Top 5 events for Easter weekend 2019

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By Ryan Reichard, Arts and Entertainment editor.

1. Stroll under the light of a full moon
On Friday, April 19, the Chippewa Nature Center is hosting one of their most popular events: a stroll beneath the full moon. This event is tailor made for those who enjoy spending time in the grandeur of the outdoors. Along the walk, you will get to experience the sights and sounds of nature that are enhanced by the light of the moon. The stroll beneath the moon begins at 8 p.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free. It is recommended that you wear dark clothes and bring a flashlight. For more information, visit www.chippewanaturecenter.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2450359&orgkey=2941&ReturnURL=/app/calendar/month/2941/2019-04-01,2019-05-05/-1/0/.

2. Take the stage with “The King and I”
Beginning Thursday, April 18 and ending Saturday, April 20, the Midland Center for the Arts is putting on their rendition of this classic play. “The King and I” features classic elements of romantic plays. A wealthy king of Siam falls in love with a commoner and schoolteacher. Watch as their love story is played out by the captivating performances of the actors. It begins at 7:30 p.m. on both Thursday and Friday, and two showtimes Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Admission starts at $36 per ticket. For more information, visit www.mcfta.org/event/the-king-i/e25342/.

3. “Hop” on over to critter painting this weekend
On Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20, hop on over to the Warmbier Farms in Auburn for a fun filled day of painting. This event is perfect for the entire family. You will get to paint a selection of bunnies, frogs, turtles and more that are crafted from stone. While this event is geared toward children, adults are welcomed and encouraged to join in the fun. This event begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday. Admission is $5 for each individual critter. The price of admission includes paint. For more information, visit www.warmbierfarms.com.

4. Hunt for eggcelent prizes
On Saturday, April 20, the Chippewa Nature Center is hosting an Easter egg hunt for parents and children. The children will get to scavenge for eggs high and low in the woods as they try to find the hidden treasures. Along with the egg hunt, each child will get to decorate their own egg collecting bag. All participants will win a prize at the end of each egg searching session. Search times are at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 11:3 0 a.m. Admission is $10. For more information, visit www.chippewanaturecenter.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2450362&orgkey=2941&ReturnURL=/app/calendar/month/2941/2019-04-01,2019-05-05/-1/0/.

5. Join every bunny at this Easter buffet
On Sunday, April 21, Sullivan’s Black Forest in Frankenmuth is hosting their annual Easter Sunday buffet. Come out to celebrate the holiday with a wide selection of food including: carved roast beef and ham, seasoned vegetables, baked chicken and an entire table that is devoted to desserts. The buffet begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for children. For more information about availability or food served, visit www.facebook.com/sullivansblackforest/.

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