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Annual Homeschool Days

Valley Forge Homeschool Days

WHAT:  Valley Forge Homeschool Days

WHERE: 1400 North Outer Line Drive, King of Prussia, PA 19406

WHEN: a day in the Fall and Spring

TIME: 9, 1130, or 230

COST: FREE!!

OTHER:  Pre-Registration required 2 weeks in advance!

FOR MORE INFO:  Click on this site.

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Adventure Aquarium Homeschool Weeks

WHAT:  Adventure Aquarium Homeschool Weeks

WHERE: 1 Riverside Drive Camden, NJ 08103

WHEN: usually a week in each month!

COST: $13.50 per person

FOR MORE INFO:  Click on this site.

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National Constitution Center (Free Admission)

WHAT:  Constitution Day (FREE Admission!)

WHERE:  National Constitution Center525 Arch Street, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106

WHEN:  Observed on a day near September 17th

COST:  Free!

FOR MORE INFO:  Click on this site.

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Homeschool Festival/Day, 18th Century Plantation

WHAT:  Homeschool Festival

WHERE:  Graeme Park, 859 County Line Rd, Horsham, PA

WHEN: September 10am – 2pm

COST:  $6 per person

FOR MORE INFO:  Click here to check out their website.

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Smithsonian Day/ Museum Day Live

WHAT:  The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people.

In the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket… for free.

WHERE:  multiple museums around the country; 5-10 in or near Philly!

WHEN: September

COST: FREE!!

FOR MORE INFO: Click HERE

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American Helicopter and Museum & Education Center

WHAT:  Combining demonstrations and hands-on experiments with educational activities in the Museum’s gallery of helicopters makes for an exciting and memorable visit. We also encourage setting aside “free time” so that visitors can explore the aircraft, climb in the cockpits and try their hands at the controls. Pre-visit materials are available for many of the programs to help prepare students for their visit and promote a more enjoyable experience. The Museum’s programs support the Pennsylvania Education Standards for Science and Technology, History and Arts and Humanities.

WHERE:  American Helicopter Museum 1220 American Boulevard West Chester, PA 19380

WHEN: October

FOR MORE INFO: visit American Helicopter Museum

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Glencairn Museum Homeschool Days

WHAT:  Christmas Time: Come enjoy exclusive access to this season’s exhibitions, World Nativities and Christmas in Pennsylvania. Participate in exhibition-based quests and win a prize, learn more about the art and history of the crèche through a special documentary viewing, engage in festive hands-on activities, and more!
Glassblowing: Come enjoy a live glassblowing demonstration by master craftsman Jason Klein of Historical Glassworks.

WHERE:  Glencairn Museum 1001 Cathedral Road  Bryn Athyn, PA 19009

WHEN: December; April for glassblowing demonstrations

COST: $5 per person; children 3 and under free.

FOR MORE INFO: Visit HERE. Or contact Christine McDonald at 267.502.2995 or christine.mcdonald@glencairnmuseum.org for more information.

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Pennsbury Manor

WHAT:  Experience Hannah Penn’s world on Homeschool day this year! Activities for Homeschool families of all ages will explore how this extraordinary woman significantly impacted her family, Pennsbury Manor, and the colony of Pennsylvania.

WHERE:  Pennsbury Manor 400 Pennsbury Memorial Road  Morrisville, PA 19067

WHEN: April

COST: Cost is $9 per person ages 4+, one (1) Adult free per family. Registration is required.

FOR MORE INFO: Click HERE Please contact Pennsbury Manor’s Educators at 215-946-0400 for program details.

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Newlin Grist Mill

WHAT:  Archaeology Festival: Join us for a day of archaeology fun and discover the rich archaeological heritage that lies beneath our feet! This annual event is held in partnership with the Delaware County Planning Department.

WHERE:   219 South Cheyney Road   l  Glen Mills, PA 19342

WHEN: September

COST: FREE!!!

FOR MORE INFO: Click HERE

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a little further of a drive but worth it!

Colonial Williamsburg 

WHAT:  During Homeschool Days, students and their families can enjoy hands-on activities and revolutionary experiences designed to make colonial dramas come to life in a way that is educational and interactive. Plus, visits can be tailored to make your trip unforgettable with on-site lodging, 18th-century tavern dining, entertainment, and much more! Inspire the next generation of dreamers with a Colonial Williamsburg experience.

