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Robinson Preserve Trail Closures
September 24, 2018
As part of the ongoing restoration work at the Robinson Preserve Expansion, the trails and the Expansion parking area will be closed to allow the planting of large trees using heavy equipment, starting on Tuesday afternoon (September 25th) and the area will remain closed until the work is complete. We anticipate this work taking 3 to 5 weeks to complete. Read More
Goblin Gathering
August 24, 2018
Join us on Friday, October 19, at G.T. Bray Park for the 16th Annual Goblin Gathering.Read More
Manatee Seed Bank
August 01, 2018
Manatee County gardeners provided access to regional vegetable varieties, native wildflower seeds, and FREE education!Read More

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar
25Sep
Strengthen & Lengthen
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
25Sep
Cardio Flex
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
25Sep
Zumba *Free
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
25Sep
Water Aerobics
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Pool
25Sep
Design Your Landscape to Your Site Conditions
10:00AM - 12:00PMManatee County Cooperative Extension Service, 1303 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
25Sep
Power Hour
10:00AM - 11:00AMGT Bray Fitness Center
25Sep
Vinyasa Yoga
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
25Sep
Aqua Fit
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Pool
25Sep
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
25Sep
BANG Power Dance
6:30PM - 7:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
25Sep
SUNSET SHUTTER STROLL AT EMERSON POINT PRESERVE
7:00PM - 8:00PMEmerson Point Preserve, 5801 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
26Sep
HIIT
5:45AM - 6:30AMGT Bray Fitness Center
26Sep
Wake Up Yoga
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
26Sep
Strengthen & Lengthen
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
26Sep
VITAMIN N: MINDFULNESS IN NATURE SILENCE STROLL
9:00AM - 11:00AMRobinson Preserve, 1704 99th St NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
26Sep
Pesticide CEUs and Exam offerings - must have voucher for exam
9:00AM - 2:00PM1303 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
26Sep
Zumba *Free
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
26Sep
Balance & Mobility
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
26Sep
Ballroom Dance
3:30PM - 4:30PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
26Sep
Cycle
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
26Sep
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
26Sep
Power Yoga
6:30PM - 7:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
27Sep
Tai Chi
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
27Sep
Spanish - Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMP)-COMMERCIAL
8:00AM - 3:00PM
27Sep
Cardio Flex
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
27Sep
Chair-obics
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
27Sep
Water Aerobics
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Pool
27Sep
Basic Irrigation Operations and Maintenance
10:00AM - 12:00PMManatee County Cooperative Extension Service, 1303 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
27Sep
GREEN EXPLORERS: PINECONE DETECTIVES
10:00AM - 12:00PMRye Preserve, 905 Rye Wilderness Trail, Parrish, FL 34219, USA
27Sep
Young Muscle
4:30PM - 5:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
27Sep
BANG Power Dance
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
27Sep
Aqua Fit
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Pool
27Sep
FNGLA - Horticulture Certification Prep Day
6:00PM - 8:00PM1303 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
27Sep
Relaxation Yoga
6:30PM - 7:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
28Sep
HIIT
5:45AM - 6:30AMGT Bray Fitness Center
28Sep
Wake Up Yoga
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
28Sep
Zumba *Free
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center - Multipurpose Room
28Sep
Cycle + Yogalates
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
28Sep
TALL TAILS TRIBE: SPLISH SPLASH
10:00AM - 11:00AMEmerson Point Preserve, 5801 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
29Sep
WILDLIFE SPOTLIGHT: WADING BIRDS
9:00AM - 11:00AMRobinson Preserve, 10299 9th Ave NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
29Sep
BANG Power Dance
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
29Sep
Boot Camp
9:00AM - 9:45AMGT Bray Fitness Center
29Sep
Vinyasa Yoga
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
29Sep
Aqua Combo
12:15PM - 1:15PMG. T. Bray Pool
01Oct
Tai Chi
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
01Oct
BANG Power Dance
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
01Oct
Vinyasa Yoga
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
01Oct
TINKERGARTEN AT RYE PRESERVE
10:15AM - 11:30AMRye Preserve, 905 Rye Wilderness Trail, Parrish, FL 34219, USA
01Oct
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
01Oct
Cycle Strength + Stretch
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room

september 2018 - Activities at a Glance

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