JULY 2024

(OH) First Saturday Every Month,  DO THE MU, 12:00–2:00 pm, All ages. Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way East, Massillon, Ohio 44646, 330.833.4061, info@MassillonMuseum.org. Intergenerational creative drop-in workshop. A new craft every month. All supplies included. Accessible. No preregistration necessary.  Free. Free parking.  MassillonMuseum.org.

(CT) May through October, NATHAN HALE HOMESTEAD MUSEUM TOURS, Fridays & Saturday, 12 – 4 pm; Sunday, 10 am – 2 pm All welcome. Nathan Hale Homestead, 2299 South Street, Coventry, CT 06238,  (860) 742-6917, hale@ctlandmarks.org. At the Nathan Hale Homestead, it is 1776, and a war for independence is underway. Learn how members of the Hale family supported the war effort by gathering supplies, helping their neighbors, and serving in the Continental Army. Nathan Hale, Connecticut’s State Hero, was born on the property in 1755. He was recruited as one of America’s earliest spies but was caught and hanged by the British in September 1776. In the early 20th century, historic preservationist George Dudley Seymour purchased the home from a family still farming the property and restored it to honor Nathan Hale’s story. Tours on the hour; last tour departs one hour before closing. The Hale Homestead grounds are open year-round from dawn to dusk. FREE-$15. https://ctlandmarks.org/properties/nathan-hale-homestead/.

(CT) June-October,  COVENTRY FARMERS’ MARKET, every Sunday from 10 am–1 pm, All welcome. Nathan Hale Homestead, 2299 South Street, Coventry, CT 06238, (860) 742-6917. Home-grown heroes and local produce, too! The Coventry Farmers Market     on the Nathan Hale Homestead grounds is an experience not to be missed. This market carries the tradition of being the largest farmers’ market in Connecticut, featuring some of the best of CT-grown, CT-made products around at one of the most unspoiled countryside settings in the state. Each week, the staff of the Homestead hosts family-friendly programs including 18th–century games, hearth cooking, cheese-making, woodworking, and so much more. The market runs from 10 am–1 pm, and the Nathan Hale Homestead is open from 10 am–2 pm on Sundays. Tours of the museum’s interiors are available for regular admission fees. Feel free to stop into the Museum Shop to continue your shopping adventure! Cost of Event: FREE admission to the grounds; fees apply for some programs. Admission to the Nathan Hale Homestead is by regular admission and is not included in the Farmers’ Market program. https://ctlandmarks.org/market/.

(SC) Ongoing, HOMESCHOOL IN THE PARKS, Ages: 7-12. Charleston County Parks, 843-795-4386, customerservice@ccprc.com. Cost: $7. Charleston County Parks hosts various events for homeschool groups in our parks throughout the year! From the marsh to the oceans, the outdoors serves as our classroom and make for great homeschool field trips during science lessons. https://ccprc.com/.

(MD) Ongoing: First Friday of Month, OLD JAIL MUSEUM: EXTENDED HOURS DURING LEONARDTOWN FIRST FRIDAYS, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., The Old Jail Museum, 41625 Court House Drive, Leonardtown, MD 20650. The Old Jail Museum, a well-known landmark in the heart of Leonardtown and one of the four museums and historic sites overseen by the St. Mary’s County Government’s Museum Division, will be open to the public for extended hours on Leonardtown First Fridays. Staff will be on-hand to showcase the Old Jail and its interesting story. A special exhibit regarding Benjamin Hance, a young African American man who was held at the Old Jail in 1887 and later killed by a local mob, will be on display. Hance is the only documented lynching victim recorded in St. Mary’s County. The museum’s regular daily hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is FREE to all ages. For more information about the Old Jail Museum, special hours, contact information, updates and much more, please visit Facebook.com/TheOldJailMuseum.

(NY) July 1, 2024-August 23, 2024, P.L.A.Y. ALL DAY,  9AM-4PM. Ages 5-6. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY 12720, 845-583-2000, Education@BethelWoodsCenter.org. Imaginations will be hard at work in this interactive and rewarding introduction to the creative process. Each weeklong session will include daily outdoor explorations of our historic grounds, art-based projects that experiment with different mediums and techniques, storytelling, social play, and lots of fun! Cost: $275/session & $260/session (Member). https://www.bethelwoodscenter.org/events/detail/play-all-day-56.

