|The hunt for Easter eggs is over. It’s time to get hopping!|
|Written by Mackenzie N. Morgan|
Super District 7 set for super Egg-stravaganza
DeKalb County Commissioner Stan Watson and State Rep. Billy Mitchell will host a an Easter Eggstravaganza on March 31, 2 – 5 p.m., at Wade Walker Park, 5584 Rockbridge Road, Stone Mountain.
Children are invited to hunt for eggs and enjoy a day of music and fun. Children ages 3 – 4 will hunt at 2:30; 5 – 7-year-olds will hunt at 3:15 p.m.; and 8 – 10-year-olds, 4 p.m. The event is free.
Avondale hosts annual hunt, dog parade
The City of Avondale will host its annual Easter egg hunt on March 30, 10 a.m., at Lake Avondale, 21 North Avondale Plaza, Avondale Estates.
Children up to age 10 are welcome to participate. Several prizes and, of course, candy will be given to the children. The hunt is part of the city’s Spring Extravaganza and will be followed by a parade featuring dogs that will compete for awards such best costume and best dog duo with their owners. There also will be music, face painting, a bake sale and a BBQ fundraiser.
For more information, or to register, visit www.avondaleestates.org or call 404-294-5400.
Egg hunt, train rides, crafts at Rehoboth’s celebration
Bring your children, toddler through 5th grade, to Rehoboth’s free Eggstravaganza, March 30, 10 a.m. – noon, 2997 Lawrenceville Hwy, Tucker.
More than 10,000 eggs, prizes, and several Easter costumed characters will be available, rain or shine, in the Children’s & Education Building. Free activities include pony rides, moon bouncers, face painting, crafts, games, train rides and super slides. Registration opens at 11 a.m. Egg hunts start at 11:30 a.m. Free hot dog kids meals will be available for children under 18. The concession stand also will be open. An adult must accompany all children. For more information, call 770-939-3182.
Hop over to City of Decatur’s First Baptist Church
The Decatur Business Association will host a community Easter egg hunt on March 23 at Decatur First Baptist Church, 308 Clairmont Ave. The bunny arrives at 10:30 a.m. and the hunt begins at 11 a.m.
Be sure to arrive on time because the bunny waits for no one. Come out to enjoy games, food and inflatables. For more information, call 404-373-1653.
First Lady to host Easter activities at Governor’s Mansion
First Lady of Georgia Sandra Deal will host the 11th annual Easter egg hunt at the Governor’s Mansion on Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m. to noon. Activities will include photos with the Easter Bunny, cupcake and egg decorating stations, face painting, a storybook station featuring Clifford the Big Red Dog, the Easter egg roll, a moonwalk and the Easter egg hunt.
Guests attending this year’s Easter egg hunt are asked to donate a book or stuffed animal to benefit the Governor’s Office for Children and Families.
Requests for reservations must include: names and ages of children wishing to participate in the egg hunt, names of adults accompanying children and contact telephone number. Registered guests are asked to arrive at 9:30 a.m. and will enter the main security gate where their name will appear on the list of admittance. Refreshments will be served. For more information, go to www.mansion.georgia.gov.
Peachtree Road UMC offers hunts, pony rides
Peachtree Road United Methodist Church is hosting its Easter Eggstravaganza on March 30, 8 a.m. to noon, 3180 Peachtree Road, N.W., in the church’s fellowship hall.
Come out for a pre-Easter celebration of egg hunts, pony rides, astro jumps and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. At 10:30 a.m., 1-2 year olds will hunt; at 11a.m., ages 3-5 and 6-8-year olds will hunt; and at 11:15 a.m., ages 9 and older will hunt. For more information, call 404-266-2373.
Kirkwood sets Family Find
The Kirkwood community is hosting its annual Family Find community Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m. to noon at Bessie Branham Park, 2051 Delano Ave., Atlanta.
Baskets will be provided for children up to 12 years of age. The kids will have a chance to hunt for more than 2,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes. Other activities such as face painting, crafts and other games will also be available.
In the event of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled. Admission is free. For more information, call 678-607-6076.
Snellville rolls out fun with ‘Eggstravaganza’
The City of Snellville will host its Easter Eggstravaganza on March 29, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Centerville Community Center, 3025 Bethany Church Road, Snellville. Children can enjoy inflatables, face painting, and egg hunts as follows: Ages babies – 3 at 10:30 a.m.; ages 4 – 6 at 11:20 a.m.; and ages 7 – 10 at noon.
Snacks will be available at a cost. For more information, call 770-985-4713 or visit www.centervillecommunitycenter.com.
Dive for eggs at Johnson Park
Who said that eggs are always hidden behind cabbage leaves? Rockdale County Parks and Recreation will host an underwater Easter egg hunt on March 30, 4:30 and 5 p.m., at Johnson Park Pool, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers. Eggs will be floating above and submerged below the surface of the water for children to hunt. The hunt is open to ages 2 – 10.
Normal pool rules and admission apply. Kids ages 2 – 4 will dive in at 4:30 p.m. Parents may be required to get in water with their child. Ages 5 – 10 will jump in at 5 p.m.
All participants must pre-register, due to limited space. The cost is $2 per participant. Bring a bag to collect your eggs. 770-278-7529.