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Written by:  Piedmont Parent Staff
Date: April 1, 2014

Get out the Easter baskets and the cute spring outfits — egg-hunting season has arrived! Find an Easter event near you on this list of bunny sightings, egg hunts and egg-decorating activities.

April 5-20
Easter Egg Hunt Hayrides at Tanglewood Stables. Great for families or any group with young children, Easter egg hunt hayrides at Tanglewood are an experience to enjoy together. Departing from the stables parking lot, 45- to 60-minute rides accommodate up to 25 guests, with egg hunting provided for young children. Cost is $8 per person to reserve a seat, or $175 to arrange a private hayride for your group. Saturdays and Sundays only. Scheduled rides are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations are required in advance. Tanglewood Park, off Highway 158 in Clemmons. 766-9540. tanglewoodpark.org.


April 5
Natural Egg Dyeing in the Historical Park. Eggs you can dip in dyes made from plant material like onion skins and blueberries will be provided. All ages welcome. $1 per egg. Free for Historical Society members. Drop in. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. High Point Museum. 1859 E. Lexington Ave., High Point. 885-1859. highpointmuseum.org.


April 11
Nite Lite Easter Egg Hunt. 6 p.m. Ages: 6-8. Free Fairchild Community Center, 827 S. Graham Hopedale Road, Burlington. For more information, call 222-5119. burlingtonnc.gov.


April 12-19
Easter Bunny Express. The Easter Bunny will be riding alongside children and their parents while handing out candy for the kids. Kids can also get temporary tattoos and make a craft to take home. April 19 only: The big Easter egg hunt happens at noon for kids 10 and under. In addition to the Easter Bunny Express, the event will feature the Lehigh Valley Steam Locomotive No. 126 pulling the museum's special Caboose Train. $7-20. N.C. Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. 704-636-2889. nctrans.org.


April 12
Eggstravaganza. Games, crafts, egg-decorating station and an Easter egg hunt with 1,000 eggs, as well as an egg relay race, a potato-sack race and hula hoop contest. Prizes will be awarded. The Easter Bunny will also be there for pictures. Free hot dogs and chips will be served from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Easter Bunny will be there from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Other events begin at 11 a.m. The Grove Baptist Church, 4530 Jessup Grove Road, Greensboro. 668-0615.

High Point City Lake Park Easter Egg Hunt. Attractions include free train and carousel rides, children’s games, costumed characters, playground, inflatables, miniature golf, and more. Free admission. Hunts for age 3 and under: 11a.m.; ages 4-7: 11:45 a.m.; and ages 8-10: 12:30 p.m. Food and beverages available for a fee. Event will be held rain or shine. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. High Point City Lake Park, 602 W. Main St., Jamestown. 883-3498. highpointnc.gov.

Spencer Jaycees Easter Extravaganza. Free Easter egg hunt. Lots of candy and prizes. 2-4 p.m. North Rowan High School Football Field, Spencer. 704-637-6080.

Tobaccoville’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The Park and Recreation Committee will host the Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Village Park beginning at 11 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. tobaccovillenc.org.


April 13
Capturing Hopes Photography Spring Family Event and Craft Fair. Craft fair with an Easter egg hunt at 2 p.m. Various kids’ activities, a silent auction and photography mini-sessions. Pre-registration for the photo mini-sessions is recommended. 1-5 p.m. Southfork Community Center, 4402 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem. For more information, email capturinghopes@gmail.com.

Easter Eggstravaganza. The Easter Eggstravaganza will be a fun event featuring an Easter egg hunt, crafts, snacks, a bunny hop and a free picture with the Easter Bunny. Free. All ages. 2-4 p.m. Pine Grove United Methodist Church, 1130 Jonestown Road, Winston-Salem. 765-2569.

Helicopter Easter Egg Drop. A helicopter drops 30,000 eggs from the sky. Also expect pony rides, prizes, inflatables and food. Easter egg hunt is organized by age groups. 2-6 p.m. See website for times for egg hunts. There will also be special egg hunt areas for ages 2 and under. Bring your Easter basket. The egg drops and candy are free; there will be fees for inflatables and pony rides. Cedarock Park, 4242 R. Dean Coleman Blvd., Burlington. For more information, go to dropeggs.com.


April 18
Easter Egg Hunt at Washington Terrace Park & Community Center. Easter egg hunts, coloring contests and other festivities. Ages 2-10. Activities divided into times for different ages. Free. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Washington Terrace Park & Community Center, 101 Gordon St., High Point. 883-8599. highpointnc.gov.

Glow-in-the-Dark Easter Egg Hunt. Burlington Recreation & Parks presents the annual Glow-in-the-Dark Easter Egg Hunt. Bring your Easter baskets and enough room to store eggs that glow in the dark. Kids can stick around and have a picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Ages 2-5. 6 p.m. Mayco Bigelow Community Center, 849 Sharpe Road, Burlington. 336-222-5138. burlingtonnc.gov.


April 19
Burlington City Park Easter Egg Hunt. Burlington Recreation & Parks invites families to the annual Easter Egg Hunt in the park. Ages 2-4 will hunt on the grass in front of the Jimmy Combs stage. Ages 5-12 will hunt on Field No. 1. Only children are allowed in the hunt areas. Parents are asked to stay in the designated spectator areas. The Amusement Park will open immediately after the Easter Egg Hunt. Free. 9:30 a.m. Burlington City Park, 1333 Overbrook Road, Burlington. 336-222-5030. burlingtonnc.gov.

New Philadelphia Moravian Easter Egg Hunt. For all ages. Free. 10 a.m.-noon. New Philadelphia Moravian Church, 4440 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem. newphilly.org.

North Park Easter Egg Hunt. Burlington Recreation & Parks invites everyone to be a part of a tradition. Something for everyone, and the Easter Bunny will be there. Ages: 2-5, 6-9, 10-14, 15-Adults. Free. 10 a.m. North Park, 849 Sharpe Road, Burlington. 222-5138. burlingtonnc.gov.

Old Salem Annual Easter Egg Hunt. A fun-filled morning searching for Easter eggs in Old Salem’s beautiful historic district. $10-$21. All-in-One admission ticket (ticket is required for parent and child for participation; children under 6, free). 10:30 a.m. Salem Tavern Meadow, South Main Street (next to Salem Tavern Museum & Barn), Winston-Salem. 721-7300. oldsalem.org.

Old Salem Easter Festival. Learn more about important traditions, take part in hands-on activities like traditional egg decorating and more. $10-$21. Activities included with an All-in-One ticket. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Old Salem Historic District, 600 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. 721-7300. oldsalem.org.



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