MARCH 2020

(NY) March 7, 2020, CENTRAL NEW YORK REGIONAL VEX IQ ROBOTICS CHALLENGE, 9 AM – 2 PM. Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MOST), 500 S. Franklin Street. Syracuse, NY 13202, 315-425-9068. The VEX IQ challenge uses a robotics kit of the same name that was designed to be simple and easy for students as young as 8 to use. Structural pieces snap together and come apart without tools, allowing for quick build times and easy modifications. A variety of gears, wheels and other accessories allows for customization of robots. Each year’s team challenge is different, and the team must accomplish a task with its robot they built and programmed. The event is open to elementary and middle school teams. Families of participants and the general public are invited to watch the competition. Be sure to register for the event before attending! Learn more and register at https://www.most.org/learn/outreach-events/.

(MI) March 8, 2020, FAMILY SERIES: DOUBLE REED, DOUBLE FUN. Lansing Symphony Orchestra, 517-487-5001, info@lansingsymphony.org. Held at Downtown Lansing Library. Join LSO bassist Jonathan Reed, as he showcases the bass, along with the more rare viola da gamba, an instrument popular during the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Learn the history behind the violin and viol families and how only one survived the need for bigger concert halls. Join the Library afterwards and make your own valentine. For information, visit https://www.lansingsymphony.org/education-family/family-series.

(MA) March 12, 2020, HOME SCHOOL DAY, Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566, (800) 733-1830. Our themed Home School Days offer you and your children the opportunity to visit the Village and join in hands-on activities. We recommend that you allow three hours to visit the Village in addition to scheduled hands-on workshops. Workshops are designed for children ages 6 to 17. For homeschoolers 5 and under, we typically offer a free, age-appropriate craft, as well as toys and books to keep them entertained! Home School Days Admission: $10 youth ages 4-17 (children 3 and under are free); Homeschool parents receive the discounted $15 admission rate at a ratio of one adult to one child between the ages of 5 and 17; Hands-on workshops are an additional $5 to $15 per student. Online registration opens one month prior to each event, and pre-registration is required. Home School Days are rain or shine programs. https://www.osv.org/education/youth-programs/home-school-programs/

(NJ) March 13-29, 2020, PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL, March 13th at 7:30PM. Other Performances: Saturdays & Sundays at 4:00PM (Time is subject to change). The Growing Stage, The Historic Palace Theatre, Route 183, 7 Ledgewood Avenue, Netcong, NJ 07857, (973) 347-4946, boxoffice@growingstage.com. This is the tale, based on the popular book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, of Pinkalicious, who can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this pink predicament. Pinkalicious the Musical is about learning the power of self-control and the importance of moderation. Recommended Age: Entire Family. For further information, please contact the Box Office at boxoffice@growingstage.com or call (973) 347-4946. www.growingstage.com.

(PA) March 18, 2020, HOME SCHOOL DAY 2020, 9:00 am to 4: 00 pm. Turkey Hill Experience 301 Linden Street, Columbia, PA 17512, 1-844-847-4884 (1-844-VISIT-TH). Join us for an action-packed day of learning and fun! Explore the food science and quality assurance behind your favorite Turkey Hill products with hands-on experiences and special programs. Make your reservation for Home School Day at www.turkeyhillexperience.com. Come to Lancaster County, PA and learn how our ice cream is made, sit in a milk truck, milk our mechanical cows, and learn about the people and culture of Turkey Hill Dairy.

(PA) March 27, 2020, STUDENT DISCOVERY SERIES: TRINITY IRISH DANCE COMPANY, 10:30 AM, Grades K-12. Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6219, For tickets, call 215.898.3900. Trinity Irish Dance Company is known for “impossibly complex” (The New York Times) and awe-inspiring progressive Irish dance. With hard-driving percussive power, lightning-fast agility and aerial grace, expect “award-winning exactness with an experimental edge” (The Chicago Tribune) as this troupe fuses Ireland’s vibrant tradition and legacy with ever-evolving, American innovation. This performance is part of our weekday Student Discovery series. For more information and to order tickets, call 215.573.8827 or email groups@ac.upenn.edu. https://annenbergcenter.org/events/studentdiscovery.php

(NY) March 28, 2020, CNY REGION HISTORY DAY 2020, Grades 6th through 12th. Held at OCM BOCES, 110 Elwood Davis Road, Liverpool, NY. Students from Oneida, Oswego, Madison, Cortland, and Onondaga counties are eligible to take part in Central New York Region History Day facilitated by Onondaga Historical Association and held at OCM Boces. Registration deadline is March 6th, 2020; all projects and research must be submitted at this time. For more information regarding Central New York History Day, contact Scott Peal by email (scott.peal@cnyhistory.org) or by phone (428-1864 extension 317). For more information, visit https://www.cnyhistory.org/history-day/.

(FL) March 29, 2020, FAMILY CONCERT: PETER AND THE WOLF, 3:00 PM. Jacksonville Symphony, 300 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202, (904) 354-5547. Actor Michael Boudewyns returns to the Jacksonville Symphony with the timeless tale of boy and wolf. Prokofiev’s classic story and music have entertained and inspired kids and families for generations. Enjoy pre-concert activities for the whole family, including our Instrument Zoo beginning at 2:00pm. This concert is geared for children aged 4 – 10 and their families, and ticket prices begin at $10. Tickets are available online at https://www.jaxsymphony.org/event/peter-and-the-wolf-family/.  

(GA) March 31, 2020, SCHOOL SHOWS: “Beauty and the Beast” A musical, 9:30 AM, 10:45 AM & 12:15 PM. Storyland Theatre, (706) 736-3455, storylandtheatre@gmail.com. Performance at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre at Augusta University. Reservations required. Special rates for homeschool groups. https://www.storylandtheatre.org/ticket-info.

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