Easter celebrations target all ages

Family: events, activities

April 08, 2004|By Lori Sears | Lori Sears,SUN STAFF

Things will be hopping all weekend long in celebration of Easter. Kid-friendly, fun and interactive holiday events are cropping up all over the area. Here are just a few of the family-oriented Easter happenings:

An "Inner Harbor Easter Celebration" takes place from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Harborplace Amphitheatre, between the Pratt and Light Street Pavilions. The event features free entertainment and fun for all ages.

Families may enjoy "Amazing Feats of Comedy With Mike Rosman" from noon to 3:30 p.m. Rosman's physical-comedy show includes him balancing on top of a bowling ball, on a board and atop a table, as well as performing challenging juggling tricks.

Also, the furry one himself -- the Easter Bunny -- visits with families around Harborplace, the Gallery and the promenade, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and hands out free egg toys.

The acoustic duo MilkShake performs educational and fun children's songs, lullabies and rock tunes from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

And from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the jazz trio Love Craft performs jazz standards and original songs for the crowd.

All Inner Harbor Easter events are free. Call 877-BALTIMORE or visit www.promotionandarts.com.

The Baltimore Zoo's annual Easter celebration -- "Bunny BonanZOO!" -- kicks off tomorrow and runs through Sunday at Druid Hill Park.

Children can take part in the annual Mary Sue Egg Hunt, play games, make crafts, meet Hoppy the Bunny and other mascots, watch animal presentations, enjoy live entertainment, including a performance by Flumpa and Friends, and more.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. all three days. Admission to "Bunny BonanZOO" is free with zoo admission, which is $12; $10 ages 65 and older; $8 ages 2-11; free for ages under 2. Call 410-366-LION or visit www.baltimore zoo.org.

Make your way to Cromwell Valley Park's Sherwood Farm for an Easter egg hunt Saturday. Visitors of all ages can hunt for eggs, compete in an Easter bonnet contest, a jelly bean counting contest and a coloring contest. And folks can take horse-drawn hayrides, play games, watch the 4H Rabbit Club's presentation, and, of course, meet the Easter Bunny, who's been pretty busy lately making the rounds through town.

Events are free, but there is a small fee for hayrides. Sherwood Farm is at Cromwell Valley Park, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road. Call 410-887-2503.

More Easter egg hunts, you say? The College of Notre Dame of Maryland's Alumnae Association sponsors its annual Easter egg hunt Saturday on the college's campus at 4701 N. Charles St. Children ages 12 and under can make crafts at 9:30 a.m. and then roam Doyle Lawn for an array of hidden eggs at 10 a.m. The Easter egg hunt will be divided by age group.

Participants pay $5. Reservations are encouraged. Call 410-532-3166.

For more family events, see Page 38.

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