Easter-themed events, including egg hunts, this weekend | Local News


Brunch with the Easter Bunny

The Newton Parks and Recreation Department is hosting brunch with the Easter Bunny on Saturday.

Brunch will be served with a first service at 10 a.m. and a second service at 10:30 a.m. A movie matinee will begin at 11:15 a.m. There will be photo opportunities, crafts and more. Guests will also receive gift bags.

The event is open to children 10 and under and will be held at the Newton Recreation Center, 23 South Brady Ave. Reservations are required. Pre-registration is $7 per child; registration at the door will be $10 depending on the space available. To make reservations, call the Newton Recreation Center at 828-695-4317.

Easter Egg Hunt with Dinosaurs at the Science Center

The Catawba Science Center will host a dinosaur-themed egg hunt on Saturday. For the general admission price, attendees can search for prize-filled dinosaur eggs in the main Catawba Science Center building. There will be a designated area for children 5 and under to hunt. The egg hunt will begin at 9:15 a.m. in the North Hall.

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Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. at any Catawba Science Center admissions desk. Members enter for free. General admission is $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 3-17, children under 3 enter free. Military and veterans, students and seniors get in for $8.

T-ball game and Easter egg hunt

The Walkin’ Roll Activity League will host a T-ball game and Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday at West Hickory Park. The park is at 830 16th St. SW in Hickory. The event is free and is scheduled to start at 10 a.m.

Participants are asked to bring two dozen plastic eggs with treats inside. There will be two T-ball games. The first game will be the younger players – the Braves against the Rockies at 10 a.m. The second match will be the older players. Rangers take on Crawdads at 11 a.m.

Lenoir will organize an Easter egg hunt

Lenoir City Parks and Recreation is hosting a free Easter egg hunt for kids at the Mulberry Recreation Center from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

The Easter Egg Hunt is open to children 10 and under. Participants will need to bring their own basket. There will be games, prizes and an Easter Bunny appearance. The event will not be rescheduled if canceled due to weather.

Easter Egg Hunt at Henry Fork River Park

The Hickory Department of Parks, Recreation and Sport Tourism will host the 35th annual Easter Egg Hunt for Children Saturday at Henry Fork River Park. This event is free.

The hunt will be divided into different age groups. At 10 a.m. children up to 2 years old will hunt, 10.30 a.m. for 3 and 4 year olds and 11 a.m. for 5 and 6 year olds. There will be a special night hunt for children ages 7-12 at 8:15 p.m.

All participants are encouraged to bring their own baskets to collect the eggs and a flashlight if participating in the Night Hunt.

Re-enactment of the story of Easter at the wheel

Cedar Grove Lutheran Church will host two drive-in re-enactments of the Passion, Suffering, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ Saturday and Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at 261 Cedar Grove Church Road in Vale.

Historic Easter at Hart Square Village on April 16

Hart Square Village will host a historic Easter event on April 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature many activities that families can participate in.

Tickets are $15 per person with a capacity of 300 people. Children 5 and under enter free. Hart Square Village is at 5055 Hope Road in Vale.

There will be an Easter egg hunt for the big kids in the orchard. Small children will hunt for eggs in the Deitz alp. The areas are side by side and the hunts will start at different times for children of different age groups. Participants are requested to bring a basket for the hunt. Children 5 and under will start at 11 a.m. Children 6 and up will start at 11:30 a.m.

Families can also dye eggs. Families can make nests for their dyed eggs, while learning about different birds and their nests. Hart Square Village’s historic Easter Bunny, Wendell, will make an appearance to tell stories about the Easter pioneers. The Phillips cabin will be set up for family Easter photos.

The second annual Hopping Around Hickory will take place on April 16

The Hickory Downtown Development Association hosts its second annual Hopping Around Hickory. Purchase of a ticket for the Hopping Around Hickory event will include an Easter egg full of goodies from several downtown Hickory businesses including Life Doesn’t Succ, Carolina Crafted Creamery and Sweets, Taste Full Beans Coffee House and more.

Tickets go on sale Friday for $10 each. There are only 50 tickets available. Tickets can be purchased on the Hickory Downtown Development Association website. Stroll through beautiful downtown Hickory on April 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and stop at participating businesses to collect your egg.

Take a photo with the downtown bunny from noon to 2 p.m. Ticket receipt is required for attendees to receive their items and must be presented at time of pickup.


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