In celebration of Easter, a slew of egg hunts are taking place across Kane County on Saturday, March 23. The Kane County Chronicle put together a guide to local egg hunts, so families – and, in some cases, their canine companions – can hippity hop to the nearest hunt.
• The Batavia Park District has planned its free annual Easter Egg Hunt for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at West Main Community Park, 40W101 W. Main St., Batavia. Staff will divide kids into age groups at 9:45 a.m. Families are encouraged to come early to take a photo with the Easter Bunny. Participants are asked to bring a nonperishable food item or paper product to be donated to the Batavia Food Pantry.
• Dogs can hunt for treat-filled eggs at noon at the Bark Park at West Main Community Park during the second annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., but owners are invited to come early to browse a variety of pet-friendly booths. The cost is $10 a dog, and 50 percent of the proceeds benefit Anderson Animal Shelter. Dogs must be leashed. For information or to register, visit www.bataviaparks.org.
• The Elburn Lions Club has planned an Easter Breakfast and Egg Hunt event from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at Lions Park, 500 S. Filmore St., Elburn. The egg hunt begins at 10 a.m., with registration starting at 9 a.m. The hunt is for children ages 10 and younger. The cost for the all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast is $7 for adults, $5 for those ages 4 to 11 and free for those 3 and younger.
• The Geneva Park District will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, outside the Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center, 3507 Kaneville Road, Geneva. The event is free, and the hunt begins at 10 a.m. About 5,000 eggs will be scattered across the soccer fields in two age-specific areas – one for children ages 4 and younger, and one for those ages 5 and older. Participants should bring a basket and dress appropriately for the weather. For more informaiton, visit genevaparks.org.
• The Maple Park Public Library will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt at noon Saturday, March 23, at 302 Willow St., Maple Park. The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be separate hunts for youths ages 0 to 3, 4 to 6 and 7 and older. The event is free, and registration is not required. For information, call 815-827-3362.
• A free Easter Egg Hunt is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at Pottawatomie Park, 8 North Ave., St. Charles. Participants should arrive at least 15 minutes early to receive instructions. Meet at the entrance to River View Miniature Golf.
• The Sugar Grove Park District has planned its Doggie Easter Egg Hunt for 2:10 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in front of the park district office at 61 Main St., rain or shine. Dogs must be on a leash for the entire time, and no retractable leashes are allowed.
• The Sugar Grove Park District has planned its annual Easter Egg Hunt for Saturday, March 23, at Volunteer Park, which is at 61 Main St., Sugar Grove. The event is for children ages 10 and younger. For children 1 to 3 years old, the hunt starts at 1:30 p.m. For those 4 to 5 years old, it starts at 1:40 p.m. Those 6 to 7 years old will start at 1:50 p.m. Children 8 to 10 years old will start at 2 p.m.