Every Monday: TOPS Meeting
5:30-6:30 p.m. Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin. Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a support group promoting weight loss and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.410-641-0157.
Second Monday Of Month:
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 the Saturday following meeting and hosts a hands-on workshop the last Thursday of each month. Professional and amateur photographers and new members welcome. Meets second Monday of each month.
Third Tuesday: Alzheimer’s Support Group
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9715 Healthway Dr., Berlin. Free caregivers group. 410-629-6123.
Every Wednesday: Delmarva Hand Dance Club
Dance To Sounds of ’50s And ’60s Music
5:30-9 p.m. Ocean City Elks Lodge, 13708 Sinepuxent Ave. $5 donation per person to benefit veterans and local charities in the Delmarva region. Dance lessons with Certified Hand Dance instructor Diane Engstrom on first and third Wednesdays of every month, 5-5:45 p.m. Dancing afterward until 9 p.m,. All are welcome. email@example.com or http://delmarvahanddancing.com. 410-208-1151.
Every Friday: Bingo
Knights Of Columbus #9053
Doors open at 5 p.m., bingo at 6:30 p.m. 9901 Coastal Hwy., Ocean City. Possible to win the $1,000 big jackpot each week. 410-524-7994.
First Saturday Of Month; 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.
Saturdays Through Oct. 27: Caregivers
10 a.m. Bethany United Methodist Church, 8648 Stephen Decatur Hwy. (corner of Route 611 and Snug Harbor Road), Berlin. Join the group for coffee and conversation. 410-641-0647.
Second And Fourth Sundays:
All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Breakfast
8:30-11 a.m. Knights of Columbus #9053. 9901 Coastal Hwy., Ocean City. $10 for adults; $6 for children. Eggs, bacon, sausage, creamed chipped beef, home-fried potatoes, french toast, pancakes, biscuits, orange juice, coffee. 410-524-7994.
Oct. 10: Pinesteppers Square Dance Club
7-9 p.m. Introduction to modern western square dancing. Ocean Pines Community Room. Free lessons. Fun, fellowship and exercise. 302-436-4033.
Oct. 5: Star Charities Monthly Meeting
10 a.m. Ocean Pines branch library, Cathell Road. For information or to join, call 410-641-7667.
Oct. 6: All-You-Can-Eat Fried Chicken Buffet
11 a.m.-until. Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Willards. Includes chicken, vegetables, beverages and desserts. Adults: $14; Children: $7; under 6 years: free. Bake table and carry-outs. 443-614-9898.
Oct. 6: All-You-Can-Eat Shrimp Boil
Noon-4 p.m. ABATE of Sussex County. Public welcome. Moose Lodge, 35933 Zion Church Rd., Frankford, Del. Price: $25 per person or $20 with valid ABATE card. Extras: Cake table, cash bar. 302-732-3429 or 410-251-8699.
Oct. 7: Car, Truck And Bike Show
FORGE Youth and Family in partnership with East Coast Tile. All-in-one vehicle event featuring custom bikes, classic cars, jacked-up trucks and hot rods from the 1970s and 1980s. To enter two-wheel or four-wheel vehicles, call 443-366-2813. Entry fee: $10. Dash placards given to first 60 entrants. Must arrive at 9 a.m. for set-up. Gates open to public at 11 a.m. Food, music, entertainment. 7804 Gumboro Rd., Pittsvile.
Oct. 7: Sports Memorabilia Silent Auction
Noon-5 p.m. American Legion Post 166, 24th Street and Philadelphia Avenue, Ocean City (use 24th Street accessible entrance). Tailgate lite fare available, cash bar. NFL on the big screen. Add to your collection or go Christmas shopping. Sports memorabilia donations welcome. All money collected used for veteran and community charities. 302-236-2261 or 302-236-4171.
Oct. 11: Ocean Pines Garden Club
10 a.m. Ocean Pines Community Center. Workshop on creating arrangement or wreath using natural materials from the Ocean Pines area. Anita Roberts and Barbara Ferger will give design ideas. Bring container or wreath and any materials from your yard that you can share. Will also need clippers, wire, flowers, twigs, pine cones, ribbon. Guests and potential new members welcome to participate or just observe.
