Candy, worship and more Easter fun
Junk out with Easter treats or celebrate the holiday in a more reverent way today: holiday services, egg hunts and other activities are planned around the region.
Ashland's 53rd annual egg hunt begins at 1 p.m. near the tennis courts at Lithia Park. Kids up to age 8 are divided into age groups and hunt for real eggs and candy treats, and the Easter bunny generally makes an appearance in the free event organized by an Ashland Rotary club.
Across the valley at 3:30 p.m., kids of all ages can hunt for eggs and take part in an egg decorating contest and other free activities while their parents taste wine at Troon Vineyard, 1475 Kubli Road, Grants Pass. Details are at the vineyard Web site at www. troonvineyard.com.
The Farm, a Medford nonprofit petting zoo at 51 S. Stage Road, also offers an egg hunt and other activities today as part of its Easter Eggstravaganza that runs all day. Participants must sign up in advance and are charged admission fees. Details are at visitthefarm.org.
If it's a service you're after, Ashland Christian Fellowship plans its annual Easter in the Park service at 10:30 a.m. at Ashland's Lithia Park. That's unless it's raining, a distinct possibility (http://www.mailtribune.com/weather); in that case, the service moves to the fellowship church on Ashland's Hersey Street.
At the same time, Havurah Shir Hadash celebrates Easter and the return of spring at the synagogue at 185 N. Mountain Ave.
In Medford, the Center for Spiritual Living plans a 10:30 a.m. service including music, singing and a message of renewal at its church at 1119 Ellen Ave., Medford. Details: 541-734-8581.
Bethel Church, 4245 Vista Pointe Drive, Medford, plans Easter services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. at the church. Details: 541-779-5771.
First Church of the Nazarene, 1974 E. McAndrews Road, Medford, invites the community to enjoy one of three services: at 8:30, 9:45 or 10:30 a.m. Details: 541-779-7777 or www.mednaz.com.