St. Johns Briefs

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wgv easter egg hunt

World Golf Village's 6th annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday. The event will feature more than 10,000 plastic eggs filled with candy and prizes, an appearance from the Easter Bunny, bounce houses, train rides and more.

Festivities for children ages 1 through 4 will kick off first from 10-11:30 a.m. at the World Golf Hall of Fame putting course. Egg hunts for ages five through six and seven through eight will take place at 11:30 a.m. on the Hall of Fame's lawn adjacent to the Renaissance Resort.

Parents are asked to provide baskets for their children.

st. johns forest promotion

St. Johns Forest, a Taylor Woodrow community, has promoted Melinda Back to project manager of the neighborhood in St. Johns County. Back is responsible for budgeting, scheduling, amenities, builder relations and sales. Prior to her promotion, Back worked as marketing manager for St. Johns Forest where she managed public relations efforts. She earned a bachelor's degree in advertising and computer graphic design from the University of North Florida and has nine years of experience in the land development industry in Northeast Florida.

St. Johns Forest is near Interstate 95 and County Road 210. Taylor Woodrow has been building homes, high-rise condominiums and communities in North America for more than 64 years.

For more information about St. Johns Forest, visit or call (904) 824-7131.

cummer museum of art and gardens

Art Adventures on Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon, April 8: Art Connections studio classes for children ages 6-12. Cost is $10 for members, $15 non-members. April 8 subject is clay. Projects will be completed within one class period. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

For more information, visit or call (904) 356-6857.

florida yards & neighborhoods

The Florida Yards & Neighborhoods class will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Guana Preserve Resource Building (just north of the Gate station, seven miles north of Vilano Beach). Cost is $5. Seating is limited; reservations are required.

The program will be taught by St. Johns County Master Gardeners. Participants will learn how to convert an existing landscape to a Florida Friendly Landscape. Master Gardeners will also perform on-site inspections to certify landscapes.

The nine principles of the Florida Yards & Neighborhoods are: reduce stormwater runoff, recycle, attract wildlife, right plant/right place, protect the shoreline, mulch, fertilizer appropriately, water efficiently, and manage pests responsibly.

For more information, call (904) 209-0430.

german american club

The German American Club of St. Augustine will host an Easter dance at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Music will be provided by the German-style band, Spitze. Dinner will consist of rotisserie chicken, new potatoes, vegetable, and salad. For reservations and information, call Irmgard Meinhardt at (904) 268-5297 (Jacksonville) or Michelle Weinberg at (904) 829-9956 (St. Augustine).

spring fling

Westminster Woods on Julington Creek, 25 Florida 13, will hold a "Spring Fling" from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Join the Easter bunny and go on an Easter egg hunt at 12:15 p.m. There will be a magic show, games, crafts, food, train rides, and entertainment provided by local schools. For more information, call (904) 287-7300.

stranger danger

Girl Scouts of Gateway Council, in cooperation with the St. Johns County Sheriff's Department, presents "Stranger Danger" 2 p.m. Saturday at Fruit Cove Middle School, 3180 Race Track Road. The public is invited to attend this free community presentation.

Two presentations will be held at the same time. "Stranger Danger" informs children on what to do if they are approached by a stranger, and the "Sexual Offender" presentation for adults discusses registered offenders in the community and how to discuss this topic with children. …