Every Monday: TOPS Meeting
5-6:30 p.m. Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin. Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a support group promoting weight loss and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Call Rose 443-880-8444.
Every Monday: Acapella Chorus
All ladies who love to sing are invited to the Delmarva Woman’s Acapella Chorus, Ocean Pines Community Center, 239 Ocean Parkway, 6-8 p.m. Contact Mary 410-629-9383 or Carol 302-242-7062.
Every Monday: Bridge Games
Are you interested in joining others for a game of Bridge at the Ocean City 50+ Senior Center? If so, please call or text Tish at 410-804-3971.
Every Tuesday: TOPS Meeting
Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a weekly support and education group promoting weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. Meetings are held at the Worcester County Berlin Health Department at 9730 Healthway Drive, Berlin from 3:30-4:30 p.m. every Tuesday. 410-289-4725.
Every Tuesday: Beach Cleanup
Beach Heroes, a volunteer Ocean City group, holds cleanups 9-10 a.m. year-round. Trash bags, grippers and gloves provided. Check the Facebook page “Beach Heroes-OC” for weekly meeting locations. All are welcome.
Every Wednesday: Bingo
Elks Lodge 2645, corner of Sinepuxent Avenue and 138th Street in Ocean City. Has bingo all year. Doors open 4:30 p.m. with first game sharply at 6:30 p.m. Kitchen open for light fare. 410-250-2645.
Every Thursday: Beach Singles
Join the club, 55 plus, at Harpoon Hanna’s in Fenwick Island, 4-6 p.m. 302-436-9577 or BeachSingles.org.
2nd and 4th Thursdays: Caregiver Support Meeting
The Caregiver Support Group will continue to meet on the second and fourth Thursdays in the Ocean Pines Library. Meetings will run from 3-4:30 p.m. The meetings are private and confidential.
March 17-18: Pines Players Show
The Ocean Pines Players is poised to get you rolling in the aisles with laughter with performances of “Four Old Broads.” The production by Leslie Kimbell and directed by Ed Guinan is a hysterical mystery. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Ocean City. Tickets are available at: https://oceanpinesplayers.-org. All tickets are reserved seating so it’s best to buy early and ensure you get the seats you want.
March 17-19: Home Show In OC
The 39th Annual Home Condo and Outdoor Show with arts and crafts will be held at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center. Exhibitors will showcase ideas on decorating, remodeling, accessorizing, renovating, and even building a home. Thousands of ideas for your home all under one roof. A must attend event for current and future homeowners. Hours are March 17-18, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; March 19, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
March 18: Drive Thru Church Lunch
From 10 a.m.-until sold out at the Powellville UM Church located at 35606 Mount Hermon Road, Powellville. Features oyster fritter sandwiches, homemade chicken salad, homemade soups including peas and dumplings, and vegetable beef. Bake sale items will be available. No pre-orders.
March 18: Job, Resource Fair
The Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce will host a Seasonal Job and Resource Fair from 9 a.m. until noon at the Princess Royale Ocean Front Resort located at 9100 Coastal Hwy in Ocean City. Spaces are available for $150 for current chamber partners and $200 for business non-Ocean Pines Chamber partners. Along with hundreds of seasonal employment opportunities, the fair will also feature resources from Ocean City such as housing assistance, transportation information, legal aid providers, safety information, urgent care facilities, and more. Employers, reserve your space ASAP at business.oceanpines-chamber.org.
March 18: St. Joseph’s Festival
The 11th Annual St. Joseph’s Festival will open its doors at St. Andrew’s Hall, Sinepuxent Avenue and 144th Street, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. The festival is sponsored by the Ocean City Lodge of the Sons and Daughters of Italy and proceeds are used to fund scholarships and charitable causes. Visitors will be greeted by the aroma of homecooked Italian foods, including pasta and meatballs and sausages, fried dough specialties, and baked goods, breads, cakes, muffins and more. The St. Joseph’s Festival will feature raffles for over-stuffed gift baskets, silent auctions with local bargains from restaurants, local stores and grocery stores, the sale of specialty Italian items, and St. Joseph religious articles for sale. Also available to bid on will be tickets from professional sports teams, as well as team-themed gift baskets. All of this will come with a backdrop of Italian music.
March 18: Early Bird Cleanup
ACT hosting 7 a.m. in front of Sterling Tavern, Main Street. All clean-up tools will be provided to make the town beautiful. Bring your own work gloves and dress according to the weather.
March 20: Monthly Meeting
Democratic Women’s Club of Worcester County monthly meeting at Ocean Pines Community Center, Assateague Room. Social time, 9:30 a.m., please bring your own beverage; speaker and meeting 10 a.m.) This month’s speakers are Dr. Annette Wallace, Chief Safety and Academic Officer, Grades 9-12, and Denise Shorts, Chief Academic Officer, PK-Grade 8, Worcester County Public Schools. They will discuss the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future.
March 21: Library Trivia
“More March Madness Trivia” will be held at the Ocean Pines Library from 3-4:30 p.m. Individuals and /or teams are welcome, and prizes will be given to the top three scoring participants. Refreshments will be served and knowledge will be tested. Questions will test all areas so don’t worry if you’re not much of a basketball fan. The contest is open to all and there is no charge or registration. Bring a friend, neighbor, sibling or form a team that day. Sponsored by the Friends Of The Ocean Pines Library.
