This Week in the Pines 2-14

Beautiful sunset in Ocean Pines taken 2/7/14 by Hank CiuchtaEmail us your favorite photo with a caption to and be published here!
Ocean Pines Association – This Week in the Pines! Check out our new Website:
Administration Hours     8am – 5pm Mon – Fri ADMIN OFFICES ARE CLOSED MON 2/17/14 IN OBSERVANCE OF PRESIDENT’S DAY
Community Center   8am – 10pm Mon- Sat 10am – 6pm Sun Board and Admin Calendar

Public Hearing Notice

Re: OPA’s Proposed Budget for 2014- 2015 

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014

9:00 am @ OP Community Center

or Watch Live on Channel 78 or stream.

  Yacht Club Project Update:   Week of   2/3/14 through 2/7/14 ….view more progress photos HERE

  • Rough-In Security System 1st & 2nd floor 100%
  • Drywall Hanging 99% complete 1st floor/95% 2nd floor
  • Electrical Panels being set
  • Colm. Framing 100% complete
  • Bulkhead Framing 100% complete
  • Finishing drywall 1st  85% & 2nd floor (60%)
  • Started Kitchen Hood  1st & 2nd floor installed
  • Spray insulated Steel Beam
  • HVAC units on site (Attic Set) 80%
  • HVAC lines installed 80%


  • 1st floor bathroom floor tile installed
  • 1st floor bathroom wall tile 90%
  • 1st floor kitchen floor tile 95%
  • RC Channel 2nd floor dining complete
  • Doors and windows stained and sealed 100%
  • Painted door frames 60%
  • Painted walls 60%
  • Fire Marshall Hydro 95%
  • Tower framing inspection complete
  • Tower Window 95%


Click link below to flip through the OPA Winter Quarterly Newsletter online version.  Mailed copies are on the way!





Sports Core Pool open 7 days a week!   Book a Swim Party with US!     Download Winter Classes Download Winter Swim Lessons 


Creaky Joints I & II focuses on working all of your joints, balance, and flexibility.  Perfect for arthritis and muscular conditions  M, W, F/S @ 11am DROP IN WELCOME!


Wet Works I is really fun and very active water exercise.  Whole body workout using kickboard, noodles, barbells, and stretch cords. Men Welcome, starts Feb 17 M, W, F @9:30am
Super Sharks! high intensity workout to build endurance and overall aerobic fitness level, starts Feb 24th M, W, F @ 9am
Shape Ups H2O, fun total-body workout to music with the use of pool noodles, water jugs, and foam barbells, starts Feb 25th T, TH @ 8am
Evening Water Aerobics, fun energetic program that will give you results and enhances cardiovascular fitness and improves overall strength without the impact of floor work! starts Feb 25th T, TH @ 5pm and 6pm.

 Tee Off at Ocean Pines Country Club! 

Call for tee times… or visit

  410-641-6057  / /

This Saturday at The Ocean Pines Farmers Market!  8am – 1pm White Horse Park

Overtel Seafood will not be at this Saturday’s market.  The winter weather has taken its toll on their industry.  The recent frozen waters made it difficult to harvest and have affected market pricing.  I spoke with Tom this afternoon, and he’s hoping to return to market next week with oysters and clams.   Live blue crabs are coming this summer!

D. J. David & Company will have seasonal fresh produce. Market shoppers will find greens that include curly kale, escarole and Swiss chard.  Other produce will include a selection of potatoes, sweet potatoes, acorn and butternut winter squash, Brussel sprouts, beets, turnips, rutabagas, carrots, parsnips, green cabbage, mushrooms, shallots, scallions and onions.

Sweet Faith is becoming a favorite of many market shoppers.  In addition to their homemade cookies, they have a selection of vintage cookie jars that can be purchased.

Tyaskin Pasture Fresh Farm and Peter’s Artisan Bread will be at market.

During this time of year, many of our farmers are already working on the crops they will be bringing to the market later this year.  Seeds that were ordered in January are now being planted in greenhouses, so the plants will be ready to transplant into the fields/gardens in the near future.

  WINTER IS FUN WITH REC & PARKS New Classes, Programs, Events, Seminars, West OC Fitness Schedule, Bus Trips, Swim Lessons & More! DOWNLOAD THE WINTER ACTIVITY GUIDE

  OP COMMUNITY CENTER OPEN DAILY OP Recreation and Parks do not slow down in the Winter!

 Thursdays, Family Zumba, starts Feb 20th & Mar 20th!

Weight Watchers Meetings every 5:30pm in Comm Ctr! 

Platform Clinics Every Saturday Pickleball Drop In Every Sunday 

Ask about other drop-in fitness courses! 

