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Applications accepted  for SHORE UP! program
SHORE UP! Inc. is accepting applications from people who need help paying their home heating bills and electric bills. Residents of either Somerset, Wicomico or Worcester counties who meet state income guidelines may qualify for assistance. To receive help, an individual must complete an Energy Assistance application and provide supporting documentation. Call 410-341-9634 or 410-749-1142.

‘Fill the Truck’ with toys and clothes Saturday
The Salvation Army will be at the Berlin Walmart on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to “Fill the Truck” with donations of toys and clothes for those less privileged in the community. There will also be “Fill the Truck” collections and the Pocomoke and Fruitland WalMarts, as well. For more information, call 410-740-7771.

Photography exhibit on display at Pines library
The December art exhibit at the Ocean Pines library will feature Kim Bemis’ photography.
This exhibit is in the main common areas of the library. Bemis is a self taught photographer. Wherever he travels he has his camera ready.  Bemis is especially influenced by the wildlife and beauty of the Eastern Shore. The towns, marshes, beaches and flowers are his favorite subjects. Bemis has exhibited at the Rehoboth Art League, Ocean City Art League, and his work is on permanent display in local restaurants and coffee houses.This exhibit runs through January. For library hours, call 410-208-4014.

McGrath Spotlight exhibitor at library
Myrna McGrath is the Artist Spotlight exhibitor at the Ocean Pines library in December. The Eastern Shore of Maryland has been home and a constant inspiration to McGrath. For many years she has devoted herself to painting and learning to create the simple quite beauty in nature. She has displayed at juried and invitational art shows and has won many awards and ribbons. Her work has been selected to be in a collection at the Seidel School in Salisbury University. She teaches at the Art Institute & Gallery in Salisbury. This exhibit runs through January. For library hours, call 410-208-4014.

Donations sought for Christmas gifts
The Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department is accepting donations of Christmas gifts for critically ill children and their families. They will donate these toys and gifts to the Believe in Tomorrow House By The Sea, located on 66th Street in Ocean City. The Believe in Tomorrow House By The Sea is one of five beach and mountain retreats operated by Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Foundation. Critically ill children and their families can vacation at these facilities, helping to renew their spirits, mentally and physically, during the child’s treatments.
Take donations to the Ocean Pines Community Center, located at 235 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines. Donations will be accepted until Tuesday, Dec. 17. For more information about the Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Foundation, visit

Baby Bazaar and Kids’ Flea Market
A Baby Bazaar and Kids’ Flea Market is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 4 at the Ocean Pines Community Center from 8 a.m. to noon. All parents and parents to be, this is an opportunity to turn pre-loved maternity, baby, and kid’s (toddler to preteen) items into cash while providing a hand-me-down heaven for new mamas.
Vendors may sell clothes, handmade items, children’s furniture, toys, video games, equipment such as strollers and swings, among other items.
Vendor space is $15 for Ocean Pines residents and $20 for nonresidents. Spaces include an 8-foot table and a chair. For more information, call the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department at 410-641-7052.