MARPSA

Mid-Atlantic Recreation and Parks Sports Alliance

UPCOMING EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

Gaithersburg to Host 26th Annual Fall Golf Classic

Proceeds Benefit Youth Coaches Education Program

On Friday, September 22, 2017, the City of Gaithersburg will host its 26th Annual Fall Golf Classic at the Clustered Spires Golf Course in Frederick, Maryland.  This 4-player scramble format tournament is limited to the first 30 foursomes.

Proceeds from the Gaithersburg Fall Golf Classic benefit the Youth Coaches Education Program, providing training and support for the dozens of coaches who work with City of Gaithersburg youth throughout the year.

The $90-per-player admission includes greens fees, cart, door prizes, and a post tournament luncheon.  Advance payment and registration is required.  The deadline for registration is Friday, September 15. Payment can be made with check or Visa/MasterCard/Discover.

Sponsorships are also being accepted for the tournament.  Companies or individuals wishing to donate prizes or sponsor various holes and contests will be gratefully acknowledged in the official tournament brochure.

For a registration form and more information please visit www.gaithersburgmd.gov or contact Jim McGuire at 240-805-1521.

BABYSITTING, SAFE SITTER 1–DAY CLASS

What makes a “good” babysitter who is asked back again and again? A good babysitter successfully combines the knowledge and skills associated with leadership, safety, safe play, basic care, first aid, and professionalism. This course has been designed around these six major themes. Participants will receive a certification card and reference textbook upon completion of the course.

WHO: Kids, 11 years and older

DATES: Section A: Friday, October 20, 2017

Section B: Monday, November 10, 2017

TIMES: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

LOCALE: Northside Park Recreation Complex

PRICE: Ocean City Resident $35.00/ Non-Resident $45.00

PROGRAM SUPERVISOR: Chris Clarke

GLADIATOR DODGEBALL, HOMESCHOOL

Homeschoolers! Here’s a great opportunity for you to come out and play the exciting game of Gladiator Dodgeball. This game incorporates dodgeball, flag football, and capture the flag. You will also enjoy ice cream during this exciting afternoon of play.

WHO: Homeschoolers, Grades K – 8

DATES: Section A: October 6

Section B: November 3

DAYS: Fridays

TIMES: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

LOCALE: Northside Park Recreation Complex

PRICE: Ocean City Resident $10.00/ Non-Resident $12.00

OTHER: Parents are requested to remain on site.

PROGRAM NOTES: Registration is mandatory and limited.

PROGRAM SUPERVISOR: Chris Clarke

GLADIATOR DODGEBALL, INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

Come out on Friday nights and play the new exciting game of Gladiator Dodgeball. This game incorporates dodgeball, flag football, and capture the flag. You can also enjoy pizza and ice cream during this exciting night of play.

WHO: Kids, Grades 5 & 6

DATES: Section A: September 8

Section B: October 6

Section C: November 3

Winter Section B: December 1

Winter Section D: February 2

DAYS: Fridays

TIMES: 6:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

LOCALE: Northside Park Recreation Complex

PRICE: Ocean City Resident $10.00/ Non-Resident $12.00

PROGRAM NOTES: Registration is mandatory and limited. Parents are requested to be on site to pick up their children at 8:30 p.m.

PROGRAM SUPERVISORS: Chris Clarke (Fall), Michael Grogan (Winter)
MIDDLE SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Come out on Friday nights and play a variety of activities from dodgeball to bubble ball. Stay tuned for which activities will be offered! You can also enjoy pizza and ice cream during this exciting night of play.

WHO: Kids, Grades 7 & 8

DATES: Fall Section D: September 15

Fall Section E: October 13

Fall Section F: November 17

Winter Section A: December 8

Winter Section C: February 9

DAYS: Fridays

TIMES: 6:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

LOCALE: Northside Park Recreation Complex

PRICE: Ocean City Resident $10.00/ Non-Resident $12.00

PROGRAM NOTES: Registration is mandatory and limited. Parents are requested to be on site to pick up their children at 8:30 p.m.

