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Homecoming Celebration Week

January 22, 2024 - January 28, 2024 January 22, 2024
12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
Homecoming Celebration Week Homecoming Celebration Week

    About this event

    Welcome to the much-anticipated Homecoming Week at Sun Outdoors Sarasota - a week filled with nostalgia, joy, and the spirit of celebration! From January 22nd to January 28th, we invite you to join us for a series of exciting events that will make you feel right at home.

    We're wrapping up Homecoming Week with an electrifying finale - Party Gras with Chris Higbee, featuring his latest hit, "One Night in New Orleans." Get ready to dance the day away to the infectious rhythms and high-energy performance of this talented artist. It's a party you won't want to miss!

    Known for his mesmerizing fiddle playing, Chris Higbee's music transcends genres and captivates audiences with its unique blend of country, rock, and Celtic influences. His electrifying fiddle performances will leave you in awe, as he effortlessly weaves magic through his strings, filling the air with a contagious energy that will have everyone on their feet.

    Whether you're a seasoned fan of Chris Higbee's music or experiencing his incredible talent for the first time, the Party Gras event promises to be an unforgettable night of pure entertainment. Get ready to be taken on a musical journey like no other, as he delivers a powerful and soul-stirring performance that will have you singing along and dancing from the first note to the last.

     

    Each day of Homecoming Week brings a new theme and an abundance of activities to keep you entertained and immersed in the fun. Whether you're a family seeking adventure or friends looking to reconnect, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

    Beyond the festivities, Sun Outdoors Sarasota offers a range of amenities and activities for you to enjoy throughout your stay. From relaxing by the pool to exploring the natural beauty of the area, every moment promises to be special.

    So, pack your bags, prepare to reunite with old friends, and make new memories during Homecoming Week at Sun Outdoors Sarasota. Book your stay now and be a part of this unforgettable celebration that captures the essence of home and community. We can't wait to welcome you home!



     
     

    Event Schedule

    Jan 22, 2024

    07:30 AM | Free
    Coffee Talk: Trust National Cremation Society

    Cultivate knowledge over coffee! Come to the Cypress Room for Coffee Talk and gain insights on cremation planning with the Trust National Cremation Society. Enjoy a cup of coffee, pastries, and valuable information in a friendly setting.

    Location: Cypress Room

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    10:00 AM | Free
    Cartoons & Coloring

    Cultivate creativity and joy at our Activity Center with Cartoons & Coloring—immerse yourself in a delightful experience of coloring diverse pages while enjoying kid-friendly programs.

    Location: Activities Center

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    10:30 AM | Free
    Daily Free Crafts

    The following free crafts will be available all day. Mardi Gras Mask, Paper Crown Decorating, Mardi Gras Pom Pom

    Location: Activities Center

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    11:00 AM | ($)
    Sand Art

    Spark your creativity with Sand Art at our Activity Center, where you can fill up enchanting bottles with layers of colorful sand or bring stickers to life by adding vibrant sand, creating beautiful pictures!

    Location: Activities Center

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    12:00 PM | Free
    Lego Challenge

    Let your imagination soar with the Lego Challenge at our Activity Center—follow prompts, work under time limits, and showcase your building skills for a chance to be crowned one of our top creators!

    Location: Activities Center

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    01:00 PM | ($)
    Mardi Gras Wand

    Mardi Gras magic awaits at the Activity Center with our enchanting Mardi Gras Wand craft! Craft your own magical wand on a small dowel and add vibrant Mardi Gras-inspired decorations. Join the festivities and bring a touch of enchantment to your day!

    Location: Activities Center

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    02:00 PM | Free
    Jumbo Jenga

    Join us at the Activity Center for an epic game of Jumbo Jenga! Challenge your balance and strategy with this larger-than-life version of the classic block-stacking game.

    Location: Activities Center

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    03:00 PM | ($)
    Build-A-Friend

    Bring your imagination to life with Build-A-Friend at our Activity Center—choose your perfect stuffed animal from our selection, stuff it to huggable perfection with stuffing and a star, seal it up with the help of our friendly staff, and create a personalized birth certificate for your new companion; plus, discover a home for your big stuffies with their very own cardboard house!

    Location: Activities Center

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    Jan 23, 2024

    10:00 AM | Free
    Cartoons & Coloring

    Cultivate creativity and joy at our Activity Center with Cartoons & Coloring—immerse yourself in a delightful experience of coloring diverse pages while enjoying kid-friendly programs.

