The weather is warming (a little), spring has arrived and Easter season is approaching. Around the area, that can only mean Easter egg hunts and visits from the the big bunny.
• Citizens for a Healthy Jessup will start things off this weekend with the group’s fourth annual Easter “egg-stravaganza” on Sunday, April 7, 1-3 p.m. at the Jessup Youth Sports Complex, Moosic Lake Road and Keystone Place. Registration and free raffle entries start at 1 p.m. The egg hunt for 10,000 candy-filled egg prizes, light snacks and refreshments will begin at 1:30 p.m. Kids must have a guardian present. The event is free; bring your own basket.
The majority of events will be held next weekend.
•The Eynon-Archbald Lions Club will host its annual Easter egg hunt for children on Saturday, April 13, promptly at 11 a.m. This year the event will take place at the Archbald Community Ambulance Building, 195 Delaware St. in Archbald. All children will receive a gift bag. There will be prizes, stuffed animals, chocolates and six bicycles available to win. The Easter bunny will be available for visits and pictures. An Easter bonnet contest will also be held. Bring your own basket to collect the eggs. Rain date is Sunday, April 14.
•Olyphant Hose Co. No. 2 will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast with the Easter bunny on Saturday, April 13, 8 a.m. to noon at the Olyphant American Legion on Willow Avenue. Donation is $10; free for kids 4 and younger. Bring your camera. To purchase tickets in advance, call 570-489-3473.
• An Easter egg hunt sponsored by the Jermyn Police Department, the Jermyn Lions Club and Jermyn Knights of Columbus will be held Saturday, April 13, at 11 a.m. at the Rippy Callahan Park on Mellow Court in Jermyn. Candy and eggs for the hunt have been donated to the Jermyn Police Department by an anonymous borough business, as have coupons for food items by McDonald’s. The Lions Club and Knights of Columbus have two scooters and a tricycle to give away as part of the hunt. The scooters and tricycle are on display at Battenberg’s Furniture Store in Jermyn. The Jermyn Police Department also has some giveaways. There will also be some additional surprise gifts that will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis to participants. The hunt is open to children 12 and younger. Rain date is Saturday, April 20.
• The Olyphant Borough annual Easter egg hunt will be held on Saturday, April 13, 1-3 p.m. at Wargo-Monsignor Hrynuck-Beckage Sports Complex in the 700 block of East Grant Street in Olyphant. Kids from infants to age 12 are welcome to attend with their families. The Easter bunny will be available for you to take photos. Hot dogs and refreshments will be served across the street at Eureka Hose Co. No. 4.
• Fell Township Renaissance will hold its annual lunch with the Easter bunny on Saturday, April 13, at Formels Hall, 4 Doris Ave. in Simpson. Tickets are $4 for adults. Event includes lunch, candy and door prizes.