Leprechauns, Easter Bunny Headline Rosemont Park Events


The Rosemont Park District has a full slate of special events set for March and April, including one with the Easter bunny.

Leading off the events is the 1 to 3 pm. Saturday, March 11 mother/son bowling and pizza event at MB Financial Park at Rosemont.

To celebrate the holidays, the Park will host an Easter coloring contest March 6-17. Residents can view close to 100 pictures colored by Rosemont grade school children on display in the Lange Park fieldhouse lobby. The leading vote-getters will be announced after March 17.

From now through Friday, March 17, residents can also enter the Easter candy guessing contest at Lange. Enter one guess of how many pieces of candy are in the jar on the front desk. The winner takes home the full jar of candy. The Rosemont Recreation Center candy guessing contest runs from March 20 to April 12.

The popular Leprechaun Hunt for kids will be held from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Monday, March 13 at Lange Park for those aged 5 through 9. Children can learn how to “trap” a leprechaun and about St. Patrick’s Day legends.

An Easter egg coloring contest will be held from 3:15 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 3 at Lange for children aged 2 to 9. Children and parents are asked to bring a dozen hard-boiled eggs to the event.

A special night-time Easter egg hunt is on for Rosemont teens beginning at 7:45 p.m. Friday, April 7 for those in fifth through eighth grades. Bring a flashlight and a bag to hold the eggs, which will be hidden on the Lange Park grounds.

An Easter egg hunt for children aged birth to fourth grade is set for noon to around 3 p.m. Saturday, April 8 in the Rosemont School gym. The hours will be staggered for each age group. The hunt will be held outdoors, weather permitting, and all children are asked to bring their own basket or bag. The event for Rosemont residents is free.

The Easter bunny will be at the Barry Street recreation center for another park-sponsored Easter egg hunt for Rosemont children from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Thursday, April 13, for newborns through eighth graders. The free event will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Children are asked to bring a basket or bag to collect the eggs.

A youth gardening and nature class is slated for 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Monday, April 25 at Lange Park for kids aged 5 to 9. Kids can learn how to grow and care for plants as they prepare for spring and summer.

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