Create your own itinerary anytime throughout the year, or join in on one of our special homeschooler weekends. Make sure to ask for homeschool discounts if you do not go during one of the weeks.

WHERE:  Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center  101 Visitor Center Drive  Williamsburg, VA 23185

WHEN: September and February

AGES: 2 and up must have a ticket; grandparents can get the homeschool discount!

COST: Highly Recommended to go during these weeks!! Super Discount! Multi-day ($20 adult; $13.50 youth) and Single-day ($10 adults; $8 youth) tickets available. Discount hotel rooms also available thru their site.

FOR MORE INFO: Click HERE

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Jamestown and Yorktown Settlements Homeschool Program Days

WHAT: *Admission to Jamestown Settlement throughout Homeschool Program Days, including the introductory film 1607: A Nation Takes Root, permanent exhibition galleries, including “Pocahontas Imagined” special exhibition, replica 1607 ships, re-created Powhatan Indian village, and 1610-1614 colonial fort, and more.
*Admission to the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown throughout Homeschool Program Days, including Revolution-themed films,  permanent exhibition galleries and “AfterWARd: The Revolutionary Veterans Who Built America” special exhibition, re-created Continental Army encampment and 18th-century Revolution-era farm, along with classroom and special activities.

WHERE: Jamestown Settlement  2110 Jamestown Road, Route 31 S., Williamsburg, 23185
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown  200 Water Street, Route 1020, Yorktown, 23690

WHEN: Same dates as Colonial Williamsburg Homeschool Days in September

COST: $12, ages 3 and under are FREE; if not available during Homeschool Days make sure to ask for Homeschool daily rates!

FOR MORE INFO: Click HERE

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Not too far of a drive! Near Lancaster:

Refreshing Mountain Homeschool Days

WHAT: Our Home School Days provide a variety of outdoor adventures and activities designed to provide fun and educational experiences for your students. Activities can include: Giant Ladder, Sling Shots, Nature Science Programs, GPS Nature Hunt, Giant Swing, Field Games & Ziplines

WHERE: REFRESHING MOUNTAIN   455 CAMP RD STEVENS, PA   17578

TIME: 10 am- 3:30 pm

WHEN: 2 days in October

AGES: 1st-12th grades

COST: $20 per student/ $60 family cap; sleep over the night before available

FOR MORE INFO: Click Here

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Lancaster Science Factory

WHAT: To innovatively introduce or reinforce mathematical and scientific concepts to students who are 6-13 years old. Students will listen to brief instruction, be engaged in group and individual activities geared towards meaningful application, create various hands-on manipulative pieces that they will be able to take home, and may complete occasional assessments and homework assignments.

WHERE: Lancaster Science Factory  454 New Holland Ave Lancaster, PA 17602

WHEN: various times during the year

TIME: 9:30 – 11:00am or 1:00 – 2:30pm

AGES: 6-13

COST: $15 per student

FOR MORE INFO: Click Here

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Black Rock Retreat Homeschool Programs

WHAT: Homeschool Outdoor Education Days are an exciting opportunity for students 6 to 17 to explore God’s creation through hands-on, experiential learning in the outdoors.
Each day typically includes:

  • Two Creation Exploration sessions
  • Morning devotion
  • Take-home manual for each student
  • Lots of fun learning about God in the outdoors!

WHEN: 9 am-3:30 pm

COST: $22 per day

WHAT: Looking for a solution to cabin fever over the winter season? Winter Dayz will be held every Tuesday & Wednesday mid-January through mid-February. Program times are 1-3 pm and are designed for ages 4 and up. Stories, crafts, games to get up and moving and a snack are provided during the 4-7 year olds time.

Ages 8 and up: Each day will include an hour of gym/team sports time and an hour of craft or project time. Students will be divided into groups based on age so that they are playing sports with those of similar age and ability.

FOR MORE INFO: Click for Outdoor Education Programs and here for Winter Dayz

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Cherry Crest Farm Homeschool Days

WHAT:  Homeschool families are invited to join us for our Homeschool Days!
Come and enjoy the farm’s educational opportunities including butter making demonstrations, Farm Tour Wagon ride and problem solving in the maze.

