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Egg hunts and Easter Bunny encounters

Molly Pendergrass, 3, of Dixon, picks up eggs at last year's Easter egg hunt at Lowell Park in Dixon. This year's hunt at the park, and many others, is Saturday.
Molly Pendergrass, 3, of Dixon, picks up eggs at last year's Easter egg hunt at Lowell Park in Dixon. This year's hunt at the park, and many others, is Saturday.

Saturday

• Dixon Park District, Lowell Park, 2114 Lowell Park Road, 11 a.m.-noon, starting with 2 and younger, then 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, and 9-10. Six bicycles and helmets will be given away, and there will be a bouncy house, face-painting, prizes and the Easter Bunny. Bring your own camera and baskets, bags, or buckets. Park at the boat ramp lot. Call 815-284-3306 for more information.

• Sterling Park District egg hunt, 1:30 p.m. for ages 8 and younger at the Westwood soccer fields, 1900 Westwood Drive off West LeFevre. The Easter Bunny will be available beforehand for photos. Call 815-622-6204 for more information.

• Coloma Park District, 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Centennial Park, 508 E. 11th St. in Rock Falls for ages 3-5 and 6-8. Prizes will be awarded to all participants. Call 815-625-0272 for more information.

• Dixon YMCA, 110 Galena Ave., for ages 10 and younger, 1 p.m. egg hunt in the pool. Nonswimmers must be accompanied by an adult in the pool, those up to age 8 must use flotation devices. Bring your own basket. Call 815-288-9622 for more information.

• Dixon Elks Lodge, 1279 Franklin Grove Road, 10 a.m. Easter egg hunt for 3 and younger, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. Call 815-288-3557 for more information.

• Good Samaritan Society-Mount Carroll, 10 a.m. Easter egg hunt for 9 and younger. Bring your own basket. Refreshments will be served after the hunt. Rain date is April 20. Call 815-244-7715 for more information.

• Sugar Grove School and Church, 352 Timber Creek Road, Dixon, 10 a.m. for ages 2-12. Call 815-288-2811 for more information.

• Abiding Word Church, 806 E. Lynn Blvd., Sterling, 10-11 a.m. Families can travel through different stations to hear the Easter story; eggs and candy will be given along the way, and crafts and cookies will be available afterward. Call 815-626-1827 for more information.

• Polo Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, 703 E. Buffalo St., register at 10 a.m., hunt at 10:30 for ages 3 and younger, 4-6, 7-9, and 10 plus. Bring your own basket and camera.

•Visit with the Easter Bunny at the Lanark Transformer Team Spring Fling festival and vendor fair. The fair runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lanark Information Center, 111-A S. Broad St. just south of City Hall. The Easter Bunny will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and kids who visit him will get a free picture, goodie bag, cookie and decorating kit. No egg hunt.

• Brookville United Methodist Church, 17725 W. Chambers St., Polo; 6 p.m. free supper and egg hunt. Pizza, a beverage, ice cream, dessert bar and prizes will be provided, guests are asked to bring a dish to pass. Call 815-493-2274 for more information.

April 19

• Oregon Park District, Oregon Park West on 14th Street, games begin at 7:30 and the flashlight hunt begins at 8 p.m. for grades 5-8. Bring your own flashlight and basket, 815-732-3101.

• Heritage Woods, 2205 Oak Grove Ave., Sterling, 2 p.m. for ages 1-4, 5-8, and 9-12. One prize awarded for each age group. Easter Bunny available for photos; bring your own basket. The rain date is April 20. Call 815-625-7045 for more information.

April 20

• Wright Family annual Easter egg hunt – this year featuring 30,000 eggs, and expected to draw 3,000 to 4,000 people to this village of 600 – begins with registration at 10:30 a.m. at Richmond Park on Fifth Avenue East in Lyndon. The hunt begins at noon for kids 4 and younger, 5 to 9, and 10 and older. An area will be set aside for special needs children. More than 300 bikes and toys will be given away at 12:30 p.m., and there will be bounce houses, food, and a petting zoo. Find Wright’s Annual Egg Hunt on Facebook for more information.

• The Oregon Park District presents its first sensory-friendly egg hunt for all ages with special needs of all types. The hunt begins at 9:30 a.m. in an enclosed area in Oregon Park West on 14th Street. Participants will hunt for empty eggs at their own pace and exchange them for a small Easter surprise. Photos with the Easter Bunny will be available from between 9 to 9:25 a.m. Participants are asked to RSVP for planning purposes at www.oregonpark.org Programs/Inclusion.

Afterward, a traditional hunt for eggs and other goodies for preschool through fourth-graders will begin at 10 a.m. Participants should come early to see the Easter Bunny and find a parking spot, and bring a basket. Call 815-732-3101 for more information.

• Tampico Lions Club, Reagan Community Center, 202 E. Second St. for preschool through grade 5. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., the hunt begins at 1 p.m.. There will be 300 eggs filled with money and peanut-free candy.

• Spring Valley Reformed Church, 10960 Spring Valley Road, Fulton, for ages 10 and younger. There will be games and prizes at 1 p.m. with four activity areas based on age; the hunt begins at 1:30. The rain date is April 27. Call 815-772-3554 for more information.

April 28

• Transitions Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1000 Dixon Road, Rock Falls, register at 11 a.m. and the hunt begins at noon for ages 3 and younger, 4-7, and 8-12. The Easter Bunny will hide 200 eggs and there will be 50 baskets and prizes. Call 815-625-8510 for more information.

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