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Who's Got Game
Join us for a few hours of socializing and fun! We’ll be mixing it up each week with a different game. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, we hope to see you there!
Age: 18 and up
Fee: $3 drop-in
Wednesdays 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Mullen Center

Skateboarding Clinic
Youth interested in skateboarding will have the opportunity to learn proper safety, etiquette, board maintenance, and various techniques and skills.
Age: 8-12
Fee: $5 per day
Schedule: SU 10am-12pm
Session 1: 12/4-12/18
Session 2: 2/5-2/26
Session 3: 4/2-4/23
Location: North Port Skate Park

Brown Bag Lunch Gardening Series
Presented by Sarasota County Extension Service Master Gardener Program and the City of North Port. For more information or to register for classes visit or
Age: All
Fee: Free
Schedule: TH 12pm-1pm;
11/17    What's that bug? 
12/15    Succulent Gardens
  1/19    Pesticide Safety for Homeowners
  2/16    Thrifty Landscaping
  3/16    Wicked Weeds
  4/20    Plants for Butterflies & Bees
  5/18    Closing up your Florida Home
Location: Garden of Five Senses

“Binglo” Family Game Night
A spin on classic Bingo making it out of this world glow! Bring the family out to our Binglo Family Game Night where we are turning the black lights on and the music up! Dress up in your best fluorescent clothing and get ready to call “Binglo”.
Age: Families, 6 and up
Fee: $10 per 10 card pack; $3 each additional card
Schedule: F 6pm - 8pm  1/13, 3/10, 5/12
Location: Mullen Center

North Port Little Naturalists
Looking for an alternative to the typical playgroup?  Connect with the outdoors and learn about the natural world with fun hands-on activities.
Age:  2-6 with parent
Fee: $5 per class
Schedule:  First Wednesday of each month, 10am-11am
Location:  1/4 Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park; 2/1 Morgan Center; 3/1 Oaks Park; 4/5 McKibben Park

Beginner Dance Instruction
This class is specifically designed for beginners to help you learn the basic moves in several ballroom dances to get you started dancing! All levels welcome. First class free to new participants!
Age: 16 and up
Fee: $8 per class/$40 for 8 classes
Schedule: TU 5pm-6pm
Location: Morgan Center

Dance Instruction & Social

Group dance lesson followed by a Dance Social. Come dance for enjoyment, socialization, recreation and health.
Age: 16 and up
Fee: $10 per class
Schedule: TU 6pm-9pm
Location: Morgan Center

Writer's Workshop

Learn to improve your story telling and harness your creative spark at The Writers’ Workshop. By teaching various methods through open discussion and constructive critique, our instructor will help you put ideas to paper and become familiar with the publishing process. All avenues of creative writing are welcome.
Age: 15 and up
Fee:  $5 per class
Schedule: TU/TH 12pm-1pm
Session 1: 11/1-12/22
Session 2: 2/7-3/9
Session 3: 4/4-4/11
(no class 11/24)
Location: Morgan Center

Beginner Photography
Have you just purchased a new DSLR camera and not sure how to use it? For the photo enthusiast or new user, this beginners course will explain basic camera operations, including camera and lens settings, storage, specs exposure, shutter speeds, aperture, ISO, image framing and more. Some classes may include a field trip. Bring DSLR camera and manual to class.
Age: 16 and up
Fee: $25 per session
Schedule: M 6pm-7pm; 1/23-2/27 (no class 2/20)
Location: Morgan Center

Intermediate Photography
This course will build on the Beginner’s Photography course and includes advanced work using manual mode, aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings. The course will also cover bracketing, exposure compensation, camera metering and various uses of lens attachments.  Tripods recommended but not required.
Age: 16 and up
Fee: $25 per session
Schedule: M  7pm-8pm
Session 1: 1/9-2/6
Session 2: 3/6-4/3
Session 3:5/1-5/29
Location:  Morgan Center

