With February upon us there is no doubt that winter is about to get its groove back. When you also take into account the fact that football is on hiatus until Autumn, and March Madness is still several snow storms away, you begin to appreciate the people that created the calendar and how they deemed February to be the shortest month of the year. However, just because major sporting events have taken a break doesn’t mean you have to become a recluse. There are plenty of things to do in Ocean City and the surrounding areas to beat the winter time blues and help you get your own personal groove back.
On Friday from 6-9pm there is a Country Music Murder Mystery Dinner at the Woodlands of Ocean Pines. The show is put on by Get a Clue Productions and sponsored by Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce. You and your friends can enjoy a great dinner while gathering clues to solve a mystery. Guests are welcome and encouraged to wear western attire. Tickets are $40 and that price includes dinner and the show. Cash bar is available and prizes will be offered too. For more information contact: www.OceanPinesChamber.org or give them a call at 410-641-5306.
On Saturday Carolyn Outlaw Khun -a local author- will be meeting the public and promoting the release of her first book, “Suffering in Silence.” The focus of the book deals with a family and how they learn to work through the hardships of life such as alcohol abuse, imprisonment, dereliction, and other factors that test the mettle of those involved. If you are interested in meeting the author or learning how to purchase a copy of the book Ms. Khun will be at local Ocean City restaurant JR’s Ribs. JR’s is located 131st Street, Ocean City, and the event is on Saturday evening from 5-7pm. The book will be available for sale on several media platforms -including e-books- and a portion of the proceeds from each book will be donated to charity. For more information call 410-487-1183.
If you do not mind taking a short day trip from Ocean City the Mar-Va Theater and Performing Arts Center, located at 103 Market St., in Pocomoke City, will be hosting The Ballet Theatre of Maryland as they present their production of ‘FRONTIER: THE WAR OF 1812’. This will be a live dance and multi-media performance that captures the fiery independence of colonial America as it forges itself into a nation. Tickets cost $6 and can be purchased at all branches of the Worcester and Somerset County libraries. There will be two shows on Saturday -the first at 2 pm. and the late show beginning at 7 pm.- for more Info please contact: Lisa Outten Stant at 410-632-3970.
For those of you who would rather dance your way through February, Ocean City nightlife is still going strong, and there are plenty of places to catch great live entertainment.
Johnny’s Pizza & Pub has Opposite Directions playing on Friday, and Lauren Glick will be featured on Saturday. The Ocean Club Nightclub, located inside the Clarion Ocean City Hotel, has On the Edge -a fantastic live group- taking the stage both nights this weekend. Hooters, on U.S. Route 50 in West O.C., has live music on Saturday starring local favorite Randy Lee Ashcraft from 7-11pm. The Captain’s Table, located on 15th Street & Baltimore Avenue, has a live performance by Phil Perdue -on piano- on Friday Feb 9th. Check out www.captainstableoc.com for more information. If you didn’t see your favorite live act or dj, there is a more extensive list of Ocean City bars and restaurants with entertainment this weekend below from the Ocean City Today.
OUT AND ABOUT
FRIDAY, FEB. 8
Country Music Murder Mystery
Dinner — Woodlands of Ocean Pines, 6-9 p.m. Country music themed show by Get a Clue Productions and sponsored by Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce. Have fun solving a murder while eating dinner. Guests welcome to wear western attire. Tickets cost $40 and include dinner and show. Cash bar and prizes. Info: www.OceanPinesChamber.org or 410-641-5306.
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.
OCEAN PINES BOOK OF THE MONTH — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 1 p.m. Group will discuss “The Listener,” by Shira Nayman. All are welcome. Info: 410-208-4014.
PILLOWCASE DRESS PARTY — Go Organic Grocery, 12 Artisans Way, Berlin, 5-8 p.m. Located in the Old Peach Shed. See a demonstration of dressmaking. Sign up for sewing lessons or donate pillowcases. View picture album and display of finished dresses. Refreshments served. Info: 410-641-0415.
SATURDAY, FEB. 9
SPAGHETTI DINNER — American Legion Synepuxent Post 166, 2308 Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, 12-5 p.m. $6 in advance, $8 at door. Benefits the Ocean City Boy Scout Troop 261. Info: 410-289-3166.
KIWANIS PANCAKE BREAKFAST — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway. 8-11 a.m. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children 5-11 and free to children 4 and younger. Carry-outs also available. Proceeds benefit community youth. Info: 410-208-6719
FISH FRY DINNER — Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Luke’s Church) in Ocean City. 5-7 p.m. Fried fish, cole slaw, french fries, crab soup, dessert, coffee or tea. Reservations: 410-524-7994, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
BOOK SIGNING — JR’s Ribs, 131st Street, Ocean City, 5-7 p.m. Featuring local author, Carolyn Outlaw Kuhn, who has written her first book, “Suffering in Silence.” Also available in e-book and soon-to-be on Kindle at: Amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com orwww.outskirtspress.com/sufferinginsilence. Portion of proceeds going to S.O.A.R., Selbyville, Del. Info: 410-487-1183.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 8-11 a.m. Tickets cost $5 for adults, $3 for children 5-11 years of age and free to children 4 and younger. Sponsored by the Kiwanis. Info: 410-208-6719.
