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Posted on: March 20, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department to host Egg Hunts March 24, 31

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The Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department invites the public to Chocolate Hike, Underwater Egg Hunt, March 24, Citywide Easter Egg Hunt, March 31.

Chocolate Hike, Saturday, March 24 --Wilderness Station, 2:30 p.m.

Come out and hike for chocolate on Saturday, March 24. Early spring can still be cool, but it’s worth a hike when chocolate is involved. Join us at the Wilderness Station at 2:30 p.m. to learn about sustainable chocolate practices and how important it is for our migratory birds. First enjoy a naturalist-led hike on our backcountry trails as we discover several TN birds that need good habitat in Central America so they can return to us. Follow Flute, a wood thrush, on the story trail and finally end at a warm fire where hot chocolate and all the chocolaty treats you can handle will be waiting. Partake in a game to see if you will survive as a migratory bird. Warm up and refuel – just like our bird friends - before hiking back to the Wilderness Station on the paved trails. The hike will be 2 ½ miles total.

The fee for the program is $3.00 and is for ages 8 and up. Reservation is required. For more information, please contact Lauren Hughes, 615-217-3017,

Underwater Egg Hunt, Saturday, March 24 – Patterson Community Center Pool, 2:00 p.m.

The Aquatics division would like to invite you to come take part in our one-of-a-kind Under Water Egg Hunt. Eggs aren’t just under cabbage leaves anymore! Help us gather all the eggs off the pool floor. There will be plenty of eggs to be found by all. Make sure to bring a bag or basket to hold your eggs while you are on your egg hunting adventure in the water!

For children ages, 2 - 9 years, to hunt in the Underwater Egg Hunt in the indoor pool at Patterson Park Community Center. This unique egg hunt caters to children of all swimming abilities. The hunt begins at 2:00 p.m. with free swimming after until 3:00 p.m., registration starts at 1:30 p.m. The event is free. For more information please call the Aquatics Department at 615-893-7439. Patterson Park Community Center is located at 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN 37130.

Citywide Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, March 31– Richard Siegel Park, 1:00 p.m.

Children of all ages will enjoy this free hunt. Participants will hunt for eggs and then exchange them for prizes at our egg-change booth. Age appropriate hunts will be offered repeatedly throughout the event, ensuring that everyone has a fair chance. In addition, there will be carnival-style games and a visit from the Easter Bunny. For more information, please call Thomas Laird at 615-907-2251. Richard Siegel Park is located at 515 Cherry Lane, Murfreesboro, TN 37129.

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