(NY) July 1,– August 23, 2024, P.L.A.Y. ALL DAY, (M-F), Ages 7-9, 9AM – 4PM. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY 12720, 845-583-2000, Education@BethelWoodsCenter.org. P.L.A.Y. programming for this age group is themed weekly to focus on cumulative skill building in various arts including music, fine arts, storytelling, and theater. Participants will engage with our talented teaching artists to increase their foundational skills in the arts through the creation of individual and collaborative projects, engage with Bethel Woods legacy location on daily walks on the campus or through the Museum, all while team building and socializing with their peers in a fun, casual environment. Cost: $275/session & $260/session (Member). https://www.bethelwoodscenter.org/events/detail/play-all-day-56.

(NY) July 1-12, 2024, P.L.A.Y. ROCK CAMP, (M-F),  9AM – 4PM, Ages 10-15. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY 12720, 845-583-2000, Education@BethelWoodsCenter.org. In this two-week program, participants delve into the rich history of rock music, exploring its rhythms and the influential musicians who shaped the iconic rock songs and cultural landscape of the 1960s. Focusing on classic rock instruments and styles, young musicians will collaborate both individually and in groups under the guidance of experienced musicians and instructors to form the ultimate rock ensemble. Students will undergo an initial intake assessment and be further evaluated by instructors to determine their skill level and placement in either the beginner, intermediate, or advanced sections of the camp, where they’ll have the opportunity to learn, grow and perform alongside their peers of similar proficiency. The program culminates in an electrifying performance featuring a mix of original compositions and classic rock covers. Cost: $500/session  & $460/session (Member). https://www.bethelwoodscenter.org/events/detail/play-all-day-56.

(KY) July 4, 2024, THE STEPHEN FOSTER STORY – SURROUNDING COUNTIES DISCOUNT NIGHT, Pre-show activities 6:30pm (EST). Show begins at 8pm (EST). All Ages, The Stephen Foster Story, 411 E. Stephen Foster Avenue, KY 40004, (502) 348-5971, info@stephenfoster.com. Come celebrate July 4th and Stephen Foster’s birthday with fun pre-show activities, intermission cupcakes and fireworks display directly after the show. The music of Stephen Foster Story is a 2-hour long dramatic stage musical. The show is set in the mid-19th century and follows America’s first great composer Stephen Foster as he paves the road for future songwriters through love, heartache, and struggles of the time. Tickets Prices – Adult $31 Child $19/$13. https://stephenfoster.com.

(KY) July 5, 2024, THE STEPHEN FOSTER STORY, All ages. Show begins at 8pm (EST). The Stephen Foster Story, 411 E. Stephen Foster Avenue, Bardstown, KY 40004, (502) 348-5971, info@stephenfoster.com. The music of Stephen Foster Story is a 2-hour long dramatic stage musical. The show is set in the mid-19th century and follows America’s first great composer Stephen Foster as he paves the road for future songwriters through love, heartache, and struggles of the time. Tickets Prices – Adult $31 Child $19/$13.  https://stephenfoster.com

(MD) July 6, 2024, DRAYDEN AFRICAN AMERICAN SCHOOLHOUSE FREE OPEN HOUSE, 11 am to 2 pm, 18287 Cherryfield Road, Drayden, MD 20630, (301) 994-1471, smmuseumdivision@gmail.com.  The Drayden African American Schoolhouse is one of the nation’s best-preserved one-room African American schoolhouses, and its story represents a significant part of St. Mary’s County’s African American history. Visitors are invited to learn more about the restored schoolhouse, its rich history and importance to education in St. Mary’s County. Hear the real stories about how African American students learned in this school up until the mid-20th century. All ages are welcome, and admission is free. Facebook.com/DraydenSchool.

