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Easter Celebrations

Tulsa Easter CelebrationsThere’s lots going on in Tulsa in the way of Easter celebrations, egg hunts and spring festivities. Here is a comprehensive list.

Springfest Its a market and festival and gardeners turn out every year for the herbs, flowers, gardening tools and information you’ll find during the two-day event. Also expect to find arts and crafts, gift and food vendors and even the Easter bunny on hand during the festival, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria Ave. More information at 746-5125 or visit tulsaworld.com/gardencenter.

Zoobilee Peter Cottontail hops over to the Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum, Saturday morning for the largest “penguin” egg hunt the zoo has ever had. From 8-10 a.m., the hunt is on for the more than 10,000 eggs hidden on the zoo grounds (for children 12 and younger). There will be activities like face painting and a petting zoo, too. This event is for Zoo Friends members and guests. $5. 669-6603, tulsaworld.com/zoo.

Easter Egg Hunts

Owen Park
April 9, 4:30 p.m. All ages. Head to Owen for an Easter egg hunt and a chance to hang with the Easter bunny! Call 596-1485 for more information.

LaFortune Park
April 11, 10 a.m. Ages 3-8. Come meet in the Gardens of LaFortune Park for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. Be prepared for a shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. sharp. BYOB – Bring your own baskets! Call 496-6220 for more information.

East Side Christian Church
April 11, 11 a.m. Community Easter egg hunt, and get your picnic on! 1438 S. Indianapolis, 744-1377.

Owasso Easter Egg Drop
April 11, 1 p.m, at Centennial Park in Owasso. Ages 2-11. It’s like an Easter egg hunt, only way cooler. In addition to tons of eggs on the field, thousands of eggs will be dropped from a helicopter! Your kids will have a blast collecting eggs, playing on inflatables and enjoying the day. Check in at 12:15 or preregister.

East Side Christian Church
11 a.m., 1438 S. Indianapolis Ave.

O’Brien Park
11:30 a.m. Saturday. Registration beings at 10 a.m. 6201 N. Lewis Ave.

Centennial Park, Owasso
1 p.m. Saturday, 15301 E. 86th St. North. For ages 2-11. Tons of eggs will be on the field, and thousands of more eggs will be dropped from a helicopter. Check-in at 12:15 p.m. For more information: 371-7975.

Saturday, Hunter-Dwelley Football Field on the central campus of Jenks High School. About 6,000 eggs will be distributed among three age groups: 10 a.m., birth-preschool; 10:20 a.m., kindergarten-second grade; and 10:40 a.m., third-fifth grades. For more information: the Rev. Harold Phillips, 299-3366.

Lutheran Church of Our Savior
10 a.m. Saturday. 146 S. Sheridan Road.

Ablaze Church
Easter egg hunt and food drive, Liberty Elementary School, 4300 S. 209th E. Ave., Broken Arrow. The food collected will be given to the Broken Arrow Neighbors for the food pantry. Registration at 12:30 p.m. Tupper the Clown will perform at 1 p.m., followed by the egg hunt for children younger than 12. A separate area for children younger than 2 will be available. Prizes will be awarded. For more information: Len Carter, 836-3752.

Southminster Presbyterian
10:30 a.m. Saturday, 3500 S. Peoria Ave., on the church lawn. For more information: Carla Gilbert, 747-4404.

Southern Hills Baptist
10 a.m. Saturday, Heller Park, 5328 S. Wheeling St. Featuring more than 20,000 eggs filled with special treats for children.

Other Fun Easter Stuff

Sage Culinary Studio
Kids have some pent-up creativity? Head to Sage Culinary Studio on Brookside for an easter egg decorating session on Saturday, April 11. Children will decorate six eggs, sent home in a smart little carton. Register for one of the workshops by by April 9 and pay $15, or pay $20 if you register after April 9.

Promenade Mall
The Easter bunny will be at Promenade Mall every day until April 11.

Woodland Hills Mall
The Easter bunny will be on hand for photos from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday; pictures will be available for purchase. For more information: (918) 252-7511.

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April 9th, 2009



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