Groups announce Easter offerings
Updated 9:28 pm, Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Several places of worship, groups and organizations in the Greater New Milford area will offer a variety of Easter-related events in the coming days as follows:
The third annual Easter Basket Eggstravaganza will be held March 31 from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Kent Specialty Care Facility, 46 Maple St. in Kent.
Offerings will include an Easter basket silent auction, photos with the Easter Bunny, kids' crafts and vendors.
Admission is $5, with proceeds to benefit the Alzheimer's Association.
Faith Church in New Milford will present "Artifacts: A Dramatic Musical" March 31 at 6 p.m. and April 1 at 9 and 11 a.m.
For more information, call the 600 Danbury Road (Route 7 South) church at 860-354-7700 or visit www.faithchurchct.com.
A holiday egg hunt for children 8 and under will be held March 31 at 10 a.m. at the large practice field at New Milford High School on Route 7 South in New Milford. A rain date of April 1 is set for the event co-sponsored by the New Milford Parks & Recreation Department and Webster Bank.
Baskets must be brought from home.
Attendees are asked to bring a canned good item to be donated to the town's food bank.
Northville Baptist Church in the Northville section of New Milford will hold its Easter egg hunt March 31 at
1 p.m. A rain date of April 7 is set for the event at the Little Bear Hill Road church.
Attendees should bring a basket. Other offerings will include crafts, games, treats and the sale of baked goods. For more information, call 860-350-8397.
New Milford Boy Scout Troop 432 will sponsor its 42nd annual Palm Sunday breakfast April 1 from 7 a.m. to noon at the VFW hall on Avery Road.
All breakfasts will be made to order. Baked goods will be sold bake sale and a raffle will be offered.
The New Milford United Methodist Church has announced its Easter offerings.
On Palm Sunday, April 1, Jerusalem donkeys will lead the procession at both the 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. services.
The miniature donkeys, owned by church member Bonnie Weed, are known as Jerusalem donkeys because of the white crosses on their backs.
For other events, see this week's "Calendar."
Gunn Memorial Library on Wykeham Road in Washington will present its annual Easter egg dyeing program for children April 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Supplies and materials will be provided; patrons should bring hard boiled white eggs.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Washington has announced its Holy Week events. A service will be held at the church at 34 Green Hill Road (Route 47) April 5 at 7 p.m.; on Good Friday, April 6, at 3 p.m.; and April 7 at 8 p.m.
In addition, Easter Sunday services will be held at the church April 8 at 10:30 a.m. and at St. Patrick Church at 25 Church St. at 8:30 a.m.
For more information, call Our Lady at 860-868-2600.
An ecumenical Good Friday walk will be held April 6 at noon on the Village Green in New Milford.
Salem Covenant Church in Washington will hold its annual Easter bake and flower sale April 7 starting at 8:30 a.m.
Pies, cakes, Easter desserts and flowers will be sold outside the Washington Food Market in Bryan Memorial Plaza.
The Glenholme School in Washington will hold its 17th annual spring egg hunt April 7 at 11 a.m. at the Garden Field of The Glenholme School.
Offerings at the Sabbaday Lane school will include an egg and candy hunt, photographs with the Easter Bunny, face painting and other entertainment.
Attendees are asked to bring a canned food item to be donated to food banks in the area.