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Written by:  Charlotte Parent
Date: March 1, 2015

2015 Easter Happenings
Check out these Easter egg hunts in the Charlotte region. Don’t forget to wear appropriate clothing and bring an Easter basket!

*Note: Please visit website or call location to verify details as event information may change.

Sunday, March 22

Ode to Spring.
Learn how to dye eggs with natural materials, try egg picking, and decorate eggs. $6-$7. 1-5pm. The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. 704-866-6900.

Thursday, March 26

Little Gardeners.
Create Easter crafts, have a snack and visit with the Easter Bunny. Parent participation required. Ages 2-5. Registration required. $3. 10-11:15am. Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston-Oehler Road. 704-548-8234.

Friday, March 27

Lunch with the Easter Bunny.
Eat lunch and take a picture with the Easter Bunny, and make a craft. Ages 2-5. $5. 11am-noon. Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-321-7275.

RSP Underwater Easter Egg Hunt.
Jump in for an underwater egg hunt and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny. Ages 12 and under. $5-$11. 5:30-8pm. Ray's Splash Planet, 215 N. Sycamore St. 704-432-1141.

Saturday, March 28

Belmont Easter Egg Hunt
Bring a basket for the egg hunt and a camera to take a picture with the Easter Bunny. Ages 10 and under. Free. Noon. Davis Park, 204 Park Drive, Belmont. 704-825-8191.

Children's Easter at Wing Haven.
Make binoculars to spot treasures during an egg hunt with a naturalist. Ages 10 and under. Registration required. $5-$8. 10am-noon. Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary, 248 Ridgewood Ave. 704-331-0664.

Easter Egg Hunt at Historic Rosedale.
Wander through the boxwood maze to find hand-painted Easter eggs. Registration required. $10, free for two adults. 11am, noon and 1pm. Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N. Tryon St. 704-335-0325.

Hop Into Spring.
Join for a visit from Peter Cottontail and activity stations. Bring a basket to collect toy-filled eggs. Free. 2-4pm. Robbins Park, 17738 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-892-6031.

Hop to It.
Egg hunt, games and photos with the Easter Bunny. Ages 12 and under. Free. 10am-noon. Indian Trail Cultural Arts Center, 100 Navajo Trail, Indian Trail.

Kidgits Great Easter Eggstravaganza.
Celebrate the official grand opening of the new outdoor play area with crafts and activities, and an Easter egg hunt. Free. 2-4pm. Southpark Mall, 4400 Sharon Road. 704-295-0975.

Lazy 5 Ranch Easter Extravaganza.
Includes Helicopter Egg Drops, visits with the Easter bunny and a scavenger hunt. $8-$11. Cash only. 9am-6pm. Lazy 5 Ranch, 15100 Mooresville Road, Mooresville. 704-663-5100.

Town of Matthews Easter Eggstravaganza.
Carnival games and prizes, bounce house, Easter egg hunts, and photos with the Easter Bunny. Ages 12 and under. Free. 11am-2pm. Stumptown Park, 120 S. Trade St., Matthews. 704-321-7275.

Sunday, March 29

Gaston County Museum Easter Egg Hunt
Bring an Easter basket to hunt for eggs, plus games and crafts. Ages 10 and under. Free. 1:30-3pm. Gaston County Museum of Art and History, 131 W. Main St., Dallas. 704-922-3176.

Wednesday, April 1

Toddler Easter Egg Hunt
Join in the hunt. Held rain or shine. Ages 5 and under. Free. 10am. Tuckaseegee Park, 165 Broome St., Mount Holly. 704-951-3006.

Thursday, April 2

Eggnormous Twilight Easter Scramble
Bring your Easter basket for an evening egg hunt. Free. 6pm. Harrisburg Park, 191 Sims Pkwy., Harrisburg. 704-455-5614.

Friday, April 3

Children's Egg Hunt and Family Scavenger Hunt
Hunt for eggs filled with treats followed by a family scavenger hunt. Free. Time TBD. Downtown Waxhaw. 704-843-2195.

Breakfast with the Bunny.
Enjoy breakfast and go on a egg hunt looking for the special golden eggs. Register by April 1. Ages 12 and under. Registration required. Free. 9-10:30am. Monroe Crossing, 2115 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe. 704-289-6547 ext.26.

Easter Eggstravaganza at Romare Bearden Park.
Live music, face painting, balloon twisters, arts and crafts, and a dash to gather colorful Easter eggs on the Big Moon Lawn. Free. Noon-3pm. Romare Bearden Park, 300 S. Church St.

Saturday, April 4

Lazy 5 Ranch Easter Extravaganza.
Includes Helicopter Egg Drops, visits with the Easter bunny and a scavenger hunt. $8-$11. Cash only. 9am-6pm. Lazy 5 Ranch, 15100 Mooresville Road, Mooresville. 704-663-5100.

Easter Egg Hunt with Uptown Church.
Featuring face painting, balloon animals, doughnuts and refreshments. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch. Free. 10am-noon. Latta Park, 601 E. Park Ave. 704-375-7355.

Easter in the Woods.
Hunt for colorful Easter eggs filled with goodies. Event starts on time and will go until eggs are gone. Ages 2-5. $2. 2-3pm. Hickory Grove Recreation Center, 6709 Pence Road, Charlotte. 704-432-4811.

Latta Plantation Easter Egg Hunt.
Hunt for toy-filled eggs, visit the farm animals, enjoy live children's music, and meet the Easter Bunny. Email to register. Ages 10 and under. Registration required. $5. 10am-2pm. Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312.

Rural Hill Easter Egg Hunt.
A day of egg hunts, spoon races and more. Registration required. Free. 2-5pm. Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. 704-875-3113.

Stallings Easter Egg Hunt.
Join in a community egg hunt. Participants need an egg-hunt pass. Call for information on how to obtain a pass. Ages 12 and under. $1 for non-residents, free for residents. 10am-noon. Stallings Elementary School Ball Fields, 3501 Stallings Road, Stallings. 704-821-8557.

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