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This Week in the Pines 1-8

New Years Day 2015, Reflections over the Cove in Ocean Pines

-George Ball

Normandy Veterans to Raise First Flag at Ocean Pines Yacht Club

Saturday, Jan 10 @ 11AM

 

Ocean Pines is honored to have the first flag to be raised at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club by WWII and D-Day survivors Elmer Muth and John Sauer.  Both men landed at Omaha Beach in France, early in the morning on June 6th, 1944 amid a hail of firestorm from enemy troops.  As a quartermaster in the Navy, Elmer was in the 6th Wave and narrowly escaped when his landing craft was hit and was taking on water.  He eventually spent 4 weeks living in tents on this beach.

John Sauer, USA, also landed at Omaha in the 4th Wave, was wounded and was awarded a Purple Heart for his bravery.  Both men will be present to raise a flag that originally flew over the American Cemetery at Normandy.  This was also the first flag that flew over the Worcester County Veterans Memorial at Ocean Pines.

The flag raising and brief ceremony will be held at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club on Saturday, Jan 10th at 11 AM and is open to the public.  A reception will follow in the Ocean Pines Yacht Club.

For more information call Marie Gilmore at 410-726-2881 or Sharyn O’Hare at 410-603-4777.

 

THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

THURSDAY 1/8
Grief Recovery Seminar Begins 3pm Comm Center
Heartsaver CPR 6-8pm Comm Center
Wall to Wall Dodgeball Begins 7pm Comm Center
Budget Presentation to Board 3pm Country Club

FRIDAY 1/9

Painting in the Pines After-School 4-6pm
Painting in the Pines Girls Night Out 6pm
Kaleb Brown 5:30-9:30pm The Cove
SATURDAY 1/10
Flag Ceremony Yacht Club 11am
Farmers Market @ WHP 8-1
Basketball Begins
Theatre Classes Begin
Baby, Toddler and Children Swim Sessions Begin
Adults Only Dive-In Movie “The Big Chill” 6pm
SUNDAY 1/11
Brunch @ The Cove 9am-1pm
Happy Hour 1-7 – Cove with Comfort Food Specials
Pickleball Drop-In 1:30-4:30 pm Comm Center
“My Girl and Me Club” 12-1 Comm Center
MONDAY 1/12
Super Sharks Begin
*Budget and Finance Sessions 12th-16th – country club
TUESDAY 1/13
Cheerleading Begins
Make the Most of Your Medicare Plan Seminar 6pm

Ocean Pines Aquatics! 

Winter Activity Guide is In!

Visit our website calendars for info too!
Stop by the Sports Core Pool and register for classes or get info on events.

 
SWIM CLASSES BEGINNING
 
Baby and Me (6-18 months) 
Toddler and Me (19 months -3 years)
Starfish (3 – 5 years)
Guppies (5 – 7 years)
Dolphins (7-9 years)
Marlins (10-12 years)
Book a Pool Party
$6 Swimmers / $3 Non- Swimmers
Adults Only Dive-In Movie
“The Big Chill”
Saturday, January 10 6:00PM
BYOB; No Glass Containers
Members $3; Resident $5; Non-Residents $7
Sports Core Indoor Pool – Open Year Round!
Open Mon-Sat from 10am-9pm
Sundays 10am – 6pm
NOW YOU CAN REGISTER AT THE POOL! 
  Winter Swim Memberships available.
  410-641-5255 – pool /  410-641-7052 to register or 
email rec@oceanpines.org / Open to the Public
  All Welcome! Resident and
Non-Resident Rates Apply
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Ocean Pines Recreation and Aquatics
Winter Activity Guide is Here!

 

Like us on Facebook  410-641-7052/ rec@oceanpines.org

Community Center is open Daily for sign-ups.

Community Center will close early on Dec. 24 and closed all day on Dec. 25 to celebrate Christmas.  Re-open Dec. 26 @ 8am.

     Saturday Farmers Market in White Horse Park!

