Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens is partnering with Lee County's energetic dance team, The Hot Flashz, for an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 30, from 8:30-10:00 a.m. It will take place at Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens, 4637 Pine Island Rd. NW, Matlacha Island, Florida.
Appropriately titled Hoppin' Down the Island Bunny Trail, the event will include the Hot Flashz teaching and dancing the Bunny Hop every fifteen minutes, with children of all ages welcome to join in on the fun. Created at Balboa High School in San Francisco in 1952, the Bunny Hop features participants dancing in a line, holding on to the hips of the person in front of them. They tap the floor two times with their right foot, then with their left foot, then they hop forwards, backwards, and finally three hops forward to finish the sequence, which continues throughout the tune. The first person in the line leads the group around the floor.
Some 1,700 eggs filled with surprises and treasures will be hidden in the gallery's tropical waterfront gardens for children to find. Each age group will have a designated color so that even the youngest children will have an opportunity to find some eggs.
The Easter egg hunt is open to children from ages 4 to 12 and all children must be accompanied by an adult. In addition, three hand painted designer eggs by Leoma Lovegrove will be filled with $100 gift certificates from the gallery.
Donations collected during the event will go to Camp Boggy Creek, a children's camp for chronically ill children.
Hoppin' Down the Island Bunny Trail is a free event. Come early. The garden gates open promptly at 8:30 a.m. Parking will not be a problem because the event takes place before the island shops and galleries open.