Easter falls on Sunday, April 4, this year, and local organizations, churches and the city are already gearing up for it with egg hunts, breakfasts and more. Events start Saturday, March 27, with egg hunts and a craft show and Easter egg sale.
Saturday, March 27
Easter egg hunts for children ages 2 through 11, sponsored by Christ Memorial Baptist Church, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at Brecknock Park in Camden and White Oak Park in Dover. In case of inclement weather, the egg hunt will be held at the church, 1160 E. Lebanon Road, Dover. For more information, call 697-7924.
Annual Egg Hunt sponsored by the city of Dover Parks and Recreation Department will begin at noon at Dover Park, 1210 White Oak Road, Dover. The hunt is for children ages 10 and younger, and will be broken up into age groups of 3 and younger; 4 and 5; 6 to 8; and 9 and 10.
For more information, call 674-7541 or visit www.cityofdover.com.
The Annual Spring Craft Show and Easter Egg Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Farmington firehouse, South Dupont Highway, Farmington. For more information, call Angela at 222-0754.
Sunday, March 28
All-you-can-eat breakfast with the Easter Bunny will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, March 28, at the Hartly Volunteer Fire Company. Breakfast will include eggs, bacon, sausage links, pancakes, biscuits and sausage gravy, chipped beef gravy, home fries, French toast sticks, fresh fruit, coffee, orange juice, milk and chocolate milk. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children 6 to 12, and free for children 5 and younger. Pictures with the Easter Bunny are $2 per photo. There also will be a 50/50 drawing. For more information, call Tom at 492-3677 or 632-5350.
Wednesday, March 31
“He Lives,” a dramatic Easter musical by the Creative Arts Ministry of Calvary Assembly of God, will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, through Friday, April 2; 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 3; and 10:30 a.m. Easter Sunday, April 4, at Calvary Assembly of God, 1141 E. Lebanon Road, Route 10 and South State Street, Dover. Admission is free, and there is no reserved seating. Doors open one hour prior to the performance, and there is a nursery available. For more information, call 697-7776, 270-8108, or visit www.calvarydover.org.
Saturday, April 3
Egg hunt sponsored by the Camden Bible Fellowship church, Camden-Wyoming Avenue, across from the Camden-Wyoming Fire Station, will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 3. Eggs will be hidden with various degrees of difficulty so young and old kids can enjoy. In addition to eggs and candy the Easter story will be told using an interactive, hands on approach.
For more information, call 302-697-0434 or visit www.camdenbfc.org.
“Easter Egg-Travaganza” will be at 10 a.m. at the Smyrna Opera House, corner of South and Main streets, Smyrna. Participants may engage in hands-on arts activities and make their own homemade terrarium. They also will explore the historic Smyrna Opera House theater and backstage area searching for hidden Easter eggs. Registration is limited to the first 50 children. Admission is $8 for children, either in advance or the day of the event, and adults are free. Clear, empty two-liter soda bottles are still needed for the terrariums, and are being accepted at the Opera House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. For more information or registration, call 653-4236 or visit www.smyrnaoperahouse.org.
Easter egg hunt and party will be held at 1 p.m. at the American Legion Walter L. Fox Post No. 2, Bay Road, Dover. The event is for children 1 to 10 years old and is free with refreshments. The event is sponsored by Walter L. Fox Post No. 2 and the Unit No. 2 Auxiliary. For more information, call Judy Stevenson at 734-1811.
Easter Sunday, April 4
Easter egg hunt for children will be held immediately following the 10 a.m. service at Christ Episcopal Church, South State and Water streets, Dover. Nursery care will be available.
Third annual Easter egg hunt at the New Life Family Worship Center, 226 Worship Lane, Camden, will be held after the 10 a.m. service. For more information, call 697-8929 or visit www.proclaimnewlife.org.