The hunt is on!
Easter egg hunts are traditional for families and groups — and they’re lots of fun, too.
Children can get to a few Easter Egg Hunts this weekend.
Here’s a sampling of some that are open to the public.
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• 9 a.m. to noon, Lauritzen Gardens, First and Bancroft Streets. Easter Extravaganza begins with children’s crafts, which run all morning. Egg hunts will be staged in different areas with these start times: 10:15 a.m., ages 3 and younger; and 10:45 a.m., ages 4 and older divided in two groups. An additional charge of $3 per child, on top of regular garden admission, is required to participate in the egg hunt and children’s crafts. Advance registration is due by Wednesday for the events. Register by calling 402-346-4002 ext. 262.
• 9 a.m., Lake Zorinsky shelter No. 5. Alpha Xi Delta Sorority at the University of Nebraska at Omaha puts on a free egg hunt as part of its Step It Up 5K/10K race to benefit Autism Speaks. All children are welcome at the egg hunt even if no one participates in the fundraiser.
• 10 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 34th and Farnam Streets. Prizes will be given.
• 10 a.m., La Vista Sports Complex, just south of Harrison Street on 66th Street in La Vista. Children ages 4 and younger will start at 10 a.m. at Baseball Field No. 1. Ages 5 and 6 will start at 10:10 a.m. at Softball Field No. 2, followed at 10:15 by ages 7 to 8 on Softball Field No. 3 and at 10:20 a.m. by ages 9 to 11 on Softball Field No. 4. No preregistration is needed. Call the La Vista Recreation Department at 402-331-3455 with any questions.
• 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Skinner Elementary School, 4304 N. 33rd St. Hunt is for children in sixth-grade or younger. Abide Network is the sponsor.
• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bellevue Christian Center, 1400 Harvell Drive in Bellevue. Indoor games with free candy, inflatables outdoors, an opportunity to see a firetruck and helicopter, take photos with the Easter bunny and eat a free hot dog lunch. Egg hunts feature more than 6,000 eggs. Children age 4 and younger will start at 11:30 a.m. in an enclosed playground. The hunt for ages 5-7 will start at noon, followed by ages 8-10 at 12:30 p.m.
• Noon, Stinson Park at Aksarben Village, 67th and Center Streets. Also expect a bounce house, face painting and musician Chris Saub playing in the park. Sponsored by Aksarben Village.
• 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Spring Lake Park, 13th and J Streets. Ages 1 to 12 can enjoy the egg hunt plus food, fun and rides. The Latino Peace Officers Association sponsors this event.
• 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the shelter at Halleck Park along Halleck Street in Papillion. No preregistration is required, but participants are asked to bring their own bags or baskets. Children 2 and younger will start at 1:05 p.m., followed by ages 3 and 4 at 1:15 p.m. Children 5 to 7 and 8 to 12 will begin at 1:25 p.m. Other family activities — game booths and cookie decorating — will be available. For more information, call the Papillion Recreation Department at 402-597-2041.
Compiled by Sue Story Truax with information from the World-Herald News Service
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