You don't have to celebrate Easter to beat it to these egg events.
Best for…dog lovers
Leash your pup and take him to the Park District’s Doggie Easter Egg Hunt. He can stick his nose into treat-filled eggs, enter a bonnet parade and pose with the bunny for pictures. Aw, memories with the furry, canine guy you treat suspiciously like a child. Horner Park, 2741 W Montrose Ave (773-478-3499); Apr 4, 10am–noon.
DIY addicts can go beyond the usual ironic buttons and knit scarves at Balzekas Museum’s Easter Egg Decorating Workshop. Bring six hard-boiled eggs and learn to create the beautiful, intricate etchings traditional to Eastern Europe. Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, 6500 S Pulaski Rd at 65th St (773-582-6500). Sat 28, 11am; $15, members $12, kids under 12 $5.
How better to explain the birds and the bees to tots than by showing them at Angelic Organics Farm. Head out to the working cooperative farm’s Learning Center for the Eggcellent Adventures program. Meet and learn about rare-breed chickens and ducks, and collect eggs to dye with natural colors. Register at learngrowconnect.org. Angelic Organics Learning Center, 1547 Rockton Rd, Caledonia (773-288-5462). Apr 11, 9am–1pm; $30.
Best for…young ’uns
Put your peepers on the peepers: More than 200 chicks are delivered and incubated in the “Eggs to Chicks” exhibit at Glenview’s Kohl Children’s Museum. 2100 Patriot Blvd, Glenview (847-832-6600). Mon 9:30am–noon; Tue–Sat 9:30am–5pm; Sun noon–5pm; through May 11. $7.50, seniors $6.50.
Got a taste for eggs? try one of these delicious dishes: 1. Paramount Room's Scotch egg is classic pub food at its best; $8. 2. The Bristol serves up piping-hot, buttery egg ravioli for dinner; $11. 3. MarketHouse's egg-sandwich topped with Benton Farms Country Ham, smoked gouda and gravy will keep you from ever entering another cheap diner; $12.