Upcoming Events for the week of September 29th

Here is what is happening this week:


1:00PM – 2:30PM: Lil’ Picassos Art Class at Let’s Create Art


10:15AM – 11:00AM: Baby Rhyme and Sign at Gulf Gate Library


10:15AM – 11:15AM: Preschool  Storytime at Braden River Library

4:00PM- 6:00PM: Playground Playdate at Summerfield Park


9:00AM – 11:00AM: Kids’ Outing Mom’s Group time at Time 4 Tikes


9:00AM – 2:00PM: Bradenton’s Farmers Market

10:00AM – 6:00PM: Festival for Life at Dakin Dairy Farm


Sponsor Spotlight

We are excited to announce we have the Cookie Cottage as a sponsor for our Halloween party and our Christmas party! Cathy Vande Mheen, the owner, will be with us to share her awesome cookie creations. Considering that the Cookie Cottage creates some amazing custom order cookies and cupcakes for all sorts of events, I am looking forward to seeing what cute shapes she brings along to the Halloween party! During the event, kids can decorate and gobble up their creation as soon as they’ve completed the masterpiece.

If you’ve not been to the Cookie Cottage yet, I highly recommend it as a great way to spend some time with your children. We stopped in last month after school and let the kids try it out during their drop-in decorating times. You start your activity by designing your own apron using fabric markers. Once they’re done with that, they put it on and get to work on their cookie creations. There are always a variety of kits on hand. The one I personally wanted to do was a little beehive – you decorate the cookies with icing and then stack them into a beehive and add adorable little sugar bees and sprinkles to the hive! It’s so cute that you don’t want to eat it! Of course, my daughters went after the princess kit with several princess themed cookies and lots of sparkly sprinkles. In addition to drop-in times, they also offer “cookie camp” where you enjoy a baking/decorating activity along with games or other activities. You can expect to see a few of our Kids’ Outings be here in the upcoming months, but there’s no need to wait for us to schedule an outing to go try it out!

Go online to learn more at: http://www.thecookiecottageflorida.com/

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The Cookie Cottage

335 Gillespie Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

(941) 552-6914


Upcoming Events for the Week

Here’s what is going on this week. Learn more on our member’s only calendar or check out our Facebook Page’s events. We hope to see you at some of these events!


10:30-11:30AM: Physician’s Meet and Greet at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center

4:00-5:00PM: Sarasota Children’s Garden

4:45PM-5:30PM: UTC Photo Entry #2 at Greenbrook Adventure Park. All kids welcome to participate in the photo.



10:00AM-11:00AM: Preschool Picasso at Central Park’s Splash Park Area $3.00 per child. RSVP requested in order to secure enough supplies



6:00PM-7:30PM: Monthly Meeting at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Conference Room #1. Sheriff Deputy Younger will be speaking to the kids about safety. We will serve pizza, cookies and drinks. Kids are welcome.


5:00PM: Lego Block Party at Learning Express


9:00AM: Mixon Farms Arts and Crafts

10:00AM-1:00PM: Health and Wellness Expo at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. Please stop by our booth and and make a craft!

7:00PM: Welcome Sam Woolf Home Concert at IMG Academy

October Kids’ Outing at Hunsader Farms

It’s that time of year! Join us for our Annual trip to Hunsader’s Farm for October’s Kids’ Outing.

Tuesday, October 21st from 10:15am-12:15PM

This outing lasts approximately 2 hours.
The day begins with a 20 minute tractor pulled hayride around the farm. Next, the kids will pick out their own pumpkin and each child will receive a bag of animal feed and our group will take a self-guided tour through the petting zoo. There is also a large playground, sandbox, and a shaded picnic area to enjoy a snack or lunch. (Only children receive a pumpkin, not adults).

The cost is $3 per adult and $6 per child, children under 1 are free. Please click on the link below to pre-pay:

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Health and Wellness Expo – Call for Volunteers

The Health and Wellness Expo is coming up at the end of this month:

Saturday, September 27th from 10AM-1PM

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center

Radio Disney will be around to get the kids dancing!  Children can also bring their favorite toy to the nurses for a wellness check up.  They have raffles and drawings through-out the day.

PNC Bank tent will have a dress up section, pictures, and coloring stations.

Akiko, the face painter, will be on hand to make up all of your kids’ faces.

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We still need two more moms to help us out from 11-12PM. All you need to do is help kids create this super cute stethoscope craft and, if parents ask questions about our group, just answer any questions they might have! Please let us know if you can help out by emailing us at [email protected]


September Kids Outing is Friday

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Don’t forget our September Kids’ Outing is this Friday!

Our Kids’ Outings Coordinators took extra special steps to get you a great deal at Time 4 Tikes. If you were interested in trying them out without footing the bill for an open play session and a full class, try our exclusive class that they arranged for you – both in one day AND, you are guaranteed to meet other members since we will be the only mommies and kids there!!

$5 (instead of the $8 open play AND $15 class fee) gets you:

Friday, September 12th from 11:00-1:00PM

Mommy and Me Class AND Open Play Time!

Please RSVP by either emailing Rebecca and Colleen at [email protected] or by visiting the event on our Facebook page:




Member Meet and Greet Raffles

Our raffle items are in! During the Member Meet and Greet Night, there will be opporunities to purchase raffle tickets – 5 tickets for $5.00.

We will be setting up boxes to put your tickets towards the items you hope to win. Here are the choices, in case you are interested!

– Gift Basket from Spice and Tea Exchange

– Pure Barre (I am supposed to be picking this up today, so I’m not sure what is included in the gift. guessing socks and a few classes?)

– Massage Therapy Connection 30min massage

– Another Massage Therapy Connection 30min massage

– 1 Month of Weekly Baskets from Story’s Garden

All of the proceeds from the raffle tickets sales will go straight to FELT!

If you are unable to make it to the event, but would still like to have a chance enter the raffle and win one of these awesome gifts, we would be more than happy to enter your tickets in for you. You can order your raffle tickets below. Please fill in the comment box at checkout to let us know how to distribute your raffle tickets. If you forget, or can’t find the comment box, that’s ok! We will email you and get that info!


Got a Suggestion For Us?

Our members’ opinions matter. Do you think there is something we aren’t offering, but you’d like us to start doing? Is there something you think we need to improve on? Let us know! We’ve created a comments box on our members page. It is anonymous so that you can feel free to be as open as you like. It always good to hear what we do right too, so please share praise as well!