Classes for baby, toddler and preteen.
BABY AND ME
Thursdays. Classes are designed to help children develop through play-based activities, storytelling and sensory stimulation. Ages three months-two years. Registration required. 10 a.m. Adventure Bay, 16098 W. State Road 84, Sunrise. 954-384-4884. Free.
FUN FIT KIDS
Jan. 1. Class focuses on fun activities and continuous movement that encourage participants resulting in strong, healthy and stress-free kids. Ages 1-13. Classes are daily from 9 a.m.-noon or 3 p.m.-7 p.m. 2088 N. University Drive, Sunrise. 954-747-7251. From $60 per month.
MUZART PARENT DROP-OFF CLASS
Jan. 4-March 8. Little fingers will create their own masterpieces by experimenting with painting, beading, mosaics, sun catchers, plants and flowers, animal tracing, puppets and more! Each week will focus on projects, lessons and physical movement that will light the imagination and enhance self esteem. Take home projects included. Registration required in person. Mondays from 3:30-4:15 p.m. (ages 4-6) and 4:30-5:15 p.m. (ages 7-9). Sugar Sand Park Community Center, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton. 561-347-3900. Residents, $120; Nonresidents, $150; Materials fee; $60.
Jan. 4. A free VPK program that will prepare your child for kindergarten. Children must be four years old by Sept. 1, 2009 and be entering kindergarten in Aug. 2010. Space is limited. Classes are daily, Mon-Fri for 18 weeks. 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Adventure Bay, 16098 W. State Road 84, Sunrise. 954-384-4884. Free.
Jan. 6 and Jan. 8. With an accompanying parent or caregiver, children ages 2-5 years will meet weekly for a 45-minute class and enjoy singing, moving, listening, interacting socially, and play simple instruments. The curriculum is developed by leaders in the field of early childhood music and movement and will be carefully guided and developmentally appropriate for the children. Registration required. Wednesdays and Fridays; 1 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. Beverly Park Community Center, 6291 Funston St., Hollywood. 954-967-4234 or email@example.com. $80 for eight weeks or $42 for four weeks.
G.L.A.M. (GIRLS LEARNING ABOUT MANNERS)
Jan. 7-Feb. 11. This program teaches manners, poise and effective communication that empowers children to achieve their maximum potential. Through child-friendly themes and interactive activities, participants will be able to learn etiquette and manners in a fun and creative way. Ages 7-12. Registration required. Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. Patch Reef Park, 2000 W. Yamato Road, Boca Raton. 561-367-7035. $75.
ART AND MUSIC PART III
Jan. 10. Perfect for your pint-sized Picassos. At this performance of Grieg's "Peer Gynt" by the Art Trio: Myrna Meeroff- horn, Marie Schwartz- flute and Steve Slowik- piano, audience members are encouraged to create original art inspired by the music. Put your masterpieces on display in the gallery and enter them in competitions based on age. Prizes are awarded to the winners and you can take your art works home with you. 4 p.m. Temple Dor Dorim, 2360 Glades Circle, Weston. 954-803-3762. Adults, $7; Children/Students/Seniors, $5.
KINDERMUSIK WITH MISS RACHEL
Jan. 11-March 4. Kindermusik is an opportunity way to learn more about your baby and how they communicate with you through music. Families will experience singing, instrument play, rocking, dancing, baby massage and together time-all aiding in your baby's development. Required at home materials include: baby's picture book, instrument, CD and art banner. Required sibling materials include: instrument and CD. Mondays from 10:30-11:15 a.m. The Weston Community Center, 20200 Saddle Club Road, Weston. 954-389-2629 or www.timeforusmusic.blogspot.com. Tuition; $126.00 plus materials fee; $34.00; Sibling rate $100.00 plus materials fee; $5.
YOUR CHILD IS A STAR CHILDREN'S ACTING SERIES
Jan. 12-March 2. In this children's acting series, fun and creativity is the prerequisite for this experience. Children will learn to create and perform in skits, theatre games, pantomime and more while having fun with acting. Ages 6-10. Tuesdays from 5-6 p.m. Registration required in person. Sugar Sand Park Community Center, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton. 561-347-3900. Residents; $80; Nonresidents, $100.
JAPANESE NIHONGO LANGUAGE FOR YOUTH
Jan. 20. This course provides an introduction to effective conversational Japanese as well as reading and writing skills. It also provides an introduction to Japanese culture. Registration required. Ages 8-18. Course runs for eight weeks; Jan. 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar. 3, 10 from 4-5 p.m. The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach. 210. Members, $80; Nonmembers, $90. 561-495-0233, ext.
PREPARING FOR COLLEGE: TIPS FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN THE SCIENCE, MEDICAL AND MATH PROFESSIONS
Jan. 28. Mandee Adler, Founder and Principal of International College Counselors, LLC will talk from years of experience helping students and their parents prepare for college. Discover how your child can maximize his or her high school experience for a career in the science, medical and math professions. Learn how to find the best schools for your child's field of interest and find out how to take the stress out of the college admissions process. Ages 7-12th graders and parents. Space is limited; registration required. 7 p.m. IMACS, 7435 NW Fourth St., Plantation. 954-791-2333 or 561-470-1178. Free.
AfterSchool @ The PlayGround
Saturday @ The PlayGround
January 4-March 13, 2010
March 15-May 29, 2010
3:30-4:45 p.m. or 4:45-6 p.m.
The PlayGround Theatre SandBox, 9806 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores.
The PlayGround Theatre is thrilled to offer new afterschool and Saturday classes for all aspiring young actors! Let your children explore their creativity through acting, dance, voice, yoga, performance and photography classes. Three fun sessions to choose from. Ages six and older. Call 305-751-9550.
$200: Acting, Dance for Actors, Voice for Actors, Yoga
$300: Performance for teens