Once Upon A Time Storytime
Books help to nurture your child’s imagination.  This interactive story time class brings stories to life through puppets, props and crafts.  Benefits include vocabulary building, improved listening, memory, and communication skills. Second child fee discount available.
Age: 1-5 with parent
Fee:  $3 per child/per class
Schedule: F 10am-10:45am; 1/6-4/28
Location: Mullen Center

Make & Move
This multi-activity program gives young children the opportunity to develop a variety of skills with healthy and fun activities. This class is where creativity, physical activity and arts & crafts meet.
Age: 6-10
Fee: $3 per class
Schedule: W 6pm-7pm  1/4-4/26
Location:  Morgan Center

Tot Time
Bring your little ones to play and interact with other tots. This is a great opportunity for your child to begin learning early social skills. Play equipment including balls, riding toys, giant foam blocks and a manipulative station will be provided.
Age: 1-5 with parent
Fee: Res. $3 drop-in
Schedule: T/TH 10am-12pm
Location:  Mullen Center

Dog Training
K-9 Manners classes are open to dogs of all ages and sizes. Proof of vaccinations and current tags must be provided at the time of registration.
Age: 8 and up (Participants 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult)
Fee:  $85 per 5 wk session
Schedule: TBA
Location: Mullen Center

T-Rec Fun Days
All teens and adults with disabilities are invited to a free afternoon of activities and fun. Make new friends and reconnect with others. A variety of activities such as pickleball, basketball, arts & crafts, and board games will be scheduled. Offered in conjunction with Sarasota County. Caregivers and family members are welcome.
Age: All
Fee: Free
Schedule: 10am-1pm  1/23, 2/13 & 3/20
Location: Mullen Center

Rec on Wheels
Parks & Recreation is going out into the community and encouraging kids to come out and play! Each month we will be at a different location with a city vehicle full of activities and games. Rec on Wheels is a drop-in program, child care is not provided. Program will not be held during inclement weather.
Age: All
Fee: Free
Schedule: W 3pm-5pm
Location: 1/18 Dallas White Park: 2/15 Blue Ridge Park; 3/15 Highland Ridge Park; 4/19 McKibben Park & 5/17 Dallas White Park

Beginner Archery
Did you know archery is one of the oldest arts still practiced today? Learn proper techniques and explore archery opportunities in North Port. Parents, grandparents and adults are welcome. All equipment is provided.
Age: 8 and up
Fee: $25 session
Schedule: SA 9am-9:45am
Session 1: 1/7-1/28
Session 2: 2/4-2/25
Session 3: 3/4-3/25
Session 4: 4/8-4/29
Location: Mullen Center

Game Club
Do you enjoy playing video games? This weekly club is dedicated to playing Super Smash Bros., board games, hanging out, and having fun! Test your skills in monthly double-elimination tournaments!
Age: Middle School & High School
Fee: Res $3 drop-in/ Members free
Schedule: W 5pm-7pm
Location: Morgan Center

Adventure Time
Discover and explore through music, movement, storytelling and your senses. Experience a new theme each week.
Age: 1-5 with parent
Fee: Res. $3 drop-in
Schedule: TH 12pm - 1pm 12/1 – 5/25
Location: Mullen Center

A cross between badminton, tennis and ping pong, pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the country.
Age: 16 and up
Fee: Res $3 drop-in/Members free
Schedule: W/F/SA 9am-1pm; M 6pm-8:30pm; TU/TH 1pm-5pm
Location: Mullen Center

 Pickleball Tournament
All skill levels are invited to join. Unofficiated round robin to 11 points (win by one). Medals awarded to the top teams. Registration deadline 1/6.
Age: 16 and up
Fee: $15
Schedule: SA 3/18
Location: Highland Ridge Park

Dodgeball Night
Learn the five d’s of dodgeball....
Dodge, dip, dive, duck and dodge!
Age: Middle School and High School
Fee: Res. $3 drop-in/Members free
Schedule: 5pm-6:30pm
11/15; 12/5; 1/10; 2/16; 3/9; 4/3
Location: Morgan Center

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