Have a hippity-hoppity Easter with egg hunts throughout the Central Valley and foothills. Eggs, games, prizes and visits from the Easter Bunny are in store for children and their families this weekend.
Applegate Park, along Bear Creek between M and R streets, Merced: Kiwanis Club of Greater Merced holds its 20th annual hunt for some 4,000 candy-filled eggs. Three staggered hunts for children up to age 10 are followed by a special opening of Kiddieland. 10 a.m. Free. 761-7883.
Atwater Community Center, 760 E. Bellevue Road: Egg hunt, breakfast and the Easter Bunny. Four staggered egg hunts by age for children up to 10. 8-11 a.m. Egg hunt free; breakfast $5 adults, $3 children. 357-6320.
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Ball Park, Mokelumne Hill: Easter egg hunt with hot dogs, drinks and raffle sponsored by the Lions Club.
10:30 a.m. Free. 405-1563.
Calvary Temple Worship Center, 1601 Coffee Road, Modesto: Easter Extravaganza features 25,000 eggs in hunt, plus a carnival, games and refreshments. 10 a.m.-
1 p.m., 12 p.m. egg hunt. $1 per child, for children 12 and younger; must register to participate. 529-7346.
Carpenter's House, 1105 S. Carpenter Road, Modesto: Magic show, music, hot dogs, chips and drinks. 9:40 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. program and hunt. Free. 526-1971.
Church of the Cross, 3936 Dale Road, Modesto: Community egg hunt with bounce houses, games, face painting and more. 9-11 a.m. Free. 404-8607.
City of Merced, Stephen Leonard Park, Seventh and T streets: Four staggered egg hunts for ages 12 and under, plus face painting, bounce houses, games and more.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 564-0591.
City of Tuolumne, Westside Memorial Park: Egg hunt for children ages 12 and younger. Free pictures with the Easter Bunny and prizes. 9:30 a.m.-noon; 9:30 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. egg hunt. Free. 928-1214.
First United Methodist Church, 850 16th St., Modesto: Breakfast with egg hunt, prizes and crafts. 8-10 a.m breakfast, $2; 10 a.m. egg hunt, free. 522-9046.
Funworks, 3407 Coffee Road, Modesto: Eggstravaganza will include two egg hunts, one for children 5 and under and one for ages 6-10. Specials throughout the day. Bring your own Easter basket. 9-10 a.m. Free. 549-7888.
Grace Lutheran Church, 617 W. Orangeburg, Modesto: VeggieTales movie, then an egg hunt for preschool to second-graders. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. 522-8890.
Geneva Presbyterian Church, 1229 E. Fairmont Ave., Modesto: Pancake breakfast, then egg hunt for children ages 12 and under. 8-10 a.m. breakfast; 10 a.m. egg hunt. Breakfast $4 adults, $2.50 children ages 3-12, free ages 2 and under free; egg hunt free. 524-6841.
Hilmar Covenant Church, 20056 American Ave: Easter event for family with games, giant slide, crafts, petty zoo, train rides, etc. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 668-0400.
Hunt Elementary School, 907 R St., Newman: The Knights of Columbus annual Easter egg hunt for children ages 10 and under. 1 p.m. Free. 862-2204.
King-Kennedy Memorial Center, 601 N. Martin Luther King Drive, Modesto: Pancake breakfast, egg hunt and arts and crafts with the Easter Bunny for children 12 and younger. Four staggered hunts by ages, starting at noon.
9 a.m.-2 p.m. $3 (plus $1 for pictures with the Easter Bunny). 577-5255.
Light of Christ Lutheran Church, 4510 Crowell Road, Turlock: Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt for children of all ages. Crafts, too. 11 a.m. Free. 632-5683.
North Modesto Church of God, 1918 Sherwood Ave.: Egg hunt, games, bounce houses and more.
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 521-9148.
Northgate Park, Northgate Drive and Hoyt Lane, Manteca: Manteca Noon Kiwanis Club sponsors egg hunt and prizes by age group. 11 a.m. Free. 825-2539.
Railtown 1897, Jamestown: State historic park holds egg hunt with costumed docents. Staggered hunts for children up to age 10. Easter Bunny visit, train rides, ice cream social and music. Event noon-4 p.m., with hunt at noon; train rides on the hour,
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Egg hunt free, rides $8 adults, $3 ages 6-17, free to children 5 and under. 984-3953
Schmidt Park, Highway 33 and Linden Ave., Gustine: Egg hunt for children up to 10 years old. Some 3,000 eggs plus special prize eggs. Easter Bunny will visit. Presented by the Gustine Lions Club. 10 a.m. Free. 854-3271.
Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto: Eggstravaganza features egg hunt and carnival. 9 a.m.-noon. Free admission with can of dog or cat food, cat litter or pet toys. 529-3228. www.tupc.org.
Village Christian Fellowship, 5216 Yosemite Blvd., Empire: Easter egg hunt for preschoolers through fifth grade. 9 a.m. Free. 345-9264.
Bear Valley Mountain Resort, Ebbetts Pass: Sunrise service at 7:30, followed by Easter brunch. Easter Bunny will be at egg hunt for children 10 and younger. 10 a.m egg hunt. Service and egg hunts free, brunch $10. 753-2301.
Columbia State Historic Park, Main and State streets: Victorian Easter parade, 12:30 p.m. Egg hunt categories: ages 3-5, noon; ages 6-8,
1 p.m.; ages 9-12, 1:30 p.m. Free. 536-1672. www.columbiacalifornia. com/events.html.
Community Presbyterian Church of Gustine, 399 Sixth St.: Egg hunt for ages 2-10. 9:30 a.m. Free. 854-6772.
Cornerstone Community Church, 17900 Comconex Road, Manteca: Special Easter presentation, egg hunt and petting zoo. 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. performances; 10:30 a.m. egg hunt. Free. 825-1220.
Coulterville County Park, Highway 49 and Broadway, Coulterville: Coulterville Community Club and the VFW Post 9454 will sponsor egg hunt for children 10 and younger. Easter Bunny will have goodies. Bring your own basket. 1 p.m. Free. 878-3952.
Epperson Field, Meadow Lane, Twain Harte: Rotary Club sponsors candy egg hunts for children 12 and younger, with games and activities to follow. 1 p.m. Free. 586-4092.
Ironstone Vineyards, 1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys: Three staggered egg hunts for children up to age 12. Hunts start at 11:30 a.m. Free. 728-1251.
Modesto Church of the Brethren, 2301 Woodland Ave.: Easter egg hunt for children ages 2 through eighth grade. 10:15 a.m. Free. 523-1438.