OCTOBER 2019

(MD) October-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) October 2-November 6, 2019, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: MECHATRONIC MAKERS. A six-week fab lab course for makers ages 12 and up! Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-237-3400. New This Year. Ready to dive into the world of making? This hands-on six-week course in BNY Mellon Fab Lab Carnegie Science Center will introduce you to basic circuits, hardware, and programming, setting you up for an adventure into electronics and robotics. After completing the course, take home a SparkFun Inventor Kit 4.0 to continue making at home! Meets weekly every Wednesday through Nov. 6, 2019. Cost: $310 member/$355 nonmember. CarnegieScienceCenter.org.

(OH) October 4, 2019, HOME SCHOOL OPEN SKATE, 1-4 pm, Skatetown USA, 8730 North Pavillion Drive, West Chester Township, OH 45069, 513-874-9855, kenskatetownusa@aol.com. $8 includes regular skate rental. www.skatetownusa.us.

(CT) October 4, 2019, FALL 2019 MINI CAMP: OCTOBERFEST, 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’ll enjoy a special trip to Barnes & Noble. 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.

(NJ) October 4-20, 2019, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, October 4th at 7:30PM, Other Performances: Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday at 4:00pm. The Growing Stage, The Historic Palace Theatre, Route 183, 7 Ledgewood Avenue, Netcong, NJ 07857, (973) 347-4946, boxoffice@growingstage.com. Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. Recommended Age: Entire Family. Purchase tickets online at http://www.growingstage.com/main/. Group Sales (10 or more) are available by calling the Box Office at (973) 347-4946.

(NJ) October 4 & 5, 2019, DRACULA, 7:30 pm, performed by The Lord Stirling Theater Company at Farmstead Arts Center, 450 King George Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920. (908) 636-7576; admin@farmsteadarts.org. The vampire play, dramatized by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston, from Bram Stoker’s world-famous novel, “Dracula” is just in time for Halloween! Tickets on sale now at http://farmsteadarts.eventbrite.com. Contact us for information on group discounts. www.farmsteadartscenter.org

(NY) October 5 & 6, 2019, AUTUMN FEST IN SANBORN, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Both Days. Sanborn Farm Museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, NY 14132. Free Admission – Public Invited – Refreshments. http://www.sanbornhistory.org/events.htm

(NJ) October 6, 2019, DRACULA, 4:00 pm, performed by The Lord Stirling Theater Company at Farmstead Arts Center, 450 King George Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920. (908) 636-7576; admin@farmsteadarts.org. The vampire play, dramatized by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston, from Bram Stoker’s world-famous novel, “Dracula” is just in time for Halloween! Tickets on sale now at http://farmsteadarts.eventbrite.com. Contact us for information on group discounts. www.farmsteadartscenter.org

(PA) October 9, 2019, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: SUPERHERO SCIENCE, 10 am–noon, ages: 5-7. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-237-3400. Discover the science behind your favorite superheroes! Defy gravity, explore magnetism, and experiment with flight. Visit CarnegieScienceCenter.org to check out our upcoming programming. Visit CarnegieScienceCenter.org for more information.

(PA) October 9, 2019, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: M IS FOR MARS, Ages 8-10, 10 am–noon. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-237-3400. Explore our neighbor Mars as you investigate its’ features, take a virtual trip to visit the Curiosity Rover, and plan a mission to the red planet. Visit CarnegieScienceCenter.org to check out our upcoming programming. Workshop cost: $15 Member / $18 Nonmember. Register By Phone: 412-237-3400, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (Monday-Friday). Visit CarnegieScienceCenter.org for more information.

(PA) October 9, 2019, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: CRAZY CHEMISTRY, Ages: 11-13, 1–3 pm. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-237-3400. Step into the laboratory, don some gloves and goggles, and get hands-on with some crazy chemical reactions that fizz, bubble, and glow! Visit CarnegieScienceCenter.org to check out our upcoming programming. Workshop cost: $15 Member / $18 Nonmember. Register By Phone: 412-237-3400, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (Monday-Friday). Visit CarnegieScienceCenter.org for more information.

(PA) October 10, 2019, HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM ON COMMUNITY HELPERS: POLICE, 1pm, grade levels 2-8. The Lancaster Science Factory, 454 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17602, (717) 509-6363, info@TLSF.org. Police and detectives use a special kind of science – forensics – to solve crimes. In this lesson, students will use problem solving skills to gather clues and discover how DNA became so important for police work. 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/.

(MD) October 10, 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.

