Easter weekend is quickly approaching and as kids work out the details for their Easter Bunny traps, the rest of us make plans for family fun, worship or both. Castlegar News has rounded up Easter events in the community, all the better to make sure you can hop around and catch all the action.
There will be a pre-school Easter party at the Castlegar Complex on Tuesday, March 22 from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Children aged two to five will have a chance to meet the Easter Bunny, play games, sing songs, make crafts and go on an Easter egg hunt. Those interested in attending with their tots should register beforehand by con 250-365-3386, ext. 0 or www.rdck.ca.
On Thursday, March 24 the Castlegar United Church (809 Merry Creek Rd.) will hold a Maundy Thursday potluck supper and hand washing at 5 p.m.
The Castlegar United Church will hold a Good Friday service in the morning at 10 a.m.
The Kinnaird Park Community Church (KPCC) and New Life Church will be holding a joint Good Friday service in the evening at the New Life Church (602 Seventh St.) at 7 p.m.
Local churches will be celebrating the resurrection on Easter Sunday.
The Castlegar United Church will hold a Sunrise Easter service at 7 a.m. and an Easter Service at 10 a.m.
KPCC (1250 26 St.) will hold an Easter Sunday service at 10 a.m.
Castlegar Baptist Church (419 Seventh Ave.) will be holding a traditional Easter service to celebrate the resurrection Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m.
New Life Church will hold a Resurrection Day Celebration at 10:15 a.m. Everyone is welcome.
For the kids, there’s the annual Easter Egg Hunt put on by Shoppers Simply Pharmacy. The hunt begins at 11 a.m. sharp at Kinnaird Park and kids 12 and under are invited to participate in the free event. The A&W Great Root Bear will be on site to interact with kids, and there will be a prize draw for Easter baskets and a kid’s bike.