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Celebrating Easter in Steamboat Springs

— This weekend’s Easter events range from hunting for eggs filled with candy to church services and a Passover Seder.

Saturday morning, children will race to find as many eggs as they can. For the 10th consecutive year, the Steamboat Christian Center will host the Easter Eggstravaganza. The event runs from 10 a.m. to noon at the Steamboat Springs Middle School. Children will be divided into four different age groups that start at varying times to hunt for the eggs.

Attracting hundreds of kids, this free, community-wide Easter egg hunt uses 25,000 plastic eggs and 5,000 more eggs dropped from a helicopter.

The event will also include bounce houses, a variety of children’s activities and prizes, including 100 bikes.

“Everyone is promised to leave with something,” said Todd Gollnick, who helped organize the event with the Steamboat Christian Center.

“The purpose of why the church does this is to connect with the community,” Gollnick said.

He added that the church donates everything for the event, which costs about $20,000 and continues to grow each year.

“The church believes in the ability to reach out to the community and do something nice for people this time of year,” Gollnick said.

The Steamboat Christian Center encourages parents and caregivers to pre-register children for the Easter egg hunt and to automatically enter their names for the bike raffle to avoid extensive lines in the morning. For more information, visit steamboatchristian.com/eggstravaganza.

Other event this weekend:

Passover Seder

Celebrating spring and liberation, the Passover Seder will begin at 7 p.m. today at the Steamboat Grand.

All are welcome to join the community Seder, regardless of Jewish affiliation or background. Included in the Seder will be a kosher catered dinner paired with a variety of fine imported wines and handmade round ‘Shmurah’ Matzah from Israel. Reservations can be made online at jewishsteamboat.com.

Forgiveness Meditations

Take part in a meditation class centered on spring and Easter as a time of rebirth and renewal. The free class will be led by Jennifer Zuccone from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Sundance Studio, 385 Anglers Drive, Suite D.

Saturday: Easter Egg Hunt Decker Park, Oak Creek.  10:30 a.m.

Easter Bunny arrives at 10:30 a.m.  Egg Hunt for children ages 12 and under at 11 a.m. 305 Moffat Ave. Oak Creek.

Easter Sunrise Services

Sunday: Easter Sunrise Service — Hayden Congregational Church, 6:30 a.m. 

Everyone is welcome to join afterwards for breakfast served and cooked by the youth. 202 E. Jefferson. 

Sunday: Easter Sunrise Service — Steamboat Stage in Gondola Square, 7:30 a.m.

The United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs will host a service in Gondola Square. All are welcome. Dress warm. 2305 Mt Werner Circle.

To reach Audrey Dwyer, call 970-871-4229, email adwyer@ExploreSteamboat.com or follow her on Twitter @Audrey_Dwyer1

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