(CT) July 6, 2024, FLAG FIELD FOR HEROES OPENING CEREMONY, 10:00 am – 11:30 am, ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­All welcome. Nathan Hale Homestead, 2299 South Street, Coventry, CT 06238, (860) 742-6917, hale@ctlandmarks.org. Where better to honor those who have served our country than the birthplace of our Connecticut State Hero? In partnership with the Coventry Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Coventry American Legion. Patrons can purchase an American flag in honor of a military service member, veteran, or hero. Each flag will be fitted with a tag listing the honoree’s name, branch of service, and period of service. Flags will be on display from dawn to dusk until July 27, in front of the home that sent six sons to fight in the American Revolution. The Opening Ceremony will include patriotic poem readings, fife and drum music, and brief words from some of our veterans. Free, donations welcome. https://ctlandmarks.org/event/flag-field-for-heroes-opening-ceremony-3/.

(CT) July 6-27, 2024. FLAG FIELD FOR HEROES, begins at12:00 pm, ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­All welcome. Nathan Hale Homestead, 2299 South Street, Coventry, CT 06238, (860) 742-6917, hale@ctlandmarks.org. Where better to honor those who have served our country than the birthplace of our Connecticut State Hero? In partnership with the Coventry Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Coventry American Legion. Patrons can purchase an American flag in honor of a military service member, veteran, or hero. Each flag will be fitted with a tag listing the honoree’s name, branch of service, and period of service. Flags will be on display from dawn to dusk until July 27, in front of the home that sent six sons to fight in the American Revolution. Cost of Event: $10. https://ctlandmarks.org/event/flag-field/.

(KY) July 6, 2024, THE STEPHEN FOSTER STORY, All ages. Show begins at 8pm (EST). The Stephen Foster Story, 411 E. Stephen Foster Avenue, Bardstown, KY 40004, (502) 348-5971, info@stephenfoster.com. The music of Stephen Foster Story is a 2-hour long dramatic stage musical. The show is set in the mid-19th century and follows America’s first great composer Stephen Foster as he paves the road for future songwriters through love, heartache, and struggles of the time. Tickets Prices – Adult $31 Child $19/$13.  https://stephenfoster.com.

(PA) July 8 – July 12, 2024, PSU NITTANY CUB SUMMER CAMPS, Penn State Scranton, 120 Ridge View Drive, Dunmore, PA 18512, has a wide variety of fun-filled summer camps for youth and teens to attend during the summer months. Youth campers explore interests while engaging in projects, crafts and events that provide subtle education in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Contact us about Summer Camps at the Scranton campusFor information or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact us at 570-963-2600 or email scrantonoutreach@psu.edu.

(PA) July 8-9, 2024, WORLD’S FAIR WEEKEND, All ages. National Museum of Industrial History, 602 East Second Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015, 610-694-6644, info@nmih.org. Travel back in time and celebrate the engineering, industry, and culture of Philadelphia’s 1876 Centennial International Exhibition. Enjoy machinery demonstrations, pop-up exhibits, Victorian games, family activities, music and food! Full schedule on the website at nmih.org/events/wfw24. Highlights to include: Guest Lecture on the 1964 Debut of the Ford Mustang at the New York World’s Fair with Jeff Bliemeister, Executive Director of America’s Transportation Experience, the AACA Museum, Inc at Hershey; Historical Reenactment of President Ulysses S. Grant’s remarks during the Fair’s opening ceremony & performance by the Antebellum Marine Band; Historic Phonograph demonstrations with Aaron Loyack; Victorian Era Toys Display with Bob Swaim; Pop-up Exhibit with Sigal Museum; Pop-up Exhibit with Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles; Travel & the World’s Fairs Display with Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites and Tastes of the Centennial sampling station. Included with museum admission; Kids 12 and under free on Sunday. https://www.nmih.org.

