2008-03-06 / Community

Reagan Library to host Easter event

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum will hold their fifth annual Easter event beginning at 10 a.m. Sat., March 8 at the library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley.

Games for children ages three to 10, separated by age group, will begin hourly starting at 10:30.

The games will include egg roll, Easter crawl, egg race and bunny hop race. The winners from each game will receive a signed wooden Easter egg. Signatures include Nancy Reagan, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, "High School Musical" stars Zac Efron and Vanessa Anne Hudgens, Miley Cyrus and the cast of "Hannah Montana," the Jonas Brothers, and sports stars Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Anna Kournikova.

Children's craft activities will include face painting and Easter tattoos, egg and cookie decorating, coloring activities, balloon making and "makeyourown" Easter bonnet, Easter bag, picture frame and Easter card.

Children can also have their pictures taken with an Easter Bunny, Cherry Mr. Jelly Belly, Bugs Bunny and Tweety Bird. Each child who attends will receive an Easter treat courtesy of the Jelly Belly Company while supplies last.

The day's entertainment includes Irish dancers, the Royal High School Jazz Band, a comedy magic show by Dan Rey, and Boomer McLennan's Country Western Band.

Food available for purchase will include kettle corn, kid's meals and a full menu at the library's Reagan's Country Cafe.

New this year will be an Easter Egg Hunt from March 8 through March 31. Fourteen wooden Easter eggs have been hidden in the museum and Air Force One Pavilion. Children ages three to 16 can find them. Eggs will not be removed from their hiding places. Participants who mark 10 of the 14 correctly on a worksheet will be entered for a drawing to win a signed egg. Five winners will be selected from all the entries on March 8. One winner will be selected each day between March 9 and March 31.

All Easter-related events are free, except the Easter Egg Hunt, as regular admission rates apply to visit the museum. Complimentary parking shuttles will run on Presidential Drive.

For more information, call (805) 522-2977.

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