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Learn to create award-winning carvings with World Champion and professional carvers. A full menu of four-day, and three- day classes are offered conjunction with the Ward World Championship. Classes are offered prior to the competition in various locations throughout. Exciting offerings available during the conference include classes from Rich Smoker, Del Herbert, Laurie Truehart and Jerry Painter. Visit www.wardmuseum.org or call 410-742- 4988, ext. 104 for details.
The World Championship is an international event where carvers, collectors, and visitors convene at the end of each April in Ocean City, MD.  From highly decorative works of art to functional hunting decoys, about 1200 different wildfowl carvings representing more than 150 species from around the world can be viewed at the premiere, most prestigious competition in the world.  Competitors of all levels--from youth to world champions--compete against their peers for the chance to win a portion of nearly $60,000 in prize money, as well as other recognition including ribbons, medallions, plaques and trophies. 
Instructor: Debbi Dean-Colley Create using mixed media materials, wood, textiles and incorporate some personal mementos that you bring to class to create your very own personal memory altar. Cost: $45 for Art League members, $55 for non-members plus $15 material fee paid to instructor. Register ahead at www.artleagueofoceancity.org or 410-524-9433.
This astounding display of patriotism and the spirit of international cooperation will include music, majestic massed pipes and drum, show-stopping drill team maneuvers and colorful and elegant dancers.  The bus leaves the Ocean Pines Community Center at 8:00 am. There will be time before the show at 2:30 pm to have lunch and enjoy the many free performances and exhibits at the Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia.  We will depart Norfolk and arrive in Ocean Pines around 8:00 pm.  Fee includes bus fare and show tickets. Call 410-641-7052 to reserve your spot.
Knowledge and Nibbles Join your friends for an evening of fun, lite fare and drink while you learn more about common and some uncommon golf rules and golf etiquette from one of our favorite Golf Pros, Bob Beckelman.  Bob offers our Winter Warm-up Clinics on Tuesdays at River Run Golf Course. Lite Fare and Golf Know-how from a Pro.  
We will start our day at Hershey Gardens, where we will explore 23 acres of botanical beauty with unique experiences and enriching opportunities. Overlooking the town of Hershey, Hershey Gardens features a breathtaking assortment of flowers and shrubs and a stately collection of rare and signature trees. The Butterfly Atrium offers a truly spectacular experience. Walk among 500 - 600 butterflies from around the world in a tropical setting that features colorful plants and a soothing water feature. Only one of 25 indoor, tropical butterfly atriums in the country, Hershey Gardens’ Butterfly Atrium is home to dozens of rare butterflies from South and Central America, Africa and Asia. We will finish our day with a Chocolate & History Trolley. This in-depth historical tour explores the town built on chocolate and the inspiring story of Milton Hershey. Ride along on an old-fashioned trolley with one of our entertaining and informative conductors.  For more information and a registration form, visit www.WicomicoRecandParks.org. To register, call 410-548-4900 x118. 
Instructor: Victoria Christie-Healy Take your knitting to the next level. Bring in your current projects or some interesting yarns and a pair of knitting needles. Students should already have basic knitting skills. Cost per session: $35 for Art League members, $45 for non-members. Register ahead at www.artleagueofoceancity.org or 410-524-9433.
Instructor: Kathy Bohs Open to all skill levels! Use your creativity to express yourself through this exciting medium. We will cover different techniques, ideas and tips. This workshop is great if you’re new to watercolor or just want to re-energize your own skills. Paint from life or from a photograph by really looking at colors, shapes, shadows, and light spots to create sparkle. Cost per class: $20 for Art League members, $25 for non-members. Register ahead at www.artleagueofoceancity.org or 410-524-9433. 
