Best Bets: A weekend to celebrate the Easter season; Tracking eggs, visiting vendors

Published 8:11 am Thursday, April 18, 2019

There are several opportunities to celebrate Easter coming up this weekend.

Annual Easter Event and Egg Hunt

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Westminster Presbyterian Church will be hosting it annual Easter Event and Egg Hunt from 9-10:30 a.m. on Saturday.

This free event will feature entertainment by magician Jim Jayes and snacks in a carnival setting. There will also be a telling of the Easter story.

Make sure to bring your Easter basket for the Easter egg hunt following the story. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

For more information, call 507-433-3258.

Third Vending Event

The Salvation Army will give shoppers an opportunity to pick up Easter gifts during the third annual Vending Event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Holiday Inn Austin Conference Center.

This year will feature over 30 vendors.

Items for sale include Color Street, homemade pillows, homemade candy/treats, balloon gifts, gift baskets, Thirty-One, Scentsy, Elevacity, Pampered Chef, homemade crafts, hand sewn items, Tastefully Simple, handmade earrings, baked goods, personalized clothing items, homemade wall decor, Tupperware, homemade jewelry, homemade bath items and more.

Bring your friends and enjoy a morning of shopping; there is something for everyone.

For more information, call 507-437-4566.

Kids’ Studio – Easter Mobiles

Gabriella Alba and Alondra Vaszquez will teach kids how to make Easter mobiles from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Austin ArtWorks Center.

The class costs $5 per student and is designed for ages 4-14. The class will be conducted in English and Spanish.

For more information or to register, call 507-434-0934.

20th Annual Free Community Easter Ham Dinner

Christ Episcopal Church will host its 20th annual Free Community Easter Ham Dinner from noon to 1 p.m. on Sunday.

For registration, please call the church office at 507-433-3782 and leave the number of people attending.

Schedule of Events


• ArtRocks Open Jam Session, 7-9:30 p.m. at the Austin ArtWorks Center. Meet and play with other musicians from around the area. House band sets up and is available for back-up; you bring your music, instruments, and energy.  Cash bar available. For more information, call 507-434-0934.


• Tech Programs for Youth – Circuits, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Austin Public Library. Monthly program held in the Programming Room for grades 4-12. For more information, call 507-433-2391.

• Tech Programs for Youth – Hour of Code, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Austin Public Library. Monthly program held in the Programming Room for grades 4-12. For more information, call 507-433-2391.