Following the Bunny Trail
The Easter Bunny is busy hopping around the bay. Along the way, he is picking out places to hide eggs, place jumpy houses and hold parades. Here’s the scoop:
March 31, Moose Lodge Sonoma – Easter breakfast followed by an egg hunt, from 9 to 11 a.m. Bring your own basket.
April 7, Plaza – the Sonoma Soroptimists again hold their annual Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. It’s over in a flash, so get there on time or a bit early. Children are separated by age group, with special golden eggs hidden that contain certificates for a full Easter basket of goodies. The big bunny will be there too.
April 8, Fairmont Hotel - Easter Egg Hunts at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Don’t miss Monsieur Easter Bunny, a balloon artist and clown who will be joining the festivities between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
April 7, Dunbar Elementary School the Glen Ellen Fire District hosts its annual Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Golden eggs finders get a chocolate bunny. Bring a basket for eggs. Kids can also have fun on Friday, April 6, during the dyeing party where the 120 dozen eggs, donated by the Glen Ellen Village Market, get colorful in preparation for the hunt. The group will gather at 3 p.m. at the fire station at 13445 Arnold Drive.
March 31 at noon – Easter Egg Hunt, Bel Aire Plaza, Napa. Enjoy free face painting, balloon animals and egg hunting.
April 7 at 10 a.m. - Easter Egg Hunt, Kennedy Park, Napa. In addition to hunting for treasures, families may enjoy face painting, storytelling, balloon animals and pictures with the Easter Bunny.
March 31 at 10 a.m. – Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds, Petaluma. Hunt for eggs, enjoy children’s activities and snacks. Rumor has it the Easter Bunny will be stopping by.
April 1 at 11 a.m. - Petaluma Mothers' Club Egg Hunt and Spring Festival, 11th and G Street, Petaluma. Face painting, crafts, games and egg hunting are on the agenda. Hosted by the Petaluma Mothers Club.
April 7 at noon - 17th annual Easter Children's Fair, Petaluma Village Premium Outlets. Enjoy crafts, games, prizes and other festivities including the Easter Bunny. Come and visit the Easter Bunny, free crafts, games, prizes and much more.
April 7 at 9:30 a.m. - Schultz Museum, Santa Rosa. Enjoy a parade, crafts, an egg hunt and some art at the Schultz Museum for free. Egg hunt in the ball fields.
April 7 at 12:30 p.m.- Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa. Jumpy houses, carnival games and four different age appropriate egg hunts
April 8 at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – Safari West, Santa Rosa. Hunt for the Hare and Brunch with an egg hunt at 1 p.m. Tour and brunch cost $68 for adults and $35 for children 4 to 12; brunch only $40.50 adults and $18.50 children (price is all inclusive).
April 7 at 11 a.m. - Spring Eggstravaganza, Sharon Meadows, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Carnival rides, jumpy fun, crafts and egg hunting are a few of the fun times to be had. $8 per person for an all-access pass.
April 8 at 10 a.m. - 21st annual Union Street Spring Celebration and Easter Parade (2 p.m.), Union Street at Gough to Steiner, San Francisco. This extravaganza offers pony rides, face painting, jumpy houses, climbing wall and even train rides.
In the meantime, you can hop on in and get your photo taken in Santa Rosa or Terra Linda.
Santa Rosa – photos are being taken at the Santa Rosa Plaza. March 26-March 31 11 am-8 pm; April 1 11 am-6 pm; April 2-April 5 10 am-8 pm; April 6 and 7 10 am-8:30 pm
Terra Linda – Northgate Mall. March 24 through April 7, 2012, Monday–Saturday from 11 am–7 pm; and Sunday 11 am–6 pm.
Mary Piasta-Valluzzo is the ultimate Sonoma Modern Mama who loves exploring the town with her eldest son, Bobby and her brand new baby boy, Constantine Joseph. She writes blogs about anything and everything related to parenting young children, including at her own site here. She is also a board member of the Sonoma Valley Mothers Club, an organization that supports women with young children in everything from parenting to socializing. The club is open to all Sonoma moms. For more on the club, visit sonomamothersclub.org or call 996-9890.