(OH) October 11, 2019, ARCHAEOLOGY SCHOOL DAY, 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Fort Laurens, 11067 Fort Laurens Rd NW, Bolivar OH 44612, (330) 874-2059, fortlaurens@gmail.com. Discover archaeology at the Fort Laurens Museum. Throughout the day, learn the trade, tools, and discoveries of archaeologists. Hands-on activities will engage students in archaeological practices including a mock dig, flint knapping, atlatl throwing, cabin construction, lego stratigraphy, mosaic puzzles, and metal detecting. Students will also participate in recreating famous archaeological discoveries. This event is open to all public, private, and homeschool students. Cost for this event is $5 a student. One adult per group is free, each additional adult is $7, and all teachers are free. Reservations are required for the event and can be made by calling 330-874-3011 or 1-800-262-6195. Please register by October 4. Visit http://fortlaurens.org/ for more information.

(MD) October 11, 2019, HOMESCHOOL DAY AT WOODLAWN MANOR, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Ages 6 and up. Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park, 16501 Norwood Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860. A special day of hands-on activities and presentations designed for homeschool students 2nd-8th grade on the STEM topic, “19th Century Science and Medicine.” A family-friendly educational event with activities held throughout Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park. Register online at https://www.montgomeryparks.org/homeschool/. Admission to the Woodlawn Museum included.

(NJ) October 11 & 12, 2019, DRACULA, 7:30 pm, performed by The Lord Stirling Theater Company at Farmstead Arts Center, 450 King George Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920. (908) 636-7576; admin@farmsteadarts.org. The vampire play, dramatized by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston, from Bram Stoker’s world-famous novel, “Dracula” is just in time for Halloween! Tickets on sale now at http://farmsteadarts.eventbrite.com. Contact us for information on group discounts. www.farmsteadartscenter.org

(PA) October 11, 2019, HOME SCHOOL DAY, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Old Economy Village, 270 Sixteenth Street, Ambridge, PA 15003, 724-266-4500, davmiller@pa.gov. This event will allow home school families to explore the village at a special educational rate of $5 per child and per parent or guardian. Students will get a chance to visit the buildings, try some hands-on activities, see demonstrations and learn about life in the 1830s. Old Economy Village was founded in 1824 by a German Pietistic Christian Communal Society called the Harmonists. They built their town 17 miles north of Pittsburgh on the Ohio River in modern day Ambridge. You must register for one of these dates by Wednesday, October 9. Please contact David Miller, museum educator, at davmiller@pa.gov or call 724-266-4500 ext. 110. http://oldeconomyvillage.org/

(NC) October 12, 2019, HALLOWEEN CRAFT WORKSHOP, 10am-noon (Ages 5-8); Noon-2pm (9-12), Community Council for the Arts, 400 N. Queen Street, Kinston, North Carolina 28501, (252) 527-2517, opsmanager@kinstoncca.com. Visit www.kinstoncca.com for more information.

(MA) October 12, 2019, VAN GOGH FOR ALL FAMILY DAY, 10:00 am–5:00 pm. Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA 01103, 413-263-6800, info@springfieldmuseums.org. Join us as we celebrate the final days of the special exhibit Van Gogh for All with a fall festival inspired by the artist’s most well-known paintings! Activities include: Hayrides Around the Quadrangle, 10:30 am-1:30 pm; Artist Demonstration, 11 am-2 pm; Paint a Starry Night Pumpkin, 11 am-2 pm; Create Your Own Sunflower Prints, Noon-4 pm. Free with museum admission! https://springfieldmuseums.org/

(NY) October 12, 2019, BLACKSMITHING FUNDAMENTALS, 8:30am, 10:30am, 1pm, and 3pm. RMSC Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Road, Naples, NY 14512, 585-374-6160. Learn the fundamentals of blacksmithing in our small-group, hands-on training session. Topics will include learning how to heat with a coal-fired forge and techniques for safe hammer usage. The student will have the choice of creating either a wall hook or bottle opener. All tools and materials are included with registration. Students are recommended to bring their own safety glasses and wear a long sleeve shirt and jeans for protection. There is a maximum of four students per session for Fundamentals classes to provide adequate one-on-one instruction. Cost: $50 per person ($40 instruction + $10 materials). Duration: 2 hours. For more information, visit https://rmsc.org/cumming-nature-center/nature-center-programs-and-events/item/538-blacksmithing.

(NY) October 12, 2019, FIRE WORKSHOP II: METHODS OF FIRE, 9am-12pm or 12:30-3:30pm. RMSC Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Road, Naples, NY 14512, 585-374-6160. RMSC Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Road, Naples, NY 14512, 585-374-6160. Fire as a tool, in history and even in the rain. If either of these topics pique your interest, then this is an opportunity for you and your family! Join us in the forest of Cumming Nature Center for honing your fire skills and learning more advanced methods like using flint and steel, fire by friction, and how to light a fire in wet weather. In addition, we will also use fire as a tool to create a bowl as a group project, cook a tasty treat, and learn how the use of fire has changed throughout human history. This program has been built with families in mind, with challenges where adults will be able to work and learn with their children. Along with this, we are asking any child under the age of 12 to come accompanied with an adult, and children 12 and up may be signed in and dropped off at the start of the program. There are a total of 20 spots available for this three-hour program. We hope you and your family can join us for a fire-filled day! Appropriate for: Families, but kids 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets: $25/person. https://rmsc.org/cumming-nature-center/nature-center-programs-and-events/item/673-bushcraft-workshops. https://rmsc.org/cumming-nature-center/nature-center-programs-and-events/item/673-bushcraft-workshops.