PROGRAM SUPERVISORS: Michal Grogan/ Anna Paterson

MID-NIGHTER

Late night recreational fun is yours at the 2017 MID-NIGHTER program. Gladiator Dodgeball, Planet Maze, bowling, video games, food, and more are on the agenda for an evening full of fun!


WHO: Kids, Grades 5 & 6

DATES: Saturday, January 6, 2018

TIME: 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

LOCALE: Meet at Northside Park Recreation Complex. Travel expected to other locations.

PRICE: Ocean City Resident $37.00/ Non-Resident $45.00

PROGRAM NOTES: Registration deadline is Thursday, January 4.

PROGRAM SUPERVISOR: Kim Allison


WHO: Kids, Grades 7 & 8

DATES: Saturday, January 20, 2018

TIMES: 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

LOCALE: Meet at Northside Park Recreation Complex. Travel expected to other locations.

PRICE: Ocean City Resident $37.00/ Non-Resident $45.00

PROGRAM NOTES: Registration deadline is Thursday, January 18.

PROGRAM SUPERVISOR: Kim Allison

PIZZA PARTY WITH SANTA

Children are invited to attend the pizza party with Santa. Activities include arts and crafts, a ride throughout the spectacular Winterfest of Lights, cookie-decorating, refreshments, visits with Santa and more.

WHO: Kids, Pre K – Grade 3

DATE: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

TIME: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

LOCALE: Northside Park Recreation Complex

PRICE: Ocean City Resident $8.00/ Non-Resident $10.00

Special Fee: $4.00 per adult wishing to ride the Winterfest Train with the group

REGISTRATION: Pre–registration is mandatory by Monday, December 4. Space is limited.

PROGRAM SUPERVISOR: Denise Ortega

HALLOWEEN BOWL BASH

Skaters love to JAM at Ocean Bowl! This exciting annual event includes skateboarding competitions with prizes, music, and concessions.

WHO: Kids, 6 years and older

DATES: October 14, 2017

TIME: 12:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

DAYS: Saturday

LOCALE: Ocean Bowl Skate Park, 3rd Street and St. Louis Avenue

PRICE: FREE!

SKATE PARK MANAGER: Daniel Reed

LINE DANCE GALORE

This annual event encompasses a full evening of great food and fun, including pizza, soda, bottled water and ice cream. It’s time to put those line dance lessons to the test with a top disc jockey. It’s sure to be a foot stompin’ memorable time!

WHO: Adults, 18 years and older

DATE: November 14, 2017

DAY: Tuesday

TIME: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

LOCALE: Northside Park Complex

PRICE: Ocean City Resident $7.00/ Non-Resident $9.00

* NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR*

PROGRAM NOTES: Tickets will be available at the Northside Park front desk October 24 – November 14.

PROGRAM SUPERVISOR: Anna Paterson

TENNIS, LABOR DAY WEEKEND ADULT MIXERS

Start the holiday with friends, new and old. This will be a true mixer where you get to play with everyone. You could be playing a men’s, women’s or mixed doubles match each round. “Potluck” brunch to follow event! Maximum 36 players. Registration required.

WHO: Adults, 18 years and older

DATES: September 3, 2017

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 12: 00 noon

FEE: $17 per person

ENTRY DEADLINE: September 1, respectively

REGISTRATION: Ocean City Tennis Center

BINGO, HAUNTED

Costume Halloween Bingo at the Senior Center. Prizes for costume winners and special prizes when you call out “BINGO!” Doughnuts are provided to compliment your coffee.

WHO: Senior Adults, 55 years and older

DATE: October 25, 2017

DAY: Wednesday

TIME: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

LOCALE: Ocean City Senior Center, 41st Street & the Bay

PRICE: FREE!

PROGRAM SUPERVISOR: Denise Ortega

BINGO, SAINT PATTY’S

This annual Bingo is held at the MAC Center and celebrates the wearing of the green. Prizes and refreshments are included with this fun activity!

WHO: Senior Adults, 55 years and older

DATE: March 14, 2018

DAY: Wednesday

TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

LOCALE: Ocean City Senior Center, 41st & the Bay

PRICE: FREE!

PROGRAM NOTES: Persons wearing the most green will win a special prize!

