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Finding something to do in Ocean City, Maryland this weekend will not be hard at all, especially if you are with the one you love, love boats or both.

This weekend is Valentine’s weekend.  Since Valentine’s Day falls on a weekday, many people wait until the weekend to celebrate.  What a better place than Ocean City, Maryland.  A romantic beach escape is the perfect Valentine’s weekend getaway.  There are several Ocean City hotels that offer romance packages and Valentine’s packages.  The Castle In The Sand Hotel located on 37th Street on the Ocean is offering a free night Sunday night when you stay Friday and Saturday in an oceanfront efficiency.  Also included in the package is a horse and carriage ride and free continental breakfast.  Rates here start at $89 per night this weekend.  The Grand Hotel & Spa also offers a variety of appealing packages for couples.  Relax and enjoy a couples massage package including two nights in a king jacuzzi room plus a one hour couples massage, make it a deluxe massage package and add a $60 dinner voucher for one of Ocean City’s famous restaurants.  Enjoy a romance package at the Grand Hotel which includes 2 nights in a king jacuzzi room, $60 dinner voucher, champagne and roses.  If you prefer to book a room and create your own romantic adventure, make your Ocean City hotel reservation on OceanCity.com and get free money saving coupons when make your reservation.

If you decide to plan your own adventure this weekend here are a few suggestions for things to do: indoor miniature golf at Old Pro Golf located at 68th Street and also at 136th Street, Sun and Surf Movie Theatre located at 143rd Street, shopping at the Tanger Outlets on Route 50 in West Ocean City or take a trip to Assateague Island to see the beautiful beach and wildlife.  When choosing a place to eat this weekend, check out the OceanCity.com dining guide.  Here you will find information on Ocean City restaurants as well as restaurant reviews.  If prefer a do-it-yourself approach check out our restaurant reviewers blog entitled “How to be a Valentine’s Day Hero from Hardcore The Foodie.”

Boat lovers and enthusiasts will be in heaven this weekend at the Seaside Boat Show at the Ocean City Convention Center  located at 40th Street bayside.  This year marks the 30th year for the OC Seaside Boat Show which is the #1 boat show on the Eastern Shore.  The show features 350 boats and over 140 exhibitors, including 50 boat dealers. The show kicks off on Friday, February 15th with show hours 11am to 7pm, Saturday from 10am to 7pm and Sunday from 11am to 5pm.  Admission for adults is $9, children $1 and an adult weekend pass is $15.  Stop by and see performance boats, sports cruisers and many others.  This year’s show giveaway is a boat and motor donated by North Bay Marina.  Stop by and enter to win an 18 foot Sweetwater Pontoon Boat and 40 HP Honda motor.

For more information on events, live music and entertainment this weekend and upcoming week check out the Ocean City Today’s Out and About and Appearing Live sections below.

OUT AND ABOUT

FRIDAY, FEB. 15
SEASIDE BOAT SHOW — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Featuring more than 350 boats, 150 exhibitors and 50 boat dealers. Door prizes donated by North Bay Marine. Each person who purchases a show admission has a chance to win a boat. Ocean City/Berlin Optimist Club will sponsor a scholarship lottery with $100,000 in prizes. Chances cost $100; drawing at 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission costs $9 for adults and $1 for children. Weekend passes available for $15. Info:cdorman1@yahoo.com or www.ocboatshow.com.

BOOK SIGNING — High Stakes Bar and Grill, 5799 Lighthouse Cove, Route 54, Fenwick Island, Del., 5-7 p.m. Local author Carolyn Outlaw Kuhn will sign copies of “Suffering in Silence.” Portion of proceeds benefits S.O.A.R., Selbyville. Del. Info: 410-487-1183.

BERLIN BOOK OF THE MONTH — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 1 p.m. Group will discuss “Every Last One” by Anna Quindlen. A novel about facing every last one of the things we fear the most, about finding ways to navigate a road we never intended to travel. All are welcome. Info: 410-641-0650.
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.

YOUTH VALENTINE’S DAY DANCE — Stevenson United Methodist Church, 123 N. Main St., Berlin, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Youth in grades first through sixth welcome for dancing, games and snacks. Children 6 and younger must be accompanied by a parent. Info: Kathy Davis, 443-235-6761 or Nanci Savage, 410-251-7234.

PRESIDENTS DAY WEEKEND CRAFT SHOW  Gold Coast Mall, 11301 115th St., Ocean City, 10 a.m. Handmade crafts and vendors. Info: Debbie, 410-600-5812.
SATURDAY, FEB. 16
SEASIDE BOAT SHOW — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Featuring more than 350 boats, 150 exhibitors and 50 boat dealers. Door prizes donated by North Bay Marine. Each person who purchases a show admission has a chance to win a boat. Ocean City/Berlin Optimist Club will sponsor a scholarship lottery with $100,000 in prizes. Chances cost $100; drawing at 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission costs $9 for adults and $1 for children. Weekend passes available for $15. Info:cdorman1@yahoo.com or www.ocboatshow.com.

