If you’ve never taken a late season trip to Ocean City, MD, you don’t know what you’re missing. In fact, October may be the perfect time to visit OCMD! If you choose to pack your bags and head to the beach, you will not be disappointed as OC has numerous events, activities, and other opportunities for a great Fall getaway!
Here are the highlights from around town this week:
– The Freestate Corvette Club hosts its annual gathering this Friday and Saturday. Centered at the Clarion, this event attracts Corvette owners and enthusiasts from around the state and features numerous events and displays. Check out this OC Today article for full details about Corvette Weekend.
– One of the best parts of October is the arrival of Oktoberfest-style beer festivals. First up is OC Beer Fest, which takes place this Saturday at the 45th St. village from 12-6pm. OC Beer Fest gives you the chance to taste numerous seasonal brews and other offerings from Evolution Craft Brewing, OC Brewing Co., Fin City, Backshore and other local breweries from Maryland and Delaware. Find more information about the event here.
– Delmarva Unleashed magazine hosts the first-ever Pooch Palooza this Friday and Saturday at Frontier Town in West OC. Bring your four-legged friend for contests, seminars, poker run, and other dog-centric activities that will entertain pups and people, alike! General admission costs $5 per person and $2 per dog, with other fees required for entry into Dockdogs and other major contests.
– Ocean City is known for its car shows and next Thursday, October 9, one of the biggest kicks off as Endless Summer Cruisin’ returns for 17th year. Bring your ride to the beach for a weekend full of contests, celebrity appearances, live music, and a multitude of activities to help keep the dream of summer alive for at least one more week.
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Live music and entertainment schedule:
BJ’S ON THE WATER
75th Street and the bay
Oct. 3: Mood Swingers, 9 p.m.
Oct. 4: No Byscuyts, 9 p.m.
Oct. 8: Aaron Howell, 5-8 p.m.
Oct. 9: DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m.
15th St. & Baltimore Ave.
Every Friday-Tuesday: Phil Perdue
Every Thursday: Phil Perdue
COCONUTS BEACH BAR AND GRILL
In the Castle in the Sand Hotel
37th Street oceanfront
Oct. 3: Zion Reggae, 4-8 p.m.
Oct. 4: Old School, 4-8 p.m.
Oct. 5: Lauren Glick & the Mood Swingers, 2-6 p.m.
130th Street in the
Montego Bay Shopping Center
Every Sunday: Singing Fun Day w/Bob Hughes, 4-7 p.m.
60th Street and the bay
Oct. 3: Kevin Poole, DJ Hook, Lovely Rita
Oct. 4: Opposite Directions,
DJ Groove, Bruce in the USA
Oct. 5: Everett Spells
Oct. 6: DJ Greg, DJ RobCee
66th Street, bayside
Oct. 3: Elwood Bishop Trio, 8 p.m. to midnight
The Skye Bar
Oct. 4: Aaron Howell, 4-8 p.m.
HARBORSIDE BAR & GRILL
12841 S. Harbor Road
West Ocean City
Oct. 3: Ladies Night w/DJ Bill T
Oct. 4: Simple Truth, 2-6 p.m.;
DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m.
Oct. 5: Opposite Directions,
2-6 p.m.; DJ Billy T/DJ BK, 9 p.m.
Oct. 9: Opposite Directions, 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Route 54 and the bay
Fenwick Island, Del.
Oct. 3: Dave Hawkins, 5-10 p.m.
Oct. 4: Dave Sherman, 6-10 p.m.;
DJ RobCee, 10 p.m.
Oct. 8: Bobby Burns, 3-6 p.m.
Oct. 9: Aaron Howell, 6-10 p.m.
Rt. 50 & Keyser Point Rd.
West Ocean City
Oct. 3: Aaron Howell, 8 p.m.
Oct. 4: Ladies Night w/DJ BK, 8 p.m.
JOHNNY’S PIZZA & PUB
56th Street, bayside,
Oct. 4: Aaron Howell Duo, 9 p.m.
67th Street at The Town Center
Oct. 3: Mike Smith, 8 p.m.
MARYLAND WINE BAR
103 N. Main St., Berlin
Oct. 3: Live Acoustic Music, 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.
