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Cairn University’s “Kidsport” Homeschool Gym Classes will be starting soon!

WHAT: “KIDSPORT” Spring 2015 Physical education program for homeschoolers

WHERE: Cairn University Homeschool Physical Education Program (formerly called Philadelphia Biblical University) 200 Manor Ave., Langhorne, PA 19047

WHEN:  Tuesdays – 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21

TIME:  1:30 – 3:00pm

AGES: 5 – 17   Grades K – 12

COST:  $30.00 per student;  $70.00 max per family

NEW! NOW REGISTER ONLINE & Prepay: Click HERE

FOR MORE INFO:  Email kidsport@cairn.edu or call 215.702.4283

NOTE:  For this session Kidsport is limited to the first 75 kids that sign up.  Cairn University is hoping to host a second Spring Kidsport session to take place through the month of May and early June. (This has not yet been confirmed.)  During the second session, there would be no limit to the number of kids who could participate.

 

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Homeschool Skating Days, Cherry Hill, NJ

WHAT: Homeschool Skate Days

WHERE: Cherry Hill Skating Center 664 Deer Rd Cherry Hill, NJ

WHEN:  March 20th & April 17th (Both are Fridays)

TIME:  1:00 – 3:30pm

AGES: All ages

COST:  $3 admission; $3 skate rental

FOR MORE INFO:  Please contact the skating rink.  Their # is 856-795-1919

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  Homeschool Day at Glencairn Museum

WHAT: Glencairn Museum Homeschool DayHomeschool Day Molas 2015 final

WHERE: 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn College-New Church, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009

WHEN:  Tuesday, March 17th

TIME:  9:30am – 12:30pm

AGES: All ages; Children 3 & under are free

COST:  $4 per person

FOR MORE INFO:  Email  Diane Fehon diane.fehon@glencairnmuseum.org or call her at 267-502-2995

FLYER: Click on the flyer (see right) to enlarge.

 

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Free Admission! Charter Day at Pennsbury Manor

WHAT: Pennsbury Manor Charter Day

WHERE: 400 Pennsbury Memorial Road, Morrisville, PA 19067

WHEN:  Sunday, March 8th

TIME:  1 – 4pm

AGES: All ages

COST:  FREE!

FOR MORE INFO:  Please click on this web link: http://www.pennsburymanor.org/event/charter-day/

FLYER: Click here to see their flyer: pennsbury manor

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Free Tours, Free Admission! Charter Day at Washington Crossing State Park

WHAT: Washington Crossing State Park Charter Day

WHERE: 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA

WHEN:  Sunday, March 8th

TIME:  10am  – 4pm

AGES: All ages

COST:  FREE!

FOR MORE INFO:  Please click on this web link: http://patch.com/pennsylvania/newtown-pa/washington-crossing-park-host-charter-day-celebration

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: Blacksmithing demonstrations, military drilling by Revolutionary War reenactors and and 18th century chocolate making demonstrations.

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Free Tours, Charter Day at Graeme Historic Park in Horsham

WHAT: Graeme Park Charter Day

WHERE: 859 County Line Rd, Horsham, PA 19044

WHEN:  Monday, March 9th

TIME:  12pm  – 3pm

AGES: All ages

COST:  FREE!

FOR MORE INFO:  Please click on this web link: http://graemepark.org/Events.htm

HISTORY: Graeme is a 42-acre historic park, featuring the Keith House, the only surviving residence of a Colonial Pennsylvania Governor. The mansion has remained virtually intact since the late 18th century.

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For more homeschool events, please check out the “Upcoming Events” tab at the top of this blog or click here: https://phillyhomeschool.wordpress.com/upcoming-events/

Posted by Gwen Fredette on March 4th, 2015

 

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Upcoming Programs/Classes/Events Spring 2015 (Many are free!)

Just thought I’d let Philadelphia Homeschoolers know about some of the great programs, classes, and events that will be taking place soon.  Many are specifically for homeschoolers.  Many are free!

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FEBRUARY

WHAT:  Homeschool Day at Penn Museum

WHERE:  3260 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

COST: $12 per child, first adult is free!