WHERE:  Cherry Crest Adventure Farm  150 Cherry Hill Road, Ronks, PA 17572

WHEN: September

COST: $12 per person, 2 and under are FREE!! PLEASE ONLY immediate family members

FOR MORE INFO:  visit Cherry Crest Farm

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Hershey Chocolate Museum

WHAT:  Bring your kids to The Hershey Story and discover all things Hershey — the man, his business, the town, and the chocolate — in an active, hands-on way! Our unique programs reach far beyond history to include economics, geography, science, math and reading.

WHERE:  The Hershey Story 63 West Chocolate Ave. Hershey, PA 17033

WHEN: October

AGES: Recommended for ages 4 and up. Children 2 and under are free.

COST: $10 per person

FOR MORE INFO: Visit HERE or If you have any questions, please contact Kim at kaday@hersheystory.org or 717-520-5588

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*Some other further away destinations offer homeschool days. If you are traveling, don’t forget to look into calendars or ask for a discount for homeschooling. Many places will honor discounts for other days!

Monticello: in Virginia. Home Educator’s Day! held the 4th Wednesday every September.
For more information: Click HERE

George Washington’s Mt. Vernon: in Virginia. Click Here

Creation Studies Institute: in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Click HERE for more information.

Dollywood: in Tennessee. Click HERE for more information.

Stone Mountain Park: in Georgia. CLick HERE for more information.

Wilderness at the Smokies: at the foot of the Smokie Mountains, TN. Click HERE for more information.

THE HOME SCHOOL MOM has an extensive list of Washington D.C. sites. Not specifically homeschool day related, but a long list!

Here’s The Frugal Homeschooling Mom guide to D.C. for homeschoolers.

If you are traveling to Virginia, here is a list of Educational Events at A Guide to Virginia Field Trips

 

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Do you know of some other annual homeschool days that you would share with us? Comment below and let us know your experience!

 

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Mostly FREE!!!!

 DON’T FORGET TOMORROW!!! 

Those of you with teens/tweens…

Who?  Homeschoolers (and Cyber-ers) aged 13 & above (okay, the younger siblings are welcome, too!)

What?  Disc golf (throwing those unpredictable frisbees around a course…you must bring your own discs or frisbees)

Where?  This time at: Tyler State Park, Newtown, PA (park in Upper Plantation lot…Click HERE for the Tyler State Park map)

When?  TOMORROW! Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 2:30 pm & beyond

Bring?  Discs and/or frisbees (you need one for each person) and the normal park items like water, snack, bug spray, good walking shoes

More info and RSVP?  Contact April at ummadam3@gmail.com
(plans are to make this a regular teen get-together on the 2nd Thursday afternoon of each month…activities will mostly be park gatherings when weather permits and indoor activities such as board games, movie day, events in the area, etc. to be planned with some feedback from our youth)

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Nutcracker Performance

WHAT: International Ballet Exchange presents the world-class Donetsk Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker in a performance exclusively for Philadelphia’s school students. We invite you to bring your students to see the Donetsk Ballet’s
professional dancers and our diverse youth cast in this visually rich, fully staged story ballet.
WHEN: Thursday, December 14th at 10 am-11:30 am
WHERE: George Washington High School   10175 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19116
COST: $6 per student; Complimentary tickets for teachers and chaperones!
FOR MORE INFORMATIONnutcracker 2017 Please click the link to access the order form; to reserve your seats call Elaine at 215-694-4564 or Joleen at 215-219-9368

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ACES Program

WHAT: The ACES program will feature six exciting experiments, including ‘My DNA Bracelet’, ‘Emulsions’, ‘Polymers’, and much more! The ACES program is run primarily by graduate students in the Chemistry department at Penn. The students come to campus, where they will be split into small groups according to grade level. Each group of students will then participate in three interactive science experiments, led by several grad students. For each experiment, the station instructors will lead discussions about the scientific concepts with the students and provide them with some information that they can take back to their homes and classrooms. Additionally, each student will be able to take home at least one souvenir from their experiments that day.