FAMILY GAME DAY — Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 9 a.m. to noon. Grab the family and come play the old family favorites. All ages. Info: 410-957-0878.
GREAT READS — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10 a.m. Informational discussion of recommended titles and authors. Share your favorites from any genre. Info: 410-208-4014.
‘FRONTIER: THE WAR OF 1812’ BALLET — Mar-Va Theater and Performing Arts Center, 103 Market St., Pocomoke City, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The Ballet Theatre of Maryland will perform this live dance multi-media performance that captures the fiery independence of colonial America as it forges itself into a nation. Tickets cost $6 and can be purchased at all branches of the Worcester and Somerset County libraries. Info: Lisa Outten Stant, 410-632-3970.
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, FEB. 10
STAMP SHOW — Wicomico Civic Center, Salisbury. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by Eastern Shore Stamp Club. Stamps, coins, postcards and memorabilia on display and for sale. Free admission, free parking, free stamps for kids. Info: 410-422-1492.
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.
MONDAY, FEB. 11
OCEAN PINES CAMERA CLUB — Ocean Pines Library, 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Wyatt Harrison of “Plak That,” whose business is printing photographs on wood. Guests welcome. Info: 410-208-2555.
FRIENDS OF THE OCEAN PINES LIBRARY — Ocean Pines Library meeting room, 10 a.m. Refreshments at 9:30 a.m. “Humor for the Health of It” program will be presented by Carol Moore of Peninsula Regional Medical Center. All are welcome. Info: 410-208-4014.
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.
DELMARVA SWEET ADELINE CHORUS MEETS WEEKLY — 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.
THREE-DAY WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP — Held 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Beginners and Beyond will focus on tropics, palm trees and tropical water. An alternate theme will be roses. Cost is $75 for members and $90 for non-members. Contact Barbara at 410-208-0219 or online at Barbaradoyleschmid@yahoo.com.
TUESDAY, FEB. 12
DINNER AND DANCING — St. Andrew’s Catholic Center, 5-8 p.m. Music by “Old School.” Salad, Jambalaya and dessert, $10 per person. Beer, wine and soda for sale. Info: 410-250-0300.
PANCAKE AND SAUSAGE DINNER — Stevenson United Methodist Church, 123 N. Main St., Berlin, 4-7 p.m. Cost is $6.50 for adults, $5 ages 6-12, free for 5 and younger. Youth fundraiser. Info: 443-235-6761.
LAP TIME — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10:30 a.m. Children, infant to 2 years old, will be introduced to songs, games, finger plays and movement activities. Parents and caregivers will learn new ways to interact with their toddlers. Info: 410-208-4014.
YOUNG AND RESTLESS — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 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: 410-641-0650.
VALENTINE’S CARD MAKE AND TAKE — Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 4 p.m. Come make a valentine for someone special. Info: 410-957-0878.
COOKING WITH CHEF JIM WASHINGTON — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 2 p.m. Learn how to prepare a whole tenderloin. Washington will make Steak Diane with the filets, Beef Stroganoff with leftovers. Info: 410-641-0650.
ASP YOUTH PLAN PANCAKE SUPPER — Community Church at Ocean Pines, 11227 Racetrack Road, 4-7 p.m. Tickets cost $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 4-12 and free to children 3 and younger. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, applesauce and beverage. Benefiting the youth mission trip to Appalachia in June.
SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER — All Hallows Episcopal Church, 109 W. Market St., Snow Hill. Serving from 4:30-7 p.m. Menu is sausage, pancakes and baked apples. Dine-in Tickets: $7 adults, $4 children 12 and younger. Take-out orders $7. Advance tickets: 410-632-1216.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13
LADIES NIGHT OUT CPR TRAINING — The Wedding Center at City Center, 213 W. Main St., Downtown Salisbury. 5:30 p.m. Cost: $30. CPR trained in 45 minutes. Register: 443-880-7795 or email@example.com.
WINTER/SPRING ADULT ED — Temple Bat Yam, 11036 Worcester Highway, Berlin, Feb. 13, 27, March 13, 27, April 10, 24 and May 8. Classes 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: 410-641-4311.
STORY TIME — Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 10:30 a.m. Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts for children ages 2-5. Info: 410-957-0878.
BARISTA AND BOOKS — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 10:30 a.m. Stories, crafts, cocoa and pastries for children, infant to 5 years old and freshly brewed coffee for their caregivers. Info: 410-524-1818.
