This Week in the Pines 12-17

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Ocean Pines Aquatics Angel Tree – Supporting Worcester County G.O.L.D
Send your OP photos to info@oceanpines.org!
 OP Aquatics and OPA thank everyone for their donations this year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Ocean Pines Association Board, Management & Staff.
Admin Offices will be closed Dec 24-25 and Jan 1st 
Check facility hours before you visit.  
REPUBLIC SERVICES REMINDER
NO Trash or recylce collection on Dec 25th, Collections will take place on Saturday, Dec 26th if that is your day.

Click Here for OP Holiday Events

Check out the “Light

up the Pines”
holiday light displays!

  



  View Map or Make your own map with the addresses.  Send in your vote for People’s Choice to info@oceanpines.org, on our Facebook page or text 443.397.0585.

Good Luck everyone!  Thank  you for brightening up the
holidays in Ocean Pines.
This year’s prizes are sponsored by Choptank Electric.  Each entry receives a 2 pack of LED light bulbs.  Each winner receives $25 electric credit from Choptank and a $50 gift certificate to the Cove.

VIEW LIGHT DISPLAY MAP

VIEW ENTRIES

Get Away with Ocean Pines
Rec and Parks
410-641-7052
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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JOIN US FOR A TRIP TO
NEW YORK CITY DURING THE HOLIDAYS!
SAT, DEC 19th –
Limited Seats
Sign up Now!  Spend the day on your own in New York City during the best time of the year! 
Matilda the Musical

Sat, Jan 9
The Kennedy Center – Washington, DC
$120/pp
Welcome to the deliriously amusing, heartwarming, head-spinning world of Matilda. You won’t want to leave. Time Magazine’s #1 Show of the Year!!!!!!  Winner of 50 International Awards.  Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, who dares to take a stand & change her own destiny and the destiny of others.  
Based on the novel by Roald Dahl
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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 only)
Closed Dec 24 & 25 & 4pm Dec 31
REGISTER NOW, LIMITED TEAMS


UPCOMING EVENTS
DAY-OFF-SCHOOL SWIM DAYS
Enjoy the day off from school in the heated comfort of our indoor pool!  Special reduced rates for December 23, 29 & 30 ONLY.  The pool will be open during regular Friday business hours, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm.
WED, DEC 30 10AM-4PM
AGES: 7 AND UP FEE: $75 PIZZA INCLUDED!
SAT, JAN 2 10:15AM-11:30AM
AGES: 7-12  SWIM MEMBER: $20 NON-MEMBER: $25
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.

FIRST SESSION STARTS JAN 15/22
One hour clinics for First Time Beginners, on Friday afternoons at 2:30pm, at the Community Center. $10

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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2nd Annual Ugly Sweater/Holiday Party
Thursday, December 17     4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Please BYOB and a snack to share.  Bring a wrapped gift ($10 or less) for a Secret Santa game.
Ladies’ Flight
Mondays and Wednesdays      8:30 am
$1 per person
Please preregister.
Men’s Flight
Tuesdays and Thursdays     9:00 am
$1 per person
Please preregister.
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.
 
Ocean Pines Association and Sandpiper Energy Update
The Ocean Pines Association (OPA) is pleased to announce negotiations with Sandpiper Energy, a subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, have been successfully concluded.   OPA Board of Directors voted 5-2 on December 17, 2015 in favor of the proposed agreements with Sandpiper Energy that will facilitate the conversion of the Ocean Pines community from propane to natural gas service over the next few years.  Read More…..
Volunteer Your Time and Talent.
Advisory Committees Seeing New Members!
  • By-Laws and Resolution
  • Marine Activities
  • Communications
  • Comprehensive Planning
Download application or call 410-641-7717 x 3002 for email mbennett@oceanpines.org for more info.
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Last Day for Curb-side Pick Up from Public Works is Friday Dec 18th and The Yard at Public Works will be open Through  Dec 19
Weekdays 7:30am – 3:30pm
Saturdays 8:00am – 3:30pm 
 
The Leaf Vacuum Truck will continue to run.  2 Trucks will be running after Christmas Holiday.  The Truck is currently on the North Side of the Parkway in the North Gate and will go all the way up to Rt. 90. bridge.

Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks
410-641-7052 / rec@oceanpines.org or stop by the
Community Center to find out more!
Closed Dec 24 & 25 & at 5pm on Dec 31 
Dodgeball Wars – G 6-8
Dec 19 & 20
Santa in the Park
11am-2pm
Dec 23
School’s Out Girls Rock
10am – 12Noon

Jan 5 – Toddler Time
Jan 5 – Hand Dancing Classes start 
Jan 5 – Line Dancing Classes start 
Jan 7 – Crash Course Classical Meditation
Jan 7 – Heartsaver CPR w/AED Training
Jan 9 – Little Shooters BB Clinic
Jan 9 – Hoopsters BB League
Jan 9 – Girls Club Volleyball Travel Teams
Jan 12 – Basketball Cheerleading
Jan 13 – Co-ed Dodgeball starts
Jan 15/22 – Pickleball Clinic for all levels 
Jan 19 – Baby’s First Massage
Jan 30- The BIG GAME cooking class – Chef Tim!
 
