Things To Do Around Town – June 16, 2017

Things To Do Around Town – June 16, 2017
Thngs to do

Every Friday: FORGE Youth And Family Meetings

6:30-8:30 p.m. House of Mercy Sanctuary,  behind House of Mercy Thrift Shop, Route 113, Selbyville. Small meal, music, games and life lessons. All are welcome. 443-513-1048.

Every 1st Friday:  Star Charities Volunteers Meet

10 a.m., Ocean Pines Library. 410-641-7667.

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Every 2nd Friday: Food Pantry

New Bethel United Methodist Church, 10203 Germantown Rd., Berlin. 410-641-2058.

Every Saturday: Weekly Farmers Market

8 a.m.-1 p.m., White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines. Year-round. Locally grown vegetables, fruits, eggs, honey, kettle corn, flowers, artisan breads, seafood, meats, more. New vendors welcome. 410-641-7717.

Every Saturday: Morning Worship

Year-round, 10 a.m., Bible study; 11 a.m., worship, Ocean City 7th Day Adventist Church, 10301 Coastal Hwy. (St. Peter’s Lutheran Church), O.C. 443-397-4005.

Every Sunday: Atlantic United Methodist Church

Praise Service, 8:30 a.m.; Traditional Service and Children and Youth Sunday School, 10 a.m. Nursery available for both services. 4th Street and Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City. 410-289-7430.

Every Sunday: Morning Worship

10 a.m. Year-round. Holy Communion and Sunday School. Holy Trinity Anglican, 11021 Worcester Hwy., Berlin (between Routes 90 and 589). Nursery available. 410-641-4882.

Every Sunday: Morning Worship

8 a.m. and 11 a.m., Traditional Worship; 9:30 a.m., Contemporary Worship; St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A, 10301 Coastal Hwy., O.C. 410-524-7474.

Every Sunday: Divine Liturgy

9:30 a.m., St. Andrew’s Orthodox Church, 33384 MacKenzie Way, Lewes. Visitors always welcome. All services in English. 302-645-5791 or visit

Every Sunday: Summer Worship

8:30 a.m.: Atlantic United Methodist Church, Shenanigan’s Porch at 4th Street and the Boardwalk. In case of rain or heat advisory, worship will be inside the church at 4th Street and Baltimore Avenue. Come as you are and join in praise and thanksgiving.

Every Sunday: Outdoor Informal Worship Service

Through September. 8:30 a.m. Bethany United Methodist Church front lawn, 8648 Stephen Decatur Hwy. (Route 611 on the way to Assateague Island), Berlin. Bring lawn chair or blanket. 410-641-2186 or

Every 2nd Sunday: Knights Of Columbus All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet

8:30-11:30 a.m. Columbus Hall, 9901 Coastal Hwy. (behind St. Luke’s Church), Ocean City. $10 per adult; $6 per child, 8 and under.

Every Monday: Delmarva Chorus, Sweet Adelines

7-9 p.m., Ocean Pines Community Center. Women are invited to learn the craft of acapella singing under the direction of Carol Ludwig. 410-641-6876.

Monday-Saturday: Atlantic General Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop

10 a.m.-4 p.m., 10452 Old Ocean City Blvd., Berlin Shopping Center. All profits go to the hospital to support patient care services, new technology and education and to benefit the community. 410-629-1447.

Monday-Saturday: Atlantic United Methodist Church Thrift Shop

10 a.m.-2 p.m., AUMC, 4th Street and Philadelphia Avenue, Ocean City. Donation drop-off room open 24 hours a day (some restrictions apply). Supports the church’s ministries and missions. 410-289-4458.

Monday-Saturday: Hospice Thrift Shop

Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Berlin Shopping Center, just off Route 50, 10445 Old Ocean City Blvd., #7, Berlin. Proceeds benefit Coastal Hospice at the Ocean Residence. 410-641-1132.

Monday-Saturday: Shirley Grace Pregnancy Center Thrift Shop

10 a.m.-5 p.m., Bank Plaza, 34407 Dupont Blvd., Unit 3, Frankford, Del. All proceeds benefit the Shirley Grace Pregnancy Center. 443-513-0114.

