Churches and other groups across the area are offering a variety of ways to celebrate Easter. Here is a partial listing of events that will be held this weekend.
EASTER EGG HUNTS
• 2014 Great Easter Egg Drop: 10 a.m.; Columbia County Fairgrounds, 5462 Columbia Road; 40,000 candy-filled eggs, inflatables, face painting, games, live music, food; registration required at myabilene.org/easter-egg-drop-augusta-ga
• Baskets, Eggs and Rabbits: 10 a.m.; Mistletoe State Park, 3725 Mistletoe Road, Appling; for ages 3-10; create an Easter basket, then go on an egg scavenger hunt throughout the woods; 4H Bunny Club will share rabbits; $2 plus $5 for parking; (706) 541-0321
• Easter Egg Hunt: 10 a.m.; Bel-Ridge Baptist Church, 108 Monterey Ave., Belvedere; games, music, food, egg hunt; open to the public; free; (803) 279-3366
• New Life Worship Center Kingdom Kids Easter Picnic: 11 a.m.; New Life Worship Center, 3550 Morgan Road; ages 4-11; food, games, prizes, Easter egg hunt; (706) 796-7880
• Easter Eggstravaganza: 3 p.m.; Town Creek Baptist Church, 250 Town Creek Road, Aiken; all ages; Easter egg hunt, petting zoo, hayrides; free; (803) 649-9792
• Easter Egg Hunt: 11 a.m.; Grovetown United Methodist Church, 206 East Robinson Ave., Grovetown,; (706) 863-6668
• Community Easter Egg Hunt: 3 p.m.; Evans High School, 4550 Cox Road; sponsored by Mosaic United Methodist Church; 6,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes; food, games, crafts, face-painting; firstname.lastname@example.org.
OTHER EVENTS TODAY
• Play: Who Jesus Is, 3 p.m.; Good Samaritan Baptist Church, 1556 Maple St.; free; (706) 722-5853
• Cross Bearing Walk: 6 p.m.; walk from Martha’s Vineyard to City Park with periodic stops along the route to remember the scriptural event; free; grovetownumc.org
• Two Crowns: 7 p.m.; Belvedere First Baptist Church, 421 Edgefield Road, Belvedere,; musical and celebration of the Lord’s Supper; free; (803) 279-0415
• Easter Passion Drama: Watch the Lamb, 4 p.m. today, 6 p.m. Sunday, 6 p.m. April 26-27; Providence Baptist Church, 3850 Wrightsboro Road; free; www.pbcaugusta.org
• Easter Vigil: 8 p.m.; St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church, 3321 Wheeler Road
• Easter Vigil: 8 p.m.; St. Teresa of Avila, 4921 Columbia Road
• Easter Vigil: 8:30 p.m.; St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2607 Lumpkin Road
• Hillcrest Memorial Park, presented by Bayvale Baptist Church, 4:30 a.m.
• Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 6 a.m.
• Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 6 a.m.
• Freedom Park, Fort Gordon, 6:30 a.m.
• Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 7 a.m.
• Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens, Thomson, presented by First Baptist Church of Thomson, 7 a.m.
• Cumming Grove Baptist Church, 7 a.m.
• Bellevue Memorial Park, presented by Grovetown United Methodist Church, 7 a.m.
• Whole Life Ministries, 7 a.m.
• Grovetown United Methodist Church, 7 a.m.
• The Hill Baptist Church, 7 a.m. and 11 a.m.
OTHER SERVICES AND EVENTS:
• Easter Breakfast: 5:30 a.m., after 4:30 a.m. Sunrise Service at Hillcrest Memorial Park
• St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church Holy Week Services: 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
• Run for Jesus 5K: 8 a.m.; Barton Field, Fort Gordon; after sunrise service; breakfast after the run
• New Life Worship Center, 11 a.m.
• Community Resurrection Service: 10 a.m.; Augusta Convention Center, 901 Reynolds St.; presented by Tabernacle Baptist Church; service will feature a performance by gospel recording artist Earnest Pugh and the Tabernacle 100 Voice Choir
• New Life Worship Center Play: He is the Son of God, 6 p.m.