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2 photos photo - Chocolate Easter bunny with half of ear bitten off sitting on grass + caption
Chocolate Easter bunny with half of ear bitten off sitting on grass
By Angelo Stambene and Jennifer Mulson, The Gazette Updated: April 18, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Here are some of the highlights this weekend in the Pikes Peak region:

Chocolate bunny walk and egg hunt

9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Peppergrass Lane; Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road; $5-$7, for kids ages 2-10, reservations required; 520-6745, elpasoco.com.

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Hop along the bunny trail Saturday at the Fountain Creek or Bear Creek nature centers.

Live bunnies will be on hand for kids to pet, and there'll be an interactive presentation on rabbits. That's followed by a leisurely stroll to the woods to hunt for eggs. Each child will get an index card with an image on it and will be instructed to find the six plastic eggs that match that image, which will ensure a mad scramble for eggs doesn't happen, says Nancy Bernard, Fountain Creek Nature Center supervisor. Kids can exchange the eggs back at the center for a chocolate rabbit and eggs.

"It's a morning that's designed to create connections between child and parent, and people and environment," Bernard says.

OTHER EASTER EVENTS

Easter Bunny at Outlets at Castle Rock - 9 a.m. Friday, Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., nonperishable food item or $5; 1-303-688-4495, outletsatcastlerock.com

Easter Bunny at The Citadel - 10 a.m. Friday-Saturday, The Citadel mall, 750 Citadel Drive E., free; 591-5515, shopthecitadel.com

Easter Bunny at Chapel Hills Mall - 11 a.m. Friday-Saturday, Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd., free-$19.99; 594-0110, chapelhillsmall.com Pictures with the Easter Bunny - 2 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Bass Pro Shops, 13012 Bass Pro Drive, free; 488-7300, bit.ly/1gM2Thv Easter Tea - 2:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Glen Eyrie Castle, 3820 N. 30th St., $20-$27; 265-7050, gleneyrie.org

Bunny Craft - 4 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Bass Pro Shops, 13012 Bass Pro Drive, free; 488-7300, bit.ly/1gM2Thv

Fairy Gardening and Easter Egg Hunt - 9 a.m. Saturday, Harding Nursery, 721 N. Powers Blvd., free; 596-5712, harding nursery.com

Victorian Easter Egg Hunt - 10 a.m. Saturday, Miramont Castle, 9 Capitol Hill Ave., $17-$45; 685-1011, miramontcastle.org

Easter Block Party - 10 a.m. Saturday, YWAM SF, 505 Pope's Bluff Trail, 527-9594

Egg Hunts - 10 a.m. Saturday, Ruth Holley Library Branch, 685 N. Murray Blvd., free;, 597-5377, ppld.org

Egg Hunts - 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Ute Pass Branch Library, 8010 Severy Road, free; 684-9342, ppld.org

Easter Egg Hunt - Kiwanis Club, 1 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Fields Park, 101 El Paso Blvd., free. Egg Hunt - 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Bass Pro Shops, 13012 Bass Pro Drive, free; 488-7300, bit.ly/1gM2Thv

King of Glory - Easter Performance, 6 p.m. Saturday, The Master House, 124 N. Delaware Drive, free; 596-3282, mastershouse.org Hams and Hamstrings 5K - 8 a.m. Sunday, 7-Eleven, 7718 E. Woodmen Road, $39-$134; 362-3306, hamsand hamstrings.com

Easter Sunday Celebration - 9 a.m. Sunday, Unity Church in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road, free; 471-4556, unityrockies.org

Easter Egg Hunt - 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Chapel of Our Saviour, 8 Fourth St., free; 633-2667, chapelofoursaviour.org

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EASTER BRUNCH

(many free for kids younger than 5)

The Academy Hotel - 11:30 a.m., The Academy Hotel, 8110 N. Academy Blvd., free-$39.95; 278-7024, theacademy hotel.com

Antlers Hilton - 10 a.m., Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave., free-$39.95; 389-0259, antlers.com Bonefish Grill - 5102 N. Nevada Ave., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 598-0826, bonefishgrill.com.

Cheyenne Mountain Resort - 11 a.m., Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road, free-$46; 538-4000, bit.ly/1htopqZ DoubleTree - 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., free-$38; 576-8900, doubletreecosprings.com Edelweiss German Restaurant - 34 E. Ramona Ave., two special entr?s, 633-2220, edelweissrest.com

Embassy Suites - 7290 Commerce Center Drive, 10 a.m., free-$33; 599-9100, bit.ly/1pGzTrV

Flatirons American Bar and Grill - 2540 Tenderfoot Hill St., 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 576-2540, flatirons.biz

Hotel Elegante - 2886 S. Circle Drive, free-$27.95 reservations required, 302-9877, hotelelegante.com

Jose Muldoon's - 5710 S. Carefree Circle, 574-5673; 222 N. Tejon St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,, 636-2311, josemuldoons.com.

Le Bistro - 1015 W. Colorado Ave., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., special off the menu, 634-0400, lebistrocs.com.

MacKenzie's Chophouse - 9:30 a.m., 128 S. Tejon St., free-$32.95; 635-3536, mackenzieschophouse.com

Margarita at PineCreek - 7350 Pine Creek Road, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $16-29, 598-8667, margaritaatpinecreek.com.

The Melting Pot - 30 E. Pikes Peak Ave., four-course fondue dinner, 385-0300, meltingpot.com/colorado-springs.

Over Easy, A Daytime Eatery - 5262 N. Nevada Ave., 598-2969, and 28A S. Tejon St., regular menu and specials, 471-2311, overeasycolorado.com.

The Pinery at the Hill - 775 W. Bijou St., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., free-$50, 634-7772, thepinery.com.

The Stagecoach Inn - 702 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, all day, 685-9400, stagecoachinn.com.

Tajine Alami - 10 Old Man's Trail, Manitou Springs, six-course authentic Moroccan feast, noon to 7 p.m. $25, 685-1119, tajinealami.com.

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