It’s almost Easter 2017!
I can’t believe how fast the time has gone since last Easter. Between working with my wonderful real estate clients, sharing Roseville news and joys here and in local neighborhoods, helping senior parents, and enjoying grandkids, I do have fun staying very busy and that definitely makes the time fly!
This year, Easter falls on Sunday, April 16, 2017. And yes, there are plenty of fun things going on in the area!
Fun Activities To Enjoy with Kids and Grandkids
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Easter Fun for Every Bunny at PetSmart North Roseville. This dog friendly event will be held from 12pm to 4pm on April 8, 2017 at PetSmart North Roseville in Roseville, CA, US. Admission is free. “Come in for free photos with the Easter Bunny at PetSmart North Roseville. Bring the whole family, pets too! They can meet other cuddly pets and go on PetSmart’s CritterTrail Scavenger Hunt and more. 10363 Fairway Dr Roseville CA 95678, (916) 774-8205
Life Community Church is having a Family Movie Night featuring “The Gospel of John” on April 10 at 7pm. 10020 Foothills Blvd, Roseville, CA 95747, (916) 788-2697
Bayside Church Granite Bay is featuring The Great Hunt on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at 3:00pm at 8191 Sierra College Blvd. (on the field).
Celebrate Easter Fun at Bayside Blue Oaks on Apr 15 – 16, 2017. There are several family fun activities planned 30 minutes before each Easter service – the services themselves are on Saturday, April 15 at 4:30pm & 6:45pm, Sunday, April 16 at 9:00am & 11:15am – 30 minutes PRIOR to those times, there will be an Easter bag decorating station, an egg hunt, and fun family photo stations. On SATURDAY ONLY there will ALSO be food trucks immediately AFTER BOTH services!! 🙂 Their address is 10000 Alantown Drive, Roseville, CA – (916) 791-1244.
Centerpoint Church is having their annual Easter Party on April 15 from 11:30 am- 1 pm at 515 Sunrise Avenue, Roseville, CA 916-782-3186. They will start with the Easter Story, followed by hot dogs, games, crafts, and a GIGANTIC Easter Egg Hunt. They are at 515 Sunrise Ave, Roseville CA 95661 (916) 782-3186
Looking for even more fun ideas in the Greater Sacramento Valley Area?
FairyTale Town Spring Eggstravaganza on April 15-16 from 11am-3pm (weather permitting). It’s a bit further than Roseville at 3901 Land Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95822. It will be a fun weekend with egg hunts, prizes, arts and crafts, puppet shows, and more. The Spring Eggstravaganza is a special ticketed event, as is the puppet show. Click here for full details.
AND some of my favorite local websites have great Easter activity suggestions for our kids and grandkids all around in Placer County and Sacramento County.
Experiencing The Reason for The Easter Season
Bridgeway Christian Church is having an Easter Movie Night on Friday, April 7 from 6:30-8:30 pm at 8150 Industrial Ave. Bldg. A, Roseville, CA US 95678. It’s a special screening of the movie Risen in preparation for Easter. Follow the journey of a Roman soldier in search of the missing body of Christ. The movie is rated PG-13, and is almost 2 hours. Parental discretion is advised.
Bayside Granite Bay will be sharing the Stations of the Cross all during the week before Easter. As they explain, “experience Passion Week and the events leading up to Jesus’ death with this self-guided, contemplative experience incorporating Bible reading, meditation, prayer, and communion. Celebrate Easter with your focus on the life of Christ and the sacrifice He gave on the Cross.” This is for adults and youth 4th grade and older. I went last year with a dear friend and we enjoyed it thoroughly. It was a very impactful and special time and I’m looking forward to it again this year! The schedule is April 11-13 from 8:00am – 8:00pm – (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) and April 14 (Friday) from 8:00am – 10:00pm. Last year it was in the B Building. I’m guessing it will be again this year, but there should be plenty of signs and people to help us find it. 🙂
Bayside Granite Bay is having a Good Friday service at Noon on April 14 in the Worship Center.
Pleasant Grove Community Church is having a Good Friday service at 4pm on April 14 at 1730 Pleasant Grove Blvd, Roseville CA, 916-771-4447.
Life Community Church is sharing their Good Friday service on April 14 at 6pm. 10020 Foothills Blvd, Roseville, CA 95747, (916) 788-2697
Centerpoint Church is having a Good Friday service on April 14 at 7:00pm. They wrote, “Our Good Friday service is a powerful time of reflection through music and Scripture readings. The Worship Center will become progressively darker as we reflect on Jesus’ journey to the cross.”
