Six-year-old Emi Cooper, daughter of Nat Cooper and Petra Chladek, of Steamboat Springs, looks for Easter eggs Saturday morning during the city of Steamboat Springs' 34th annual Easter egg hunt at Howelsen Hill. Grand Futures Prevention Coalition presented the hunt, which included about 5,000 eggs.

Photo by Matt Stensland

Six-year-old Emi Cooper, daughter of Nat Cooper and Petra Chladek, of Steamboat Springs, looks for Easter eggs Saturday morning during the city of Steamboat Springs' 34th annual Easter egg hunt at Howelsen Hill. Grand Futures Prevention Coalition presented the hunt, which included about 5,000 eggs.

Easter Sunday events and services in Routt County

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Religious services

— - Holy Name Catholic Church, 500 Oak St., hosts Mass at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 4000 South Sharp Ave. in Oak Creek, holds Mass at 11 a.m. For more information, call 879-0671 or visit www.holynamecc.org.

- St. Paul's Episcopal Church hosts Easter services at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's. For more information, call 879-0925.

- Concordia Lutheran Church hosts an Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. with a breakfast from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. and regular Easter services at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 879-0175 or visit www.steamboatlutheran.org.

- Steamboat Christian Center hosts Easter services at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. at its location off U.S. Highway 40 across from the Fairfield Inn. For more information, call 879-0063 or visit www.steamboatchristian.com.

- Yampa Bible Church hosts a sunrise Easter service at 8:30 a.m., with a free breakfast at 9:30 a.m. and a second Easter service at 11 a.m. For more information, call 638-4411.

- United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs holds an Easter sunrise service at 6:45 a.m. at Thunderhead at the top of the Steamboat Ski Area gondola. Free gondola service begins at 6 a.m. and is limited to 500 people. Free parking will be available in the Gondola Square parking garage. Those who want to ski after the service need a lift ticket. For more information, call 879-1290.

- The Hayden Community Center hosts an Easter sunrise service at 6:45 a.m. on its back patio at The Haven, 300 S. Shelton Lane. For more information, call 276-3510.

- Hayden Congregational United Church of Christ holds an Easter service is at 10:30 a.m. at 202 E. Jefferson Ave. For more information, call 276-3510.

Community events

- A performance of all three sections of Handel's "Messiah" is at 3 p.m. at United Methodist Church. Sponsored by Colorado Mountain College, the musical event features the 43-person Yampa Valley Singers and 18 instrumentalists from the Steamboat Springs Orchestra. The performance includes parts of the famous oratorio's first and second sections and a rare performance of the third, Easter-oriented section. Admission is based on suggested donations: $15 for adults and $10 for students. Call 871-4883.

- The city of Steamboat Springs Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services department hosts Skate with the Easter Bunny from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Howelsen Ice Arena, 285 Howelsen Parkway. The cost is $3 for admission and $2 to rent skates. Refreshments will be provided. Call 879-4300.

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