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Upcoming March Events

Don’t forget Wednesday and Thursday’s FREE Trial Gymnastics Class at Flip Out Productions!

See this POST for the event flier!

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James and The Giant Peach Matinee

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Phil-Mont’s Arts Dept. will be presenting the theater production of James and the Giant Peach with a special Matinee performance on March 1 at 10 AM.
Home School families interested in reserving seats for that show may complete this form to register (seating will be limited).

Phil-Mont’s production features students from grades 9-12 as it follows the imaginative journey of a young orphan, James Trotter, and his newfound bug friends. This dramatic adaptation of Roald Dahl’s literary classic will also feature great costumes, unique set-designs, and black light special effects. The play adaption was created by Richard R. George from the original book by Roald Dahl, and the presentation is in agreement with Dramatic Publishing, Woodstock New York.

Interested in sharing this event with your friends or school community? Forward this email or share in local forums.

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Don’t forget to check out the Philly Contraption Contest

WHAT:  Philly Contraption Contest (Machine must water a plant.)

WHERE:  Friends’ Central School located at 1101 City Avenue in Wynnewood,  PA

WHEN:  Saturday, March 18

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

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Annual Book Sale at Church of the Saviour

When?  – Monday, March 27th from 6 to 9 p.m.
Sponsored by? – SALT and PEPPER home schoolers
Where? – Church of the Saviour  651 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne, PA 19087
Want to sell? – contact Lori at curriculumregister@gmail.com
   More details to follow.  This is a sale you do not want to miss. 

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Pennsbury Manor Homeschool Day 

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Gymnastics Spring Open House

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*When arriving, there is a gate at the street with a large, black Flip Out Productions sign. Walk up the large concrete alleyway, pass through a “fancy” gate, turn right and enter ‘The Barn’ through the large wooden door!

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For the month of February,
The National Museum of American Jewish History
is FREE!!!!

Check out the information HERE

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Take a look at Wissahickon Environmental Center’s calendar also HERE. Scroll down to the Public Programs. They offer tons of FREE events and outings for your family!

 

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Discounted Homeschool Tickets

Adventure Aquarium Homeschool Weeks

WHAT: During special weekdays, you and your family can visit for a low price – a savings of nearly 50% off adult tickets! Enjoy tons of indoor adventures while learning about sharks, sea turtles, hippos and 8,500 other aquatic species.

WHEN: February 13 – February 17
March 20 – March 24
April 24 – April 28

WHERE: Adventure Aquarium   A1 Riverside Drive   Camden, NJ 08103

COST: $14 per person/ adult and children. ONLY good when made in advance/online.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Adventure Aquarium Homeschool Weeks

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Crayola Experience
Limited Time Homeschool Special

WHAT: “Where the magic of Crayola comes to life!  With 65,000 square feet of attractions, Crayola Experience is Pennsylvania’s most colorful family destination for interactive, creative play!”

WHEN: now until February 28th, your family (not just a group) can purchase homeschool discount tickets!

WHERE: Crayola Experience 30 Centre Square Easton, PA 18042

AGES: 3 and up need a ticket (We visited last winter. While most of the Experience is geared to the 10 and under crowd, all my kids loved it, even the 11 year old!)

COST: $9.99 per ticket (this price is usually for a homeschool group of 15 or more)

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Homeschool ticket store link ;  Crayola Main Information

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Legoland Discovery Center

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WHAT: The Discovery Center will feature an interactive LEGO® themed ride, a LEGO® 4D Cinema, and 10 LEGO® themed play areas!

WHEN: Opening in April 2017

WHERE: LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Philadelphia
Plymouth Meeting Mall, Unit #1055
500 West Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

AGES: all!

COST: Homeschool groups of 10 or more can get the Early Bird Price of $8 per person with 1 free ticket for every 5 paid tickets if they book before April 30, 2017! If you book prior to April 30, you can get that rate for the rest of 2017! In the fall, they will be offering LEGO® Education workshops at $3 extra per ticket. (Order now for the $8 price, and add $3 for the class!)

