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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 includes balls, riding toys, giant foam blocks and a manipulative station.
Age: 1-5 with parent
Fee: $3 R/$4 NR
T/TH  10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: Mullen Center        

Tea Time
A chance for your little ones to dress up in their fancy attire and enjoy a festive Tea Party.  Make sure to bring your cameras for our photo station!
2-7 with parent
$10 pair (child & adult); $3 addtl. child
SA 11 a.m.-12 p.m.  3/10
Morgan Center                  

Mad Science
Join us as we learn about the fun of science through some crazy creations. Each class will offer a new, exciting and interactive experience. Don’t miss the explosion of fun.
$5 per class
Schedule: TU 6-7 p.m. 12/12, 1/16, 2/13, 3/13, 4/10, 5/8
Location: Morgan Center

Adventure Time
Discover and explore through music, movement, storytelling and your senses. Experience a new theme each month.
1-5 with parent
$3 per class
W 11 a.m.-12 p.m. 11/15, 12/13, 1/10, 2/14, 3/14, 4/11, 5/9
Location: Mullen Center

“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”.
Families, 6 and up
$10/10 card  pack; $3 addl. card   
F 6:30-8 p.m. 2/16

Scrapbooking Fun
Paper crafting workshops include scrapbook layouts, card making, and special projects. Participants may bring their own supplies and/or purchase supplies from instructor. Lunch provided. Also, join us on National Scrapbook Day for a full day of scrapbooking fun!
Age: 16 and up
Fee: $15 per class
Day: SA
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Date: 12/2, 1/6, 2/3, 3/3
Location: Community Education Center

National Scrapbook Day 4/14
Age: 16 and up
Fee: $45
Day: SA 
Time: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Date: 5/12
Location: Community Education Center

Beginner Dance Instruction
This class is specifically designed to help you learn the basic moves in several ballroom dances to get you started dancing! All skill levels welcome. First class free to new participants.
16 and up
Fee: $8 per class/$40 for 8 classes
Schedule: TU 5-6 p.m.
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
TU  6-9 p.m.
Location: Morgan 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!
Grade: 6th-12th
Fee: $3 R/$4 NR/Members free
5 p.m.-7 p.m.  
Date: 12/6, 1/10, 2/7, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2 
Location: Morgan Center   

Feuding Friday
Survey Says… You and your friends are going to love this game! Join us for a fun, energetic and challenging game of feud among our friends.
Age: 13 and up
Fee: $3 R/$4 NR/Members free
Day: F
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Date: 1/12, 3/19, 5/18
Location: MFCC

T-Rec Fun Day
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
Day: Monday
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Schedule:  11/20, 12/18, 1/8, 2/12 ,3/19, 4/16, 5/21
Location: Mullen Center

 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 per class
Schedule: W  2 p.m.-5 p.m.; 8/16-11/29 and 1/3-4/25
Location: Mullen Center 

Walking Club
Come for a fun-filled hour of walking. Walking can help you maintain a healthy weight; prevent or manage various health conditions; strengthen bones and muscles; and improve your mood, balance and coordination. Join us for a staff led walk with intervals of light and fast pace walking.
Age: 16 and up
Fee: $3 R/$4 NR/ Members free
Day: M
Time: 8-9 a.m.
Date: 11/6-12/18
Location: MFCC

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: 6-12
Fee: $3 per class
Schedule W 6-7 p.m. 9/13-11/15
Location:  Morgan Center

Beginner Photography
Have you purchased a new DSLR camera and not sure how to use it? For the photo enthusiast or new user, this beginner course will explain basic camera operation, including camera and lens settings, storage, specs, exposure, shutter speeds, aperture, and ISO image framing. Bring your DSLR camera and manual to class. No class 2/19.
Age: 15 and up
Fee:  $40 per session
Day: M
Time: 7-8 p.m.
Date: 11/6-12/4
Date: 1/22-2/26
Date: 4/2-4/30
Location: MFCC

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 offered on a drop-in basis, child care is not provided. Program will not be held during inclement weather.
Age: All                              
Fee: Free
Schedule:  W 4-5:30 p.m.
Location: 9/20 Dallas White Park; 10/18 Blue Ridge Park; 11/15 McKibben Park, 12/20 Atwater Park, 1/17 Blue Ridge Park, 2/21 McKibben Park, 3/20 Highland Ridge Park, 4/18 Dallas White Park

Wild Side of North Port School Programs
The Wild Side of North Port School Programs are an excellent resource for school groups, scout troops, daycares and homeschool groups. Programs help students develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural world while interacting in a natural setting and having fun.  Each program includes a game or hands on project with a variety of activities that will lead to discoveries in nature.
To schedule a program, call the George Mullen Activity Center at (941) 240-8120 at least three weeks in advance of the date desired.
Age: K-5                             
Fee: $54 per group (up to 18); $3 addl. student       
Schedule: By appt.     

Bike Swap & Social
Start out with a bike ride through the North Port Estates and end up at the Mullen Center for food and a swap meet afterwards.
Age: 16 and up
Fee: $10 per table
Day: SA 
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Date: 1/13
Location: GMAC

Brown Bag Lunch Gardening Series
Presented by the Sarasota County Extension Service Master Gardener Program and the City of North Port, the Brown Bag Lunch Series provides lunchtime learning. Bring your own lunch. For more information, visit Registration accepted at
Age: All
Fee: Free
Day: TH
Time: 12-1 p.m.
Location: GFS
Date: 12/21 Succulent Gardens
Date: 1/18    Pesticide Safety for Homeowners
Date: 2/15    Thrifty Landscaping
Date: 3/15    Wicked Weeds
Date: 4/19    Plants for Butterflies and Bees
Date: 5/17    Container Gardening



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