Oct. 13: Kiwanis Fall Pancake Breakfast
8-11 a.m. Ocean Pines Community Center, Assateague Room. Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, orange juice, coffee or tea. Adults: $6; under 12: $3; under 5: free. Advance tickets: 410-208-6719 or an Kiwanian or purchase at the door. Carry-out available. Proceeds benefit the youth of the community.
Oct. 13: Spaghetti Dinner And Gospel Music
3:30-7 p.m. Powellville UM Church, 35606 Mt. Hermon Rd., Powellville. Homemade sauces, salad, breadstick, desserts. Eat in or carry out. Proceeds to benefit the United Methodist Men’s ministry. Sons of Thunder will share music ministry at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary. 443-880-8804.
Oct. 13: VIP Monster Bash Costume Party
5 p.m. Ocean Pines Community Center. Join the Star Charities volunteers for a night of fun, good food, music and prizes while helping to support wounded soldiers. B.Y.O.B. Cost: $15. Tickets: 443-896-4914 or 410-641-7667.
Oct. 13: Longaberger and Vera Bradley
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; bingo starts at 7 p.m. Willards Lions Club, Main Street, Willards. Baskets and pocketbooks filled. Chinese auction and door prizes. Refreshments on sale. Must be 16 years or older to play. Twenty games for $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Benefits Willards Ladies Auxiliary. 726-1583, 410-251-0770 or www.willardsfire.com.
Oct. 13: FORGE Movie Night
Featuring “The Shack.” Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; movie begins at 6 p.m. Free for FORGE members and $2 for non-members.7804 Gumboro Rd., Pittsvile.
Oct. 14: Chicken And Dumplings Dinner
Noon-5 p.m. Bishopville Volunteer Fire Department, 10709 Bishopville Rd., Bishopville. Hosted by Bishopville Volunteer Auxiliary. Adults: $12; children under age 11: $6. Chicken and dumplings, cole slaw, green beans, sweet potatoes, water, tea and coffee. Bottled water and soda sold separately. Carry-outs and bake table available. 443-880-6966.
Oct. 14: Health And Safety Program
For Area Girl Scouts
2 p.m. Ocean Pines Fire Department, 911 Ocean Parkway. Program organized to help local Girl Scouts learn about law enforcement and fire prevention while earning a patch. 443-235-1019 or 410-641-7667.
Oct. 17: Author Visit
Author Joanne K. Guilfoil will introduce her newest children’s book, “ABCs Now and Then,” at the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum located at the end of the Boardwalk. Photographs and drawings display Ocean City’s cultural and natural history including the Atlantic Hotel, Dumser’s and Laughing Sal. Coloring station where children can color images of Ocean City. 410-289-4991.
Oct. 18: Harrington Casino Bus Trip
10 a.m. pickup at Ocean Pines Yacht Club; return about 5 p.m. Cost: $20/person payable to Kiwanis OP/OC. Includes $15 slot play, $7 food voucher good toward lunch buffet. Guests welcome. Seating limited to first 56 reservations. 410-641-5456.
Oct. 19: Annuel Pink Ribbon Classic
Ocean City Golf Club. All proceeds go directly to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer program. 18-hole: $125/person; 9-hole: $75/person. Includes greens fees, cart, gift bag, team and individual prizes, breakfast, lunch, mulligans. Registration and sponsor information: www.lpgaamateurseshore.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Oct. 19: Fall Festival
3-6 p.m. Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, 11242 Racetrack Rd., Berlin. Free family-friendly event. Rides, games, vendors, baked goods, hot food for sale. Wristbands: $25 for all games and rides. Free parking. All proceeds benefit the Home and School Assocation. 410-208-1600.
Oct. 19-20: Quilt Show And Peddler’s Table
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Quilters By The Sea. Ocean Pines Community Center, Assateague Room, 235 Ocean Parkway. On display will be quilts made by guild members and others as well as workshop projects. Featured for sale will be items handmade by guild members. Free admission. 731-225-8867.
