Things To Do Around Town – October 6, 2017

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.

Worcester Preparatory School Virtual Tour

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 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

3:15 p.m., Gull Creek. 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

3-6 p.m. Harpoon Hanna’s. 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.

Oct. 6: Bingo

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.

Oct. 6: Star Charities Meeting

10 a.m. Monthly meeting. Ocean Pines branch library.


Oct. 7: Spaghetti Dinner And Southern Gospel Music

4:30-5:30 p.m. Fellowship Hall, Powellville Unit-ed Methodist Church, 35606 Mt. Hermon Rd., Powellville. Includes homemade sauces, salad, breadsticks, soda and desserts. Eat in or carry out. God’s Country Crossroads will share music ministry in sanctuary at 6 p.m. Hosted by the United Methodist Men. 443-880-8804.

Oct. 7: 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.

Oct. 7: Free Pickleball Clinics For Beginners

8 a.m. Manklin Meadows Racquet Sports Complex, 11443 Manklin Creek Rd., Ocean Pines. Sponsored by Ocean Pines Pickleball Club. Drop-in play for beginners with a dedicated train-er will be available for each group on the week following the training. Registration: or 703-598-6119.

Oct. 7: 2nd Annual “Hallowingo” Bingo Night

Doors open at 5 p.m.; bingo starts at 6 p.m. Tickets: $25. Hosted by Berlin Lioness Club at Berlin Fire Hall. Refreshments available.

Oct. 7: Indoor Yard Sale

7 a.m.-noon. Bishopville Volunteer Fire Department, main station. $15 for one table, $25 for two tables. Breakfast sandwiches and beverages available for purchase. To reserve a table: 443-880-6966.

Oct. 7: All-You-Can-Eat Fried Chicken Buffet

11 a.m.-until. Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Willards. Menu includes chicken, vegetables, beverages and desserts. Adults: $13; children: $6; under 6 eat free. Bake table and carry-out. 443-614-9898.

Oct. 8: 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.


Oct. 8: Crab/Chicken Feast

2-6 p.m. Food served until 5:30 p.m. Church of the Holy Spirit, 100th Street and Coastal Highway, Ocean City. Crabs, fried chicken, corn on the cob, hush puppies, iced tea, lemonade, coffee. Bring your own mallets. Chance auction. Tickets: $35 for people over 10, $15 for those 10 and younger. Tickets: 410-723-1973 or 443-235-8942.

Oct. 8: 66th Annual Homecoming

10 a.m. St. Paul United Methodist Church, 405 Flower St., Berlin. Rev. Gertrude Brown will be guest preacher and Rev. Barbara Harmon is host pastor. 410-641-0270.

Oct. 9: Ocean Pines Camera Club

7 p.m. Ocean Pines branch library. Monthly get-together to share photos, tips, programs. Group goes on a photo shoot on the Saturday following each meeting and hosts a hands-on workshop the last Thursday of each month. Professional and amateur photographers and new members welcome.

Oct. 11: 9th Annual Parish At The Beach Golf Open

Noon registration, 1 p.m. shotgun start. Bayside Resort Golf Club. Prizes. Cost: $125 includes a goodie bag, range balls, 18 holes of golf with cart, dinner banquet. Proceeds benefit St. Luke religious education program and several students attending the National Catholic Youth Conference in November.

Oct. 12: AARP Meeting

9:30 a.m., social half-hour, refreshments; 10 a.m., meeting. 104 41st St. (behind the Dough Roller), Ocean City. Guest speaker: Delegate Mary Beth Carozza. Optional luncheon at the Clarion following meeting. New members welcome. 410-250-0980.

Oct. 13, Nov. 10: Crab Cake Dinner

4-6:30 p.m. Includes crab cake sandwich with green beans, seasoned baked potato. Stevenson United Methodist Church, 123 North Main St., Berlin. Cost: $10. Carry-outs available. Also bake sale table.

Oct. 14: 11th Annual Longaberger, Vera Bradley And Cash Bingo

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Twenty games for $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Willards Lions Club, Main Street, Willards. Must be 16 years old or older to play. Tickets: 410-726-1583, 410-835-2285 or Benefits Willards Ladies Auxiliary.

Oct. 14: Town Cats Fall Quarter Auction

Doors open at 5 p.m., auction begins at 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Admission: $5 for first paddle. Children under 12 are free. Family-friendly event at Chick-fil-A, West Ocean City, during Spirit Night. Portion of sales go to Town Cats. Food and beverages available. Baskets and certificates from local businesses. Tickets: 410-973-1544 or pick up at Town Cats booth at Ocean Pines Farmers Market.

