March 17: American Legion Fundraiser
4-7 p.m. 10111 Old Ocean City Blvd. (next to Rite Aid), Berlin. Chicken salad platter: $6; sandwich: $4; pints: $8; clam fritter platter: $7; sandwich: $5. Platters include french fries and cole slaw. Great local recipes. Public welcome.
March 18: Showell Volunteer Fire Department Cash Bash
6-11 p.m. 11620 Worcester Hwy., Showell. Cash prizes every 15 minutes starting at 7 p.m. Light fare, frozen drinks and beer included in ticket price. Cash bar available. Music by DJ Donnie. Grand prize of $1,000 announced at the end of the evening. $25 in advance; $35 at the door. 410-352-5916.
March 18: All-You-Can-Eat Fried Chicken Dinner
11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. New Hope United Methodist includes mashed potatoes, greens, string beans, macaroni and cheese, beets, biscuits, dessert and coffee. Adults: $13. Carry-outs available. 410-543-8244 or 443-235-0251.
March 18: 7th Annual St. Joseph’s Festival
11 a.m.-6 p.m. St. Andrew’s Hall, Sinepuxent Avenue at 144th Street, Ocean City. Meatball and Italian sausage subs, minestrone soup, ravioli and meatballs, cannoli, Zeppole, homemade desserts, wine, beer, soda, coffee, fried dough and gelato. Games, basket raffles, free children’s activities, music all day by Mario Mo-naldi Band. Free admission. www.sonsofitalyoceancity.com.
March 19: Showell United Methodist Church Homecoming
2 p.m. Showell United Methodist Church, 10115 Pitts Rd., Showell. Speaker: Courtland Cropper (who grew up as part of the Showell congregation). Music by King’s Ambassadors. Meal to follow. 757-824-2280.
March 20: Free Soup Social
Noon-3 p.m. Faith Chapel Presbyterian Church Hall, 8006 Ironshire Station Rd., Berlin (Libertytown). Vegetable soup, ham and bean soup, turkey and cheese wraps, cupcakes and drinks. Games, puzzles, crafts. Accepting donations. 443-493-1048.
March 21: The Golden Age Of Documentaries “The Thin Blue Line”
5-7 p.m. Ocean City Branch Library, 10003 Coastal Hwy. Explore documentaries in our culture and about the larger world we live in. From clips to full-length films about inspiring subjects directed by people with a passion. Discussion afterward.
March 21: American Legion Auxiliary Unit 166 Monthly Meeting
6 p.m. social hour; 7 p.m. meeting. 23rd Street, Ocean City. Current members and those interested in becoming a member are encouraged to attend.
March 24: Downtown Bishopville Party-The-Bull And Oyster Roast
6-10 p.m. Bishopville Volunteer Fire Department. Oysters all ways, beef sandwiches, fried chicken.$35 in advance, $40 at the door. Proceeds benefit new fire truck. 410-352-5757.
March 24: Dive Into Spring Pool Party
5-8 p.m. Stephen Decatur After Prom Committee hosting with support of Ocean Pines Aquatics. Sports Core Pool. Pizza, music, 50/50 raffle, hotel rooms raffle. Donation: $7. Money collected will go toward rented games and activities, music, Chinese auction prizes, grand prizes, food, drinks and supplies. 410-251-1512.
March 24: South Of The Border Night
4-6 p.m. Faith Chapel Presbyterian Church Hall, 8006 Ironshire Station Rd., Berlin (Libertytown). $10 fiesta tray: three hard or soft tacos, one burrito, nachos with cheese, cinnamon treats, drink; $7 fiesta tray: large taco salad, cinnamon treats, drink; $5 kid’s fiesta tray: two hard or soft tacos, cinnamon twist, juice box or water. Also available: $1 tacos; $2 burritos; $3 loaded nachos, $1 cinnamon treats, $5 large taco salad, $1 drinks. Eat in or carry out. Police/fire (EMS)/veterans get $2 off their meal. 443-493-1048.
March 25: Powellville Church Spring Festival
10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Powellville UM Church, 35606 Mt. Hermon Rd., Powellville. Oyster fritter sandwiches, homemade soups, barbecue pork sandwiches, homemade chicken salad and many desserts. Eat in or carry out. 443-880-8804.
March 25: Indoor Flea Market
8 a.m.-noon. Bethany United Methodist Church, 8648 Stephen Decatur Hwy. (Route 611 at Snug Harbor Road), Berlin. Baked goods, breakfast sandwiches available. 410-629-0926.
March 25: Sussex County Chili Cook-Off
Doors open at 10 a.m. for set-up. Open to the public. Admission: $7.50 gets a bowl and spoon for tasting; $5 allows you to enter your own chili. Hot dogs available: $1. Voting at 3 p.m. by people’s choice. Door prizes every hour. Abate of Delaware, Sussex Moose Lodge, 35933 Zion Church Rd., Roxana, Del. 302-732-3429; 410-251-8699.
March 26: Ocean City Parrothead Club Social
1-4 p.m. Seacrets, 49th Street and de bay. Begin with tour of new distillery ($10 charge). Food and drink specials, music by Island Fusion, games and phun. All current members and anyone interested in becoming a member are invited to join the group. [email protected].
