Valentine’s Day is upon us, and, regardless of the celebration, there is no better place to spend a holiday weekend than in Ocean City, Md- especially because we are completely SNOW FREE! This weekend, art, boats, and live music and performances take center stage in the Ocean City area. If you happen to find some downtime between excitement, don’t forget to visit www.coolberlin.org to vote for Berlin as America’s Coolest Small Town. Remember to vote every 24 hours, from every device you own with an internet connection, and help Berlin hold it’s lead and take home the title.
Here are the highlights from around town:
– February 14 is the second Friday of the month, so not only is it Valentine’s Day, but it is also the 2nd Friday Art Stroll in Maryland’s (and hopefully soon to be America’s) Coolest Small Town. While love is in the air, local artists and vendors will take to the streets of historic Downtown Berlin for a night dedicated to art, music, food, and friends.
– This weekend marks the return of the region’s largest indoor boat expo as the 31st annual Seaside Boat Show goes down February 14-16. This Ocean City winter tradition brings over 350 boats and 150 vendors, selling everything from the newest high end technology to small nautically themed trinkets, to the Convention Center for a 3 day extravaganza geared towards casual boaters and hobbyists. Show runs from 11am-7pm Friday, 10am-7pm Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday. Admission costs $10 daily or $15 for a weekend pass.
– If you’re looking for a laugh this weekend, you’re in luck. The Brown Box Theatre Company kicks off its new season this weekend with 3 performances (February 14-17) of “Two Wrongs.” This psychoanalytic contemporary comedy was written by playwright and actor Scott Caan. You’ve seen Caan on the silver screen and television, most recently as the star of Hawaii Five-O, but now see his imagination come to life on stage through the tale of Shelly and Terry, two neurotics who’s lives become entangled after sharing the same unethical psychiatrist. You do not want to miss the sharp dialogue and real life comedic wit that have critics raving. Showtime is 7:30 nightly with doors opening at 6:30. Call 410-924-9433 or visit www.brownboxtheatre.org for more details or ticket information.
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Things to do this week:
FRI. Feb. 14
30TH ANNUAL SEASIDE BOAT SHOW — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Featuring approximately 350 boats and more than 140 exhibitors, including 50 boat dealers. Admission costs $10 per day or $15 for weekend pass. Info: Charlie, email@example.com or www.ocboatshow.com.
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.
CPR MARATHON PSA — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway. There will be five different one-hour sessions taking place from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.Sessions cover CPR basics, AED use and chocking rescue techniques for adults, children and infants. Cost is $5. This basic class does not offer CPR certification. Pre-registration required at the Ocean Pines Community Center or by calling 410-641-7052.
VALENTINE’S DAY SPAGHETTI DINNER — Stevenson United Methodist Church, 123 N. Main St., Berlin, 4-7 p.m. Spaghetti dinner with homemade sauce, sweet Italian sausage, garlic bread, garden salad and drinks. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 4-10 and free to those 3 and younger. Bake sale table and carryouts available. Info: 443-235-6761.
SAT. Feb. 15
30TH ANNUAL SEASIDE BOAT SHOW — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Featuring approximately 350 boats and more than 140 exhibitors, including 50 boat dealers. Admission costs $10 per day or $15 for weekend pass. Info: Charlie, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.ocboatshow.com.
VALENTINE’S HORSE & CARRIAGE RIDES — Special Valentine’s Package includes horse & carriage round trip ride from Inlet to Fourth Streeet, a box of chocolates, a rose and a glass of bubbly. Cost is $40 per couple. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reservations: Randy Davis, 443-783-1409.
AFTER SUPER BOWL SCRAMBLE — Eagle’s Landing Golf Course, 12367 Eagle’s Nest Road, West Ocean City. Tailgate party at 9 a.m., shotgun start at 10 a.m.Info: 410-213-7277.
INDOOR YARD SALE — Ocean City Volunteer Fire Station 5, Keyser Point Road, West Ocean City, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Table rentals cost $10. Accepting gently used items for Ladies Auxiliary table. Sandwiches, bake goods and other refreshments offered. Also available Ladies Auxiliary Cook Books. Table rentals: Denise, 443-359-2014 or any Ladies Auxiliary member. Benefits LAOCFVC and OCFVC Cadet program.