(NY) October 12, 2019, MAKE YOUR OWN LEATHER POUCH, 12:30-3:30pm. RMSC Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Road, Naples, NY 14512, 585-374-6160. Make a pouch for storing tinder, medicine, or special treasures using leather materials. Participants will work with leather to create a drawstring pouch, sewing with sinew or leather cord, and personalizing with bones, beads, and more. Appropriate for: ages 8 and up. Tickets: $25/person. https://rmsc.org/cumming-nature-center/nature-center-programs-and-events/item/673-bushcraft-workshops.

(NY) October 12, 2019, MUSEUM STORYTELLING: FAMILY TOURS AT OLANA, 10 AM. Olana State Historic Site Visitor’s Center, 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534, 518-828-1872. Master storyteller Tom Lee tells a stunning Syrian folktale in the landscape and inside the Main House at Olana. Lee uses art, objects, history and interactivity to help young people (and grown-ups!) fall in love with the Church’s adventures. This is a program designed to introduce youth to the magic of a historic house museum. $10 Adult; $5 Member/Child. https://www.olana.org/programs-events/

(PA) October 12 & 13, 2019, 5th ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL, 10am to 5pm. Rain or Shine. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg PA 18360, 570-992-6161, farm@quietvalley.org. Come enjoy harvest time on the farm. Learn about heritage crafts and traditional skills such as spinning, weaving, broom making, scrapple making, apple butter making, basket making and candle making. There will also be plenty of folk entertainment, good country food made by hand, children’s activities, pumpkin decorating, a quilt raffle, pony rides, horse drawn wagon rides, one room schoolhouse presentations, outdoor brick bake oven and much more A special children’s area will offer hands-on opportunities for the young folk to try old fashion crafts and activities. Both the PA 142nd Volunteer Infantry Company G Civil War re-enactors and the NJ Frontier Guard who portray French and Indian War soldiers will be encamped on the farm. This event is great fun for all ages. Admission – Adults $10; Ages 3-12 years old $5. Visit http://quietvalley.org/.

(NY) October 13, 2019, YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAMS: “FROM SEEDS TO WISDOM: EXPLORING HAUDENOSAUNEE CYCLES,” 12:30-2pm. The History Center in Tompkins County, 110 North Tioga Street, Ithaca, NY 14850. Join us for our new series of youth & family programs, “From Seeds to Wisdom: Exploring Haudenosaunee Cycles,” in partnership with members of the Haudenosaunee community. Each month will explore a different aspect of Haudenosaunee culture & history. FREE to all! Kids ages 6-12 years old and your caregivers, please join us! For more information, contact Julia at eightsquare@thehistorycenter.net or 607-273-8284 x229. https://thehistorycenter.net/

(NJ) October 13, 2019, DRACULA, 4:00 pm, performed by The Lord Stirling Theater Company at Farmstead Arts Center, 450 King George Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920. (908) 636-7576; admin@farmsteadarts.org. The vampire play, dramatized by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston, from Bram Stoker’s world-famous novel, “Dracula” is just in time for Halloween! Tickets on sale now at http://farmsteadarts.eventbrite.com. Contact us for information on group discounts. www.farmsteadartscenter.org

(AL) October 13, 2019, “NATIVE HERITAGE – A DAY OF CULTURAL LEARNING”, 10 am-5 pm. Sacred Way Sanctuary, 4409 County Road 200, Florence, AL 35633. Sacred Way Sanctuary is dedicated to hosting events that represent the diverse culture through the Shoals area and throughout Indian Country. Every month we are honored to bring adult workshops, youth classes, traditional dance classes, language classes, and much more to our surrounding community Adult and Children classes. Adults: $20/1st class, $10/additional classes; children: $10 per class. Register at https://www.sacredwaysanctuary.org/events.

