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By April 21, 2011

There are Easter events happening throughout El Dorado County. A few ideas follow for a good time.

49er Flapjack Breakfast — Saturday, April 23. 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Lotus Fire Station, 5122 Firehouse Road in Lotus. Tickets are $5 and $3 for kids under 10.  The event is co-sponsored by the Coloma-Lotus Chamber of Commerce and LoCol Alliance (formerly the Coloma Lotus Valley Community Association). For information call Casey at 530-621-3443.

An Easter Egg Hunt will be held at noon on Saturday, April 23, at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma in the field across from the museum for children up to age 10. Parking is free during this event. For information call Julie at 530-401-0088.

Kiwanis of Placerville will have its annual Easter Egg Hunt on the grassy area at Lion’s Park, Cedar Ravine Road and Country Club Drive in Placerville, on Saturday, April 23. Children 3 to 6 start hunting at 10 a.m. and children 7 to 10 start at 11 a.m. Refreshments will be available with free hot dogs for the kids, games and prizes. For more information call 530-676-2519.

Bayside of Placerville Church is having an Easter Eggstravaganza at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville, on Saturday, April 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be five different Inflatables (obstacle course, giant slide, bounce houses, joust, etc.), hotdog lunch, facepainting, crafts, games, egg hunts at noon and 1 p.m., live music, and more. Everything is free and open to everyone. For more information call 530-644-1307.

Easter Brunch at Sequoia at the Bee Bennett House, 643 Bee St. in Placerville, is Sunday, April 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The sumptuous buffet spread includes all the breakfast foods you could ask for plus fresh fruit and vegetables, fish and seafood, prime rib, turkey breast, chicken with pasta, bread and pastries, desserts and beverages. For reservations call 530-622-5222. After brunch Sequoia will close for the day.

Easter Brunch at Sierra Nevada House, 835 Lotus Road in Coloma, is Sunday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Menu selections will include: ham and Gruyere frittata, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, SNH Cajun chicken and potato hash, grilled rosemary chicken, vegetables, fruit and desserts. For reservations call 530-626-8096.

The Christian Life Center, 5723 Pony Express Trail in Pollock Pines, is planning a morning of Easter-related fun suitable for families or anyone seeking a meaningful holiday morning on Sunday, April 24. The festivities include a free brunch including bagels, muffins, cookies, fruit, yogurt and drinks from 10 to 11:45 a.m. The Easter celebration including a magician show is at 10:30 a.m. At 11:30 an Easter basket raffle, gifts for guests at 11:45 a.m.:and egg hunt for children 1 to 11 at noon. Entries are being accepted for a drawing for a bicycle, to be awarded the following Sunday. The Christian Life Center supports the community and is working to help those impacted by the March snow-related roof collapses in town. For more information call 530-644-1307.

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