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September Happenings & Start Ups

Can you believe September is the next month? Here are some classes, open houses and some FREE days scheduled annually.


Homeschool Bowling Group

WHAT: Join other homeschoolers in some fun bowling! (This can count as PE credits!)

WHEN: Fridays (September 8-December 15, none on Black Friday)

WHERE:  Thunderbird Lanes, 1475 W. Street Road, Warminster, PA 18974

TIME: 1-2:30 PM

 only $5 per bowler for 1 1/2 hours of bowling and shoes!!!

FOR MORE INFO: feel free to contact Lisa at

Here is a link to Thunderbird’s invite to homeschool groups to start a program at one of their locations and some more information about the Lanes themselves.

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Penn Museum Archaeological Adventures

WHAT: Sensing History: Join us for a sensory-friendly adventure around the Museum! Whether your family has special needs or likes to explore with their senses, all are welcome to take part in this Homeschool Day. Explore the past and travel around the world through guided tours or Storytime Expeditions in select galleries. Participate in activities that bring history to life by activating the senses. Try out some hands-on history by taking part in an interactive workshop that investigates daily life in ancient cultures or the process of mummification.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 13

WHERE:  Penn Museum  3260 South St.  Philadelphia, PA 19104

TIME: 10 am-1 pm

 $12 per adult/child; children 3 and under are free

FOR MORE INFO: Click Here; check out their 4 other scheduled days!

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Homeschool Hop 

WHAT: Bring your kids to our Home School Hop! A designated time every Friday to ensure homeschoolers are staying active while still having fun! (Walk-Ins Only) Wear your socks!

WHEN: Fridays, starting September 15th

WHERE: SkyZone Trampoline Park  2834 Route 73 North      Maple Shade, NJ 08052

TIME: 11 am-3 pm

$10 for 60 minutes; $15 for 90 minutes; $20 for 120 minutes;


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Graeme Park Homeschool Day

WHAT: Homeschoolers are invited to join us to discover Graeme Park and life in 18th century America. Demonstrations and hands-on activities will include open hearth cooking, militia drills, colonial games and toys, tin punching, and quill writing.  Please save this date, and join us at the Colonial home of Governor Keith!

WHEN: Friday, September 29

WHERE: Graeme Park   859 County Line Road Horsham, PA 19044 

TIME: 10 am -2 pm

 $6 per person; members are free

FOR MORE INFO: Click HERE; they have multiple Homeschool Days throughout the year!

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 Constitution Day

WHAT: On September 17, 1787, the Founding Fathers signed the most influential document in American history: the United States Constitution. This document established the framework of our government and the rights and freedoms that “We the People” enjoy today.

Every year, the National Constitution Center hosts the best Constitution Day Celebration in the country.  We are the place to turn to help you commemorate that historic day while meeting your federal education requirements.  Join us at the museum for outstanding and engaging programs or use our fantastic on-line resources in your classroom.

WHEN: Observed on Monday, September 18

WHERE: National Constitution Center INDEPENDENCE MALL 525 Arch Street 19106

TIME: Events from 8:30 am-6:00 pm


FOR MORE INFO: Click HERE; Spots fill quickly!  Call 215-409-6800 to make your reservation!

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WHAT: In this course children of all ages will develop their skills with clay. The instructor will offer a variety of fun projects that step-by-step explore techniques for hand-building for those students who are new to working with clay or who want to expand on their current knowledge. Students with specific projects in mind will have the time, space, materials, and technical support to pursue their visions. Those familiar with wheel throwing will have the facilities and materials to develop those projects independently. Enrollment is limited to ensure that each child will be provided adequate space and the instruction/technical assistance he or she needs.

WHEN: Mondays, 10 weeks, September 25-December 4th (No class October 23rd. Make up days December 11 and 18.)

TIME: 10:30 AM-Noon

COST: $200.00 for 10 weeks ($150.00 for additional siblings); Price includes all tools and materials

INSTRUCTOR: Martha Knox has over 15 years of experience as a teaching artist, working with children of all ages through schools, nonprofits, art centers, and museums. She has also taught Creativity and the Arts for the Developing Child at LaSalle University. She received her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2006 and is a homeschooling parent. More can be learned about Martha at her   website

WHERE: Six Senses Collaborative Clay Studio  20 East Mount Airy Avenue


TO ENROLL: Interested families contact the instructor Martha Knox at or 330-242-4741.

