FRIDAY, NOV. 16
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.
WINTERFEST OF LIGHTS GALA — Coconut Malorie, 200 59th St., Ocean City, 8 p.m. Featuring sounds of the UMES Jazz Symphony and Apple & Britt, cuisine prepared by Delmarva Chefs and Cooks Association, Tarot card readers. Everyone will receive personal keepsake photograph to take home. At 10 p.m. party moves to Fager’s Island to dance with the Quake on the main stage. Upstairs will be transformed into a jazz lounge featuring Dark Gold Jazz. Open bar until midnight and light fare. Tickets cost $100 and include open bar (8 p.m. to midnight), food and entertainment (8 p.m. to 1 a.m.) and cash bar (midnight to close). Tickets also available for $50 for Fager’s Island. Tickets available at CRICKET Center, 9714 Healthway Drive, Berlin, and Gold’s Gym, 115th Street, Ocean City. Benefits CRICKET Center. Info: Nancy Dofflemyer, 410-251-6555 orwww.winterfestgala.com.
SATURDAY, NOV. 17
RAVENS VERSUS STEELERS 5K/BEACH FOOTBALL COMBINE CHALLENGE — Run starts at 27th Street, heads south to First Street for the turn around and finishes at 27th Street. Event includes various football-related challenges. Registration at 27th Street from 7- 11 a.m. Fee for 5k/Beach Combine through Nov. 16 is $33 (late fee is $40). Participating in Beach Combine activities costs $10 for adults and $5 for children 11 and younger. Games and activities for all football fans. Info: www.octrirunning.com or 443-497-4324.
SOUTHERN GOSPEL CONCERT — Friendship United Methodist Church, 10537 Friendship Road, Berlin, 7 p.m. Featuring the quartet “Driven.” Love offering taken during the concerts. Info: 410-641-2578.
TURKEY SHOOT — Synepuxent Rod & Gun Club, 7909 Purnell Crossing Road, Berlin, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Take own 12-gauge shotgun, ammo will be provided. Rounds start at $2 per person. Win gift certificates from area restaurants, hotel accommodations, sporting goods, turkeys, chickens, etc. Raffle tickets sold to win a Ruger 10/22 rifle. Breakfast, lunch and bake sale available. Rain date is Dec. 1. Info: John Savage, 410-430-9369 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Benefits Ocean City/Berlin Boy Scout Troop 225. FACTORY DIRECT EVERYTHING $6 SALE Keenwick Sound Clubhouse, Route 54 at River Run, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stocking stuffers. K&J jewelry, accessories and more. Save up to 80 percent. More than 1,000 items. All are welcome.
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT FRIED CHICKEN DINNER New Hope United Methodist Church, Willards, noon. Menu includes mashed potatoes, greens, string beans, macaroni and cheese, beets, biscuits, dessert and coffee. Cost is $11 for adults. Carry-outs available. Info: 410-543- 8244 or 443-235-0251.
FINE ARTS AND CRAFT SHOW — Yes Gym, 123 W. Main St., Fruitland, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit Yes Gym. Jewelers, potters, glass blowers, woodworkers and photographers.
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 pieces of bacon, includes coffee and juice. Bloody Marys cost $3. Info: 410-524-8196.
WINE AND JEWELRY EVENT — “Vintage Meets Vintage,” Costa Ventosa Winery, 9031 Whaleysville Road, Whaleyville, noon to 5 p.m. Featuring 1,000s of one-of-a-kind pieces to choose from starting at $3. Free refreshments. Proceeds benefit local charities. Info: 410-352- 9867.
SUNDAY, NOV. 18
SOUTHERN GOSPEL CONCERT — Friendship United Methodist Church, 10537 Friendship Road, Berlin, 10 a.m. Featuring the quartet “Driven.” Love offering taken during the concerts. Info: 410-641-2578.
PIE SALE — Bishopville Fire Department Auxiliary, noon to 4 p.m. Apple, pumpkin and chicken pot pies. All crust and filling homemade. Costs $10 to $11. Pre orders appreciated at 443-235-2926 or 410-352-3101. Craft vendors also on hand.