Oct. 3-4: First Class, 9:30 p.m. to
108 S. Boardwalk, Ocean City
Oct. 3: CK The DJ/VJ, 2 p.m.; Fuzzbox Piranha, 10 p.m.
Oct. 4: VJ/DJ Jammin Jeff, 2 p.m.; Fuzzbox Piranha, 10 p.m.
49th Street and the bay, Ocean City
Oct. 3: Rew Smith, 5-9 p.m.;
Element K, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.;
Blue Label, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Oct. 4: Seacrets End of Season Beach Closing Party! w/Opposite
Directions, 1-4 p.m.; Full Circle,
4-9 p.m.; Jim Long Band, 5-10 p.m.; Steal the Sky, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Oct. 9: DJ Cruz, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Fourth Street and the Boardwalk
in the Shoreham Hotel
Oct. 3-4: Dublin 5, 9 p.m.
WHISKER’S BAR & GRILL
11070 Cathell Road, Suite 17
Pines Plaza, Ocean Pines
Oct. 3: Karaoke w/Donnie Berkey, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Things to do this week:
FRI. Oct. 3
MID-ATLANTIC SURF FISHING TOURNAMENT — Ocean City beach from 19th to 119th streets. Info: 800-OC-OCEAN or www.ococean.com.
FAMILY BONFIRE ON THE BEACH — Ocean City beach at 130th Street, 6-8 p.m. Info: 800-OC-OCEAN or www.ococean.com.
FIRST FRIDAY RECEPTION — Art League of Ocean City, 502 94th Street in Ocean City, 5-7 p.m. Info: 800-OC-OCEAN or www.ococean.com.
YOM KIPPUR SERVICE — Temple Bat Yam, 11036 Worcester Highway, Berlin, 8 p.m. Guest tickets available by calling 410-641-4311 or www.templebatyam-oc.org.
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.
ANNUAL FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL — Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, 11242 Race Track Road, Berlin, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Admission is free. Info: 410-208-1600 or www.
SAFE DRIVER’S CLASS — Sponsored by AARP Chapter 4507 and held at the Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for all others. Register: Dave Lloyd, 410-641-6278.
NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE SERIES — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 3 Church St., Berlin, 6 p.m., Oct. 3, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5. Light supper provided. Timothy will be discussed on Oct. 3, Hebrews on Nov. 7 and Thesalonians on Dec. 5. Info: 410-641-4066 or www.stpaulsberlin.org.
TENNIS TOURNAMENT — Sea Colony Tennis Center, Bethany Beach, Del., rain or shine. Check-in at 8 a.m. Cost is $60 and includes breakfast, lunch and play. Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle. Cost is $25 to attend the lunch only. Register: http://bit.ly/1uhLkgH or Krista Burton, 302-539-4488 by Sept. 30. A Pink Ribbon Classic 2014 event.
BERLIN WATER RESOURCES DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE — 7303 Five Mile Branch Road, Newark, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. See the Town’s new spray irrigation facility. Info: Mary Bohlen, 410-641-44314 or email@example.com.
SAT. Oct. 4
MID-ATLANTIC SURF FISHING TOURNAMENT — Ocean City beach from 19th to 119th streets. Info: 800-OC-OCEAN or www.ococean.com.
FREE STATE CORVETTE WEEKEND — Ocean City Inlet parking lot. Info: 800-OC-OCEAN or www.ococean.com.
YOM KIPPUR SERVICE — Temple Bat Yam, 11036 Worcester Highway, Berlin, 10 a.m. Guest tickets available by calling 410-641-4311 or www.templebatyam-oc.org.
BOGGS’ FINAL TOWN MEETING — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10 a.m. County Commissioner Judy Boggs will discuss current county issues that impact on Ocean Pines and northern Worcester County. Also a presentation by guests Fawn and Ryan Mete, who conducted this summer’s internship program for Worcester County students who will be pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Info:410-641-6158.
CREATING PUMPKINS OR BANKS WITH CLAY — Worcester County Arts Council, 6 Jefferson St., Berlin, 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 4 and 18. Students, ages 6 years and older, will create a money bank or a pumpkin out of clay. Cost is $45 for members or $55 for non-members. All supplies included. Advance registration required: www.
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.
