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Easter events and services

POSTED: March 31, 2008 5:00 a.m.

Easter events

  • Easter parade, Rabbittown. 10 a.m. Saturday. Vehicles and floats will leave from Old Hamilton Place, then travel down Old Cornelia Highway to Dana Place. The road will be closed and traffic rerouted beginning at 9:50 a.m.
  • Easter egg hunt, Braselton. Saturday. Lanier National Speedway, 5309 Winder Highway, Braselton. 770-967-8600 or
  • Easter egg hunt, Dahlonega. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Chestatee Wildlife Preserve, 469 Old Dahlonega Highway, Dahlonega. $10 adults, $5 children, includes admission to wildlife preserve. Each child will receive a basket with entry. Free for foster children; call for passes. 678-859-6820.
  • Easter egg hunt, Buford. 9 a.m. Saturday, The Village, Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford. 770-967-8600 or
  • Brunch with the Bunny, Gainesville. Brunch by Sweet Magnolia’s, face painting, photos, magic, balloons and an egg hunt on the square. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Main Street Market, downtown Gainesville square. $14.95 for adults, $12.95 for children, free for children younger than 2. Reservations required. 678-862-0254 or e-mail
  • Easter egg hunt and eggstravaganza, Gainesville. Ages newborn to 9. Registration recommended. Bring your camera for Easter Bunny photos. Saturday: Age newborn to 3, 1 p.m.; age 4 to 6, 1:30 p.m.; age 7 to 9, 2 p.m., East Hall Community Center, 3911 P. Davison Road, Gainesville. $3 per child. 678-450-1540 or
  • Easter egg hunt, Gainesville. Breakfast and children’s egg hunt held before Easter service. 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 600 S. Enota Drive, Gainesville. Free. 770-532-2428 or e-mail

Easter services

  • Ancient Future: Good Friday gathering, featuring children’s stations of the cross. Intimate gathering and time of contemplation on the crucifixion of Jesus with a simultaneous stations of the cross experience for children. 7 tonight, McEver Road United Methodist Church, 3606 McEver Road, Oakwood. 770-532-3160, or
  • All Things New Easter celebration, Gainesville. 7 p.m. today, Riverbend Baptist Church, 1715 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville. 770-532-1125 or
  • International Black Ministers Association sunrise service, Gainesville. With the Rev. Jones, 6 a.m. Sunday, Rucker Memorial Baptist Church, 2251 Floyd Road, Gainesville. 770-532-4251.
  • Sunrise service, Flowery Branch. 6:30 a.m. Sunday, People’s Baptist Church, 6182 McEver Road, Flowery Branch. 770-967-3364.
  • Sunrise service, Gainesville. 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Eastview Baptist Church, 2174 Old Cornelia Highway, Gainesville. 770-536-6773.
  • Sunrise service, Dahlonega. 6:30 a.m, Sunday with The Porter Family, 11 a.m. service, Brown’s Chapel, Ga. 115 E., Dahlonega. 706-867-9550 or 706-482-8321.
  • Sunrise service, Gainesville. 7:15 a.m. Sunday, Air Line Baptist Church, 3368 White Sulphur Road, Gainesville. 770-534-5682.
  • Sunrise service, Cleveland. 7:30 a.m., County Line Baptist Church, Ga. 254, Cleveland. 770-983-3960.
  • Easter services, Gainesville. 6, 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday, Grace Episcopal Church, 431 Washington St., Gainesville. 770-536-0126 or
  • Easter services, Hoschton. 7 a.m. sunrise service, 9 a.m. Lifeschool and 10:45 a.m. worship Sunday, Celebration Church, 5560 Thompson Mill Road, Hoschton. 770-967-5529.
  • Easter services. Traditional Easter service 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday, Ancient Future Easter service 10 a.m. Sunday. McEver Road United Methodist Church, 3606 McEver Road, Oakwood. 770-532-3160, or
  • Easter services, Gainesville. 8:30 a.m. breakfast and children’s egg hunt and 10 a.m. Sunday, Easter worship, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 600 S. Enota Drive, Gainesville. 770-532-2428.
  • Easter services, Maysville. Easter egg hunt, 2-4 p.m. today; sunrise service, 6:30 a.m. and worship service 11 a.m. Sunday. Diamond Hill Baptist Church, Unity Church Road, Maysville. 706-540-2252.
  • Easter services, Pendergrass. Sunrise service, 7 a.m.; breakfast, 8 a.m.; celebration service, 10 a.m Sunday. Mountain Creek Baptist Church, 1116 Mountain Creek Church Road, Pendergrass. 706-693-2552.

Special services

  • "Because He Lives" musical drama, Flowery Branch. 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, Zion Hill Baptist Church, 4200 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch. 770-967-3221 or 678-983-1620.


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