DECEMBER 2019

(PA) December 5, 2019, HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM ON COMMUNITY HELPERS: ENGINEERS, 1pm, grade levels 2-8. The Lancaster Science Factory, 454 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17602, (717) 509-6363, info@TLSF.org. From roads, to buildings, to your own refrigerator, engineers’ creations are everywhere! In this lesson, students will learn how the forces of physics affect buildings, test their arch-building skills, and work together to build a city. Cost: $15. For questions regarding the registration process or payment, please contact Amanda Bakay at abakay@tlsf.org. For more information, visit https://www.lancastersciencefactory.org/homeschool/.

(SC) December 7, 2019, CHRISTMAS FOR THE BIRDS, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Living History Park, Olde Towne Preservation Association, 299 W. Spring Grove Avenue in North Augusta SC 29841. Please join us at the Living History Park as we remember the birds at Christmas time. We will host a party on Saturday the 7th of December from 10 am to 2 pm to create decorations for the birds to eat throughout the winter! Please bring apples, oranges, peanut butter for the birds and food for our 4-legged friends (dog and cats) to be given to the local pet adoptions centers. Or just bring yourself and the children to share the joy of creating and giving gifts at Christmas. Cider and cookies will be served, and story time will be held at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, and 1:30. Lots of fun and food for all! For more information contact Lynn Thompson at (803) 279-7560 or lynn@colonialtimes.us or visit www.Colonialtimes.us. Admission: Free

(MD) December 7, 2019, WINTER’S EVE, National Colonial Farm, Accokeek Foundation, 3400 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek, MD 20607, 301.283.2113, info@accokeek.org. Celebrate the season at the Accokeek Foundation’s annual Winter’s Eve celebration! Tour the National Colonial Farm by candlelight while its halls are decked for the holidays, listen to caroling around the bon fire and enjoy roast-your- own chestnuts. Visit the crafting tent to create earth-friendly holiday gifts and make a wreath from farm-fresh greenery. Warm up with a trip to the hot cocoa bar, and don’t forget to stop by the Visitor Center to shop National Colonial Farm souvenirs and one-of-a kind gifts from local artists. Free general admission; some activities ticketed. Tickets cost $1/piece and can be purchased at the door. https://accokeekfoundation.org/

(OH) December 7-8, 2019, CHRISTMAS IN ZOAR, 11:00 am-4:00 pm. Historic Zoar, 198 Main Street, Zoar, Ohio 44697, 330-874-3011, 1-800-262-6195, zoarinfo@historiczoarvillage.com. Experience all the joy and cheer of the season during Christmas in Zoar. On Saturday, December 7, and Sunday, December 8, enjoy musical entertainment, a juried craft show, tour the village, and more. While in Zoar, makes sure to visit Belsnickle, Santa, and Kristkind, and take a horse-drawn wagon ride around the village. On Saturday evening, attend a candlelight church service at the Historic Zoar Meeting House (Zoar United Church of Christ), followed by a tree lighting ceremony in the Historic Zoar Garden. Hours are Saturday, December 7 from 11 a.m.- 7 p.m., and Sunday, December 2 from 10:30 – 4 p.m. Visit www.historiczoarvillage.com or call 330-874-3011 for more information.

(PA) December 7-8, 2019, 29th ANNUAL OLD TIME CHRISTMAS, 3:00pm to 7:00pm. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg PA 18360, 570-992-6161, farm@quietvalley.org. More than any other holiday, Christmas celebrations center on the traditions of our families and our heritage. Begin a new tradition with your family this year with a visit to Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, where the Christmas customs of the past are brought to life. From the softly glowing lantern light of the 19th century farm to complimentary hot chocolate and cookies, Old Time Christmas is sure to become a favorite holiday pastime for many years to come. Enjoy a “Victorian family” preparing for an 1890s holiday and the live barnyard Nativity, listen to the story of an early 1800s farm life experience, sing along with the schoolhouse carolers, shiver in anticipation as the PA German folk character, the Belschnikel, comes calling in the farmhouse’s cellar kitchen, and finish your visit at a holiday gift shop abounding with hand crafted treasures for sale. Open to the Public. Small groups go continuously every 15 minutes. The last tour starts at 7:00pm. The total time of your visit will be about an hour and a half to two hours. Admission: Adults $10, Ages (3-12) $5. Please call 570-992-6161 for Group Reservations. Visit http://quietvalley.org/.

