Sunday, April 7, 2019

Bunny Cares Event
Sunday, April 7
9 AM – 11 AM
Free! Join us at the Valley Hills Mall for Bunny Cares Day. Children of all spectrums of special needs and abilities are welcome to share in the magic before the mall opens. Valley Hills Mall is located at 1960 US Highway 70 SE, Hickory, NC 28602.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Fun
Sunday, April 7
12 PM – 2 PM
Our Easter Egg Hunt and Party will be in the Family Life Center. We will have a hot dog lunch provided by the our Methodist Men, then have games, crafts and the egg hunt! Let us come together and celebrate the love of Jesus. Catawba UMC Catawba NC is located at 207 E Central Ave, Catawba, NC 28609.

Friday, April 12

7th Annual Water Egg-Stravaganza
Friday, April 12
6 PM – 7:30 PM
Adrian L. Shuford Jr. YMCA in Conover will be having a water egg hunt for ages 3yrs – 13yrs.

Age Groups:
Ages 3-5-yrs. – Child is required to wear a swim bubble/life jacket. Parents are strongly encouraged to swim with child.
Ages 6-7 yrs. – Child is required to wear a swim bubble/life jacket unless he/she has passed the swim test.
Ages 8-10 yrs. – Child is recommended to wear a swim bubble/life jacket if they have no swimming experience or unless he/she has not passed the swim test.
Ages 11-13 yrs.- Child is recommended to wear a swim bubble/life jacket if they have no swimming experience or unless he/ she has not passed the swim test.
Adrian L. Shuford Jr. YMCA is located at 1104 Conover Blvd E, Conover, North Carolina 28613 Please contact Logan Taylor at with any questions.

Saturday, April 13

Children’s Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 13
10 AM – 8 PM
The Children’s Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Hickory Elks Lodge, will be held on Saturday, April 13, at Henry Fork River Regional Recreation Park located at 5655 Sweet Bay Lane.

The age groups are as follows:
10:00a.m. – 2 yr olds; 10:15a.m. – 3-4 yr olds; 10:30a.m. – 5-6 yr olds; 8:15p.m. – 7-12 yr olds
Join us for over 25,000 stuffed eggs, entertainment, special prizes, and the Easter Bunny! Rain Date is Sunday, April 14, starting at 1:00 p.m.
For more information about the Children’s Easter Egg Hunt, please contact Senior Recreation Programmer Angela Smith at (828) 324-6990, ext. 3, or via email at

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 13
11 AM – 1 PM
Join us for a free, fun-filled egg-hunting extravaganza in the Claremont City Park! The Park’s lot will be closed off for all the activities so make sure you arrange to come early and find parking nearby at the school or other public lots.

Egg-hunting will begin at 11:15AM for the following age groups: 0-2 year-olds, 3-6 year-olds, 7-10 year-olds.
Parents, please remember to bring your child’s Easter basket and be available to help younger ones hunt. There will be different areas for the age groups. All eggs are filled with candy, toys, etc. and some are labeled “Prize Egg”. If a child finds a “Prize Egg” they will bring it up to the parking lot where someone will help them choose their special prizes.

Older children and adults are welcome to come participate in the other activities available! Other activities going on will be bounce houses, face painting, sidewalk chalk art, and bubbles. There will also be an appearance and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny.
Food will be available for purchase from various vendors. Or, you can always eat lunch at your favorite local places nearby; Claremont Cafe, Marelys, Hardees, Subway, New Panda, Burger King and Boxcar Grille!

Don’t forget to come by the Claremont Fire Department in the morning (7:30AM-10:30AM) to get a delicious pancake breakfast! If you are going to miss out on the Easter Bunny at the egg hunt you can catch him at the Fire Department between 8AM and 10AM instead.

For more information or if you have questions please call City Hall or email We hope to see everyone out on April 13th!

If bad weather is forecasted; the egg hunt will be moved to Saturday, April 20th.
Park Open for Activities from11:00 AM – 1:00 PM; 0-2 Year Old Egg Hunting Begins at 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM; 7-10 Year Old Egg Hunting Begins at 11:25 AM; 3-6 Year Old Egg Hunting Begins at 11:25 AM – 12:00 PM; Prize Pick Up for Prize Eggs from 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM.

Easter Carnival
Saturday, April 13
1 PM – 3 PM
Come out to Pleasant View Baptist Church and join us for tons of Easter fun! There will be fun for the whole family!
Event includes The Easter Story, Easter Egg Hunt, Petting Zoo, Inflatables, Crafts, Face Painting, and Candy!
Pleasant View Baptist Church, 1834 US-70 E, Morganton, NC 28655.

