Local Easter events this weekend

By Ashley Swanson, Columbian Features News Coordinator



If you’re on the hunt for colored eggs, here’s a list of the local Easter events taking place this weekend.

Clark County

Camas Easter Egg Hunt

The 20th-annual Easter egg hunt at Crown Park will feature more than 10,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes hidden in designated egg-hunting areas. Areas will be color-marked for ages 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 and 10-12. Children should bring a basket or bag. There will also be traditional Easter bonnet and contemporary hat contests.

When: 1:30 p.m. April 24. Rain or shine.

Where: Crown Park, N.E. Everett St., Camas.

Admission: Free.

Telephone: 360-834-5307.

On the Web: http://www.ci.camas.wa.us/parks.

Community Egg Hunt

Elim Lutheran Church will hosts a community egg hunt and hot dog barbecue for the community. The egg hunt is open to children ages 2-13 with hunts divided into age groups. The egg hunt begins at 1 p.m.

When: Noon April 23.

Where: Elim Lutheran Church, 15815 N.E. 182nd Ave., Brush Prairie.

Admission: $2 for barbecue.

Telephone: 360-892-4705.

Easter Egg Drop

Thousands of candy-filled eggs will be dropped from a helicopter as it flies over the field at the First Church of God before the hunt begins. The egg drop is open to children ages 11 and younger, with fields for each age level. Meet in the church sanctuary for instructions before the event.

When: 3:30-4:30 p.m. April 23.

Where: First Church of God, 300 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver.

Admission: Free.

Telephone: 360-574-1611.

On the Web: http://vanfcog.org.

Easter Fair

The River of Life Foursquare Church hosts an Easter Fair, featuring an Easter egg hunt, coloring contest, cupcake hop, pictures with the Easter Bunny and face painting.

When: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 23.

Where: River of Life Foursquare Church, 811 N.E. 88th Circle, Vancouver.

Admission: Free.

Telephone: 360-573-4441.

Easter Sunday Excitement

Work up an appetite with a children’s Easter egg hunt, followed by a free pancake and sausage breakfast.

When: 9:30 a.m. April 24.

Where: Woodland Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Lewis River Road, Woodland.

Admission: Free.

Telephone: 360-225-8662.

Easter Tea

Celebrate Easter with afternoon tea at Pomeroy Living History Farm. The menu will include tea sandwiches, scones, desserts and two kinds of tea. Enjoy a stroll through the gardens and grounds or a historic Log House tour.

When: Noon April 23.

Where: Pomeroy Living History Farm, 20902 N.E. Lucia Falls Road, Yacolt.

Admission: $15.95 for just tea, $20 for the tea and Log House tour. Both require prepaid reservation.

Telephone: 360-686-3537.

On the Web: http://pomeroyfarm.org.

Esther Short Easter Egg Hunt

The Vancouver Farmers Market hosts its own Easter egg hunt in Esther Short Park. There will be two hunt areas, one for parents and children 4 and under, as well as a larger field with a few surprises for children 5-10. Enjoy walking through the farmers market after the event.

When: 10 a.m. April 23.

Where: Esther Short Park, 610 Esther St., Vancouver.

Admission: Free.

Telephone: 360-737-8298.

Hazel Dell Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Bunny will be on hand to greet the children at this egg hunt event hosted by the Chocolate Cottage. Along with the regular Easter egg hunt, prizes will be awarded for finding the golden egg, and to the winners of different games and activities. There will also be a chocolate fountain and other treats, as well as a petting area featuring chickens, a bunny and a guinea pig.

When: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 23.

Where: Hazel Dell Community Park, 2300 N.E. 68th St., Vancouver.

Admission: Free.

Telephone: 360-574-5530.

Heron Gate Egg Hunt

Over 3000 eggs will be hidden inside and outside the Heron Gate office complex. The egg hunt is open to children 2-10, along with hot chocolate, treats, and other kid activities. Please bring a basket or bucket to collect eggs.

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 23.

Where: Heron Gate Office Building, 2 S. 56th Place, Ridgefield.

Admission: Free.

Telephone: 360-887-4659.

Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt

Get ready for an egg dash in Battle Ground’s Kiwanis Park. The event will also feature storytime with the Portland Rose Festival princesses from Battle Ground and Prairie High schools, kids games with Key Club and a 4-H petting zoo.

When: 9 a.m. April 23.

Where: Kiwanis Park, 422 S.W. Second Ave., Battle Ground.

Admission: Free.

Telephone: 360-574-3227.

Roosevelt Elementary Easter Egg Hunt

There will be 3000 eggs in this Easter egg hunt for children 3-11, sponsored by Living Grace Church at Roosevelt Elementary School. A special raffle will also be held after the egg hunt, giving away four bicycles and other prizes. Bring a basket or bag for eggs.

When: 1:30 April 23.

Where: Roosevelt Elementary School, 2921 Falk Road, Vancouver.

Admission: Free.

Telephone: 360-750-7400.

Vancouver Elks Lodge No. 823 Easter Egg Hunt

The Elks Lodge will have an Easter egg hunt with more than 2,000 plastic eggs containing prizes for age groups: 0-3, 4-6 and 7-9. The first 100 children will also receive a bag of goodies. Emblem Club No. 473 will be on hand selling food and drinks.

When: Noon April 23.

Where: Elks Lodge No. 823, 11605 S.E. McGillivray Blvd., Vancouver.

Admission: Free.

Telephone: 360-256-0823.

Portland area

Rabbit Romp

The Oregon Zoo hosts its annual “Rabbit Romp.” Celebrate spring with candy “egg” hunts starting every twenty minutes for children 10 and younger, with a separate hunt for toddlers 2 and younger. Bring your own basket or bucket. The polar bears will also receive egg-themed enrichment at 11 a.m.

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 23.

Where: Oregon Zoo, 4001 S.W. Canyon Road, Portland.

Admission: $10.50; $9 for seniors 65 and older; and $7.50 for children ages 3-11. Free for children 3 and younger. A $2 parking fee applies per vehicle; visitors who arrive by light rail get a $1.50 discount on admission.

Telephone: 503-226-1561.

On the Web: http://oregonzoo.org.

The Easter Event list was originally posted in the Life blog, here.

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