Area communities will host the following Easter egg hunts for children Saturday, April 20.

• Brainerd: The Brainerd Easter Egg Hunt will be 10 a.m. at Gregory Park for children ages 2-9. Bring a basket or bag to collect eggs. Dress children for weather conditions. Arrive at least 30 minutes early. The event usually lasts 10 minutes, regardless of spreading thousands of eggs. For more information, contact the parks and recreation office at 218-828-2320.

• Crosslake: The Crosslake Ideal Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt will be 10 a.m. at the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Recreation Area in Crosslake for ages 10 and younger. All kids get an Easter goodie bag from the Easter Bunny. In case of rain or snow, the Easter Bunny will be at Whitefish Lodge & Suites.

• Crosby: There will be an underwater Easter egg hunt at the Hallett Center of Crosby 1-1:30 p.m. Saturday. Hunt for eggs in the pools and redeem for prizes. There will be a waterslide pool party 1:30-3 p.m. Free to everyone.

• Pine River: A community Easter egg hunt for children ages 12 and younger will be 10 a.m. at Forbes Park in Pine River, sponsored by Pine River-Backus area churches and businesses.

• Pequot Lakes: An outdoor community Easter egg hunt for children ages 12 and younger will be 10 a.m. at the Trailside Center at Pequot Lakes Baptist Church. Groups will be separated to ages 0-3, 4-8 and 9-12. Register by 9:45 a.m. Starting indoors at 9 a.m., there will be a craft to make, cookies and coffee, and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny.

• Nisswa: The Nisswa American Legion will host its annual Children's Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. for children ages 10 and younger. For more information, contact Carol at 218-330-1221 or

• Lake Shore: Lake Shore will host its annual Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. at Fritz Loven Park.

• Emily: The Lions of Emily, Outing and Fifty Lakes will host an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. at Emily City Hall for children ages 2-10. Bring a bag or basket for the eggs.


-- This list was compiled by staff at the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. DeLynn Howard, Brainerd Dispatch staff, contributed.