Every Monday: Berlin TOPS Meeting

5-6:30 p.m., Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1, 733 Healthway Dr. TOPS is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. 410-251-2083.


Every Monday: Historic St. Martin’s Church Museum

1-4 p.m., 11413 Worcester Hwy., Showell. 410-251-2849.

Every 1st Monday: Free Hypertension Clinics

Hosted by Atlantic General Hospital. Apple Discount Drugs, Berlin, 10 a.m.-noon; Happy Har-ry’s, Ocean Pines, 1-3 p.m. 410-641-9268.

Every 2nd Monday: Friends Of The Ocean Pines Library

10 a.m. at the library. Refreshments available at 9:30 a.m. 410-208-4014.

Every Tuesday May-September: Plant Clinic “Ask A Master Gardener”

1-4 p.m. Ocean Pines branch library, 11107 Cathell Rd. University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Service is offering “Ask A Master Gardener.” Clinic is free and will be available to help with gardening questions. Put plant damage samples in a plastic bag and label the bag with name and phone number. If questions cannot be answered at the time of submittal, someone will research and get back to you at a later date. 410-641-5570.

Every Tuesday: Prayer Hour

8:30-9:30 a.m., The Odyssey Church, 2 Discovery Lane, Selbyville, Del. If you or someone you know is in need of prayer. 302-519-3867.

Every Tuesday: Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS)

5:30-7 p.m. Berlin group 0331, Worcester County Health Center, 9730 Healthway Dr., Berlin. Support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle.

Every 1st Tuesday: Free Hypertension Clinics

Hosted by Atlantic General Hospital. Rite Aid, Selbyville, 10 a.m.-noon. Rite Aid, Ocean Pines, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. 410-641-9268.

Every 1st Tuesday: Ravens Roost 58

6:30 p.m. Seeking new members, a treasurer and members to serve on the Board of Directors. Meets the first Tuesday of every month and for the Sunday NFL games to raise money for local families in need. All activities take place at the 28th Street Pit & Pub. Dues: $20 per year. If interested, stop by 28th Street Pit & Pub.

Every 2nd Tuesday: Adoptions Together Inc.

Support and education group. Adoption issues. Domestic and international adoption families welcome. St. Paul’s Church, Church Street, Berlin. Child care is available. 410-708-2439.

Every 2nd Tuesday: Worcester County Parkinson’s Support Group

2:30-4 p.m., Ocean Pines Library. Speakers, exercises, discussions of current medications and new sources of help. 410-208-3132.

Every Third Tuesday: American Legion Auxiliary Unit 166 Monthly Meeting

6 p.m. social hour; 7 p.m. meeting. American Legion Synepuxent Post 166, 23rd Street, Ocean City. Current members and those interested in becoming a member are encouraged to attend.

Every Wednesday: FORGE Round Table Discussion

6-8 p.m. House of Mercy, 36674 South Dupont Hwy., Selbyville. Group respectfully discusses religion, politics, faith and family foundations. All ages welcome. 443-513-1048 or

Every Wednesday: Ocean City Elks Lodge 2645 Bingo

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; games start at 6:30 p.m. 138th Street, across from the Fenwick Inn, Ocean City. Open to the public. All cash prizes. Jackpot: $1,000. Food and non-alcoholic drinks available. 410-250-2645.

Every Wednesday: Ocean City/Berlin Rotary Club Meeting

6 p.m., Captain’s Table Restaurant, in the Courtyard by Marriott, 15th Street and the Boardwalk, O.C.

Every Wednesday: Kiwanis Club Of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean City

Meets weekly in the Ocean Pines Community Center. Doors open at 7 a.m.; meeting begins at 8 a.m. 410-641-7330;


Every Wednesday: Square Dancing Classes

7-9 p.m. (all through the winter) Ocean Pines Community Hall. Lessons for all visitors are always welcome. 410-835-3534.

Every Wednesday: Bible Study And Fellowship

6:30 p.m. The Odyssey Church, 2 Discovery Lane, Selbyville, Del. Study topics in a series format.

