The countdown to Winterfest of Lights is on as there is less than a week until over 1,000,000 light bulbs cover Northside Park and much of Ocean City, Md. If you’re looking to pass the time until you can board the Winterfest Express and take in the sights, it’s never too early to start your holiday shopping; or check out some of the other things happening around town this week:
– Friday, November 14, is the final Pink Ribbon Classic event of the season- ‘Crop Out Cancer’ at the Clarion. Running all day, from 8am-8pm, the event gives you the chance to preserve the memory of a loved one while raising money for the American Cancer Society.
– The Greene Turtle in West OC, which sold a winning $1 million lottery ticket this week, is hosting its annual Bull and Oyster Roast Fundraiser on Sunday, November 16. Menu includes all you can eat oysters, pit beef, macaroni salad, potato salad, baked beans, sodas/iced tea, coffee, dessert and domestic draft beer for $25. There will also be 50/50’s, door prizes and DJ Wax. Proceeds will benefit the Worcester County Humane Society.
– Every Saturday and Sunday through April 26 you get the chance to travel the boards as they were meant to be traveled: by horse and buggy. Board near Thrasher’s then take a scenic tour of the Inlet, pier and southern end of the Boardwalk in a heated carriage. Tours run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and cost $10 for adults and free for children 3 and younger. For more information contact Randy Davis at 443-783-1409.
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Live music and entertainment listings:
BJ’S ON THE WATER
75th Street and the bay
Nov. 14-15: Tranzfusion, 9 p.m.
Nov. 19: Thin Ice, 5-8 p.m.
Nov. 20: DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m.
BOURBON STREET ON THE BEACH
116th Street, behind Fountain Head Towers Condominium
Every Wednesday: Randy Jamz
60th Street and the bay
Nov. 14: Melissa Alesi, DJ Hook
Nov. 15: DJ Groove, Scotts New Band
Nov. 16: Everett Spells
66th Street, bayside
Nov. 14: Philly George Project,
8 p.m. to midnight
HARBORSIDE BAR & GRILL
12841 S. Harbor Road
West Ocean City
Nov. 14: Ladies Night w/DJ Bill T
Nov. 15: Simple Truth, 2-6 p.m.;
DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m.
Nov. 16: Opposite Directions,
Nov. 20: Opposite Directions,
Route 54 and the bay
Fenwick Island, Del.
Nov. 14: Dave Hawkins, 6-10 p.m.
Nov. 15: Dave Sherman, 6-10 p.m.
Nov. 19: Bobby Burns, 3-6 p.m.
Nov. 20: Aaron Howell, 6-10 p.m.
Rt. 50 & Keyser Point Rd.
West Ocean City
Nov. 15: Ladies Night w/DJ BK, 8 p.m.
JOHNNY’S PIZZA & PUB
56th Street, bayside
Every Wednesday: Randy Lee Ashcraft
& The Saltwater
Nov. 14: Harry O
Nov. 15: Rob Fahey
MARYLAND WINE BAR
103 N. Main St.
Nov. 14: Troy Mawyer & Adam Bilenki, 7 p.m.
OCEAN CLUB NIGHTCLUB
In the Horizons Restaurant
In the Clarion Fontainebleau Hotel
101st Street and the ocean
Every Thursday-Sunday: DJ Dusty,
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Nov. 14-15: First Class, 9:30 p.m.
to 2 a.m.
49th Street and the bay
Nov. 14: The JJ Rupp Band, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Nov. 15: Power Play, 5-9 p.m.;
Ultrafuze, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Nov. 20: DJ Cruz, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
WHISKER’S BAR & GRILL
11070 Cathell Road, Suite 17
Nov. 14: Karaoke w/Donnie Berkey, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Events, activities and things to do this week:
FRI. Nov. 14
CROP OUT CANCER — Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, 10100 Coastal Highway in Ocean City, 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. A $40 donation to the American Cancer Society gets participants a space to scrapbook and use of tools. Register: Susan Childs, 443-235-2926. A Pink Ribbon Classic 2014 event.
