April 2019

(VA) April 1, 2019, HOMESCHOOL DAY, 9 am-5 pm. James Madison’s Montpelier, 11350 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA 22957, (540) 672-2728 ext. 402, edteam@montpelier.org. Enjoy a day at Montpelier designed especially for homeschooling families. Take a guided hike of our old growth forest. Sign the Constitution. Make a turban or tri-corner hat. Draw your Montpelier. Play colonial games, and much more! Homeschool Day is held rain or shine. In the event of rain, certain activities will be canceled or moved to alternate locations. $10/adult, $5/children, FREE for children under 6, Registration NOT Required. www.montpelier.org.

(FL) April 2, 2019, MUSEUM & ME, 10:30-11:30 am, Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470, 352-291-4455, appletonmuseum@cf.edu. This multisensory program introduces children ages 2–5 to the Appleton. Each session will start with a brief visit to the galleries to examine a work of art, followed by a corresponding art-making activity in the ARTSpace. Children must always have at least one adult with them. Free for Appleton members and children; included with admission fee for adult nonmembers. Advance registration required at AppletonMuseum.org or by contacting Hollis Mutch at 352-291-4455, ext. 1613, or mutchh@cf.edu. http://www.appletonmuseum.org/.

(GA) April 2, 2019, SCHOOL SHOW: “HANSEL AND GRETEL” 9:30 AM, 10:45 AM & 12:15 PM. Storyland Theatre, P.O. Box 14875, Augusta, GA 30919-0875, (706) 736-3455, storylandtheatre@gmail.com. Performances at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre at Augusta University. A musical. Book and Lyrics by Richard Davis, Jr., Music by Susan Burgess. https://www.storylandtheatre.org.

(GA) April 3, 2019, SCHOOL SHOW: “HANSEL AND GRETEL” 9:30 AM, 10:45 AM & 12:15 PM. Storyland Theatre, P.O. Box 14875, Augusta, GA 30919-0875, (706) 736-3455, storylandtheatre@gmail.com. Performances at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre at Augusta University. A musical. Book and Lyrics by Richard Davis, Jr., Music by Susan Burgess. https://www.storylandtheatre.org/

(GA) April 4, 2019, SCHOOL SHOW: “HANSEL AND GRETEL” 9:30 AM, 10:45 AM & 12:15 PM. Storyland Theatre, P.O. Box 14875, Augusta, GA 30919-0875, (706) 736-3455, storylandtheatre@gmail.com. Performances at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre at Augusta University. A musical. Book and Lyrics by Richard Davis, Jr., Music by Susan Burgess. https://www.storylandtheatre.org/

(GA) April 5, 2019, SCHOOL SHOW: “HANSEL AND GRETEL” 9:30 AM, 10:45 AM & 12:15 PM. Storyland Theatre, P.O. Box 14875, Augusta, GA 30919-0875, (706) 736-3455, storylandtheatre@gmail.com. Performances at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre at Augusta University. A musical. Book and Lyrics by Richard Davis, Jr., Music by Susan Burgess. https://www.storylandtheatre.org/

(GA) April 5, 2019, SATURDAY FAMILY MATINEE: “HANSEL AND GRETEL” 3:00 PM. Storyland Theatre, P.O. Box 14875, Augusta, GA 30919-0875, (706) 736-3455, storylandtheatre@gmail.com. Performances at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre at Augusta University. A musical. Book and Lyrics by Richard Davis, Jr., Music by Susan Burgess. https://www.storylandtheatre.org/

(PA) April 6, 2019, OPEN HOUSE & PYSANKY EGG DEMONSTRATION, Isett Heritage Museum, 11941 Stone Creek Ridge Road, Huntingdon PA 16652, isetthmuseum@gmail.com, 814-643-9600. The demonstration will be held at 2 pm. A varied collection of eggs will be on display and museum staff will be available to answer questions. Three methods of producing these beautiful eggs will be presented. Free admission. Visit www.isettheritagemuseum.com for more information.

