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Plenty of spring events around town

2014-04-02T00:00:00Z Plenty of spring events around townJennifer Pallay Times Columnist
April 02, 2014 12:00 am  • 

As Chicagoans, we often take for granted how many great options we have in our own backyard. Our museums, zoos and theaters are among the best in the country and our skyline definitely rivals any in the world.

Our family just took a little weekend trip to Kenosha, Wis., which offered a lot of fun packed into the lakeshore communities. My son and I visited its dinosaur museum and lakefront park. His favorite activity was riding the streetcar, which he thought was a train, around town. We drove to Milwaukee one night for dinner and thought it was a pretty city but driving home to Chicago and seeing our own skyline, made me realize there’s no place like home.

There’s plenty of action here in the south suburbs and beyond the next few weeks.

The Lansing Golden-K Kiwanis Club will have its annual chili supper at 5 tonight at the Eisenhower Center, 2550 178th St. in Lansing. Everyone is invited.

Members guarantee that you will have a great deal of fun and delicious food and fellowship. For more information, call Ray at (708) 474-1882.

The Knights of Columbus General Pulaski Council 3323 will host its annual pancake breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 8 a.m. to noon April 6 at St. Columba Social Center, 13323 S. Greenbay Ave. in Chicago’s Hegewisch neighborhood.

We have taken the little guy to the bunny’s breakfast the past two years and it is always a wonderful time.

The bunny always gives a free gift to every kid and we all enjoy dining on all-you-can-eat eggs cooked to order, pancakes, French toast, sausage, orange juice, coffee and milk. Carry-outs are available. For adults, it will cost $8 and $4 for children 10 and younger.

In a few weeks, the kiddos can practice their egg hunting skills during a free event at Soldier Field in Chicago.

Families are invited to the annual Spring Egg-Stravaganza starting at 9 a.m. April 12.

The stadium will open and the general public can enjoy all types of kid and family friendly activities including face painters, fun inflatables, balloon artists and more.

The fun on the field will begin at 10 a.m. with the first group of kids to collect all the goodies they can. This is the largest candy grab in the city and takes place on the hallowed stadium field. The event is free.

Families may come to the stadium early to enjoy breakfast in the United Club and take pictures with some special guests including the Easter Bunny. Kids cost $13, adults cost $19 (sales tax and tip not included) and kids younger than 3 are free with paying family. Brunch reservations are required by calling (312) 235-7063 or emailing

Call Soldier Field at (312) 235-7000 or visit for more event information.

Enjoy all Chicago has to offer this spring and consider nearby Kenosha if you are looking for a fun spot to see something new.

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