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This Week in OC: November 1-7, 2013

Halloween has come and gone, but don’t pack away your fall spirit with your costumes, Ocean City, Maryland and the surrounding areas are full of fun, seasonal activities this week.  Flying pumpkins and Eastern Shore oysters take center stage.  Here is a look at several of this week’s highlights:


–          Have you ever witnessed a 100’ air cannon launch a pumpkin that lands nearly a mile away?  Regardless of your answer, if you’re looking for the ultimate experience this weekend, the World Championship Punkin Chunkin competition in Bridgeville, DE is the place for you.  Join the Science Channel and 20,000 of your closest friends for this weekend long, internationally famous competition, carnival, and festival that blends redneck ingenuity with rocket science. If flying pumpkins aren’t your thing, Punkin Chunkin offers live entertainment, regional and local food favorites, rides and amusements, and a tailgate party that rivals any major sporting event.  Come for the day or camp for the weekend, just make sure the World Championship Punkin Chunkin is on your to-do list this weekend.

–          Early November might not be the ideal time for tourist in Ocean City, but it certainly is the ideal time for oysters.  On Saturday, November 2, the VFW Post 8296 will celebrate with a Baltimore style bull and oyster roast.  The event takes place on 66th St from 3-8pm and your donation of $35 in advance (or $40 at the door) gets you raw, fried, and grilled oysters, oyster stew, pi beef, sides, salads, and draft beer.  Live music will be provided by ‘Act II’ and the event will feature a 50/50 raffle and other activities.

–          Speaking of oysters, Tuesday, November 5, is the next special tasting dinner at Evolution Public House in Salisbury.  Join the Evolution Brewing Company and special guests Sewansecott and H.M Terry Co for food and drinks featuring oysters.  This special tasting dinner includes a raw bar, 5 creative oyster courses, and complimentary beer pairings, including Evo’s special release Oyster Stout. Courses include: oyster shooters w/Incubator #3; oyster stew w/ Lucky 7 porter; oyster Caesar Salad w/ Exile ESB; carpet bag filet w/ Oyster Stout; and stout pound cake w/ Secret Spot.  Tickets cost $50 per person and reservations are required. Visit evolutioncraftbrewing.com for more.

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Things to do in Ocean City this week:

FRIDAY, Nov. 1

NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE SERIES — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 3 Church St., Berlin, 6 p.m., first Fridays of October, November and December. Topic for Nov. 1 is “Romans.” Taught by The Rev’d Beacon Barry P. Neville. Light supper provided. Info: 416-641-4066 or www.stpaulsberlin.org.

TRIP TO GREEN DRAGON FARMER’S MARKET — The Worcester County Library Foundation is sponsoring a bus trip to Green Dragon Farmer’s Market in the little town of Ephrata in Lancaster County, Friday, Nov. 1. Located on a 30 acre site in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch country and featuring more than 400 local growers, merchants and craftsmen. Busses will leave from Snow Hill behind the post office at 6:30 a.m. and from the Ocean Pines library at 7 a.m. The group will return between 7 and 8 p.m. Cost is $40. Reserve seats leaving from Ocean Pines at the Ocean Pines branch. Those leaving from Snow Hill can make reservations by calling Lisa Outten Stant, 410-632-3970.

HAUNTED FOREST — Roxana Volunteer Fire Company, 35943 Zion Church Road, Frankford, Del., dusk to 10 p.m. Cost is $10. Info: Facebook.com/TheHauntedForestAtRoxana or Roxana90.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.

3RD ANNUAL FEAST OF ST. MARTIN’S — Historic St. Martin’s Church, 11413 Worcester Highway, Showell, 5:30 p.m. There will be a tent on the grounds, live music and a menu based on foods grown locally and harvested from local waters. Attendees will see the ongoing restoration of the church, which was built between 1756 and 1763. Tickets cost $125. Proceeds go to the preservation of the building and its interior and to the new public facilities at the site. Info: 410-430-2142.


NAACP FREEDOM FUND BANQUET — Berlin Intermediate School, 309 Franklin Ave., Berlin, 3 p.m. The theme is “We Shall Not Be Moved.” Keynote speaker is The Honorable Elijah E. Cummings, U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 7th Congressional District. Tickets cost $40 for adults, $20 for children 16 and younger and can be purchased by calling Ivory Smith at 443-944-6701 by Oct. 28. Interested businesses are encouraged to purchase an advertisement in the banquet program.