(TN) April 10, 2019, HOMESCHOOL DAY: SONGWRITING 101, Ages: 6 and up. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203, (615) 416-2001. Schools@countrymusichalloffame.org. Songwriting 101 teaches songwriting fundamentals and reveals the secrets behind the creative process. Working as a group with guidance from a professional songwriter, students write original lyrics and advise on musical components. The program ends with a performance of the newly composed song. Each Homeschool Day program includes a Guided Highlights Tour of the museum galleries and the Country Music Hall of Fame Rotunda. For more information or to schedule, visit countrymusichalloffame.org/homeschool.

(PA) April 10, 2019, HOMESCHOOL DAY: FINE ART FUN, 10a-12p. Reading Public Museum, 500 Museum Road, Reading, PA 19611, 610.-371-5850 x227, coleen.mikucki@readingpublicmuseum.org. From Rembrandt to Warhol, learn about the different types of art that these artists and other created through history. Homeschool Families — Join educators from The Museum for an exciting morning filled with special tours and hands-on projects that the whole family can enjoy! Programs are designed for elementary school age students (younger and older siblings are welcome to participate). Reservations required. Deadline to reserve is one week prior to each program. 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. readingpublicmuseum.org.

(PA) April 11, 2019, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: SPRING INTO SCIENCE, (Ages 5-7), 10 am–Noon. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412.237.3400. Get ready for spring as you explore the changes happening right outside your door. Investigate flowers and trees and dig up the dirt on some of the many different creatures you might find in the garden. Workshop cost: $15 Member, $18 Non-member. Register by Phone at 412-237-3400, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, M-F. Payment is due at the time of registration. http://www.carnegiesciencecenter.org

(PA) April 11, 2019, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: Robot Races, (Ages 8-10), 10 am–Noon. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412.237.3400. These robots are off and racing! Design and build ramps and obstacle courses, then code and program your robot to be the first to cross the finish line. Workshop cost: $15 Member, $18 Non-member. Register by Phone at 412-237-3400, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, M-F. Payment is due at the time of registration. http://www.carnegiesciencecenter.org.

(PA) April 11, 2019, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: Brainy Science, (Ages 11-13), 1–3 pm. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412.237.3400. Investigate the hidden secrets of the human mind. Discover ways to fool your senses, then test your mental powers with brain teasers, ciphers, and codes. Workshop cost: $15 Member, $18 Non-member. Register by Phone at 412-237-3400, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, M-F. Payment is due at the time of registration. http://www.carnegiesciencecenter.org.

(PA) April 11, 2019, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: Science Beats, (Ages 14+), 1–3 pm. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412.237.3400. Uncover the science of sound! Experiment with sound waves, manipulate music, and create electronic instruments using Makey-Makey technology. Workshop cost: $15 Member, $18 Non-member. Register by Phone at 412-237-3400, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, M-F. Payment is due at the time of registration. http://www.carnegiesciencecenter.org.

(NJ) April 13, 2019, BREAKFAST WITH SONNY THE BUNNY, 9 am (doors open at 8 am). iPlay America, 110 Schanck Road, Freehold, NJ, 732-577-8200. While you enjoy a delicious hot breakfast buffet inside of iPlay America, Sonny the Bunny will walk around and visit with guests at their tables. Miss Sheri will be performing live in City Square along with many other performances and activities! The whole family can get in on the fun and dance and sing along! Then, gather the whole family together for a picture with Sonny the Bunny taken by our professional photographer with a free digital download. After breakfast, head into the park for the Colossal Carrot Adventure to hop around the bunny trail to collect eggs filled with treats and prizes as well as raffle prizes! Adult ticket: $24.95 (Ticket includes a reserved seat, breakfast buffet, and a $5 game card for one (1) adult); Child Ticket: $14.95 (Ticket includes a reserved seat, breakfast buffet, one (1) photo with Sonny the Bunny, and a $5 game card for one (1) child); Toddler Ticket: FREE (Under 2 years old are free, but need a ticket to reserve a seat. Ticket includes reserved seat, buffet, and one (1) photo with Sonny the Bunny.) Please note – Guests that wish to sit together must purchase their tickets together. https://www.iplayamerica.com/

