Two Easter-egg hunts are on the calendar for North Coast youngsters this year, both on the sloping lawn of Shamel Park.
The first, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 30, is organized by Christ Church Cambria. The hunt at the park (at the Windsor Boulevard curve on Park Hill), is to include about 1,000 two-piece plastic “prize eggs,” a special collecting area for small children, games and the prizes. All ages are welcome, according to Father Don Cleve. For details, call him at 395-1221.
The second hunt, an annual event that’s been held at the park for decades and is sponsored by the American Legion Post No. 432, starts at 8 a.m. sharp Easter Sunday, March 31. Families are advised to line up earlier than that, because the hunt progresses very quickly after the starting whistle.
From noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, children and adults can help dye and color the eggs at the American Legion Clubhouse (entry at the rear of the Veterans Memorial Building), 1000 Main St., Cambria.
Early on Easter morning, adults help the Easter Bunny hide eggs and surprises, and blow up balloons.
The Easter Bunny and Winnie the Pooh are expected to be there to greet the young egg-hunters, ages 8 and younger. A special search area is set aside for toddlers age 2 and younger, who also get a head start on the hunt.
Various churches have scheduled Easter Week services. For details, check: Santa Rosa Catholic Church, 1174 Main St., www.santarosaparish.org; St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2700 Eton Road, www.stpaulscambria.org; First Baptist Church of Cambria, 2120 Green St., at Highway 1 and Ardath Drive, www.fbcCambria.org; Community Presbyterian Church, 2250 Yorkshire Drive, www.cambriapres.org; Cambria Vineyard Church, meeting at the multipurpose room of Cambria Grammar School, www.cambriavineyard.org; Christ Church Cambria, Joslyn Center, 950 Main St., www.anglicancoast.wordpress.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org; Unitarian Universalist, www.uuccambria.org; or Unity Cambria, Joslyn Center, 950 Main St.
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