Want free kids classes? Visit www.Bricks4Kidzcom to find out how. Bricks 4 Kidz provides an atmosphere for children where they learn, play and build with LEGO plastic bricks.
Programs are built around the proprietary model plans, designed by engineers and architects, with themes such as space, construction and amusement parks, according to info provided by the company. Project kits and theme-based models provide the building blocks for the Bricks 4 Kidz approach to educational play.
Instructors believe that kids learn best through activities that engage their curiosity and creativity, according to the company. B4K offers activities for children ages 3-13-plus, including after-school enrichment classes, weeklong summer camps, birthday parties, preschool classes, and kids night out-parents date night.
Model building provides opportunities for problem-solving and helps kids develop an appreciation for how things work, company officials say. All this takes place while kids are having fun and socializing in a noncompetitive atmosphere. Go to the website above or call 941-525-3366.
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Celia Snodgrass, a tax preparer and accountant for Mike Lowe, CPA, LLC in the North Port Commons, just graduated with an master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting. Congrats, Celia!
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The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Networking at Noon Lunch Thursday at Quality Health Care Center, 6940 Outreach Way, North Port.
Bring plenty of business cards and polish off your best elevator speech and bring a door prize to promote your business or service. Cost is $15 for chamber members and $20 for guests for a buffet-style lunch. Check-in begins at 11:45 a.m. RSVP at 941-564-3040; reservations can also be made online at www.northportareachamber.com. Reservation deadline is Tuesday.
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The Society of the North Port Performing Arts Center is offering a “Show of Shows” series of three evenings of music and comedy. The performances are at the NPPAC, on the North Port High School campus, 6400 W. Price Blvd. Single-show tickets are $20; a three-show package is $50. The lineup is as follows (all shows at 7 p.m.):
• Jan. 26 — Atlantic City Boys and their band. Visit www.acboys.com.
• Feb. 16 — The Links Family. Visit www.links
• March 9 — Sweeney Family Band. Visit www.sweeneyfamilyband.com.
To purchase tickets, call 941-426-8479.
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On Jan. 22, a double tribute show of Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison hits will take place starring the Orbison voice of “Mike T.” A North Port resident formerly of Massachusetts and a retired mechanic, Mike T. will debut Shake, Rattle & Roll, a new trio with Mike Brown and Patty Brown, also of North Port. The show includes the Stan Allen Gang out of Orlando and the Rock This Town Band, as well as their friend from Las Vegas’ MGM Grand, George Trullinger, with 25-plus years emulating Holly’s legendary voice. The show will be held at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County at 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Call 941-625-4175 for tickets.
Steve Sachkar is publisher of the North Port Sun. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax business information to 941-429-3007.