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(TN) May 1-5, 2017, WORLD OF PLANTS: AN INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Grades 2-6. Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road, Memphis, TN 38117, (901) 636-4100, education@memphisbotanicgarden.com. Integrate social studies, history, and plant science with a field trip around the world! Your students will “travel” to Africa, Asia, India, Europe, and the Americas, where they will take part in activities that demonstrate how different cultures use plants in their daily lives. Students visit five global tents and participate in 15 different hands-on activities, including making tribal masks from African plants, decorating Vietnamese rice hats, creating Indian Rangoli, and taking an Italian pasta quiz. After your journey around the world, enjoy live entertainment while picnicking. Ekpe’s International Music brings the world’s music to you using exotic folk musical instruments like the African Drum. Music, foreign language, and geography are accentuated during this fascinating performance. Teachers will have access to an online guide that introduces students to the celebrated countries and activities. $6 per student. For more information, visit www.memphisbotanicgarden.com.

(CT) May 4, 2017, HOMESCHOOL DAY, The Shore Line Trolley Museum, 17 River Street, East Haven CT 06512-2519, 203-467-6927, office@shorelinetrolley.org. A visit to the Museum is a multi-sensory voyage into the past, from the moanful growl of the motors, to the smell of the electric arc, to the feel of rattan seats and varnished hardwood detailing. The Shore Line Trolley Museum operates the Branford Electric Railway, which together with the collection of cars is a nationally-recognized Historic District. The railway is the oldest continuously operating suburban trolley line in the United States. For more information about Homeschool Day call 203-467-6927 or email office@shorelinetrolley.org. ShoreLineTrolley.org.

(PA) May 5, 2017 ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET, 10:30 AM. Recommended for Grades 4 and up. NextMove Dance at the Prince Theatre, 1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, 215-636-9000 ext.110, annemarie@danceaffiliates.org. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet provides insights into dancers’ training techniques culminating in an exquisite performance of a repertory work. Tickets are $5. Reservations: Anne-Marie Mulgrew Education Director, 215-636-9000 ext. 110, annemarie@danceaffiliates.org. For full brochure Visit www.danceaffiliates.org.

(NJ) May 6, 2017, CLASSIC STORIES: CINDERELLA, 4:00pm. Roxey Ballet, Lambertville, NJ 08530, 609-397-7616, info@roxeyballet.org. Roxey Ballet will revive its full-length ballet, "Cinderella", for its "Classic Stories" concert. One of the best-loved stories of all time comes to vibrant life through Mark Roxey's imaginative choreography and the lush score by Prokofiev. Enjoy the story of the stepsisters' comic antics, some "fairy dust", a handsome prince, and an ill-treated servant girl who, against all odds, finds true love. Sets, costumes, and lighting are masterfully combined in a visually stunning presentation of this favorite fairy tale. This production promises to be a shining example of the magic of dance at Roxey Ballet. Performances are held at The College of New Jersey’s Kendall Main Stage Theater, 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing NJ 08628-0718. Tickets are $15 & up., http://www.roxeyballet.org.

(PA) May 6 & 7, 2017, CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTMENT WEEKEND, 10 am-5 pm on Saturday and 10 am-4 pm on Sunday. Old Mill Village Museum, 5774 State Route 848, P. O. Box 434, New Milford, PA 18834, 570-434-2303, waynerf_18820@yahoo.com. The War Between the States shaped our history and changed life for many in our area. The Village will be filled with the soldiers' encampments. Be so close it seems like you are a part of the action. March in step with soldiers, and be charmed by the elegantly dressed ladies. Battle re-enactments each day. Battle at approx. 2:00 pm each day. Oldmillvillage.org.

(OH) May 6, 2017, PLEASANT HILL OUTDOOR CAMP OPEN HOUSE, 11 am- 5 pm. Pleasant Hill Outdoor Camp, 4654 Pleasant Hill Road, Perrysville, OH 44864, (419) 938-3715, info@phoc.org.
Tour camp, meet our staff, try activities, and enjoy lunch. Tell us you're coming or just show up. Either way, we can't wait to see you! Free event. Open to the public. For additional information, visit www.phoc.org/summer-camp.

