Take your pick from Easter traditions
March 20, 2012 1:50PM
Updated: March 20, 2012 2:15PM
Call it a rite of spring, but Easter and its traditions have been a perennial favorite of kids, big and small, for generations.
Many of our parks offer activities that promise a good time and fun for all, especially in light of our unseasonably warm weather.
Here is a sampling.
† Peter Rabbit will stop at Dolton Parks to hide eggs for the annual Easter egg hunt at noon Saturday, April 7.
Children 10 and older are invited to join in the search at 715 Engle St.
Word is, there are special prizes for the lucky ones who find the “magic speckled” eggs.
No registration is required.
† Bring your family and friends for breakfast with the Easter Bunny.
Sponsored by the Highland Chamber of Commerce, a continental breakfast will be served at two seatings — 8:30 and 10 a.m. — Saturday, March 31, at the Highland High School cafeteria, 9135 Erie St. The morning includes basket raffles, and photos with the big hare will be available for purchase.
This is a popular event and seating is limited, so purchase your $5 tickets today at the Parks Department office, 2450 Lincoln St.
† Bellaboo’s play and discovery center invites children ages 1-9 to join in its pirate egg hunt from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 5.
According to Lake County Parks, this will be an evening of “hearty adventure” that will include songs, games and hidden treasure.
Follow a map to find the pirates’ gold. Also included in this special evening are treats and tattoos.
The cost is $15 for the first child and $10 for additional children in the same family. Wee pirate babies under 1 year old enter for free. Older children are also welcome for a $6 fee.
Register online at lakecounty
parks.com or by calling 963-2070.
† And here is a creative spin on the egg tradition.
Dyer Parks will host an Easter egg decorating event for 3- to 6-year olds (and a parent) from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 2 at the Town Hall, Activity Room B, One Town Center.
Using dye, yarn, stickers, buttons and other creative “stuff,” little ones can let their creativity run wild (which is why parents are required).
All materials will be provided and, before taking their art home to proudly display for the upcoming holiday, participants will enjoy a treat.
Cost is $8 for residents or $10 for nonresidents.
Register at the Town Hall or by calling 865-2505.