Next Civics 101 class to be conducted in Sarasota County this summer

Applications available online

The county Administration Center is located in downtown Sarasota. File photo

“Beat the heat and activate your brain power this summer with Sarasota County’s Civics 101,” Sarasota County has announced.

The citizen’s academy is an opportunity for residents to get a closer look at how their local government functions, thanks to presentations, tours and hands-on activities, a news release explains.

County staff has begun accepting applications for the course, which will run from June 21 through Aug. 9; sessions will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m., the release adds.

The class is free, the release points out, but seating is limited. The session will feature county departments, such as Emergency Services; Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources; Libraries and Historical Services; and the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension program, the release notes.

Applications are available on the county website, (keywords: Civics 101). Interested parties also may call the county Contact Center at 941-861-5000 or email