SATURDAY, MARCH 31
Alameda: "Splash into Spring" and Egg Scramble, an all-day family activities including the annual treat hunt at 11:30 a.m., around the visitor center lawn, 1252 McKay Ave. Sponsored by EBRPD, Alameda Recreation and Parks, and Alameda Rotary Club. For more information call 510-577-3187 or visit www.ebparks.org.
Hayward: Cherryland's 4th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Meek Estate Park, 240 Hampton Road, Egg Hunt by age groups (1-12 years old). Bonnet Parade: Prizes for Best Victorian, Most Unusual, Funniest, Best Character Theme, Cutest Easter Baby Bonnet, Best of Show (newborn-12). Egg Roll: Bring a hard-boiled egg to participate (3-12 years) Egg Decorating Contest: Bring One pre-decorated egg per child (3-12 years). Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs' Activity League Mobile Recreation, face painting, craft activities, community booths and food vendors. Bring your camera for a picture with the Easter Bunny.
Oakland: The Ora Jinkins Recreation Center hosts an Easter egg Hunt, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Free food, games, live drama, jumping gym and over 25,00 Easter eggs for kids 12 and under. Center is located at 9175 Edes Ave. Free Admission, sponsored by Points of Light, City of Oakland, and Sum Bible College and Theological Seminary. For more information call 510-567-6174.
SUNDAY, APRIL 1
Oakland: Lamb of God 2012 Easter Oratorio, 7 p.m., Cathedral of Christ the Light, Catholic Diocese of Oakland, 2121 Harrison St. A scared musical work featuring the Temple Hill Symphony orchestra, choir and soloists, written and composed by Rob Gardner. Free concert admission with tickets available at www.LambOfGodOakland.com. Open to the public.
FRIDAY, APRIL 6
Oakland: Lamb of God 2012 Easter Oratorio, 7 p.m., at Oakland ISC Auditorium on Temple Hill, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4780 Lincoln Ave. A scared musical work featuring the Temple Hill Symphony Orchestra, choir and soloists, written and composed by Rob Gardner. Free concert admission with tickets available at www.LambOfGodOakland.com. Open to the public. Performances also April 7 and 8.
SATURDAY, APRIL 7
El Cerrito: Traditional Egg Hunt of candy and eggs at Arlington Park starting at 10 a.m. To ensure all children get a chance at the goodies, the hunt is divided into age groups. Come early so you won't miss the start. The hunt is over quickly. This event will occur rain or shine! Arlington Park, 1120 Arlington Blvd., El Cerrito. Free. 510-559-7000,
Fremont: Bridges Community Church hosts Easter egg hunt, from 9:30 a.m.- noon. Everyone is welcome, all activities are free, crafts, jump house, obstacle course, cookie decorating and egg hunts: Preschool 9:45-11:15 a.m.; K-3rd 10 and 11 a.m.; 4th-6th 10:30-11:30 a.m. 505 Driscoll Road, 510-651-3049, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hayward: Kennedy Park Bonnet Parade and Easter egg hunt, starting at 9 a.m. . The Easter Bonnet Parade is led by the Easter Bunny for children ages 6 and under who wear homemade bonnets. Prizes are given for prettiest, most unusual and most colorful. The egg hunt is for children ages of 3 to 9. 19502 Hesperian Blvd. For information call 510-888-0211.
Oakland: The Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate hosts The Great Easter Egg Hunt. 2960 Peralta Oaks Court. Ages 3 and under noon-2:30 p.m.; ages 4-6, at 1 p.m.; ages 7-10, at 2 p.m. Bring your own basket to fill with eggs. Take a picture with the Easter Bunny, picnic on the lawn, tours, petting zoo, games, face painting, pony rides and more. Tickets at the gate on the day of the event, adults $5, ages 5-10, $2, and under 5 free. 2960 Peralta Oaks Ct., Oakland, www.dunsmuir-hellman.org/.
Oakland: Lakeshore Avenue Easter Derby Decorating Parade and Contest with Spring Festival, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Lakeshore Ave Baptist Church. Lakeshore Avenue merchants hold their Annual Easter Derby (hat) Decorating Contest in conjunction with the Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church's Annual Spring Festival. Children can gather at 10 a.m. for last-minute hat decorating (hats are $2 from merchants or the church), then parade down the avenue with the Easter Bunny at 11 a.m. Judging and a festival with free refreshments and egg decorating follows at Lakeshore Baptist Church. Free. For more information call 510-593-3721 or 510-893-2484
San Leandro: Annual Egg Hunt at Marina Park for children 10 years old and under. 10 a.m., rain or shine. Hunt will be divided into age-appropriate groups. Bring your own basket. Free. For more information, call Recreaction and Human Services Department, 510-577-3462, or visit http://www.sanleandro.org/depts/rec/default.asp. Monarch Bay Drive near Fairway Drive.
SUNDAY, APRIL 8
Oakland: Skyline Community Church invites the public to Easter Services and Easter egg hunt. Sunrise Services at 6:30 a.m., Traditional Service at 10 a.m., and Easter egg Hunt for children of all ages at 11:30 a.m. 12540 Skyline Blvd., Oakland. For more information call 510-531-8212, or visit http://www.skylineucc.org.
Oakland: Franklin Recreation Center hosts Springland Festival and Egg Hunt, at 1:30 p.m., for ages 7 and under, at 2:30 p.m. for ages 8 and older. There will be will face painting, arts and crafts, jumper bounce house, relay races, goodies and refreshments, game station, dancing and free admission. 1010 E. 15th St., preregister online a www.oaklandnet.com/parks or in person. For more information call 510-238-7741.
-- Compiled by Cathie Gatison