MAY 2019

(NH) May 1, 2019, SPECIAL EXHIBIT: “THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT: THE TELEPHONE’S ROLE IN CINEMA, TELEVISION, AND MUSIC” 10:00 am-4:00 pm. New Hampshire Telephone Museum, One Depot Street, Warner NH 03278, info@nhtelephonemuseum.org, 603.456.2234. The Telephone. It appears in countless films and television programs and is found in the lyrics of various musical genres too many times to fathom. Its role in the movies and tv is far more significant than a mere prop. In many instances, the telephone is the starring role. Its influence, one might argue, supersedes even that of the actors. As for the telephone’s musical impact; there have been songs about telephone conversations, messages left on answering machines, singers calling the operator, songs about wrong numbers and missed calls and now, there’s even songs about texting. As a society, we tend to look to film for the latest on trends, especially technology. And with matters of the heart, we express our devotion, or anger, more openly over the phone. “That’s Entertainment” explores the multitude of ways the telephone, whether it appears on the big screen, plasma or radio, amuses us, frightens us or inspires us to sing along. Suggested $5.00 Donation. Free parking is available in our Depot Street parking lot. https://www.nhtelephonemuseum.org/

(OH) May 3, 2019, REVOLUTIONARY WAR SCHOOL DAY @ FORT LAURENS MUSEUM. 9:00 am -3:00 pm. Fort Laurens, 11067 Fort Laurens Rd NW, Bolivar OH 44612, (330) 874-2059, fortlaurens@gmail.com. Join us for Revolutionary War School Day. This event focuses on Revolutionary War history with hands on curriculum-based activities including: Artillery, Musket Drills, Spy Activities, Rev War Medicine and much more! Special guests include: Benjamin Franklin, George and Martha Washington, General Lachlan McIntosh. This event is open to all public, private, and homeschool students. Admission is $5 per students. One adult admission is free per class or group. Additional adults are $5 each. Reservations are required. For more details or to reserve your spot before April 26, please call 330-874-3011 or 1-800-262-6195. Visit http://fortlaurens.org/ for more information.

(SC) May 3, 2019, EDUCATION DAY, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Living History Park is located at 299 W. Spring Grove Avenue in North Augusta, South Carolina, (803) 979-9776, lynn@colonialtimes.us. Students will watch our colonial past (from 1735 to 1785) come to life through demonstrations and living exhibits. Try your hand at colonial dancing or see if you are fit to join the militia! Featured attractions will include apothecary skills, pottery, weaving and spinning, candle making, butter churning, musket firing demonstrations, gunsmithing, blacksmithing, needlework, woodworking, and smoking/curing meat. Be sure to stop by and visit with the Indian traders, the baker, potter, backwoodsmen, milliner, tavern keeper, and the sutlers on Sutlers Row. Stop in to the Village Mercantile and New Windsor Cabinet shop to see the lathe that was used in the movie The Patriot. Reservations are required and there is a $5.00 per person charge. Homeschooled students of all ages are encouraged to attend. Contact Lynn Thompson for reservations at 803-279-7560 or lynn@colonialtimes.us. http://colonialtimes.us.

(SC) May 4–5, 2019, COLONIAL TIMES: UNDER THE CROWN & TRADES FAIR, Living History Park is located at 299 W. Spring Grove Avenue in North Augusta, South Carolina, (803) 979-9776, lynn@colonialtimes.us. It is 1780 and the colonies are in rebellion. Charleston is under Siege and may have already fallen, the rebel forces were defeated at Savannah last year in 1779. Things are not going well for the American cause. But the Rebels are not done yet! Come out and see this conflict, a very uncivil war. Find out what happens when the Crown moves in, old scores are settled and lives are changed forever. The Artisans’ Fair has been combined with the Under the Crown weekend to avoid conflicts with Easter and to take advantage of a cooler time of year. This event will allow artisans to showcase their work. http://colonialtimes.us.

