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December 8, 2023

Suncoast Remake Learning Days Sneak Peek

Laurie Miller, Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

Friends,

I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite parts of a vacation or a long-awaited meal is planning the vacation or meal. For me, planning a trip or special restaurant visit becomes a cherished prelude to the actual journey. The anticipation of creating memorable experiences starts with research – choosing accommodations, mapping out activities, browsing food pictures, and uncovering hidden gems. Making these selections ahead of time enhances and extends my overall experience. In short, it’s fun to think about upcoming fun!

That’s why I’m so excited to share the new Suncoast Remake Learning Days Event Calendar. It’s a sneak peek into all the cool festival events before it goes public. Which means, you can start planning your 15 days of hands-on learning experiences now. Do yourself a favor and click here to check it out. 

Did you take a peek? If so, you’ll see that some early submissions are already in, and planning is underway. For those of you who’d rather read the cliff notes version, here are some events worth marking on your calendars early.

 

Escape the Library Zombies on 4/20 at The North Port Library

Do you have what it takes to escape from the zombie apocalypse? Embark on a heart-pounding adventure with this exhilarating library program where you and your eclectic group of survivalists must navigate the undead-infested halls, uncover clues, decipher puzzles, and find the antidote to save humanity before it’s too late. In this in-person game, all props and clues are cleverly hidden within the library, creating a fun experience for everyone involved. Pick up a clue sheet from the front desk or children’s desk and solve at your own pace. Bring a friend and have some fun solving our library zombie escape game! All ages are welcome.

Um, yes! This event had me at “zombie apocalypse.” So fun!  

 

Feline Feud on 4/27 at Cat Depot

Play Feline Feud and test your knowledge of everything related to cats. Lots of cat lovers have been surveyed, and the top answers are on the board!

Who doesn’t like games and cats and games about cats?!

 

May the 4th Be With You With Drones on 5/4 at SCF Bradenton Campus

Celebrate May the 4th with exciting drone demonstrations, races, and learning opportunities with FIRST LEGO League robotics!

Just the name of this event made me smile. Drones? Check. Robotics? Check. Star Wars joke? Check. I’m in!

 

Friends, these are just a few of the MANY amazing events already listed on the calendar. I’d love to highlight them all, but this is a short blog. So, open the calendar and get a greater glimpse of what’s to come for yourself. 

And if you still need to submit your event, do it now! Event deadlines are just around the corner! If you’ve participated in Suncoast Remake Learning Days in a previous year, submit your event(s) by December 15, 2023 ($500) or January 15, 2024 ($350) for “Early Bird” support. All participating organizations, including those qualifying for “Muscle Building” support, must submit events by Feb. 15, 2024. Click here to fill out your official event submission form now. We’re excited to see what you create!

Thank you to The Patterson Foundation and the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading for supporting #SuncoastRemakeDays and to all the planners and non-planners out there reading this. I hope seeing this preview has amplified your anticipation. It’s part of the adventure!

Your friend,

Laurie

Why did the planner break up with their calendar? Because it couldn’t commit to a long-term relationship – too many dates on the horizon.


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