Hop to it: Plenty of activities to keep you busy this Easter

Children search for Easter eggs during the annual Egg Hunt at Naples Botanical Garden on Sunday, April 4, 2010 in the Children's Garden. Lexey Swall/Staff

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Children search for Easter eggs during the annual Egg Hunt at Naples Botanical Garden on Sunday, April 4, 2010 in the Children's Garden. Lexey Swall/Staff

— The Easter bunny will have busy schedule with appearances at everything from egg hunts to tea parties around Southwest Florida over the next week. You can be a busy bunny too with our handy Easter fun guide. So what are you waiting for? Hop to it.

Bunny Photos

■ Easter bunny: Photos 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays through April 7, Coastland Center mall, 1900 U.S. 41 N., Naples.

■ Easter bunny: Photos with the Easter bunny, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and April 7; 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday and April 8; and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday-April 6, Bass Pro Shops, Gulf Coast Town Center, 10040 Gulf Center Drive, Fort Myers. Free. 239-461-7800

■ Caring bunny: Photos with the bunny for children with special needs and their families, 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, April 1, Edison Mall, 4125 Cleveland Ave., Dillard’s Court, Fort Myers. Reservations are requested at www.abilitypath.org

■ Pet Easter Bunny photos: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, Coastland Center mall, 1900 U.S. 41 N., Naples. coastlandcenter.com

Breakfast

■ Breakfast with the Easter Bunny: 9 to 10 a.m. April 7, Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Road, Restaurant piazza, Estero. $5, per child. Breakfast for children only, coffee provided for adults. Reservations required by noon April 6. 239-948-3766

■ Breakfast with the Easter bunny: Goodie bag and photo, 9 to 11 a.m. April 8, Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples, 15080 Livingston Road, Naples. $50, per person. Reservations required. 239-260-1715

■ Easter egg hunt: Live Easter concert, candy for children, prizes for adults and continental breakfast, 11 a.m. April 8, Community Congregational Church, 15300 U.S. 41 N., Naples. 239-597-1000

Egg Hunts

■ 6th Annual Spring Festival: Activities include an Easter egg hunt with prizes for ages 1 to adult, art and craft vendors, live entertainment, train ride, face painting, bounce house, giant slide and arts and crafts. Bring a basket for each child to collect Easter eggs. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at East Naples Community Park, 3500 Thomasson Drive, Naples. $2. 239-793-4414

■ Easter egg hunt: Easter bunny, golden egg winner for each age division, arts and crafts and snacks and drinks will be provided to the first 150 participants receiving a goody bag, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 31, Wa-Ke Hatchee Park, 16760 Bass Road, Fort Myers. $5, per child, to 11. 239-432-2154

■ Egg hunt: Egg hunt, children ages 2-10, 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and April 7-8, registration at 12:30 p.m. Crafts, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 31 and April 1; 6 to 8 p.m. April 6; and noon to 3 p.m. April 7-8, Bass Pro Shops, Gulf Coast Town Center, 10040 Gulf Center Drive, Fort Myers. Free. 239-461-7800

■ Spring Eggstravaganza: Egg hunt, 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 2, Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave., Naples, 239-262-6853; 3 p.m. Thursday, April 5 at Marco Island Branch Library, 210 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island, 239-394-3272; and 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5 Immokalee Branch Library, 417 N. First St., Immokalee, 239-657-2882. Registration required at www.colliergov.net/library.

■ Egg hunt in the garden: Hunts and visit from a seasonal long-eared guest. Egg hunts will be scheduled throughout the morning. Starting at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 7, Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples. Free, members; $12.95 adults, $7.95 children 4-14, 3 and under free. 239-643-7275.

■ Easter egg hunt at Waterside Shops: Face painting, manicures for kids, crafts, egg hunt, Easter bunny visit and goody bags, 9 to 11 a.m. April 7, Waterside Shops, 5415 U.S. 41 N., Naples. $10 donation benefits financial aid program at Community School. 239-598-1605

■ Spring Jubilee: Visit from the Easter bunny, food, spring crafts, games, magician, and egg hunt, 10 a.m. to noon, April 7, Mackle Park, Marco Island. Free. 239-642-0575 or www.cityofmarcoisland.com

■ Easter Eggstravaganza: Photos with Easter bunny, face painting, crafts, egg hunts by age. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7, Max Hasse Community Park, 3390 Golden Gate Blvd. W., Naples. $2. Bring your own basket. 239-348-7500

■ Easter egg hunt: Face painting, crafts and egg hunt divided by age groups; 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 7, Immokalee Community Park, 321 N. First St., Immokalee. $1. Bring your own basket for each child. 239-657-4449

■ 18th annual Royal Scoop Easter egg hunt: Ice cream eating contest, egg hunt and games. Hunt begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7 at Royal Scoop, 15 Eighth St., Bonita Springs. 239-992-2000

■ Egg-straordinary egg hunt: Photos with the Easter bunny, egg hunts by age. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 8 to 9 a.m. Sunday April 8, C’MON, 15080 Livingston Road, Naples. $10, member child and free for member adults; $20 child and $10 adult nonmembers. Includes all-day admission to the museum. 239-260-1715

Spiritual

For a listing of Easter services, please see Saturday's Neapolitan section

■ Easter egg hunt: Cookout, bounce house, egg hunt following 10 a.m. Sunday, April 1 service. Life Christian Church, 4172 U.S. 41 N., Naples. Free 239-304-5483

■ Good Friday Music and Meditations: 7 p.m. April 6, First Presbyterian Church of Naples, 250 Sixth St. S., Naples. 239-262-1311

■ Resurrection Butterfly Easter Party: Egg hunt, inflatable obstacle course, butterfly craft project, snow cones and the story of the Resurrection, 9:30 a.m. to noon April 7, Covenant Church of Naples, 6926 Trail Blvd., Naples. Free. 239-597-3464

■ Easter in the Park: Service followed by barbecue, bocce, horseshoes, volleyball, children’s activities. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 8, Estero Community Park, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd., Estero. Free.www.calvarygc.org

■ Flower communion and egg hunt: 10:30 a.m. service April 8, followed by children’s egg hunt. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples, 6340 Napa Woods Way, Naples. Free. 239-455-6553

Something different

■ Whimsical afternoon tea: will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 1 at Burroughs Home, 2505 First St., Fort Myers. Fairy costumes are encourage for the fairy parade and activities. $25, adults; $30, children. 239-337-0706

■ Sun-N-Fun Lagoon: The water park will be open during Collier County School’s spring break, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 2-6. 239-252-4021

■ Easter egg crafts: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave., Naples. Registration at www.colliergov.net/library. 239-262-6853

■ Easter with the wild relatives: Watch animals enjoy special treat-filled eggs or go on an Easter Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win a Family or Grandparent Zoo Membership. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 6-8, Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, 1590 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples. $19.95 adults, $18.95 seniors, $12.95 kids 3-12. Free admission Saturday, April 7, for Collier County residents with proof of residence. 239-262-5409.

■ Spring Fling Family Fun Day: Blood drive, children’s games and visit from the Easter bunny. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 6, Marquesa Plaza (southeast corner of Pine Ridge and Livingston roads) www.givebloodcbc.org

■ Alice in Wonderland Tea Party: Themed menu, character visits, “Alice and Wonderland” movie, photos and mini egg hunt. Children will receive a bunny and a treat-filled basket. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6, Ritz Carlton, Naples, 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. $40-$45. www.ritzcarlton.com/naples.

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