Easter Egg Hunt 2019
Saturday, April 13
2 PM – 4 PM
Games, prizes, candy and much more at Sandy Ridge Wesleyan Church, 2330 16th St NE, Hickory, North Carolina 28601.

Sunday, April 14

Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 14
Hickory Church of Christ will be hosting an Egg Hunt at 1218 Fairgrove Church Rd. in Hickory. They are located between McDonalds and CVMC, just north of I-40, on Fairgrove Church Rd.

The schedule for Sun. April 14th will be 9:30am – Bible Classes for all ages, Birth – adult; followed by our 10:30am Worship assembly which includes kids’ church, aka Kingdom Kidlets (for ages 2-5) and Kingdom Kids (for ages 6-4th Grade).

After the worship, around 12 noon, we will have snacks or a light lunch followed by a time for kids to dye their own eggs, the featured Egg Hunt event, and lots of fun. The Egg Hunt is designed for kids birth – 6th grade.

We do ask that parents or guardians register the kids by sending names and ages via email to or by calling 828-464-4983 and leaving a voicemail with the kids’ information or the adult’s contact number. We’re looking forward to having the Egg Hunt, rain or shine. We’ll come indoors, if there’s rain.

The Newton Parks and Recreation Department’s annual Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 14
2 PM
This year’s event will be divided into three divisions: 3 years old and younger, ages 4-6, and ages 7-10. Prizes will be awarded in all three age divisions to children who find the crazy eggs, the largest eggs, the smallest eggs, the most unusual eggs, the golden eggs, various prize eggs, and the most eggs.

The Easter Bunny will greet youngsters and give away prizes. The public is invited to attend this special free event.

The event will be at Southside Park located at 1775 Southwest Blvd. behind the National Guard Armory. For more information, call the Newton Recreation Center at 828-695-4317.

Palm Fest 2019
Sunday, April 14
3 PM-6 PM
Palm Fest 2019 will be located at First United Methodist Church- 200 N. King Street, Morganton, NC. Bring a chair and enjoy: Live Music, Bounce Houses, Magic Show, Balloon Animals, Fake-Tattoo Booth, Easter Egg Dying, Relay Games, Refreshments, Pictures with the Easter Bunny, BINGO and fun for ALL ages!

Contact Abbi at to volunteer or get involved! Live muisc from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Games for Kids frp, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Magic Show with Twist from 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM, Live music from 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Thursday, April 18

Senior Easter Egg Hunt and Picnic
Thursday, April 18
Citizens, ages 50 and better, are invited to participate in the Senior Easter Egg Hunt and Picnic on Thursday, April 18, at Westmont Senior Center, located at 1316 Main Avenue NW. The festivities will begin at 12:00 p.m. and will include games, crafts, bingo, face painting, and more!

Plus, Hippity Hoppity, the Easter Bunny will be available for photos. Refreshments will be served. Grandchildren are welcome to join in all the fun. Special thanks to Brookdale Senior Living Solutions for co-sponsoring this annual community event with the Hickory Parks and Recreation Department.

For more information about the Senior Easter Egg Hunt and Picnic, please contact Senior Recreation Programmer Von Curry at (828) 324-1200 or via email at

Friday, April 19

Meet the Easter Bunny
Friday, April 19 – Sunday, April 21
9 AM -6 PM
Meet and have your photo taken with the Easter Bunny all weekend long at Tweetsie Railroad. Located at 300 Tweetsie Railroad Ln, Blowing Rock, North Carolina 28605. See website for more details:

2nd Annual Fercott’s Adult Easter Egg Hunt
Friday, April 19 at 3 PM – Monday, April 22 at 8 PM
Be a kid again and hunt for Easter eggs hidden around the shop! 50% of the hidden eggs will have prize slips inside. ALL eggs will have Easter candy inside (we’re partial to Jelly Belly jelly beans)!

Certain rules apply:
-Only one egg per person per day. We’re making this a 3 day event this year, so you have multiple opportunities. We’re also increasing the odds of winning something in the hidden eggs!
-Kids can help find the eggs, but you must be 21 or older to redeem the egg prize.
-Prizes include brewery & Fercott swag, cheeseboards, and gift cards to Fercott’s.
As eggs are found and redeemed, new eggs will be hidden each day.
Fercott Fermentables is located at 107 Main St NW, Lenoir, NC 28645.

Saturday, April 20

Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 20
11 AM – 1 PM
Emmanuel Baptist Church
1405 Emmanuel Church Rd, Conover, North Carolina 28613

Sunday, April 21

American Legion Hut Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 21
2 PM – 4 PM
American Legion will host their annual Easter egg hunt on April 21. Children 10 and under are welcome. Please bring your own basket. American Legion is located at 709 Church St NW, Valdese, NC 28690.