(CT) October 14, 2019, FALL 2019 MINI CAMP: OCTOBERFEST, 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. Camp with great baking surprises! Girls will enjoy great fun, lots of all themed activities with lots of surprises. 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) October 15, 2019, HOMESCHOOL SCIENCE SOCIAL- “CIDER SCIENCE”, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm. Ages 6-11yrs. Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, Maryland 20817, 301-765-8660. Discover science through nature in our new monthly homeschool series! We’ll learn about the wonders of the animal kingdom through hands-on experiments, crafts, and outdoor activities. Bring a bag lunch (we’ll provide the drinks!) to enjoy with friends at noon. The program with the Naturalist begins at 12:30pm. Each meeting includes a hike, rain or shine, so please dress for the weather and wear good walking shoes. Parents, please plan to attend class with your child. Register online at https://www.montgomeryparks.org/homeschool/

(PA) October 16, 2019, HOME SCHOOL DAY, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Old Economy Village, 270 Sixteenth Street, Ambridge, PA 15003, 724-266-4500, davmiller@pa.gov. This event will allow home school families to explore the village at a special educational rate of $5 per child and per parent or guardian. Students will get a chance to visit the buildings, try some hands-on activities, see demonstrations and learn about life in the 1830s. Old Economy Village was founded in 1824 by a German Pietistic Christian Communal Society called the Harmonists. They built their town 17 miles north of Pittsburgh on the Ohio River in modern day Ambridge. You must register for one of these dates by Wednesday, October 9. Please contact David Miller, museum educator, at davmiller@pa.gov or call 724-266-4500 ext. 110. http://oldeconomyvillage.org/

(PA) October 16, 2019, HOMESCHOOL HAPPENINGS, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Education Building, 1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton, PA 19529, (610) 756-6961. 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. $15 Members, $20 Non-Members. Price covers 1 parent and 1 child. Register online at hawkmountain.ticketleap.com. For more information, visit https://www.hawkmountain.org/.

(PA) October 16-November 6, 2019, FALL 2019 CODE @ HOME PROGRAM, 1-2:30 pm, The Lancaster Science Factory, 454 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17602, (717) 509-6363, info@TLSF.org. Calling all Cyber and Homeschool parents! Are you interested in adding coding to your child’s learning? The Lancaster Science Factory is excited to introduce it’s first-ever coding program this fall for grade levels 2nd – 8th. Circuit Playground Express is the perfect platform for students to learn coding concepts or expand on existing skills. A Circuit Playground “starter kit” to take home (one Circuit Playground Express, one USB cord, one AAA x3 battery pack) will be included with each registration. That’s a $30 value! For questions about registration or about payment, please contact Amanda Bakay at abakay@tlsf.org. Cost for this 4-week program is $80.00. https://www.lancastersciencefactory.org/makerspace/codingclasses/

(PA) October 16-November 20, 2019, HOMESCHOOL DAZE: SPANISH CLASSES, 1-2 pm. Lewisburg Children’s Museum, 815 Market Street, Suite 14, Lewisburg, PA, 17837, 570-768-4914, lewisburgchildrensmuseum@gmail.com. This 6-week session enables homeschool children 6-10 years old to learn and practice basic Spanish! During our time together, we will explore the Spanish language and culture via stories, songs, and games, as well as other hands-on and physical-response activities. Through active participation, your child will have opportunities to understand, use, and respond to basic Spanish vocabulary, expressions, and conversations. Our Learning Fiesta offers a piñata full of activities! Are you an LCM member? Use Coupon Code “MemberSpanishII” at check out to receive a 10% discount. Cost: $54 for 6-week program. Register at https://www.lewisburgchildrensmuseum.org/spanish-classes.

(MD) October 17, 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) October 17, 2019, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: SUPERHERO SCIENCE, 10 am–noon, ages: 5-7. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-237-3400. Discover the science behind your favorite superheroes! Defy gravity, explore magnetism, and experiment with flight. Visit CarnegieScienceCenter.org to check out our upcoming programming. Visit CarnegieScienceCenter.org for more information.

(PA) October 17, 2019, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: M IS FOR MARS, Ages 8-10, 10 am–noon. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-237-3400. Explore our neighbor Mars as you investigate its’ features, take a virtual trip to visit the Curiosity Rover, and plan a mission to the red planet. Visit CarnegieScienceCenter.org to check out our upcoming programming. Workshop cost: $15 Member / $18 Nonmember. Register By Phone: 412-237-3400, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (Monday-Friday). Visit CarnegieScienceCenter.org for more information.

(PA) October 17, 2019, Homeschool Workshop: Exploring Renewable Energy, Ages: 14+, 1–3 pm. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-237-3400. Explore renewable energy sources as you design solar arrays and wind turbines, and experiment with real-life variables using Vernier Sensors to determine energy production. Workshop cost: $15 Member / $18 Nonmember. Register By Phone: 412-237-3400, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (Monday-Friday). Visit CarnegieScienceCenter.org for more information.

(NY) October 19, 2019, CENTRAL NEW YORK STEAMBOAT CHALLENGE, 9 AM – 1 PM. Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MOST), 500 S. Franklin Street. Syracuse, NY 13202, 315-425-9068. Students in elementary, middle and high school build a boat out of recycled materials that runs on steam created by the heat of a tea candle. They race against each other in two-team heats in side-by-side, water-filled lanes, and top finishers race in the finals. Awards are given in three categories, Divisions I, II and III. Be sure to register for the event before attending! Learn more and register at https://www.most.org/learn/outreach-events/.

