News and notes from Fredericksburg's entertainment scene
Easter events calendar for the Fredericksburg area
Folks in and around the Fredericksburg area have made sure that the Easter Bunny has a full schedule this season and plenty of opportunities to get to meet and greet the little ones.
In addition to the city’s and counties’ parks and recreation facilities, Easter activities will be hosted in unique, exciting venues. These include the scenic state and city parks, a local farm (complete with hay- rides), and even two historic landmarks—the Kenmore plantation and Stratford Hall.
Just as varied as the venues are the unique events that the Easter planners have conceived, including an Easter egg hunt for dogs, a “beeping” egg hunt for visually impaired children and a daylong Eggsplosion that features egg hunts by age cohorts, inflatables, pony rides and entertainment.
Mr. Bunny sends his regards and hopes he will be able to meet you and your family at one, or several, of the following events.
FREDERICKSBURG PARKS AND RECREATION
540/372-1086; fredericksburg va.gov
Easter Bunny Breakfast
Saturday, April 5, 9:30–10:45 a.m. Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St. Ages 2–5. $5. Preregistration recommended.
Second annual Dog Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 5, 1:30 p.m. Kenmore (Memorial) Park, Kenmore Avenue and Mary Ball Street. $5 for one or two dogs. Preregistration requested.
STAFFORD COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION
Lunch with the Easter Bunny
Tuesday, April 8, 10:30 a.m. to noon. The Rowser Building, 1739 Jefferson Davis Highway. Ages 2–5. $10 residents, $12 non-residents (no charge for adults). Advance purchase required.
Saturday, April 12, 11 a.m. to
3 p.m. Curtis Park, 18 Fairway Drive, Hartwood. An Easter Extravaganza with egg hunts by age cohorts, food vendors and entertainment. Ages 10 and under. $8 in advance, $10 day of event at gate only.
Preschool Egg Hunt
Monday, April 14, 11–11:30 a.m. The Rowser Building, 1739 Jefferson Davis Highway. Ages 5 and under. $3.
Easter Crafts for Kids
Tuesday, April 15. Ages 3–5,
5–5:45 p.m; ages 6–10, 6–6:45 p.m. The Rowser Building. $8 residents, $10 non-residents.
Easter Egg Decorating
Tuesday, April 15, 7–7:45 p.m. The Rowser Building. Bring one or two dozen hard-boiled eggs. Ages 3–12. $5 residents, $6 non-residents. Pre-register.
SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION
540/507-7529; spotsylvania. va.us (parks and recreation)
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny & Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 12, 9:30 a.m. The Marshall Center, 8800 Courthouse Road. Ages 2–7. $10 residents, $20 nonresidents. (One adult eats free, any additional persons $5). Pre-register.
EASTER EGG HUNTS AT HISTORIC KENMORE
Now through April 18 upon request for groups of 10–15. Kenmore, 1201 Washington Ave., Fredericksburg. Story time, take-home crafts and candy-filled eggs. Call 540/370-0732, ext. 24 or email Vickie Hayes at hayes@gwffounda tion.org.
LADYSMITH EASTER EGG HUNT
Sunday, April 6, 1–4 p.m. Ladysmith Volunteer Fire Company, 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway, Ruther Glen. Food, crafts, photo op. Free. 804/488-2777.
BEEPING EGG HUNT
Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth. For visually impaired or blind children and their families. Registration required. Call 540/654-1851 or email Michelle Dolby at email@example.com.
EASTER EGG HUNT AND HAYRIDES AT BRAEHEAD
Saturday, April 12: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Braehead Farm, 1130 Tyler St., Fredericksburg. $5 farm admission: $3 egg hunt/hayride. 540/899-9848; Braehead farm.com.
EASTER EGGS-TRAVAGANZA AND SCAVENGER HUNT
Saturday, April 19, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Lake Anna State Park 6800 Lawyers Road, Spotsylvania. 540/854-5503; dcr.
EASTER EGG HUNT AT STRATFORD HALL
Saturday, April 19, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford. Toddlers through age 12. Free. 804/493-8038; con firstname.lastname@example.org.
EASTER EGG HUNT AT LEESYLVANIA STATE PARK
Sunday, April 20, 1:30 p.m. Leesylvania State Park, 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Drive, Woodbridge. Crafts and games. $5 parking fee. 703/583-6904; dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/lee sylvania.shtml