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Easter egg hunts in Plaza, GE Saturday

KIDS MAKE A MAD dash looking to find hidden Easter eggs at last year’s hunt at Dunbar Elementary School in Glen Ellen.

KIDS MAKE A MAD dash looking to find hidden Easter eggs at last year’s hunt at Dunbar Elementary School in Glen Ellen.

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There will be two long-running Easter egg hunts going on simultaneously Saturday morning – on the Sonoma Plaza and at Dunbar School in Glen Ellen.

The annual Soroptimist International Sonoma Valley Easter Egg Hunt will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, north of City Hall in the Sonoma Plaza.

The Easter bunny will be there to greet the children prior to the Easter Egg Hunt. Children ages 2 and up will be placed in four different divisions, 2-to-3-year-olds, 4-to-5-year-olds, 6-to-7-year-olds and 8 years and older. Eight metallic eggs (two in each division) will be hidden among dozens of chocolate and candy-filled plastic eggs. The children finding the “special” eggs will receive Easter gift baskets. Children should bring their own baskets and must be accompanied by an adult.

For further information about the Easter egg hunt, call Tami Cotter at 287-3908 or Juliette Andrews at 939-2661.

In Glen Ellen, the Glen Ellen Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting its annual egg hunt, also starting at 10 a.m. at Dunbar Elementary School.

Children can help with the event by helping to dye the 120-dozen eggs that will be hidden at Dunbar. The eggs are being donated, as usual, by the Glen Ellen Village Market. Starting at 1 p.m., Friday, April 18, kids are welcome to go to the Glen Ellen Fire Station to dye the 120-dozen eggs.

At both events, participants need to being their own baskets and to arrive early. Both start at 10 a.m., and both are usually over by about 10:03.