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Manasota BUDS Events & Announcements

 

Monthly Meetings

1st Thursday of every month at Living Lord Lutheran Church (11107 Palmbrush Trail, Lakewood Ranch 34202). Dinner and childcare with Yoga for the Special Child and/or Music Therapy session provided at no cost to BUDS families.

Upcoming meetings:

No meeting in November!

Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.


 

Buddy Walk 2018

The Manasota BUDS 17th Annual Buddy Walk was held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Hunsader Farms! Online donations are still being accepted.

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Thank you to all of our generous sponsors, donors and participants! We can't do what we do without your support!

 

 

D.A.D.S. Night Out

Wednesday, November 14th  at 7:00 pm

*Gecko's Grill & Pub, 351 N. Cattlemen Rd., Sarasota, FL 34232 (Fruitville/Cattlemen)

ALL Dads are invited and welcome at this monthly event. Dadsnightout@manasotabuds.org


 

Moms' Night Out

Stay tuned for updates

 

 


 

Special Needs Planning Workshop

Will be rescheduled for January 2019.

More information will be available soon. This will be an all day event, with no childcare provided.


 

Martial Arts Classes - (Ongoing)

Manasota BUDS is sponsoring Martial Arts classes for individuals with Down syndrome (age 6 years-old and up). The classes will be held at Bostocks Martial Arts in Bradenton on Fridays from 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.

There is no cost to registered Manasota BUDS families. For more information or to register your child for BUDS Martial Arts, please email: info@manasotabuds.org


 

Dance Classes

Manasota BUDS has partnered with Stage Door Studios in Sarasota to provide 2 dance classes for girls and boys with Down syndrome.  Please contact Brooke Olivieri to register your child by emailing bolivieri@manasotabuds.org  

Ages 5 - 8:  Wednesdays at 4:15pm

Ages 9 and up:  Thursdays at 4:15pm

 


 

Buddy Up Tennis - Fall 2018

Programs & Services

Group Meetings & Events

Connect with other families, learn more about current support systems and get involved! We offer guest speakers and time to network with other families. We also invite you to join in our Buddy Walk to socialize, connect and raise awareness about the BUDS mission.

Meetings are held the 1st Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at Living Lord Lutheran Church, 11107 Palmbrush Trail, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202. Food and drinks provided.

New & Expectant Parent Kits

Kits include books and inspirational essays, local contact names and phone numbers, and information about Manasota BUDS, NDSS, and NDSC. All materials are compiled and approved by Manasota BUDS parents, with families in mind.

Small Group Activities

Join our youth community!
Little Buddies - age birth to five
BUDS Kids - age 6 to 10
Teen BUDS - age 11 to 18
YADS - Young adults with Down syndrome, age 18+

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