2015 Easter Egg Hunts for York, Hanover, Chambersburg and more
Teen After Dark Egg Hunt: 7:51 p.m. (twilight) March 27 at Wethersfield Park on Constitution Avenue in New Freedom. Bring a flashlight and $5 donation. This is not your little brothers' or sisters' egg hunt; you will need strategy, speed and a desire to have fun, good night vision helps too. Parents and younger siblings can watch from the side but only teens can participate. This event is sponsored by the New Freedom Recreation Council. For details, follow New Freedom Recreation Council on Facebook.
Christ Lutheran Church: 105 S. Main St., Shrewsbury, Youth Group's annual pancake breakfast and Easter egg hunt. Pancake breakfast is 8 to 10:30 a.m. March 28. Cost is $6 adults; $4 children 5 to 12 years old; ages younger than 4 are free. Easter egg hunt is optional and free with three hunts at 9, 9:30 and 10 a.m. For details, call 717-683-6935.
Christ United Methodist Church: 200 N. Main St., Jacobus, 2 p.m. March 28 at Lakeview Park building, 18 Water St., Jacobus. Registration available in March online at www.christumcjacobus.org or call 717-428-1424.
Eastminster Presbyterian Church: 311 Haines Road, Springettsbury Township, 11 a.m. March 28 for children through fifth grade in the sanctuary and surrounding church grounds. The event will also feature a puppet show, Easter bunny, singing and prizes. The children should bring baskets for their eggs. For details, call 717-755-6222 or visit www.eastminster-york.org.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church: 2121 Roosevelt Ave., Manchester Township, 1 p.m. March 28 for children 10 years old and younger. Includes crafts, snacks, celebration of the Easter story and live chicks. For details, call 717-764-4746.
Kiwanis Lake: The 40th annual Easter Egg Hunt at Kiwanis Lake, York, 1 p.m. March 28 for children 1 to 8 years old. Rain date is 3 p.m. March 29. The York Rescue Mission will be there to provide arts and crafts, games and free hot dogs. For details, call 717-849-2276.
Senior Commons at Powder Mill: 1775 Powder Mill Road, York Township, 1 to 3 p.m. March 28 for children 1 to 10 years old. Don't forget your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny. The egg hunt will be held rain or shine. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free, however space is limited. RSVP by March 26 by calling Denise Lauer at 717-741-0961.
St. Jacob's Lutheran Church: 3444 Sticks Road, Codorus Township, 10 a.m. March 28, Walk with Jesus Easter event for families and egg hunt. Five stations for families to attend together with egg hunt to follow, weather permitting, or Easter bag to take home. For details, call 717-235-7313.
St. Jacobs United Church of Christ: 100 E. George St., New Salem, 11 a.m. March 28 for children 1 year old through sixth grade. There will be a special visit from the Easter Bunny and a snack of hot dogs, chips and punch.
St. Paul's (Wolf's) Evangelical Covenant Church: 4501 Wolf's Church Road, West Manchester Township, 11 a.m. March 28 with luncheon.
Messiah United Methodist Church: 1300 N. Beaver St., North York, 10 a.m. March 28 for grades 6 and under. Easter story and egg hunt follows 9 a.m. community breakfast. Children should bring baskets suitable for carrying eggs. For details, call 717-843-4574 or visit www.yorkmessiahumc.org.
Eden Mill Nature Center: 617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville, Md., 1 p.m. March 29 for 3- to 12-year-olds. $3/member child or $4/non-member child to cover the cost of materials. Rain date is April 4. Registration required. To register, call 410-836-3050, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.edenmill.org.
Chanceford Presbyterian Church: 1784 WoodbineRoad, Lower Chanceford Township, Social Hall, 10 a.m. April 3, hosted by Airville Community Youth Group. Rain date 10 a.m. April 4. Each child should bring a basket to collect eggs. The hunt includes games, a story, a craft and refreshments. For details, call Penny Snyder at 717-862-3732.
Bethel United Methodist Church: 1674 Furnace Road, Chanceford Township, 1 p.m. April 4 for children from the community through sixth grade. Features a craft, story of Easter and the egg hunt.
Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church: 9 N. Main St., Dover, 11 a.m. April 4 for children 12 years old and younger. Free and open to the public. Egg hunt also features snacks, crafts and gift for each child. Bring your camera for photo opts with the Easter Bunny. Rain or shine. For details, call 717-292-3891 or visit www.calvarylutherandover.org.
Dover Township: 10 a.m. April 4, at Lehr Park, 3700 Davidsburg Road, Dover Township. For children ages 9 and younger. Arrive early and bring your own Easter basket to collect eggs. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. For details, call 717-292-3634.
Friendship Community Church: 3380 Fox Run Road, Dover Township, 10 a.m. April 4 for children in fifth grade and younger. The free egg hunts will be staggered for five age groups. There will be prizes, crafts, coloring, face painting and the Easter Bunny and more. Rain or shine. For details, call 717-779-0400.
Mount Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church: 2164 Mount Zion Road, Springettsbury Township, noon April 4 for infants through fifth grade and includes a light lunch served in fellowship hall. Treats and prizes will be awarded to all participants. Registration is required by calling 717-757-7626 by April 1.
Otterbein United Methodist Church of Spry: 50 School St., York Township, 2 p.m. April 4 for children from birth to 12 years old in fellowship hall. All children are welcome to participate in a short Easter program with an egg hunt to follow. For details, call 717-741-1429.
Pinchot State Park: 2200 Rosstown Road, Warrington Township, 1 to 2 p.m. April 4 in the Quaker Race Day Use Area for children 1 to 12 years old. For details, call Bill Vanidestine at 717-938-1425.
Pleasureville United Methodist Church: 2606 N. Sherman St., Springettsbury Township, 9:30 a.m. April 4 for children from birth through fifth grade.
Harmony Grove Community Church: 6390 Harmony Grove Road, Dover Township, 9 a.m. April 4 for four age groups. Also enjoy crafts, door prizes and snacks. Doors open at 8:45 a.m. for registration, or register in advance at 717-292-3659 or www.hgcc.org.
New Salem Elementary School: 3745 Salem Road, North Codorus Township, 10 a.m. April 4 for children 10 years old and younger. For details, call Charles Fissel at 717-792-1207.
Zion Lutheran Church: 2215 Brandywine Lane, Manchester Township, 1 p.m. April 4 for children 12 years old and younger. To register your child, call 717-767-4673.
New Creation Community Church: 3005 Emig Mill Road, Dover Township, will host a post-Easter egg hunt 11 a.m. April 11. Bring your baskets. We will begin inside for "Easter by the Colors" and then, onto the hunt. Children ages 0 through sixth grade will participate in age groups. For details, call the church office at 717-764-0252.
West Manheim Township Recreation Park: Free children's and doggie Easter egg hunts will be held March 28 at West Manheim Township Recreation Park, 255 St. Bartholomew Road. The children's hunt starts at 9 a.m. and the doggie hunt starts at 11 a.m. There will be 5,000 filled plastic eggs for the children's hunt and there will be 1,000 eggs for the doggie hunt. There will be three age groups for children — ages 2-4; 5-7; and 8-10. Rain date is March 29, with the children's hunt at 1 p.m. and the doggie hunt at 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/WMTPark or call 717-633-5572.
Paradise Elementary School: Sigafoose Chiropractic Life Center free Easter egg hunt and spring festival is March 28 at Paradise Elementary School, Lincoln Highway, Thomasville. Activities include posture screening, face painting, concessions, door prizes, pictures with the Easter Bunny, egg hunt and puppet show. Registration is at 10 a.m. in the school gym and the egg hunt is at 11:30 a.m. The first 100 children will receive a free gift and adults can enter to win a free AmazonKindle Fire.
Littlestown's Barts Centenary United Methodist Church: 50 E. King St., will host their 2nd Annual Easter event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 28, for ages 4 to 12. Lunch with the Easter Bunny will also be available as well as crafts, a puppet show, games, contests and pictures with the Easter Bunny. For more information, call 717-359-5600.