(PA) July 8-12, 2024, ANNUAL SUMMER SCIENCE TRAINING PROGRAM (SSTP), 9 am to 4 pm, open to students entering grades 8 through grade 12 in the fall of 2024. Millersville University College of Science and Technology, Caputo Hall, Millersville University, P.O. Box 1002, Millersville, PA 17551 – 0302, 717-871-4292, sstp@millersville.edu. Each week consists of five days of exciting and unique workshop experiences. Students will engage in two workshops each day using fully equipped labs and classroom facilities in Millersville University’s Science and Technology complex. Workshops will be taught for different age groups, with each consisting of 10 topics that fall under the STEM umbrella. SSTP provides participants with learning opportunities that are not typically available at the pre-college level. The program covers a wide range of academic disciplines with a focus on intensive student-teacher interaction, advanced learning, research and problem-solving. Students can register for a session that is appropriate for their skill level, based on their grade as of fall 2024. Students entering 8th or 9th grade are encouraged to register for Session 1, while students entering 10th – 12th grades are encouraged to register for Session 2. Registration is $250 per student and will cover supplies and instructional costs. The deadline to register is June 20 for Session 1 and July 5 for Session 2, or when sessions reach 24 participants. For more information or to register, visit the SSTP website at https://www.millersville.edu/sstp/index.php.

(MD( July 9, 10, 11, 2024. Art Kids: Painting: Seascapes, 12 pm to 3 pm, ages 7 to 17. St. Clement’s Island Museum. This year’s theme is “Explore Sunken Ships and Sea Creatures with Pencils and Paint.” The 2024 Young artists are invited to join local artist and instructor, Ms. Ellen Duke Wilson, this summer to explore fine arts through St. Clement’s Island Museum’s Art Kids classes. Young artists will expand their understanding of art and history while learning to sketch, paint, and sculpt. Students will also reflect on how making art can impact society in positives way for future generations   At the end of each session, all participants create an individualized work of art to share with their family and community. Each class consists of three sessions in which participants will create a work of art to share in an exhibit opening on August 17, 2024, at Children’s Day at St. Clement’s Island Museum. Preregistration is required and the cost is $5 per child. All materials are provided; however, participants are asked to bring a light snack. Parents are encouraged to sign up soon as slots fill up quickly. For more information or to sign up, please call Christina Barbour at (301) 769-4723. For more information on this or other events, visit Facebook.com/SCIMuseum.

(KY) July 10, 2024, THE LITTLE MERMAID. All Ages.  Show begins at 8pm (EST). The Stephen Foster Story, 411 E. Stephen Foster Avenue, Bardstown, KY 40004, (502) 348-5971, info@stephenfoster.com. The Little Mermaid is a musical based on the Walt Disney film and fairytale. The story follows Ariel, a young mermaid who longs for life on land and falls in love with a human prince. Tickets Prices – Adult $31 Child $19/$13. https://stephenfoster.com.

(KY) July 11, 2024, THE STEPHEN FOSTER STORY, All ages. Show begins at 8pm (EST). The Stephen Foster Story, 411 E. Stephen Foster Avenue, Bardstown, KY 40004, (502) 348-5971, info@stephenfoster.com. The music of Stephen Foster Story is a 2-hour long dramatic stage musical. The show is set in the mid-19th century and follows America’s first great composer Stephen Foster as he paves the road for future songwriters through love, heartache, and struggles of the time. Tickets Prices – Adult $31 Child $19/$13.  https://stephenfoster.com.

(OH) July 12, 2024, ISLAND PARTY, 6:00–10:00 PM, All ages (family-friendly). Massillon Museum & Duncan Plaza, 121 Lincoln Way East, Massillon, Ohio 44646, 330.833.4061, info@MassillonMuseum.org. Reggae with Carlos Jones+, Jackson High School Steel Drum Band, Divine Entertainment fire performers, limbo, Hawaiian-themed food and beverages, children’s activities. Bring a chair or blanket. Accessible. Free admission (food and beverages for sale). Free parking. MassillonMuseum.org.

