Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont will host its fifth annual Beeping Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 20.
The egg hunt provides an opportunity for visually impaired and blind individuals, along with their families, to participate in an audible egg hunt. The event will run from 2-4 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Families are asked to RSVP by Friday, March 18.
The specially designed plastic eggs, donated by Stafford County-based International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators, emit a beeping sound that allows children to retrieve the eggs using their hearing. The event also includes a miniature animal petting zoo, crafts, “Touch a Tractor” and Wegman’s-sponsored healthy snacks.
Gari Melchers Home and Studio is a 28-acre estate and former residence of the artist Gari Melchers and his wife Corinne. The property, which is operated by the University of Mary Washington, is both a Virginia Historic Landmark and a National Historic Landmark. Located at 224 Washington St. in Falmouth, Va., a quarter mile west of the intersection of U.S. 1 and U.S. 17, it is open daily with an admission charge.
For more information or to RSVP, contact Michelle Crow-Dolby, education and communications manager, at email@example.com or 540-654-1851.