Mister Ed's Elephant Museum & Candy Emporium: 6019 Chambersburg Road, Orrtanna, will host its annual bunny party and Easter egg hunt 2 to 4 p.m. March 28. The party will feature a hunt for more than 5,000 eggs, a special appearance by the Easter Bunny, live music and prizes. Children 12 years and younger may participate in the hunt. The event is free, but registration is required before March 21 by visiting Mister Ed's, emailing email@example.com or calling 717-352-3792.
Barts Centenary UMC: 50 W. King St., Littlestown, will hold their 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt and lunch with the Easter Bunny 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 28 for ages 4 to 12. Sign up today at www.bclittlestown.com. For more information, call 717-359-5600.
Bethel Mennonite Church: 2335 Biglerville Road, Gettysburg, Easter egg hunt 11 a.m. March 28 followed by a light lunch. Call 717-420-5655 for more information.
Youth group of St. Paul's UCC: 20 S. Peters St., New Oxford, will sponsor an Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. March 28. All children up to 12 years of age are welcome. Bring a basket to collect your eggs.
8th Annual Hanover Community Easter Egg Hunt: Moul Field, 403 Moul Ave., Hanover, Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. with Special Needs Egg Hunt at 12:30 p.m. Bring Easter basket and camera for photos with the Easter Bunny and his friends. Rain or shine. Call 717-630-1559.
St. Jacob's (Stone) UCC: 5152 Stone Church Road, Glenville, will hold a community Easter egg hunt at 10:30 a.m. April 4. For more information, call 717-227-0262.
Paradise Lutheran Church: 3241 Church Road, Thomasville, will host a community Easter event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. April 4. Each child should bring a dozen hard boiled eggs to color. Lunch will be served at noon followed by Easter craft time. There will be separate eggs hunts for pre/kindergarten and elementary students at 1 p.m. followed by a visit from the Easter bunny. To register or for more information, call 717-259-9547.
Brushtown Athletic Association: Easter egg hunt for children and members of the community at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, at the athletic building, 5603 Hanover Road, in Brushtown. The event is for infants and children up to 10 years of age.
New Life Church: 1991 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster; 10 a.m., free for all ages. Please arrive early. No pets allowed. Register at www.newlifelancaster.org or during check in. If the parking lot becomes full, a free shuttle bus service will be offered.
Country Barn: 211 S. Donerville Road, Lancaster; 10 to 11 a.m. Cost is $8 and includes wagon ride, egg hunt and Bunny Village activities. For more information, call 717-872-5591 or visit countrybarnmarket.com.
Bonfield Elementary School: 101 N. Oak Street, Lititz; 10:30 a.m. Lititz Lions Club 69th Easter Egg Hunt encourages children in age groups 1-2, 3-4, 5-7 and 8-10 to search for 1,000 candy-filled and 1,000 toy-filled colored plastic eggs. For details, call 626-0693 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Glatfelter Field: 1249 Lancaster Ave, Columbia; 9:30 a.m. for registration, 10 a.m. for games, food and silent auction. Children up to age 12 are invited to participate. Names will be drawn to give away up to 12 bikes and more prizes. Visit impact-christian.com for more information.
Ten Thousand Villages: 240 North Reading Road, Ephrata; Concerts with Miss Maggie and her friend Bertha Eartha at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Easter egg hunts will take place in the store after the concerts, at 11:45 a.m. and at 1:45 p.m. There will also be free photos with the Easter Bunny.
Manheim Township Community Park: Petersburg Road, Route 722, in Neffsville; 11 a.m. Click here for more information.
Village of Laurel Run: Senior living community, 6375 Chambersburg Road, Fayetteville, 9 a.m.; for four age groups, register by calling 352-2721; photo opportunities with Easter Bunny; laurelrunliving.com.
Grove Family Library: 101 Ragged Edge Road South, 10 a.m. for ages 5 and younger, 11 for ages 6-14; also a story; sign up in library; 264-9663.
Veterans Memorial Park: Park Place, Shippensburg, 11 a.m. for ages 2 and younger; 11:15 for ages 3, 4; 11:30 for ages 5, 6; and 11:45 for ages 7-10; rain date April 4; 532-7144 or email@example.com.