(KY) July 12, 2024, THE LITTLE MERMAID – SURROUNDING COUNTIES DISCOUNT NIGHT, 8pm (EST), All Ages. The Stephen Foster Story, 411 E. Stephen Foster Avenue, Bardstown, KY 40004, :(502) 348-5971, info@stephenfoster.com The Little Mermaid is a musical based on the Walt Disney film and fairytale. The story follows Ariel, a young mermaid who longs for life on land and falls in love with a human prince. Tickets Prices – Adult $31 Child $19/$13. Surrounding Counties (Anderson, Bullit, Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Spencer, Washington) residents receive a discounted rate on tickets. https://stephenfoster.com.

(NC) July 13, 2024, Guitar Workshop with Allen Shadd, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, ages 15+. Earl Scruggs Center: 103 S Lafayette St, Shelby, NC 28150, 704-487-6233, info@EarlScruggsCenter.org: In this two-hour-long workshop, students will learn about adding skills that build on their current playing level, how to start and build a solo, how to make the most of practice time, as well as cover some of the fundamentals often overlooked or forgotten by players as they progress. Ages 15-18: $15 Ages 18+: $25. EarlScruggsCenter.org.

(KY) July 13, 2024, THE STEPHEN FOSTER STORY, All ages. Show begins at 8pm (EST). The Stephen Foster Story, 411 E. Stephen Foster Avenue, Bardstown, KY 40004, (502) 348-5971, info@stephenfoster.com. The music of Stephen Foster Story is a 2-hour long dramatic stage musical. The show is set in the mid-19th century and follows America’s first great composer Stephen Foster as he paves the road for future songwriters through love, heartache, and struggles of the time. Tickets Prices – Adult $31 Child $19/$13.  https://stephenfoster.com.

(OH) July 13 & 14, 2024, REVOLUTION ON THE TUSCARAWAS, Fort Laurens,11067 Fort Laurens Rd. NW, Bolivar, OH 44612, 330.874.2059, FortLaurens@gmail.com. Fort Laurens is once again holding our annual Revolutionary War Reenactment with the Brigade of the American Revolution! Fort Laurens will have a variety of different 18th century demonstrations like: Music, Artillery, Cooking, Medicine, British and American soldiers, and so much more! Admission for this event is $10 for adults and free for children 12 & under.  All proceeds go toward the preservation and educational efforts of Fort Laurens. Hours for the event are Saturday 10am-5 pm, and Sunday 10am–4 pm.  FortLaurensMuseum.org.

(NH) July 13&14, 2024, 23rd ANNUAL POWWOW, All ages! Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, 18 Highlawn Road, Warner, NH, 603-456-2600, education@indianmuseum.org. Welcome to the 23rd Annual Powwow at Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum. Enjoy singing, dancing, over 20 Traders with handmade crafts, and demonstrations of traditional arts. Gates open at 10am both days and Grand Entry both days at Noon. Come see the colorful regalia, hear the drumming and singing by 4 different groups. Admission includes museum entrance and storytellers. Adults,  $15/Members & Children over 6, $8 / Kids under 6, Free Native Americans -Free. www.indianmuseum.org.

(PA) July 15 – July 19, 2024, PSU NITTANY CUB SUMMER CAMPS, Penn State Scranton, 120 Ridge View Drive, Dunmore, PA 18512, has a wide variety of fun-filled summer camps for youth and teens to attend during the summer months. Youth campers explore interests while engaging in projects, crafts and events that provide subtle education in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.  Contact us about Summer Camps at the Scranton campusFor information or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact us at 570-963-2600 or email scrantonoutreach@psu.edu.

(NY)  July 15–19. 2024, P.L.A.Y. DESIGN LAB. 9AM – 4PM. Ages 10-12. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY 12720, 845-583-2000, Education@BethelWoodsCenter.org.Embark on a week-long exploration of digital design and creative expression. Through a mix of digital design and hands-on activities, participants will engage in the process of conceptualization, layout design, and basic print techniques to communicate their message effectively in creating their own self-promotional poster. Using programs like Photoshop, preteens will be learning technical design skills in Bethel Woods’ Mac Lab while mixing in fun, team building games, hands-on art projects, and exploration of our beautiful, historic grounds. Cost: $300/session & $275/session (Member). https://www.bethelwoodscenter.org/events/detail/play-all-day-56.

