Coming Up! 2 egg-citing events for the kiddos this weekend


There will be plenty of family fun at a couple of Easter Eggs events this weekend. First up is the Easter Egg Hunt, which is hosted by the City of Sebastian and the Sebastian Police Department at the Twin Piers at Riverview Park. The Easter Egg Hunt festivities begin 6 p.m. Friday, April 7. There will be a good hour for you to arrive with your little one for photos with the Easter Bunny. There will also be a DJ playing music, candy, prizes and games galore. Then, at 7:15 p.m. promptly, the actual hunting for the eggs begins. Be sure to bring a basket or a bag to collect the eggs and any treats that might by “hiding” as well. But the fun is not over yet. Movie Night starts at 7:45 p.m. with the screening of the PG movie “Peter Rabbit.” This is bound to be plenty of fun. Be sure to get there on time. Twin Piers at Riverview Park is at U.S. 1 and County Road 512, Sebastian. For more information, visit or call 772-228-7054.

The next day arrives with something a bit different – the Treasure Coast Egg Drop. This is the Eggstreme Easter Egg Drop free event where 50,000 eggs are dropped by helicopter onto the grounds at Pathway Church, 1105 58th Ave., Vero Beach. The Egg Hunt will be carried out at various times depending on the child’s age. Here’s the Egg Hunt schedule: 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. the VIP Hunt for families who pre-register early; 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. up to the age of 2; 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. 3 to 4 year olds; 11:15 a.m. to noon, kindergarteners to first-graders; noon to 12:45 p.m. family hunt with mixed ages; 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. second- and third-graders; 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. fourth- and fifth-graders; and 2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. family hunt with mixed ages. Now that you know your child’s time slot, here’s how it works: Register ahead of time, arrive before your drop time, check in with your registration confirmation, collect your stamp and bag, line up and watch the helicopter drop, then start collecting the eggs. While you’re not actively engaged in the egg collection, there will plenty of other activities to keep you busy. You can also enjoy the live music, kids games and bounce houses. There will also be food trucks serving up Kona Ice, One Crafty Weenie, Off the Hook, Tavos Tacos, Paisano’s, Espresso Yourself, The Source, High on the Hog, Jeremiah’s Ice, Krazy Fries and Nut House. The Salvation Army will be providing free popcorn and water. There is offsite parking with shuttles at Indian River State College, 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach. Those with VIP and Handicap permits will enter via the 12th street entrance of Pathway Church and exit via the 58th Street exit. For more information and to register for both the Egg Drop time slot or the VIP permit, visit

Riverside Theatre is a busy place right now. It has a taut drama already on its smaller stage in the Waxlax Theatre and a big musical about to open on its Stark Stage. And on Saturday, it will present a shortened version of “Seussical, Jr.” outdoors at its Playtime in the Park program. Those pining for gripping drama should make a beeline to see “Oleanna,” a play by David Mamet. The play concerns the “he said/she said” confrontation between a pompous college professor and his female student. Riverside has a truly excellent production of it running through Sunday, April 9. Tickets are $65. The lavish musical “42nd Street,” billed as a “song and dance extravaganza,” opens Tuesday, April 11, and runs through April 30. This musical is one of the most beloved from the American musical theater canon. Tickets for that start at $50 with discounts available for students. Playtime in the Park is a popular series of children’s classes and showcases held on Riverside’s outdoor Loop Stage. This Saturday the program will present something a little different, Riverside’s traveling troupe of young performers in a shortened version of “Seussical, Jr.” Admission to that is free; it starts 11 a.m. Saturday, April 8. Riverside Theatre is at 3250 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach. Call 772-231-6990 or visit

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