Youngsters race from the starting area to collect prize-filled eggs during the 2017 KONP Easter Egg Hunt at the Clallam County Fairgrounds in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Youngsters race from the starting area to collect prize-filled eggs during the 2017 KONP Easter Egg Hunt at the Clallam County Fairgrounds in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Children to look high and low for Easter eggs

Free community Easter egg hunts are planned this weekend on the North Olympic Peninsula in recognition of Easter, which is Sunday.

Participants in the Easter Egg Olympics at Hurricane Ridge will hunt for brightly-colored eggs in the snow.

The hunt hosted by Hurricane Ridge Ski and Snowboard Area will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, the final day of the season for ski lift operation.

Eggs will be hidden on the slopes between the Bunny and Intermediate rope tows, as well as on the Poma runs.

Bring own baskets

All ages are welcome. Participants must bring their own baskets.

A golden egg containing a season pass for 2018-19 might be hidden somewhere on the hill, organizers said.

Light picnic snacks and beverages will be served.

Those who want to attend are asked to RSVP so plans can be made for a sufficient number of eggs.

RSVP at https://www. facebook.com/events/ 729075800614246/.

KONP hunt

The day before, a lowland hunt, the 40th annual KONP Easter Egg Hunt, has traditionally been the largest hunt on the North Olympic Peninsula.

The hunt will begin at 9 a.m. sharp Saturday at the Clallam County Fairgrounds, 1608 W. 16th, Port Angeles.

Children 8 and younger must be accompanied by adults.

All are expected to bring their own baskets.

Registration for a prize drawing will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

Registration is necessary for the drawing but not for participation in the hunt.

Registration forms will not be available at the hunt. They can be picked up at at Sunset Hardware, Olympic Game Farm, Jim’s Pharmacy, Hartnagel Building Supply, Quality Tinting, Dungeness Kids Co., Klahanne Gymnastics, Mt. Pleasant IGS, Plaza Jewelers, Coffee Cottage West 101, Swain’s General Store, Cornerhouse Restaurant, Strait View Credit Union, Angeles Millwork, PA Senior Center, Roadrunner Food Mart, PA Baby Store, Browns Outdoor, Domino’s Pizza, Fairmount Grocery, Grandview Grocery, Little Caesar’s Pizza, Anime Kat, Park View Villas and Leitz Farms.

Sequim egg hunt

The Great 2018 Easter EGGstravaganza will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The hunt will begin at 11 a.m. at the Sequim Pumpkin Patch at 260045 U.S. Highway 101.

The Easter bunny has hid approximately 3,000 plastic eggs around the patch.

For more information, call Tama Bankston at 360-681-0000 or visit www.KSQMfm.com.

Forks hunt

Also on Saturday will be the 38th annual Community Easter Egg Hunt in Tillicum Park in Forks.

The hunt will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday.

More than 400 plastic eggs filled with candy and gift certificates and 1,440 dyed eggs will be scattered around the park at 236 N. Blackberry Ave.

The park’s three baseball fields will host three different age groups — 3 and younger; 4- to 8-year-olds, and 9- to 12-year-olds.

Each participants will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a prize. Prizes include two bikes with helmets, chocolate rabbits and stuffed animals.

The Easter bunny also will be available to provide photo opportunities and hand out candy.

For more information, call Robin Schostak at 360-374-9340.

Port Townsend hunt

The oldest continuous Easter egg hunt on the Peninsula is the Port Townsend Elks Lodge hunt, scheduled at 8 a.m. Sunday.

This is its 88th year. The hunt is one of the oldest in the state, according to lodge members.

It will be at Chetzemoka Park on Jackson Street at Blaine Street in Port Townsend. Four age groups will hunt for eggs.

For more information, call the lodge at 360-385-0317.

Joyce egg hunt

Rain or shine, the Kitchens Family Community Easter egg hunt will sound off at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Those interested in participating are requested to arrive no later than 9:30 a.m. at the Crescent School grounds, 50350 state Highway 112, for information about the hunt.

Children will be split into age groups of 3 and younger, 4- to 6-year-olds and 7- to 10-year-olds.

The Easter bunny will hand out goodies.

Event organizers urge attendees to dress for inclement weather

For more information, contact Carol Kitchens at 360-928-3216 or candk@centurylink.net, or visit Facebook.

Other hunts planned on the Peninsula this weekend are:

SEQUIM

Easter egg hunt

SEQUIM — The Sequim Elks Lodge will hold its annual Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Children up to 11 years old are admitted free to the event at the lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.

The Easter bunny will drop by for a visit.

PORT ANGELES

Golden egg search

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Garden Center has set its Easter egg hunt for noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The public is invited to search for a golden egg at the center, 2200 W. Edgewood Drive.

A golden egg containing a 10 percent off an entire purchase coupon is up for grabs during the event.

For more information, visit Facebook.

BEAVER

Hungry Bear Cafe

BEAVER — Hungry Bear Cafe & Motel’s eighth annual Easter egg hunt will occur at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Raffle prizes for children and adults will be awarded after the hunt at the cafe at 205860 U.S. Highway 101.

There will be a separate area for youth ages 0 to 3.

Youngsters 4 to 7 years old will be given a one-minute head-start, with 8- to 12-year-olds following after them.

For more information, call 360-327-3225.

FORKS

Easter celebration

FORKS — The First Baptist Church of Forks will have a series of events slated to begin at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The church at 651 S. Forks Ave. will celebrate Easter with a presentation of the Easter story, craft and cookie time, and an Easter egg hunt featuring more than 2,000 plastic eggs containing candy and prizes.

Each participant will receive an Easter book.

Children in fifth grade and below may participate in the Easter egg hunt.

A separate hunt for preschool-aged children and younger also will be held.

For more information, call 360-374-5077.

Easter breakfast

FORKS — An Easter breakfast will be served by the Concerned Citizens and Forks Emblem Club No. 488 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

The cost is $8 for those 12 and older; $6 for ages 4 to 11 and seniors; and ages 3 and younger are admitted free at the Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchants Road.

On the menu will be ham, sausage, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, scrambled eggs, pancakes, french toast, juice and coffee.

Photos with the Easter bunny will be available for $5.

For more information, call Forks Forum Editor Christi Baron at 360-374-3311.

CLALLAM BAY

Youth egg hunt

CLALLAM BAY — The West End Youth & Community Club will offer an Easter egg hunt at Clallam Bay School on Saturday.

The event at the school at 16933 state Highway 112, is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.

Youth ages 12 and younger can search for colored boiled and candy-filled eggs.

All participants will receive a prize.

PORT TOWNSEND

Annual egg hunt

PORT TOWNSEND — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church invites youth to its annual community Easter egg hunt at noon Sunday.

The church is at 1020 Jefferson St.

For more information, email Dianne Andrews at rev.dandrews@hotmail.com.

CHIMACUM

Egg hunt, breakfast

CHIMACUM — The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer at 45 Redeemer Way will hold an Easter egg hunt Saturday.

The hunt will begin at 11 a.m. at the church.

For more information, call 360-385-6977.

QUILCENE

Firefighter egg hunt

QUILCENE — Quilcene Fire Rescue’s fourth annual Easter egg hunt will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The event will be held at Station No. 21, Quilcene Fire Hall, 70 Herbert St.

For more information, call 360-765-3333.

BRINNON

State park hunt

BRINNON — The Brinnon Booster Club has set an Easter egg hunt for 1 p.m. Sunday.

Youth ages 12 and younger can search for eggs around Dosewallips State Park at 306996 U.S. Highway 101.

A Discover Pass is required, or attendees can pay a $10 entry fee for day-use at the park.

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