(NJ) May 7, 2017, CLASSIC STORIES: CINDERELLA, 2:00pm. Roxey Ballet, Lambertville, NJ 08530, 609-397-7616, info@roxeyballet.org. Roxey Ballet will revive its full-length ballet, "Cinderella", for its "Classic Stories" concert. One of the best-loved stories of all time comes to vibrant life through Mark Roxey's imaginative choreography and the lush score by Prokofiev. Enjoy the story of the stepsisters' comic antics, some "fairy dust", a handsome prince, and an ill-treated servant girl who, against all odds, finds true love. Sets, costumes, and lighting are masterfully combined in a visually stunning presentation of this favorite fairy tale. This production promises to be a shining example of the magic of dance at Roxey Ballet. Performances are held at The College of New Jersey’s Kendall Main Stage Theater, 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing NJ 08628-0718. Tickets are $15 & up., http://www.roxeyballet.org.

(FL) May 9, 2017: HOMESCHOOL CLASSES FOR AGES 6-8: SECRET AGENT 00, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.  Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3755 NW Hwy 17-92, Sanford, Florida 32771, 407-323-44550 ext. 123, education@centralfloridazoo.org.  A game of “I Spy” is ahead for those that are willing to take on the challenge of spotting and identifying animals that have mastered the ability to remain hidden. Call 407.323.4450, ext. 123 or email education@centralfloridazoo.org for more information. Registration is required at least two weeks in advance. Annual Pass Holders: $15.00 Non-Pass Holders: $18.00. Fee includes Zoo admission for the student on day of registered program. www.centralfloridazoo.org.

(PA) May 9, 10 & 11, 2017, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER, 10:00 AM, Prime Stage Theatre, Location: New Hazlett Theater Center for Performing Arts, 6 Allegheny Center East, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, (412) 841-7353, studentmat@primestage.com. The regional premiere of this coming of age story, set in Pittsburgh, will get audiences wrapped up with Charlie, an observant "wallflower," as he charts a course through the strange world between adolescence and adulthood. Educational Field Trip matinees are a great way to introduce middle and high school students to the magic of live theatre. Matinees include curriculum guides and post-show discussions. Tickets are an affordable $10 per student. One complimentary chaperone ticket is included for each 20 paid student tickets. www.primestage.com.

(GA) May 10, 2017, HOMESCHOOL ACADEMY: ANIMALS IN ACTION, 1-3 pm. Grades: K-2. Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta GA 30315, 404-624-9453 (WILD), education@zooatlanta.org. From runners to swimmers, animals have many ways of moving. Programs are grade-appropriate and include games, activities, Zoo tours and animal encounters. Advance registration and payment required. Walk-up registrations not accepted. Classes fill quickly! Register online early! Cost: $20.95. Member Cost: $16.95. Email education@zooatlanta.org with questions or Call 404.624.5822. Zooatlanta.org/homeschoolers.

(GA) May 10, 2017, HOMESCHOOL ACADEMY: WHERE IN THE WORLD IS … PEOPLE OF THE FOREST, GRADES 3-5, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30315, (404) 624-WILD. Get out your maps because it's time to be a globetrotter! We'll use clues to determine each month's mystery animal. Join Zoo Atlanta for an afternoon of learning and discovery designed specifically for homeschool students! HomeSchool Academy is a unique program that allows students to explore animal and science concepts in a fun, interactive environment. Programs are grade-appropriate and include games, activities, Zoo tours and animal encounters. Cost: $16.95 (members); $20.95 (non-members). Advance registration and payment required. Walk-up registrations not accepted. Call 404.624.5822 with questions or email education@zooatlanta.org.  http://www.zooatlanta.org.

(GA) May 10, 2017, HOMESCHOOL ACADEMY: INVERTEBRATE ANATOMY: INSECTS, Grades 6-8, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30315, (404) 624-WILD. Dive into the diverse world of invertebrates. Each class will include a dissection. Join Zoo Atlanta for an afternoon of learning and discovery designed specifically for homeschool students! HomeSchool Academy is a unique program that allows students to explore animal and science concepts in a fun, interactive environment. Programs are grade-appropriate and include games, activities, Zoo tours and animal encounters. Cost: $16.95 (members); $20.95 (non-members). Advance registration and payment required. Walk-up registrations not accepted. Call 404.624.5822 with questions or email education@zooatlanta.org.  http://www.zooatlanta.org.

