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Hunting Season



The second best Jesus-y holiday is just around the corner, kiddos! 'Tis Easter time! Woot!

This year there's even more reason to be thankful! Like, for example, be thankful you don't live in Europe! There, according to what was on NPR recently, egg producers are blaming new, stricter EU relations for an ill-timed egg shortage that has seen prices jump 250 percent in some regions. No yolk!

But NPR didn't say anything about America's eggbundance being in danger of cracking anytime soon. So sorry, Europe. As scheduled, we're goin' huntin'.

Here's the rundown on where lost eggs need finding in Humboldt, north to south:

MCKINLEYVILLE: We hear the McKinleyville Shopping Center hosts a pretty elaborate egg hunt -- different areas for different ages, Easter Bunny encounters, the works. As with all community egg hunts, this one comes a day early on Saturday, April 7 at 10 a.m.

But McKinleyville throws on another layer of childhood memory-makin' with the return of their annual life-size playable version of the classic kids' game Candyland at Pierson Park starting at 11 a.m. Beat that, other towns!

ARCATA: The American Legion Arcata Post 274 will litter the Plaza with fun for egg-hungry youngins ages two to 10-year-olds (Sorry, Plazoids!) on Saturday, April 7 starting at 10 a.m.

EUREKA: E-town Easter egg connoisseurs will want to head over to Carson Park at 10 a.m. on Saturday to get their hunt on. There will also be family scavenger hunts and an appearance by THE Easter Bunny (accept no imitations). Hop to it.

But Eureka kids are lucky. Once the Carson Park egg stampedes subside, head up Harris to the Sequoia Park Zoo for more egg hunting at the annual Egg-Stravaganza starting at noon. In addition to the hunt, faces will be painted, games will be played and adorable animals will be Easter-treated.

FORTUNA: The Fortuna Lions Club handles the make-kids-happy-on-Easter duties in sunny (fingers crossed) Fortuna. Rohner Park is the place to fill those adorable baskets on Saturday at 10 a.m.

GARBERVILLE: SoHum knows how to do Easter. Their egg hunt coincides with an adult-pleasing barbecue, a bake sale and carnival games. It all takes place at Southern Humboldt Community Park from noon to 3 p.m.

Now, enjoy that post-holiday child sugar high when you pack the kids off to Sunday morning services. Happy Easter.

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