WINTER WONDERLAND HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All items are handcrafted. Pine’eer Craft Club bake sale. Luncheon items for sale sponsored by the Kiwanis Club. Free admission. In conjunction with the fair, the Pine’eer Craft and Gift Shop will be open.

HAUNTED FOREST — Roxana Volunteer Fire Company, 35943 Zion Church Road, Frankford, Del., dusk to 10 p.m. Cost is $10. Info: Facebook.com/TheHauntedForestAtRoxana or Roxana90.com.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT FRIED CHICKEN BUFFET — Mt. Pleasant Church, 36440 Mount Pleasant Road, Willards, 11 a.m. Menu includes chicken, vegetables, beverages and desserts. Cost is $11 for adults, $5 for children and free to kids 5 and younger. Bake table and carry-outs. Info: Nelda Dennis, 443-614-9898.

SHEPHERD’S NOOK CHRISTMAS BAZAAR — Community Church at Ocean Pines, 11227 Racetrack Road, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Christmas gifts, decorations, clothing, baked goods, crafts and vendors. Lunch available.

ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR AND SALE — The Parke Clubhouse, 2 Arcadia Court, Ocean Pines, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring a variety of original artwork and high-quality handmade items including jewelry, quilts, knitted and crocheted items, home décor, wreaths, author’s books, children’s wooden rocking chairs and more. Open to the public. Free admission and door prizes. Info: 410-208-4994.

FRIENDSHIP FALL BAZAAR — Friendship United Methodist Church, 10537 Friendship Road, Berlin, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 410-641-2578.

CRAFT BAZAAR — Roxana Volunteer Fire Company, 35943 Zion Church Road, Frankford, Del., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All craft vendors welcome. Breakfast and lunch served. Info: 302-436-2851 or Rozell12@mchsi.com.

PRE-HOLIDAY SALE & MARKET — Creative Compliments by Michelle, Inc. is hosting a Pre-Holiday Sale & Market at Manklin Station, 11310 Manklin Creek Road, Ocean Pines, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Holiday sidewalk sales, discounts, free samples and fun for the family. Info: 410-208-4968.

AGH HEALTHY HAPPENINGS FREE HEALTH FAIR — Pocomoke Volunteer Fireman’s Community Center, Pocomoke, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Various health screenings including cholesterol panel and glucose (12 hour fast is required). Many other health screenings and health information. Entertainment: LaDonna Gatlin, singer and motivational speaker about her journey about living with depression. Gymnastics demo and water sport demo. Info: Dawn Denton, 410-641-9268 or ddenton@atlanticgeneral.org.

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.

SPAGHETTI DINNER AND LIVE AUCTION — Bethany United Methodist Church, 8648 Stephen Decatur Highway in West Ocean City, 5 p.m. Live auction of homemade baked items, gift certificates and other items up for bid following the dinner. Cost is $6. Open to the public. Info: 410-641-2186,https://sites.google.com/site/bethanyinberlin or bethanyberlin@verizon.net.

BALTIMORE-STYLE BULL & OYSTER ROAST — VFW Post 8296, 104 66th Street, Ocean City, 3-8 p.m. Chincoteague oysters (raw, fried and grilled), oyster stew, pit beef, all sides, salads and draft beer. Music by “Act II,” 50/50 raffle and more. Donation of $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Public welcome. Info: 410-524-8196.

SUNDAY, Nov. 3

GOSPEL CONCERT — Friendship United Methodist Church, 10537 Friendship Road, Berlin, 10 a.m. Featuring “The Taylors.” Love offering will be taken. Info: 410-641-2578.

KIWANIS ANNUAL GERMANFEST — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 4:30-7 p.m. Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children 11 and younger and includes bratwurst, sauerkraut, green beans, German potato salad, applesauce, bread, dessert, coffee and tea. BYOB. Carryout available. Reservations: 410-208-6719. Benefits the youth of the community.

MONDAY, Nov. 4

DELMARVA SWEET ADELINE CHORUS MEETS WEEKLY — The Delmarva Chorus, Sweet Adeline’s, under the direction of Carol Ludwig, meets eachMonday 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.

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. By appointment only: Robin Rohlfing, 410-641-9726.

