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This Week in OC: October 18-24, 2013

The fall festival season may be on its way out, but Indian summer is still sticking around.  There’s no better place to take advantage of this unseasonably warm weather than Ocean City, Maryland.  This week, Ocean City is all about eating and drinking well.  From Oktoberfest and Halloween celebrations to creative new menus and special pricing at restaurants, Ocean City is offering plenty to please the hungry and thirsty palettes of all, and provide some holiday family fun at the same time.

Here’s a look at some of the highlights from around town:

–  One of Ocean City’s favorite early season traditions is back this October for a fall edition.  The 2013 fall Restaurant Week has been going down around town since last Sunday, and there is still over a week left of great deals, specials, and celebrations.  Approximately 20 restaurants are offering menus  for special fixed prices of $10, $20, $30 or $40, from casual to fine dining.  In year’s past, many local eateries roll out creative, seasonal dishes specifically designed to show off their culinary skills during this two week celebration.  You do not want to miss this culinary experience and your chance to dine on the best local food prepared by Ocean City’s top chefs.

–  Who needs to go to Germany when you can enjoy all the fun of Oktoberfest right in your backyard?  Saturday, October 19, marks the 3rd Annual Oktoberfest celebration in historic Downtown Berlin.  Enjoy traditional German fare, such as pretzels, strudel, and bratwursts and sauerkraut, a beer garden with German style beers brewed down the street at Burley Oak, and live polka music by the famous Continentals from Washington D.C.  Oktoberfest runs from 12-6pm and admission to the event is free.

–  If you want a family friendly, free way to celebrate Halloween, make sure to stop by the annual OCtoberfest at N. Division St and the beach.  With numerous Halloween displays, activities, live music, pumpkin races, and pet parades, your entire family is sure to have hours of holiday fun.  If these higher than average temperatures aren’t enough to get you onto the beach in October, maybe OCtoberfest’s celebrated beach maze is.  Get lost in the Ocean City tradition and see if you can make it out before winter weather decides to show up!  OCtoberfest starts Saturday, October 20, and runs through October 27.

For  more information on events, entertainment, and things to do this week, continue reading below or check out our Appearing Live and Out & About pages; and don’t forget to consult our off-season activity guide for ideas on planning you fall and winter fun in Ocean City.  Finally, remember to follow us on on social media at facebook.com/ocfun, @ocfun on Twitter, and @oceancityphotos on Instagram for daily updates and giveaways throughout the week!

Things to do in Ocean City this week:


PUMPKIN PAINTING FOR FAMILY FUN NIGHT — Held 6:30-8 p.m. Limited quantity of pumpkins available. Info: Ocean Pines Recreation, 410-641-7052.

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.

GOLF TOURNAMENT — Ocean City Golf Club. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with lunch served at 11:30 a.m. Scramble format with a noon shotgun start. Entry fee is $100 per person or $400 per team of four and includes lunch, 18 holes of golf with cart, dinner and a gift bag. Call Nancy Dofflemyer at 410-251-6555 or e-mail ewgnancy@aol.com. Pink Ribbon Classic 2013 event.

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.


MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER 5K WALK/RUN — Ocean City inlet and Boardwalk. The 5K run begins at 9 a.m., walk starts at 9:30 a.m. Participants will receive a T-shirt. Pre-registration online at www.makingstrideswalk.org/oceancitymd. Advance registration cost for the 5K is $35; $25 for the walk. On the day of the event, registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. The cost will be $40 for the run and $35 for the walk. Info: Beverly Furst, 410-749-1635, Ext. 29113 or Beverly.Furst@cancer.org. Pink Ribbon Classic 2013 event.

HOLIDAY ‘MAKE 2 MUGS’ DAY — Ocean City Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street, 1:30-3 p.m. Parents and children are invited to “Make 2 Mugs” in the pottery studio, one for themselves and one to use as a holiday gift. The mugs will be glazed and fired and ready for pick up in time for the holidays. Cost is $25 for Art League of Ocean City members and $30 for non-members. Includes clay, materials, glazing and firing. Children 6 and young must be accompanied by an adult. Register: www.artleagueofoceancity.org or 410-524-9433.

SHRIMP MARINARA DINNER — Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Luke’s Church) in Ocean City, seatings at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Shrimp in marinara sauce with linguine, salad with a choice of dressing, Italian bread, homemade cakes and coffee. Cost is $15. Cash bar available. Reservations: 410-524-7994, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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.

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.