IPAD CHICKS — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10 a.m. to noon. Drop into the intermediate session of the iPad Chicks. Men welcome. Info: 410-208-4014.
OCEAN PINES BOOK OF THE MONTH — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 2-3:30 p.m. Featuring “Every Last One,” by Anna Quindlen. Copies of each month’s selection are available in advance at the library. Info: 410-208-4014.
SCIENCE & NATURE — Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 3:30 p.m. Hands-on activities for the budding scientist. For ages 8 and older. Register: 410-957-0878.
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 at6:30 p.m. Refreshments for sale. Info: 410-524-7994.
SAT. Nov. 15
BOOK SIGNING — Precious’ Boutique, 12417 Ocean Gateway, Suite #12, Ocean City, 1-3 p.m. Nancy Powichroski Sherman, author of “Sandy Shorts,” will sign books, answer questions, and talk about her inspirations for the stories, which are set in Ocean City, Bethany Beach, Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Dewey Beach, and other coastal towns. Info: www.catandmousepress.com.
all-you-can-eat fried chicken dinner — New Hope United Methodist Church, 35815 Woodyard Road, Willards, 12 p.m. Menu includes mashed potatoes, greens, string beans, macaroni and cheese, beets, biscuits, dessert and coffee. Cost is $12 for adults. Carryouts available. Info: 410-543-8244 or 443-235-0251.
Berlin fire company fall CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT — Inside Berlin Headquarters, 214 North Main Street, Berlin. Doors open at noon, bags fly at 1 p.m. General admission is $15 or $50 per team and includes all you can eat hamburgers, hot dogs, homemade French fries, sodas and beer. Event features cash prizes, raffles, music by DJ Billy T, beer pong and money wheel. Must be 18 to enter, 21 to drink. Registration and info: 410-641-1977.
built it (for little hands) —Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 10 a.m. to noon. Encourage and promote fine motor skills through hands-on constructive free play. For ages 18 months to 3 years. Info: 410-957-0878.
CHRISTMAS ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL — Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Department Community Center, 1410 Market St., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shop local and enjoy food provided by the Ladies Auxiliary. Info: www.pocomokefire.com, 410-957-2310 or firstname.lastname@example.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, Ocean Pines, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Locally grown vegetables and fruits, eggs, honey, kettle korn, flowers, artisan breads, seafood, meats and more. New vendors welcome. Info: 410-641-7717, Ext. 3006.
FALL BAZAAR — Friendship United Methodist Church, Berlin, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Breakfast and lunch sandwiches, homemade soups, bake table, 2nd time around table, Beth Cooper Art, Premier Jewelry Designs, Christmas Crafts, Pampered Chef. Info: Susan Glenn, 410-713-8046.
SUN. Nov. 16
SHARING SUNDAY – Ocean Pines South Fire Station, 911 Ocean Parkway, 1-3 p.m. The Democratic Women’s Club will collect non-perishable food, toiletries, paper products and new, unwrapped toys to share with a local ministry. Info: 410-641-8553.
LOCKS OF LOVE THANKSGIVING DONATION EVENT – Bliss Salon & Spa, 12319 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Professional cut and style for a minimum cash donation of $25. Hair must be at least 10” in length to donate. Info and appointments: 410-213-1122.
Bull & Oyster Roast Fundraiser – Greene Turtle West, 9616 Stephen Decatur Hwy, Ocean City, 12-4 p.m. Benefits Worcester County Humane Society. Menu includes all you can eat oysters, pit beef, macaroni salad, potato salad, baked beans, sodas/iced tea, coffee, dessert and domestic draft beer. There will be 50/50’s, door prizes and DJ Wax. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at the Greene Turtle West before or day of the event. Info: 410-213-0146.
Alcoholics Anonymous – Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 2, 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, noon to 1 p.m. Group shares experience, strength and hope to help others. Open to the community and to AGH patients. Info: Rob, 443-783-3529.
