This Week in the Pines 1-10


“By The Light of the Shining Moon” pic taken at Point’s Reach 12/30 by Mike Donaldson


OPA Offices Open Monday – Friday
8am – 5pm
Next Closure Holiday is President’s Day, Feb 18th.

LEAF COLLECTION UPDATE

OPPW leaf vac trucks have been thru all of the Pines one time. They started the second round this afternoon on the north end. They plan to be done with everything a second time by the end of next week. They will be closing the Publics Work yard on the 26th of this month to all yard debris. Please use Waste Management (up to 4 bags per pick up). 410-641-7425 or email lmartin@oceanpines.org for more info.

Thank you for your cooperation this year!

The Green Choices Recycling Challenge
is officially closed and they are calculating the winner. They will be announcing the winner publically and on Recyclebank.com during the last week of January.

We’d like to thank each and every resident and volunteer who has helped make this Challenge such a success. We’ve seen recycling rates increase across the communities – that alone is something to be very proud of. And, we look forward to your continued participation in the Recyclebank program.

And don’t forget –The Contest Ends, but Recyclebank Lives On.It’s important to know that you will still have access to the Recyclebank rewards for recycling program foranother 18 months. Residents can continue to receive points for recycling, have access to the Recyclebank website to learn about lots of other ways they can help the planet, all while still having access to valuable deals and discounts.

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Winter Fun with Ocean Pines Recreation & Park
Check out the Winter Activity Guide.
Community Center is open Daily for sign ups and registrations. Coming up……

Family Fun Night Bingo

Friday, Jan 11
6-8pm
Ocean Pines Community Center

Admission is Free


TWO FLEA MARKETS SATURDAY!
New Year’s Cleanout Flea Market

Saturday, Jan 12th
8am-12pm
Ocean Pines Community Center

also indoor flea market at Buckingham Elementary School for PTA Fundraiser

Sat Jan 12th from 7am-Noon

Karaoke Night (Grades 5th – 8th)
Saturday, Jan 12th
7-9pm
Ocean Pines Community Center,
Cost: $5 Residents, $7 Non-Residents

410-641-7052/rec@oceanpines.org

Indoor Pool open!
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Sports Core Heated Pool
OPEN
10am – 9pm Daily

SWIM ALL YEAR (RATES)
12 Month Payment Plans

Winter Swim Memberships
Single -$275 / $345
Family – $425 / $530

OR
Pay Cash @ the DOOR
OR JUST TAKE A CLASS.
NEW CLASSES START NOW!
410-641-7052 to register or email rec@oceanpines.org for info.

All Welcome! Resident and
Non-Resident Rates Apply

Get Fit for Winter!
CLASSES FORMING NOW……
Sign up @ 410-641-7052 / rec@oceanpines.org
or visit the Community Center or Sports Core
Open Mon- Sat…. 8am – 10pm
Sunday…10am – 6pm

BEAUTY & THE BEAST BUS TRIP!

See the most beautiful love story ever told come to life!
Saturday January 19th @ Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Center for the Arts. Departing OP at 8am and returning at 9pm. $90 per person includes transportation and show ticket.

For more info call 410-641-7052

The Ocean Pines Department of Recreation and Parks will host an educational seminar regarding the practice of meditation. The class will be taught by Valerie J. Mann of Fruitland. She will briefly discuss the benefits of meditation and its history, but the emphasis will be on practicing techniques. She will lead the class in four separate meditations.

Meditation has been shown to promote relaxation and to help manage stress.


Saturday, January 19, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Fee: $20

(410-641-7052) or by email at vjmann@comcast.net.

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Stop by OP’s WINTER OASIS!

View Event Calendar, and Grille Hours!
OP GOLF PAGE

Happy Hour @ the upstairs Bar and Lounge Every Friday starting 4pm
Enjoy Food and Drink Specials or
Order up Charles’ Fried Chicken


Open For NFL Playoffs!
Saturday Balt. RAVENS Vs Denver 4:30
Sunday Houston Vs New England 4:30

Food and Drink Specials!

Coming Up…….
Saturday – Jan. 19th – Karaoke 7-11pm
Drink and food specials
Saturday – Jan 26th – Dance w/ DJ Norm 7-11pm

Tickets sold at the Country Club
$10 – Advance Tickets
$13 – At the Door
Dance to all types of music, Includes lite fare
Happy hour prices

TEE OFF FOR GOLF!
Resident / Homeowners 18 holes $25
See ProShop for Guest Rates.
Course Open to the Public.
410-641-6057 Tee Times & Pro Shop
410-641-7222 Grille Plan Events with Us! www.oceanpinesgolf.org

Ocean Pines Yacht Club
Open for Special and Catered Events Only
till Spring!

