Paradise is budding around us and there are plenty of activities taking place in the area.

Following are a few suggestions:

1. Community Easter Egg Hunt. The Junior Service League will sponsor the annual Community Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. ET near the Cape San Blas Lighthouse in George Core Park. Kids ages 11 and under are urged to bring their basket and hunt for Easter Eggs. Of course, the Easter Bunny will pay a visit and there will also be face-painting for the kids.

2. Enjoy BBQ for a good cause. The Willis V. Rowan American Legion Post 116 will host its annual Fish Fry/Chicken BBQ from 11 a.m. ET until the food runs out on Good Friday, this Friday at the Centennial Building Park area (rain or shine). Please note that the event is at the Centennial Building due to the ongoing construction at the Veterans Memorial Park in Beacon Hill. Cost of a plate is $8 which includes fish or chicken along with several sides and a beverage. We will also offer a hot dog plate (sides and drink) for the little tikes for $3. All proceeds will benefit the upcoming Forgotten Coast Warrior Weekend. 

3. Help honor Nolan Treglown. The Friends of the Port St. Joe Library honor Nolan Treglown on Saturday, paying tribute to a man who devoted 24 years of his volunteer life to strengthening and protecting Port St. Joe’s library. While serving on our local library board and the Northwest Florida Library board, as both member and occasional president, he also served as the library’s chief local spokesman, reminding elected officials and citizens alike that our library needs constant support. Treglown, along with his wife Jane, will be honored at a reception at the Corinne Costin Gibson Library from 10:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. ET on Saturday. All Gulf County citizens are invited to come by and share our joy in remembering that it takes selfless volunteers like Nolan to maintain the strength of the institutions that we enjoy. There will be refreshments. 

4. Shop for produce, crafts at Salt Air. The SaltAir Farmers Market, now in its 10th year, offers a variety of crafts and seasonal produce with up to 20 vendors participating Saturday.

The market is found at the corner of Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. and Reid Ave. on the first and third Saturdays of the month. The market is open 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET.

For additional information regarding participation in the market contact John Parker at 404-906-2637. 

5. Enjoy music and support St. Vincent Island. The Friends of St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge will hold a music-themed fundraiser 12 noon until 9 p.m. ET Saturday at Bowery Station in Apalachicola. The Currys will be the headliner with Matt Law and Melissa Bowman also performing. There will be a live auctiojn and dinners for donations.