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What To Do In Ocean City Week of January 11th to 17th

Winter in Ocean City, Maryland (or anywhere for that matter) never promises anything, so when unseasonably warm temperatures hit in January you better take advantage while you can!

The combination of low off-season rates and terrific weather make for a perfect weekend at the beach!  Forecasters are calling for 60 – 65 degree temperatures all weekend into the beginning of next week.  Start planning your getaway by booking your room right here right now!  Rates range anywhere from $50 on up depending on the hotel and location.

You might be wondering what there is to do at the beach in January.  The answer: plenty!

The ocean is gorgeous no matter what the season.  Waking up and watching the sun rise over the beach while taking in the clean salty air is certainly the best way to start any day.  Take a stroll on the boardwalk and peruse the shops that are sure to be open on such a beautiful weekend.   You might even enjoy a bike ride on the boards.  There are several place to rent bicycles, such as Dandy Don’s Bike Rentals on 12th Street and Boardwalk.

You might consider a carriage ride around town.  From 11am to 5pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday, horse drawn carriages carry passengers from the inlet on the boardwalk and around the pier.  The cost to ride is only $10 per person with children under 3 FREE.

Head over to Assateague and watch the wild ponies frolic while catching a glimpse of Ocean City from a distance.  You might walk one of the nature trails or even take a picnic lunch.  In addition to pristine beaches, Assateague is the home to many deer, foxes and thousands of birds so be sure to take your camera.

Catch some first of the year sales while spending some time at the Tanger Outlets located in West Ocean City.  Stores include Coach Factory, Aeropostale, Gap, Kitchen Collection, Crocs and many more.  If you are an AARP or AAA member get a free coupon book by visiting the Tanger Shopper Center.  Tanger Outlet winter hours are 9am to 9pm Friday and Saturday, 11am to 7pm Sunday and 9am to 7pm Monday thru Thursday.

While some restaurants do close during the winter months, there are plenty of restaurants open with many offering great money saving specials.  The Captain’s Table located inside the Courtyard by Marriott on 15th Street and the ocean is open year round with daily happy hour and early bird dinner specials.  Click here for a printable coupon good for a complimentary draft beer, house wine or Maryland Crab Chowder with the purchase of 2 appetizers or an entree. Seacrets is open Thursday thru Sunday and offers half price entrees from 5pm to 10pm.  Horizon’s Oceanfront located inside the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau on 101st Street oceanfront is also open year round serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Hubba’s located in the 123rd Street Shopping Center is also open year round and is a great place for BBQ.  In fact, Hubba’s was voted Best BBQ in the OceanCity.com 2012 Best of Ocean City Contest.  Click here to receive $5 off at Hubba’s.  For more information on restaurants visit the Ocean City restaurant guide.  If you need help selecting a restaurant read one of the many restaurant reviews on restaurants from Tex Mex and Beyond to the Satellite Cafe.  You might also receive help from some of the OceanCity.com forum members.  They constantly write reviews on the their trip to Ocean City and include tips on where to stay, where to eat, best happy hours and more.

For more information on what is going on this week and weekend in Ocean City, the Ocean City Today Out and About and Appearing Live listings are located below.

Out and About

FRIDAY, JAN. 11
OCEAN PINES BOOK OF THE MONTH — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 1 p.m. Group will discuss “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiquro. All are welcome. Info: 410-208-4014.

BINGO — Knights of Columbus, 99th Street (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.

SATURDAY, JAN. 12
FAMILY GAME DAY — Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 9 a.m. to noon. Play old family favorites. Reserve your place: 410-957-0878.

WE DO ROBOTICS — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 10:30 a.m. Children, 8 years and older, can build, create and program their own robotic creations. Pre-registration is needed for this free program. Register: 410-208-4014.

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.

SCRAPBOOKING DAY — Sponsored by Willards Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Event costs $30. Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided. Prizes. RSVP: Danielle, 443-880-8590.

NEW YEARS INDOOR FLEA MARKET — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 8 a.m. to noon. Vendor space includes one table and two chairs. Spaces cost $15 for Ocean Pines residents and $20 for non-residents. Register: 410-641-7052.

