JUNE 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.

(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/.

(MD) June 1, 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 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.

(MD) June 8, 2024, SATURDAYS OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: FLOWER SMASH! 12 p.m-2 p.m. All ages. St. Clement’s Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Road in Colton’s Point. You are invited to enjoy new outdoor activities while visiting the St. Clement’s Island Museum on the second Saturday of the month. Modeled loosely after “Forest School” learning styles in Denmark and Sweden, the Nature & Forest Play for All Ages Series encourages discovering nature through hands-on, tactile, “no right or wrong way to play” experiences. Age is not a factor; adults need to connect with nature in relaxing, simple ways, just as much as children do!  Price is included in regular museum admission. Save the dates and call ahead to pre-register! More information: (301) 769-2222 or Facebook.com/SCIMuseum.

(NC) June 10-14, 2024, GUITAR CAMP, Ages 10-16, 9:30am-12:00pm. Earl Scruggs Center: 103 S Lafayette St, Shelby, NC 28150, 704-487-6233, info@EarlScruggsCenter.org. Students will learn the basics of guitar including technique, chords, melody, and notation. Through group instruction and individual mentoring, students will have an opportunity to work at a pace that focuses on progress and musicality. On the final day, parents are invited to a mini-performance to experience the culmination of a week of hard work. Students are encouraged to bring an instrument. Contact the Earl Scruggs Center for information on loaned instruments & scholarships/fee. $40 PER PARTICIPANT. EarlScruggsCenter.org.

(KY) June 14, 2024, THE STEPHEN FOSTER STORY LIGHTS UP! Pre-show activities 6:30pm (EST). Show begins at 8pm (EST). All Ages, The Stephen Foster Story, 411 E. Stephen Foster Avenue, Bardstown, KY 40004, (502) 348-5971, info@stephenfoster.com. A pre-show event and performance of The Stephen Foster Story designed for youth & adults with special needs. Pre-show festivities begin at 6:30pm at the amphitheater in Bardstown, followed by the performance of The Stephen Foster Story at 8pm. This event is free to audience members with special needs and their families and support groups. 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. Cost of Event: Free. https://stephenfoster.com.

(KY) June 15, 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) June 15, 16 & 19, 2024, DRAYDEN AFRICAN AMERICAN SCHOOLHOUSE FREE OPEN HOUSE, (special Juneteenth holiday weekend hours), 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.

(PA) June 15, 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 binary code bracelets. Included with museum admission; Kids 12 and under free on Sunday. https://www.nmih.org.

(MD) June 16, 2024, FREE ADMISSION FOR DADS ON FATHER’S DAY AT ST. MARY’S COUNTY MUSEUMS, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. St. Clement’s Island Museum in Colton’s Point, Piney Point Lighthouse Museum in Piney Point and Old Jail Museum in Leonardtown, will offer free museum admission for dads on Fathers’ Day. Regular admission prices apply to others in the party. The Museum Stores at all three locations are open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and showcase a broad assortment of unique items – from books to jewelry, to children’s products, home accessories, and offerings from local artisans and authors, there is something for everyone – including dad For more information on this promotion, hours of operation, programs, events, admission prices, and more, follow the Museum Division pages on social media at Facebook.com/SCIMuseum, Facebook.com/1836Light, and Facebook.com/TheOldJailMuseum.

(NC) June 17-21, 2024, BANJO CAMP, Ages 10-16, 9:30am-12:00pm, Earl Scruggs Center: 103 S Lafayette St, Shelby, NC 28150, 704-487-6233, info@EarlScruggsCenter.org. Students will learn the basics of banjo including technique, chords, melody, and notation. Through group instruction and individual mentoring, students will have an opportunity to work at a pace that focuses on progress and musicality. On the final day, parents are invited to a mini-performance to experience the culmination of a week of hard work. Students are encouraged to bring an instrument. Contact the Earl Scruggs Center for information on loaned instruments & scholarships/fee assistance or click here. $40 PER PARTICIPANT. EarlScruggsCenter.org.

(MD) June 18, 19, 20, 2024, ART KIDS: DRAWING: PLOTTING THE COURSE, 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) June 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.

