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This Week in OC: October 25-31, 2013

This time last year, Ocean City, Maryland (and the rest of the eastern seaboard) stood on edge as the strongest storm front in decades barreled up the coast on a collision course with the mid-Atlantic.  What a difference a year makes.  Here we are in Halloween week of 2013 and wrath of hurricane season has barely been felt in our region.  That means, rather than breaking out the sand bags in preparation of mandatory evacuation, Ocean City is offering numerous exciting events and activities this week to bring people to the beach, and entertain those who are already here.

Here is a look at the highlights of things to do in Ocean City this week:

–         OCtoberfest got off to a tremendous start last week with approximately 2000 people attending.  Don’t miss out on the last weekend to enjoy the beach maze, pumpkin race, pet parades, and all the other family friendly activities going down on the North Division St beach.

–          Each October, Seacrets hosts the largest Halloween costume party in the region.  This year Seacrets ups the ante with not one, but two Halloween blowouts with amazing prizes on the line.  This first is Saturday, October 26.  The winning costume will win a 4 day/3 night trip for two to Jamaica and cash prizes will be awarded for 2nd and 3rd place.  If that isn’t enough, Seacrets is hosting a second party on Halloween night for locals (and people who wish they were) with over $1000 in prizes up for grabs.  Both bashes will feature live music and specials in addition to costume contests.

–          This week marks the return of Local’s Week at the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum.  Enjoy free admission and travel back in time to see Ocean City’s transformation from a desolate fishing community to the premier vacation resort on the East Coast.  Did we mention it’s free?

–          If you find yourself thirsty for craft beer this week, be sure to stop by Evolution Brewing Company in Salisbury to try out the newest creations.  Enjoy a taste of fall with Evo’s ‘Lucky Pumpkin,’ test out the third brew from the ‘Incubator’ series, or sip on the latest unique collaboration with Flying Dog from Frederick.  Also, get your tickets now for Evo’s Oyster and Beer tasting dinner on November 5 before they sell out. Visit www.evolutioncraftbrewing.com for full details.

To see complete listings of events, activities, and entertainment, continue reading below, or check out our Out & About and Appearing Live pages.  Also, our off-season activity guide is a great place to start when planning your fall and winter fun in Ocean City.  Finally, make sure to follow us at facebook.com/ocfun, @ocfun on Twitter, and @oceancityphotos on Instagram for daily updates and weekly giveaways from Ocean City’s premier destination guide.

 

Things to do in Ocean City this week:

FRIDAY, OCT. 25

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.

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.

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.

HALLOWEEN LUAU — Seacrets, 49th Street and the bay, Ocean City, 6 p.m. Endless buffet, drinks, live entertainment and auction items. Vote for your favorite costume. Tickets cost $75 ($50 tax deductible). Proceeds benefit the Life Crisis Center. Tickets: LifeCrisisCenter.org and 410-749-0632.

NAACP TOWN HALL MEETING — Princess Royale Hotel, 9100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, 1:30-3 p.m. Learn about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act from leading experts and advocates in Maryland. Uninsured Maryland residents will be able to view insurance options and/or enroll on site. Free and open to the public. Contact: Gerald Stansbury, 410-533-7302, stansger@gmail.com.

FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER — Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, 11242 Race Track Road, Berlin, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Food, games, kid’s crafts, kid’s Chinese auction, bounce houses and slides. Benefit the HSA of MBSCS. Info: Colleen Rutzler, 443-614-0903 orrutzler.macsmom@gmail.com; or Nichole Behornar, 302-530-6730 or n.behornar@verizon.net.

‘FALL BACK & WINE DOWN’ EVENT — Costa Ventosa Winery, 9031 Whaleysville Road, Whaleyville, 6-8 p.m. Live acoustic music, heavy hors devours, Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle. Tickets include food and first glass of wine. Tickets cost $15 and are sold in advance only by calling 410-600-5270. Benefits the Berlin Lioness Club.