WHEN: Saturday, October 21st

TIME: 1-4:15 pm

WHERE:  231 S 34TH ST, PHILADELPHIA, PA, 19104

WHO: 3rd-8th graders

COST: FREE!!!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click HERE

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Homeschool Hangout 

WHAT: Get together with other homeschoolers for a lunch-time picnic and play time!
WHEN: next Wednesday, October 18th
TIME: noon
WHERE: Burholme Park 1400 Cottman Avenue, 19111
Burholme has gotten a new playset and upgrade! Come check it out!
WHO: homeschoolers of all ages!
COST: FREE!!!

FOR MORE INFORMATION
: or to let someone know you are coming, email Rossana at h0mesch00lng@yahoo.com

 

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Interested in College or Government?

College Rep. Visits

Phil-Mont Christian Academy has invited all interested homeschoolers to come out to their campus during College Rep. Visit. This is an opportunity for prospective students to get a “picture” of a college that they may be considering attending in the future and to speak with a live representative. From 11 am-12 pm on select days, check out the colleges table at Phil-Mont. Click HERE to see the College Rep. Schedule.

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TeenPact Leadership Schools

WHAT: TeenPact is a dynamic, hands-on leadership school for Christian students. Our mission is to inspire youth in their relationship with Christ and train them to understand the political process, value their liberty, defend the Christian faith, and engage the culture at a time in their lives when, typically, they do not care about such things.

For students ages 13-19, we have a nationally acclaimed Four Day Class followed by an optional Political Communication Workshop. The entire week is hands on, dynamic and focused on stretching students out of their comfort zones. The students who complete the Four Day Class are now eligible for our national Alumni Events.

For students ages 8-12, we have a fantastic One Day Class where parents and students experience a fast-paced introduction to state politics and the principles of citizenship.

WHEN: Pennsylvania’s TeenPact is scheduled for April 30-May 3 and May 4th, 2018. Most states have their own school and can be attending by “out of stater” students.

WHERE: State Capitol Building    Harrisburg, PA

COST: 4 Day Class (ages 13-19): $260 for first time students; one day class (8-12 year olds) $40 for first child and $35 for siblings.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click HERE for PA information; HERE for general info.

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The Student Diplomat Program
Jr. Model United Nations

WHAT: World Affairs Council of Philadelphia offers a five-month journey introducing middle school students from around the Greater Philadelphia area to the world of international relations and cultural diplomacy. With an emphasis on developing students’ research, writing and communication skills, The Student Diplomat Program meets a growing demand for international affairs curricula in area middle schools.

Delegates participating in the 2018 Jr. Model United Nations Program will focus on one of the two following committee topics: (1) Ending Food Insecurity and (2) Protecting Women and Girls’ Access to Education.

As participants in the program, students will: (1) explore the mission, structure and function of the United Nations; (2) learn how to write, amend and defend a policy resolution; (3) apply their research and critical thinking skills to specific global issues; (4) understand the role of diplomacy and deliberation in international affairs; and (5) develop skills in conflict resolution, problem solving and cross-cultural communication.

WHEN: Cultural Diplomacy Conference: Jan. 4, 5, & 9, 2018; Jr. Model UN Prep Conference March 7 & 8; Jr. Model UN Final Conference May 16 & 17, 2018.
Registration deadline is November 17th.

WHERE: Conferences are held at UPenn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and Temple University

COST: $40 per student (includes all 3 events)

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click HERE. Click on the side bar for schedule and more information.

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Global Education for High School Students

Click HERE for a list of activities and programs available to high schoolers offered by World Affairs Council of Philadelphia.

 

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Mainly October Events

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge
Philly Fall Nature Fest

WHAT: Celebrate Fall & National Wildlife Refuge Week with us! Over 20 partners participating! Live animals, fishing, archery, kayaking, guided tours and crafts! 

WHEN:  October 14

TIME: 9 am- 3 pm

WHERE: John Heinz Refuge at Tinicum   8601 Lindbergh Blvd   Phila. 19153

COST: FREE!!!!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click this flier link:  Philly Fall Nature Fest Flyer 2017

 

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Lower Southampton Township Fire Prevention Expo.

Hosted by Feasterville Fire Company

WHAT: Need something to count for your Fire Safety Requirements? Check out this annual event! Fire Demos, Fire Prevention Awareness & Education, Moonbounce, Music, Food & Fun Activiites for the kids.