March 27: Democratic Women’s Club Meeting
9:30 a.m., coffee; 10 a.m.-noon, meeting. Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, Assateague Room. Linda Linzey will speak on significant women’s issues. 410-973-1021.
March 27: Burley Oak Charity Night
6-9 p.m. Burley Oak Brewery, 10016 Old Ocean City Blvd., Berlin. Support for Assateague Island Alliance. Over $1,500 in prizes donated by local businesses, live music by Michelle and Kathy from Full Circle. assateagueislandalliance.org.
March 29: Knights Of Columbus Simple Supper
5-6:30 p.m. Columbus Hall, 9901 Coastal Hwy. (behind St. Luke’s Church), Ocean City. Cash bar will be open 410-524-7994.
March 30: Stephen Decatur High School Job Fair
8:15 a.m.-1 p.m. Area vendors invited to participate in fair at the school. Stephen Decatur, Snow Hill and Pocomoke students will be in attendance. Offers great opportunity to hire summer staff. Vendor signup at 410-641-2207 or [email protected].
March 30-31: Atlantic General Hospital Auxiliary Lobby Sales
March 30: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; March 31: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. In The Bag (handbags, wallets, luggage, small leather goods). Main Lobby, 9733 Healthway Dr., Berlin. Fundraiser with proceeds to benefit Atlantic General Hospital. 410-641-1100.
March 31: All-You-Can-Eat Taco Night
6-8 p.m. Bishopville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. Beef, chicken and fish tacos, beans and rice, guacamole dip, salsa and chips. Hard and soft shells. Eat in or carry out. $10/adults; $6/children under 11. 443-235-2926.
April 2: Pancake Breakfast
8 a.m.-noon. Stevenson United Methodist Church, 123 North Main St., Berlin. Meal includes pancakes, fried potatoes, hominy, drinks. Cost: Adults/$7; children under 12 free with any donation. Proceeds benefit Stevenson’s Relay For Life team. 410-641-1137.
April 2: Motorcycle And Motorsport Swap Meet
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Rain date: April 9. Motorcycle, ATV/UTV, motor scooter, tires, tools, accessories. $10 per table. Registration proceeds benefit Abate of Delaware, the motorcyclist’s rights advocate. 36668 Dupont Blvd., Selby-ville, Del. 302-436-4600; [email protected].
April 7: Praise And Worship Night
7 p.m. Stevenson United Methodist Church, 123 North Main St., Berlin. Contemporary Christian music, complimentary refreshments at the church’s “HeBrews” Cafe. Love offering for musical equipment will be graciously accepted. 410-641-1137.
April 8: Indoor Yard Sale And Sausage Sale
7 a.m.-noon. Bishopville Volunteer Fire Department Main Station. Vendors needed. $15 per table or two tables for $25. Breakfast sandwiches available. 443-235-2926. For sausage sale, (hot or mild), must pre-order: 443-735-7473. $4/pound. Pick up at Main Station by 11 a.m. 443-735-7473.
April 11: Temple Bat Yam’s Community Passover Seder
Cash bar opens at 5:15 p.m., Seder at 5:45 p.m. Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel. Reservations by April 5: 410-641-4311. www.templebatyam-oc.org.
April 12: LGBTQIA Teen And Adult Night
5:30-7 p.m. Berlin Health Center, 9730 Healthway Dr., Berlin. Join the LGBTQIA Family. The group offers support, a safe environment, understanding, information, education, reduces isolation, increases socializations and open discussions. Second Wednesday of each month. 410-629-0164 or [email protected].
April 13: AARP Chapter 1917 Meeting
10 a.m. Senior Center, behind the Dough Roller at 41st Street, Ocean City. 9:30 a.m. social half-hour and refreshments. Guest speaker from Peninsula Regional Medical Center. Luncheon at the Bayside Skillet following meeting for those interested. New members welcome. 410-250-0980.
April 14: Good Friday Service
7 p.m. Powellville UM Church Choir will present Calvary’s Love. 35606 Mt. Hermon Rd., Powellville. Everyone is welcome.
April 17-18: Atlantic General Hospital Auxiliary Lobby Sales
April 17: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; April 18: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. A.S. Footwear (name-brand athletic shoes and boots). Main Lobby, 9733 Healthway Dr., Berlin. Fundraiser with proceeds to benefit Atlantic General Hospital. 410-641-1100.
April 29: Stephen Decatur High School Choral Boosters Yard Sale
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Ocean Pines Farmers Market, White Horse Park (from the North Gate entrance). 410-880-2588.
May 12: Relay For Life Of North Worcester County
6 p.m. Frontier Town Campground, 8428 Stephen Decatur Hwy., Berlin. Walking event for entire community to raise funds and awareness in the fight against cancer while honoring survivors and those lost. Purple is the color of hope. Show your spirit of hope by helping paint the world and the Worcester County community purple through Relay For Life. Form a team and fundraise; sign up for Cancer Survivor Reception and Lap; sponsor or make a donation; drop by and have fun (open to public 6 p.m.-midnight). 443-497-1198, [email protected]; 443-366-5440, [email protected]; 410-430-8131, [email protected].