Grand Valley Easter weekend celebrations
Sunday, April 20, is Easter Sunday! Don your pastels, and grab your baskets. There’s plenty of ways to celebrate spring and the Easter holiday.
10,000 EGGS AT GARDENS
On Saturday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to noon, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens will host an Easter egg hunt, which includes 10,000 eggs to find. Bring children, aged 1-8, and their own baskets for a good time. The Easter bunny will also be on site to meet and take pictures. The cost is $5 per child or $3 for gardens members.
For more information, call 970-245-3288 or email email@example.com.
EASTER EGG DASH
Orchard Mesa Baptist Church, located at 2738 B 1/2 Road in Grand Junction, will host its first annual Easter egg dash at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 19. The dash is for children ages 1-12 with baskets. There will also be free cookies, punch, and snacks. Complimentary pictures are provided by Blink Photography. The event is free.
For more information, call 970-683-5662.
Victory Life Church, located at 2066 Highway 6 & 50 in Fruita, will host an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 19, from 1-3 p.m. The event is free and it includes puppets, music, bump-n-jumps and more.
For more information, call 970-858-4852.
Messiah Choral Society will present its 10th performance of Handel’s Messiah for free on Sunday, April 20, at 2:30 p.m. The performance is set for Grand Junction High School Auditorium.
For more information, call 970-245-4914 or visit http://www.mcsgj.org.
On Sunday, April 20, between 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Spoons Bistro & Bakery in Grand Junction will host an Easter brunch. It will serve brunch, desserts, kids’ treats, and a chance to win a spring gift basket.
For more information, visit http://www.spoonsbistroandbakery.com.
RIVER SERVICE AND BREAKFAST
Join Loma Community Church for an Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. at the Colorado River boat dock in Loma (Exit 15 off Interstate 70). Enjoy music, the sunrise, and an Easter message. A free Easter breakfast will also be served at the church fellowship hall between the 6:30 a.m. Easter sunrise service and the 10 a.m. Easter Sunday service at the church — located at 1307 Garfield in Loma.
For more information, call 970- 858-7147.
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