This Week in the Pines 2-19

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Snow fall at the Wo. Cty Veterans Memorial in Ocean Pines
sent in by Hoge Caswell.

SANDPIPER TO HOST INFORMATIONAL MEETING FOR OCEAN PINES RESDENTS
THURS, MARCH 10th – 6PM
OP Community Center
Click HERE for more info

BOARD AND ADMIN MEETING CALENDAR 
Special Meeting – Friday, Feb. 19th @ 9am –
Board Room View Agenda

Coming up at the Community Center:  
Thurs, Feb. 25th @ 9am – Reg. Board Mtg
Tues, Mar 8th @ 6pm – GM Town Hall
Palmer Gillis Speaks to the OPA Board 2/5

Ocean Pines Aquatics!
INDOOR POOL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Open Daily Year-Round
Mon – Thur 10am – 8pm / Fri & Sat 10am – 9pm
Sunday 10am – 5pm
SPECIAL EVENTS

Learn to Swim like a Mermaid
Sat, March 5  10:15am
Ages 7-12, $25 per person
$20 for swim members.

Easter Egg Dive and Pool Party
Fri, March 18 5:30pm
Swimmers $6/Non-Swimmers $3
DJ, Easter Bunny, Swim, and Fun!

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.
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 Recreation and Parks
410-641-7052 / rec@oceanpines.org or stop by the
Community Center to find out more!
 
Feb 19 – Family Fun Night Bingo
Feb 20 – Mother and Daughter Cooking Class
Feb 26 – Quick Start Tennis ages 5-7
Mar 1 – Hand Dancing Classes
Mar 3 – Heartsaver CPR

FREE SEMINARS OFFERED
Feb 24 – Reverse Mortgage Seminar @ 2pm
Mar 1-Exploring Market-Lined Notes @ 3pm
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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Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks
410-641-7052 / rec@oceanpines.org or stop by the
Community Center to find out more!

Bus Trips Coming Up…..
Philadelphia Flower Show – March 12
A Day in D.C. – April 8
Menopause the Musical – April 9
Virginia International Tatoo – April 24
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

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

 
4 World Travel Collette Vacations to choose.
Click Destination Name for more Info
 
TAKE A VACATION TO IRELAND!
IRELAND TOUR:

September 18 – 25, 2016
7 Nights / 8 Days  Tour of Ireland
 
OP Farmers 

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

BACK AT MARKET! – Toute de Suite delicious pastries, macaroons and more! 

Our vendors have a lot to offer for your market basket during the remaining weeks of the winter farmers market. At the Market Information Booth warm up with a dollar cup of freshly brewed coffee, frothy hot chocolate or steamy tea.  Don’t forget to purchase your 50/50 raffle tickets to win the growing winter jackpot!

Easter arrives at the Farmers Market on March 26th.  Shop for local eggs, early spring produce, seasonal goods and fresh-cut spring flowers.
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Ocean Pines Racquet Sport Clinics!
  View Webpage for Events and Info on all 3 sports.

Pickleball Clinics   FEB 19/26 & MAR 18/25
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
Free Platform Tennis Clinic Every Saturday
@ Noon. free week of play / 2nd Free Clinic.
Call  Jim Freeman at  215-704-4592 or email jimisfreeman@verizon.net

$5 drop-in for non-members of platform to play. 

 
Manklin Meadows Racquet Sports Complex
410-641-7228 /  410-641-7052
Hours Vary….Call Ahead if you are not sure.

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Ocean Pines Quarterly Report
Winter 2016 Read Online
Join us at the Cove/Yacht Club
Open 4pm on Thursday
Open 11am Friday – Saturday
Open 9am Sunday Brunch 
 
Nightly Specials and Special Events
HAPPY HOUR TWO TIMES ALL WKND! 
Thurs- Sun 4pm – 7pm & Fri-Sun 11am -2pm

LUNCH SPECIAL 11:00am – 2:00pm
$5 burgers for lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sundays.  The burgers will be served with chips and a pickle with happy hour pricing on drinks! 
NIGHTLY SPECIALS
Thurs – Italian Night, 

Fri – Date Night
Sat – Prime Rib Special
Sun – Trivia with Food Specials!

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SPECIAL EVENTS
Sat Feb 20 Bourbon Tasting View Menu
Sun. Feb 21 Paint Night View Flyer
Mon. Feb 29 “Char” Steak Night View Menu


SATURDAY, MARCH 5
 
$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.

 Ocean Pines Golf and Country Club!

Join us for Happy Hour at The Tern Grille on Friday, Feb. 19 from 4-7 pm. Stop by for a drink or two!