SATURDAY, OCT. 26

AUTUMN HOME & CONDO EXPO AND ART AND CRAFT FAIR — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. With a combination of new products and advice from the pros, the Home & Condo Expo inspires homeowners with ideas on enhancing their homes. The Art and Craft Fair will offer a wide assortment of creative and unique gifts and accessories made by artists and crafts people. Admission is $5 for adults and free to children 13 and younger and military. Info: www.oceanpromotions.info or 410-213-8090.

OCTOBERFEST ON THE BEACH — Ocean City beach at N. Division Street, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring a free Beach Maze. Great Pumpkin Race, featuring tricked out pumpkin race cars, 2 p.m. (rain date is Nov. 27). Info: www.specialeventpro.com/octoberfest.php or 443-971-1184.

CEO COIN & CURRENCY SHOW — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Professional coin and currency dealers will be buying and selling U.S. and World Coins and Currency, plus free appraisals and free admission. Info: Carl Ostiguy, 443-623-7025;ceocoins@comcast.net; or www.coinshows.com.

SWING FOR YOUTH GOLF OPEN — Eagles Landing, 12367 Eagles Nest Road, shotgun start at 10 a.m. Four-person Florida scramble. All-inclusive price of $125 per player, $500 per team. Includes greens fees and cart, two mulligans per person, putting contest, “Tame the Beast” and raffle tickets. Proceeds benefit the youth programs of Ocean City’s Recreation and Parks. Info: 410-213-7277.

SEASIDE 10-MILE AND 5K RUN — Ocean City Inlet lot, 9 a.m., rain or shine. Registration fees for participants. Info: Chris Klebe, 443-497-4324 orwww.octrirunning.com.

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.

FALL/HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION — White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines, 1-4 p.m. Costume contests, carnival games, face painting, pony rides, refreshments and candy goodies. Admission and games are free, however, some attractions require a small fee. Info: 410-641-7052. Volunteers needed. Candy donations accepted at the Recreation Department.

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.

CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE — Ocean City Presbyterian Church, 1301 Philadelphia Ave., 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

‘A LITTLE BIT OF GERMANY IN SEAFORD’ — Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 528 E. Stein Highway, Seaford, Del., 6 p.m. (after 5 p.m. Mass). Traditional German food and music. German beer and wine available. Tickets cost $20 and are available from any of the Knights of Columbus or call Tony Lowe, 302-629-9374; Chuck Swartout, 302-956-0496; Ed Boardman, 302-629-4855; or Bob Gay, 302-956-0039 by Oct. 23. No tickets sold at the door.

10TH ANNUAL PUMPKIN CARVING — Roots Landscaping and Garden Center, 36226 DuPont Boulevard, Selbyville, Del., Event is free. Pumpkins available or BYOP. Info: 302-732-0866.

INDOOR YARD SALE — Bishopville Volunteer Fire Department, 10709 Bishopville Road. Breakfast sandwiches available. Table rental costs $15 each or two for $25. Rentals: 410-352-3101.

ZOMBIE JAMBOREE — Harpoon Hanna’s, Route 54 and the Bay, Fenwick Island, Del., 5-9 p.m. Costume and door prizes, 50/50, silent auction, DJ, happy hour drink prices and special discounted appetizer menu, with a $10 donation at the door. Benefits Relay for Life, Team Refuge. Info: Joann, 215-828-5521.

CHURCH LUNCHEON — Bowen United Methodist Church, 8426 Newark Road, Newark, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oyster sandwiches, chicken salad, sweet potato biscuits, various soups and chili, a bake table and beverages for sale. Info: 410-632-1134.

SUNDAY, OCT. 27

AUTUMN HOME & CONDO EXPO AND ART AND CRAFT FAIR — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. With a combination of new products and advice from the pros, the Home & Condo Expo inspires homeowners with ideas on enhancing their homes. The Art and Craft Fair will offer a wide assortment of creative and unique gifts and accessories made by artists and crafts people. Admission is $5 for adults and free to children 13 and younger and military. Info: www.oceanpromotions.info or 410-213-8090.

