HOTLINE: Friday, April 6Posted: Updated:
EASTER WEEKEND ACTIVITIES/EGG HUNTS
Mesa's annual Easter pageant at downtown's Mormon temple.
Get there early to find free parking on a nearby street and a chair to sit in. Spillover seating is available on the grass.
8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On the north lawn in front of the Mesa Temple Visitors' Center, 525 W. Main St. Free admission and parking (on streets near the temple). (480) 964-7164 or www.easterpageant.org http://www.easterpageant.org.
Apache Junction Easter Egg Hunt: Egg hunts and games for children of all ages. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. A pancake breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. Prospector Park, 3015 N. Idaho Road, Apache Junction. Egg hunt is free; games carry small fees. Breakfast is $3 per adult and $1.50 per child. (480) 983-2181 or www.ajcity.net
Dino Egg Hunt Egg-stravaganza: Egg hunt, paper bag decorating, a "dinosaur touch cart," and museum exhibits. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Arizona Museum of Natural History, 53 N. MacDonald, Mesa. $7 for adults, $4 for kids ages 3-17. (480) 644-2169 or www.azmnh.org
Chandler's Family Easter Celebration: 31st annual egg hunt, dance performances on stage, info booths, photos with the Easter Bunny, and food and beverages available for purchase. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. (Egg hunts begin at 10:30 a.m.) Snedigar Sportsplex, 4500 S. Alma School Road. Free admission. (480) 782-2735 or chandleraz.gov/special-events <http://chandleraz.gov/special-events.
Easter Egg-Citement: Egg hunts by age group beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday. Children's admission includes unlimited train rides, carousel rides, hay rides, petting zoo, honeybee ride, and a hot dog lunch with Easter cookie. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Schnepf Farms, 24810 S. Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek. $25 per child with lunch, $20 without lunch. (480) 283-3612 or www.schnepffarms.com
Scrambled EGGstravaganza: Chick egg hunt (age 4 and younger) begins at 11 a.m. Saturday. Bunny egg hunt (ages 5-10) begins at 11:20 a.m. Jackrabbit egg hunt (age 11 and older) begins at 11:40 a.m. A scavenger hunt, crafts, games and face painting begin at 9 a.m. Event is Saturday. San Tan Mountain Regional Park, 6533 W. Phillips Road, Queen Creek. $6 per vehicle. (480) 655-5554 or www.maricopa.gov/parks/santan
Harkins Theatres' Summer Movie Fun is back!
10 children's movies for $7 starts May 28, Tickets go on-sale at 9am on April 13
Season tickets are $7 for all 10 movies (only 70 cents per movie), individual tickets
purchased on the day of show are $2 each. All shows begin at 9:45 a.m. The program runs through Friday, August 3 and will be featured at theatres across the Valley.
This summer's roster of movies includes:
Happy Feet Two Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Rio
Kung Fu Panda 2 Mr. Popper's Penguins
Puss in Boots The Smurfs
Arthur Christmas Hotel for Dogs
This year's Summer Movie Fun theatres are:
Arcadia 8 (Fridays only) Arizona Mills 25 Arrowhead 18
Chandler Crossroads 12 Chandler Fashion 20 Christown 14
Gateway Pavilions 18 Metrocenter 12 Norterra 14
North Valley 16 Park West 14 Santan Village 16
Scottsdale 101 14 Shea 14 Superstition Springs 25
Tempe Marketplace 16
Parents can visit www.harkinstheatres.com/SMF for more information. Location addresses are available online or by checking local listings.