PROGRAM SUPERVISOR: Denise Ortega

CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON

This luncheon is an annual affair sponsored by the Recreation Department in cooperation with the Senior Center of Ocean City. The festive affair is catered by the Convention Center; it is a sit-down luncheon, with all the trimmings. You will enjoy great musical entertainment, as well as a performance by the talented Ocean City Recreation Dancers. This is always a memorable and delicious luncheon!

WHO: Senior Adults, age 55 years and over

DATE: December 6, 2017

DAY: Wednesday

TIME: 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

LOCALE: TBD

PRICE: Ocean City Residents $13.00 (subsidized by the Town of Ocean City)

Non-Residents $22.00

PROGRAM NOTES: Advance tickets only. Reserve a table or single ticket starting November 1. Tickets available at the Senior Center and also Northside Park Complex. Cut–off date: November 21

PROGRAM SUPERVISOR: Anna Paterson

VALENTINE DINNER DANCE

The Recreation and Parks Department sponsors an annual Valentine Dinner Dance for its Senior Adults. The town contributes to the ticket price for its resident seniors, and non-residents are also welcome to attend at a discounted price. The evening includes a complimentary hors’ devours and happy hour drink prices for two hours, followed by a sit–down dinner and dancing! This is the biggest dance of the season, so reserve your table early!

WHO: Senior Adults, age 55 years and over

DATE: February 14, 2018

DAY: Tuesday

TIME: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

LOCALE: Clarion Hotel “Crystal Ballroom,” 101st Street, Oceanside

PRICES: OC Resident $32.00 per person/ Non-Resident $43.00 per person

PROGRAM NOTES: All tables and seats are reserved. Starting date for reservations: January 3. Cut–Off: January 31. You have one month to register!

PROGRAM SUPERVISOR: Anna Paterson

BONFIRE FAMILY FUN NIGHT ON THE BEACH

Come join the Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department for family fun night with a good old-fashioned campfire on the beach. Entertainment will include storytelling and live music. S’mores and hot chocolate will be provided as refreshments. Bring your beach blankets, warm clothes, and your family spirit for a night of bonfire fun!

WHO: Families of all shapes and sizes (pets on leash please)

DATE: October 6, 2017

DAY: Friday

TIME: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

LOCALE: 130th Street on the beach

PRICE: Youth $3.00/ Adults (over 18 years) $5.00/ Families of 6 or more $15 flat rate

PROGRAM NOTES: Pre-registration is requested, but we will accept registration at the beach.

OTHER: Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult. Program will be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

PROGRAM SUPERVISOR: Anna Paterson

FALL MOVIE NIGHT

Ocean City Recreation and Parks is excited to again offer a Fall Movie Night! The movie will be announced at a later date and will be held at Northside Park Recreation Complex on our giant projection movie screen. Don’t forget to bring out your chairs or a blanket. We will have a concession stand open to purchase popcorn, candy, and more. Come on out, and enjoy the show!

WHO: Everyone

DATES: September 2, 2017

DAY: Saturday

TIME: 8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

LOCALE: Northside Park Recreation Complex

PRICE: FREE! Concessions will be on sale.

REGISTRATION: No registration is necessary.

PROGRAM SUPERVISOR: Kim Allison

HALLOWEEN “SPOOK OUT” PARTY

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2016

Get your Halloween costume ready and join all the other goblins at the Halloween “Spook Out” Party this Fall! Participants of all ages, including parents will fill the Northside Park gym for carnival games, arts and crafts, hayrides, and snacks! Costume contests will be scheduled throughout the event.

WHO: Children of all ages

DATE: Sunday, October 29, 2017

TIME: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

LOCALE: Northside Park Recreation Complex

PRICE: A bag of individually wrapped candy per child

PROGRAM NOTES: No pre-registration is required for this event.

