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This week in OC: September 12-18, 2014

With the annual phenomenon known as OC Bikefest officially underway, Ocean City, Md is home to one of the largest motorcycle rallies on the East Coast this weekend. From stunt shows and celebrity appearances to amazing music and contests, OC Bikefest, which is part of the greater Delmarva Bike Week, is your home for all things choppers and street bikes, so fire up your Harley, Honda, or Ducati and make your way to the Inlet Parking Lot and Convention Center for one of the fall’s biggest festivals!

Looking for ways to have fun that don’t involve loud exhaust, wheelies and burnt rubber? Check out these other highlights from around town this coming week:

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– Ever wanted to set sail on your own boating adventure? Take the first steps to being your own captain by attending America’s Boating Course this Tuesday, September 16, at the Ocean Pines Library. The course covers basic boat handling, navigation, federal and state regulations, rules of the road, aids to navigation required equipment and more. Registration begins at 6:30pm with the first class beginning at 7:00. A nominal charge for course materials is required to attend. Register: 410-726-1509, 410-641-6535 or 410-641-8940, and get more info at www.ocpowersquadron.org.

-The first annual “Brews for Boobs” series launched this week, giving craft beer lovers- and everyone else- the chance to join the fight against breast cancer. Brews for Boobs fundraisers will take place every Thursday at a different Ocean City area brewery and will feature raffles, 50/50s and other activities and opportunities to donate. A portion of all proceeds will be given directly to the local chapter of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer to help benefit research by the American Cancer Society. Find full details about this charity series here.

-The wait for Ocean City’s most anticipated and most popular festival is almost over as Sunfest returns for the 40th consecutive year beginning Thursday, September 18. The Inlet Parking Lot will be home to this 4-day festival that features top national recording acts, an endless array of arts and crafts, Eastern Shore fair food favorites, activities for every member of the family, and more! Check out our Sunfest Guide page for full details and schedules about the event.

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-One of the newest facets of Sunfest is also one of the most spectacular. Don’t miss the annual Kite Fest on the beach in front of the Kite Loft during the entire duration of Sunfest. Whether you want to fly a kite, attend a workshop, watch a mid-air battle, or simply take in the beauty of dozens of kites doting the Ocean City sky, Kite Fest is a must attend event if you’re in town between Septmber 18-21.

For full entertainment and event listings for this coming week, continue reading below, or check out the OC Today Appearing Live and Out & About pages. And don’t forget to join our online community by visiting our forumsigning up for our newsletter, and following us on social media at on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest for breaking news, breathtaking photos, daily updates, and weekly giveaways from your online authority for everything Ocean City.

Live music and entertainment schedule:

75th Street and the bay
Ocean City
Sept. 12: Full Circle, 9 p.m.
Sept. 13: Chest Pains, 9 p.m.
Sept. 17: Thin Ice, 4 p.m.
Sept. 18: DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m.

116th Street, behind Fountain
Head Towers Condominium
Ocean City
Sept. 12: Hybrid Ice Bob, 7-10 p.m.
Sept. 13: Too Much Stuff, 8-11 p.m.

15th St. & boardwalk
Baltimore Ave.
Ocean City
Every Friday-Tuesday: Phil Perdue
Every Thursday: Phil

10218 Racetrack Road, Berlin
Sept. 12: New Dawn Duo,
5:30-9:30 p.m.
Sept. 13: Suzette Prichett,
4:30-8:30 p.m.; Everett Spells,
9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

In the Castle in the Sand Hotel
37th Street oceanfront
Ocean City
Sept. 12: John LaMere, 4-8 p.m.
Sept. 13: Joe Smooth & John Remy, noon to 4 p.m.; Over Time, 5-9 p.m.
Sept. 14: Lauren Glick & The
Mood Swingers, 3-7 p.m.
Sept. 17: The Chest Pains, 5-9 p.m.
Sept. 18: Kevin Poole &
Joe Mama, 4-8 p.m.

130th Street in the
Montego Bay Shopping Center
Every Sunday: Singing Fun Day w/Bob Hughes, 4-7 p.m.
Sept. 12: The Bullets,
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

60th Street and the bay
Ocean City
Sept. 12: Kevin Poole, DJ Muve, Drymill Road
Sept. 13: Opposite Directions,
DJ Groove, Animal House
Sept. 14: Everett Spells
Sept. 15: DJ Greg, DJ RobCee,
Low Cut Connie
Sept. 18: Bryan Clark

66th Street, bayside
Ocean City
Sept. 12: Philly George Project,
8 p.m. to midnight
The Skye Bar
Sept. 12: Test Kitchen, 4-8 p.m.
Sept. 13: Aaron Howell, 4-8 p.m.