WHEN:  October 14

TIME: 9 am- 3 pm

WHERE: 105 E Street Rd, Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053-6048

COST: FREE!!!!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click this Facebook Page

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More Fire Safety

What do you do to meet your fire safety requirements? I’d be interested in learning about what others do. Would you comment and share with us all?

Here are some other websites that have fire safety information:

http://www.sparky.org/parentpage/fpwkids.htm

http://www.nfpa.org/public-education/campaigns/fire-prevention-week/teaching-fpw

http://www.firesafetycouncil.com/resources-for-public-educators/teens/

https://www.tdi.texas.gov/pubs/sfmocurriculum.html

Ask Pauline

A full listing of different sites from The Homeschool Mom

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Legacy Youth Tennis and Education 

WHAT: Homeschool Tennis Classes
Our campus houses eight indoor courts, eight outdoor courts, two hitting walls, a library, a computer classroom and a fitness room. Siblings and families may work on school work in our library while the clinic is running. Spend time with other Home School families and don’t lose time in your day by continuing the school day here at Legacy!

WHERE
: 4842 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19129

WHEN
: Fridays

  • Fall term – October 6 to December 22 (11 weeks)
  • Spring 1 term – January 19 to March 30 (11 weeks)
  • Spring 2 term – April 20 to June 22 (10 weeks)

TIME: Beginner class 10-11 am; Intermediate class 11 am-12 pm; The one hour clinic contains warm-up, fitness, drills, and skills for matches.

AGES: 
4-18 years old

COST: $120 for 12 classes, sibling discount available

FOR MORE INFORMATION: click here Legacy Homeschool Clinic
or HERE for registration form

 

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The Hershey Story Homeschool Day 

WHAT: Bring your kids to The Hershey Story and discover all things Hershey — the man, his business, the town, and the chocolate — in an active, hands-on way! Our unique programs reach far beyond history to include economics, geography, science, math and reading.

Take a step back in time! Experience what it was like to be a factory worker at The Hershey Company from 1905-1925. The interactive components in this exhibit will allow students to “try” different jobs at the chocolate factory. Activities will also include a scavenger hunt throughout the museum and a trip to the Chocolate Lab to learn about cacao beans from around the world and make a delicious candy bar.

WHEN: Wednesday October 18, 2017

TIME: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

AGES: Recommended for ages 4 and up. Children 2 and under are free.

COST: $10 per person; tickets available hereDeadline is Tuesday October 17, 2017 at noon. You must arrive by noon to receive your timed ticket(s) to the Chocolate Lab and scavenger hunt.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click HERE.  If you have any questions, please contact Kim at kaday@hersheystory.org or 717-520-5588. 

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Homeschool Tumbling at
Newtown Athletic Club Rockstarz Gym 

WHAT: Homeschooling Tumbling for Beginners and Advanced levels. The Rockstarz gym is in the “NAC Sports Training Center”. The NAC Sports Training Center is a giant facility fully equipped with spring floor, tumble trac, foam pit and large trampoline to work on. There are comfy chairs where parents can see the entire gym, take photos, talk or tend to younger siblings during practice. Air conditioned and heated for hot or cold days.
The plan is to create ongoing weekly practices tailored to the homeschooling community through the Fall and Winter on Mondays and Fridays for now.

WHEN: Mondays and Fridays

TIME: drop in at 12:30 to 2:30

WHERE: Newtown Athetic Club 120 Pheasant Run, Newtown, PA  18940  enter long building behind pool, not main building

WHO: all levels from ages 5-teens; an area is set up for babies and tiny siblings to play with mom for FREE!

COST: $10 first child, $5 per sibling

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Check out the Facebook Page. Please click interested or going to give us a heads up for how many coaches we need. You will also get notified for updates or cancellations.

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Nature Discovery Day for
Homeschool & Cyberschool Students

WHAT: Nature hikes, bird identification, crayfish investigation & science journaling. Students will explore and learn about the refuge through hands-on, inquiry-based science lessons.  

WHEN:  November 9th

TIME: 9 am-1 pm

WHERE: John Heinz Refuge at Tinicum   8601 Lindbergh Blvd   Phila. 19153

WHO: upper elementary students, but all are welcome

COST: FREE!!!!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click on this flier link:  Nature Discovery Day;
To register email Kelly Quain by Oct 31st   kelly_quain@fws.gov
You can also email her to be added to the homeschool email list for future events!

