November 9, 2020
Thank you to Barbara Loffler for sharing this picture of the patriotic wreath gracing her front door.

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COVID-19 Updates
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Recent News
Virtual Veterans Day ceremony to honor those who served
The Worcester County Veterans Memorial Foundation will present a virtual Veterans Day program this year, rather than hold the traditional ceremony at the memorial grounds in Ocean Pines. 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.
Fall leaf collection begins soon
Ocean Pines Public Works will collect leaves and yard debris Nov. 23-Dec. 18 Additionally, the Public Works yard will be open Nov. 28-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. 9
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.
TidalHealth Peninsula Regional visitation to close Monday
Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, TidalHealth Peninsula Regional will no longer allow visitors to patients admitted to the hospital starting Monday, Nov. 9. Read more.
Gov. Hogan: MD prepared for fall COVID-19 surge, warns against complacency
In response to the nationwide fall COVID-19 surge and rising positivity rates, case rates and hospitalizations in Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan has provided a detailed update on the state’s preparedness and urged Marylanders to follow all public health protocols. Read more.
Board and Administration

Ocean Pines Administration Offices Closed
Wednesday, Nov. 11 in Observance of Veterans Day


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 mbennett@oceanpines.org.
Upcoming Events
splash! 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.
free! Digestion Seminar
Poor digestion can cause chronic pain and other issues. Learn more at this free seminar hosted by Back in Action Physical Therapy on Thursday, Nov. 12 from 11 a.m.-noon at the Community Center. Call 410-641-7052 to register. Read more.
fitness! Creaky Joints
Creaky Joints focuses on working all joints of the body to improve balance and flexibility. It is especially suited for those with arthritis or muscular disorders, or anyone recovering from joint surgery. The class meets Monday-Friday from 11-11:50 a.m. at the Sports Core. Drop in! 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.
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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! Water Aerobics
Enhance cardiovascular fitness and improve muscular endurance and overall strength without the impact of floor work. Water Aerobics meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:15-6 p.m. at the Sports Core Pool. Read more.
socialize! Drop-In Cornhole
Stop by the Community Center Gym Tuesdays from 5-8 p.m. for drop-in cornhole. BYO boards and bags. $5 per person. Email bjarman@oceanpines.org to RSVP. 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 https://fishinoc.com/fish-data.

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 plookner@gmail.com.

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. 11, 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. 13, 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 cgauxoc@gmail.com.

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 www.kiwanisofopoc.org or Facebook at Kiwanis Club of Ocean Pines/Ocean City for more details.