(SC) October 19–20, 2019, COLONIAL TIMES: A DAY TO REMEMBER, The Living History Park, 299 W. Spring Grove Avenue, North Augusta, South Carolina, (803) 279-7560, lynn@colonialtimes.us. Held the third weekend in October, this event offers an opportunity to understand what daily life was like for the people who settled our area. It was also named one of the top 20 events in the southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society in 2000, 2001 and 2004. In addition to several featured guests, the event features demonstrations in pottery, weaving and spinning, frontier trading, quilting, blacksmithing, meat curing, gold and silversmithing, candle making, and much more. It is a wonderful and informative event for the entire family. Watch our colonial past come to life through demonstrations and living exhibits. Free. http://colonialtimes.us/events.html.

(PA) October 19-20, 2019, TRICK OR TREAT, 2-4 pm. Turkey Hill Experience 301 Linden Street, Columbia, PA 17512, 1-844-847-4884 (1-844-VISIT-TH). The Turkey Hill Experience Trick or Treat event is filled with great surprises. There are a total of 13 trick or treat stops and 6 of those stops are free while the others do require admission into the paid portion of the Experience. There are plenty of good treats for everyone! Be sure to wear your favorite Halloween costume, too! This fun-filled event takes place from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Turkey Hill Experience. http://www.turkeyhillexperience.com/events/

(PA) October 19, 2019-March 21, 2020, GIRLS IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM, 2-4 pm, American Helicopter Museum & Education Center, 1220 American Boulevard, West Chester, PA 19380, 610-436-9600, info@americanhelicopter.museum. Attempting to bridge the technology gender gap in industry, the Girls in Science and Technology Program (GIST) is a collaborative effort developed by the AHMEC and the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania to offer a fun and educational hands-on program where girls engage in classes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Each year the girls explore a different topic through hands-on activities and fun interactive sessions. Each class is mentored by female college students in the STEM fields from local universities. In turn, the female college students are mentored by regional industry leaders from companies such as The Boeing Company, Enersys and Greene Tweed. The Girls in Science and Technology Program meets approximately every other Saturday from October through March. The cost of the program is $100.00 per girl. (Additional siblings are discounted to $50.00 per girl.) Financial aid is available; no girl shall be turned away due to the inability to pay. Register today by contacting Paul Kahan at pkahan@americanhelicopter.museum. For more information, visit www.americanhelicopter.museum.

(SC) October 19–20, 2019, COLONIAL TIMES: A DAY TO REMEMBER, Living History Park is located at 299 W. Spring Grove Avenue in North Augusta, South Carolina, (803) 979-9776, lynn@colonialtimes.us. The largest and oldest event is Colonial Times: A Day to Remember. Held the third weekend in October, this event offers an opportunity to understand what daily life was like for the people who settled our area. It was also named one of the top 20 events in the southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society in 2000, 2001 and 2004. In addition to several featured guests, the event features demonstrations in pottery, weaving and spinning, frontier trading, quilting, blacksmithing, meat curing, gold and silversmithing, candle making, and much more. It is a wonderful and informative event for the entire family. http://colonialtimes.us

(NJ) October 20, 2019, THE LAURIE BERKNER BAND’S MONSTER BOOGIE HALLOWEEN CONCERT, Doors 11:00 am; Start 12:00 pm. iPlay America, 110 Schanck Rd, Freehold, NJ 07728, 732-577-8200. A live Halloween performance by The Laurie Berkner Band! Come in costume and boogie with us as we play your favorites – plus some special Halloween songs. A Halloween tradition! Plus, hang out at iPlay America after the show – indoor rides, games, and attractions for the whole family! Kids should plan to bring their dancing shoes and a stuffed animal (for their heads). Tickets start at $27.50. Purchase tickets online at https://www.iplayamerica.com/event/laurie-berkner-monster-boogie-halloween-concert/. If you have additional questions, please contact the events department at 732-577-8200 x 217. www.iplayamerica.com.

(FL) October 20, 2019, FAMILY CONCERT: SPOOKTACULAR, 3:00PM. Jacksonville Symphony, 300 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202, (904) 354-5547. SPOOKTACULAR is back and spookier than ever! Join us for a Halloween concert that’s fun for the whole family. Come dressed in your Halloween costume for a costume contest, trick-or-treating, spooky crafts and our Instrument Zoo – an interactive, hands-on experience with all the instruments of the orchestra. 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. For more information, visit https://www.jaxsymphony.org/field-trips/ or contact Cori Roberts at croberts@jaxsymphony.org. Tickets available online at https://www.jaxsymphony.org/event/spooktacular-family/.

