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East County Easter egg hunts take place April 19-20

by: OUTLOOK FILE PHOTO - Easter egg hunts such as Wood Villages 26th annual 'Eggslosion' are a popular spring tradition, drawing participants from throughout the region.

Spring is in the air, and the Easter Bunny soon will hop on over for East County egg hunts.

Here are some events coming up in the region:

Covenant Presbyterian Church will hold its egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at the church, 18630 S.E. Division St., Gresham. It is open to children through age 12.

The Gresham Elks Lodge is hosting its annual egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at the lodge, 3330 N.E. Division St. It is open to all ages.

Wood Village will host its 26th annual “Eggsplosion” Easter egg hunt beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Donald L. Robertson City Park, 24300 N.E. Halsey St. The Easter Bunny will arrive by helicopter at 9:30 a.m. Egg hunts begin at 10 a.m., with categories for children ages 3-4, 5-6 and 7-9. There also will be a hunting area for children with special needs between the ages of 3 and 9. More than 13,000 eggs will be up for grabs. Organizers recommend carpooling or using public transportation because of limited parking. For more information, visit ci.wood-village.or.us/.

Metro Regional Services Blue Lake Bunny Bonanza Egg Hunt will take place 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 19, at Blue Lake Regional Park, 20500 N.E. Marine Drive, Fairview. Children up to age 4 begin their search at 10:30 a.m., followed by children ages 5-10 at 10:45 a.m. The event also features face painting and coloring activities in the park’s covered shelters. Park entry fee is $5 per car or $7 per bus. For more information, call 503-665-4995.

The Firefighters Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by Gresham Firefighters Local 1062 and Small World Learning Center, will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at West Gresham Grade School, 330 W. Powell Blvd. The Easter Bunny will lead children through age 12 to age-appropriate hunting fields to search for nearly 10,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes. For more information, visit http://www.greshamfirefighters.com/.

River of Life Church and Little Fishes Preschool invites the community to its free annual Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19. The hunt, which features more than 12,000 eggs, will be at Columbia Park (next to the Imagination Station) on Southwest Cherry Park Road in Troutdale. Children ages 1 to 12 are invited to hunt for candy-filled eggs and enter drawings for prizes. For more information, call 503-667-3141 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Glendoveer Golf & Tennis will host a free community event called “The Golden Easter Egg Hunt” at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, April 20. Children will be allowed to rush the driving range field to collect Easter eggs (a maximum of 15 regular Easter eggs and two golden Easter eggs filled with raffle tickets). Raffle drawings for golden egg prizes will take place after the Easter egg hunt around 1 p.m. “Wish Upon a Pony” will be at the driving range after the hunt, giving children rides around a carousel. Children also will have an opportunity to take pictures with the Easter Bunny. For more information, call 503-253-7507.

St. Timothy Lutheran Church will host its first Easter Jubilee from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 19. The Easter egg hunt begins at 1:30 p.m. for children through age 12. The event will feature crafts, face painting, pictures with the Easter Bunny and more. St. Timothy Lutheran Church is at 14500 S.E. Powell Blvd., Portland.

n Gresham Earlyrisers Kiwanis and Gresham High School Key Club are hosting an Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Naas Grade School, 12240 S.E. School Ave. in Boring. The hunt is for children up to age 10, with five age categories. There will be an Easter basket prize for each age group.

The city of Fairview and Fairview Business Association are hosting their sixth annual Easter egg hunt beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, for children up to age 10, in Fairview Community Park. The groups will offer egg hunts for children with autism at 9 and 9:30 a.m. The Easter Bunny will make an appearance and the event will feature coffee and doughnuts for sale. For more information, call 503-674-6224.