(NJ) April 13, 2019, SONNY THE BUNNY SIXTH ANNUAL CARROT ADVENTURE! 10AM – 12PM. iPlay America, 110 Schanck Road, Freehold, NJ, 732-577-8200. Sonny the Bunny is back for the sixth annual Carrot Adventure! There will be free pictures with Sonny the Bunny, a bunny trail you can hop along to collect eggs filled with treats and prizes, in park entertainment, and free raffle! Prizes include: grand prize of an iPlay America Birthday Party for the kids and a 1 Carat Diamond Jewelry for the adults! Free Event: Register Now! (Deadline to Register is April 11, 2019) https://www.iplayamerica.com/

(FL) April 13, 2019, AppleTEENS: MOSAIC MIRROR, 1-3 pm, Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470, 352-291-4455, appletonmuseum@cf.edu. This program is for the tweens and teens, featuring age-appropriate art projects for ages 12+ across a variety of themes and mediums. All materials are included. Enrollment is taken on a first-come, first-served basis. To guarantee a place in classes or workshops, payment must be made in full at the time of registration. Appleton members: $25 per workshop; Non—members, $30 per workshop. http://www.appletonmuseum.org/.

(TN) April 13, 2019 – 10:00am, COMMUNITY POP-UP: MUSICAL PETTING ZOO AT KIDSVILLE HONEY BUNNY FESTIVAL. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, (615) 416-2001, Schools@countrymusichalloffame.org. Bang a drum, strum an autoharp, and pick a banjo at Kidsville Honey Bunny Festival, a fun-filled day of outdoor activities. Our Musical Petting Zoo offers budding musicians a chance to try new and familiar instruments. Instructors will be on site to offer guidance. The Parthenon in Centennial Park, 2500 West End Avenue, Nashville, 37203. All ages. Free for families of children ages twelve and younger. Visit CountryMusicHallofFame.org/Education.

(CT) April 15-19, 2019, APRIL VACATION WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS, 9AM to 4PM. Ages: 6-12. Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Sreet, Essex, CT 06426, (860) 767-8269, sburns@ctrivermuseum.org. The Museum’s education department offers five days of fun and educational workshops for kids ages 6-12 over the April vacation week. Each day is a different theme and will be filled with fun, engaging activities in the Museum and outside around Essex. Themes include: Poetry and Art (Monday), Maritime Madness (Tuesday), Create a Museum (Wednesday), Mud and Dirt (Thursday), Spring is in the Air (Friday). Register for one day or the whole series. Registration forms online or for mail-in registration forms, contact Suzanne Burns at camp@ctrivermuseum.org. Rates: $45 (daily) or $205 (weekly) for members; $50 (daily) or $230 (weekly) for non-members. ctrivermuseum.org.

(PA) April 17, 2019, HOMESCHOOL HAPPENINGS, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Education Building, 1700 Hawk Mountain Rd, Kempton, PA 19529, 610-756-6961, info@hawkmountain.org. Homeschooled students are invited to join us on the Mountain monthly for experiential learning! Topics will focus on phenology of the Appalachian forest ecosystem. Programs are designed for K-12 students and are filled with hands-on learning activities both inside and outdoors. Cost: $15 Members, $20 Non-Members. Price covers 1 parent and 1 child. For more information or to register, contact info@hawkmountain.org or visit www.hawkmountain.org.

(FL) April 17, 2019, HALF-DAY HAPPENINGS, 1:30-3:00 pm, Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470, 352-291-4455, appletonmuseum@cf.edu. Half-day Happenings are a perfect way to discover the Appleton! Pick up an activity sheet at the front desk, enjoy the exhibitions, then visit the ARTSpace for a fun, art-making experience. Free for Appleton members and children; included with admission fee for adult nonmembers. http://www.appletonmuseum.org/.

