Family things to do in Reno: Easter bunny, egg hunts, more
Check out our instructions for decorating Easter eggs with glitter, doodles, twine and shaving cream, for some unique designs. Chloe B Babauta/PDN
This weekend is jam packed with Easter events, but there is plenty else to do in upcoming days, too. From breakfast with the Easter bunny to fun crafts to opportunities for Easter photos, the upcoming week provides families with Easter events galore.
Junior Chef Easter Egg Decorating
Easter is hopping up fast – April 1 – and the Easter Egg Decorating event scheduled at Williams Sonoma, 13945 S. Virginia St., for 10 a.m. Saturday is one way that kids ages 8-13 can get in the spirit. In fact, they can showcase their 'egg-'cellent skills of creativity by decorating eggs using Williams Sonoma's new egg decorating kit. The cost is $30 per person, which includes the cost of the Easter Egg Decorating Kit.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
It's not every day kids have a chance to have breakfast with the Easter Bunny, especially at the shopping mall. Just check out the Easter Bunny's visit to Meadowood Mall, 5000 Meadowood Mall Circle, at 11 a.m. Saturday. Kiddos can enjoy small snacks and refreshments, make fun spring crafts and even have their face painted. Perhaps several eggs or a carrot on that cheek? Commemorate the event by having a picture taken with the Easter Bunny.
Kids Club Yarn Chicks
Easter chicks made with pom-poms and yarn are the Kids Club activity at Michael's Crafts at 10 a.m. Saturday. Register online or in the store at 4871 Kietzke Lane or 165 Los Altos Parkway, Sparks, to participate. The fee is $5, but all materials are supplied. This project is recommended for children ages 6 and older, and parents should be in the store during the event.
The Bunny is Back!
Head to Sippee's, 955 S. Virginia St., anytime this week from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. to capture a picture of your child with the Easter Bunny during the store's The Bunny is Back! event. Kids also have the opportunity to see real bunnies. Photo prices start at $14.99, but a portion of the proceeds benefits Renown Children's Hospital. Also, Sippee's will make and donate 50 Easter baskets for children at the hospital, so head to this infant and children's clothing store to see bunnies both small and large.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Applebee's Restaurant, 4805 Kietzke Lane, is hosting breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday. Of course, kids can take photos with the Easter Bunny, too. Proceeds benefits the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows.
University Contemporary Music Ensemble Spring Concert
Ready for spring? Help welcome in the season with a celebration of music at the Church Fine Arts building at the University of Nevada Reno on North Virginia Street. This spring concert celebrates the past 100 years of music, particularly pieces by composers who are –yes– still alive. Expect unique, experimental and insightful pieces at this concert, which is free. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Come in from the Cold
Listen to bluegrass at the Bartley Ranch Western Interpretive Heritage Center at Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, at 7 p.m. Saturday. The band "Sage Creek" plays as part of the park's "Come in from the Cold" series, which is designed to highlight area musicians at events that are free of charge. However, a $3 per person donation is requested. Seating is first come, first served.
Any child interested in Nevada history (taught in fourth grade in Washoe County public schools) may want to know more about the first trading post that operated in the area. This launched in 1857 and led to the purchase of nearby land, which eventually developed into the Flick Ranch. The home on this ranch now faces demolition and Kelly Rigby and Joyce Cox will be at the Sierra View Library, 4001 S. Virginia St. in Reno Town Mall, at 1:30 p.m. Sunday to share their knowledge and insights into the ranch's past. This Historic Reno Preservation Society event is free.
"The Donner Party: Weathering the Storm"
Head to Galena Creek Regional Park, 18350 Mount Rose Highway, to hear a talk about the Donner Party, which became trapped in a winter storm in 1846 as they began their journey over the Sierra Nevada. Tahoe Historian Mark McLaughlin provides in-depth research and insight into the achievements of some of the members of this group as well as the personalities that existed in it. The presentation is scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday and geared toward those ages 12 and older. The event is free.