Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday:
AARP Tax-Aide Free Tax Preparation
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 life-style.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 Through April 17
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.
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 15: Fish Fry
4:30-7 p.m. Bowen United Methodist Church, Newark. Platters are $10 each and include flounder filet, macaroni and cheese, green beans, cornbread and dessert. Beverage included for those who eat in.
March 15: Book Signing By Author B.B. Stamp
9 a.m.-noon, 2-4 p.m. Energy Gym, 36666 Bluewater Run, Selbyville, Del. Author will discuss her latest novel, “The Grist Mill Bone.” Story is a finalist in the international da Vinci Eye Award. Rich in Delmarva characters and history. www.bbshamp.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 16: Annual Bull And Oyster Roast
5-9 p.m. Bishopville Volunteer Fire Department, Main Station. Fried, raw and steamed oysters, fried chicken, livers and gizzards, beer and more. Cash bar, 50/50, music, gun raffle. $35 in advance; $40 at the door. Tickets: 410-352-5757.
March 17: Homecoming
2 p.m. Showell United Methodist Church, 10115 Pitts Rd., Showell. Spakers: Courtland (a 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 18: Democratic Women’s Club
Of Worcester County
Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; conversation and presentation at 10 a.m. Ocean Pines Community Center. In celebration of Women’s History Month and in preparation next year for celebrating 100 years of women winning the vote, the club will welcome its own Linda Linzey who will discuss the significant contributions made by women throughout history. Her presentation will focus on the 2019 National Women’s History Alliance theme of “Visionary Women, Champions of Peace and Nonviolence.” All are welcome. 410-208-2969.
March 21: “Let’s Groove Tonight” Dance Party
6-10 p.m. Sello’s Italian Oven and Bar, 9802 Golf Course Rd., West Ocean City. Support the Jesse Klump Suicide Awareness & Prevention Program. Music by DJ Wax. Small plates by Sello’s, desserts by Baked Desserts, cash bar, disco prizes. Tickets: $75/person. Available at www.sellosoc.com or Baked Desserts, 4 Bay St., Berlin. 443-982-2716.
March 21: Worcester County NAACP
Hosts Sheriff Matt Crisafulli
6:45 p.m. Ocean Pines Branch library, 11107 Cathell Rd., Ocean Pines. Discussion of the protection and security of the community. Question-and-answer session follows talk. Executive Board meeting begins at 6 p.m. Interested persons encouraged to attend. 443-944-6701.
March 22: Laser Tag And Mini Golf
5:30-8 p.m. Laser Tag/Game World, 146th Street, Ocean City. Benefit of Boy Scout Troop 2173, Bishopville. Open to the public. Admission: $20, unlimited rounds of laser tag and mini golf. Funds will be used to buy needed camping/hiking gear and pay for camping trips. Group is looking for sponsors or donation items to be raffled off during event. 443-880-7180.
March 23: Keith Twilley Benefit Bingo
Doors open at 5 p.m.; bingo starts at 7 p.m. Hosted by Willards Volunteer Fire Company at Willards Lions Club, Main Street, Willards. Only 200 tickets will be sold. Tickets: $35. Pay $125 per game, $1,000 jackpot, 50/50 drawing, special games sold separately. All proceeds will go to the Twilley family to help them in their time of need. 410-430-1135.
March 23: Girdletree Spring Fling
9 a.m. Girdletree Methodist Church Hall, 2805 Snow Hill Rd., Girdletree. Benefits The Girdletree Historical Society. Craft items, yard sale items, baked goods, lunch. 410-632-1641.
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 a-wards. Door prizes every hour. 302-732-3429 or 410-251-8699.
March 24: Italian Dinner
4-6 p.m. Church of the Holy Spirit, 100th Street and Coastal Highway, Ocean City. Catered by Carrabba’s. Includes chicken Bryan, penne pomodoro, Caesar salad, garlic breadsticks, iced tea, lemonade. Desserts will be available for $1. Tickets: $15, available at the church and at the door on the day. 410-723-1973 or 443-235-8942.
March 28: Worcester County Democratic Club
6:30 p.m. Assateague Room, Ocean Pines Community Center. Presentation by James Fisher, communication director for the Delmarva Poultry Industry Association who will addresses the importance and impacts of the poultry industry on the local economy. Open to the public. 443-523-4491 or email@example.com.
March 29: Greyhound Bookstore Author Signing
Noon-3 p.m. 9 S. Main St., Berlin. Retired Johns Hopkins University Vice President Ross Jones will be signing copies of his groundbreaking biography, “Elisabeth Gilman: Crusader For Justice.” Come meet the author and have your book signed at this catered event. www.greyhoundindiebookstore.com, 410-641-0291.
