Here comes Peter Cottontail, hoppin' down the bunny trail. Easter weekend is approaching. The celebration of new life, sunrise church services, Easter egg hunts and large, family meals are in our near future. And the children are excited about... the Easter Bunny, that cute, furry, ginormous rabbit that supposedly sneaks in our homes on Easter Eve to leave jelly beans and chocolate in our Easter baskets. When you stop and think about it, it's a little... well, interesting. Why doesn't a goldfish leave Lincoln Logs in my sock drawer, or a squirrel leave flash cards in my baseball cap? Could David Hasselhoff leave money in my coffee mug? There were so many possible choices, but ultimately, a bunny won the coveted position and was charged with bringing candy to our children. So in anticipation of the sweet crème eggs, peeps, and chocolate bunnies that will grace our baskets, let's hop out into the community and enjoy the many festivities in the Atlanta area this weekend!
It's been a long week, so wind down Friday night with dinner in Atlanta and the Mat Kearney concert at the Tabernacle. Missed the egg hunts from last weekend? You still have a chance to visit the beautiful Panola State Park for a most fantastic one this Saturday. Park trails will be lined with eggs for children, ages 1-11, to excitedly hunt. Kids will also enjoy prizes, story time and a bring-your-own picnic lunch. In search of a beautiful outdoor church service this Sunday? First Baptist of Covington hosts the Easter Service in the Square at 10 a.m. After church, walk to any of the local businesses to enjoy lunch, ice cream or a coffee. Then stay around for the afternoon Community Bike Ride. Pump up your wheels, put on your helmet and enjoy a 4.5 mile downtown Covington bike ride with a guide and new friends. Want more? Stay for additional riding on the Eastside Trail.
Easter Egg Hunt at Panola Mountain State Park
Saturday, Apr. 4, 10am-noon
Cost: $1 plus $5 parking
Peter Cottontail is leaving lots of eggs hidden on our nature trails this spring. Bring your basket and picnic to spend the day at the park. Ages 1-5 and 6-11 will have their own trails to search for eggs and prizes. We will start the egg hunt at 10am, leaving plenty of time for story-time before lunch. Contact 770.389.7801 for more info.
Easter Service on the Square
Sunday, Apr. 5, 10 am
Come one come all. Join First Baptist Church for a beautiful Easter Service in the Covington Square Park. Contact 770.786.9031 or www.firstbaptistcovington.com for more information.
Friday, Apr. 3, 8pm
Cost: $26.50 and up
Check out singer/songwriter Mat Kearney when he visits the Tabernacle in Atlanta this Friday. Kearney's fresh sound with a blend of folk and hip-hop music has secured him tours with Owl City and other popular artists, as well as had him spotlighted on several shows like ABC's Grey's Anatomy. It's sure to be a fantastic show!
Community Bike Ride
Sunday, Apr. 5, 3pm
What a beautiful time of year in Georgia to get out for a bike ride. Head on down to the Covington Square to start your 4.5 mile loop around downtown, then for more riding, continue on to the scenic Eastside Trail. Make new friends! Helmets required.