(GA) May 10, 2017, HOMESCHOOL ACADEMY: VERTEBRATE ANATOMY: REVIEW OF SYSTEMS (class involves a dissection), Grades 9-12, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30315, (404) 624-WILD. Explore the different bones and organs that are characteristic of various vertebrates. Join Zoo Atlanta for an afternoon of learning and discovery designed specifically for homeschool students! HomeSchool Academy is a unique program that allows students to explore animal and science concepts in a fun, interactive environment. Programs are grade-appropriate and include games, activities, Zoo tours and animal encounters. Cost: $16.95 (members); $20.95 (non-members). Advance registration and payment required. Walk-up registrations not accepted. Call 404.624.5822 with questions or email education@zooatlanta.org.  http://www.zooatlanta.org.

(PA) May 13 2017, PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (Sensory-Friendly Performance for individuals on the Autism Spectrum or sensory sensitivities.) 10:00 AM, Prime Stage Theatre, Location: New Hazlett Theater Center for Performing Arts, 6 Allegheny Center East, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, (412) 841-7353, studentmat@primestage.com. The regional premiere of this coming of age story, set in Pittsburgh, will get audiences wrapped up with Charlie, an observant "wallflower," as he charts a course through the strange world between adolescence and adulthood. Educational Field Trip matinees are a great way to introduce middle and high school students to the magic of live theatre. Matinees include curriculum guides and post-show discussions. Tickets are an affordable $10 per student. One complimentary chaperone ticket is included for each 20 paid student tickets. www.primestage.com

(DE) May 13, 2017, SCHOOL DAYS CELEBRATION, 12 noon. to 5 p.m. Hagley Museum and Library, GPS address is 200 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington, DE 19807, 302-658-2400, AskHagley@hagley.org. Join Hagley as we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Brandywine Manufacturers’ Sunday School. Try your hand at nineteenth- century games and practice your quill writing in the Sunday School. Lemonade, ice cream, and other food will be available for purchase. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. Included in admission and free for members. www.hagley.org

(VA) May 13, 2017, DISCOVERY DAY: WAR ANIMALS, 1 pm. Ages 8 to 17. George C. Marshall Foundation, 1600 VMI Parade, Lexington, VA 24450-1600, (540) 463-7103, csonnier@marshallfoundation.org. Discover the role that a variety of animals played during WWI and WWII through photos and artifacts. Movie & popcorn in the Pogue Auditorium. Free of charge for both student and parent. Younger siblings are welcomed to attend but activities are geared for ages 8 to 17. Must pre-register by the Friday before the event. For more information, please contact Cara Cook Sonnier, Digital Communications Librarian at 540-463-7103 x147 or by email csonnier@marshallfoundation.org.

(PA) May 15, 2017, HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM: WATER AT WILDLANDS, 10 am-12 noon or 1-3 pm. Wildlands Conservancy, 3701 Orchid Place, Emmaus, PA 18049, 610-965-4397. As always, in this annual favorite, we will explore the stream but this time we will include a little bit of engineering. We will integrate recyclables and natural materials in boats made by the children. They can choose to work individually or in teams. Maybe Mom or Dad would like to join us? Whose will be the fastest? Whose will hold the most weight? Whose will stay together? Sea Perch, our underwater robot, will join us in the creek. Fee: Child, $9, Adult, $6. Please contact Denise Bauer at 610-965-4397, ext. 131 or dbauer@wildlandspa.org for more information. www.wildlandspa.org.

(VT) May 15-June 9, 2017, PASSPORT TO LEARNING WORKSHOP, Shelburne Museum, 6000 Shelburne Road, PO Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482, (802) 985-3346, info@shelburnemuseum.org. Shop ‘Til You Drop - General Store: How did people shop in the 19th century? Find out by exchanging goods and services for local food and imported merchandise. Train Tracking – Railroad Station: How did train travel improve communication? Explore signals and Morse code. Brain vs. Brawn -Ticonderoga: Discover how simple machines can make work easier. Predator and Prey – Beach Lodge: Everybody is somebody’s lunch! Play a game to learn about predator-prey relationships. Addison County Spelling Bee – Schoolhouse: How well can you spell? Take part in a traditional spelling bee. Swing Your Partner – Settlers’ House: Explore early forms of entertainment and learn how to Contra Dance. You be the Judge – Castleton Jail: Decide which petty criminals should stand trial. Step Right Up! – Circus Building: How would you advertise a circus? Design and create your own circus poster. Reservations are required for group rates. Please contact our Education Associate at (802) 985-3346 x3392 or mtrow@shelburnemuseum.org to make a reservation. shelburnemuseum.org.