PROGRAM SUPERVISOR: Kim Allison

SUNFEST

SEPTEMBER 21 – 24, 2107

Sunfest celebrates its 43rd year as Ocean City’s largest family festival. Sunfest artists will delight your senses with their art and craft creations. Enjoy live entertainment on two stages all day long. Watch the artists create their works of art in the demonstration tent. Take the entire family on a hayride up and down Ocean City’s beautiful beach. Savor delicious food from famous Eastern Shore delicacies to a wide assortment of ethnic food. America’s Top- Ranking Art & Craft show has something for everyone! Hours are: Thursday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Admission to the four-day event is free! All entertainment is free with the exception of the headline acts, which start at 8 p.m. Thursday, September 21, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy bring their exciting show to the Sunfest stage. Friday, September 22, enjoy Country legend, Clint Black in concert. Christopher Cross will perform on Saturday, September 23. Tickets for the headline acts are on sale at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center Box Office Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. or you may order tickets by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-551-SEAT or www.ticketmaster. com.

TRANSPORTATION

Since parking at the event is limited, visitors are urged to use various public transit options:

• Boardwalk Tram: Ride the Boardwalk Tram directly to the Sunfest grounds for only $3.00 per person one-way. The tram runs from 10 a.m. to midnight Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday.

• Sunfest Express: The Sunfest Express offers convenient service for festival attendees traveling from the Roland E. Powell Convention Center. This is a non-stop express that takes you directly to the Sunfest grounds for only $3.00 all day. Parking is free at the Convention Center south lot. Shuttles depart the lot every 30 minutes from 9 a.m. until 30 minutes following the end of the evening’s last concert, Thursday through Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

• Park and Ride (Bus): Park your vehicle for free and ride a bus to the festival grounds. You can ride the bus all day for $3.00.

The following locations offer Park and Ride:

• Public Safety Building on 65th Street

• Northside Park on 125th Street (walk to Coastal Highway)

• Park and Ride (Shuttle): You may park your car for free at the West Ocean City Park and Ride and hop on the non-stop shuttle that takes you directly to the Sunfest grounds for only $1.00 per boarding.

If you require special assistance with handicapped transportation please call (410) 723-1606.

For more information, please call 1-800-626-2326 or visit www.oceancitymd.gov

SOCCER TOURNAMENT, ST. PATRICK’S INDOOR SERIES

The annual St. Patrick’s Indoor Soccer Tournaments have been a tradition for soccer enthusiasts for many years in Ocean City, Maryland. This year we are celebrating our 29th year and the tournaments continue to grow and fill to capacity every year. We estimate this year’s total attendance to be over 170 teams, over the four weekends. If you are interested in being a part of one of these fantastic and competitive weekends, please call (410) 250-0125.

WHO: U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, and Unlimited Divisions

DATES:

February 23 – 25: U18 Boys & Girls Division (2000 birth year and up, exception born in Sept. 1 – Dec. 31, 1999) and Adult Co-Rec Division (18 & over)

March 2 – 4: U12 Girls & Boys Division (2006 birth year and up) and U16 Boys & Girls Division

(2002 birth year and up).

March 9 – 11: Adult Men & Women Divisions (18 and over).

March 16 – 18: U10 Girls & Boys Division (2008 birth year and up) and U14 Boys & Girls Division (2004 birth year and up).

DAYS: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

TIMES: Tournament play begins on Friday at 5:00 p.m. (with the exception of Adult tournaments starting as early as 12:00 noon on Friday.) Games will be played as early as 7:00 a.m. and as late as 12:00 midnight. Sunday championship games can start as late as 6:00 p.m.

LOCALE: Northside Park Recreation Complex

PRICE: $400 per team

REGISTRATION: Registration period for this tournament will be January 2 – January 28, 2018. You may not register for this tournament using our online registration system. Please call 410-250-0125 for registration information.

PROGRAM SUPERVISORS: Kim Allison & Chris Clarke

OCEAN CITY PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT

Compete in the fastest growing sport in America right here at Northside Park’s Recreation Complex in Ocean City, MD. We offer a variety of age divisions. Double elimination format with men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles offered.