Oct. 20: 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.
Oct. 20: Assateague Landscape
Plein Air Workshop
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fine artist Karen McLain will focus on creating strong shapes, capturing vivid color and value of using a limited palette to express the atmosphere of Assateague. Individual instruction will be given. Registration: www.AssateagueIslandAlliance.org/main.sc. 443-614-3547.
Oct. 23-24: Atlantic General Hospital
Auxiliary Lobby Sales
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wednesday: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 9733 Healthway Dr., Berlin. Silver Events (sterling silver and semi-precious stones jewelry). 410-641-1100 or www.atlanticgeneral.org.
Oct. 26: FORGE Trick Or Trunk Halloween Party,
6:30-8:30 p.m. Trick out your trunk for this annual event. Gift certificates for most creative and scariest trunk. Costume contest at 7 p.m. Age categories include birth-3, 4-10, 10-17 and 18+. Food and drinks available. 443-513-1048. 7804 Gumboro Rd., Pittsvile.
Oct. 27: The Parke Garage Sale
7:30 a.m.-noon. The Parke at Ocean Pines. Residents will sell their treasures including clothes, lamps, artwork, household items, electronics, furniture and more. Maps will be available at the main entrance, located at Central Parke West off of Ocean Parkway at the south entrance. Rain date Nov. 3. 410-208-4994.
Oct. 27-28: Painting Wild Horses From Life
9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Plein air workshop. Join Karen McLain to discover and practice techniques for painting horses quickly and fluidly from life with challenges of painting a moving subject. Includes session on photographing wild horses with Meredith Hudes-Lowder. Limited to 12. www.AssateagueIslandAlliance.org/main.sc to register. 443-614-3547.
Nov. 2-3: Basket Auction And Bake Sale
8 a.m.-5 p.m. St. Andrew’s Orthodox Church, 33384 Mackenzie Way (off Plantation Road), Lewes, Del. Rain or shine. Ethnic foods for sale. Proceeds benefit St. Andrew’s Church. 302-436-4029.
Nov. 10: Wounded Warriors Gala
Cocktails at 6 p.m., program at 7 p.m., dinner to follow. American Legion Post 166, Ocean City. $40 donation includes one drink, hors d’oeuvres and prime rib dinner. Music by Frank Nanna and WWIIUNES. Tickets available at American Legion or call 410-289-3166, 443-994-2513, firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-542-2706, email@example.com. One hundred percent of funds raised will go directly to Post 166 Charities for Wounded Warriors. 443-235-9444, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov. 15-16: Atlantic General Hospital
Auxiliary Lobby Sales
Thursday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Friday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. 9733 Healthway Dr., Berlin. In The Bag (handbags, wallets, luggage, small leather goods). 410-641-1100 or www.atlanticgeneral.org.
Nov. 22: 40th Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Ocean City Baptist Church, 102 N. Division St., Ocean City, next to the 7-Eleven. Anyone who is looking for fellowship and friendship is invited to this free dinner. Menu includes turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, string beans, cranberry sauce, variety of pies, coffee, tea, rolls and butter. Call for information or to let church know you are coming: 410-289-4054 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday. Also serving dinner and delivery to shut-ins in Ocean City and West Ocean City. Call with location.
Nov. 28-29, Dec. 5-6, Dec. 12-13: Christmas
6-8 p.m. Bishopville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary fundraiser. Blow your own glass ball ornament. Jeffrey Auxer Design Studio, 19 Jefferson St. (behind the Atlantic Hotel), Berlin. Cost: $30. Must pre-register: 443-880-4944. Choose your own color or your favorite NFL team colors. Space is limited.
Dec. 6-7: Atlantic General Hospital
Auxiliary Lobby Sales
Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Friday: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 9733 Healthway Dr., Berlin. Everything $6 (necklaces, rings, shawls, watches, glasses, hats, gift ideas). 410-641-1100 or www.atlanticgeneral.-org.