(PA) May 17, 2017, EDUCATION DAY, Kennywood Park, 4800 Kennywood Blvd, West Mifflin, PA 15122, (412) 461-0500, info@kennywood.com. Kennywood has the three R’s covered – reading, ‘riting, and rollercoasters! The park is an interactive classroom dedicated to educators and their students. The fun and thrills of a day at Kennywood offer the ultimate learning experience for lessons in physics, math, art, and more. Special guests at this year’s Education Days include WPXI meteorologist Stephen Cropper, the National Weather Service, Carnegie Science Center, and more. Register soon so your students will not miss this unique learning opportunity! Call 412-464-9931 Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. PRICING: $24 per person. (Bonus: Receive one complimentary Education Day ticket with every 25 tickets purchased.) www.kennywood.com.

(PA) May 18, 2017, ROOT TO SHOOT, 10 am - 12 pm, Ages 6-8, Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-237-3400.  Become a botanist for the day as you uncover the anatomy of plants. Examine, sort, and classify the parts of plants, and carry out experiments to find out how they work.  Workshop cost: $15 Member / $18 Non-member. Register by Phone: 412.237.1637.  Visit CarnegieScienceCenter.org.

(PA) May 18, 2017, THE SCIENCE OF SOUND, 10 am - 12 pm, Ages 9-12, Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-237-3400.  Discover the science behind sound waves and experiment with different instruments. Play real music on a water xylophone and make an instrument to take home.  Workshop cost: $15 Member / $18 Non-member. Register by Phone: 412.237.1637.  Visit CarnegieScienceCenter.org.

(SC) May 19, 2017, HOME SCHOOL DISCOVERY DAY, 9 am-1 pm. Roper Mountain Science Center 402 Roper Mountain Road, Greenville, SC 29615. Roper Mountain’s Home School Discovery Day is an opportunity for individual families, co-ops, and home school associations to experience instructor-led lessons and demonstrations in our nationally recognized learning labs. $5 for adults and students (ages 4-18). Free for children age 3 and under. For additional information, visit Ropermountain.org

(NJ) May 20, 2017, CAMP MASON OPEN HOUSE, 1:00 pm. YMCA Camp Mason, 23 Birch Ridge Road, Hardwick, NJ 07825, 908-362-8217, anna@campmason.org. At Camp Mason, we pride ourselves in offering our families a unique blend of traditional and adventure summer camp experiences. Whether you’re looking for a traditional overnight camp, day camp, ranch camp, adventure trips, or counselor-in-training program, Camp Mason has a program that’s right for you. All Open Houses start at 1 pm and will include a presentation and tour with our staff, along with light refreshments.  There is no registration required.  We look forward to seeing you!

(NJ) May 20, 2017, OCEAN FUN DAY AT ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK, NEW JERSEY.  Sea Grant Consortium, (732) 872-1300, x13, reservations@njseagrant.org. Come to Ocean Fun Days and celebrate waves of ocean discovery! Enjoy exhibits, classes, nature tours, and children’s activities all about our coastal environment. You’ll have a great time learning the science of our shorelines and how to care for them for years to come! A record number of exhibitors have already committed to be a part of this year’s event. Activities at both locations include seining, coastal crafts, an energy-saving scavenger hunt, youth fishing clinics, face painting, touch tanks, a student science fair competition and the NJSGC’s famous fiddler crab races. Additionally, there will be a new clamming the bay activity at Island Beach State Park. njseagrant.org.

(PA) May 20-21, 2017, 29TH ANNUAL FARM ANIMAL FROLIC, Saturdays 10 am-4 pm and Sundays 12 NOON-4 pm. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg PA 18360, 570-992-6161, farm@quietvalley.org. Come enjoy baby farm animals, children’s show, games, hands-on activities, refreshments & more. This is a unique opportunity for children and the young-at-heart to see and touch a variety of baby farm animals.  Watch baby chicks hatching from their eggs and feel the soft fur of the baby bunnies. Don’t miss seeing the new lambs with their woolly fleece and the frisky baby goats. The adorable baby piglets with their funny little noses charm everyone. Get to know our workhorses, Gunther and Wilhelm. Meet Janie, our mule. Pony and Wagon Rides are an extra charge and are weather permitting. Great fun for all animal lovers so come and bring the whole family. Adults $8.00 and Ages 3-12 $5.00. Rain or Shine. Visit quietvalley.org for more info.

