What to do this Weekend in Town 10/26-11/01/12

FRIDAY, OCT. 26

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.

FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL — Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, 11242 Racetrack Road, Berlin, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Hot food and bake sale items, arts and crafts tables, face painting, cake walk, inflatable bounce houses, a giant double slide and children’s Chinese auction. Games, rides and other activities require tickets. Cost is $1 per ticket or $20 for 30 tickets, available day of festival. General and vendor info: Colleen Rutzler,rutzler.macsmom@gmail.com or Jody Hallman, jody.hallman@colemannatural.com.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR SCHOOL’S OUT, ART’S IN — Worcester County Arts Council will offer an Art Day for students in grades 3-8 on Monday, Nov. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Participants will create hands-on projects inspired by professional artwork and explore works of art by local artists featured in Arts Council’s gallery. Registration free is $45 and includes cost of supplies. Students should take their own lunch and beverage. Register: 410- 641-0809 by Oct. 26.

TRUNK OR TREAT — Bayside Chapel, 38288 London Ave., Selbyville, Del., 6-8 p.m. No cost to attend. Children can safely trick or treat from trunk to trunk, followed by a costume parade. Inside will be face painting, pumpkin painting, coloring contest, snacks and door prizes. Info: 302-436-7585.

SATURDAY, OCT. 27

HALLOWEEN BEACH MAZE — Ocean City beach near North Division Street, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Giant beach maze with Halloween displays, wicked witches, pirates of the sand, scary scarecrows, ghouls in the graveyard, zombies and more. Free for the whole family. Info: 410- 798-6304 or www.OCtoberfestmd.com.

THE GREAT PUMPKIN RACE — Registration begins at 1 p.m. on the Ocean City Boardwalk at North Division Street. Race begins at 2 p.m. Rain date is Oct. 28. Side-by-side race featuring wild and tricked out pumpkin racecars. Join the free fun by creating pumpkin racecar. Prizes awarded for creativity and winner of the race. Rules:www.octoberfestmd.com. Info: 410-798- 6304.

OCEAN CITY COIN & CURRENCY SHOW Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Professional coin and currency dealers will buy and sell U.S. and world coins and currency. Free appraisals, free admission. Info: Carl Ostiguy, 443-623-7025, www.coinshows.com or ceocoins@comcast.net.

SEASIDE 10 — Ten-mile and 5k races, both starting at the Ocean City inlet, 9 a.m., rain or shine. Registration fees for participants, www.octrirunning.com. Info: 443-497-4324.

OC CLASSICS KARATE TOURNAMENT Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway. Karate and Jiu Jitsu championships. Admission for spectators. Registration fee for participants. Info: www.OceanCityClassics.com.

OC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT — Northside Park, 200 125th St., in Ocean City. Facility usage: ball fields 1, 2 and 3, Northside Park. Info: 410-250-0125.

HALLOWEEN FALL FESTIVAL — White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines, 1-4 p.m. Costume contests, carnival games, face painting, scarecrow making, arts and crafts, pony rides, moon bounces, haunted trail, refreshments and goodies. Free admission. Small fee for some activities. Volunteers needed. Donations of individually wrapped candy accepted at Recreation Department. Info: 410-641-7052. HALLOWEEN PARTY — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 10:30 a.m. Celebrate the holiday with crafts, refreshments and costume parade. Fun for the whole family. Info: 410-524-1818.

FLEA MARKET — Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Luke’s Church) in Ocean City, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Table rentals costs are $15 for first table and $10 for additional tables. Food available. RSVP: 410-524-7994, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SHOREBILLY SHOOTOUT — Sinepuxent Rod and Gun Club, 7909 Purnell Crossing Road, Berlin. Registration and practice begins at 11 a.m., competition begins at noon. Rain date is Oct. 28. Skeet shooting competition. Silent and Chinese auctions, bake sale, 50/50 and basket of cheer raffles. Draft beer, sodas, water and a shorebilly cookout provided after the shoot. Entertainment by DJ Bigler. Cost per five-man team is $350 ($70 per person). Benefits Ravens Roost #58 charities. Info: Danny, 443- 497-2040; Maria, 443-944-4763; ravensroost58@gmail.com; or pearseryan@comcast.net.

NOT SO SCARY HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS Salisbury Zoo, 755 S. Park Drive, 1-4 p.m. Children, ages 10 and younger, will be able to trick or treat throughout the zoo, participate in Halloween games and compete in a costume contest. Tickets cost $5 for children and $2 for adults, and can be purchased at the Salisbury Zoo’s gift shop or education center, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Additional charges for food and some games. Info: 410-546-3440.

