Hop to it, celebrate Easter

Watch what you drop Saturday or else an egg hunter may pounce. This weekend is filled with Easter related activities from breakfast to egg hunts, church services to spring celebrations. Before you gather around the table for that Easter ham, take the tiny hoppers known as kids out to one of the following Easter activities around Whidbey.

Easter breakfast: The American Legion Auxiliary’s annual Easter breakfast and egg hunt will be Easter Sunday at the American Legion Post 141. A breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and pancakes will be served at 10 a.m. with the egg hunt beginning at 11 a.m. Egg hunt will be grouped in ages 1-4 years, 5-7 years and 9-12 years.

Honor the earth: A multi-denominational Earth-honoring observance will be held Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Whidbey Institute’s Thomas Berry Hall. Music will be by Claudia Walker and Resonance. The observance will be followed by a traditional egg toss. For more information, call 341-1884.

Clinton egg hunt: Come to the annual Clinton Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. at Dan Porter Park. Kids ages 1-12 will have a chance to scramble for candy-filled eggs and eggs containing prize tickets. Last year 500 kids scrambled for 6,000 eggs. this year 20 different businesses have contributed a total of $1,000 towards prizes sure to please. Hunting groups will be broken down into ages 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-9, 10-12.

Kid’s celebration: St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Freeland welcomes children to an Easter celebration at 10 a.m. Saturday. Activities for the morning will include coloring eggs, crafts, snacks, a Veggie Tale video about Easter, and an Easter egg hunt. Parents and grandparents are welcome. Call the church office at 331-4887 or Karen at 730-1522.

Easter egg hunt: The Holmes Harbor Rod and Gun Club will hold an Easter egg hunt Saturday from 2 - 4 p.m. Children up to 11 years of age are welcome to take part. In addition, there will be a penny scramble and raffle. Hot dogs and soda will be available. For more information, call 221-4241.

Community hunt: A community Easter egg hunt, sponsored by Youth and Teen Center at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, is open to kids ages 2 to 11 with hunting areas divided by age groups. No parents allowed in hunting areas. The fun begins at 10 a.m. sharp Saturday at Hillcrest Elementary School fields.

Day at the farm: Wildwood Farms hosts an Easter egg hunt and fun day. From noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, there will be eggs to seek, an Easter-bunny-catch-him-if-you-can contest, pie-eating contests and more fun and games for the whole family. $7/adults, $5/children and 3 and under are free. Call 679-3474.

All fired up: A community Easter egg hunt Sunday, April 11, starts promptly at 1 p.m. Sunday at Taylor Road Fire Station. There are special hunting areas for age groups. It’s sponsored by North Whidbey Firefiighter’s Association and Island County Fire District No. 2. Of course the Easter Bunny is a sponsor. Bring a donation of non-perishable food for Help House.

Veteran egg hunt: VFW hosts an Easter egg hunt Sunday at 1 p.m. for ages toddler to 9. Hunt areas will be roped off by age groups, Parents can escort toddlers through three-year-olds only.The Easter Bunny will be on site with lots of goodies. Door prizes will be awarded. The VFW is at 3037 N. Goldie Road, Oak Harbor.

For information about church services and activities to be held easter weekend, please turn to Page A9 of today’s South Whidbey Record.

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