Family Friendly: Magic Tree hosts egg-cellent decorating event
Make some fancy eggs at Magic Tree Bookstore's annual decorating event.
The last place you would expect to find kids coloring eggs is at a bookstore. But you can expect the unexpected at Magic Tree Bookstore, 141 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, because co-owners Iris Yipp and Rose Joseph, and their staff, love devising creative ways to entertain customers.
“We like fun at Magic Tree,” Yipp said.
The free Annual Egg Decorating event has become a treasured tradition. Any child whose parent calls to register them for either 11 a.m. or noon on Saturday, March 16, will have a hard-boiled egg waiting for decorating. Participants are welcome to bring extra hard-boiled eggs for dyeing and decorating.
“We have all kinds of decorative things that they can do on the egg besides the dyeing,” Yipp said. “Sometimes we’ll have little eyes. We’re going to have egg holders for the kids, too.”
Moms and dads love the annual event because, “We’re doing the cleanup,” Yipp said.
Registration is suggested.
For details, call (708) 848-0770 or go to www.magictreebooks.com.
Preschoolers and their parents can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Leprechaun Stomp, 11 a.m. to noon Friday, March 8 at Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St. You don’t need to register. Just come prepared to dance.
For details, call (708) 452-3420 or go to www.oppl.org.WORDS RESONATE
L. Sue Baugh and Lynn Martinelli traveled 54,000 miles to document some of the world’s oldest rock and mineral sites. They will discuss their travels when they present Echoes of Earth, 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 220 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst. Reservations are recommended for this program for older children and adults.
For details, call (630) 833-1616 or go to www.lizzadromuseum.org.
Young Victor can’t bear the loss of his dog Sparky so he uses science to bring his pet back to life, in a slightly altered form, in “Frankenweenie.” The PG-rated, 87-minute family movie will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 at Elmwood Park Public Library, 1 Conti Pkwy.
For details, call (708) 453-7645 or go to www.elmwoodparklibrary.org.
HARE WILL BE THERE
The guest of honor will delight kids at Breakfast with Bunny, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, March 23 at the Centre at North Park Banquet Hall, 10040 W. Addison Ave., Franklin Park. There will be a continental breakfast, bunny games and crafts, and photos with the Easter Bunny. Cost is $7 for residents, $10 for nonresidents. Registration is required.
For details, call (847) 455-2852 or go to www.fpparks.org.