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Region hopping with 'egg-citing' events

staff report • Mar 26, 2013 at 8:56 AM

The region is hopping with Easter fun this weekend and even into next week. Check out some of these “egg-citing” events.

• LampLight Theatre in Fall Branch has resurrected its original Easter musical “No Ordinary Man,” with performances continuing with matinees at 2 p.m., Saturdays and 3 p.m., Sundays, through April 7. “Youth Night” will be held Thursday, March 28, beginning with a mini concert by Billy Wayne and Tattered Saints at 6 p.m. Doors open one hour prior to performances. Admission is a suggested donation of $8 for adults, $5 for students and free for children under 6. Group rates are available. A love offering will be taken at the conclusion of each performance. “No Ordinary Man” is told through the eyes of saints who have gathered with St. Philip for a missionary journey at Gaul 20 years after Christ’s resurrection. As they reflect on the past, their lives reveal the intimacy and realness of Jesus and the relationship that He continues to seek with mankind. For reservations or more information, call the LampLight box office at (423) 348-7610 or visit www.lamplighttheatre.com.

• Hands On! Regional Museum in downtown Johnson City will host a Dinosaur Egg Hunt from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Friday, March 29. The event, being held in conjunction with the museum’s feature exhibit, “Dinosaur Revolution,” will also feature experiments, crafts, games, treats and more. Participation in the Dinosaur Egg Hunt is free for members and with paid admission to the museum. Admission to the Dinosaur Egg Hunt only is $2 per person for ages 3 and older and does not include admittance to the museum. Call (423) 928-6508.

• Colonial Heights Christian Church, 105 Meadow Lane, Kingsport, will hold a Glow In the Dark Egg Hunt at 9 p.m., Friday, March 29, for children age 2 through fifth-grade. Snacks will begin at 8:30 p.m. Bring a basket and flashlight. The Easter Eggstravaganza Hunt will begin at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 30, for children in first grade and younger. Snacks will be served. Bring a basket.

• The second annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Franklin Woods Community Hospital and The Wellness Center will be held rain or shine beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 30 on the grounds between the two facilities, otherwise known as the boulders. An ambulance siren will sound to start the hunt, with three different starting spots for participants — two for ages 6-10 and one for children 5 and younger. All egg hunters will receive a prize; Golden egg finders will win additional goodies. Call (423) 302-1120.

• North Kingsport Church of God, 2409 N. John B. Dennis Highway, will hold an Easter egg hunt for children in fifth grade and younger at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 30.

• The Bloomingdale Ruritan Easter egg hunt, for children 12 and younger will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 30, at Sullivan North High School, John B. Dennis Bypass. Hunts will be held by age group, and there will be hundreds of prizes, sponsored by local merchants. Children should bring a basket.

• Rye Cove Community Church, the Rye Cove Community Church Women and Three Bells United Methodist Church Women will hold their Sixth Annual Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 30 in the Picnic Area at Natural Tunnel State Park in Duffield, Va. Children from toddlers through 17 will be divided into five age groups — toddler-2; 3 and 4; 5-7; 8-10; and 11-17 — to hunt eggs. Participants are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes early and bring a basket or bag to collect their eggs in. A free lunch will be served following the egg hunt at Shelter No. 5. Call (276) 940-1643.

• The Valley Parish of the United Methodist Church, which includes Cameron, Chalybeate Springs, Grange Hall, Lebanon, Okolona, Ross Camp Ground and Valley Center UMCs, will hold a egg hunt for children at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 30, at Ross Camp Ground UMC.

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