Five things to do May 22-28

1. Reading Fur Fun

Come read to a furry friend!

When: Mon. May 22, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Where: North Sarasota Library2801 Newtown Blvd Sarasota, FL 34234

Cost: Free

2. Kids Day at Crowley

General Admission, (Members Free), includes extra child friendly activities throughout the morning and early afternoon. From yard games and farm animals to history and exploring.

  • When: Wed. May 24, 10 a.m. -  1 p.m.

  • Where: Crowley Museum & Nature Center, 16405 Myakka Rd, Sarasota, Florida 34240

3. Green Explorers Bubble Bonanza at Bennett Park

We’ll be experimenting with unbreakable bubbles, colored bubbles, and giant airy suds. Using hands on discovery, and the participants’ own creativity, attendees will have a chance to play in nature. Green Explorers is a low structure, highly social and experienced based activity. Program recommended for age 6-12 year olds, but all ages welcome. Reservations are required - email or call 941-742-57 57 ext. 4.

  • When: Thursday, May 25, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

  • Where: Bennett Park

  • Cost: FREE

4. Free Junior Golf Clinic

Taught by our staff of PGA Professionals, juniors are taught the proper fundamentals of the golf swing, including grip, stance and posture. All clubs and balls are provided.

Number of participants range from 20 – 60 juniors. For ages 5 – 15. Sign up not required.

*Clinic starts promptly at 9 a.m., so please be on time!

  • When: Saturday, May 27, 9 - 9:45 a.m.
  • Where: Evie's Family Golf Center: 4725 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233

  • Cost: FREE


5. Families Flock Together: Beachcombing for Beginners at Emerson Point Preserve

Beach wrack is all the organic material that tides, wind, and waves bring to our shorelines. Come learn about all the interesting treasures you can find as you walk along the beach. Identify common shells, seeds, and critters on the shoreline and create your own guidebook. Explore beneath the waves as we dip net along the shoreline at Emerson Point. Be sure to bring closed toed shoes that can get wet, a change of clothes, and a towel.

Program recommended for age 6-12 year olds, but all ages welcome. Reservations are required. Please email or call 941-742-5757 ext. 4 .

  • Contact Phone: 941-742-5757



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