This Week in the Pines Nov 9

    This Week in the Pines!
Images from the Veterans Memorial at Ocean Pines created by Margaret Long
Veterans Day Ceremony
Friday, November 11     11:00 am
Worcester County Veterans Memorial at Ocean Pines
The community is invited to honor the men and women who have served in our nation’s military services at this annual ceremony. The guest speaker will be Ocean Pines resident Nathan Pearson. He is a member of American Legion Post 166 and has served as the organization’s past commander and chaplain, among other duties. Some seating is available but please bring a lawn chair for your convenience. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at the Community Church at Ocean Pines, located at 11227 Racetrack Road. Faded or worn American flags may be dropped off before or immediately after the ceremony for disposal at the Flag Retirement Ceremony that will be held at the Veterans Memorial on Saturday, November 19 at 10:00 am.
All Activities and Programs are open to the Public

Leaf Collection Options


 Public Works will provide its fall 2016 leaf collection November 21 – December 22.  Leaves and other yard debris bagged in paper bags will be picked up on days opposite from Republic Services’ collection days. If you are in need of paper bags, you may purchase 30-gallon leaf bags at the Public Works building for $1 each. Additionally, Public Works will run a vacuum truck through each section to vacuum the ditch leaves that have been raked to the street. Yard leaves that have been raked to the street will not be picked up. These leaves must be placed in paper bags for collection.
YARD OPEN! Ocean Pines residents may also bring leaves and yard debris in bulk or paper bags to the Public Works yard, located at 1 Firehouse Lane, November 21 – December 22. The yard will be open 7:30 am – 3 pm Monday-Friday and 8 am – 3 pm Saturday. No contractor dumping or plastic bags will be permitted. There will be no collection or drop off on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24 or Friday, November 25.
Residents with questions about leaf collection should contact Ocean Pines Public Works by calling 410-641-7425 or emailing Linda Martin at

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Manklin Meadow Playground Temporarily Closed.
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Mon-Fri 8:00am – 5:00pm 
Admin offices will be closed for Veteran’s Day- Fri, Nov 11th
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By-laws and Resolutions / Aquatics
Budget and Finance / Communications
Comprehensive Plan / Elections
Environment and Natural Assets
Marine Activities / Search Committee
Special Meeting on FY18 Budget – Mon, Nov 14 @ 2pm
View Agenda
Next Work Session of the Board – Mon, Dec 5 @ 9am
Regular Board Meeting – Fri, Dec 9 @ 10am

There’s still plenty of great fall weather left and our seasonal rates make it more affordable to enjoy it while golfing!
Daily before 11am: $40 OP residents / $45 public; 11am-2pm:
$35 OP residents/$40 public / $30 for everyone after 2pm!
410-641-6057 for tee times.

Remember you can stop by the Tern Grille for a bite to eat or a cold drink even if you are not playing golf.
Large TV’s and Oktoberfest Beer just for you!

Stop by Ocean Pines Community Center and see what’s happening with OP Rec and Parks!

 Stay tuned for our Winter Activities Guide coming soon!

EVERY SUNDAY – Youth Drop-In Basketball ages 9-16.  10:30am @ OP Community Center  = $3 per participant

EVERY MONDAY & WEDNESDAY – All Ages, Drop-in Walking @ 10:45am.  Free, Meet us in the Gym and let’s walk!

MONDAYS- THURSDAYS – Zumba, Pilates, Yoga and more in the GYM with West OC Fitness.  View Schedule

1st WEDNESDAYS OF MONTH – Free Blood Pressure Check courtesy of the OPVFD @ 10am in the Comm Ctr Lobby.

Coming Up!
Free Seminars: More info
Bus Trips: More info

Ocean Pines Swimming Pools! 
 Mon-Thurs:  10am – 8pm
Fri and Sat: 10am – 9pm / Sun: 10am -5pm

Pay Cash at Door or Save with our Multi-Visit Coupon Cards! Available at the Admin Building and  you can reload the Cards at Sports Core Pool or the Admin Office
View Membership Rates
Winter Memberships Available for Indoor Pool
Swim Like A Mermaid
Sat, Nov. 12th.

Dive-In Movie
The Little Mermaid
Sat, Nov 12th 

Drop In Prices $5/$6/$7 


Ask about Private Pool Parties. 
Online Registration Form
 Open to the Public. All Welcome!
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Have Fun at Manklin Meadows Racquet Complex
& Community Center
Sign-up for a FREE Introductory Clinic for any racquet sport and get One Free Trial Week! The Beginner’s Clinic for Pickleball is on most Fridays, at 2:30pm.  Sign Up at the Community Center open 7 days a week!
You Won’t Want To Miss These OP Pickleball Events!
Sunday, Nov. 13th 1:30 at Indoor Drop-in, Vaughn Baker is back to OP, with another Paddle demo, just in time to buy your Christmas presents. Come try out any of his huge selection of Paddles, while you enjoy drop-in play.
 and OP Pickleball T-shirts and Towels will be  on sale

Tues, Nov 15th, @ 4pm, after drop-in pickleball – Join other players in decorating the 2016 Pickleball Christmas Tree for the 6th Annual Hometown Christmas in Ocean Pines

Sat, Nov 19th, @ 7-10pm , a Special Night of Indoor Drop-in Pickleball.  This expands our times to play indoors, as the colder weather starts to force us off the outdoor courts.