OCTOBERFEST ON THE BEACH — Ocean City beach at N. Division Street, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring a free Beach Maze. Info:www.specialeventpro.com/octoberfest.php or 443-971-1184.

CEO COIN & CURRENCY SHOW — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Professional coin and currency dealers will be buying and selling U.S. and World Coins and Currency, plus free appraisals and free admission. Info: Carl Ostiguy, 443-623-7025;ceocoins@comcast.net; or www.coinshows.com.

HALLOWEEN SPOOK-OUT PARTY — Northside Park, 200 125th St. in Ocean City, 1-3 p.m. Carnival games, arts and crafts, hayrides, snacks and more. Costume contests scheduled throughout the day. Admission is one single-wrapped bag of candy per child. Info: OC Recreation and Parks, 410-250-0125 or www.oceancitymd.gov.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST BUFFET — Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Luke’s Church) in Ocean City, 8:30-noon. With coffee and juice. Cost is $8 for adults, children 11 years and younger eat at half price. Info: 410-524-7994.

BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER — Stevenson United Methodist Church, 123 N. Main St., Berlin, 8 a.m. to noon. Two pancakes, 2 pieces of bacon, 2 sausage links and two eggs. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children 7 and younger. Children’s breakfast includes one pancake, one bacon and one sausage. Eat in or carryout. Benefits the youth. Info: Kathy, 443-235-6761.

FALL ADOPTION DAY — Worcester County Humane Society, 12330 Eagles Nest Road, West Ocean City, noon to 4 p.m. Family fun activities, face painting, clown magic and balloons,  bake sale, snacks. Meet furry friends ready for adoption. Info: 410-213-0146.

‘MEET THE CANDIDATE’ OLD FASHION FAMILY PICNIC — Francis Scott Key, West Ocean City, 1-4 p.m. Meet Mary Beth Carozza, an Ocean City local who is running for Maryland State Delegate District 38C (representing parts of Worcester and Wicomico counties). Food, music, games and swimming. Public is invited. A donation of $38 for families of two or more and $20 for individuals is suggested for those interested in supporting Carozza’s campaign. RSVP: friendsofmb.carozza@yahoo.com or 443-978-0742.

MONDAY, OCT. 28

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,  from 1-4 p.m. Info: www.historicstmartinschurch.org.

TUESDAY, OCT. 29

NORTHERN NATIONAL PARKS TRIP SEMINAR — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 6 p.m. Discussion and light refreshments. The eight-day journey departs Aug. 29, 2014 and includes round-trip air flights from the Mid Atlantic, motor coach transfers from the Ocean Pines area, all baggage handling at hotels, moderate first-class accommodations with private bath, all sightseeing on the itinerary, breakfast and some dinners. Light refreshments. RSVP appreciated: 443-798-2464.

LUNCHEON BINGO — American Legion Post #166, 2308 Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City. Lunch at 11:30 a.m. followed by 18 games of bingo. Raffles and door prizes. Tickets cost $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Info: The Post, 410-289-3166; Chris Hawkins, 410-289-5223; or Bonnie Hansen, 410-286-6764.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 30

SIMPLE SUPPER — Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Luke’s Church) in Ocean City, last Wednesday of each month, 5-7 p.m.Cost is $5 for adults and $2 for children 11 and younger. Reservations: 410-524-7994.

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.

THURSDAY, OCT. 31

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.

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.

ONGOING EVENTS

OCEAN CITY RESTAURANT WEEK — Participating restaurants will offer special, fixed-priced menu items, through Oct. 27. No tickets or coupons required. Just visit a participating restaurant. Info: www.oceancityrestaurantweek.com; inquire@ocvisitor.com; or Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association, 800-626-2326, Ext. 2.

FOURTH ANNUAL LOCAL’S WEEK CELEBRATION — Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, 813 S. Atlantic Ave., Oct. 24-31. Free admission for “locals” and fun activities. Share favorite memories or stories of Ocean City for their archives. Complete a scavenger hunt and win a complimentary one-year museum membership. Museum open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 410-289-4991 or www.ocmuseum.org.

