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Where are this year's egg hunts?

Children wait to rush Mile High Middle School’s athletic field in Prescott to collect Easter eggs during the fifth annual Great Prescott Easter Egg Hunt. (Max Efrein/Kudos, file)

Children wait to rush Mile High Middle School’s athletic field in Prescott to collect Easter eggs during the fifth annual Great Prescott Easter Egg Hunt. (Max Efrein/Kudos, file)

Spring has sprung and Easter is near, so just how many eggs did the Easter Bunny hide this year and where can they be found?

Well, for one the Great Prescott Easter Egg Hunt, starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at Mile High Middle School, 300 S. Granite St, has 15,000 eggs for the kids to find, according to organizer Steve Gottlieb of Prescott Events.

“Just a small little hometown event,” Gottlieb said. “We just want the kids to have fun.

Entry is $5 for the kids and free for parents and boasts the Easter Hometown Carnival which includes rocket building with the boy scouts, bouncy houses, 500 Easter eggs to color, the “Easter Bunny” from 11:30 to 1:30, pizza and soft drinks, he said. The hunt is at 2 p.m. across the entire football field, Gottlieb said.

For more information, visit www.prescottevents.net.

Chino Valley has a Free Easter Egg Hunt as well starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, located at the Chino Valley Community Center Ball Fields, 1615 N. Road 1 East. Hunts start at 10 a.m. for children ages 1-2; 10:30 a.m. for children ages 3-4; 11 a.m. for children ages 5-8; 11:15 a.m. for special needs children; and at 11:30 a.m. for children ages 9-12. Also included is a visit by the Easter Bunny, face painting, games, egg decorating and more.

The Cordes Lakes Community Center, 16357 S. Cordes Lakes Dr., is holding its annual Easter Egg Hunt starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. Hunts start at 9 a.m. for children ages 1-3; at 9:30 a.m. for children ages 4-6; and at 10 a.m. for children ages 7-10. Muffins and coffee or juice will be available for $1.

The Paulden Area Community Organization is putting on an inaugural Easter Eggstravaganza from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Paulden Community Center, 24050 N. Marblehead Ave. Along with the egg hunt, there will be crafts, games, door prizes, story time and a donation-only bake sale.

Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, 1403 Heritage Park Road, hosts its annual Eggstravaganza from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 1, with egg hunts, special Easter treats for the animals, a scavenger hunt, concessions, raffle and more. The hunts are at 11:30 a.m. for children up to 3 years; at 12:30 a.m. for children ages 4-6; at 1:30 p.m. for children ages 7-9; and at 2:30 p.m. for children ages 10-12. Tickets are free with paid admission. Admission to Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, students and military members, $6 for children ages 3-12 and free for members and children ounger than 3.

For more information, visit www.heritageparkzoo.org or call 928-778-4242.

By Jason Wheeler, follow him on Twitter @PrescottWheels. Reach him at 928-445-3333 ext. 2037