I just checked the weather for this weekend and it appears that we will actually be in the 50's. Hooray! It looks like it will be just the right temperature for all of the egg hunts this weekend! There is a small chance of some showers on Saturday. Hopefully, rain won't get in the way. Either way, it is certainly a fun time of year. I have to admit though, I am not quite ready for Easter. We just celebrated St. Patrick's Day a couple of weeks ago! I finally pulled out the Easter decorations Monday. I guess they won't get much face time this year!
Here are the interesting events we found in our area this weekend:
March 19-30 Norton's USA in Barrington is having a Count the Bunnies Contest. Kids 12 and under can count all of the bunnies in the store and enter a contest to win a basket full of goodies. The child closest will win the basket. If there is more than one child with the closest number, the basket will be raffled off. Check the website for hours. Don't forget to peruse all of the Made in USA goodies while you are at the store!
March 25-29 marks the Easter Event at Bass Pro Shops in Gurnee from 6:00PM-8:00PM each evening. The free event includes a bunny visit and crafts on Friday!
Saturday, March 30
Have you ventured to the new Whole Foods Market in Kildeer yet? If not, this weekend may be the time. On Saturday, the store will be holding the free Whole Kids Club Easter Egg Hunt from 8AM-12PM. The hunt begins promptly at 8:30AM!
The Prospect Heights Annual Egg Hunt will be held at the Gary Morava Recreation Center promptly at 9:30AM. This egg hunting fun is free!
Culver's in Palatine will be holding a free Easter Egg Hunt with Scoopie at 10AM. The eggs will have great prizes inside!
Twin Lakes in Palatine is having a free Easter Egg Hunt at 10AM. The youngest age group will start at 10AM. Don't forget to bring your own basket to collect eggs!
Elmhurst joins the Easter fun with an Easter Egg Hunt at Wilder Park, Elmhurst starting promptly at 10AM. The event is free but you will need to bring your basket and don't forget a camera.
After the egg hunt for the little people, Elmhurst will be hosting a Doggie Eggstravaganza at Wilder Park at 10:30AM. The event is free but each dog must be leashed, have current rabies tag and be accompanied by responsible adult.
Deer Park Mall in Kildeer will be having a Bunny Visit & Egg Hunt at Brilliant Sky. The bunny visits begin at 11AM and hunt begins at 1PM during this event. Kids--remember to bring your baskets!
Berry-Yo in Arlington Heights will have an Easter Bunny visit from 1:00PM-3:00PM. Stop in for some sweet treats and visit the Easter Bunny at the same time!
The Easter Event at Bass Pro Shops in Gurnee continues on Saturday and Sunday from 1:00PM-4:00PM. There will be crafts, a bunny visit and an Easter egg hunt at 1PM for free!
Sunday, March 31
The annual Eggstravaganza event will be hopping at Faith Lutheran Church in Arlington Heights. Be there promptly at 9:45AM to enjoy the free festivities including an egg hunt, story, and craft!