fontainebleau Hotel
101st Street and the ocean
410-524-3535
Feb. 22: Power Play

SEACRETS
49th Street and the bay
410-524-4900
Feb. 22: Face Parade,
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Feb. 23: Big Bang Baby,
10 to 2 a.m.;
Full Circle 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

SMITTY MCGEE’S
Route 54
West Fenwick Island, Del.
302-436-4716
Every Tuesday:
Let’s Do Trivia, 7 p.m.
Every Thursday:
Randy Lee Ashcraft, 8 p.m.
Every Friday: Randy Lee Ashcraft and the Saltwater Cowboys, 8 p.m.

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