From the City of Apopka
Bring the family out for a variety of great events in Apopka this Easter weekend.
The fun begins with Family Movie Night at 8 p.m. tonight at the Apopka Amphitheater – part of the Northwest Recreation Complex at 3710 Jason Dwelley Parkway. The feature is the musical animated movie “Sing” from Illumination Entertainment, which also created the movies “Despicable Me” and “Minions.” Admission is free and food concessions will be available.
Apopka will host the Rabbit Run 5K race beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday. Runners will follow a course around the Northwest Recreation Complex. Runners step off at 7:30 a.m.
Pre-registration is $25 and $10 for ages 11-17. Race day registration is $30. The first 100 registered participants will get a Rabbit Run T-shirt. A free kids bunny hop race will follow the 5K run.
The free Easter Eggstravaganza – one of Apopka’s most anticipated annual events – will offer kids an Easter egg hunt with thousands of eggs and lots of prizes beginning at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the Northwest Recreation Complex. Take photos with the Easter Bunny. Face painting for kids will be available.
The 2017 Public Safety Day is from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Northwest Recreation Complex. See displays and vehicles from Apopka’s police and fire departments. Demonstrations will include the police canine and SWAT divisions as well as firefighters with a vehicle extrication. Medical helicopters will be displayed by Florida Hospital and Orlando Regional Medical Center.
The free Public Safety Day also will include the Guns ‘n Hoses athletic competition between police officers and firefighters. Teams will compete in three events – the tire flip, police car pull, and the rescue mannequin carry. Kids versions of the competitions also are planned.
Dubsdread Catering will host an Easter Brunch Buffet on Sunday at beautiful Highland Manor on U.S. Highway 441 in Apopka. The meal will include prime rib, lamb, ham, smoked salmon, desserts and more. Cost is $44.95 for adults and $14.95 for children 10 and younger. For reservations, call (407) 650-0100.