March 28, 2013

Easter egg hunts

Eggs will be waiting to be found at events around Maine.

By Aimsel Ponti aponti@pressherald.com
News Assistant

The hunt is on. While it may seem a bit early this year for the Easter Bunny to be hopping around these parts, rest assured that eggs will be decorated and hidden in both outside and inside locales. Gather up the kiddos and set them loose at one of these Easter egg hunts.

NO SUGAR, BUT STILL SWEET

The kids will have a lot of fun even without the sugar high. They'll find eggs filled with trinkets instead of candy, and can also participate in craft activities.

WHEN: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday

WHERE: Peekaboo Children's Center, Dana Warp Mill, Suite 206, 90 Bridge St., Westbrook

HOW MUCH: $5

INFO: 854-3500

 

TOPSHAM EGG HUNTS

Topsham Parks & Recreation's annual Easter egg hunts offer nighttime and daytime chances for kids to score some multi-colored treats.

FLASHLIGHT EGG HUNT, for ages 8 to 10:

WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday; bring flashlight

WHERE: Foreside Field, Topsham

EASTER EGG HUNT, for ages 2 to 7 (no baskets):

WHEN: 10 a.m. for 2- to 4-year-olds; 10:15 a.m. for 5- to 7-year olds Saturday.

WHERE: Foreside Recreation Area, Topsham

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 725-1726

14TH ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT

Pre-schoolers to fifth graders are invited to look for eggs, hear music by DJ Dave Dionne, hop around in a bounce house, get their faces painted and enjoy other activities.

WHEN: Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Lewiston Memorial Armory, 65 Central Ave.

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 513-3005

 

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM EASTER EGG HUNT

Children will search for hundreds of eggs hidden among the art exhibits for what is being called an "eggcellent eye-spy eggvestigation." For the tiny tot egg hunters, a safe under-3 area will be provided. It's a good idea to pre-register.

WHEN: 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday

WHERE: Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $6 per child for members; $16 per child for non-members. Includes admission to the museum for the day.

INFO: kitetails.org

 

YARMOUTH EASTER EGG HUNT

The 26th annual Easter Egg Hunt is on in Yarmouth for bunny fans ages 2 to 7. The Easter bunny will be hopping around, and the forecast for balloon animals is looking good.

WHEN: 10 a.m. Saturday

WHERE: Royal River Park, East Elm Street entrance

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 846-2406

 

WILBUR'S OF MAINE EASTER EGG HUNT

The Easter Bunny visits Wilbur's for the annual hunt at the chocolate factory. It's open for toddlers to fifth graders. Children can visit with the Easter Bunny and Wilbur the Moose while they search for eggs.

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday

WHERE: Wilbur's of Maine, 174 Lower Main St., Freeport

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 865-4071

 

PINELAND FARMS EASTER EGG HUNT

There will be games, activities and, of course, an egg hunt. The fun is co-sponsored by the Gray Parks & Recreation Dept. and Pineland Farms.

WHEN: 11 a.m. Saturday

WHERE: The Market, Pineland Farms, 15 Farm View Drive, New Gloucester

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 688-4539

STORE FRONT EASTER EGG HUNT

Children of all ages are invited to stroll historic Water Street and count the number of eggs that are part of specially decorated store windows. Guesses will be submitted for prizes.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: 226 Water Street, Gardiner

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: gardinermainstreet.org

 

SADDLEBACK EASTER EGG HUNT

The Easter Bunny will be holding court with plenty of eggs and prizes.

WHEN: 11 a.m. Sunday

WHERE: Saddleback Mountain, Rangeley

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: saddlebackmaine.com

 

SUGARLOAF EASTER SUNDAY

Celebrate spring and Easter at Sugarloaf. Kids young and old can meet the official Sugarloaf Easter Bunny and color and hang a paper egg on his Easter tree. There's also a scavenger hunt and a spring costume parade.

WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to noon

WHERE: Sugarloaf, Carabassett Valley

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: sugarloaf.com

 

SUNDAY RIVER EASTER EGG HUNT

The Easter Bunny and his pals Eddy and Betty the yetis will be hopping and bopping around a slopeside hunt for eggs filled with prizes and treats.

WHEN: 9 a.m. Sunday

WHERE: South Ridge Base Area, Sunday River, Newry

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: sundayriver.com

 

Staff Writer Aimsel Ponti can be contacted at 791-6455 or at:

aponti@pressherald.com

 

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