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Smithsonian magazine museum day live!

WHAT: Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket.

WHEN: Saturday, September 23rd

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


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Cherry Crest 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.

WHEN: September 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29, 2017

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

TIME: 10 am-5 pm or 10 am-10 pm (check out the calendar page for exact dates)

 $12 per person for immediate family members; ages 2 and under are FREE

FOR MORE INFO: Click HERE; scroll down to Homeschool Days listing. You will need to provide proof of homeschooling in order to receive the discount.

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Crayola Experience


crayola group rate 2017

crayola homeschool 2017

WHAT: Discount tickets

WHEN: the month of September for group rate

WHERE: Crayola Experience  30 Centre Square Easton, PA 18042

TIME: 10 am-6 pm

 $8.99 rate for groups of 15 or more; $9.99 homeschool rate (no group minimum)



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Signing up for Fall Classes

Be a Blacksmith: Homeschoolers Immersion Series

WHAT: Beginning Blacksmithing will be offered at Harriton House. Come and work with Harriton’s blacksmiths to learn about tools and fire and coal and metals. There will be a reference library of books and forged iron objects to see and handle. You will get hands-on experience in shaping small items of forged iron (steel actually), and you will go home with the product of your labor and instruction. For homeschoolers and their industrious parents, whether you think you have large biceps or small ones, you can participate.

WHEN: Tuesdays, October 3rd to November 21st
WHERE: Historic Harriton House  500 Harriton Road  Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
TIME: 9 am- 3 pm
COST: $300
AGES: aged 12 to 16
If interested, please click on the registration form link for more detailed information!
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit Harriton House, Homeschoolers Immersion Series, look under programs and events. Or to register, contact Harriton by e-mail at or by old fashioned telephone at 610 525 0201.
Check out the whole season of Homeschool Immersion Series!

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Cairn University’s “Kidsport” Homeschool Gym Class

WHAT: “KIDSPORT” Fall Physical education program for homeschoolers

WHERE: Cairn University Homeschool Physical Education Program                                                                  200 Manor Ave., Langhorne, PA 19047
WHEN:  Tuesdays, September 13 – October 25
TIME:  1:30 – 3:00pm
AGES: 5 – 17   Grades K – 12
COST:  $30.00 per student;  $70.00 per family (max)

FOR MORE INFO:  Email or call 215.702.4283

Here’s how Kidsport works:

  • Ages 6-7 Kidsport kids explore how and where the body moves. Students participate in manipulative activities using bats and balls, jump ropes and jump boxes, hoops and scooters, gator balls, parachutes, and games galore!
  • Ages 8-17 Kidsport kids learn to lead healthy, active lives. Students take part in fantastic fitness activities, team-building challenges, tennis, volleyball, flag football, soccer, rapid relays, speedstacks, juggling, softball, capture the flag, gymnastics, aerobics, and much more!

This is a great opportunity the whole family to connect with other homeschoolers!

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Interested in Theatre Classes? 

PHIT Kids & Teens Improv Classes at Philly Improv Theatre
(PHIT Comedy)

PHIT Kids & Teens classes create a safe space for students from kindergarten through high school to develop their creativity and comedic talent, while making new friends and sharing lots of laughs. Our improv curriculum is designed to delight and challenge each student at a developmentally appropriate level, allowing them to feel comfortable and accomplished as they learn the art of improvisation.

PHIT Kids & Teens would love to offer daytime improv classes that might better fit into the schedule of homeschoolers and their children. To this end, we are looking to gauge interest and determine if there is a day(s) and time of day that would work for the majority of interested families. All of our K-12 classes are staffed with one lead teacher and an assistant and meet for 1.5 hours. We must have a minimum of 8 students for a class to run.

WHEN: Week of September 25th through the week of November 13th (8 week fall class session)
WHERE: PHIT Comedy, The Adrienne Theater, 2030 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
TIME: Possible times: Monday- Fridays, either 10:00-11:30am, 12:30-2:00pm, or 1:00-2:30pm.
COST: $199/session for homeschool families for these specific classes
AGES: K-12, classes grouped by age (Grades K-1, Grades 2-3, Grades 4-5, Grades, 6-8, and Grades 9-12)

