This week in OC: May 16-22, 2014

This week in OC: May 16-22, 2014


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Cruisin’ Ocean City is finally here, and if you think for a single second that a little rain is going to stop the excitement, you obviously don’t know Ocean City, Md very well. Classic and contemporary cars and trucks are flooding the streets and refuse to let a little bad weather rain on their (boardwalk) parade. So if you love souped up cars, tricked out trucks, and fast times by the beach, fire up your Hot Rod and make your way to OCMD. Check out the full list of Cruisin’ Ocean City events to plan your rubber burning fun for the weekend.

Here’s a look at some other things to do around town this week:

– Originally scheuled for Friday. May 16, the 6th Annual Pirate Party fundraiser to benefit the Lower Shore CASA program has been postponed due to anticipated weather. Buccaneers on the hunt for charitable bounty will have to wait another week, as the event has been rescheduled for May 30.

-Saturday, May 17, is the 139th running of Preakness from Pimlico Racetrack in Baltimore. If you want to see all the action as California Chrome tries to take the second leg of the Triple Crown, you’re in luck because many Ocean City bars and restaurants will throwing Preakness parties, complete with hats, Black Eyes Susan cocktails and the chance to make bets on your favorites. Harpoon Hanna’s will be hosting a Preakness Party, the Zippy Lewis Lounge inside the Dunes Manor will have drink and food specials, and many other places will throwing bashes as well.

– Sunday, May 18, marks International Museum Day, and what better way to celebrate than with a trip to the Ocean City Live-Saving Station Museum? Learn about death defying shipwrecks, powerful storms that shaped Ocean City’s coastline, interesting people who played key roles in the town’s evolution, and artifacts from different eras. In honor of International Museum Day the Life-Saving Station Museum will offer free admission, so don’t miss you chance to take a trip into Ocean City’s past, for free.

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Events calendar and things to do this week:

FRI. May 16

24TH ANNUAL CRUISIN’ OCEAN CITY car show — Ocean City Inlet parking lot and Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Featuring more than 3,400 hot rods, customs, classics, street machines, muscle cars and more. Live entertainment, celebrity guests, special attractions, boardwalk parades, manufacturers vendor midway and more. General Admission costs $10 for adults and children 13 and younger admitted free with an adult. Info:, 410-798-6304.

OC COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway. Preview from 9-11 a.m., live auction from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 410-798-6304 or

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.

FOCUS ON THE FAMILY — Germantown School, 10223 Trappe Road, Berlin, 7 p.m. Food, fun and entertainment. Activities include Youth Flash, Old Kids Quiz, Bible Trivia and more. Info: Constance Sturgis, 410-641-0837.

SAT. May 17

24TH ANNUAL CRUISIN’ OCEAN CITY car show — Ocean City Inlet parking lot and Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Featuring more than 3,400 hot rods, customs, classics, street machines, muscle cars and more. Live entertainment, celebrity guests, special attractions, boardwalk parades, manufacturers vendor midway and more. General Admission costs $10 for adults and children 13 and younger admitted free with an adult. Info:, 410-798-6304.

ARMED FORCES DAY — Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, located at the south end of the Boardwalk, 813 S. Atlantic Ave. Salute to Services honoring police, firefighters, EMS, active and retired military with free museum admission for individuals and their families. Info: 410-289-4991.

ARMED FORCES DAY — Worcester County Veterans Memorial in Ocean Pines, Racetrack Road (Route 589) and Cathell Road, 1 p.m. Join the Republican Women of Worcester County and the Democratic Women’s Club to celebrate and pray for the women and men serving in the military. Take a lawn chair. In the event of inclement weather, the service will take place at the Clubhouse at the Parke in Ocean Pines. You will be directed to that location by personnel stationed at the entrance of the Memorial parking lot. Info: Barbara Loffler, 410-208-0890 or

ANNUAL HOMECOMING CHICKEN BARBECUE AND AUCTION — Snow Hill Lions Community Center, 5458 Market St., noon to 4 p.m., with auction starting at 1 p.m. A half chicken, baked beans and applesauce is available for eat-in or carry-out. Auction will include gift certificates, gift cards, decoys, golf packages, farm items, trips and sports items. Proceeds benefit the youth and vision impaired. Tickets: Guy Goeller, 410-632-0221.

