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(PA) October 4, 2017 NATURE PROGRAM: ANIMALS OF THE NIGHT, 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) October 6, 2017, HARVEST HOME SCHOOL DAY, 10 am-4 pm. Historic Zoar Village, 198 Main Street, Zoar, Ohio 44697, 330.874.3011, 1.800.262.6195, zoarinfo@historiczoarvillage.com. Winter is just around the corner, and the people of Zoar need your help to prepare. On Friday, October 6, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., students can experience a variety of hands on historical activities, such as canning, soap-carving, tinsmithing, and more. Historical demonstrations around the town will help students learn about life in 1850s. Cost for this event is $4/student and includes all activities. One adult per group is free, and each additional adult is $6. Reservations are required. www.historiczoarvillage.com.

(MD) October 7, 2017 JACOB LAWRENCE FAMILY DAY, 12:00 pm. Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, 443-263-1800, info.services@lewismuseum.org. Enjoy family fun exploring the art prints of renowned storyteller painter Jacob Lawrence.  Create a carpentry project with Little Builders and then make your own inspired Jacob Lawrence art involving printmaking and collage with Towson State art students. Explore the art gallery with an interactive scavenger hunt and storytelling performances on Play by griot Dianne Macklin. See dance and theatrical interpretations on Lawrence’s works involving black heroes and community by Dance Baltimore and Theatre Morgan. Children and Youth can attend FREE. For more information call 443-263-1800. Admission: Free. lewismuseum.org.

(PA) October 7 & 8, 2017, 43RD ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL, 10am to 5pm. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Rd, Stroudsburg PA 18360, 570-992-6161, farm@quietvalley.org. Come enjoy harvest time on the farm. Learn about heritage crafts and traditional skills such as spinning, weaving, broom making, scrapple making, apple butter making, basket making and candle making. There will also be plenty of folk entertainment, good country food, children’s activities, pumpkin decorating, a quilt raffle, pony rides, horse drawn wagon rides, one room schoolhouse presentations, outdoor brick bake oven and much more. Both the PA 142nd Volunteer Infantry Company G Civil War reenactors and the NJ Frontier Guard who portray French and Indian War soldiers will be encamped on the farm. This event is great fun for all ages. Admission – Adults $10; Ages 3-12 $5. Rain or Shine. http://quietvalley.org/.

(PA) October 11, 2017 NATURE PROGRAM: SENSATIONAL SENSES, 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) October 12, 2017 HOMESCHOOL CLASS: DIRT DON’T HURT, 10:00-11:30, Grades K-3. The Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Avenue SW, Wilmot, Ohio 44689, 330-359-5235. Experiment with soil and get a little dirty! What makes up that stuff that’s under our feet? We’ll learn about soil composition through a variety of experiments. 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) October 12, 2017 HOMESCHOOL CLASS: DIRT DON’T HURT, 12:30-2:00 pm. Grades 4-6. The Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Avenue SW, Wilmot, Ohio 44689, 330-359-5235. Soil scientists see “dirt” in very special ways. Students will learn about soil composition, texture, and other properties and what effect they have on the habitat. 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.

(PA) October 13-14, 2017, HISTORIC GHOST WALKS OF PA, 7 pm-9 pm. Old Mill Village Museum, 5774 SR 848, New Milford, PA 18834, 570-434-2303, waynerf_18820@yahoo.com. Special admission rates: $5.00 ages 6 and up, under age 6 free. Take a spine-tingling nighttime candlelight tour of the Village, while being thrilled by tales of ghosts and hauntings from our area and around the state of PA. Your shivers will not be from the chilly weather! Cider, hot chocolate and donuts provided at the end of the tours. Tours start about every 20 minutes throughout the night. Reservations recommended for all, required for parties of 10 or more. www.oldmillvillage.org.