SHARING SUNDAY — Democratic Women’s Club of Worcester County collects nonperishable food and paper goods at the Ocean Pines South Side Fire Station, 1-3 p.m., on the third Sunday of each month. Donations offered to local food pantry. In addition to food collection, group requesting donations of unwrapped new toys for the “Santa’s Sack” program. “Santa’s Sack” provides gifts for women inmates in the Worcester County jail to give to their children at Christmas. Info: 410-208-0825. THANKSGIVING SERVICE — Ocean City Baptist Church, 102 N. Division St., 7 p.m. Service will include praise and worship songs, hymns, community choir, thanksgiving testimonies and a brief message. Take packaged food goods and funds for the offering. Desserts and fellowship after the service. Info: 410- 289-6573.
MONDAY, NOV. 19
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.
DEM. WOMEN’S CLUB OF WORCESTER COUNTY MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 239 Ocean Parkway, 10 a.m. Coffee at 9:30 a.m. John Hench will discuss “A Civics Lesson.” Donations of unwrapped new toys will be collected for “Santa’s Sack.” All women are welcome. Info: 410-641-6683.
TUESDAY, NOV. 20
WORCESTER COUNTY COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING — Ocean Pines library, large room, 11107 Cathell Road, 5-6:30 p.m. Open to the public. Info: 410-208-2569.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21
SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE VICTIMS SUPPORT GROUP — Worcester County Health Department, 9730 Healthway Drive, Berlin, 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.
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.
THURSDAY, NOV. 22
FREE THANKSGIVING DINNER — Ocean City Baptist Church, 102 N. Division St., Ocean City, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Menu includes turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, string beans, cranberry sauce, pies, coffee, tea, cider, rolls and butter. Call church for information or to let them know you are attending: 410-289- 4054, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner will also be served to shut-ins.
FREE THANKSGIVING DINNER — Berlin First Baptist Church, 613 William St., will serve free holiday dinner, including turkey with trimmings, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Whether dining at church or ordering food to go, people asked to call church to reserve a meal. Volunteers still needed. Info: 410-641-4306.
BEACH SINGLES — Every Thursday, Beach Singles 45-Plus meets for happy hour at Lighthouse Sound, 12723 St. Martins Neck Road, Bishopville, 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.
20TH ANNUAL WINTERFEST OF LIGHTS Northside Park, 200 125th St., in Ocean City, through Jan. 1, 2013, Sundays through Thursdays, 5:30-9:30 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays, 5:30-10:30 p.m. Take a ride through an animated wonderland on the Winterfest Express. Visit the Winterfest Village, located inside a festive, heated pavilion. Buy a cup of hot chocolate at OC Recreation Boosters cafe, browse the Yukon Cornelius Gift Shop. Live entertainment scheduled on some nights. Santa available for photos every night until Dec. 23. Advance tickets to ride the Winterfest Express may be purchased at the Ocean City Community Center and the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission costs $5 for adults and free for children 11 and younger. Info: 800-626-2326. Also drive along the Avenue of Trees on Baltimore Avenue from 15th to 32nd streets. Info: http://oceancitymd.gov/recreation_ and_ parks/ specialevents.html or 410-250-0125.
SANTA CLAUS TO GREET SHOPPERS — White Marlin Mall, 12641 Ocean Gateway, West Ocean City, at 2 p.m. each Saturday in December until Christmas. A preview of what’s in store for the holiday season can be seen at the mall’s new Web site atwww.whitemarlinmall.com.
SIGN UP FOR 19TH ANNUAL AGH PENGUIN SWIM — Individual and team participants can register now to start gathering donations in preparation for the annual New Year’s Day event. Register: penguinswim.atlanticgeneral.org; facebook.com/penguinswim; or Atlantic General Hospital Foundations office, 410-641-9671.
PARADE ENTRY SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE — To participate in Berlin’s 42nd annual Christmas Parade,heldDec.6,at7p.m.,submitentry forms no later than Nov. 21, or contact Joann Unger, 410-631-3858. Trophies awarded.
NOVEMBER ARTIST OF THE MONTH — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, through Nov. 30. Featuring the student watercolor paintings of the “Beginners & Beyond” classes. For library hours, call 410-208-4014.