     Join us at one of Ocean City's newest hot spots for ales & eats !! Parched Pelican will be the host for our May 2017 Business After Hours Come enjoy this amazing atmosphere and do some networking  !! May 4, 2017  5-7 PM  50/50 Door prizes Happy Hour Prices Complimentary Appetizers
Please join us for a First Time Homebuyer (or second home refinancing a home) seminar hosted by the Young Professionals of Ocean City. Participants will learn about different first-time homebuyer programs available, down-payment assistance programs, and steps for buying a home. Also: -Learn how to establish and maintain good credit -Become familiar with affordable housing loan product offerings that require little to no down payment -Learn about first time homebuyer tax benefits from the State of Maryland   Thursday May 4th Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, 2nd floor Registration, networking and Lunch: 11:30 am Seminar: 12- 1:30pm  
The National Day of Prayer Breakfast will return to the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center on Thursday, May 4, at 7:15 a.m. The seventh annual breakfast will feature speaker Terence Chatmon, president and CEO of Fellowship of Companies for Christ International. Tickets for this event are $20 per person or $160 for a table of eight. Tickets are available at The Country House in Salisbury or by calling Ted Evans at 410-430-4189. To purchase tickets by mail, send a check payable to Salisbury Area Prayer Breakfast Committee c/o Magi Fund, P.O. Box 521, Salisbury, MD 21803. Following the breakfast, on the same day, the 66th Annual National Day of Prayer Observance will be held at the Government Office Building in downtown Salisbury at noon. This observance is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Evans at 410-430-4189.
Please join us for a First Time Homebuyer (or second home refinancing a home) seminar hosted by the Young Professionals of Ocean City. Participants will learn about different first-time homebuyer programs available, down-payment assistance programs, and steps for buying a home. Also: -Learn how to establish and maintain good credit -Become familiar with affordable housing loan product offerings that require little to no down payment -Learn about first time homebuyer tax benefits from the State of Maryland   Thursday May 4th Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, 2nd floor Registration, networking and Lunch: 11:30 am Seminar: 12- 1:30pm  
The 27th Annual Springfest! Four Fun-Filled Days of Arts & Crafts, Live Music and Great Food! Enjoy live entertainment on two stages, 184 unique crafters in two large tents, 12 gourmet food vendors, 50 commercial vendors as well as 30 food vendors. All this and more packed into Springfest 2017. All entertainment is free with the exception of headline acts in the evenings. Full Entertainment Schedule for Springfest 2017: Thursday, May 4 Outdoor Stage 10:30 - Rick K & The Allnighters 1:00 - Gary & The Groove 3:00 - Janglebachs 5:00 - Local Band Jam Indoor Stage 10:15 - Opening Ceremony 12:00 - Recreation Dancers 2:00 - Rick K & The Allnighters 4:00 - Gary & The Groove 7:00 - The Fabulous Hubcaps (ticketed performance) - purchase tickets here! Friday, May 5 Outdoor Stage 11:00 - Island Fusion 1:00 - The Swell Fellas 3:00 - Rick K & The Allnighters 5:00 - The Stickers 6:00-8:00 - DJ Batman Indoor Stage 10:15 - Rick K & The Allnighters 12:00 - Bob Lougheed & The Memphis Mafia 2:00 - Front Page News 4:00 - Randy Lee Ashcraft & The Saltwater Cowboys 8:00 - Josh Turner (ticketed performance) - purchase tickets here! Saturday, May 6 Outdoor Stage 11:00 - The Beach Bumz 1:00 - Funk Shue 3:00 - Gringo Jingo "A Tribute to Santana" 5:00 - Kick it Out "A Tribut to Heart" 6:00-8:00 - DJ Batman Indoor Stage 10:15 - Rick K & The Allnighters 12:00 - The Stickers 2:00 - Boy in Black "A Tribute to Johnny Cash" 4:00 - Blind Wind 8:00 - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts (ticketed performance) - purchase tickets here! Sunday, May 7 Outdoor Stage 10:15 - Uprizing 12:30 - Lucia Valentine 2:30 - Mike Hines and The Look 4:30 - Sir Rod 12:00-4:00 - Roaming Entertainment: Lollipop & Company Indoor Stage 11:30 - Recreation Dancers 1:30 - The Beach Bumz 3:30 - Glass Onion Band Tickets available through www.ticketmaster.com or the Roland E. Powell Convention Center.  