12841 S. Harbor Road
West Ocean City
Sept. 12: Ladies Night w/
DJ Bill T
Sept. 13: Simple Truth, 2-6 p.m.;
DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m.
Sept. 14: Opposite Directions,
2-6 p.m.; DJ Billy T/DJ BK, 9 p.m.
Sept. 15: Blake Haley, 4-8 p.m.;
DJ Billy T, 8 p.m.
Sept. 16: Hot Sauce Sandwich/
Funk Shue, 9:30 p.m.
Sept. 17: DJ Billy T, 7 p.m.
Sept. 18: Opposite Directions,
9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Route 54 and the bay
Fenwick Island, Del.
Sept. 12: Dave Hawkins,
5-10 p.m.
Sept. 13: Dave Sherman,
6-10 p.m.; DJ RobCee, 10 p.m.
Sept. 14: Kevin Poole, 5-9 p.m.
Sept. 15: Dave Hawkins, 5-9 p.m.
Sept. 17: Bobby Burns, 2-5 p.m.
Sept. 18: Aaron Howell, 5-9 p.m.

Rt. 50 & Keyser Point Rd.
West Ocean City
Sept. 12-14: Loud Love

56th Street, bayside
Ocean City
Sept. 13: Rob Fahey, 9 p.m.

103 N. Main St.
Sept. 12: Live Acoustic Music, 7 p.m.

In the Horizons Restaurant
In the Clarion Fontainebleau Hotel
101st Street and the ocean
Ocean City
Every Thursday-Sunday: DJ Dusty, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Sept. 12-13: Power Play, 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Sept. 15-20: Power Play, 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.

108 S. Boardwalk
Ocean City
Sept. 12: CK The DJ/VJ, 2 p.m.; Surreal, 10 p.m.
Sept. 13: VJ/DJ Jammin Jeff, 2 p.m.; Surreal, 10 p.m.
Sept. 14: Great Train Robbery, 10 p.m.

49th Street and the bay, Ocean City
Sept. 12: Jim Long Band, 5-9 p.m.;
Element K, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Live Wire – An AC/DC Tribute, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Sept. 13: Jim Long Band, 5-9 p.m.; Element K, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Steal The Sky,10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Sept. 14: Power Play w/
Jim Long, 5-9 p.m.
Sept. 18: Jim Long Band, 5-9 p.m.

Fourth Street and the
in the
Shoreham Hotel
Sept. 12-13: Ted Garber,
9 p.m.

1 Mumford’s Landing Road
Ocean Pines
Sept. 13: Kevin Poole, 6-10 p.m.
Sept. 14: Tony Baltimore

11070 Cathell Road, Suite 17
Pines Plaza, Ocean Pines
Sept. 12: Karaoke w/Donnie Berkey, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Event and activity calendar:

FRI. Sept. 12

OC Bikefest — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway and the Ocean City inlet parking lot. Featuring music , stunt shows, vendors, food and beverages. Cost is $35 for an adult event pass, $25 for an adult day pass and $15 for a child pass. Event passes include headlining bands, stunt teams, and exhibitors at the inlet all weekend, along with local bar discounts, free use of the Ocean City bus system. Day pass holders can choose which day they want to attend. Info: www.oc-bikefest.com or chase@ocbikefest.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.

CRAB CAKE PLATTER — Stevenson United Methodist Church, 123 N. Main St., Berlin, 4-7 p.m. Crab cake sandwich, two sides and a drink costs $10. Carry outs and bake sale table available. Info: 410-641-1137.

SAT. Sept. 13

OC Bikefest — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway and the Ocean City Inlet parking lot. Info: www.ocbikefest.com or chase@ocbikefest.com.

CARDBOARD BOAT RACE — Kids and families of all ages are invited to build a creative cardboard boat together and compete for prizes. Cost is $25. Benefiting The Ocean Pines Special Needs Recreation Programs. Register: 410-641-7052.

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. Info: 410-641-7717, Ext. 3006.