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Little Mermaid Matinee

Click HERE (google doc) to register for this
FREE!!!! Dress Rehearsal open to Homeschoolers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Art Class open to Homeschool High Schoolers

WHAT: A 13 week art class for High Schoolers taught by Mr. Stippich. Drawing is the fundamental way of expressing ideas. In this class, students move through the concepts of form, shapes, shading, perspective, and figure drawing. The course sets up a base for learning all areas of art as well as assisting students in thinking visually when working out problems. It will cover the seven principles of art as well as other media like charcoal, calligraphy, etching, and color pencil.

In the works- Second semester:  the second semester course will build on this, extend it, and move into other media. $300 for this semester also.

WHEN: Once a week on Mondays from Sept. 18 through December 11, 2017

TIME: 2:45 to 3:30 pm

WHERE: Held at International Christian High School, 413 E. Tabor Rd. Phila 19120

WHO: grades 8-12

COST:  $300 (can use a payment plan)

FOR MORE INFORMATION: To register, call Priscilla Strapp at Sophia Academy–267-595-4723

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Free classes and some great events!

Dornsife Center Classes 

Youth Martial Arts Program

Ages: 8-12 for new students

Youth Martial Arts are great for exercise, goal setting, self-confidence, and discipline. Classes are no cost, however, a pre-registration info session is mandatory to review program details and expectations. A rigid attendance and behavior policy is enforced. Space is limited so sign up early. Sign up by Sept 15.

Music Lessons

Music classes for children ages 9-17. Is your child interested in learning how to play an instrument or sing?  Then sign up for FREE Guitar, Voice, Percussion Classes. Music classes are 30 minutes long and are scheduled between 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Sign up by Sept 15.

Playwriting Class

Young people between the ages of 8-12 will be taught the basic tenants of Playwriting through exercises, improvisations, and theater games geared to freeing their imaginations. They will work individually and collaboratively writing short plays and on acting out those plays. The goal of the program is not to make them into playwrights or actors, but to help them see that they have something important to say and if they use their creativity and trust themselves they can achieve great things. Sign up by Sept 15. 

Dance Classes

Are you looking to learn how to dance? Then check out our line up below to see what’s available this year for you. Classes are FREE with a one-time $5 registration fee.

  • Ages 4-6yrs – Creative Movement
  • Ages 7-12yrs – Ballet/Modern/Jazz
  • Ages 13-18 yrs – Choreography
  • Senior Adults – Dance Fitness
  • Adults 18+ – Movement Class

Sign up on Oct 11, 2017 between 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Please note that enrollment is for the entire year (fall, winter, and spring). New students will not be able to join after fall term.

WHERE:  The Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, 3509 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

FOR MORE INFO ON EACH OF THESE CLASSES: Click HERE or Call (215) 571-4013 or email dornsifecenter@drexel.edu

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Drexel University Dornsife Center

Triskeles Urban Sustainability Leadership Academy

The Urban Sustainability Leadership Academy (USLA) is an after school enrichment program for high school seniors. The goal of USLA is to provide students with long term support in academics, careers placement, and postsecondary education preparation. The program will support youth in developing skills, social awareness, and self-reflection necessary to be successful. Students receive paid incentives throughout the program and also get placed in a paid internship in their dream career field. USLA provides the trainings and connections needed to boost opportunities in the lives of young people. We know that a one-size-fits-all approach limits potential and limits an individual, which is why we collaborate with talented and diverse community partners to bring to light the world’s opportunities and create concrete moments for young people to explore themselves in relationship to the steps necessary to get to where they want to go, specifically when it comes to their future careers.

For More Information: Click HERE or email Marcin at mjaroszewicz@triskeles.org

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East Falls Running Club

WHAT: A lower school running club for kids. Motivating kids to be active

WHEN: 9/12 – 10/8 Tuesdays at 6:00pm and Sundays at 11:00am, workouts last one hour

WHERE:  William Penn Charter School’s front field 3000 West School House Lane Philadelphia, PA 19144

COST: Tuesdays or Sundays only: $50 for first child, $30 for all additional children
Both days pricing: $70 for first child, $30 for all additional children

FOR MORE INFO: Click HERE, or email Bryan Skelly – bskelly@penncharter.com

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Walk thru the Bible 

WHAT: Please join us for this fun, interactive, energy-filled experience your whole family will love! Unpack ‘Big Picture’ Truths of the Old Testament in just a few hours!

