A number of area organizations and churches have been hopping — getting ready to offer Easter weekend fun. Activities include:
Pendleton Eagles Easter Egg Hunt
The Pendleton Eagles are soaring in to hide eggs for area youngsters. The annual Easter egg hunt is Saturday at 9 a.m.; with kids from ages 1-6 at Til Taylor Park, 700 S.E. Dorion Ave.; and ages 7-10 at Roy Raley Park, 1205 S.W. Court Ave. (541-278-2828)
Pendleton Free Methodist Church
The church is hosting its annual community Easter egg hunt. The event is Saturday at 10 a.m. at 1711 S.W. 44th St. It starts with a short Easter program and is followed by egg hunting areas, which are divided by age groups, including 0-3, 4-7 and 8-12. (541-276-6015)
Hermiston Public Library
Hop on over to the Hermiston Public Library for an Easter egg hunt. The event is Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at 235 E. Gladys Ave. (541-567-2882)
Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter bunny is going to be hopping all weekend with the Simmons Agency sponsoring the annual Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt.
Thousands of filled eggs will be hidden in the dark. Children 10-and-under are invited to bring a flashlight and gather eggs Friday at 8:15 p.m. at Butte Park, 1245 N.W. Seventh St. Don’t be late because the Easter bunny won’t wait. (541-667-5018).
Hermiston Church of the Nazarene
Kids through fifth grade are invited to search for Easter eggs hidden around the church’s grounds Saturday at 10 a.m. at 1520 W. Orchard Ave. In addition, a Special Easter Egg Hunt for families with special needs (parents may assist and it’s wheelchair accessible) will follow at 10:30 a.m. A special prize given to those who return empty eggs. Candy and non-candy prizes available. (541-567-3677)
Easter Egg Hunt & Activities
More than 4,000 eggs will be hidden at Boardman Marina Park. The Easter egg hunt begins Saturday with an Easter bunny meet-and-greet at 9:15 a.m., followed by the egg hunt at 10:30 a.m. Family fun includes bouncy houses, face painting and food concessions available for purchase.
Also, bring your smiles and have your picture taken with the Easter bunny to help support a Boardman Rural Fire Protection District fundraiser to purchase equipment.(541-481-3014).
Community Easter Egg Hunt
The Echo Community Church and Echo Volunteer Fire Department are organizing Easter egg hunts for different age groups. The events are Saturday at 9 a.m. with infants through age 4 at the church; ages 5-7 at George Park and ages 8-12 on the Echo High School football field. (541-376-8108)
Ione City Park
A community Easter egg hunt for ages 0 through fourth grade are invited to participate. The event is Saturday at 10 a.m. at Ione City Park (541-422-7414).
Market Fresh Foods
Kids ages 11-and-under who hop out of bed early can participate in an Easter egg hunt Saturday at 8 a.m. at Market Fresh Foods, 238 N. Main St. Also, to enter the coloring contest, be sure to pick up a picture and return it by Friday. Prizes will be awarded in age groups from preschool through sixth grade. (541-676-9614)
Heppner Elks Lodge
The Heppner Elks are sponsoring an Easter egg hunt for children who are 12 and under Saturday at Heppner City Park. The bunny arrives at 9 a.m. and the hunt begins at 10 a.m. (541-676-9181)
Community Easter EGGtravaganza
The annual event is Saturday at 11 a.m. at Irrigon Marina Park.
Eggs, activities and fun for toddlers through fifth grade. Also, refreshments provided for adults. (541-922-3054)
Children are invited to the community Easter egg hunt Saturday at 10 a.m. at Yantis Park, Second and DeHaven streets. (541-938-5563)
Pilot Rock Downtown Association
Children are invited to the Pilot Rock Downtown Association Easter Egg Hunt Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.
Four age groups, including babes in arms, ages 2-4, 5-7 and 8-10, will hunt for Easter treasures at Pilot Rock Elementary School, 200 Vern McGowan Drive, and at City Park on Main Street. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Stanfield Moose Lodge
A community Easter egg hunt is Saturday at 10 a.m. at Coe Park. Kids up to age 12 are invited to participate.
Lots of eggs will be hidden, along with some special prize eggs. Volunteers are still needed to assist with preparation and hiding eggs. (541-449-3304)
For information about faith-related Easter services, see Friday’s East Oregonian.