1. Live in suspense
Sneads Ferry Community Theater presents the main stage production of “Radio Suspense Theatre” April 7, 8 and 9. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets, which are sold at the door, are $10 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, call 910-327-2798 or visit sneadsferrycommunitytheatre.com.
2. Hunt for eggs
There are lots of chances to see the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs this weekend. Here are just a few:
• Jacksonville Recreation and Parks hosts its annual Flashlight Egg Hunt at 8 p.m. April 7 at Northeast Creek Park. Grab your flashlight and basket for an egg hunt in the dark for ages 7 to 12 years. Registration begins at 7 p.m. and the egg hunt begins at 8 p.m. Adults must accompany children in the park. Rain or shine event.
• Eggstravaganza starts at 11 a.m. April 8 at Commons Rec Complex Youth Ball Fields for ages 1 to 6. Event is free.
• Stump Sound Park hosts an egg hunt for ages 0 to 12 starting at 11 a.m. April 8. Event is free.
• Hubert By Pass Park hosts an egg hunt for for ages 0 to 12 starting at 3 p.m. April 8. Event is free.
• Onslow Pines Park hosts an egg hunt for ages 0 to 8 starting at 5:30 p.m. April 8. Event is free.
• Onslow Pines Park hosts a flashlight hunt for ages 9 to 12 starting at 7:30 p.m April 8. Rain date is April 9. Event is free.
• Breezy Meadows, located on Belgrade-Swansboro Road in Hubert, hosts a glow- in-the-dark egg hunt April 7, 8, 14 and 15 starting at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $8, including a hayride to the field. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Pony rides will be available for $3, and a concession stand will be open. Shopping and movie are available for those waiting.
• Breezy Meadows hosts a horseback egg hunt April 8 starting at noon. Cost is $6 per egg hunter for this event. There is a $10 horse rental fee offered for those who do not have their own. Call 910-581-6304 for more information.
• Swansboro Parks and Recreation’s free Easter Egg-stravaganza and Touch a Truck event starts 10 a.m. April 8 at 830 Main St. extenstion.
3. Meet a local author
Onslow County Public Library hosts An Afternoon with an Author at 1 p.m. April 8 at the Main Library. Meet Patricia Hughey, author of “Images of America: Onslow County.” For more information, call 910-455-7350.
4. Farmer’s Market opens
The Onslow County Farmer’s Market, 4024 Richlands Hwy., will open for the 2017 season on April 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. featuring fresh produce, baked goods, meat, honey, eggs and hand crafted items.
5. Catch a movie
The big movies opening this week are “Smurfs: The Lost Village,” a PG-rated all-new adventure for the little blue creatures; and “Going in Style” a remake of the hit 1979 film about a trio of retirees planning a bank robbery starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin.
6. Watch the Masters
The Masters Tournament tees off Thursday, with action taking place all weekend. See if last year’s winner, Danny Willett, joins golf legends Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods in winning consecutive Masters titles. This is can’t-miss golf. Head to the official website, http://www.masters.com for TV information and more.
7. Grab a beer
Drink a cold one in celebration of National Beer Day on Friday. Did you know that beer is the third most popular beverage in the world? It’s also National No Housework Day so ignore the dirty dishes or laundry and take the time to sit back and relax.
8. Cherish an antique
Sunday, go digging in your closets, or visit your parents or grandparents to find your family heirlooms for National Cherish an Antique Day. Today’s the day to learn and share the stories behind your family’s favorite heirlooms.
9. Check out the library
Sunday is also the beginning of National Library Week and this year’s theme is “Libraries Transform.” These special days are designed to get people reading and to get people to check out their local library. Head to the library this weekend to kick things off and pick out a book or three.