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Saturday, April 20
Barrington: Annual egg hunt at the Town Gym. For Barrington residents only. Bring a basket to collect eggs and wear boots and appropriate clothing in case snow is still on the playground. The free hunt is hosted and paid for by the Barrington Public Library and Barrington Recreation Department. A story time is planned, and each child will receive a free book. Egg hunts are offered in age groups: 11 a.m. for ages 1-3; 1 p.m. for ages 4-6; 2:30 p.m. for ages 7-9.
Candia: 24th annual Hunt for the Golden Egg, a free Easter egg hunt and Easter Bunny visit at Moore Park, Route 27, 11:30 a.m. The hunt for the candy-filled plastic eggs is divided into five groups: ages 1-3; age 4-kindergarten; Readiness-first grade; second grade; third-fourth grades. One large golden egg has been hidden for each age group; when found, the Easter Bunny will deliver a special Easter basket. Ten regular eggs for each age group have a message inside letting children know they will get a special gift. Bins will be available to recycle eggs for next year’s hunt. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring a basket to collect eggs. The rain/snow date is Saturday, April 27, at 11:30 a.m. Organizers are still looking for donations from local businesses to help cover the event’s cost. For more information, email LMLegacies@comcast.net.
Claremont: Annual Easter egg hunt at Arrowhead Recreation Area, 18 Robert Easter Way, takes place on the hill behind Arrowhead Lodge. Meet the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs. Wear mud boots and remember to bring a basket. If weather is inclement, the egg hunt will move to the CSBCC, across the street. The hunt has two age groups: 9:30 a.m. for Grade 1 and younger; 10:30 a.m. for Grades 2-5.
Concord: Third annual Easter egg hunt sponsored by Concord Grange No. 322 at Keach Park, Newton Avenue, 11 a.m. Open to Concord and Penacook children from pre-school to fourth grade. 6,000 candy-filled eggs will be hidden along with a golden egg good for a special prize for each age group: pre-school-kindergarten; first-second grade; third-fourth grades. Bring a basket for collecting. A scavenger hunt for ages 9-12 is planned in the corner of the park nearest to Canterbury and Pembroke roads. Children should be accompanied by an adult. For more details, call Dick Patten at 496-2917.
Concord: Easter egg hunt at White Park for children in pre-school-fourth grade, 11 a.m. Organized by Broken Ground School teacher Matt Finney in coordination with Concord Grange No. 322. Bring a basket for collecting.
Enfield: Egg hunt at Huse Memorial Park, Route 4 and South Main Street. Registration begins at 10 a.m.; the egg hunt begins at 10:30 a.m.
Gilford: Annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Friends, 8-10 a.m. at Gilford Youth Center, 19 Potter Hill Road. Hosted by the youth center and Gilford Parks and Recreation. The pancake breakfast for both kids and adults. Kids can have a picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Prizes, face painting, a cookie walk, a coloring contest and raffles also planned. Proceeds will help fund future youth center programs. Cost is $4 for kids; $6 for adults. No reservations needed.
Greenland: Easter egg hunt at Rolling Green Nursery, 64 Breakfast Hill Road, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The hunt will start at 10:30 a.m. Arrive early for a photo opportunity with Peter Rabbit. The nursery also will make pollinator seed balls for people to take home.
Hampstead: Annual Easter egg hunt at Hampstead Congregational Church, 61 Main St., 2-3 p.m. Event will start in Hadley Hall with face painting, pictures with the Easter Bunny, coloring and egg dyeing and light snacks. Then it move outside for the hunt, which will be broken up by age groups.
Hampton Falls: Third annual Easter egg hunt at Applecrest Farm Orchards, 133 Exeter Road, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Event includes a free kids’ hunt for goody-filled eggs, a visit with the Easter Bunny, play time with live bunnies.
Hooksett: Free Easter family fun at Bass Pro Shops, 2 Commerce Drive, noon-6 p.m. Activities include crafts for kids and free photos with the Easter Bunny. An Easter egg hunt for kids ages 2-10 will begin at 2 p.m., with registration at 1:30 p.m. at the store’s main entrance.
Keene: Annual Easter egg hunt for Keene children ages 3-8 at Fuller Park, in front of the Recreation Center on Washington Street, 10 a.m. Free. Bring a basket for collecting. Sponsored by Keene Parks and Recreation Department and Ye Goodie Shoppe.
