Free Easter Events on Saturday, Sunday in Paulding

Paulding Sheriff Gary Gulledge invites parents to his free annual Cyber Summit at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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This week, Frugal Family reporter Carolyn Cunningham scoured our local sources to come up with free Easter events, a Relay for Life yard sale on Saturday, a free Cyber Summit to learn about protection from social media dangers and a children's tea party with registration ending soon:

1. Free Easter Egg Hunt

Deal: This free event will be held Saturday at , 298 Mustang Drive, Dallas and sponsored by the Paulding County Parks and Recreation Department.

Here is the schedule:

1:30 p.m. ~ 2 & Under

1:40 p.m. ~ 3 & 4 year olds

1:50 p.m. ~ 5 & 6 year olds

2:00 p.m. ~ 7 & 8 year olds

2:10 p.m. ~ 9 & 10 year olds

2:10 p.m. ~ Special Needs

Prizes will be awarded to each age group.

Contact: 770-505-3885. 


2. Easter Events

Deal: Various Paulding churches are hosting free Easter events that are open to the community this weekend. (Please add your own for any we've missed.) Here are a few: 

North Paulding Eggstravaganza, Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.,  300 North Paulding Drive, Dallas. Hosted by Gracepointe Church in Dallas and Pirate Printing, this free event will include a Helicopter Egg Drop, a Children's Easter Egg Hunt, inflatables, live music and food vendors. Contacts for information or sponsorships: shannon@mygracepointechurch.com or 678-763-0618.

Communitywide Easter Celebration, Sunday, 10:30 a.m., , 208 Main St. Breakfast will be served from 8:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the church gym at , 141 East Memorial Drive next to city hall. Contact: 770-445-2509.


3. Lockheed Yard Sale

Deal: Lockheed Community Credit Union's third-annual yard sale will be held Saturday, benefiting Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.

Hours: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday.

Location: , 5875 Wendy Bagwell Parkway (U.S. 278) at Poplar Springs Road. 

4. Free Cyber Summit

Deal: Paulding County Sheriff Gary Gulledge will host his at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium of . His goal is to equip parents and children to know the potential dangers involved with the Internet, electronic exploitation, texting while driving, “sexting,” cyber bullying and more.

Hours: 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday.

Location: East Paulding High School, 3320 East Paulding Drive off Ga. 92, Dallas.


5. Children's Tea Party

Deal: This event also is hosted by the county's Parks and Recreation Department. "Mommy, 'Bear' and Me Makes Three - A Springtime Tea Party" will be held at the . Children are invited to bring their favorite cuddly critter. Finger foods and drinks will be served—along with surprises.

The event will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on May 7, but registration will end April 29. All ages are welcome.

Cost is $12 per mother and one child, plus $4 for each additional family member. Dads and grandparents also are welcome.

Location: Burnt Hickory Park, 8650 Cartersville Highway, Dallas.

Contact: 770-443-7540.

Carolyn Cunningham April 21, 2011 at 06:00 AM
Thank you, Sue and Tia, for letting us know of these events.
JoAnn Johnson May 03, 2011 at 09:15 PM
The Springtime Tea Party for May 7th is not an Easter event. The paulding.gov website has no information regarding this event
Carolyn Cunningham May 03, 2011 at 10:20 PM
You're right, JoAnn. Only the first two items concerned Easter events. This information was included on the paulding.gov website at the time of publication; but as you may know, that website is updated regularly. Here is a link to a program guide in which this event appears on page 13: http://paulding.gov/DocumentView.aspx?DID=584 Registration for the tea party ended on April 29.
Katie March 24, 2013 at 02:36 AM
as this today, or is it the Saturday before Easter?
Carolyn Cunningham March 25, 2013 at 04:04 PM
Since this article was written in 2011, you may want to call the number for the event in which you are interested to check on the date and information for this year.


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