(PA) December 11, 2019, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: WHAT’S THE MATTER? 10 am–noon. Ages 5-7. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-237-3400. Uncover the importance of the three states of matter as you experiment with solids, liquids, and gases, and all of the transitions between them. Workshop cost: $15 Member / $18 Nonmember. Register by phone: 412-237-3400, 8:30 am-4:30 pm (Monday-Friday). For more information, visit http://carnegiesciencecenter.org/programs/homeschool/.

(PA) December 11, 2019, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: SCIENCE IS FOR THE BIRDS, 10 am–noon. Ages 8-10. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-237-3400. Explore the unique properties of birds as you dissect an owl pellet, test out the strength of bird bones, and investigate beak shapes. Workshop cost: $15 Member / $18 Nonmember. Register by phone: 412-237-3400, 8:30 am-4:30 pm (Monday-Friday). For more information, visit http://carnegiesciencecenter.org/programs/homeschool/.

(PA) December 11, 2019, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: SHORT CIRCUIT, 1–3 pm. Ages 11-13. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-237-3400. Go beyond simple circuits as you test an electromagnet, make a paper plate speaker, and create light-up projects. Workshop cost: $15 Member / $18 Nonmember. Register by phone: 412-237-3400, 8:30 am-4:30 pm (Monday-Friday). For more information, visit http://carnegiesciencecenter.org/programs/homeschool/.

(PA) December 14-15, 2019, 29th ANNUAL OLD TIME CHRISTMAS, 3:00pm to 7:00pm. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg PA 18360, 570-992-6161, farm@quietvalley.org. More than any other holiday, Christmas celebrations center on the traditions of our families and our heritage. Begin a new tradition with your family this year with a visit to Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, where the Christmas customs of the past are brought to life. From the softly glowing lantern light of the 19th century farm to complimentary hot chocolate and cookies, Old Time Christmas is sure to become a favorite holiday pastime for many years to come. Enjoy a “Victorian family” preparing for an 1890s holiday and the live barnyard Nativity, listen to the story of an early 1800s farm life experience, sing along with the schoolhouse carolers, shiver in anticipation as the PA German folk character, the Belschnikel, comes calling in the farmhouse’s cellar kitchen, and finish your visit at a holiday gift shop abounding with hand crafted treasures for sale. Open to the Public. Small groups go continuously every 15 minutes. The last tour starts at 7:00pm. The total time of your visit will be about an hour and a half to two hours. Admission: Adults $10, Ages (3-12) $5. Please call 570-992-6161 for Group Reservations. Visit http://quietvalley.org/.

(KY) December 17, 2019, THE BROWN-FORMAN NUTCRACKER, 11:00 am-12:15 pm. Performance at Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202. Delight in excerpts from both acts of this holiday classic and follow Marie’s journey through the Land of Sweets as she meets the Nutcracker Prince, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and the Rat King! By day, he’s an ordinary nutcracker. By night, he’s an exemplary soldier, fighting against the Rat King and his minions. Then, after midnight, he’s a charming prince who escorts the young Marie to the Land of Snow and the Land of Sweets. He’s also a terrific dancer. Suffice it to say, he’s a complicated, multi-dimensional character who your whole family will fall in love with. All student tickets are $10, with one FREE chaperone ticket provided per 10 student tickets. Additional adult tickets are available for $20 each. Payment for student matinees is due three weeks prior to the performance. Cancellations may be made until 30 days prior to the performance. After this deadline, field trip reservations become a final sale. To reserve a spot, fill out our online form at https://www.louisvilleballet.org/community-engagement/student-matinees/. Do you have questions about our Student Matinees? Send us an email at outreach@louisvilleballet.org or give us a call at (502) 583-3150 x251! Don’t miss this Louisville classic: The Brown-Forman Nutcracker.