(PA) October 13, 2017, HOMESCHOOLERS DAY, Old Economy Village, 270 Sixteenth Street, Ambridge, PA 15003, 724-266-4500. 1:30-3:30 pm. Hands-on educational fun for Homeschoolers. Reservations required. Contact David Miller at 724-266-4500, x110 or davmiller@pa.gov

(NJ) October 13, 2017 SPIDER TIE-DYE WORKSHOPS WORKSHOP, 6:30-8pm. Insectropolis, 1761 Route 9, Toms River, NJ 08755, 732-349-7090, info@insectropolis.com. Make your own hand-dyed wearable art with a spider-inspired design. This fun workshop is an opportunity to learn one method of tie-dying.  This tutorial will cover the technique, the materials and tools you need for success and an independent practice session.  Dyes, tools, and t-shirts will be provided.  Bring a smock or wear an old shirt.  Ages 12+ only.  $25 per person/per session.  Registration required by 10/6. www.insectropolis.com.

(NJ) October 14, 2017 SPIDER TIE-DYE WORKSHOPS WORKSHOP, 9:30-11 am. Insectropolis, 1761 Route 9, Toms River, NJ 08755, 732-349-7090, info@insectropolis.com. Make your own hand-dyed wearable art with a spider-inspired design. This fun workshop is an opportunity to learn one method of tie-dying.  This tutorial will cover the technique, the materials and tools you need for success and an independent practice session.  Dyes, tools, and t-shirts will be provided.  Bring a smock or wear an old shirt.  Ages 12+ only.  $25 per person/per session.  Registration required by 10/6. www.insectropolis.com.

(DE) October 14, 2017 SCIENCE SATURDAY: PUMPKIN CATAPULTS, 1-4 p.m. Hagley Museum, 200 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington, DE 19807, (302) 658-2400, AskHagley@hagley.org. The concepts of momentum and energy transfer are introduced and applied to meet the challenge of building a catapult to launch a “pom-kin.” 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.

(CT) October 16, 2017 GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU & I LOVE MY LITTLE STORYBOOK, 10 A.M. Grades PreK to Grade 2. Family Fun Series: Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, Connecticut 06824, 203-254-4010, boxoffice@quickcenter.com. “If you’re searching for a feel-good bedtime book, look no further.” – Publisher’s Weekly. These cherished stories come to life as the acclaimed Mermaid Theatre brings its whimsical puppetry, dreamlike imagery, and original music to these two beloved childhood stories – infusing young audiences with a wonderful sense of security and peace, and providing an effortless introduction to the performing arts and the excitement of reading. Tickets: $10. One complimentary ticket with every 10 purchased! QuickCenter.com.

(PA) October 17, 2017 HOMESCHOOL DAY, National Watch & Clock Museum, 514 Poplar Street, Columbia PA 17512-2130, 717-684-8261, x237, education@nawcc.org. Special programs and activities for homeschoolers. $10 for students (under 6 free). $6 for adults (one free adult per family). Must register by October 10th. Visit nawcc.org.

(PA) October 18, 2017, HOMESCHOOLERS DAY, Old Economy Village, 270 Sixteenth Street, Ambridge, PA 15003, 724-266-4500. 1:30-3:30 pm. Hands-on educational fun for Homeschoolers. Reservations required. Contact David Miller at 724-266-4500, x110 or davmiller@pa.gov.

(PA) October 18, 2017 NATURE PROGRAM: TIME FOR TURTLES, 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.

(NY) October 19, 2017 LEGOLAND® HOMESCHOOL DAY: SPIN THE GEARS, 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) October 19, 2017, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: PROGRAMMING WITH SCRATCH, 10 am – Noon, Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-237-1637 Ages 6 – 8. Combine creativity, math, and computer skills in this introduction to programming. Use the simple language of Scratch to create your own interactive games and animations. 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) October 19, 2017, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: EXPLORING AIR, 10 am – Noon, Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-237-1637 Ages 9-12. How do we travel through the air? Investigate how airplanes work as we carry out experiments using Bernoulli's Principle, and then design, construct, and launch a Pitsco Rocket. 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.

(OH) October 20, 2017, DR. SEUSS'S THE CAT IN THE HAT, 7 PM. Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield, OH 45014, 513-867-5348. Everyone’s favorite cat comes to mischievous life in this theatrical adaptation by TCT on Tour: A Division of the Children's Theatre of Cincinnati of the Dr. Seuss classic. From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat that they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, he is certainly loads of fun. For all ages. Part of the EnterAct series: $10 Adults, $7 Children 12 and under www.fairfield-city.org/CAC.

