Weekend Planner: Let the Easter Egg Hunts Begin!

What kid doesn’t love grabbing stuff, putting it in a basket, and finding all kinds of sweet treats inside? “Hunting season” – the kind for chocolate and other sweets – is officially upon us. For kids from 0-12, there is literally a hunt for everyone (and even a few for grown-ups, but that is a post for another day).

We have a great list of Easter egg hunts over at our official egg hunt headquarters, so I won’t repeat all of them, but I am highlighting a few. And, if you’re not into Easter, there are other things to do this weekend; for example, there is a full slate of University of Illinois sports events including baseball, men’s gymnastics, men’s tennis and softball (all free).

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It’s an egg-citing time for Easter hunts, crafts, and fun in Champaign-Urbana and beyond. Morguefile photo

What: WNIT — Miami University at University of Illinois Women’s Basketball
Where: Assembly Hall, Champaign
When:  Thursday, March 21, 7 p.m. tipoff
How much: $6, $4 UI students. All tickets will be general admission seating.
Appropriate for:
 all ages
Why you should go: March Madness comes to Champaign-Urbana! Cheer on Coach Matt Bollant’s team as they play in the Women’s NIT. This team is fun to watch!

What: Dance Party: Party in Your PJs! at Urbana Free Library
Friday, March 22, 10 a.m.
Where: Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St.
How much: FREE
Appropriate for: all ages!
Why you should go: This sounds like a blast. Don’t get out of your pajamas this morning! Keep those PJS on and wear them to your library where you can dance, dance, dance with Miss Lora.

What: Egg-Stravaganza in Savoy
When: Saturday, March 23; Ages: 1-4, 10:00 a.m; Ages: 5-8, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Prairie Fields Park, 200 Prairie Rose Lane, Savoy. In the event of inclement weather the Egg-Stravaganza will be held at the Savoy Recreation Center
How much: Free
Appropriate for: Ages 1-8
Why you should go: The Bunny will make a stop at Prairie Fields Park. Join us to hunt for eggs full of treats. Some eggs say PRIZE, if so redeem them for one after the hunt! Don’t be late, we start right on the dot!

What: Easter Craft at the Spurlock Museum Zahn Center Open Hours
When: Saturday, March 23, 1 – 4 p.m.
Where: Spurlock Museum, Urbana
How much: Free
Appropriate for: All ages
Why you should go: We love the creative crafting opportunities at the Zahn Center in the Spurlock Center. This week, make Faberge-style paper mache eggs.

What: Easter Egg Drop
When: Sunday, March 24 12:30, hot dogs for lunch. 1PM, begins the festivities.
Where: New Horizon United Methodist Church, 3002 W Bloomington Road, Champaign
How much: Free
Appropriate for: All ages
Why you should go: This isn’t an ordinary Easter Egg Hunt, its a DROP! Watch 5,000 treat-filled eggs drop from a helicopter; another 2,000 already on the ground.

What: In Concert at CPL: Gurinder and Manpreet
Sunday, March 24, 2 p.m.
Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. 
How much: 
Appropriate for: 
all ages
Why you should go: 
And now for something completely different – Indian music.  This duo from Bloomington-Normal plays classical Indian music on guitar and tabla.  


There are plenty more events going on this weekend – don’t forget to check our calendar!


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