Oct. 14: Annual Fall Pancake Breakfast

8-11 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean City. Ocean Pines Community Center, Assateague Room. Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs (made on the serving line), coffee or tea. $6/adults; $3, children under 12; free, children under 5. Benefit of the youth of the community. Carry-out also available. 410-208-6719.

Oct. 14: Italian Dinner And Auction

5 p.m. Bethany United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 8648 Stephen Decatur Hwy., Berlin. Chicken parmesan or spaghetti and meatballs, Italian bread, tossed salad, cake and drink. Adults: $10/advance, $12/at the door; ages 5-12: $6; ages 4 and under: free. Auction follows dinner. Food and gift baskets, theater tickets, holiday wreaths, gift cards, pies and more. 410-641-2186.

Oct. 20: Annual Family Fall Festival

3:30-6:30 p.m. Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, Berlin. Admission-free, family-friend-ly event featuring hot food, baked sale items, games, face painting, cake walk, inflatable bounce house, pony rides, children’s auction. Games, rides and some activities require tickets: $1/each. Free parking.

Oct. 21: All-You-Can-Eat Fried Chicken Dinner

11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. New Hope United Methodist Church, 7338 New Hope Rd., Willards. Menu includes mashed potatoes, greens, string beans, macaroni and cheese, beets, biscuits, dessert, coffee. Adults: $13. Carry-outs available. 410-543-8244 or 443-235-0251.

Oct. 24-25: Atlantic General Hospital Auxiliary Lobby Sales

Oct. 24: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Oct. 25: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Silver Events (sterling silver and semi-precious stone jewelry). Main Lobby, 9733 Healthway Dr., Berlin. Fundraiser with proceeds to benefit Atlantic General Hospital. 410-641-1100.

Oct. 27-29: Painting Wild Horses From Life Plein Air Workshop

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Daily. Join Karen McLain to discover and practice techniques for painting horses quickly. Includes session on photographing wild horses for effective reference material with Meredith Hudes-Lowder. Limited to 12. There is a fee. Registration: 443-614-3547.

Oct. 28: Halloween Happy Hour

6-9 p.m. 360 OC, rooftop restaurant at the Fenwick Inn, 138th Street, Ocean City. Benefit for American Cancer Society, sponsored by Relay for Life Team Refuge. Tickets: $25. Includes appetizer buffet, happy hour pricing and DJ. Costume prizes, 50/50, door prizes, silent auction. 302-436-0821.

Oct. 28: All-You-Can-Eat Chicken And Dumplings

4-7 p.m. Remson United Methodist Church, 4249 Sheephouse Rd., Pocomoke City. Adults: $13; children 6-12: $6; children under 6: free. Carry-outs available. Purchase tickets in advance or at the door. 410-957-1351.

Oct. 28: The Parke Garage Sale

7:30 a.m.-noon. The Parke at Ocean Pines community sale in the driveways of its residents who will be selling their treasures, clothes, lamps, artwork, household items, electronics, furniture and more. Rain date: Nov. 4. 410-208-4994 or

Oct. 28: Fall Festival

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bowen United Methodist Church across from the Post Office in Newark. Oyster sandwiches, chicken salad, hot dogs, chili, vegetable beef soup, navy bean soup, sweet potato biscuits, baked items and beverages.

Nov. 4: Eastern Shore Walk To End Alzheimer’s

Registration: 9-10 a.m.; opening ceremony: 10 a.m.; ribbon cutting/walk: 10:15 a.m. Choose between two routes, including shorter route for those not able to complete entire walk. Starts at MAC/The Wicomico County Senior Services Center, 909 Progress Circle, Salisbury. At registration, drop off donations, pick up T-shirts for those raising $100 or more, enjoy refreshments and music, decorate a Promise Garden flower, create team posters, take photos and more. 410-543-1163, option 3, or

Nov. 9: AARP Meeting

9:30 a.m., social half-hour, refreshments; 10 a.m., meeting. 104 41st St. (behind the Dough Roller), Ocean City. Guest speaker: Steve Gowe. Option-al luncheon at a local restaurant following meeting. New members welcome. 410-250-0980.

Nov. 11: Annual Christmas Bazaar

9 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Andrew Catholic Center, 14401 Sinepuxent Ave., Ocean City. Jewelry, books, bake sale, crafts, white elephant and Chinese auction.

Nov. 23: 39th Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner

11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Ocean City Baptist Church, 102 North Division St., Ocean City, next to the 7-Eleven. Anyone looking for fellowship and friendship is invited. Men and women of the church and community will prepare and serve dinner which includes turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, string beans, cranberry sauce, pies, coffee, tea, rolls and butter. Call if you want to let the church know you are coming: 410-289-4054. Dinner also served to shut-ins and church welcomes names and locations of those needing dinner delivered.