EASTER HOLIDAY/PASSOVER EVENTS
Spring egg scramble -- At Crab Cove; Saturday, 10-11:45 a.m. Ages: walking to 12 years old; free activities include a mobile fish exhibit, beach exploration, lawn games, arts and crafts. The scramble begins promptly at 11:40 a.m., 1252 McKay Ave., 510- 747-7529.
Family-friendly Easter celebration -- South Shore Center Easter celebration; Saturday, April 19; noon-3:30 p.m. Saddled pony rides for the kids, shake hands with the Easter Bunny. Free admission. Neptune Court, Alameda South Shore Center, 523 South Shore Center West, 510-521-1515.
Spring egg hunt extravaganza -- The City of Berkeley hosts its annual spring egg hunt extravaganza; Saturday, April 19; 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Ages: 1-9 years; admission is $5 per child. Fun activities, including a petting zoo, a visit with the Spring Bunny, spring-themed arts and crafts, an interactive kid's carnival with prizes and Bunny Hop dance lessons. Youth participants receive a basket to collect their spring goodies. Willard Park, 2720 Hillegass Ave. For egg hunt times, call 510-981-5147 or go to http://www.seecalifornia.com/events/easter/berkeley-egg-hunt.html.
Eggster egg hunt & learning festival -- Free egg hunt to benefit local children's organizations; Saturday, April 19; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, layered clothing for changing weather, baskets for the egg hunt. Campanile on the UC Berkelely Campus; http://eggster.berkeley.edu/.
Passover -- Celebrate the first night of Passover at the Jewish Community Center East Bay with a special seder led by Rabbi Bridget Wynne, Monday, 5-6:15 p.m. For children 2-7 years old, although all are welcomel; no Jewish knowledge or experience is necessary. Include a light, kid-friendly meal, served picnic style. The cost is $15 per child, (age 2-13), $25 per adult, (14 and over). The JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley, 510-848-0237, ext. 148.
Annual egg hunt -- El Cerrito hosts its free annual egg hunt; Saturday, April 19, 10 a.m. Toddlers to 12 years old, rain or shine. Following the hunt, children can meet a very special bunny. Arlington Park, 1120 Arlington Blvd., 510-559-7004.
Easter celebration service and egg hunt -- Harbor Light Church Easter celebration; Sunday, April 20, 10:30 a.m. Egg hunt following service; 4760 Thornton Ave., 510-744-2233.
Egg toss/pet-a-bunny -- Ardenwood Historic Farm hosts an old-fashioned egg toss Sunday, April 20, 2:30 p.m. Or visit the farm and pet some farm-friendly bunnies and learn their bunny ways. Admission fee: $3 adults; $2 ages 4-17; free 3 and under; 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., 510-544-2797.
Easter egg hunt -- Bonnet parade and Easter egg hunt; Saturday, April 19. Bonnet registration at 9 a.m.; egg hunt follows immediately. Rain or shine. Free. Kennedy Park, 19501 Hesperian Blvd., 510-888-0211.
Easter Sunday pancake breakfast -- Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley; Sunday, April 20, 10 a.m.; $6-$8. One Lawson Road, 510-525-0302.
Great egg hunt -- The Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate hosts The Great Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 19, noon to 2:30 p.m., ages 3 and under; noon to 1 p.m., ages 4 to 6; 2 p.m., ages 7 to 10. Gates open at 11 a.m. rain or shine. Bring your basket to fill with eggs. Admission: adults, $5; ages 4 and up, $3. Children under 3 are free. 2960 Peralta Oaks Court; 510-615-5555 or visit www.dunsmuir-hellman.com.
Glow-in-the-dark egg hunt -- Mosswood Park hosts evening egg hunt; Saturday, April 19; 5-8 p.m. Crafts, music, food, family games. Event is free, but parents must be present. Bring a flashlight and blanket. Mosswood Park, 3612 Webster St.; 510-597-5038.
Easter egg hunt -- The ninth annual Easter egg hunt at San Antonio Park; Saturday, April 19, 1-4 p.m. Food, fun, games, live family-friendly performances and giveaways for families with children 14 and under. Free. Sponsored by Community Enrichment Organization, PG&E, city of Oakland, Office of Parks and Recreation, Youth Uprising and Kaiser Permanente; San Antonio Park, 1701 E. 19th St.
Annual Easter egg hunt/service -- Skyline United Church of Christ traditional Easter egg hunt; Sunday, April 20, 11:30 a.m. Easter service at 10 a.m. featuring the Oakland/East Bay Gay Men's Choir. 12540 Skyline Blvd.; 510-531-8212.
Easter egg hunt -- Annual Montclair Lions Club Easter egg hunt; Sunday, April 20; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Montclair Park, 6300 Moraga Ave.; 510-482-7812.
Passover -- Celebrate the first night of Passover at the Jewish Community Center East Bay in this special seder led by Rabbi Daniel Lev on Monday, 5-6:15 p.m. For children aged 2-7 years, although all ages are welcome; no Jewish knowledge or experience is necessary. Light, kid-friendly meal, served picnic style. No one turned away for lack of funds. The cost is $15 per child, (age 2-13), $25 per adult, (14 and over). The JCC East Bay, Oakland Branch, 5811 Racine St. 510-848-0237, ext. 148.
Concert -- Oakland Symphony Chorus presents Handel's Easter Messiah, Sunday, 5:30 p.m. Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St. Ticket are $20 and may be purchased at the door or in advance at www.oaklandsymphonychorus.org.
Swim special event -- Easter egg hunt at the Piedmont Community Pool, Saturday. Check-in begins at 1 p.m., hunt begins at 1:30 p.m. Easter crafts and activities will continue in the pool and around the arbor area. To register, call 510-655-5163 or 510-420-3070 with Easter egg hunt code 4016.382;
or in person at the Piedmont Recreation Department or Piedmont Community Pool, 358 Hillside Ave., $10 membership, $15 nonmembers.
Family Day at the Park -- Newark Community Park hosts a free day of fun for the family; Saturday, April 19, 9-11:30 a.m. Bring a camera for a special picture with the Easter Bunny. Bring a basket for the Easter egg hunt. Arts and crafts, community resource fair, inflatable bouncers, games, egg dying and more.
35501 Cedar Blvd., 510- 578-4432.