Forecasts call for a beautiful spring weekend. Fortunately, there are plenty of outdoor events to be enjoyed.
Here is a list of some of the Easter-related events taking place in the area this weekend.
Friday, April 18
Bowlers at Town & Country lanes will get free raffle tickets for a drawing on Saturday, April 19. Extra tickets will be given for $5 donations to the Grand Prix College Scholarship fund.
Doggy Easter Treat Hunt, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Doggy treat hunt, treats hidden throughout the park. Prizes for best Easter dog costume, photos, music, and more. Centennial Park dog park, 900 Parr Road, Woodburn.
Saturday, April 19
Easter at Lancaster Mall, 831 Lancaster Drive N.E., in Salem. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Games, prizes, entertainment on the main stage and a special Easter Egg hunt in balloons! Admission to the Easter Egg hunts is first come first served, Free tickets will be available at the check-in counter near Starbucks. Hosted by Connection Life Church.
Albertsons, Easter egg hunt beginning 8 a.m., with candy in eggs and prizes along with a visit by Mr. Cottontail himself. 5450 River Road North.
Keizer Christian Church Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. to noon. Egg hunt, Easter story, treats, free. 6945 Wheatland Road NE.
Easterpalooza at First Presbyterian Church, 770 Chemeketa Street, N.E., in Salem. Egg hunts, pancake feeds, bounce houses and carnival games are all planned at this free event.
Egg hunt at Belcrest Memorial Park from 10 to 10:30 a.m., 1295 Browning Avenue, in Salem. For children 10 and under. The Easter Bunny and Volcanoes’ mascot Crater will be in attendance.
Marian Estates Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30. Free. Ages 10 and younger, more than 4,000 plastic eggs. 390 SE Church Street in Sublimity.
Willamette Valley Fruit Company Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. 2994 82nd Avenue NE in Salem.
Kroc Center Free Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. Free for whole family. Easter egg hunt, face painting coffee and chocolate. Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corp Community Center, 1865 Bill Frey Drive NE, Salem.
Woodburn Aquatic Center Underwater Easter Egg Hunt, noon Saturday, March 30. Eggs float and some will sink. Children will be grouped together by age and have their own special time to hunt. Please bring a waterproof basket or egg holder to store eggs. Admission $6 per youth participant. 190 Oak St., Woodburn.
Sunday, April 20
Easter Brunch Buffet at McNary Restaurant & Lounge, 165 McNary Estates Drive, in Keizer. Mixed greens, pasta salad, fresh fruit. Easter Bunny’s favorites: Variety of pastries, potato O’Brien, biscuits and country gravy, pancakes, scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese, bacon and sausage links, macaroni and cheese with bacon, cheesy scalloped potatoes, vegetable medley, green beans, honey ham, turkey. Easter treats: Carrot cake, berry pie, assorted cookies. Cost is $24.75 for adults; $11.75 ages 4 to 12. Reservations highly recommended, call 503-990-7550.
Easter brunch, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Made-to-order pasta and omelet bar, biscuits and gravy, egg, waggles soup and more. $16.95 per person, children ages 4 to 10 half price. Reservations required at 503-391-7308. Orchard Heights Winery, 6057 Orchard Heights Road NW, Salem.
Keizer Clear Lake United Methodist egg hunt 10:30 a.m. 7920 Wheatland Road N. Hunt will be at Forest Ridge Elementary.
Easter Brunch on the Willamette Queen Sternwheeler, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Bacon, eggs, ham, fruit, salads and a surprise visitor. $48 for adults, $26 ages 4 to 11, free ages 3 and younger. Reservations required at 503-371-1103. 200 Water Street NE, Salem.
River Road Assisted Living hosts annual Easter Egg Hunt. 2 p.m. 592 Bever Drive NE. Hunt for residents, family, friends and employees. Hunt, trivia games and a chance to win an Easter basket.
Easter Dinner at Silver Falls State Park Conference Center, 20024 Silver Falls Highway S.E. in Sublimity. Cost is 18.75 per person. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Menu items include pit ham, salmon with honey tarragon glaze, mango chicken, rice blend, red potatoes and much more.