*Do make note that at this time there is a timed entry and a no re-entry policy. Also, no outside food or drinks are allowed inside the Center.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Legoland Discovery Center  and here for Homeschool Registration or contact Mary Reichley directly at 208.513.1421       or Mary.Reichley@merlinentertainments.biz

They are also looking for some feedback on what activities Homeschoolers may be interested to do at the Discovery Center. They are planning to host a Homeschool Week in the fall and do some special activities. If you can think of something you’d like to do with LEGO® bricks, please give Mary Reichley a call or email (at the above).

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Kidstuff at Cairn University…

Now’s the time to sign up for these great activities
for homeschoolers at Cairn University!
They are great for your budget too!

KIDSONG!!

Your child is invited to participate in a weekly music program at Cairn University

KIDSONG I:  K – 4TH GRADES (Feb. 7 – March 7)

KIDSONG II:  4TH – 8TH GRADES (March 28 – April 25)

Who: children will be instructed by Cairn Music Education Majors under the supervision of Dr. Debbie Lynn Wolf, Professor and Chair of Music Education, Cairn University

What: an opportunity to learn to develop music skills such as listening, singing, moving, and creating

When:  Tuesdays:  3:30-4:15 (dates according to grade levels listed above)

Where:  Room 108 of the Music Building

Price:  $10 per child to be paid at the first class (Family Rate:  $25)

To register, email Dr. Debbie Lynn Wolf, dwolf@cairn.edu.  Please include name of child, age, and phone.

Registration Deadline*:  January 31 for KIDSONG I:  k-4TH Grades

March 17 for KIDSONG II: 4TH-8TH Grades

*Space is limited to the first 15 registered students for each session

 

For more information, contact Dr. Wolf: dwolf@cairn.edu or 215-702-4323

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WHAT: Physical education program for homeschoolers

  • Ages 5-7 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!

WHERE: Cairn University 200 Manor Ave., Langhorne, PA 19047

WHEN:  Tuesdays – March 21st, 28th, April 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th

TIME:  1:30 – 3:00pm

AGES: 5 – 17   Grades K – 12

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

Enrollment is limited to 100 students.

FOR MORE INFO and to register click here:  Kidsport

 

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Coming in February! (FREE!)

Don’t forget to check out these FREE events on February 4th!

Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day

Open House at Philly Improv Theater for potential kids, teens & parents

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Historian’s Program: “Free Blacks in Philadelphia History: From Slave Ships to City Hall”

WHAT: Historian Joe Becton spotlights the accomplishments of men like Absalom Jones, Robert Purvis and others who contributed much to early Philadelphia and the nation.

WHEN: Saturday, February 4th

Time: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Independence Visitor Center, 6th and Market Streets

Cost: FREE!!!

For More Information: NPS Special Programs

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The Freedom Principle:

Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now

WHAT: Art Exhibit. This large-scale group exhibition links the vibrant legacy of
avant-garde jazz and experimental music of the late 1960s (particularly within the African American arts scene on the South Side of Chicago) and its continuing influence on contemporary art and culture today.

WHEN
: Wednesdays-Sundays, now thru March 2017

WHERE: Institute of Contemporary Art at University of Penn. 118 S. 36th Street, 19104

COST: FREE!!!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: The Freedom Principle

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Slide Program: “Lessons from the Earth: Uncovering Black History”

WHAT: Join the park archeologist for a slide program that offers a glimpse into the world of people like James Oronoco Dexter, a free black coachman, and Oney Judge, Martha Washington’s enslaved maid.

WHEN: Saturday, February 11th

Time: 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Location: Independence Visitor Center, 6th and Market Streets

Cost: FREE!!!

For More Information: NPS Special Programs

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2017 Art Classes

Here are some classes specifically for Art. Make sure you scroll down, there’s a great deal and classes specifically for homeschoolers!

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Philadelphia Art Museum

EVENT: Homeschool Art Classes

WHEN: Monthly on the 1st Wednesday 

TIME: 10-12pm

WHERE: Philadelphia Art Museum

COST: $11 per class/child;

AGES: 3-17 years old

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Check out their website: Phila. Art Museum H.S. Classes

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Art at Valley Lake Gallery

EVENT: Homeschooler’s Art Class

WHEN: Tuesdays, next session starts Jan. 10-Feb 7
                   11am-12pm for ages 6-12
1pm-2:30pm for ages 12-16
Wednesdays, next session starts Jan. 11-Feb 8
9am-10am for ages 6-12
10am-11am for ages 12-16

WHERE: 3 Village Road, Horsham, PA 19044

COST: $70 per 5 week session

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Check out  Art at Valley Lake Gallery, they also have dates for classes thru the end of June listed!

