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Spectacular Egg Hunt Returns to Lakeland Park

BURNS HARBOR — Kids, grab your basket and hop on over to the Burns Harbor Park Department Annual Easter Egg Hunt returns to Lakeland Park on April 15. Returning for its second year is the Spectacular Egg Hunt specifically designed for children ages 0 -10 with special needs. Three egg hunts will be set up, one for children on the Autism Spectrum, another for children who are blind or visually impaired, and one for children in wheelchairs or have mobility restrictions. Kids will exchange the golden eggs they collect for prizes. This hunt will begin promptly at 9:30 am. This is a free event but does require registration is in order for staff and volunteers to make it fun for all participants. Register your child by going to and clicking on Spectacular Egg Hunt under Calendar events. At 11 a.m. sharp, the annual Easter Egg Hunt will begin for children ages 0-10. Over 2000 eggs will be hidden in the park. Eggs are filled with candy and gifts with special prize eggs for each age group. Bring your cameras for a chance to get a picture with the Easter Bunny.

Annual Easter egg hunt and party

CROWN POINT — Cross of Christ Lutheran Church will hold an Easter egg hunt and party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 8 at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 99 S. County Line Road. This free event includes an egg hunt, egg coloring, story time, cookie decoration, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. RSVP by calling 219-988-3650 or emailing

Easter egg hunt

HAMMOND — Trinity Evangelical Church will hold an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. April 15 at the church, 7227 Hohman Ave. This is for ages 1 to 12. This is a Thrivent Action Team project.

Visit the Easter Bunny and friends

HIGHLAND — On April 8, visit with the Easter Bunny, Barbie and all their friends with a continental breakfast of donuts, bananas, grapes, granola bars, rice krispie treats, milk and juice at 8:30 and 10 a.m. seatings at Highland High School cafeteria, 9135 Erie St. Walgreens will be taking pictures and you can take your own picture with the Bunny and receive autographed photos from Barbie. Easter Basket raffles sponsored by Highland Chamber members will be available. Two lucky youngsters will also win a Easter Basket full of prizes and gift cards. Drawings will be at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Winner must be present. Purchase tickets in advance, $6, at Centier Bank Locations, 500 N. Broad Street, Griffith, 9701 and 9101 Indianapolis, Highland.

Bunny breakfast offers family fun

LOWELL — Lowell’s Zeta Chi chapter of Tri Kappa sorority will host its annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Lowell Middle School, 19250 Cline Ave. Children can meet and have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny, play games for prizes, have their face painted, enjoy a book walk, cupcake decorating and a craft and share a continental breakfast with their family. Bring a camera or purchase a photo. The admission cost is $3 per person. There will also a raffle available with a girls bicycle, a boys bicycle and a basketball backboard set as prizes.Tickets will be available at the door, or call 219-696-0001. Proceeds fund Tri Kappa philanthropy projects in the community.

Easter Eggstravaganza

PORTAGE — NorthShore Health Centers hosts its 4th annual Easter Eggstravaganza from 1 to 4 p.m. April 8 at Portage Boys & Girls Club, 5895 Evergreen Ave. There will be free baskets to the first 100 kids, Easter egg coloring and community resource. Bring cameras and baskets. Kids age 1 to 12 will collect Easter eggs with the bunny.

Portage Lions Club fundraiser pancake breakfast

The Portage Lions Club will be holding their annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny fundraiser pancake breakfast and Easter Egg hunt on Saturday. The breakfast will be held at Willowcreek Middle School from 8 a.m. to noon with parking available on the lot between the middle school and Aylesworth Elementary. The cost at the door is $5 for children, $7 for adults and $15 for a family. In addition to the Easter Bunny and egg hunt, Portage Lions Club will be offering vision screening for children and representatives from Northshore Health will provide blood pressure screenings.

Breakfast with bunny

SCHERERVILLE — The Schererville Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Breakfast with Bunny event at 9 a.m. April 8 at Schererville Community Center, 500 E. Joliet St. Tickets will not be sold at the door, and all youth must be accompanied by a paid adult. Breakfast is served at 9:30 a.m. Sign up at General questions can be directed to Schererville Parks and Recreation staff, at 219-865-5530 ext. 6103 or

Easter Bunny visits Taltree

VALPARAISO — The Easter Bunny is visiting Taltree on April 8, 9 and 15. A professional photographer will be on site to take photos of families with the bunny in Taltree’s Depot building from 10 a.m. to 3 While in the Depot, families can view the indoor Easter Village with model trains and various exhibits depicting the history of the railroad. After photos, families can head outside to the Railway Garden or visit the animals in the Children’s Adventure Garden.

Along with photos, Taltree’s first Easter Egg Hunt is at 11 a.m. April 15. Young ones (toddlers to age 12) will scramble to collect eggs filled with treasures in the Children’s Adventure Garden. Parents are asked to accompany young children. Those who turn in their empty eggs at the end of the hunt will receive a special prize. This allows Taltree to recycle the eggs for future years. The hunt is free with admission. No registration is necessary.

Arboretum admission on April 8, 9, and 15 is $10 per non-member carload and free for Taltree members. Photo pricing is $10 per one 5x7 print or four wallet prints. There is also an option for an emailed digital image at a cost of $10. For more information, go to


Community Coordinator

Annette is Community Coordinator for The Times. She has been with the paper for two decades. A resident of Hobart, she graduated from Purdue University with degrees in English and German.