    Location: Activities Center

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    10:30 AM | Free
    Daily Free Crafts

    The following free crafts will be available all day. Jellyfish Paper Plate, Shark Paper Roll, Sea Animal Stick Puppet, Shell Finger Clapper

    Location: Activities Center

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    11:00 AM | Free
    Sidewalk Chalk

    Step into a world of vibrant fun with Sidewalk Chalk at our Activity Center—let your creativity run wild as you create colorful masterpieces on the pavement with the chalk provided!

    Location: Activities Center

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    12:00 PM | ($)
    Tie Dye/Reverse Dye

    Transform your plain white shirts, bold black tees, vibrant greens, radiant reds, and navy blues with sunny yellow into colorful canvases with Tie Dye/Reverse Dye at our Activity Center—choose from a variety of sizes, even for your furry friends, and explore the magic of vibrant dyes and creative techniques, either by rubber banding and coloring indoors or crafting unique bleach patterns outdoors!

    Location: Activities Center

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    01:00 PM | ($)
    Lobster Egg Carton

    Liven up your crafting adventure with the Lobster Egg Carton activity at the Activity Center! Transform a simple egg carton into a tropical lobster by painting it with vibrant colors, then add pipe cleaner antennas, googly eyes, and crafty paper tail and claws. Join the fun and let your creativity flow!

    Location: Activities Center

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    02:00 PM | ($)
    Color your own Puzzle

    Create your very own puzzle masterpiece at the Activity Center with Color Your Own Puzzle - a delightful activity where your imagination takes center stage as you design and color a unique puzzle to piece together!

    Location: Activities Center

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    03:00 PM | ($)
    Tropical Sunset Canvas Painting

    Tap into your inner artist with Tropical Sunset Canvas Painting at the Activity Center! Get a canvas and paint your own breathtaking tropical sunset masterpiece, guided by a provided reference. Dive into this creative adventure and bring the beauty of the tropics to life on your canvas!

    Location: Activities Center

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    04:00 PM | Free
    Beach Word Search

    Bask in the beachy vibes at our Activity Center with a thrilling Beach Word Search! Gather your friends and dive into the challenge of finding hidden words in this tropical puzzle. Get ready for beachside fun and word-search excitement!

    Location: Activities Center

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    05:00 PM | ($)
    Ocean Floor Pot Painting

    Observe the magic of Ocean Floor Pot Painting at the Activity Center! Craft your mini pot into an underwater oasis, complete with sandy seafloors and serene blue oceans. Dive into this tropical-themed craft for a splash of creative fun!

    Location: Activities Center

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    06:00 PM | ($)
    Suncatcher Painting

    Shine with creativity in Suncatcher Painting at the Activity Center! Choose from our wide selection of plastic suncatchers and let your artistic side flourish as you paint them with suncatcher paint. Watch your artwork turn into stained glass as the sun gleams through - it's a sun-soaked adventure in creativity!

    Location: Activities Center

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    07:00 PM | Free
    Musical Leis Game

    Move to the tropical rhythm with the Musical Leis Game at the Activity Center! Instead of chairs, it's a race to don a lei when the luau music pauses. Join the island fun and dance your way to victory in this exciting twist on a classic game!

    Location: Activities Center

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    Jan 24, 2024

    10:00 AM | Free
    Cartoons & Coloring

    Cultivate creativity and joy at our Activity Center with Cartoons & Coloring—immerse yourself in a delightful experience of coloring diverse pages while enjoying kid-friendly programs.

    Location: Activities Center

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    10:30 AM | Free
    Daily Free Crafts

    The following free crafts will be available all day. How to Draw Farm Life, Snake Accordion, Popsicle Stick Bumble Bee, Sherrif Badge Making

    Location: Activities Center

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    11:00 AM | ($)
    Sand Art

    Spark your creativity with Sand Art at our Activity Center, where you can fill up enchanting bottles with layers of colorful sand or bring stickers to life by adding vibrant sand, creating beautiful pictures!

    Location: Activities Center

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    12:00 PM | Free
    Twister Game

    Tackle a twist of fun at our Activity Center with the Twister Game! Gather friends and family to enjoy exciting rounds of Twister together. Join us for a lively time and get ready to twist and turn!

    Location: Activities Center

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    01:00 PM | ($)
    Ceramic Painting

    Create your own masterpiece with Ceramic Painting at our Activity Center—choose your favorite ceramic piece from our selection and paint it to reflect your unique style and creativity!

