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Events Calendar 5/20/2009

Courier Events Calendar

First Monday
AARP Meeting
AARP Chapter 45-7 of Ocean Pines meets the first Monday of each month at 10 a.m. in the Ocean Pines Country Club. For information contact Carol Hornak at 410-208-9407.

Every Tuesday
Plant Clinic
The Ocean Pines Clinic will be held at the Ocean Pines library every Tuesday from 1 to 4 p.m. Got bugs or other plant problems?  Bring your bagged samples and let our expert Master Gardeners find solutions to your questions.

First and Third Wednesdays
Blood Pressure Checks
Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Dept. will offer free blood pressure checks at the Ocean Pines Administration Building between 10 and 11:30 a.m. For information contact Capt. Bill Bounds at 410-641-8272.

Fourth Wednesday
Marine Corps League
First State Detachment Marine Corps League meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in VFW Post 8296, 66th St. Ocean City. For more information:

Every Wednesday
Singles Mingle
Every Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Sterling Grille, Holiday Inn, 67th St., Ocean City.  Join 45+ singles for socializing and information on the singles group's activities. For more information call Arlene 302-436-9577 or Kate 410-524-0649.

Every Thursday
The American Legion Synepuxent Post 166, 2308 Philadelphia Avenue, Ocean City holds Bingo every Thursday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the public is invited. Refreshments are available. Call 410-289-3166 for more information.

Wed., May 20
Bereavement Support Group
Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room #1 from 7 - 8 p.m. Pre-registration is not necessary. For further information call Pastoral Care Services, 410-641-9725 or e-mail
Hypertension Clinic
Happy Harry's, Bethany Beach, DE from 10 a.m. to noon and Happy Harry's, Fenwick, DE from 1 - 3 p.m. Free blood pressure screening and health information. Contact Dawn Denton 410-641-9268.

OCADC Democratic Club
The Ocean City/Assateague Democratic Club (OCADC) will hold its meeting at 7 p.m. in the Ocean City library, 100th Street and Coastal Highway. Representatives Norm Conway and Jim Mathias will report on the 2009 session of the Maryland General Assembly. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. for light refreshments and social time.

Retired Nurses of OP
General membership meeting of Retired Nurses of Ocean Pines, 3:30 p.m. at the Ocean Pines library with featured speaker Debbie Collin of Prudential Insurance. All retired nurses are welcome.

Thur., May 21
Pine'eer Craft Club
The Pine'eer Craft Club of Ocean Pines will meet at 9:45 a.m. in the Country Club. The project of the month will be a cup and saucer night light for the cost of $5 ($2 if you have your own cup and saucer.)  Please bring crazy glue. The club welcomes all residents of Ocean Pines and sponsors the Pine'eer Craft and Gift Shop, located in White Horse Park. For information call 410-208-2944.

Boat Club Bike Ride
The Boat Club will conduct a bike ride  on the Junction and Breakwater bike trail that runs from Rehoboth and Lewis. Participants meet at the Yacht Club parking lot at 8 a.m. Maps, directions and other info will be provided before departure at 8:30 a.m. After the bike ride the group will head for the Big Fish Grill on Rte. 1 in Rehoboth, DE for lunch. Participants should call Dick Hannah 410-208-2955 no later than Tuesday, May 19.  You do not have to be a boat club member to participate.

Boat Club
Boat Club general member meeting at the Ocean Pines Country Club at 7 p.m. Speaker for the evening will be Charles Paparella, writer, photographer and reporter for "Travels with Charlie" series on WBOC-TV about little known by-ways of the Eastern Shore.

Fri., May 22
Holy Savior/Knights of Columbus Bingo at 9901 Coastal Hwy. Ocean City. Doors open 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. Information: 410-524-7994

Sat., May 23
Flea Market
The Community Church at Ocean Pines will hold its 2nd annual flea market rain or shine on the church grounds at Route 589 and Beauchamp Road near Ocean Pines.  Vendor space is available for $20 by contacting the church office at 410-641-5433.  Donations will be accepted and pickup is available for large items.  Call Layne Hoover at 410-430-9338 for information.  All proceeds will benefit activities at Community Church.