(GA) October 22, 23, 24, 25, 2019, “MADEMOISELLE HOOD MEETS LE WOLF” SCHOOL SHOWS, 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. A fractured fairytale musical with Cinderella, Prince Charming, The Big Bad Wolf and more! (story version available). Reservations for school performances are required. Special rates for Home School Groups. Tickets – $6 per student. Weekday School Shows are for children Pre-K through Seventh Grade. School shows are restricted to children, teachers and chaperones. https://www.storylandtheatre.org/ticket-info.

(PA) October 22- November 19, 2019, SIGN LANGUAGE FOR KIDS, 4:15-5:15 pm. Lewisburg Children’s Museum, 815 Market Street, Suite 14, Lewisburg, PA, 17837, 570-768-4914, lewisburgchildrensmuseum@gmail.com. Join us in this fun and educational environment, in which students will learn the basics of American Sign Language and Deaf culture through fun activities, games, and songs. Classes will be offered for 5 weeks on Tuesday evenings 4:15-5:15 pm, led by Bella Roache. Classes will be for children 6-10 years old. Are you an LCM member? Use Coupon Code “MemberASL” at check out to receive a 10% discount. Cost: $45 for 5-week program. https://www.lewisburgchildrensmuseum.org/events/sign-language-for-kids.

(PA) October 23, 2019, HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM: COSTUME CREATIONS AND TEXTILE ARTS, 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.

(PA) October 24, 2019, HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM ON COMMUNITY HELPERS: FIREFIGHTERS, 1pm, grade levels 2-8. The Lancaster Science Factory, 454 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17602, (717) 509-6363, info@TLSF.org. The men and women who put out fires need to know some important science to do their jobs. Students will learn some key chemistry concepts like the Fire Triangle while doing exciting experiments with Thermodynamics and popcorn! 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/.

(MD) October 24, 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) October 24, 2019, HOMESCHOOL: PRIMITIVE SKILLS AND FOREST THRILLS, 2-4 pm. Ages 5-15. Black Hill Nature Programs, 20926 Lake Ridge Drive, Boyds, Maryland 20841, 301-528-3493, 301-528-3492 (Nature and Group Programs Reservations).
Come join us for a woodland adventure full of primitive skills and woodland play. Each month we will cover a new primitive skill or give you a chance to practice an old one. We will also have time, space, and materials for unstructured play in the woods around our campfire circle. Students will be able to self-select what they would like to focus on from the activities provided. We will meet at the campfire circle near picnic shelter F. Members: $11. Non-members: $12. Register online at https://www.montgomeryparks.org/homeschool/

(NY) October 25, 2019, FAMILY FUN NIGHT: SPOOKY SWEET TOOTH SCIENCE, 5:30-10pm. Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Avenue, Rochester NY, 14607, 585-271-4320. Experience the RMSC after hours, like you’ve never experienced it before for an evening full of family fun. A spoonful of C12H22O11 helps the science go down! Just in time for Halloween, you and your family are in for a treat with Spooky & Sweet Tooth Science. Join us for a fun filled evening that is light on the tricks and heavy on the treats. Get ready to do some candy chemistry and play with chocolate in a new way as you explore the RMSC after hours. Come in your costume and join the Halloween Parade at 6pm. Registration includes participation in two classroom workshops and access to the museum! Kids of all ages and their families are welcome to join us for our newest family friendly adventure and spend almost the whole night exploring your curiosity with us. Pajamas are welcome! Visit https://rmsc.org/science-museum/programs-and-events/item/584-family-fun-nights.

(PA) October 25, 2019, SPOOKY DAY ON THE FARM, 5-8pm. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg PA 18360, 570-992-6161, farm@quietvalley.org. After 5 pm, activities take a turn towards the things that go bump in the night on the farm around Halloween. With activities to thrill and chill visitors of all ages. For those unshakable nerves put your detective skills to the test by helping solve a murder mystery between 5-8 pm. A guide will help take you around the farm as you meet the suspects, gather clues, confront the Hag of the Woods, explore the creatures of the night, and more! This program takes approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours and tours are continuous. The last tour begins at 8pm from the log cabin gift shop. Get into the haunted Halloween spirit with something more unique then just another haunted house. This program is designed by forensic specialists and includes discussions and depictions of death and murder. The farm is extremely dark at night and we encourage visitors to bring flashlights. Actors are not permitted to touch visitors. Not suitable for all audiences. Admission $10 per adult, $5 children ages 3-12 years old. Visit http://quietvalley.org/.

