2012 Passover and Easter Events on Mercer Island

The calendar says it’s spring time. Plus, the spring holidays of Passover and Easter are this upcoming weekend. Will this news reach the ears of the sun over Seattle? According to the weather folks, the basic answer is yes, although it looks like there will be more wet before the drier, warmer weekend weather hits the Greater Seattle area.

A dry Saturday will be much appreciated by the egg hunters who turn out for the Annual Mercer Island Spring Eggs-travaganza and Flashlight Egg Hunt. Both events will be held in Mercerdale Park. Spring Eggs-travaganza is for children ages 1-6, and will begin at 5pm sharp on Saturday, April 7th. A separate section will be set up for the littlest egg hunters, the 1-3 year olds. The Flashlight Egg Hunt is for older children, ages 7 to 10, and will begin at 8:30pm sharp on Saturday, April 7th. Hunters for both events will need to bring their own baskets and the flashlight hunters will need to provide their own flashlights to find all the goodies in the dark!

Passover begins at sundown Friday, April 6th this year and ends Saturday, April 14th. Stroum Jewish Community Center is hosting a variety of Passover events through-out the holiday week. Events are scheduled both in Seattle and on the Mercer Island Campus. The Passover Iron Chef for Middle Schoolers and From Slavery to Freedom, From Matzoh to Matzoh Roca, for ages 55+, are two examples of the activities scheduled by SJCC during Passover week.