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Uncorked Artist at Peddler’s Village

WHAT: Homeschoolers be guided thru a re-creation of a famous work of art, learn about the featured artist, and have some time to socialize. Come home with a work of art and a hand out for portfolios on the featured subject. Please bring a lunch.

WHEN:
Third Monday of each month

WHERE:
Peddler’s Uncorked Shop & Studio #74 Peddler’s Village Lahaska, PA 18931

TIME:
 11am-2pm

COST: $20 for the first participant, $15 each additional family member

AGES
: 6 and up, if more than 20 kids- they split into two age groups for a class at the same time.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: click HERE

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Cheltenham Center for the Arts

EVENT:  Numerous classes to choose from

WHEN:  February, 8 week classes (current session ends Jan. 27th)

WHERE:  439 Ashbourne Rd, Cheltenham, PA 19012

COST:  Varies per class ($90-150)

AGES:  5-12, teen classes 13+

FOR MORE INFO: Check out their website: Cheltenham Arts

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Abington Art Center 

EVENT:  Numerous classes to choose from

WHEN:  January-April

WHERE: 515 Meetinghouse Rd, Jenkintown, PA 19046

COST: Approximately $175-190 for 10 weeks of class

AGES:  4 – 16, Teens over 16 are welcome to join adult classes

FOR MORE INFO: Check out their website: Abington Art Center

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West Park Cultural Center

EVENT:  Afterschool Ceramics Class, 16 weeks

WHEN:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 17-March

TIME: 3:30-5:30

WHERE: School of the Future, 4021 Parkside Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104

COST: $50 for 16 classes!

AGES:  7-18 years old

FOR MORE INFO: and to register, check out their website here West Park Cultural Center

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Blooming Artist Studio

EVENT: Afterschool Art Lessons Fall session

WHEN: Jan 16-March 20, 2017

WHERE: 7971 Oxford Ave Philadelphia, PA 19111

COST: varies depending on class

AGES: Pre-K  thru Grade 12

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Check out their website at Blooming Artist Studio

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2017 Exercise Classes

Here are some classes specifically for getting in some exercise. Make sure you scroll down, there are tons of great deals in here! 

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Flip Out Productions

WHAT: Homeschool Gymnastics Classes

WHERE: The Sculpture Courtyard at Sharktown   1714 Mascher Street, 19122

WHEN: Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 for 4-6 year olds; 2:30-4:00 for 7 and up

                Thursdays: 1:00-2:00 for 4-6 year olds; 2:00-3:30 for 7 and up

Next session starts January 4 & 5, 2017

*Must have at least 5 kids per class to be held

AGES: classes are divided into two age groups: 4-6 years old and 7 years old and up

COST:  $100 for first child, $150 for 2, $220 for 3, $300 for 4 children per 8 week session

FOR MORE INFO: Check out their website: Flip Out Productions

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Glenside Dance Academy

WHAT: Ballet Winter, 8 weeks

WHERE: Fellowship Hall of Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 734 Willow Grove Avenue, Glenside, PA

WHEN: Mondays

Next session starts January 9-March 13, 2017

TIME: Varies depending on the class

AGES: as young as age 2 up to 12 years old, also adult class

COST:  $30-46 for 6 week session

FOR MORE INFO: Check out their webiste: Glenside Dance Academy

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Superior Play Systems

WHAT: Open Play on the indoor & outdoor playgrounds and trampolines

WHEN: Monday- Friday

TIME: 10am-6pm

WHERE:  765 S. ROUTE 73, Berlin, NJ 08091  or
2554 INDUSTRY LANE, Norristown 19403


COST:  
$6 for all day play

FOR MORE INFO:  visit https://superiorplay.com/pay-play

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Neighborhood Bike Works

WHAT: Offer programs to youth to learn about bike mechanics and safe urban riding, explore the city, and gain both tangible and life skills. In 2013, we launched the Youth Bike Education & Empowerment Program (YBEEP), a holistic path for youth to progress from basic bike repair and riding classes through increasingly advanced opportunities that instill confidence, inspire a spirit of adventure, and build skills for future success.

