5 Things to do in the North Shore: March 31

Get ready to welcome the spring season with new experiences to make your days brighter! From outdoor activities like nature walks and festivals, to exploring new areas and shops, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a round-up of five activities this weekend that we think you will love to kick off the spring season!

Laugh with the Puppets of ‘Avenue Q’

Music Theater Works presents the Tony Award-winning Avenue Q, a hilarious and irreverent musical that combines puppetry and live actors to explore the challenges and joys of growing up and finding your place in the world. Don’t miss your chance to experience this fantastic not-for-kids puppet musical before it closes!
Date: Closes April 2 
Time: 8:00PM 
Cost: $39+ 
Location: North Shore Center for Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie 
More info: northshorecenter.org

Join the First Annual Dog Easter Egg Hunt

Have a tail-wagging good time at the Dog Egg Hunt at Evanston Dog Beach! Bring your furry friend and watch as they sniff out eggs filled with delicious treats and prizes. This family-friendly event is the perfect way to spend a sunny spring day with your four-legged companion. Don’t forget to snap a photo with the Easter Bunny and enjoy the beautiful lakefront views at Evanston Dog Beach! 
Date: April 1 
Time: 10:30AM – 1:00PM 
Cost: $10+ 
Location: Evanston Dog Beach, 1811 Sheridan Rd, Evanston 
More info: cityofevanston.org

Party like Alice at the Mad Hatter Tea Party

Don’t be late for a very important date in the whimsical world of Alice in Wonderland at the Mad Hatter Tea Party!  Put on your most creative hat and join the fun as we celebrate with tea, treats, and games inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic tale. The whole family will love the chance to play croquet with the Queen of Hearts, meet the Cheshire Cat, and have their faces painted. This event is the perfect way to celebrate springtime and let your imagination run wild. 
Date: April 1 
Time: 10:30 – 11:45AM 
Cost: $22+ 
Location: Highland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Ave W, Highland Park 
More info: pdhp.org

Roll Over to Evanston for a Roller Skating Day

Strap on your skates and get ready to roll at the Roller Skating Day! Skate to your favorite tunes and enjoy the upbeat atmosphere, complete with colorful lights and disco balls. This event is a great opportunity to get some exercise while having a blast with your family and friends. Don’t have skates? No problem! Skates will be available to rent on-site! 
Date: March 31 
Time: 4:00 – 7:00PM 
Cost: $5 
Location: Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St, Evanston 
More info: chicagonorthshoremoms.com

Bring the Family to a Bunny Brunch

Hop on over to the Bunny Brunch at the Mallinckrodt Center in Wilmette! This family-friendly event is the perfect way to celebrate the spring season and enjoy a delicious brunch with the Easter Bunny. Brunch will be served with a variety of tasty treats and beverages for both kids and adults. This is the perfect opportunity to create lasting memories and kick off the spring season in style. 
Date: April 1 
Time: 9:00 – 11:30AM 
Cost: $20+ 
Location: Mallinckrodt Community Center, 1041A Ridge Rd, Wilmette 
More info: register.wilmettepark.org

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