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Partners In Play - PIP Scientists, PIP Squeaks (7-14 months)
Event Date:Mondays
Time:9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.
Place:Forty Carrots Family Center
Cost:$144 for a 8 week session
Join us this series in creating a PIP Science Lab. Our unique activities will nurture your child's curiosity about the world around them. Each week we will get our magnifying glasses, and learn about STEAM. Enjoy observing, experiementing, measuring, classifying, and problem-solving with your child.
 
Partners in Play
Event Date:Mondays
Time:10:15 A.M. to 11:15 A.M. and 11:45 A.M. to 12:45 P.M.
Place:Elsie Quirk Public Library
Cost:FREE
For babies to 5 year olds. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet friendly Parenting Educators and discover how we can help you enjoy parenting even more. Hands-on developmental age appropriate activities, circle time fun, make new friends and get valuable parenting information. Group begins January 8th. Offered by Forty Carrots Family Center, Forty Carrots.


 
Partners in Play
Event Date:Mondays
Time:10:15 A.M. to 11:15 A.M.
Place:Venice Community Center
Cost:FREE
For babies to 5 year olds. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet friendly Parenting Educators and discover how we can help you enjoy parenting even more. Hands-on developmental age appropriate activities, circle time fun, make new friends and get valuable parenting information. Group begins January 8th. Offered by Forty Carrots Family Center, Forty Carrots.

 
Partners In Play
Event Date:Mondays
Time:12:30 P.M. to 1:30 P.M.
Place:Shannon Staub Library
Cost:FREE
For babies to 5 year olds. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet friendly Parenting Educators and discover how we can help you enjoy parenting even more. Hands-on developmental age appropriate activities, circle time fun, make new friends and get valuable parenting information. Offered by Forty Carrots Family Center, Forty Carrots.

 
Sensory Solutions Parent Support Group
Event Date:Third Tuesday of each Month
Time:6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
Place:5045 Fruitville Rd., Suite 145, Sarasota
Cost:FREE, childcare is available for $11 per child
Support group for parents, grandparents, and caregivers of children with ASD, SPD, and other related sensory disorders. To RSVP, reply to jss1177@yahoo.com

 
Breastfeeding Support and Latch Clinic - Presented by Sarasota Memorial Hospital
Event Date:Fridays
Time:9:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
Place:Forty Carrots Family Center
Cost:FREE
Facilitated by a Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Join us as awe hear what is working for you and other mothers, share information and resources, and make new connections with other breastfeeding mothers. This weekly clinic provides a hands-on approach. You may weigh your baby, see how much milk baby transfers while breastfeeding, get assistance with latch, ask questions about breastfeeding or simply visit with other breastfeeding mothers. Group begins January 12th. No pre-registration required. Forty Carrots Family Center, 941-365-7716 or Forty Carrots.

 
Partners In Play
Event Date:Thursdays
Time:9:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
Place:Jacaranda Public Library
Cost:FREE
For babies to 5 year olds. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet friendly Parenting Educators and discover how we can help you enjoy parenting even more. Hands-on developmental age appropriate activities, circle time fun, make new friends and get valuable parenting information. Offered by Forty Carrots Family Center, Forty Carrots.

 
Partners in Play
Event Date:Thursdays
Time:10:15 A.M. to 11:15 A.M. and 11:45 A.M. to 12:45 P.M.
Place:Gulf Gate Public Library
Cost:FREE
For babies to 5 year olds. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet friendly Parenting Educators and discover how we can help you enjoy parenting even more. Hands-on developmental age appropriate activities, circle time fun, make new friends and get valuable parenting information. Offered by Forty Carrots Family Center, Forty Carrots.

 
Partners in Play
Event Date:Tuesdays
Time:10:15 A.M. to 11:15 A.M. and 11:45 A.M. to 12:45 P.M.
Place:North Port Public Library
Cost:FREE
For babies to 5 year olds. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet friendly Parenting Educators and discover how we can help you enjoy parenting even more. Hands-on developmental age appropriate activities, circle time fun, make new friends and get valuable parenting information. Group begins January 9th. Offered by Forty Carrots Family Center, Forty Carrots.

 
Partners in Play
Event Date:Wednesdays
Time:10:15 A.M. to 11:15 A.M. and 11:45 A.M. to 12:45 P.M.
Place:Selby Public Library
Cost:FREE
Join us for a special Ringling Museum art experience. For babies to 5 year olds. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet friendly Parenting Educators and discover how we can help you enjoy parenting even more. Hands-on developmental age appropriate activities, circle time fun, make new friends and get valuable parenting information. Offered by Forty Carrots Family Center, Forty Carrots.

