This Week in the Pines 3-28


Ocean Pines, MD: Sunset at South pond  By Al Schiavo

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 Tee Off at Ocean Pines Country Club!    Junior Golf Clinics will start in April, call the pro shop for details!

Call for tee times… or visit

 The Tern Grille open Daily 9am – 5pm

Book an outing with us!
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Welcome Back Tumbleweed & Eddie’s!    Ocean Pines Farmers Market! 8am – 12 White Horse Park  


This Week at the Ocean Pines Farmers Market

D. J. David & Company – Fresh seasonal produce, local honey, granola, peanut butter fudge and baked goods. Sweet Faith – Will not be at market this week.

Peter’s Artisan Breads – Oven fresh artisan breads, baked goods and more & Oertel Seafood – Chesapeake Bay oysters and clams.  Coming later this spring live blue crabs!

Tyaskin Pasture Fresh Farm – Just-laid chicken eggs and BACK IN ACTION…..Tumbleweed & Eddies – A tail wagging selection of no junk, just goodness puppy treats and Uncle Jon’s Soap – Handcrafted soap, laundry detergent, lip balm, shaving and beard oils, surf wax.

New Vendor NEXT Saturday 4/5

Welcome “Back Door Cuisine” to your Ocean Pines Farmers Market!  Chefs Jon Frost and Michelina Caputo have 30 years professional experience creating Italian cuisine. As former restaurateurs, they have delighted the palettes of their customers with unique dishes inspired by the food these talented chefs love the most. Using only the best ingredients, tradition, and technique they put their modern twist on classic regional specialties. Now they’re bringing their passion for unique Italian pastries, breads, desserts, specialty cookies and more to your Ocean Pines Farmers Market. Look for the arrival of “Back Door Cuisine” on Saturday, March 29th. One taste, and you’ll be taken back to the memory of stepping through you’re Nonna’s back door and into her Italian cuisine kitchen.

Bring your basket, see you there!   Like us on Facebook RSVP for the Terrarium Workshop by Little Miss Lovely for Saturday 4/12 Market, Extended Hours at 4/19 Easter Market till 2pm along with the Easter Egg Hunt and Celebration!  All in White Horse Park! email by 4/5.

  Easter Egg Dive, Saturday April 12th

11am – 1pm @ Sports Core Pool $6 per person!

    Sports Core Pool open 7 days a week!  open swim 10am – 9pm  Book a Pool Party with US!
Download Spring/Summer Classes Download Spring/Summer Lessons 
shroom Pools open Saturday, May 24 @ 10am!

Adults $8 at door, Kids 17 and under $6

Non-residents or Guests add $1 to each fee.

OR Make it easy and splash into an individual or family swim membership.

VIEW FEES for Pool Membership &

 Ask about our Payment Plan Option!


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Maryland Coastal Bays 5th Annual Earth Day clean up, Saturday, April 5th


Volunteers are encouraged to pre-register with Coastal Bays in advance so there will be plenty of supplies and assignments. Garbage bags, gloves and a commemorative tee shirt are provided to all volunteers while supplies last. Register your team by either emailing or calling 410-213-2297 ext 107.

There will be a small reception afterwards beginning at noon at the Blue Ox Grille located on 127th Street. Participants are encouraged to estimate the pounds of trash they collected and register the amount at the reception.  They are also encouraged to bring in the most unusual find as area businesses have provided prizes for the honorable mentionables!

“Let’s Walk the Boards for St. Jude Children’s Hospital”

Saturday, April 5 on the Ocean City Boardwalk


Participants can raise money for the treatment of children with catastrophic illnesses and research for a cancer cure by walking the Boards in Ocean City, Maryland. The 11th Annual “Let’s Walk the Boards for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital” takes place on Saturday, April 5, 2014.  Registration starts at 9 A.M. in front of the Tram Station at the south end of the boardwalk. Cost to participate in the Ocean City walk is $15, and walkers are encouraged to solicit additional donations by signing-up sponsors for their walk.



Ocean Pines Yearly Fees Raffle – Tickets On Sale Now at ADMIN


The Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce is once again hosting the Annual Ocean Pines Yearly Fees Raffle. The 2014 drawing will be held on April 27, 2014 during the Ocean Pines Home Show at the OP Community Center! Tickets are just $10 each. Only 1,500 tickets will be sold and you can enter as many times as you wish! There are several more prizes this year!


1st Place prize is a choice of $1,000 CASH or your Ocean Pines Basic Assessment Fee PAID FOR ONE YEAR plus One Year FREE Residential Trash Pick-up from Waste Management (Ocean Pines Residents only) and $200 towards your Electric Bill from Choptank Electric. (Must be existing customer)

If you have any questions please call at 410-641-5306 or e-mail:



“Kisses for Colby” 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk 

Saturday, March 29, 2014  @ 9am

 @ Ocean Pines Community Center Click For More Info


Families and Kids are Welcome! Join us to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the fight against blood cancer.  Colby is a 4 year-old girl from Ocean City, MD who has been battling Acute Lymphoma Leukemia for over a year.  Colby’s family and friends are joining together in this special event to raise money and awareness for the LLS.  Join us for a morning of fun and fitness to raise money and help win the fight against this horrible disease!  An OCTRI-RUNNING EVENT!  


Friday, April 4th

9am – 12Noon @ Southside Ocean Pines Fire Dept.

