On the Hunt


Not many tools are needed for this hunt: a keen eye, a quick hand, a basket and the chutzpah to shove scabby brats out of your way. When you spy a brightly colored egg nestled in a tuft of grass, those other snotty-nosed rugrats had better look out. OK, Easter eggs make us a little crazy, but we have our eyes on the prize. And at the Fossil Rim Wild Egg Safari, that prize could be candy or a toy, or you might even be lucky enough to find an emu or ostrich "trophy" egg. (Bring out the big basket if you want to take one of those honeys home.) Hunts start every 30 minutes between noon and 3 p.m. Saturday at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center Koi Pond, 2155 Country Road 2008, Glen Rose. Hunts are open to adult-accompanied 3- to 12-year-olds, and the $5 fee includes discounted admission to the Scenic Wildlife Drive. Call 254-897-2960. --Michelle Martinez

Scamper for Campers

Last year, about 2,400 kids with chronic illnesses and physical disabilities enjoyed summer adventures designed with their needs in mind at Camp John Marc. Opened in 1991, the 135-acre compound in Bosque County is a medically sophisticated facility that lets these kids be kids. Help them out and have fun by bringing the entire family (even the dog) to Reverchon Park for the 10th annual Camper Scamper, a 5K run and one-mile fun run/walk benefiting Camp John Marc. Prizes go to top runners and wheelchair racers. Post-race festivities include egg hunts, a fishing tank, rock-climbing wall, water war and music by Jay Tee Productions. The 5K begins at 8:30 a.m., and the fun run starts at 9:15 a.m. Saturday. Visit www.campjohnmarc.org or register online at www.lukeslocker.com. --Glenna Whitley

The Cup overflows this weekend

If you believe what people tell youand you ought to believe all of it without questionthen soccer is the worlds biggest and best sport. Sorry: football. Either way, it rocks. No doubt about that. It doesnt matter if you can or cant bend it like Beckham. It doesnt even matter if you know who the hell Beckham is or what exactly youd be bending in the first place. The important thing is that the sport continues to expand its fan base. If youd like to join the millions who enjoy watching a good match on the pitch, then you should check out Dallas Cup XXV daily through April 11 at Lake Highlands Stadium, 9449 Church Road. Dallas Cup XXV will feature teams of all ages, from national youth teams to international professional clubs. Tickets range from $5 to $35. Call 972-519-0222.. --John Gonzalez

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