This Week in the Pines March 24


Picture of the Week…..A blue heron spotted from Isle of Wight with Ocean Pines in the back drop!  Thanks Margaret Long!

Easter Sunrise Service @ Ocean Pines Yacht Club
6:00am – seating will be provided.
All Welcome, open to the public!
Sponsored by Fellowship Alliance Church

The County’s Public Works Dept of Water and Waste Water sent the following tentative schedule for hydrant flushing in our area, please note that any issues such as water leaks may cause delays in the schedule.  For more info contact them @ 410.641.5251.
Sections  2,3,7:  River Run,Showell Elem:Week of April 4
Sections 1,4,5,6,8: Harbor Village: Week of April 11
Sections 12,14A,-D: Mumford’s Landing: Week of April 18
Sections 9,11,13: Village Square,Manklin Creek Area, Pennington Commons, Cathell Rd: Week of April 25
Sections10,15A,15B,16,17,Baypoint : Week of May 2

Sandpiper Natural Gas Conversion in Ocean Pines has Begun.  Click HERE for information on the process, a map of conversion timing within sections as well as FAQ’s.

Commissioners Bunting and Bertino Budget Meeting
Worcester County Commissioners Jim Bunting (District 6) and Chip Bertino (District 5) will hold a joint town meeting on Thursday, April 14 at 6:30 pm at the Ocean Pines library to discuss the Fiscal 2017 Worcester County budget.
The meeting will include a presentation of the budget by the county finance team.  The proposed FY17 budget includes general fund revenues of $187.4 million.  Requested operating expenditures are $193.9 million, leaving a shortfall of $6.5 million that must be reconciled either by reductions in expenditures, additional revenues or a combination of the two.

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Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks
410-641-7052 / or stop by the
Community Center to find out more!

Sat, Mar 26 – Easter Egg Hunt & Spring Celebration 11am – 2pm
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April 1 – Dodgeball Wars Grades 3-5
Apr 9 – Spring T-Ball  View Flyer

April 23 – Indoor/Outdoor Flea Market View Flyer


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 Golf and Country Club!
Men’s Opening Day Shamble
Celebrate the beginning of the golf season with the 2016 Ocean Pines Men’s Opening Day Shamble on Saturday, April 2 at Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club. This men’s event begins with a 9 am shotgun start and is open to the public.
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.  / 410-641-6057
100 Clubhouse Dr.  Ocean Pines, MD
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Ocean Pines Aquatics!
Open Daily Year-Round
Mon – Thur 10am – 8pm / Fri & Sat 10am – 9pm
Sunday 10am – 5pm
“Aqua Barre”
A low-impact barre style class focusing on strengthening the entire body through the use of ballet-inspired movements in the pool. This 45-minute class will improve your flexibility and core strength, and leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Monday, March 28th at 5pm 
$5 swim member / $6 residents
$7 non -residents

Fitness & Fun Fall Classes starting Now!
Sports Core Indoor Heated Pool Open Daily at 10am.
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 
Ask about Private Pool Parties.
$7 Swimmers / $3 Non-Swimmers. 
Call us at 410-641-5255 or email
 Open to the Public. All Welcome!
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Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks
410-641-7052 / or stop by the
Community Center to find out more! 
Bus Trips Coming Up…..
A Day in D.C. – April 8
Menopause the Musical – April 9
NASA Wallops Island – April 19
Virginia International Tatoo – April 24

Get Away with Ocean Pines Rec & Parks World Travel Vacation Offers 

4 World Travel Collette Vacations to choose.
Click Destination Name for more Info

September 18 – 25, 2016
7 Nights / 8 Days  Tour of Ireland
 For more info. call Debbie  410-641-7052 or email 

OP Farmers 

Market open every Saturday 
 8 am-1 pm in 
White Horse Park. 
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.  Shop for local eggs, early spring produce, seasonal goods and fresh-cut spring flowers.
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Learn about your H.O.A.!
We still have a few openings for the First Residents’ Academy for the Ocean Pines Association
starting May 3rd. 
Join us at the Cove/Yacht Club
Open 4pm on Thursday
Open 11am Friday – Saturday
Open 9am Sunday Brunch 
Nightly Specials and Special Events


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!
Easter Jazz Brunch with Joe Wagner!  

Thursday – Italian Buffet $12.50++

Friday – Date Night
Saturday – Prime Rib Special
Sunday – Trivia with Food Specials!
Easter Jazz Brunch 3/27
w/ Joe Wagner Jazz 10am-1pm
“Char” Steakhouse Night 3/28
Corked Wine Pairing 4/11
Bryan Clark 4/15 upstairs show
Char Steak Night 4/18
410-641-7501 /

Ocean Pines Racquet Sport
Clinics and Events!

The Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department and Delmarva Beach Tennis have rescheduled their family tennis play day for Sunday, April 3 from 12-2 pm at the Manklin Meadows Racquet Sports Complex, located at 11443 Manklin Creek Road in Ocean Pines. The event was originally scheduled for March 20 but was canceled due to inclement weather…
NEW Pickleball Clinics  Added
One hour clinics for First Time Beginners, on two Friday afternoons at 2:30pm, at the Community Center. $10.
Click  here for more info about  pickleball.
*Fridays, April 15 & 22, 2:30-3:30pm,
$10 – Indoors at the Community Center
*Fridays, May 13 & 20, 2:30-3:30pm,
$10  – Indoors at the Community Center
(registration at Community Ctr required,
limited to 12 students)
*Outdoor Beginner Clinics in June, July and August – dates and times to be determined
Free Platform Tennis Clinic Every Saturday
@ Noon. free week of play / 2nd Free Clinic.
Call  Jim Freeman at  215-704-4592 or email

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

Upcoming Member Events
March 26 – Drop-In
(followed by hamburger day lunch at noon)
April 16 – Members Spring Tournament
(luncheon to follow; rain date April 17)
April 20 – Drop-In (followed by HH at the courts)

Manklin Meadows Racquet Sports Complex
410-641-7228 /  410-641-7052
Hours Vary….Call Ahead if you are not sure.
View Webpage for Info on all 3 sports. 

