This Week in the Pines Dec. 7

    This Week in the Pines
Santa stopped by for his annual breakfast on Saturday, December 3 
at the Community Center!
 If you missed Santa last weekend, you can visit him at his little house in White Horse Park this Saturday, December 10 & Saturday, December 17from 11am-2pm. Bring your camera for photos! Don’t forget that you can drop off your letters to Santa in the special mail box located inside the Community Center until December 16.
Photo by Don LaFond
All activities and programs are open to the public!


Leaf Collection


 Public Works will provide its fall 2016 leaf collection through December 22.
The Public Works Yard is also open to Ocean Pines residents through December 22. The yard will be open 7:30am – 3pmMondayFriday and 8am – 3pm on Saturdays. No contractor dumping or plastic bags will be permitted.

Board and Administration 
Regular Board Meeting 
Friday, December 9   10am
Administration Office
Open MondayFriday 8am – 5pm 
Click HERE for current job openings
By-Laws and Resolutions / Aquatics
Budget and Finance / Communications
Comprehensive Plan / Elections
Environment and Natural Assets
Marine Activities / Search Committee

Ocean Pines Golf Club
Winter Rates
Ocean Pines Golf Club is open
all winter long!
Daily $30 OP residents / $35 public
410-641-6057 for tee times.
Wing Night Happy Hour

Wednesday, December 14     4-7pm
Stop by The Tern Grille for drinks & 75¢ wings!
(limited menu available)
NEW Kids Holiday Workshop
Saturday, December 17    10am-noon
$5 per child
Drop in to make a cute golf ball ornament and play on our indoor driving range simulator & putting playground. Juice & cookies served!
OP Golf Gift Cards
Good for Golf – Merchandise – Food – Driving Range
Now through 12-31-16, buy $100 in Ocean Pines Golf gift cards and receive a FREE Ocean Pines logo hat ($19.99 value!) Purchase online, call 410-641-6057 or stop by the Golf Shop. Use code FREEHAT.

This Week’s Recreation & Parks Events

at the Community Center
Family Movie Night
Friday, December 9   
Doors open 6:30pm / Movie starts 7pm 
Wear your pajamas & bring your blanket for a FREE showing of “The Polar Express” on the big screen. Light refreshments provided and all children attending receive a movie-themed gift!
Kids Craft Time
Saturday, December 10   10am-Noon
Create Christmas ornaments with Mis Katie “The Craft Lady”! All materials & instruction provided. Spaces are limited; please call to register.
$8 Ocean Pines Residents / $10 Public
FREE Mental Health Seminar
Tuesday, December 13  9-11am
Kelly McMullen, MA, LGPC, of McMullen Psychotherapy will discuss a variety of mental health issues. Spaces are limited – please call to register.
FREE Estate Planning Seminar
Wednesday, December 14   3:30pm & 5:30pm
State Farm Insurance agent Greg Reddell will discuss the realities of retirement and estate planning and how to remove risks. Spaces are limited – please call to register.
Call 410-641-7052 to register or for more information!
Coming Up!
Free Seminars: More info
Bus Trips: More info

Indoor Sports Core Swimming Pool 
 Mon-Thurs:  10am – 8pm
Fri and Sat: 10am – 9pm / Sun: 10am -5pm
The Sports Core Pool will close at 2pm on Sunday, December 11 and remain closed all day on Monday, December 12 for a partial pool drain. It will reopen on Tuesday, December 13 at the regular time.

Pay at the door or save with our multi-visit coupon cards! 
Cards are available at the Admin Building and can be reloaded at the Sports Core Pool or the Admin Building.

This Week at the Sports Core Pool
Swim With Santa
Saturday, December 10     11am-1pm
Santa has swapped his red suit for swim trunks & flip flops!
$6 swimmers / $3 non-swimmers
Donations of food and/or unwrapped toys will also be accepted on behalf of the Worcester County Sheriff Department’s “Christmas for the Needy” program.
Shape Ups H20 begins Tuesday, December 12
Drop-in sessions are available for many other classes!
Ask about Private Pool Parties! 
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Ocean Pines Farmers 

