Weekend of Easter entertainment Hop into some holiday...

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March 28, 2002|By Lori Sears

Weekend of Easter entertainment

Hop into some holiday happenings this weekend. Crafty, creative and fun Easter events are taking place throughout the area.

The Baltimore Zoo presents its annual Easter bonanza event - "Bunny Bonanzoo" - featuring egg hunts, crafts, treats and entertainment for kids and adults, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. tomorrow through Sunday. Free with zoo admission: $10; $8 seniors; $6 children. Ages under 2 admitted free.

Visitors to the Creative Alliance can try their hand at a "Creative Eastern Easter Eggs Workshop" Saturday. Kids can practice egg-dying with the experts, while adults learn to decorate eggs using a melted-wax technique, all in the Eastern European tradition. Materials will be provided. Runs 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Free.

The Easter Bunny will join kids in a traditional egg hunt at the Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park Saturday. Adults can enter a bonnet contest and be judged in categories including "Most Elegant," "Silliest" and "Spring's Finest." Events begin at 10 a.m. Cost is $2.50.

How about an "Easter Eggstravaganza" Saturday at Ballestone Manor? The kids won't know what to see or enjoy first: Easter egg hunts, a moon bounce, pony rides, an inflatable maze, a petting zoo, a karate demonstration or magic shows. Runs 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free event.

The Baltimore Zoo is in Druid Hill Park. Call 410-396-7102. The Creative Alliance is at 413 S. Conkling St. Call 410-276-1651. The Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park is at 3691 Sarah's Lane, Historic Ellicott City. Call 410-465-8500. Ballestone Manor is at Rocky Point Golf Course, 1935 Back River Neck Road. Call 410-825-1065.

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