CONTACT INFO: if interested, please email Susan LaPalombara, Kids & Teens Coordinator at
Please use HOMESCHOOL IMPROV CLASSES as your subject heading. In the body of your email, please list any children you are interested in enrolling by grade level and list your choices for days of the week and time frames that work best for you, listing all possibilities in order of preference.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: please visit our website to see descriptions of all the classes we offer at PHIT Kids & Teens:

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International Christian High School

International Christian High School is opening its Dual Enrollment classes to Homeschooling students in grades 9-12.
Cost is $600 per course ($300 per semester).  There is a $50 registration fee and an additional $225 fee to Cairn University if you want college credit and are able to make a passing grade in the class.
Courses offered:
Calculus I
Calculus II
British Literature
All taught from a Biblical worldview by Christian educators.
To apply, go to our website at – Select:  1) Admissions, 2) Local Students, 3) ICHS Application.
Send your completed application by e-mail to or mail to 413 E. Tabor Road, Philadelphia, PA 19120.  Note on the application that you want to register for a dual enrollment course and specify which course(s) you want to take.
If you have questions contact Wanda Cruz or Ben Brittin at 267-900-2000.
TUTORING ALSO AVAILABLE at International High School.
Our excellent faculty offer an array of tutoring services in math, science, English and social studies after school.  Please contact the school for more information.  Group discounts may apply if 3 or more students sign up together.
We look forward to serving you!

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Flip Out Productions

WHAT: Homeschool Gymnastic Classes

: 2757-59 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19134

Tuesday: (ages 3-5 & 5-7)   1:00pm to 2:00pm
(ages 8 & up)       2:00pm to 3:30pm
Wednesday:(ages 3-5 & 5-7)   1:00pm to 2:00pm
(ages 8 & up)      2:00pm to 3:30pm
8 week sessions, runs every 8 weeks

: Exclusive pricing for homeschooling families only:
1 child: $110
2 children: $165
3 children: $242
4 children: $330 per 8 week session
(This is about half off! Only for homeschool classes!)

Next Session Starts September 5th!

: check out Katie’s website at Flip Out Productions

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Upcoming Tomorrow and Next Week

Delaware County STEM Expo 

hosted by Eastern Pennsylvania Robotics Alliance

WHAT: Come out for a day of fun for the entire family! Free science and robots all day long! Watch robots! Drive robots! Learn about robots! Science experiments and fun for all ages all day long! Hot dogs and water provided. Plan on getting your hands dirty with lots of hands on science to have fun with! Watch things explode. Never a dull moment!


WHERE: Performing Arts Complex of Delaware County  Stage One: 101 Plush Mill Rd, Wallingford, Pennsylvania 19086

TIME: 10 am- 3 pm


 the whole family!

Check out their Facebook Page HERE

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Open House at Greystone Academy

WHAT: Greystone is a hybrid school offering classes to homeschooled students 3 days per week. Classes are for grades 7-12. Come see what Greystone is all about!

WHEN:  Friday, August 11

TIME: 3-5 pm

WHERE:  Crossing Community Church, 80 Lower Silver Lake Rd., Newtown, PA


FOR MORE INFORMATION: see our website:   Greystone Academy Or contact us via email at:

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PA Homeschool Recreation Day


WHAT: The Global Sports School will be at Core Creek Park, in Langhorne.   Homeschoolers in grades K-12 will participate in a variety of recreational, gym class activities.   Register now!

WHEN: Tuesday, August 22nd

WHERE: Core Creek Park  901 E. Bridgetown Pike   Langhorne, PA 19047-1597

TIME: 1:30-3:30 pm

 $25 per student


and to register click HERE


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Joining a Co-Op or Group for Support?

It’s summertime, but plans have been or are underway for the next school year! Are you considering joining a Homeschool Co-op or Group to supplement or support your homeschooling journey?

You’ll find a variety of gatherings from traditional co-ops to hybrid school to self-directed. Many of these have started online registration!

You can scroll down or click HERE to head to the listing on the blog!

Do you participate in a support group of some sort? What has been your experience? Let me know if you have another group that I have missed!

1.) Classical Conversations 

Event:  Group meets once a week for kids’ classes & homeschool support

Where:   A.) Seven Mile Road Church 525 Welsh Rd., Phila, PA 19115

or B.)  Epiphany Fellowship, 1625 W Diamond St, Phila, PA 19121  (Check out their website: Philadelphia Classical Homeschool

or C.) Proclamation Church 278 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr PA 19010

or D.) Calvary PCA Willow Grove 405 Easton Road, Willow Grove PA 19090

When:  September through May

For More Info: Check this website: Classical Conversations

2.) Mount Airy Homeschooling Co-op

Event:  Their mission is to provide a quality diverse, secular, and inclusive environment in which children are nurtured while engaging in classes and activities in a climate of mutual respect.