LUNCHEON — Bowen United Methodist Church, 8421 Newark Road, Newark, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Featuring oyster sandwiches, vegetable beef soup, chili, sweet potato biscuits, chicken salad, clam chowder, navy bean soup, beverages and bake table.

CAKE, FREE ADMISSION TO MUSEUM — Julia A. Purnell Museum, 208 W. Market St., Snow Hill, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To commemorate the birthday of museum’s namesake, Julia Purnell, who was born Oct. 27, 1843 and lived in Snow Hill until her death at 100 years of age. Attendees will receive free admission and birthday cake. Award-winning needle art of Julia Purnell will be on display, along with the annual Delmarva Needle Art Show and Competition. Also view Negro League Baseball exhibit. Info: 410- 632-0515 orwww.purnellmuseum.com.

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, includes coffee and juice. Bloody Marys cost $3. Info: 410-524-8196.

FALL FESTIVAL — Showell Elementary School, 13318 Showell School Road, Berlin, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Petting zoo, cake walk, moon bounce, bake sale, fire truck and hayrides. Carnival-like games include Frankenstein football toss, sack races, milk bottle toss and lollipop tree. Tickets sold on site for activities, rides, games and a raffle. Raffle tickets cost $5 for a book of six, and can be purchased prior to or on the day of the festival. Need not be present to win. Costumes optional. Info: 410-632-5350. Proceeds benefit the school’s PTA.

TRI-COUNTY BIRD CLUB FIELD TRIP — Meet at Ward Museum parking lot at corner of Beaglin Drive and South Schumaker Drive in Salisbury at 7:30 a.m., or meet at Chincoteague NWR visitors’ center at 9 a.m. Club will visit Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge to search for migrating shorebirds, waterfowl and raptors. Take lunch, drinks, snacks and binoculars. Dress for the weather. Info: 410-208-4269.

SUNDAY, OCT. 28

HALLOWEEN BEACH MAZE — Ocean City beach near North Division Street, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Giant beach maze with Halloween displays, wicked witches, pirates of the sand, scary scarecrows, ghouls in the graveyard, zombies and more. Free for whole family. Info: 410-798- 6304 or www.OCtoberfestmd.com.

OCEAN CITY COIN & CURRENCY SHOW Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Professional coin and currency dealers will buy and sell U.S. and world coins and currency. Free appraisals, free admission. Info: Carl Ostiguy, 443-623-7025, www.coinshows.com or ceocoins@comcast.net.

OC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT — Northside Park, 200 125th St., in Ocean City. Facility usage: ball fields 1, 2 and 3, Northside Park. Info: 410-250-0125.

HALLOWEEN SPOOK-OUT PARTY — Northside Park gym, 200 125th St., in Ocean City. Carnival games, arts and crafts, hayrides, snacks and more costume contests scheduled throughout the event. Info: Kim Kinsey, 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, 9 a.m. to noon. With coffee and juice. Cost is $8 for adults, children 11 years and younger eat at half price. Info: 410-524-7994.

HARVEST FAIR — SonRise Church property, 10959 Worcester Highway, Berlin, 5-8 p.m. Food, live music, games, prizes, candy, pony rides, hayrides, inflatables, obstacle course and face painting. Please, no scary costumes. Adult supervision required. No cost to enter. Info: 410- 641-3325 or www.BerlinChuches.com.

BULL AND OYSTER ROAST — Greene Turtle West, 9616 Stephen Decatur Highway, West Ocean City. Tickets cost $25 in advance or $30 at the door, and includes food and draft beer. Silent auction and 50/50. Tickets available at Greene Turtle West. Info: 410-213-1500.

FAMILY COSTUMED BIKE RIDE EVENT Lower Shore YMCA, 1900 Worcester Highway, Pocomoke City. Registration begins at noon and the event lasts until 3 p.m. Suggested donation of $5 per bike to contribute to the YMCA. Participants welcome to use indoor pool and locker room after ride, with donation. Bicyclists may follow paved road and open trails. Must wear helmet. All children 11 and younger must be accompanied by adult. For those in need of a bike or helmet or who want to volunteer, contact Tres Denk at 410-430-4992 or tres@esimba.org. Take a water bottle and pack a lunch. Two bikes will be raffled off. Tickets cost $2 each, proceeds support ESIMBA. Info: www.esimba.org or “like” Eastern Shore IMBA on Facebook.

MONDAY, OCT. 29

NAME THAT GHOST — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 2 p.m. Historian Mike Dixon shares techniques he uses to probe occurrences from the past. Generally his archives-based studies involve digging through dusty, long untouched records such as coroner’s inquests, death notices, police and criminal records, obituaries and yellowing newspaper accounts of crimes. Dixon will share some case studies of how he helped paranormal investigators leverage stories from the past. Free and open to the public. Info: 410-641-0650.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY MEETING Berlin group No. 169, Atlantic General Hospital, conference room 3, 9733 Healthway Drive in 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.

