Their eyes met from across a room crowded with photography equipment and journalists eager to witness this summit between important Vancouver newsmakers.
Morgan the toddler and Cameron the bunny, both family members of Columbian reporters, graced our photo studio recently to pose for the cover of this Weekend entertainment section, which was photographed by Ariane Kunze. It was the hottest ticket in the newsroom that morning, with many celebrity handlers stopping by to make sure there were no tears, no bites, no messes and no escapes.
We’re happy to report that the talent was remarkably cool, calm and professional. OK, bunny Cameron occasionally looked as if toddler Morgan would be good to eat, and Morgan eventually started flopping on the floor, rolling Easter eggs away and whining for their return; but, for the most part, these new friends kept busy snuggling.
Don’t forget to take your own kids hunting for Easter eggs at any of the many outings planned for this weekend. Most are scheduled for Saturday, but a few take place on Sunday. All are free, but be sure to bring your own bag or basket.
Saturday, March 31
Camas and Washougal
Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt: 10-11 a.m., Harvest Community Church, 2436 N.W. Astor St., Camas. More than 5,000 eggs will be hidden in different age-based sections for children 12 and younger. 360-834-4081 or www.harvestcc.info/events/event/915/neighborhood-easter-egg-hunt/2018-03-31
Community Easter Egg Hunt: 1 p.m., Hathaway Park, 24th and G streets, Washougal. The Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Washougal Aerie No. 4390, hosts its annual hunt of more than 25,000 eggs — the largest one in the county, they claim. Hunting will be divided into age groups. Take photos with the Easter Bunny; be part of the group video taken by a drone and posted on YouTube. Call 360-910-1831.
Family Fun Fest and Easter Egg Hunt: 9:30 a.m., GracePoint Christian Church, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Bounce house, carnival games, cinnamon rolls and more. Call 360-694-2527.
Salmon Creek Church Easter Egg Hunt: 10-11 a.m., Salmon Creek United Methodist Church, 12217 N.E. Highway 99. Easter egg hunt for ages 1 to 12. Call 360-573-3111.
Esther Short Park: 10-11:30 a.m., West Eighth and Columbia streets in downtown Vancouver. Activate Church hosts its free annual Easter egg hunt. Face painting, balloon animals, pictures with the Easter Bunny and a bouncy slide. Different times for different ages: 10 a.m. for 3 and younger; 10:20 a.m. for ages 4-6 and special needs, all ages; 10:40 a.m. for 7 and older. 360-989-9414 or www.activatechurch.org/events/2018/3/31/easter-egg-hunt
Downtown Eggstravaganza at the Grant House: 10 a.m.-noon, 1101 Officers Row. Thousands of eggs, four age groups, cakewalk, face painting, kids’ sports area, Tucker the Pony and the Easter Bunny. Other fun at 10 a.m., egg hunt begins at 11 a.m. 360-759-3158 or eateryatthegranthouse.com/event/easter-egg-hunt
Memorial Lutheran Easter Egg Hunt: 10 a.m.-noon, 2700 E. 28th St. Easter egg hunt for toddlers and children up to age 10. Do some cookie decorating, too. 360-695-7501 or www.mlc.org/home
Carter Park Dental Easter Egg Hunt: 11 a.m., Carter Park, corner of East 33rd and Columbia streets.
East Woods Easter Egg Hunt: 11 a.m., East Woods Presbyterian Church, 16201 N.E. 20th St. Fifth annual hunt, with 2,500 eggs. 360-944-5841, eastwoodspres.org/happenings
Children’s Easter Egg Hunt: 11:45 a.m., Cascades Presbyterian Church, 9503 N.E. 86th St. Call 360-892-6613.
Vancouver Elks Easter Egg Hunt: Noon, 11605 S.E. McGillivray Blvd. Two thousand eggs, and the first 100 children receive a goodie bag. Hunt divided by ages. Hot dogs, chips and soda available for purchase. Call 360-256-0823.
Ridgefield, La Center, Battle Ground
Kiwanis Annual Easter Egg Hunt: 10 a.m., Kiwanis Park, 422 S.W. Second Ave., Battle Ground. Petting zoo, kids games, free goodies, fire engine and Rose Festival princess at 9 a.m.; egg hunt at 10 a.m.
La Center Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast: 8 a.m. egg-and-pancake breakfast ($5), 10 a.m. egg hunt at Holley Park, 1000 E. Fourth St. Prizes, candy, petting zoo. lacenterlions.org
Ridgefield Church of the Nazarene: 10 a.m., 747 Pioneer St. Egg hunts for crawlers to sixth-graders, a scavenger hunt for fourth- to sixth-graders, crafts, inflatable slide, giveaways and food. 360-887-3576 or www.ridgenaz.org
Yacolt Town Easter Egg Hunt: 9 to 10 a.m., North County Little League Park, 202 W. Christy St. Take photos with the Easter Bunny, purchase a raffle ticket for prizes. 360-686-3922 or townofyacolt.com/general/page/easter-egg-hunt-1
Woodland Moose Easter Egg Hunt: 10 to 11 a.m., Horseshoe Lake Park, Park Road and Lake Shore Drive. Hunts divided by age groups. Four prize baskets per group. Call 360-225-7736.
Sunday, April 1
The Branch Church Easter Egg Hunt: 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Union High School, 6201 N.W. Friberg-Strunk St. Easter egg hunts for children after each Sunday church service. The Easter Bunny and other animals will be there. Call 541-730-0486.
Crown Park: 1:30 p.m., Northeast 15th Street and Everett Street. Annual hunt features more than 10,000 candy- and prize-filled eggs. Hunts divided by age group. Traditional Easter bonnet and contemporary hat contest. Prizes and ribbons. Hosted by Camas Parks and Recreation. 360-834-5307 or ci.camas.wa.us/index.php/parkshome