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Region hopping with Easter fun

April 11th, 2014 9:50 am by Entertainment staff

Region hopping with Easter fun

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From egg hunts and an Easter basket sale to an original musical about the last week of Jesus' life, the region is hopping with Easter fun. Check out some of these "egg-citing" events.

-LampLight Theatre in downtown Kingsport has resurrected its original Easter musical "No Ordinary Man," with performances continuing at 7 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, and additional matinees at 2 p.m., Saturdays and 3 p.m., Sundays, through April 27. Doors open one hour prior to performances.

"No Ordinary Man" is told through the eyes of saints who have gathered with Philip for a missionary journey at Gaul 20 years after Christ's resurrection.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10 for adults, $5 for students and free for children under 6. Group rates are available. For reservations, call (423) 343-1766 or visit

-YWCA Bristol's 11th annual Easter Eggstravaganza, featuring a pancake breakfast, pictures with the Easter Bunny and other spring activities, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 12 at the YWCA, 106 State St., Bristol, Tenn.

The pancake breakfast and pictures with the Easter Bunny will be available from 9 to 11 a.m.; reservations are required for breakfast and can be made by calling the YWCA at (423) 968-9444. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 9 and younger. Bake sale items, handmade crafts and specialty Easter baskets will also be for sale during the event.

All proceeds benefit the YWCA Children's Center.

-The International Storytelling Center's Storytelling Park, behind the Christopher Taylor Cabin, will be the site of Jonesborough Park and Recreation's annual Easter Eggstravaganza, to be held from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 12. The event will include a hunt for more than 4,000 filled eggs, pictures with the Easter Bunny, cotton candy and popcorn, face painting, a balloon artist, petting zoo, games and crafts. Festivities are free and open to children 12 and younger.

Jonesborough's third Hunt for the Golden Egg, with real gold coins and other prizes for seekers of all ages, will begin immediately following the Easter Eggstravaganza. Clue sheets will be handed out in front of the Lollipop Shop in downtown Jonesborough beginning at 3 p.m.

Call (423) 753-1010 for more information.

-The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site is teaming up with the Nathanael Greene Museum for an Easter Egg Roll, to be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 12 on the grounds of the Andrew Johnson Homestead on Main Street in Greeneville. Participants ages 5-12 will decorate their own wooden Easter eggs as they discover the stories behind the Easter Egg Roll at the White House. Directly following the egg decorating, participants will use their eggs for several egg-related games, including spoon relays, an egg hunt, and of course the main event, the Easter Egg Roll. Prizes will be awarded by age group, and no one will go home empty handed.

Call (423) 636-1559 for more information.

-The Mooresburg Easter Parade and Easter egg hunt will be held Sunday, April 13, beginning at the Lakeview Volunteer Fire Station 2, 307 Highway 31, next to Mooresburg Elementary School, Mooresburg. The judging of the parade floats and Easter bonnets begins at 2 p.m., with the parade starting at 2:30 p.m. The Easter egg hunt will follow the parade. In case of rain, the event will be held on Saturday, April 19.

-More than 3,000 eggs are up for grabs at the third annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Franklin Woods Community Hospital and The Wellness Center, which will be held rain or shine beginning at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, April 13 on the grounds between the two facilities, otherwise known as the boulders.

The egg hunt will feature three age groups — 0-3, 4-5 and 6-10 — and parents are welcome to accompany their children.

All egg hunters will receive a prize; Golden egg finders will win additional goodies.

Scrubs the Bear, the mascot for Niswonger Children's Hospital, will make a special appearance, as will several other mascots. There will also be live bunnies, chicks and ducks.

For more information, call the Egg Hunt Hotline at 302-1120.

-Hands On! Regional Museum in downtown Johnson City will host its third annual Dinosaur Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, April 18. The event will also feature experiments, crafts, games, treats and more.

Participation in the Dinosaur Egg Hunt is free for members; cost for non-members is $2 per person ages 3 and older. Admission to the museum exhibition area is not included.

For more information, call (423) 434-4263.

-The Unicoi History Group will hold a Community Easter Egg Hunt from 1 to 3 p.m., Friday, April 18 at the Bogart-Bowman Cabin in Unicoi.

The event will features prizes, games, adult challenges, live animals and a visit from the Easter Bunny.

For more information, call Lesia Willis at 743-7339 or Town Hall at 743-7162.

-Bloomingdale Ruritan Club will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 19 at Sullivan North High School in Kingsport. Children will be divided into four age groups to hunt eggs: 0-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Participants are asked to bring their own basket.

-Rye Cove Community Church, the Rye Cove Community Church Women and Three Bells United Methodist Church Women will hold their Eighth Annual Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 19 in the Picnic Area at Natural Tunnel State Park in Duffield, Va.

Children from toddlers through age 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) 940-2674 or 940-1643 for more information.

-Breaks Park on the Kentucky-Virginia border is gearing up for its 20th annual Easter Egg Hunt at Potter's Knoll, to be held Saturday, April 19.

The Easter Bunny will arrive at 11:30 a.m. to pose for photos and hand out treats, and the Egg Hunt, open to children ages 1-12, will begin promptly at noon. More than 3,000 eggs will be hidden this year, with hundreds of prizes ranging from coloring books to electronics to be awarded in three separate age groups: 1-3, 4-7 and 8-12.

This year, the Breaks has partnered with The Haysi-Clinchco Lions Club, the Haysi Kiwanis Club and the Town of Haysi to make things even more "egg-citing." Each egg will contain the first part of a special phrase. The second half of that special phrase will be found in four lucky eggs at the Community Easter Egg Hunt held at the Haysi Kiwanis Park, beginning at 2 p.m. The four participants who find both parts of the special phrase will win a $50 cash prize. To win cash prizes, participants must attend both events.

The third annual Community Easter Egg hunt in Haysi will be open to children 12 and younger, who will be split into four age groups. Gates will open for registration at noon. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for pictures and to greet children. The event will also feature games, bounce houses and other activities.

For more information about the event at Breaks Park, call (276)-865-4413 or visit To find out more about the Community Egg Hunt in Haysi, call (276) 835-9130 or (276) 865-4692.

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