Today in Lawrence: Easter brunch, Earth Day weekend

Lawrence's Earth Day Parade & Celebration on Saturday always brings out a colorful array of costumed revelers.

Lawrence's Earth Day Parade & Celebration on Saturday always brings out a colorful array of costumed revelers.

Today in Lawrence is an early-morning digest of essential and not-so-essential info to start your day in Lawrence and Douglas County. Click here for past installments.

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Smoked trout eggs Benedict

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Sunny side up

First things first: The weather looks really, truly, super great for Easter weekend. Sunshine and a high of 69 today, then 70s Saturday and Sunday. Maybe a couple showers Sunday afternoon, so find your eggs early and then bust out those umbrellas.

Mother egg

Another Earth Day, another chance to celebrate with some wild and crazy homo sapiens Saturday. Join the crowd on Massachusetts Street for Lawrence's annual Earth Day Parade & Celebration. The parade, hosted by the Kansas University Environs, will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday. The 1-mile route starts at Watson Park, 727 Kentucky St., and goes south along Massachusetts Street to South Park. There will be a celebration in South Park starting at 11:30 a.m., directly after the parade concludes. The celebration, which lasts until 4 p.m., will consist of live music, food, children's activities and exhibits about waste reduction, recycling, composting, alternative fuels and vehicles, energy conservation and land preservation.

Go ahead, egg them on

Which came first: the piano or the dog? Hop on up Mass. Street to the area in front of U.S. Bank (900 block) from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday and you will definitely find out. While you're at it, cheer on the piano and choral students from all over Lawrence who'll be playing music and collecting donations for the Lawrence Humane Society. LHS volunteers will bring dogs from the shelter to help raise awareness and donations.

Walking on eggshells

If you want to catch a movie Easter Sunday, head to Liberty Hall, 644 Massachussetts St., where the Month of Python will conclude with "Monty Python's Life of Brian." The comedy masterpiece is more poignant than you might remember, as is its Eastery theme.

Eggs Benedict

Finally, forget the crowds and do Easter Brunch the right way: at home with your family. This recipe for eggs Benedict with smoked trout will have them hopping happy. And it's actually pretty easy to whip up.

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Other April 18 events

Honey Beezz Flea Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Columbus Hall, 2206 E. 23rd St.

Mike Shurtz Trio, 10:15-11:15 a.m., Signs of Life, 722 Massachusetts St.

Naked Lunch, Featuring Art in the Raw: Mark Hennessey, noon, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

Coffee @ The Commons w/ Photographer Mark Klett, 1-2 p.m., Spooner Hall, The Commons, 1340 Jayhawk Blvd.

Lawrence Men's Olympic Shot Put, competition begins at 6 p.m. in Downtown Lawrence, 8th and New Hampshire streets.

“Walk With Christ” Pre-Easter Tour, 6-8 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3615 West 10th St.

“The Great Gatsby,” 7:30 p.m., Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive.


Carter/Lea Duo : Marianne Carter & Darrell Lea, 8-10 p.m., Cutter’s Smoke House, 218 E. 20th St., Eudora.

Other April 19 events

Lawrence Farmers Market, 7-11 a.m., 824 New Hampshire St.

Eudora Lions Club Easter Bunny Pancake Breakfast, 7:30-10:30 a.m., Eudora Community Building, 1638 Elm St., Eudora.

Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 7:30 a.m., parking lot in 800 block of Vermont Street.

Arbor Day/Earth Day Tree Planting, 8:30 a.m., Oak Hill Cemetery, 1605 Oak Hill Ave., and Memorial Park Cemetery, 1517 E. 15th St.

St. John Catholic Church Rummage Sale, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1246 Kentucky St.

Douglas County Master Gardeners Gardening 101 Class - Flowers, 9 a.m.-noon, Dehrer Building, Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St. (Free, but must call to reserve space at 843-5078.)

Honey Beezz Flea Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Columbus Hall, 2206 E. 23rd St.

German School of Northeast Kansas, 9:30-11 a.m., Bishop Seabury Academy, 4120 Clinton Parkway. (Ages 3 and up.) LawrenceGermanSchool.org

Midland Railway Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m., starting at Midland Depot, 1515 W. High St., Baldwin City.

Yard Waste Drop-Off and Compost/Woodchip Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wood Recovery and Compost Facility, 1420 E. 11th St.

Art Cart: Quilting Time, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Mississippi St.

Earth Day Parade and Celebration, 11 a.m., starting at Buford Watson Park and going south on Massachusetts St. to South Park, Downtown Lawrence. Celebration follows, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., South Park, 11th and Massachusetts St.

Grassland Heritage Foundation Native Plant Sale, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St.

Gospel singer Del Sutton, noon, Hastings Entertainment, 1900 W. 23rd St.

Midland Railway Easter Egg Hunt, 1 p.m., starting at Midland Depot, 1515 W. High St., Baldwin City.

Kansas Appleknocker Classic Ragtime Duo, 2-4 p.m., Watkins Community Museum, 1047 Massachusetts St.

Americana Music Academy Saturday Jam, 3 p.m., Americana Music Academy, 1419 Massachusetts St.

Midland Railway Easter Egg Hunt, 3:30 p.m., starting at Midland Depot, 1515 W. High St., Baldwin City.

KU School of Music Visiting Artist: Dwight Parry, oboe, 5 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Dr.

Headpin Challenge, 6-9 p.m., Royal Crest Lanes, 933 Iowa St.

Ballroom/Latin Practice Party, 7-9 p.m., Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vermont St.

“The Great Gatsby,” 7:30 p.m., Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive.

Miss Major & Her Minor Mood Swings, 8-10 p.m., Cutter’s Smoke House, 218 E. 20th St., Eudora.

KJHK's Famer's Ball semi-finalist concert, 8 p.m. at The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire St.

Spring Fling: A Burlesque Prom, doors 9 p.m., show 10 p.m., The Granada, 1020 Massachusetts St. (18 and up)

Other April 20 events

Honey Beezz Flea Market, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Columbus Hall, 2206 E. 23rd St.

Everyone’s Church Easter Egg Hunt, 9:45 a.m.-noon, Union Pacific Depot/Lawrence Visitors Center, 402 N. Second St.

Art Cart: Quilting Time, noon-4 p.m., Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Mississippi St.

Irish Traditional Music Session, 5:30-8 p.m., upstairs Henry’s on Eighth, 11 E. Eighth St.

Smackdown! trivia, 8 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire St.

A Month of Python: “Monty Python’s Life of Brian,” 8 p.m., Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St.

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