 

8am -1pm Year-Round…..New Vendors Weekly

 

 

COMMUNITY CORNER TENT

We’re now taking reservations for our Community Corner Tent for the 2015 market year.  This is a great way to introduce your nonprofit or service group to the farmers’ market shoppers.  The Community Corner can be used for membership drives, fund raising (excluding bake sales) or to hold a demonstration.  For more information, and to reserve your date; contact Market Manager David Bean at 410-251-6383 or at flavordrizzles@gmail.com.

 

VOLUNTEER AT MARKET

The Friends of the Ocean Pines Farmers Market is our volunteer group.  As a volunteer you could have the opportunity to rub elbows with our farmers and learn more about local agriculture, hob-knob with the bakers for inside secrets to their best recipes or just make new friends with others interested in supporting the farmers market.  Volunteer opportunities are available at any level of commitment and hours are flexible. To find out more, you can stop by our Information booth any Saturday or contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Tracey Hofman at TraceyHofman@aol.com.

 

MARKET MUSIC  Uke of Earl with Charlie Flagiello

 OPEN EVERY SATURDAY 8am – 1pm
White Horse Park!  Open to the public!  New Vendors welcome!

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Manklin Meadows Racquet 
Complex Happenings! 
CLUBHOUSE HOURS!
Mon, Tues and Wed from 9-12
410-641-7228
PLATFORM TENNIS

CONGRATS ON TREE TRIMMING AWARD!!  Free Platform Tennis Clinics  Saturdays @ 12Noon @ Manklin Meadows. Bring Sneakers and we will provide the rest!
Annual Membership start at $150  

 

PICKLEBALL

  

NEW! PICKLEBALL WEBSITE

 

January – Four Week Pickleball Clinic

for Beginners

Tell your friends – they should sign-up now for the January Clinic which will be held at the Community Center, four Sundays in January, starting Jan 4th at 4:30pm. Space in this clinic is limited and is going fast.  Participants sign up through OP Recreation & Parks Dept, located inside the OP Community Center; Phone # 410.641.7052.   Here are the details for the January Clinic-

who: ages 12 and older;  when:Sundays, Jan 4, 11, 18 and 25; time: 4:30-5:30pm

instructors: Frank Creamer and Julie Woulfe. cost: $15/participant / 4 wk session

 

Information about Activities, Racquet Sport Memberships and Facilities

View Rates / Sport and Facility Information
410-641-7717 / 41-641-7052  rec@oceanpines.org

Ocean Pines Winter Newsletter 
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EXPECT CONSTRUCTION DELAYS ON PORTIONS OF OCEAN PARKWAY IN OCEAN PINES

 

Worcester County Public Works officials advise the public to expect traffic delays due to construction in Ocean Pines on Windjammer Road and Bird’s Nest Road and on Ocean Parkway between Windjammer Road and Village Way. This work will begin in late December 2014.

A-Del Construction of Dover, Delaware will install a new 12-inch diameter sewage force main to replace older lines in the area. Drivers should be aware there will be changing traffic patterns and construction traffic, as well as lane and parking restrictions in these areas.

Construction is expected to be complete by late spring 2015. Anyone with specific concerns may contact Public Works Deputy Director John Ross or Construction Technician Mike McCabe at the Department of Public Works Water and Wastewater Division at (410)-641-5251.

January Calendar!

 
Ocean Pines Yacht Club 
The Cove Restaurant
OPEN FOR LUNCH & DINNER THURS – SUN 11-Close
Happy Hour Thursday – Saturday from 4-7pm
Sundays Happy Hour and Comfort Food Specials 1-7pm
Sunday Brunch Buffet 1st level, 9am-1pm
 Price: $15 / $7.50 age 6-12 /5 & under are free
Weekend Specials

with wine pairing suggestions! 

 

Shrimp Tacos: Fried Shrimp, Grilled Tomato Mojo, Sour Cream, Chimmichurri  $9

Chalone Pinot Noir 2011, Montery, California $9

 

Spanish Rissoto: Saffron Broth, Chorizo, Peps & Onions $14

Sebastiani Cabernet 2012 Sonoma, California $9

 

Open Face Soft Shell Poh Boy

Fresh Soft Shell Crab, Grilled Crostini, Remoulade, Fresh Arugula

$12 / Michael David Sauvignon Blanc 2011,

North Coast California  $8

 

SUNDAY COMFORT FOOD SPECIALS!  