Every 2nd Wednesday: Autistic Children’s Support Group Of Worcester County

7 p.m.  St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in the library. Child care provided. Invite parents who have children with special needs to attend. 410-352-9959.

Every 2nd Wednesday: Polish American Club

Meets at Columbus Hall, 2-4 p.m. Join the group if you are of Polish or Slavic descent. Helen Sobkowiak, 410-723-2639; Georgia Winecki, 410-524-0521.

Every 2nd Wednesday: Hope For Hepatitis Support Group

Atlantic General Primary Care Office, 11107 Racetrack Rd., Ocean Pines 7:15-9 p.m. 410-213-1741.

Every 2nd And 4th Wednesday: MOPS, Mothers Of Preschoolers Meeting

9:15 a.m., Community Church, Ocean Pines. Free child care so enjoy a mommy’s play date. Visit www.

Every 3rd Wednesday: Suicide Grievers Support Group

Worcester County Health Department, 9730 Healthway Dr., Berlin. Open to anyone who has lost a friend or loved one to suicide. Quiet listening, caring people, no judgement. 410-629-0164 or visit


Every 3rd Wednesday: Women Supporting Women

Breast cancer support group. 10026 Old Ocean City Blvd., #4, Berlin, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. 410-641-2849.


Wednesday-Saturday: Used To Be Mine Thrift Shop

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Supporting Diakonia. Located at the intersection of Route 611 and Sunset Avenue. 410-213-0243.

Wednesday-Saturday: Shepherd’s Nook Thrift Shop

9 a.m.-1 p.m., Community Church at Ocean Pines, Route 589 and Racetrack Road, Berlin. Accepting donations of gently worn clothes and household items.

Every Thursday: American Legion Post 166 Bingo

American Legion Post 166. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., games start at 6:30 p.m. Food and non-alcoholic beverages available. Open to the public. 410-289-3166.

Every Thursday: Food Addicts In Recovery Anonymous

7-8:30 p.m. Ocean View Presbyterian Church, Central Avenue and Church Street, Ocean View, Del. 302-541-0275.

Every Thursday: Chair Aerobics

1-2 p.m., St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Community Life Center, 10301 Coastal Hwy., O.C. Sponsored by St. Peter’s Senior Adult Ministry. Free will offering. 410-524-7474.

Every Thursday: Beach Singles 45+ Happy Hour

4-7 p.m. Clarion Hotel, 10100 Coastal Hwy., Ocean City. 302-436-9577, 410-524-0649 or

Every 2nd Thursday: AARP Meeting

AARP Ocean City Chapter #1917. 10 a.m. Ocean City Senior Center, 104 41st St. (behind the Dough Roller), Ocean City.

Every 3rd Thursday: Worcester County NAACP Meeting

6:30 p.m. Germantown School Community Heritage Center, 10223 Trappe Rd., Berlin. The public is invited. 443-944-6701.

Every 3rd Thursday: Pine’eer Craft Club Meeting

9:45 a.m., refreshments followed by business meeting and a craft of the month; Ocean Pines Community Center, 239 Ocean Parkway.

June 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21: Knights Of Columbus Bingo

More than $1,000 in prizes each week and Big Jackpot could pay $1,000. Doors open at 5 p.m., games begin at 6:30 p.m. Columbus Hall, 9901 Coastal Hwy. (behind St. Luke’s Church), Ocean City. Refreshments for sale. 410-524-7994.

June 17: Germantown School Community Heritage Center Summer Kick-Off

Celebrate the end of the school year from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 10223 Trappe Rd., Berlin. Fun, free, family event includes arts and crafts, horse rides, moon bounce, Department of Natural Resources’ “Scales & Tales,” Worcester County sheriff’s dog show. Volunteers needed to help with face painting or as participant support. Students who volunteer can earn student service credits. 410-641-0638.

June 17: BBQ Chicken Sale

11 a.m.-until. St. Paul United Methodist Church, 405 Flower St., Berlin. Half barbecue chicken and roll: $8 per person. Sponsored by St. Paul United Methodist Church Men’s Ministry. 443-880-4746.

