Easter egg hunts for kids and adults this weekend

Ben Hopper Contributing writer

By The Mercury

With Easter just around the corner, there are eggs and prizes to find all around town.

Start this Saturday with the annual UPC Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. on Bosco Student Plaza. This fee hunt has categories for ages 3 and under, 4-6, 7-10 and over 11. The Easter Bunny will be at the event for photos.

Shortly after is an Easter Egg Hunt to benefit the animals housed at the T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. for the hunt at 11 a.m. This event is for children five years and younger. There is no charge to participate, but free will donations will be accepted at the gate. The Easter Bunny will hop on over for photos at this event. For more information, please contact the animal shelter at (785) 587-2783.

This year, children won’t be the only ones with all the fun. Adults can gather eggs filled with candy or prizes at the Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity Adult Egg Hunt at 3 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Stadium behind the Alumni Center. Prizes will consist of donated new and nearly new items, such as a washer and dryer, furniture, electronics, a large variety of household items, home decor and even cash.

Tickets are $15 and available day of the event. All proceeds from this event will fund our Habitat Homes for Heroes home. Our next home will be built for a military veteran and their family. If you have questions, call Shehanna at (785) 537-7534. Registration opens at 2 p.m.

The Easter Bunny will be at the Manhattan Town Center starting Friday and will be in Center Court through April 7.

Here’s a look at other area events:


Gallery Talk: “Tallgrass TV: Tuning into the New Natural History Museum” by Sam Easterson, 5:30 p.m. Beach Museum of Art.

UPC presents country music artists Gloriana with Tyler Hilton, 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door. Cash and check only. Weber Arena.

The Yawpers, 10 p.m. Cover: $3. Auntie Mae’s.

Bart Crow Band, 10 p.m. Cost: $10. Longhorns.



Zoofari Tails Storytime, 10 a.m. Manhattan Public Library.

Campus Tree Walk: Discover the Trees, noon-1 p.m. Guided by Brad Hoppe and Dan McGee. Beach Museum of Art to Bosco Student Plaza.

International Student & Scholar Services Coffee Hour Series: Australia, 4-5 p.m. Presented by Kylie Sutherland. Refreshments typical of the student’s home country will be served following the presentation. Free and open to the public Multipurpose Room, International Student Center.

K-State Department of English presents author Rebecca Makkai, 3:30 p.m. M Union Little Theatre.

Manhattan High School Thespian Fundraiser: “Salute to Broadway,” 7 p.m. Also Saturday. A talent show featuring songs, monologues, scenes, dances and instrumental acts focusing on Broadway selections Rezac Auditorium.

K-State Theatre and Dance present the annual Spring Dance, 7:30 p.m. Also Saturday. McCain Auditorium.

Manhattan Arts Center presents a KSU Saxophone Chamber Music Concert Extravaganza: “Bach to Bebop,” 7:30 p.m. Featuring the KSU Saxophone Quartet and Wildcat Saxophone Quartet. A benefit concert for the MAC. For tickets, call 785-537-4420 or email Manhattan Arts Center.

UPC Film: “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” 8 p.m. for $2. Also 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday for $3. K-State Student Union Forum Hall.

K-State After Hours: Sports Mania, 9 p.m.-midnight. Featuring free mini golf, wings and more. Union Station, K-State Student Union.



Great Escapes, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. An event dedicated to outdoor travel and adventure. Riley Conference Center, Fort Riley.

K-State Department of English Lecture: novelist Elizabeth Bunce, 11 a.m. K-State Alumni Center.

Friends of the Sunset Zoo and Beach Museum of Art present Joel Sartore, National Geographic Photographer, 2 p.m. Beach Museum of Art.

The Phaetons, 8 p.m. Cover: $3. Auntie Mae’s.



Special comedy concert featuring Greg Tamblyn, 10:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. Featuring a musical sermon “The Sacred and the Silly” at 10:45 a.m. Donations encouraged. Childcare will be provided for both events. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Manhattan, Zeandale Road.

Learn how to play the Native American Flute, 1 p.m. Featuring Douglas Blue Feather. 1021 Denison.

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