PLAY TIME — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10:30 a.m. Parents and children, infant to 5 years old, explore educational toys together in an interactive, free play program. Info: 410-208-4014.
SMART SHOPPING SEMINAR — Ocean Pines Community Center. East Room, 235 Ocean Parkway, 10-11:15 a.m. Free seminar to learn simple strategies for saving time and money. Info: 410-641-7052 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
INDOOR GOLF TOURNAMENT — Old Pro Golf, 136th Street, Ocean City. Ocean Pines Boat Club annual indoor golf tournament and optional group dinner. Reserve: 410-208-6933.
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.
‘ELEMENTS OF DEMOCRACY’ FREE SESSION Denny’s Restaurant, 11201 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, 6-7:30 p.m. Explore the basics of our federal government. “Elements of Democracy,” compiled by scholars from all over the country and published by (the) Center for Civic Education. Reservations: Ellie, 410-430-0535 or email@example.com.
THURSDAY, FEB. 14
OCEAN PINES GARDEN CLUB MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway. 10 a.m. Guest will speak on health and wellness. New members welcome.
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.
WRITING WITH RUTH — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 1-3 p.m. Monthly gathering of local writers who share their independent work (poems, essays, memoirs, prose, etc.) and receive encouraging feedback from fellow participants. All writers welcome. Info: 410-524-1818.
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 or Kate, 410-524-0649.
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.
19TH HOLE BAR & GRILL
9636 Stephen Decatur Highway
West Ocean City
Feb. 8: Scott Glorioso,
Feb. 10: Louis Wright,
Feb. 14: Brenda Golden,
13th Street and the
Boardwalk in the Beach Plaza Hotel
Feb. 14-16: Rhonda Apple and Dale Britt
BJ’S ON THE WATER
75th Street and the bay
Full Circle, 9 p.m.
Feb. 9: Ginger,
Feb. 13: Sir Rod,
15th St. & Baltimore Ave.
Feb. 9: Phil Perdue on Piano
Feb. 14: Bryan Clark returns
Route 1, Bethany Beach, Del.
Every Friday: DJ Bump, 5-8 p.m.
Every Tuesday: Pub Party Trivia w/DJ Bump, 6-9 p.m.
60th Street and the bay
Feb. 8: DJ Hook, 9 p.m.
to 2 a.m.
Feb. 9: DJ Groove, 9 p.m.
to 2 a.m.; Trip Wire, 10 p.m.
Feb. 10: Jazz Brunch w/Everett Spells, 11 a.m.
to 3 p.m.
Feb. 11: Bryan Clark, 5 p.m.
66th Street, bayside
Feb. 8: Philly George,
8 p.m. to midnight
Feb. 9: DJ Rob Cee,
8 p.m. to midnight
HARBORSIDE BAR & GRILL
12841 S. Harbor Road
West Ocean City
Feb. 8: Ladies Night w/ DJ Billy T, 9 p.m. to
Feb. 9: Simple Truth,
DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Feb. 10: Opposite Directions, 2-6 p.m.; DJ Billy T/DJ Bigler, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Feb. 14: Opposite Directions, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Route 54 and the bay
Fenwick Island, Del.
Feb. 8: Dave Hawkins, 7-11 p.m.
Feb. 9: Dave
Feb. 12: Team Trivia, 7 p.m.
Feb. 14: Texas Holdem’ Poker Tournament, 7 p.m.
Route 54, Fenwick Island, Del.
Feb. 8: Lowercase Blues
Feb. 9: DJ Rupe
Rt. 50 & Keyser Point Rd.
West Ocean City
Feb. 8: Loud Love, 8 p.m. to midnight
Feb. 9: Randy Lee Ashcraft, 7-11 p.m.
HOUSE OF WELSH
1106 Coastal Highway,
Fenwick Island, Del.
Tony Vega, 6-10 p.m.
Saturday: Tony Vega,
Every Sunday: Tony Vega,
Every Monday: DJ Norm,
Every Wednesday: DJ Norm,
JOHNNY’S PIZZA & PUB
56th Street, bayside
Feb. 8: Opposite Directions
Feb. 9: Lauren Glick
OCEAN CLUB NIGHTCLUB
In the Horizons Restaurant
In the Clarion Fontainebleau Hotel
101st Street and the ocean
Feb. 8-9: On The Edge
49th Street and the bay
Feb. 8: Goodman Fiske,
10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Feb. 9: Full Circle, 5-9 p.m.
West Fenwick Island, Del.
Every Tuesday: Let’s Do Trivia, 7 p.m.
Every Thursday: Randy Lee Ashcraft,
Friday: Randy Lee Ashcraft and the Saltwater Cowboys, 8 p.m.