(MD) May 20-21, 2017, THE MAGNIFICENT MOUSE DETECTIVE AGENCY, 1:30 pm. Maryland Ensemble Theatre, The Fun Company, 31 W. Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701, 301-694-4744. The world’s smallest detective just got assigned the biggest mystery of all time! Ace investigator Milo Mouse and his crew of furry friends are searching for clues and they need YOUR help. Things are about to get seriously cheesy in this World Premiere Original Fun Company caper! Tickets $14 – Price includes all fees. www.marylandensemble.org.

(NJ) May 21, 2017, OCEAN FUN DAY AT N.J. SEA GRANT CONSORTIUM ON SANDY HOOK, Sea Grant Consortium, (732) 872-1300, x13, reservations@njseagrant.org. Come to Ocean Fun Days and celebrate waves of ocean discovery! Enjoy exhibits, classes, nature tours, and children’s activities all about our coastal environment. You’ll have a great time learning the science of our shorelines and how to care for them for years to come! A record number of exhibitors have already committed to be a part of this year’s event. Activities at both locations include seining, coastal crafts, an energy-saving scavenger hunt, youth fishing clinics, face painting, touch tanks, a student science fair competition and the NJSGC’s famous fiddler crab races. The Sandy Hook location will also include guided tours of many of Sandy Hook’s historic sites and an open house at the NOAA/James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory. A complimentary shuttle bus service will be available at both locations to take visitors to tour sites. njseagrant.org.

(PA) May 21, 2017, OPENING DAY: HOME TEXTILE TOOL MUSEUM, 1819 Orwell Hill Road, PA 18837, info@httm.org. Programs include: Flax; Scottish Spindle Spinning; Natural Dyeing; Spinning (Cats Cradle Spinning Guild); Woodworking; and Blacksmithing. www.httm.org.

(OH) May 21, 2017, VINTAGE DAYS AT STAN HYWET, 11am-4:30pm.  Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 North Portage Path, Akron OH 44303, 330-836-5533, info@stanhywet.org. Travel back in time during Vintage Days at Stan Hywet.  In the Manor House, friends, business associates and staff members of the Seiberling family are eager to tell you about life in the 1920s on an American Country Estate. Played by our History First Hand troupe, this interactive tour takes place on select dates throughout the season. Then enjoy a game of vintage base ball (historically accurate spelling) as our resident team, the Akron Black Stockings take on the competition. Huzzah! All tours on Vintage Days are self-guided. Vintage Days include Living History Day, and Vintage "Base Ball." Last entry is at 4:30pm but the gardens and grounds are open until 6pm. Purchase tickets upon arrival. stanhywet.org.

(PA) May 23, 2017, EDUCATION DAY, Kennywood Park, 4800 Kennywood Blvd, West Mifflin, PA 15122, (412) 461-0500, info@kennywood.com. Kennywood has the three R’s covered – reading, ‘riting, and rollercoasters! The park is an interactive classroom dedicated to educators and their students. The fun and thrills of a day at Kennywood offer the ultimate learning experience for lessons in physics, math, art, and more. Special guests at this year’s Education Days include WPXI meteorologist Stephen Cropper, the National Weather Service, Carnegie Science Center, and more. Register soon so your students will not miss this unique learning opportunity! Call 412-464-9931 Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. PRICING: $24 per person. (Bonus: Receive one complimentary Education Day ticket with every 25 tickets purchased.) www.kennywood.com.

(FL) May 23, 2017: HOMESCHOOL CLASSES FOR AGES 9-12: CALL OF THE WILD, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.  Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3755 NW Hwy 17-92, Sanford, Florida 32771, 407-323-44550 ext. 123, education@centralfloridazoo.org. Wouldn’t it be fun to chat with a cheetah or talk with a tiger? Listen and learn how animals communicate with each other.  Call 407.323.4450, ext. 123 or Email education@centralfloridazoo.org for more information. Registration is required at least two weeks in advance. Annual Pass Holders: $15.00 Non-Pass Holders: $18.00. Fee includes Zoo admission for the student on day of registered program. www.centralfloridazoo.org.

