Want to Try Sailing?
There are still a few openings for the Youth Sailing Camp with Englewood Sailing Association (ESA.) The five day introductory class will run Mon. July 9 – Fri. July 13, 9am to 3pm at Indian Mound Park, 210 Winson Ave. Participants must be able to swim. Register at the Englewoo YMCA, 701 Medical Blvd. Cost $135, with $10 discount for Y or ESA members. Learn more about ESA at www.englewoodsailing.org or call 681•8190 for questions.
Cats Football & Cheer
July’s signup dates for football and cheer for the upcoming Englewood Cats season have been announced. Kids, ages 5 to 15, are invited to participate in the 2018 season starting August 1st. This includes Challenger Cheer for children with disabilities. All sign ups are at Ann Dever Park, 6791 San Casa Dr. on the Larry Nicol Field. Dates are Thurs. July 12, 6-7:30 pm; Sat. July 14, noon to 3pm; Thurs. July 19, 6-7:30 pm and Thurs. July 26, 6-7:30 pm. Parents/guardians need to bring an original birth certificate, final report card from this past school year and a current physical on the Pop Warner form. Further information and forms are available at www.englewoodcats.com.
Vision Screening for Kids
The Englewood Lions Club is offering free Vision Screenings for children as young as 6 months old. The Vision Screening utilizes electronic handheld camera equipment, and does not involve physical contact or eye drops. The Screenings are to identify vision issues such as astigmatism, farsightedness, nearsightedness, gaze asymmetry and unequal pupil sizes. Come to the Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dearborn St. on Fri. July 20 from 1 – 5pm. For more info, call the library at 861•1207.
Free Summer Food Program
Kids aged 18 and under can sit down for a FREE nutritious lunch Monday through Friday 12 – 1pm through August 3rd at the Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dearborn St. This is an outreach of the Campaign Against Summer Hunger program sponsored by All Faiths Food Bank. Kids can also pick up a bag of snacks to take home. For questions, call Sarasota County Contact Center at 861•5000.
50’s Sock Hop Party
Come rock around the clock on Fri. July 13, 2pm at the Englewood Charlotte Library, 3450 N. Access Rd. Register online www.youseemore.com/charlottecounty/calendar or call 681•3736.
Elsie Quirk Library Summer Programs
Some of the upcoming activities for kids at Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dearborn St. include the following. For programs requiring registration, go online to https://scgov.net/library under Events or call the library at 861•1200.
Create Original Jewelry
Kids, ages 11 – 18, can design and create a bracelet or necklace with artist Judy Levin on Fri. July 6, 2 – 4pm. Must register.
Didgeridoo Down Under
Children and families will enjoy this high energy, interactive, Australia-themed show that combines music, culture, puppetry, comedy, storytelling and audience participation. Listen to the unique sounds of the didgeridoo. Wed. July 11, 1:30 – 2:30pm.
Sarasota Contemporary Dance will present Hip Hop Dance techniques for teens, ages 11-18, on Fri. July 13, 2 – 4pm. Must register.
Cracker Cinderella Puppet Show
A musical version of Cinderella featuring rod puppets and audience participation. Puppeteer Katie Adams blends Florida culture into the twists & turns of Cinderella’s story. Wed. July 18, 1:30 – 2:30pm.