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Five family friendly ideas for celebrating Easter

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | 12:36 p.m. CDT

1. Pictures with the Easter bunny

Let your children take a picture with the Easter bunny. You’ll get a 4x6 print for free.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday; 2 to 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Where: Bass Pro Shops, 3101 Bass Pro Drive

Cost: Free

2. Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt

Bring flashlights and baskets to this event. Children will race to find their egg hunts and win prizes.

When: 7:45 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Stephens Lake Park, 2001 E. Broadway

Cost: $7 per child, preregistration required

More information is available at the Columbia Parks and Recreation department website.

3. Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza

Children 12 and under will be divided into three age groups for this egg hunt. Coloring, face painting and games are also part of the fun.

When:  12 to 1:15 p.m. Saturday

Where: Douglass Park, 400 N. Providence Road

More information available at the Parks department website

4. Good Friday services

Churches hold special services on Good Friday to remember the death of Jesus Christ. Several churches in town will be holding special services this weekend. This list offers a sampling and is not complete.

5. Easter Sunrise services

Churches often hold Easter sunrise services in addition to their regularly scheduled Sunday morning services. The sunrise services are special remembrances of Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead.

Supervising editor is Laura Johnston.


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