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It’s time for the sixth annual Easter egg hunt

Published 9:03am Thursday, April 9, 2009

The sixth annual Easter egg hunt, sponsored by the Albert Lea Tribune, Albert Lea Parks and Recreation and Northbridge Mall, will be held Saturday for kids ages 11 years and younger. Egg hunters should bring their own baskets.

Children 0 to 4 years old and special needs children should meet in the hallway near Herberger’s. The hunt for this group starts at 9 a.m. Children will be divided into groups of 15 at a time to hunt with a limit of five eggs per child.

Ages 5 to 7 years and 8 to 11 years will meet at the storefront between Pizza Ranch and Leuthold’s. The hunt for this group starts at 9:30 a.m. sharp.

The Easter Bunny will be on hand. Parents are urged to bring cameras to take photos with the bunny.

Following is a roundup of other events happening in the area this weekend.

Friday, April 10

Abundant Life United Pentecostal Church, 408 E. 18th St., Albert Lea, will present “Messiah,” the life of Christ through drama, at 7 p.m. Refreshments will follow.

 A Good Friday worship concert will be held at Grace Christian Church, 501 W. College St., at 7 p.m. The multi-church event will feature Todd Utpadel, Melissa Tovar-Griffith, George Marin, Jan Anderson, Terry Anderson, Leo’s Legacy and the Grace Christian Church Praise Band. An offering will be taken for the summer youth mission trip.

 A spring fling dance will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. in the Fairlane Community Building on the Freeborn County Fairgrounds. Admission is $6 per person or $3 per person if in costume. Proceeds will go toward a cheerleading trip to Australia in June.

Saturday, April 11

Nelson’s Market Place will hold an Easter egg hunt for kids starting at 7:30 a.m.

 Joe Senser, former Minnesota Viking, will be the guest speaker at the men’s annual breakfast at First Presbyterian Church of Albert Lea at 7:30 a.m. The event is open to men and boys of any age. This is a free event, but an offering for the breakfast will be taken and reservations are necessary. To help the Ecumenical Food Pantry, attendees are asked to bring some food items or monetary donation. To reserve a seat, call 373-2035.

 The Albert Lea Art Center’s Norwegian exhibit and secondary school art exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 Abundant Life United Pentecostal Church, 408 E. 18th St., Albert Lea, will present “Messiah,” the life of Christ through drama, at 6 p.m. Refreshments will follow.

Sunday, April 12

 Abundant Life United Pentecostal Church, 408 E. 18th St., Albert Lea, will present “Messiah,” the life of Christ through drama, at 6 p.m. Refreshments will follow.