Local Easter egg hunts run the gamut this year, with the big bunny himself making appearances at some events.
An indoor swimming pool egg hunt at the Davis Family YMCA is sure to make a splash. The University of Tennessee Gardens ‘Eggstravaganza’ caters to children with food allergies, while Joni and Friends hosts an egg hunt for kids with disabilities. Many neighborhood churches and groups are also hosting events:
“Eggstravaganza” Easter egg hunt: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, University of Tennessee Gardens, Friendship Plaza, Chapman Drive, off Neyland Drive. Cost: $6. Crafts, the Easter Bunny; plus food-free and peanut-free hunts. For children age 12 and under. Bring basket and camera. Register by 5 p.m. April 10: http://utgardens.tennessee.edu/
Davis Family YMCA: Easter Egg Dive at the indoor pool, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 12133 S. Northshore Drive. Easter Bunny, refreshments, and children will jump, dive, float and splash in the indoor pool for eggs: ages 0-3 years, 1:30 p.m.; 3-5 years, 1:45 p.m.; ages 5-8 years, 2 p.m. Bring a towel. Free and open to public, but register: 865-777-9622 or at the Davis Y Kiosk. Info: http://ymcaknoxville.org/davis-family-jefferson-park/annual-easter-egg-dive/
Hardin Valley Church of Christ: Spring celebration and egg hunt, 3-6 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 11515 Hardin Valley Road. Cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn, egg dyeing, cupcake decorating, face painting, sand art, barbecue. Info: 865-824-3078.
Fountain City Presbyterian Church: Easter egg hunt for children and their parents, 4 p.m. Palm Sunday, April 13, Fellowship Hall, 500 Hotel Ave. Info: 865-688-2163.
Powell Presbyterian Church: Pancake breakfast, 9:30 a.m.; Easter worship, 10:30; and community egg hunt, 11:30, Sunday, April 20, 2910 W. Emory Road, Powell. Info: 865-938-8311 or www.powellpcusa.org.
The Church at Sterchi Hills: Easter egg hunt for children ages birth-fifth grade, 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 904 Dry Gap Pike. Candy, snacks, crafts. Easter worship with new pastor, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 20. Info: 865-281-8717; www.sterchichurch.com.
Crescent Bend House and Gardens: Funny Bunny Day, TulipTime event, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 19, 2728 Kingston Pike. Egg hunts, 10:30 and 11:30; plus Easter Bunny, arts/crafts. Bring camera, basket. Admission: adults, $7; students, $5; children age 12 and under, free. Info or reservation: 865-637-3163 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or www.crescentbend.com/funnybunny.html.
Cornerstone Church: Easter egg hunt, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 1250 Heritage Lake Blvd. Info: email email@example.com.
Central United Methodist Church: Joni and Friends Easter Egg Hunt and refreshments, 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 201 E. Third Ave. Egg hunt with different areas for all ages and disabilities. Bring a basket. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-540-3860 or www.joniandfriends.org/events/964/jaf-easter-egg-hunt/
Harley-Davidson West: Easter egg hunt, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 605 Lovell Road. Raffle tickets, $1 to benefit Camelot Foundation. Adult egg hunt, all day. Info: 888-473-0867; www.facebook.com/events/392483614222129/
Lenoir City Park: Easter egg hunt, photos with Easter Bunny, etc., 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, Shelters two, three and five, left side of park near boat launch, City Park Drive, Lenoir City. Egg hunt at 2 p.m. by age group: birth-3 years, 4-7 years and 8-12 years. Free. Bring basket or bag. Info: www.lenoircitygov.com/specialevents.html
Third Creek Baptist Church: Easter egg hunt, games and bounce house, 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 4917 Oak Ridge Highway.
St. Mark United Methodist Church: Easter egg hunt, 3 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 7001 Northshore Drive. Info: 865-588-0808. St. James Episcopal Church: Festival Eucharist, 10:30 a.m. Easter Sunday, April 20, 1101 N. Broadway. Easter Egg hunt follows. Info: 865-523-5687.
First Presbyterian Church: Easter egg hunt, 12:15 p.m. following 11 a.m. worship, Sunday, April 20, in the Graveyard, 620 State St. With different areas by age group: 2 years and younger, preschool, young elementary and upper elementary. Info: 865-546-2531 or www.fpcknox.org/events/easter-egg-hunt/
Central Baptist Church of Fountain City: Easter egg hunt for children up to age 12, 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 12, Fountain City Park, 117 Hotel Ave. Candy, crafts, bounce house, face painting. Info: 865-688-2421; www.cbcfc.org
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