May show devotes the entire Arts Center to the feminist cause and movement, curated by Deborah Rolig of Berlin. Friday, May 5, 5 - 9 p.m.: Opening reception and artisan marketplace Saturday, May 6, 10 - 3 p.m.: Artisan marketplace continues Sunday, May 7, 10 a.m.: Healing Sound Bath with Chrissy Ehrhart Tuesday, May 9 tbd: History of women in the arts lecture Friday, May 12 tbd: Readings of literary works Saturday, May 13, 1 - 4:30 p.m.: “Divine Affirmations” workshop Tuesday, May 16, 6 - 8 p.m.: Lecture with Dr. Judy Pierson Tuesday, May 23, 6 - 8 p.m.: Lecture with Karen Barwick Saturday, May 27, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: “Defining Your Truth” journaling Space is limited, so register on-line or call 410-524-9433.
A gathering of artisans selling a variety of wares to the public, creating an open market feel.
Lets Swing into Spring!!!   OC Chamber Tee Off Party Monday May 8th, 2017  5-7 PM Macky's Bayside Bar & Grill Co-Sponsored by Endless Golf Includes 2 Drink Tickets & Complimentary Appetizers (optional donation at the door) Music by: Island Fusion This is the kick off event for the 30th Annual Chamber Cup Golf Tournament  May 9th at Ocean City Golf Club                 Join us as we kick-off the season with a beautiful bayside view ! There will be cocktails , delicious cuisine, AMAZING Silent Auction Packages, Wine Raffle, 50/50 with fantastic consolation prizes to be drawn. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Eunice Q. Sorin Scholarship Fund ** This scholarship fund through the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce Foundation, has enabled us to give over $30,000 in scholarships over the past 7 years. Stay tuned for a sneak peek at some of our amazing Silent Auction Packages !            
30th  Annual OC Chamber Cup Golf Tournament May 9th, 2017    Ocean City Golf / Newport Bay REGISTER TODAY !!! You don't want to miss this tournament ! Come Swing In To Spring !!!! $600 per team Includes - May 8th pre- party at Macky's Bayside Bar & Grill, fantastic prizes, premium player gift bag, on course beverages , on course beer (Miller Lite & Coors Light) and soft drinks, snack stations,Breakfast, Lunch & Awards Reception ALL included in your team fee of only $600 per foursome Scramble format ( pick up after bogey)  everyone is welcome !! Registration at 8:30     Tee-Off at 10:00 am Click Here to Register Online Click Here for Printable Form Click Here for Hole Sponsorships & Auction Donations Tee Off Party  to kick off the tourney the evening before at Macky's Bayside Bar & Grill  from 5 - 7pm on May 8th ... including complimentary appetizers and 2 free drinks!!! Sponsored by  Macky's Bayside Bar & Grill $600 Per Team $150 per Individual - we can match you up with a team! $10 Player Card Includes: 1 Mulligan per Player Entries for longest drive & closest to the pin Complimentary drink from The Original Greene Turtle Our 2017 Sponsors Player Gift: Tee-Off Party       On Course Beverage Sponsors:      Golf Ball Sponsor: Silver Sponsors : ________                  Team Photos:
       May 2017 OC Chamber Business Breakfast Join us for our monthly business breakfast ! This is not only educational and informative, it's a fantastic networking opportunity! May 11, 2017 Big Easy on 60 8:00 am Check-In & Networking 8:30 - 9:30  Breakfast & Speaker Guest Speaker:  Rina Thaler - Executive Director  Art League of Ocean City Center for the Arts Artleagueofoceancity.org Topic :   Guests will learn about all that the Ocean City Center for the Arts has to offer the local community, visitors to our resort and how local businesses can introduce art to their customers.  
