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Easter events

Although the annual New Castle Easter Egg Hunt has been canceled this year, children may still look for treasures in Rifle at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 11, at the annual Rifle Lion's Club Easter Egg Hunt in Deerfield Park.

Egg hunters can participate in the Rifle Easter Egg Hunt, put on by the Lion's Club, which is open to all valley residents, and in three different age groups: up to 3 years old; 4 -6 years old and those 7-9 years old.

Approximately 4,000 pieces of candy will be hidden; those finding a candy with a number on it must find the corresponding business in downtown Rifle where another prize awaits.

The Carbondale Recreation Department invites children, ages 1-8, to the annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 11 at Sopris Park.

A raffle for Easter baskets will be held after the hunt. Children can register for the raffle before the hunt begins. Be on time and bring your own basket, the hunt only lasts a few minutes.

For more information, call 704-4115.

Pull out your baskets and put on your Sunday best to join the historic Hotel Colorado for an Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt Sunday, April 12. The brunch, held in the Devereux and Colorado Ballrooms, will begin seating every 30 minutes from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Enjoy a wide spread of food, including a cold and hot buffet with your choice of salads, breads, vegetables, and main entrees. Multiple cooking stations will also be available for your dining pleasure, serving omelets, beef and ham.

Children six and under will set off on the hunt for Easter eggs at 10:30 a.m. in the courtyard. Bring your own basket for the event and stop off in the lobby to visit the Easter Bunny, who will be taking pictures with the kids and handing out treats.

For more information or to make a reservation, please call 1-800-544-3998 or 970-945-6511, or visit the hotel's web site at www.hotelcolorado.com.

Vicco's Rock Creek Grill, 303 River Valley Ranch Drive in Carbondale, will offer Easter brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations are a must, call 963-4777.

The Snowmass Village Recreation Center is offering a free underwater Easter Egg Hunt at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 1. Grab your swimsuit and get ready to jump in. All children will leave with Easter candy and there will be a grand prize for the children who find the golden egg. Please bring a basket for the water and a towel.

For more information, please call 922-2240.

The Grand Valley - Parachute Kiwanis Club is sponsoring an Easter Egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 11, on the lawn of the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. Children of the community ages 1 through 6 are invited to attend. The Easter Bunny will be there for pictures. No children over age 6, please.

Call 285-5627 for more information.

The Town of Silt will be having an Easter egg hunt for ages 0 -10 at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 11 at Veteran's Park.

For more information, call 876-2353.

Unfortunately, there will be no New Castle Easter Egg hunt this year. Please make other arrangements.

The town of New Castle had been giving massive egg hunts for decades by Rhonda and Marvin Coller of Canyon Plumbing. Perhaps someone can pick up the egg and provide this service next year.

Hop on up to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park for a mountain-top Easter celebration on Sunday, April 12. The day starts early, with a Sunrise Service by Pastor Mark Bantliff of the New Creations Church at 7 a.m., followed by a pancake breakfast. The cost for the tram ride and breakfast is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for children ages 3-12. Sorry, no coupons or discounts on Easter Sunday. The tram opens at 6 a.m. and bus transportation will be available if needed. Tickets for the pancake breakfast will be available until 7:30 a.m.

The Adventure Park's rides and attractions will open at 8 a.m., including Cave Tours, Canyon Flyer alpine coaster, new full-size bungee trampolines, Ft. WhereAmI giant maze, Swing Shot giant swing and Doc's Rock climbing wall. The Lookout Grille will be open for lunch and snacks.

The annual Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 2 p.m., with 2,500 eggs for the kids to discover. Find one of six golden eggs and win two adult and two child memberships. Bring your camera for photos with the Easter Bunny.

Make sure to allow time to reach the top of the mountain; lines are often long at this popular event. Inclement weather may affect availability of some attractions. For more information, call 945-4228, or 800-530-1635, ext. 111.

New Hope Church will host a Community Sunrise Service with La Roca Christian Fellowship and the River Churches. This will be held at 7:30 a.m. April 12 in front of Coal Ridge High School. A brunch will follow at 9 a.m. followed by New Hope's Easter Celebration at 10 a.m. inside. All are welcome to join in these services. For more information, contact the church office at 984-2656.

An Easter theatrical experience, the Resurrection through the eyes of gospel writer Mark. 7 p.m., April 10 and 11, New Creation Church, 44751 Highway 6, Glenwood Springs. 319-0062

Easter Sunrise Service, 7:30 a.m., Triangle Park at River Valley Ranch (near the playground); pancake breakfast to follow at the church, 385 S. Second St., Carbondale

Easter Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m., at the church; followed by an Easter Egg hunt for the kids and fellowship time.

Christ Community Church, 20351 Highway 82 in Basalt is offering an Easter Service at 10 a.m. followed by a family Easter egg hunt. Children's church is provided for all ages during the service. Contact Jessi for more information or questions. 927-3889

The First Baptist Church in New Castle will host a Good Friday Service at 6:30 p.m. April 10 . A meal will be served at 6:30 p.m., with a Remembrance Service and Communion to follow.

Please join us on at 10 a.m. Easter Sunday, April 12th, for a presentation of "On The Other Side Of The Cross," the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Please RSVP to 984-2306 for the April 10 event by Tuesday, April 7th. The church is located at 172 N. Seventh Street.

"A Holographic Journey into Sound," with Matthew Kocel, International throat singer and sound healer, will be offered at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 12 at A Spiritual Center.

Matthew is a throat singer inspired by the Tibetan and Tuvan traditions. His unique overtone chanting and music creates multidimensional soundscapes.

A Spiritual Center is located at 0695 Buggy Circle, behind Sunburst Car Wash in Carbondale.

Call 945-8812 for more information.

Mountain View Church will offer fellowship and refreshments at 9:15 a.m. Sunday April 12th, followed by the Easter Worship Service at 10 a.m. 

Child care for infants through age 3 is provided for the entire service, with a special program for children ages 4 through second grade which dismisses mid-way through the service. 

For more information, please call the church at 945-8328. Mountain View is located 1.5 miles south of Glenwood Springs, next to Beau Jo's at Buffalo Valley.

Maundy Thursday and Good Friday Services will be at 7 p.m. each evening.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church will offer Easter Worship Services at 11 a.m. Easter Sunday. The preschool children will sing to start the service. Refreshments will be available before and after service.

Call 945-6871 for more information.


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