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Easter bunny will arrive soon with eggs for hunting

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Beautiful Easter eggs are a big part of Easter celebrations with children. The thrill of the hunt is a part of Easter celebrations each year. Many families dye their own eggs for hiding, but community egg hunts have become increasingly popular in that they provide family fun with others in the community. Egg hunts with other children can be challenging, but participating in these events can offer children the opportunity to learn valuable social skills such as working in groups, sharing, and helping others in the search.

There are several opportunities in Sarasota this month for children to participate in the traditional Easter egg hunt with others. Games, prizes, goody bags, and the Easter Bunny himself will all be part of these egg hunts. Crafts, cooking, and egg decorating will also be a part of one of the egg hunts.

Check out these events for a family-friendly Easter egg hunt this year.

Happy Easter 2014

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Easter cookies

The Siesta Village on Siesta Key in Sarasota will sponsor its annual Easter egg hunt on April 19 for children 1-6 years of age.  Each child will receive a special stuffed animal for Easter and a goody bag. Family-friendly activities such as touring Siesta Key, face painting, and riding the trolley will all be part of the celebration. Registration is required and you may register by calling 941-349-2770, ext. 227.  Sign-up sheets are available at 

Bunny and eggs
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Bunny and eggs

The Children's Garden at 1670 10th Way in Sarasota will sponsor its annual Easter hunt on April 19th beginning at 9:45.  The egg hunt is free for members, and included in admission for non-members.  The Easter Bunny will be hiding eggs for everyone.  One golden egg will be hidden in the garden for one lucky child to win a special prize.  You are invited to bring your lunch and Easter basket.  You may call 941-330-1711 for more information or log on at

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Easter community events

St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sarasota will sponsor an Easter egg hunt and family-friendly fun on April 19th from 1:30-2:30 p.m.  Crafts, cooking, and egg dying and decorating will all be offered for participation.  The story of Easter will be presented along with the Easter bunny.  St. Paul Lutheran Church is located at 2256 Bahia Vista St. in Sarasota, and all are invited.