(PA) October 26, 2019, SPOOKY DAY ON THE FARM, 1-5pm, 5-8pm. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg PA 18360, 570-992-6161, farm@quietvalley.org. During the day gather your family and explore the traditions and history of Halloween. Play games, listen to stories, learn about the creatures of the season, take a horse and wagon ride (weather dependent), and much more! This program takes approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours and is targeted towards families with younger children. Programs run from 1-5pm. After 5 pm, activities take a turn towards the things that go bump in the night on the farm around Halloween. With activities to thrill and chill visitors of all ages. For those unshakable nerves put your detective skills to the test by helping solve a murder mystery between 5-8 pm. A guide will help take you around the farm as you meet the suspects, gather clues, confront the Hag of the Woods, explore the creatures of the night, and more! This program takes approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours and tours are continuous. The last tour begins at 8pm from the log cabin gift shop. Get into the haunted Halloween spirit with something more unique then just another haunted house. This program is designed by forensic specialists and includes discussions and depictions of death and murder. The farm is extremely dark at night and we encourage visitors to bring flashlights. Actors are not permitted to touch visitors. Not suitable for all audiences. Admission $10 per adult, $5 children ages 3-12 years old. Visit http://quietvalley.org/.

(PA) October 26, 2019, HAUNTED HELICOPTERS, 6-8 p.m. American Helicopter Museum, 1220 American Blvd, West Chester, PA 19380, 610-436-9600, info@americanhelicopter.museum. The Museum will host trick-or-treating on Saturday, October 26. Costumed volunteers will man treat stations throughout the museum as guests celebrate Halloween with Haunted Helicopters! Activities include storytelling, movies, spooky music and a craft activity for kids. Come in costume and join the fun! Children under age 18 cost $10 each and accompanying adults are FREE. Purchase admission tickets for kids in advance at http://americanhelicopter.museum/haunted-helicopters

(MA) October 26, 2019, A SWEET AND SPOOKY HALLOWEEN, 10:00 am–5:00 pm. Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA 01103, 413-263-6800, info@springfieldmuseums.org. Wear your costume and be among the first to experience the special exhibit Sweet: A Tasty Journey. Today’s Highlights: Trick or Treating, 11 am-3 pm. Trick or Treat through the galleries of all five museums on our campus. Check out the highlights in each collection as you get a sweet treat to accompany each selected object; Creepy Crawly Critters Live Animal Encounter, 11 am-3 pm. Get up close to weird and wild animals that call the Springfield Science Museum home. Animals may include a ball python, milk snake, bearded dragons, turtles, hissing cockroaches, and a tarantula. Free with museum admission! https://springfieldmuseums.org/

(GA) October 26, 2019, “MADEMOISELLE HOOD MEETS LE WOLF” Saturday Family Matinee, 3 PM. Storyland Theatre, (706) 736-3455, storylandtheatre@gmail.com. Performance at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre at Augusta University. A fractured fairytale musical with Cinderella, Prince Charming, The Big Bad Wolf and more! (story version available). No reservations required. Sit anywhere you like. The Box Office opens at 2:15 PM. Come meet the actors after the show! Tickets – $7 per person. Active Duty Military Personnel and Their Families admitted free with Military ID. https://www.storylandtheatre.org/ticket-info.

(NY) October 26, 2019, BLACKSMITHING FUNDAMENTALS, 8:30am and 10:30am. RMSC Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Road, Naples, NY 14512, 585-374-6160. Learn the fundamentals of blacksmithing in our small-group, hands-on training session. Topics will include learning how to heat with a coal-fired forge and techniques for safe hammer usage. The student will have the choice of creating either a wall hook or bottle opener. All tools and materials are included with registration. Students are recommended to bring their own safety glasses and wear a long sleeve shirt and jeans for protection. There is a maximum of four students per session for Fundamentals classes to provide adequate one-on-one instruction. Cost: $50 per person ($40 instruction + $10 materials). Duration: 2 hours. For more information, visit https://rmsc.org/cumming-nature-center/nature-center-programs-and-events/item/538-blacksmithing.

(NY) October 26, 2019, INTERMEDIATE BLACKSMITHING, 1pm and 3pm. RMSC 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.

(PA) October 26-27, 2019, TRICK OR TREAT, 2-4 pm. Turkey Hill Experience 301 Linden Street, Columbia, PA 17512, 1-844-847-4884 (1-844-VISIT-TH). The Turkey Hill Experience Trick or Treat event is filled with great surprises. There are a total of 13 trick or treat stops and 6 of those stops are free while the others do require admission into the paid portion of the Experience. There are plenty of good treats for everyone! Be sure to wear your favorite Halloween costume, too! This fun-filled event takes place from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Turkey Hill Experience. http://www.turkeyhillexperience.com/events/

(PA) October 27, 2019, SPOOKY DAYS ON THE FARM, 1-5pm, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Rd • Stroudsburg, PA 18360, 570-992-6161, farm@quietvalley.org. During the day on Sunday gather your family and explore the traditions and history of Halloween. Play games, listen to stories, learn about the creatures of the season, take a horse and wagon ride (weather dependent), and much more! This program takes approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours and is targeted towards families with younger children. Programs run from 1-5pm both Saturday and Sunday. Admission $10 per adult, $5 children ages 3-12 years old. For more information, visit http://quietvalley.org/spooky-days-farm.