WINTER WONDERLAND GALA — Delmarva Discovery Center, 2 Market St., Pocomoke City, 7-10 p.m. Admission costs $40 for members and $45 FOR non-members ($80 per couple) Includes hors d’oeuvres and two complimentary drink tickets. Live music by Frank Nanna’s W W Tunes. Silent and live auctions. To donate an item or purchase tickets, contact 410-957-9933. Info:www.delmarvadiscoverycenter.org.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BEEF AND DUMPLING DINNER — Faith Chapel Church, 8006 Libertytown Road, Berlin, 5 p.m. Dinner includes homemade dumplings, three vegetables, coffee or tea and dessert. Dine-in costs $12 for adults and $6 for children 5 and younger. Carry out is $12. Info: 443-235-6911.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT FRIED CHICKEN DINNER New Hope United Methodist Church, 35815 Woodyard Road, Willards, noon. Menu includes 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.
PRESIDENTS DAY WEEKEND CRAFT SHOW
Gold Coast Mall, 11301 115th St, Ocean City, 10 a.m. Handmade crafts and vendors. Info: Debbie, 410-600-5812.

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. 17
SEASIDE BOAT SHOW — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring more than 350 boats, 150 exhibitors and 50 boat dealers. Door prizes donated by North Bay Marine. Each person who purchases a show admission has a chance to win a boat. Ocean City/Berlin Optimist Club will sponsor a scholarship lottery with $100,000 in prizes. Chances cost $100; drawing at 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission costs $9 for adults and $1 for children. Weekend passes available for $15. Info:cdorman1@yahoo.com or www.ocboatshow.com.

PRESIDENTS DAY WEEKEND CRAFT SHOW
Gold Coast Mall, 11301 115th St, Ocean City, 10 a.m. Handmade crafts and vendors. Info: Debbie, 410-600-5812.

SHARING SUNDAY — Democratic Women’s Club of Worcester County collecting nonperishable food, paper goods and grocery cards at the Ocean Pines South Side Fire Station, 1-3 p.m. Collected items will be given to Sarah’s Pantry at the Community Church at Ocean Pines. Info: 410-641-6683.
MONDAY, FEB. 18
GREAT BOOKS DISCUSSION — Ocean Pines library, small meeting room, 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, 410-208-4014.

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.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY MEETING — Berlin group No. 169, Atlantic General Hospital, conference room 1, 9733 Healthway Drive, 5-6:30 p.m. TOPS is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. Meets weekly. Info: Edna Berkey, 410-251-2083.

HAND DANCING — House of Welsh, 1106 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island, 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.

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.
TUESDAY, FEB. 19
STORY TIME — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 10:30 a.m. Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts for children ages 2-5. Info:410-641-0650.

YOUNG AND RESTLESS — Pocomoke library, 301 Market 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: 410-957-0878.

BOREDOM BUSTERS — Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 4 p.m. Nature and science fun during that after school lull. For ages 6-12. Info: 410-957-0878.

SALSA DANCE FEVER — Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Learn the art of salsa dancing. Come alone or bring a partner. Info: 410-957-0878.

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 orgrhoads@atlanticgeneral.org.

AGH AUXILIARY LOBBY SALE — Atlantic General Hospital, main lobby, 9733 Healthway Drive in Berlin, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Scrubs, surgery caps, lab coats, Dansko shoes and socks. Proceeds benefit the hospital. Info: Jessica Hales, 410-629-6821.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20
PLAY TIME — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 10:30 a.m. Parents and children, infant to 5 years old, explore educational toys together in an interactive, free play program. Info: 410-524-1818.

COUNTRY DANCE STEPPING — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, Feb. 20 and 27, 1 p.m. Learn to two-step, contra style dance and more. Register for the first class by calling 410-524-1818.

HYPERTENSION CLINICS — Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital and takes place at Walgreen’s, Bethany Beach, Del., 10 a.m. to noon and at Walgreens, Selbyville, Del., 1-3 p.m. Free blood pressure screening and health information. Info: Dawn Denton, 410-641-9268.

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. Meets bi-monthly February through May. A study guide is provided. Register: 410-208-4014.
2013 JOB FAIR — Stephen Decatur High School, 9913 Seahawk Road, Berlin, 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition to Stephen Decatur students, Snow Hill and Pocomoke students will also be in attendance. To sign up as a vendor, call Kim Hudson at 410-641-4410.

‘GETTING TO KNOW YOU…AGAIN’ VIDEO
SERIES — Brandywine Senior Living at Fenwick Island, 21111 Arrington Drive, Selbyville, Del., 2:30 p.m. Part I – Introduction to Alzhei-mer’s Disease. Five-part educational video series as part of Brandywine’s Lifelong Learning Signature Program. Info: 302-436-0808.

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY SEMINAR — Berlin Main Place Complex, 9956 N. Main St., Berlin, 5-6 p.m. Receive information about the lap band and gastric sleeve weight loss procedures. Pre-register: 410-641-3960.
SUICIDE GRIEVERS’ SUPPORT GROUP — Worcester County Health Department, 9730 Healthway Drive, Berlin, the third Wednesday of every month, 6 p.m. Open to anyone who has lost a friends or loved one to suicide. Free of charge. Info: 410-629-0164 orwww.jessespaddle.org.

