Easter egg hunts


Let the Easter egg hunts begin.

Whether they’re real eggs, hard-boiled and brightly colored, chocolate all the way through or plastic and filled with candy, Easter eggs have a secure place in our society.

Tradition has it that people have been decorating eggs for Easter since the 13th century, according to history.com. Some religions gave up eggs for Lent, so their return on Easter day was heralded by turning them into brightly colored treats.

Easter egg hunts date back as far as Martin Luther (1483-1546), with women and children searching for eggs to evoke searching for the tomb of Jesus, according to cbsnews.com.

Around York County, the Easter egg hunts begin March 19. Watch out — you don’t want to get between a 5-year-old and a prized egg.

Saturday, March 19:

Christ Lutheran Church, 105 S. Main St., Shrewsbury: Youth group will host its annual pancake breakfast and indoor egg hunt, 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 19. Breakfast cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 5-12. Free egg hunts (the breakfast is optional) will be held at 9, 9:30 and 10 a.m. Bring your own basket. Breakfast funds will benefit a youth group trip. Information: Becky, 683-6935.

Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 311 Haines Road: Egg hunt for children up to fifth grade with singing and prizes, 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19, in the sanctuary and surrounding grounds. Bring your own basket. Information: 755-6222 or www.eastminster-york.org.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2121 Roosevelt Ave.: rain-or-shine egg hunt for children ages 10 and younger with a story, crafts and snacks, 1 p.m. Saturday, March 19. Pre-registration is not required. Information: 764-4746.

Messiah United Methodist Church, 1300 N. Beaver St., North York: Family pancake breakfast (9 a.m.) followed by an indoor egg hunt for infants through sixth-graders with crafts and stories, 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 19. Free admission; bring your own basket.

Christ United Methodist Church, 200 N. Main St. Jacobus: Rain-or-shine egg hunt, 10 a.m. Saturday, March 19, at Lakeview Park, 18 Water St., Jacobus. Registration: 428-1424 or cumcjacobus@gmail.com.

Pleasureville United Methodist Church, 2606 N. Sherman St.: Egg hunt for 3-year-olds to sixth-graders, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday March 19. Arrive early to register. Information: 757-3216.

Kiwanis Lake: 41st annual egg hunt for children ages 1-8 with activities and free hot dogs, 1 p.m. Saturday, March 19. Rain date: 1 p.m. Sunday, March 20.

Wednesday, March 23:

Susquehanna VFW Post 2493 Auxiliary: Egg hunt for infants through kindergartners, 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, in Mount Wolf Community Park, Fourth and Maple streets. Rain site: Mount Wolf Eagle Fire Hall. Information: Patti Kinder, 266-2189.

Saturday, March 26:

St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2335 Cramer Road, Brogue: Egg hunt with games and refreshments for children ages 12 and younger, 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26, in the social hall. Registration (not required): 927-9497.

Spry United Methodist Church, 50 School St.: Program and egg hunt, 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26. Information: 741-1429.

Mount Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2164 Mount Zion Road, Springettsbury Township: Lunch and egg hunt for infants to fifth-graders, noon Saturday, March 26. Pre-registration is due by Wednesday, March 23: 757-7626.

Chapel UMC, 3050 Cape Horn Road, Red Lion: Egg hunt and games for infants through sixth-graders, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 26. Information: Bonnie Bluett, 244-6375 or www.chapelchurch.org.

Sunday, March 27:

Red Lion Zion United Methodist Church, 1155 Felton Road: Egg hunt for children and youth, 10:15-11 a.m. Sunday, March 27. Information: 244-2585 or churchoffice@redlionzionumc.org.

Luther Memorial Church, 1907 Hollwood Drive: Egg hunt after the 9 a.m. service on Sunday, March 27. Information: 854-1219 or info@lutherpeople.org.

St. John Lutheran Church, 2580 Mount Rose Ave.: Brunch and egg hunt between the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services on Sunday, March 27. Information: 840-0382 or www.stjohnyorkpa.com.


Richard M. Nixon County Park: Natural egg dyeing program, 12:30-1:30 p.m. and again 2:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26. Bring up to one dozen hard-boiled eggs to dye using onion skins, blueberries, coffee and other natural products. Fee: $3 per child. Registration: 428-1961.