Things will be hopping around town this holiday weekend. From Baltimore to Washington, you'll find an array of Easter events. Here is just a sampling:
Inner Harbor Easter Celebration. Visit the Inner Harbor Amphitheater, 201 Light St., from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, and meet the Easter Bunny, watch "Amazing Feats of Comedy With Mike Rosman," see kids' performer Milkshake in concert and enjoy live jazz from pianist David Bach and from Love Craft. Event is free. Call 877-BALTIMORE or visit www.promotionandarts.com.
Easter Egg Hunt. Children up to age 12 can make Easter crafts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, 4701 N. Charles St., then embark on an Easter Egg Hunt. The egg hunt begins at 10 a.m. on Doyle Lawn and is divided into age groups. Event is sponsored by the College of Notre Dame Alumnae Association. Fee is $5 per child. Reservations recommended. Call 410-532-3166 or visit www.ndm.edu.
The Mary Sue Egg Hunt. It'll be a zoo-wide egg scavenger hunt, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. tomorrow through Sunday at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, Druid Hill Park. The zoo's largest egg hunt ever includes animal enrichment activities, a peek at the spring baby animals and some surprises. Zoo admission is $15; $12 seniors; $10 ages 2-11; free for ages under 2. Call 410-366-LION or visit www.marylandzoo.org.
Easter Egg Hunt. Search for eggs and candy scattered all over the Clarence "Du" Burns Arena, 1301 S. Ellwood Ave., from 10 a.m. to noon Monday. Kids ages 4 and under will hunt for eggs at 10 a.m.; ages 5-6 will look at 10:30 a.m.; ages 7-8 at 11 a.m.; ages 9-10 at 11:30 a.m. There will also be an array of games. Free. Call 410-396-4202.
MIX 106.5 Easter Eggstravaganza. More than 36,000 candy-filled eggs (yes, you read that right) will be strewn across the grounds of Ballestone Manor at the Rocky Point Golf Course, 1935 Back River Neck Road, Essex, for a huge Easter Egg Hunt, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. The event also includes visits by the Easter Bunny, the show "Magic with Wes," pony rides, a petting zoo, a moon bounce, obstacle maze, a coloring corner, live music, face painting and more. Each child who meets the Easter Bunny receives a free Mary Sue Easter egg. Free. Call 410-825-1065 or visit www.mix1065.fm.
White House Easter Egg Roll. It's been a tradition since, some historians believe, Dolley Madison, wife of President James Madison, suggested the idea. Others say the idea began in President Abraham Lincoln's day. Regardless, it stuck. Rolling eggs has long been an activity for children in Washington. And by 1974, the tradition had evolved into an egg-rolling race with spoons.
This year, the annual White House Easter Egg Roll takes place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday on the South Lawn of the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington. Tickets will be distributed at two times -- at 7:30 a.m. Saturday and (the remaining) at 7:30 a.m. Monday. Tickets will be distributed at the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion, southwest corner of 15th and E streets Northwest, Washington. A maximum of five tickets will be distributed to each person. And while all ages of children are welcome, each party must have at least one child who is 7 or under and not more than two adults. Free. Call 202-456-7041.
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