Sometimes It’s OK to Put All of Your Eggs in One Basket

Local Easter events for the family

by tj wierenga

Saturday April 11th

Associated Students of MSU Billings are hosting their 19th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at MSU-B Plains Park. This popular hunt starts at 10:30 a.m., with age groups 3 years and under, 4 to 6 years, 7 to 10 years, and Special Needs. Over 6,000 stuffed eggs! Sponsored by. For more information call 657-2365.

The Shepherd Lions Club is sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt and Party starting at 11am at the Shepherd High School football field. Toddlers through 3rd grade are welcome with the hunt being broken down by age groups. Tumbleweed 4-H group will be on hand to help little ones find eggs. The Easter bunny will visit and hot dogs,Polish dogs,chips and beverages will be available for sale. Contact Agnes Beddes 373-5363 for more information.

An Easter Egg Hunt with candy and prizes is planned at South Park starting at Noon. This hunt is by age group from 1 to 12 years old. It is organized by South Side Neighborhood Task Force. Please call 245-2445 for more information.

The Southwest Task Force is holding an Easter egg hunt in Optimist Park starting at Noon. Kids will be divided into the following age groups: 1 and under, 2-3 years, 4-6 years, 7-9 years and 10-12 years. For more information, call Tom at 670-4395. Note: Donations to help out can be sent to PO Box 80441, Billings MT 59108 made out to Southwest Task Force.

Harvest Church is again sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt by Castle Rock Park at 1:00 PM and at Lockwood School grounds at 12:30 PM, for ages 0-10. ‘Extreme BMX’ demonstration at Lockwoood site, and Rimview Dance Studios Dancers will be at Castlerock Park. There will be an Easter message for all ages, following the hunt. At this hunt you will find climbing walls, temporary tattoos, balloons, inflatables and prizes. Free. Bring your own basket or bag for eggs.

ZooMontana is having an Easter Eggstravaganza from 10am-3pm. Easter scavenger hunts will take place throughout the day and you can get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny as well.

Sunday April 12th

City Church which meets at Atonement Lutheran Church (corner of Wicks and Lake Elmo) will be hosting a BBQ & Easter Egg Hunt after their 11:17 services. Festivities will include games for kids in the large park behind the church, broken down by age groups for ages up to 6th grade. The BBQ is also open to public serving burgers and chips, all food will be provided. Please contact 245-6498 with a head count of your family by Friday April 10th.

East Gate Wesleyan Church at 625 Mattson Lane, will have a stuffed Easter egg hunt for children (averaging about 20-30 kids) after the church breakfast Sunday (no RSVP needed – continental style breakfast with fruits, breads, rolls, hard-boiled eggs). The breakfast follows a 7am sunrise service. Regular worship and communion starts at 9:30am. 4pm service as well – “Celebrate Life”, following with another Easter Egg hunt and motorcycle blessing. For more information call 252-8076 (office hours are 9-12)

Yellowstone Lutheran Church at 852 Governors Boulevard, will have an Easter Egg Hunt for younger kids and scavenger hunt for older children at 10am on Easter Sunday before the 10:30am Worship Celebration with Easter choirs and music. These events are preceded by an Easter pancake breakfast at 9am. Call 252-5363 For more information.

Just a few of the Area Church Services that will be offered include:

Motorcycle blessing – East Gate Wesleyan Church at 625 Mattson Lane will have a family-oriented service at 4pm on Easter Sunday, followed by an Easter Egg Hunt and then motorcycle blessing. 252-8076 9am-noon For more information.

Sunrise Service - East Gate Wesleyan Church at 625 Mattson Lane will have a sunrise service at 7am on Easter Sunday. This includes an Easter breakfast following the service.

Yellowstone Lutheran Church at 852 Governors Boulevard will have an Easter breakfast at 9am on Sunday.

Faith Chapel will have special Easter messages at 4 & 6pm on Saturday, and at 9 & 11am on Sunday, with lots of activities for the kids in the children’s ministry.

Harvest church - Heights Campus will share Easter services at 4 & 6pm on Saturday, 9 & 11am on Sunday, at the Lockwood Campus. SFM

TJ Wierenga is a married mom of 2 under 3 and lives in Billings with her family.