Open Every Saturday 
 8am-1pm in 
White Horse Park


Ocean Pines Hometown Farmers Markets will be held every Saturday through Christmas Eve. It’s a destination for the whole family – seasonal music will fill the park as you wander the market’s many artisans and producers. Stock your holiday pantry with local produce, meats, seafood, bread, pastries, preserves and more!
At Market in December 
Apples, beets, bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, celery root, chard, collards, cranberries, daikon radishes, garlic, herbs, hothouse tomatoes, Jerusalem artichokes, kale, kalettes, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, onions, parsnips, pears, persimmons, potatoes, radishes, romanesco, rutabaga, salad greens, shallots, spinach, sweet potatoes, turnips, winter squash

Light Up the Pines” 
Decorating Contest 
Help light up the Pines this holiday season by entering your home in our annual outdoor display contest! Email your name, address and phone number to or call 
 Vote for Your Favorites 
Vote for your favorite home on Facebook! Visit the Ocean Pines Association on Facebook on December 11 and look for the “Light Up the Pines” photo album. Vote for your favorites by “liking” them December 12-23. First, second and third-place winners will receive prizes and will be announced the night of Monday, December 26 at The Cove! (time TBA)
This Week at The Cove
NEW Buzztime Trivia available during any open 
business hours – ask your server or bartender! 
Trivia Night

  Sign up at 5:30; Games start at 6pm.

Date Night 
Enjoy one appetizer – two entrees -one dessert and a bottle of wine for $60.  (Tax & gratuity not included.)
Prime Rib Night 
10oz Queen Cut – $18
14oz King Cut – $21
with Chef’s choice of 2 sides  (Tax & gratuity not included.)
Brunch Buffet at 9am
  $15 adults / $7 ages 6-12
Free for ages 5 and under
(Tax & gratuity not included.)
NFL Sunday Ticket
Flat-screen TVs, special bar menu & tailgate specials!
$3 Craft Brews, $5 Crushes
Monday Night Football & Sip N’ Shop
The Cove Open 6pm-11pm
with Dana Jackson behind the bar 
Something for everyone! Watch football or shop your favorite vendors including LuLaRoe, doTerra & more! Light fare menu available.
Monday Night Special!
 Pitcher of Beer and 10 wings for $5
Buy one Appetizer get 2nd Appetizer FREE!
equal priced one is free)
Upcoming Events

Reservations at / 410-641-7501  Like us on Facebook
Friday, December 9     6-10pm
Still Rockin’

Dance and sing to tunes from the 40s, 50s and 60s with this oldies band of Ocean Pines residents!

Fall Concert Series in the Upstairs Banquet Room 
Fridays 6pm-10pm

Tommy Edward 12/23

Date Night Downstairs 
Fridays 6-9pm
Featuring Bryan Clark 12/30
Call us about hosting your event!  410-641-7501 or email us dates at

Versakats “Putting on the Glitz”
December 8 & 9
5:00 pm Doors Open / 6:00 pm Dinner Buffet /
7:00 pm Show Begins
Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, Ocean City
$45 per person
Enjoy this original musical comedy dinner show. Proceeds benefit ovarian cancer research. Join the fun and come dressed in your favorite Roaring 20s attire (optional – call Mary Kirtley at 410-250-4689 if you need help with an outfit.) Dinner buffet including beef, chicken, pasta, salad, vegetable, coffee, tea and cakes and pies. Cash bar with happy hour prices. Contact Pat at 410-726-1234
for more information.
Pine Tones Chorus Christmas Concert
Friday, December 16     7:30 pm
Atlantic United Methodist Church, Ocean City
Free admission; free will offering
Under the direction of June Todd, the Pine Tones Chorus includes more than 50 singers from Ocean Pines, Ocean City and nearby areas. This concert, entitled “Carol, Singers, Carol!” will offer a festive variety of holiday selections. Featured musicians include Cathy Morgan on the piano, Judy Benton and Fr. Michael Moyer on the trumpet, Jim Meckly on the clarinet, Don Gury on the trombone and Tom Baione on the string bass. Refreshments will follow the concert. For more information contact Pat Besiler at 410-208-2682 or June Todd at 410-289-7373.
CLICK HERE to view all events

Have Fun at Manklin Meadows 

Racquet Complex 

& Community Center 
Ocean Pines Platform Tennis Beginners Clinics
Saturdays from 12pm – 1pm
For ages 12 and older. Learn the basics of platform tennis! The first session is free; subsequent sessions are
$5 each. 
Individual $500 / Family $850 
Individual, Family, Association and Junior
Memberships available for all 3 sports. 
Free Clinic and Week Trial (all Racquet Sports)
Manklin Meadows Racquet Sports Complex
410-641-7228 /  410-641-7052

 View Webpage for Info on all 3 sports. 


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