 
Partners in Play
Event Date:Fridays
Time:10:15 A.M. to 11:15 A.M. and 11:45 A.M. to 12:45 P.M.
Place:Fruitville Public Library
For mobile babies to 5 year olds. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet friendly Parenting Educators and discover how we can help you enjoy parenting even more. Hands-on developmental age appropriate activities, circle time fun, make new friends and get valuable parenting information. Group begins January 12. Offered by Forty Carrots Family Center, Forty Carrots.

 
Partners in Play
Event Date:Tuesdays
Time:10:15 A.M. to 11:15 A.M.
Place:North Sarasota Public Library
Cost:FREE
For babies to 5 year olds. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet friendly Parenting Educators and discover how we can help you enjoy parenting even more. Hands-on developmental age appropriate activities, circle time fun, make new friends and get valuable parenting information. Group begins January 8th. Offered by Forty Carrots Family Center, Forty Carrots.

 
Baby Play & Learn: Welcome to Our World
Event Date:Mondays
Time:11:15 A.M. to 12:15 P.M.
Place:Forty Carrots Family Center
Cost:FREE
Bringing a baby into the world can fill our hearts with joy and love, and our minds with questions and wonder. Join other families navigating the newborn phase in a supportive, fun, informative class with our Parenting Educators. Explore topics that are relevant to you and your family as you begin the journey of raising a healthy and happy child. Group begins January 22nd. No pre-registration required. Forty Carrots Family Center, 941-365-7716 or Forty Carrots.
 
Children First Kinship Care Support Group
Event Date:Third Tuesday of each Month
Time:6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Place:6926 Children Way, North Port, FL 34234
Cost:FREE
For Grandparents Raising Grandchildren or other Relative Caregivers. AARP suggests that if you are raising a grandchild or other relative child look around for a support group, and if you find one join it today. In these sessions Grandparents work together to make things better. Meet people going through the same things; find out how others cope with their new responsibilities; and, get practical information that can help you and your grandchild. Contact Jack Baker at 941-953-5507 ext 127.
 
Children First Kinship Care Support Group
Event Date:Second Tuesday of each Month
Time:6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Place:1723 North Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34234
Cost:FREE
This is for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and other Relative Caregivers. AARP suggests that if you're raising a grandchild or other relative look around for a support group and if you find one join it today. In these sessions Grandparents work together to make things better. Meet people going through the same things; find out how others cope with their new responsibilities; and, get practical information that can help you and your grandchild. Contact Jack Baker at 941-953-5507 ext 127
 
Children First Nurturing Dad's Class
Event Date:March 7th to May 9th (Wednesdays)
Time:6:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
Place:6926 Children Way, North Port, FL 34234
Cost:FREE
Be the best Dad you can be! 1964 Dad Grads (199 classes) and counting! Are you a good dad who wants to be a Great Dad? Whether you are a new dad, an expectant dad, a married dad, or a single dad EVERY dad can become an even better dad. Explore fathering...A-Z and be a part of Nurturing Dads #201. Discuss ideas about fathering with other men. Course and materials are FREE - no registration fee. Contact Jack Baker at 941-953-5507 ext 127.
 
Mother's Day with Sarasota Jungle Gardens
Event Date:May 12th and May 13th
Time:10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Place:Sarasota Jungle Gardens
Cost:Free to $17.99
Moms, Grandmoms Get Special Deal on Mother's Day Weekend at Sarasota Jungle Gardens Sarasota..Babycakes and Nikko have done it again! For the fourth year in a row, Sarasota Jungle Gardens' very own ring-tailed lemur, "Babycakes," has a new baby lemur, just in time for Mother's Day! Come meet Babycakes and her new pup in addition to all the other Jungle Gardens animal families. It's a perfect way to spend Mother's Day weekend, May 12th and 13th. With the purchase of any full-priced same-day admission, Mom or Grandmom receive free admission for both Saturday and Sunday. It is a perfect way for families to spend quality time together while enjoying the lush, tropical botanical gardens and winding trails on 10 acres in the heart of Sarasota. Interacting with the animals and enjoying various animal shows and performances is a highlight for families. Admission is free for children three and under; $12.99 for children 4 to 16; $17.99 for adults and $16.99 for seniors 65 and older; taxes are not included. The Gardens are open 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and are located at 3701 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34234. Visit the Sarasota Jungle Gardens web site at Sarasota Jungle Gardens or call (941)355-5305 for more information.