Easter events abound in East County
Meet the Easter Bunny at Gresham Town Fair
GRESHAM - Shoppers with receipts of $25 or more will get a free photo with the Easter Bunny between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Gresham Town Fair, at the corner of Northeast Division Street and Northwest Eastman Parkway. In addition to many holiday sales, Easter treats and balloon art will also be offered.
Pancakes, eggs, worship at Powell Valley church
GRESHAM - Powell Valley Covenant Church is holding a pancake breakfast and egg hunt starting at 8 a.m. Sunday, March 23. Breakfast will be served for $1 from 8 to 9:30 a.m., followed by the church's Easter Sunday worship session at 10 a.m. and an egg hunt after services. Registration is required, so call 503-663-3013 to register and get directions to the event. If you register by Wednesday, March 19, you will receive a complimentary 'Breakfast Buck.'
Mega candy and prizes at Gresham egg hunt
GRESHAM - Join in for fantastic worship, special music, teaching and prizes at Champions Church's Easter service and egg hunt, starting at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 23, at Gordon Russell Middle School, 3625 E. Powell Valley Road. For more information, visit www.champions-church.com.
Annual egg hunt at West Gresham school
GRESHAM - City firefighters will help scatter eggs on the playground of West Gresham Elementary School for the 57th Annual Easter Egg Hunt, starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 22. Hosted by Piazza Patrick Group of Persimmon Realty. The school is at 330 W. Powell Blvd.
Rocks, thunder eggs at Mt. Hood
GRESHAM - More than 1,000 pounds of polished rock and thunder eggs and plastic eggs will be hidden on the soccer field near Mt. Hood Community College's gymnasium as part of its Easter Thunder-Egg and Rock Hunt on Saturday, April 5.
Beginning at 2 p.m., children 12 and younger can search for the eggs and enjoy treasure hunts, games and a raffle while parents enjoy the Rock Club's annual Rock, Gem and Craft Show, which continues on Sunday. Mt. Hood Community College is at 26000 S.E. Stark St.
Elks Lodge to hold egg hunt
GRESHAM - Gresham Elks Lodge 1805, at 3330 N.E. Division St., will hold its free egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 22. For more information, call 503-666-1805.
Edgefield egg hunts, brunch
TROUTDALE - McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., invites all people to enjoy house-roasted coffees, sparkling wines and a delicious holiday brunch at the Black Rabbit Restaurant from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 23. Children's Easter egg hunts will be held on the lawn at 9 and 11 a.m. Reservations for brunch are required, so call 503-492-3086.
Easter Bunny stops by outlets
TROUTDALE - The Easter Bunny will hop in to make a special appearance from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Columbia Gorge Premium Outlets, 450 N.W. 257th Way. The Bunny will offer Easter treats and balloons during his visit, and he will pose for pictures with children.
Columbia Ridge hosts egg hunt
TROUTDALE - All kids, from toddlers through the sixth grade, are invited to join the Columbia Ridge Community Church's Easter egg hunt at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Imagination Station, 1900 S.W. Imagination Way, next to Reynolds High School. For more information, call 503-667-2722 or visit www.columbiaridge.org.
River of Life holds egg hunt
TROUTDALE - An Easter egg hunt for infants to children up to age 10 will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at Columbia Park, 1900 S.W. Imagination Way. The event, sponsored by River of Life Lutheran Church's Little Fishes Preschool, also includes prize drawings. For more information, call 503-667-3141 or visit www.roll.org.
Eagles, Fairview team up for hunt
FAIRVIEW - The Fairview/Troutdale Eagles, in partnership with the city of Fairview, is hosting its first annual Easter egg hunt, starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, for children ages 1 to 12 at Fairview Community Park, next to city hall at 1300 N.E. Village St. Come and see Thor, the Fairview Police Department's new police dog, who will be on hand to meet and greet the kids.
Special rewards include a tour of the Fairview Police Station and lunch with the police chief, a ride in a police car or in a limousine, and many more. The event will be held rain or shine, so join in the fun.
All-you-can-eat at Glenn Otto Park
TROUTDALE - An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast and a free Easter egg hunt will be held from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at Glenn Otto Community Park, 1106 E. Historic Columbia River Highway. There will be candy for all egg finders and a special treat for children who find the golden eggs. The breakfast costs $2 for ages 12 and younger and $4 for ages 13 and older. Bring your own basket. For more information, call 503-666-8187.
Bunny Bonanza at Blue Lake Park
FAIRVIEW - Celebrate spring with the family at Blue Lake Regional Park's Bunny Bonanza, which will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 22. The egg hunts are divided by age groups, with ages 2 to 4 starting at 10:30 a.m. and children ages 5 to 10 starting at 11 a.m.
Bunny Bonanza is free with regular park admission of $4 per car, $7 per bus or an annual park pass. Nearly all of the park facilities are wheelchair-accessible. Blue Lake Park is accessible by taking Northeast Blue Lake Road off of Northeast Marine Drive. For more information, call 503-665-4995 or visit www.metro-region.org/parks.
Bunny visits Wood Village
WOOD VILLAGE - The Easter Bunny will make a special appearance by helicopter at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at Wood Village's 20th Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Donald L. Robertson City Park, 24300 N.E. Halsey St. Join in for numerous prizes, candy, special activities and, of course, the egg hunts for children ages 9 and younger, which begin at 10 a.m. For more information, visit www.ci.wood-village.or.us.
Egg hunt features basket prizes
BORING - It's a fun, free day of egg hunting for toddlers through age 10 starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at Naas Elementary School, 12240 S.E. School Ave. There will be an Easter basket prize for each age group. The age categories are 0-2; 3-4; 5-6; 7-8; and 9-10.
The event is sponsored by the Gresham Earlyrisers Kiwanis Club and the Gresham High School Key Club.
Easter eggs with St. Paul's Church
DAMASCUS - St. Paul of Damascus Lutheran Church, at 24510 S.E. Highway 212, will hold its Easter egg hunt from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 22. The event is aimed at children from pre-kindergarten to the sixth grade.
Maywood city to host egg hunt
MAYWOOD - Maywood's annual Easter egg hunt will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at the corner of Northeast Maywood Place and Northeast Failing Street. Volunteers are needed for egg stuffing from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, and for hiding eggs at 9:30 a.m. on the morning of the hunt. For more information and to volunteer, call Patty Meighen at 503-254-2593.
Meet the Easter Bunny and his pals at Oregon Humane Society
PORTLAND - The Oregon Humane Society welcomes the Easter Bunny to its shelter from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 23. Visitors can also meet the Easter Bunny's friends at the shelter and learn from the experts about the joy of owning pet rabbits. The shelter is at 1067 N.E. Columbia Blvd. For more information, call 503-285-7722, ext. 224, or visit www.oregonhumane.org.
Rabbit Romp hosted at Oregon Zoo
PORTLAND - The Oregon Zoo welcomes spring with its annual Rabbit Romp, a day of egg and candy hunts, petting zoos, Easter-themed animal exhibitions and games from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 22. The event is free with regular admission.
The zoo hopes to focus attention on the endangered Washington pygmy rabbit, which is North America's smallest rabbit. The zoo has successfully bred and released these rabbits back into the wild, bringing them back from the brink of extinction. The zoo is at 4001 S.W. Canyon Road. For more information, call 503-226-1561 or visit www.oregonzoo.org.