SEPTEMBER 2019

(NJ) September – November 2019: FALL ART CLASSES at Farmstead Arts Center, 450 King George Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920. (908) 636-7576; admin@farmsteadarts.org. We offer Classes for all ages and all levels in a variety of all mediums including Sketching · Drawing · Painting · Cartooning · Ceramics · Collage · Mixed Media · Gourd Painting · Watercolor · Gouache · Acrylics · Charcoal · Pencils and more. Farmstead Arts Center Members enjoy discounted class fees. Register for all classes at http://farmsteadarts.eventbrite.com. Please contact us by phone or email if you wish to pay by check. For descriptions, dates and times: www.farmsteadartscenter.org

(NH) September 2019-May 2020, WILDERNESS ADVENTURES FOR HOMESCHOOLERS, Kroka Expeditions, 767 Forest Road, Marlow, NH 03456, 603-835-9087, https://www.kroka.org/. Homeschooling students ages 8 – 14 are invited to join a unique wilderness adventure education program based at Kroka Expeditions in Marlow, New Hampshire. Every week we will meet on Wednesday at Kroka village for a full day outdoors, with activities in the wilderness and on the farm. Students will develop skills for living in community with nature and as a group of young people. Visit https://www.kroka.org/ or call 603-835-9087 for more information.

(PA) September 3-5, 2019, ERIE JUNIOR PHILHARMONIC NO PRESSURE PLACEMENT AUDITIONS. To be held at the Strong Vincent Middle School, 1330 W 8th Street, Erie, PA 16502. The Erie Junior Philharmonic welcomes homeschooling musicians of every age and level – giving students the opportunity to perform classical repertoire, whether a beginner or vying for concert master! No orchestra experience necessary: you play at your level of comfort in one of our five ensembles. Need-based tuition scholarships are available. Tuesday night rehearsals are held at the historic Strong Vincent Middle School, which is easily reached via the Bayfront Connector and Route 79Need-based tuition scholarships are available. Tuesday night rehearsals are held at the historic Strong Vincent Middle School, which is easily reached via the Bayfront Connector and Route 79. Call now to become a part of this exciting group! 814-455-1375 ext. 24, eriephil.org/jr-phil.

(VA) September 7-22, 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/ 

(MD) September 11, 2019, JANE AUSTEN TOUR, 2 pm. Hammond-Harwood House, 19 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, Maryland 21401, 410-263-4683. Tour of the house that compares the customs and social graces of the Loockerman family, who lived in the Hammond-Harwood House in the early 19th century, with those of characters in Jane Austen novels. $10 per person/Members Free. For reservations, please call 410-263-4683×10 or email info@hammondharwoodhouse.org. https://hammondharwoodhouse.org/upcoming-events/

(TN) September 13, 2019, HOMESCHOOL DAY AT THE U, 9 am-3:15 pm, Union University, 1050 Union University Drive, Jackson, TN 38305, 800-33-UNION, uu.edu/campusvisit. This special day has been pre-planned for homeschool students and their families. Join other prospective homeschool students for a unique look at Union University. Experience chapel. Meet our professors and tour our beautiful campus. When you visit Union, you’ll discover what sets Union apart and why Union is one of the premier institutions and best values in Christian higher education. Lunch included. Join us for Homeschool Day at the U! uu.edu/campusvisit

(OH) September 20, 2019, CIVIL WAR SCHOOL DAY, 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Historic Zoar, 198 Main St, Zoar, OH 44697, 330-874-3011, 1-800-262-6195, zoarinfo@historiczoarvillage.com. Discover Zoar in the Civil War during Civil War School Day. Throughout the village, learn how Separatists in Zoar, and citizens in the Union, lived during the conflict. Interact with famous figures of the Civil War such as Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and more. Watch cavalry and artillery demonstrations, learn about life on the home front, and participate in hands-on activities. This event is open to all public, private, and homeschool students. Cost for this event is $7 a student. One adult per group is free, each additional adult is $8, and all teachers are free. Weekend passes for students including admission for the Zoar Civil War Reenactment and Civil War School Day are available for $8 per student. Reservations are required for the event and can be made by calling 330-874-3011 or 800-262-6195. This event runs from 9am- 3pm. Visit www.historiczoarvillage.com or call 330-874-3011 for more information.

(CT) September 20-21, 2019, 17th CENTURY ENCAMPMENT, 9am – 4pm. Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, 110 Pequot Trail, P.O. Box 3180, Mashantucket, CT 06338-3180, (800) 411-9671, groupsales@pequotmuseum.org. History comes to life on our Farmstead! Native, Colonial English and Dutch re-enactors portray aspects of 17th century daily life on the grounds of our farmstead. Displays, demonstrations, crafts and more. Visitors are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities. Come join us for this living history event! http://www.pequotmuseum.org.

