Easter-related events – posted week of March 9
** Lee County Parks & Recreation plans Easter egg hunts
Lee County Parks & Recreation is featuring four sites for children to put egg-hunting skills to the test in advance of Easter, which is March 27. All information is available at www.leeparks.org.
* March 12 in South Fort Myers:
Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 12, at Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center, 16760 Bass Road, Fort Myers. Children up to age 12, their families and friends are invited to the egg hunt and visit from the Easter Bunny. Bring a camera; refreshments will be provided. The egg hunt starts at 10:35 a.m., right after the bunny’s arrival. Participation is $5 per child; adults can attend for free. For more information, call 239-432-2154.
* March 19 in North Fort Myers:
The North Fort Myers Community Park Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturday, March 19, in the park, 2000 North Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers. Register online at www.leeparks.org by March 18. The event will feature face painting, prizes and a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny for children ages 10 and under. Cost is $5 per child. Donations and volunteers are needed. For more information, call 239-533-7200.
* March 19 in Estero:
Estero EGGStravaganza will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 19, at Estero Community Park & Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd. The registration deadline is noon Friday, March 18. The egg hunt, crafts, refreshments and the opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny are for children age 12 and under. The cost is $5 per child. Bring your camera. The egg hunts will begin at 9:30 a.m. Children will be arranged in three groups: ages 3 and under; ages 4 to 7 and 8 to 12. Each age group has the chance to find a prize egg, which wins them an Easter basket full of goodies. Registration will not be accepted the day of the event and is limited to 180 participants. This is an outdoor event, weather permitting. For more information, call Doreen Baranski at 239-498-0415.
* March 26 in Lehigh Acres:
Veterans Park Annual Colored Coconut Hunt will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 26, at the park, 55 Homestead Road S., Lehigh Acres. Colored coconuts and candy-filled eggs will be hidden in designated areas of the recreation center park grounds. Activities include the egg hunt, games, and face painting. The hunt will be broken in to four different age groups with colored coconuts and eggs in each patch. Age groups are: 2 and under; 3 to 5; 6 to 8; and 9 to 11. Prizes will be given for special eggs and different colored coconuts. There will be a visit from the Easter Bunny so be sure to bring a camera. Cost $5 per child. Advance registration is required and the event is limited to 125 participants. Arrive at 10 a.m. for check-in and the hunt will start at 10:30 a.m. Participants can register online at www.leeparks.org, at the Veterans Park Recreation Center or by calling 239-369-1521.
n 25th Annual Easter Bunny Trail
Greenwells Family Bat-a-Ball & Family Fun Park will hold its 25th Annual Easter Bunny Trail event from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday March 26.
This is a free event for kids 12 and under. Make sure to bring your Easter baskets as event sponsors will be handing out eggs on your way to see the Easter Bunny! Bring in a donation of pet food to be entered in the raffle.
** Easter Bunny Toy Run
The Southwest Fl. Chapter of Harley Owners Group, Fort Myers, would like to invite all motorcyclists to participate in the 13th annual Easter Bunny Toy Run to be held on Saturday, March 26; kickstands up at 11 a.m. sharp.
The two-day event starts on Friday, March 25, with a Bunny Bike Night at Six Bends Harley Davidson from 6 9 p.m. at which time riders are encouraged to preregister to avoid the long lines on ride day. Festivities will include live entertainment, prizes, food, vendors, burn out pit and more.
The actual police-escorted ride, led by the Easter Bunny Himself, will depart Six Bends at 11 a.m. sharp, Saturday, March 26, and head to the Golisano Children’s hospital at Health Park. Refreshments will be on hand prior to the run for all participants. After the ride participants are invited back to Six Bends for a Jason’s Deli lunch, beverages, ice cream, more live entertainment, prizes and more. All this is included in the registration fee of $10 per rider, and $5 per passenger plus a new & unwrapped toy(s), game or craft item (no stuffed animals).
The goal of this event is to overflow the “Treasure Chest” with toys, games and craft items to resupply the many playrooms throughout the hospital, provide gifts for patients during birthday and holiday stays, or give that little ray of sunshine to a child who has had a rough day.
So, pack up your toys and ride to Health Park, then park your bikes and personally deposit your toys in the giant toy chest located in the hospital atrium. Mingle with the kids, their families & staff members before returning to Six Bends for more fun.
Donations from those who cannot ride in the procession may be dropped off at Six Bends prior to the event.