November 16, 2020
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COVID-19 Updates
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Recent News
OP staff to expand holiday gift giving
After a difficult year like no other, Ocean Pines Association staff are banding together to try and expand holiday gift-giving outreach to more local people than ever. Read more.
‘Light up the Pines’ holiday decorating program returns
Residents who have decked out their homes for the holidays are encouraged to share their outdoor displays with others by registering for this year's "Light Up the Pines" decorating program. Read more.
Free tennis lessons for veterans and first responders
Ocean Pines tennis will lead a free “Doubles Centric” clinic for Worcester County first responders, this Saturday, Nov. 21 beginning at 1 p.m. There is no need to register, but the clinic is open to first responders only. Read more.
Thanksgiving market this Saturday in Ocean Pines
The Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market will hold its Thanksgiving Market celebration on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Additionally, a special mini pop-up farmers market will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 24 from 9 a.m. to noon. Read more.
Ocean Pines Aquatics hiring lifeguards
Ocean Pines Aquatics is currently hiring lifeguards who have successfully completed the American Red Cross Life Guarding Course or nationally recognized agency and possess all current certification cards. Read more.
'No-Scam November' initiative launched by Vulnerable Adult Task Force
The Worcester County Vulnerable Adult Task Force is pleased to announce the continued efforts of this multi-disciplinary team to educate and raise awareness about common fraud schemes with the “No-Scam November” Initiative. Read more.
Updated: Fall leaf collection scheduled
Ocean Pines Public Works will collect leaves and yard debris Nov. 23 through Dec. 18 Additionally, the Public Works yard will be open Nov. 28 through Dec. 31, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Read more.
Comcast Update: Nov. 16
Comcast this week continues to work on infrastructure in several areas of Ocean Pines. Additionally, residents in Sectors 1-4 are now eligible to sign up for service. Read more.
Updated: Comcast continues in-person solicitations
Comcast representatives will continue knocking on doors in Ocean Pines, working through several sectors as their service area grows with new infrastructure installation. Read more.
Updated: Republic Services recycling guidelines
Ocean Pines and Republic Services, as part of a continuing educational campaign, are asking residents to be aware of recycling guidelines for local trash collection. Read more.
Reminder: House numbers needed on all Ocean Pines homes
The Architectural Review Committee (ARC) would like to remind homeowners that house numbers are required on each home in Ocean Pines. Read more.
Governor Hogan announces series of actions to slow the spread of COVID-19
With Maryland’s positivity rate exceeding 5% for the first time since June and health metrics spiking across the nation, Governor Larry Hogan last week announced a series of actions to slow the spread of COVID-19. Read more.
Board and Administration

Ocean Pines Administration Offices Closed
Nov. 26-27 in Observance of Thanksgiving

Regular Board Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.
Ocean Pines Community Center Assateague Room

Advisory Committee Members Needed
The Strategic Planning Advisory Committee is seeking new members. If you are interested in participating in this committee, please email Michelle Bennett at
Upcoming Events
party! New Year's Eve at the Yacht Club
The Ocean Pines Yacht Club will celebrate New Year's Eve in the ballroom with an evening full of food, drinks and live music with Great Train Robbery. Read more.
swim & save! School Kids' Recreational Swim Time
Kids of all ages (and accompanying adults) can join Ocean Pines Aquatics for recreational swim time every Monday and Wednesday from 3-5 p.m. at the Sports Core Pool. Just $5 per swimmer. Hurry - this special program ends Nov. 23! Read more.
give! Ocean Pines Aquatics Angel Tree
Make the holidays brighter for local families. Stop by the Sports Core Pool, select an ornament from the tree, and return your wrapped gift by Dec. 18. Read more.
give! Be a Santa to a Senior
Help fulfill the holiday wishes of area seniors by selecting an ornament from the tree at the Community Center. An online gift-giving option is also available! Sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care and the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department. Read more.
play! Fall/Winter Golf Rates
Reduced fall and winter rates are now in effect at Ocean Pines Golf Club. The current 18-hole rate for Ocean Pines residents (with an Ocean Pines resident ID card) is $30; the public rate is $35. Prices are good all day and include the use of a cart. Call 410-641-6057 for tee times. Read more.
fitness! Shape Ups
Listen to some great tunes, get fit and have fun! Drop in on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8-8:50 a.m. at the Sports Core Pool. Drop-in rates are just $5 for Ocean Pines swim members, $6 for Ocean Pines residents and $7 for non-residents. Read more.
new! Youth Jazz Dancing
Boys and girls ages 9-14 can learn jazz moves from a member of Salisbury University's Dance Company. A new session will be held on Wednesdays beginning Dec. 2 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Community Center. Call 410-641-7052 to register. Read more.
new! Adult Jazz Dancing
Learn jazz moves and advance your skills every week in a fun environment! A new session will be held on Wednesdays beginning Dec. 2 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Community Center. Spaces are limited - call 410-641-7052 to register. Read more.
drop in! Wet Works
Wet Works features a total-body workout using kickboards, noodles and more! Deep water (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) and shallow water (Tuesdays and Thursdays) classes are available and meet from 9:30-10:20 a.m. at the Sports Core Pool. Drop in now, or sign up for the next session beginning Dec. 14-15. Read more.
new session! Zumba
This low-impact, high-energy aerobic exercise program incorporates Latin rhythms, oldies and pop songs. New sessions will be held at the Community Center on Tuesdays, Nov. 24-Dec. 29 from 8:30-9:15 a.m. and Wednesdays, Nov. 25-Dec. 30 from 4:30-5:15 p.m. Call 410-641-7052 to register. Read more.
holiday fun! Hometown Christmas Tree Lighting
Light up White Horse Park with the Recreation and Parks Department on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 6:30 p.m. Businesses, clubs and families are invited to sponsor a tree for this annual event! Read more.
See what else is happening in Ocean Pines!

