Easter egg hunts start Saturday in the Q-C

Posted Online: April 08, 2014, 9:17 pm
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Here is a list of some of the local Easter Egg hunts. All are free except where noted:

Saturday, April 12

- 9:30 a.m.: R.I. Parks and Recreation hunt at Lincoln Park, 11th Avenue and 38th Street. Bring bags and baskets. Some eggs contain prizes. Age-appropriate hunt areas and photos with a bunny. Rain location is Rock Island Fitness and Activity Center, 4303 24th St. 309-732-7275.

- 10 a.m.: Colona United Methodist Church, 1709 Cleveland Road, for ages 10 and younger. Three age groups. Door prizes. Rain date is April 19. 309-792-1661.

- 10 a.m.: First Presbyterian Church, 777 25th Ave., East Moline, 309-755-1595.

- 10 a.m.: Countryside Christian Church, 3817 230th St. N., Port Byron. Refreshments, crafts and a story. Rain location is inside. 309-523-2834.

- 10 a.m.: Friends of Sherrard Library's egg hunt at Sherrard Park, 3rd Street and 5th Avenue. 309-593-2178.

- 10 a.m.: Miles Memorial Park, 14th Avenue and 15th Street, Viola. Rain date is April 19.

- 11 a.m.: Dahl Ford Davenport, 1310 E. Kimberly Road. Ages 12 and younger. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bounce houses, balloon artists and face-painting. Admission is a nonperishable item for the River Bend Foodbank. 563-391-2600.

- 1 p.m.: AlWood Lions Club hunt on the east side of Alwood Elementary School, 101 E. A St., Woodhull. Rain date is April 19. 309-629-5011.

- 1:30 to 2 p.m.: River Valley Library, 214 S. Main St., Port Byron. Registration required. 309-523-3440.

- 2 p.m.: Greater Bettendorf Community Foundation's Mayor's Easter egg hunt on the soccer fields, Crow Creek Park, 4800 Devils Glen Road. Children's games at 1 p.m. Rain date is April 19. 563-210-0465 .

Friday, April 18

- 9 a.m.: Dwyer & Michael's Adult Easter egg hunt for ages 21 and older at Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport. Grand prize is a car. No baskets or anything to carry eggs allowed. No kids allowed. Photo ID required. 563-326-2541.

Saturday, April 19

- 9 a.m.: Easter Egg Scramble 5K run/walk starts and ends at 2132 E. 11th St., in Village of East Davenport. Cash prizes. 1/2-mile Bunny Hop for ages 12 and younger at 8:30 a.m., and egg hunt at 10 a.m. Post-race party includes brunch, live music and drinks. $40. Part of proceeds go to the Handicapped Development Center. Online registration is at getmeregistered.com.

- 10 to 11:30 a.m.: Immanuel Lutheran Church and Preschool, 3834 Rockingham Road, Davenport. Ages 10 and younger. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Bring a basket; bags will be provided. Age groups with staggered start times. Crafts, games, face-painting and a cookie walk. Free coffee and lemonade. Rain location is indoors. 563-324-6431.

- 11 a.m.: Trackside Quad City Downs hunt for ages 10 and under at Quad City Downs, 5005 Morton Drive, East Moline. Rain or shine. Food and soft drinks available. 309-792-0202.

- Noon: Gospel Mission Temple, 5074 N. Pine St., Davenport. 4,500 eggs with candy. Also event for children with special needs ages 16 and under. Food and vendors. 563-388-9081.

- 1 p.m.: Ranch Riders' hunt at Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport. Gates open at 10:30 a.m.; hunt at 1 p.m. Bring baskets or sacks. Four age fields and special needs field. Suggested donation is $2; but no one will be turned away for lack of donation. Proceeds benefit Children's Therapy Center of the Quad Cities. 309-762-9552, ext. 103.

- 1 p.m.: Humane Society of Scott County Doggie Easter egg hunt, Fejervary Park, 1759 W. 12th St., Davenport. Registration starts at 12:30 p.m. Dog Best in Show Bonnet contest (fee is $2). Dogs sniff out treats in two groups -- small and large -- and must be leashed. Dogs may come in costume. Entry fee is $10 per dog. 563-388-6655.

Sunday, April 20

- 12:30 p.m.: Quad City Botanical Center egg hunt, 2525 4th Ave, Rock Island. Toys, candy and seeds. Ages 2 to 5 hunt at 12:30 p.m.; ages 6 to 10 at 1 p.m. Planting and other activities until 2 p.m. Free with admission. 309-794-0991.


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  Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.

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