WHO: Adults

DAY/DATES: Saturday, September 16, 2017 – Sunday, September 17, 2017

TIME: 9 a.m. start

LOCALE: Northside Recreation Complex

PRICE: $35 Registration Fee per person

$10 per additional division

TOURNAMENT NOTES: Firm Registration deadline of September 8, 2017

PROGRAM SUPERVISOR: Kim Allison PROGRAM SUPERVISOR: Kim Allison

WINTERFEST OF LIGHTS: 25th Anniversary

NOVEMBER 16, 2017 - DECEMBER 31, 2017

Northside Park, 125th Street & the Bay. Sunday – Thursday, 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5.00 for those 12 years & older, and FREE for those 11 years and younger. For over twenty-five years, Winterfest of Lights has delighted families with its holiday light displays, music and attractions. Take a ride through 58-acres of animated displays on the Winterfest Express. Board the train and enjoy the synchronized holiday music as you glide past spectacular lighted displays, including the Twelve Days of Christmas and other favorite holiday themes. Visit the heated Winterfest pavilion, buy a cup of hot chocolate at the OC Recreation Boosters Café, and browse the Gift Shop for that special stocking stuffer or gift. Santa and Mrs. Claus are available for photos every night until December 23. On New Year’s Eve, ring in the New Year with entertainment, giveaways and fireworks at midnight. Be sure to visit Winterfest of Lights at Northside Park for that lasting holiday memory!

GOLF TOURNAMENT: OC Recreation Boosters’ SWING FOR YOUTH Golf Open

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017

Eagles Landing plays host to the OC Recreation Boosters Annual Swing for Youth Golf Open scheduled for Saturday, October 29, 2016. This four–person Florida scramble is a huge success, with sell-out crowds each year. Participation is limited. All-inclusive price of $125 per player, $500 per team. Price includes greens fees and cart, 2 mulligans per person, putting contest and raffle tickets. The tournament begins with a shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. All proceeds from this event will benefit the youth programs of Ocean City’s Recreation and Parks. For more information, call Eagles Landing Golf Course at (410) 213-7277


GOLF TOURNAMENT: Turkey Trot Open

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017

Format: 4-player scramble. Popular golf tournament followed by a turkey dinner feast. A 9:30 a.m. shotgun start will put the event into action. Entry fee is $60.00 per person, which includes greens fee, cart, food, prizes, and fun. Call the pro shop at 410-213-7277 or email Bob Croll at [email protected] to sign up. This event sells out early!


GOLF TOURNAMENT: Super Bowl Scramble

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2018

Format: 4-player scramble with a unique scoring format. The team consists of a Coach, Quarterback, Running Back and Wide Receiver. Teams score points in the following manner: Touchdown (eagle) 6 points, Field Goal (birdie) 3 points, Extra Point (par) 1 point and Safety (bogey) –2 points. 30% of the “A” player’s handicap is the team offense. Schedule: Tailgate Brunch Party at 9:00 a.m. Kick-off is at 10:00 a.m. shotgun start. Entry fee is $60 per player, which includes green fees, cart and tailgate party, plus “Throw the Bomb” on the third hole and

Melanie’s Blitz Soup served at half-time. Prizes will be awarded for winning teams. Call the pro shop at 410-213-7277 or email Bob Croll at [email protected] to sign up.


GOLF TOURNAMENT: St. Patrick’s Scramble

SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2018

Format: 4-player scramble. Teams will play 6 holes from each Gold, White and Blue Tee. Teams choose the holes they play from each of the tees. 30% of the team’s average handicap will be used. Players may find that their ball lands in a clover. If so this player’s team is truly lucky because their ball will be deemed holed! 9:30 a.m. shotgun start with lunch served immediately following play. The menu includes many Irish American favorites. The field is limited to the first 30 teams. Entry fee is $60 per player, which includes green fee, cart, lunch and prizes. Call the pro shop at 410-213-7277 or email Bob Croll at [email protected] to sign up.

 OCEAN CITY SURFIN' SOFTBALL FALL CLASSIC

Start your fall fast-pitch season with a weekend in everyone's favorite resort destination, Ocean City!  Teams of 10U, 12U, and 14U players will load the bases and hit a home run at this great event.  Sign up with USSSA.com.

WHO: Girls 10U, 12U, and 14U teams

DATES: September 23 – 24, 2017

DAYS: Saturday and Sunday

TIMES: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

LOCALE: Northside Park

PRICE: $575 per team

PROGRAM SUPERVISOR: Chris Clarke