2014 Easter events

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April 3-19 Easter Bunny Photos at 5th Ave Mall
Bring your little bunnies in for photos with our Easter Bunny. 11 am-8 pm, Monday-Thursday; 10 am-8 pm, Friday and Saturday; and 12-6 pm, Sunday at the Anchorage 5th Ave. Mall. For info, call 258-4003.

April 4-19 Dimond Center Easter Bunny & Easter Village
Take a picture with the Easter Bunny. It´s a yearly tradition your family can´t miss! Click here for schedule. Stop by the Easter Village for some fun arts & crafts. Located at the Gap Courtyard on Level 1. Click here for the schedule. For more info, visit dimondcenter.com.

April 5 Alaska Railroad Easter Train
Treat the whole family to a Sweet Ride aboard the Alaska Railroad Easter Train where you'll get a visit from the Easter Bunny, a magician, and sweet treats for the kids. This train departs from the Historic Anchorage Downtown Depot and travels along the Coastal Trail and down the Turnagain Arm to Indian before retracing its steps back to Anchorage. Choose from two departures: 10 am to 12:30 pm or 3-5:30 pm. For reservations, call 907-265-2494 or visit alaskarailroad.com.

April 12 Eggstravaganza
Watch out for bouncing bunnies as you join in on some spring-themed arts and crafts, outdoor games, and an egg hunt. Ages 3-12 yrs. Pre-registration strongly recommended. 1-4 pm at the Kincaid Outdoor Center. Cost: $5 pre-register/$10 day of. To register, call 343-6397 or email recprograms@muni.org.

April 14-19 Eggciting Eggstravaganza
The dinosaurs at the Museum have been hiding their eggs in the strangest places. Can you help us find them? Hop through the Museum and participate in a Puffin Egg Roll, Dino Egg Hunt, and more. We're eggcited to see you! 10 am- 5pm at the Alaska Museum of Science and Nature, Anchorage. For info, call 274-2400.

April 18-20 Easter Egg Hunt at The Learning Farm!
Feed the pig, sheep and mini goats. Pet a bunny and chicken. Ride a horse and brush a pony. Easter baskets provided. Noncompetitive egg hunt. Play a game and make a craft. Have fun at the farm. 1-3 pm, Friday and Saturday; 10 am-Noon and 2-4 pm, Sunday. Cost: $35 per child. For info, call Deborah at (907) 229-0359 or Nancy at (808) 722-6972. Or, email thelearningfarmak@gmail.com.

April 18-20 Easter Pageant and Celebration
Dr. Jerry Prevo would like to invite you to experience the 2014 Anchorage Baptist Temple Easter Celebration and Pageant. 7 pm, Friday and Saturday; 6 pm, Sunday at the Anchorage Baptist Temple. For info, call 333-6535.

April 19 Dimond Center Easter Egg Hunt
Space is limited and registration will start on April 4th. With the sign up parents can enter for a drawing for many prizes, including Easter baskets from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Facotry, Auntie Anne's Home Pretzel Kit, a Dimond Center Gift Card and gifts from Charley´s, Mrs. Fields and many more! There will be 2 seesions: 12pm and 1pm. Cost: $5 or 2 cans of food per child. All donations go to the Food Bank of Alaska. There will be age divisions and pre-sign up and ticket purchase is required at Guest Services. For info, email bsteil@dimondcenter.com or visit dimondcenter.com.

April 19 Easter Bunny and Egg Hunt!
1-3 pm at Sportsman's Warehouse. For info, call 644-1400.

April 19 Easter Egg Hunt
Join us for an Easter egg hunt at Anchorage City Church. Kids of all ages welcome. 11 am-1 pm. For info, call 344-2141.

April 19 KidsDay
Easter Bunny meet and greet where parents can take their own pictures. Afterward, kids will have an opportunity to pick a mystery egg for a small prize. 10 am-4 pm at the Dena'ina Center. For more info about KidsDay, visit anchoragespromise.org.

April 19 Learn, Make and Take - Bunnies & Baskets
Join us for a simple Easter craft that you can make and take home. 3-5 pm at the Muldoon Neighborhood Library. Free. For info, email mcphersontm@muni.org.

April 19 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Prizes, stories and refreshments. Free Easter bags for the hunt - so all you need is warm clothing. Free hot dogs and cookies after the hunt. Come and learn the true meaning of Easter. 11 am at the Sand Lake Baptist Church. For more information please call 907-243-2168.

April 19-20 Kid's Easter Party & Brunch
Kid's Easter party on Saturday from 1-3 pm. Brunch on Sunday from 10 am-2 pm at the American Legion, Spenard. For info, call 344-3841.

April 20 Easter Brunch
Celebrate Easter with a special holiday brunch menu. 11 am at the Anchorage Museum. For reservations, call 929-9210.

April 6 Natural Easter Egg Dying & Decorating
Brightly colored Easter eggs bring cheer to the slush and grayness of spring in Alaska. Join us as we explore the ancient custom of decorating Easter eggs. Asta Spurgis will share techniques for using melted beeswax to create unique designs. Laura Kruger and Ginamaria Smith will demonstrate how natural ingredients commonly found in your kitchen can offer an endless spectrum of hues for dyeing eggs. All materials provided except for hard-boiled eggs: bring 2-4 per person. 2 pm at the Eagle River Nature Center. Free, but limited to 15 people (ages 13 and up). To register, call 694-2108.