(PA) July 15-19, 2024, GIRLS IN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY SPACE PROGRAM, 10-3 pm, Ages 6-9. American Helicopter Museum & Education Center, 1220 American Boulevard, West Chester, PA 19380. This NEW program is out of this world! This week-long adventure is for girls ages 6-9 years old who have an interest in space and science! During this program, trainees will learn about all things space. How big is space? How far are the planets and stars and how do we get there? How powerful is the Sun? What are the challenges of living on Mars? Trainees will reach new heights through exciting demonstrations, science shows, and hands-on activities as we learn about space. This program includes a helicopter ride! $425 per student. After Care:  3 – 5 pm, $125. helicoptermuseum.org. Register here: https://form.jotform.com/240076356219153.

(NY)  July 1526, 2024, P.L.A.Y. FILM PRODUCTION, (M-F), 9AM – 4PM, Ages 10-15. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY 12720, 845-583-2000, Education@BethelWoodsCenter.org. With guidance from experienced instructors and industry professionals, students will dive into the intricacies of storytelling, cinematography, directing, and editing, honing their skills through hands-on workshops and practical exercises, as well as exploration that spans across genres. As they navigate the filmmaking process from scriptwriting to post-production, your child will unleash their imagination and bring their unique visions to life on screen. The two-week journey culminates in a premiere screening of their films for friends and family. Join us for a summer of cinematic magic! Cost: $500/session  & $460/session (Member). https://www.bethelwoodscenter.org/events/detail/play-all-day-56

(KY) July 17, 2024, THE LITTLE MERMAID – NELSON COUNTY DISCOUNT NIGHT, 8pm (EST), All Ages. The Stephen Foster Story, 411 E. Stephen Foster Avenue, Bardstown, KY 40004, (502) 348-5971, info@stephenfoster.com. The Little Mermaid is a musical based on the Walt Disney film and fairytale. The story follows Ariel, a young mermaid who longs for life on land and falls in love with a human prince. Tickets Prices – Adult $31 Child $19/$13. Nelson county residents receive a discounted rate on tickets. https://stephenfoster.com.

(KY) July 18, 2024, THE STEPHEN FOSTER STORY, All ages. Show begins at 8pm (EST). The Stephen Foster Story, 411 E. Stephen Foster Avenue, Bardstown, KY 40004, (502) 348-5971, info@stephenfoster.com. The music of Stephen Foster Story is a 2-hour long dramatic stage musical. The show is set in the mid-19th century and follows America’s first great composer Stephen Foster as he paves the road for future songwriters through love, heartache, and struggles of the time. Tickets Prices – Adult $31 Child $19/$13.  https://stephenfoster.com.

(KY) July 19, 2024, THE LITTLE MERMAID. All Ages.  Show begins at 8pm (EST). The Stephen Foster Story, 411 E. Stephen Foster Avenue, Bardstown, KY 40004, (502) 348-5971, info@stephenfoster.com. The Little Mermaid is a musical based on the Walt Disney film and fairytale. The story follows Ariel, a young mermaid who longs for life on land and falls in love with a human prince. Tickets Prices – Adult $31 Child $19/$13. https://stephenfoster.com.

(KY) July 20, 2024, THE STEPHEN FOSTER STORY, All ages. Show begins at 8pm (EST). The Stephen Foster Story, 411 E. Stephen Foster Avenue, Bardstown, KY 40004, (502) 348-5971, info@stephenfoster.com. The music of Stephen Foster Story is a 2-hour long dramatic stage musical. The show is set in the mid-19th century and follows America’s first great composer Stephen Foster as he paves the road for future songwriters through love, heartache, and struggles of the time. Tickets Prices – Adult $31 Child $19/$13.  https://stephenfoster.com.

(VA) July 20, 2024,  TRUCKS AND TOTS, 10:00am-3:00pm, A­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ll ages. Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue, Roanoke VA 24016, 540-342-5670, info:ahollingsworth@vmt.org. Come out to the Virginia Museum of Transportation on Saturday July 20th from 10am-3pm for our Trucks and Tots event! Build your own foam plane, paint your own wooden derby car, games and family crafts, kids corner with cardboard derby course, and craft vendors. Food and treats from Customs BBQ and The Rad Shack. Check out our on-site rescue vehicles and transportation vendors while learning more about transportation careers and how transportation impacts our community.  General museum admission includes all additional activities, excluding onsite vendor purchases. General Admission pricing ($0-$12). www.vmt.org/events.

