NOVEMBER 2019

(NY) November 2, 2019, INTERMEDIATE BLACKSMITHING, 8:30am, 10:30am, 1pm, and 3pm. Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Road, Naples, NY 14512, 585-374-6160. Intermediate blacksmithing explores the use of chisels and punches and gives students the opportunity to impart their own artistic flare through decorative hammering. Students create a plant hanger with decorative leaf work, or a hay penny scroll for ends. Students are required to have either taken the beginner class or have prior experience blacksmithing. There is a maximum of three students per session for increased one-on-one instruction. Cost: $60 per person ($45 instruction + $15 materials). Duration: 2 hours. For more information, visit https://rmsc.org/cumming-nature-center/nature-center-programs-and-events/item/538-blacksmithing.

(NY) November 2, 2019, FIRE WORKSHOP II: FRICTION FIRE, 9am-12pm or 12:30-3:30pm. RMSC Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Road, Naples, NY 14512, 585-374-6160. With a steady breath you bring your bundle of bark and grasses to life. Born from a self-crafted kit, the flame you created grows larger as you feed it bits of dry goldenrod, bark, and twigs: gifts from the landscape unlocked through wisdom not yet lost to time. The Cumming Nature Center will offer a workshop all about fire by friction, Participants will discover the basics of fire, learn what materials to use from the landscape, and construct their own bow drill kit. This hands-on workshop is designed for young people and adults ages 14 and older who will be comfortable using carving tools. 15 slots available. Come learn a timeless skill that can be used in a survival situation or to pass on to your family next time you go camping. Appropriate for: participants under 13 must have a guardian with them. Tickets: $40/person (Includes bow drill kit supplies). https://rmsc.org/cumming-nature-center/nature-center-programs-and-events/item/673-bushcraft-workshops.

(NY) November 2, 2019, WILD BASKETRY, 10am- 3:30pm. RMSC Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Road, Naples, NY 14512, 585-374-6160. Join us for a full day of wildcrafting your own basket using materials harvested off the landscape. Get familiar with spruce roots, bending branches for weaving or even the feel of cattails for coiling as you get to know the landscape. Work with a guide to transform the plants around you into one-of-a kind baskets. Please pack a lunch and water. Appropriate for: ages 12 and up.Tickets: $35/person. https://rmsc.org/cumming-nature-center/nature-center-programs-and-events/item/673-bushcraft-workshops.

(CT) November 5, 2019, FALL 2019 MINI CAMP: ELECTION DAY, 8:30 am-5:30 pm, Grades: K-8. Girls Inc. of Greater Waterbury, 35 Park Place, Waterbury, CT 06702, 203-756-4639, info@girlsincswct.org. It’s our annual She Votes! We’re excited for our Get Out The Vote challenge, a visit to City Hall, all while learning the importance of advocacy and the right to vote. Mini Camps include snack, lunch, all supplies, speakers and trips. Registration required one week prior. To register, call 203-756-4639 or email info@girlsincswct.org. Fees: $35 for members; $45 for non-members. www.girlsincswct.org.

(PA) November 6, 2019, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: ANATOMY ADVENTURE, 10 am–noon. Ages 5-7. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-237-3400. Explore the inner workings of the human body as you learn about organs, investigate the skeletal system, and make a model of blood. 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) November 6, 2019, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: SPY SCHOOL, 10 am–noon. Ages 8-10. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-237-3400. Do you have what it takes to be a spy? Discover how to see in the dark, send invisible messages, and test out spy gadgets. 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) November 6, 2019, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: CODING WITH LITTLEBITS, 1–3 pm. Ages 11-13. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-237-3400. Combine fun and easy to use littleBit circuit pieces with simple coding concepts to create and modify a game of Hot Potato. 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/.

(MD) November 7, 2019, HOMESCHOOL GYM, 1:00-2:00pm, Ages: 5-14. Worcester County Department of Recreation & Parks, Worcester County Recreation Center, John Walter Smith Park, 6030 Public Landing Rd, Snow Hill, MD 21863. In Homeschool Gym, children of all skill and fitness levels are invited to have fun and keep their bodies moving. It is our aim to help them improve their physical skills, enjoy fitness in a variety of recreation activities, and build their confidence in a structured, non-competitive environment while socializing with peers. Contact Kelly Buchanan for more information, cost and to register at 410-632-2144, x2503 or kbuchanan@co.worcester.md.us. For more information, visit http://www.co.worcester.md.us/news/homeschool-gym-recreation-and-parks.

