The Friday 5 — April 14-16

Your guide to this weekend's events

Online Only | Published April 13, 2017

This week’s Friday 5 list is all about Easter, and with so much happening, we have more than five events to share. Here’s a rundown of what’s hopping into town this weekend.

Great Marshmallow Drop
Friday, April 14 • Catalpa Oaks Park

The annual Great Marshmallow Drop at Catalpa Oaks County Park will be back this year to rain sweet treats on Southfield this Friday.

The drop is scheduled for 10 a.m., when a helicopter will fly over open space in the park and drop 15,000 marshmallows — not to be eaten, but instead turned in for prizes. Participants will be split into three age groups to keep things safe and fair, and just a single marshmallow can be redeemed for a prize, so everyone goes home with a sweet victory.

The event is free and open to the public. The park is located at 27705 Greenfield Road. For more information, visit

Easter Egg hunts

• St. Clair Shores Easter egg hunt
Saturday, April 15 • Veterans Memorial Park, St. Clair Shores

This year’s St. Clair Shores Easter egg hunt is moving to a new location — Veterans Memorial Park at 32400 Jefferson Ave. — to accommodate even more kids running to grab candy-filled eggs.

The hunt will begin promptly at noon April 15. The event is open to all and doesn’t cost anything. The Easter Bunny will also be in attendance, so parents are welcome to bring their cameras to capture the cute meet-and-greet.

• Immanuel Lutheran Easter egg hunt
Saturday, April 15 •  Immanuel Lutheran Church and School, Macomb Township

Immanuel Lutheran Church and School will host a free Easter event open to the public 10 a.m. -noon April 15. The event will feature an egg hunt, crafts, treats, face painting, a petting zoo and more. The church will also hold worship services at 6:30 p.m. April 15, and at 6:30 a.m., 8:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. April 16.

Immanuel Lutheran is located at 47120 Romeo Plank, at the corner of 21 Mile Road and Romeo Plank. For more information, call the church at (586)-286-4231.

• Egg hunt at St. Joan of Arc
Saturday, April 15 • St. Joan of Arc Church and School, St. Clair Shores

St. Joan of Arc Church and School, 22415 Overlake St., will host a free Easter egg hunt for children ages 2-7 at 10 a.m. April 15. The hunt will take place near the athletic field. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos, and there will be crafts and refreshments following the hunt. Participants are asked to arrive 15 minutes early, as the hunt begins promptly at 10 a.m.

• Harrison Township Fire Department Easter egg hunt
Saturday, April 15 • L’Anse Creuse High School, Harrison Township

After a two-year hiatus, the Firefighters Local 1737 is bringing back its free Easter egg hunt to the L’Anse Creuse High School football field on April 15. Events including children’s activities, crafts, and visits and photos with the Easter Bunny and Sparky the Fire Dog begin at 10 a.m. The Easter egg hunt begins promptly at 11 a.m. L’Anse Creuse High School is located at 38495 L’Anse Creuse St.

April 14-15 • The Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak

The 26th annual Bunnyville will take place April 14-15 at the Detroit Zoo, located at the corner of Woodward Avenue and 10 Mile Road.

The two-day event will include treats, games, entertainment, zookeeper talks from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, and a golden egg hunt with more than 100 eggs hidden throughout the zoo each day. The festivities also will include the Jelly Bean Jamboree, Funny Bunny Games, whisker painting and photos with the Easter Bunny. Each Bunnyville guest who brings a canned or other nonperishable food item for Gleaners Community Food Bank will receive a reduced admission price of $9.

For hours, prices, directions and other information, call (248) 541-5717 or visit

Community Good Friday Service
Friday, April 14 • Warren Community Center

The Warren Community Church will host its 4th Annual Community Good Friday Service at the Warren Community Center beginning at 7 p.m. April 14.

All are welcome to attend the gathering, with the theme “For the Joy!” The Warren Community Center is located at 5460 Arden, west of Mound and south of 14 Mile Road.

For more information, call (586) 751-4659  or visit