Ready, set, hunt: Easter egg events across Peninsula
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Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Youngsters take off running at the 2012 KONP Easter egg hunt at The Pumpkin Patch west of Sequim.

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The hunts are over in a flash, but the delight lingers as children all over the North Olympic Peninsula discover brightly colored Easter eggs hidden in fields and parks and inside businesses.

Easter egg hunts and other special events will be offered Saturday and Sunday.


KONP Easter egg hunt

SEQUIM — Just west of Sequim, The Pumpkin Patch and farm at the corner of Kitchen-Dick Road and U.S. Highway 101 will host the 35th annual KONP Easter egg hunt, a free public event, on Saturday.

The hunt is for children 8 and younger and will have eggs, toys, candy, prizes and the Easter Bunny on hand.

Sign-ups start at 8:30 a.m. Sagturday, and the hunt begins at 9 a.m.

Children will be grouped into age-appropriate categories.

Pumpkin Patch organizers suggest arriving early to leave plenty of time for parking.

To be eligible for toy giveaways, each child will need to bring a registration form.

Registration forms are available in Port Angeles at Grand View Grocery, Jim's Pharmacy, Fairmount Shell, The Baby Store, Olympic Party & Custodial Supply, Baskin Robbins, Mount Pleasant IGS, Viking Sew & Vac, Expeditions NW, Klahhane Gymnastics, Franni's Gift Expressions and Beauty & the Beach; in Sequim at Olympic Game Farm, the Dungeness Kids Co. and Kettle's.


'Spring Fever' events

PORT ANGELES — A Spring Fever celebration with festivities and special offers throughout downtown will be hosted by the Port Angeles Downtown Association from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Many events will be at the Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain at First and Laurel streets. They include:

■ Meeting and taking photos with the Easter Bunny all day. People are asked to bring their own cameras.

■ Games and crafts for young people, with projects led by youth volunteers with the Port Angeles Downtown Association.

■ A presentation by Klahhane Cougar Cheer.

■ A love-letter creation station with Amita Life Coaching/Thriving on the Olympic Peninsula.

■ Information on participating in the Port Angeles Relay For Life, set June 7-8 at the Clallam County Fairgrounds.

White Crane Martial Arts, 129 W. First St., will hold an egg hunt beginning at noon Saturday. It typically runs until 2 p.m. or until the eggs run out.

“If we need to, we can go and buy more eggs because I'd hate to turn a child away,” White Crane owner Robert Nicholls said.

Parents can sign their children up for an Enhanced Kids ID at Necessities & Temptations gift shop at 217 N. Laurel St.

Black Ball Ferry Line sponsors reimbursement for this safety program, which is administered by the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula.

Horticulturist and Peninsula Daily News gardening columnist Andrew May will offer garden tips at Necessities & Temptations.

Rissa's Consignment, 117 W. First St., will have kids' face-painting and an in-store special, and Cottage Queen, 119 W. First St., will offer May baskets and craft for kids.

Businesses offering specials include Browns Outdoor, 112 W. Front St.; Cock-a-Doodle Doughnuts, 105 E. Front St.; InSpired!, 124-B W. First St.; Iron Apparel, 123 E. First St.; PA Antique Mall, 109 W. First St.; Cafe New Day, 102 W. Front St.; Port Angeles Baby Store, 313 W. First St.; Odyssey Bookshop, 114 W. Front St.; and Northwest Fudge and Confections, 108 W. First St.

Future Riders egg hunt

PORT ANGELES — An Easter egg hunt sponsored by the Future Rider Cheer program will be held Saturday.

The hunt will be held at the Camp Fire Clubhouse at Webster Park, 619 E. Fourth St., at 2 p.m.

Two separate egg hunts will be held, one for youths from walking age to 6 and the other for ages 7 and older.

Cost is $5 for the younger group and $7 for the older group.

A silent auction for a host of items and gift certificates also is planned.

For more information, phone 360-477-5198.

Hurricane Ridge hunt

PORT ANGELES — The Hurricane Ridge Ski Area will host an Easter Egg Olympics Hunt on Sunday.