For What Purpose Easter Drama – The Rock Church in Elk Grove, CA is again sharing their lovely and unique live performance that features “a cast of more than 200 people utilizing a 3,500 square foot stage. After a previous run of 12 consecutive years from 1986 to 1997, For What Purpose returned in 2014 to rave reviews, a new 92,000 sq ft building with seating capacity in excess of 2100.” It definitely sounds worth the drive. Performances are April 14, 15, 16 – on Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 8pm, and Sunday at 2pm and at 7pm. Ticket prices start at $10. 8520 Bradshaw Rd, Elk Grove, CA 95624
Easter 2017 Services
Bayside Granite Bay – Celebrate Easter starts a bit early – on Friday night, April 14, and continues on Saturday and Sunday.
- Friday Night, April 14, at 7pm.
- Saturday, April 15 at 4:15pm, 6:00pm, and 8:00pm
- Sunday, April 16 at 8:15am, 9:45am, 11:30am, and 7:00pm
Bayside Blue Oaks – Their Easter Services are on Saturday and Sunday, April 15-16, with 4 Easter Celebration Services to choose from.
- Saturday, April 15: 4:30pm & 6:45pm
- Sunday, April 16: 9:00am & 11:15am
- (As I mentioned above, there will be family fun activities starting 30 minutes before every service – both days – including an egg hunt and – on Saturday only – food trucks after both services.)
Bayside Adventure Church – Easter services on Saturday and Sunday – Saturday, April 15 | 5:15pm; Sunday, April 16 | 9:15am & 10:45am with a Helicopter Easter Egg Drop after each service, Noah’s Bagels & Krispy Kreme Donuts on Sunday, Family photos with Alice and the White Rabbit, Giveaways to Studio Movie Grill – at 6401 Stanford Ranch Rd, Roseville, CA 95678, (916) 771-5683
Pleasant Grove Community Church is having family-friendly Easter Services at 10am on April 16 at 1730 Pleasant Grove Blvd, Roseville CA, 916-771-4447.
Life Community Church has three Easter services on Sunday, April 16, at 8am, 9:30am, and 11am. 10020 Foothills Blvd, Roseville, CA 95747, (916) 788-2697
Centerpoint Church will have several Easter services Sunday, April 16, “with special music & orchestra, and a beautiful celebration of the resurrection of our Lord!” 515 Sunrise Avenue, Roseville, CA 916-782-3186 (Call for full details)
Destiny Christian Church will have Easter Sunday services at 9am, 10am, and 11am on April 16, 2017 which will include a free breakfast and coffee, a photo booth, live entertainment, and one of the region’s largest Easter egg hunts for the kids! 6900 Destiny Dr, Rocklin, CA 95677, (916) 780-2273
Easter 2017 Brunch Joys Out
If after church you’re thinking of an Easter Brunch out, I’d plan ahead and make reservations.
Two I’ve spotted so far include:
Claim Jumper in Roseville is one that will be serving a lovely brunch menu for Easter 2017 on April 16 from 8am – 2pm (I called to check 🙂 ). It will include a carving station, omelet station, fajita bar, peel and eat shrimp (YUM!!!) and much more. 250 Harding Blvd. Roseville, CA 95678 Phone: (916) 788-1705
La Provence, normally closed on Sunday, will be serving Easter 2017 brunch on Sunday with menus for both adults – “Buffet of assorted pastries, breakfast and artisan breads, pasta and quinoa salads, grilled vegetables, fresh fruit and desserts” along with a choice of entree – AND kids and grandkids – with plenty of choices for the pickiest of kiddos – including mac and cheese (my MOM would love that) and crispy chicken strips (my grandkids would definitely love those!). Call to check on their Easter Sunday brunch hours – Phone: (916) 789-2002, 110 Diamond Creek Pl, Roseville, CA 95747
Easter 2017 Family Joys At Home
Of course, many of us will be serving up a tasty Easter brunch at home decorated for Easter and spring. A table laden with festive tableware. Bringing some of the lovely spring flowers in. And serving yummy dishes, perfect for Easter. Are you looking for new ideas? Country Living Magazine has 45 of them for us. And their Twisted Sticky Caramel-Pecan Roll is calling my name (be still my healthy-dieting heart! 😉 ).
Easter crafts for kids and grandkids
Sometimes we like to have our kids and grandkids help with the meal preparation. Other times, it may be easier to give them something to do to keep them busy while the food is cooking. Here a couple of coloring pages and ideas for those moments.
Coloring pages for kids and grandkids
Easter Blessings to Y’all
I hope and pray you each have a blessed and beautiful Easter 2017. And yes, I’d love to hear what you’re doing to celebrate – here in the comments or over at Facebook at Roseville California Joys