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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 12: Crab Cake Dinner
4-6 p.m. Stevenson United Methodist Church, 123 N. Main St., Berlin. Single crab cake sandwich, green beans, baked potato and drink. $12. Carry-outs available and bake sale table.
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: Fall Bazaar
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Allen Asbury United Methodist Church Community Hall, Collins Wharf Road, Allen. Classic cars, homemade pies. Wheels That Heal, yard sale, outdoor activities.
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: Bark For Life Of Sussex County
Noon-4 p.m. George H.P. Smith Park, Lewes, Del. Family- and dog-friendly event to honor canine caregivers, those fighting cancer, those who have been lost. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Bark For Life of Sussex County on Facebook, www.relayforlife.org/sussexcode.
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: 67th Annual Homecoming
10 a.m. St. Paul United Methodist Church, 405 Flower St., Berlin. Theme: Unchanging Faith in a Changing World. Guest preacher: Rev. Kim Neal; host pastor: Rev. Barbara Harmon.
Oct. 14: Chicken And Dumplings Dinner
Noon-5 p.m. Bishopville Volunteer Fire Department Main Station, 10709 Bishopville Rd., Bishopville. Host: 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. 15: Democratic Women’s Club Meeting
Coffee at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m. Ocean Pines Community Center, Assateague Room, 235 Ocean Parkway. Speakers: Susan Buyer and Toby Perkins, founders of The Indivisible Project. Donations of food and/or checks for Sarah’s Pantry will be collected. Visitors welcome. 410-973-1021.
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: Voter Information Night
Worcester County NAACP
7 p.m. Tyree Church, 10101 Germantown Rd., Berlin. Hinson Finney, Worcester County Board of Elections, will explain voting process and absentee ballots. Demonstration of using the voting booth. All are welcome. Executive meeting at 6 p.m. 410-213-1956.
Oct. 18: Pine’eer Craft Club Meeting
Refreshments at 9:45 a.m., business meeting at 10 a.m. Ocean Pines Community Center. October project to be announced. All guests are welcome.
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, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: Fall Card Party And Lunch
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., lunch at noon. St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church. Cost: $20 per person. Reservations: 410-641-5049 or 410-289-3453.
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. 21: Ceremony To Bless The Animals
11: 30 a.m., Church of the Holy Spirit parking lot, 100th Street and Coastal Highway, Ocean City. Pets should be on leashes or otherwise under owners’ control. Any size, shape or type of pet is welcome. You may also bring a photo of a departed pet or a stuffed animal that means a lot to you. 410-723-1973.
Oct. 21: A Harvest Of Blessings
11 a.m. service. Bayside Chapel, Williamsville Industrial Park, six miles west of Fenwick Island, Del., on Delaware Route 54 (Lighthouse Road). Celebrtion of 10th anniversary. Guest pastor/founding pastor: Rev. Rich Evans. Also offering adult Bible study Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and coffee and snacks at 10 a.m. 302-436-7585 or www.BaysideChapel.com.
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. 1: Women’s Club Of Ocean Pines
Card And Game Party
10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Restaurant at Lighthouse Sound, Bishopville. Organize a table to play with your friends or ask for a group that needs a player. Munchies, beverages during play, lunch entree from choice of three offerings. Raffles. Cost: $30, payable to WCOP. Fundraiser to benefit high school scholarship and community donations program. Reservations:410-600-0552, 443-397-6121, email@example.com.
Nov. 2-3: Annual Fall Festival
8 a.m.-5 p.m. St. Andrew’s Orthodox Church, 33384 Mackenzie Way (off Plantation Road), Lewes, Del. Rain or shine. Basket auction, ethnic foods, bake sale, variety of Greek pastries. Proceeds benefit St. Andrew’s Church. 302-645-5791, www.orthodoxdelmar.org.
Nov. 3: Fall Bazaar
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friendship UMC, 10537 Friendship Rd., Berlin. Breakfast and lunch sandwiches, homemade soups, baked goods, Premiere Jewelry, Tastefully Simple, Usborne Books, LulaRoe.
Nov. 3: Attitude Of Gratitude, A Luncheon Tea
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Bayside Chapel, Williamsville Industrial Park, six miles west of Fenwick Island, Del., on Delaware Route 54 (Lighthouse Road). Cost: $10/person but if you bring a friend both can attend for the price of one. 302-436-7585 or www.BaysideChapel.com.
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: Fresh-Ground Sausage Order Deadline
Bishopville Volunteer Fire Department selling five-pound packages of fresh-ground sage-flavored sausage, hot or mild. $20. 443-735-7473 or email@example.com. Pickup: Saturday, Dec. 1, at Bishopville Fire House.
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.