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An intro to Easter activities in the Tri-State area

March 22, 2012

Spring is officially here. That means kids are on the lookout for the Easter Bunny and where he might be hiding those brightly colored Easter eggs. To help the little tykes on their egg-hunting adventure, we've rounded up some of the Easter egg hunts in our area. Look in The Calendar for updates. Happy hunting!

— Crystal Schelle, Lifestyle editor



Friday, March 23

Easter Bunny at Valley Mall

Visit the Easter Bunny for a keepsake photo. Continues through Saturday, April 7. Valley Mall, 17301 Valley Mall Road, Halfway.



Saturday, March 24

Children's Easter celebration

Face painting, crafts, games, prizes, story time, egg hunt and refreshments for ages 3 to 11. 10 a.m. to noon. Calvary United Methodist Church, corner of Burke and Maple streets, Martinsburg, W.Va.


Easter egg hunt reservation deadline

Open to members, friends and neighbors of all three Emmanuel Trinity Lutheran Church congregations. Bring a basket and a covered dish to share. 10:45 a.m. Saturday, March 31. Emmanuel Trinity Lutheran Church's Matthew building, 4004 Ballenger Creek Pike, south of Frederick, Md. Call 301-874-5838.


Easter egg hunt

Games, food and egg hunt. Noon to 2 p.m. Battlefield Bible Church, 7708 Sharpsburg Pike, Fairplay. Rain date Saturday, March 31.Call 301-582-3275.


Saturday, March 31

Community Easter egg hunt

Donations of canned goods and non-perishable food items will also be collected for the local food bank. 1:30 p.m. Widmeyer Park, West High Street, Hancock.


Easter egg hunt

Easter egg hunt. 10 a.m. to noon. Faith Christian Fellowship, 16726 Lappans Road, Williamsport. Call 301-223-4803.


Big Spring Egg Hunt

Washington County Parks, Recreation &  Facilities Department and the Friends of the Rural Heritage host. For ages 1 to 10. Hunt starts at 11 a.m. sharp. Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro. Free. Advance registration is required. Rain or shine. Register by calling 240-420-1714 or emailing eoverdorff@wash-co-md.net. Leave parent's name, phone number, email address, child's name and age.


Easter egg hunt

Easter egg hunt for ages 1 to 12. Rain or shine. 10:30 a.m. Pleasant Hall Volunteer Fire Co., 9722 Cumberland Highway, Pleasant Hall, Pa. Call 717-532-5155.


Easter egg hunt

Community Easter egg hunt sponsored by Penn State Mont Alto and Mont Alto Fire Department. For ages 12 and younger. 12:30 p.m. registration, games and crafts; 2 p.m. egg hunt. Mont Alto Fire Department Events Complex carnival grounds, Mont Alto, Pa. Free candy provided. If it rains, the event will be Sunday, April 1.  Email dkc15@psu.edu or cutsandcurls@embarqmail.com.

Community Easter egg hunt

Hosted by Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. 1 p.m. Veterans Park, 68 Water St., Smithsburg. Raindate is Sunday, April 1. Go to www.tlcsmithsburg.com


Sunday, April 1

Spring children's egg hunt

Eggs, colored to resemble real eggs of wild birds, will be hidden for children to find. Exchange eggs for Easter goodies. For ages 3 to 6. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Yankauer Nature Preserve, W.Va. 54, Whiting's Neck Road, north of Shepherdstown, W.Va. $5. Registration is required. Call 304-676-8739 or email pvasprograms@gmail.com.



Saturday, April 7

Egg race

Late-model series, late-model sportsman, pure stocks, hobby stocks, and Kidz Club egg hunt. 7 p.m. Hagerstown Speedway, 15112 National Pike, Hagerstown. Email info@hagerstownspeedway.com or go to www.hagerstownspeedway.com.


Spring into Easter at the market

Easter egg hunt for children ages 12 and younger, 8 to 11 a.m. Visit from the Easter Bunny, 9 to 11 a.m. Anyone older than 12, wearing bunny ears, might earn a special treat. Hagerstown City Farmers Market, 25 W. Church St., Hagerstown. Go to www.hagerstownmarket.org.


Easter egg hunt

Williamsport Fire and EMS will sponsor an Easter egg hunt. 10 a.m. Byron Memorial Park, off U.S. 11, Williamsport. Call 301-223-9112.


Easter egg hunt

Easter egg hunt. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Fort Ritchie Community Center, 14421 Lake Royer Drive, Cascade.

Community Easter egg hunt

Easter egg hunt. 11 a.m. Hilltop Christian Fellowship, 12624 Trinity Church Drive, Clear Spring. Call 301-842-2225 or 301-842-3759.


Massive community Easter Egg hunt

Hosted by 365 Church. Easter egg hunt, kid's game day and cookout. For toddlers to fifth graders. Prizes and cash in "special eggs." 4 p.m. Orchard View Intermediate School, 1455 Delmar Orchard Road, Martinsburg, W.Va. Go to www.365church.org.


Easter egg hunt

Sponsored by the Smithsburg Lions Club. Open to ages 11 and younger. 1 p.m. Lions Community Park, 12835 Bikle Road, Smithsburg.


'The Thorn'

Presented by 365 Church, a special Easter service drama with more than 50 actors. 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday, April 8. Orchard View Intermediate School, 1455 Delmar Orchard Road, Martinsburg, W.Va. Go to www.365church.org.


Egg roll extravaganza

Egg rolls divided by age groups: 1:30 p.m. for ages 2 and 3; 2 p.m for ages 4 and 5; 2:30 p.m. for ages 6 through 8; and 3 p.m. ages 9 through 12. Bring a grass-filled basket to carry prizes and handmade crafts. Seasonal games. For ages 2 to 12. $5 per child. Rose Hill Manor, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. Call 301-600-1650 or go to www.rosehillmuseum.com.



Easter egg hunt

Open to the community. 10 a.m. Hagerstown Church of the Nazarene, 114 N. Edgewood Drive, Hagerstown. Go to HagerstownNaz.org.



Sunday, April 8

Easter egg hunt

American Legion Clopper-Michael Post No. 10 sponsors annual Easter egg hunt. For children in pre-school through sixth grade. 12:30 p.m. Shafer Park, 37 Park Drive, Boonsboro. Free.

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