June 17: Ocean City Dance

Open dancing 7:30-10:30 p.m. Elks Lodge No. 2645, Banquet Hall, 138th Street and Coastal Highway (behind the Fenwick Inn). Open to the public. Cash bar available. Swing, Latin, disco, salsa, ballroom and country dancing to the mu-sic of DJ Mike T. El Paso lesson by instructor John Brillantes, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Admission: $14 per person, includes lesson. 443-474-0015 or

June 17: Ocean Pines Anglers Club Kids Fishing

9-11 a.m. South Gate Pond, Ocean Pines. Kids of all ages invited to learn fishing skills and techniques. Parents and grandparents welcome to share their love of fishing. Bring your own rod and insect repellant. Bait and water will be provided. Club members, DNR and other local groups will offer fishing tips and general fishing information. Drawing for a free rod and reel. Free. No registration required. 410-208-2855.

June 17: Return To Goat Island

Paddle sports festival and race. Byrd Park on the Pocomoke River, Snow Hill. $5,000 cash prizes, food, music and beer. Snow Hill Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will serve snow cones. Lauren Glick Band, 1-4 p.m. 443-735-0957 or

June 18: Rackliffe House Open

1-4 p.m. Join Rackliffe House in celebrating Father’s Day. Bring your father and he will receive free admission for a guided tour with any paid admission. Last tour begins at 3:15 p.m. Admission is $5/adults; $2/children; $3/military.

June 18: Fried Chicken Carry-Out

Chicken available 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (or until sold out). Bishopville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. Half-chicken (four pieces): $8; full chicken (eight pieces): $14. Bake table available. To arrange for pre-made carry-outs, call 443-235-2926. Fundraiser to help pay for new fire truck.

June 19: Democratic Women’s Club

11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Lunch at the Lighthouse Sound Restaurant, including art auction. 410-973-1021.

June 19: Free Summer Social

Noon-3 p.m. Faith Chapel Presbyterian Church Hall, 8006 Ironshire Station Rd., Berlin (Liberty Town). Air-conditioned hall. Hot dogs, baked beans, corn on the cob, fresh fruit. Games, puzzles, crafts. Accepting donations. 443-493-1048.

June 20: Chick-fil-A Fundraiser

5-7 p.m. Dine in, carry out or drive through and a portion of your purchase will be donated to the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. Proceeds will go toward supporting the firefighters, future firefighters and scholarship programs.

June 22: Republican Women Of Worcester County

Red, White and Blue Luncheon Meeting, Captain’s Table Restaurant, 15th Street at Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City. Salute to immigrants. Han-ne Nilsson and club members Vera Beck and Rosemary and Johan Nykist will speak about immigrating to the United States. Wear red, white and blue in honor of the flag. Luncheon: $20 per person. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., meeting begins at 11 a.m. Reservations: 410-208-0171 or

June 22, 4 p.m., July 8, 8 a.m., July 20, 4 p.m.,

Aug. 12, 8 a.m.: Pickleball Clinics

Free clinics for beginners. Ocean Pines Pickleball Club, Manklin Meadows Sports Complex, 11443 Manklin Creek Rd., Ocean Pines. Eight new courts at the facility. Registration: 703-598-6119 or

June 24: Free Picnic

4 p.m. Taylorville United Methodist Church, 11252 Adkins Rd., Berlin. All are welcome. Food, fun and fellowship. Local group Joyful Noise will provide gospel music. Bring a covered dish if you like. Love offering will be taken for the musicians. 757-710-8966 or

June 25, July 9, 23: Knights Of Columbus All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet

Columbus Hall, 9901 Coastal Hwy. (behind St. Luke’s Church), Ocean City. Scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast, creamed sipped beef, biscuits, sausage, bacon and toast. $10, adult; $6, child 8 and under. 410-524-7994.

June 25: Bark For Life Walk In The Park

9 a.m.-noon. Byrd Park, Snow Hill, Worcester County Fair. Bark For Life is an American Cancer Society Relay For Life FUNdraising event honoring the care-giving qualiies of canine companions. Entry fee: Donation by cash or check only to the American Cancer Society. Demonstrations, contests, music, doggie square dance, photo booth and food vendors. All dogs must be leashed and well-behaved and current on vaccinations. Registration: 410-726-5232.

