Local Easter Events
Torelli Realty will host its annual Egg Hunt from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Tanager Park, 1780 Hummingbird Drive, Costa Mesa. The event will be open to the community.
The Orange County Marketplace will present its sixth annual Easter Festival and Treasure Hunt from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the O.C. Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. For more information, go to http://www.ocmarketplace.com, or call (949) 723-6660.
Newport Dunes will host an egg hunt at 9 a.m. at the Marina Pavilion and an Easter Crafts event at 1 p.m. at the Clubhouse. Newport Dunes is at 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 729-3863 or visit http://www.newportdunes.com.
From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Mesa Verde United Methodist Church hosts an Easter egg hunt and lunch. The cost to attend is $5 per family or $3 per individual. The church is at 1701 Baker St., Costa Mesa.
Mariners Church in Irvine will have Easter services at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. The church's Irvine campus is at 5001 Newport Coast Drive.
Mariner's Church in Irvine will also host two Easter Egg "scrambles," a daytime one at 3:30 p.m. and a nighttime one at 7:30 p.m, as part of an event where Mariners will hide 50,000 Easter Eggs for small children who will be taking part in scrambles at the church's three campuses in Orange County. Evening participants should bring a flashlight.
The ZeroTrash Corona del Mar chapter meets at 10 a.m. at Avila's El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant, 2515 E. Coast Hwy., CdM, on the first Saturday of each month. The group will disperse for two hours of clean-up work and then meet back up at El Ranchito's at noon. For more information, go to http://www.zerotrash.org.
The CARE Club at Orange Coast College will be collecting gently used clothes, household goods, electronics, sporting equipment and furniture in Parking Lot C, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. The club is collaborating with Goodwill of Orange County to raise funds for scholarships and funds for Goodwill's Community Youth Donation Drive. OCC is at 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa.
Photographer Philipp Scholz Rittermann will give a lecture at 2 p.m. to open his "Emperor's River" photographic exhibit at Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. The free lecture will take place in the campus' Robert B. Moore Theatre, followed by an artist's reception from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion. The event is sponsored by the OCC School of Photography and the Month of Photography Los Angeles. The exhibit goes through April 27. The Doyle Arts Pavilion is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. It is also open at other times by appointment by calling (714) 432-5102.
Special Two-Course Dinner
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 455 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, offers a special two-course dinner of filet mignon and North Atlantic lobster tail, with your choice of sides for $34.95. Reservations are required. For more information, call (949) 720-9633 or visit http://www.flemingssteakhouse.com.
Blues Brothers Tribute
The Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, will be the venue for "The All-New Original Tribute to the Blues Brothers." Tickets range from $25 to $45 and the show starts at 8 p.m. For more information, go to http://www.thebarclay.org or call (949) 854-4646, ext. 1.
Easter Sunday Double-Header in CdM
The Corona del Mar Community Church holds an Easter Sunrise Worship at Lookout Point, corner of Heliotrope Avenue and Ocean Boulevard in Corona del Mar. The event is at 6 a.m. At 11 a.m., the church will stage an Easter Egg Hunt on its lawn at 611 Heliotrope Ave. For more information, call (949) 644-7400, or visit http://www.cdmucc.org.
Easter Sunday Services
Mariners Church in Irvine will have Easter Sunday services at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The church's Irvine campus is at 5001 Newport Coast Drive.
Easter at the Dunes
A sunrise church service will take place at 7 a.m. in Pavilion E at Newport Dunes. At 11 a.m., a bike decorating contest will take place followed by a bike parade at 1 p.m. The Back Bay Bistro will also be serving Easter Brunch. Newport Dunes is at 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 729-3863 or visit http://www.newportdunes.com.
SUNDAY TILL APRIL 14
National Library Week in Newport
The Newport Beach Public Library will celebrate National Library Week with a host of family friendly activities aimed at encouraging reading and boosting literacy. For more information, call (949) 717-3800 and punch in option No. 2, or go to http://www.newportbeachlibrary.org.