Mister Ed's Elephant Museum & Candy Emporium: 6019 Chambersburg Road, Orrtanna; for ages 12 and younger; with the Easter Bunny, live music and prizes; free, but registration required by March 21, firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-3792.
Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter: 5051 Letterkenny Road West, Chambersburg; 2 p.m., dog treat-filled eggs to hunt along with your dog, some eggs contain prize certificates; $5; also Easter bonnet contest, photos with pets taken by donation; register online at cvas-pets.org, or register at 1 p.m. before the hunt; 263-5791.
Metal Township Fire and Ambulance Company: 10862 Path Valley Road, Fannettsburg; for toddlers-age 10 in Fannett-Metal School District; Easter Bunny at 9, egg hunt at 10:15 a.m.; 349-2121.
Pleasant View Mennonite Church: 346 Warm Spring Road, Chambersburg; 10 a.m., for ages 3-10; with Easter Bible story, "live" and other prizes, refreshments; 264-1319.
Salvation Army: 159 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg; 10 a.m., for ages 1-12; games, prizes, crafts and brunch; register by calling 264-6169.
Mt. Union United Methodist Church: 8082 Lincoln Way East, Fayetteville, 11 a.m. (rain date April 11).
Andrew Bucanan Elementary School: 730 E Washington St., Chambersburg; 4 pm., free to ages 12 and younger, by Redeemer Church, Chambersburg; email@example.com or 713-4353.
Egg Hunt for Dogs: A Doggy Easter Party and Egg Hunt will be held March 28 at the Jonestown Community Park on South Mill Street. The event begins at 10 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m. In addition to the egg hunt, there will be vendors, contests and food. The egg hunt costs $5 per dog. For more information visit The Pet Spa at Moosewood's Facebook page or email Glenna Felty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salem Lutheran Church Egg Hunt: Salem Lutheran Church, 8410 Lancaster Ave., Bethel, will hold its annual community Easter egg hunt on Saturday at 1 p.m. The egg hunt will be held outside weather permitting. If it rains, the egg hunt will move inside the church..
Myerstown Community Pool:Myerstown Community Pool, 501 S. Railroad Street, Myerstown, March 28 at 11 a.m. Local families are invited to the Myerstown Community Pool for the Annual Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Myerstown Recreation Board. A rain date is scheduled for April 4. For more information, visit www.myerstownboro.org.
Lebanon YMCA:Lebanon YMCA, North 7th Street, Lebanon, March 28 at 11 a.m. The Community of Lebanon Association invites families out for a hopping good time at this year's annual Easter Egg hunt on the field next to the YMCA in Lebanon. Children will be divided by age. A rain date is April 4. For more information, visit www.lebanonpa.com.
Palmyra American Legion:Palmyra American Legion, 975 E. Main St., Palmyra March 28 at 11 a.m. Bring your family and enjoy an Easter egg hunt with the Easter Bunny present. Children will be divided by age.
Chautauqua Playground:Chautauqua Playground, 101 Chautauqua Drive, Mount Gretna March 28 at 11 a.m. Mount Gretna invites locals to stop by for some egg-hunting. For more information, visit http://www.pachautauqua.org/.
Hershey AACA Museum:AACA Museum, 161 Museum Drive, Hershey, March 28 at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring the family out for a day of fun at the AACA Museum in Hershey, including Easter activities and the model train display. Kids can get their photos taken with the Easter Bunny from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hot dogs and popcorn will be available for guests from 11:30 until they are gone. There will also be an Easter egg hunt on the lawn if weather cooperates or inside in case of bad weather. Easter Egg Hunt Schedule: 1:00 p.m. for ages 0-3 years, 1:15 p.m. for ages 4-6 years, 1:30 p.m. for ages 7-10 years. For more information, visit www.AACAMuseum.org.
Salem Walmer's Union Church:Salem's Walmer's Union Church, 25 Coulter Road, Annville, March 28 at 2 p.m. Salem Walmer's Union Church invites families with children under 12 to attend the annual egg hunt with eggs hidden in mounds of straw. Activities include face painting, prizes, giant Pin-Straw-ta for the kids and edible crafts. For more information, visit http://www.salemwalmers.com/.