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This Week in OC: March 14-20, 2014

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The weekend you’ve been waiting for is finally here! After a long winter, Ocean City, Md is ready to go green with the return of the St. Patrick’s Day parade and accompanying parties. Many bars, restaurants, and other businesses will be re-opening their doors for the season this weekend, and you don’t want to miss any of the action.

Looking for some luck of the Irish? Here’s a preview of some of the highlights from St. Patty’s week in Ocean City:

-The Delmarva Irish-American Club will host its annual St. Patrick’s parade this Saturday, March 15. The parade, which is the 2nd largest St. Paddy’s Day parade in the state, will convene on 60th Street before floats, musicians, dancers, and other entertainers from Ocean City clubs and organizations head south to 45th Street at noon.  Before, during, and after the parade, 45th Street Village will host the annual Irish-American Festival and St. Patrick’s Day party (11am-3pm).  Join all of Ocean City’s Irish- and those who wish they were- for festive music and food and drink from your favorite bars, restaurants, and other vendors at the beach’s biggest pre-season bash.

– Shenanigan’s believes St. Patrick is best celebrated over the course of a weekend, rather than limiting festivities to a single day. If you agree, stop by Shenanigan’s Friday for music by James Gallagher & Off the Boat, Saturday, starting at 8am for the St. Paddy’s Boardwalk 5K then stick around all day for the biggest Irish blowout south of 45th St. Once you’ve recovered on Sunday, head back to Shenanigan’s on Monday and spend the holiday itself enjoying authentic cuisine and cocktails.

-Shenanigan’s isn’t the only one throwing a multiple day party for St. Paddy’d. Harpoon Hanna’s is going green on Saturday with its post-parade party from 12-6pm and Monday with its St. Patrick’s Day party. Both parties feature specials on your favorite Irish beers and spirits as well as corned beef and cabbage.

-Epic Bar & Grill, inside the Grand Hotel, is celebrating St. Patrick’s weekend featuring karakoe with DJ Herb Friday night and all day Saturday and specials on Guinness Beer stew, corned beef and cabbage, and Irish inspired drinks Friday-Sunday.

For full event and entertainment listings for the coming week in Ocean City, continue reading below, or check out the OC Today Out & About and Appearing Live pages. And don’t forget to join our online community by visiting our forum, signing up for our newsletter, and following us on social media at facebook.com/ocfun, @ocfun on Twitter, and @oceancityphotos on Instagram for breaking news, breathtaking photos, daily updates, and weekly giveaways from Ocean City’s premier vacation planner and destination guide.

Things to do this week:

FRI. March 14

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.

CORN BEEF, POTATOES AND CABBAGE DINNER — Stevenson United Methodist Church, 123 N. Main St., Berlin, 4-7 p.m. Dinner includes corn beef, potatoes, cabbage, bread and drink. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for kids ages 4-10 and free to children 3 and younger. Bake table and carry outs available. Info: 443-235-6761.

SAT. March 15

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE — Annual Ocean City parade travels along Coastal Highway from 60th Street to 44th Street, featuring marching units, floats and local celebrities. Begins at noon. Festival at 45th Street shopping area begins at 11 a.m. Info: Buck Mann, 410-289-6156 or www.delmarvairish.org.

HANDBELL FESTIVAL concert — Handbell Musicians of America Area 3 will hold an annual festival concert at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, 4:45 p.m. Guest conductor Deborah Rice will lead more than 575 handbell ringers. Info: Debbie Henning, 410-848-5482debbiehen@gmail.com or areaiii.org.

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. Produce, farm fresh eggs, organic goods, herbs, fresh cut flowers, soaps, jelly, homemade baked goods, honey and more.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY DINNER — Bethany United Methodist Church, 8648 Stephen Decatur Highway in West Ocean City, 5-7 p.m. Menu includes corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, dessert and beverage. Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children 11 and younger. All are welcome. Info: 410-629-0926.

SUN. March 16

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.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS — Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1, 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Help for those struggling with a compulsive eating problem, whether it is weight gain, bulimia, anorexia, or those who are a parent of a child with one of these problems. Meeting contribution is $1 weekly. Info: Bett, 410-202-9078.

ALCOHOLICS anonymous SUPPORT GROUP — Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1, 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, noon to 1 p.m. Fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope that they may help each other to recover from alcoholism. Open to the community. Info: Rob, 443-783-3529.

SHARING SUNDAY — South Fire Station, located on Ocean Parkway (South Gate), Ocean Pines, 1-3 p.m. The Democratic Women’s Club will collect non-perishable food, toiletries and paper products. Supplies will be shared with a local food ministry. Info: 410-641-6552.