Where: Unitarian Society of Germantown located just off Lincoln Drive in Mt. Airy, Philadelphia

When:  Tuesdays from 9:30 – 3:30; Teens can also meet on Thursdays from 9:30 – 4pm

For More Info:  Check out their website: Mt. Airy Homeschooling Co-op

3.)  Davisville Homeschool Connection Co-op

Event:  We offer classes for children from Pre-K up to 10th grade, who may participate in gym along with various subject classes. Field trips are also organized throughout the semester. Nursery care is available for the littles under age 3.

Where: Davisville Church in Southampton PA 18966

When: Tuesday mornings from 9:15am-1:45. (10 weeks in the fall and 10 weeks in the spring, actual times may vary slightly). No classes on the 4th Tuesday every month.

For More Info:  Check this website: Davisville Homeschool Connection

4.)  Christian Home Educators’ Enrichment Resource (C.H.E.E.R.)

Event:  CHEER Homeschool Group provides enrichment classes for K4-18 years old and valuable networking and fellowship opportunities.

Where:  Crossroads Community Church, 104 Heather Road, Upper Darby PA  19082

When:  Friday mornings starting at 8:45 a.m., for 12 weeks in the fall and 12 weeks in the spring.

For More Info: Call Crossroads Community Church at 610-352-3130 or check out this website: Cheer Homeschool Group


Event:  Weekly classes for homeschoolers grades 1-12. SALT students (gr. 1-8) enjoy morning art, gym, and music/theater classes as well as other activities and field trips. We offer a wide variety of academic courses for SALTeens students (gr. 6-8) in the afternoon and PEPPER students (gr. 9-12) all day, as well as Thursday afternoon volleyball for gr. 4-12. Moms can attend a Wednesday Bible study at COS or have the morning off. We also sponsor an annual book sale, a Spring Project Fair, and group academic testing in January.  This is a Christian program open to all.

Where:  Church of the Saviour –  651 N Wayne Ave, Wayne, PA 19087

When:  Wednesdays, September through May

For More Info:  Contact Linda Lam (SALT) ( or Anne Hawthorn (SALTeens and PEPPER) (

6.) HIS Homeschool Co-op

Event:  This co-op seeks to provide a place for relationship and fellowship with like-minded families as we endeavor to homeschool our children (18 and younger).  To that end, we come together to offer group classes in order to supplement and enrich our children’s education.

Where: Fellowship Community Church  Mount Laurel, NJ 08054  

When: Friday mornings, 10 weeks in the fall, and 10 weeks in the spring

For More Info: Check out their website at: HIS Homeschool Co-op

7.) Living Bridges Homeschool Group

Event:  Living Bridges Education Program offers support for Catholic homeschooling families. An Enrichment Program, which meets every Wednesday and an Academic Program, which meets every Tuesday and Friday are offered in Norristown during the school year.

Where: St. Titus Church, 3006 Keenwood Rd., in Norristown, PA 19403

When: Every week September through May

For More Info: Visit: Living Bridges Homeschool Group or call 610-525-4770 or email:

8.) Bucks Area Homeschoolers Co-op

Event: A cooperative program for students from K-High School. A goal is for students to enjoy enriching academics, activities and form positive friendships. Classes and activities uphold Christian morals and values.

Where: Bucks County Community Church, Langhorne, PA

When: Thursdays, 12 weeks in the fall and 12 weeks in the spring

For More Info: Check out this website: Bucks Area Homeschoolers

9.) Solid Rock Homeschool Co-op

Event: Solid Rock exists to serve Christ by assisting each other in our endeavor to homeschool our children.  Our primary goal is to raise our children in the admonition and respect of the Lord, to direct them towards dependence on the Lord our God for all things, to develop character and purpose in their lives, and a desire to love and serve God in all areas.  We also strive to provide a safe environment for our children to socialize and particiate in academic and enrichment classes. Offers academic and enrichment classes for K-High School.