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. No initial meeting charge. Meeting contribution is $1 weekly. Info: Bett, 410-202-9078.
SUNDAY NIGHT SERENITY AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING — Woodlands in Ocean Pines, Independent Living Apartment Building, 1135 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, 7:30 p.m.
MON. Nov. 17
DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S CLUB OF WORCESTER COUNTY MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 9:30 a.m.coffee, 10 a.m. meeting. Assateague COASTKEEPER Kathy Phillips will be the speaker. Club is also collecting new, unwrapped toys for needy children. All women invited. Info: 814-322-2119.
HYPERTENSION CLINICS — Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital and takes place at Coastal Drugs, 10231 Old Ocean City Blvd., Suite 103, Berlin, 10 a.m. to noon. Free blood pressure screening and health information. Info: Dawn Denton, 410-641-9268.
CPAP MASK FITTING — Atlantic General Hospital Sleep Disorders Diagnostic Center, 9733 Healthway Drive, 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.
TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY MEETING — Berlin group No. 169, Atlantic General Hospital, conference room 1, 9733 Healthway Drive, 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.
GREAT BOOKS DISCUSSION — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 2:30-4 p.m. The group meets twice a month to discuss both classic and modern reading selections. To join: Jeanette Milby, 410-641-5126.
OCEAN CITY LIFESABING MUSEUM SERIES: ‘THE STORM OF THE CENTURY’ — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 2 p.m. See video and photographs and hear first-hand accounts from the residents who survived the storm of the century. Info: 410-208-4014.
DELMARVA SWEET ADELINE CHORUS MEETS WEEKLY — The Delmarva Chorus, Sweet Adeline’s, meets each Monday from 7-9 p.m., at the Ocean Pines Community Center, 239 Ocean Parkway. Women interested in learning the craft of a cappella singing welcome. Info: 410-641-6876.
TUES. Nov. 18
WORCESTER COUNTY COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING — Board of Education, 6270 Worcester Highway, Newark, 5-6:30 p.m. The purpose of the WCCW is to promote social, education and economic equality for women in Worcester County. Info: L. Eloise Henry-Gordy, 410-641-2556.
STORY TIME — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 10:30 a.m. Stories and crafts for children ages 2-5. Info: 410-641-0650.
WINE PAIRING CLASS — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 2 p.m. Learn how to pair the best wine with your Thanksgiving meal. Info: 410-524-1818.
TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY MEETING – Berlin group 331, Worcester County Health Center, 9730 Healthway Drive, Berlin, 5:30-7 p.m.TOPS is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. It meets weekly. Info: email@example.com.
WED. Nov. 19
HYPERTENSION CLINICS — Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital and takes place at Walgreens, 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.
PLAY TIME — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 10:30 a.m. Parents and children, ages infant to 5 years, explore educational toys together in an interactive, free play program. Info: 410-524-1818.
SUSTAINABILITY 101 — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 2-3 p.m. Learn some of the problems our world faces today and how to help change it with small steps towards sustainability. Info: 410-641-0650.
SUICIDE GRIEVERS’ SUPPORT GROUP — Worcester County Health Department, 9730 Healthway Drive, Berlin at 6 p.m., on the thirdWednesday of each month. November meeting includes potluck dinner. Open to anyone who has lost a friend or loved one to suicide. Free of charge. Info: 410-726-3090 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 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. Info: 302-200-DANCE (3262).
KIWANIS CLUB OF GREATER OCEAN PINES/OCEAN CITY — Meets every Wednesday at the Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway. Doors open at 7 a.m., meeting begins at 8 a.m. Info: 410-641-7330.
BAYSIDE BEGINNINGS AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 7:30 p.m.