(SC) October 20-22, 2017, A DAY TO REMEMBER, The Living History Park, 299 W. Spring Grove Avenue, North Augusta, SC, (803) 979-9776, lynn@colonialtimes.us. Watch our colonial past come to life through demonstrations and living exhibits. The event features demonstrations in pottery, weaving and spinning, frontier trading, quilting, blacksmithing, meat curing, gold and silversmithing, candle making, and much more. It is a wonderful and informative event for the entire family. For additional information, visit www.colonialtimes.us.

(NJ) October 20, 2017 ROXEY BALLET'S DRACULA, 7pm. All performances will be held at Canal Studio Theater, 243 North Union Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530. Dracula is the perfect way to spend the Halloween Season. The performance features contemporary choreography, brilliant videography, striking minimalist sets, lavish costumes and world-class artistry. Get ready to experience this scary ballet! For ticket information contact Roxey Ballet, 609-397-7616, info@roxeyballet.org. Parking for the performance is directly in the rear of the building. Visit www.roxeyballet.org for more information.

(SC) October 20, 2017 EDUCATION DAY, 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. It’s living history and perfect for homeschool students. The event is for students 4th grade and up. Reservations are required. For more information, visit www.colonialtimes.us.

(NJ) October 21, 2017 ROXEY BALLET'S DRACULA, 4 pm & 7 pm. All performances will be held at Canal Studio Theater, 243 North Union Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530. Dracula is the perfect way to spend the Halloween Season. The performance features contemporary choreography, brilliant videography, striking minimalist sets, lavish costumes and world-class artistry. Get ready to experience this scary ballet! For ticket information contact Roxey Ballet, 609-397-7616, info@roxeyballet.org. Parking for the performance is directly in the rear of the building. Visit www.roxeyballet.org for more information.

(DE) October 21, 2017, FAMILY SATURDAY: CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Delaware History Museum Mitchell Center for African American Heritage, 505 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801, (302) 655-7161 or deinfo@dehistory.org. For Writers of ALL ages! Join the State of Delaware Poets Laureate, Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Albert Mills, for creative writing exercises focusing on sharing the power of history through the art of poetry. Participants are invited to share their poems in an optional performance at the conclusion. The workshop includes a guided tour of the exhibition, Journey to Freedom. Reservations requested at (302) 655-7161 or deinfo@dehistory.org, Included with admission: Adults: $6.00; Seniors (65+)/Military/Student (with id): $5.00; Children (3-18): $4.00. www.dehistory.org.

(SC) October 21–22, 2017 Colonial Times: A Day to Remember. 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. Held the third weekend in October, this event offers an opportunity to understand what daily life was like for the people who settled our area. In addition to several featured guests, the event features demonstrations in pottery, weaving and spinning, frontier trading, quilting, blacksmithing, meat curing, gold and silversmithing, candle making, and much more. It is a wonderful and informative event for the entire family. Reservations are required. For more information, visit www.colonialtimes.us.

(NJ) October 22, 2017 ROXEY BALLET'S DRACULA, 1 pm & 4 pm. All performances will be held at Canal Studio Theater, 243 North Union Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530. Dracula is the perfect way to spend the Halloween Season. The performance features contemporary choreography, brilliant videography, striking minimalist sets, lavish costumes and world-class artistry. Get ready to experience this scary ballet! For ticket information contact Roxey Ballet, 609-397-7616, info@roxeyballet.org. Parking for the performance is directly in the rear of the building. Visit www.roxeyballet.org for more information.

(GA) October 24- 27, 2017 "BEWARE WHAT YOU ASK OF A FAIRY", School Shows: 9:30 AM, 10:45 AM and 12:15 PM. Performances at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta University, 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904. Weekday School Shows are for children Pre-K through Seventh Grade. School shows are restricted to children, teachers and chaperones. Teachers and class chaperones are free. Students: $5. For more information, contact Storyland Theatre at storylandtheatre@gmail.com or visit www.storylandtheatre.org.

(PA) October 25, 2017 NATURE PROGRAM: HAPPY HOMES, 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.

(PA) October 25, 2017 HOMESCHOOL DAY AT THE READING PUBLIC MUSEUM: FORENSIC SCIENCE 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! www.readingpublicmuseum.org.