A hunt for younger children will be held on the bunny slopes at 12:30 p.m.

Older children will hunt for eggs on the pommel-lift side of the ski slope at 1 p.m.

Organizers promise “lots of treats, prizes, fun and a golden egg with a season pass to Hurricane Ridge Ski Area for the 2013-2014 winter season for one lucky winner.”


Salt Creek egg hunt

JOYCE — In Joyce, the Kitchens family invites children and their parents to the 12th annual Joyce community Easter egg hunt at the Tongue Point area of Salt Creek Recreation Area County Park at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The egg hunt is open to children 10 and younger. Organizers promise “prizes and lots of fun.”

Age groups include ages 3 and younger, 4-6 and 7-10.

A visit by the Easter Bunny also is expected.


Legion ladies egg hunt

PORT TOWNSEND — The American Legion Post No. 26 Ladies Auxiliary will hold its annual free Easter egg hunt at the Fred Lewis Scout Cabin Park (formerly Legion Park) at 1 p.m. Easter Sunday.

The park is located on Discovery Road near the city limits.

The auxiliary has a lot of prizes across three age groups: birth to age 4, 5-7 and 8-12.

Parents may accompany children only in the birth-to-age-4 group.

The egg hunt is sponsored by Elevated Ice Cream Co.

PT Elks Club hunt

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Elks Club's 83rd annual Easter egg hunt will be held at Chetzemoka Park at 8 a.m. Sunday.

This public hunt is free and is geared toward children 12 and younger. Egg hunters will be divided into three age groups.

At least 100 dozen eggs (1,200) will be hidden in the park by Port Townsend Boy Scouts.

Elks volunteers begin dyeing the eggs today at 9 a.m. to make up more than 150 Easter baskets with candy and plastic eggs.

Prize eggs made of wood, gold and silver will win small cash prizes.

For more information, phone the Elks Lodge at 360-385-0317.


Forks egg hunt slated

FORKS — The Forks Elks Lodge is hosting the annual free community Easter egg hunt at the Tillicum Park baseball fields at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Children will be separated into three age groups: 3 and younger, 4-8 and 9-12.

There also will be drawings for two bikes, chocolate rabbits and stuffed animals.

Easter Fun Day

FORKS — First Baptist Church of Forks will host its second annual Kids Easter Fun Day at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Activities at the church at 651 S. Forks Ave. will include storytime, snacks and an Easter egg hunt with more than 1,000 eggs stuffed with prizes.

Easter Breakfast

FORKS — The annual Easter Breakfast will be held at the Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchants Road, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

The meal includes ham, sausage, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, french toast, hashbrowns, orange juice and coffee.

Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and kids ages 4-11, and free for ages 3 and younger.

The breakfast is sponsored by Concerned Citizens and the Forks Emblem Club.


LaPush egg hunt

LAPUSH — The Quileute Housing Authority is holding its 16th annual Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday.

The free hunt is for children ages 12 and younger, and is located on the lawn of the Quileute Oceanside Resort, 330 Ocean Drive.

Prizes are presented to the finder of the secret egg and the coloring contest winner.

Look for a special appearance by the Easter Bunny.


Hungry Bear egg hunt

BEAVER — The Bear Creek/Hungry Bear Cafe's 13th annual Easter egg hunt will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday.

There will be a separate section for toddlers to age 3.

Ages 4-7 will have a one-minute head start on their older (8-12) counterparts.

The Easter Bunny is expected to make a guest appearance.

Hungry Bear Cafe is located at 205860 U.S. Highway 101.


Clallam Bay hunt

CLALLAM BAY — A community Easter egg hunt will begin at Clallam Bay School on state Highway 112 at 11 a.m. Saturday.

The free hunt is sponsored by the West End Youth and Community Club for children up to age 12.

Prizes will be awarded in four age groups: preschoolers and younger; kindergarten to second grade; third and fourth grades; and fifth and sixth grades.

Eggs are dyed by area senior citizens and special-education youths at the school.

Honor students will help set up the hunt.

For details, phone the Clallam Bay-Sekiu Chamber of Commerce at 360-963-2339.

Last modified: March 28. 2013 5:53PM
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