March 30: All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast
7-10 a.m. Whaleyville United Methodist Church, 11716 Sheppards Crossing Rd., Whaleyville. $8/adult; $4/child. Buffet includes pancakes, bacon, sausage, scrapple, scrambled eggs, chipped beef, has brown potatoes, toast, fruit, assorted beverages. 410-726-0603.
March 30: FORGE Youth And Family Quarter Auction
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., auction begins at 6:30 p.m. 7804 Gumboro Rd., Pittsville. Paddles are $10 for first, $5 for each additional. Refreshments will be available. To contribute items for the auction: 443-513-1048 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 30: Luncheon And Bake Table
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Powellville Volunteer Fire Company. Soups and sandwiches, oyster sandwiches, bake table. Benefits Friendship UMC. All are welcome. 443-235-1381.
March 30: St. Joseph Festival
11 a.m.-6 p.m. St. Andrew’s Hall, 144th and Sinepuxent streets, Hosted by OC Sons and Daughters of Italy. Lodge members invited to honor St. Joseph, patron saint of workers, and raise funds for local charities, student scholarships. Free admission. Italian specialties, ravioli with meatballs or sausage, meatball and sausage subs, salad, minestrone soup, zeppoli, cannoli, gelato, fried dough, salami and cheese trays available for purchase. Music by Mario Monaldi Band. Basket and silent auctions, expanded seating area.
April 11: Annual Arbor Day Memorial Tree Planting
10:30 a.m. Pintail Park, Ocean Pines. Hosted by Ocean Pines Garden Club. A tree will be planted in memory of loved ones who passed away during 2018. Open to all. Luncheon at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club follows ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Cost of luncheon: $22 per person. Menu choices are grilled salmon Greek salad; chicken quesadilla and cup of tortilla soup; or brisket French dip. Includes dessert of cookies and brownies, iced tea, water, coffee, tax and gratuity. Mail check to OPGC, c/o Ann Shockley, 273 Windjammer Rd., Ocean Pines, MD 21811. Indicate menu choice. 410-641-5295 or email@example.com.
April 11: Friends Of The Berlin Library Meeting
4-6 p.m. Berlin branch’s Dr. Mary E. Humphreys Community Room. Includes business and library information. Guest speaker: Branch Manager Alice Paterra discussing history of libraries in America and the new library. Snacks will be served. Everyone welcome.
April 11: 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 good kidney health. Optional luncheon will follow the meeting at a local restaurant. New members welcome. 410-250-0980.
April 13: All-You-Can-Eat Chicken And Dumplings
5-7 p.m. Bishopville Fire Department Auxiliary Main Station. Adult: $12; children under 11: $6. Chicken, hand-rolled dumplings, cole slaw, green beans and sweet potatoes, water, tea, coffee. Soda, bottled water and desserts sold separately. Eat-in or carry-out. 443-880-6966.
April 13: Bridge Bash And Games Galore
9:15 a.m. Doors open for registration and breakfast (homemade cinnamon rolls, pastries, juice, coffee; playing begins at 9:45 a.m.; lunch, short program and door prizes at noon. Asbury United Methodist Church, Salisbury. P.E.O. Chapter V, a philanthropic organization where women celebrate advancement of women, educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans and stewardship of Cottey College and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations. $30 per person, space is limited. Four two-hour classes will be offered in March for 4100, location to be determined. 410-873-2126 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 15: Burley Oak Charity Night
For Assateague Island Alliance
6-9 p.m. Burley Oak Brewing Company, Berlin. Win prizes, enjoy jive music courtesy of Michelle and Kathy from Full Circle, and enjoy a fresh brew or root beer. All funds raised benefit Assateague Island National Seashore.
April 26-28: Assateague Nature Photography
Friday: 7 p.m.; Sunday: 2 p.m. Join world-class instructor Irene Sacilotto to focus on strategies and techniques required to produce high-quality wildlife images while capturing moments in nature. Limited spaces available. This workshop will utilize Assateague for field work. Fee. Registration: AssateagueIslandAlliance.org.
April 30: Registration For Sussex C.A.R.E.S.
“Creating Awareness Of Resources For Every Senior In Sussex County” conference set for May 9, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Crossroad Community Church, Georgetown, Del. Keynote speaker: Patricia W. Griffin, Master, Delaware Court of Chancery. Includes lunch and door prizes, vendors. All are invited to learn how to ensure that final wishes are carried out. Register: 302-396-9518 or http://bit.ly/2019caresconference.
May 9: 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 the Living Legacy Foundation. Optional luncheon will follow the meeting at a local restaurant. New members welcome. 410-250-0980.