Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Hopping Fun}

Even though it has been pretty chilly, fun will be hopping around all over this weekend. It seems like everywhere you turn, there will be some sort of egg hunt. Fortunately, some of the events are indoors! Who would think it would be this cold at the end of March. My daughter is quite upset at Punxsutawney Phil at the moment. I keep hearing mumble about how he said it would be an early spring and that she is tired of bringing snowpants to school. (There are rumors that it may snow Sunday night--I won't tell her.) Hopefully, the weather will turn soon and we will all be able to enjoy spring weather!

Here are some fun events this weekend:

Ongoing through the remainder of March:

Norton's USA in Barrington will be holding a Count the Bunnies Contest from March 19-30. Kids 12 and under are welcome to count the bunnies in the store. The child that comes closest will win a basket of goodies. (If more than one child comes closest, the bag will be raffled.) The contest is free and will be fun for families as they look at all of the awesome made in the USA goodies at Norton's USA. Check the website for hours.


Saturday, March 23

Glenview will be having an Eggstravaganza and Family Carnival at Park Center from 10AM-12PM. The egg hunt begins at 10AM and costs $5 per child. Tickets for carnival games may be purchased at the door. I did not see any prices for these.

Barrington is holding an Easter Egg Hunt at Langendorf Park at 10:30AM. The event costs $3 per child if you register early, $5 at the door. Be sure to dress for brisk weather!

Abt Electronics in Glenview will be hosting the Easter Bunny from 12:00PM-4:00PM on Saturday and Sunday. Have a complimentary picture taken with the Easter Bunny. There will also be face painting and more fun. You definitely have to take advantage of those free opportunities to see the Easter Bunny!

Little bunnies will be having fun hopping along the Spring Bunny Trail at West Park in Northbrook from 1:30PM-3:30PM. There will be an egg hunt, magic, carnival games, DJ and more. The egg hunt starts at 2:30PM and you will need to bring your basket. The event is free!

How about a visit to the Easter Event at the Bass Pro Shops in Gurnee? The indoor event runs from 1:00PM-4:00PM on both Saturday and Sunday. The free event includes crafts, a bunny visit, and an Easter egg hunt at 1PM. (Registration for hunt begins at store at 12:30PM that day.) The craft for this weekend is a bunny magnet (while supplies last).

Pooches can get in on the fun at a Hound Egg Hunt in Town Square in Palatine at 12PM on Saturday. Your dog must have rabies tag. The event costs $6 per dog when preregistered, $8 per dog day of. You can find more info here.

Head over to the Whole Planet Health Fair at Whole Foods Market in Northbrook from 12PM-4PM. For a small donation to the Whole Planet Foundation, kids can  make crafts, dye a shirt, and decorate a cookie. No registration is necessary.

Sunday, March 24
The Des Plaines History Center will be having an Easter Traditions & Egg Decorating event. From 1:00PM-4:00PM, families will learn about Easter traditions around the world and decorate an egg to take home. No registration is necessary. The event costs $3 per non-member, $2 per member.

Don't forget about the Easter fun at Bass Pro Shops, Abt Electronics, and Norton's USA if you need something to do on Sunday. (Info above.)

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