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 Coast- al 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, OCT. 30

STORY TIME FOR CHILDREN AGES 3-5 YEARS Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 10:30 a.m. Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts. Info: 410-641-0650.

LAP TIME FOR CHILDREN 2 YEARS AND YOUNGER — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10:30 a.m. Children introduced to songs, games, finger plays and movement activities. Parents and caregivers learn new and fun ways to communicate with their toddlers. Registration is necessary by calling 410-208-4014.

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.

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

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31

HALLOWEEN FAMILY FLICK NIGHT — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 5 p.m. Drop in for treats and a movie for the whole family. Free and open to the public. Info: 410-641-0650.

TRICK OR TREATING AT THE MALL — White Marlin Mall, corner of routes 50 and 611, West Ocean City, 4-6 p.m. Mall offers safe, family-oriented location for trick or treaters. Children must be in costume when they visit participating merchants to receive treats. Many shops will offer special sales during Halloween celebration. Preview activities atwww.whitemarlinmall.com/events.asp.

STORY TIME FOR CHILDREN AGES 3-5 YEARS Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 10:30 a.m. Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts. Info: 410-524-1818.

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. 1

DECOY CARVING DEMONSTRATION — Berlin library,

220 N. Main St., 2 p.m. A resident carver of the Ward Museum demonstrates the skill and art of decoy carving. Free and open to the public. Info: 410-641-0650.

ANNUAL HOLIDAY AUCTION — Ocean Pines Community Center, Assateague Room, 239 Ocean Parkway, 10 a.m. Baskets, baked goods, raffles, and new or like-new gift items will be available for sale or auction. Benefits Women’s Club of Ocean Pines’ college scholarship program and community donations. Donations of new items accepted. Donations and info: 443- 465-2400 or 410-208-0171.

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, 302-436-957 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.

ONGOING EVENTS

HORSE & CARRIAGE RIDES IN DOWNTOWN OC — Horse and carriage rides offered 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, through April 14, 2013 (depending on weather and ridership). General route begins at inlet lot and travels along Baltimore Avenue, Dorchester Street to Boardwalk going south around pier and back to the inlet lot. Cost is $10 per person for adults, free to children 3 and younger. Addi- tional special Christmas route, Nov. 24-Dec. 16, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 5-8 p.m. Santa will drive the carriage starting at Sunset Park located on South Philadelphia Avenue, south to S. First Street, north on Baltimore Avenue to Somerset Street, south on Philadelphia Avenue back to Sunset Park. Cost is $5 per person for adults and free to those 3 and younger. Info: www.downtownassociation.net, 410-289-1413 or 443-783-1409.

LIGHT UP DOWNTOWN CELEBRATION — Sunset Park, South Philadelphia Avenue, Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 24-Dec. 15, 5:30 p.m. Holiday music and dance performances. Lighting ceremony Nov. 24. Info: www.downtownassoication.net, 410-289-1413 or 443-783-1409.

HORSEBACK RIDING ON THE BEACH — Ocean City now offers horseback riding on the beach from 27th Street extending south to the Inlet jetty between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m., Nov. 1 through March 30. Cost is $20 for a single-day permit and $50 for a seasonal permit. Permit applications: City Clerk’s Office in City Hall, 301 Baltimore Ave., Ocean City or online at www.oceancitymd.gov.

WINTERFEST OF LIGHTS — Northside Park, 200 125th St. in Ocean City, Nov. 15-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 The 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 (in person only) at 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.

3RD ANNUAL LOCAL’S WEEK — Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, located at the south end of the Boardwalk, 813 S. Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, Oct. 24-31. Free admission for all who think of Ocean City as their home: residents, vacationers, time-share owners, day trippers. Daily activities and a scavenger hunt. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 410-289-4991 or www.ocmuseum.org/index.php/site/events/.

DIFFERENT STROKES FOR FAMOUS FOLKS! – CHILDREN’S ART WORKSHOPS — Sponsored by the Worcester County Arts Council, Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children, ages 4 years and older, will be introduced to various different artists throughout the history by exploring the dominating stylistic techniques present in their work. Children will learn and experiment with unique techniques in each mini-master piece. Cost is $25 for each class, supplies included. Pre-registration required: 410-641-0809.

THE SHEPHERD’S NOOK THRIFT SHOP Community Church at Ocean Pines, 11227 Racetrack Road. Open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Accepting donations of gently worn clothes and small household items.

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