Eight Great Things to Do This Weekend – 4/13/17

ONE: Imajine That in Lawrence is having a Spring Holiday Party for young children from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday. Games, music and holiday arts and crafts will be topped off with a visit from the Easter Bunny! The party is free with the regular $11 admission price.

TWO: Bring the kids to Riverside Church in Haverhill on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. for a little pre-Easter eggstravaganza! Their Easter Scavenger Hunt and Free Giveaways event will have — beyond the obvious things in its title — Kona ice cones, delightful Easter baskets and a raffle for a free iPad!

THREE: B.Y.O.B. (that’s, uh, bring your own basket in this case!) to Rogers Spring Hill Garden & Farm Center for their Easter Celebration on Saturday. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., kids 12 and under can enjoy an ongoing egg hunt, while from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., they can enjoy a “storytime” session with the tale of Peter Rabbit where they’ll make their own bunny puppet!

THREE: Rogers Spring Hill Garden & Farm Center’s beautiful garden will play host to an Easter egg hunt on Saturday.

FOUR: Both Stones Hospitality Group restaurants — Cobblestones of Lowell and moonstones — will be offering their own mouthwatering Easter Sunday Dinners. Here are just a few of the specials on offer: roasted leg of lamb, pan seared Long Island duck and hand-carved maple glazed ham … drooling yet? Make your reservation now!

FIVE: A few reservations are still left at Samuel’s at the Andover Inn for their Easter 2017 Brunch on Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., so make yours quickly if you want to enjoy their scrambled eggs with boursin cheese, coq au vin and/or Belgian waffles.

SIX: Four Oaks Country Club is hosting their very own fabulous Easter Brunch on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The omelette, prime rib carving and dessert stations are definitely the highlights of the Dracut club’s offerings. Reservations are required, so call as soon as possible to secure your spot.

FOUR: Both Stones Hospitality Group restaurants, Cobblestones of Lowell (pictured) and moonstones will hold Easter Dinners with mouthwatering chef specials.

SEVEN: In the mood to gorge yourself this Easter? Olympia Restaurant claims they have “the largest Greek buffet in the Merrimack Valley” served on the holiday. Whether that’s true or not, it’s hard to argue with the idea of spending your Sunday at an Easter Buffet complete with grape leaves, pastitsio and baklava. Reservations are required for the buffet, but the restaurant will also be serving limited takeout from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

EIGHT: If you’re in the mood for some other buffet selections, no worries — UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center has you covered with their Easter Brunch Buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., which includes such scrumptious selections as eggs Benedict and clam chowder. Reservations, as you might expect, are required.

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