    Location: Activities Center

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    01:00 PM - 03:15 PM | $
    Bunco

    Be part of the Bunco buzz at our Sports Complex Room! Join fellow residents in a lively monthly gathering where adults can roll the dice, have a blast, and compete for fantastic prizes. Bunco night—where fun and friendly competition collide!

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    02:00 PM | Free
    Kings Corner Card Game

    Kickstart the excitement with the Kings Corner Card Game at our Activity Center—assemble your squad of four, equip each group with a deck of cards, master the rules, and embark on endless rounds of playtime fun!

    Location: Activities Center

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    03:00 PM | ($)
    Horse Cup Puppet

    Howdy, cowboys and cowgirls! Saddle up for some fun at our Activity Center with the Horse Cup Puppet craft. Grab your cups, strings, and let your creativity roam the western frontier as you design your very own horse puppet. Yeehaw, it's crafting time!

    Location: Activities Center

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    04:00 PM | ($)
    Paracord Snake

    Partner up for a rowdy time with our Paracord Snake craft at the Activity Center. Y'all will wrangle a prepackaged paracord snake, weave it like a true cowboy or cowgirl, and mosey along with all the supplies and easy instructions right in the bag. Saddle up for some western crafting fun!

    Location: Activities Center

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    05:00 PM | Free
    Lego Challenge

    Let your imagination soar with the Lego Challenge at our Activity Center—follow prompts, work under time limits, and showcase your building skills for a chance to be crowned one of our top creators!

    Location: Activities Center

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    06:00 PM - 09:00 PM | Free
    Karaoke with Danno

    Kick off a night of entertainment at our poolside Karaoke with the talented Danno. Join fellow guests for a fun evening of singing and laughter under the stars. Get ready for a memorable and joyful time by the pool.

    Location: Poolside

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    06:00 PM | ($)
    Color your own Cowboy Bandana

    Calling all lil' cowpokes! Grab a white cowboy bandana adorned with wild west symbols and rustle up your creativity. It's time to color your own cowboy bandana at the Activity Center—saddle up for some rootin' tootin' fun!

    Location: Activities Center

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    07:00 PM | Free
    Jumbo Jenga

    Join us at the Activity Center for an epic game of Jumbo Jenga! Challenge your balance and strategy with this larger-than-life version of the classic block-stacking game.

    Location: Activities Center

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    Jan 25, 2024

    10:00 AM | Free
    Cartoons & Coloring

    Cultivate creativity and joy at our Activity Center with Cartoons & Coloring—immerse yourself in a delightful experience of coloring diverse pages while enjoying kid-friendly programs.

    Location: Activities Center

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    10:30 AM | Free
    Daily Free Crafts

    The following free crafts will be available all day. Paper Airplane Making, Jar Lid Banjo, Paper Popsicle, Sheep Watercolor

    Location: Activities Center

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    11:00 AM | Free
    Sidewalk Chalk

    Step into a world of vibrant fun with Sidewalk Chalk at our Activity Center—let your creativity run wild as you create colorful masterpieces on the pavement with the chalk provided!

    Location: Activities Center

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    12:00 PM | ($)
    Build-A-Friend

    Bring your imagination to life with Build-A-Friend at our Activity Center—choose your perfect stuffed animal from our selection, stuff it to huggable perfection with stuffing and a star, seal it up with the help of our friendly staff, and create a personalized birth certificate for your new companion; plus, discover a home for your big stuffies with their very own cardboard house!

    Location: Activities Center

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    01:00 PM | ($)
    Rock Painting

    Reignite your creativity with Rock Painting at our Activity Center! Kids can pick a rock, let their imaginations soar, and paint it however they please. Join us for a relaxing and artistic session of rock painting!

    Location: Activities Center

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    02:00 PM | Free
    Giant Yahtzee

    Gather your friends and roll the excitement at the Activity Center with Giant Yahtzee - where big fun awaits as you shake, score, and shout your way through lively rounds of this classic dice game!

    Location: Activities Center

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    03:00 PM | ($)
    Fanny Pack Painting

    Fashion-forward fun awaits with Fanny Pack Painting at the Activity Center! Grab your very own fanny pack and let your creativity flow as you paint it in your unique style. Express yourself through wearable art and enjoy a crafty adventure!

