It's getting close to Easter weekend, so it’s time to enjoy this springtime holiday with events up and down the Valley. From egg dying to Sunday brunch we have the scoop on how to entertain your family and create a special weekend. Ready, set, hop!
FRIDAY, APRIL 6
Join family and friends at the Glen Ellen Firehouse for egg dying in preparation for the Dunbar School Easter Egg Hunt. The event kicks off at 3 p.m. Fire Department is also looking for helpers to hide eggs. For more information, contact Easter Bunny Incident Commander Edmond Joseph at the fire department at 996-9266.
SATURDAY, APRIL 7
10:00 a.m. Glen Ellen/Dunbar School Easter Egg Hunt
The Glen Ellen Firefighters Association are holding their annual Easter Egg Hunt at Dunbar School. The hunt starts at 10 a.m. sharp, be sure to arrive early to secure your spot in the age appropriate zone and visit with your friends and favorite GEFD personnel. There will be a special visit from the Easter Bunny, candy, and special golden eggs.
Stick around after for Dunbar's Garden Anniversary Party and Work Day. The annual event includes arts and crafts for kids, a bake sale and garden tours.
8 a.m. Kenwood Community Club Easter Weekend Breakfast
The Kenwood Community Club will host its annual Easter weekend breakfast on Saturday at the Kenwood Depot on Warm Springs Road, 8 a.m. to noon. Bring the whole family for pancakes, ham, sausage, gourmet mini-donuts, eggs, and fruit salad. Beverage choices are milk, coffee, juice, mimosas and pomosas. There will be lots of activities, including a raffle, Easter egg hunt, face painting, games, and arts and crafts.
Tickets are $10 ($5 for kids 10 and under) in advance and can be bought at the Kenwood Press office or at the Kenwood Market. Tickets at the door are $15 ($8 for kids 10 and under).
9 a.m. Kenwood Easter Egg Hunt
Bring your Easter baskets and hunt for eggs left by the Easter Bunny at Kenwood Plaza Park. Special prize eggs will be hidden in each area, divided by age for kids in preschool through fifth grade. The hunt is free and sponsored by the Kenwood Firefighter’s Association.
1 p.m. Oakmont Easter Egg Hunt
Grandchildren of the Oakmont residents are invited to this egg hunt especially for toddlers through 12 years old. Cost is $5, and includes a bag for eggs, face painting, jumpy house, refreshments, entertainment, and more. Okie Folkies will perform live. Berger Center, Oakmont. (707) 528-0161
And if you want to hop over to Santa Rosa Fairgrounds...
1 p.m. “Sonoma County’s Biggest Easter Egg Hunt”
This event will have 10,000 eggs, carnival games, jump houses, and plans to break a Guinness World Record. Hosted by Tree of Life Fellowship. Sonoma County Fairgrounds. 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa. tolsr.org
SUNDAY, APRIL 8 (EASTER)
6 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service
Attend Easter Sunrise Service, held at the amphitheater in the Plaza of Sonoma at 6:00am. It's Free. Call 707-996-2736 for more information. Also Cline Cellars will be hosting their annual sunrise service. Service begins at 5:14 am and sunrise is at 5:44 am. Experience the glory of Easter sunrise mass in the vineyard. Coffee and pastries will be served after the after the service. Both free.
11 a.m. Cline Cellars Picnic & Easter Egg Hunt
Kids can hunt for eggs during this family picnic at Cline Cellars in Sonoma. Bring your own lunch and they’ll supply a bottle of Oakley 4 Whites or Oakley 5 Reds. $40 per table of 8. RSVP required. Rain cancels, otherwise runs till 3 p.m. 24737 Arnold Dr, Sonoma. (707) 887-3300
11 a.m. Larson Family Winery
Easter is a time for families and fun. Pack up the kids, bring a picnic and spend Easter in Larson Family Winery's backyard. They'll have toys, coloring books and games for kids... and grownups. Refreshing new releases will be available to taste! For more information visit larsonfamilywinery.com
All Morning: Fairmont Mission Inn Easter Egg Hunt
Easter weekend at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn has been a family tradition for generations. Enjoy dining, live entertainment, and egg hunts. Both restaurants offer Easter dining.
Santé will be serving an extravagant Easter Sunday Buffet from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm complemented by live entertainment. Cost: $89.00 per person, $44.50 for children 5-12 years, -complimentary for children 4 and under. 707-939-2415
Big 3 will serve Easter Sunday from their all day casual dining menu from 7:00 am - 9:00 pm. The menu will include seasonal daily specials including their famous Lemon Pancakes and Eggs Benedict. 707-939-2410
The resort will also host two traditional Easter Egg Hunts at 11:00 am and 12:30 pm. Monsieur Easter Bunny, a balloon artist and clown will also join the festivities between 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.
Finally, if you are thinking about enjoying Easter Brunch at any of the other wonderful restaurants in Sonoma here’s a list of all that are open.
Hope we covered all the “eggciting” events going on but if I missed yours please let us know and we will post it in the comments. Happy Easter!