HYPERTENSION CLINICS — Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital and takes place the first Monday of every month at Apple Discount Drugs, 314 Franklin Ave., in Berlin, 10 a.m. to noon and at Walgreens, 11310 Manklin Creek Rd., in Ocean Pines, 1-3 p.m. Free blood pressure screening and health information. Info: Dawn Denton, 410-641-9268.

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP — St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 405 Flower St., Berlin, first Monday of each month, 6-7 p.m. All welcome. Info: Darlene Jameson, 410-629-6877 or the AGH Diabetes Outpatient Education program, 410-641-9703.

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.

AARP MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway. Coffee and goodies at 9:30 a.m., meetings at 10 a.m. Guest speaker is Eric Jamrok-DPM-Ocean Pines Foot & Ankle Center. This month’s food collection will be for Diakonia. Info: Larry Walton, 443-831-1791 or lrwalton@yahoo.com.


HYPERTENSION CLINICS — Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital and takes place at Rite Aid, Selbyville, Del., 10-11 a.m. and at Walgreens, Clarksville, Del., 1-3 p.m. Free blood pressure screening and health information. Info: Dawn Denton, 410-641-9268.

STEPPING ON FALL PREVENTION WORKSHOP — St. Paul’s by the Sea, 302 N. Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, 1-3 p.m. Stepping On is a well-researched falls prevention program. This free workshop meets for seven weeks (Oct. 15-Nov. 26).

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 or grhoads@atlanticgeneral.org.

ACRYLIC SPLATTER PAINTING — Worcester County Arts Council, 6 Jefferson St., Berlin, Nov. 5 and 6, 4-5 p.m. Inspired by artist Jackson Pollock, children, ages 5-9, will explore techniques of acrylic painting while using brushes, sticks and other materials to create their own painting on a canvas. Cost is $20, supplies included. Advanced registration required: 410-641-0809.


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.

HYPERTENSION CLINICS — Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital and takes place the first Wednesday of every month at Rite Aid, 10119 Old Ocean City Blvd., in Berlin, 10 a.m. to noon and at Rite Aid, 11011 Manklin Creek Road in Ocean Pines, 1-3 p.m. Free blood pressure screening and health information. Info: Dawn Denton, 410-641-9268.

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road,7-8 p.m. All welcome. Info: AGH Diabetes Outpatient Education program, 410-641-9703.

GRACE PARKER ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST — First Presbyterian Church, 1301 N. Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eggs any style, pancakes, buckwheat pancakes, bacon, sausage, country ham, homemade biscuits, hash brown potatoes, grits, coffee, tea. Cost is $8 and $6 for carry-out. Milk, sodas, orange juice available. Info: 410-289-9340.


FAMILY FUN NIGHT – MINIATURE GOLF TOURNAMENT — Old Pro Indoor Golf, 6801 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Teams of four compete in a shotgun start format for the lowest score. Prizes awarded. Cost is $10 per team of four. An individual participant list will be taken at the Ocean Pines Recreation Department, for those needing a team to join. Open to the public.

WOMEN’S CLUB HOLIDAY AUCTION — Ocean Pines Community Center, Assateague Room, 235 Ocean Parkway, 10 a.m. to noon. Baskets, baked goods, raffles and new or like-new gift items available for sale or auction. Proceeds will support the group’s college scholarship program and community donations. Donations: Joan Gentile, 443-465-2400, joanierags@verizon.net.

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.

FREE FLY CASTING LESSONS — Meet at the Veterans Memorial parking lot, 4 p.m., rain or shine. Fishing will take place at the South Gate pond. All ages are welcome. Take fly casting tackle if you have it. Joe Reynolds will cover everything from the basic total beginner category to those with more advanced skills and experience. If interested, contact joe@outdoors.net.

CHRONIC PAIN SELF-MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Beneficial to those with chronic pain lasting more than 3-6 months, varies in intensity, affects one or more areas and creates stress in their lives. This free workshop meets every Thursday, Oct. 31-Dec. 12. Register: Laura Small, 410-629-6820.


‘PRESIDENTS AND THEIR FIRST LADIES’ PERFORMANCES — OC Jamboree Theater, 12600 Marjan Lane, West Ocean City, Oct. 29 through Nov. 2. Experience the stories of 33 U.S. Presidential couples and more than 250 years of American history. The five-day event consist of a morning, afternoon and evening session each day, during which time two or three Presidential couples’ life stories will be presented. Cost is $20 for individual session; $40 for each day; or $150 for all performances. Proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Tickets: 443-366-3429 or www.presidentsproject.com.