Join us on Saturday, May 13, 2017 for the Worcester County March for Babies Walk at Assateague State Park. We will walk until every baby is born healthy! Registration begins at 9, Superhero sprint for the kids (complete with capes) will begin at 9:30am the walk begins at 10am. Fun activities to follow the walk including lunch and Fun Zone activities for the kids! The mission of the March of Dimes is to help moms have healthy births by working to prevent premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality. Help us fight this battle for our little ones by visiting www.marchforbabies.org and signing up a team to walk with us!
Directed by Ocean City native Kyler Taustin, Songs for a New World, Jason Robert Brown’s breathtaking song cycle, weaves together the stories and voices of a diverse cast of characters in a musical journey that transcends time and space. A soaring, vibrant score transports the audience through a mesmerizing exploration of the unknown world and the tough choices that follow. Bursting with life and discovery, Songs for a New World begs to be liberated from the walls of a theater, and will be presented at over 10 outdoor venues throughout Massachusetts and Delmarva as Brown Box’s premier musical spectacular. Songs for a New World will be performed outdoors and seating is on the lawn. For your comfort, bring a blanket or lawn chair. More information, including weather updates and rain locations, at brownboxtheatre.org.
Opening ceremonies begin at 9:30 a.m. with grand entrance with members of local Native American tribes. This festival showcases the traditional lifeways and cultural traditions of Delmarva as interpreted by regional tradition bearers—ship builders, fishermen, vernacular artists, cooks and bakers, musicians, and more.  Indoor/ Outdoor event includes activities and programs for all ages.  Funded in part by Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Council and Maryland Humanities.
Educate, Exercise, Empower. Have fun and learn at this family and pet friendly event.  There is a short presentation by a doctor on a current Health topic followed by a walk around the pond at your own pace while you visit with others and have conversations with the Doc.  For more information contact Ashley Godwin at agodwin@atlanticgeneral.org or 410-641-9644.
This free seminar is designed to educate participants on the rle that muscle strength, flexibility and posture play in pain and ways to help decrease pain. Spaces are limited - please pre-register by calling 410-641-7052. Open to the public.
OC Young Professionals May Mixer Mat 24, 2017 8:30 am - 10:30 am General's Kitchen - 66th St Ocean City *** Lite Breakfast & Coffee Please join us for our Monthly Networking Mixer ....  Everyone is welcome! This is a networking mixer that welcomes the many young professionals in our area (ages 21-39) that are shaping the future of the business community through their own businesses or their employers, with a passion for making a difference, a willingness to learn, the desire to build important relationships, and the energy to get involved in the community!   Click Here to Receive Updates from the OC Young Professionals Follow us on Facebook
Honor our nation’s fallen heroes this Memorial Day weekend by participating in the Run To Remember Memorial Day 5K Run/Walk. The race will be held Saturday, May 27, and it has a new location this year: WinterPlace Park. WinterPlace Park is located not far off Route 50 at 6737 Blue Ribbon Road in Salisbury. The course will be on wooded trails. Check-in and race-day registration start at 8 a.m., with the race beginning at 9 a.m. Registration is $25 per person in advance, $20 per person for members of the military (with ID; register in-person only) or $30 on the day of the race. Register by May 10 to ensure receipt of a commemorative T-shirt.  Refreshments will be available following the race with awards presented to the top male and female finishers in five age categories. Walkers are welcome to take part in all or a portion of the race. Proceeds benefit the Wicomico War Veterans' Memorial at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, which honors the citizens of Wicomico County who lost their lives while serving the United States during war. More information and online registration is available here. For more information, contact Tammy Taylor at 410-548-4900 x115 or ttaylor@wicomicocounty.org.