WHEN:  Wednesday, February  18th

TIME:  10am – 3pm

FOR MORE INFO:  click on this website: http://www.penn.museum/events-calendar/details/1491:homeschool-day

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WHAT:  Target Community Night  (Free Admission to Franklin Institute!)

WHERE:  Franklin Institute 222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

WHEN:  Wednesday, February  18th

TIME:  5pm – 8pm

FOR MORE INFO:  click on this website: https://www.fi.edu/special-events/target-community-nights

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MARCH

WHAT: Free HTML class, “Basics of Web Programming” for homeschoolers

WHAT:  Spring Homeschool Art Classes (8 week sessions)

WHERE:  Francis Cope House at Awbury Arboretum in Germantown.

WHEN:  Every Wednesday, beginning March 4th

TIME: 

  • Morning class: 10 am – 12pm
  • Afternoon class: 1pm – 3pm

COST:  $200 for 8 week session

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Click on this site: http://indigonaturearts.com/classes/

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WHAT:  Target First Wednesdays at Please Touch Museum

WHERE: Please Touch Museum,  Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131

WHEN:  Wednesday, March 4, 2015

TIME:  4PM – 7PM

COST:  $2 per person

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Click on this site: http://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/first-wednesdays/

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WHAT:  Homeschool Day

WHERE:  Bartram’s Gardens

COST:  $10 for first student; $8 for each additional sibling – (Pre-registration required).

WHEN: March 11th “Nest Building”

TIME:  10am or 1pm

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Check out their website by clicking here: http://www.bartramsgarden.org/events/category/homeschooler-days/   You can also email or call: lgale@bartramsgarden.org or call 215-729-5281 ext. 110.

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WHAT:  Homeschool Day

WHERE:  Longwood Gardens

COST:  $7  – (Pre-registration required)

WHEN: March 11th “Capture It”

TIME:  10am – 11:30am

GRADES: K – 8

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Check out their website by clicking here: http://longwoodgardens.org/education/k-8-programs/onsite-lessons-and-activities/arts-and-humanities

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WHAT:  Rube Goldberg Machine Contest (Machine must erase a chalkboard.)

WHERE:  1101 City Avenue in Wynnewood, PA.

TIME: 9am – 4pm

COST: FREE!  (This might make a fun science field trip!)

CATEGORIES:

  • College Division
  • High School Division
  • Middle School Division  (Ages 11 – 14)

WHEN CONTEST HELD:  Saturday, March 14, 2015

FOR MORE INFO:  Please click on this link: http://rubegoldbergphilly.com/

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WHAT:  Target Community Night  (Free Admission to Franklin Institute!)

WHERE:  Franklin Institute 222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

WHEN:  Wednesday, March 18th

TIME:  5pm – 8pm

FOR MORE INFO:  click on this website: https://www.fi.edu/special-events/target-community-nights

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APRIL

WHAT: Free HTML class, “Basics of Web Programming” for homeschoolers

WHAT:  Homeschool Day

WHERE:  Bartram’s Gardens

COST:  $10 for first student; $8 for each additional sibling – (Pre-registration required).

WHEN: April 8th “Plants & Insects”

TIME:  10am or 1pm

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Check out their website by clicking here: http://www.bartramsgarden.org/events/category/homeschooler-days/   You can also email or call: lgale@bartramsgarden.org or call 215-729-5281 ext. 110.

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WHAT:  Target Community Night  (Free Admission to Franklin Institute!)

WHERE:  Franklin Institute 222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

WHEN:  Wednesday, April 15th

TIME:  5pm – 8pm

FOR MORE INFO:  click on this website: https://www.fi.edu/special-events/target-community-nights

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MAY

WHAT:  Valley Forge Homeschool Day

WHERE:   Valley Forge, PA

COST:  FREE (But Pre-Registration required at least 2 weeks in advance)

WHEN:  May 13th

TIME:  10 am

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Check out their website by clicking here: http://www.nps.gov/vafo/forteachers/classrooms/homeschooldays.htm

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WHAT:  Landry Academy’s Biology Lab Intensive (Complete 1 year of science labs in 2 days)

WHERE:   Just south of Philadelphia

COST:  $270

WHEN:  May 18th & 19th (2015) (Biology)

TIME:  9 to 5pm for 2 days

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Check out their website by clicking here: http://landryacademy.com/live-classes/course-catalog/  On the tab that says “Intensives” click on the tab for “View Intensives”.  Under “Basic Search” click on “Intensives Fall 2014 Spring 2015″.  Under “Advanced Search” click on Philadelphia.

