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Easter events abound this weekend in Beaufort County

For Christians, Easter is a time to reflect upon and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. For many, these celebrations also include community events such as Easter egg hunts, photos with the Easter Bunny and picnics.

A wide variety of events await families who choose to go out and about town this Easter weekend. From Chocowinity to Belhaven, nearly every community has something to offer this weekend. For a glimpse of these offerings, a guide to help readers plan their holiday weekend follows.

BATH

St. Thomas Episcopal Church Easter Egg Hunt

St. Thomas Episcopal Church will host a community Easter Egg hunt on Saturday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. This event, open to the public, will feature hundreds of Easter eggs and a visit with the Easter Bunny.

BELHAVEN

Community Easter Egg Hunt

First Baptist Church of Belhaven will host an Easter event at from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday. The event will begin with a youth hour where children can learn about the true meaning of Easter, followed by an egg hunt, complete with prizes, candy and real Easter eggs. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for pictures, and the event will culminate with hotdogs, hamburgers and a pig picking sponsored by the community as a whole. The event will also include live music. The church is located at 681 Railroad St. in Belhaven, and all are welcome.

‘The Easter Song’

West Belhaven Church of Christ will host “The Easter Song,” a musical drama depicting the last days and resurrection of Christ at 7:30 p.m. today and Friday. The church is located at 1014 W. Main St. in Belhaven and admission for the drama is free.

CHOCOWINITY

Spring Celebration

Raised in a Barn Farm will host a Spring Celebration from noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday. The event will include an Easter egg hunt, hayrides, live music and photos with the Easter Bunny. 4-H animals will be on hand and other farm activities will be available. Cost of the egg hunt and hayrides is $7, adult hayrides are $5 and photos with the Easter Bunny are $8 with one print/digital download included.

Easter Egg Hunt at Union Chapel FWB

Union Chapel Freewill Baptist Church will host an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The church is located at 2110 Old New Bern Road.

Easter Egg Hunt at Hodges Chapel

Hodges Chapel Church, located at 549 Carrow Road, will host an Easter egg Hunt/Community picnic at 6 p.m. on Monday.

WASHINGTON

City of Washington 2018 Easter Egg Hunt

The City of Washington will host its annual Easter egg hunt at the Susiegray McConnell Sports Complex on Monday. The event is open for children ages two to eight, and will feature a special visit from the Easter Bunny, fire trucks and prizes. The Easter egg hunt begins promptly at 2 p.m. For more information, call the City of Washington’s Parks and Recreation office at 252-975-9644.

Easter Sunrise Service at Festival Park

A community-wide Easter Sunrise Service will take place at Festival Park at 7 a.m. on Sunday. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a time of worship with family and friends.

Special Olympics Beaufort/Hyde Rabbit Race

A certified 5K/10K and fun run, the third annual Rabbit Race will benefit Special Olympics Beaufort/Hyde. The race will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, traveling along the Washington waterfront, continuing through the Historic downtown area, over the bridge through Havens Gardens, leading into Washington Park. Registration for the race closes today. For more information, or to register, click to www.runsignup.com/Race/NC/Washington/RabbitRace.