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Community Easter Egg Hunt 2017

A group of 5- to 8-year-olds collect eggs and prizes at last year's East Side Neighbors Association Community Easter Egg Hunt.

Sentinel file

Here is a list of some of the 2018 Easter egg hunts in Cumberland County. All hunts are free unless otherwise noted. To submit an event, send information to frontdoor@cumberlink.com.

Saturday, March 17

  • Grace United Methodist Church will host a community Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. at the church, located on South Market Street and East Simpson Street in Mechanicsburg. For more information, call the church office at 717-766-3282.
  • Young’s United Methodist Church will host an egg hunt at 10 a.m. at its church, located at 7075 Wertzville Road, Mechanicsburg. For more information, call 717-766-4424.

Friday, March 23

  • Mechanicsburg Area School District will host Eggztreeme Eggz — Glow in the Dark event from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Trails & Trees Education Center. Parking is available at Mechanicsburg Middle School. Day of registration is $10 per person, cash only.

Saturday, March 24

  • Big Spring United Lutheran Church will host an Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. at its church, located at 101 Crossroad School Road, Newville. The indoor egg hunt is for children ages 7 and younger, with activities to follow. The church asks parents to register by calling them at 717-776-3109 or emailing tbsulc@gmail.com. Children should bring their own Easter baskets.
  • The sixth annual Downtown Carlisle Bunny Hop will run from noon to 3 p.m. in downtown Carlisle. The downtownwide egg hunt is for children 12 and younger, who can go business to business collecting eggs and treats. Some businesses may also have games or crafts. Maps of participating locations is available at Georgie Lou’s Retro Candy, 56 W. High St., Carlisle.
  • Second Presbyterian Church will host an Easter egg hunt at 9 a.m. at the church, located at 28 Garland Drive, Carlisle. All are welcome to attend, and children should bring their own baskets. To register in advance, visit www.growwithsecond.org/events/easter-egg-hunt.
  • Central Penn College’s Alumni Association will host an Easter Bunny Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at its conference center, 600 Valley Road, Summerdale. The event is open to the community and alumni, staff and students, and registration is required by March 16 (RSVP at www.centralpenn.edu). The event includes a breakfast, Easter treat for children, crafts, egg hunt and picture with the Easter bunny. Children should bring their own basket for the 9 a.m. hunt. The event is free for children 3 and younger, $10 for adults (13 and older), $7 for children (4 to 12) and alumni adults, and $4 for alumni children.
  • East Pennsboro Township will host an egg hunt at 1 p.m. at Adams Ricci Park for ages 1 to 6, who must bring a basket. The Easter bunny will also visit families, and the hunt will be separated into areas for parent-assisted hunts and children hunting alone. The rain date is 2 p.m. March 25. After the egg hunt will be a scavenger hunt at 2 p.m. at the concession stand near the caboose for ages 6 and up who want a challenge in finding candy and prizes. Pre-registration of teams is required by calling the township at 717-732-0711, option 3, and one person must have a camera or phone to take photos. The rain date for the scavenger hunt is 3 p.m. March 25.
  • Hampden Township Parks and Recreation will host an Easter Egg Scramble at 10 a.m. at 5001 Hampden Park Drive, Mechanicsburg.
  • Paulus Farm Market will host a Wee Ones Easter Egg Hunt at 9:30 a.m. at its market at 1216 S. York St., Mechanicsburg. Tickets are $3 each and can be purchased at the market. Tickets are limited to 40 children. The hunt will be in the greenhouse, so it will be held rain or shine.
  • Middlesex Township will host an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. at the township park, 50 Beagle Club Road, for children ages 1 to 10. Children should bring their own baskets and shouldn’t be late. The egg hunt will take place rain or shine.
  • Amelia Givin Library will host two egg hunts, one at 10 a.m. and one at 11 a.m., at the library on 114 N. Baltimore Ave., Mount Holly Springs. The hunt is for children 10 and younger and is limited to 50 children per hunt. Children must bring their own baskets, and parents must register children for one of the hunts by calling 717-486-3688.
  • North Middleton Township will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. at Village Park, 1830 Suncrest Drive, Carlisle. The hunt is for children 10 years old and younger. The hunt will be held rain or shine, and the Easter bunny will also be present. Prize baskets will be given away.
  • Lighthouse Church of God will host an Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. at its location at 910 Cavalry Road, Carlisle.
  • The Plainfield Lions Club will host its Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. at the West Pennsboro Township Community Park in the back of the Plainfield fire house. The egg hunt will also feature the Easter bunny. For more information, call 717-249-7415.
  • Shippensburg Public Library will host an Easter egg hunt beginning at 11 a.m. at the library at 73 W. King St., Shippensburg. There will be four age groups and two slots for each age group. Age groups will be 3 and younger, 4 to 6, 7 to 9 and 10 to 12. Egg hunts will run through 1:20 p.m. and take place in the children's wing. There will also be an open craft area and the Easter bunny. To register, call the library at 717-532-4508.
  • Silver Spring Township will host a Community Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24 at Hidden Creek Park, 50 Millfording Road, Mechanicsburg, with access from Sample Bridge Road. The hunt is geared for children 10 and younger, who will be separated into age groups and who should bring their own baskets. Children should gather by the pavilion at 10:45 a.m. The Easter bunny will also be on the site.
  • South Middleton Township will host its Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. at Spring Meadows Park. The hunt is for children 2 to 8 years old, and the Easter bunny will also be there.
  • The Meeting House will host an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. on its Carlisle campus at 1155 Walnut Bottom Road, South Middleton Township.
  • West Shore Church of the Brethren, 6921 Wertzville Road, Enola, will hold an Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. at the church. In addition to the hunt, there will be an Easter story followed by a free luncheon. For more information, contact 717-795-8573.

