Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday:
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Mondays 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Ocean Pines branch library, 11107 Cathell Rd., Ocean Pines. Appointment: 443-373-2667. Tuesdays 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Mac Center, 909 Progress Circle, Suite 100, Salisbury. Appointment: 410-957-0878. Fridays: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Pocomoke branch library, 301 Market St., Pocomoke City. Appointment: 410-957-0878. Saturdays 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Ocean City Senior Center, 104 41st St., Ocean City. Appointment: 443-373-2667.
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.
Every Monday: Delmarva Chorus Meeting
7 p.m. Ocean Pines Community Center. Women of all ages invited to sing with the group. 410-641-6876.
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.
Every Tuesday: TOPS Meeting
5:30-7 p.m. Worcester County Health Center, 9730 Healthway Dr., Berlin. Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. email@example.com.
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.
Second Wednesday: Polish American Club
Of Delmarva Meeting
2-4 p.m. Columbus Hall. Anyone of Polish or Slavic descent is welcome. No meetings June, July, August. 410-723-2639 or 410-250-2548.
Second Thursday: Ocean Pines Garden Club
10 a.m. Ocean Pines Community Center. Visitors and new members welcome.
Every Friday: Knights Of Columbus #9053 Bingo
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.
Feb. 22: Dinner And A Movie
Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m.; movie begins at 7 p.m. Children’s movie will also be shown. Please bring a covered dish to share. Stevenson United Methodist Church, 123 N. Main St., Berlin. 410-641-1137.
Feb. 22: Carrabba’s Carry-Out/Dine-In
5-7 p.m. Bishopville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. Menu will be chicken marsala, penne pomo, salad, bread, mini cannolis and a drink: $14. Carry-out or dine-in. Limited number of dinners available. Pre-orders are encouraged: 443-880-6966.
Feb. 23: Annual Black History Program
5 p.m. St. Paul United Methodist Church, 405 Flower St., Berlin. Rev. Lucille Nichols of New Bethel/St. John United Methodist Charge will be guest speaker. All are welcome. 443-235-0202.
Feb. 23: Chesapeake Bay Council Of Girl Scout
Noon-3 p.m. Carrabba’s Italian Grill, West Ocean City. Menu selections include spaghetti and meatballs, chicken marsala or tilapia, soup or salad, soft drinks and mini cannoli. Door prizes include two weekend getaways at Marriott Hotels, Assateague and Salisbury locations. $15 per person, cash or check payable to Star Charities. The Chesapeake Bay Council of Girl Scouts will march in the Ocean City St. Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday, March 16. All Girl Scouts participating will receive a gift certificate from McDonald’s. Parade starts at noon. 410-641-7667.
Feb. 23: Karaoke Night With DJ Conrad
8 p.m.-midnight. American Legion Post 123, 10111 Old Ocean City Blvd., Berlin. $5 cash donation. Light fare served 6-10 p.m. Full bar all night. Open to the public.
Feb. 23: Winter Pancake Breakfast
8-11 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean City. Assateague Room of the Ocean Pines Community Center. Pancakes, sausages, scrambled eggs. orange juice, coffee, tea. Tickets: Adults, $6; under 12, $3; under 5, free. Carry-out also available. Tickets: See any Kiwanis member of call 410-208-6719. Same price at the door. Proceeds benefit youth of the community.
Feb. 23: All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet
7-10 a.m. Whaleyville United Methodist Church, 11716 Sheppards Crossing Rd., Whaleyville. Adults:$8; children: $4. Includes pancakes, bacon, sausage, scrapple, scrambled eggs, chipped beef, toast, hash brown potatoes, fruit and assorted beverages.
Feb. 23: Spaghetti Dinner And Gospel Sing
4-5:30 p.m. Powellville UM Church, 35606 Mt. Hermon Rd., Powellville. Eat in or carry out. Includes spaghetti with meat or tomato sauce, salad, bread, dessert and drink. God’s Country Crossroads will perform in the sanctuary at 6 p.m. 443-880-8804.
Feb. 24: 9th Annual Snow Hill Area
Chamber Of Commerce Oyster Roast
1-5 p.m. Old Firehouse, Green Street, Snow Hill. All-you-can-eat Chincoteague oysters (prepared different ways), pork barbecue and all-you-can-drink beer (must be 21 and over). Live music. Tickets now on sale. snowhillchamber.com.
Feb. 27: Art Studio, Art Movements
4 p.m. Worcester County Library, Pocomoke branch. Learn about artists and art movements as you create your own piece of work. Registration necessary: 410-957-0878. worcesterlibrary.org.
Feb. 28: Worcester County Democratic Club
6:30 p.m. Asssateague Room, Ocean Pines Community Center. Presentation by Matt Heim of Oceana on impact of sonic oil exploration of the seabed off the mid-Atlantic coast. Open to the public. 443-523-4491 or email@example.com.