Football Playoffs and Happy Hour 1 – 7pm

 

Loaded Mash Potato Bowl: 

Crispy Chicken, Shaved Corn, Cheddar Cheese, Chicken Gravy $9

Open Face Turkey Platter: 

Oven Roasted Turkey, Texas Toast, Crispy Fries, Turkey Gravy $8

Shrimp Salad Wrap: 

Lettuce, Tomato, Creamy Shrimp Salad, Grilled Cucumber Wrap $9

NEW HAPPY HOUR

 Delicious Food, Live Friday Entertainment, and Great View!

4-7pm Thurs – Saturday / Sunday 1-7pm
$2 Domestic Drafts and Rails/ $2.50 Domestic Bottles.
Call, Premium and Top are $1 off and House wine just $3

 

Entertainment Schedule

Friday, January 9 – Kaleb  Brown 6:00 – 10:00pm

Friday, January 16 – Remy & Smooth 6:00 – 10:00 pm

Friday, January 23 – Kaleb Brown 6:00 – 10:00pm

Friday, January 30 – Jack Worthington 6:00 – 10:00pm

 You won’t go hungry!
LATE NIGHT FARE MENU (After 9pm)

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info@oceanpines.org
410-641-7501 / dining@oceanpines.org
Book your wedding, party or
special event!

 

PLAY OCEAN PINES GOLF!

 $30 all day any day —–18 with cart!

 

 FOR INFO AND
TEE TIMES
410-641-6057

call for group & guest rates.

www.oceanpinesgolf.org

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“Aladdin, Jr.” Performance

Friday, January 9     4:00 pm & 6:30 pm

Saturday, January 10     4:00 pm & 6:30 pm

Wor-Wic Community College – Guerrieri Hall

$15 adults / $12 students ages 6-18 / $8 children ages 5 and under

Enjoy a performance of “Aladdin, Jr.” by the Ocean Pines Youth Theater.  Disney’s resourceful young hero and wise-cracking genie come to life on stage in this special Broadway Junior adaptation of one of the most popular animated movies of all time.

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Anglers Club Meeting

Saturday, January 10     9:30 am

Ocean Pines Library

Captain Sonny Gwin will be the guest speaker at this month’s meeting.  Gwin has been commercially fishing for 30 years and will share some of his experiences.

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Grand Opening of the Performing Arts Center Featuring the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, January 17     6:30 pm

Performing Arts Center, Ocean City

$25-$45 per person

Celebrate the grand opening of the new Performing Arts Center in Ocean City with musical performances by the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and Ocean City Stars.  The evening will also include a ribbon-cutting ceremony, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.  Black tie optional.  Purchase tickets now at ticketmaster.com.

 

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Star Charities Beef & Beer Fundraiser

Friday, January 9    5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ocean Pines Community Center

$26 per person

Join Star Charities for this special fundraiser to benefit wounded soldiers of Maryland.  Ticket includes an all-you-can-eat beef dinner by Monty Jones of The Lazy River Saloon.  The event will feature emcee Irv Brumbley, two lives bands (Backbay Strummers and Still Rockin), a special guest speaker, door prizes, live auction and a 50/50 raffle.  For tickets or information, contact Barbara Mazzei at 410-208-0430 or Anna  410-641-7667.

 

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Valentines for Veterans

Now through Tuesday, January 27

For the 15th year, Valentine’s Day cards will be sent to veterans at four rehab medical centers to thank them for their sacrifices.  The cards and some candy will be sent to Charlotte Hall Veterans Hospital, Baltimore Rehab Center, Baltimore VA Medical Center and Perry Point Hospital. Purchased and homemade cards are appreciated. Cards may be dropped off at Re/Max, Copy Central, the Ocean Pines Library and the Ocean Pines Community Center.  For more information, contact Charlotte at 410-641-8138 or charlottecathell@gmail.com, or email louetta@mcclaflin.com.  This project is sponsored by Caring for America, a mission of the Republican Women of Worcester County.

 

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Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, February 14     8:00 am – 11:00 am

Ocean Pines Community Center

$5 adults / $3 kids For more information, please call 410-208-6719.

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