(PA) July 21, 2024, S.T.E.A.M. ADVENTURES, All ages. National Museum of Industrial History, 602 East Second Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015, 610-694-6644, info@nmih.org. Join us on the third Sunday of each month for a drop-in style family program to engage in S.T.E.A.M. concepts like building, engineering, and strategic thinking. During Family Sundays, all youth 12 and under receive free admission when accompanied by a paying adult. Adult admission is $15. This month’s project is a “Float Your Boat” activity. Included with museum admission; Kids 12 and under free on Sunday. https://www.nmih.org/.

(PA) July 22 – July 26, 2024, PSU NITTANY CUB SUMMER CAMPS, Penn State Scranton, 120 Ridge View Drive, Dunmore, PA 18512, has a wide variety of fun-filled summer camps for youth and teens to attend during the summer months. Youth campers explore interests while engaging in projects, crafts and events that provide subtle education in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.  Contact us about Summer Camps at the Scranton campusFor information or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact us at 570-963-2600 or email scrantonoutreach@psu.edu.

(PA) July 22-26, 2024, GIRLS IN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY SPACE PROGRAM, 10-3 pm, ages 10-13. American Helicopter Museum & Education Center, 1220 American Boulevard, West Chester, PA 19380.  This NEW program is out of this world! This week-long adventure is for girls ages 10-13 who have an interest in space and science! During this program, trainees will learn about all things space. How big is space? How far are the planets and stars and how do we get there? How powerful is the Sun? What are the challenges of living on Mars? Trainees will reach new heights through exciting demonstrations, science shows, and hands-on activities as we learn about space. This program includes a helicopter ride! Cost:  $425 per student. helicoptermuseum.org.  Register here: https://form.jotform.com/240165595309157.

(MD) July 23, 24, 25, 2024, Art Kids: Sculpting: Emerging Sea Creatures, 12 pm to 3 pm, ages 7 to 17. St. Clement’s Island Museum. This year’s theme is “Explore Sunken Ships and Sea Creatures with Pencils and Paint.” The 2024 Young artists are invited to join local artist and instructor, Ms. Ellen Duke Wilson, this summer to explore fine arts through St. Clement’s Island Museum’s Art Kids classes. Young artists will expand their understanding of art and history while learning to sketch, paint, and sculpt. Students will also reflect on how making art can impact society in positives way for future generations   At the end of each session, all participants create an individualized work of art to share with their family and community. Each class consists of three sessions in which participants will create a work of art to share in an exhibit opening on August 17, 2024, at Children’s Day at St. Clement’s Island Museum. Preregistration is required and the cost is $5 per child. All materials are provided; however, participants are asked to bring a light snack. Parents are encouraged to sign up soon as slots fill up quickly. For more information or to sign up, please call Christina Barbour at (301) 769-4723. For more information on this or other events, visit Facebook.com/SCIMuseum.

(KY) July 24, 2024, THE LITTLE MERMAID. All Ages.  Show begins at 8pm (EST). The Stephen Foster Story, 411 E. Stephen Foster Avenue, Bardstown, KY 40004, (502) 348-5971, info@stephenfoster.com. The Little Mermaid is a musical based on the Walt Disney film and fairytale. The story follows Ariel, a young mermaid who longs for life on land and falls in love with a human prince. Tickets Prices – Adult $31 Child $19/$13. https://stephenfoster.com.

(KY) July 25, 2024, THE STEPHEN FOSTER STORY, All ages. Show begins at 8pm (EST). The Stephen Foster Story, 411 E. Stephen Foster Avenue, Bardstown, KY 40004, (502) 348-5971, info@stephenfoster.com. The music of Stephen Foster Story is a 2-hour long dramatic stage musical. The show is set in the mid-19th century and follows America’s first great composer Stephen Foster as he paves the road for future songwriters through love, heartache, and struggles of the time. Tickets Prices – Adult $31 Child $19/$13.  https://stephenfoster.com.

