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Easter weekend weather unsettled

Friday’s storm will dampen the grass for Easter egg hunts planned for today, but brightened the outlook for snow sports over the coming week.

That’s because it’s spring in the Sierra Nevada, and you’re likely to see just about every weather pattern imaginable – sometimes all in the same day.

Storms brought good news for Danny Childs, owner of Wolf Creek Wilderness on East Main Street in Grass Valley. While winds blustered outside Friday afternoon, he outfitted folks for weekend ski excursions and sold a kayak, he said.



And it looks like the weather will cooperate for today’s holiday events, with partly sunny skies and highs near 47 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. A 20 percent chance of rain is forecast after 11 p.m., with a low of 34 degrees.

Rain is expected to return Sunday, possibly after 11 a.m. Temperatures are expected to hit 44 degrees, the weather service predicted.




A 50 percent chance of showers is expected Monday, with a high of 45.

Easter events:

• The Great Egg Adventure will start at 9 a.m. today 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.

• 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 is behind the school at 10821 Squirrel Creek Road, off Rough and Ready Highway just west of Grass Valley.

• At 11:30 a.m. today, 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.

• 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.

• From 8:30 to 11 a.m. today, 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.

• 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.

Staff Writer Kyle Magin contributed to this report. To contact Staff Writer Liz Kellar, e-mail lkellar@theunion.com or call (530) 477-4229.


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