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The new trend in Easter egg hunts? Glow in the dark eggs

S ome community Easter egg hunts this year are borrowing a page from Halloween decorators and using the cover of darkness to have glow-in-the dark egg hunts — something families might …

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  1. Here's where to make Easter brunch reservations in Tampa Bay

    Food & Dining

    EASTER EATS: Where to brunch, eggzactly?

    Loews Don CeSar Hotel
  2. Things to Do Planner: Sugar Sand Festival, Easter egg hunts, Theresa Caputo, the Long Island Medium

    Events

    TRUE GRIT: Sugar Sand Festival

    Running over two weekends, the Clearwater Beach Sugar Sand Festival returns with seven master sculptors who will create their own artistic piece around this year's "FantaSea," theme. Expect lots of fanciful ocean images carved with ordinary tools. You can see the sand …

    DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD Raymond Wirick, of East Kennett, Wiltshire, England, adds detail to a sand sculpture of a trio of big-band era singers at the Sugar Sand Festival tent on Clearwater Beach.
  3. Easter egg hunts, celebrations and services in Tampa Bay

    Events

    Beta Sigma Phi Easter Egg Hunt

    Children divided into age groups to search for eggs hidden throughout the park. Free. England Brothers Bandshell Park, 5010 81st Ave. N, Pinellas Park. (727) 541-0895. 9 a.m. Saturday.

    Bunnyville Experience

    Adam Nebrich, Kelly Nebrich, and Lily Elmore, 9, of Tampa point out an egg to their dog, Nanette, who seemed totally uninterested in the egg during the Doggie Easter Egg Hunt at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay on Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Tampa, Florida.  The event featured activities for both dogs and families, with egg hunts, pictures with the easter bunny, and arts and crafts.
  4. Party like you're a kid on Easter: Three books and recipes for you and your kids

    Cooking

    When I was a kid, I always celebrated Easter the same way: by reading Max's Chocolate Chicken by Rosemary Wells and baking cross-shaped sugar cookies with my mom. Fun Easter traditions will form lasting memories for your kids, but sometimes it can be hard to come up with new ideas. Try reading these classic …

    Every bunny loves treats. Try making your own kulich (Easter bread) and decorative sugar cookies.
  5. Egg hunts, parades and Easter family fun this week

    Events

    Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

    Children get their photo taken with the Easter Bunny while they feast on a Chick-fil-A kid's meal. Each child receives a goodie bag. $6, $8 at the door (food and photos); $2, $4 at the door (admission only). Chick-fil-A, 3740 Tampa Road, Oldsmar. (813) 749-1260. 9-10 a.m. …

    Blake Lewis, 1, collects Easter eggs with the help of his grandma Melonie Snyder, both of Tampa, during Radiant Church’s first Helicopter Egg Drop on Saturday March 26, 2016, at Robinson High School in Tampa. Radiant Church had 50 thousand eggs for the free family event. The helicopter dropped 15 thousand, while the rest were scattered on the ground. There are four Easter services at Radiant Church in South Tampa, 8am, 9:30am, 11am and 12:30pm.
  6. The new trend in Easter egg hunts? Glow in the dark eggs

    Events

    Some community Easter egg hunts this year are borrowing a page from Halloween decorators and using the cover of darkness to have glow-in-the dark egg hunts — something families might want to consider in their own back yards.

    Colorful easter eggs on a fresh meadow, isolated on white.
  7. Dining Planner: Restaurants and bars to celebrate St. Patrick's this year

    Food & Dining

    Easy being green: Celebration spots

    Eleanor Buist, left, Anne Slattery and Pat O’Reilly Hauser toast during a St. Patrick’s Day lunch at Four Green Fields.
  8. So, how Irish are you? Tell a family story this St. Patrick's Day

    Pop Culture

    How Irish are you?

    The answer this week is probably "very," especially if you enjoy green beer and outrageous amounts of corned beef and cabbage. But it's also possible you're a good bit Irish year-round, given that Irish is the second most common ancestry among Americans, according to the Census Bureau. (Edging …

  9. Find things to do for St. Patrick's Day in Tampa Bay, including festivals, pub parties and green beer

    Events

    It's been awhile since St. Patrick's Day fell on a Friday, but that doesn't seem to matter since the party scene this year extends all weekend, with the Hillsborough River turning green and parades awash in emerald spectacles as spectators wash down green beer.

    The city of Dunedin's St. Patrick's Day Celebration will return Friday and Saturday. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD]
  10. Here's where to let the good times roll for Mardi Gras

    Events

    Just about every party this month gets called Mardi Gras, but next week brings the actual Fat Tuesday celebration of Carnival that is supposed to be your one last hurrah before Lent. If you can't make it to New Orleans, there are plenty of Cajun-flavored goodies to "laissez les bon temps rouler" (let the …

     Bryana Armstrong and friend Chelsea Castleberry scream to get the attention of bead tossers during Dunedin's Mardi Gras parade in 2012.  [Luis Santana | TIMES]