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 www.orthodoxdelmar.org.
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 [email protected].
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. [email protected].
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 [email protected].
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; www.kiwanisofopoc.org.
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. www.theodysseychurch.com.
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. facebook.com/groups/MOPSccop.
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 www.jessespaddle.org.
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 BeachSingles.org.
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.
Nov. 17: Atlantic General Hospital Auxiliary Lobby Sales
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Collective Goods, formerly Books are Fun (best-sellers, games, cookbooks, toys and boxed cards). Main Lobby, 9733 Healthway Dr., Berlin. Fundraiser with proceeds to benefit Atlantic General Hospital. 410-641-1100.
Nov. 18: Surviving The Holidays Seminar
12:30-3:30 p.m. Bethany Lutheran Church, 817 Camden Ave., Salisbury. Sponsored by GriefShare. Free event for anyone in the community facing a grief situation. Attendees will also receive the “Holiday Survival Guide” with insights and ideas on how to manage the holiday season during this difficult time. 410-742-1737 or [email protected].
Nov. 18: Kids’ Paint Day
9 a.m.-noon. Buckingham Presbyterian Church. Bring your children and help them make great personalized Christmas gifts. $10, $12 and $15, depending on canvas size. 443-880-0107.
Nov. 18: All-You-Can-Eat Fried Chicken Dinner
11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. New Hope United Methodist Church, 7338 New Hope Rd., Willards. 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.
Nov. 18: Craft Show
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Snow Hill Volunteer Fire Company, 4718 Snow Hill Rd. 410-632-2115.
Nov. 18: All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner
3-7 p.m. East Sussex Moose Lodge, 35933 Zion Church Rd., Frankford, Del. Adults: $10; children (4-12): $5. Spaghetti with or without meatballs, salad, garlic bread. Cake table. Door prizes every hour. Benefit: ABATE of Sussex County. 302-732-3429 or 410-251-8699.
Nov. 18: Turkey Shoot
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Synepuxent Rod & Gun Club, 7909 Purnell Crossing Rd., Berlin. Benefit of Ocean City/Berlin Boy Scout Troop 225. Bring your own 12- or 20-gauge shotgun, ammo provided. Rounds start at $2 per target. Win gift certificates from area restaurants, hotel accommodations, sporting goods, tools, hunting supplies, turkeys, jewelry. Raffle tickets for a 22 Marlin rifle. Breakfast, lunch, bake sale available. 443-366-5882 or [email protected].
Nov. 22: Grace Parker All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast
7 a.m.-noon. First Presbyterian Church of Ocean City, 13th Street and Philadelphia Avenue. Eggs any style, pancakes, buckwheat pancakes, sau-sage, ham, biscuits, hash brown potatoes, grits, coffee, tea. Cost: $8; carry-out: $6. Milk, soda, orange juice available. 410-289-9340.
Nov. 22: Thanksgiving Eve Service
7 p.m. Bethany United Methodist Church, 8648 Stephen Decatur Hwy., Berlin. 410-641-2186 or [email protected].
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.
Nov. 25: Powellville Church Fall Luncheon
10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Powellville UM Church, 35606 Mt. Hermon Rd., Powellville. Oyster fritter sandwiches, homemade chicken salad sandwiches, homemade soups, barbecue pork sandwiches, large assortment of desserts. Eat-in or carry-out. 443-880-8804.
Dec. 1: Parents’ Night Out
5:30-9 p.m. Buckingham Presbyterian Church, 20 South Main St., Berlin. Learn the true meaning of Christmas with an evening full of fun including dinner, crafts, stories, games and music. All children welcome ages 3 (toilet trained) to 12. Pre-registration at Sonrise.cc. Hosted by Berlin Ecumenical Vacation Bible School, Buckingham Presbyterian, St. Paul’s Episcopal, Stevenson United Methodist, Solid Rock and SonRise churches.
Dec. 1-3: Ocean Pines Players “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)”
Dec. 1-2: 7 p.m.; Dec. 3: 3 p.m. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 103rd Street and Coastal Highway, Ocean City. Dramatic readings from a comedy by Michael Carleton, Jim Fitzgerald and John K. Alvarez. Directed by Jerry Gietka. Interrupted and enhanced by songs everybody loves and facts about this favorite holiday. Tickets: $15 cash or check at door. Refreshments, coffee and snacks provided at intermission.
Dec. 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.
Dec. 5: 28th Annual Holiday Wrappings
Doors open at 10 a.m. Public invited to join in for the American Cancer Society Fashion Show and Luncheon. Silent auction, Chinese auction, cash bar. Roland E. Powell Convention Center, 40th Street and bay, Ocean City. Cost: $45/person. 443-880-2310, [email protected] or www.acsholidaywrappings.org.
Dec. 7-8: Atlantic General Hospital Auxiliary Lobby Sales
Dec. 7: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Dec. 8: 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.
Dec. 10: Holiday Organ Concert
2-3 p.m. Buckingham Presbyterian Church, 20 South Main St., Berlin. New Rodgers 599 organ played by Taylor Harvey and Jacob Todd. Light refreshments to follow. Free-will offering will be collected to help offset cost of new organ.