Saturday, March 31

  • Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses will host an Easter egg hunt for children 2 to 7 years old on its property at 906 W. Grantham Road, Monroe Township. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 717-766-7611 or visit www.ashcombe.com.
  • St. John Lutheran Church will host its Easter egg hunt from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, located at 111 Walnut St., Boiling Springs. The event will also include a coloring contest, pinata, prizes and a light lunch.
  • In cooperation with the Carlisle Parks & Recreation Department, the East Side Neighbors Association in Carlisle will host its annual Easter egg hunt at 2 p.m. at Biddle Mission Park on East North Street on March 31. The rain date for the event is Saturday, April 7. The hunt is for children between the ages of 1 year and 12 years. There will also be games, a police dog, fire trucks, police cars and demonstrations.
  • Carlisle United Methodist Church will host a Community Easter Egg Hunt from 1 to 3 p.m. at Mt. Asbury Retreat Center, 1310 Centerville Road, Newville. There will be food, games, puppets and prizes. Egg hunts are for infants to children in fifth grade. Pre-register for the event at www.carlislepaumc.org.
  • Claremont Nursing & Rehabilitation Center will host its free annual egg hunt at 10 a.m. in its multipurpose room at 1000 Claremont Road, Middlesex Township. The hunt is for children up to 12 years old. Registration is required by March 26. Call 717-240-1937 to register.
  • Good Shepherd Community United Methodist Church will host a free breakfast and Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. at the church, located as 2135 Ritner Highway, Carlisle. The breakfast is from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., and the hunt will be at 10 a.m. There will also be crafts, movies and prizes.
  • Art Center School & Galleries will host an egg hunt at its art center at 18 Artcraft Drive, Mechanicsburg, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a rain date scheduled for April 7. The egg hunt is free for children in preschool to fifth grade. There will also be food and art demonstrations. Children’s craft projects will also be available for $5. For more information, call 717-697-2072.
  • St. Stephen Evangelical Lutheran Church will host an Easter egg hunt at 9:30 a.m., starting with a light breakfast at the church, at 30 W. Main St., New Kingstown. There will also be an Easter story, pictures with the Easter Bunny and other Easter activities and games. For more information, call or text Tina Gordon at 717-226-0454 or email tinagordon@hotmail.com.
  • Mongul United Brethren will host its Easter Eggs-travaganza from 10 am. to noon at the Shippensburg Township Park, 304 Britton Road, Shippensburg. Registration will open at 9:15 a.m., and the event includes food, activities and crafts, as well as giveaways. Start times for the egg hunts are staggered by age group for children 11 and younger. There will also be an egg hunt for special needs children 16 and younger at 10:40 a.m. Pre-register online at www.mongulchurch.com.

Saturday, April 7

  • Crone’s Tae Kwon Do will host an Easter egg hunt and free martial arts classes at 11 a.m. at its facility at 24 E. Main St., New Kingstown. Registration begins at 11 a.m., though families can pre-register online ahead of time at cronestaekwondo.com. The hunt is for children ages 3 to 11, and martial arts classes are for those ages 3 and older. Both events will be divided by age. There will also be games, prizes, face painting, food, activities and balloon animals.
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