Gift Shop at White Horse Park

Saturdays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sundays 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Selection of handmade items created by local crafters from the Pine’eer Craft Club – at very reasonable prices. You’ll find unique jewelry, & more. Open all year.
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.
Worcester County Tea Party Speaker Series
Thursday, March 24
Doors Open 6:30 pm / Meeting Begins 7:00 pm
Ocean Pines Library
Learn about and meet some of the Maryland candidates for the US Senate. Free and open to the public. For more information,, visit or call 443-614-7214.

Democratic Club of Worcester County Meeting
Thursday, March 24     6:30 pm
Ocean Pines Community Center
Following refreshments, guest speakers Carol Bland from the Chris Van Hollen for Senate campaign and Augusta Christensen from the Dana Edwards for Senate campaign will speak about their respective candidates’ platforms.


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 for more information.
Believe in Tomorrow Gala by the Sea
Saturday, April 2     6:00 pm
Holiday Inn, 6600 Coastal Highway, Ocean City
$75 per person
Dinner provided by Touch of Italy. Cash bar. Black tie optional. For more information or to RSVP, please call The Children’s House by the Sea at 410-723-2842.

Women’s Club of Ocean Pines Card & Game Party Fundraiser
Thursday, April 7 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Restaurant at Lighthouse Sound
For more information, contact Pat Addy at 410-208-0171

Bingo Night to Support the Ocean Pines Swim Team
Saturday, April 9
5:00 pm Doors Open
5:30-6:00 pm Early-Bird Games (3-5 games)
6:00-9:00 pm Regular Games (6-10 plus jackpot and special games) Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School
Cash prizes awarded for each game. Refreshments and 50/50 raffle. Please note that games are for adults only who are 21 years of age or older.


Ocean Pines Boat Club Trip to Harrington
Thursday, April 14     10:15 am – 5:00 pm
$18 per person
Visit the newly renovated and expanded Midway Casino at Harrington’s. The bus will leave from and return to the Ocean Pines Yacht Club parking lot.  Prince includes bus ride and driver gratuity. Attendees will also receive a $15 credit towards playing and $7 towards the buffet lunch. This trip is limited to 50 people and is open to Boat Club members and nonmembers. For more information or to sign up, please call Barbara Southwell at 410-641-5456.
Commissioners Bunting and Bertino Joint Budget Mtg
Thursday, April 14     6:30 pm
Ocean Pines Library
Worcester County Commissioners Jim Bunting (District 6) and Chip Bertino (District 5) will hold this joint town meeting to discuss the Fiscal 2017 Worcester County budget. The meeting will include a presentation of the budget by the county finance team.
Arbor Day Memorial Tree Planting Ceremony
Thursday, April 14     10:30 am
Pintail Park, Ocean Pines
Sponsored by the Ocean Pines Garden Club. A tree will be planted in memory of loved ones who passed away in 2015. The ceremony is open to all. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club. A luncheon at the Yacht Club will follow the ceremony. The cost is $20 and includes your choice of a shrimp croissant with lettuce & tomato and chips, a fancy grilled cheese sandwich with tomato bisque or a grilled chicken Caesar salad. Beverages and dessert will also be provided. For information or to make lunch reservations, please contact Marian Bickerstaff at or 410-208-2508.
Suddenly Single Spring “Spruce-Up” Workshop
Saturday, April 16     10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Home Depot, Berlin
Sponsored by the Women’s Commission of Worcester County. The Home Depot’s Neil O’Callaghan will talk about household to-do’s using tools and gardening tips. Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge to attend but space is limited. To register, call 410-208-2569 or email The “Suddenly Single” initiative is open to all coping with the loss of a partner’s support through illness, death, separation or divorce. For information about Suddenly Single, visit or contact Beverly Thomas at
Retired Nurses of Ocean Pines Meeting
Wednesday, April 20     3:00 pm
Ocean Pines Library
Steve Taylor, executive director of Worcester Youth & Family Counseling Services, will be the guest speaker at this month’s meeting. For more information call 302-436-4378.
Worcester County Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Recycling
Saturday, April 23     10:00 am – 2:00 pm
West Ocean City Park & Ride Lot
Sponsored by the recycling division of Worcester County Public Works in conjunction with Maryland Environmental Services and the Maryland Department of the Environment.  Household hazardous waste including pesticides, pool chemicals, gas and other fuels, oil-based paints, thinners and everyday hazardous waste may be dropped off for recycling. Electronic items including computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, radios, televisions and VCRs will also be collected. This is a free event for Worcester County residents only. Vehicle registration will be checked on site. For more information, contact Worcester County Recycling Manager Ron Taylor at (410) 632-3177.

The Parke Community Yard Sale
Saturday, April 30 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
The Parke at Ocean Pines
Registrations are now being accepted – please sign up at the clubhouse. A registration fee of $1 will be collected to cover maps and signs. Contact Diane McGraw at 410-208-2569

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