SPAGHETTI DINNER AND FUNDRAISER — DeNovo’s Trattoria, 11310 Manklin Creek Road, Ocean Pines. Seatings at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Menu includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, rolls and butter, dessert, coffee, tea and soda. Cost is $10 for adults and $4 for children 11 and younger. Reserved seating only. Take out and cash bar available. Proceeds benefit the Ocean City Power Squadron’s Safe Boating Education programs. Reservations: Peter Fox, 410-208-1108 or petefox@verizon.net.


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.

MUSEUM OPEN — Historic St. Martin’s Church Museum, 11413 Worcester Highway, near the intersection of routes 589 and 113, will be open everyMonday, through the end of October, from 1-4 p.m. Info: www.historicstmartinschurch.org.

DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S CLUB MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway. Coffee at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m. Karen Gunby, Program Coordinator for the Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance program at the Worcester County Health Department will discuss the Affordable Care Act.


LEGISLATIVE TOWN HALL MEETING — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 4-6 p.m. State Senator, James Mathias, Jr., Democrat, District 38; State Delegate Michael McDermott, Republican, District 38B; and State Delegate, Charles Otto, Republican, District 38A will participate in the town hall-style meeting. Free and open to the public. Audience participation and feedback is encouraged. Light refreshments served. Businesses and individuals are encouraged to submit questions about legislative issues in advance by e-mail to info@oceanpineschamber.org., fax to 410-641-6176 or deliver to the Ocean Pines Chamber Office by Oct. 16. Info: www.oceanpineschamber.org.

EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR MEMORY LOSS AND ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE — Temple Bat Yam, 11036 Worcester Highway, Berlin, 7 p.m. Walk-ins welcome. Info: 410-208-3929.

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT COMMUNITY EDUCATION EVENT — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.Atlantic/Smith, Crooper & Deeley, an authorized insurance broker for the Maryland and Delaware Health Exchanges, will explain the changes in Health Insurance for consumers as Health Care Reform law goes into effect January 1, 2014. Pre-registration is encouraged. Those that pre-register will receive the Obmacare Toolkit in advance of the event to help them gather the information needed to make educated decisions when they get to talk with an agent. Register: www.ascd.net or 410-835-2000. For enrollment assistance, Webinar classrooms and one on one online enrollment, contact www.ascd.net.

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESSES COURSE — Wor-Wic’s Ocean Resorts Golf Club, 10655 Cathell Road, Berlin, Oct. 22 and 29, 6:30-9 p.m. Participants of “Integrating a Social Media Plan into Your Marketing Mix” will learn how to add social media to their marketing mix, create a budget and designate the resources and time to make their plan work. Info: www.worwic.edu or 410-334-2815.


BINGO — Every Wednesday at Ocean City Elks Lodge 2645, 138th Street across from Fenwick Inn. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games start 6:30 p.m.Best payouts and Jackpots. Food and non-alcoholic drinks available. 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.

DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF WORCESTER COUNTY MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, Assateague Room, 235 Ocean Parkway, 7 p.m. After a brief mixer, Thomas Tyndall, Energy Coordinator for Choptank Electric Cooperative, will deliver a presentation on household energy management. All Dems and interested Independents welcome. Refreshments served.


HISTORIC TOURS OF ALL HALLOWS EPISCOPAL CHURCH CEMETERY — All Hallows Episcopal Church, 109 W. Market St., Snow Hill, 5:15-6:15 p.m. Guided walking tour and discussion highlighting the styles and materials used in headstones. Why were they chosen? What did these styles represent and how did they change over time? Who are some of the notable and interesting people interred there? What do their headstones tell about them, and how did people view death and dying centuries ago? Comfortable walking shoes advised. Autumn refreshments provided. Info: 707-951-0341.

MAH-JONGG TOURNEY — Golden Sands, 109th Street, Ocean City. Registration for reserved seats only begins at 9 a.m. Play begins at 10 a.m.Registration fee is $30. Prizes, door prizes, light breakfast fare and lunch are included. Raffle tickets for a Pink Ribbon Mah-Jongg set cost $10. All levels of players are welcome. Reservations: Darlene Botts, dbkatt47@veizon.net or 410-409-7528. Pink Ribbon Classic 2013 event.

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.

REPUBLICAN WOMEN OF WORCESTER COUNTY GENERAL MEETING AND LUNCHEON — Brick House Pub, Holiday Inn, 6600 Coastal Highway, Ocean City. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., meeting begins at 11 a.m., lunch served at noon, followed by speakers at 12:30 p.m. Speaker will be Larry Hogan, “Change Maryland” Founder and Chairman. Also, a representative from Choptank Electric Cooperative will talk about the current happenings. Reservations: Beverly Bigler, 410-208-6018 or cwcandlewood@mchsi.com, by Oct. 21.

