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Weekend egg hunts scheduled

Knox County parents whose children want to hunt Easter eggs this weekend may hop to it during at least three major egg hunt events.

Knox County will hold its annual Spring Egg Hunt from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 14, at Beverly Park Golf Course, 5311 Beverly Park Circle.

The event takes place at Beverly Park Junior Golf Course and is for children ages 2 through 12. The golf course is west off Tazewell Pike, State Road 331, north of Fountain City.

Pictures may be taken with the Easter Bunny. Most activities are free. For details, contact Ola Cole at 865-215-6607.

The City of Knoxville will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 15, in Victor Ashe Park, 4901 Bradshaw Road, near Pleasant Ridge Road and Ball Camp Pike.

Egg hunts will be held at 1 p.m. for children ages 1 and 2, at 1:25 p.m. for ages 3 and 4, at 1:50 p.m. for ages 5 and 6, at 2:15 p.m. for ages 7 and 8 and at 2:15 p.m. for ages 9 and 10. Call the city information line at 311 for details.

The Knoxville Zoo plans a series of “Easter Egg-citement” activities on Saturday, April 15, at the zoo on Zoo Drive south of Interstate 40 at Exit 392. Events begin with a $15 Breakfast with the Bunny, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Kids Cove area. Reservations are required.

At the zoo’s Safari Glen area, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 15, zoo visitors may bring their own Easter baskets or decorate their own egg bags for children’s use in collecting Easter eggs.

Children’s egg hunts, held every half-hour, will last 10 minutes each. The activity fee is $3, and an Easter Bunny photo costs $5 more.

Zookeepers will also hide eggs all day in various places for zoo animals to find and enjoy. Zoo hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends. For details, call 865-637-5331.


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