(NJ) May 4, 2019, CLASSIC CHILDREN’S SERIES: PROKOFEIV’S CINDERELLA, l:00 pm, (Relaxed, Sensory-Friendly Performance). Roxey Ballet, 243 North Union Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530, info@roxeyballet.com. Roxey Ballet is proud to offer a sensory-friendly performance of the holiday classic Nutcracker for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other sensitivity issues or special needs. One of the most loved stories of all time comes to vibrant life through Mark Roxey’s imaginative choreography and the lush score by Prokofiev. Enjoy the story of the stepsisters’ comic antics, some fairy dust, a handsome prince, and an ill-treated servant girl who, against all odds, finds true love. Sets, costumes, and lighting are masterfully combined in a visually stunning presentation of this favorite fairy tale. This production promises to be a shining example of the magic of dance at Roxey Ballet. Tickets $20 and up. Performances are held at The College Of New Jersey’s Kendall Main Stage Theater, 2000 Pennington Rd. Ewing NJ 08628. For additional information and tickets, visit http://www.roxeyballet.com/

(NJ) May 4, 2019, CLASSIC CHILDREN’S SERIES: PROKOFEIV’S CINDERELLA, 4:00 pm, Roxey Ballet, 243 North Union Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530, info@roxeyballet.com. One of the most loved stories of all time comes to vibrant life through Mark Roxey’s imaginative choreography and the lush score by Prokofiev. Enjoy the story of the stepsisters’ comic antics, some fairy dust, a handsome prince, and an ill-treated servant girl who, against all odds, finds true love. Sets, costumes, and lighting are masterfully combined in a visually stunning presentation of this favorite fairy tale. This production promises to be a shining example of the magic of dance at Roxey Ballet. Tickets $20 and up. Performances are held at The College Of New Jersey’s Kendall Main Stage Theater, 2000 Pennington Rd. Ewing NJ 08628. For additional information and tickets, visit http://www.roxeyballet.com/.

(NJ) May 5, 2019, CLASSIC CHILDREN’S SERIES: PROKOFEIV’S CINDERELLA, 2:00 pm, One of the most loved stories of all time comes to vibrant life through Mark Roxey’s imaginative choreography and the lush score by Prokofiev. Enjoy the story of the stepsisters’ comic antics, some fairy dust, a handsome prince, and an ill-treated servant girl who, against all odds, finds true love. Sets, costumes, and lighting are masterfully combined in a visually stunning presentation of this favorite fairy tale. This production promises to be a shining example of the magic of dance at Roxey Ballet. Tickets $20 and up. Performances are held at The College Of New Jersey’s Kendall Main Stage Theater, 2000 Pennington Rd. Ewing NJ 08628. For additional information and tickets, visit http://www.roxeyballet.com/

(FL) May 7, 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/.

(PA) May 8, 2019, HOMESCHOOL DAY: DISCOVERING PENNSYLVANIA, 10a-12p. Reading Public Museum, 500 Museum Road, Reading, PA 19611, 610.371.5850 x227, coleen.mikucki@readingpublicmuseum.org. Did you know the Pennsylvania state bird is the ruffed grouse or that the earlier settlers of our state had their own unique art style? Let’s learn about all of the unique things that make Pennsylvania special. 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.

(OH) May 10, 2019, FRIDAY MORNING CONCERTS, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati OH 45202, information@cincinnatisymphony.org, Box Office: 513-381-3300, The classic, two-hour symphony experience at Music Hall. Perfect for middle and high school groups. Pre-concert talks included. Student Tickets: $8. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit csogroupsales.org or call 513-744-3590.

(VT) May 12, 2019, FAMILY DAY: SPRINGTIME AT SHELBURNE MUSEUM, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Shelburne Museum, 6000 Shelburne Road, PO Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482, (802) 985-3346, info@shelburnemuseum.org. Celebrate Mother’s Day! Stroll through the Museum grounds and enjoy an array of springtime festivities including art activities, music and more! And make sure to say hello and snap a photo with our special guest…Clifford the Big Red Dog! The “bone” afide children’s literary classic and PBS character will be on hand for photos throughout the day. Visit www.shelburnemuseum.org.

