Easter egg hunt

Annual McDonald’s Easter egg hunt will be held at 11 a.m.  at Lincoln Park.

The event is co-sponsored by the Pittsburg Family YMCA, Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Department and the Pittsburg Area Young Professionals.

Easter egg hunt
Annual McDonald’s Easter egg hunt will be held at 11 a.m.  at Lincoln Park.
The event is co-sponsored by the Pittsburg Family YMCA, Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Department and the Pittsburg Area Young Professionals.
The hunt is open free to all children from babies through age 9. Age groups will be divided as follows: Babies to age 2 on the Carnino Ball Field, Don Gutteridge Sports Complex; ages 3 to 5 on Stice Ball Field; 6 to 7 at the J.J. Richards Band Dome; and 8 to 9 west of the band dome. There will be a section for youngsters with special needs west of the band dome.
The Easter Bunny will be present to visit with the children.

Cherokee breakfast
CHEROKEE — Breakfast, open to the public, will be served from 8 a.m. until sold out at Cherokee American Legion Post 35.
Menu will feature biscuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, hash browns, and milk, juice and coffee for $7. Carry-outs may be ordered by calling 620-457-8581.

Benefit 5K
Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity will sponsor a benefit 5K run/walk starting at 10 a.m. from Chatters Restaurant, 2401 S. Rouse.
Registration onsite will be $20 for either the run or the walk. Chatters will provide half a dozen wings, an order of potato wedges and a sports beverage to each participant.
Half the proceeds from the race fees will be donated to the Joplin relief effort.

Can collection
Sunflower Kiwanis Club members will collect aluminum cans from 8 a.m. to noon on the Dillons parking lot. Proceeds will be used to fund area youth activities.

Festival of Colors
Pittsburg State University Indian Student Association will mark Holi, the spring Festival of Colors, with a free public celebration from noon to 3 p.m. in Gorilla Village.
Holi is a Hindu festival that is observed at the end of the winter season on the last full moon day of the lunar month and celebrates the victory of good over evil.
Participants in Holi through colored powder and colored water at each other. For this reason, those attending should wear old clothing.

Train show
JOPLIN — Joplin Museum Complex will host a train show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the complex, located at Seventh and Schifferdecker Streets in Schifferdecker Park.
Included will be model, collectible and antique electric trains. There will be operating layouts, collectable train memorabilia and more than 60 tables of items for sale.
Admission will be $3 for adults and free for children under 12. All proceeds at the door will benefit the Joplin Museum Complex. Door prizes will be given every hour.

Cherokee dinner
CHEROKEE — Dinner, open to the public, will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. at Cherokee American Legion Post 35.
Menu will feature rigatoni, salad, garlic bread, dessert and iced tea for $7. Carry-outs may be ordered by calling 620-457-8581.
Music will start at 7 p.m.

Big Brutus meeting
Annual Big Brutus membership meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Chicopee Community Center.
All members may attend. Anyone wishing to become a member may call 620-827-6177.

Karaoke
GIRARD — Karaoke will begin at 8 p.m. at the Girard American Legion post home.

Earth Hour switch-off
Pittsburg State University Green Gorillas and the Progressive Alliance will sponsor an Earth Hour gathering from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. in front of Russ Hall.
Earth Hour is a global environmental initiative in which individuals and communities are invited to turn out their lights for one hour to show their support for environmentally sustainable action.
PSU students and area citizens may join in by bringing a candle and attending the rally on campus or by turning off the lights in their home or business during the hour.