Get your baskets ready for Easter egg hunts featuring petting zoos, carnival games, bounce houses, fluffy chicks and appearances by the Easter bunny.
Vancouver Church, 3300 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver, will host Easter egg hunts for children in fifth grade and younger from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 8. Activities will also include an inflatable obstacle course, carnival games, a free raffle with prizes ($300 gift card to Great Wolf Lodge, a Nintendo Switch, a backyard climbing structure and an outdoor sensory table), a petting zoo, a lunch booth with free hot dogs, an ice cream truck dispensing free ice cream, plus all-ages shows at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Egg hunts begin at 10 a.m. for ages up to 2 years and special needs children, at 10:20 a.m. for kids in preschool and kindergarten, and at 10:45 a.m. for kids in first through fifth grades. The event is free and open to everyone. Register at vancouverchurch.org. For more information, call Pastor Abby Conger at 360-574-1611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frolic on the farm
Join the country-style Easter egg hunt at Shangri-La Farm, 26300 N.E. Third St. in the Fern Prairie area north of Camas, starting at 10 a.m. April 8. The egg hunt will be divided into three age groups: toddlers up to age 4 at 10 a.m., ages 5 to 8 at 10:30 a.m., followed by children 9 and older at 11 a.m. Visitors are also invited to stroll through the grounds, where they’ll spot lambs and chicks. Tour Liz Pike’s art studio and purchase fresh eggs, baked goods, local honey and seasonal produce at the farm stand. Attendees must park at Grove Field Airport, 632 N.E. 267th Ave., where a free electric shuttle will pick up guests and deliver them to the farm. For more details, call 360-281-8720 or email email@example.com.
Photos and face painting
The Vancouver Elks Lodge No. 823, 11605 S.E. McGillivray Blvd., Vancouver, is hosting its annual Easter festivities from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 8. The egg hunt, which begins promptly at noon, will be divided into four age groups: up to 2; 3-5; 6-8; and 9-11. All age groups should be ready at noon. A family photo station will open at 10:30 a.m.; family and individual photographs cost $5 and will be emailed to the recipients. Free face painting begins at 11 a.m. A lunch of hot dogs, chips, hot chocolate and soda will be available to purchase for cash. The event is open to everyone, both Elks Club members and nonmembers. For more details, see www.elks823.org visit facebook.com/VancouverElks823 or call 360-256-0823.
Hop to Horseshoe Lake
Woodland Moose Lodge No. 2394 is hosting an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. April 8 at Horseshoe Lake Park, 700 Goerig St., Woodland. Egg hunts will be offered for children in four age groups: 2 and under; 3-5; 6-8; and 9-11. Three prize baskets will be awarded per age group. For more information, contact Lota Ross at 360-903-3579 or call the Moose Lodge any day after 2 p.m. at 360-225-7736.
Ponies and prizes
IQ Credit Union will host a free Easter egg roll from 10 a.m. to noon April 8 in Abrams Park, 400 Abrams Park Road, Ridgefield. Kids up to age 12 are invited to search for golden eggs. Kids with winning eggs in each age group get to pick out Easter baskets from the prize table. The event includes Columbia Play Project’s Mobile Children’s Museum, as well as bunnies, a miniature pony and a coloring contest. Beverages will be provided by Lava Java and Corwin Beverage. Cotton candy will be served.
Kids at the crossroads
Crossroads Community Church, 7708 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver, will host an outdoor Easter egg hunt for kids 2 years old through fifth grade after the 8:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services on April 9, at about 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Kids should bring their own bags or baskets or use one of the church’s free bags. Meet in the playground area. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bonnets and baskets
Camas Parks and Recreation is hosting the Camas Egg Scramble, a free community Easter egg hunt in Crown Park, 120 N.E. 17th Ave., Camas, at 1:30 p.m. sharp on Easter Sunday, April 9. Over 10,000 candy- and prize-filled eggs will be hidden in designated egg hunting areas color-marked for age groups: 2-3; 4-5; 6-7; 8-9; and 10-12. All ages start the egg hunt at the same time. Children should bring baskets or bags to hold their eggs and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults are not allowed in the hunting areas, except in the area marked off for toddlers. Special accommodations will be made for all abilities. The Traditional Easter Bonnet and Contemporary Hat Contest is at 2 p.m. The contest is open to all ages (adults too). Prizes and ribbons will be awarded to participants. For more details, visit www.cityofcamas.us/parksrec or call 360-834-5307.