For more info, 410-334-3480


Free Blood Pressure Checks 2nd Wednes. 10am -11am Comm Ctr Sharing Sundays – Non-perishables 1-3pm South Station

  OP COMMUNITY CENTER OPEN DAILY OP Recreation and Parks Gearing Up for Spring Fun!

Discount Amusement Park Tickets On Sale Starting April 1

Pick up your Summer Camp Packets or download

Adult Health & Fitness   Weight Watchers Meetings every Wed. 5:30pm   Platform Clinics Every Saturday Pickleball Drop In Every Sunday 

Ask about other drop-in fitness courses!  Bus Trips ASA Wallops Island Tour – April 7  DC Cherry Blossom Trip – April 11


SATURDAY, APRIL 12th 8am – 12Noon
Adult Sports & Classes

Zumba, Cardio, Pilates, Total Body +

 Some of the classes are held in the OP GYM Stop by West OC Fitness or The Community Ctr for info or to sign up for classes and start now!

 Rent a facility, pool or park!  Best Value and Close to Home!

      Please pre-register at 410-641-7052 or


The craft and gift shop sponsored by the Pine’eer Craft Club is now open for the season. Local crafters place their handmade items in the shop for sale at very reasonable prices. You can find unique jewelry, hand-stitched items, items with shell and beachy themes, and much more.

The shop is open from 10 AM to 4 PM every Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, April 12th a special Spring Open House will be held with door prizes and refreshments. Stop in and see our unique selection of items.

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Women’s Club of Ocean Pines Card & Game Party

Thursday, April 3    10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Fager’s Island Restaurant, Ocean City

$25 for Women’s Club members / $30 for non-members

“April Showers Bring May Flowers” card and game party. Organize a table to play a game of cards with your friends or the club will help you find a group that needs a player.  There will be munchies, coffee, tea and water during play plus your choice of a tasty lunch, Proceeds will benefit the club’s high school scholarship fund and community donations.   410-208-2569.


Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce “Springo” Bingo

Thursday, April 3

Doors open at 6:00 pm / Games start at 7:00 pm

Ocean Pines Community Center

$20 in advance / $25 at the door

Play Bingo for cash and prize baskets filled with gifts from local businesses!  Food and beverages will be available for purchase.   Call 410-641-5306 for more information.



Ravens Roost #44, Ocean City, will hold their annual fund raising dance on April 5, 2014 from 7 to 11 P.M. at the Ocean City Elks Lodge Hall, 137th street bayside. The dance will feature the Tranzfusion Band.  Ticket price of $25 includes beer, wine, soda, snacks and cash bar, door prizes and a money wheel. Tickets  302-934-7210.


Lincoln Day Dinner

Saturday, April 5

Happy Hour at 5:30 pm / Dinner at 7:00 pm

Lighthouse Sound Restaurant, Bishopville

$40 per person

Sponsored by the Worcester County Republican Central Committee.  The guest speaker for the event will be Patrick McGrady, Call 410-430-2243 for reservations.


Kiwanis Annual Italian Dinner

Sunday, April 6

Three seatings:  5:00 pm, 6:00 pm & 7:00 pm

DeNovo’s Trattoria, Ocean Pines

$10 adults / $5 children under 12

Enjoy delicious spaghetti and meatballs, salad, dessert and iced tea at this annual dinner to benefit area youth.  Cash bar and carryout available. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.  RSVP 410-208-6719.  Visit for more information.


Ocean Pines Boat Club Trip to Harrington Casino Slots

Monday, April 7    9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Midway Casino at Harrington

$15 per person

The bus will depart 10:00 am and will return to Ocean Pines at 5:00 pm.  Upon arrival at the casino, you will receive a $10 per person voucher for the machines.  A complimentary buffet lunch and bus gratuity are included.    Call 410-208-9401 for questions.


Arbor Day Memorial Tree Planting Ceremony

Thursday, April 10   10:00 am

Pintail Park

Hosted by the Ocean Pines Garden Club, this annual ceremony will feature a tree planting in memory of loved ones and is open to all.  A luncheon will follow the ceremony at the restaurant at Lighthouse Sound.  In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at the Ocean Pines Community Center in the Assateague Room.  For information call 410-641-5242.


Boat Club “The Festival of the Boats” Parade

Summer 2014

The Boat Club is seeking participants for a boat parade tentatively scheduled for July 26, 2014.  The event is open to Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce businesses, Ocean Pines organizations and individual boat owners.  This event is only possible with sufficient interest.  Contact Steven Stein at 410-641-8930 or  or Fred Heinlen at 410-208-3165 or

ALL AGES – PING PONG PLAYERS WANTED!     The Ocean Pines Ping Pong Club  Meets at the community center 3x a week.  Monday.  12-2pm  /  Wed & Fri.  12-3pm

summer schedule changes to evenings.  All level players welcome!   CALL NEIL GOTTESMAN  732.773.1516

Ocean Pines Association – This Week in the Pines! Check out our new Website: Like us on Facebook
Administration Hours     8am – 5pm Mon – Fri
Open Saturdays starting April 26th Community Center   8am – 10pm Mon- Sat 10am – 6pm Sun (7 days 8am – 10pm starting June 1st

Board Working Session  Wednesday, April 9th 4pm @ Board Room

Regular Board Meeting Wednesday, April 23rd @ 3pm Community Ctr

 Watch Live on Channel 78 or stream / View Board and Administration Calendar
NOTE:  OPA Admin offices will be closed for Good Friday, April 18, 2014

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