(PA) November 1, 2017 NATURE PROGRAM: TRACKS AND TRACES, ages 3-5, 10-11 am or 12:35-1:45 pm. Green Valleys Watershed Association at Welkinweir, 1368 Prizer Road, Pottstown, PA 19465, 610-469-8646, dwhite@greenvalleys.org. Young children and their caregivers can learn about the natural world through age-tailored, themed activities. Discovery walks, stories, art projects and snacks are included in each class. Fees per child, per class: GVWA Members $8, Nonmembers $10. Payment is due the day of each class. Pre-registration is required at least 1 day prior to each class. Contact the Education Programs Coordinator at 610-469-8646, or dwhite@greenvalleys.org. Parents/guardians attend for free and must stay with children. Classes are held rain or shine. Non-participating, younger or school-aged siblings are welcome to attend at no fee. However, class materials are for participating ages. www.greenvalleys.org.

(OH) November 3, 2017 JOHNNY PEERS & THE MUTTVILLE COMIX, 7 PM. Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield, OH 45014, 513-867-5348, www.fairfield-city.org/CAC. Johnny Peers and his canines are coming to tickle your funny bone! Since their debut, the Muttville Comix have appeared on David Letterman, Primetime Live, Circus of the Stars, and at Disneyland, Busch Gardens, the Big Apple Circus, the Royal Hanneford Circus, even The White House! A show for the whole family and the dog lover in all of us! Part of the EnterAct series: $10 Adults, $7 Children 12 and under. www.fairfield-city.org/CAC.

(VA) November 6, 2017, HOME EDUCATOR DAY AT THE HOME OF THE LAST FOUNDING FATHER, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. James Monroe’s Highland., 2050 James Monroe Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902, (434) 293-8000, education@highland.org. James Monroe’s Highland will host a Home Educator Day. Come enjoy additional activities and demonstrations specially geared for home educator families. We invite you to take a guided tour, bring a picnic and spend the day at the home of our nation’s 5th president! Admission is $5 per person. FREE for children under the age of 6 and Monroe Farm Friends Members (email education@highland.org to register a Farm Friend). Visit highland.org.

(PA) November 8, 2017 NATURE PROGRAM: BACKYARD BIRDING, ages 3-5, 10-11 am or 12:35-1:45 pm. Green Valleys Watershed Association at Welkinweir, 1368 Prizer Road, Pottstown, PA 19465, 610-469-8646, dwhite@greenvalleys.org. Young children and their caregivers can learn about the natural world through age-tailored, themed activities. Discovery walks, stories, art projects and snacks are included in each class. Fees per child, per class: GVWA Members $8, Nonmembers $10. Payment is due the day of each class. Pre-registration is required at least 1 day prior to each class. Contact the Education Programs Coordinator at 610-469-8646, or dwhite@greenvalleys.org. Parents/guardians attend for free and must stay with children. Classes are held rain or shine. Non-participating, younger or school-aged siblings are welcome to attend at no fee. However, class materials are for participating ages. www.greenvalleys.org.

(OH) November 9, 2017 HOMESCHOOL CLASS: OUR DEAR DEER, 10:00-11:30 am, Grades K-3. The Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Avenue SW, Wilmot, Ohio 44689, 330-359-5235. Oh, deer! Who are these white-tailed animals? How do they survive? We’ll answer these questions and learn about these large mammals that live all around us. Homeschool classes are free for members and $4 per child for non-members. Adults are free. Registration is not required, but preferred. Sign-up by calling 330-359-5235.

(OH) November 9, 2017 HOMESCHOOL CLASS: OUR DEAR DEER, 12:30-2:00 pm, Grades 4-6. The Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Avenue SW, Wilmot, Ohio 44689, 330-359-5235.
In Ohio, deer populations are carefully managed by biologists. In this class, students will evaluate hypothetical wildlife management decisions and discuss factors that can affect population. Homeschool classes are free for members and $4 per child for non-members. Adults are free. Registration is not required, but preferred. Sign-up by calling 330-359-5235.

(DE) November 11, 2017 SCIENCE SATURDAY: INVENTION CONVENTION SNEAK PEEK, 1 to 4 p.m. Hagley Museum, 200 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington, DE 19807, (302) 658-2400, AskHagley@hagley.org. Get a sneak peek at activities for Invention Convention 2018. Visitors of all ages are invited to discover solutions to science and engineering challenges. This is a drop-in activity, feel free to join the fun at any time from 1 to 4 p.m. Activities are included in admission and free to members. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. www.hagley.org.