(PA) June 20, 2024, CAR CRUISEIN, 9AM-4PM, All Ages. Isett Heritage Museum, 11941 Stone Creek Ridge Road, Huntingdon PA 16652. 814-643-9600, isetthmuseum@gmail.com. No registration required! Car Cruisein Music Food Vendors Complimentary Admission to Museum. Cost of Event: Complimentary. Isett Heritage Museum

(KY) June 21, 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.

(SC) June 21, 2024, HOMESCHOOL IN THE PARKS: ONE DROP, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Ages 7-12. Caw Caw Interpretive Center, 843-795-4386, customerservice@ccprc.com.  Follow a drop of water through the water cycle and learn about South Carolina’s watersheds. Spend some time getting to know one of Earth’s most valuable resources, H2O. What to expect: Accessible parking, accessible restrooms, accessible water fountains, and accessible picnic tables are available at this location. The program route is a loop, and benches are available along the trail route. The trails are unpaved. The program speed is moderately slow to medium. A portion of this program will be spent in an air-conditioned classroom. One chaperone per registered child required to attend but not required to register. Chaperones are not required to accompany child during program but must stay in the park for the duration of the program. Non-registered children may not attend this program. Cost: $7. ccprc.com.

(KY) June 22, 2024, THE STEPHEN FOSTER STORY – SURROUNDING COUNTIES DISCOUNT NIGHT, Show begins at 8pm (EST), All ages. 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. Surrounding Counties (Anderson, Bullit, Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Spencer, Washington) residents receive a discounted rate on tickets. Tickets Prices – Adult $31 Child $19/$13. https://stephenfoster.com.

(CT) June 24- August 23rd, SUMMER WEEKLY CAMP ADVENTURES, 8:30- 3:30 daily, Park Central, 35 Park Place, Waterbury, CT 06702, 203-756-4639, info@parkcentralwaterbury.com. All New Summer Camp Adventures for ’24! Lot of new activities, new programs, a new theme every week! Come for a day, a week, or join us for the whole summer. Lots of hands-on, minds-on activities for all girls ages 6+.  $175/week includes all supplies, camp t-shirt, lunch and snacks, and field trips. Before (7:30-8:30 am) and After Camp Clubs are available each week at $25. Register today as space is limited. Deposit required to hold your spot. Register at 203-756-4639 or membership@parkcentralwaterbury.com.  Celebrating over 160 years of serving girls in our community.  For more information, visit parkcentralwaterbury.org.

(PA) June 24-June 28, 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.

(KY) June 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.

(KY) June 28, 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) June 29, 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) June 29, 2024, Pride Block Party, 1 – 4 pm, All ages, Buhl Community Park, 10 Children’s Way Allegheny Square, Pittsburgh, PA, 15212, 412.322.5058, hi@pittsburghkids.org. This brand-new event will celebrate love and kindness in honor of Pride Month and feature custom screen printing, rock painting, collaborative mural making, face painting, open mic time, ribbon dancers and more. The featured artists will include, Bradley Hill, Trenita, and CC. The event will take place on June 29 from 1 – 4 pm. Free, pittsburghkids.org

(PA) June 29-30, 2024, HOODS UP WEEKEND, 9:30 AM – 4 PM, All ages. Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles, 85 South Walnut Street, Boyertown, PA 19512, 610-367-2090, michaela@boyertownmuseum.org. Typically, the hoods of the Museum’s vehicle collection, on display in the gallery, are left closed. On Saturday and Sunday, June 29 and 30, during the Museum’s regular operating hours of 9:30am – 4pm, the hoods on over thirty vehicles will be propped open to allow visitors to peek inside and view the early and experimental engines normally hidden away. Museum Docents will be available throughout the weekend to answer questions and offer insight into the rare and regular machines. On Saturday only, as a special treat, Volunteer Staff will also start a select few of the vehicles. Come in to hear the engines roar!  Free with your Museum Contribution. Suggested contribution: $10 – Adults, $9 – Seniors (60+) or AAA, FREE – Children under 15*, FREE – Members. boyertownmuseum.org