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March 22, 2005 > Something for Everyone at Easter

Something for Everyone at Easter

by Ceri Hitchcock-Hodgson

The Tri-Cities area will be hopping with Easter bunnies and egg hunts this holiday weekend.

From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, kids in grades fifth through sixth can ready themselves for the festive weekend ahead. For a $12 fee, they will enjoy Easter egg dying and a candy hunt with Newark's Fun Zone staff at Silliman Activity Center.

Kids age three to 12 years old can take part in the unique Aqua Egg Hunt at Silliman Aquatic Center on Saturday, March 26 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. They will have the chance to hunt for eggs in the water and around the facility. Find the special egg and receive a free family four pack for a day of fun at the center. Participants will also be allowed to swim for an hour before the general public, with recreational swim beginning at 2 p.m. The cost for this event is $5 for pre-registration or $7 at the door. Silliman pass holders will receive 10 percent off of the pre-registration price.

Both these events will take place at the Silliman Aquatic & Activity Center, 6800 Mowry Ave., Newark. For more information call (510) 742-4400.

Newark's Family Day at the Park promises to be a fun-filled event with activities for the whole family. The free event takes place on Saturday, March 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Newark's Community Center and features a spectacular Easter Egg Hunt. Kids from five different age categories will scour the lawn behind the center in search of brightly colored eggs. There will also be arts & crafts, a children's petting zoo, a community resource fair, an inflatable bouncer, egg coloring and photos with the Easter Bunny himself. For more information on Family Day at the Park, call (510) 742-4437.

Hayward's 60th annual Easter Bonnet Parade and Egg Hunt will take place on March 26 at Kennedy Park, 19501 Hesperian Blvd. Bonnet parade registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the parade, led by the Easter Bunny, will begin at 9:30 a.m. Parade participants must be six years old or younger and all bonnets must be homemade and worn by participants during the parade to qualify for prizes. Bonnet award categories will include prettiest, most unusual and most colorful. Following the parade will be the egg hunt with categories for ages three and four, five and six and seven to nine. Fore more information on this popular event, call (510) 317- 2302.

Union City Leisure Service's fifth annual Spring Egg Hunt extravaganza will be Saturday March 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Kennedy Community Center and Park, 1333 Decoto Road. The event will include a pancake breakfast, book fair, carnival, egg hunt, scavenger hunt, arts and crafts, a raffle and much more. Each child will receive a spring basket full of goodies and entrance into the carnival. Egg hunts are divided into the following ages: 1-2, 3-4, 5-7 and 8-10 year olds. Mr. and Mrs. Spring Bunny who will be available for photo opportunities afterward will lead the egg hunts.

Participants registered on or before March 24 will pay $7 and $10 the day of the event. The pancake breakfast will be $4 all proceeds will benefit the Union City Youth Soccer League.

For information on Union City's events, please call (510) 489-0360.

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