Children will be on the lookout for Easter eggs at egg hunts planned around the local area on Easter weekend.

Westchester Recreation Center Eggstravaganza

The Westchester Recreation Center will host one of the largest Easter egg hunts in Los Angeles featuring 30,000 candy filled eggs for children aged two to 12 at the ìEggstravaganza Outdoor Festival.î The hunt, presented by Mamapalooza, in partnership with the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11th at the Westchester Recreation Center, 7000 W. Manchester Blvd., Westchester.

The event will also include game booths, moon bounces, food, and a Mamapalooza stage featuring Joy Rose, master of ceremonies for the event and founder and director of Mamapalooza Inc. of New York.

Other scheduled performances are by acclaimed local recording artist Stacy Robin on vocals and percussion, Sabina Drums and Free To Be Me Drums, musician Ren Stewart, Tiffany Pertrossi of Rockiní Moms, and Janeane Bernstein, host of Momz Rock The House Radio at University of California-Irvine.

Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey Easter egg hunt

The Jer-ne Restaurant will offer at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Cost is $115 per person or $58 for children.

The Easter Bunny will host the hotelís annual Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m., in which hunters will find chocolate in the hidden eggs and some lucky explorers will come across complimentary hotel stays, brunches and a special chefís dinner for four. Once the eggs and prizes are found, guests can ìhopî over to the Rose Garden for photos with the bunny of the hour.

The Easter egg hunt is included in the childrenís brunch or costs $30 per child.

Venice Beach Recreation Center egg hunt

The Venice Beach Recreation Center, 1800 Ocean Front Walk

Venice, has scheduled an Easter egg hunt at the childrenís playground from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 11th.

The hunt for children aged three and under will begin at 10:30 a.m., with children four to five at 11 a.m., ages six to eight at 11:30 a.m. and ages nine to 11 at noon.

The event will also include face painting, a magic show and Peter Cottontail will visit.

Children are asked to bring their own basket or bag for the hunt.

Information, (310) 399-2775.

For more egg hunts, see The Argonautís Community Calendar listings for Saturday, April 11th on page 14. Some of the local churches listed on pages 15 and 16 are also holding egg hunts.

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