SDMS NIGHT AT POPEYE’S — Popeye’s, West Ocean City, 4-7 p.m. A portion of sales will benefit the Stephen Decatur Middle School Technology Fund. Mention SDMS when you order.

WORCESTER COUNTY TEA PARTY MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., meeting begins at 7 p.m. Speaker will be William H. Campbell, Candidate for MD State Comptroller. All interested citizens welcome. Info: 443-614-7214,WCTPPatriots@gmail.com or www.WorceseterCountyTeaParty.com.


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.

KIWANIS CLUB OF GREATER OP-OC — Meets every Wednesday at 8 a.m. in the Ocean Pines Community Center, 239 Ocean Parkway. Doors open at 7 a.m. October through April. Info: 410-641-7330.

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.

POTTERY ART CLASSES FOR FALL — Ocean City Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Kids, ages 7-13 meet from 4-5 p.m.Teens and adults, ages 14 and older, meet from 6-8 p.m. Make a variety of fun and functional projects with instructor Erik Hertz using coil, pinch, slab and wheel techniques. Cost per session for kids is $20 for Art League of Ocean City members and $25 for non-members. Includes clay, glaze and firing. Cost per session for teens and adults is $35 for members and $40 for non-members. Register: www.artleagueofoceancity.org or 410-524-9433.

Live music and entertainment schedule:

9636 Stephen Decatur Highway
West Ocean City
Oct. 18:
Kevin Poole, 7-10 p.m.
Oct. 19:
Michael Smith, 7-10 p.m.

75th Street and the bay
Oct. 18: Chest Pains, 9 p.m.
Oct. 19: Lauren Glick & The Mood Swingers, 9 p.m.
Oct. 23: Two Guys & A Mama, 5-8 p.m.

15th St. & Baltimore Ave.
Oct. 18-20: Phil Perdue
Oct. 21: Everett Spells
Oct. 22: Phil Perdue
Oct. 24: Phil Perdue

In the Castle in the Sand Hotel
37th Street oceanfront
Oct. 18: Monkee Paw, 4 p.m.
Oct. 19: Kevin Poole & Joe Mama, 4 p.m.
Oct. 20: Lauren Glick & the Mood Swingers, 4 p.m.

60th Street and the bay
Oct. 18: DJ  Hook, 9:30 p.m.; Hot Date, 10 p.m.
Oct. 19: Colossal Fossil Sauce, 9:30 p.m.; DJ Groove, 9:30 p.m.; The Loop, 10 p.m.
Oct. 20: Jazz Brunch w/Everett Spells, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Oct. 21: Bryan Clark,
5:30 p.m.

66th Street, bayside
Oct. 18: The Philly George Project, 8 p.m. to midnight
Skye Bar
Oct. 19: The Stims 4-8 p.m.

12841 S. Harbor Road
West Ocean City
Oct. 18: Ladies Night w/DJ Billy T, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Oct. 19: Simple Truth, 2-6 p.m.; DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m. to
1 a.m.
Oct. 20: DJ Billy T/DJ Bigler, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Oct. 21: Blake Haley, 4-7 p.m.; DJ Billy T, 9 p.m. to
1 a.m.
Oct. 22: John LaMere, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Oct. 23: Walt Farozic, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Oct. 24: 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.
Oct. 18: Bobby Burns, 4 p.m.; The Breakers, 9 p.m.
Oct. 19: Bobby Burns, 4 p.m.; Chris Button & Joe Mama,
9 p.m.
Oct. 24: Baltimore Bob, 4 p.m.

Rt. 50 & Keyser Point Rd.
West Ocean City
Oct. 18: Up Rizing
Oct. 19: Joe Smooth
w/2 Much Stuff

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
Oct. 18: Opposite Directions, 9:30 p.m.
Oct. 19: Randy Lee Ashcraft, 9:30 p.m.

In the Horizons Restaurant
In the Clarion Fontainebleau Hotel
101st Street and the ocean
Oct. 18-19: 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
Oct. 18: Freddie Long, 5-9 p.m.; Rew Smith, 9 p.m. to
1 a.m.; The Zoo, 10 p.m. to
2 a.m.
Oct. 19: Full Circle, 5-9 p.m.; Tripp Fabulous, 10 p.m. to
2 a.m.
Oct. 24: DJ Cruz

Route 54
West Fenwick Island, Del.
Oct. 18: Rick Artz
Oct. 19: Bo Dickerson Band
Oct. 24: Randy Lee Ashcraft and the Saltwater Cowboys

126th Street, bayside
Oct. 18: Dave Sherman,
7 p.m.
Oct. 19: Johnny Mojo, 8 p.m

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