This Week in the Pines 1-28

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Awesome Shot Taken by Resident Margaret Sellers Long
Ocean Pines
near Showell Elementary School
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Saturday, January 30 @ 9am
Ocean Pines Community Center

Ocean Pines Aquatics!
Sports Core Pool Hours and Events
Open Daily Year-Round
Mon – Thur 10am – 8pm / Fri & Sat 10am – 9pm
Sunday 10am – 5pm
(Open 6am M – F Swim Members & Lap Swim Class only)
~ Learn to Swim Like a Mermaid!~

Saturday, February 6
10:15 am – 11:30 am
Learn to swim like a beautiful mermaid!  Fin Fun tails will be available for use during this one-time session.  Includes goggles and Mermaid Certificate.   For ages 7-12.
Swim Members: $20/ All Others:  $25
~Valentine’s Family Night Out~
Friday, February 12
6:00-8:00 pm
Enjoy a fun night swimming and making Valentine’s Day crafts at the Sports Core Pool.  Pizza and desserts will be available for purchase; bring your own beverages.
Ocean Pines Swim Members: $2
Ocean Pines Residents: $4
Non-Residents: $6
~Splash Into Fun and Games~

Monday, February 15 – NO SCHOOL DAY! 
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
School’s out, so head to the Sports Core Pool for a day a fun and learning about water safety.  The day will include a 30-minute swim lesson, a 30-minute water safety session, games, crafts, free swim time, mermaid/shark tails and a pizza lunch.
Ocean Pines Swim Members / Residents:  $55
Non-Residents:  $65

Swim Free and Get Discounts on Classes and Guest Passes with a Winter Swim Membership
starting at $290
Ask about our Private or Semi-Private lessons.
or Scheduled Classes
Ages 6 Months to Adults!
Fitness & Fun Fall Classes starting Now!
Sports Core Indoor Heated Pool Open Daily at 10am.
Water Aerobics Tues and Thurs 5:30PM
Super Sharks – MWF 9AM
Wetworks I/II – M-F 9:30AM
Creaky Joints I/II- M-F 11AM
Aqua JOG – Tues/Thurs 9AM
Swimmin Wimmin -M-S 8AM
Shape Ups H2O – Tues and Thurs 8AM
Wet Works I and II M-F 9:30AM
Aqua Jog Tues and Thurs 9AM
Creaky Joints I and II M-SAT 11AM
Super Sharks – MWF 9AM $3/4/5
Aqua Blast – Mon and Wed 4PM
Drop In Prices $5/$6/$7 
Ask about Private Pool Parties.  $7 Per Person. 
Call us at 410-641-5255 or email
 Open to the Public. All Welcome!
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Ocean Pines Racquet Complex!
  View Webpage for Events and Info on all 3 sports.
  Drop-ins and newcomer instruction are available for one of America’s fastest growing sports!
$5 for non-members; no fee for first-time players.SECOND SESSION FEB 19/26
One hour clinics for First Time Beginners, on two Friday afternoons at 2:30pm, at the Community Center. $10

Click  here for more information about  pickleball.
must pre-register
Platform Tennis 
Free Platform Tennis Clinic Every Saturday
@ Noon. free week of play / 2nd Free Clinic.
Call 410-641-7228 or Jim Freeman at  215-704-4592 or email
$5 drop-in for non-members of platform to play. 
Join all 3 Clubs and Save $. Staying fit and having fun!
Manklin Meadows Racquet Sports Complex
410-641-7228 /  410-641-7052
Hours Vary….Call Ahead if you are not sure.

Get Away with Ocean Pines Rec and Parks
410-641-7052 /

Registration begins Feb 1
September 18 – 25, 2016
€1,289 – Land package only
Air/shuttle package priced separate from land package: TBD
7 Nights / 8 Days  Tour of Ireland
Escorted bus tours to Adare Village, Dingle Town, Slea Head, Kenmare Town, Ring of Kerry,  Horse cart trip through the Gap of Dunloe, Killarney,
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, and 13th Century Castle Tours.
Don’t forget to find your favorite Irish Pub maybe even one with your name on it.
Dunloe Hotel offers 5 Star Accomodations with numerous amenities such as, Horseback Riding, Golf Discount, Trout and Salmon Fishing, Pool and Spa
Daily Unlimited Gourmet Breakfast, Two Dinners, Escorted Bus Tours,  Irish Entertainment, Killarney Brewing Company craft beer brewery tour and tastings and as always FREE TIME to do other things not on the tour.
Kissing the Blarney Stone – a tourist favorite, can be done during your day of FREE TIME.
All information and tours offered through:   Ireland RnR Tours LLC; Mike Healy “Gold” Certified Ireland Specialist
For more info. call Debbie  410-641-7052
or email Mike Healy

Tee Off @ Ocean Pines Golf and Country Club!
Pro Shop and Grille Open Daily!
  Sign up at Pro-Shop or call 410-641-6057
100 Clubhouse Dr.  Ocean Pines, MD
877.GOLFOCEAN /  Photo Gallery

 Market operates every Saturday 
from 8 am-1 pm in 
White Horse Park. 

Shop at the market for everything needed for a holiday filled with family, football and feasting.

 Look for the most complete selection of local and regional vegetables and fruits for your kitchen culinary creations. Take home locally-raised meats, seafood and the most delicious baked goods for the holiday table. Don’t forget the local eggs, milk and butter!

Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks
410-641-7052 / or stop by the
Community Center to find out more!
Jan 30- The BIG GAME cooking class with Chef Tim!
Jan 30 – Meditation Class

Feb 5 – Youth Dance 3rd and 4th Graders

Feb 2 – Maximizing Social Security
Ocean Pines Recreation is no longer able to send flyers home through schools.  However, we are posting flyers through “Peachjar”. All schools should have a link on their main page. Attached is a link for Showell Elementary. If you have any questions feel free to message us or call us at 410-641-7052. Thank you
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Open 4pm on Thursday
Open 11am Friday – Saturday
Open 9am Sunday  Brunch Buffet!

Lunch, Dinner,Late Fare and Dessert


4pm – 7pm

Every Thursday
Sign up by 5:30pm
Games start at 6pm
Sunday Trivia starts 2/21.  View Flyer
Explore the dinner Menu!
2 Can enjoy a
Shared Appetizer
2 Entrees & a
Shared Dessert all with
a Bottle of Wine
from our selection.
Dive into a 10oz. or go big with a 14oz. King Cut with Chef’s choice of 2 Sides.
$17 Queen/$20 King ++
View Flyer

Enjoy a buffet of Italian specialties for $12.50++
Sundays thru Feb 7
Then on Thursday Nights
starting Feb 18. View Flyer
$15 Adults / $7 Kids or free for 5 and under
Served 9am -1pm
$3 Craft Brews / specials

Ask about discounts for Friday and Sunday events.

UNCORKED Paint Night
Sunday, Jan 31
$35 includes all materials and a glass of champagne. View Flyer
Ovation Dinner Theatre
 Wednesday, Feb 10
Joey and Gina’s Italian Comedy Wedding 6p-9p Italian Buffet – $50.00
Valentine’s Dinner Special
Friday, Feb 12
2 share an app, 2 entrees, share a dessert and a bottle of bubbly – $100 per couple ++ Reservations Only.
Corked Wine Club Dinner
Monday, Feb 15
Click HEREto view our Catering Packages, Pricing, and Menus.


$5 at the door or in advance
A Beautiful Wedding Begins With The Perfect Location
Tour the New and award winning Ocean Pines Yacht Club. Voted Best Wedding & Banquet Facility 2015 !!
Meet all the vendors you will need for a beautiful wedding day. Hors D’ Oeuvers, Cake Samples, Photographers, Travel, The latest Bridal fashion, Florist, Hair and Make up artist, Prizes and much much more.

MBS Open House
Sunday, January 31     12:00-2:00 pm
Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School
11242 Racetrack Road
Tour facilities, meet teachers and speak to administrators on hand regarding enrollment possibilities for the 2016-17 academic year.  For more  410-208-1600.


AARP Meeting
Monday, February 1
9:30 am Social Time / 10:00 am Meeting Begins
Ocean Pines Community Center
The guest speaker at this month’s meeting will be Kim Bennardi from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Office of Appointments and Executive Nominations.  Bring a friend or a neighbor as well as a can of food for Diakonia’s pantry.
Women’s Club of Ocean Pines Meeting
Thursday, February 4     10:00 am
Ocean Pines Community Center
This month’s meeting will feature discussions involving the proposed 2015-2016 budget.  Light refreshments will be served and there will be a 50/50 raffle.  For more information, 410-208-9326 or
Four Chaplains Service
Sunday, February 7     12:00 pm
The American Legion Synepuxent Post #166
2308 Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City
The public is invited to this service honoring four chaplains aboard the USAT Dorechester who gave their life jackets to four passengers so they could be saved.  For more information, contact Sarge Garlitz at 443-735-1942
Ocean Pines Boat Club Indoor Golf Tournament
Thursday, February 11     4:30 pm
Old Pro Golf
68th St., Ocean City
$10 per person golf only / $20 per person golf & dinner / $12 per person dinner only
This annual event is open to Ocean Pines Boat Club members and guests.  Happy hour will begin at 4:30 pm; tee-off will begin at 5:15 pm.  Dinner will follow at Taylor’s Neighborhood Restaurant in Ocean Pines.  Sign up a team or request to be placed on one.  For more info, contact Walt or Barbara Lischak at 410-600-0021.  sign up by February 5.


33rd Annual Seaside Boat Show

Friday, February 12     11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 13     10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday, February 14     10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Ocean City Convention Center
$10 adults / $1 children
Sponsored by the Ocean City-Berlin Optimist Club.  Enter to win a grand prize donated by North Bay Marina!

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, February 13     8:00-11:00 am
Ocean Pines Community Center
$5 adults / $3 children under 12 / free children under 5
Enjoy pancakes, sausages, fruit cup, coffee, tea and orange juice.  Proceeds benefit the youth of the community
America’s Boating Course
Beginning February 16
7:00-9:00 pm
Ocean Pines Library
Presented by the Ocean City Power Squadron.  Registration for this 8-hour class will be at 6:30 pm; the class will follow registration and on subsequent evenings.  Anyone born after July 1, 1972 must satisfactorily complete a safe boating class to operate a recreational vessel or personal watercraft in the state of Maryland.  The course covers basic boat handling, navigation, federal and state regulations, rules of the road, aids to navigation, required equipment and much more.  Students successfully completing this course may be eligible for six months free membership in the Ocean City Power Squadron.  The class is free, but there is a nominal charge for course materials.  Early registration is recommended; call 410-641-6535.  Visit for more information.
Denim and Diamonds Casino Night
Saturday, February 20     6:00 pm – Midnight
Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School
$45 in advance / $50 at the door
Enjoy music, dancing, Black Jack, poker, Texas Hold ‘Em, cash games and live and silent auctions.  Catering by Touch of Italy and other local favorite restaurants.  Purchase tickets online at  For more information, email

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