(PA) May 15, 2019, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: Let’s Code, (Ages 5-7), 10 am–Noon. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412.237.3400. Start thinking like a computer programmer. Practice writing simple code using fun toys and apps, and program robots to move, turn, and drive. 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) May 15, 2019, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: Move It, Move It, (Ages 8-10), 10 am–Noon. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412.237.3400. Experiment with motors and simple machines as you make contraptions that drive, lift, and fling objects! 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) May 15, 2019, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: Designing for Disaster, (Ages 11-13), 1–3 pm. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412.237.3400. What happens to a skyscraper when an earthquake hits? Discover how disasters, like storms and plagues, can ravage your city and figure out how to protect yourself from these potential dangers. 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) May 15, 2019,] HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: Studio Scratch, (Ages 14+), 1–3 pm. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412.237.3400. Take your programming skills to the next level! Code and design animated shorts and platformer games in Scratch and create custom controllers with household items. 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) May 18-19, 2019, 31st ANNUAL FARM ANIMAL FROLIC, Saturday 10 am-4 pm and Sunday 12 pm- 4 pm. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Rd • Stroudsburg, PA 18360, 570-992-6161, farm@quietvalley.org. Come enjoy baby farm animals, children’s show, games, hands-on activities, refreshments & more. Frolic offers fun for the entire family as Quiet Valley comes alive with baby farm animals. This is a unique opportunity for children and the young-at-heart to see and touch a variety of baby farm animals. Children always love the hay jump in the barn, and they can play some of the traditional games enjoyed by past generations. There is a children’s show twice a day. The outdoor brick bake oven is in operation both weekends. There is plenty of hearty homemade food and sweet treats for all! Great fun for all animal lovers. So come to Farm Animal Frolic and bring the whole family. Admission: Adults: $8 Children (3-12): $5. No Pets or Smoking. Free Parking. Refreshments. (Prices & Schedules subject to change.) Rain or Shine. http://quietvalley.org.

(PA) May 19, 2019, OPENING DAY, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Home Textile Tool Museum, 1819 Orwell Hill Road, Rome, PA 18837, info@httm.org. Spinning; Weaving; Flax (Kathy Halton and Susan Quick); Natural Dyeing; and Blacksmithing (Merle Eiffert). Admission: $5. Children 12 & under are free. http://httm.org/.

(VA) May 20 – June 2, 2019, Homeschool Program Days, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, P.O. Box 1607, Williamsburg, VA 23187-1607, (757) 253-4939, (888) 868-7593, group.reservations@jyf.virginia.gov. History is Fun for Homeschool Students at Jamestown Settlement & American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Homeschool students will love discovering the sights and sounds of the 17th- and 18th-centuries while learning about their nation’s history. Parents will love the variety of curriculum-based education programs offered for a range of grade levels – all taught by trained museum educators during “Homeschool Program Days.” Includes age-appropriate hands-on programs for students and family guided tours at both museums, as well as admission to Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown throughout the program dates. $12 per family member. Children ages 3 and under are free. Admission tickets can be purchased online at tickets@jyf.virginia.gov or in person at either museum during Homeschool Program Days. https://www.historyisfun.org/learn/homeschool-scouts/homeschool-program/homeschool-tours-and-programs/

(NY) May 22, 2019, HOMESCHOOLERS DAY! Almanzo Wilder Farm, PO Box 283, 177 Stacy Road, Malone, NY 12953, 518-483-1207, farm@almanzowilderfarm.com. We are inviting homeschool families to join us for a day just for them. The guided tour of the Wilder homestead is designed to appeal to grade school age children who are familiar with the Farmer Boy story. Two tour times to choose from ~ 10-12 and 12:30-2:30. Openings will be limited- please pre-register, so we can plan for tour guides. School tour rates apply for all who pre-register (students, $3.50; adults, $7). Walk-ins will be accepted at regular tour rates if space is available. A covered pavilion is on site if you’d like to bring a picnic lunch! Pre-register by emailing farm@almanzowilderfarm.com. Admissions can be purchased at http://almanzosgeneralstore.com/ (advance purchase not required).

(PA) May 22, 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.

(PA) May 23, 2019, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: Let’s Code, (Ages 5-7), 10 am–Noon. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412.237.3400. Start thinking like a computer programmer. Practice writing simple code using fun toys and apps, and program robots to move, turn, and drive. 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) May 23, 2019, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: Move It, Move It, (Ages 8-10), 10 am–Noon. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412.237.3400. Experiment with motors and simple machines as you make contraptions that drive, lift, and fling objects! 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.

