Just when you think you can enjoy your "normal" routine, March
holidays hit you, especially with St. Patrick's Day, Passover,
Easter, the first day of spring, and even World Kidney Day (explain
that one to me) filling up the month. Here are some fun ways to
embrace the chaos.
Passover is one of my favorite holidays, but the prep for it is
harder than the reward. Eat out instead. Mity Nice Grill in Water
Tower Place offers a family-style Passover dinner you won't forget.
$36.95 adult, $16.95 kids 12 and under.
If you must cook at home, plan on something to entertain the
youngsters when they've tired of the long Seder. Temple
Sholom's gift shop offers goodies like a kiddie Seder set and a
DVD of "Shalom Sesame: It's Passover, Grover!"
Don't miss the huge St. Patrick's Day parade at noon on March
17. To see the Chicago river turn green, arrive by 10:45 a.m.
If watching the big to-do downtown isn't your thing, stop by the
Wishcraft Workshop in Roscoe
Village for a "Top O' the Morning" class for kids, where they're
sure to make the best leprechaun this side of the Atlantic. Class
starts at 10:30 a.m.
The egg hunt is the pinnacle of kiddie fun for Easter, and the
Chicago Park District puts on some pretty good gatherings. Try:
Altgeld Bunny Holiday Festival, 515 S. Washtenaw. If you want to
kickstart the Easter celebration, check out Altgeld Park 4-6 p.m.
March 28 for games, face painting and arts and crafts for kids
For an amazing Easter brunch, hit the Four Seasons, of