SPRING FLING FAMILY FUN DAY — Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company Station 5, 10124 Keyser Point Road, West Ocean City, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Fire truck rides, face painting, carnival games, cake walk, other activities and prizes. Fun for all ages. Summer fun basket and 50/50 raffles. Food and drinks available. Benefiting local firefighters and cadets. Info: 443-235-1222.

CAPITAL RINGERS HANDBELL CONCERT — Bayside Chapel, 38288 London Ave., Selbyville, Del. 7 p.m. The concert, titled “Reflections,” will feature favorites such as “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Good Vibrations,” “Call Me Maybe,” and the premiere of a special piece commissioned for Capital Ringers’ tenth anniversary year. Additional musicians, including percussion, guitars, woodwinds musicians, plus actors and special effects, combine to create an entertaining multimedia experience.

Freewill offering collected. Info: or Linda Simms, 302-632-3106.
texas hold’em tournament — Pocomoke American Legion, 2017 Bypass Road, Pocomoke City. Doors open with satellite tables for $25 per person at 9 a.m. The main event tournament will begin at 11 a.m. with a buy-in of $75 per person or $125 per couple for $10,000 worth of chips. Food will be provided. Also sponsored by the Pocomoke Rotary Club.

TURNING LINES INTO FORM — Ocean City Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street, noon to 4 p.m. Pencil drawing with local artist, David Simpson. Cost is $30 for Art League of Ocean City members and $40 for non-members. Info:

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.

SUN. May 18

24TH ANNUAL CRUISIN’ OCEAN CITY car show — Ocean City Inlet parking lot, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Featuring more than 3,400 hot rods, customs, classics, street machines, muscle cars and more. Live entertainment, celebrity guests, special attractions, boardwalk parades, manufacturers vendor midway and more. General Admission costs $10 for adults and children 13 and younger admitted free with an adult. Info:, 410-798-6304.

INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY — Julia A. Purnell Museum, 208 W. Market St., Snow Hill, 1-4 p.m. Enjoy free admission. Info: Claire Otterbein, 410-632-0515 or

INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY OPEN HOUSE — Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, located at the south end of the Boardwalk, 813 S. Atlantic Ave., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. Info: 410-289-4991.

FUNDRAISER FOR TOM McKENNA — Sunset Grille, 12933 Sunset Ave., West Ocean City, 1-4 p.m. Featuring a buffet and silent auction. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children 7 and younger. Drinks not included. All proceeds will benefit Tom McKenna and go toward ongoing medical bills related to his battle with diabetes. Reservations: 410-641-0772.

CANCER BENEFIT FOR MAGGIE McGRAW — Galaxy 66 Bar and Grille, 66th Street, bayside, Ocean City, 1-5 p.m. Free admission. Live entertainment and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. A $25 ticket enters you in a chance to win a 7-day vacation to Myrtle Beach. Chinese auction of a variety of packages. Donations may also be sent to Reservations: 410-723-6762.

SHARING SUNDAY — Ocean Pines South Fire Station, located on Ocean Parkway (South Gate). The Democratic Women’s Club of Worcester County will collect non-perishable food, toiletries and paper products to be shared with a local food ministry. Info: 410-641-8553.

MID-ATLANTIC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SEASON FINALE — Community Church at Ocean Pines, 11227 Racetrack Road, 3 p.m. Pre-concert discussion at 2:15 p.m. “An Organ Sensation,” featuring Felix Hell, the most well known young concert organist worldwide. Tickets cost $35 for adults and free for those 18 and younger. Tickets: 410-289-3440 or 888-846-8600. Program notes and bios:

Overeaters Anonymous #169 —  Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1,  9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Group is a 12-step program for anyone struggling with a compulsive eating problem. Info: or Bett 410-202-9078. No initial meeting charge. Meeting contribution is $1 weekly.
Alcoholics Anonymous – Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 2, 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, 12 – 1 p.m. Group shares experience, strength and hope to help others. Info: Rob 443-783-3529.

