Hopping down the bunny trail, hipity, hopity, Easter will come a little early for the communities of Arbuckle and Maxwell as they each celebrate the holiday this weekend.
■ The Arbuckle United Methodist Church will host its Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8, at 10 AM in Balfour Park, near the baseball field, in Arbuckle. All children are welcomed and must bring their own Easter baskets.
■ The Maxwell Parks and Recreation will host its Easter Eggstravaganza and Spring Breakfast on Saturday, April 8 at Maxwell Elementary School. A pancake and sausage breakfast will be served from 7 AM to 10 AM for $5; pre-sale and to-go orders available. The egg hunt and carnival will begin at 10:30 AM for children aged infant through 13. In addition to finding eggs and the treasured golden egg, children can visit with the Easter Bunny himself. An Easter raffle, kids activities, and games will be available.
■ The Arbuckle Golf Club will host an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15, at 9 AM on the Golf Course, 5918 Hillgate Rd. in Arbuckle. Refreshments will be served after the hunt. Donations are welcome and must be dropped off by Friday, April 14, by the end of the day. Pre-filled plastic eggs, cookies, cupcakes, candy, or monetary donations are appreciated. Looking to help? The Arbuckle Golf Club is seeking volunteers to help setup; volunteers must arrive to the club by 7 AM on Saturday, April 15. The event is free.
■ The Colusa Lions Club will host their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15, promptly at 9 AM at the Colusa County Fairgrounds. There will be four divisions: pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and third grade. Two golden eggs will be hidden in each area for special prizes. The Easter Bunny will be available for photo opportunities.
■ The Williams Community Church will host its Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15, at 10 AM in Valley Vista Park, Teal Way and Greenwing Drive in Valley Ranch. The event has been moved from its prior location of Venice Park due to park construction.
Easter Service at the cross
The annual Easter Sunrise service at the cross west of Williams on King Road at Leesville Road starting at 6:00 AM Easter morning. Many local Christian Churches gather and celebrate their Christian faith while watching the sun rise over the Sutter Buttes. ■