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WHAT:  Target Community Night  (Free Admission to Franklin Institute!)

WHERE:  Franklin Institute 222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

WHEN:  Wednesday, May 20th

TIME:  5pm – 8pm

FOR MORE INFO:  click on this website: https://www.fi.edu/special-events/target-community-nights

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JUNE

WHAT:  Homeschool Day

WHERE:  Longwood Gardens

COST:  $7  – (Pre-registration required)

WHEN: June 1st “H2O”

TIME:  10am – 11:30am

GRADES: K – 8

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Check out their website by clicking here: http://longwoodgardens.org/education/k%E2%80%938-programs/onsite-lessons-activities/longwood-led-curriculum-programs/science-technolo-1

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WHAT:  Target Community Night  (Free Admission to Franklin Institute!)

WHERE:  Franklin Institute 222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

WHEN:  Wednesday, June 17th

TIME:  5pm – 8pm

FOR MORE INFO:  click on this website: https://www.fi.edu/special-events/target-community-nights

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ANYTIME

WHAT:  Free Homeschool Computer Classes:

WHERE: Webucator (online) is offering their computer classes free of charge to homeschoolers!  This includes courses on web development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc.), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc), Photoshop, Dreamweaver and many others.

TO REGISTER:  Please do the following:

 

 

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Homeschoolers, I’m hosting a Nationwide Homeschool Writing Contest on this blog!  Click here to find out more about it and print out the entry form: https://phillyhomeschool.wordpress.com/2014/10/15/homeschool-writing-contest-2014/  phbwritinglogo

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Free Tickets to Six Flags, Great Adventure with Six Flags Read-to-Succeed 2014 – 2015

Homeschool kids can earn free tickets to Six Flags Great Adventure by completing 6 hours of reading by March 2nd, 2015.  In the past, homeschool teachers also received free complimentary tickets by signing their students up for the program.  It’s free!  When my children were younger we participated in the program.  We’ve loved it!

How it works:  Homeschool Educators sign up their students in grades K – 6 for the program.  https://feedback.sixflags.com/rts/default.aspx

FAQ: The website has a “Frequently Asked Questions” page you can access once you’ve signed up for an account.  It will answer any questions you may have. (see link above)

Keep a Log:  The website has log forms that Homeschoolers can download for their students.  Students must keep track of the leisure reading they do and write it down on their logs.  Books read for school assignments can not count towards their reading hours.  Homeschool teachers must monitor the student’s log keeping.

Log Complete:  If students complete 6 hours of reading by March 2nd, the Homeschool teacher must submit their students’ reading time online and mail their completed logs in to the appropriate address.  (see link above)

Information received: After the program receives the students’ logged hours, a Great Adventure ticket will be emailed to the Home Educator for each child who has completed his/her reading.

 

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Homeschoolers!  Free Admission to “Honk” the Musical

WHERE: Phil-Mont Christian Academy, 35 Hillcrest Ave. Erdenheim, PA 19038

WHEN: Wednesday, November 19th

TIME:  10 am

COST: FREE!  (but please RSVP)

PLEASE RSVP: admissions@phil-mont.com

FOR MORE INFO: Please double click on the flyer below or call the school: 215-233-0782  Honk the Musical

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For more Upcoming Homeschool Events, please click on the “Upcoming Events” tab at the top of this site or click HERE.

Posted by Gwen Fredette on November 2, 2014

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2014-2015 Pennsylvania Ballet Dress Rehearsal Program

Every year homeschoolers have the opportunity to see Pennsylvania Ballet Dress Rehearsals for FREE!

My oldest daughter and I have loved being a part of this program!

To participate, you must fill out an ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM by Friday, October 3rd.  To access the online form, please click here: https://www.paballet.org/accent-dance-registration-2014-2015-season   Note:  Depending on the number of submissions, you may not necessarily be able to attend all of the ballets you have requested.

