This Week in the Pines 11-25

 



“Pictures from my walk around the South Pond.”  Blue Heron in action!
sent in by Margaret Long.

Send your favorite OP photos to info@oceanpines.org!
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Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from the Ocean Pines Association Board, Management and Staff!

Click Here for OP Holiday Events

Join us as we kick off the holidays

Sat, Nov 28 @ White Horse Park
A Holiday Hometown Christmas  & Tree Lighting Celebration.
Ceremony starts @ 6:30pm

Admin Offices will be closed Thurs 11/26 & Fri 11/27
for Thanksgiving Holiday, Reopen Mon. 11/30 

Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks
410-641-7052 / rec@oceanpines.org or stop by the Community Center  
Sat, Nov 28
A Holiday Hometown Christmas  & Tree Lighting
6:30pm in White Horse Park
Sat, Dec 5
Breakfast With Santa & Reindeer Gift Shop Open
8am – 11am
Sun, Dec 6
Santa in the Park 11am – 2pm
Fri, Dec 11 
Light Up the Pines House Decorating Deadline
and Family Movie Night at 6:30pm
“Polar Express”
Sat, Dec 12
Swim with Santa @ Sports Core Pool
11am – 1pmWed, Dec 16
Family Movie Night – Rudolph
Cove Restaurant at the Yacht Club
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Get Away with Ocean Pines Rec and Parks
TAKE A TRIP WITH US!  
 
Good Night Mrs. Puffin – Dec 1
Nasa Wallops Island Tour –  Dec 8
New York for the Holidays – Dec 19
Matilda the Musical – Jan 9
TAKE A VACATION TO IRELAND WITH US!

IRELAND TOUR: www.irelandrnr.com
 410-641-7052 for more info or to register
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Ocean Pines Aquatics!
INDOOR POOL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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)
CLOSING AT NOON WED, NOV 25 & CLOSED NOV 26
EVENTS COMING UP

Visit our Angel Tree  
Now thru Dec 15th and

Make someone’s holiday brighter!

Swim with Santa
Sat Dec 12th 11am – 1pm
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!
STARTING NOW!
Fitness & Fun Fall Classes starting Now!
Sports Core Indoor Heated Pool Open Daily at 10am.
 
NEW FALL SIGN-UPS NOW
DROP -IN OR TRY A CLASS FREE! 
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 
 
REGISTER AT THE INDOOR POOL
Ask about Private Pool Parties.  $7 Per Person. 
Call us at 410-641-5255 or email aqua@oceanpines.org
 Open to the Public. All Welcome!
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Ocean Pines Racquet Complex!
  View Webpage for Events and Info on all 3 sports.
Pickleball 
  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.

One hour clinics for First Time Beginners, on Friday afternoons at 2:30pm, at the Community Center.
Click  here for more information about  pickleball.

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 jimisfreeman@verizon.net

$5 drop-in for non-members of platform to play. 
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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
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The Yard at Public Works will be open
NOW Through  Dec 19
Monday – Friday 7:30am – 3:30pm
Saturdays 8:00am – 3:30pm
No service on Thanksgiving Day.
 
REMINDER:
REPUBLIC SERVICE COLLECTION WILL BE ON A ONE DAY DELAY THIS WEEK.  THURSDAY CUSTOMERS WILL BE FRIDAY and FRIDAY CUSTOMERS WILL BE SAT.
Open Thursday – Sunday
Open 4pm on Thursday
Open 11am Friday – Saturday
Open 9am Sunday  Brunch Buffet!

Check Out Our NEW FALL MENUSLunch, Dinner,Late Fare and Dessert

HAPPY HOUR THURS – SUN 
4pm – 7pm
Live Music 5-9pm
Fri, 11/27 Smooth & Remy
Sat, 12/5 Kevin Poole
Fri, 12/11 Dave Sherman
Reservations View Menu Thanksgiving Buffet
Thurs, Nov 26
seatings 2, 4, 6pm

Downstairs Bar Open
12Noon – 8pm 

FRIDAY NIGHT
DATE NIGHT
explore the new Fall dinner Menu!
2 Can enjoy a
Shared Appetizer
2 Entrees & a
Shared Dessert all with
a Bottle of Wine
from our selection.
$50++
SATURDAY NIGHT
PRIME RIB NIGHT
Dive into a 10oz. Queen Cut or go big with a 14oz. King Cut with Chef’s choice of 2 Sides.
$17 Queen/$20 King ++
No Trivia Thurs, Nov 26.
Last 2015 Trivia Nights Dec. 3 & 10
$3 Craft Brews
Bar Specials
Plenty of TV’s
Wear your Jersey!
1-8pm
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SUNDAY BRUNCH
$15 Adults / $7 Kids
9am -1pm
Enjoy the view downstairs at the Cove
Alcoholic Drinks available for extra charge.
   
