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‘Get Outta Town’ and Hunt Eggs Like an Animal

My Easter weekend to-do list:

1) Find Doni’s hollandaise recipe.

2) Brunch on Benedict smothered with said hollandaise.

3) Dye eggs (note: brown eggs dye better).

4) Bite head off chocolate bunny.

5) Consume last year’s Peeps.

6) Express amazement at freshness of year-old Peeps.

7) Win candy and prizes in a really good Easter egg hunt.

Feel free to replace items one through six with your own Easter traditions. But you can scratch off item seven at the 13th annual “Great Zoo Extravaganza.” Get outta town for this unique annual event at the oldest zoo in California.

Eureka’s Sequoia Park Zoo, founded in 1907, is the host for this annual spring tradition. The Egg-stravaganza features an egg hunt (for egg hunters up to age eight), an egg-spedition (for ages nine and up), egg decorating, honey bee toss, butterfly crafts, insect hide and seek, face painting and wildflower crafts.

You also get to see the gibbons, spider monkeys, peccaries, red pandas, tamarins, ravens and black bears receive special Easter egg-themed treats.

What: The Great Zoo Egg-Stravaganza

When: Sunday, April 24 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Egg hunt and Egg-spedition begin at 10 a.m.)

Where: Sequoia Park Zoo, 3414 W Street, Eureka

Cost: All activities are included with general Zoo admission. Click HERE, call (707) 442-5649 or email megan@sequoiaparkzoo.net for admission information and directions.

Can’t make it to the Egg-stravaganza? Include one of the fun Easter egg hunts going on all around the north state. Visit these sites for events in 10 north state counties:

Click here for Butte County events.

Click here for Del Norte County events.

Click here for Glenn County events.

Click here for Humboldt County events.

Click here for Lassen County events.

Click here for Modoc County events.

Click here for Plumas County events.

Click here for more Siskiyou County events.

.Click here for Tehama County events.

Click here for Trinity County events.

Adam Mankoski enjoys experiencing and writing about the people, places and things that embody the free spirit of the State of Jefferson. He and his partner own HawkMan Studios and are the creators of Redding’s 2nd Saturday ArtHop. Email your NorthState weekend events to adamm.anewscafe@gmail.com.

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Adam Mankoski

is a recent North State transplant who feels completely at home here. He enjoys experiencing and writing about the people, places and things that embody the free spirit of the State of Jefferson. He and his partner are the owners of HawkMan Studios and the creators of Redding’s 2nd Saturday Art Hop.

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