This Week in the Pines 9-29

    This Week in the Pines!
Welcome Fall at the Yacht Club photo by Ursula

Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks
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In conjunction with the OPA Information Technology Initiative, the Board of Directors has authorized the creation of a work group to address the current technology issues faced by the association. The Technology Work Group (TWG) will be tasked with undertaking a thorough evaluation of the use of IT solutions to support OPA’s business and operational requirements. The TWG is looking for well-qualified volunteers to serve as members and assist with this strategic effort. A relevant background and hands-on experience in information technology is a requirement. The intent is to get the TWG’s efforts underway in October. All interested parties should send their introduction along with a professional biography to Doug Parks (

Ocean Pines Bridge Construction to Begin
Bridge Repair Work will begin under the bridge on Wed, October 5th on the Clubhouse Drive Bridge. (The road leading to the Golf Club).  No lane closures are planned to occur while they are working underneath the bridge.  Once they start construction on top of the bridge on or about Oct 15th the traffic will be restricted to one lane.  Stay tune for project updates and please use caution when traveling in this area. For more information, contact Public Works 410-641-7425 or email

Mon-Fri 8:00am – 5:00pm 
By-laws and Resolutions / Aquatics
Budget and Finance / Communications
Comprehensive Plan / Elections
Environment and Natural Assets
Marine Activities / Search Committee

Click HERE for Club Membership Rates and Info 
Load your Pool Passes.  Ask about our payment plans.
Special Meeting and Orientation – Fri, Oct 7, 8:30am
Next Work Session – Mon, Oct 17, 9am
Next Regular Board Mtg – Sat, Oct 22, 10am



Dodgeball Wars 10/7 (Grades 6-8)
Drop-In Walking M&W 10:45am – Gym
Racquet Sports Clinics
West OC Fitness Classes M-Thursdays
Youth Drop-In Basketball ages 9-16
Sundays 10:30am – 12:30pm 
Discounted amusement park tickets to your favorite park instead of paying full price at the gate.  Click HERE for rates on amusement parks.
Home Instead Senior Care – Oct 4
Creating Rock Solid Personal Financial Plans – Oct 5
Easy INDIAN COOKING with Polly – Oct 8
Balance Seminar – Oct 10
Estate Planning & Long-Term Care – Oct 12 (2 times)
Identity Theft, Reduce Risk – OCt 14

Save $ at the Regal Cinema.

Sign up at Recreation and Parks 410-641-7052 or stop by open 7 days a week!

Ocean Pines Rec & Parks 
Get Away for the Day.. or Take a Vacation!

KINKY BOOTS – Sun, Dec 18
WICKED – Sat, Jan 7

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

Specials and Events
Sunday Tee Times $40 Before 2pm, $30 after 2pm

Ocean Pines Residents’ Day, Sunday, October 23rd

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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
Drop In Prices $5/$6/$7 


Ask about Private Pool Parties. 
Online Registration Form
 Open to the Public. All Welcome!
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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!
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.
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.

OP Farmers 

open every Saturday 
 8am-1pm in 
White Horse Park
GET YOUR SOUP ON – With the arrival of fall you’ll find the farmers market filled with winter squash and pumpkins. And what’s more appropriate for cooler temperatures, then a simmering pot of squash soup or stew. The combination of a hearty stock with squash, carrots, celery, onion and woody herbs come together for an unexpected sweet and creamy bowl of goodness. Try pumpkin teamed up with late season tomatoes, add smoky chiles and beans for a real treat. Meats added to your soup create a stick-to-your-ribs bowl or leave them out for a vegetarian meal. Put soup ingredients on your market shopping list!
All Activities and Programs are open to the Public

Household Hazardous Waste & E-Cycling Collection Day Saturday, October 1 from 10am – 2pm
Showell Elementary School parking lot.
Gather up those old or unusable cans of pesticides, pool chemicals, gas and other fuels, oil-base paints, thinners and everyday hazardous wastes accumulating in and around the home and bring them to Showell Elementary School for safe disposal. Electronic items, such as computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, radios, televisions and VCR’s, will be collected and later recycled.
This event is open to Worcester County residents only. A representative from Maryland Environmental Services will be on-site checking vehicle registration. For more information, contact Worcester County Recycling Coordinator Mike McClung at (410) 632-3177.
Join us at the Cove/Yacht Club
Open Thurs – Sunday starting
Thurs open at 4pm
Sat and Sun as 11am
Sunday at 9am
 Happy Hour Sun-Thurs 4-7pm
Sunday Brunch 9am – 1pm.
Menus:   Lunch     Dinner       Kids       
Open thru Oct 31 8am – 5pm
Gas, ice, cold drinks, ice cream,
snacks, and minnows.
Dock while you visit the Cove
and Pool Bar! 410-641-7447

Live Music at the Cove
Fall Concert Series Starts Sept. 30/Banquet Room 
Overtime Band 9/30 with Date Night Special
Overtime Band 10/14
Full Circle 10/28
Tranzfusion 11/11
Still Rockin’ 12/9
Tommy Edward 12/23
Bryan Clark on Date Night downstairs
10/7, 11/4, 12/30
410-641-7501 /
Call us about hosting your event!  410-641-7501  or email us dates at

Fall Special Events and Happenings
Trivia every Thursday at 5:30p. View Flyer
NFL Sunday Package with specials.
View NFL Bar Specials
 Friday night “Date Night” begins!!  A couple can share an appetizer, each order an entree and share a dessert with a bottle of wine for $60.++ (excludes filet)
Saturday – Prime Rib Night returns!!!!  Queen Cut Rib $18 and King Cut Rib $21++ and 2 sides. View Flyer
9/30/16 “Fall Concert Series” Overtime Band 6-10p

Gift Shop at White Horse Park
Open: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.
Commissioner Bertino Town Meeting
Saturday, October 1     10:00 am
Ocean Pines Library
Worcester County Commissioner Chip Bertino will provide information on issues and developments occurring within the district and the county as well as answer questions. Ed Tudor, director of Worcester County Development Review and Permitting, will be the guest speaker.

