Family Friendly: The Easter Bunny is ready for breakfast
The Easter Bunny will pose for photos.
Updated: March 14, 2013 10:50AM
The big, fluffy guest of honor will greet kids and pose for photos at Breakfast with the Bunny, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 30 at Oakton Community Center, 4701 Oakton St., Skokie.
“This year, we have breakfast catered by the company that runs the cafe at our Skatium, Rent-A-Chef,” said Mary Grear, events supervisor for the Skokie Park District. The menu will include French toast and eggs.
In addition to hobnobbing with the bunny, entertainment will include a balloon artist and craft projects.
“There will also be a free raffle — Easter baskets, really nice books,” Grear said.
At 11 a.m., children ages 2-10 can participate in a free toy-filled egg hunt.
“We lay out 6,000 eggs on the field next to Oakton Park,” Grear said.
The cost for residents is $10 for ages 2-12, $13 for ages 13-adults; nonresidents pay $2 more. Register early because the breakfast sells out. The egg hunt is free for everyone.
For details, call (847) 674-1500, ext. 2700 or go to www.skokieparks.org.
Glide over the ice to the sounds of music by stars of a popular TV show during American Idol Night Skate, 8:30 to 9:50 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at Oakton Ice Arena, 2800 W. Oakton, Park Ridge. Skaters will be entered in a drawing for two tickets to a Chicago Wolves hockey game.
For details, call (847) 692-3359 or go to www.prparks.org.
HATS OFF TO THE DOCTOR
Kids will hear The Cat in the Hat and enjoy related activities at a Dr. Seuss: Read Across America Storytime, 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16 at the Village Crossing Shopping Center Barnes and Noble, 5405 Touhy Ave., Skokie. It’s part of a National Education Association celebration.
For details, call (847) 329-8460 or go to www.barnesandnoble.com.
Music! Music! Music!
There will be an open house, Instrument Petting Zoo and performance of “Peter and the Wolf” at Music Institute of Chicago’s Family Day of Music, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. Tickets are $10 per family (up to six members). From 1 to 6 p.m. there will be free musical performances.
For details, call (847) 905-1500, ext. 108 or go to www.musicinst.org.
Gather the gang for a fun-filled evening at Family Bingo, 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 22 at Niles Public Library, 6960 W. Oakton St. A snack will be served. A caregiver must stay with children in 2nd grade or younger.
For details, call (847) 663-1234 or go to www.nileslibrary.org.