Where: Faith Community Church in Brookhaven, PA

When: Mondays; 930 or 10 am depending on the age group

For More Info: Visit:  Solid Rock Homeschool

10.) Talking Stick Learning Center

Event: Self-Directed, Topic Based Programs for Homeschoolers ages 4-17. In addtion, we offer supplemental programs throughout the year, like our famous Math Circle and our year-long program Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education for Teens.

Where: Located in the Education Center and Cope House within the Awbury Arboretum, a 55 acre wooded parkland in Northwest Philadelphia.

When: Full-day programs Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays in three age groups

For More Info: Visit:  Talking Stick Learning Center

11.) Open Connections

Event: Open Connections mission is to help young people and adults develop the tools needed to create the life they want, full of purpose and fulfillment. We do this in two ways: by providing an Open Education environment (the Open Connections Village) which fosters the guiding principles of Respect, Freedom, Responsibility and Natural Learning; and by working with others who share our principles and values in order to tip the balance from the traditional model of compulsory instruction over to a more organic, learner-directed approach based on self-motivation and the creative process.

Where: Open Connections Village. 1616 Delchester Road Newtown Square, PA 19073. On a 28-acre historic farm/estate in Edgmont Township, Delaware County.

When: Depends on the program selected

For More Info: Visit: Open Connections  or email

12.) Natural Creativity Center

Event:  Our mission is to promote Creativity, Compassion and Collaboration in the lives of young people (ages 4-17) and their families. We encourage self-direction–learning and growing by pursuing one’s interests–by providing a physical space filled with materials and tools, peers and adult facilitators and mentors. We also initiate specific activities aimed at nourishing creative, compassionate and collaborative behaviors. And we are an intentional mix of families of color as well as white across a very broad socio-economic spectrum. No religious affiliation

Where: Currently in the education building of The First United Methodist Church of Germantown (FUMCOG).
6001 Germantown Ave. (across from Wyck House), Germantown, PA 19144.

  Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., September – June, plus occasional workshops for parents.

For More Info:
  Check out their website, or call 888.208.0576.

13.) Eclectic Learning Network

Event:  Events, workshops, programs, and field trips for Philadelphia homeschool (unschool/self-directed/virtual-schooling) families in Philadelphia PA.

Where: Our primary meetup is at Pleasant Playground (6757 Chew Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19119). Additional events can be found on the website or Facebook page.

When: Fridays, 2 pm – 4 pm 

For More Info: Eclectic Learning Network  or on Facebook HERE

14.) Claritas Classical Academy

Event: Claritas Classical Academy is a homeschool hybrid program meeting two days per week. Our comprehensive program serves Philadelphia-area homeschool families and their pre-K through high school students with its Christ-centered, classical curriculum

Where: Proclamation Presbyterian Church in Bryn Mawr, PA

When: Tuesday and Thursdays

For More Info: Visit: Claritas Classical Academy  or email Holly Schrock at

15.) Trinity Preparatory School

Event: TPS is a K-12th grade classical Christian school.  As a hybrid-school, TPS offers main class days on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. TPS also serves homeschooling families by preserving a structure conducive to the values of greater family time at home and the closer involvement of parents in their children’s education.

Where:  The Church in Acts, 1801 S. Burnt Mill Road, Voorhees, NJ 08043.

When: Monday, Wednesday and Fridays

For More Info: Visit: Trinity Preparatory School

16.) Greystone Academy, LLC.

Event: Greystone Academy is a hybrid school for grades 7-12 offering the flexibility of homeschooling with the benefits of a private school. Families of all faiths are welcome and we teach from a Christian worldview.

Where:  80 Lower Silver Lake Road Newtown, PA at Crossing Community Church

When: 3 days per week, Dual Enrollment with Cairn University

For More Info: Visit: Greystone Academy

17.) Philadelphia Classical School 

Event: Serving families by educating with excellence, in a Christ-centered community, through classical methodology. Contact the school regarding their Homeschool Partnership

Where: 1636 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

For More Info: Visit: Philadelphia Classical School

18.) Holmesburg Christian Academy  

Event: HCA Homeschool Connection is a hybrid educational program that establishes a partnership between homeschool parents and the school. Parents may choose from a variety of educational offerings and options that meet the needs of their child and their family. We offer academic, spiritual and social support within the framework of a Christ-centered program to assist parents who have chosen the nurturing environment of their home as their child’s main classroom.