Membership at Ocean Pines
Golf & Country Club
 There’s never been a better time to become a member at Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club! With attractively-priced membership options and easy payment plans, our beautifully maintained Robert Trent Jones, Sr.-designed course offers the area’s best value in golf.
PLUS … Join now and play for free through March 31!
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Ocean Pines Golf Florida Winter Bash
February 28 – March 5, 2016
Mystic Dunes Resort, Orlando, Florida
Hosted by the Ocean Pines Men’s Golf Association and the Ocean Pines Ladies’ Golf Association, this golf trip to Florida is open to all Ocean Pines golfers and their friends.  It is scheduled for February 28-March 5, 2016 at Mystic Dunes Resort in Orlando, Florida.  Click  HERE for more information.

 jmalinowski@oceanpinesgolf.org  / 410-641-6057
100 Clubhouse Dr.  Ocean Pines, MD
877.GOLFOCEAN /  Photo Gallery

Gift Shop at White Horse Park
Saturdays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sundays 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Pine’eer Craft & Gift Shop is now the Gift Shop at White Horse Park!  Stop in and shop the selection of handmade items created by local crafters from the Pine’eer Craft Club – at very reasonable prices.  You’ll find unique jewelry, hand-stitched items, beach décor and much more. Open all year.
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Ocean Pines Ping Pong Club
Meets Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Ocean Pines Community Center
All levels are welcome to join in!  Contact Eric Bowers at 410-208-1794 for more information.
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Line Dance Class
Every Monday and Wednesday
9:30 am -10:30 am
Ocean Pines Community Center
Line dancing classes are starting again – beginners welcome!  For more information, contact Betty Daugherty at 410-726-1818 or bettydau@aol.com.
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Worcester County Tea Party Speaker Series
Thursday, February 18
Doors Open 6:30 pm / Meeting Begins 7:00 pm
Ocean Pines Library
The Worcester County Board of Elections will discuss the new Maryland voting system at this month’s event.  Admission is free and open to the public.  For more information, visit the Worcester County Tea Party on Facebook or call 443-614-7214.
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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 www.mostblessedsacramentschool.com.  For more information, email mbscasinonight@gmail.com.
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Girl Scouts Fundraiser
Monday, February 22     5:00-7:30 pm
Denovo’s Trattoria, Ocean Pines
$12 adults / $5 children
$15 at the door
To benefit Worcester County Girl Scouts.  Spaghetti dinner, door prizes and a free raffle.  For advance tickets, call Anna Foultz at 410-641-7667 or Beverly at 443-235-1019.
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Republic Women of Worcester County Luncheon Meeting
Thursday, February 25
Doors Open 10:30 am / Meeting Begins 11:00 am
The Captain’s Table Restaurant
15th St. and the Boardwalk, Ocean City
$17 per person
The guest speaker at this month’s meeting will be Pat Schrawder, who will talk about the new voting machines and discuss the process of a caucus.  To make reservations or for more information,
contact Pat Addy at 410-208-0171
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Commissioner Bertino Town Meeting
Saturday, February 27     10:00 am
Ocean Pines Library
Chip Bertino, Worcester County commissioner for the Ocean Pines district, will provide information on issues and developments occurring within the district and the county. Worcester County State’s Attorney Beau Oglesby will be the guest speaker, and County Attorney Maureen Howarth will be introduced.  Commissioner  Jim Bunting will join Commissioner Bertino during the q-and-a portion.
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Women’s Club of Ocean Pines Meeting
Thursday, March 3   10:00 am
Ocean Pines Community Center
At this month’s meeting, the voter registration process will be explained and the new voting machines will be introduced. 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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US Coast Guard Auxiliary Maryland Basic Boating Course
Class Sessions Begin March 8
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ocean Pines Library / $15 per person
This course meets the requirements of the Maryland Boating Safety Education Act, which requires anyone born after July 1, 1972 to possess a Maryland Basic Boating Safety Certificate to operate a boat in the state of Maryland.  Those attending and passing will receive a Maryland boating certificate.  The three-evening course will include discussions about local water knowledge, piloting, knots, boat terms, trailering, maintenance, boating safely, legal requirements and more.  Additional sessions are scheduled to begin April 19, May 10, June 7 and July 12.  Fee includes course materials.  To register or for questions, contact Barry Cohen at 410-935-4807 or email CGAUXOC@gmail.com.
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Ocean Pines Chamber Business Expo
Wednesday, March 9     4:00-7:00 pm
Ocean Pines Yacht Club
Be a part of this exciting networking opportunity at a new Ocean Pines location.  Mix and mingle with local business people and enjoy complimentary beer, wine and food.  Exhibitor spaces and sponsorship opportunities are available.  Call the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce at 410-641-5306 for more information or visit www.oceanpineschamber.org/events.
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Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert
Sunday, March 20     3:00 pm
Community Church at Ocean Pines
$38 per person
The spring concert will feature flautist Jean Ferrandis playing Mozart’s “Flute Concerto in G Major.”  The orchestra will also perform Faure’s “Fantasy,” Poulenc’s “Deux marches et un intermede” and Mozart’s “Symphony No. 39.”  Call 1-888-846-8600 or visitwww.midatlanticsymphony.org for more information.
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Kiwanis “Touch of Class” Wine Tasting & Auction
Friday, April 1     4:00-7:00 pm
Ocean Pines Community Center
$15 per person
Good food, good wine, good friends and a good cause!  Proceeds benefit the local Kiwanis Club’s Scholarship Foundation supporting local students to further their education.  For ages 21 and older.  Call 443-547-4865 for tickets.  Visit www.kiwanisofopoc.org for more information.
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Rockin’ with the Dolls
Wednesday, May 4     7:30 pm
Ocean City Performing Arts Center
Tickets:  $50, $40 or $35
The Manhattan Dolls will perform a 50’s and 60’s revue sponsored by Chapter AK P.E.O, MD.  Tickets may be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-551-7328 or at the Ocean City Convention Center box office.

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