Walk away from this exciting day with an overview of God’s beautiful redemption story as woven through the Old Testament.

WHEN: Saturday, September 23

WHERE:  Risen Hope Church 600 Burmont Rd, Drexel Hill, PA 19026

TIME: 9 am -12 pm

COST:
 youth $10, adults $15

FOR MORE INFO: and to register online HERE scroll down for forms on left side bar

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Benjamin Franklin Museum

WHAT: Free admittance to museum

WHEN: September 30: National Public Lands Day
November 11-12: Veteran’s Day weekend

WHERE:  317 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106  The museum is located in Franklin Court. Entrance to the courtyard is from Market or Chestnut Streets, between 3rd and 4th Streets.

COST: FREE!!! (school groups are able to visit the museum for free! check out the information via the link below)

FOR MORE INFO: Click HERE

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Science Homeschool Classes!

Don’t forget to head to the Classes Tab on the Blog to check out the HUGE list of classes that are geared towards homeschoolers!

 

Wagner Free Institute of Science

WHAT: Wagner Homeschool science classes for Fall 2017:
October 6thRocks & Minerals· Why is knowing about rocks important? Learn about how rocks form and some of the special properties of minerals.
November 3rdDinosaurs & Fossils· How realistic is Jurassic Park? Learn how fossils reveal clues about the Mesozoic era, when dinosaurs ruled the world.
December 1stMammals· Why are mammals so furry? What do they eat? Learn about the different types of mammals and their many adaptations.

All programs consist of an interactive, hands-on lesson in our 19th century lecture hall, real natural history specimens to touch, and a scavenger hunt in the museum gallery.

WHERE:  Wagner Free Institute of Science  1700 West Montgomery Avenue Phila. 19121

TIME: 10-11:30 am

AGES: geared towards 6-10 but all ages are welcome

COST:
 FREE!!! but donations are appreciated. A donation of $10 per adult and $5 per child is suggested, but any contribution will make a difference.

FOR MORE INFO: Click HERE. Pre-registration is required by the Monday before, either by emailing reservations@wagnerfreeinstitute.orgor calling 215-763-6529 ext. 17.

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Deaver Wellness Farm Homeschool Classes

WHAT: Sept. 13– “A Pollination Picnic” (grades 3–8). This lesson will focus on the connection between pollinators and the food system. Students will learn about different types of pollination including wind and insect pollination, as well as the large diversity of insect pollinators. Students will also learn about plant reproduction and the role that pollinators play in this process. All lessons include a healthy eating component and we will prepare a healthy snack.

Sept. 19- “Young Explorers” (grades K–2; 80 minutes). All of the senses come alive in the farm! Join our farm educators on an interactive garden adventure to discover what is growing in our garden beds. Experience hands-on, sensory investigations of plants through taste, touch, small, planting, harvesting and food preparation. All lessons include a healthy eating component and we will prepare a healthy snack.

October 18-“Living Soil and Compost” (grades 3–8). This lesson will focus on the connection between soil and the food system. Students will learn about all about soils and compost, the diversity of organisms that are part of a soil food web, and how soil affects all life on earth. All lessons include a healthy eating component and we will prepare a healthy snack.

and April 25-“Seeds and Sprouts” (grades K-5th). Spring is the time for seeds and planting! Learn all about seeds and plant parts, and begin to explore the relationship between seeds, soil, and the plants we eat.

WHERE:  Lankenau Medical Center  100 East Lancaster Avenue   Wynnewood, PA 19096
We will meet in the main lobby of Lankenau in front of the Health Education Center. From there we will walk outside to the farm.

TIME: 10-11:30 am

COST:
 FREE!!!! the cost to park in Lot A for two hours is $4; Registration is REQUIRED

Not all parents need to stay with children. There is also a beautiful pavilion area to sit in while the farm lesson is going on (for parents, or siblings).

FOR MORE INFO: please click HERE

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