(NH) May 24, 2019, APOLLO 13: NASA’s SUCCESSFUL FAILURE, 7:00 pm. New Hampshire Telephone Museum, One Depot Street, Warner NH 03278, info@nhtelephonemuseum.org, 603.456.2234. The Apollo 13 lunar mission was dubbed a “successful failure” by NASA. They considered the mission a failure since it never achieved its prime objective of landing on the moon. However, they also recognized it as a tremendous success because nearly every single person who worked for NASA banned together in a most astounding way to save the three-man crew. Join us as we watch a film on Apollo 13 and, following the film, listen to Sarah Beattie, Education Coordinator, from the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center explain how communication, in its many forms, is critical to not only mission success, but survival as well. We’re delighted to be partnering on this 4th Phriday at the Museum Program with the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center. Suggested $5.00 Donation. Free parking is available in our Depot Street parking lot. https://www.nhtelephonemuseum.org/

(PA) May 25-26, 2019, 31st ANNUAL FARM ANIMAL FROLIC, Saturday 10 am-4 pm and Sunday 12 pm- 4 pm. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Rd • Stroudsburg, PA 18360, 570-992-6161, farm@quietvalley.org. Come enjoy baby farm animals, children’s show, games, hands-on activities, refreshments & more. Frolic offers fun for the entire family as Quiet Valley comes alive with baby farm animals. This is a unique opportunity for children and the young-at-heart to see and touch a variety of baby farm animals. Children always love the hay jump in the barn, and they can play some of the traditional games enjoyed by past generations. There is a children’s show twice a day. The outdoor brick bake oven is in operation both weekends. There is plenty of hearty homemade food and sweet treats for all! Great fun for all animal lovers. So come to Farm Animal Frolic and bring the whole family. Admission: Adults: $8 Children (3-12): $5. No Pets or Smoking. Free Parking. Refreshments. (Prices & Schedules subject to change.) Rain or Shine. http://quietvalley.org

(PA) May 25–26, 2019, SUMMER CAMP OPEN HOUSE, 10 am–3 pm. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412.237.3400. Join us for an open house to learn more about our Summer Science Camps! We invite all families and campers to meet the camp staff, see the classroom, and ask questions. Get a taste of some of the upcoming fun with hands-on science activities, get a sneak peek at the 2019 T-shirts, and take care of your camp paperwork all at once. Registration is NOT required! Please note: This event is free to attend but does not include general admission to the Science Center. http://www.carnegiesciencecenter.org.

(PA) May 26, 2019, SHEEP SHEARING DAY WITH MIKE HUDYNCIA. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Home Textile Tool Museum, 1819 Orwell Hill Road, Rome, PA 18837, info@httm.org. Inkle loom; and Linen with museum curator Pat Hilts. Inkle weaving is commonly used for narrow work such as straps and belts. Admission: $5. Children 12 & under are free. www.httm.org.

(PA) May 31, 2019, SPRING BALLET 2019: COPPELIA, 10 am performance for school children, Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, 420 E. Packer Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18015. Ballet Guide of Lehigh Valley, 610.865.0353, pyb@rcn.com. A family-friendly ballet – classical dance and a comic story come together in this traditional ballet by Leo Delibes! Includes an original puppet by the Mock Turtle Marionette Theatre! For more information about Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley and Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, please visit https://www.bglv.org/

(PA) May 31, 2019, SPRING BALLET 2019 – COPPELIA, 10 am, Performance for school students. Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, 420 E. Packer Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18015.– School performance tickets at a deeply discounted rate may be purchased by visiting https://www.bglv.org/performances/ to download the reservation form, or by emailing markjen@ptd.net. Dancers from Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and professional guest artists will appear in this production, with choreography by Artistic Director Karen Kroninger Knerr; including an original puppet by Mock Turtle Marionette Theatre. One of the best-loved comedic ballets, Coppélia is an enchanting tale about a mad inventor and the life-like doll he creates. When a village boy becomes infatuated with the doll (thinking it’s a real girl!), his fiancée becomes unhappy. The ensuing mix-ups and misunderstandings between the two young lovers sets the stage for plenty of hilarity. With colorful costumes and joyful dancing, this ballet is sure to delight both young and old alike! For additional information, visit https://www.bglv.org/performances/.

(TN) May 31, 2019, HOMESCHOOL DAY: SMELL, TOUCH, & TASTE RACHEL JACKSON’S GARDEN! 9:00 am. Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Hermitage, TN 37076, 615-889-2941, info@thehermitage.com. Engage your five senses as you explore The Hermitage’s beautiful garden! Learn about the culinary, medicinal, and beautiful uses of plant material in the gardens as you try out recipes, make medicines, do the laundry, and cultivate flowers and vegetables. Explore a garden typical of the enslaved community and learn more about nutrition and culture in their lives. Pricing: Adults $16, Children $9 and Family Pass (1 Adult + 3 Children) $40. For questions, please contact Erin Adams at eadams@thehermitage.com or 615-889-2941 ex. 243. https://thehermitage.com/

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