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Welcome To Our World - Baby Play & Learn
Event Date:Mondays or Wednesdays
Time:Mondays - 11:15 A.M. to 12:15 P.M. or Wednesdays - 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 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. No pre-registration required. Forty Carrots Family Center, 941-365-7716 or 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

 
Partners in Play
Event Date:Mondays
Time:10:15 AM to 11:15 AM and 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM
Place:Venice Community Center
Cost:FREE
For mobile babies to 5 year olds. Free. Drop in and 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:Mondays
Time:10:00 AM to 10:45 AM and 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Place:Elsie Quirk Public Library
Cost:FREE
For mobile babies to 5 year olds. FREE. Drop in to 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.
Place:Central Public Library
Cost:FREE
For mobile babies to 5 years old. FREE. 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:12:30 P.M. to 1:30 P.M.
Place:North Sarasota Public Library
Cost:FREE
For mobile babies to 5 years old. FREE. 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 mobile babies to five years old. FREE. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet friendly Parenting Educators and discover how we can make you enjoy parenting even more. Hands-on developmental age appropriate activities, circle time fun, make new friends and get valuable parenting information. Classes begin June 8. Offered by Forty Carrots Family Center, Forty Carrots.
 
Partners in Play
Event Date:Wednesdays
Time:10:15 AM to 11:00 AM and 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Place:Selby Public Library
Cost:FREE
For mobile babies to 5 years old. FREE. 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 mobile babies to five years old. FREE. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet friendly Parenting Educators and discover how we can make you enjoy parenting even more. Hands-on developmental age appropriate activities, circle time fun, make new friends and get valuable parenting information. Classes begin June 8. 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:Jacaranda Public Library
Cost:FREE
For mobile babies to five years old. FREE. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet friendly Parenting Educators and discover how we can make you enjoy parenting even more. Hands-on developmental age appropriate activities, circle time fun, make new friends and get valuable parenting information. Classes begin June 8. 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
Cost:FREE
For mobile babies to five years old. FREE. 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.
 
Kinship Care Support Groups
Event Date:Second Tuesday of each month
Time:6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Place:Children First, 1723 North Orange Ave., Sarasota Florida
Cost:FREE Dinner and Childcare provided
For Grandparents raising Grandchildren and other relative caregivers. Presented in Partnership with the area agency on Aging of SW Florida.
 
Labor Day Weekend with Sarasota Jungle Gardens
Event Date:September 2nd to September 4th
Time:10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Place:Sarasota Jungle Gardens
Cost:children half off
The beginning of the school year doesn't have to mean an end to summer fun; Labor Day Weekend gives us one last 'hurrah' and is a great time to spend a cool day at Sarasota Jungle Gardens. From Saturday through Monday, September 2nd to 4th, all children's admissions are half-off, making it an even cooler deal. Take this time to enjoy one last vacation break with the family before school schedules and homework projects take over. Families can experience holding a parrot, touching an alligator, feeding the free-roaming flamingos and exploring jungle trails right in the heart of Sarasota. The gardens are located at 3701 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34234. Admission is always free for children three and under; $6.50 for children 4-16 this special weekend; $17.99 for adults and $16.99 for seniors 65 and older; taxes are not included. This special offer cannot be combined with any other discounts. The Gardens are open 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Visit the Sarasota Jungle Gardens web site at Sarasota Jungle Gardens.
or call (941)355-5305 for more information.
 
ESOL: English for Speakers of other Languages
Event Date:Tuesdays, September 12th to December 2nd
Time:6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
Place:Children First, 1723 North Orange Ave., Sarasota Florida
Cost:FREE Dinner and Childcare provided
Presented in partnership with the Literacy Council of Sarasota County
 
Daddy 101: Sarasota
Event Date:September 16th
Time:9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
Place:Waldemere Medical Plaza,1921 Waldemere St, Sarasota, FL
Cost:FREE
Register online at SMH Childbirth Education. OR call SMH Childbirth Education 941 917-1700
 
Positive Solutions for Families
Event Date:Mondays, from September 25th to November 13th
Time:6:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
Place:Children First, 1723 North Orange Ave., Sarasota Florida
Cost:FREE Dinner and Childcare provided
 
Career Readiness for Women
Event Date:Mondays, from September 25th to November 13th
Time:6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Place:Children First, 6926 Children Way, North Port, Florida 34237
Cost:FREE
Career Readiness helps women explore and develop career readiness skills. The class is for women who are re-entering the workplace, interested in getting a better position, changing careers or improving professional skills. Volunteer mentors take the class side-by-side with students.
 
Nurturing Dads Class
Event Date:Wednesdays, October 4th to December 13th
Time:6:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
Place:Children First, 1723 North Orange Ave., Sarasota Florida
Cost:FREE Childcare and Refreshments provided
Be the Best Dad You Can Be; 1925 dad grads and counting!
 
Nurturing Dads Class
Event Date:Thursdays, October 6th to December 14th
Time:6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Place:Children First, 6926 Children Way, North Port, Florida 34237
Cost:FREE Childcare and Refreshments provided
Be the Bast Dad You Can Be: 1925 dad grads and counting!
 
Daddy 101: Sarasota
Event Date:November 11th
Time:9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
Place:Waldemere Medical Plaza,1921 Waldemere St, Sarasota, FL
Cost:FREE
Register online at SMH Childbirth Education. OR call SMH Childbirth Education 941 917-1700