INTERNATIONAL DINNER SERIES – CLASSIC ITALIAN — Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Luke’s Church) in Ocean City. Two seatings at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Chicken cacciatore (hunter-style), penne pasta, insalata di giardino (garden salad), grissino (bread sticks), Vaniglia e Cioccolato Budino Con Panna Montata e Biscotti (vanilla and chocolate pudding with whipped cream and cookies) and coffee. Cost is $15 for adults and $9 for children 11 and younger. Italian red wine offered at a special price of $1.50 per glass. Cash bar. Reservations: 410-524-7994, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT FRIED CHICKEN DINNER — New Hope United Methodist Church, Willards, noon. Menu includes mashed potatoes, greens, string beans, macaroni and cheese, beets, biscuits, dessert and coffee. Cost is $12 for adults. Carry-outs available. Info: 410-543-8244 or 443-235-0251.
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.
FARMERS MARKET — White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines, 8 a.m. to noon, through Oct. 26. Produce, farm fresh eggs, organic goods, herbs, fresh cut flowers, soaps, jelly, homemade baked goods, honey and more.
SUN. Feb. 16
30TH ANNUAL SEASIDE BOAT SHOW — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring approximately 350 boats and more than 140 exhibitors, including 50 boat dealers. Admission costs $10. Info: Charlie, email@example.com or www.ocboatshow.com.
VALENTINE’S HORSE & CARRIAGE RIDES — Special Valentine’s Package includes horse & carriage round trip ride from Inlet to Fourth Street or from Ninth Street to 17th Street, a box of chocolates, a rose and a glass of bubbly. Cost is $40 per couple. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reservations: Randy Davis, 443-783-1409.
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST BUFFET FUNDRAISER — Berlin Fire Hall, 214 N. Main St., 7:30-11:30 am. Menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits, cereals, coffee, milk and juice. Cost is $9 for adults, $7 for carryouts, $5 for children ages 5-12 and children 4 and younger eat free.
AN AFTERNOON OF FELLOWSHIP — Stevenson United Methodist Church, 123 N. Main St., Berlin, 4 p.m. Guest speaker, worship, small groups and free dinner. Accepting donations of canned goods for the SUMC Spirit Kitchen. Must be 18 or older. Sponsored by SUMC Young Adults. Info: 410-641-1137.
SHARING SUNDAY — Ocean Pines South Fire Station, Ocean Parkway (South Gate), 1-3 p.m. The Democratic Women’s Club will collect non-perishable food, tioletries and paper products. Supplies wil be shared with the local food ministry. Info: 410-641-8553.
MON. Feb. 17
PRMC INSULIN PUMP CLUB MEETING — CQI-2 conference room in the Avery W. Hall Educational Center on the Peninsula Regional campus, 100 East Carroll St., Salisbury, 7-8 p.m. The club is for anyone who wears a pump or is interested in using one. New technology, pump management techniques and lifestyle issues are presented. There are no fees to attend. Info: 410-543-7061.
DELMARVA SWEET ADELINE CHORUS MEETS WEEKLY — The Delmarva Chorus, Sweet Adeline’s, 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 the craft of a cappella singing 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 MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway. Coffe and conversation at 9:30 a.m., followed by meeting at 10 a.m. Clara Small PhD, a professor of history at Salisbury University, will discuss Black History. All women are welcome. Info: 814-322-2119.
WED. Feb. 19
SUICIDE GRIEVERS’ SUPPORT GROUP — Worcester County Health Department, 9730 Healthway Drive, Berlin at 6 p.m., on the third Wednesday of each month. Open to anyone who has lost a friend or loved one to suicide. Free of charge. Info: 410-629-0164 or www.choosetolivemaryland.org.
BINGO — Every Wednesday at Ocean City Elks Lodge 2645, 138th Street and Sinepuxent Avenue, rear of the Fenwick Inn. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games start6:30 p.m. Food is available. Open to the public. No one allowed in the hall under 18 years of age during bingo. Info: 410-250-2645.
DELMARVA HAND DANCING CLUB — Meets every Wednesday at Peaky’s Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, located in the Fenwick Inn, 13801 Coastal Highway, Ocean City. Beginner and intermediate lessons, 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by dancing 6:30-9 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, 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.
‘MEET THE CANDIDATES’ NIGHT — Blue Dog Cafe, 300 N. Washington St., Snow Hill, 6-9 p.m. Music by Billy Earl, with heavy hors d’oeuvres. Cost is $25. Mail check to Arlene Page, 10830 Piney Island Drive, Bishopville, MD 21813. Sponsored by the Democratic Clubs. Info: 410-352-3749.
