Tonawanda News — The Easter Bunny might have a chilly surprise when he hops into the Tonawandas this weekend.
Still, three Easter egg hunts are set — snow, rain or shine — for Saturday in North Tonawanda, the City of Tonawanda and the Town of Tonawanda, as well as other holiday events throughout the area.
• NORTH TONAWANDA: An Easter egg hunt will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the wooded area of Pinewoods Park, sponsored by the North Tonawanda Department of Youth, Recreation and Parks, the North Tonawanda Youth Board and the Student Council at North Tonawanda High School.
A general hunt for children ages 12 and younger will feature 3,000 plastic, filled eggs hidden in the park. Awards will be given to those who find special eggs. At 10:15 a.m., children 5 and younger can receive a filled egg from the Easter Bunny, who will be in the small pavilion near the entrance road. Preschool children may also participate in the general hunt.
Participants must live in North Tonawanda or attend a North Tonawanda school.
Also in North Tonawanda, a German Easter program will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at the North Tonawanda History Museum, 54 Webster St.
There will be a presentation by Randall Warblow, prepared by Warblow and Elaine Timm, trustees of the Historical Society of North German Settlements in Western New York. The program will focus on German Easter traditions and a history of Easter from a German perspective.
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda, will host an “Egg-cellent Easter event” from noon to 4 p.m. March 30. The event will feature crafts, games, history and an old-fashioned egg roll. At 1 p.m., The Wondermakers will perform.
The cost is $6 per person. For more information, visit www.carrouselmuseum.org, call 693-1885 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• TONAWANDA: The City of Tonawanda’s annual Easter egg hunt will be held Saturday in Veterans Park for residents age 10 and younger.
At 10 a.m., a special hunt for children 4 and younger will take place. At 10:15 a.m., hunts will take place for those 5 to 7 years old and 8 to 10 years old. Prizes will be awarded for finding specially marked eggs. All participants will receive a chocolate treat. Prize winners must be residents of the City of Tonawanda.
The VFW Post 7545, 110 Elgin St., Tonawanda, will host its annual Good Friday Easter egg hunt at 9 a.m. March 29 at the post.
The hunt is open to the public. Age groups are toddlers to 5 years, 6 to 9 years old and 10 and 12 years.
• KEN-TON: The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation Department’s 30th annual Easter egg hunt will take place Saturday at the DFK Pavilion next to Lincoln Arena, 1200 Parker Blvd.
An egg hunt will begin at 10:30 a.m. for children with special needs. Following at 11 a.m. will be an egg hunt for 2- to 3-year-olds; 11:30 a.m. for 4- to 6-year-olds and noon for 7- to 10-year-olds. All participants will receive a prize. The Easter Bunny will be present for photos. The event is co-sponsored by the Kenmore Rotary Club and the town Youth, Parks and Recreation Department.
The Ken-Ton Closet will be hold a major collection event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the Easter egg hunt. Donations of gently used clothing, new clothing (especially socks, hosiery, bras and underwear) and other items, including backpacks, seasonal clothing, new toiletries, new school supplies, bike helmets and locks and new diapering supplies, are especially needed.
• AREA: The Niagara County SPCA will host an Easter egg hunt at noon Sunday on the shelter grounds, 2100 Lockport Road, Wheatfield. The free event is open to children 12 and younger. There will also be face painting and a children’s activity table.
An egg hunt will take place March 30 at the Aquarium of Niagara, 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls. Children can search the aquarium’s exhibits for “Seaster” eggs and meet the SEAster Bunny and Beaker, the Aquarium’s penguin mascot. The aquarium is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, email email@example.com or call 285-3575 or (800) 500-4609.