(NJ) October 27, 2017 ROXEY BALLET'S DRACULA, 7pm. All performances will be held at Canal Studio Theater, 243 North Union Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530. Dracula is the perfect way to spend the Halloween Season. The performance features contemporary choreography, brilliant videography, striking minimalist sets, lavish costumes and world-class artistry. Get ready to experience this scary ballet! For ticket information contact Roxey Ballet, 609-397-7616, info@roxeyballet.org. Parking for the performance is directly in the rear of the building. Visit www.roxeyballet.org for more information.

(NJ) October 28, 2017 ROXEY BALLET'S DRACULA, 4 pm & 7 pm. All performances will be held at Canal Studio Theater, 243 North Union Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530. Dracula is the perfect way to spend the Halloween Season. The performance features contemporary choreography, brilliant videography, striking minimalist sets, lavish costumes and world-class artistry. Get ready to experience this scary ballet! For ticket information contact Roxey Ballet, 609-397-7616, info@roxeyballet.org. Parking for the performance is directly in the rear of the building. Visit www.roxeyballet.org for more information.

(DE) October 28, 2017 SCIENCE SATURDAY: MAKER DAY, 10 am-4 pm. Hagley Museum, 200 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington, DE 19807, (302) 658-2400, AskHagley@hagley.org. In the Maker Space, you will be tasked to "make" a solution to one of several problems. Local makers will exhibit their projects and answer your questions. This is a drop-in activity, feel free to join the fun at any time from 10 a.m. 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.

(PA) October 28, 2017, HALLOWEEN TRICK-OR-TREAT NIGHT, Old Mill Village Museum, 5774 SR 848, P. O. Box 434, New Milford, PA 18834, 570-434-2303, waynerf_18820@yahoo.com. Special admission rate: $1.00 ages 3 and up. The Village buildings will be open for costumed Trick-or-Treaters to collect sweet treats. Fun activities such as pumpkin decorating (bring your own or purchase one here) and games. www.oldmillvillage.org.

(DE) October 28, 2017, “GOODIES & GOBLINS”, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village, 866 N Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19901, 302-734-1618, assist.damv@verizon.net. Children in costumes will enjoy “Trick or Treating” in our authentic 1890s Village and competing in a costume contest.  Costume contest judging is from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. with winners being announced and prizes awarded at 6:15. This event is sponsored by Kiwanis of Dover. Admission is $1 per person. www.agriculturalmuseum.org.

(SC) October 28, 2017 All Hallowed Eve Ghost Walk & Illusion Show. 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. Take a tour of the ghostly side of the park! We are offering the All Hallowed Eve Ghost Walk & Illusion Show tours again this year. If you enjoy ghostly tales and folklore, this event is for you. Reserve your tickets now for the Spirits of Hallowed Eve dinner. Call Lynn Thompson at lynn@colonialtimes.us or (803)-279-7560 for ticket information. Seating is limited and the tickets go quickly!

(GA) October 28, 2017 "BEWARE WHAT YOU ASK OF A FAIRY", Saturday Family Matinee: 3:00 pm. Performances at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta University, 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904. For more information, contact Storyland Theatre at storylandtheatre@gmail.com or visit their website at www.storylandtheatre.org.

(PA) October 28, 2017, A HALLOWEEN HAUNTING, 270 Sixteenth Street, Ambridge, PA 15003, 724-266-4500. We are pleased to announce our second annual Trick or Treat event here in the Village. Costumed children ages 10 and under will go “door-to-door” on the historic site and trick or treat. Costumed interpreters and guides will greet visitors as they make their way around the site. In addition, there will be other activities and refreshments for everyone. If you’ve been to the Easter Egg hunt and enjoyed it, come out and see us for this Fall family event. If you’ve never been out to see us this is a great time for your first visit.

(NJ) October 29, 2017 ROXEY BALLET'S DRACULA, 1 pm & 4 pm. All performances will be held at Canal Studio Theater, 243 North Union Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530. Dracula is the perfect way to spend the Halloween Season. The performance features contemporary choreography, brilliant videography, striking minimalist sets, lavish costumes and world-class artistry. Get ready to experience this scary ballet! For ticket information contact Roxey Ballet, 609-397-7616, info@roxeyballet.org. Parking for the performance is directly in the rear of the building. Visit www.roxeyballet.org for more information