• The Oldenburg Academy Alumni Association’s seventh annual festivity is April 19 at 10 a.m. on the Sisters of St. Francis grounds. This year’s hunt will include over 1,600 eggs, and children in each age group (3 and under, 4-6 and 7-10) will also be able to get their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny. Afterwards, attendees can enjoy refreshments in the Twister Cafe.
• The Batesville United Methodist Church Community Egg Hunt, arranged by Linda Koon, is set for April 19 at 10 a.m. on the grounds and parking lot. The event will be inside if it’s rainy. Children will be divided into age groups (2-4, 5-7, 8-10 and 11-12), and games and snacks will be available for those waiting for their hunt.
• Kids from the New Point area in fifth grade and younger will search for about 1,400 candy-filled eggs at the New Point Kiwanis Club hunt April 19 at 1 p.m. at Saltcreek Township Park there. “We will give away Easter baskets and other prizes,” reports member Iris Glass. In case of rain, it will be held in the New Point Community Building.
Diane Raver can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-934-4343, Ext. 114.
Other holiday excursions • Lanier Mansion State Historic Site, 601 W. First St., Madison, offers festive activities Saturday, April 12, from noon-1:30 p.m. Children ages 3-8 can hunt for Easter eggs on the grounds and enjoy stories, crafts, face painting, historic games and visits with the Easter Bunny. Admission is $3 per child at the Lanier/Madison Visitor Center, located across Vine Street from the mansion. One adult per child gets in free. Info: 812-265-3526 or indianamuseum.org/lanier. • Children can meet the Easter Bunny and hunt for a golden egg during the 14th annual running of the Easter Bunny Express Saturday, April 19. The train departs from the nonprofit Whitewater Valley Railroad's Grand Central Station, 455 Market St., Connersville, and makes four round trips south to a patch two miles away at 10:30 a.m., noon, 2:30 and 4:15 p.m. The hunt is open to kids 8 and under who need to bring baskets. Reservations are recommended. The cost is $10 for riders 2 and up. To purchase tickets: www.whitewatervalleyrr.org or 765-825-2054.