Top 5 things to do this weekend: April 19-21, 2019
Egg in the Dark
OREGON – Games begin at 7:30 and a flashlight hunt begins at 8 p.m. Friday at Oregon Park West on 14th Street for kids in grades 5-8.
Bring your own flashlight and basket, 815-732-3101.
All-inclusive egg hunts
OREGON – The Oregon Park District’s first sensory-friendly egg hunt for special needs kids of all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in an enclosed area in Oregon Park West.
Photos with the Easter Bunny will be available from 9 to 9:25 a.m. Participants are asked to RSVP for planning purposes at www.oregonpark.org Programs/Inclusion.
A traditional hunt for preschool through fourth-graders follows at 10 a.m.
Participants should come early to find a parking spot, and bring their own baskets. Call 815-732-3101 for more information.
Wright family mega-hunt
LYNDON – The Wright family Easter egg hunt – this year featuring 30,000 eggs, and expected to draw 3,000 to 4,000 people to this village of 600 – begins with registration at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Richmond Park on Fifth Avenue East.
The hunt begins at noon for kids 4 and younger, 5 to 9, and 10 and older. An area will be set aside for special needs children.
More than 300 bike and toys will be given away at 12:30 p.m., and there will be bounce houses, food, and a petting zoo.
Find Wright’s Annual Egg Hunt on Facebook for more information.
Blues and Bluegrass
FRANKLIN GROVE – If it’s the third Friday of the month, it’s Blues and Bluegrass night at the H.I. Lincoln Building, 136 N. Elm St.
Open-stage acoustic gospel, folk, country, blues and bluegrass will be performed at 7 p.m.
Admission is free; donations are accepted to help with the upkeep of the historic building.
Call 815-456-3030 or go to franklingroveil.org for more information.
Hitz City at Rosbrook
DIXON – Hitz City Rhythm & Blues will perform Saturday at Rosbrook Studio, 107 S. Peoria Ave. Time Bandits will open the show at 8 p.m.
Doors open at 7 p.m.; admission is $5. Pizza and beverages by Mama Cimino’s will be sold.
Find Rosbrook on Facebook for more information.