AGH AUXILIARY LOBBY SALE — Atlantic General Hospital, main lobby, 9733 Healthway Drive in Berlin, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Scrubs, surgery caps, lab coats, Dansko shoes and socks. Proceeds benefit the hospital. Info: Jessica Hales, 410-629-6821.

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, FEB. 21
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.

PLAY TIME — Snow Hill library, 307 N. Washington St., 10:30 a.m. Parents and children, infant to 5 years old, explore educational toys together in an interactive, free play program. Info: 410-632-3495.

ADULT KNITTING AND CROCHETING GROUP
Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 11 a.m. Informal monthly group for people who love to knit or crochet to share ideas, patterns and projects. Info: 410-957-0878.

WORCESTER COUNTY TEA PARTY MEETING
Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., meeting starts at 7 p.m. Guest speakers will be Worcester County Sheriff Reggie Mason and Worcester County State’s Attorney Beau Oglesby. All are invited. Info: 443-614-7214,WorTeaParty@gmail.com or www.worcestercountyteaparty.com.

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 make heart earrings in red, pink or crystal color. The $5 years dues will be collected. All residents of the Ocean Pines Community are invited, as well as residents in close proximity to the Ocean Pines area. Refreshments served.

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
FREE TAX PREPARATION — Free tax preparation, sponsored by AARP. Appointments required: Ocean City library, Thursdays and Saturdays, 410-213-1608; Ocean Pines library, Mondays and  Thursdays, 410-213-1608; Ocean Pines Community Church, Saturdays, 410-213-1608; MAC Center in Salisbury, Mondays, 410-742-8569; Pocomoke library, Feb. 15, March 1, 15, 29 and April 12, 410-957-0878; Snow Hill library, Feb. 15, March 19, April 2, 410-632-1277.

WOMEN SUPPORTING WOMEN FUNDRAISER — Recycle old cell phones to benefit Women Supporting Women. Old phones will be dismantled and the parts recycled for 911 calls. Drop off at the Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road or at the Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway or contact Sheila Hodges, 301-775-1968.

APPEARING LIVE

19TH HOLE BAR & GRILL
9636 Stephen Decatur Highway
West Ocean City
410-213-9204
Feb. 15: Johnny Mojo,
6-10 p.m.
Feb. 16: Blake Haley, 6-10 p.m.

ADOLFO’S ITALIAN
RESTAURANT
13th Street and the
Boardwalk in the Beach Plaza Hotel
410-289-4001
Feb. 15-16: Rhonda Apple and Dale Britt

BJ’S ON THE WATER
75th Street and the bay
410-524-7575
Feb. 15: Tranzfusion, 9 p.m.
Feb. 16: Funk-O-Licious, 9 p.m.
Feb. 20: 2 Guys & A Mama, 5-8 p.m.

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

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. 15: DJ Hook, 9 p.m.  to 2 a.m.
Feb. 16: DJ Rob Cee, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.; The Loop, 10 p.m.
Feb. 17: Jazz Brunch with Everett Spells,
11 a.m.
to 3 p.m.
Feb. 18: Bryan Clark, 5 p.m.

GALAXY 66
66th Street, bayside
410-723-6762
Feb. 15: Philly George,
8 p.m. to midnight
Feb. 16: DJ Rob Cee,
10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

HARBORSIDE BAR & GRILL
12841 S. Harbor Road
West Ocean City
410-213-1846
Feb. 15: Ladies Night
w/DJ Billy T, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Feb. 16: Simple Truth,
2-6 p.m.; DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Feb. 17: Opposite Directions, 2-6 p.m.; DJ Billy T/DJ Bigler, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Feb. 21: 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. 15: Dave Hawkins,
7-11 p.m.
Feb. 16: Dave Sherman,
7-11 p.m.
Feb. 19: Team Trivia, 7 p.m.
Feb. 21: Texas Holdem’ Poker Tournament, 7 p.m.

HIGH STAKES
Route 54, Fenwick Island, Del.
302-537-6971
Feb. 15: DJ Zman
Feb. 16: DJ Rupe

HOOTERS
Rt. 50 & Keyser Point Rd.
West Ocean City
410-213-1841
Feb. 15: Witches Brew, 8 p.m. to midnight
Feb. 16: Too Much Stuff, 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. 15: Chris Button
Feb. 16: Righteous Brothers

OCEAN CLUB NIGHTCLUB
In the Horizons Restaurant
In the Clarion Fontainebleau Hotel
101st Street and the ocean
410-524-3535
Feb. 15-16: Power Play

SEACRETS
49th Street and the bay
410-524-4900
Feb. 15: Garden State Radio, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Feb. 16: Tripp Fabulous, 10 p.m.; Element K, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Feb. 17: Rew Smith, 5-9 p.m.; Three Legged Fox, 9 p.m. to 1 a.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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