PLANNING YOUR
OWN PARTY?
Ask about discounts for Friday and Sunday events.  Save money on food and drink pkgs.
Click HERE to view our Catering Packages, Pricing, and Menus.
410-641-7501
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 NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY
Thurs, Dec. 31
an 8 -piece horn band, 70’s and 80’s funk and soul.  Menu -under development.  Tickets-$100 per person for culinary delight including Apps, beer, wine,champagne toast

(tax and gratuity not included). RSVP NOW

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Tee Off @ Ocean Pines Golf and Country Club!
Golf Members Decorate  for this beauty for the OP tree lighting 11/28.
Visit the OP Golf Members at the Hometown Tree Lighting @ 6:30pm 11/28
Santa’s Open Charity Golf Tournament
Saturday, December 5
9:00 am Registration & Breakfast/10:00 am Shotgun Start/3:00 pm Reception & Awards
Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club
$75 Advanced Registration / $85 At the Door
Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake on the Eastern Shore.  4-man format.  Participants are asked to bring one new, unwrapped gift for a boy or girl ages 7-17.  Entry fee includes continental breakfast, golf, cart, contests, gifts and post-tournament reception.  Click here to register.
Tern Grille Open Daily for breakfast and Lite Fare!
 Don’t have to be golfing to stop by for cold beer or lite fare and to watch play on the 18th hole.
email jmalinowski@oceanpinesgolf.org
  Sign up at Pro-Shop or call 410-641-6057
100 Clubhouse Dr.  Ocean Pines, MD
877.GOLFOCEAN /  Photo Gallery
Farmers Market this Saturday 
from 8 am-1 pm at White Horse Park.
Visit us at the Hometown Tree Lighting 6:30pm
OUR WINNERS! – Congratulation to all the winners of our 2015 Raffle Ticket fundraiser.
1st Prize
Leigh Kramer – Ocean Pines, Maryland
$400.00 Bicycle Gift Certificate to Continental Cycles
2nd Prize
Anne Cassidy – Centerville, Maryland
$100.00 in Market Bucks
3rd Prize
Kelly Carpenter Igneczi – West Ocean City, Maryland
$50.00 Gift Basket, over-stuffed with merchandise from our market vendors.

Thank you to everyone that purchased a Raffle Ticket this year!


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!
There will also be beautiful bouquets and centerpieces of fresh and dried florals. Fill the home with the scents of local beeswax candles, autumn-scented jar candles and handmade wax melts. Need a hostess gift? You’ll find a unique selection of items from our many talented artisans.

VOLUNTEER WITH US!

 TOTES FOR SALE $2 **new FARMERS MARKET STICKERS FOR SALE!  $3 APRONS $15

“Be a Santa to a Senior” Program
thru  December 11
Drop off items at Ocean Pines Community Center!
Purchased gifts should be wrapped and returned to the Community Center with the tag attached.  For more info, contact Home Instead Senior Care at 410-641-0901 / 410-641-7052.
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Support the Troops Program
Drop off items for active military members at American Legion Post #166, Boggs-Disharoon Post #123 in Berlin and Bank of Ocean City – West OC and 59th St., Ocean City.
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Ocean Pines Boat Club Caribbean Cruise
sign up for a 10-day cruise to the eastern Caribbean on January 15, 2016.  The port of departure is Bayonne, New Jersey – Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Sea.  Stops will be made in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; Basseterre, St. Kitts and Philipsburg, St. Maarte. please contact Helene, Ship Ahoy Cruises, at 877-482-7245
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Kenille’s Kupboard Pet Pantry & Rescue Fundraising Dinner
Thursday, December 3     5:30 pm- Adolfo’s
13th St. & The Boardwalk
$35 Adults / $15 Kids 13 & Under
Please bring a donation of a food, treat or toy for a dog or cat.  Tickets are available at the door, or purchase in advance.  For more information call 410-213-0393
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8th Annual Reindeer Run
Saturday, December 5
9:00 am 5K / 10:00 am 1-Mile- Berlin
To benefit Worcester Youth and Family Services.  Prizes for men’s and women’s winners, top fundraiser, largest team and best running attire.  Entry fee includes a gift bag and t-shirt.  Register online at raceroster.com.
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A Night to Remember in December
to Benefit Shirley Grace Pregnancy Center
Saturday, December 5     5:30 pm
Most Blessed Sacrament School-$35 per person
All proceeds will benefit Shirley Grace Pregnancy Center.  Featuring an elegant buffet dinner, dancing to the music of DJ Paul, $1000 raffle, silent auction and Chinese raffle.
Call 443-513-4124 for tickets .
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Ravens Roost #44 Guest Bartender Night at The Cove
Saturday, December 5     6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Cove at Ocean Pines
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Ravens Roost #44’s Penguin Swim Team in support of Atlantic General Hospital. Free admission, happy hour prices on select  items, live music by Kevin Poole and raffle prizes.
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18th Annual Ocean City Parrothead Club
Hots for Tots Chili Cook-Off
Sunday, December 6     1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Greene Turtle, West Ocean City
This event will feature over 25 chili entries with judging done by patron participation.  Best of Show Award for best dressed area. The cookoff supports a toy drive for the Ocean City Police Department and the Santa House as well as a fund drive for Worcester County GOLD.  For more information or to register as a restaurant, please visit www.ocphc.com and click on the “Chili Cookoff” link.
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Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert
Sunday, December 13     3:00 pm
Community Church at Ocean Pines-$45 per person
Guest soloists saxophonist Gary Louie and soprano Sharin Apostolou will accompany the orchestra’s performance of traditional season favorites.  For additional information or to place a ticket order, call 1-888-846-8600 or visit www.midatlanticsymphony.org.

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