(KY) July 26, 2024, THE LITTLE MERMAID. All Ages.  Show begins at 8pm (EST). The Stephen Foster Story, 411 E. Stephen Foster Avenue, Bardstown, KY 40004, (502) 348-5971, info@stephenfoster.com. The Little Mermaid is a musical based on the Walt Disney film and fairytale. The story follows Ariel, a young mermaid who longs for life on land and falls in love with a human prince. Tickets Prices – Adult $31 Child $19/$13. https://stephenfoster.com.

(KY) July 27, 2024, THE STEPHEN FOSTER STORY, All ages. Show begins at 8pm (EST). The Stephen Foster Story, 411 E. Stephen Foster Avenue, Bardstown, KY 40004, (502) 348-5971, info@stephenfoster.com. The music of Stephen Foster Story is a 2-hour long dramatic stage musical. The show is set in the mid-19th century and follows America’s first great composer Stephen Foster as he paves the road for future songwriters through love, heartache, and struggles of the time. Tickets Prices – Adult $31 Child $19/$13.  https://stephenfoster.com.

(PA) July 29 – August 2, 2024, PSU NITTANY CUB SUMMER CAMPS, Penn State Scranton, 120 Ridge View Drive, Dunmore, PA 18512, has a wide variety of fun-filled summer camps for youth and teens to attend during the summer months. Youth campers explore interests while engaging in projects, crafts and events that provide subtle education in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.  Contact us about Summer Camps at the Scranton campusFor information or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact us at 570-963-2600 or email scrantonoutreach@psu.edu.

(NY) July 29, 2024-August 2, 2024,  P.L.A.Y. ANIMATION LAB, 9AM – 4PM. Ages 10-12. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY 12720, 845-583-2000, Education@BethelWoodsCenter.org. The Animation Lab will introduce the fundamentals of basic 2D and 3D animation, giving participants hands on experience in our computer lab, with programs like Stop Motion studio and Adobe Animate. Students will work independently and collaboratively to create short animations, which can be shared with family and friends, at the conclusion of the program. Cost of Event: $300/session & $275/session (Member). https://www.bethelwoodscenter.org/events/detail/play-all-day-56.

(NY)  July 29, 2024, – August 9, 2024, P.L.A.Y. ROCK OPERA, 9AM-4PM, Ages 10-15. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY 12720, 845-583-2000, Education@BethelWoodsCenter.org. Over the course of two weeks, participants will dive into the world of rock opera where music, storytelling, and theatricality collide in spectacular fashion. Led by seasoned musicians, theater professionals, and experienced instructors, your child will explore the vibrant history and artistry of rock opera, gaining insight on the genre’s dramatic narratives, powerful melodies, and dynamic performances by studying iconic classics to contemporary masterpieces. Under the guidance of teaching artists, students select from three program tracks: Pit Orchestra, Stage Crew, or Drama, with 10 spots reserved for each. Through a combination of workshops, rehearsals, and collaborative projects, musical talents, stage presence, and teamwork skills will all be developed. From vocal coaching to instrument instruction, from choreography to costume and set design, every aspect of rock opera experience will be explored and honed. Rock Opera culminates in a final performance, where campers take to the stage to showcase their hard work, passion, and creativity. Cost: $500/session & $460/session (Member). https://www.bethelwoodscenter.org/events/detail/play-all-day-56

(KY) July 31, 2024, THE LITTLE MERMAID. All Ages.  Show begins at 8pm (EST). The Stephen Foster Story, 411 E. Stephen Foster Avenue, Bardstown, KY 40004, (502) 348-5971, info@stephenfoster.com. The Little Mermaid is a musical based on the Walt Disney film and fairytale. The story follows Ariel, a young mermaid who longs for life on land and falls in love with a human prince. Tickets Prices – Adult $31 Child $19/$13. https://stephenfoster.com.