Staff and volunteers from the Recreational Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe pose with the Easter Bunny at the 2018 Easter egg hunt.

Staff and volunteers from the Recreational Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe pose with the Easter Bunny at the 2018 Easter egg hunt.

Photo provided by Alyssa Mckechnie


Easter activities on tap for Eastpointe and Roseville residents

By: Brendan Losinski | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published April 5, 2019

 Lauren and Lux Woolman learn about chickens and eggs brought in by Lori Clough, a naturalist from Huron-Clinton Metroparks.

Lauren and Lux Woolman learn about chickens and eggs brought in by Lori Clough, a naturalist from Huron-Clinton Metroparks.

Photo provided by Annamarie Lindstrom

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EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — The Eastpointe and Roseville communities are preparing for Easter with some family programs that will be taking place in the weeks leading up to the holiday.

The Recreational Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe will host its annual Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at Huron Park in Roseville, 25979 Kelly Road.

“We will be at Huron Park for our annual Easter egg hunt,” said RARE Assistant Director Bobbie Wilson. “We’ll have four age categories, and each one will be at one of the four baseball fields. First, there will be a search for 2- and 3-year-old children, then another for those ages 4 and 5, another for ages 6 and 7, and the last one is for ages 8, 9 and 10.”

The event is free to attend and is sponsored by the Motor City Credit Union.

“We start at 10 sharp, and we start one age group at a time. We also have a petting farm on-site from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. They’ll have alpacas, a calf, bunnies — obviously — and kids will get to feed all the animals,” Wilson explained. “Several of the eggs will have prize tickets in them, and they can turn it in for a gift at the end of the hunt.”

Wilson said the event should be an enjoyable time for families and a great way to get into the Easter spirit.

“The Easter Bunny also will be at the egg hunt and is getting a special ride from the Roseville Fire Department,” Wilson said. “It should be a fun time. … It’s another opportunity to give a little magic of the holidays. You can get your photo with the Easter Bunny and have some fun holiday times looking for eggs and enjoying the — hopefully — nice spring weather.”

The Easter egg hunt will be relocated to RARE’s recreation center in the event of inclement weather. The RARE recreation center is located at 18185 Sycamore St. in Roseville. RARE can be reached for more information at (586) 445-5480.

The Eastpointe Memorial Library will host its own Easter egg hunt that will be open to kids ages 12 and younger.

“We only have one thing we are doing, which is an Easter egg hunt at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10,” said Eastpointe Memorial Library Assistant Director Sue Todd. “It’s our annual egg hunt and craft program. The eggs will have candy in them, and they can stick around to do a spring-themed craft.”

The activity will take place at the Eastpointe Memorial Library, 15875 Oak Ave.

“People do have to register, but the event is free,” said Todd. “We would like to encourage everyone to come by and participate in the event. Come to the library to have fun, be creative and socialize with children in the community.”

They can register by calling the library at (586) 445-5096.

The Roseville Public Library will have a nature program so people can learn about one of the Easter season’s favorite animals: chicks and chickens.

“Huron-Clinton Metroparks also came in to teach people how chicks grow and hatch on April 2, and we learned all about eggs,” said Annamarie Lindstrom, the Roseville Public Library’s assistant director. “For the month of April, we’ll have an incubator warming the eggs at 100 degrees and turning them, which mimics the mother hen turning the eggs in her nest, so they grow properly. It’s got seven eggs inside.”

The library will have another program at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, by which time the chicks should have hatched.

“We have a kit where people can come in and it shows the development of the chicks that people can look at this month,” Lindstrom said. “On April 30, we’ll have a conclusion to this program. Huron-Clinton Metroparks’ Stony Creek location provided the incubator and the eggs, and they have provided us with some information. We’ll also have a local woman who raised chickens coming in and talking about chickens on April 30 as well. She is the one who will be taking the chickens when the program finishes.”

Lindstrom said she thinks this can be a real learning experience for Eastpointe and Roseville area residents.

“It was really fascinating how much there is to learn about eggs,” she added. “I am so interested in finding out more about chickens. As an urban dweller, there was so much I didn’t know.”

The program is free and there is no need to register.

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