‘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 Amerian 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.

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, 239 Ocean Parkway. Doors open at 7 a.m. October through April. Info: 410-641-7330.

Ocean City Entertainment Schedule:

19TH HOLE BAR & GRILL
9636 Stephen Decatur Highway
West Ocean City
410-213-9204
Oct. 25: Dave Sherman,
7-10 p.m.
Oct. 26: Louis Wright,
7-10 p.m.
Oct. 31: Halloween Party w/Scott Glorioso, 7-10 p.m.

BJ’S ON THE WATER
75th Street and the bay
410-524-7575
Oct. 25: Mood Swingers,
9 p.m.
Oct. 26: Funk-O-Licious,
9 p.m.
Oct. 30: Thin Ice, 5-8 p.m.

CAPTAIN’S TABLE
15th St. & Baltimore Ave.
410-289-7192
www.captainstableoc.com
Oct. 25: Everett Spells
Oct. 26-27: Phil Perdue
Oct. 28: Everett Spells

FAGER’S ISLAND
60th Street and the bay
410-524-5500
Oct. 25: DJ  Hook, 9:30 p.m.; Jumper, 10 p.m.
Oct. 26: Kevin Poole, 5:30; DJ Groove, 9:30 p.m.; Animal House, 10 p.m.
Oct. 27: Jazz Brunch w/Everett Spells,
10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

GALAXY 66
66th Street, bayside
410-723-6762
Oct. 25: The Philly George Project, 8 p.m. to midnight
Skye Bar
Oct. 25: Test Kitchen,4-8 p.m.

HARBORSIDE BAR & GRILL
12841 S. Harbor Road
West Ocean City
410-213-1846
Oct. 25: Ladies Night w/DJ Billy T, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Oct. 26: Simple Truth, 2-6 p.m.; DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m. to
1 a.m.
Oct. 27: DJ Billy T/DJ Bigler, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Oct. 31: 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 Wednesday:
Aaron Howell, 7 p.m.

HIGH STAKES
Route 54,
Fenwick Island, Del.
302-537-6971
Oct. 25: Bobby Burns,
4 p.m.; DJ ZMan, 9 p.m.
Oct. 26: Bobby Burns,
4 p.m.; Broad St., 9 p.m.
Oct. 31: Baltimore Bob,
4 p.m.

HOOTERS
Rt. 50 & Keyser Point Rd.
West Ocean City
410-213-1841
Oct. 25: Old School
Oct. 26: Halloween Party w/Loud Love, 10 p.m.

HOUSE OF WELSH
1106 Coastal Highway,
Fenwick Island, Del.
888-666-0728
302-541-0728
Every Friday: Tony Vega,
6-10 p.m.
Every Saturday: Tom Low,
4-6 p.m.
Every Sunday: Tom Low,
5-8 p.m.

JOHNNY’S PIZZA & PUB
56th Street, bayside
410-524-7499
Oct. 25-26:
Rob Fahey & The Pieces, 9:30 p.m.

OCEAN CLUB NIGHTCLUB
In the Horizons Restaurant
In the Clarion Fontainebleau Hotel
101st Street and the ocean
410-524-3535
Every Friday and Saturday: DJ Dusty, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Oct. 25-26: On the Edge

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

SEACRETS
49th Street and the bay
410-524-4900
Oct. 25: Blue Label,
10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Oct. 26: Full Circle, 5-9 p.m.; Element K, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Gypsy ­­­­­Wisdom, 10 p.m. to
2 a.m.
Oct. 31: Steal The Sky,
10 p.m. to 2 a.m.;
DJ Cruz, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

SMITTY MCGEE’S
Route 54
West Fenwick Island, Del.
302-436-4716
Oct. 25: Randy Lee Ashcraft
Oct. 26: Old School
Oct. 31: Randy Lee Ashcraft Duo

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