(NY) November 14, 2017 LEGOLAND® HOMESCHOOL DAY: WHAT A GREAT EXPERIENCE! 10:30-11:30 am, LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester, 39 Fitzgerald Street, Yonkers, NY 10710, 866.243.0770. LEGOLAND Discover Center Westchester is the perfect place for fun AND education for children aged 3-10. Our attraction offers numerous opportunities for hands-on learning and planning a trip couldn’t be easier! Special programs and activities for homeschoolers. $9 per student. Workshops: $1.50 each. One free chaperone for every 5 students. Additional adult tickets are $13.00. Visit the website for more information. https://westchester.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/.

(PA) November 14, 2017, HOMESCHOOL DAY, America On Wheels, 5 North Front Street, Allentown, PA 18102, 610-432-4200, director@americaonwheels.org. Spread the word to members of the local homeschool community. Day reserved for homeschool students, parents and teachers featuring the exhibit “The Cars From Transformers.” This exhibit titled, Featuring BUMBLEBEE and MEGATRON,” is the largest “Transformers” vehicle exhibit to date. CONTACT:  Education Department at 610.432.4200 x 11 or director@americaonwheels.org.

(PA) November 15, 2017 HOMESCHOOL DAY AT THE READING PUBLIC MUSEUM: SIMPLE MACHINES, 10 am-12 noon. Reading Public Museum, 500 Museum Road, Reading, PA 19611, 610.371.5850, wendy.koller@readingpublicmuseum.org Join educators from The Museum for an exciting morning filled with special tours and hands-on projects that the whole family can enjoy! For more information, visit www.readingpublicmuseum.org.

(PA) November 16, 2017, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: SIMPLE MACHINES, 10 am – Noon, Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-237-1637 Ages 6 – 8. Discover the many ways we use simple machines every single day! Construct a pulley, experiment with wheels and axels, and race a car using inclined planes. Join us for hands-on, age-appropriate science lessons to foster curiosity and discovery in support of what your kids are learning at home. Workshop cost: $15 Member / $18 Non-member. For more information, visit carnegiesciencecenter.org.

(PA) November 16, 2017, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: ANIMATION, 10 am – Noon, Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-237-1637 Ages 9-12. Explore the secrets of stop-motion animation. Experiment with techniques such as Claymation, then use Legos and other materials to create a short story of your very own. Join us for hands-on, age-appropriate science lessons to foster curiosity and discovery in support of what your kids are learning at home. Workshop cost: $15 Member / $18 Non-member. For more information, visit carnegiesciencecenter.org.

(CT) November 16, 2017 - February 19, 2018, 24TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY TRAIN SHOW,
Connecticut River Museum 67 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426, 860-767-8269, jwhitedobbs@ctrivermuseum.org. The magic returns to CRM with the 24th Annual Holiday Train Show.  This family-friendly exhibit, created by train artist Steve Cryan, features more trains, new scenery, and lots of surprises to be found in the fully operational 26-foot model train layout.  Visitors are challenged to find a scavenger list of various objects hidden within the settings while the smaller visitor set can get hands-on at an American Flyer and Lionel Train layout designed for toddler size viewing.  The exhibit is a true locomotive extravaganza and a perfect outing for train fans and all who are young at heart. Free with museum admission. ctrivermuseum.org.   

(NJ) November 24, 2017 15th ANNUAL COLONIAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Jacobus Vanderveer House and Museum, 3055 River Road, Bedminster Township, NJ 07921, info@jvanderveerhouse.org. Join us for caroling, hot chocolate and hot pretzels, and a visit from Santa as we light our red, white, and blue Liberty Tree and ring in the holiday season. Free. jvanderveerhouse.org.

(PA) November 24-December 27, 2017, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, 226 Center Street, Bloomsburg, Pa 17815, 570-784-5530, phenry@bte.org.  Adapted from Charles Dickens and directed by Richard Cannaday. Since the earliest days of BTE's 40-year history, audiences have been delighted, charmed, and frightened by this timeless holiday classic, and we are thrilled to once again stage the ghostly trials and ultimate redemption of Ebenezer Scrooge. A treat for the whole family, for those who join us every year, and those just starting the tradition. Long-time BTE patrons will be excited to see founding ensemble member Rand Whipple reprise his role as Scrooge almost 40 years later! Rated GA – Appropriate for all ages. (prepare for some ghostly magic). www.bte.org.

