Easter Around Town

Grazing in the grass

THU 4/17

Peter Cottontail's back and, watch out, he's got more than eggs and chocolate bunnies. Whether you prefer the traditional Easter or something a little more eggs-travagant, South Florida has something for everyone.

Of course, there's the excitement of the hunt, which begins at Westgate Park on April 17 at 10 a.m. Bring your own baskets and get ready to seek and find. Hunters who are 15 years old and younger are grouped by age for the activities so that smaller seekers find plenty of goods. Call 561-233-1440 or 561-233-1415.

But, boy, that bunny gets around! Get ready to fill your baskets again at stop two, West Boynton Park's Egg- stravaganza on April 18. Kids ages 11 and younger should arrive by 10 a.m. to be put in their age groups. You'll be done by lunch and ready to move on to stop three on your Easter agenda! Call 561-355-1125.

Some rabbit came up with a hare-brained scheme for some flashlight fun. Those youngsters who are a little too mature (ages 10 to 15) for the traditional egg hunt can enjoy the hippest things since cosmic laser bowling. If your kids want to take a break from the egg scene, let them check out the 24-foot rock climbing wall or the interactive thrill ride, "Spin and Shout." The Flashlight Egg Hunt is free to all who have completed registration and release forms signed by parents. To request a form, call 954-390-2130. The fun begins at Mickel Field in Wilton Manors at 7:30 p.m. and lasts until 10 p.m. -- Beth Kirkpatrick TUE 4/22

Speak Up!

Teens put motion into poetry

With music being yanked from the classroom and the lack of any real, creative curriculum at many South Florida public schools, the Teen Poetry Slam at the Delray Beach Public Library should be a breath of fresh air for suffocating students. In honor of National Poetry Month, the city's library is organizing "a night of fun and sharing." Young people are invited to present their own poems, sit back and listen to the poetry of their peers, or just show up for the free food and drink. Participants who come up with the funniest or most original poems or songs receive prizes. ¡Vivan los artes! The slam starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Delray Beach Public Library, 29 SE 4th Ave., Delray Beach. Call 561-266-0196. -- Alexis Berkowitz

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