SAVE THESE DATES!

Sunday, March 17th
St. Patrick’s Day Party
Food & Live Entertainment

Friday, March 29th
Bryan Clark
Dinner & Show Upstairs


Easter Sunday, March 31st
Feasts & Celebrations!

email event hosting inquiries to info@oceanpines.org

IMPROVING BALANCE TO DECREASE FALLS


FREE SCREENINGS
WEDNESDAYS
OP COMMUNITY CENTER

2:30 – 4:00pm

learn wys to decrease risks of falling and how to improve body mechanics. DR. Christine Kappes will be giving FREE screening and evaluations of back and body posture. Screenings held every Wednesday2:30 – 4:00pm through Feb 13th.

JUST SAY “NO” to RESOLUTIONS!SATURDAY, JAN 12th 11am – 12:15pm
OP COMMUNITY CENTER
$20 1 day program
Uncover your motivational word of the year in this dynamic and fun session. This program will show you how to awaken your heart and soul so you can create lasting change.

For more info, call 410-641-7052
email: rec@oceanpines.org

RECYCLE CHRISTMAS TREES

The Solid Waste Division of Worcester County will host its annual collection of Christmas trees through Jan. 20, 2013. Trees can be dropped off at the Central Landfill in Newark and the Berlin, Pocomoke and Snow Hill Homeowners Convenience Centers at no cost to area residents only.

Businesses and organizations that sold trees will not be permitted to drop off trees at the convenience centers, but may take them to the Central Landfill where applicable tipping fees will be assessed.

The trees will be ground into mulch for use as cover at the Central Landfill. Remember, you can make a difference by recycling!For more info, Recycling Manager Ron Taylor 410-632-3177.

BECOME A FOSTER PARENT

Come learn about the rewarding experience of becoming a resource parent (foster and adoptive parent). If you have the desire and ability to open your heart and your home for a child in need then don’t let any more time pass. Come to an informational session and find out more today! If our prearranged sessions don’t fit into your schedule, no problem! We are more than willing to hold a session in your home, come speak at your church or present at any other community group and/or organization you may be a part of. Please call Kelly Bishop at 410-713-3959 to schedule.

Community Calendar

January 16,2013
Retired Nurses Of Ocean Pines will meet in the Ocean Pines Library at 3:00 PM .
Featured speaker is John Culp Manager of the Salisbury Red Cross Office.All are welcom to attend. A 50-50 reffle will be held for Nurse Scholarship Fund.

Attn: Corvette Owners and Club Members, Another fun event for the COPs…Poker Run/Happy Hour Thursday, Jan 17th
4 pm – Poker Run – A BAGEL and… area
5 pm – Happy Hour – JR’s – call 410-208-1114 for info

The WORCESTER COUNTY TEA PARTY will meet on THURSDAY, January 17, 2013 at the Ocean Pines Community Center. Doors will open at 6:30 pm, the meeting will start at 7:00 pm. All interested citizens are invited to attend.

Democratic Women’s Club of Worcester County NEWS

Calendar of Events –
January 20, 2013 – “Sharing Sunday” Donations: Ocean Pines South Side Fire Station, 1 – 3 p.m. Collecting nonperishable food, paper goods and grocery cards. Donations collected the third Sunday of each month and give to local food pantry. Info: Democratic Women’s Club of Worcester County, 410-641-6683.


January 21, 2013 – Democratic Women’s Club of Worcester County meet at Ocean Pines Community Center: 9:30 a.m. for coffee followed by a meeting at 10 a.m. All Democratic and Independent women are welcome. Call 410-641-6683 for more info.

RWWC

The Republican Women of Worcester County announce their January General Meeting and Luncheon, January 24, 2013 at the Atlantic Hotel in Berlin, 2 N. Main Street. The Speaker will be Bill Badger, Director, Department of Economic Development in Worcester County, and will bring us up-to-date on the ins and outs of what is going and coming in Worcester County. Doors open at 10:30 AM, Meeting starts at 11:00 AM and lunch will be served at 12:00 noon and the Speaker will begin at approximately 12:30 AM Please make checks payable to RWWC. The deadline will be January 22. Contact Bev Bigler for details: 410-208-6018 or cwcandlewood@mchsi.com

AARP
55 Alive Safe Driving Program class February 1.
Sign up with Dave Lloyd.
641-6278

KIWANIS
PANCAKE
BREAKFAST

SAT. 2/9 8-11 AM at the OP COMM CENTER
TIX $5 / $3 UNDER 12
UNDER 5 FREE 208-6719

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