Several communities have planned on Easter Egg hunts. Here is a listing of some of them:Caldwell

*; Canyon West Health & Rehabilitation, 2814 S. Indiana Ave., hosts a Community Easter Egg Hunt Saturday. At 9:30 a.m. get a picture taken with the Easter bunny; the egg hunt begins at 10. Four age groups divide the children from ages 1-12. For questions call 459-0808, ask for Rebecca or Lisa.

*; First Baptist Church, 221 E. Linden, hosts an Easter egg hunt from 5-7 p.m. tonight. The church is located across the street from Wilson Elementary School. Children ages pre-kindergarten through fifth grade are invited; children must be accompanied by a parent. There will be games, prizes, free food, the Easter story and an Easter Egg Hunt. Call 459-4614 for additional information.

*; The Elks annual Easter Roping event is March 21-23. Since 1967 the Nampa Elks Lodge #1389 has sponsored the Easter Weekend Team Roping held in Caldwell at the Caldwell Night Rodeo grounds. From 600-800 ropers are expected. The Friday event starts at 6 p.m.; Saturday is noon to whenever finished; and Sunday there is a short roping event then an Easter Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. In case of rain, the egg hunt will move inside the fair building.

The Easter Roping is one of the ways the lodge raises funds for the Elks Rehabilitation Hospital in Boise. It is the only free standing hospital in the region dedicated solely to rehabilitation.

*; The City of Caldwell will hold its annual Easter Egg Scramble at Memorial Park at 10 a.m. Saturday. Children ages 3-12 can hunt for candy/prize eggs while those under the age of 3 can visit the Easter bunny and receive a balloon and sack of eggs filled with candy. Pictures with the Easter Bunny will be available for a small fee. Prizes will be distributed to the lucky children in each age group who find the prize eggs. For more information, call Caldwell Recreation at 455-3060.Nampa

*; The Nampa Bingo Hall, Nampa Jaycees and Nampa Firefighters Local 804, announce the 2008 Easter Egg Scramble at 10 a.m. sharp Saturday at Skyview Park, on Greenhurst Road next to the high school. The annual event draws hundreds of children from 0-10 years old to celebrate the Easter season by "hunting" for Easter eggs filled with candy and tickets redeemable at the event for various prizes.

The children will be divided into groups based on age and ability. There will be a special needs section, 1 year old, 2 year old, 3-4 years old, 5-6 years old, 7-8 years old, and 9-10 years old.

*; Free Kids Easter Party is from 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday at Nampa Eagles, 118 11th Ave. N. The Easter Bunny brings special eggs for the kids along with snacks and treats. Photos with the Easter Bunny are $2. Parents are requested to accompany their children.

*; The Nampa Rec Center hosts a Pool Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. Saturday. It is free to passholders; day pass rate for non passholders. Bring a bag to collect your goodies.

*; Kids ages 13-17 will enjoy the Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt at 9 a.m. at Lakeview Park. Bring your $3 and flashlight to the event.


A Super Egg Hunt takes place at Community Baptist Church of Melba, 319 Randolph, Saturday. Super Egg has been busy helping the Easter Bunny get ready for his big Easter Egg Hunt at the Melba Elementary School. But he's lost something special! Can you help Super Egg find the missing Easter Treasure? All 4th through 8th graders are invited to join in the fun during the Super Egg Hunt from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

A recorded message at 465-2283 provides more information and directions to the park.Marsing

Marsing Lions host an Easter breakfast at 7 a.m. at Phipps-Watson Marsing American Legion Community Center, 126 N. 2nd St. W. An Easter egg hunt follows at 10 a.m. at Marsing High School football field. Youngsters in fourth grade and younger are invited.Homedale

The Chamber of Commerce hosts an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. at Sundance Park. Fourth-graders and younger are invited to this free event.Middleton

Middleton Place Park, 2nd S. off Middleton Road, hosts an Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday. Six different groups search for eggs; new listing of infants and toddlers. Bring baskets and have fun; bring camera to take picture with the Easter bunny.Boise

The 23rd Annual Mix 106 Easter Egg Scramble is Saturday at Ann Morrison Park. The day begins with the traditional pancake breakfast by the ARC at 8 a.m., then at 10 the kids are separated into different age groups and the Scramble begins! The day wraps up with a hot dog lunch.

The scramble is free and open to all kids 12 and under, including a category for the physically challenged so everyone can have fun. All are welcome to scramble for their share of 50,000 toy-filled Easter eggs and over a ton of candy. The Easter bunny will make an appearance.Other events


Firefighter's breakfast

Each year firefighters, their families and some friends pitch in to prepare a hearty breakfast of pancakes, eggs, ham, sausage and hash browns. This year's Easter Breakfast is from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday at the Melba Fire Station, 8766 Melba Road. Last year firefighters served between 500 and 700 people, and raised more than $3,000.

This year's profit will help upgrade equipment and facilities. The department also provides fire safety books and materials for distribution to local school children during Fire Safety Week in October.

Cost of breakfast is $5/adult, $4/kids and seniors.

A raffle and door prizes are planned in conjunction with the event. A king-size quilt, digital camera, gift certificates to a variety of restaurants, toy tractors and various other items are featured in the raffle. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. A separate gun raffle also is slated.Boise

Pow Wow

The Seven Arrows Pow Wow at Boise State University's Student Union Jordan Ballroom is this weekend.

Grand entries are at noon and 7 p.m. Saturday; and noon Sunday. Admission is $5/general, $3/seniors, free for children under 10.

See between 200 and 300 dancers compete for cash prizes in colorful, traditional Native American regalia. Sample Native American food and browse vendors featuring items such as beaded jewelry, instruments, hand drums and art.

Pow Wow etiquette: The event emcee will inform the audience when not to photograph or video dances that are deemed sacred in nature. Always ask dancers before photographing and videoing them, and never touch a dancer's regalia.

More information about the Intertribal Native Council at BSU or the Pow Wow: www.intertribalnativecouncil.zoomshare.comFirst Nations Conference

The Wilma Mankiller lecture at Boise State University today has been canceled due to illness. Chief Chadwick "Corntassel" Smith will speak in her place at 7:30 tonight in the Student Union Jordan Ballroom.

Known as the "Renaissance Chief," Smith is dedicated to the renewal, preservation and protection of Cherokee history, language and culture. Smith created the 1843-1993 International Indian Council, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the original conference called by John Ross dedicated to renewing the international leadership of the Cherokee Nation among tribes.

Smith is a descendant of the leaders of the Original Keetoowah Society who fought to keep tribal traditions and culture alive.

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