Easter egg hunts hop into the area
Dixon: A free egg hunt will be at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Dixon Elks Lodge 779, 1279 Franklin Grove Road. A cake walk and a visit by the Easter bunny will take place after the hunt. The Kreider Spring Carnival also will take place at the same time as the hunt, with free children’s games, a petting zoo, free popcorn and ice cream, prizes, Dixon Fire Department rescue trucks, a caricature face artist, face painting, a clown, and the Easter bunny.
Rock Falls: The Coloma Township Park District’s free egg hunt will be Saturday at Centennial Park, at 11th Street and Avenue D. Registration will be from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m., with the hunt’s start at 1:30. Registration forms also are available at the park district office, 508 E. 11th St., or can be called in at 815-625-0272.
The event is for children 3 to 8, with categories for children 3 to 5 and 6 to 8. Prizes will be awarded in both categories, and everyone will receive an award. The hunt will take place regardless of weather.
Happy Tails Animal Shelter will have an egg hunt April 16 at the facility, 1408 E. McNeil Road. The hunt is for children to take part in, and not for pets. Registration will be at 5 p.m., with the hunt at 5:30. Categories will be 2 to 4, 5 to 7, and 8 to 10 years. Food will be available, and a DJ will perform. The Easter bunny will appear. The shelter can be reached at 815-626-2994.
Sterling: A free Easter egg hunt for children from those who can walk to 8 years will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Westwood Fitness and Sports Center, 1900 Westwood Drive.
The hunt will be at the soccer fields next to Building 3, and will take place regardless of weather. Children will be divided into groups by age. The hunt only will last a few minutes, and attendees are advised to be on time.
Free EGGstravaganza Easter activities will be April 19 at Sterling First Church of the Nazarene, 411 13th Ave.
All children 12 and younger and their families can attend. Shows will be at 10 a.m., 11 and noon in the church sanctuary. Each presentation will feature games, music, and a message with a science experiment. After the shows, hunts will take place for eggs filled with candy and prizes in various parts of the church.
For more information, visit www.sterlingnaz.org or call 815-625-0864.