(PA) May 24. 2017, HOMESCHOOL DAY: ANCIENT CULTURES: THEN AND NOW, 10 am-12noon. Reading Public Museum, 500 Museum Road, Reading, PA 19611, 610.371.5850 x223, wendy.koller@readingpublicmuseum.org. Using artifacts from The Museum’s Collection, find out how ancient cultures lived! We’ll explore how cultures thrived and fell as well as learn about how some of these cultures still exist or influence us today! Programs are designed for elementary school age students (younger and older siblings are welcome to participate). Registration is required one week prior to each program. Contact us to register at 610.371.5850 x223 or wendy.koller@readingpublicmuseum.org. COST: Members: $15 (1 adult and 1 child); $5 for each additional child or adult Non-Members: $20 (1 adult and 1 child); $7 for each additional child or adult. For more information, visit www.readingpublicmuseum.org.

(NJ) May 26 @ 5:00 pm – May 29 @ 11:00 am, MEMORIAL DAY FAMILY CAMP @ YMCA CAMP MASON, 23 Birch Ridge Road, Hardwick, NJ 07825. YMCA Camp Mason’s Family Camps provide a wonderful opportunity to get away from it all and spend quality time with your family at camp. With activities available all weekend and all of your meals cooked for you, your only worry is deciding what to do first! Whether you choose to relax and enjoy the peaceful setting or scale the climbing wall, the weekend will definitely be one to remember. Family camp keeps families strong by providing a place and program that brings them together. They are designed to be ‘fun for the whole family’ weekends with activities that can be enjoyed either as a group or individually. Our duplex cabins are heated and have full bathrooms on each side and bunk beds that hold up to 12 people per unit. Each unit will house one family for the weekend with some smaller families staying in single rooms in Spruce or Hillside Lodge. Village assignment is on a first come, first served basis. Beds and mattresses are provided, but you should bring either sleeping bags or linens, pillows, and blankets. REGISTRATION FOR MEMORIAL DAY FAMILY CAMP WILL OPEN FEBRUARY 6, 2017.  IN THE MEANTIME, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT US.  THANK YOU. http://campmason.org/.

(MD) May 27-28, 2017, THE MAGNIFICENT MOUSE DETECTIVE AGENCY, 1:30 pm. Maryland Ensemble Theatre, The Fun Company, 31 W. Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701, 301-694-4744. The world’s smallest detective just got assigned the biggest mystery of all time! Ace investigator Milo Mouse and his crew of furry friends are searching for clues and they need YOUR help. Things are about to get seriously cheesy in this World Premiere Original Fun Company caper!
Tickets $14 – Price includes all fees. www.marylandensemble.org.

(PA) May 28, 2017, SHEEP SHEARING DAY, Home Textile Tool Museum, 1819 Orwell Hill Road, PA 18837, info@httm.org. For more information, visit www.httm.org.

(GA) May 30-August 10, 2017, CHOCOLATIER DAY CAMP, Sessions on every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday excluding June 27th, 28th & 29th. Ages: 8 years to Adult. Peterbrooke Chocolatier at the Forum, 5135 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 930, Peachtreee Corners, Georgia 30092, 770-817-8118, forum@peterbrooke.com. “Be a Chocolatier for a Day “Dip, Decorate, and Package your very own delicious chocolate treats. Learn how to express your creativity with chocolate. Make a customized gift box. Contact our shop and reserve your date now as space is limited. Call store for more details. Cost is $50.00 per camper per day and includes lunch. This is a one day camp. www.peterbrookeforum.com

(TN) May 31, 2017, HOME SCHOOL DAYS-APRIL FOOL’S, 2:00-3:30 PM. Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road, Memphis, TN 38117, (901) 636-4100, education@memphisbotanicgarden.com. Ages 5 and up. Please bring a white tee shirt for this session! Join us monthly at the Garden for an exciting, hands-on learning experience! $5 per child, does not include Garden admission. Pre-registration and pre-payment are REQUIRED. Call 636-4130 to register. For more information, visit www.memphisbotanicgarden.com.