It's time for Easter egg hunts

April 18, 2014 

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DARIN OSWALD — doswald@idahostatesman.com Buy Photo

Kids and candy are a natural combination around Easter. Here are some community egg hunts where the Easter Bunny and his helpers have laid out a field of treats to find.

• The Mix 106 Egg Scramble will happen at a new venue this year. Kids 8 and younger, and those with special needs, can forage for candy-filled eggs starting at 10 a.m. on April 19 in Capitol Park, 601 W. Jefferson St., Downtown Boise.

• Kids in Meridian can head to Meridian Elementary School, 1035 W. 1st St., for the Meridian Optimist Club's 37th annual Easter Egg Hunt. Kids 10 and younger, and those with special needs, may hunt. MeridianOptimist.org.

• Kids 12 and younger will dive into the Nampa Recreation Center's pool for an aquatic Easter Egg Hunt. You can splash around for eggs in the pool at 131 Constitution Way starting at 2 p.m. April 19. It's free with admission and for pass holders. NampaParksAndRecreation.org.

• Kids 13 to 17 can really hunt for eggs filled with candy and prizes at the Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt at 9 p.m. April 19 at Nampa's Lakeview Park, Garrity Boulevard and 16th Avenue North. It's $3 per person. Bring your own flashlight. NampaParksAndRecreation.org.

• The Nampa Firefighters Local 804 and The Columbians Easter Egg Hunt is at 10 a.m. April 19 at Skyview Park, on Greenhurst Road, between South Powerline and Sunnyridge roads. Kids 10 and younger will go for eggs in groups for special needs and by age.

• All kids 12 and younger are invited to the Treasure Valley Downs Syndrome Association's annual All-Ability Easter Egg Hunt. It's from 2 to 4 p.m. April 19 in Guerber Park, 2200 E. Hill Road, in Eagle. Kids will be divided into groups based on ability and search for hundreds of eggs. You'll also find bunnies and chickens, and a truck from the Eagle Fire Department. IdahoDownSyndrome.org.

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