This Week in the Pines Apr 13


Picture of the Week…..Cherry Blossom in Bloom in Ocean Pines
Thanks Bill HUnter

For Summer Job Opportunities and Internships at Ocean Pines Association Click HERE.  

We will be opening the Public Works yard for homeowners to bring yard debris the month of May.
The hours will be Monday – Friday 8:00am – 3:00pm and Saturday 8:00am – 4:00pm. NO PLASTIC BAGS!
Saturday, May 21st – 6AM
  • Residents must have items for collection out by 6:00AM
  • Public works will dispose of it at their convenience
  • Materials placed for pick up any other time will not be collected
  • We do not go on private property
  • Small items must be placed in a container at the edge of road and weigh no more than 100 lbs.
  • Regular household garbage and yard waste is not part of this collection
  • Furniture(couches,recliners,tables),waste lumber, plastic chairs, electronics (televisions,sterios,radios) large appliances (washer and dryers) plumbing fixtures (bathtubs,toilets,sinks)
  • Do not use Republic Services cans
  • This does not include construction material from active project, Hazardous or flammable  materials, paints, tires, automobile batteries, oil or petroleum products, rocks, bricks or dirt
  • Door must be removed from large appliances.
questions, please contact PW at 410-641-7425

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 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

Offer ends April 29, 2016
Save Money on Memberships with this offer.
$5 for each membership will be donated to the Worcester County Veterans Memorial.  READ MORE...
Sam’s Membership Discount Offer Good Year-Round.
$5 for each membership will be donated to OPVFD.

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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Activity Guide

Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks
410-641-7052 / or stop by the
Community Center to find out more!
April 13 – Co-ed Softball League Starts
Apr 15 – Dodgeball Wars grades 6-8 
Apr 9 – Spring T-Ball  View Flyer

April 23 – Spring Flea Market View Flyer




Wed, Apr 27– Staging Your Home for Sale to Get it Sold w/Hileman Realtors @ 3pm
Thurs, Apr 28 – Estate Planning & Long Term Care 3:30pm and 5:30pm with Greg Reddell
Fri, Apr 29 – What can interventional Pain Clinic do to help you with your Pain?  5:30pm with AGH CRNP Sonjia Tucker
Please register at the Rec Center 410-641-7052 or
email us at
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Ocean Pines Golf and Country Club!
Join the Ocean Pines Junior Golf Team
Boys and Girls ages 7-13 for May-June
Compete with other teams and learn the game!
$125 per player
Junior Golf Clinics 
Boys and Girls ages 5-14 starts April 13
4 weeks on Wednesdays thru May 4
Residents $40 / Non-Residents $50
Call Pro Shop for info or to register for both@ 410-641-6057
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
877.GOLFOCEAN /  Photo Gallery

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 

Ocean Pines Aquatics! 
Open Daily Year-Round
Mon – Thur 10am – 8pm / Fri & Sat 10am – 9pm

Sunday 10am – 5pm

Classes coming up……..
April 23 – Super Sprint Triathlon
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 / $2 Non-Swimmers. 
Call us at 410-641-5255 or email
 Open to the Public. All Welcome!
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Join us at the Cove/Yacht Club
Open 4pm on Thursday
Open 11am Friday – Saturday
Open 9am Sunday Brunch 
Nightly Specials and Special Events
Bryan Clark Dinner and A Show!
Fri, April 15th @ 6pm

Reserve @ 410-641-7501

 11:00am – 2:00pm


 The burgers will be served with chips and a pickle with happy hour pricing on drinks!

Thurs- Sun 4pm – 7pm & Fri-Sun 11am -2pm
Thursday – Famous Fried Chicken Dinner  $12.50++

 Friday – Date Night with SONNY SINGS SINATRA from 6-9pm

Saturday – Prime Rib Special
Sunday – Trivia with Food Specials!

Sonny Sings Sinatra Every Friday 
Bryan Clark  dinner and show upstairs Friday, 4/15, $40++, RSVP
Char Steak Night 4/18
410-641-7501 /

Ocean Pines Racquet Sport
Clinics and Events!
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, May 13 & 20, 2:30-3:30pm,

$10  – Indoors at the Community Center

Free Platform Tennis Clinic Every Saturday
@ Noon. free week of play
Call  410-641-7052,

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

Upcoming Member Events
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. 

OP Farmers 

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

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.
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. 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


Genealogy Group Meeting
Tuesday, April 19     10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Ocean Pines Library
A short presentation entitled “Writing Your Family History – Tips, Help Books and Publishers” will be followed by open discussion. Everyone is welcome, from beginning researchers to experienced genealogists. Bring questions and prepare to share. Moderated by Tom Dempsey, past vice president, SCGS, and life-long researcher.
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. 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

Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra Season Finale
Sunday, May 1     3:00 pm
Community Church at Ocean Pines
$38 per person concert / $75 per person gala dinner
The season will conclude with this “Romantic Legends” concert featuring Arnaud Sussmann, violinist. He will perform Violin Concerto in D Minor, Opus 47 by Sibelius. Additional orchestral works will include “In the Steppes of Central Asia” by Borodin and Symphony No. 5 in D Major/D Minor, Opus 10, known as the “Reformation,” composed by Mendelssohn. An end-of-season gala at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club will follow the concert. This fundraiser will include a plated dinner, cash bar, music, silent auctions and raffles. Reservations for dinner must be made by April 26. Tickets for both events are available by contacting Gale Alford at 410-208-1590 or
Kiwanis Annual Italian Dinner Fundraiser
Sunday, May 1
Seatings at 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm
DeNovo’s Trattoria, Ocean Pines
$10 adults / $5 children 12 & under
Reservations recommended. Carryout available. Walk-ins welcome, space permitting. For more information, call Ralph Chinn at 410-208-6719.
“America’s Sweethearts” Concert
Wednesday, May 4     7:30 pm
Ocean City Performing Arts Center
This concert will celebrate “History through Harmony” and will feature singing through the decades in intricate, 3-part harmony. The women of this NYC-based trio have performed all over the world.  Tickets may be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-551-7328 or at the Ocean City Convention Center box office. Sponsored by Chapter AK, P.E.O., MD, the local chapter of an international non-profit organization actively promoting educational opportunities for women.
Buckingham K-Kids & American Cancer Society Relay for Life Fundraiser
Friday, May 6-Saturday, May 7
Frontier Town Campground
Buckingham Elementary K-Kids, one the of the Kiwanis student leadership clubs, is raising money for this year’s Relay for Life event. Donations may be made online at Use zip code “21842” and team “BES Believers.” Luminaria bags ($10), Caregivers bags ($5) and tiki torches ($25) may also be ordered. These items will be lit at sundown in memory of, or in honor of, loved ones and friends who have or have had and survived cancer or who have passed away from cancer. The BES team will light the bags at the event.
Assateague Coastal Trust Native Plant & Heirloom Tomato, Pepper & Herb Sale
Saturday, May 7     8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Corner of Old Ocean City Boulevard and Main Street, Berlin
Shop for native flowering perennials, heirloom tomatoes, peppers and herbs at this annual sale. Advance orders may be placed online or by calling 410-629-1538. Advance orders may be picked up on May 7. Volunteers are needed – call 410-629-1538 to participate.
MBS Derby Night
Saturday, May 7     4:00 pm
Claddagh on the Shore, Fenwick Island, Delaware
Watch the run for the roses, sip on mint juleps and eat fantastic food including a live pit stand. Live music and Chinese auction. Reservations are limited – visit
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