BISHOPVILLE CHRISTIAN MUSIC FESTIVAL — Wilson United Methodist Church, 10722 Bishopville Road, Bishopville (side lot), 1-7 p.m.Admission is free. Food and drinks available for purchase. Info: 410-352-3626.

‘VIP SOCIAL’ FUNDRAISER — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 5 p.m. Cost is $10 and includes a pork BBQ dinner, live entertainment and door prizes. RSVP tickets: Anna Foultz, 410-641-7667 or Barbara Mazzei, 410-208-0430.

Sun. Sept. 14

OC Bikefest — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway and the Ocean City Inlet parking lot. Featuring national entertainment and bands, stunt shows, bike builders, vendors and food and beverages. Info: www.ocbikefest.com or chase@ocbikefest.com.

POCOMOKE RIVER STATE PARK HISTORY WEEKEND — Pocomoke River State Park, 3461 Worcester Highway, Snow Hill. Activities include: “Living History,” “Log Canoe Launch.” Info: Matthew Wirth, matthew.wirth@maryland.gov or 410-632-2566.

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. No initial meeting charge. Meeting contribution is $1 weekly. Info: www.OARegion7.org or Bett, 410-202-9078.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS — Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 2, 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, noon to 1 p.m. 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.

SHARING SUNDAY — South Fire Station, Ocean Parkway (South Gate), Ocean Pines, 1-3 p.m. The Democratic Women’s Club will collect non-perishable food, toiletries and paper products to be shared with a local food ministry. Info: 410-641-8553.

FREE CONCERT ON THE LAWN — Calvin B. Taylor House Museum, 208 N. Main St., Berlin, 6 p.m. Featuring the Salisbury Community Band. Take a chair and a picnic. Info: 410-641-1019 or www.taylorhousemuseum.org.

BUFFET BREAKFAST — Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Luke’s Church) in Ocean City, every second and fourth Sundayof each month, 8:30-11:30 a.m. With coffee and juice. Cost is $9 for adults and $4 for children 8 and younger. Info: 410-524-7994.

Mon. Sept. 15

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. Contact: Jeanette Milby, 410-631-5126.

DELMARVA SWEET ADELINE CHORUS MEETS WEEKLY — The Delmarva Chorus, Sweet Adeline’s meets Mondays, 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.

DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S CLUB OF WORCESTER COUNTY MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, third Monday of each month. Coffee at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m. Judy Davis, candidate for State Delegate for District 38C, will be the speaker. All women are welcome. Info: 814-322-2119.

ONE MARYLAND ONE BOOK PROGRAM — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 2 p.m. Roberto Marinez, a Mexican immigrant, tells the story of his migration from Mexico, his culture and his family at  home. Info: 410-208-4014.

HYPERTENSION CLINICS — Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital and takes place at Coastal Drugs, 10231 Old Ocean City Blvd., 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.

Tues. Sept. 16

‘ASK A MASTER GARDENER’ — The University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Service offers free clinics at the Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, on Tuesdays from 1-4 p.m., May through September. Master Gardeners will be available to answer gardening questions. Samples may be brought for testing in a plastic bag marked with name and phone number. All services are free of charge.

STORY TIME — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 10:30 a.m. Children, ages 2-5 years, will hear marvelous stories and make fun crafts. Info: 410-641-0650.

AMERICA’S BOATING COURSE — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m., first class begins at 7 p.m. The course covers basic boat handling, navigation, federal and state regulations, rules of the road, aids to navigation required equipment and more. There is a nominal charge for course materials. Register: 410-726-1509, 410-641-6535 or 410-641-8940. Info: www.ocpowersquadron.org.

WORCESTER COUNTY COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING — Board of Education, 6270 Worcester Highway, Newark, 5-6:30 p.m. Open to the public and women of all ages are invited to attend. Info: L. Eloise Henry-Gordy, 410-641-2556.

GRAND OPENING — Republican Campaign Headquarters, 11310 Manklin Creek Road, Ocean Pines, 5-7 p.m. Light refreshments. Meet and greet your candidates and elected officials. Info: Joan Gentile, 443-465-2400 or joanierags@verizon.net.

THE INFLUENCE OF THE ACCORDIAN IN MEXICAN MUSIC — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 2 p.m. Join Frank Nanna and Carol Wolek for a musical presentation about Mexican culture. Info: 410-641-0650.