(PA) December 18, 2019, HOMESCHOOL HAPPENINGS, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Visitor Center, 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.

(PA) December 18, 2010, HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM: SPACE INVESTIGATIONS, 10 am-noon, Reading Public Museum, 500 Museum Road, Reading, PA 19611, 610-371-5850. 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 24 hours before the event. Please contact Coleen Mikucki at coleen.mikucki@readingpublicmuseum.org or call 610.371.5850 x227. 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 https://www.readingpublicmuseum.org/homeschool-days.

(PA) December 19, 2019, HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM: CULINARY ARTS, 1pm, grade levels 2-8. The Lancaster Science Factory, 454 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17602, (717) 509-6363, info@TLSF.org. Cooking and baking are chemistry, math, and experimentation – it’s STEM! Learn about measurements and conversions and then make some edible science to celebrate the final lesson of the season! Cost: $15. For questions regarding the registration process or payment, please contact Amanda Bakay at abakay@tlsf.org. For more information, visit https://www.lancastersciencefactory.org/homeschool/.

(PA) December 19, 2019, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: WHAT’S THE MATTER? 10 am–noon. Ages 5-7. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-237-3400. Uncover the importance of the three states of matter as you experiment with solids, liquids, and gases, and all of the transitions between them. Workshop cost: $15 Member / $18 Nonmember. Register by phone: 412-237-3400, 8:30 am-4:30 pm (Monday-Friday). For more information, visit http://carnegiesciencecenter.org/programs/homeschool/.

(PA) December 19, 2019, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: SCIENCE IS FOR THE BIRDS, 10 am–noon. Ages 8-10. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-237-3400. Explore the unique properties of birds as you dissect an owl pellet, test out the strength of bird bones, and investigate beak shapes. Workshop cost: $15 Member / $18 Nonmember. Register by phone: 412-237-3400, 8:30 am-4:30 pm (Monday-Friday). For more information, visit http://carnegiesciencecenter.org/programs/homeschool/.

(PA) December 19, 2019, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: ROBOT ACADEMY, 1–3 pm. Ages 14+. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-237-3400. Try your hand at programming educational robots Root and Sphero as you practice using sensors, building code, and completing challenges. Workshop cost: $15 Member / $18 Nonmember. Register by phone: 412-237-3400, 8:30 am-4:30 pm (Monday-Friday). For more information, visit http://carnegiesciencecenter.org/programs/homeschool/.

(KY) December 19, 2019, THE BROWN-FORMAN NUTCRACKER, 11:00 am-12:15 pm. Performance at Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202. Delight in excerpts from both acts of this holiday classic and follow Marie’s journey through the Land of Sweets as she meets the Nutcracker Prince, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and the Rat King! By day, he’s an ordinary nutcracker. By night, he’s an exemplary soldier, fighting against the Rat King and his minions. Then, after midnight, he’s a charming prince who escorts the young Marie to the Land of Snow and the Land of Sweets. He’s also a terrific dancer. Suffice it to say, he’s a complicated, multi-dimensional character who your whole family will fall in love with. All student tickets are $10, with one FREE chaperone ticket provided per 10 student tickets. Additional adult tickets are available for $20 each. Payment for student matinees is due three weeks prior to the performance. Cancellations may be made until 30 days prior to the performance. After this deadline, field trip reservations become a final sale. To reserve a spot, fill out our online form at https://www.louisvilleballet.org/community-engagement/student-matinees/. Do you have questions about our Student Matinees? Send us an email at outreach@louisvilleballet.org or give us a call at (502) 583-3150 x251! Don’t miss this Louisville classic, The Brown-Forman Nutcracker.

 

 

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