(FL) April 17-May 1, 2019, ART EXPLORATIONS SESSION 5: PAINTING (THREE WEEKS), 3:30–5 pm. Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470, 352-291-4455, appletonmuseum@cf.edu. Art Explorations are six-week classes for ages 7–12, each focusing on a different medium. Choose the session of your choice, then the day that fits your schedule. All materials are included. Appleton Members: $80 ea. Sessions 1–4; $40 Session 5 or bundle all five sessions for $320. Nonmembers: $100 ea. Sessions 1–4; $50 Session 5. http://www.appletonmuseum.org/.

(OH) April 19, 2019, ZOAR PRETZEL DAY, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Historic Zoar, 198 Main Street, Zoar, Ohio 44697, 330-874-3011, 1-800-262-6195, zoarinfo@historiczoarvillage.com. The Zoar Separatists always made pretzels on Good Friday as a religious tradition. Join us for a fun and flavor-filled day that includes a demonstration on making original Zoar pretzels given by a Zoar descendant, kids activities, museum tours, and a sneak preview of the new art exhibit at the Bimeler House, “Sense of Zoar.” This unique exhibit pairs scents with paintings of various locations in Zoar to give viewers a better sense of life in 19th century Zoar Village. Visit www.historiczoarvillage.com or call 330-874-3011 for more information.

(VA) April 20, 2019, ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Stratford Hall Plantation, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, Virginia, Jbachman@stratfordhall.org, 804-493-1972. Attention families of the Northern Neck! The Easter Bunny will make his annual appearance at Stratford Hall on Saturday, April 20, for our popular free Easter Egg Hunt! Sponsored and organized by the local #32 Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) of the Northern Neck, the Hunt will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m. Children will be grouped by age from 2 (accompanied by parents) to 12. A special prize awaits those who find a “golden egg.” Make sure to bring a basket or other container to hunt with. Think beyond egg salad at this event, and plan to enjoy hot dogs, cupcakes, and drinks. Admission to the Stratford Hall grounds, the Easter Egg Hunt, and refreshments are free to the public! Plan to arrive on the Stratford Oval between 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. See you on April 20! For more information, contact Jon Bachman at 804-493-1972 or Jbachman@stratfordhall.org. Free program. https://www.stratfordhall.org/

(FL) April 20-May 4, 2019, ART EXPLORATIONS SESSION 5: PAINTING (THREE WEEKS), 10:30 am-noon. Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470, 352-291-4455, appletonmuseum@cf.edu. Art Explorations are six-week classes for ages 7–12, each focusing on a different medium. Choose the session of your choice, then the day that fits your schedule. All materials are included. Appleton Members: $80 ea. Sessions 1–4; $40 Session 5 or bundle all five sessions for $320. Nonmembers: $100 ea. Sessions 1–4; $50 Session 5. (no class during Thanksgiving Break) http://www.appletonmuseum.org/

(FL) April 20, 2019, MAGICAL NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470, 352-291-4455, appletonmuseum@cf.edu. Join us for a Magical Night at the Museum, A special event for families that supports our education programs and scholarship fund. Embark on an enchanting adventure around the Appleton that includes unicorn carriage rides, artwork that will come to life, a magician, mermaids and more! Make your way to the ARTSpace for art activities for the whole family. Kids are encouraged to come in costume. Light refreshments will be served in the café. This event is appropriate for ages 4 and up. Details and advance ticket sales will be available at AppletonMuseum.org. For questions, contact AppletonMuseum@cf.edu. http://www.appletonmuseum.org/.

(TN) April 20, 2019, FAMILY PROGRAM: BRUSHSTROKES AND EGG YOLKS: DIY EGG TEMPERA PAINT, 1:00pm. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203, Schools@countrymusichalloffame.org, (615) 416-2001. Thomas Hart Benton, painter of The Sources of Country Music in the museum’s Rotunda, made his own paints using egg yolks, water, and powdered pigments. In fact, when he received his first mural commission, in 1931, he was so thrilled that he asked to be paid each day in egg yolks. Explore the fun science behind making paints in the tradition of Benton and artists dating back to the European Renaissance. Participants will make their own egg tempera paint to take home. All ages. Instructors will provide guidance. Taylor Swift Education Center. Admission is included with Museum ticket* or Museum membership. * Tennessee children ages 18 and under from Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson counties receive free museum admission as part of Community Counts: Museum Admission Program for Locals. Up to two accompanying adults receive 25 percent off admission. Proof of residency required. Visit CountryMusicHallofFame.org/Education.