PINE’EER CRAFT AND GIFT SHOP OPEN — Pine’eer Craft and Gift Shop, White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines. Shop will be open Nov. 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shop features handcrafted decor, jewelry and fashion accessories created by members of the Pine’eer Craft Club.

SOUP AND DESSERT FUNDRAISER — Ocean City Airport, 12724 Airport Road, Berlin, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., through Nov. 24. Enjoy a cup of soup and dessert and then view the Huey Veteran’s Memorial. Suggested donations is $5, in support of Ocean City Aviation’s Huey’s restoration and future maintenance costs. Info: Coleman Bunting, 410-726-7207; Tom Oneto, 410-641-6888; or Ops Desk, 410-213-2471.

ORDERS TAKEN FOR HOLIDAY FRUIT — Kiwanis Club of Ocean Pines-Ocean City is taking orders until Nov. 30 for Holiday Fruit. Oranges or grapefruit are $18 per 20 pound box and combination box is $20. Pecan halves are $12 per one-pound cello bag. Order: Roy Foreman, 410-641-6082. Benefits local club’s Scholarship Foundation. Delivery planned for Dec. 14.

KIWANIS CLUB OF GREATER OP-OC — Meets every Wednesday at 8 a.m. in the Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway. Doors open at 7 a.m. October through April. Info: 410-641-7330.

 Live music and entertainment in Ocean City:

9636 Stephen Decatur Highway
West Ocean City
Nov. 1: Johnny Mojo,
7-10 p.m.
Nov. 2: Paul Brion,
7-10 p.m.

75th Street and the bay
Nov. 1: 2 Guys & A Mama,
9 p.m.
Nov. 2: No Byscuyts,
9 p.m.
Nov. 6: Sir Rod,
5-8 p.m.

15th St. & Baltimore Ave.
Nov. 1-2: Phil Perdue

60th Street and the bay
Nov. 1: Bourbon Street,
5-10 p.m.;
Clendenon Bros. Bluegrass, 6:30;
DJ  Hook, 9 p.m.;
Bryan Russo Band, 9 p.m.
Nov. 2: Opposite Directions & Friends, 1 p.m.;
Kevin Poole, 5:30;
DJ Groove, 9:30 p.m.;
Mayday Mayday, 10 p.m.
Nov. 3: Jazz Brunch w/Everett Spells, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Nov. 4: Bryan Clark, 5:30 p.m.
66th Street, bayside
Nov. 1: The Philly George Project, 8 p.m. to midnight

12841 S. Harbor Road
West Ocean City
Nov. 1: Ladies Night w/DJ Billy T, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Nov. 2:
Simple Truth, 2-6 p.m.;
DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Nov. 3: DJ Billy T/DJ Bigler,
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Nov. 7: 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 Wednesday: Aaron Howell, 7 p.m.

Route 54, Fenwick Island, Del.
Nov. 1: Bobby Burns, 4 p.m.; Lower Case Blues, 9 p.m.
Nov. 2: Bobby Burns, 4 p.m.; DJ Rupe, 9 p.m.
Nov. 7: Baltimore Bob, 4 p.m.

Rt. 50 & Keyser Point Rd.
West Ocean City
Nov. 1: Monkee Paw
Nov. 2: Chest Pains

1106 Coastal Highway,
Fenwick Island, Del.
Every Friday:
Tony Vega, 6-10 p.m.
Every Saturday:
Tom Low, 4-6 p.m.
Every Sunday:
Tom Low, 5-8 p.m.

56th Street, bayside
Nov. 1: Eddie, 9:30 p.m.
Nov. 2: Randy Lee Ashcraft & the Saltwater Cowboys,
9:30 p.m.

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.
Nov. 1-2: 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
Nov. 1: Ultra Fuze,
10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Nov. 2: Melodime,
5-9 p.m.; Big Bang Baby,
10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Nov. 7: DJ Cruz,
10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Route 54
West Fenwick Island, Del.
Nov. 1: Rick Artz
Nov. 2: Ginger Band
Nov. 7: Randy Lee Ashcraft

126th Street, bayside
Nov. 1: Galaxy Duo
Nov. 2: Simple Truth

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