WHEN: Depending on program, Twice a week, January-April

TIME: 4-6 pm

WHERE:  3939 Lancaster Ave in West Philadelphia
AGES: 8-18


COST:  
Free!

FOR MORE INFO:  visit Neighborhood Bike Works

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Drexel University Dornsife Center

WHAT: Youth Martial Arts Classes

WHERE: Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
3509 Spring Garden Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

WHEN: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 4:30-5:30 & 5:30-6:30

Next session starts January 10

COST: FREE! with one time registration fee $5

AGES: 8-16 years

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please email Dave Schwartz at dms488@drexel.edu

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Legacy Youth Tennis and Education

WHAT: Homeschool Tennis Class Spring Session
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

Next session starts January 20-May 12, 2017

COST: $180 for 16 classes, sibling discount available

TIME: Beginner class 10-11 am; Intermediate class 11am-12pm

AGES: 4-18 years old

FOR MORE INFORMATION: click here Legacy Homeschool Clinic

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Homeschool Reduced Rate Parkour Open Gym

WHAT: Homeschool Parkour Open Gym

WHEN
: Fridays

WHERE: HFS City Parkour & Ninja Park Port Richmond 2829 Cedar Street  19134

TIME: 11am-1pm

COST: $7 first child in the family; $4 for all other siblings.  Children 3 and under are free!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: HFS City

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Pinnacle Parkour Academy Philadelphia

WHAT: Homeschool program

WHEN:
Every Monday and Wednesday

TIME:
 1-3 pm

WHERE:
Pinnacle Parkour Academy Philadelphia 3500 Scotts Lane Suite C-1                 Philadelphia, PA 19129

For More Information: Parkour Philadelphia Classes Facebook  and Pinnacle Parkour Website

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SkyZone Trampoline Park

WHAT: Homeschool Jump or Hop

WHEN: every Friday

WHERE
: Levittown, PA 12-3pm; $10 for 60 minutes,
Moorestown, NJ 11am-3pm; $10 for 60 minutes, $15 for 90 minutes, $20 for 120                                  minutes
In store use only. Mention Home School Jump when paying to receive the discount. Not valid online. Cannot be combined with other discounts.

FOR MORE INFORMATIONSkyZone of Levittown or SkyZone of Moorestown

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Homeschoolers Roller Skate Time

WHAT: Come Roller Skate with other homeschoolers

WHEN: Every Monday

WHERE: Palace Roller Skating Center  11586 Roosevelt Blvd.  Philadelphia, PA 19116-3032

TIME: 1030am-1230pm

AGES: all

COST: $8 first child, $4 each additional

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Palace Homeschool Roller Skating

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Philadelphia School of Circus Arts

WHAT: Homeschool Circus Classes: Designed for the homeschooled or unschooled youth age 6 – 10, this class is a great outlet for physical exercise and creative energy. Rope-climbing, trapeze, tightwire, juggling, and tumbling while having a great time. Students build confidence, grace, and strength as they explore their own potential on the mats and in the air!

WHERE
: Philadelphia School of Circus Arts 5900A Greene st, Philadelphia PA 19107

WHEN
: Thursdays

Current session December 1st-Feb. 23rd

TIME: 1:00-2:00pm

COST:
$204 for 12 week session ($17/class)

AGES:
6-10

For more information: Youth Classes (scroll down for the calendar and homeschool)
You are also welcome to stop by and observe any of the classes in session.

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Pepper Volleyball

WHAT: 8 week session for beginning and developing players at a Homeschool Co-op (you don’t have to participate in the co-op to play volleyball!)

WHERE
: Church of the Saviour in Wayne

WHEN
: Begins February 2nd, 8 weeks on Thursdays

AGES: grades 4-12

For More Information:
please contact Anne Hawthorn at anne@drhweb.net

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Lincoln City Swim Team

WHAT: Swim team and swim lessons. Registered with Middle Atlantic Swimming

WHERE: 3201 Ryan Street Philadelphia 19136

WHEN: started in September

COST: FREE

AGES: 18 and under

FOR MORE INFORMATION: check out their facebook page here.

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