This year the Pennsylvania Ballet will be performing the following shows:

1.  THE NUTCRACKER (ACT II)

When: Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m

Where: Academy of Music

2.  PRODIGAL SON

When:  Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Where: Merriam Theater

3.  SWAN LAKE

When: Thursday, March 5, 2015, 1pm – 2:30pm

Where: Academy of Music

4.  TRIBUTE: JEROME ROBBINS

When:  Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Where: Academy of Music

5.  FONTE & FORSYTHE

When: Thursday, June 11, 2015

Where: Merriam Theater

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There will be a special Homeschool Day at National Museum of Jewish History!  Here’s the details:

WHAT: Homeschool Day at the National Museum of American Jewish History

SPECIAL:  There will be a special emphasis on American Baseball History.

WHERE: 101 South Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106

WHEN:  Friday, October 17th  10am to 2pm

COST:  $10 per student; children under 5 are free

DISCOUNT:  Register by October 10th and receive $5 off admission!

PLEASE RSVP:  Call 215-923-3811  x 118 or email vdavinci@nmajh.org

FOR MORE INFO:  See the flyer printed below:  image001

Posted by Gwen Fredette on 9/21/14

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Just thought I’d let homeschoolers know of some great upcoming programs!

Sight & Sound Theaters

WHAT:  Sight & Sound Theaters

WHERE: Lancaster, PA (300 Hartman Bridge Road – Ronks, PA 17572)

WHEN: Month of September

COST: $10 off admission, weekday shows of MOSES for the entire month of September

FOR MORE INFO:  Book online using code LC14SEP or call 800-377-1277. New orders only – based on availability.  Website: https://www.sight-sound.com/WebSite/home.do

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National Constitution Center

WHAT:  Constitution Day (FREE Admission!)

WHERE:  National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106

WHEN:  Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

COST:  Free!

FOR MORE INFO:  Click on this site: http://constitutioncenter.org/constitution-day/at-the-center

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Homeschool Festival, 18th Century Plantation

WHAT:  Homeschool Festival

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

WHEN: Wednesday, September 24th, 2014    10am – 2pm

COST:  $6 per person

FOR MORE INFO:  Click here to check out their flyer: http://www.graemepark.org/_Flyers_Carla/2014/homeschoolflyer2014.pdf

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Free Homeschool Programming Class

WHAT: Basics of Web Programming Class

WHERE:  Online

WHEN:  Begins October 6th; 14 Lesson Course

COST:  Free!

FOR MORE INFO:  Click on this site: http://www.forthuntparent.com/academy/HTMLFrontPage.cfm?from=PhillyHS&CFID=242932&CFTOKEN=a232b12aec47f8a6-3F7D83D0-AB9E-A15D-99D5E9112484744E&jsessionid=252EC05B87D5FEF9924126B69BF90C19.cfusion

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Valley Forge Homeschool Days

WHAT:  Valley Forge Homeschool Days

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

WHEN: October 8th & October 29th, 2014

COST: I believe this program is free!

OTHER:  Pre-Registration required 2 weeks in advance!

FOR MORE INFO:  Click on this site: http://www.nps.gov/vafo/forteachers/classrooms/homeschooldays.htm

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For more on Fall 2014 Science Classes, click here:  https://phillyhomeschool.wordpress.com/2014/08/22/fall-2014-science-classes-programs/

For more on  Fall 2014 Art Classes, click here: https://phillyhomeschool.wordpress.com/2014/08/13/fall-2014-art-sewing-classes/

For more on Fall 2014 Gym Classes, click here: https://phillyhomeschool.wordpress.com/2014/08/05/fall-2014-homeschool-gym-classes/

For more on Fall 2014 Drama Classes, click here: https://phillyhomeschool.wordpress.com/2014/08/27/fall-2014-theatre-auditions-drama-classes/

Posted by Gwen Fredette on September 11th, 2014

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Fantastic Philadelphia Field Trip Ideas

Here’s a list of some more fabulous places to take your homeschool group, class, or family for a field trip!