June 27, July 3, 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Knights Of Columbus Crab Nights

Dine between 5 and 7 p.m. Columbus Hall, 9901 Coastal Hwy. (behind St. Luke’s Church), Ocean City. Crabs and shrimp need to be ordered between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. Platters and other food available without pre-order. Cash bar. 410-524-7994.

June 30: Opera 101

2 p.m. Ocean City branch library. Class dispels mystery and stuffiness that sometimes surrounds opera and makes it accessible to anyone. Presented by Kristy Barbacane, Ph.D. 410-524-1818 or


July 1: Summer Fun At Jolly Roger Amusement Park

30th Street bayside, Ocean City. Annual fund-raiser for CLJ Baskets With Love Inc., a non-profit organization that supports parents of hospitalized children. Wristbands available for $30 (a $60 value) or $25 each before June 19. Receive unlimited access to Splash Mountain, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; unlimited miniature golf, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; amusement rides available 2-6 p.m. (two rides on the roller coaster, excluding Speed World and Xtreme Zip Lines). Wristbands cannot be purchased at park. 410-422-0735, 410-641-2557 or 410-422-1472.

July 1: First Saturday Writers Group

10 a.m.-noon. Berlin branch, Worcester County Library. Anyone interested in writing is invited to join the group and share a story, poem or essay or just come and enjoy listening to others. This is a free activity. New members are always welcome. The group is comprised of amateur as well as professional, published writers willing to share their knowledge and offer tips on being creative with words.

July 6-7: Atlantic General Hospital Auxiliary Lobby Sales

July 6: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; July 7: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Everything $6 (necklaces, rings, shawls, watches, glasses, hats and gift ideas). Main Lobby, 9733 Healthway Dr., Berlin. Fundraiser with proceeds to benefit Atlantic General Hospital. 410-641-1100.

July 8: Kiwanis Summer Pancakes

8-11 a.m. Ocean Pines Community Center. Pancakes, sausages, scrambled eggs, coffee or tea. Cost: $6; children under 12: $3; under 5: free. Advance tickets: 410-208-6719 or purchase at the door. Carry-out food also available. Proceeds benefit youth of the community. 410-641-7330.

July 13: Star Charities Annual Country Western Night

4:30 p.m. Casino at Ocean Downs, 10218 Racetrack Rd., Berlin. Cost: $26 per person. All-you-can-eat buffet, door prizes, programs, fun and entertainment. All-volunteer organization. Country Western Night is in support of wounded soldiers in Maryland. Tickets: 410-641-7667.

July 15: Crecycling

11 a.m. Ocean City branch library. Creative kids are invited to compete for prizes by making new things out of recycled materials. Take supplies provided and make clothing, decorations and other useful items. Prizes for the most creative, most usable and most fun. Ages 9 and up. 410-524-1818 or

July 15: MAC Inc. Fun Day At Jolly Roger

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jolly Roger Amusement Park, Ocean City. Tickets are $25 and are on sale in advance only. Event held rain or shine. Tickets include Splash Mountain Water Park, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; amusement rides, 2-6 p.m. (limit two rides on the roller coaster and excluding Speed World and Zip Line); miniature golf, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and water basketball and volleyball for adults. Children under age 2 will be admitted free to the water park. Proceeds support health and wellness programs at MAC Inc., a United Way agency. 410-742-0505, Ext. 113.

July 22: FORGE Family Fun Day

10 a.m.-3 p.m. House of Mercy, Route 113, Selbyville, Del. Family-friendly event includes carnival-style games, field day events, bounce house, face painting, food and snacks. Cornhole tournament: $10 per person. All proceeds benefit FORGE Youth and Family Academy. 443-366-2813 or

July 22: Cornhole Tournament

Noon. House of Mercy, 36674 Dupont Hwy., Selbyville, Del. $10 per person. Proceeds benefit FORGE Youth and Family Academy. 443-366-2813 or

Aug. 5: 2nd Annual Iron Chef Competition

2 p.m. Ocean City branch library. Compete for prizes (first place and runner-up) by making a gourmet dish with the provided ingredients. All supplies provided. Ages 8 and up. 410-524-1818 or