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Dine in Ocean Pines
Ocean Pines Yacht Club

Open Thur-Sun at 11am
Trivia Every Thursday 6-8pm
Call 410-641-7501 for Reservations

$50 Family Meals Every Sunday
Carryout Only
The Clubhouse Bar and Grille

Open Thur-Sun 8am-6pm
Watch All Football Games on
10 Big TVs Every Sunday!

Yacht Club Lunch & Dinner Specials
Lunch: 11am-4pm | Dinner: 4-10pm
Community & Organization News
Upcoming Events/Meetings
The Pine'eer Artisan Gift Shop Now Open
The Pine'eer Artisan Gift Shop is open Saturdays 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Masks are required, and only credit card payments are currently accepted. The shop is located in White Horse Park next to the Ocean Pines Administration Building.

Shepherd's Nook & Flea Market Open
The Shepherd's Nook and Flea Market at the Community Church at Ocean Pines and Sarah's Pantry are open. All facilities require that masks be worn inside. The Nook will be restricted to 8 customers entering at a time and the flea market will be limited to 5 customers at a time. The direct phone number for the Nook and Sarah's Pantry is 410-641-8392. Hours of operation are Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ocean Pines Anglers Club Asking for Catch Data
Members of the Ocean Pines Anglers Club are asking local anglers to log and submit their catch data, to help improve statistics that govern recreational fishing. To view the form, visit

Ocean Pines Garden Club Meetings
The Ocean Pines Garden Club has been holding ZOOM meetings and planning activities while keeping COVID-19 safety measures in mind. The club also has a multi-page newsletter that goes out to members each month. The "Bloomin' News" is full of garden hints, local information and links to outside environmental and gardening sources. New members are always welcome. For more information, contact President Patti Lookner at

Wednesdays through Dec. 23: Kiwanis Food Collection / 9 a.m.-noon
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean City will collect donations of non-perishable food items for Diakonia.

Saturdays in November and December: Kiwanis Fundraiser Lanterns / 9 a.m.-noon
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean City will be selling lanterns at the Ocean Pines Farmers and Artisans Market in White Horse Park. Large lanterns sell for $40 and are battery operated with a remote to change the lighting patterns. Two versions are available: "Peace on Earth" with a red bow and tree on the front and "Fall" with a brown bow and leaves on the front. Inserts can be purchased to change the messages to suit the season. A smaller solar lantern is available for $30. Proceeds benefit Worcester G.O.L.D., which distributes prenatal to age 4 pantry items in line with the Kiwanis "Priority One" program. Lanterns will be available next to the Kiwanis Lottery Raffle sales table at the market. Lanterns may also be ordered by calling Jim Spicknall at 301-580-0377.

Sundays: Breakfast with the Knights of Columbus / 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Located at 9901 Coastal Highway behind St. Luke's Church. All you can eat. Masks required when walking around. Call 410-524-7994 for more information.

Nov. 18, 25: Kiwanis Club Coat Drive & Toy Drive / 9 a.m.-Noon
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean City will collect coat donations from the public in the parking lot of the Ocean Pines Community Center. Coats will be delivered to The Joseph House for distribution to those in need. Donations of unwrapped toys will also be accepted and taken to Worcester County G.O.L.D.

Nov. 20, 27: Bingo with the Knights of Columbus
Doors open at 5 p.m.; Bingo begins at 6:30 p.m. Cash payouts for each game as well as the Big Jackpot coverall. Call 410-524-7994 for more information.

Nov. 16-18: Recreational Safe Boating Class / 6-9 p.m.
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will teach this state-mandated Recreational Safe Boating Course online. The course is required for boat operators born after July 1, 1972 but is beneficial for all boaters. Besides Maryland boating regulations, learn about safely navigating and piloting local Ocean City waters, basic nautical knots, trailering a boat, safety equipment and maintenance. Cost for the course is $20, which includes all course materials. To register, or if you have questions, contact Barry Cohen at 410-935-4807 or

Through Dec. 31: Kiwanis Lottery Raffle Ticket Sales
Purchase tickets now through Dec. 31 for drawings to be held every evening in 2021. Tickets are $20 each and are valid for 365 drawings. Payouts are $20 per evening, except for special dates when winnings are $50-$250. All proceeds benefit local scholarships and youth programs. Tickets may be purchased from any Kiwanis member, or at the Ocean Pines Farmers and Artisans Market, held Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in White Horse Park. Visit or Facebook at Kiwanis Club of Ocean Pines/Ocean City for more details.