Posted by: instanthausfrau | April 14, 2006

To the hunt!

“Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter” — African Proverb

Spring has arrived (the drooping daffodils, tired time-change eyes, and remains of crocuses tell me so), and we approach the weekend of The Hunt. I refer, of course, to Easter Eggs. Mind you, these days the domestic egg is considerably less treacherous than it’s feral brothers and sisters, but if you’re looking for a Seattle location to track and capture the elusive Hen Apple, here are some good places to start:

  • The Bunny Bounce | Saturday, April 15, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm, at Woodland Park Zoo, zoo admission required : The fifth annual bunny bounce features live rabbits for your young ones to harass, egg hunts for children ages 1-10, and some poor sap in a rabbit costume. Bags are provided for the hunt while supplies last, or feel free to bring your own.
  • Community Center Egg Hunts | Saturday, April 15th, 10am, at a community center near you, free : Many community centers throughout Puget Sound are hosting their own egg hunts for kids. General guidelines indicate that these hunts are for children ages 1-10, and some include bonuses like a pancake breakfast, though the bonuses cost extra. Bring your own bag or basket to collect eggs.
  • Eggstravaganza and Healthy Kids Day | Saturday, April 15th, 10am – 2pm, Sammamish Family YMCA, free : Promises healthy food taste tests as well as the usual egg hunt and celebrity Easter Bunny appearance. Goodie bags while supplies last.

Those of you with teens should check your community centers as well. Many have a teen-focused flashlight egg hunt tonight, starting around 7:30 or 8:30 tonight. Or, if your religious sensibilities aren’t squicked by the notion, go with the current trend of Zombie movies to celebrate Christ’s return (have you seen Shaun of the Dead, yet?).

And for parents who spell Easter “Eostre“, this weekend provides the Spring Mysteries, an attempt to recreate the Eleusinian Mysteries of Classical Greece in Ft. Flagler, WA. Ambitious, much? And rather exciting, I think.

Happy hunting!


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