Easter Bunny set to pull double duty this weekend
The Easter Bunny will pull double duty this weekend, hopping between two community egg hunts for children.HeritageAspen, the city’s official historical society, will host its annual egg hunt at noon Sunday. Kids up to 8 years old are invited to fill their baskets with prizes and sugary goodies hidden around the lawn of the Wheeler/Stallard Museum. “I just went to the store at lunch and bought six more 18-packs of eggs, so we probably have above and beyond [what we need],” laughed Melissa Johnson, a HeritageAspen archivist. The museum is located at 620 W. Bleeker Street.Snowmass Village will host an Easter egg hunt of its own – for the ninth year in a row – at 3:45 p.m. today on the lawn of BJ Adams and Company and Alpine Bank. Kids will get out of school just in time for an afternoon of candy and, of course, photo opportunities with the Bunny himself.Also on deck – the Sundeck, that is – for Easter is the Aspen Mountain Sunrise Service, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Sunday. This local tradition allows worshippers to start the holiday atop Aspen Mountain, with a nondenominational service led by Rev. Gregg Anderson of the Aspen Chapel. The service will also feature a number of local musicians, as well as a breakfast for patrons. The Silver Queen Gondola will open at 7 a.m. Sunday to shuttle patrons to the Sundeck restaurant. Gondola passes for the event are $12 for adults and $6 for children, while kids under 6 years old ride free. Additional Easter celebrations scheduled in the upper Roaring Fork Valley:AspenAspen Chapel, 0077 Meadowood Drive, 925-7184. Nondenominational Easter Sunday service, 10:30 a.m.Aspen Christian World Outreach, 455 Rio Grande (upper level), 920-7711. Nondenominational spirit-filled Easter Sunday service, 10 a.m.Aspen Community United Methodist Church, 200 E. Bleeker, 925-1571. Easter Sunday services at 8:30 and 10 a.m.Christ Episcopal Church, 536 W. North St., 925-3278. Good Friday service: The Passion Liturgy, noon. The Great Vigil of Easter, 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Easter Sunday services, 7 a.m. (Rite I), 8:30 a.m. (Family service and egg hunt), and 10:30 a.m. (Rite II).First Baptist Church, 726 W. Francis, 925-7828. Good Friday multimedia worship service, 8 p.m. Easter Sunday worship, 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.>Messiah Lutheran Church, 1235 Mountain View Drive, 925-7725. Good Friday service, 8 p.m. Easter Festival Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.St. Mary Catholic Church, Main and Hunter streets, 925-7339. Good Friday services, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Easter Vigil, 9 p.m. Saturday. Easter Sunday Mass, 7:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.SnowmassSnowmass Chapel, 5307 Owl Creek Rd., 923-6192. Easter Sunday Protestant service, 9 a.m. Easter Sunday Catholic Mass, 5 p.m.BasaltAlpine Christian Fellowship0167 Holland Hills Rd., 927-3574. Easter Sunday service, 10 a.m.Basalt Community United Methodist 200 E. Homestead Drive, 927-4098. Tenebrae Service, 7:30 p.m. Friday. Easter Sunday sunrise worship & breakfast, 7 a.m.; Easter services with communion at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Egg hunt at 10:30 a.m.; Easter service in Thomasville at 7 p.m.Christ Community Church, 20351 Highway 82, Basalt, 927-3889. Easter Sunday services, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.Grace Church of the Roaring Fork Valley meets in the Eagle County Community Center, El Jebel, 927-8833. Easter Sunday service at 10 a.m.St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 200 Elk Run, 927-4235. Good Friday procession, noon. Good Friday service, 6:30 p.m. The Great Vigil Easter service, 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Easter Sunday service, worship with music, 8 a.m.; service and children’s Easter egg hunt, 9:30 a.m.St. Vincent’s Catholic Church, 250 Midland Ave., 704-0820. Bilingual Stations of the Cross from St. Peter’s to St. Vincent’s, noon Friday; Children’s service, 3:30 p.m. Friday; English service at 7 p.m. Friday; Spanish service at 8 p.m. Friday. Easter Vigil in English at 9 p.m. Saturday.
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