AARP Meeting
Monday, October 3
9:30 am Social Time / 10:00 am Meeting Begins
Ocean Pines Community Center
The speaker at this month’s meeting will be Scott Fowler, co-founder of Autism Outreach Network. Attendees are asked to bring a friend or neighbor and an item to support troops.
Women’s Club of Ocean Pines Meeting
Thursday, October 6     10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ocean Pines Community Center
The guest speaker at this month’s meeting will be Dr. Tracy L. Rush, a chiropractor in Berlin who has extensive training in nutrition and its value in the healing process. there will be an opportunity to participate in the Lighthouse Sound golfing raffle and a 50/50 raffle. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Donna Potenza at 410-641-8046 or
12th Annual OC Chamber All-U-Can-Eat Crab Feast
Thursday, October 6     5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar, Ocean City
$40 per person  / $15 children ages 5-12 / free for children ages 4 and under. Steamed blue crabs, snow crab legs, fried chicken, corn on the cob, steamed shrimp, potato salad, coleslaw, rolls, desserts, soft drinks, draft beer and wine. Silent auction and 50/50. Only 400 tickets are available and tickets won’t be sold at the door. Purchase tickets in advance at the Rt.  50 Visitor Center or online at Groups of 10 or more must reserve seating space in advance. Call 410-213-0144 ext. 104 for more information.
Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, October 8     8:00 am – 11:00 am
Ocean Pines Community Center
$6 Adults / $3 Children 5-12  Free Children Under 5
Proceeds benefit the youth of our community.
Ocean Pines Anglers Club Meeting
Saturday, October 8     9:30 am
Ocean Pines Library
The guest speaker at this month’s meeting will be Bob Cooke, OC Coast Guard Auxiliary navigation systems officer and certified Coast Guard Auxiliary instructor. He will discuss towing basics including stern and side tows, considerations and decisions to make towing and deciding when to make a tow.  There will also be a short update on winterizing for DIYers or when using a mechanic and a few tips and tricks from a lifelong boater.  All are welcome.

Kitten Carnival Adoption Event

Saturday, October 8     11:00 am – 3:00 pm
OC Pet Spa, Rt 611, West Ocean City
Town Cats invites you to come for a day of fun and to meet some new furry friends looking for forever homes.  Food, kids’ games, bounce house, vendors, raffles, special adoption fees and kittens galore! Please visit to submit your application by October 2 to get pre-approved.  Donations of kitty litter, litter boxes, Friskies canned Turkey Pate and Purina One Dry food are appreciated. Call 410-629-9134 for more information.
“Suddenly Single” Financial Planning Workshop
Saturday, October 15     10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Community Church at Ocean Pines
$5 per person
Sponsored by the Worcester County Commission for Women’s “Suddenly Single” initiative. To register, contact Cynthia Roman at 240-882-2950 or A $5 registration fee payable to FWCCW should be mailed to Cynthia Roman, 28 Watertown Road, Berlin, MD 21811 by October 8. For infoabout Suddenly Single, contact Beverly Thomas at 410-641-8299.
Retired Nurses of Ocean Pines Meeting
Wednesday, October 19     3:00 pm
Ocean Pines Library
Kathy Sanderson, life care consultant at Continuing Care Retirement Community at Heron Point, Chestertown, Maryland, will be the guest speaker at this month’s meeting.


Ocean Pines Boat Club General Meeting
Wednesday, October 19
6:30 pm Social Time / 7:15 pm Meeting Begins
The guest speaker will be Mark Sampson, charter boat captain and fishing guide, writer and instructor. He will share pictures and videos of his shark experiences and provide information about shark tagging and his research. All Ocean Pines residents are encouraged to attend. Contact Contact Pat at 410-208-6933 for more information.

Believe in Tomorrow 5K

Saturday, October 22     3:00 pm
Bayside, Fenwick Island, Delaware
Create a team or run individually dressed in your favorite Halloween costume; prizes awarded for best costumes for children and adults. For more information and to register visit
Ocean Pines Boat Club Harrington Casino Bus Trip
Thursday, October 27     10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pick Up/Drop Off –  Ocean Pines Yacht Club Parking Lot
$20 per person
Includes $15 slot play, $7 food voucher good towards lunch buffet ($13.95), transportation and driver tip. Guests are welcome. Reserve a seat no later than October 21; seating is limited to the first 54 reservations. Mail check payable to OPBC to Tom/Barbara Southwell, 102 Pinehurst Rd., Ocean Pines. 410-641-5456 for info.
The Parke Community Garage Sale
Saturday, October 29     7:30 am – 12:30 pm
Community maps will available at the main entrance of The Parke, located at Central Parke West off of Ocean Parkway at the south entrance of Ocean Pines. Residents will be selling clothes, lamps, artwork, household items, electronics, furniture and more. Open to the public. Rain date: November 5. For more info, 410-208-4994.


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