TAI CHI — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 4-5 p.m. Learn the basic Tai Chi moves in this 6-week class. Register at the library or by calling 410-524-1818.

CHRONIC PAIN SELF-MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP — The Parke at Ocean Pines, Md. 1-3:30 p.m. Workshop will give participants tools to help meet the challenge of living with chronic pain. Pre-registration is required by calling Laura Small at 410-629-6820.

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.

Wed. Sept. 17

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: 302-200-DANCE (3262).

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.

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: d.landis@mchsi.com or 410-641-7330.

O.C. BOARDWALK LABYRINTH OPEN — St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, inside Dewees Hall, 302 N. Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, 7-9 p.m., Wednesdays through Sept. 24. Replica of the 12th century original is available for walking with candlelight and sacred music; wheelchair accessible. Info: 410-289-3453 or 443-880-7608.

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 kbates@taylorbank.com.

WORCESTER COUNTY COMMISSIONER CANDIDATE PUBLIC FORUM — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 5:30-8:30 p.m. All candidates running for Commissioner seats in Worcester County have been invited to answer questions posed from the Ocean Pines Chamber Legislative Committee and the public. Info: 410-641-5306.

STEPHEN’S MINISTRY DINNER FUNDRAISER — Community Church’s Family Life Center, 11227 Race Track Road, Berlin, 6:30 p.m. Menu includes Carrabba’s Italian Grill’s ceasar salad, chicken marsala, penne pomodoro, soft drink and dessert. Cost is $16 for adults and $10 for children 6-10 and includes taxes and tip.  Tickets can be purchased at the church or by calling Larry Walton, 443-831-1791.

OCEAN PINES BOAT CLUB MEMBER MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, Assateague Room. Social at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7:15 p.m. Speaker. Guests welcome.

PINESTEEPERS WELCOME NEW DANCERS — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 7 p.m. The Pinesteppers Square Dance Club will welcome new dancers with an Introduction to Modern Western Square Dancing. Info: Arlene, 302-436-4033 or Louise, 410-430-0284.

GREEN CLEANING — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 2 p.m. Learn easy recipes for general cleaners, window cleaners, carpet deodorizing, air freshening, bathroom and kitchen cleaning and more. Info: 410-641-0650.

GET PUBLISHED! — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 7 p.m. Jean Marx of Timeflys Books offers publishing advice and assistance, including interviewing, printing, “e” publishing and creating DVDs. Info: 410-641-0650.

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.

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.

SUICIDE GRIEVERS’ SUPPORT GROUP — Worcester County Health Department, 9730 Healthway Drive, Berlin, 6 p.m., the third Wednesday of each month. Open to anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide. Info: www.choosetolivemaryland.org. or 410-629-0164.

THURS. Sept. 18

SUNFEST — Ocean City inlet parking lot, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Featuring artists and crafters, more than 30 food vendors and live entertainment on two stages. Admission is free. All entertainment is free except the headline acts. Tickets on sale at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center Box Office or by contacting 800-551-SEAT or www.ticketmaster.com. Info: 800-626-2326.

SUNFEST KITE FESTIVAL — Ocean City beach between Second and Sixth streets. Master kite flyers from around the world showcase their aerial displays of art. Kite making workshops and kite battles. Info: Jay Knerr, 410-289-7855 or www.kiteloft.com.

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.

PINE’EER CRAFT CLUB MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway. Refreshments at 9:45 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m. Craft to follow. Info: Louise Lassiter, 410-430-0284.

WORCESTER COUNTY TEA PARTY MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, Assateague Room, 235 Ocean Parkway. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Richard Rothchild, Carroll County Commissioner, will talk about illegal immigration and effect on local communities. Admission is free. Info: WCTPPatriots@gmail.com, www.worcestercountyteaparty.com or 443-614-7214.

YOGA — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10:30 a.m. Sessions are led by certified yoga instructor, Carol Pike. Info: 410-208-4014.

HAIRSPRAY – THE MUSICAL — Buses leave from behind the Snow Hill Post Office at 6:30 a.m. and from the Ocean Pines library at 7 a.m.heading to Amish Country’s Dutch Apple Theater for lunch and a show. Tickets cost $90 and can be reserved at the Ocean Pines library or call Lisa Outten Stant at 410-632-3970.

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