Easter events dot the western county
Easter egg hunts at least one community Easter dinner are set for next weekend. Easter is Sunday, April 4.
Families are invited out to festivities to celebrate the holiday with their little ones. Here’s a list of events taking place on Saturday, April 3.
• From 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, the Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the Penn Valley Easter Egg Hunt. Children are invited to search for eggs at Western Gateway Park, 18560 Penn Valley Drive.
• The Great Egg Adventure will start at 9 a.m. Saturday at 49er Family Fun Park in Grass Valley. Children 10 and younger are invited to search for eggs until 11:30 a.m.
This is an easy-paced event, not a race. Each child is assigned a certain kind of egg and instructed to find matching eggs along the park’s miniature golf course. Children’s games will follow, including a musical carpet walk and a number of contests and crafts.
The event is free at the park at 314 Railroad Ave., off Idaho-Maryland Road, Grass Valley. For information, call (530) 272-4949.
• From 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, children 11 and younger are invited to the 32nd annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Grass Valley Moose Lodge at Hennessy School. The Easter bunny will visit; children can get their faces painted and play in a bounce house.
This free event is at the field behind Hennessy School at 225 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley.
• At 9 a.m. Saturday, families are invited to the Twin Cities Easter Egg Hunt at the Scotten School field. Families with children of all ages are welcome to attend. The field behind the school at 10821 Squirrel Creek Road, off Rough and Ready Highway.
• At 11:30 a.m. Saturday, the Nevada Irrigation District will host its third annual Easter Egg Hunt at Rollins Reservoir. The event will be at the Orchard Springs Campground on 19085 Larsen Road, Chicago Park.
Guests are invited to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after the egg hunt ends.
• An Easter egg hunt and ham dinner will be hosted by Grace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley.
The egg hunt – for the young and young-at-heart – starts at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 4, at 1979 Ridge Road (next to Nevada Union High School). Dinner is from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Jeans are welcome. For more information, call (530) 273-7043.
• Watch for a listing of Easter services on Wednesday, March 31, in the pages of The Union.
To contact Staff Writer Kyle Magin, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (530) 477-4239.
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