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9 things to do for Easter in Northern Virginia

Hunt for eggs and bake up sweet treats at these pastel-hued events.

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Intermediate Easter Cookie Decorating
April 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Go beyond the basics of piping and flooding and learn intermediate techniques of cooking decorating, including painting, piping flowers and leaves, stenciling and more. All materials will be included, but remember to bring a container to take your cookies home. // Love Bug Home Studio: Location available after registration; $90

Easter Eggstravaganza
April 7, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Bring the kids to this free scavenger hunt with goodie bags for the first 500 finishers. The event will also have arts and crafts, face painting and visits with the Easter Bunny. // Fun Land of Fredericksburg: 1351 Central Park Blvd., Fredericksburg; Free

Dog Easter Egg Hunt
April 13, 1 p.m.
Dress your four-legged friend up like a bunny and enter the doggie contest to compete for prizes. // Memorial Kenmore Park: 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg; $5 per two dogs

Parent & Me Class: Easter Cupcakes
April 13, 2 p.m.
Mayra Garcia from celebrateMe! teaches parents and children how to decorate six Easter cupcake toppers with fondant icing. Students will learn to make bunnies, baskets and Easter eggs. // Fran’s Cake & Candy Supplies: 10927 Main St., Fairfax; $90

Easter Fun Run
April 14, 9-11:30 a.m.
Impact Church is hosting a 1.5K Easter Fun Run to help support kids in need. The run will be filled with interactive Easter-inspired stations, and the route will also be stroller friendly. All proceeds will support IBMC Children’s Home. // Colin Powell Elementary School: 13340 Leland Road, Centreville; Free

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Potomac Overlook
April 16, 11 a.m.
Spend a joyful morning with the Easter Bunny and bring your basket to search for eggs at Potomac Overlook. // Potomac Overlook Regional Park: 2845 N. Marcey Road, Arlington; $10 (children), Free (adults)

Easter Egg Hunt at Cameron Run
April 18, 11 a.m.
Bring your camera to take pictures with the Easter Bunny and celebrate Easter week creating crafts, playing games and hunting for Easter eggs. // Cameron Run Regional Park: 4001 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria; $10 (children), Free (adults)

Easter Egg-Stravaganza at Parkridge Center
April 20, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
This Easter event is free to the public and includes strolling balloon artists, bubbleologists, basket decorating, an egg hunt, carnival games, a petting zoo and plenty of opportunities to get pictures with the Easter Bunny. // Parkridge Center: 11096 Bulloch Drive, Manassas; Free

Elegant Easter Floral Arrangement Workshop
April 20, 4-6 p.m.
FLORA Roots and Stems will instruct students on how to create an Easter floral arrangement for dining tables that won’t interfere with your guests’ conversations during Easter dinner. All students will take home their creations made from fresh flowers and greens. // Bon Vivant Café + Farm Market: 2016 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria; $49

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