EASTER EGG HUNTS HOP INTO AREA PALMDALE'S SPRINGFEST ONE OF MANY EVENTS FOR YOUTHS.
PALMDALE -- Egg-citing times are approaching as the Easter egg-hunting season begins this weekend.
Palmdale will hold its annual Children's Springfest and Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Pelona Vista Park, 445 W. Ave. R-8.
The event will feature egg hunts for children, kiddie rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting and, at noon, "Silly Wabbit" lawn games. In addition, photographs with the Easter Bunny, spring craft projects and surprise attraction rides will be offered at a cost of $1 to $3.
The schedule for the egg hunts: 10 a.m. for children 4 and younger; 10:20 a.m. for children 5 and 6; 10:40 a.m. for children 7 to 9; 11 a.m. for children 4 and younger; 11:15 a.m. for children 5 to 8; 11:30 a.m. for children 9 to 12; and an 11:45 a.m. free-for-all hunt for all ages.
The Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Department will hold an egg hunt for children 14 and younger from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Stephen Sorenson Park, 16801 E. Ave. P.
There will be prizes given for best bonnet and finding the gold and silver eggs, games and a visit from the Easter Bunny.
Lancaster will hold its annual Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza for children 9 and younger beginning at 9:30 a.m. April 7 at Lancaster City Park's Big 8 Softball Complex, 43011 10th St. W.
The event will feature children's entertainment and Polaroid photos taken with the Easter Bunny for $3. Children can redeem the eggs they find for a bag of surprises.
The hunt times are 9:30 a.m. for infants to 1-year-olds on softball Field No. 1; 9:50 a.m. for 2-year-olds on Field No. 2; 10:10 a.m. for 3-year-olds on Field No. 3; 10:30 a.m. for 4- and 5-year-olds on Field No. 4; 10:50 a.m. for 6-year-olds on Field No. 1; 11:10 a.m. for 7-year-olds on Field No. 2; and 11:30 a.m. for 8- and 9-year-olds on Field No. 1.
Adults will be allowed to accompany infants and children up to 5 years old.
George Lane Park will hold an egg hunt for children 12 and younger from 9 a.m. to noon April 7 at the park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8.
The egg hunt begins at 10 a.m. There also will be a jelly bean contest, games and prizes. Children can get a nickel from the Veterans of Foreign Wars table for each egg they find.
Egg hunts also will be held April 7 at Pearblossom Park in Pearblossom, 33922 121st St. E., and Everett Martin Park in Littlerock, 35548 N. 92nd St. E.
Pearblossom's event will run from 10 a.m. to noon, and Everett Martin's from 1 to 3 p.m. Volunteers are needed and are asked to call (661) 944-2988.
The Littlerock Chamber of Commerce will be giving out prize baskets at the Everett Martin event.