MON. March 17

CPAP MASK FITTING — Atlantic General Hospital Sleep Disorders Diagnostic Center, 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, by appointment. For patients who are having trouble adjusting to their CPAP equipment. Free service. Appointment: Robin Rohlfing, 410-641-9726.

T.O.P.S. OF BERLIN MEETING — Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1, 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, 5-6:30 p.m. Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. The group meets weekly. Info: Edna Berkey, 410-251-2083.

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. Coffee at 9:30 a.m. followed by 10 a.m.meeting. Michele Demanche, an assistant professor of art at UMES will discuss the importance of visual art in our world. All women welcome. Info: 814-322-2119.

TUES. March 18

THRIFT SHOP $5 BAG SALE — Atlantic United Methodist Church Thrift Shop, 105 Fourth St., Ocean City, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 410-289-7430.

WORCESTER COUNTY COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, Marlin Room, 235 Ocean Parkway, 5-6:30 p.m.Open to the public and women of all ages are invited. Group seeks volunteers for short-term assignments such as grant writing, fundraising and event planning. Info: Donna Main, 410-632-5040.

STEPPING ON, FALL PREVENTION WORKSHOP — Delaney Hall, St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 691 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, Del., 1-3 p.m. A well-researched falls prevention program. The group is free and meets weekly  through April 8. Register: Dawn Denton, 410-641-9268.

YOGA — James G. Barrett Medical Office Building, Rotunda, 10231 Old Ocean City Blvd., 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 or grgiads@atlanticgeneral.org.

WED. March 19

SHOP $5 BAG SALE — Atlantic United Methodist Church Thrift Shop, 105 Fourth St., Ocean City, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 410-289-7430.

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

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 start 6:30 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.

SUICIDE GRIEVERS’ SUPPORT GROUP — Worcester County Health Department, 9730 Healthway Drive, Berlin, 6 p.m. Open to anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide. Info: www.choosetolivemaryland.org or410-629-0164.

THURS. March 20

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.

PINE’EER CRAFT CLUB MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway. Refreshments at 9:45 a.m., business meeting at 10 a.m. Picture Frame Craft project to follow the meeting for the cost of $3. Take jewelry items to create a personalized picture frame or use sea shells (supplied). Project reservations: Louise, 410-430-0284. Guests welcome.

ONGOING EVENTS

NEW YORK CITY DAY TRIP ‘ON YOUR OWN’ — The group will meet at the Community Church at Ocean Pines, 11227 Racetrack Road, Saturday, March 22 at 6 a.m. Motorcoach to arrive in New York City near Time Square at approximately 10:15 a.m. Return trip leaves at 7 p.m. Cost is $55 and includes bus driver tip. Sign up: Beverly Meadows, 443-235-1019 or lubbyday@yahoo.com. A portion of the price will benefit the Relay for Life Team of Little Lambs and Community Church.

INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM CLASS — Class will be held Wednesdays, through April 30, 7-8:30 p.m. at Temple Bat Yam, 11036 Worcester Highway, Berlin. Open to anyone interested in learning more about Judaism. No cost, but to register email Rabbi Warshaw, rabbiwarshaw@gmail.com.

AUMC THRIFT SHOP — Atlantic United Methodist Church, 105 Fourth St., in Ocean City. Now open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 410-289-4458.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST — Ocean City Municipal Airport’s Terminal Building, 12724 Airport Road, Berlin, Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., through April 27. Serving pancakes, eggs, bacon and sausage. Suggested donation is $5, as a fundraiser for the Huey Veteran’s Memorial Display. Info: Airport Ops, 410-213-2471 or Coleman Bunting, 410-726-7207.

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.

OCFVC LADIES AUXILIARY — The group meets monthly on the firstMonday at 7 p.m. at the West Ocean City Fire Station, second floor, Keyser Point Road. New members welcome. Info: Denise, 443-359-2014 or any Ladies Auxiliary member.

Live music and entertainment listings:

19TH HOLE BAR & GRILL
9636 Stephen Decatur Highway
West Ocean City
410-213-9204
March 14: Chris Button, 7-10 p.m.
March 15: TBA
March 17: Simple Truth, 4-7 p.m.

BJ’S ON THE WATER
75th Street and the bay
Ocean City
410-524-7575
March 14: Full Circle, 9 p.m.
March 15: Randy Lee Ashcraft & the Saltwater Cowboys, 9 p.m.
March 19: 2 Guys & A Mama, 5-8 p.m.

