Things To Do Around Town – August 18, 2017

Things To Do Around Town – August 18, 2017
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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.

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 Harry’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. Call for meeting locations. 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.

Aug. 18: Atlantic General Hospital Auxiliary Lobby Sales

8 a.m.-3 p.m. First Uniform Inc. (scrubs, lab coats, Dansko shoes, surgery caps). Main Lobby, 9733 Healthway Dr., Berlin. Fundraiser with proceeds to benefit Atlantic General Hospital. 410-641-1100.

Aug. 18: Fish Dinner

5-7 p.m. Bowen-Trinity United Methodist Churches, Newark, Md. Platters: $10 each and include flounder filet, mac and cheese, green beans, corn bread, beverage and dessert.

Aug. 19: God’s Country Crossroads

6 p.m. Buckingham Presbyterian Church, 20 South Main St., Berlin. A love offering will be accepted. Invite a friend to worship.

Aug. 20: Fried Chicken Carry-Out

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

Aug. 20, 27: Summer Gospel Concerts

St. Matthews By-The-Sea summer concert series, 7 p.m. All are welcome. Free, all-music events. 1000 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Island, at the intersection of Highway One and Dagsboro Street.  Aug. 20: Precious Memories; Aug. 27: The Crusaders. Love offering will be taken for the artists. 302-436-1938.

Aug. 21-25: Vacation Bible School

5:30-8 p.m. Bethany United Methodist Church, 8648 Stephen Decatur Hwy., Berlin (corner of Route 611 and Snug Harbor Road). Dinner for children and families followed by lessons and activities. Pre-registration required. 443-614-3870 or mjcooke11@gmail.

Aug. 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.

Aug. 24, 4 p.m.: Free Pickleball Clinics

Free clinics for beginners. Organized follow-up drop-in conducted the week following clinics for beginners to put their new skills to use in games with other new players.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

Aug. 25: Kiwanis Duck Race

6 p.m. Frontier Town Lazy River. Donation: $5 per duck or $10 for three ducks. Benefits Kiwanis children’s programs. 410-973-1233 for tickets. Do not need to be present to win.

Aug. 26: Barbecue Chicken

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

Aug. 26: Indoor Yard Sale

7 a.m.-noon. Church of the Holy Spirit, 100th Street and Coastal Highway, Ocean City. 410-723-1973.

Aug. 27, Sept. 10, 24: 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 chipped beef, biscuits, sausage, bacon and toast. $10, adult; $6, child 8 and under. 410-524-7994.

Sept. 2: Church Rummage Sale

7 a.m.-1 p.m. Ocean City Presbyterian Church, 1301 Philadelphia Ave.

Sept. 2: 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.

Sept. 9: Quarter Auction

Doors open at 5 p.m.; auction starts at 6 p.m. Delmar VFW, 200 West State St., Delmar, Md. First paddle: $10; additional paddles: $3/each. Food and drinks will be for sale before and during the auction. Vendors will be in attendance.

Sept. 10: Bless The Child Service

10 a.m. Peninsula Community Church, 28574 Cypress Rd., Selbyville, Del. Blessing over children, administrators, teachers and staff as they begin a new school year. All are welcome. Light lunch after the service. 302-436-4522 or

Sept. 14-15: Atlantic General Hospital Auxiliary Lobby Sales

Sept. 14: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sept. 15: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. In The Bag (handbags, wallets, luggage and small leather goods). Main Lobby, 9733 Healthway Dr., Berlin. Fundraiser with proceeds to benefit Atlantic General Hospital. 410-641-1100.

Sept. 14-16: Annual Camp Meeting

New Bethel United Methodist Church, 10203 Germantown Rd., Berlin. Musicians, singing groups and quartets are welcome. Food vendors and craft tables needed. To sponsor a table: 410-641-2058, leave message.

Sept. 15: Thank You VIP Social Dinner

5 p.m. Ocean Pines Community Center. Star Charities celebrates its 10th successful year. Entertainment with live band, “Backbay Strummers.” BYOB. Tickets: $10. Food by Marty Jones. 410-641-7667 or 410-208-3754.

Sept. 15: Annual Pig Roast

Selbyville Elks Lodge, 13324 Worcester Hwy., Bishopville. Music by Days Gone By.

Sept. 16: Heritage Day At Historic Sharptown On The Nanticoke

7 a.m.-3 p.m. 408 Main St. Town-wide yard sale, 7 a.m.; annual parade, 10 a.m. All-day activities, museum and Town Hall exhibits open, children’s games, crafts, Eastern Shore food and a bake-off contest. Free admission. Sponsor: Sharptown Historical Commission. 410-430-3999.

Sept. 22-24: Treasures Of The Earth Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show

Noon-6 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday. Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Hwy. Admission: $5/adults; 16 and under free when accompanied by an adult. Jewelry, gemstones, loose stones, beads, findings, pearls, mineral specimens, design, remount, stone setting and repairs on site.

Sept. 25-Oct. 30: American Constitution Course Monday Nights

Six-week class on Monday evenings from 5-7. Ocean Pines Community Center. Led by Pastor David Whitney of the Institute on The Constitution of the American College of Cultural Studies. Goal is to reconnect American citizens to the history of the republic and to their heritage of freedom. Cost: $45 for instructional materials for the six evening classes. Register: Make check pay-able to IOTC, mail to Grant Helvey, 1443 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, Md. 21811. 410-430-7282 or

Sept. 28: Patriot Day Fashion Show Luncheon

Doors open at 10:30 a.m., meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. Clarion Resort Fontaineblau Hotel, Ocean City. Fashions by the Dress Barn. Local vendors, chances on a mystery envelope and lucky surprise boxes courtesy of Worcester County businesses. Cost: $33/person. Reservations: 410-208-0171 or Republican Women of Worcester County.

Nov. 18: Craft Show

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Snow Hill Volunteer Fire Company, 4718 Snow Hill Rd. 410-632-2115.