Milford: Easter egg hunt for Milford residents only at the Milford Recreation Department, Nashua Street. Also includes photos with the Easter Bunny, games and raffles. The hunt is divided by age groups: for toddlers, 11:15 a.m., baseball field; for pre-kindergarten-first grade, 11:45 a.m., softball field; for second- fourth grades, 12:15 p.m., soccer field. Bring a basket for collecting. If it rains, the event will move to the Town Hall Auditorium.
Newmarket: Annual Easter Eggscellant Hunt and Fun at Newmarket Community Center and Leo Landroche Field, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Presented by Newmarket Recreation Department and Great Bay Kids Company. The egg hunt has a staggered start: 3 and younger, 9 a.m.; ages 4-5, 9:10 a.m.; and ages 6-12, 9:30 a.m. More than 4,000 eggs will be hidden, offering many prizes. Bring a basket for collecting. Other activities include games, an Easter egg tree, face painting, Easter raffle, pictures with the Easter Bunny and cookie decorating, 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Tickets must be purchased to play games. For the hunt, children must wear a participation bracelet, which is for sale at the Rec Center and will be available that day. Cost: $3 per child or $5 per family.
Newport: Free Community Easter Egg Hunt at Horsey Park, 65 Belknap Ave., 1 p.m. For children in 6th grade and below. 10,000 eggs hidden.
Plymouth: Easter egg hunt at Pease Public Library, 1 Russell St., 10:15 a.m. Two kids will win an Easter basket. Kids 5 and younger will hunt in the children’s room; older kids will hunt in the rest of the library. Bring a basket for collecting. Sponsored by the Young Ladies Library Association.
Sunapee: Sunapee Recreation’s annual Easter egg hunt, Sunapee Harbor, 9:30 a.m. Open to ages 9 and younger. Bring your own basket. Children also can pose for pictures with the Easter Bunny.
Swanzey: Swanzey Recreation Department’s Easter egg hunt, Mount Caeser School, 585 Old Homestead Highway, 10 a.m.
Woodsville: Easter egg hunt, Robert E. Clifford Memorial Building, 65 S. Court St., 10 a.m.-noon. Hosted by Haverhill Recreation Department. Activities include an outside egg hunt, coloring contest, decorate a cookie, count the jelly beans, face painting and photos with the Easter Bunny, so bring a camera.
Sunday, April 21
Concord: Easter brunch with petting zoo and egg hunt, Grappone Conference Center, 70 Constitution Ave.,10 a.m.-2 p.m. Benefits The Friends Program. Buffet cost: $25.
Gorham: 12 p.m. — 1 p.m. — Easter Egg Hunt — Annual Easter egg hunt at Wildcat Mountain Resort, Route 16, Pinkham Notch. Join us for our open to all children ages 12 and under with a valid lift ticket or season pass and participants do need to be on skis or snowboard. Hunt is held at the top of the Snowcat Triple Chairlift. Prizes: In addition to candy treats, lucky hunters are going to find bonus prizes to enjoy the Wildcat Scenic Gondola, Wildcat ZipRider and Attitash Mountain Resort summer attractions. Also, one lucky child is going to walk away with a 2019/20 new Explorer Youth or Scout Peak Pass! Requirements: Age 12 and under. Must be wearing valid lift ticket or season pass and wearing skis and/or snowboard to ride lift and participate in the hunt.
Hooksett: 12 p.m. — 4 p.m. — Free Easter Family Fun — Bass Pro Shops, 2 Commerce Dr., Hooksett. Families are invited to celebrate Easter at Bass Pro Shops this spring by enjoying free photos with the Easter Bunny, crafts for the kids and more. You’ll be constructing a standing Easter bunny.
Manchester: 11 a.m. — Easter at the Arena — SNHU Arena, 555 Elm St., Manchester. You are invited to celebrate Easter with us! We want to see this place filled with family, friends and Ones ready to hear the good news of Easter. If you can’t make it for Easter at the Arena on Sunday, we will also be having an service on Thursday, April 18th at 7 p.m. at the Bedford campus.
Peterborough: 10 a.m. — Easter Service with Easter Egg Hunt — Peterborough United Methodist Church, 43 Concord St., Peterborough.