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Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014 4:30 am

The city of Killeen’s annual Easter “eggstravaganza” is Saturday.

The Easter bunny will be at the Killeen Community Center, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to take pictures with children while they take part in several events.

Hilary Shine, city spokeswoman, said the event will feature an Easter egg hunt, bounce houses, games, and arts and crafts.

She said thousands of treat-filled eggs will be scattered on the baseball fields behind the Community Center for the Easter egg hunt.

Children will be divided into age groups for the hunt. Participants are required to bring and register their own baskets.

Children up to age 3 will gather on field No. 3 at noon, ages 4 and 5 are slated for 1 p.m. on field No. 2 and ages 6 to 8 will begin at 2 p.m. on field No. 1.

Children ages 9 to 12 can join the flashlight hunt Saturday night. The hunt is slated for 8 p.m. at the Community Center. The flashlight hunt is $5 and open to the first 250 participants to sign up.

To register for the events, visit the Community Center or the Family Recreation Center, 1700 E. Stan Schlueter Loop, or arrive to the event an hour early.

Shine said the city will show “Frozen” at the amphitheater at dusk Saturday.

For more information, go to killeentexas.gov/parks or call 254-501-8889.

More area egg hunts:

KILLEEN

Easter egg hunt (open to the public) is from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Long Branch Park, Pavilion No. 2.

Location: 1101 Branch Drive

Sponsors: VFW Post 9191 and Auxiliary, Nubia Temple 191 and Nubia Court 190.

Easter Egg-stravaganza (free and open to the public) is from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at New Sunset Community Church.

Hot dogs, refreshments, bounce houses, a puppet show and an Easter egg hunt for ages 2-12.

Location: 814 W. Avenue C

Egg hunt and potluck lunch after the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Easter service at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church. All are welcome.

Location: 2800 Trimmier Road

Epic Easter egg hunt is from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Long Branch Park. Egg race, cake walk and other activities. Egg hunt is at 6 p.m.

Location: 1101 Branch Drive

COPPERAS COVE

Easter egg hunt (open to the public) begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Age groups are infant to 1 year, 2 to 3, 4 to 6, 7 to 9 and 10 to 12.

Refreshments served.

Location: 1506 Veterans Ave.

Call Juanita Workman at 254-652-9080.

Sponsors: VFW Post 8577 and Auxiliary.

Easter egg hunt is at 9 a.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church.

Parents, bring a dozen eggs for each child.

Location: 704 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

HARKER HEIGHTS

Harker Heights is hosting its 19th annual Easter egg hunt from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today at Community Park baseball fields No. 1-4, for children 8 and younger. The Easter bunny will be at the event for photos.

The annual Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt at Harker Heights United Methodist Church is from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Activities include bounce houses, face painting, balloon animals, a magic show, coloring contest, music, food and more.

Egg hunt for age 12 and younger and adaptive.

Location: 208 E. Cardinal Lane.

The Vintage Church is holding its first Easter Eggstravaganza from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Carl Levin Park in Harker Heights. The community event will feature music, food and more than 15,000 Easter eggs hidden throughout the park. Go to http://vintagechurch.cc/eggstravaganza for more information.

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