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT FRIED CHICKEN BUFFET — Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Willards, 11 a.m. Menu includes chicken, vegetables, beverages and desserts. Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children. Children 5 and younger eat free. Bake table and carryouts. Info: 443-614-9898.
OUTDOOR FLEA MARKET — Bethany United Methodist Church, 8648 Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast, lunch, soups and baked goods. Table rental: 410-629-0926.
SISTERS FUNDRAISER — Sisters, 113 N. Main St., Berlin. Guest bartenders and Spare Change providing music at 6 p.m. Sisters will donate 20 percent of all retail wine and beer sales to the American Cancer Society. A Pink Ribbon Classic 2014 event.
WRITE IT! CREATIVE WRITING FORUM — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 10 a.m. Novice and established writers gather to share their fiction, non-fiction and creative writing projects. Info: 410-641-0650.
SUN. Oct. 5
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 3 Church St., Berlin, 2 p.m. Animals must be on leashes, held in your arms or otherwise contained. Info: 410-641-4066.
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS CEREMONY — Holy Spirit, 10001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, 1 p.m. Pets should be on leashes or otherwise under their owners’ control. Any size, shape or type of pet is welcome. Info: 410-723-1973.
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.
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. Info: Rob, 443-783-3529.
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. Oct. 6
YOGART: A YOGA & ART FOR CHILDREN — Worcester County Arts Council, 6 Jefferson St., Berlin, 4-5 p.m., Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 and Nov. 3. Each session will include a yoga practice paired with sketching, priming a canvas and paining in acrylics to create a finished work of art. For ages 8-14 years old. Cost is $70 for five sessions. Advance registration required: www.
CREATING FISH SCULPTURES — Worcester County Arts Council, 6 Jefferson St., Berlin, 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 6 and 20. Adult students will explore various clay sculpture techniques such as slab throwing and rolling, cutting out design, texture applications to create a 3-D sculpture. No experience necessary. Cost is $70 for members and $80 for non-members. All supplies included. Advance registration required: www.
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.
HISTORIC MUSEUM OPEN — Historic St. Martin’s Church Museum, 11413 Worcester Highway, Showell, 1-4 p.m., Mondays through October. Info: 410-251-2849.
AARP Meeting — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway. Social time at 9:30 a.m., meeting starts at 10 a.m. Julie Rayne from the Worcester County Health Department will discuss depression. Info: Larry Walton, firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-831-1791.
BEGINNERS COMPUTER CLASS — Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 1-4 p.m. Learn how to set up an e-mail account and how to navigate the web. Register: 410-957-0878.
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. Info: Jeanette Milby, 410-631-5126.
TUES. Oct. 7
8TH ANNUAL CARD PARTY — St. Andrew’s Catholic Center, 14401 Sinepuxent Ave., Ocean City. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Tickets cost $22 and include a full buffet lunch, desserts and beverages (coffee, tea, soda). Proceeds benefit The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians. Parties of four should take their own card tables by 2 p.m. Tables will be available for larger parties. Tables available for lunch only. Tickets make you eligible for many door prizes. There will also be a Chinese auction and other raffles. All are welcome. Tickets: Maureen O’Brien, 443-614-5221 or 302-988-1498.
ALL ABOUT COLOR FOR CHILDREN — Worcester County Arts Council, 6 Jefferson St., Berlin, 4-4:45 p.m. Students, ages 2-4) will explore the color wheel, shading and mixing various colors. Students will create a work of art to bring home. Cost is $6. Advance registration required: www.
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.
LAP TIME — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10:30 a.m. For children under 2 years and their caregivers. Songs, games, finger plays and movement activities. Info: 410-208-4014.
STORY TIME — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 10:30 a.m. Marvelous stories and fun crafts for children ages 2-5. Info: 410-641-0650.
FLOWER ESSENCES — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 2 p.m. The Bach Flower Essence System, which includes a system of 38 flower remedies which can be used to correct emotional imbalances. Info: 410-524-1818.
TAI CHI — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 4-5 p.m. Learn the basic Tai Chi moves in this six-week class. Register: 410-524-1818.
WED. Oct. 8
DISTRICT 38 MD SENATORIAL CANDIDATES FORUM — MAC Senior Center, 104 41st Street, Ocean City, 5-7 p.m. OC AARP will host a discussion with Jim Mathias and Mike McDermott. Seating is limited to District 38 registered voters.
