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Ocean Pines gearing up for spring with array of events, offerings

From breakfast with the Easter Bunny to Easter Magic at the farmers market, the next two weeks in Ocean Pines are packed full of festive springtime events.

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Flowers at the Ocean Pines Farmers and Artisans Market.
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By Tara Fischer, Staff Writer

Ocean Pines is gearing up to celebrate Easter and the warming weather as the community by allowing residents to hop over to different springtime events. 

The Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department is hosting Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 23. Attendees can choose their meal from a pre-determined menu, which includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, assorted pastries, fruit, orange juice, milk, and coffee. 

The event is free for children 3 and under, $6 for kids aged 4 to 10, and $10 for anyone 11 and older. The spring occasion will kick off at 8 a.m. at the Ocean Pines Community Center and continue until 11. 

The following week, on Saturday, March 30, the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks group will welcome residents to their Spring Celebration and Easter Egg Hunt at White Horse Park. The holiday-themed function will offer carnival games, food, a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, and a special Easter Bunny visit. 

The event is free for guests and will include three Easter Egg hunts, differentiated by age. The one, two, and three-year-olds will begin their search at 11:30 a.m., the four to six-year-olds will start at noon, and the seven to ten-year-olds will round out the hunts at 12:30 p.m. 

The spring festivities continue in Ocean Pines as the annual Easter Magic celebration returns to the Farmers and Artisans Market on Saturday, March 30. Early spring produce, flowers, and baked goods will be available for purchase. 

New and returning merchants are expected to bring an abundance of fresh and homemade seasonal goodies to the event. 

Ocean Pines Association Director of Marketing and Public Relations Josh Davis said DelVecchio’s Bakery will offer Easter eclairs, breads, and scones. The booth will sell cookies, pies, cupcakes, and hot cross buns. 

Belinda White of Pies Etcetera will have handmade chocolate-dipped peanut butter eggs, and Maureen Meushaw, owner of Pocket Farm, will sell fresh eggs from her pasture-raised laying hens. 

Snyder’s Produce and Beautiful Things will return to the farmer’s market on Saturday, March 23. The vendor will also be at the March 30 Easter Magic celebration, where owner Debbie Snyder will offer spring bedding plants, Easter flowers, and patio planters. 

New sellers plan to participate in this year’s Easter celebration. Fika Coffee will provide shoppers with a variety of coffee beans, Davis said. Salt Marsh Dry Goods and owner Michelle Kemp will also make their first Easter Magic appearance. 

“Kemp creates reusable products for the kitchen and home,” market manager David Bean said in a press release issued by Davis. “For those looking to replace paper options for cooking and cleaning, Salt Marsh Dry Goods has sustainable options. Their home-sewn sustainable items include reusable replacements for paper towels, napkins, baby wipes, makeup removers, coasters, trivets, and crochet dish cleaners.” 

The Ocean Pines Farmers and Artisans Market occurs each Saturday in White Horse Park. Shoppers can browse the booths and vendors from 8 a.m. to noon. More information regarding Ocean Pines’ springtime and Easter activities can be found on the official Ocean Pines Association website.