SUNDAY, JAN. 13
STAR PARTY — Meet at fire pit outside Assateague Visitor Center, 6-9 p.m. Activities include Jr. Ranger Night Explorer, telescopic star gazing and dark skies presentation. Take warm clothes, flashlight and binoculars. Free program. Info: Christina Hulslander, 443-614-3547; Jay Johnstone, 410-629-6607; www.nature.nps.gov/night/; or assateagueislandalliance@gmail.com.

MONDAY, JAN. 14
WRITING FOR WELLNESS — Ocean Pines library, small meeting room, 11107 Cathell Road, 1:30 p.m. Writing group that uses expressive writing exercises to stimulate writing process for creative expression and to process emotions. No prior writing experience needed. Info: 410-208-4014.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY MEETING  Berlin group No. 169, Atlantic General Hospital, conference room 2, 9733 Healthway Drive in Berlin, 5:30-7 p.m. TOPS is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. It meets weekly. Info: Edna Berkey, 410-629-1006.

DELMARVA SWEET ADELINE CHORUS MEETS WEEKLY — The Delmarva Sweet Adeline Chorus, 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 and singing in a barbershop format are 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.

TUESDAY, JAN. 15
BEACH BLANKET BLOOD DRIVE — Sponsored by Blood Bank of Delmarva, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway. Appointments, call 1-888-8BLOOD8. Walk-ins accepted. Info: www.delmarvablood.org.

LAP TIME — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10:30 a.m. Children, infants to 2 years old, will be introduced to songs, games, finger plays and movement activities. Parents and caregivers will learn new ways to interact with their toddlers. Info: 410-208-4014.

YOUNG AND RESTLESS — Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 10:30 a.m. Creative science, art and music activities for children 3 to 5 years old. Dress for a mess. Reserve your place: 410-957-0878.

MUSIC OF THE WW2UNES — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 2 p.m. Musicians Frank Nanna, Dave Dalfonso and Carol Wolek take attendees back to the 1940s. Info: 410-208-4014.
‘MISTER DON’ LEADS THE MUSIC FUN!
Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 10:30 a.m. For children 2 to 5 years old. Info: 410-641-0650.

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 orgrhoads@atlanticgeneral.org.

LADIES NIGHT OUT CPR TRAINING — White Marlin Club, 9659 Golf Course Road, West Ocean City, 5:30 p.m. Only 45 minutes and you’re CPR trained. Cost is $30. Register: Patti Miller, 443-880-7795 or patti@peckmiller.com.

WORCESTER COUNTY COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING — Worcester County Board of Education, 6270 Worcester Highway, Newark, 5-6:30 p.m. Open to the public and women of all ages are encouraged to attend. Volunteers sought for short-term assignments such as grant writing and event planning. Info: 410-641-1951.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16
BEACH BLANKET BLOOD DRIVE — Sponsored by Blood Bank of Delmarva, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway. Appointments, call 1-888-8BLOOD8. Walk-ins accepted. Info: www.delmarvablood.org.

PLAY TIME — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 10:30 a.m. Parents and children, infants to 5 years old, 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 Walgreen’s, Bethany Beach, Del., 10 a.m. to noon and at Walgreen’s, Selbyville, Del., 1-3 p.m. Free blood pressure screening and health information. Info: Dawn Denton, 410-641-9268.

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY SEMINAR — Berlin Main Place Complex, 9956 N. Main St., Berlin, 5-6 p.m. Receive information about the lap band and gastric sleeve weight loss procedures. Pre-register: 410-641-3960.

‘SWEET 16’ RELAY FOR LIFE — Route 50 Diner in the Francis Scott Key Hotel, 12806 Ocean Gateway, West Ocean City, 6 p.m. Cancer survivors, their caregivers and anyone registered or interested in registering for the May 10 Relay For Life event, hosted by Frontier Town, are welcome to attend.

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. A $1,000 jackpot available, food, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. No one under 18 years allowed in the hall during bingo. Info: 410-250-2645.

DELMARVA HAND DANCING CLUB — Meets every Wednesday at Skyline Bar & Grille at The Fenwick Inn, 138th Street and Coastal Highway in Ocean City. Beginner and intermediate lessons, 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by dancing until 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, 4:45-6 p.m. TOPS is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. It meets weekly. Info: 302-436-3682.

