Hunting season - for eggs, that is - has arrived in western Montana.

Here are a few of the Easter egg hunts planned, as submitted by Missoulian readers.

Saturday

-- Eleventh annual Easter Eggstravaganza, 1 p.m., University of Montana Oval. For ages 9 and under.

There will be separate hunts for 0-2, 3, 4-5, 6-7 and 8-9 age groups. One lucky child in each age group who finds an egg with a special coupon will win a brand-new bicycle. Kids also will find coupons for fun treats from local businesses, such as free cookies from Bernice's Bakery and free admission to Mismo Gymnastics and the Families First Children's Museum. There also will be a parents' raffle for two free six-month memberships to LifeStyle Fitness.

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The Easter Bunny, as well as UM mascot Monte and Missoula Federal Credit Union mascot Sammy the Frog, will be on hand for the fun. Wonderbrush Face Painting and Body Art also will set up shop at noon near the Oval, and kids can have their faces painted for $5 to $7. Call 243-4853.

-- Lower Valley Youth Club Easter egg hunt for ages 0-12, 1 p.m., Drummond City Park.

-- Third annual adult-only Easter egg hunt, 6 p.m., Poor Henry's, Clinton.

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Sunday

-- Easter Egg Hunt, 2 p.m., Historic Lincoln Hotel, Lincoln. Children ages 1-4 in the front yard; ages 4-7 on the west side of the island; and ages 7 and up on the east side of the island. Find one of 20 golden eggs and turn it in for $5. Visit www.thehotellincoln.com.

-- Easter egg hunt, 11:30 a.m., Lolo Creek Steakhouse. For children 9 and under. Separate toddler egg hunt. Lolo Creek Steakhouse opens at noon for Easter dinner.

 

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