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Egg-citement abounds with Saturday hunts


• Alpenrose Dairy Easter Egg Hunt — The annual tradition returns for its 51st year on Saturday. This free event is hosted by Alpenrose on the pastoral setting of the 97-year-old dairy and has become a special treat and tradition for families and their kids since 1962. The vast amount of acreage at the dairy makes it an idyllic setting for the hunt, and families often make this an entire day event by packing a picnic lunch. The day’s egg-citement begins at 10:30 a.m. for kids ages 3-5 as they hunt for chocolate eggs, toys and other fun treats. The hunt for kids ages 6-8 will begin at noon. The Grand Prize for kids will be 14 6-foot Easter bunnies. Children often end up with a bevy of treasures from the hunt.The Easter Bunny will also make an appearance. Alpenrose Dairy is at 6149 S.W. Shattuck Road in Raleigh Hills.

• Rabbit Romp — Eggs-citing times are in store Saturday, when the Oregon Zoo hosts its annual Rabbit Romp, a celebration of spring for all ages. Rabbit Romp is sponsored in part by the Oregon College Savings Plan and is free with regular zoo admission. Rabbit Romp features candy egg hunts every 20 minutes between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Children ages 3 to 10 are divided into age groups and invited to hunt for eggs filled with candy and prizes. Toddlers 2 and younger can participate in a candy hunt organized especially for them. Guests should bring their own baskets to collect the eggs. Rabbit Romp festivities also include pettable bunnies at the Family Farm, bunny crafts, games and photo opportunities.

• Easter Egg Hunt — The Easter Bunny is headed to Tualatin Saturday for the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Tualatin Community Park. The 37th annual celebration begins at 2 p.m. in the park, 8515 S.W. Tualatin Road. Hosted by the Tualatin Lions Club and Boy Scout Troop 530, the hunt includes guaranteed candy for all the hunters and a special prize in each age-group. The event is free, but parents are asked to bring non-perishable food items to help support the Tualatin School House Food Pantry. Cash contributions and proceeds from popcorn sales will be used for Lions youth programs in Tualatin, including scholarships.

• American Legion Egg Hunt — The Sons of The American Legion will host an egg hunt from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Tigard American Legion, 8635 S.W. Scoffins St. in Tigard. The hunt is intended for children ages 1 through 12.