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Beginner Kayaking Classes
Want to learn to kayak? This class is just for you. Learn how to properly navigate in a kayak and learn how to paddle safely on the water. Bring a lunch and water, and wear clothes that can get wet. Kayaks, paddles, and personal flotation devices are included or you may bring your own equipment. Must be pre-registered one week prior to class. Minimum of four, maximum of 10.
Age: 10 and up                 
Fee: $40 per class
Schedule:  SA10 a.m.-2 p.m. 9/9 or 9/23
Location: Dallas White Park

Intermediate Kayaking Classes
Test your skills along the Blueways of North Port. This class expands on navigating skills. Completion of the beginner class is required. Bring a lunch and water, and wear clothes that can get wet. Kayaks, paddles and PFD’s are included or you may bring your own equipment. Must be pre-registered one week prior to class. Minimum of four, maximum of 10.
Age: 10 and up
Fee: $40 per class
Schedule: SA  10 a.m.-2 p.m. 10/7 or 10/21
Location: 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  9-9:45 a.m. 10/7-10/28 and 11/04-11/25
Location: Mullen Center

Archery Group Lessons
This class will focus on archery safety, skills and drills. Participants will learn archery form, range rules, shooting techniques, scoring & competition, and etiquette. Minimum of 8 participants. All equipment is provided.
Age: 6 and up                    
Fee: $5 per class
Schedule:  SA  By appointment
Location: Mullen Center

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 Sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu or www.EventBrite.com
Age: All
Fee: Free
Schedule: TH 12pm-1pm;
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10/19 New to Florida
11/16 What’s that Bug?
Location: Garden of Five Senses

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: Various
Date: By appointment                    

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:  W 10-11 a.m.
Location: 10/4 Morgan Center; 11/1 McKibben Park