Quick lists of local activities and live entertainment for this Easter weekend.
1. The Buffalo Run Casino Pow Wow takes place Saturday, March 31 at the Buffalo Run Casino Showplace with $50,000 in prize money set to be awarded across all categories – Golden age to Tiny Tots. Special Dance contests include Men’s Straight, Women’s Jingle, Teen Girl’s Winner Take All. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m., Grand Entry begins at 11 a.m. and second Grand Entry at 6 p.m. For more information, call 918-542-1873.
2. NEO Women & Friends are hosting the sixth annual NEO Expo and Craft Fair in the Calcagno Family Ballroom on Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free and community members are invited to attend. Merchants from across the four-state area will offer crafts and services and give community members a chance to shop local and regional vendors for art, clothing, hand-made jewelry, specialty foods, and more. For more information, visit http://www.neo.edu/neo-women-and-friends or contact Kathryn Vanover at 918-540-6388 or Kathryn.firstname.lastname@example.org.
3.Easter Egg Hunts abound this weekend, see our list of egg hunts below to make your plans for a hopping good time!
4. BTCA will be hosting a Futurity, Derby & Classic on Saturday, March 31 at the Bordertown Casino and Arena, 129 Oneida St, Wyandotte,. Futurity will start at 3 p.m. with rider events (Derby & Classic) to begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 Adults and $2 children 2 to 12 years. For more information, call 918 -666-9401
5. In theaters this weekend is”Ready Player One” rated PG-13, based on the popular sci-fi novel about what happens when the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune; “Tyler Perry’s Acrimony” rated R and starring Taraji P. Henson as a faithful wife who is enraged when it becomes clear she has been betrayed by her devious husband; and “God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness” rated PG, the story of how a pastor responds to the unimaginable tragedy of having his church burned down.
EASTER EGG HUNTS
City of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt
The City of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for noon Saturday, March 31 at the Commerce Seymour Field (the old football field 400 North Walnut/400 N Maple). Free and open to the public for children 2years old to 5th grade. Over 3,000 candy-filled eggs. If it is raining or too muddy Saturday at noon the event will be postponed until the following weekend. Please monitor the City of Commerce Facebook page for updates.
Twin Bridges Easter Egg Hunt
Volunteers with Grand Lake State Park - Twin Bridges will host an Easter Eggstravaganza at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 31, at the state park. It will include pictures with the Easter Bunny and an Easter Egg Hunt. Twin Bridges State Park is located six miles east of Fairland or five miles south of Miami at the junction of Highway 137 and Highway 60. For more information, call the park office at 918-542-6969.
Integris Miami Easter Egg Hunt
Integris Miami Hospital hosts its Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 31 on the lawn area south of the doctor’s office center, 200 2nd Ave SW, in Miami. Activities begin at 2 p.m. and the hunt begins at 2:30 p.m. Fun includes a photo booth with Easter props, coloring area, and emergency vehicles that will be on hand for children to get a close up look. There will also be drawings for bike helmets and more.
Easter Egg Hunt at Southeast Baptist
Southeast Baptist Church, 701 D St. SE, in Miami, will have an Easter Egg Hunt after church for all of the kids. Sunday School and breakfast at 10 a.m., and Morning Worship and Children's Church at 11 a.m. Robert Taylor is Pastor. For a ride call 918-320-3483.
Fairland Easter Egg Hunt
Members of the Fairland Fire Department and the Fairland Ministerial Alliance will host an Easter Egg Hunt beginning at noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 31, at the Fairland City Park, 205-299 South Main Street, in Fairland. The hunt is for children up to 12-years of age. Divisions include 0 to 3, 4 to 6, 7 to 9 and 10 to 12. A prize egg will be available in each age group.
Easter Egg Hunt at First Christian, Fairland
Members of First Christian Church in Fairland will host an Easter Egg Hunt for children ages infants to fifth grade immediately following the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, April 1, at the church, 117 North Collins, Fairland. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Gary Radtke at 918-409-8396.
City of Jay Easter Egg Hunt
The City of Jay's Easter egg hunt will take place at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 31, at the city park. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., with the first hunt starting at 10 a.m., and continuing approximately 15 minutes. The hunts will begin directly after the last prize is awarded in the previous age group. Approximate times include: 0 to 2 - 10 a.m., 3 to 4 - 10:15 a.m., 5 to 6 - 10:30 a.m., and 7 to 10 - 11 a.m. Prize drawings will take place at the end of each hunt. The event is sponsored by the Jay Chamber of Commerce. For additional information, call 918-253-8698.
Bernice Easter Egg Hunt
An old-fashioned Easter Egg Hunt will take place at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 31, at Grand Lake State Park-Bernice Nature Center, on Grand Lake. The event, for children of all ages, will give parents and grandparents a chance to have their child's picture taken with Peter Cottontail. Children will be divided into age groups from ages 0 to 12 years old. The event will take place rain or shine. For more information, call 918-257-8330. The Bernice Nature Center is located at Grand Lake State Park - Bernice, 54101 East Highway 85A, just before the bridge in Bernice.
WEEKEND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Bordertown Casino & Arena
Buffalo Run Casino
Buffalo Run Casino & Resort Pow Wow
Cherokee Casino Grove
Whiskey Poet Society
Grand Lake Casino
Brandon Butler Band
Indigo Sky Casino
Mayday By Midnight
River Bend Casino
Earl & Them
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