OP Community Plans Easter Activities April 13, 20

BERLIN — The Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks and Aquatics departments invite Ocean Pines residents and guests to celebrate Easter at upcoming special events on April 13 and 20.

Bring the entire family for a morning of fun, food, photos and festivities at the Breakfast with the Easter Bunny event on Saturday, April 13 from 8-11 a.m. The menu will consist of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, pastries, fruit, juice, milk, and coffee. The cost of the special breakfast is $5 for children ages 4-11, $7 for adults and free for those 5 and under.

At the Egg-stravaganza Dive and Pool Party, dozens of young divers and snorkelers ages 11 and under will get a chance to fish out brightly colored eggs from the indoor heated pool on Friday, April 19 from 5:30-8 p.m. Swimmers will be divided into different age groups to ensure everyone has a chance to collect eggs.  The cost of the special event is $6 per swimmer and $3 for non-swimmers. Children under age 6 must have an adult in the water with them.

“Then gear up for the most-talked-about Easter celebration on the shore,” said Denise Sawyer, marketing and public relations director for the Ocean Pines Association. “On April 20, families will be able to scout the field for lots of colorful eggs at White Horse Park in Ocean Pines.”

The Easter/Spring Celebration will include egg hunts, carnival games, moon bounces, face painting, pony rides, arts and crafts, an Easter bonnet parade and much more.

Easter egg hunts will be held during the event for children up to age 10 as follows: 11:30 a.m. for ages 1-3, noon for ages 4-6, and 1 p.m. for ages 7-10. The Easter bonnet parade and contest, which is open to children and adults, will begin at 12:30 p.m.

The Kiwanis Club of Ocean Pines and Ocean City will be selling hot dogs, snacks, and drinks. Photo opportunities with the Easter bunny will also be available at the event.

Additionally, Sawyer said, “Adults are encouraged to hop and shop at our popular Farmers and Artisans Market on April 20 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.”

The Ocean Pines Farmers and Artisans Market, which operates every Saturday at White Horse Park, will be open for Easter festivities in conjunction with the celebration. Vendors will be selling a variety of seasonal produce, baked goods, floral arrangements, eggs, seafood, meat, pet treats, bath products and more.

Volunteers and candy donations are needed for the Easter/Spring Celebration. Please contact the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department at 410-641-7052 if you are interested in helping, or if you have questions about the event.