By Josh Davis, Associate Editor
(Aug. 30, 2018) Event planners at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club hope to keep things interesting during the coming shoulder season, with some special events already scheduled and others in the works.
On Oct. 20, the club will host an Ovation Dinner Theatre presentation of “Joey & Gina’s Italian Comedy Wedding.”
Ocean Pines Clubs committee member Gary Miller said last Thursday he attended a similar event where guests essentially became a part of the performance.
“It’s not going to be theater-type seating or anything like that. It’s going to be a dinner theater where you’re going to be a part of the reception,” he said. “The one that’s similar to this that we went to probably six or seven years ago was a lot of fun … they expect the audience to kind of participate and get involved.”
Miller said he’d also spoken with Ralph DeAngelus, who helps oversee yacht club operations, about hosting fundraising events there.
“I do a lot of fundraising for Atlantic General Hospital through their Penguin Swim,” Miller said. “One of the things I tried to do two years ago here was a guest bartending event that would include the new board of directors as some of the guest bartenders. And there were a couple directors at the time that thought this would be a great idea, but it never came to fruition for whatever reason.”
According to Miller, DeAngelus said he was onboard with a charity beer and wine tasting, with board members potentially getting involved.
“I haven’t contacted all the directors yet, but Ralph was very generous in saying, ‘Yeah, let’s do it sometime in October,’” Miller said. “I have a feeling that a lot of these type of things – whether it’s the dinner theater or special events like the wine and beer tasting – are going to be something that would be put out for later in the year.”
He added proceeds would benefit Atlantic General Hospital, and the event could include 50/50 raffles and other fundraising tie-ins.
“It sounds like it would be a fun thing, if we could get the new board to be involved and give them an opportunity to meet a lot of their constituents that maybe they don’t get the opportunity to meet,” Miller said.
Miller also helped organize an upcoming Ocean City Ravens Roost Bar Hop Cruise, scheduled Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 6-10 p.m. Tickets are $35 and include a boat ride and five raffle tickets for prizes to be drawn at each stop. Stops include The Reel Inn, Sunset Grill and Mad Fish in Ocean City.
Guests meet at M.R. Ducks in West Ocean City and board The Explorer at 5:45 p.m. The boat features a cash bar and each stop includes happy hour specials.
For tickets or more information, contact Miller at email@example.com or Joy Stokes at firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds benefit the 2019 Atlantic General Hospital Penguin Swim.