Shopgirl: Hunting for affordable Easter fun? It’s within reach

FILE/STAFF Brynligh Powell searches for Easter eggs during the 2015 Easter Egg Hunt at the Chick-fil-A in North Augusta.

If you haven’t figured out Easter egg-hunting plans, don’t sweat it. There are enough Easter egg hunts in the area for everyone to find one that fits them just perfectly.

 

If local parks are your jam, check out the Easter Egg Hunt at Lake Olmstead Park. This free community event is set for 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, and presented by WKZK 103.7 FM, WYBO 929 and Augusta Regional Airport. Call (706) 738-9191 for details.

Maybe you’re looking for a more extensive Easter-centric activity conglomeration – if so, consider a roadtrip to Columbia for the EdVenture Children’s Museum Eggstravaganza (also April 15) where you can get photos with the Easter Bunny, go on a scavenger hunt within the museum, enjoy art activities, and jump like the Easter Bunny in a moon bounce.

If you’d rather stay close to home, a number of churches are holding egg hunts, including Holy Trinity Lutheran in North Augusta at 1 p.m. on April 15. Even the Chick-fil-A in North Augusta has an egg hunt planned for Thursday, April 13.

There are a host of other events that will facilitate full Easter celebration, and to find more, just go to events.Augusta.com.

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WHAT’S NEW: Netflix unveiled their Download option last year, where for select movies and TV shows you can download episodes or movies in advance for offline use – flights, car trips, or if you’re just trying to save data. This was unveiled for iOS and Android phones, but until now you couldn’t download on a laptop or desktop computer.

Recently, Netflix added the download option to its Windows 10 PC app, making it possible for you to watch downloaded content on your Windows 10 laptop, desktop or tablet. This is available through the latest Netflix app update in the Windows store, so if you don’t see the download option, try updating the app.

At this point, it seems like the only shows available for download are Netflix originals (still plenty of great content to get you started!).

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WHAT’S TRENDY: Hard to believe, but the woman who rejuvenated J. Crew’s cool factor has announced she’s stepping down.

Jenna Lyons took J. Crew from a bland American staple company to a true trendsetting brand, despite its mass-retail identity. It stands out among the major mall stores as a brand whose fashion shows are as well-attended and in demand as Alexander Wang or Dior – and a brand with a genuine originality of perspective.

Lyons will stay on through 2017 as creative adviser.

Her position will be eliminated as Somsack Sikhounmuong will transition from women’s head of design to chief design officer and oversee all design teams.

It’s an interesting time to keep an eye on the upcoming lookbooks: Hopefully the identity Lyons has crafted will remain, but we might be saying goodbye to a great era in American fast fashion.

 

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