(MD) November 10, 2019, HOMESCHOOL DAY, 10 am-noon. National Colonial Farm, Accokeek Foundation, 3400 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek, MD 20607, 301.283.2113, info@accokeek.org. The National Colonial Farm presents a Native American Heritage month program just for homeschoolers! Join us to explore through history-telling and crafts the challenges faced by Native Americans in the18th century. $20/student (adults and kids under 3 free); $35 if you register for both Homeschool Days (November10, 2019 & February 5, 2020). The February 5 Homeschool Day will honor Black History Month. https://accokeekfoundation.org/

(CT) November 11, 2019, FALL 2019 MINI CAMP: VETERAN’S DAY, 8:30 am-5:30 pm, Grades: K-8. Girls Inc. of Greater Waterbury, 35 Park Place, Waterbury, CT 06702, 203-756-4639, info@girlsincswct.org. We’re part of this year’s celebration, thanking our Veterans for all they’ve done to ensure and protect our freedoms. Mini Camps include snack, lunch, all supplies, speakers and trips. Registration required one week prior. To register, call 203-756-4639 or email info@girlsincswct.org. Fees: $35 for members; $45 for non-members. www.girlsincswct.org.

(MD) November 14, 2019, HOMESCHOOL GYM, 1:00-2:00pm, Ages: 5-14. Worcester County Department of Recreation & Parks, Worcester County Recreation Center, John Walter Smith Park, 6030 Public Landing Rd, Snow Hill, MD 21863. In Homeschool Gym, children of all skill and fitness levels are invited to have fun and keep their bodies moving. It is our aim to help them improve their physical skills, enjoy fitness in a variety of recreation activities, and build their confidence in a structured, non-competitive environment while socializing with peers. Contact Kelly Buchanan for more information, cost and to register at 410-632-2144, x2503 or kbuchanan@co.worcester.md.us. For more information, visit http://www.co.worcester.md.us/news/homeschool-gym-recreation-and-parks.

(PA) November 14, 2019, HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM ON COMMUNITY HELPERS: MEDICAL WORKERS, 1pm, grade levels 2-8. The Lancaster Science Factory, 454 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17602, (717) 509-6363, info@TLSF.org. Doctors and Nurses use science to treat their patients and need a LOT of special training to do what they do. In this lesson, students will get a sample of applied Biology as they explore basic anatomy and construct a human puzzle. 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) November 20, 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) November 21, 2019, HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM ON COMMUNITY HELPERS: DENTISTS, 1pm, grade levels 2-8. The Lancaster Science Factory, 454 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17602, (717) 509-6363, info@TLSF.org. Dentists want to keep your teeth and gums healthy – don’t be scared of them! Students will discover the fascinating science of human teeth, what they’re made of, and play dentist themselves in this lesson. 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) November 21, 2019, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: ANATOMY ADVENTURE, 10 am–noon. Ages 5-7. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-237-3400. Explore the inner workings of the human body as you learn about organs, investigate the skeletal system, and make a model of blood. 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/ for more information.

(PA) November 21, 2019, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: SPY SCHOOL, 10 am–noon. Ages 8-10. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-237-3400. Do you have what it takes to be a spy? Discover how to see in the dark, send invisible messages, and test out spy gadgets. 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) November 21, 2019, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: DISEASE DETECTIVES, 1–3 pm. Ages 14+. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-237-3400. Step into the shoes of an epidemiologist as you discover how to identify, track, and stop the spread of disease outbreaks. 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) November 27, 2019, HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM: THE ART OF PRINTING, 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.

(SC) November 30, 2019, CHRISTMAS IN THE BACKCOUNTRY, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Living History Park, Olde Towne Preservation Association, 299 W. Spring Grove Avenue in North Augusta SC 29841. Learn how colonists observed Christmas in the backcountry. The buildings will be open for visitors to tour and there will be demonstrations. Bring the family to enjoy life in the 18th century! The Mercantile will be open with handmade gifts for sale. We will have bread and cookies from the bake oven. Admission: Free. For more information visit www.Colonialtimes.us.

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