Local organizations are offering plenty of opportunities to look for Easter eggs this Easter season. Here is a roundup:
Saturday, April 16
* The City Wide Easter Egg Hunt will be at 10 a.m. at the Box Elder Bandit Ball Fields in Box Elder. There will be four age groups ranging in ages from 0-12. The Easter Bunny will be there for pictures. The hunt will be followed by a chili feed fundraiser to benefit the Box Elder Bandit Ball.
* The Rapid City Morning Optimist Club’s 46th annual City-Wide Free Easter Egg Hunt will be at 9 a.m. at McKeague Field on Canyon Lake Drive. Prizes will be given for each of three age groups: 1 to 3 years old, 4 to 6 years old and 7 to 10 years old. The Optimists will put out about 4,000 eggs and wrapped candy.
* The Family Easter Egg Hunt will be at 1 p.m. at Valley View Elementary School, hosted by Hills of Grace Fellowship. Free pictures will be taken with the Easter Bunny. There will be free popcorn, cotton candy, drinks and a bounce house.
* The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology’s Museum of Geology will host its Dinosaur Extravaganza from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., featuring hands-on activities. The Dinosaur Egg Hunt will be at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Admission is free. Space is limited for the egg hunts; participants will be included on a first-come, first-served basis.
Sunday, April 17
* First Christian Church will host its annual Easter Egg’stravaganza from noon to 2 p.m. at the Canyon Lake Senior Center Viking Hall. A free lunch will be served followed by a short program and an egg hunt for those age 2 through fifth grade. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Friday, April 22
* The Rapid City Swim Center will hold an Under the Sea Easter Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. All children 6 and younger must be accompanied by an adult in the water at all times. Children will be divided into age groups and led into the pool for a hunt for candy, eggs and trinkets. A free open swim will be from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 394-5223.
Saturday, April 23
* The Deadwood Easter Egg Hunt will be at 10 a.m. at Gordon Park, next to the Deadwood Rec Center. The hunt is for youths ages 11 and younger. It will be moved inside the recreation center in the case of inclement weather.
* New Life Tabernacle of Black Hawk will host its Amazing Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. for children ages 2 to 12. Participants should bring their own baskets. The event will feature hunts for different age groups, prizes, songs and puppets.
* The Black Hawk Community Church, 5192 Mill Road, will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 9:30 a.m. for ages 5 through 8, and at 10 a.m. for ages 1 through 4.
Sunday, April 24
* Canyon Lake Church of God, 1829 Hillsview Drive, will hold a Kids Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. Participants are asked to bring an Easter basket. The Easter Bunny will make an appearance. Free digital family photos will be available.