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Rotary Club installs new member
The Ocean City/Berlin Rotary Club recently installed new member Carl Smith. The Ocean City/Berlin Rotary Club meetings are held Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. in the Captain’s Table Restaurant in the Courtyard by Marriott, 15th Street and the Boardwalk.
MBS Family Fall Festival
Oct. 25 
Get ready to fall into fun when the annual Family Fall Festival returns to Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School in Berlin on Friday, Oct. 25, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. 
Hosted by the Home School Association, this admission-free, family-friendly event on Racetrack Road features something for everyone. There will be hot food and baked sale items, arts and crafts tables as well as face painting for children, inflatable bounce houses, children’s Chinese auction and other family fun to benefit the HSA of Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School.
Games, rides and other activities require tickets. Cost is $1 per ticket or $20 for 30. The festival also offers free parking.
Children-friendly vendors are being sought. The cost is a $50 tax deductible donation. Vendors who donate two or more items to the Kid’s Chinese Auction, the rental fee is only $25.  
For more information, contact Colleen Rutzler at 443-614-0903 or or Nichole Behornar at 302-530-6730 or
AGH offers six-week program
Atlantic General Hospital’s Community Education Department is offering the Chronic Pain Self-Management Program beginning in October. 
It is for those suffering from chronic pain that lasts for more than three to six months, varies in intensity, affects one or more areas and creates stress in a person’s life. Those who successfully complete the program have more vitality, less pain, less dependence on others, improved mental health and are more involved in everyday activities. 
The workshop is six classes and will meet each Thursday, Oct. 31 through Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Ocean Pines Community Center.
There is no charge for the workshop and space is limited. For additional information or to register, call Laura Small at 410-629-6820.
Visit America’s national parks
The Worcester County Library Foundation invites members on a journey through some of America’s most spectacular national treasures by visiting the USA’s Northern National Parks. Enjoy the fresh sparkling air and rugged beauty of Jackson, Wyoming, the “Crown Jewel” of the Northern Rockies; Yellowstone National Park, its famous attraction “Old Faithful”; the grandeur of the Grand Teton National Park. The exclusive eight day journey departs Aug. 29, and includes round-trip air flights from the mid-Atlantic, motor coach transfers from the Ocean Pines area, all baggage handling at hotels, moderate first-class accommodations with private bath, all sightseeing on the itinerary, breakfast and some dinners.
Accent On Travel, locally owned cruise and tour designers and Collette Vacations, nationally recognized leaders in escorted vacations, together will be offering more information on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Worcester County Library in Ocean Pines. RSVP not required by appreciated by calling 302-703-6154 
Ocean City Clean Sweep
Nov. 2 
On Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to noon the Ocean City Development Corporation and its Clean-Up Committee is sponsoring its first ever “Ocean City Clean Sweep” to pick up litter and debris scattered around downtown Ocean City between the inlet and 17th Street. This activity will occur from the Boardwalk to the bay and is intended to compliment the Town’s end of year clean up efforts.   Volunteers will be walking the streets of downtown Ocean City picking up trash, litter, and cigarette butts left over from this summer. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Businesses and property owners are being asked to clean up their properties as well.
The OCDC is looking for volunteers to help clean up.  The first 50 registered volunteers will receive free shirts.  Lunch will be provided to volunteers. The base for the clean-up will be at the OCDC office at 108 Dorchester Street in downtown Ocean City. 
If interested in volunteering, contact the OCDC at 410-289-7739 or e-mail at OCDC at