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Hunting for some Easter fun?

Holiday festivities planned this week
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The Auburn area is hopping with Easter activities and other holiday-centric observances. If you don’t see your event listed, send information to features@ goldcountrymedia.com. Egg hunts • An Easter egg hunt sponsored by the men and women of the Auburn Moose Lodge will be open to all children aged 10 and under from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 3 at Auburn Recreation Park, located at 123 Recreation Drive, Auburn. • Auburn Active 20-30 Club No. 19 hosts its Easter egg hunt at noon Saturday, April 3 on the upper ball field of the Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1273 High St., Auburn. The hunt features five age groups as well as a special-needs area. There will be three prize eggs in each age group good for prize baskets. Call (530) 305-2602 for more information. • Newcastle Golden Spike Lions Club will sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 3 at Home on the Range, 6671 Newcastle Road, Newcastle. Egg hunt categories are ages 1-10, the tiny tots race for children 2 and younger, and the spoon egg race, which is open for children ages 3-10. Real eggs will be used. This hunt also features prizes and ice cream. For information, call (916) 663-3927. • A community egg hunt begins at noon sharp Saturday, April 3, on the grounds of H. Clarke Powers School, 3296 Humphrey Road in Loomis. Kids will hunt for 12,000 chocolate candy-filled eggs. For more information, call Loomis First Assembly of God Church at (916) 652-6884. • Sierra Grace Fellowship is having an Easter egg hunt for the community at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 3 at the church, located at 1260 Wesley Lane in Auburn. Call (530)889-9089 for more information. • Alpine Meadows combines the fun of an Easter egg hunt with an avalanche beacon search practice session with its fourth annual Beacon & Eggs beacon search contest. Beacon & Eggs begins at noon on Sunday, April 4. Avalanche beacons will be placed in a backpack and buried in a one-acre area at Alpine Meadows. Competitors will race on-foot to the buried backpacks using their beacons in “search” mode. Call (530) 583-4232 or visit www.SkiAlpine.com for complete details.   Community sunrise service Calvary Chapel Auburn holds its community sunrise service at 6 a.m. Sunday, April 4 at LeFebvre Stadium, Placer High School, 275 Orange St. Call (530) 885-6332 for more information. ‘He is Risen’ The Auburn California Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints presents “He is Risen, A Musical Celebration of Easter,” a special evening of music and the spoken word. The performance starts at 7 p.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center, 1255 Bell Road in Auburn. Admission is free and the public is invited. Soloists include vocalist Jodi Reynosa, who will sing “An Easter Medley,” accompanied by Alta Kelley. Violinists Sam and Emma Hales, members of the San Jose Youth Chamber Orchestra, are performing “How Great Thou Art,” with accompanist Judy Clark. Robert Namanny, a former member of the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directs “The Hallelujah Chorus.”