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How to Do an Easter Egg Hunt in Your Apartment PLUS A List of Easter Events in Council Bluffs/Omaha

Check out this article on doing an indoor Easter Egg Hunt in your apartment:
www.wikihow.com/Do-an-EasterEggHunt-Indoors

Also check out the Daily Nonpareil’s list of Easter events in the Council Bluffs/Omaha area:
• The Council Bluffs Parks & Recreation Department is partnering with the Robert’s Park Neighborhood Association to host its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday. The hunt, which is free to children ages 1 to 10, will start promptly at 10 a.m. at Roberts Park, 1000 N. 25th St. The children will be divided into three age groups. The Council Bluffs Fire Department and Police Department will bring equipment to show the children, along with stickers and other treats. No registration is necessary. The hunt is held rain or shine. Parking is free.
• Bass Pro Shops, 2901 Bass Pro Drive, will hold Easter events Saturday through March 31. Activities during the weekend include pictures with the Easter Bunny (free 4×6 photo), Easter crafts and an Easter egg hunt (beginning at 1 p.m. and ending at 2; registration will begin at 12:30). Easter activities on the weekends run from 1 to 4 p.m. Pictures with the Easter Bunny during the week run from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be a craft available today from 6 to 8 p.m.
• The Council Bluffs Public Library, 400 Willow Ave., will hold Chocolate Fest on Monday for students in grades 6 through 8 beginning at 3:30 p.m. in Teen Central, located on the second floor. On March 27 at 10:30 a.m., the library will sponsor an Easter hunt for preschoolers in Youth Section. On March 30 at 10 a.m., the Make and Take program will feature Easter stories and crafts in the Youth Section.
• The RailsWest Easter Egg Dash activities will be March 30 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the RailsWest Railroad Museum, 16th Avenue and South Main Street. A scavenger hunt is offered from 10 a.m. to noon, and the egg dashes (divided by age groups) will be held at 11 a.m. The event is $2 per child.
• Quaker Steak & Lube, 3320 Mid America Drive, will hold an Easter egg hunt March 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and an Easter buffet from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kids 10 and younger get free pictures with the Easter Bunny. Buffet is $14.99 for adults, $6.99 for kids, $8.99 for tweeners and $12.99 for seniors.
• Lauritzen Garden, First and Bancroft streets, Omaha, will hold its Easter Extravaganza on March 30 from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be crafts, egg hunts and photos with the Easter Bunny. For more details, visit lauritzengardens.org. Regular admission applies, with an additional $3 per child for the egg hunt and activities. Advance registration is required – call (402) 346-4002, Ext. 262, by 5 p.m. on March 27. Lauritzen’s Easter brunch is March 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Brunch is $25 per person. Reservations are required by March 27. To make reservations, contact Merri at (402) 346-4002, Ext. 201.
• The Easter Begg Hunt for dogs is March 30 at 1 p.m. at Midtown Crossing’s Turner Park in Omaha. Arrive no later than 12:45 p.m. The $5 registration fee per dog benefits the Nebraska Humane Society. Following the hunt, there will be a costume contest for the best Easter/spring outfits.
• The annual Lake Manawa Beach Easter egg hunt is cancelled this year due to construction. Organizers expect to hold the hunt again in 2014.

HAPPY EASTER!