Visit the Easter Bunny & Hunt for Eggs

Posted 3/29/22

The City of Cranston Parks and Recreation will host an egg hunt again this year on April 9 at Cooney Field (field next to Bain). In the event of inclement weather, the event will be inside the …

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Visit the Easter Bunny & Hunt for Eggs


The City of Cranston Parks and Recreation will host an egg hunt again this year on April 9 at Cooney Field (field next to Bain). In the event of inclement weather, the event will be inside the Pastore Youth Center. There are designated times, which are based on age.

Age group “Taking steps” to Pre-K will be from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Age group K through second grade will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Easter Bunny plans to visit and photo opportunities will be available. Be sure to bring your camera. There will also be several Easter baskets to be won.


CHSE Class of 2023 Yard Sale


The CHSE class of 2023 will host a yard sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 30 outside Cranston East, 899 Park Ave. If you are interested in renting a table, please contact Ms. Bell at to sign up – it is $20 to rent a table space. Set up is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on April 30. Proceeds go toward helping the junior class raise money.

Pasta Dinner Benefit

The St. Mary’s Feast Society will hold a special pasta and meatball dinner to benefit the family, created around MAE Organization For The Homeless’ signature meal, pasta and meat sauce! The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

The event is on May 14 and tickets are $25 per person (table of 10 is $200. Tickets are available at the Feast Society.

Bring your family for a hearty pasta dinner complete with garlic bread, salad and dessert. They will have Italian music, a photo booth and awesome raffles!

Hall of Fame Nominations

The Cranston Hall of Fame is looking for inductees for the class of 2022.

If you or someone you know is a worthy candidate, having graduated from one of Cranston high schools over 10 years ago, and have your mark professionally and in your community, send us your nomination. The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, April 29. To learn more about the Hall of Fame, or to print out an application, go to, or nomination forms can also be found at:, or under culture.

Hunt for Eggs

Richard Campopiano, Ward 4 Councilman and his wife, Debbie, are holding an Easter Egg Hunt. It will be at Orchard Farms Elementary School on Scituate Avenue on April 9 at 10 a.m. They have stuffed more than 6,000 eggs! For more information, contact Councilman Richard Campopiano at ( or call 527-8382.

NAMI-RI: Free Virtual Family-To-Family course begins April 13

The Rhode Island chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is now accepting registration for their spring 2022 virtual Family-to-Family course which begins on April 13. This is a free, eight-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is a designated evidenced-based program, which means that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition.

NAMI-Rhode Island’s Family-to-Family course is taught by trained family members who have lived experience with a loved one, and includes presentations, discussions and interactive exercises.

For more information on the Family-to-Family curriculum and registration requirements, visit or call 401-331-3060 or email

Rotary Club of Cranston to hold Touch a Truck

Save the date! The Cranston Rotary Club will hold its spring Touch a Truck event on May 22 at Garden City Center. More details to follow. Interested in bringing your vehicle? Email the organization at

Bring on the percussion

Cranston’s Combined Percussion Band competition will be held on April 2 at Cranston East gym at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 public, $8 students. Schools performing along with Cranston Combined are Bishop Hendricken, Bishop Feehan, Dartmouth high school; a 30-minute percussion clinic after their performance. Haven Brothers setting up a truck for cooked food right outside the doors.

Walk and Talk at Rocky Point

Come join the “Rocky Point Pacers” for a walk around Rocky Point every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 9 a.m., weather permitting. They meet at the gate on Rocky Point Avenue. Get some sunshine and burn off some holiday pounds.

Prepare RI High School Internships Program

Calling all RI public high school juniors: The 2022 PrepareRI High school Internship Program is accepting applications to participate in on-site/in-person, paid summer experiential learning internships with local employers across the state.

This program will help you earn, learn and connect with employers across Rhode Island. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Visit for more information.

Arts Scholarships for youth now open to register.

Do you know a student aged 11 - 14 who loves to create and to perform? Encourage them to apply to our ARTS Scholarships 2022 program. Applications and guidelines are now available at

The ARTS Scholarships 2022 program, sponsored by the Textron Charitable Trust and the PPAC Annual Fund with support from WPRI 12 and Ocean State Charities Trust, offers young artists an opportunity to participate in local summer arts education program that will broaden their experience in their chosen area of study.

Qualified students must be aged 11 - 14 by June 1 of this year and reside in and attend school in Rhode Island.

Did you know?

The legend of the Easter Bunny bringing eggs appears to have been brought to the United States by settlers from Germany. The German tradition of the Easter Bunny (or Oschter Haws) migrated to America in the 1700s, accompanying German immigrants, many of whom settled in Pennsylvania. (Source: Easter Fun Factions)

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