March 2: Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School
15th Year Gala Celebration Fundraiser
6-11 p.m. Residence Inn, Ocean City. Hosting a cocktail-inspired atmosphere with fare from local restaurants, entertainment, live and silent auctions and more. Fundraising proceeds go directly to expanding the education of students at MBS. Tickets: $75 per person. 302-228-0800 or mostblessedsacrament-school.com.
March 2: Information And Training Session
Visitors And Pen Pals
2-4 p.m. Daily Brew Coffee Shop, Snow Hill. Anyone interested in being a visitor or pen pal for people held in immigration detention in the Snow Hill Jail are invited. Co-sponsored by the DC Visitation Network and Worcester Immigration and Support Center. Volunteers grow in their understanding of themselves and others, compassion for all people and knowledge of our country’s immigration system and its impact on American and immigrant families. RSVP appreciated but not necessary. 702-407-1372 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 2: 2nd Annual Carnevale di Venezia
6:30-9:30 p.m. The Salt Pond Community Center, 400 Bethany Loop, Bethany Beach, Del. $45 per person. Dinner included. Cash bar available. Festive attire at your discretion. Music and song by Vince Varrassi. Presented by the Delmarva Chapter of Unico National. Proceeds support groups community services projects. Dina1of10@aol.com or 410-726-1461.
March 5: Pancake And Sausage Dinner
4-6:30 p.m. Stevenson United Methodist Church, 123 N. Main St., Berlin. Cost: $7/adults; $5/ages 6-12; 5 and under, free. Eat in or carry out. Youth fundraiser. 443-235-6761.
March 5: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
4:30-7 p.m. All Hallows Episcopal Church, 109 W. Market St., Snow Hill. Menu includes sausage, pancakes and baked apples. Tickets for dine-in service are $7 for adults and $4 for children under 12. All take-out orders are $7. Advance ticket sales only. 410-632-1216.
March 5-6-7: Maryland Basic Boating Safety Course
Ocean Pines branch library. Maryland Safe Boating Certificate required for all boat operators born after July 1, 1972, and is awarded after successful completion of the course. Includes piloting in local waters, tying nautical knots, foul weather facts, legal issues and common marine maintenance. $15 for all three evenings. Register at 410-935-4807 or email CG-AUXOC@gamil.com.
March 8: Free Naloxone Training Sessions
9-10 a.m. for first, 10:15-11:15 a.m. for second. Room 207, Fulton-Owen Hall, Wor-Wic Community College campus. Wicomico County Health Department’s Christina Bowie-Simpson will provide training. Register before March 6: email@example.com or 410-334-2900.
March 8: Maryland Crab Cake Dinner
4-6:30 p.m. Stevenson United Methodist Church, 123 N. Main St., Berlin. Single Maryland crab cake sandwich, green beans, baked potato, cole slaw and drink. $12. Carry-outs and bake sale table available.
March 8: Food Pantry
8:30 a.m. registration. Potters House Charge, New Bethel U.M. Church, 10203 Germantown Rd., Berlin. Sponsored by Communion Stewards & Evangelism. 443-235-0889, 410-641-2058 for home-bound boxes.
March 9: “Come Mingle At Our Bingo”
Doors open at 5 p.m.; bingo starts at 6 p.m. Berlin Fire Company Hall, Main Street, Berlin. $25. Sponsor: Lioness Club of Berlin. Chinese and silent auctions, special raffle, tear-off tickets. Refreshments available. firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-208-6496.
March 14: AARP Meeting
10 a.m. Ocean City Senior Center, 41st Street and Coastal Highway (behind the Dough Roller). Please arrive early at 9:30 a.m. for a social half-hour and refreshments. Guest speaker will discuss elder law. Optional luncheon will follow the meeting at a local restaurant. New members welcome. 410-250-0980.
March 16: CaTourny Charity Poker Tournament
9 a.m. satellites; noon main event. Willards Volunteer Fire Department, Willards, Md. Free hot dogs and sodas. Buy-in amounts for the tournament are $125, $240 and $350, your choice. Or win an entry for $30 in a satellite. All proceeds go to support the fire department.
March 23: Soup And Oyster Luncheon
10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Powellville UM Church, 35606 Mt. Hermon Rd., Powellville. Eat in or carry out. Homemade soups, oyster fritter sandwiches, chicken salad, barbecue pork and desserts on sale. 443-880-8804.
March 23: Abate Of Delaware
11th Annual Chili Cook-Off
Noon-4 p.m. Doors open at 10 a.m. for set-up. Sussex Moose Lodge, 35933 Zion Church Rd., Roxana, Del. If you think your chili is the best, bring it on. Admission: $8 gets you a cup and spoon for tasting; $5 if you enter your own chili. Voting at 3 p.m. by People’s Choice: first-, second- and third-place awards. Door prizes every hour. 302-732-3429 or 410-251-8699.