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April 5 & 6 - Annual Good Old Days Celebration in Pacific Grove starting at 10a.m. rain or shine. Truly a fun event for the whole family. Parade, carnival rides & great family fun. One of the county’s largest arts and crafts shows, with more than 225 arts and food vendors. 831-373-3304 or www.pacificgrove.org

April 5 - Family Day at the Monterey Museum of Art on Pacific Street from 11a.m. to 4p.m. The Monterey Museum of Art invites families to celebrate the Museum’s 55th birthday. Admission is free for all. As part of the MMA’s commitment to reaching children and families throughout Monterey County with accessible cultural experiences, the Museum offers a full slate of activities designed for fun, learning, and connecting with art and community. www.montereyart.org

April 5 - Walk with Easter Seals Central California at Sherwood Park in Salinas for our Walk with Me for Disability Awareness & Resource Fair. The more, the merrier! Invite friends and neighbors to our family-friendly community event and help support a great cause. The day will start off with Easter Seals' signature Walk With Me as we walk to raise funds for disability services. Put together your own team of walkers, rollers and strollers and show your support. But that's not all - this year the event will be bigger and better than ever. After the Walk, enjoy a resource fair with dozens of community organizations and family-friendly interactive activities about disability awareness, puppet show, food, raffles and fun! Registration for the walk is $20 and free for kids under 12. www.easterseals.com

April 12 - 8th Annual Earth Day Marina at Locke-Paddon Community Park from 9a.m. to 1p.m. Celebrate our planet and the city of Marina by working together on fun environmental service projects. Help remove invasive plants, plant native plants, paint benches & trash cans, put down mulch along the fence line & pick up trash. Volunteers will be provided a free lunch put on by the Marina Rotary and there will be over 25 booths with games, crafts and giveaways as well as interactive learning booths. Music will be provided by Bag O'Tricks. Register by 8:45a.m. at Locke-Paddon Park at Seaside Circle near the Marina Library. Bring your water bottle and wear long sleeves. More information go to www.c4smarina.weebly.com

April 12 - Hippity Hop to the Carousel Candies Shop on Old Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey. From Noon to 6p.m., 20% of proceeds from sales will be donated to Community Partnership for Youth (CPY).
Meet & Greets/Photo Ops with Easter Bunnies & Cute Chicks.

April 19 - Bunny Breakfast & Easter Egg Hunt at the Rocky Han Community Center, 211 Hillcrest Avenue in Marina. 7a.m. to 11a.m. Bunny Breakfast, parade, basket and bonnet-making crafts and entertainment. This is a FREE event hosted by the Lions Club, Marina Kiwanis, Marina Youth & Arts, and the Volunteer Firefighters Association.

April 19 - Easter Bunny Hop Along at MYMuseum in downtown Monterey. Hop on over to MY Museum for a silly Saturday afternoon from 1p.m. to 2:30p.m. Get ready to shake your cotton tail and have a great time with your favorite friends at MYM! Free with admission, fun for the whole family. www.mymuseum.org

April 19 - 19th Annual Breakfast with the Bunny in Carmel. Each year on the Saturday before Easter, the Carmel Host Lions Club hosts Breakfast with the Bunny in Devendorf Park. The party is not an egg hunt, but a morning feast, games and other fun holiday-inspired activities for adults and children, alike. Visit the Easter Bunny, have your face painted and otherwise celebrate spring’s arrival in the city’s beautiful downtown park. For more information www.carmelcalifornia.com

April 19 - Easter Fest 2014 at Carmel Valley Village Park & Community Center at 11:30a.m. to 3:30p.m.. Enjoy a family friendly Easter BBQ & picnic. Easter egg hunt for the little ones in the park, entertainment, local fashions, raffle, and an Easter Fest Menu with a variety of gourmet Wolfsen sausages & dogs, seasonally fresh salads, cupcakes, cakes & sweet treats. Bring your Easter baskets, picnic blankets, frisbees for a fun family filled day in the park. Percentage of proceeds will be contributed to: CVCYC for future enhancements & Bullying in the school programs CUSD.

April 19 - 20 - Eggstraordinary Easter Egg Hunt at Roaring Camp in Felton. Hop on Board! The Easter Bunny makes a stop at Roaring Camp. After riding Roaring Camp's real 1880s Steam Train under the majestic Redwoods, over Indian Creek Trestle and through the Santa Cruz Mountains, your kids are going to have the time of their lives scavenging for chocolate eggs at the top of Bear Mountain. More info www.roaringcamp.com

April 26 - Just Run! Just Kids 3K. The race begins at 8a.m. at Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove. Must be four years of age or older and in good health to participate. This is a non-competitive fun run and is not timed or scored.For pre-registration and more information click here for www.bsim.org

April 27 - Big Sur International Marathon - Hwy 1, Big Sur to Carmel. This marathon, consistently named the Best Marathon in North America by The Ultimate Guide to Marathons, is set along one of the most breathtaking routes in the world. Also includes a 21-mile power walk, 5K run, 9-mile walk, 10.6-mile walk, and marathon relay. 831-625-6226 or www.bsim.org

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