(VA) October 27, 2019, HALLOWEEN AT HIGHLAND, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm. James Monroe Highland, 2050 James Monroe Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902, (434) 293-8000, info@highland.org James Monroe’s Highland, in partnership with the Albemarle County Fair, will host Halloween at Highland, an afternoon of fall fun, on Sunday, October 27, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. Admission to the event includes hayrides through the Highland pastures, walks through the corn maze, face painting, and entry in the children’s Halloween costume contest and pumpkin contest. Food and drink will be available for purchase (cash and credit cards accepted). All proceeds will support youth agricultural programming and the Albemarle County Fair at Highland. The costume contest is limited to children age fourteen and under and will take place at 4:00 p.m. Prizes will be awarded in three age categories: children under 6 years of age, children 6 to 10, and children 11 to 14. The pumpkin contest will take place at 5:00 p.m. and is open to all ages. Pumpkins must be carved and/or decorated prior to the Halloween at Highland event. Participants in either contest do not have to register in advance. Admission is $5 per participant. Children under 6 years old are admitted FREE. https://highland.org/event/halloween-at-highland-2/

(MI) October 27, 2019, FAMILY SERIES: TRICK-OR-TREATING AROUND THE LIBRARY, Trick-or-Treating at 2:30 PM, Performance at 3:00 PM. Lansing Symphony Orchestra, 517-487-5001, info@lansingsymphony.org . Held at Downtown Lansing Library. Come celebrate Halloween with Lansing Symphony Principal Bassoon Michael Kroth as he showcases all the bassoon can do. See how this instrument can add to your Halloween charm. Come dressed up in your Halloween costume, and get ready for some trick-or-treating! For information, visit https://www.lansingsymphony.org/education-family/family-series.

(NJ) October 27, 2019, “GEORGE WASHINGTON AND HIS SPIES” 2:00 pm. A historical, musical presentation by Anne and Ridley Enslow at Farmstead Arts Center, 450 King George Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920. (908) 636-7576. admin@farmsteadarts.org. Join us for this entertaining event complete with ballads, songs, and dance tunes, each preceded with a brief descriptive story. In honor of the General, Anne and Ridley (who will wear period costumes) bring along a little dancing doll called the limberjack, dressed to look like George Washington. More information at www.farmsteadartscenter.org (see concerts, under Events). Tickets on sale now: http://farmsteadarts.eventbrite.com. Contact us for information on group discounts. www.farmsteadartscenter.org

(VT) October 27, 2019, FAMILY DAY: HAUNTED HAPPENINGS, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Shelburne Museum, 6000 Shelburne Road, PO Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482, (802) 985-3346, info@shelburnemuseum.org. Join us for our annual Halloween event, named a Top 10 Fall Event by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. Be creative and dress up in your most playful costumes as you trick-or-treat on the grounds of Shelburne Museum! www.shelburnemuseum.org.

(TN) October 28, 2019, HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM: EXPLORE AND RECORD AT HISTORIC RCA STUDIO B, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Grades: 5-12. Conducted at Historic RCA Studio B, located on Music Row. Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, 615-416-2001, info@countrymusichalloffame.org. This program teaches about Studio B’s historical significance, acoustical studio design, and the three basic phases of recording: tracking, mixing, and mastering. Students explore the various roles involved in these processes and learn about the science of sound as they participate in the mixing of a recording. https://countrymusichalloffame.org/homeschool-programs/

(FL) October 29-31, 2019, JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY PRELUDES CONCERTS: SYMPHONY SPOOKTACULAR, 10AM and 11:30AM. Jacksonville Symphony, 300 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202, (904) 354-5547. Jacksonville Symphony Preludes Concerts are offered for students Grades 1-3 to experience classical music performed by a live symphony. Symphony Spooktacular is a program filled with musical tricks and treats! These 50-minute concerts are specially curated to engage children with all of the instruments and sounds of the orchestra, with musical learning moments in a fun and entertaining setting. Costumes are encouraged for students AND orchestra musicians! Tickets are $5 each for students and chaperones. For more information, visit https://www.jaxsymphony.org/field-trips/ or contact Cori Roberts at croberts@jaxsymphony.org.

(MD) October 31, 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) October 31, 2019, HOME SCHOOL NATURALLY: SOIL SCIENCE, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm. Ages 7-10yrs. Maydale Conservation Park, 1638 Maydale Drive, Colesville, MD 20905. Soil is much more than the dirt beneath our feet. Learn about how soil is formed, take and compare soil samples in different habitats, and create your own work of art painting with different types of soil. Bring a bag lunch and enjoy a picnic in the park before the hike! Register online at https://www.montgomeryparks.org/homeschool/

 

 

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