NEWARK -- An Easter-theme event featuring children's games and nonprofit groups' informational booths has been added to the city's entertainment basket.

Family Day at the Park, a free festival, will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at Newark Community Park, 35501 Cedar Blvd.

Children's activities, such as Easter egg hunts and arts and crafts, will be offered. Also, kids age 5 to 12 can bring their own bicycles and helmets to ride a course sponsored by Newark police.

About 15 nonprofit organizations will be there will share information about their services, and the city's child-care center will hold an open house in the Newark Community Center in the park.

City leaders and the Newark Optimist and Rotary clubs are co-sponsoring the event. Information available at 510-578-4432.

Contact Chris De Benedetti at 510-353-7011. Follow him at Twitter.com/cdebenedetti.



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