(NJ) September 21, 2019, FALL BOOK CLUB KICKOFF, 11 am-1 pm. iPlay America, 110 Schanck Rd, Freehold, NJ 07728, 732-577-8200. Reading Adventure! Celebrate the launch of iPlay America’s fall Book Club with readings from local children’s authors Nancy Viau and Emmanuella Macri and story time and meet & greet with the Golden Beauty Princess! Activity station and FREE glitter tattoos! 94.3 The Point will be on hand playing music and with a bung of great giveaways. Must register online to attend. Visit www.iplayamerica.com for more information and to register.

(OH) September 21-22, 2019, ZOAR CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT- BATTLE OF THE WILDERNESS. 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Historic Zoar, 198 Main Street, Zoar, Ohio 44697, 330-874-3011, 1-800-262-6195, zoarinfo@historiczoarvillage.com. Witness the Battle of the Wilderness when 700+ reenactors set up camp at Zoar and restage a key American Civil War battle at Ohio’s largest Civil War Reenactment. Enjoy living history figures and sutlers selling Civil War-era goods. Show off your dance steps at the Civil War Ball! Each day features artillery and cavalry demonstrations, and a mock battle. New for 2019 will be the Anvil Tavern, a recreation of a Civil War era tavern. 9 am to 5 pm Saturday; 9 am to 4 pm Sunday. General Admission is $10 per person. For more information please call 330-874-3011 or 800-262-6195. Interested reenactors please visit www.zoarcivilwar.com for registration information. Visit www.historiczoarvillage.com or call 330-874-3011 for more information.

(PA) September 25, 2019, HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, 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) September 26, 2019, HOMESCHOOL DAY, 9 am-3pm. Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, 760 Tobias Road, Halifax, PA 17032 , 717-362-9126, info@laketobias.com. Special day for homeschoolers. Includes Safari Tours, Zoo Exhibits, Museum and more. Special Discount Rate. Must pre-register. Call 717-362-9126 for details. www.laketobias.com.

(TN) September 26, 2019, HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM: IS IT A FIDDLE OR A VIOLIN? 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Grades: K-6. Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, 222 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203, 615-416-2001, info@countrymusichalloffame.org. In Texas, it’s a fiddle. In Boston, it’s a violin. In Nashville it depends. This one-of-a-kind, toe-tapping partnership joins the resources of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum with those of the Nashville Symphony. From tours to musical performances-classical to country music-Is It a Fiddle or a Violin? will challenge you to think about music in new ways. https://countrymusichalloffame.org/homeschool-programs/

(MD) September 26-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.

(MD) September 26, 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. Member: $11. Non-member: $12. Register online at https://www.montgomeryparks.org/homeschool/

(MD) September 27, 2019, HOMESCHOOL DAYS AT AG HISTORY FARM PARK, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Ages 6 and up. Agricultural History Farm Park, 18400 Muncaster Road, Derwood, MD 20855. 301-467-8273. History comes alive through our new program designed especially for homeschool students. Journey with us to the past and enjoy hands-on activities, living history demonstrations, and crafts. At the Agricultural History Farm Park learn about life on the farm. Register online at https://www.montgomeryparks.org/homeschool/

(MD) September 27, 2019, CHARLES WILLSON PEALE WALKING TOUR, Noon. Hammond-Harwood House, 19 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, Maryland 21401, 410-263-4683. A tour of Annapolis’s historic district, where the painter Charles Willson Peale’s world has been preserved. Walk starts at the Old Treasury Building on the grounds of the Capitol. Guests will also receive complimentary admission to the Hammond-Harwood House, where 15 paintings by Peale and other members of his family are on view. $15 per person/ $10 Members. For reservations, please call 410-263-4683×10 or email info@hammondharwoodhouse.org. https://hammondharwoodhouse.org/upcoming-events/

(NY) September 28, 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) September 28, 2019, FIRE WORKSHOP I: ALL ABOUT 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. From cooking a meal to warming our toes on a frosty day, the hearth has been a welcome addition to homes across the ages. Join us at the Cumming Nature Center for a day focused around the resource that makes us human – fire! Learn how to build and light a fire from local materials with a variety of methods during an action-packed day of stories, games, and even a challenge or two! Space is limited to 15 participants, so don’t wait to sign up! 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.

(NY) September 28, 2019, PINE NEEDLE BASKETRY WITH ROSE RICHTER, 12:30-3:30pm. RMSC Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Road, Naples, NY 14512, 585-374-6160. Join us under the pines to learn more about the ancient art of basket making. Participants will learn about traditional methods of coil basketry including how to collect materials, what species of pines to gather from, how to process the needles. Work with an artist and naturalist to weave a basket of your own. Appropriate for: ages 8 and up. Tickets: $25/person. https://rmsc.org/cumming-nature-center/nature-center-programs-and-events/item/673-bushcraft-workshops.

 

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