     Join us at one of Ocean City's newest Hot Spots ! OC360* Eats & Drinks at The Fenwick Inn June 1, 2017       5:00 - 7:00 pm. Take a little break before we jump into the summer season. Relax - Network and enjoy great food & drinks - Complimentary Appetizers - Happy Hours Prices - Fantastic door Prizes - 50/ 50 - Special drawing for everyone who shows their current membership card !!  
Atlantic General Hospital Auxiliary Lobby Sale. BY: COLLECTIVE GOODS,(formerly Books are Fun), Best Sellers, games, cookbooks, toys, boxed cards, etc.  Proceeds to benefit the programs and services provided by Atlantic General Hospital.  2-Day Event: Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at 9:30 am. to 4 pm.and Friday, June 2nd, 2017 at 8 am. to 2 pm. in the Main Lobby of the Hospital.
Join Miss Katie "The Craft Lady" and make a Father's Day craft and card. All materials and instructions will be provided. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and pre-registration is required - call 410-641-7052.
Ocean City's 17th Annual Fine Art Show will feature 100 artists selling their treasures and competing for awards. Visit the artists as they display their Beautiful work around a picturesque lagoon at Northside Park, 125 th Street and the Bay. Listen to the sounds of lively music while you enjoy lunch at the Artists' Cafe. Beer and wine available for purchase. Also enjoy FREE art activities for the children.
    OC Young Professionals Mixer - Delmarva Shorebirds Wednesday June 28 6pm - Until We will be meeting at 6pm at Will-Call to pick up our tickets and receive a tour from Josh, the game begins at 7:05 pm. Contact Josh Knupp with the Delmarva Shorebirds by Monday June 19th to reserve your ticket Tickets are $8 per person Josh Knupp- jknupp@theshorebirds.com or 410-219-9164 ext. 135    
Join the Ward Museum on Saturdays in July to learn how to build fixtures for your backyard, including birdhouses, rain barrels, bird feeders, and other decorative and useful features to create the ultimate area for relaxation and bird viewing.
Oct. 14 & 21 2017 1pm-4pm Halloween Happening provides Halloween themed activities for children 10 and under who may not want to participate in the scarier parts of a Halloween event. The event runs on Saturday, October 14th and on the following Saturday, October 21st from 1pm - 4pm. Children will be able to” Trick or Treat” throughout the Zoo, participate in Halloween games, educated about animals, go thru a hay bale maze and compete in a costume contest! For more information call 443-944-0636. Tickets on sale at the Salisbury Zoo Gift Shop and Zoo Education Center between 10am and 3:30pm. Pre-sale tickets are $8 for children which includes one Free adult ticket for every child ticket purchased. Tickets purchased at the gate the day of the event are $2 adult and $8 children.
The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks raise awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer. MSABC of OCMD is one of the few competitive 5K runs, as well as a noncompetitive 5K walk that brings people together to make a difference for everyone who has been touched by breast cancer. The events raise money to fund innovative research, provide free information and support, and to help people reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it's most treatable From the opening ceremony to the post-walk entertainment, a Making Strides event is a celebration of survivors and opportunity to remember loved-ones lost. It's a day that shouldn't be missed and won't be forgotten.
The AUTUMN HOME & CONDO Show to be held on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10am - 6pm and Sunday, Oct. 29 from 10 am - 4pm will feature thousands of ideas on decorating, remodeling, accessorizing, renovating, and even building your home.  Exhibitors will be showcasing an exciting array of the latest home improvement products and services. See demonstrations and get advice from the "pros".  All under one roof convenience....just in time for fall fix-ups!  This is an opportunity to see what's new, compare products, and find bargains galore!  Artists and crafters will be complimenting the AUTUMN HOME & CONDO SHOW by offering a wide variety of gifts and décor items for your home, condo, and outdoor living area.  Browse the show at your own pace and enjoy all the handcrafted items on display including photography, paintings, hand painted glassware, garden and lawn décor...and more.  Practical and useful accessories will be showcased, as well as fun items you just have to have.  

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