VISIT WITH AUTHOR BUCK MANN — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 2 p.m. The Ocean City Life Saving Museum Series will feature the book “Vanishing Ocean City.” The book will feature more than 300 photos of scenes from the early days of Ocean City up to current times. Interviews from 145 people sharing interesting experiences with storms, fires and daily life in Ocean City. Special sections touch on the Hurricane of ’33, the WWII years, the March Storm of ’62 and the Boardwalk of 50 years ago. Publication is set for the summer of 2014. Info: www.ocmuseum.org.
THURS. Feb. 20
PINE’EER CRAFT CLUB MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway. Refreshments at 9:45 a.m., business meeting at 10 a.m. Free craft project to follow the meeting. Guests welcome. Info: 410-208-3032.
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.
“CHILI COOK-OFF, SECOND ROUND” entries — Those wishing to enter the contest, call Richard Pennington for application and rules at 443-804-5916. The event will be held Saturday, Feb. 22 at the American Legion Post 166, 2308 Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, 1-4 p.m. Chili, hot dogs, cornbread, salad, cheese, bread, draft beer and soda. Tickets cost $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets: 410-289-3166.
SINGERS WANTED — The Worcester Chorale will hold rehearsals on Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., from March 19 through June 25 at the Atlantic United Methodist Church, 105 Fourth St., in Ocean City. “Poetry, Lyrics, and Music,” a concert combining the lyrical flow of poetry with intricate melodies, will take place on June 29. Info: 410-208-4707.
Live music and entertainment schedule:
19TH HOLE BAR & GRILL
West Ocean City
Feb. 14-15: Scott Glorioso, 7-10 p.m.
BJ’S ON THE WATER
75th Street and the bay
Feb. 14-15: Tranzfusion, 9 p.m.
Feb. 19: Two Guys & A Mama, 5-8 p.m.
15th St. & Baltimore Ave.
Feb. 14-15: Phil Perdue
60th Street and the bay
Feb. 14: 2nd Annual Songwriters by the Bay; DJ Hook
Feb. 15: Opposite Directions; DJ Groove; Animal House
Feb. 16: Everett Spells
Feb. 17: Bryan Clark
66th Street, bayside
Feb. 14: Philly George
HARBORSIDE BAR & GRILL
12841 S. Harbor Road
West Ocean City
Feb. 14: Ladies Night w/DJ Billy T
Feb. 15: Simple Truth, 2-6 p.m.; DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m.
Feb. 16: Opposite Directions, 2-6 p.m.
Feb. 20: Opposite Directions, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Route 54 and the bay
Fenwick Island, Del.
Every Friday: Dave Hawkins, 6-10 p.m.
Every Saturday: Dave Sherman, 6-10 p.m.
Every Thursday: Aaron Howell, 6 p.m.
Route 54, Fenwick Island, Del.
Feb. 14: Bobby Burns 4 p.m.; DJ Zman, 9 p.m.
Feb. 15: Bobby Burns 4 p.m.; DJ Rupe, 9 p.m.
Rt. 50 & Keyser Point Rd.
West Ocean City
Feb. 15: Old School, 8 p.m.-midnight
Feb. 14: Bob Hughes
Feb. 15: Howard on the Piano
JOHNNY’S PIZZA & PUB
56th Street, bayside
Feb. 14: Jenn
Feb. 15: Eddie
OCEAN CLUB NIGHTCLUB
In the Horizons Restaurant
In the Clarion Fontainebleau Hotel
101st Street and the ocean
Every Friday and Saturday:
DJ Dusty, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Feb. 14-15 Power Play
In the Princess Royale
91st Street and the ocean
Every Friday and Saturday:
Harry O, 7-11 p.m.
49th Street and the bay
Feb. 14: Garden State Radio, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Feb. 15: Jon Maurer Band, 5-9 p.m.; The JJ Rupp Band, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Blue Label, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Feb. 16: Power Play, 1-5 p.m.; The JJ Rupp Band, 6-10 p.m.
Feb. 20: Opposite Directions, 5-8 p.m.
West Fenwick Island, Del.
Feb. 14: Randy Lee Ashcraft and the Saltwater Cowboys, 8 p.m.
Feb. 15: Bird Dog and the Road Kings, 8 p.m.
Feb. 20: Randy Lee Ashcraft, 8 p.m.