The Saugatuck Elementary School PTA will sponsor a play date for the school's incoming kindergarten students on Friday morning, July 18, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on the school playground.

Summer play dates give the new kindergartners a chance to meet classmates before the school year starts, the PTA said, and can lessen their anxiety about the first days of classes.

Other play dates at the 170 Riverside Ave. school are scheduled Aug. 15 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and Aug. 21 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The PTA said siblings are welcome.

In case of rain, play dates will be cancelled.