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Easter events include sunrise worship, hunts and brunch

DANIEL WALLACE   |   Times (2003)

DANIEL WALLACE | Times (2003)

Bunny Tales: Afternoon of holiday activities, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Great Explorations Children's Museum, 1925 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Activities include a petting zoo, egg hunts (there will be two, divided by age groups), the Tampa Bay Lightning Thunderbug and Christine Tortorella, the wife of the Lightning's head coach, reading from her book Hey Coach. Also featured will be photos with Bunny, a book giveaway and crafts. Elsie Leonard, author of the Al's World book series, will give a fast-paced audio-visual presentation. Free with museum admission, $9; $8 seniors. Call 821-8992 or check the Web at

Easter egg hunt: Eggs filled with candy and treasures will be hidden on sanctuary grounds and on the beach with a grand prize for the child who finds the Big Bird Egg, 2 p.m. Sunday, Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, 18328 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores. Children should bring their own decorated basket to hold eggs and can participate in a contest for the most uniquely decorated basket. Open to toddlers through age 12, who will be grouped according to age. Must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments and a guided tour at 3 p.m. Additional parking is across the street at the Fifth Third Bank. Free. Call 391-2473 or check the Web at

Underwater egg hunt: Kids can search for eggs underwater in St. Pete Beach's Community Center pool or a classic park hunt, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Bring a basket to gather the eggs and prizes. Free. Call 363-9245.

Easter egg hunt: Bring the kids out for an egg hunt; bonnet and hat contest; and a visit with the Easter Bunny, 10 a.m. Saturday, Treasure Island Community Center and Park, Gulf Boulevard at 106th Avenue. Free. Call 360-4121 or 367-2303.

Fun in the Sun day: Seasonal family activities, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Includes an egg hunt for ages 8 and younger, face painting inflatables, entertainment, demonstrations, food and city vehicles on display. Free. Call 893-1068.

Easter Sunrise Service: The 20th annual service overlooking Tampa Bay, 6:45 a.m. Sunday, the Pier, 800 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. The Rev. Robert E. Smith of 20th Street Church of Christ officiates. Music by Unity A Cappella Gospel Ensemble and the Salvation Army Band. A freewill offering benefits Florida Resurrection House, an ecumenical ministry and nonprofit corporation dedicated to helping the area's homeless or working-poor families. Free parking in the Pier parking lots. Call 823-4742.

Easter Brunch: The Museum of Fine Arts holds a special brunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, 255 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg. $39, $19 for children under 12, 5 and younger get in free. Reservations required. Call (813) 251-1887.

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