FREE SEMINARS OFFERED
Jan 5 – Understanding Annuities
Jan 13 – Senior Planning Seminar
Jan 20 – Reverse Mortgage Seminar 
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Open 4pm on Thursday
Open 11am Friday – Saturday
Open 9am Sunday  Brunch Buffet!

Lunch, Dinner,Late Fare and Dessert

 HAPPY HOUR THURS – SUN 

4pm – 7pm
Closed Dec 24 & 25, reopen 11am Dec 26

 
Jimmy Charles
Home for Christmas Concert
Hospice Fundraiser
Thursday, Dec 17
 

 

 5-10pm. 
 LIVE MUSIC!
   

 Friday, 12/19 Kevin Poole
 FRIDAY NIGHT 12/18
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 12/19
PRIME RIB NIGHT 
Dive into a 10oz. or go big with a 14oz. King Cut with Chef’s choice of 2 Sides.
$17 Queen/$20 King ++

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SUNDAY BRUNCH
$15 Adults / $7 Kids or free for 5 and under
Served 9am -1pm

New Year’s Eve Party,
Limited Reservations Left.
Call Today 410-641-7501
or email dining@oceanpines.org
$3 Craft Brews / specials
Thurs, Dec 17th

 Paint Night

Sun, Dec 20th
 
“CHAR” Steakhouse
Night and MORE….
Mon, Dec 21
View Menu

PLANNING YOUR
OWN PARTY?
Ask about discounts for Friday and Sunday events.
Click HEREto view our Catering Packages, Pricing, and Menus.
410-641-7501

www.clubsofoceanpines.org

Tee Off @ Ocean Pines Golf and Country Club!


Players Enjoyed  “Santa’s Open Charity Golf Tournament”

Pro Shop and Grille Open Daily!
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.

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

 
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Worcester County Tea Party Speaker Series
Thursday, December 17
6:30 pm Doors Open / 7:00 pm Meeting Begins
Ocean Pines Library
Pastor John Abent, from Faith Baptist Church in Berlin, will share memories at this “Celebrating Our Successes” Christmas party.  This event is free and open to the public.  Attendees are encouraged to bring a desert to share and canned food for the local food pantry.
or call 443-614-7214.
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Pine Tones Chorus Christmas Concert
Friday, December 18     7:30 pm
Atlantic United Methodist Church, Ocean City
The Pine Tones Chorus, which includes over 50 singers from Ocean Pines/Ocean City and other nearby areas, will present holiday selections at this annual concert.  Free admission; an offering will be received.
Refreshments will be served after the performance.
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Women’s Club of Ocean Pines Meeting
Thursday, January 7     10:00 am
Ocean Pines Community Center
The guest speaker at this month’s meeting will be Dr. Tracy L. Rush, who provides chiropractic care in Berlin and has extensive training in nutrition and its value in the healing process.  Light refreshments will be served and there will be a 50/50 raffle.  For more information, contact Dianna Bolyard at 410-208-9326 or diannabolyard@yahoo.com.
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Women Supporting Woman Fundraiser
Friday, January 8     4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Parke at Ocean Pines
The Parke at Ocean Pines will be turning pink to party for Women Supporting Women.  Pluck a duck and win a prize, play bra pong and take a chance on the 50/50.  And be sure to cast your vote in the annual Parke bra decorating contest.  Attendees are asked to bring a hearty hors d’oeuvre to share; BYOB.  Sign up in the book at the Parke clubhouse.
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Star Charities Beef & Beer Fundraiser
Friday, January 8     5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ocean Pines Community Center
$30 per person
Proceeds benefit wounded soldiers in Maryland.  Enjoy an all-you-can-eat beef dinner provided by Monty Jones of The Lazy River Saloon.  Entertainment will feature Sharon Sorrentino, Irv Brumbley, DJ Dawn, the Ocean Pines Youth Theatre and a special performance by Rod Stewart impersonator Tommy Edward.  Door prizes and live auction.  For tickets, contact Anna Foultz at 410-641-7667.
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Woman-less Beauty Pageant
Friday, January 8     7:00 pm
Berlin Fire Company
$25 per person
This event will benefit 30-year 911 and emergency dispatcher Tammy Ewing and her husband, Phillip, who is battling cancer.  Includes dinner; BYOB.  Raffles, auctions, door prizes and 50/50.  Ages 21 and over only.  Contact Jill Truitt at 443-783-9494 or Jen Kosko at 443-614-6486 for tickets, pageant entry and donations.
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