MON. May 19

DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S CLUB OF WORCESTER COUNTY MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway. Coffee and conversation at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m. Brian Kemmet, Jim Mathias’ campaign manager, will be the speaker. All women are welcome to attend. Info: 814-322-2119.

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: 410-641-6876.

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.

DELMARVA WOMEN’S BARBERSHOP CHORUS — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 7 p.m. The group invites all women who love to sing to join them on Guest Night. Info: 410-641-5091.

HISTORIC MUSEUM OPEN — Historic St. Martin’s Church Museum, 11413 Worcester Highway, Showell, 1-4 p.m. Info: 410-251-2849.
TUES. May 20

HARD CRAB AND CRAB FLUFF DINNER — Knights of Columbus Council #9053 Hall, 9901 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, 5-7 p.m. Cost is $20 per person. Choice of fried hard crab, crab fluff (2) or broiled crab cakes (2) with corn on the cob, chips, salad, roll and dessert. Cash bar. Walk-ins welcome. Reservations: 410-524-7994, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., by May 19.

SPRING “MEET AND GREET” — The Friends of the Worcester County Commission for Women and the Women’s Commission will meet from 5-7 p.m. at the Ocean Pines Community Center, Assateague Room, 235 Ocean Parkway. Open to the public and women of all ages are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments provided. Each attending member is asked to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to Diakonia. Info:, 410-208-1272 or 410-208-6798.

WED. May 21

OCEAN PINES BOAT CLUB GENERAL MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, Assateague Room, 235 Ocean Parkway. Social at 6:30 a.m., meeting at 7:15 a.m. Internationally renowned Professor Bill Dennison, Vice President of Science Applications at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, will discuss “Sea Level Rise and Water Quality as it particularly affects Ocean Pines and the Coastal Bays.” All are welcome. Info: Commodore Frank Watkins, 410-422-3677.

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: or 410-629-0164.

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.

RETIRED NURSES OF OCEAN PINES MONTHLY MEETING — The group will meet at the Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, at 11:30 a.m. and car pool to the Worcester County Development Center for lunch and a tour of the facility. There will be an opportunity to purchase hanging baskets and potted flowers. Also a 50/50 raffle to benefit the Barrett Scholarship Program for Nurses. Everyone is welcome. RSVP: Ellie Hewitt, 410-208-6833.

KIWANIS CLUB OF GREATER OCEAN PINES/OCEAN CITY — Meets every Wednesday at the Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 7:45 a.m. The meeting on the third Wednesday of the month takes place at Halls Restaurant, 5909 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, 7:45 a.m., June through September. or 410-641-7330.

THURS. May 22

ALZHEIMER’S CARE TRAINING PROGRAM — Gull Creek Senior Living Community, One Meadow Street, Berlin, 2-4 p.m. Learn about the causes of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Recognize the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Refreshments provided. RSVP: Mari Bohall, or 410-641-3171.

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.
chair aerobics — St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Community Life Center, 10301 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, 1-2 p.m. Free will offering appreciated. Sponsored by St. Peter’s Senior Adult Ministry. Info: 410-524-7474.

DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF WORCESTER COUNTY MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 7 p.m. Claude Lewis, president of Home Instead, will describe in-home assistance to elderly and disabled persons. All Democrats and interested Independents are welcome. Refreshments served.

REPUBLICAN WOMEN OF WORCESTER COUNTY GENERAL MEETING AND LUNCHEON — The Marina Deck Restaurant, 306 Dorchester St., Ocean City. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., meeting begins at 11 a.m. All Republican candidates who face a primary challenge in June have been invited to address the meeting. Cost of the luncheon is $15. Reservations: Ann Lutz, 410-208-9767 or by May 19.

WORCESTER COUNTY NAACP MEETING — Berlin Multipurpose Building, 132 Flower Street, 7 p.m. A Worcester County Deputy Sheriff will talk about tazing policies. Mike Farlow, candidate for State’s Attorney, will discuss the legal aspects of subduing a citizen through the tazing method. All are welcome. Business meeting begins at 6 p.m. Info: 443-944-6701.

