THINGS TO DO IN THE MIDLANDS – EASTER EVENTS

SPECIAL EVENTS

MODEL TRAIN OPEN HOUSE: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, Arsenal Hill Park building, Lincoln and Laurel streets. Admission and parking in adjacent city garage, free. Associated Model Railroads of Columbia and the Atlantic S Gaugers groups will run trains of all sizes inside and out (weather permitting). Children with parents welcome. Jack Huffman, (803) 699-2518, www.amroc.org

ATTRACTIONS

COLUMBIA MUSEUM OF ART: Art Breaks: Learn the how and why of art and its impact on history, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday. Also: “Robert Courtright: Collage Constructions,” through April 1. “The Birds of America: Audubon Prints by Julius Bien,” through May 13. “From Pissarro to Picasso: European Works on Paper,” through June 17. “A Foreign Affair: American Artists Abroad,” through June 17. Pablo Picasso’s “Head of a Man,” through July. The regular museum collection includes art by Monet, Botticelli, Tiffany, Canaletto, Remington and “Fragile Forms: Contemporary Glass From the Sonia and Isaac Luski Collection.” Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. $5, adults; $4, seniors; $2, students; free for ages 5 and younger. Free Saturdays. Hampton and Main streets. (803).799- 2810; www.columbiamuseum.org

EDVENTURE MUSEUM: “Branches, Bristles and Batteries: Toothbrushes Through Time,” through April. “Think Tank” through June 4. “From Here to Timbuktu” through January 2009. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5. p.m. Sunday. 211 Gervais St. $8.95, adults; $6.95, children; free for ages 1 and younger. Second Tuesday, family night, 5-8 p.m., with $1 admission. (803).779-3100, ext. 1157

McKISSICK MUSEUM, USC: “Small Wonder,” insect photos by Fran Hall, through Saturday. Biennial USC Department of Art faculty exhibition, through April 7. Permanent exhibits include Baruch Silver Collection and The Lawrence L. Smith Mineral Collection. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5..p.m. weekdays, 11. a.m.-3. p.m. Saturdays. USC Horseshoe. Free. (803).777-7251

RIVERBANKS ZOO: Regular attractions: aquarium/reptile complex, Koala Knockabout, Lemur Island, Ndoki Forest, Riverbanks Farm. $9.75, adults; $8.50, military; $8.25, seniors; $7.25, children 3-12; free, children 3 and younger. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. 500 Wildlife Parkway; (803).779-8717

FAMILY PROGRAMS

BREAKFAST WITH THE BUNNY: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Crooked Creek Park, 1098 Old Lexington Highway, Chapin. $15-$25. (803) 345-6181

EASTER CANDY PICKUP: 6-6:45 p.m. April 6, St. Andrews Park. Free. (803) 772-6598

DYE EASTER EGGS: 9:30-10:30 a.m. April 7, Blythewood Park. $3 covers all supplies, for ages 3-12. Register by March 30. (803) 691-9786

BALLOON BASH: 4-5 p.m. April 13, Killian Park, 1424 Marthan Road. Free. Ages 2-8. Children pop balloons to find candy and prizes.

EGG HUNTS

LAKE CAROLINA: 11:30 p.m. April 6, Lake Carolina’s Village Green. Free. Easter Bunny, egg hunt and hot dog lunch. (803) 419-0989, www.blythewoodvillage.com

YOUTH SAFETY DAY & EGG HUNT: 1-3 p.m. April 7, Lorick Park, 1600 Lorick Ave. For children preschool through sixth grade. Free. Fingerprinting, personal safety demonstrations by city police and the Richland County Sheriff’s Office and fire safety demonstrations by the fire department. (803) 397-0621

COMMUNITY EGG HUNT: 2 p.m. Sunday,

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Blaney Elementary School, 1621 Smyrna Road, Elgin. Prizes for best Easter outfit. (803) 438-3241

EGG HUNT: 10:30 a.m.-noon, April 7, Greenlawn Baptist Church, 6612 Garners Ferry Road. For children preschool through sixth grade. Eggs, prizes and refreshments. (803) 776- 4074

38TH ANNUAL COTTONTAIL FESTIVAL AND EGG HUNT: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sesquicentennial State Park, 9564 Two Notch Road. Adults, $2 entry to the park; children 15 and younger, free. $1 for children to participate in activities. Carnival games, crafts and face painting. www.richlandcountyrecreation.com

Leroy Chapman at 771-8618 or lchapman@thestate.com

Mona Chamberlin at 771-8597 or

mchamberlin@thestate.com

Carolyn Click at 771-8386 or cclick@thestate.com

TO SEND NOTICES for event listings, please fax information to 771-8430 or send e-mail to calendars@thestate.com

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March 30, 2007  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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