EASTER ROUNDUP: Egg hunts and more coming to the North County

THE NORTH COUNTY — Easter Sunday — a day that, for many, that marks the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ — is typically a day filled with joyful celebrations. This year, while the annual Easter egg hunts at Atascadero Lake Park, Atascadero Sunken Gardens and in Ever Park in Templeton will unfortunately not be taking place, North County community members will still have countless opportunities to enjoy and embrace the beautiful spring weekend.

Community members can kickstart their Easter week with the Atascadero Easter Baseball Tournament at Atascadero High School. The boys variety baseball tournament starts today, April 10, and runs until Thursday, April 13.

This Friday, April 14, is the last Friday before Easter, and therefore is observed around the world as Good Friday, in order to commemorate both the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. At 3 p.m. the United Methodist Church of Atascadero will host an event called Good Friday Stations of the Cross. Event participants will meet at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, located at 5318 Palm Ave., and walk together to Saint William's Parish, located at 6410 Santa Lucia Rd., in order to reenact the actual events of Jesus' trial, execution and death.

Orchard Supply Hardware, located at 2500 Theatre Drive, will host a fun-filled Easter Egg Hunt for children on Saturday, April 15 from 9 a.m. until noon. The popular holiday tradition will include a search for a special gift-filled egg in the store's nursery department.

On Saturday April 15, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the Holiday House in the downtown Paso Robles City Park, local kids can attend the Hop To It event. A crowd favorite, the event will feature an up close and personal meet and greet with the Easter Bunny himself. The event will make for great photos and good memories way down the road!

The Celebration Worship Center, located at 988 Vineyard Drive in Templeton, will host its annual Giant Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15 at 11 a.m. The free event will feature more than 12,000 hidden eggs divided into four different age-specific areas., a lunch barbecue, snow cone and cotton candy machines, games and face painting and a chance to visit with the Easter bunny.

If you are an early bird looking to spend your Sunday out of the house, Highlands Church will host an Easter Service Sunday morning from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Held at the Frontier Stage, this free event will include an exciting kid's party during the service and will surely be enjoyable for everyone of all ages.

Regardless of which events you and yours choose to attend, Easter weekend is sure to have something for all!

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