Sat., May 23-24
Spring Arts & Crafts Show
Ocean City Convention Center. Ocean City's only Memorial Day weekend craft show featuring garden accessories, jewelry, candles, floral, wood crafts and more. Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call 410-213-0735 or e-mail

Sun., May 24
Southern High Reunion
Southern High School, Baltimore, classes of February and June 1959 will hold a 50th Year Reunion from 6 to 10 p.m. at Michael's Eighth Avenue, Glen Burnie, MD.  For information contact: Mary at 410-437-1045 or Tim at 410-789-0990

Bridal Showcase
The Friends of Poplar Hill Mansion will hold a Bridal Showcase from 1 to 5 p.m. featuring vendors with everything needed for your wedding. "A Perfect Dress" will present a bridal fashion show at 3 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. Call Poplar Hill Mansion curator Nancy Marasco at 410-749-1776 or visit for additional information.

Mon., May 25 
Memorial Day Ceremony
Annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Worcester County Veterans Memorial in Ocean Pines will begin at 11 a.m.  The public is invited and asked to bring lawn chairs.  Parking is available onsite. For further information or to obtain a handicapped parking pass for the event call Roseann Bridgman at 410-641- 7243.

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room #1, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. T.O.P.S. of Berlin - Group #169. Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy life-style. They meet weekly. For information contact Edna Berkey, 410-629-1006.
Tue., May 26
Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room #1, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Monthly group is a relaxed, informal introduction to Reiki. All are welcome. No experience is needed. Cost is $20. Facilitator is Diane Armstrong, Reiki Master. Register in advance with Diane at 410-251-7701. Visit the website at for more detailed information.
Casting Call
Radio Airwaves, a division of Ocean Pines Payers is casting a new show. The casting call is 1 p.m. at The Woodlands at Ocean Pines. Script reading, no lines to memorize. Contact: Ron Thomson: 410-208-0998.

Barrett Medical Office Building rotunda, 5:45-7 p.m. All levels welcome. Contact Georgette Rhoads at 410-641-9734 or with questions. Cost: $72 for 8 sessions or $10 drop-in fee for first time.
Steamed Crabs/Shrimp
Knights of Columbus steamed crabs/shrimp and seafood menu at 9901 Coastal Hwy. Ocean City every Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. Place orders Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cash bar. Information: 410-524-7994.

Wed., May 27
Bereavement Support Group
Atlantic General Hospital,  Conference Room #1, 7 - 8 p.m. For further information call Pastoral Care Services, 410-641-9725 or e-mail

Thur., May 28
Chapter #2274 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) will meet on at 11 a.m. at Jordan's Rooftop Restaurant in the Fenwick Inn, 139th Street in Ocean City. Special guests are State Delegates Jim Mathias and Norman Conway. All active and retired federal employees are welcome.  Lunch is optional but reservations must be made in advance. For information and reservations contact Dan McGrath at 410-641-5570 or

Sat., May 30
Ravens Roosts Parade
In Ocean City, 19th St. and Baltimore Ave. to 28th St. at 10 a.m. the Council of Baltimore Ravens Roosts Annual parade with 50 member roosts from MD, DE and PA showing pride for the Baltimore Ravens. Players, cheerleaders, mascots, bands and floats appear in this two-hour parade. Featured appearance by the Pep Band of Baltimore's Marching Ravens. Call 443-618-5130 or visit

Celebration of Health
Salisbury University Athletic Fields from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free family fun event with face painting, healthy living exhibits, jugglers, food vendors, interactive inflatables, obstacle course, 5K run/walk. For more information contact Healthy U at 410-742-9202 or

LAP-BAND Seminar
Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room #2, 11 a.m. - noon. Information about the benefits of the LAP-BAND® procedure as an alternative for obese individuals who have tried unsuccessfully to lose weight through diet, exercise and medication. Surgeon Alae Zarif, M.D. will be presenting. Pre-register to guarantee a seat by calling 410-644-3960.

Fried Chicken Carry-out
The Greenbackville Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Fried Chicken, Drive-thru Carry-Out Dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fire station on Stockton Ave. Cost is $8 per platter and includes three pieces of fried chicken, potato salad, baked beans and a roll. For information call 757-824-5251 or visit

Sun., May 31-June 7
Ocean City Restaurant Week
Weeklong culinary experience allows guests to indulge in the finest OC fare at fixed prices. Participating restaurants offer two and three-course meals at $20 & $30, respectively. No tickets or passes required, but reservations are appreciated. OC Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Assoc. Visit

Sun., May 31- June 19
Play It Safe
High school grads from the class of 2009 are invited to participate in fun, free activities including karaoke, beach volleyball, windsurfing, kayaking, rock climbing, midnight bowling, basketball, mini golf, laser tag, access to health & racquet club, paintball and more. As a bonus, participants of events receive wristbands entitling them to free Town of Ocean City bus transportation. Call 410-632-1100 or visit and

Saturdays in June
Vendors wanted
The Church of the Holy Spirit, 100th Street and Coastal Highway in Ocean City is planning a series of flea markets in June. The flea markets will be held every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the church. The fee for tables is $20. Contact the church office at 410-723-1973 for information, forms and contracts.