ALL ABOUT COLOR FOR CHILDREN — Worcester County Arts Council, 6 Jefferson St., Berlin, 4:15-5:15 p.m. Students, ages 5-13) will explore the color wheel, shading and mixing various colors. Students will create a work of art to bring home. Cost is $12. Advance registration required:www.
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, 7:45 a.m. Except the third Wednesday of the month when it takes place at Halls Restaurant, 5909 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, 7:45 a.m., June through September. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 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 email@example.com.
ARTISANS MEET & GREET — Precious’ Boutique, 12417 Ocean Gateway #12, Ocean City, 5-7 p.m. Featuring Dove Chocolate Discoveries. Tasting of unexpected things made from chocolate. Info: Debbie Byrd, 410-213-0305.
IPAD CHICKS – INTERMEDIATE — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10 a.m. to noon. Drop in to the intermediate session. Men welcome too. Info: 410-208-4014.
GENEALOGY SEMINAR — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10 a.m. to noon. Thomas Dempsey, Sussex County Genealogy Society, will show participants how to research, find the best reference materials and to accurately record their findings. Pre-registration required: 410-208-4014.
PLAY TIME — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10:30 a.m. Parents and children, ages infant to 5, explore educational toys together in an interactive, free play program. Info: 410-208-4014.
STORY TIME — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 10:30 a.m. Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts for children ages 2-5. Info: 410-524-1818.
OCEAN CITY BOOK OF THE MONTH — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 2-3 p.m. Featuring “The Light Between Oceans,” by M. L. Stedman. Copies of each month’s selection are available in advance at the library. Info: 410-524-1818.
PAINTING WITH COLOR — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 2 p.m. Enjoy a painting demonstration by artist, Erika Rittling. Info: 410-208-4014.
THURS. Oct. 9
Endless Summer Cruisin Car Show — Ocean City Inlet parking lot and Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway. Info: 800-OC-OCEAN or www.ococean.com.
OCEAN PINES GARDEN CLUB MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, Assateague Room, 235 Ocean Parkway, 10 a.m. Plant and recipe swap. Info: Gail Jankowski, 410-208-3470. Interested visitors welcome to all meetings.
3rd annual ‘parish at the beach’ golf open — Bayside Resort Golf Club. Registration at noon and shotgun start at 1 p.m. Banquet, awards and auction afterwards at Bayside’s Cove Bar and Grille. Cost for golfers is $100 for adults and $50 for youth 17 and younger. Register: St. Luke Parish, 410-250-0300.
OC AARP 1917 GENERAL MEETING — MAC Senior Center, 104 41st Street, Ocean City, 9:30 a.m. Bunk Mann will be discussing and signing his book, “Vanishing Ocean City.” Travel opportunities for 2015 highlighted. All persons age 50 and older are welcome. Info: aarp1917.org or 410-352-5748.
BEACH SINGLES — Every Thursday, Beach Singles 45-Plus meets for happy hour at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, 10100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, 4 p.m. Info: Arlene, 302-436-9577.
BINGO — American Legion Post 166, 2308 Philadelphia Ave., in Ocean City, every Thursday, year round. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games start at7 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.
BREWS FOR BOOBS — Tall Tales Brewing Company, 6929 Heron Grove Court, Parsonsburg. A portion of the proceeds from 7-10 p.m. will go toward the American Cancer Society. A Pink Ribbon Classic 2014 event. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DISTRICT 38 CANDIDATES MEET AND GREET — Ocean Pines Community Center, Assateague Room, 235 Ocean Parkway. Doors open at6:30 p.m., meeting begins at 7 p.m. Candidate’s free forum followed by questions from the audience. Admission is free. Sponsored by the Worcester County Tea Party. Info: WCTPPatriots@gmail.com, www.worcestercountyteaparty.
YOGA — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10:30 a.m. Sessions are led by certified yoga instructor, Carol Pike. Info: 410-208-4014.
STORY TIME — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts about fish for children ages 2-5 years. Info: 410-208-4014.
WRITING WITH RUTH — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 1-3 p.m. Monthly gathering of local writers share independent work (poems, essays, memoirs, prose, etc.) and receive encouraging feedback. All writers welcome. Info: 410-524-1818.