Kirstan Knowlton: Let the Easter celebrations begin!

OK, so maybe I am technically a week early, but this weekend the Berlin Recreation Center will be hosting its 36th annual Easter “Eggstravaganza,” which is always a fun event for the kids.

If you are planning to attend make sure you come at the time that is scheduled for your child’s age group. Children ages 2 and 3 start at 9:30 a.m., ages 4 and 5 start at 9:45 a.m., ages 6 and 7 at 10 a.m., and ages 8 through 10 start at 10:15 a.m.

As always, with the sponsorship of local businesses this event is free, but of course donations are always welcome. They will also have Easter baskets to raffle off, and children can get their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny.

If you are looking to get out of the house tonight, you are in luck. There are three great opportunities for a meal and even a show!

The Gorham High School Cabaret will perform two shows today, one at 5 p.m. and one at 7 p.m. in the Gorham Middle High School Cafeteria. Tickets are $10 per person. Dinner provided by La Bottega Saladino's. Tickets are on sale now at the White Mountain Cafe and Gorham Corner Market.

Now if you are looking to stay a little closer to home, or maybe connect with a few friends, the St. Barnabas Church will be hosting its last free community dinner of the season from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Dinner is served up until 6:30 p.m., so people can arrive at times convenient for them. No tickets are necessary, and all are invited. The menu includes baked ham with pineapple, scalloped potatoes, butternut squash, peas, fresh rolls, dessert and beverages.

This seriously sounds delicious.

Also just up the road, the Milan Community Methodist Church will be holding a benefit spaghetti supper beginning at 4:30 p.m. and serving until 7 p.m. The church is located on Route 16 just north of the Milan village school. A small charge of $5 for children under 12 and $8 for adults will go to the children's summer programs. This will include sending some of the youth to a summer camp.

I hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend. Our family will be celebrating a little Easter fun this weekend with an Easter egg hunt and hopefully some outdoor time if the weather cooperates.

Thank you to everyone for their well wishes, thoughts and prayers. My son’s surgery went well, and he is feeling like himself again.

Kirstan Knowlton writes a weekly column for The Berlin Daily Sun. Her inspiration comes from events and people in the community who continue to work hard to make the North Country one of the best places to live. You can contact Kirstan by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..