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

THURSDAY, JAN. 17
OC MAYOR’S PRAYER BREAKFAST — Buffet breakfast, 7-9:15 a.m., Clarion Resort Hotel, 101st Street. Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan will deliver welcome message, followed by scripture readings and songs. Guest speaker will be last. Tickets, $16, sold in advance only. Info: 443-235-2669 or ocmayorsprayerbreakfast@ comcast.net.

STORY TIME — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10:30 a.m. Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts for children 2-5 years old. Info: 410-208-4014.

PLAY TIME — Snow Hill library, 307 N. Washington St., 10:30 a.m. Parents and children, infants to 5 years old, explore educational toys together in an interactive, free play program. Info: 410-632-3495.

ADULT KNITTING AND CROCHETING GROUP Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 11 a.m. An informal monthly group for people who love to knit or crochet to gather and share ideas, patterns and projects. Info: 410-957-0878.

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 or Kate, 410-524-0649.

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.

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. All interested citizens are invited to attend. Worcester County Tea Party is a grassroots organization, not affiliated with any political party. Info: 410-430-7282, WorTeaParty@gmail. com or WorcesterCountyTeaParty.com.

ONGOING EVENTS
SUNDAY NIGHT SERENITY AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING — Berlin Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 9715 Healthway Drive, 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BAYSIDE BEGINNINGS AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 7:30 p.m.

Appearing Live

19TH HOLE BAR & GRILL
9636 Stephen Decatur Highway
West Ocean City
410-213-9204
Jan. 11: Chris
Button,
6-10 p.m.
Jan. 12: Melissa Alesi,
6-10 p.m.

ADOLFO’S ITALIAN
RESTAURANT
13th Street and the
Boardwalk in the
Beach Plaza Hotel
410-289-4001
Every Friday and Saturday: Rhonda Apple and Dale Britt

BJ’S ON THE WATER
75th Street and the bay
410-524-7575
Jan. 11: Full Circle, 9 p.m.
Jan. 12: Funkalicious, 9 p.m.
Jan. 16: Two Guys & A Mama, 5-8 p.m.

COTTAGE CAFÉ
Route 1, Bethany
Beach, Del.
302-539-8710
Every Friday: DJ
Bump, 5-8 p.m.
Every Tuesday: Pub Party Trivia w/DJ Bump, 6-9 p.m.
FAGER’S ISLAND
60th Street and the bay
410-524-5500
Jan. 11:
DJ Hook,
9 p.m.
Jan. 12:
DJ Groove
Jan. 13: Jazz Brunch w/Everett Spells, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

HARBORSIDE BAR & GRILL
12841 S. Harbor Road
West Ocean City
410-213-1846
Jan. 11: Ladies Night w/DJ Billy T, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Jan. 12: Simple Truth, 2-6 p.m.; DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Jan. 13: Opposite Directions, 2-6 p.m.; DJ Billy T/DJ Bigler, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Jan. 17: Opposite Directions, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

HIGH STAKES
Route 54, Fenwick
Island, Del.
302-537-6971
Jan. 11: Lowercase Blues
Jan. 12: DJ Rupe

HOUSE OF WELSH
1106 Coastal Highway,
Fenwick Island, Del.
888-666-0728
302-541-0728
Every Friday: DJ Norm, 3-6 p.m.; Tony Vega, 6-10 p.m.
Every Saturday:
Tony Vega, 6-10 p.m.
Every Sunday:
Tony Vega, 6-10 p.m.
Every Monday:
DJ Norm, 6-9 p.m.
Every Wednesday:
DJ Norm, 6-9 p.m.

OCEAN CLUB NIGHTCLUB
In the Horizons Restaurant
In the Clarion Fontainebleau Hotel
101st Street and the ocean
410-524-3535
Jan. 11-12: New
Censation, 9:30 p.m.

SEACRETS
49th Street and the bay
410-524-4900
Jan. 12: Full Circle, 5-9 p.m.; Band showcase w/
Green Line Inbound,
Beat City, Under the Covers, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

SMITTY MCGEE’S
Route 54
West Fenwick Island, Del.
302-436-4716
Every Tuesday: Let’s
Do Trivia, 7 p.m.
Every Thursday: Randy
Lee Ashcraft, 8 p.m.
Every Friday: Randy Lee Ashcraft and the Saltwater Cowboys, 8 p.m.

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