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Easter Egg Hunts, Easter Brunch, Wine Tasting: Get Out There

Patch pulled together this list of great events for you to do this weekend.

Easter Egg Hunts, Easter Brunch, Wine Tasting: Get Out There


Lake Forest Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Magic Show

Enjoy a wonderful opportunity for family fun at our Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Bring your basket for the egg hunt, take your picture with the Easter Bunny, play games and win prizes. A special magic show will follow the hunt. For more information, contact Joe Mobile, program manager, at (847) 810-3941. Don't be late, the egg hunt happens fast! Special thanks go to Forest Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry for sponsoring this event.


Easter Wine Tasting at Grand Cru Wine Merchants

Easter is upon us! Kurt Y from Cream wine will be on hand to pour a great assortment, perfect to accompany your Easter celebration. The tasting is from 1-4pm and is free of charge. No RSVP is needed. 

Grand Cru Wine Merchants sells a wide range of wine from around the world, as well as grappa, bourbon, vermouth, mixers, vodka, tequila and beer. Its wines come from Argentina, Italy, Australia, Chile, France, New Zealand and Napa Valley. Grand Cru also sells glassware, corkscrews and accessories.

Other events here:

  •  Fri, April 6, 5 p.m.–7 p.m.
  •  Sat, April 28, 1-4 p.m.


Christ Renews His Parish

The Church of St. Mary, a regal and grandiose church located near downtown Lake Forest, is a full-service Catholic Church led by Father Michael McGovern. The Church's active and vibrant community includes a Catholic school and youth ministries and education. They have an abundance of social and religious programs, including the COR Youth Ministry, the Guild of St. Mary, the Metro847 College & Young Adult ministry and their religious education program.

The Church of St. Mary's provides several unique programs for Catholics in Lake Forest and the surrounding Chicago area, such as their pastoral care for divorced Catholics and SPRED, a religious education program designed for those with developmental disabilities.

Weekend mass services are held on Saturday at 5pm and Sunday at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon, and 6 p.m. They also offer weekday services.

Other events here:

  •  Weekly on Wednesdays, 7 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
  •  Weekly on Thursdays, 9 a.m.
  •  Weekly on Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.–9 a.m.
  •  Weekly on Mondays and Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
  •  Weekly on Tuesdays, 8:45 a.m.–9:30 a.m.


Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Area AYSO - Region 163 Goalkeeper Training

  • When: Friday, April 6, 2012, 6 p.m.
  • Where: , West Kennedy Road & Route 60, Lake Forest
  • Fee: free
  • Info:  http://­www.­ayso163.­org or (847) 234-6700

Future dates:  April 13April 20,  April 27May 4,  May 11

More about , W. Kennedy Road and Illinois Route 60, Lake Forest. Created in two phases starting in 2007, the purchase and development of Townline Community Park actually began in 1995 with the comprehensive park and facilities plan. The park was the first priority following the city's purchase of 30 to 40 acres in the Route 60 (Townline Road)  corridor. Community input provided the park amenities, and in 2002 residents approved a $6 million referendum to buy and develop the site.


RE/Max Center's 15th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

  • When: Saturday, April 7, 2012, 11:30 a.m.
  • Where: , 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake
  • Fee: free
  • Info:  remaxcenter@­hotmail.­com or (847) 223-7878

Join the fun and come early, allowing time for parking and getting to the starting line. The hunt starts at 11:30 a.m. SHARP! It is geared for ages 1-9, children hunt in three age categories. There will be more than 7,500 eggs and 300 prizes! Bring non-perishable food items to fill our township food pantry, helping those in need. There will be time for photos with the Easter bunny and his friends before and after the hunt so bring your camera!


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