(DE) November 24, 2017 THANKSGIVING WEEKEND AT HAGLEY, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Hagley Museum, 200 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington, DE 19807 (302) 658-2400, AskHagley@hagley.org. Bring your family and out-of-town guests to enjoy activities, crafts, and games. Sample historic holiday dishes inspired by nineteenth-century recipes from “The Hagley Cookbook,” play hide-the-thimble and other parlor games, and dress up in nineteenth-century clothes for a picture-perfect memory. Included in admission and free for members. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. www.hagley.org.

(DE) November 25, 2017 THANKSGIVING WEEKEND AT HAGLEY, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Hagley Museum, 200 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington, DE 19807, (302) 658-2400, AskHagley@hagley.org. Bring your family and out-of-town guests to enjoy activities, crafts, and games. Sample historic holiday dishes inspired by nineteenth-century recipes from “The Hagley Cookbook,” play hide-the-thimble and other parlor games, and dress up in nineteenth-century clothes for a picture-perfect memory. Included in admission and free for members. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. www.hagley.org.

(DE) November 25, 2017, FAMILY SATURDAY: PARADE & STORYTIME! 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Delaware History Museum, 504 N. Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801, (302) 655-7161, deinfo@dehistory.org. Enjoy the Wilmington Jaycees Annual Christmas Parade, and then warm up afterwards with storytime, a screening of The Polar Express (2004), and Christmas carols performed by the Imagination Players and Reeds Refuge! Toys, trains, and dolls from the Delaware Historical Society collections will also be on display. Included with museum admission: Adults: $6.00; Seniors (65+), Military, Student (with id): $5.00; Children (3-18): $4.00. www.dehistory.org.

(SC) November 25, 2017 CHRISTMAS IN THE BACKCOUNTRY, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Living History Park is located at 299 W. Spring Grove Avenue in North Augusta, South Carolina, (803) 279-7560 or Email lynn@colonialtimes.us. Learn how colonists observed Christmas in the backcountry. The buildings will be open for visitors to tour and there will be demonstrations. Bring the family to enjoy life in the 18th century! The Mercantile will be open with handmade gifts for sale. We will have bread and cookies from the bake oven. Admission: Free. For more information, visit www.colonialtimes.us

(NJ) November 25, 2017 ROXEY BALLET’S NUTCRACKER, 2pm. All performances are held at The College Of New Jersey’s Kendall Main Stage Theater, 2000 Pennington Rd. Ewing NJ 08628-0718. Roxey Ballet will perform its 23rd Annual American Holiday Classic "Nutcracker" at The College of New Jersey's Kendall Theater. Join Clara and her friends on her enchanting voyage meeting magical mice, giant rats, marching soldiers, swirling snowflakes, waltzing flowers and the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy. Children should plan for a special visit from Santa and his jolly friends! For ticket information contact Roxey Ballet, 609-397-7616, info@roxeyballet.org. Visit www.roxeyballet.org for more information.

(NJ) November 26, 2017 ROXEY BALLET’S NUTCRACKER, 2pm. All performances are held at The College Of New Jersey’s Kendall Main Stage Theater, 2000 Pennington Rd. Ewing NJ 08628-0718. Roxey Ballet will perform its 23rd Annual American Holiday Classic "Nutcracker" at The College of New Jersey's Kendall Theater. Join Clara and her friends on her enchanting voyage meeting magical mice, giant rats, marching soldiers, swirling snowflakes, waltzing flowers and the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy. Children should plan for a special visit from Santa and his jolly friends! For ticket information contact Roxey Ballet, 609-397-7616, info@roxeyballet.org. Visit www.roxeyballet.org for more information.

(DE) November 26, 2017 THANKSGIVING WEEKEND AT HAGLEY, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Hagley Museum, 200 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington, DE 19807, (302) 658-2400, AskHagley@hagley.org. Bring your family and out-of-town guests to enjoy activities, crafts, and games. Sample historic holiday dishes inspired by nineteenth-century recipes from “The Hagley Cookbook,” play hide-the-thimble and other parlor games, and dress up in nineteenth-century clothes for a picture-perfect memory. Included in admission and free for members. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. www.hagley.org.