Hippity-Hoppity: Egg hunts, more abound

mrowland@modbee.comApril 17, 2014 

Grab your baskets and hop into the fun.

This Easter weekend, events abound throughout the Northern San Joaquin Valley and foothills. From egg hunts to community celebrations, parades and games, there should be plenty to keep the whole family occupied. And, who knows, you might find a few eggs along the way. Hint: You will definitely find some eggs.

A look at all the hippity-hoppity fun this weekend.

Saturday

Easter egg hunt eggstravaganza – Egg hunt with prize baskets, games and more, for children 12 and younger. 9 a.m. registration. 10 a.m. to noon egg hunt and activities. Boomers! Modesto, 4215 Bangs Ave. Free. (209) 545-5248.

Easter egg hunt and pancake breakfast – Games, crafts, pancake breakfast and Easter egg hunt. 8 to 10 a.m. breakfast and activities; 10 a.m. egg hunt. Geneva Presbyterian Church, 1229 E. Fairmont Ave., Modesto. $4 adults; $2.50 ages 3 to 10; free for kids 2 and younger. (209) 524-6841.

Easter family fun day – Bounce houses, games, food and more. Noon to 2 p.m. North Modesto Church, 1918 Sherwood Ave. Free. (209) 521-9148.

Easter Kidz Blitz – Hunt for more than 9,000 eggs. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Neighborhood Church, 5901 Sisk Road, Modesto. Free. (209) 529-8900.

Eggstravaganza – Egg hunt for children ages 2 through sixth grade. 9 a.m. to noon. United Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto. Free. (209) 529-3228.

Eggstravaganza – Egg hunt, games, crafts, snacks, puppets, prizes for children through sixth grade. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. First Presbyterian Church, 2619 N. Berkeley Ave., Turlock. Free. (209) 632-2324.

Eggstravaganza – Easter egg hunt, barbecue lunch, face painting, bounce house and crafts for preschoolers to fifth-graders. Noon to 3 p.m. Mill Creek Church, 147 Auto Center Court, Modesto. Free. (209) 345-9264.

Eggstreme Easter egg hunt – Nearly 55,000 eggs hidden for children 12 and younger; separate egg hunt for preschoolers. Inflatables, face painting, kiddie train rides, carnival games, live performances, appearances by Captain America and Elsa the Snow Queen. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The House, Modesto, 1601 Coffee Road. Free. (209) 529-7346.

Eggstreme Easter egg hunt – Magic show, live music and plenty of Easter eggs for children ages 3 to 11. 12:30 p.m. The Carpenter’s House, 1105 S. Carpenter Road, Modesto. Free. (209) 526-1971.

Funwords eggstravaganza – Children 12 and younger are invited to hunt eggs with specials throughout the day and an appearance by Freddy Foreman. 10 a.m. to noon. Funworks, 3407 Coffee Road, Modesto. Free. (209) 549-7888.

Modesto Certified Farmers Market Easter celebration – Staggered egg hunts for three age groups for children up to 10 years old, with prize eggs, gift baskets and a visit from the Easter Bunny. 9:15 a.m. registration. 10 a.m. to noon festivities. Downtown Modesto, 16th Street between H and I streets. Free. (209) 605-8536.

Sunday

Easter egg hunt – Egg hunt for families. 9:10 a.m., Hilmar Covenant Church’s front lawn, 20056 American Ave. Free. (209) 668-0400.

Easter egg hunt – For children from preschool through fifth grade. Gather in fellowship hall. 11:30 a.m. First United Methodist Church, 850 16th St., Modesto. Free. (209) 522-9046.

Murphys Easter egg hunt – Family event for children ages 12 and younger with three staggered egg hunts and a visit from the Easter Bunny co-sponsored by the Lions Club. 11:30 a.m., 4 and younger; noon, 5 to 8 years; 12:30 p.m., 9 to 12 years. Ironstone Vineyards, 1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys. Free. (209) 728-1251.

Victorian Easter celebration – Victorian Easter celebration featuring Easter parade, with prizes for fanciest Victorian hat, finest dressed. Easter egg hunts for kids and visits with Thaddeus E. Hare. Sponsored by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. 11 a.m. Columbia Historic State Park, Main and State streets, Columbia. Free. (209) 536-1672.

Bee staff writer Marijke Rowland can be reached at mrowland@modbee.com or (209) 578-2284. Follow her on Twitter @marijkerowland.

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