Pre-School & Youth Sports & Activities Youth Drop-in Basketball every Sunday ages 9-16, boys and girls, OP Gym $3
Music & Movement with Mister Don

for ages 1-4, on Wednesdays 6pm, starts Feb 19th $30/$40 for six sessions
Adult Sports & Classes


Pickleball Drop In Mon, Thurs, & Sun

$3 per person or $30 per month
Zumba, Cardio, Pilates, Total Body +
VIEW:  West OC Schedule of Classes

 Some of the classes are held in the OP GYM   Self-Defense: Hapkido Feb 17 for 10 weeks, Mon & Wed

8pm – 9:15pm OP Community Center $60 Res / $70 Non-res
Hand Dancing Class Feb 18 for 6 weeks, Tuesdays 7:15-8:15pm $35 res / $40 non-res
Knitting & Crochet Demonstrations Every Saturday!
Free Seminars – LOVE YOURSELF! Sick & Tired of Being Sick & Tired? Thur.  Feb 24th @ 6:30pm By Kelley Rakow, FREE
Bus Trips Book of Mormon – March 1st Philadelphia Flower Show – March 6th DC, Cherry Blossom Tour – April 3rd Virginia Tatoo – April 27 Million Dollar Quartet – May 31
      Please pre-register at 410-641-7052 or

COMMUNITY EVENTS CALENDARNEW Pine Tappers Free Adult Tap Dance Classes

Tuesdays   2:00-3:30 pm

Ocean Pines Community Center

Exercise and have fun with choreographed tap dancing routines!  From 2:00-2:30 pm, brush up on basic techniques and a review of the routines, then join the regular class from 2:30-2:30 pm.  Come every week or drop in at your convenience.  For additional information, contact Lori at 410-251-2162 or


Ocean Pines Boat Club Miniature Golf Tournament and Pizza Outing

Wednesday, February 19     4:30 pm

Old Pro Golf, 68th St., Ocean City

$18 per person

Enjoy a round a miniature golf, dinner and fun!  Happy hour will start at 4:30 pm – BYOB.  Please bring a small snack to share.  Tee-off begins at 5:15 pm.  Prizes will be given.  Price includes golf and pizza buffet dinner at J & J’s Pizzeria, West Ocean City. Event limited to 72 people.  For reservations, call Walt Lischak at 410-600-0021



Pine’eer Craft Club

Thursday, February 20     10 am

Ocean Pines Community Center

Enjoy refreshments at 9:45 am, followed by the business meeting at 10 am.  A free craft project will follow the meeting.  Guests are welcome!  For more information, call 410-208-3032


Commissioner  Boggs  Town Meeting

Saturday, February 22    10 am

Ocean Pines Library

Special guests include Angela Baldwin, the new manager of Assateague State Park, and Mimi Dean of the Worcester County Health Department, who will interpret the various blood tests routinely ordered by doctors and what each means in terms of our general health. Early arrival to the meeting is recommended as seating and parking at the library are limited. All are welcome to attend and participate.  For additional information, call Judy Boggs at 410-641-6158.


Ocean City Power Squadron America’s Boating Course

4 Mondays -starts  February 24 7-9 pm

Ocean Pines Library

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.  This course will cover 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.  This course is free.  There is a nominal charge for course materials.  Call 410-726-1509 or 302-253-0533 for advance registration information.  Visit for more information.


MSO Spring “Strings Concert- Seven Seasons”

March 6, 8, & 9    times vary

info and tix, 888-846-8600


Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce County-Wide Business Expo

Thursday, March 13     4-7 pm

Route 50, Berlin

All Worcester County employers and employees are invited to attend this networking opportunity and display their services or goods to potential customers.  This event is open to the public.  There will be  door prizes donated from local businesses and a 50/50 raffle.  Refreshments and light fare sponsored by Wawa and complimentary beer, wine and soda will be served.  For more information and to register, call 410-641-5306 or visit


Kiwanis Wine Tasting Party and Chinese Auction

Friday, March 21    4-7 pm

Ocean Pines Community Center

$15 per person (no one under age 21 admitted)

Ticket price includes unlimited samples of wine, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, desserts, soft drinks, coffee and water.  All proceeds benefit the Kiwanis Scholarship Fund for local high school students.  For more information or for tickets, contact Charlie Warner at 410-641-7712 or, or see any Kiwanian.




  SAM’S CLUB DISCOUNT OFFER EXTENDED  Support OPVFD and Save!Receive a gift card for $10 or $25 on an annual Sam’s Club or Sam’s Club Plus Membership.  In addition, Sam’s will donate $5 to the Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Dept. for each new or renewal membership application received through this offer with OP!  Read More…. Download Application      DEADLINE EXTENDED!

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