Easter events and egg hunts slated

Posted: April 7, 2014

The Winchester Star

Winchester — The Easter Bunny is coming by land and sea or pool with a variety of local events filled with colorful eggs and prizes.

Ongoing

Apple Blossom Mall will have the Easter Bunny visiting until Easter at the J.C. Penney Court. For more information, call 540-665-0202.

The Easter Eggspress, courtesy of Oakes Trains Spectacular, runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and from noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Rides cost $2.50 per person.

Tuesday

The Winchester Parks and Recreation Department will hold its free Eggcessible Hunt for children with special needs (ages 2 to 14) from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Denny Lee Gymnasium at Jim Barnett Park. Call 540-662-4946.

Saturday

The Winchester Parks and Recreation Department will hold a free Easter egg hunt at 9 a.m. Saturday at Christianson Familyland in Jim Barnett Park. Children, who should bring a basket, will be divided into three groups for the hunt — under 3; 3 to 5; and 6 to 8. Call 540-662-4946.

The Winchester Parks and Recreation Department will take a new spin on the traditional Easter egg hunt Sturday with the Egg Splash in the indoor pool of the War Memorial Building at Jim Barnett Park. Children will pursue floating Easter eggs, some of which have prizes. A hunt for ages 3 to 5 is from 11:30 a.m. to noon (participants must be accompanied by an adult); ages 6 to 8, noon to 12:30 p.m., and ages 9 to 12, 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $5 per child. Call 540-662-4946.

An Easter egg hunt with the Easter Bunny will be held Saturday at the Clarke County Parks and Recreation Department, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville. For ages 1 and 2, the hunt takes place at 11 a.m., for 3 and 4 at 11:20 a.m., and for 5 to 7 at 11:40 a.m. The fee is $3. Participants must bring a basket for the hunt, which will be held outdoors. In case of inclement weather, the event move to the Recreation Center.

Redland United Methodist Church at 6540 North Frederick Pike, Cross Junction, will hold an Easter egg hunt for children through the fifth grade, meeting in the sanctuary at 11 a.m. Saturday. The rain date is April 19. Call 540-888-4418.

Sunday

Fellowship Bible Church will hold The Great Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. Sunday on the Kernstown Battlefield, 610 Battle Park Drive, Winchester. The event will include thousands of prize-filled eggs, a picnic lunch, face-painting, bounce houses, crafts, live music, farm animals to pet and more.

The egg hunt is for ages 2 to fifth grade. Admission is free and open to the public. The rain location is Fellowship Bible Church at 3217 Middle Road.

Contact 540-662-7743 or visit fbcva.org/easteregghunt.

Caring Bunny is hopping into Apple Blossom Mall for children with special needs and their families from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the J.C. Penney Court. The event will be held prior to the mall opening, so accommodations can be made to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of all guests. Enter the mall through the Food Court and come to the J.C. Penney Court.

Call 540-665-0202.

Stephens City United Methodist Church at 5291 Main St. in Stephens City will host a community Easter Egg Hunt from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Children may search for eggs, make a craft and meet the Easter Bunny. Photos with the Easter Bunny will be available for purchase. The event is for ages preschool to fifth grade.

Cntact Tobye David at tadavid@comcast.net or the church office at 540-869-2348.

April 18

Relief United Methodist Church, 5275 Middle Road, will host children’s activities for ages 2 to grade 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. April 18. An egg hunt, Bible stories, crafts and refreshments are planned.

Contact the church office at 540-869-5775.

April 19

The Family Drive-In Theatre in Stephens City will hold an Easter egg hunt from 5 to 7 p.m. April 19. The Easter Bunny will attend and children will hunt eggs by age groups and visit with the Easter Bunny prior to the movie showtimes (about 7:30 p.m.).

The hunt is included with the nightly movie admission, $8 for adults and $4 for children 3 to 11. Hunts for all ages, including adults, will be divided into six groups. Visit thefamilydriveintheatre.com.

Long Branch Plantation (830 Long Branch Lane, Millwood) will hold a Community Easter Egg Hunt at noon April 19. The day will include egg hunts, prizes, hayrides, face-painting, local barbecue, flowering spring gardens, museum exhibits and more. The hunts will be held rain or shine. Admission is $5 for adults and free for ages 18 and under.

Contact 540-837-1856 or visit the website visitlongbranch.org.

The Old Town Winchester Business Association will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. April 19 on the Loudoun Street Mall from Boscawen to Piccadilly streets and on the lawn of the Old Court House Civil War Museum. Admission is free and open to the public.

Hebron Baptist Church in Gore will hold an Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. April 19 for ages 2 to 12 years. It is free and open to the public.

The Town of Middletown will hold a new Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. April 19 (rain or shine) in Middletown Town Park. Participants must bring a basket. It is free, but a donation to the Middletown Fourth of July Festival will be accepted. Register in advance at the Town Office or obtain a form from the Italian Touch.

For more information, call Mayor Charles Harbaugh IV at 540-877-4594.

Agape Christian Church (199 Agape Way, Stephens City) will host an Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. April 19. Participants must bring a own basket. Thousands of eggs for each age group will be available, with no limit to the number of eggs you can take home. Free food and refreshments will be available. Contact agape@agapeva.com or 540-869-6070.

Additions

To add an event, contact F.C. Lowe at flowe@winchesterstar.com or Laura McFarland at lmcfarland@winchesterstar.com.