    Location: Activities Center

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    04:00 PM | Free
    Paper Airplane Competition

    Prepare for a thrilling paper airplane challenge at our Activity Center with the Paper Airplane Competition! Kids can fold, design, and launch their best paper planes, competing in categories like speed, looks, and distance. Join us for an exciting competition and a chance to win fantastic prizes!

    Location: Activities Center

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    05:00 PM | ($)
    Bug Pom Pom Clothespin

    Buzz on over to the Activity Center for a buggy good time! Craft your very own bug-themed pom-pom clothespin creation, complete with a magnetic twist. Let your imagination crawl as you design these fun and functional critters!

    Location: Activities Center

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    06:00 PM | ($)
    Rice Stress Ball

    Ready for some stress-busting fun? Join us at the Activity Center to create your very own Rice Stress Ball! Pick your balloon, fill it with rice, tie it off, and voila—your customized stress ball is ready for squeezing!

    Location: Activities Center

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    06:00 PM - 09:30 PM | $
    Bingo Poolside

    Bar bingo's happening at our poolside hangout! Come chill, grab your cards, and join the adults in the community for some lively games. Win some cash, have a blast—let's BINGO by the pool!

    Location: Poolside

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    07:00 PM | Free
    Pie Face Game

    Prepare for laughter and suspense at the Activity Center with the Pie Face Game, where players take turns turning the handle and bracing for whipped cream fun in this hilarious, dice-rolling challenge!

    Location: Activities Center

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    Jan 26, 2024

    10:00 AM | Free
    Cartoons & Coloring

    Cultivate creativity and joy at our Activity Center with Cartoons & Coloring—immerse yourself in a delightful experience of coloring diverse pages while enjoying kid-friendly programs.

    Location: Activities Center

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    10:30 AM | Free
    Daily Free Crafts

    The following free crafts will be available all day. Skateboard Popsicle Stick, Pipe Cleaner Bracelet, Paper Glasses, JAWS Clothespin

    Location: Activities Center

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    11:00 AM | Free
    Hopscotch Game

    Head outside to the Activity Center for a groovy game of Hopscotch! Grab some chalk, draw your own board, and take a step back in time with this classic outdoor fun. Get ready to hop, skip, and jump your way through a blast from the past!

    Location: Activities Center

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    12:00 PM | ($)
    Sand Art

    Spark your creativity with Sand Art at our Activity Center, where you can fill up enchanting bottles with layers of colorful sand or bring stickers to life by adding vibrant sand, creating beautiful pictures!

    Location: Activities Center

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    01:00 PM | Free
    Jumbo Jenga

    Join us at the Activity Center for an epic game of Jumbo Jenga! Challenge your balance and strategy with this larger-than-life version of the classic block-stacking game.

    Location: Activities Center

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    02:00 PM | Free
    Duck Hunt

    Discover the excitement of Duck Hunt throughout the resort, as you search for hidden rubber ducks, trade them for prizes, and maybe even find the elusive big prize duck for a special reward!

    Location: Resort Wide

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    02:00 PM | ($)
    Tie Dye/Reverse Dye

    Transform your plain white shirts, bold black tees, vibrant greens, radiant reds, and navy blues with sunny yellow into colorful canvases with Tie Dye/Reverse Dye at our Activity Center—choose from a variety of sizes, even for your furry friends, and explore the magic of vibrant dyes and creative techniques, either by rubber banding and coloring indoors or crafting unique bleach patterns outdoors!

    Location: Activities Center

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    03:00 PM | ($)
    DIY Yarn Coaster

    Dive into the past with our DIY Yarn Coaster craft at the Activity Center! Using a simple paper plate and colorful yarn, you can create a charming retro-inspired coaster. Join us and add a touch of nostalgia to your crafting fun!

    Location: Activities Center

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    04:00 PM | Free
    Twister Game

    Tackle a twist of fun at our Activity Center with the Twister Game! Gather friends and family to enjoy exciting rounds of Twister together. Join us for a lively time and get ready to twist and turn!

    Location: Activities Center

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    05:00 PM | ($)
    Smiley Face Bottle Cap Magnet

    Step back in time with our Smiley Face Bottle Cap Magnet craft! Paint a bottle cap bright yellow, add a cheerful smiley face, and attach a magnet for a fun and retro fridge decoration. Join us at the Activity Center for a groovy crafting experience!