Live music and entertainment schedule:

9636 Stephen Decatur Highway
West Ocean City
May 16: Johnny Mojo, 7-10 p.m.
May 17: Jeff Wolff, 7-10 p.m.

75th Street and the bay
Ocean City
May 16: Go With The Flo, 9 p.m.
May 17: No Byscuyts, 9 p.m.
May 21: 2 Guys & A Mama, 5-8 p.m.
May 22: DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m.

15th St. & Baltimore Ave.
Ocean City
May 16-17: Phil Perdue

Coconuts Beach Bar and Grill
In the Castle in the Sand Hotel
37th Street oceanfront
May 16: Monkee Paw, 4-8 p.m.
May 17: Kevin Poole and Joe Mama, noon to 4 p.m.; Ginger Band, 5-9 p.m.
May 18: Old School, 2-6 p.m.
May 22: Kevin Poole and Joe Mama, 4-8 p.m.

60th Street and the bay
Ocean City
May 16: Kevin Poole, 5:30 p.m.;
DJ Hook, 9:30 p.m.;
Here’s To The Night, 10 p.m.
May 17: Opposite Directions, 5:30 p.m.; DJ Groove, 9:30 p.m.; Cherry Crush Band, 10 p.m.
May 18: Everett Spells, brunch
May 19: Opposite Directions, 5:30 p.m.; Sweet Leda, 9:30 p.m.; DJ RobCee, 10 p.m.

66th Street, bayside
Ocean City
May 16: Philly George Project,
8 p.m. to midnight
The Skye Bar
May 16: Rick Artz from Love Seed Mama Jump, 4-8 p.m.
May 17: Aaron Howell Trio, 4-8 p.m.

12841 S. Harbor Road
West Ocean City
May 16: Ladies Night w/DJ Bill T
May 17: Simple Truth, 2-6 p.m.;
DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m.
May 18: Opposite Directions, 2-6 p.m.; DJ Billy T/DJ BK, 9 p.m.
May 19: Blake Haley, 4-8 p.m.;
DJ Billy T, 8 p.m.
May 20: Hot Sauce Sandwich/Funk Shue, 9:30 p.m.
May 21: College Night w/DJ Billy T,
7 p.m.; Wheel of Fortune, 9 p.m.
May 22: 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.
May 16: Bobby Burns, 4 p.m.;
DJ Zman, 9 p.m.
May 17: Bobby Burns, 4 p.m.;
DJ Rupe, 9 p.m.

Rt. 50 & Keyser Point Rd.
West Ocean City
May 16: Left Hand Luck, 8 p.m.
May 17: Zion Reggae, 8 p.m.
May 18: Simple Truth, 2 p.m.

56th Street, bayside
Ocean City
May 16: Opposite Directions
May 17: Legend of Eddie

54th Street, Ocean City
May 17-18: DJ Rhoadie

53rd Street and Coastal Highway
Ocean City
May 16: DJ Casper, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
May 17: DJ Vybe, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
May 19: Trivia
May 22: DJ Casper, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

103 N. Main St., Berlin
May 16: Live Acoustic Music, 7 p.m.

In the Horizons Restaurant
In the Clarion Fontainebleau Hotel
101st Street and the ocean
Ocean City
Every Friday and Saturday:
DJ Dusty, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
May 16-17: Power Play

In the Princess Royale
91st Street and the ocean
Ocean City
Every Friday and Saturday:
Harry O, 7-11 p.m.

49th Street and the bay
Ocean City
May 16: Jim Long, 5-9 p.m.; S.T.O.R.M., 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; The Benjamins, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
May 17: Jim Long, 5-9 p.m.; S.T.O.R.M., 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.;
Benderz, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
May 18: S.T.O.R.M., 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
May 19-20: Nature’s Child, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
May 22: Go Go Gadget, 9 p.m. to
1 a.m.

Route 54
West Fenwick Island, Del.
May 16: Randy Lee Ashcraft & the Saltwater Cowboys, 8 p.m.
May 22: Randy Lee Ashcraft & the Saltwater Cowboys, 8 p.m.

11070 Cathell Road, Suite 17
Pines Plaza, Ocean Pines
May 16: Karaoke w/Donnie Berkey

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