Where: 7927 Frankford Ave Phila, PA  19136

For More Info: Visit: Holmesburg Christian Academy

19.) Phil-Mont Christian Academy

Event:  Since Phil-Mont’s founding over 73 years ago, it has been our goal to offer an excellent academic education within a consistent, reformed, Christian world-and-life view. We stress quality child development and rigorous academics at the elementary, middle and upper school levels. We also believe strongly in assisting parents who home-school by offering their children a la carte programs at Phil-Mont. We are able to partner with families for students in grades 6-12 for any class a family would like to take.

Where: 35 Hillcrest Avenue  Erdenheim, PA 19038

For More Info: Visit: Phil-Mont Homeschool Partners

Phil-Mont always invites local home-school families to attend our drama dept’s Matinee Performances. These matinees typically happen on the Wednesdays of a performance week. Visit the above link to sign up and receive invitations!!

Homeschool Groups

1.) Central Philadelphia Homeschoolers Group (CPHG):

Event:  The group meets solely for fun and play, and is open to all homeschoolers of all ages in the Philly area. Group communication is done thru a Yahoo Group.

Where: At Weccacoe Playground, which is located on the 400 block of Catherine Street in Queens Village (map).

When: Mondays from 11am-1pm

For More Info:  Check this website: Central Philadelphia Homeschoolers    or here for the direct yahoo group Central Philadelphia Homeschoolers Yahoo Group

2.) NE Philadelphia Homeschoolers Yahoo Group:

Event: A secular support group for homeschoolers in Northeast Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Their goal is to meet and network with other homeschool families.

Where:  Online Community

For More Info:  Check out this site: NE Philadelphia Homeschoolers Yahoo Group

3.) TGIFF (The Goal is Forming Friendships):

Event:  TGIFF is an eclectic, inclusive & highly active group of homeschooling families based out of Lower-Mid Bucks County, PA. We seek to create life-long friendships, a sense of community, and a support system for new and experienced homeschoolers.

Where: Mid Bucks County, PA

For More Info:  Join their Yahoo group: TGIFF Yahoo Group   or join them on facebook: search for TGIFF Homeschool Group

4.) Northwest Philadelphia Homeschoolers Yahoo Group:

Event:  The goal of this yahoo group is to share information about events, classes, activities and field trips that would be of particular interest to homeschooling families living in Northwest Philadelphia and the Philadelphia region. This group can also be used as a question/answer forum about homeschooling matters.

Where: Online Community – Families located primarily in Germantown, Roxborough, Mt. Airy, Manayunk and Chestnut Hill

For More Info: Check out this website: Northwest Philadelphia Homeschoolers Yahoo Group


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Art Museum Homeschool Open House!

Come check out


Homeschool Program Open House

WHAT: Come and learn about next year’s program, the Resource Center and meet other homeschool families. This is the first day you can sign up for next year’s (October 2017-June 2018) classes.

What is the Homeschool Program? The program consists of 2 hour classes held on the first Wednesday of the month from October to June. The theme of each class changes from month to month. Participants are divided into small groups by age, and each group works with the same Museum Educator throughout the year. Each class takes place in the Museum’s permanent galleries, and is designed to be an interactive lesson that encourages students to examine objects and ideas through a variety of activities including discussion, drawing, writing, role playing, and games. Families can sign up for as few or as many classes as fit into their schedule.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

TIME: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Wachovia Education Resource Center, Perelman Building
2525 Pennsylvania Ave  Philadelphia, PA 19130

For More Information: Visit HERE ; or contact The Division of Education by phone at 215-684-7580, by fax at 215-236-4063, or email Ah-Young Kim at

Note: From July to September, we don’t offer specific programs for homeschool students, but please come and enjoy Art Splash where everyone in your family can enjoy.
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Science Lab

Still Time to Sign Up:
2-Day LIVE Science Lab


WHAT:  Give your student a full year of hands-on lab experiments in 2 fun-filled days! Everything they need for science success will be provided. Lab manual, apron, gloves, equipment, supplies, specimens, energetic LIVE teacher and new friends!! All your student will need to bring is something to write with, a calculator and a sack lunch with a water bottle.

WHEN: July 12-13, 9 am-5 pm

WHERE:  Media, PA

INSTRUCTOR:  One of the former Landry intensive teachers, Lori Higgins

COST: $295, early-bird pricing $236! (Use coupon code EARLY to save 20%)

AGES: geared towards 12-18 years old, or 8-12 grade students

FOR MORE INFO: HIScience Learning or check out photos on their facebook page!

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Great Events for June!