1.  Styer’s Orchard:   Our homeschool group makes a field trip to this orchard almost every year.  They have a variety of different tours, including ones that correspond with apple picking, strawberry picking, and fruit tree planting.  They also have a corn maze in the Fall.  This is an especially great trip for young children.   Recommended for kids ages 10 and under.   For more information, see their website: http://www.styerorchard.com/schooltours.html

2.  Archery Class:  Our homeschool group took a field trip to Bucks County Fish & Game this past Fall.  We were able to participate in a 2 hour archery class.  They also offer Youth archery classes every Monday night from 7:00 to 8:30.   The classes are very reasonably priced!   For children ages 6 & up.  For more information please contact Robert “Doc” Satterfield 267-231-8031 or 267-203-8397 or  check out their calendar: http://bcfg.org/webcalendar/month.php  Their website is: http://bcfg.org/announcements/.

3.  Battleship New Jersey:  Did you know students could take tours of an actual battleship?  Our homeschool group took a tour of Battleship NJ this past Fall.  The gentleman giving us the tour had been a sailor on the ship when he was a young man.  It was an excellent history lesson! Recommended for ages 8 & up.   http://www.battleshipnewjersey.org/group_tours/

4.  Longwood Gardens:  Longwood Gardens is a beautiful place to take a field trip.  They offer many educational tours, including special homeschool days for only $5 per student.  To find out more, check out their website: http://longwoodgardens.org/events/home-school-day or http://longwoodgardens.org/education.

5.  Cunningham Piano Factory:  Take a tour of Philadelphia’s oldest piano factory!  Our homeschool group visited Cunningham this past Fall.  It was fantastic learning about how they restored baby grand pianos.  A wonderful trip for music enthusiasts! Recommended for ages 8 & up.   http://www.cunninghampiano.com/

6.  Lego Animation 101:  Students had the opportunity to bring their iphones or ipads to class.  They were also able to bring their favorite Legos.  Put them together and kids learn the basics of Stop Motion Animation!   A teacher from Talking Stick Learning Center met our homeschool group at a Philadelphia Library and conducted the class.  For more information, contact Adam Thomas.  His email is adamccthomas@gmail.com.  For more ideas for combining Homeschooling and Lego fun, see this post: https://phillyhomeschool.wordpress.com/2014/02/27/homeschooling-with-legos/.

7.  Northeast Airport:   This Spring our homeschool group had the opportunity to visit the Northeast Airport.  They gave us a great mini-lesson on aviation and our students were able to sit in the cockpit of a real plane!  Recommended for ages 8 & up.  http://www.phl.org/BUSINESS/GENERALAVIATION/PHILADELPHIANORTHEASTAIRPORT/Pages/PNE_default.aspx.

8.  Working Dogs Field Trip:  Dogs are more than “man’s best friend”.  They provide amazing services to help and save people.  Learn how dogs are trained for search and rescue, finding bombs, and even detecting certain kinds of cancer.  This was an excellent field trip:  http://pennvetwdc.org/.

This post is the fifth in my “Phantastic Philadelphia Field Trip Ideas” series.

  • To see “Phantastic Philadelphia Field Trips” Part I, click HERE.
  • To see “Phantastic Philadelphia Field Trips” Part II, click HERE.
  • To see “Phantastic Philadelphia Field Trips” Part III, click HERE.
  • To see “Phantastic Philadelphia Field Trips” Part IV, click HERE.

Posted by Gwen Fredette on May 7th, 2014

 

 

 

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Upcoming Programs/Classes/Events Spring 2014 (Many are free!)

Just thought I’d let Philadelphia Homeschoolers know about some of the great programs, classes, and events that will be taking place soon.  Many are specifically for homeschoolers.  Many are free!

MARCH 

  • What:  LEGACY TENNIS CLASSES FOR HOMESCHOOLERS
  • Cost:  $110 for 12 weeks
  • Time: 10am to 11am (ages 4 – 7) 11am to 12 noon (ages 8 – 18)
  • When:  Every Friday.  Starts this Friday, March 21st; lasts until June 6th
  • For More Info:  open this flyer: legacy tennis

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

  • What: “BEYOND RECYCLING” AND “ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP” at LONGWOOD GARDENS
  • Cost: $5 per child
  • Time: 10am to 11:30am
  • When: June 9, 2014
  • For More Info: Must RSVP; Please click on this link: http://longwoodgardens.org/events/home-school-day

Hope this information is helpful!

Posted by Gwen Fredette on 3/18/2014

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