Posted: Thursday, Mar. 29, 2012
Kelli Robinson is a freelance writer who lives in Mooresville and has been contributing to Lake Norman Magazine since 2009. She juggles family and writing with humor and lots of chocolate, and enjoys experiencing all the Lake Norman area has to offer.
Baskets, bonnets, bunnies, brunches, and eggs. Lots and lots of eggs. If youre looking for Easter outings look no further. Little ones armed with Easter baskets will scour Lake Norman over the next two weekends, searching for eggs. Family and friends will gather on Easter Sunday one week from this Sunday! to enjoy a wonderful brunch and warm fellowship.
Easter egg hunts
The Mooresville Parks and Recreation Department hosts its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 2 pm this Saturday, March 31 at N. Main Park (1474 N. Main Street). Kids in grades K through 3 are invited to attend. Call the Mooresville Recreation Department (704-663-7026) for more information.
Birkdale Village invites everyone to Hop To It and join the spring time fun from 11 am to 1 pm on either March 31 or April 7. A $10 ticket includes pre-selected lunch from Zoes Kitchen, Kiddie Cup from tcby, a puppet show, free face painting and balloon artists. Contact 704-895-8744 to order tickets, but hurry: only 150 tickets are available each day.
If your kids are surprised to learn that Easter eggs used to be real (not plastic) and had to be colored, bring them to Historic Rural Hill this Saturday, March 31 to dye eggs the old fashioned way. Kids will learn how and why Easter eggs were dyed and have the opportunity to dye eggs themselves using three different methods. Afterward, kids are invited on a group hayride and are free to take home their dyed eggs (bring a basket to carry them in). Program cost is $15 per child; No cost for parents unless theyre participating. Rural Hill invites kids back on Saturday April 7 from 10 am to 2 pm for a free community egg hunt.
Finally, the 6th Annual Latta Plantation Easter Egg Hunt takes place Saturday April 7 at various times. Registration is required, can only be done by email, and some hunt times have already been filled. Visit Latta Plantations website for ticket prices and information about this fun event the whole family can enjoy.
Easter Sunday Buffets
Many Easter Sunday traditions include family brunch and local restaurants offer delicious options.
Whether youre reserving a party of four or inviting extended family, dont wait to make reservations for this Easter (Sunday April 8)!
Queens Landing Easter Sunday Cruises Sunday, April 8
The Lady of the Lake Cruise ($43.01 per adult $15.99 per child ages 12 & under) sails from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. The Catawba Queen Cruise ($33.55 per adult, $14.99 per child ages 12 & under) sails from 1:00 to 3:00. Check the Queens Landing website for menu selections that vary per cruise.
North Harbor Club
The popular Davidson spot by the water Is known for special occasion brunches and buffets, and this Easter is no exception.
Head to the Birkdale Village favorite eatery for a delicious buffet served from 10 am until 3 pm.
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