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Children and parents grab eggs at the seventh annual East Side Neighbors Association Easter Egg Hunt at Biddle Mission Park in 2016.

Here is a list of some of the 2017 Easter egg hunts in Cumberland County. All hunts are free unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, April 1

Silver Spring Township will host its Community Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. at Pleasant View Park, 90 Pleasant View Drive, Mechanicsburg. The hunt is for children ages 10 and younger, and children should bring their own baskets. Each child will have an opportunity to hunt for eggs with others in their age category. The Easter Bunny will stop by, and there will be prize baskets and two bicycles given away.

Young’s United Methodist Church will host its egg hunt at 10 a.m. at the church, located at 7075 Wertzville Road, Mechanicsburg. Lunch will follow the hunt. For more information, call 717-766-4424.

Friday, April 7

The Mechanicsburg Area Parks & Recreation will host Eggztreme Eggz, a Glow in the Dark egg hunt, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Trails and Trees Environmental Center, 1731 S. York St., Mechanicsburg. Parking will be at the middle school. The hunt is for children ages 8 to 15. The cost is $5 pre-registration before March 24 or $10 the day of (cash only), which includes dying three eggs to take home, snacks and the hunt. Children should bring a flashlight. For more information, call 717-691-4572.

Saturday, April 8

Big Spring United Lutheran Church will host an Easter Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. at the church, located at 101 Crossroad School Road, Newville. There will be light refreshments afterward.

Downtown Carlisle will be home to the fifth annual Bunny Hop from noon to 3 p.m. Children 12 and younger are invited to dress in their “Sunday best” to collect treats from downtown businesses. Map of “Bunny Hop Stops” can be picked up at Georgie Lou’s Retro Candy, 56 W. High St., Carlisle.

Crone’s Tae Kwon Do will host its Easter Egg Hunt and free martial arts classes for children ages 3 to 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the studio at 24 E. Main St., New Kingstown. The event includes games, prizes, face painting, food, activities, balloon animals and more. Pre-registration is not required but is preferred. To register, go to http://cronestaekwondo.com.

East Pennsboro Township will host its Easter Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. at Adams Ricci Park. All age groups have a designated hunting area in the field between the concession stand and gazebo. Children should bring their own baskets. In case of bad weather, check http://eastpennsboro.net for cancellation information. The rain/snow date is 2 p.m. Sunday, April 9.

Hampden Township Recreation Department will conduct its Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. at Hampden Park off South Sporting Hill Road. Participants should park in the pool parking lot. The hunt is open to all township children ages 2 to 8 years old. The event will be held rain or shine.

Hope United Methodist Church will host a Community Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. after a all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. at the church, located at 6260 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg. For more information, call 717-766-3072.

Lower Allen Township will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt at Lower Allen Community Park, 4075 Lisburn Road, Mechanicsburg. Children 3 and younger will hunt for eggs at 10 a.m. at the Upper Pavilion, children 4 to 6 will hunt at 10:20 a.m. at the Keystone Pavilion, and children 7 to 10 will hunt at 10:40 a.m. at the Lower Pavilion. There will be candy and goody bags for each child. Children should bring their own basket. The event will be held rain or shine.

Middlesex Township will hots its Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. for children ages 1 to 10 at the township park, 50 Beagle Club Road, Carlisle. Children should have their own bags or baskets, and they will be able to keep the eggs. The Easter Bunny will be on-site. The egg hunt will take place rain, snow or shine.

Amelia Givin Library will host two Easter Egg Hunts, one at 10 a.m. and another at 11 a.m., at its location at 114 N. Baltimore Ave., Mount Holly Springs. Both hunts are for children ages 10 and younger with an adult helper. Children should bring their own baskets, and parents should register for one of the hunts by calling 717-486-3688. The hunts will be held rain or shine.

St. Stephen Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Kingstown will host its Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. at the church, 30 W. Main St., New Kingstown. The hunt is for children ages 3 to 10 and their parents. There will be a doughnut breakfast, as well as storytime and games. The Easter Bunny will also appear at the indoor event. For more information, call the parish office at 717-766-2168.

North Middleton Township will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. at Village Park, 1830 Suncrest Drive, Carlisle. The event is for children 10 and younger, and children should bring their own baskets. The event will be rain or shine, and the Easter Bunny will be there.

Paulus Farm Market will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt at its location at 1216 S. York St., Mechanicsburg. Tickets are $3 each and must be purchased in the market. No tickets are available the day of the hunt. There is a Wee Ones Hunt (ages 2 and younger) and all-age family hunts. The event is rain or shine.

