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Mt. Baker Ski Area’s egg hunt canceled, but many others Saturday

About 6000 eggs were scatted at Pioneer Park to be scooped up by hundreds of kids at the 3rd annual Great Community Easter Egg Hunt on  March 30, 2013, at Pioneer Park in Ferndale.
About 6000 eggs were scatted at Pioneer Park to be scooped up by hundreds of kids at the 3rd annual Great Community Easter Egg Hunt on March 30, 2013, at Pioneer Park in Ferndale. The Bellingham Herald

The lack of a snowpack has forced the cancellation of the annual Mount Baker Golden Egg Hunt.

The popular event at Mt. Baker Ski Area, scheduled for Saturday morning, April 4, is expected to return next year. The ski area remains closed due to lack of snow.

However, several other Easter egg hunts will happen Saturday across Whatcom County. In most cases people can just show up.

Lettered Streets Easter Egg Hunt 10 a.m., Fouts Park, Ellsworth St., Bellingham. Come out to Fouts Park for a free Easter egg hunt for children ages 10 and younger.

Easter on the Farm 10 a.m.-5 p.m., BelleWood Acres Distilling & Event Center, 6140 Guide Meridian. Country brunch buffet (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.): $18; $10 children 10 and younger; egg hunt and petting zoo with train ride: $8. 360-318-7720. This farm event also features pictures with the Easter Bunny, scavenger trail hunt, face painting and the Orchard Bin Train Ride.

Kids Easter Fair 10 a.m.-12 p.m., St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham. Donation suggested: $5 per child. 360-734-5400. Join the PeaceHealth & Friends Relay for Life Team for their fourth annual Kids Easter Fair. Indoor event. Along with egg hunts for each age group (toddler through age 10), there are pictures with the Easter Bunny, face painting, a coloring contest and carnival-style games. This is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

Great Community Easter Egg Hunt 10 a.m., Pioneer Field, 2015 Cherry St., Ferndale. Industrial Credit Union and the Ferndale Boys & Girls Club will co-host their annual Great Community Easter Egg Hunt at Pioneer Field. There will be tons of family fun and more than 6,000 eggs to hunt. Families should bring their cameras to take photos with the Easter Bunny.

Rome Grange Easter Egg Hunt 11:30 a.m., The Rome Grange, 2821 Mount Baker Highway. Rome Grange will host an Easter egg hunt for kids through age 10.

Valley Easter Egg Hunt 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Sudden Valley Dance Barn, 8 Barn View Drive. Free. Easter egg hunts for all children 0-12 years of age. Hunting will be divided up by areas and age groups and will start at 10:30 a.m. After the hunt will be playtime on the play structure and surrounding fields. The YMCA in Sudden Valley also will be hosting field games.

Bellingham Health Care & Rehab Services Annual Easter Egg Hunt 11 a.m., Avamere Bellingham Healthcare and Rehab Services, 1200 Birchwood Ave., Bellingham. 360-734-9295. Visit with the Easter Bunny, enjoy hot dogs,drinks, face painting and hunting for eggs in three different areas.

Egg Hunt in the Pool 4 p.m. Arne Hanna Aquatic Center, 1114 Potter St. Bellingham. Kids can partipate in water games, searches for underwater treasures and more. Ages 6 and younger should be accompanied by an adult. Details: 360-778-7665. Included with admission.

C Shop Annual Easter Egg Hunt 4 p.m., The C Shop, 4825 Alderson Road, Birch Bay. 360-371-2070. The C Shop presents its annual egg hunt, sponsored by Patrick Alesse.

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