Let the ‘Hunt’ begin…Easter events begin this weekend and carry through next weekend

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Operation Spot a Bunny

~ PVN staff report

Here’s what’s happening in the community through Easter Sunday:


The Stanley New Hope Pentecostal Church will host a community egg hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9, at the church. The hunt will feature 10,000 eggs, free food, games, prizes, bounce houses and more. The grand prize is an Apple iPad (must be present at the drawing to win). For more information, contact the church at (540) 778-2432 or visit http://www.stanleynewhopechurch.org/


The Town of Stanley’s “Hop into Spring” event is scheduled for Saturday, April 9, at Ed Good Memorial Park. The afternoon will include a craft and vendor show from 1 to 6 p.m., and an egg hunt at 3 p.m. for children 12 and under, along with a visit and photos from the Easter Bunny. Food will be offered by the Stanley Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. The event will conclude with the movie “Peter Rabbit” starting at 8 p.m.


Wisteria Farm and Vineyard has planned an egg hunt for youngsters from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 16. In addition to hunting for eggs filled with toys and treats, there will be a photo station and a sidewalk chalk activity area for children. To register for the free event, log on to Wisteria’s Facebook page. Each child’s ticket includes an Easter bag for collecting eggs and a pair of bunny ears; supplies are limited.


An Easter egg hunt has been planned for 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 16 at Page United Methodist Church. Participants are asked to bring their own baskets. Prizes will be awarded.


An Easter egg hunt will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 at Big Gem Park in Shenandoah. The event is being sponsored by Christ United Methodist Church in Shenandoah.


A grown-up egg hunt, open to all adults, is planned from 8 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at Wisteria Farm and Vineyard in Stanley. The evening will include a hunt for glow-in-the-dark eggs, with prizes from local restaurants and shops, as well as free wine. Participants are encouraged to bring a flashlight and good walking shoes. To register for the free event, log on to Wisteria’s Facebook page.


Riverview Independent Gospel Church, 259 Wampler Drive in Stanley, has planned a community Easter egg hunt open to all ages at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 16. Prizes include bikes, scooters, gift cards, toys and Easter basket give-aways. The Easter Bunny will also be on hand for the event. For more information, contact Pastor Jeff Lucas at (540) 478-2731.


The Stanley Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual all-you-can-eat Easter breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 17, with dine-in or carry-out options. The meal will include sausage, bacon, scrapple, scrambled eggs, gravy, biscuits, pancakes, home fries, coffee and juice. Cost is $8.50 for adults, $5.50 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children age 5 and under. Proceeds benefit the Stanley Volunteer Fire Department.


An Easter Sunrise Service sponsored by Luray Commandery No. 19 will be held at 7 a.m. on Sunday, April 17 at the Luray Singing Tower. Guest speaker will be Pastor Timothy Scott. In case of inclement weather, the service will move to Main Street Baptist Church.


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