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March 27, 2013

Area weekend Easter egg hunts


MARCH 30

Utica Preservation Association

The Utica Preservation Association will host its annual Easter egg hunt for kids ages 1-12 at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Community Center, 106, N. 4th St., in Utica. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos as well. 

 

Colgate Park

Clarksville Parks Department will sponsor an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday at Colgate Park, Clarksville.          

The free event is open to the public. Bring a basket or bag to hunt eggs in. For more information, call 812-283-5313.

 

Wesley Chapel Church

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church will host an Easter egg hunt and lunch for the public at noon Saturday at 2100 U.S. 150 in Floyds Knobs. 

The egg hunt is for ages 2 through fifth grade. Hot dogs, chips, and drinks will be provided, along with a Christian puppet show by the Wesley Chapel Puppeteers. Children are asked to bring a basket or bag to use as they collect some of the 3,000 eggs hidden on the rolling property. Adults are invited to bring cameras to take pictures of children with the Easter Bunny.

 

Pharoah Mens Club

Pharoah Mens Club will host an Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lansden Park, 15th and Locust streets, Jeffersonville. Call 812-283-5479 for more information.

 

NA Easter Egg hunt at Bicknell Park

The New Albany Parks and Recreation Department invites children ages 3 to 10 to its annual egg hunt beginning at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. 

This year the annual event will be held at the Bicknell Park along Silver Street. Prior to the start of the activity, youngsters will be divided into two divisions. Children can bring their baskets for collecting eggs and candy. The Easter Bunny will assist tots as needed so parents are encouraged to bring cameras for photos. All attendees are eligible for prize drawings at the conclusion of the hunt.

In the event of heavy rain, recreation staff will hand out candy to children from noon to 1 p.m. For additional information, call the City Parks Department main office at 812-949-PARK.

 

City of Jeffersonville 

Egg hunt at Vissing Park

• The city of Jeffersonville will hold its flashlight Easter egg hunt at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Vissing Park, 2728 Vissing Park Road, Jeffersonville.

More than 5,000 eggs will be hidden on the grounds of the newly refurbished Vissing Park, which is a new location for the hunt this year. The event is free and hunting will begin as soon as it’s dark.

• Immediately following the flashlight egg hunt for kids, there will be an egg hunt for adults, ages 18 and older. The adult egg hunt is a first-time event that will allow grown-ups to have some fun of their own and maybe even uncover a treasure like season passes to the aquatic center, tickets to the ice rink and gift cards. 

 

Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church

Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Stacy Road and Ind. 403, Charlestown, will host its annual Easter egg hunt. All children, toddlers to age 12, are invited to the Amazing Platypus Egg Hunt. The event will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday with parachute games and the story of the platypus. The egg hunt with more than 500 eggs will be divided in to age groups with prizes for everyone.

 

Rock of Hope Church

Rock of Hope Church, 8206 Old State Road, 60, Sellersburg, will host an Easter egg hunt at noon Saturday at the church. Refreshments will be provided.

 

Georgetown Optimist Club

An Easter egg hunt for preschool through grade four sponsored by Forward Church will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Georgetown Optimist Club grounds, followed by a free lunch at noon (hot dogs, chips, dessert and drink).

 There will also be face painting, games and crafts for the kids. For more info, email info@forwardchurchin.com or call the Optimist Club at 812-951-1910. The club is located on Ind. 64 next to the Georgetown Drive-in. Parking is available in the lot and on the HYR fields.

 

Tri County Shrine Club

Tri-County Shrine Club, 701 Potters Lane, Clarksville, will be hold its annual Easter egg hunt and party from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the club.

Food and refreshments will be served, plus a visit from the Easter Bunny. The public is welcome. Bring your own basket.

 

MARCH 31

Joe Huber Family Farm and Restaurant

This Easter, the Joe Huber Family Farm and Restaurant, 2421 Engle Road, Starlight, will continue its annual tradition with “Kentuckiana’s largest Easter egg hunt”

Starting Easter Sunday at 11 a.m., the restaurant dining room will open and will serve dinner until 6 p.m.  The buffet will be served from noon to 5. The restaurant is expected to serve about 4,000 people this year, so reservations are recommended. The Easter bunny will be hopping around the family farm all day taking photos with visiting children and handing out Easter prizes and candy. The giant Easter egg hunt will start at 3 p.m. between Barns I and II. The hunt is free. Call 812-923-5255 for more information or reservations.

 

St. John Presbyterian Church

St. John Presbyterian Church, 1307 E. Elm St., New Albany, will hold an Easter egg hunt at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the church.

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