CAPTAIN’S TABLE
15th St. & Baltimore Ave.
Ocean City
410-289-7192
www.captainstableoc.com
March 14-15: Phil Perdue

FAGER’S ISLAND
60th Street and the bay
Ocean City
410-524-5500
March 14: The ShamRogues, 6-10 p.m.; DJ Hook, 10 p.m.; Tranzfusion,9:30 p.m.
March 15: Opposite Directions, 2 p.m.; The Aaron Howell Band, 5 p.m.; DJ Groove, 9 p.m.; Animal House, 10 p.m.
March 16: Jazz Brunch w/Everett Spells, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

GALAXY 66
66th Street, bayside
Ocean City
410-723-6762
March 14: Philly George

HARBORSIDE BAR & GRILL
12841 S. Harbor Road
West Ocean City
410-213-1846
March 14: Ladies Night w/DJ Billy T
March 15: Simple Truth, 2-6 p.m.; DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m.
March 16: Opposite Directions, 2-6 p.m.
March 17: DJ Jeremy
March 20: 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
Every Friday:  Dave Hawkins, 6-10 p.m.
Every Saturday: Dave Sherman, 6-10 p.m.
Every Thursday: Aaron Howell, 6 p.m.

HIGH STAKES
Route 54
Fenwick Island, Del.
302-537-6971
March 14: Bobby Burns, 4 p.m.; DJ Zman, 9 p.m.
March 15: Bobby Burns, 4 p.m.; Broad St., 9 p.m.

HOOTERS
Rt. 50 & Keyser Point Rd.
West Ocean City
410-213-1841
March 14: Zion Reggae, 8 p.m. to midnight
March 15: Lauren Glick, 8 p.m. to midnight

J/R’s
131st Street
Ocean City
410-250-3100
March 14: Bob Hughes
March 15: Howard on the Piano

JOHNNY’S PIZZA & PUB
56th Street, bayside
Ocean City
410-524-7499
March 14: Diesel Sour
March 15: Eddie “The Legend Of…”

MARYLAND WINE BAR
103 N. Main St.
Berlin
410-629-1022
March 14: Adam Bilenki

OCEAN CLUB NIGHTCLUB
In the Horizons Restaurant
In the Clarion Fontainebleau Hotel
101st Street and the ocean
Ocean City
410-524-3535
Every Friday and Saturday:
DJ Dusty, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
March 14-15: Power Play

SCHOONER’S RESTAURANT
In the Princess Royale
91st Street and the ocean
Ocean City
410-524-7777
Every Friday and Saturday:
Harry O, 7-11 p.m.

SEACRETS
49th Street and the bay
Ocean City
410-524-4900
March 14: Garden State Radio, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
March 15: DJ BK; The Jimi Milligan Band, 1-4 p.m.; The Jim Long Band, 5-9 p.m.; Jon Mauer Band, 5-9 p.m.; Freddie Long Band, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Kristen and The Noise, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
March 16: Raw Country w/The JJ Rupp Band, 2-6 p.m.
March 17: Full Circle, 5-9 p.m.
March 20: Opposite Directions, 5-9 p.m

SHENANIGAN’S
Fourth Street and the Boardwalk
in the Shoreham Hotel
410-289-7181
March 15: Patrick McAllorum, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; James Gallagher & Off the Boat, 3 p.m. to close
March 17: James Gallagher & Off the Boat, 11:30 a.m. to close; Ocean City Pipe Band

 

SISTERS
113 N. Main St.
Berlin
443-513-4158
March 14: Alex Oatman (solo acoustic), 4-6 p.m.

SMITTY MCGEE’S
Route 54
West Fenwick Island, Del.
302-436-4716
March 14: Randy Lee Ashcraft & The Saltwater Cowboys, 8 p.m.
March 15: DJ Wax, noon to 6 p.m.; DJ Har V & Bagpipers, 6-10 p.m.
March 17: DJ Wax, 4-8 p.m.; Randy Lee Ashcraft, 8 p.m. to midnight; Bagpipes
March 20: Randy Lee Ashcraft, 8 p.m.

WHISKER’S BAR & GRILL
11070 Cathell Road, Suite 17
Pines Plaza, Ocean Pines
443-365-2576
March 14: Karaoke w/Donnie Berkey
March 15: Landers & Heinz, 4-8 p.m.

Anthony Toweyhttps://www.oceancity.com
Anthony started as a freelancer before being hired as OceanCity.com’s Senior Writer and Content Editor. He received his B.A. and Master’s education in American and local history at Salisbury University, where he was a National Honor Society member and intramural softball champion. Prior to working at OceanCity.com, he held nearly every position in the restaurant industry and ran a personal webpage/satire blog. When he’s not hunched over his laptop writing about all things Ocean City, or doing hands on research at bars and events, he spends his time exploring the Shore’s best craft beer breweries, watching the Ravens and Orioles, cooking gourmet meals, attempting (unsuccessfully) to improve his golf game, and daydreaming about his favorite holiday, Punkin Chunkin.

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