OCEAN CITY/BERLIN ROTARY CLUB MEETING — Captain’s Table Restaurant in the Courtyard by Marriott, 2 15th St, Ocean City, 6 p.m.Info: 410-641-1700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THURS. Nov. 20
WORCESTER COUNTY TEA PARTY MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, Assateague Room, 235 Ocean Parkway. Doors open at6:30 p.m., meeting begins at 7 p.m. Speaker will be Jillian Patterson, Foundation of Applied Conservative Leadership. Topic is Parental Choice: Conform to Common Core Education or Reclaim Local Control of Our Children? Free and open to the public. Info: WCTPPatriots@gmail.com,www.worcestercountyteaparty.
STROKE SUPPORT GROUP — Atlantic Health Center, 9714 Healthway Drive, Berlin, 2-3 p.m. Providing physical and emotional support for survivors and caregivers to share personal experiences and challenges. Key speakers with expert knowledge concerning areas of concern for those affected by a stroke.
STORY TIME — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts about dinosaurs. For children ages 2-5. Info: 410-208-4014.
PINE’EER CRAFT CLUB MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 9:45 a.m. refreshments, 10 a.m. meeting. Craft a Santa spoon for $3. Guests welcome. RSVP: Sharon, 410-208-0284.
Republican Women of Worcester County DINNER MEETING — Captain’s Table Restaurant in the Marriott Hotel, 2 15th Street, Ocean City,5:30 p.m. Keynote speaker will be Maryland House Minority Leader Nic Kipke. His focus is opposing poor fiscal management and tax increases and stopping regulations that hurt employers. Cost is $38 per person. Reservations: Ann Lutz, 410-208-9767 or email@example.com
YOUNG AND RESTLESS ‘DIGGING DINOSAURS.’ — Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 10:30 a.m. Children, ages 3-5 years, will create, explore and learn. Dress to get messy. Info: 410-957-0878.
STORY TIME — Snow Hill library, 307 N. Washington St., 10:30 a.m. Hear stories and learn songs and rhymes about penguins and do penguin crafts. For children ages 2-5. Info: 410-632-3495.
CARD MAKING — Snow Hill library, 307 N. Washington St., 1-3 p.m. Learn how to make your own personalized cards. All materials provided. Registration required: 410-632-3495.
ALTERED CLOTHING — Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 2-3:30 p.m. Learn to repurpose old clothing to make one-of-a-kind artistic clothing. Info: 410-957-0878.
FIRESIDE CHAT — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 3 p.m. A lively chat about the groups’ favorite good reads. Info: 410-641-0650.
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.
WINTERFEST OF LIGHTS — Northside Park, 200 125th St. in Ocean City, Nov. 20-Jan. 4. The heated Winterfest Village pavilion features hot chocolate, Yukon Cornelius’ gift shop and photos with Santa. Board the Winterfest Express to tour hundreds of animated, lighted displays. Admission. Hours are Sunday through Thursday, 5:30-9:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 5:30-10:30 p.m. Info: 800-OC-OCEAN, 410-250-0125 or www.ococean.com.
HORSE & CARRIAGE RIDES — Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., through April 26. Passengers board near Thrasher’s at the Ocean City Inlet and travel around the pier and down the Boardwalk to Fourth Street and back. Carriage is heated. Cost is $10 for adults and free for children 3 and younger. Info: Randy Davis, 443-783-1409.
NEW YORK CITY ADVENTURE & 9/11 MUSEUM BUS TRIP — Featuring an on-your-own tour of the 9/11 Museum including the memorial. After the museum, the day is yours to explore the city. Bus departs the Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway on Nov. 22 at 5:30 a.m. and returns at approximately 11:30 p.m. Cost including the museum ticket is $100. Trip on-your-own not including museum ticket is $80. Register: 410-641-7052 or stop in the Ocean Pines Recreation Department.
‘CINDERELLA’ PERFORMANCE— The Performing Arts Center in the Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, March 7, 2 p.m. Featuring the Ballet Theater of Maryland. Meet Cinderella and Prince Charming after the show for photos. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at all Worcester County Library branches and the Ocean City Convention Center Box Office.