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Hop on out to an early Easter egg hunt

POSTED: March 21, 2013 12:30 a.m.

There will be no shortage of Easter activities this week from crafts at Interactive Neighborhood for Kids to story time at area libraries. And of course, egg hunts.

This year, the city of Gainesville will hold its first community egg hunt at the Midtown Greenway from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 24. There will be lots of games and face painting as well as a chance to get photos with the Easter Bunny. The hunt will be divided by age group and is free to the public. The greenway is located at the corner of Banks and Grove streets in Gainesville.

For more information, call 770-531-2680 or visit www.gainesville.org/recreation.

Also this weekend is the 25th annual Easter Eggstravaganza at BabyLand General in Cleveland. Hundreds will gather in a race to fill their baskets across the lawn of the “hospital” on Nok Drive and Cabbage Patch Kids will be out mingling with children. You can register to have pancakes with the Easter bunny at 9 a.m. and compete in a bonnet contest. Don’t miss the parade at 11 a.m. with the egg hunt at 2 p.m. For more information, call 706-865-2171 or visit www.babylandgeneral.com.

Other Easter activities:

• YMCA Easter Egg Hunt, Gainesville. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 23. J. A. Walters Family YMCA, 2455 Howard Road, Gainesville. 770-297-9622, pbecerra@gamountainsymca.org.

• Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Gainesville. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 23. Brenau University Amphitheater, 500 Washington St. SE, Gainesville. $5 per person. brenau.phimu.org.

• Brunch with The Bunny, Flowery Branch. 10 a.m. to noon. March 23. Mulberry Creek Community Center, 4491 J M Turk Road, Flowery Branch. $3 child, $6 adult, children under 6 months free. 770-965-7140.


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