Stripes and Stars Festival

WHAT:  From star-spangled banners to five-star generals, Philadelphia celebrates the shared birthday of two of our country’s greatest institutions—the American flag and the U.S. Army. Events include flag raising ceremonies, a patriotic parade led by the United States Army Field Band Brass Quintet, a swearing-in of Future Soldiers, a dramatic skydiving demonstration, displays and demonstrations of U.S. Army equipment, giant flag folding demonstrations, and a moving naturalization ceremony.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

TIME: 9:30 am-5:00 pm

COST: Most Stripes and Stars Festival events are FREE!! and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

 Locations throughout Independence National Historical Park and Historic Philadelphia, including Independence Hall, Betsy Ross House, Christ Church Burial Ground, and the National Constitution Center.

: Click HERE for the website and here for the Stripes_and_Stars_2017_Bookmark Festival Flier. Also, check out National Park Service website for other information.

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 Pennypack Environmental Center Programs

WHAT:          PEC Explorer Program:

The Explorer Program is a is a wonderful outdoor activity where children can come explore, investigate and enjoy the parks through discovery and adventure. This program is a series of 4 Thursdays from 1:00 – 3:00 PM during the Summer which includes a craft, snack, games and a hike for Boys and Girls Citywide Ages 5-7. $5 per camper per day. Registration is required and Space is limited.

                       PEC Junior Naturalist Program: 

The Junior Naturalist Program is a wonderful outdoor activity where children can come explore, investigate and enjoy the parks through discovery and adventure. This program is a series of 4 Thursdays from 1:00 – 3:00 PM during the Summer which includes a craft, snack, games and a hike for Boys and Girls Citywide Ages 8-12. $5 per camper per day. Registration is required and Space is limited.

WHAT:           Pennypack Environmental Center’s Summer Schedule
Activities for all ages this summer!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click PEC Summer Calender 2017 to see the full schedule flier!

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The Compassion Experience

WHAT:  This free event features an interactive journey through the true stories of children living in developing countries like the Philippines, Kenya, Uganda and the Dominican Republic.

In over 2,000 square feet of interactive exhibit space, visitors will step inside homes, markets and schools — without getting on a plane. Each child’s story starts in poverty but ends in hope. A project of Compassion International.

WHEN: Friday, June 23- Monday, June 26

TIME: Varies by day

WHERE:  Covenant Presbyterian Church 520 Kings Highway S      Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Click HERE to visit the website


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Science Saturdays at Fairmont Water Works

WHAT:  Family friendly programs. The Calendar includes: June-A Day in the Life of the Schuylkill River: The Exploration Continues; July-What’s for Lunch? (River Otters)
Don’t forget to check out their newly opened Freshwater Mussel Hatchery!

WHEN: Every Saturday, each month is a different topic. Pick a Saturday per month to hit all the topics!

TIME: 2:00-4:00 pm

WHERE:  Fairmount Water Works 640 Water Works Drive   Philadelphia, PA 19130

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click HERE for the Water Works Event Calendar

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Free Video Production Workshops
at Northeast Regional Library!

WHAT: Would you like to schedule a group field trip this summer? The People’s Media Collection, which is a pilot project collaboration between the Free Library of Philadelphia and Philly CAM, Philadelphia’s public access channel will provide free video production education on smartphones and tablets, which means we can teach you to film, edit, and share high quality media on one device. We will walk participants through how to film, edit, and share videos using tablets and smartphones. Some skills you’ll walk away with include: framing shots, interviewing people, basic film editing, adding effects to videos and sharing your videos online.

WHEN: 4 workshop slots open each week, Tuesdays at West Oak Lane, Wednesdays at the Northeast Regional Branch

TIME: 3 hour long workshop (or shorter version of 90 minutes)

AGES: 8 and up, groups of up to 15

WHERE:  West Oak Lane and Northeast Regional Libraries

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click Peoples Media Collection


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ChopChop Cooking Club 

WHAT: We invite you to join the (free!) ChopChop Cooking Club and pledge to cook dinner together once a month. Each month, you’ll get a delicious new recipe in your inbox. We’ll all be making the same recipe that month, learning different essential cooking skills along the way. Each challenge will also come with how-to’s, shopping and storage tips, fun activities, and conversation starters.


AGES: all ages welcome, most that sign up are 5-12 and their families

WHERE:  at your home! 

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click ChopChop Cooking Club

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