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Patch Picks: Easter Egg Hunts, Flowers & a Carnival

Celebrate Easter and gardening at this week's activities.

will have a special guest speaker, Lisabeth Billingsley, speak to the Long Hill Garden Club, on Monday, April 25, in the Community Room. There will be refreshments starting at 11:30 a.m. as the program starts at 12:45 p.m. Billingsley knows the craft of pressed flowers and seaweed and is coming to the library to share her passion with flowerse using three different methods. To attend, call Arlene at 203-268-6541.

Mackenzie's Restaurant, located at 2320 Black Rock Tpke., Fairfield, is having Easter Brunch this Sunday. From 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., come indulge in brunchtime favorites like Buttermilk Pancakes, Eggs Benedict, the All American -- three eggs any style with toast or an English Muffin, ham, sausage or bacon or the Huevos Ranchos which are corn torillas topped with blackbeans, sunny-side up eggs, jack cheese and Ranchero sauce. If the weather decides to stay nice for a change, sit and relax on their outdoor patio! Bloody Mary's and Mimosas are $5 each and there's a great brunch menu for the kids which give them the opportunity to choose from pancakes, french toast or scrambled eggs. For more information visit facebook.com/mackenziesbarandgrill.

 is hosting Curious George's friend "The Man With The Yellow Hat" this Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. He will be reading Curious George Flies a Kite and his Princess friend will soon join to read another book called Do Princesess Wear Hiking Boots? There will also be a kite-making activity after the readings. To attend the events, sign up to become a WFamily Member for free online at westfield.com.

Giants Steps Toy and Baby located at 226 Kings Highway in Fairfield is throwing their 1st Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Party for free! This Saturday the 23rd from 10 a.m. until noon come down to Giant Steps and join fellow kids, families and the staff as they particpate in an indoor and outdoor Easter Egg Hunt. When it's all over, come in for an arts and crafts session. Balloon artists Danny will be on hand to make up fun creations. For more information call 203-873-0754 or visit giantstepstoys.com.

 is having their annual Spring carnival hosted by Trumbull Rotary and Stewart Amusement. Now through Saturday night, come down and enjoy rides, food and family fun. The hours Friday are from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. and on Saturday from 1 p.m. until 10 p.m. Ride the Rip Tide, Zero Gravity, walk through the Fun House or drop the older kids off for a good time with their friends. For more information visit stewartamusement.com

 has what you need for Easter gifts this Sunday. Whether you're hosting a slew of relatives or going out of town and need to bring something festive, P.J's has its. Daisy Daydreams, a beatiful basket of colorful daisies is $29.99 and a perfect home decoration. They also have a wide selection of Easter Lillies, assorted Tulips and Roses in a variety of baskets and vases with bows and ribbons to add spice. You can even grab a fruit basket with flowers if you'd like. My favorite, at a low price of $32.95 is the Telaflora's Easter Bunny Basket with Tulips, Carnations and more. For more Easter gift ideas and flower arrangements visit www.pjsgardenexchangeflowershop.com.

has your Easter desserts! Come into the Trumbull location and pick up some Cannolis, which were voted best in Connecticut by Connecticut Magazine. They have a large assortment of cookies, eclairs, fresh pies, cream puffs, rum cakes, chocolate cakes, cheesecakes and meat pies. They also have a variety of gift baskets which include Luigi's Pasta, Olive Oil, coffee, eggplant, grilled zucchini, Grissini Bread Sticks, Marinated Artichokes and so much more. For more ideas on what to bring to your in-laws this Sunday, visit luigisbakery.com.

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