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 Thursday Through Dec. 13:
Prayer Of The Ninth Hour, Bible Study
Eastern Orthodox Community of Saint Andrew Orthodox Church, 33384 MacKenzie Way (off Plantation Road), Lewes, Del. 302-645-5791.
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.
Nov. 30-Dec. 1: Holiday Shopping Specials
AGH Thrift Shop
10 a.m.-4 p.m. 10452 Old Ocean City Blvd., Berlin. New and gently used holiday gift items. Christmas and holiday decorations, Longaberger baskets, Corningware, jewelry, toys, American Girl dolls, Barbie dolls, games.. Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will visit the shop on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 410-641-1238.
Dec. 1: Christmas Bazaar
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stevenson United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 123 N. Main St., Berlin. Eat-in or carry-out vegetable beef soup, chicken salad sandwiches. Lots of vendors. Silent auction, white elephant sale in the chapel area..
Dec. 1: All-You-Can-Eat Chicken Buffet
11 a.m.-until. Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Willards. Menu includes chicken, vegetables, beverages and desserts. Adults: $14; children: $7; under 6 years: free. Bake table and carry-outs. 443-614-9898.
Dec. 3: Community Holiday Sing-Along
7 p.m. Ocean Pines Community Center. Featuring the Delmarva Chorus.
Dec. 5: 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, sausage, ham, biscuits, hash brown potatoes, grits, coffee, tea. Cost: $8; carry-out: $7. Milk, soda, orange juice available. Christmas Bazaar with baked goods, handmade items, jewelry, cards and more. 410-289-9340, leave a message.
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, www.atlanticgeneral.org.
Dec. 8: Breakfast With Santa
8-11 a.m. Dry Dock 28, 28th Street and Coastal Highway, Ocean City. Live holiday music, Santa and his elves. Buffet includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, hash brown potatoes, sausage gravy and biscuits, coffee, tea; children: milk and orange juice. Over 12-adult: $10; 4-12 years: $5; 3 years and under: free. Tickets at the door. Cash or check only. No reservations. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec. 8: All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast With Santa
8:30-10:30 a.m. Buckingham Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Main St., Berlin. Adults: $9; kids 3-10: $5; kids 2 and under: free. Tickets available at the door. Reservations recommended for large groups at 8:30 a.m. 410-641-0234.
Dec. 8: Santa Pancake Breakfast
8-11 a.m. All you can eat. Wilson United Methodist Church Hall, 10722 Bishopville Rd., Bishopville. Adults: $9; kids 5 and under: $5. Santa will be visiting. Chinese auction with gift cards, gift baskets and items donated by local businesses. Proceeds benefit Cub Pack and Scout Troop #2173. Tickets: See any scout family or call 443-1225.
Dec. 8: Tea With Santa And Mrs. Claus
1-4 p.m. Poplar Hill Mansion, 117 Elizabeth St., Salisbury. Tea, raspberry punch, cookies. Floral arrangements, a Christmas tree with more than 1,500 ornaments, village layout with trolley, nutcracker nursery. Event is free, photos with Santa are $5 per mailing address (mailed after the event). Proceeds go toward preservation of Salisbury’s oldest house. Walk-ins welcome. No RSVP required. 410-749-1776.
Dec. 15: Homemade Cookies By The Pound
1-3 p.m. St. Mary’s Church, 3rd Street, Pocomoke. Select which cookies you want for $8 a pound. Come early for best selection. Craft items also for sale.
Dec. 16: Dark Night Worship
7 p.m. Bethany United Methodist Church, 8648 Stephen Decatur Hwy., Berlin. Special service of prayers, scripture and music to acknowledge God is especially present with those who struggle. Contact is Rev. Connie at 410-641-2186.