Plainfield Lions Club will host an Easter Egg Hunt, visit with the Easter Bunny and free eye screening at 11 a.m. at the Community Park in the back of the Plainfield fire house, 20 Park Road, Plainfield. The eye screening will be held after the egg hunt. For more information, call 717-249-7415.

South Middleton Township will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. at Spring Meadows Park, Pavilion #5. The egg hunt is for children ages 2 to 8 years old, and children should bring their own baskets. The Easter Bunny will also be on-site.

West Shore Church of the Brethren will host an Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. followed by a lunch at the church, located at 6921 Wertzville Road, Enola. The lunch and egg hunt are free and open to the public. For more information, call 717-795-8573.

Sunday, April 9

Big Spring Heights Church of God and Bull Dog Prep Academy will host a Community Egg Hunt from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the church, 10 Mt. Rock Road, Newville. The hunt is for children ages walking through fifth grade, and the event will also feature free children’s meals, balloon animals, prizes, carnival games and Jesz-Me & Sparky from Clowns for Christ. For more information, call the church office at 776-4460 or visit its Facebook page.

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church will host an Easter Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. at the church, 420 Park Drive, Carlisle. The hunt is for children ages 12 and younger. The event will be held rain or shine.

New Cumberland Library will host its annual Easter Egg-stravaganza at 2 p.m. on the foundation house lawn, 1 Benjamin Plaza, New Cumberland. The hunt is for children 2 to 8 years old, with two hunts for the younger children at 2 and a hunt for children 7 to 8 at 2:45 p.m. There will also be games and crafts. Children should bring their own baskets, and the Easter Bunny will be there. The program will be canceled in the event of rain.

Saturday, April 15

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Boiling Springs will host its Easter egg hunt for children 2 to 10 years old at 11 a.m. at the church, located at 111 Walnut St., Boiling Springs. A light lunch will be provided following the egg hunt.

Barnitz United Methodist Church will host its Easter Egg Hunt from 1 to 3 p.m. at the church, 23 Church Lane, Carlisle. The hunt is for children in pre-K through fifth grade. In addition to the hunt, there will be the Easter Bunny, snacks and prizes.

Carlisle United Methodist Church will host its Community Easter Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. at Mt. Asbury Retreat center, 1310 Centerville Road. There will be egg hunts for infants through fifth-grade students, as well as entertainment, activities and snacks. Register for the event online at carlislepaumc.org.

East Side Neighbors Association will host its Community Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. at Biddle Mission Park, 421 E. North St., Carlisle. The hunt will be for children 1 to 12 years old, and will be split into three age categories. The rain date is April 22.

Capital Blue Health and Wellness Center will host an Easter Egg Hunt from noon to 2 p.m. at its location at 4500 Marketplace Way, Enola. There will be 2,000 eggs for children to find around the store, with eggs filled with healthy treats, stickers, erasers and small toys. The hunt is for children 12 and younger, and will be separated into age categories. For more information, visit CapitalBlueStore.com.

Good Shepherd Community United Methodist Church will host its annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny followed by an egg hunt from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the church, located at 2135 Ritner Highway, Carlisle. Children will also have an opportunity to create crafts, watch a movie and take home a prize. The event is open to the public. For more information, call the church office at 717-249-6879.

Middlesex United Methodist Church will host its Easter Eggstravaganza from noon to 3 p.m. at the church, located at 118 N. Middlesex Road, Carlisle. The hunt will include more than 10,000 eggs and be held at 2:30 p.m. There will also be free games, crafts, professional photos and face painting. Everyone in the community is welcome to join the free event. For more information, call 717-249-2449.

Mongul Church will host its 8th annual Easter Eggs-travaganza from 10 a.m. to noon at Shippensburg Township Park on Britton Road. Children ages 11 and younger can participate, with hunts separated into age categories. There will also be a special hunt at 10:40 a.m. for children 16 and younger with special needs. The event includes food, activities and crafts, as well as giveaways. Registration for the event opens at 9:15 a.m. that morning, or parents can pre-register at www.mongulchurch.com.

Sunday, April 16

Lifehouse Church will host an Easter Egg Hunt with more than 2,000 eggs at 10:30 a.m. at the church, located at 1534 Terrace Ave., Carlisle. There will also be Easter services at 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. For more information, contact 717-254-6285 or visit www.lifehousecog.com.

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