March 22: Square Dance Lessons
Free square dance lessons from 7-8:45 p.m. at the Ocean Pines Community Center.
March 23: Card, Game Party
The Republican Women of Worcester County will be hosting a Card and Game Party Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The Grand Hotel Terrace Room, 2100 Baltimore Ave., Ocean City. Cost is $30 per person. Please call Merilee Horvat at 410-641-6110 to make your luncheon selection and for more information.
March 25: Carryout Dinner
The Bishopville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will be holding a chicken and dumpling carryout from noon-2 p.m. at the main station. Chicken, dumplings, green beans and sweet potatoes. $15 per dinner. Extra pint of dumplings is $8 per pint. Call 619-922-9950 to reserve your dinner and pint before March 20.
March 25: Chicken Platters
Calvary United Methodist Church, 8607 Ironshire Station Road, Berlin, will host Fried/Baked Chicken Platters to go sale for $10, from 10:30 a.m. until sold out. Platters comes with two sides and roll.
March 25: Breakfast Buffet
AUCE breakfast buffet at the Whaleyville United Methodist Church located at 11716 Sheppards Crossing Road in Whaleyville. $8/adult and $4/child. From 7-10 a.m., buffet will include pancakes, bacon, sausage, scrapple, scrambled eggs, chipped beef, hash brown potatoes, toast, fruit and assorted beverages.
March 25: Chicken, Dumplings
The Bishopville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will be holding a chicken & dumpling carryout from noon-2 p.m. at the main station. Chicken, Dumplings, Green Beans and Sweet Potatoes – $15 per dinner. Extra pint of Dumplings is $8 per pint. Please call 619-922-9950 to reserve your dinner and pint by March 23.
March 26: Luncheon, Silent Auction
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Ocean City will hold a spaghetti luncheon and silent auction from noon-3 p.m. Silent auction includes Orioles memorabilia and game tickets. Cost is $20 for adults; $10 ages 6-12; kids five and under free. For tickets, 443-604-8068.
March 28-30: Safe Boating Course
The Ocean City Power Squadron, a unit of the America’s Boating Club, will present a comprehensive Safe Boating course at the Ocean Pines Library. This course will be given on three nights, including a review and exam on the last night. The course will run from 6 to 9 each night. The course is free, however there is a $20 charge for the course book if you wish to have one for reference or you may borrow a book with a $20 deposit, which will be refunded if you return it unmarked on the last class night. Please arrive 15 minutes early the first night for registration. Anyone born after July 1, 1972, is required to satisfactorily complete a safe boating class to operate a recreational vessel or personal water-craft in Maryland. (January 1, 1978 in Delaware). Successfully completing this class also satisfies state requirements nationwide. This course covers basic boat handling, rules of the road, navigation, federal and state regulations, aids to navigation, and required equipment, among other topics. The Ocean City Power Squadron encourages all boaters to complete a boating safety class.
April 1: Egg Hunt
Wor-Wic Community College is inviting the public to an egg hunt and family fun day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event features rides, carnival games, music, food and fun for all ages, with an egg hunt for children ages 12 and under. The egg hunt starts promptly at 11 a.m. This is a rain or shine event. The event will be held rain or shine. Visit the events section of www.worwic.edu for more information.
April 8: Easter Egg Hunt, Breakfast
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Ocean City invites the public for breakfast with the Easter bunny at 10 a.m. followed by an Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. $10 donation for anyone 6 years of age and older. Free for kids 5 and under.
April 12: AARP Meeting
Ocean City AARP Chapter 1917 will meet at 10 a.m. in the Ocean City 50-Plus Center located on 41st St. and Coastal Highway. Please arrive early at 9:30 for a social half-hour and refreshments. Guest speaker will be the new Atlantic General Hospital CEO Donald Owrey. New members are welcome. 410-250-0980.
April 21: Putt Putt Benefit
Women Supporting Women, a local non-profit organization providing awareness, education and support to individuals who are affected by breast cancer, will hold the first annual “Putt the Night Away” miniature golf fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. at Old Pro Golf – Under the Sea indoor course on 68th Street in Ocean City. Family and friends are invited to an evening of unlimited mini golf play that includes a Hole in One Contest, basket raffle and a meet and greet photo op with Mermaid Tasha, the Marlin Mermaid. Entry for adults is $15 and $10 for children 12 and under which includes unlimited mini golf play, one slice of pizza and a bottle of water.
April 29: Guest Speaker
The Worcester County Republican Central Committee presents “Character Matters” with guest speaker former USMC Lt. Col. Stuart Sheller, who served in Afghanistan, and is the author of “Crisis of Command: How We Lost Trust and Confidence in America’s Generals and Politicians.” The event will be held from 3-6 p.m. at the Ocean City Golf Club located at 11401 Country Club Drive in Berlin. Tickets are $50 and includes a happy hour buffet/cash bar. Tickets will be sold for a two-day concealed carry training raffle, a $1500 value. Seating is limited. Send checks to WCRCC, P.O. Box 1432, Berlin, Md. 21811. Or contact [email protected] or 443-668-8864.