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ACE is in the Family Way!

Now that we have your attention, we’d like to tell you more about Family Saturdays, a new program we’ve launched this fall. Usually our “customers” are adults, but this project welcomes some younger members of the family – however you define “family.” If you’re always saying you want to spend more quality time with some kids – well, here’s a way to do it, one-on-one.

Here’s how it works: Any kid at least 10 years old can team up with an adult – the adult has to be at least 18 – for a few choice hours on a Saturday to laugh, learn, and grow together. We’re offering classes in everything from Sushi to Bead Stringing, and so far it’s a hit!

Some of our most popular instructors are on deck for this program, such as Bonnie Hammer, who usually can be found taking photos or teaching people how to use their smartphones. On Family Saturdays, she will teach Bike Maintenance, which is all about how to take care of your two-wheeled transportation, including on-the-road fixes, so you’ll never be stranded. You’ll also find Gary Patton, whose expertise is all things green and growing, and who will share his knowledge about Container Gardening. Students love his classes, because they always leave with free plants! A few other things family teams can learn about on Saturdays this fall include quick breads, jewelry-making, and collage. Read the full schedule of classes here. We’ll offer a new set of Family Saturday classes after the holidays, for Winter Term.

We’re thrilled that The Community Foundation of Sarasota County is helping to underwrite this new program, allowing us to cut our regular fees in half so more family teams can take part. Make your next Saturday a Family Saturday at ACE!