Gwinnett to be hopping with Easter egg hunts

LAWRENCEVILLE - The hunts will be on this weekend.

Kids can search for those elusive Easter eggs at events around Gwinnett County on Friday and Saturday. The following is a list of hunts that are open to the public and free, unless otherwise noted.

· The Hudgens Center for the Arts, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 300, will host a hunt in its sculpture garden from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday for children ages 2 to 10. Admission is $10 per child and the event is limited to 50 participants. Registration is required by 5 p.m. Friday and may be done by calling Crystal Mankin at 770-623-6002 ext. 203 or e-mailing cmankin@artsgwinnett.org. In case of inclement weather, this event will be canceled.

· The Mall of Georgia will host its fifth annual Easter egg hunt in the mall village beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday for children age 8 and younger. Call 678-482-8788 for more information.

· A Norcross community hunt will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Rossie Brundage Park, 350 Autry St., Norcross. The event includes entertainment, music, face painting, inflatables and a visit from the Easter bunny from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 770-448-2122 or visit www.norcrossga.net.

· The Julia K. Neal Chapter No. 582 and X.L. Neal Lodge No. 588 will sponsor a hunt from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Rhodes Jordan Park, 100 E. Crogan St. in Lawrenceville, adjacent to the playground. Call Ethel London at 404-285-8122 or Bambie Hayes at 404-437-2681.

· All Saints Lutheran Church will hold a community Easter egg hunt from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. The church is at 722 Rockbridge Road S.W. in Lilburn. Call 770-923-7283.

· Christ the King Lutheran Church, 5575 Peachtree Parkway in Norcross, will hold a hunt beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday. Call 770-449-1211.

· Colonial Woods Baptist Church, 371 Lester Road in Lawrenceville, will hold a hunt from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Call 770-921-6689.

· First Baptist Church of Duluth will hold an Easter celebration and egg hunt from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday for children through fifth grade. The church is at 2909 Ga. Highway 120 in Duluth. Call 770-476-3788.

· First Baptist Church of Lawrenceville will hold a hunt beginning at noon Saturday at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 W. Crogan St. in Lawrenceville, for children through fifth grade. Call 770-963-5121.

· First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville will host an Easter festival from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, including an egg hunt for toddlers to third-graders and a scavenger hunt for fourth- and fifth-graders, at 700 Braselton Highway in Lawrenceville. Those who attend are asked to bring 18 plastic, candy-filled eggs per child. Call 770-963-0386 or visit www.fumclv.org.

· Harbins Community Baptist Church will host its third annual Easter Egg Scramble, with registration starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by hunts at 10:30. The event will be held at Harbins Elementary School, 3550 New Hope Road in Dacula. Call 770-597-9808 or visit www.harbinschurch.org.

· North Metro First Baptist Church will hold a hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday for children in kindergarten and younger. The church is at 1026 Old Peachtree Road N.E. in Lawrenceville. Call 770-995-9055 or visit northmetro.net.

· Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 1375 New Hope Road, Lawrenceville, will hold a hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday. Call 770-963-9542.

· Prospect United Methodist Church, 1549 Prospect Road in Lawrenceville, will hold its annual Easter Eggstravaganza from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Those who attend are asked to bring a dozen eggs per child. Call 770-963-5961.

· Resurrection Baptist Church will hold its annual egg hunt at noon Saturday for children ages 2 through fifth-graders. The church is at 665 Beaver Ruin Road in Lilburn. Call 770-826-2845.

· Rolling Hills Baptist Church, 2005 Braselton Highway in Buford, will host its Easter Eggstravaganza from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Call 770-339-6426.

· Word of Faith Church, 710 Power Ave. in Buford, will host a nighttime scavenger and egg hunt from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday for children 12 and younger. Call 770-945-2003.