April 20 Eagle River Community Easter Egg Hunt
The egg hunt will be broken up into four age groups: 1-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. While most eggs are filled with candy, two lucky children in each age group will win a prize. Ages 0-3 will receive a tricycle, ages 4-6 a bike, and 9-12 gift cards. Egg hunt begins at 1 pm at the Eagle River Lions Park. This annual hunt is a combined effort of the Chugiak Lions, Sleeping Lady Mountain Lions, Eagle River Lions Club, VFW Post 9785, Eagle River Elks Lodge, Eagle River Boys & Girls Club, Bear Mountain Leos and Anchorage Fire Department Station 11, which sounds a horn to signal the start of the hunt. For additional information or to volunteer please email Heather or Robin at robineleazer@gmail.com or heather_slocum@yahoo.com.

April 20 Easter Egg Shoot
Registration opens at 9:00 am Shoot begins at 10:00 am at the Cook Inlet Archer's range. For info, visit cookinletarchers.com.

April 20 Easter at Alyeska
Join us on Easter Sunday for a sunrise service at the top of the Tram. Tram upload begins at 6:30-7:30 am. The Tram ride to the service is free. The Sunrise Service at Glacier Express will be from 8-8:30 am. Download the Tram from 8:30-9:30 am. The Easter egg hunt will start at 9:45 am. Meet at the Pond Courtyard outside the Tramway Cafe. Easter Brunch will be served in the Columbia Ballroom at 8 am, 10 am, 12 pm & 2 pm. For info, call 800-880-3880.

April 16 Junior High Youth: Blob Easter Egg Hunt
Ages 11-13. Bring outdoor clothes/shoes. 6:30-8:30 pm at the Matanuska River Park. For info, call 745-2611.

April 18 Easter Egg Coloring
6-8 pm at the Palmer Elk's Lodge. For info, visit palmerelks.org.

April 19 Easter Egg Hunt
A fun time to celebrate the promise of new life at Easter. Come for a social pancake breakfast at 9:30 a.m., followed by a fun presentation, then The Great Hunt for hundreds of candy filled Easter eggs. Everyone is welcome, invite your friends. 9:30 am-11:15 am. Lazy Mountain Bible Church, Palmer. For info, call 745-2611.

April 19 Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Photos, arts and crafts, breakfast and more. 9 am-12 pm at the Wasilla Senior Center. $5 per person or $20 for family (photo included). For info, visit ccsalaska.org.

April 20 Easter Brunch and Kid's Easter Egg Hunt & Party
Brunch served from 10 am-2 pm. Egg hunt and party from 2-4 pm. Palmer Elk's Lodge. For info, visit palmerelks.org.

April 15 & 18 Storytime - Celebrate Easter
It's time to celebrate Easter! Join us for an Easter Adventure with Pete the Cat in his Big Easter Adventure. 11am to Noon at Barnes & Noble Fairbanks. For info, call 452-6400.

April 18 Kid's Easter Fun!
There will be a big chocolate bunny hidden in the bookstore. Find the bunny and the kids get to pick out a free book. Plus, they can sign up for the drawing to win the chocolate bunny. 10 am-6 pm at Forget-Me-Not Books, Fairbanks. For info, call 456-6210.

April 19 5th Annual Run for Relief & EGG Hunt
Find eggs along the route and bring as many as you can carry to the finish; no baskets, bags, boxes or carrying containers will be allowed. (to ensure there are enough eggs for everyone) Find the Golden egg to win a big prize! Tie dye your shirt at the finish. Other post race activities include a photo booth, Easter Bunny appearance and massage services by Rest & Revive Message Therapy. Race is $20 per person. Children 5 and under are free. Race starts at 2 pm at the Pioneer Park Square Dance Gazebo. For more info, download the brochure here. To register, click here.

April 19 Youth Center Eggstravaganza
Put on your bunny ears and come out to the Youth Center's annual Eggstravaganza! Hunt for eggs, meet the Easter Bunny and play fun springtime games. 2-4 pm at the Eielson Youth Center, Fairbanks. For info, call 377-3194.


April 20 Easter Brunch
Reservations recommended. 10 am-3 pm at the Chart Room Restaurant at Land's End Resort. Adults $23. Seniors $16. Children 6-12 $10. Children under 6 are free. For reservations and info, call 235-0406 or visit their website.


April 18 Easter Egg Dying
At the Kenai Elk's Lodge. For info and times, call Kayla at 283-7776.

April 20 Easter Egg Hunt and Dinner
Egg hunt starts at 3 pm. Age groups are 1-5, 6-9 and 9-12. Dinner for the public starts at 2 pm. Kenai Elk's Lodge. For info, call Kayla at 283-7776.


April 19 Peninsula Center Mall's 1st Annual Easter Event
Come meet the Easter Bunny! Free 5x7 professional photos taken by Narrow Road Productions. Ages 1-7 be sure to bring your baskets for the egg hunt, starting at Noon. Find an egg with a golden ticket and win a prize! 11 am- 2 pm. For info, call 262-6299.


April 19 Community Egg Hunt
For kids preschool through 6th grade. 1 pm at the Abundant Life Assembly of God, Sterling. For info, call 262-7266 or visit abundantlifealaska.net.


April 19 Dr. Moriarty, DDS Egg Hunt
After the hunt hop on over to the Seward Resort for refreshments and pictures with the Easter Bunny! This is a FREE event for ages 12 & under sponsored by: Dr. Moriarty, DDS Seward Resort, American Legion, TYC, SPRD and One Shot Photo. 3pm at Forest Acres Park. For info, call 224-4054.



April 12, 13 & 19 Easter at the Mall
Pictures with the Easter Bunny. Noon to 3 pm at the Nugget Mall. For info, call 789-4439.