Ocean Pines Platform Tennis Beginners Clinics
Saturdays from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
For ages 12 and older. Learn the basics of platform tennis! The first session is free; subsequent sessions are $5 each.
Ocean Pines Racquet Center
Discovery Tennis for 3&4 year olds
(Fridays) Dec 2nd – Jan 6th: 10am
(Fridays) Feb 24th – March 31: 5:15pm
Quick Start Tennis for 5-7 year olds
(Fridays) Feb 24th – March 31: 6pm

Individual $500 / Family $850
Individual, Family, Association and Junior
Memberships available for all 3 sports.
Click HERE for rates
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.

JUST IN!  Download our latest Activity Guide for programs, events, classes and more! There is something for everyone.  All activities are open to the Public.  Register at the community center in person, call 410-641-7052 or Register HERE

Open Thursday – Monday!
Thursday, Trivia Night!  Sign up at 5:30,
Games start at 6pm. View “Trivia Treats” Menu.  Try your knowledge at our new entertainment addition “BUZZTIME TRIVIA” during any open biz hours!
6-10pm upstairs &
“Date Night” Menu specials 
Explore the NEW FALL MENUS!  
Enjoy one appetizer – two entrees -one dessert and a bottle of wine for $60.  Tax and Gratuity not included.
Saturday Night Prime Rib Night – 10oz Queen Cut – $18.00….14oz King Cut – $21.00 – ++ with Chef’s choice of 2 sides.
Sunday Brunch Buffet starts at 9am
Come Check out our view!   AYCE $15 adults / $7 ages 6-12 and Free for ages 5 and under plus Tax and Gratuity.
Sunday NFL Day for Sports Fan!
Flat Screen TV’s, Special Bar Menu,
$3 Craft Brews, $5 Crushes, Extended Bar Seating area, Tailgate Specials
Happy Hour 4-7pm. Get in the competitive spirit and
wear your favorite team jersey!

COVE OPEN 7:30pm-11:00pm*

Special Menu offered!

 Pitcher of Beer and 10 wings for $5
Buy one Appetizer get 2nd Appetizer FREE! (lesser/ equal priced one is free)
Tommy Edward Returns! Join us for a special concert on a special night.
Wed, Nov 23rd, doors open at 6!  View Menu 
Reservations at / 410-641-7501  Like us on Facebook
Live Music Schedule!

Fall Concert Series in the upstairs Banquet Room 
Fridays 6pm-10pm
Tranzfusion 11/11
Tommy Edward 11/23
Still Rockin’ 12/9

Tommy Edward 12/23

Date Night downstairs Fridays 6-9pm

Bryan Clark 12/30
Tommy Edward 11/23 – 1st floor, special night
open 6-10pm with special menu,
show starts at 6pm
410-641-7501 /
Call us about hosting your event!  410-641-7501  or email us dates at

Ocean Pines Farmers 

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


IT’S NOVEMBER, WHATS IN SEASON NOW? – Apples, Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Broccoli Rabe, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Collards, Fennel, Garlic, Herbs, Horseradish, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuces, Mushrooms, Onions, Parsnips, Pears, Persimmons, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Quince, Radicchio, Radishes, Salad Greens, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Turnips, and Winter Squash.

Bingo, Wine and Dine Fundraiser
Wednesday, November 9
5:00 pm Doors Open / 6:00 pm Games Begin
Ocean Pines Yacht Club
$25 in advance / $30 at the door
Sponsored by the Ocean City Lioness Club. Food available for purchase, Chinese auction and door prizes. Special games with a $100 winner every game. Additional game cards available for purchase at the door. For tickets call Bev Topfer at 410-688-4934 or Kris Barron at 443-614-8445.


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 long.


Veterans Day Ceremony
Friday, November 11     11:00 am
Worcester County Veterans Memorial at Ocean Pines
The community is invited to honor the men and women who have served in our nation’s military services at this annual ceremony. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at the Community Church at Ocean Pines, Faded or worn American flags may be dropped off before or immediately after the ceremony for disposal at the Flag Retirement Ceremony to be held on Saturday, November 19 at 10am.
Shepherd’s Nook Christmas Bazaar
Saturday, November 12     9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Community Church at Ocean Pines
Christmas gifts, decorations, clothing, baked goods and crafts.
Ocean Pines Anglers Club Meeting
Saturday, November 12     9:30 am
Ocean Pines Library
At this month’s meeting, Dr. Kevin Chu, a 20-year veteran of the NOAA Fisheries Service, will provide an update on the National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries policy. Roman Jesien, chairman of the Coastal Advisory Fisheries Committee for the Maryland Coastal Bays Program, will share information on oyster restoration in the coastal bays and its benefits. All are welcome.
Women’s Club of Ocean Pines Game Fundraiser
Thursday, November 17     10:00 am – 2:00 pm
OC Fish Company, West Ocean City
$25 per person
Enjoy Canasta, Hand and Foot, Mexican Train and other games. Includes a lunch with a choice of three entrees. For reservations, contact Susann Palamara at 410-208-2821 or



 Flag Retirement Ceremony

Saturday, November 19     10:00 am
Worcester County Veterans Memorial at Ocean Pines
Faded or worn American flags may be dropped off before or immediately after the Veterans Day Ceremony at the Worcester County Veterans Memorial at Ocean Pines on Friday, November 11 at 11:00 am.
Understanding Diabetes Presentation
Tuesday, November 22     10:00 am
Ocean Pines Community Center
John Motsko, an Apple Discount Drugs certified diabetes educator, will present “Empowerment & Prevention: Understanding Diabetes.” Presentation topics will include understanding diabetes, prevention, nutrition and medications. Handouts and web links will be available and a Q & A session will follow. Free blood glucose testing will be available at the Apple Discount Drugs Berlin location from 12:00-2:00 pm following the presentation. No pre -registration is required. For more information, call John at 410-749-8401, 5.
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