Hop to it - fun Easter events abound

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April 08, 2006|By ANNA EISENBERG | ANNA EISENBERG,SUN REPORTER

This year, the Easter bunny is hiding eggs at various places across the area for children to find. At some locations, he'll even drop in for breakfast to celebrate the season. Check out the following list of egg hunts and bunny breakfasts to help you plan your Easter-season activities.

Baltimore City Recreation and Parks Easter Egg Hunt

What --Children ages 7 and younger can hunt for eggs, get their faces painted, snack on an Easter treat and play games. Registration for the egg hunt is required before noon. There will be a plant sale as well.

When --11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Where --Druid Hill Park, at the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Garden of Baltimore, 3100 Swan Drive.

Cost --Free.

Call --410-396-7900.

Howard County Spring Egg Hunt

When --10 a.m. to noon today.

Where --Laurel Woods Elementary, 9250 N. Laurel Road in Laurel, and Schooley Mill Park, 12975 Hall Shop Road in Fulton.

Cost --$5 per child or $15 per family.

Call --410-313-7275 to register.

Family Breakfast With the Bunny

What --In addition to having a pancake breakfast with the Easter bunny, families can take pictures with the bunny and decorate eggs. Reservations required.

When --8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. today and tomorrow and April 15-16.

Where --Maryland Zoo in Baltimore in Druid Hill Park.

Cost --$15-25. Includes free admission to the Mary Sue Egg Hunt on the same day.

Call --410-396-6631.

Mary Sue Egg Hunt

What --In addition to the egg hunt, children can enjoy live entertainment, participate in a Mary Sue egg-eating contest and hop on the Bunny Train.

When --10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and tomorrow and April 15-16.

Where --Maryland Zoo in Baltimore in Druid Hill Park.

Cost --$10-$15.

Call --410-366-LION.

Mexican Easter Event

What --Children ages 5-12 can celebrate Easter Mexican style - do the Mexican hat dance, run in a bull relay and break the piM-qata.

When --2 p.m. Monday.

Where --Herring Run Recreation Center, 5001 Sinclair Lane.

Cost --Free.

Call --410-488-6634.

Easter Egg Hunt

What --Separate egg hunts for different age groups will be held. Crafts will be available as well.

When --10 a.m. April 15.

Where --Doyle Lawn at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, 4701 N. Charles St.

Cost --$5.

Call --410-532-5542 for reservations.

Egg Hunt Weekend

What --Children in different age groups (ages 1 to 3 and 4 to 6) can hunt for eggs.

When --1 p.m. April 15-16.

Where --Clark's Elioak Farm, 10500 Route 108, Columbia.

Cost --$4 per person.

Call --410-730-4049.

Easter Egg Hunt

What --Children ages 12 and younger can hunt for eggs, run in a race and make Easter baskets.

When --1 p.m. April 17

Where --Patapsco Recreation Center, 844 Roundview Road

Cost --Free.

Call --410-396-1839.

Easter Egg Dive and Splash

What --Try a different spin on the Easter egg hunt by searching for floating eggs in a pool. For ages 7-13.

When --3 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 17.

Where --Cherry Hill Aquatic Center, 2600 Giles Road.

Cost --$1.

Call --410-396-1938.

Easter Egg Fun and Games

What --Bring an Easter basket for egg hunts and games.

When --noon to 2 p.m. April 17.

Where --Bentalou Recreation Center, 222 N. Bentalou St.

Cost --Free.

Call --410-395-0105.

anna.eisenberg@baltsun.com

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