Easter and eclipse events in Gainesville, Cooke County

Mar. 27—A lot happens around Gainesville and Cooke County between Easter on March 31 and the solar eclipse on April 8.

The Texas Department of Transportation is hosting the Heart of Texas Total Eclipse on March 29 in preparation for the eclipse. This event at the Texas Travel Information Center at 4901 N. I-35 in Gainesville will help people plan for the next eclipse. Visitors to many towns along the path of the eclipse will be available to help with lodging and finding ideal locations. It will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 29.

Also on March 29 and 30, downtown Gainesville will host its Spring Shop Hop. Many downtown stores will have all sorts of special deals that you can get with just the snap of a plastic egg.

March 30 is the Frank Buck Zoo Eggstravaganza Egg Scramble. Kids can collect eggs filled with goodies, then watch the animals come out to enjoy the morning. Admission is $8; rush starts at 9:30 a.m. and doors close at 9:25 a.m.

Then, on Easter Sunday, Thirty-Five and Liberty hosts its egg hunt at 2 p.m. Doors will open first for children aged five and under. This egg hunt is part of the market days of March 30 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and March 31 from noon to 6 p.m. Thirty-Five and Liberty is located at 4321 I-35 in Gainesville.

On April 6, downtown Gainesville is hosting a Wine Stroll, featuring 15 local wineries in partnership with downtown boutiques and shops. For $50, attendees receive wine tastings, a souvenir wine glass and a six-bottle reusable wine rack. For more information and tickets, visit fb.me/e/1QluGx8zS. The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge invites people to get out and watch the eclipse. Solar glasses will be available to share and people are encouraged to bring their telescopes equipped with a solar filter.

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