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Weekend planner: Easter bunny to appear around town


EASTER MUSICAL DRAMA -- "Crown Him," an Easter musical drama, will be presented at New Life Church of Woodbury, 6758 Bailey Road, on two weekends, Friday through Sunday, April 3 to 5 and Thursday through Saturday, April 9 to 11. Performances are scheduled at 7 p,m, Friday and Saturday, with a matinee at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 5 only. Tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for children, 12 and younger. Parents are asked not to bring children, 5 and younger. Tickets can be reserved in advance. For details, call (651) 459-0444 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


EASTER BUNNY TO VISIT AT MALL -- Children are invited to meet the Easter Bunny from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, at Valley Creek Mall, 1750 Weir Drive, in Woodbury. The event is free and kids will visit merchants for candy and toys. There will be a craft room, coloring contest, face painting, refreshments and a balloon artist. Parents are encouraged to bring a camera.

RALLY FOR DEB HUNSTAD -- A fundraiser for Deb Hunstad, longtime resident of Cottage Grove, is scheduled from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at the American Legion Post 98 Hall, 328 Broadway Ave., in St. Paul Park. The $10 ticket includes food, beverages, entertainment and chances at a silent auction, meat raffle and door prizes.

RUMMAGE SALE -- Spend Saturday, April 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the spring rummage and bake sale at the Woodbury campus of Woodbury/Peaceful Grove United Methodist Church, 7465 Steepleview Road. From noon to 1 p.m. prices go down to $3 per bag.


EASTER BUNNY BREAKFAST AT RED BARN -- The Easter Bunny and the Cottage Grove Lions Club are hosting breakfast and a bake sale from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 5, at the Cottage Grove VFW Post 8752 Red Barn, 9260 East Point Douglas Road, in Cottage Grove.

Families are invited for a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, eggs, coffee, milk and juice. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children, 12 and younger. Proceeds from the event support the club's charitable activities in the community. Parents are encouraged to bring a camera for photos with the Easter Bunny and live chicks will be available for kids to pet.


HIGH-ACHIEVING KIDS -- Dr. Stephen Schroeder-Davis will lead a discussion to help parents of gifted and high-achieving students from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 6, at Lake Junior High School, 3133 Pioneer Drive, in Woodbury. The program is open; admission is $8. Schroeder-Davis is a curriculum specialist and gifted-talented coordinator for the Elk River Public Schools. His presentation will also cover gifted underachievers and those who are not yet formally identified. To register, go to, click on adult education then parent education or go to the Community Education office at 8400 East Point Douglas Road, in Cottage Grove.


ALL-NIGHT PARTY BENEFIT -- Applebee's Neighborhood Grill, in Cottage Grove, will donate 20 percent of your bill to the Park High School all-night party when you dine in or take out meals from 10:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7, and hand over the event flyer. Flyers are available at the school or from Kim Bacon at (651) 271-6903.