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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Every Friday: FORGE Contemporary Youth
And Family Ministry
6:30-8:30 p.m. FORGE Center, 7804 Gumboro Rd., Pittsville. Designed for kids ages 5-65, the program provides a meal, music, games, activities and a life lesson that can be of use to anyone. Christian-based program but does not require the practice of faith to attend. 443-366-2813.
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.
March 1: Judy Johnson Memorial Baseball
5:30-8 p.m. Atlantic Hotel, Berlin. Tickets: $45 at the door. Proceeds to fund building memorial, which will be installed in Judy Johnson’s hometown at the Snow Hill Library in April. Special presenter and auctioneeer Joe Mitchell, a Negro League historian who was a close friend of Johnson’s for more than 23 years. At the age of 81, he has been instrumental in jump-starting this effort. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, live and silent auction of extensive memorabilia and Negro League artifacts on display. 443-614-2386.
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 mostblessedsacramentschool.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 2: Democratic Central Committee
Of Worcester County Meeting
9-11 a.m. Pocomoke City Council Chambers, 101 Clarke Ave., Pocomoke City. Interested persons are encouraged to attend. 410-213-1956.
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: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper Benefit
4-6 p.m. Whaleyville United Methodist Church Youth Group, 11716 Sheppards Crossing Rd., Whaleyville. Pancakes, sausage, scrapple, beverages served in the Church Hall. A love offering will be taken at the door. All proceeds benefit the WUMC Youth Group. 410-726-0603.
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 6-April 17 (Wednesdays): Lenten Bible Study
6 p.m. Eastern Orthodox Community of Saint Andrew Church, 33384 MacKenzie Way (off Plantation Road), Lewes, Del. “The Gospel of Mark: The Way of the Cross and the Challenge of the Empty Tomb.” Everyone welcome. 302-645-5791 or www.orthodoxdelmar.org.
March 8: Food Pantry
Registration: 9 a.m. AGH health screenings online medical record information. Potters House Charge, New Bethel U.M. Church, 10203 Germantown Rd., Berlin. 443-235-0889; homebound boxes: 410-641-2058, leave message.
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 9: FORGE Overstock And Rummage Sale
10 a.m.-4 p.m. 7804 Gumboro Rd., Pittsville. Clothes, shoes, household items, toys, books and more. Hundreds of items available for less than $1. All proceeds benefit FORGE Youth and Family. 443-513-1048 for information or to donate items for the sale.
March 11, 12, 13, 14: America’s Boating Course
Ocean City Power Squadron, unit of the U.S. Power Squadron. Ocean Pines branch library. First day: 6 p.m. registration, class at 6:30 p.m. 6:30-9:30 each evening. $15 fee for course and materials. Middle and high school students free. Early registration: 410-641-6535 or 410-641-8040.
March 11: Family Council
5 p.m. Deer’s Head Hospital Center. All family of residents are welcome to attend. 443-235-9614.
March 14: Ocean Pines Garden Club Meeting
10 a.m. Ocean Pines Community Center. Speaker will be Maureen Kennedy, owner of the My Backyard store in Ocean Pines, who will speak on encouraging hummingbirds to visit your backyard. Visitors and new members welcome.
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 15: Spaghetti Dinner
Two seatings: 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. American Legion Post #166, 2308 Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City. Silent auction, door prizes, 50/50 raffle, games for adults and children. Tickets: $8/adults; $5/children under 12. 443-929-1505 or email@example.com.
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 16: St. Patrick’s Day Party
1 p.m. until. American Legion Post #166, 23rd Street and Philadelphia Avenue, Ocean City. Corned beef, cabbage and potatoes: $9. Open to the public. 410-289-3166.
March 16: All-You-Can-Eat Fried Chicken Dinner
11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. New Hope United Methodist Church, 7338 New Hope Rd., Willards. Menu includes mashed potatoes, greens, string beans, macaroni and cheese, beets, biscuits, dessert and coffee. Cost: Adults, $13. Carry-outs available. 410-543-8244 or 443-235-0251.
March 17: Homecoming
2 p.m. Showell United Methodist Church, 10115 Pitts Rd., Showell. Spakers: Courtland (former member of the Showell Congregation) and Betty Cropper. Music by Southern gospel band Precious Memories. Free will offering. Meal to follow. 757-824-2280.
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 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.
March 28: Worcester County Democratic Club
6:30 p.m. Asssateague Room, Ocean Pines Community Center. Presentation by James Fisher, communication director for the Delmarva Poultry Industry Association who will address the importance and impacts of the poultry industry on the local economy. Open to the public. 443-523-4491 or firstname.lastname@example.org.