Dozens of families are expected to gather at Hiller Park on Saturday for the citywide Easter Egg Hunt, the first of three weekends of city-sponsored egg hunts. A second is planned in Woolmarket next weekend, and a third is planned on the Town Green for special needs residents.
The Hiller and Woolmarket events are open to children up to age 11, and an Easter carnival will be staged, with inflatables, games, and the Easter Bunny on hand for those with cameras.
The Hiller Park affair runs from 2 to 4 p.m., with egg gathering beginning at 3 p.m. on the Hiller Park softball fields.
The Woolmarket event, planned for April 12 at the Woolmarket school grounds, also will begin at 2 p.m.
The special needs event on the Town Green, which takes place April 19, is open to all ages with mental or physical challenges. It runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the Easter egg hunt beginning at 11 a..m.
Incidentally, mark your calendars for May 9-11, when Hiller Park will host the Hiller Park Carnival, with a host of Mother’s Day-related events, food, carnival rides and other family fare, all designed to help raise money to fund improvements to the park.