(PA) April 24, 2019, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: SPRING INTO SCIENCE, (Ages 5-7), 10 am–Noon. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412.237.3400. Get ready for spring as you explore the changes happening right outside your door. Investigate flowers and trees and dig up the dirt on some of the many different creatures you might find in the garden. Workshop cost: $15 Member, $18 Non-member. Register by Phone at 412-237-3400, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, M-F. Payment is due at the time of registration. http://www.carnegiesciencecenter.org

(PA) April 24, 2019, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: Robot Races, (Ages 8-10), 10 am–Noon. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412.237.3400. These robots are off and racing! Design and build ramps and obstacle courses, then code and program your robot to be the first to cross the finish line. Workshop cost: $15 Member, $18 Non-member. Register by Phone at 412-237-3400, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, M-F. Payment is due at the time of registration. http://www.carnegiesciencecenter.org.

(PA) April 24, 2019, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: Brainy Science, (Ages 11-13), 1–3 pm. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412.237.3400. Investigate the hidden secrets of the human mind. Discover ways to fool your senses, then test your mental powers with brain teasers, ciphers, and codes. Workshop cost: $15 Member, $18 Non-member. Register by Phone at 412-237-3400, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, M-F. Payment is due at the time of registration. http://www.carnegiesciencecenter.org

(PA) April 24, 2019, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: Science Beats, (Ages 14+), 1–3 pm. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412.237.3400. Uncover the science of sound! Experiment with sound waves, manipulate music, and create electronic instruments using Makey-Makey technology. Workshop cost: $15 Member, $18 Non-member. Register by Phone at 412-237-3400, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, M-F. Payment is due at the time of registration. http://www.carnegiesciencecenter.org.

(OH) April 26, 2019, SPRING HOMESCHOOL DAY, 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Historic Zoar, 198 Main St, Zoar, OH 44697, 330-874-3011, 1-800-262-6195, zoarinfo@historiczoarvillage.com. Students learn how the Zoar Separatists prepared for spring through hands-on activities that include soap making, butter churning and blacksmithing. Reservations required. 10 am to 4 pm $5/student and $7/adult. One free adult admission per group. No refunds will be issued. Deadline for registration is April 19. Admission prices will raise after registration. Visit www.historiczoarvillage.com or call 330-874-3011 for more information.

(TN) April 27, 2019, COMMUNITY POP-UP: MUSICAL PETTING ZOO AT MONTGOMERY BELL ACADEMY, 11:00 am. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, (615) 416-2001, Schools@countrymusichalloffame.org. Bang a drum, strum an autoharp, and pick a banjo! Our Musical Petting Zoo offers budding musicians a chance to try new and familiar instruments. Instructors will be on site to offer guidance. This program is offered in conjunction with Montgomery Bell Academy’s Music and Arts Festival, ENDADA. Takes place at Montgomery Bell Academy, 4001 Harding Pike, Nashville, Tennessee, 37205. All ages. Free. Visit CountryMusicHallofFame.org/Education.

(NJ) April 28, 2019, TUTUS AND TIARAS: THE CLASSICAL BALLET SERIES, 1:00 PM. Roxey Ballet, Canal Studios, 243 North Union Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530, info@roxeyballet.com. Does your little one dance around the house? Join Roxey Ballet for Tutus & Tiaras, featuring music and dance specifically designed to introduce young children to ballet through storytelling. Young, aspiring dancers will hear a story read by a dancer, learn how dancers tell stories with pantomime, have the opportunity to see and touch the dancers’ costumes and pointe shoes, watch the professional dancers rehearse for the upcoming production of Cinderella, and create a small souvenir to take home. Child: $15 in advance; $20 at the Door. For additional information and tickets, visit http://www.roxeyballet.com/.