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Grab your kids and go have some fun.
Family Best Bets of the Week
Where / When: Club House, 1200 E. Twin Lakes Dr., Palatine; 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Friday, April 22.
Why Go?: Lunch for kids ages 4 - 10 with the Easter Bunny, hosted by the Salt Creek Park District. Decorate eggs and make a fun craft too. Children must be accompanied by their parents.
Pricing: $15 per person
Where / When: ,1400 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine; 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., Friday, April 22.
Why Go?: Bring the whole family to the Y and go for a swim, check out the playmaze, play some basketball and try out the climbing wall.
Pricing: Free for Y members; $20 per family for non-members
Where / When: ; 10 - 10:30 a.m.; Friday, April 22.
Why Go?: Toddlers ages 1 - 2 and their parents and/or caregivers are invited to storytime at the library.
Where / When: , 401 W. Half Day Rd., Buffalo Grove; 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sunday, April 24.
Why Go?: Carving station with roast beef and glazed ham, omelet station, french toast, eggs benedict, salads, seafood, chicken and pasta. Decadent cakes and pies. Colored Easter eggs too. One complimentary glass of champagne for adults.
Pricing: $15.95 for children; $21.95 for adults
Where / When: 150 E. Wood St., Palatine; 8 p.m., Saturday, April 23; 3 p.m., Sunday, April 24.
Why Go?: See one of the most popular and enduring masterpieces created for the musical theatre. Experience the unique and exquisite production, Theatre Nebula and Music On Stage theatre companies' first collaboration, that tells the story of the final seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth.
Pricing: $20 for adults, $17 for seniors, $18 for children if purchased in advance; $22 for adults, $19 for seniors, $20 for children if purchased at the door
Where / When: Barrington, on Northwest Highway, one mile West of Route 59 on the corner of Hart Rd. and Route 14, Barrington; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Saturday, April 23.
Why Go?: Bring the whole family to the stores and businesses at The Foundry of Barrington for free photos with the Easter Bunny, free petting zoo with baby ducks, chicks, rabbits and goats. Easter egg hunt and coloring contest. Face painting, special treats and surprises. Bring your camera and an Easter basket.
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