    Location: Activities Center

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    06:00 PM | ($)
    Yarn Doll

    You won't want to miss our retro Yarn Doll crafting session at the Activity Center. Yarn, creativity, and a touch of nostalgia await as you learn to create charming yarn dolls. Join the fun and make your very own craft from the past today!

    Location: Activities Center

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    07:00 PM | Free
    Movies from the 80s Trivia

    Mingle with the magic of the 80s! Join us at the Activity Center for Movies from the 80s Trivia. Test your knowledge, write down your answers, and relive the nostalgia. Fun for all ages!

    Location: Activities Center

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    07:00 PM - 10:30 PM | Free
    Poolside Entertainment

    Poolside entertainment to be announced.

    Location: Poolside

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    Jan 27, 2024

    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM | Free
    Activity Center Closed

    Attention all guests! Our Activity Center will be closed for the day as we gear up for a day of amazing homecoming festivities. Join us for a golf cart parade and a lively homecoming party at Woodland Hall - it's going to be a blast!

    Location: Activities Center

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    11:00 AM - 11:15 AM | Free
    Parade Line Up

    Prepare for a fantastic spectacle at the Sports Complex! Park clubs are revving up the excitement with creatively decked-out golf carts for our Homecoming Golf Cart Parade. Join us as they gather for the Parade Line Up - a vibrant prelude to an unforgettable parade extravaganza!

    Location: Sports Complex

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    11:15 AM | Free
    Multimedia Homecoming Parade Departs

    Prepare for a fantastic spectacle at the Sports Complex! Park clubs are revving up the excitement with creatively decked-out golf carts for our Homecoming Golf Cart Parade. Join us as they gather for the Parade Line Up - a vibrant prelude to an unforgettable parade extravaganza!

    Location: Sports Complex

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    12:00 PM - 03:00 PM | Free
    Party Gras Homecoming Party w/ Chris Higbee

    Party like it's Party Gras! Join us at Woodland Hall for a grand Homecoming Celebration featuring the talented country music singer Chris Higbee performing live outdoors. Get ready for a day filled with exciting activities, games for kids, delicious food stands, and vibrant Mardi Gras decorations. It's a can't-miss event!

    Location: Woodland Hall

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    Jan 28, 2024

    10:00 AM | Free
    Cartoons & Coloring

    Cultivate creativity and joy at our Activity Center with Cartoons & Coloring—immerse yourself in a delightful experience of coloring diverse pages while enjoying kid-friendly programs.

    Location: Activities Center

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    10:30 AM | Free
    Daily Free Crafts

    The following free crafts will be available all day. Ladybug Paper Plate, Ladybug Thumbprint, Ladybug Paper Roll

    Location: Activities Center

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    11:00 AM | Free
    Ladybug Coloring

    Let's dive into Ladybug Coloring fun! Join us at the Activity Center and pick your favorite ladybug coloring page from our selection. Use your imagination to add vibrant colors and make these charming insects come to life. It's a delightful activity for kids of all ages!

    Location: Activities Center

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    12:00 PM | ($)
    Ladybug Glass Gem Magnets

    Lovely Ladybug Glass Gem Magnets are waiting to crawl on your fridge! Come to the Activity Center and transform 5 glass gems into charming ladybugs. Add finishing touches with magnets on the back, creating both a fun activity and adorable decorations for your fridge. Unleash your artistic flair!

    Location: Activities Center

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    01:00 PM | ($)
    Popsicle Stick Ladybug

    Perfectly playful, the Popsicle Stick Ladybug craft awaits your little ones at our Activity Center. Join the fun as kids piece together popsicle sticks, transforming them into delightful ladybugs that even sound like the real thing. Packed with creativity, it's a fantastic project for your pint-sized artists!

    Location: Activities Center

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    02:00 PM | Free
    Ladybug Water Balloon Toss

    Lively laughter fills the air at our Ladybug Water Balloon Toss, a thrilling outdoor game at the Activity Center. Team up, grab your ladybug-adorned balloons, and engage in an exciting toss-off until one pair emerges victorious with their ladybug balloon still intact. Join in the ladybug symphony of fun today!

    Location: Activities Center

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    03:00 PM | ($)
    Ladybug Handprint Painting

    Lend your little artist's hand to our Ladybug Handprint Painting at the Activity Center. Watch as their handprints transform into delightful ladybugs, complete with charming spots and sounds that mimic the real thing. Let creativity take flight with this lively, ladybug-inspired art activity!

    Location: Activities Center

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