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Egg hunts and gatherings for Easter

REGION — Egg hunts and more celebrate the spring holiday in North County.

The Flower Hill Promenade hosts its annual Easter Egg Treasure Hunt from noon to 2 p.m. April 19, 2720 Via de la Valle, Del Mar. The Del Mar outdoor shopping district invites families of all ages to check in at to receive their “treasure map” which will give them hints to select Flower Hill shops where they will receive a stamp on their map and some special Easter treats. When finished, youngsters can return their completed treasure maps to Geppetto’s and receive a special prize. The Easter Bunny will also be there to help with the scavenger hunt, pose for photos and hop around.

The Seaside Center for Spiritual Living’s Spring Easter celebration will feature children’s musical artist, Karl Anthony, along with a choir, brass band and an Easter egg hunt. Services are at 6 a.m. April 20, featuring a release of doves and followed by a pancake breakfast. Additional services with youth services are at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. The Easter Egg hunt begins at noon. For more information, call (760) 753-5786 or go to

The Lighthouse Christian Church, 4700 Mesa Drive, Oceanside, invites all children ages 2 to 11 to bring a basket and join the free annual Community Easter Egg Hunt 10 a.m. to noon April 19. Enjoy egg hunt, crafts, jumpers and food. For more information, visit or call (760) 726-0590.

San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Encinitas will host a Spring Party with Bunny
April 19. The early party is 10 to 11:30 a.m. and the late party is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children ages 2 to 6 are invited to visit our gentle, big Bunny for photos and fun, make colorful spring crafts, pet real rabbits and chicks, and go on a parade through the garden, which will end with a “stuffed bunny hunt.” A group of live bunnies and chicks will be at each party giving the children a chance to see and touch these animals. Pre-register online at or in person at our office. The cost is $15 per child for members, $18 for non-members. Regular admission fees apply to accompanying non-member adults payable upon arrival.