Mon., June 01
Ocean Pines AARP meeting at 10 a.m. at the Ocean Pines Country Club. Speaker will be  Jane Hill and her seeing-eye dog Gene. An EMT from the OP Fire Department will be taking blood pressure tests beginning at 9:15 a.m. Free coffee and pastries before the meeting. All are welcome

Sat., June 06-07
OC Car & Truck Show
Ocean City Convention Center. The biggest automotive and youth culture event on the East Coast with hundreds of vehicles, music, entertainment and celebrity appearances. Admission fee. Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Call 302-436-0183 or visit for information. E-mail

Fri., June 12-14
OC Air Show
Ocean City Beach & Boardwalk. OC Air Show returns for its second year. Show central will be located at 16th Street on the Boardwalk. OC Air Show features a dazzling line up of military aircraft demonstrations, civilian aerobatic performers and close formation flying teams. Featured performers include the U.S. Army Golden Knights and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. Friday is rehearsal day with shows on Sat. and Sun., noon to 3 p.m. Spectators can see the show free of charge, but VIP seating is also available. Visit

Sat., June 13 Sandcastle Contest
Carousel Resort Hotel & Condominiums, 118th St. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Family event designed for amateur sand sculptors who compete for prizes while raising money for the OC Parrothead Club and Play It Safe. Events include a professional showcase, free reception for registered participants and music throughout the event. Costumed knights from Medieval Times will hold a choreographed fight on the beach at high noon. Registration fees for participants. Spectators free. Call 410-703-1970 or visit

Sat., June 13-19
MD State Firemen's Assoc. Conference & Parade
Ocean City Convention Center with parade in Downtown OC. Annual convention for the Maryland Fire Rescue Service. The public is invited to come and "meet the firemen" and see exhibits. Mon. and Tues., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wed., 9 a.m.- noon. Annual parade from Inlet to 9th St. and Baltimore Ave. features equipment, bands and floats on Wed. at 1 p.m. Email

Sun., June 14
Flag Day Ceremony
Ocean City Northside Park, 127th St. at 7 p.m. Celebrate the nation's symbol as Ocean City pauses for the pledge with a ceremony and patriotic music at Flag Plaza. Call 410-250-0125 or visit

Captain Schoeph Relay
Ocean City, 7th St. on the Beach at 10 a.m. Watch the entire Beach Patrol run and swim the length of the island as a relay team. Visit

Mon., June 15
Paddle Board Extravaganza
Ocean City, 130th St. on the beach from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Beach Patrol crews compete with paddleboards. Visit

Sat., June 20
1st State Marine's Golf
First State Detachment, Marine Corps League golf outing at Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club with 9 a.m. Shotgun Start, Scramble,  cash prizes for closest to the pin on holes 5 and 13. Entry fee of $85 includes golf with cart, continental breakfast and lunch. Featuring 50/50 drawing and cheap beer! This event supports many philanthropic activities.  Call 410-208-3939 to sign up!

Fri., June 19-21
OC Beachfest
Ocean City Convention Center and town-wide. A celebration of the beach lifestyle featuring action sports, surfing, skateboarding, BMX, bodyboarding, sprint triathlon, entertainment, vendors and more. Admission fee. Convention Center hours, Fri., 4-9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Call 410-798-6304 or visit

Sat., June 20-21
Art's Alive
Ocean City Northside Park, 127th St. Discover that art is alive for the entire family in Ocean City. Take a leisurely stroll around the deep water lagoon, chat with artists, relax over lunch and listen to relaxing music in a tranquil park setting. Activities for the whole family. Sat., 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Call 800-OC-OCEAN (800-626-2326) or visit

Mon., June 22 - 26
Vacation Bible School
Salem United Methodist Church, 29 West Church St. Selbyville, DE from 8:45 to 11 a.m. themed "Happy Trails...the West of the Story." All cowpokes that have completed grades K through 6 are welcome.

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