Sunday, March 22, 2015

Free Kindergarten and Pre-K Music Class This Thursday

On Thursday, March 26th at 10:30 am, enjoy a sample class from Music Together with your preschoolers (birth through kindergarten).  The class is held at The Meadows Assisted Living Community in Montoursville and you must register to attend.

Music Together offers a co-operative approach to music education for caregivers and children, with songs and rhythmic rhymes, including fingerplays, small and large movement activities, and instrument play.

More information and a registration form for the class are available on the Music's the Balm website.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Opportunities for Young Shutterbugs

If your child has an interest in Photography, here are two great opportunities for them.

The first is The Lycoming County Visitor Bureau's Photo Contest.  It began on January 1st, and continues through the end of this year, however in addition to the annual competition for best photographs , there are also monthly prizes.

Photographs submitted become the property of the visitor's bureau for use in the promotion of tourism in Lycoming County, which is part of what makes this ideal for emerging photographic artistry students. 

The photographs must be taken of subjects within county lines.  Suggested categories are:

  • People (example – family riding bikes on the Pine Creek Trail)
  • Attractions (example – Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat)
  • Events (example –Little League World Series, Lycoming County Fair, Apple Butter Festival)
  • Outdoor Activities (example – trails, bird watching, parks or wildlife)
  • Architecture (example – Victorian homes, covered bridges or statues)
  • Scenic Landscapes (example – Susquehanna River, Loyalsock Creek, farms, mountains)
Go to The Lycoming County Visitor Bureau's Photo Contest website for more details about submission guidelines and prizes.

Secondly, consider attending the Susquehanna Valley Shutterbug meeting.  The Shutterbugs meet the fourth Monday of the month at the Lycoming County Historical Society 858 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, PA 17701 at 6:00 P.M.  (When that date conflicts with a holiday, the meeting is usually rescheduled for the third Monday.)  The meetings are open to the public.  Enter using the side door.

The meetings are divided into two parts. The first part is a short business meeting to discuss club business followed by an educational program, which can range from an instructional video to a featured guest speaker.  

The next meeting is this Monday, March 23rd.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Science Fair on March 19th

This year's Science Festival at Pennsylvania College of Technology is coming up on Thursday, March 19, from 4:30-7:30 pm.  It is held in the Penn College Field House and will feature a variety of fun math and science demonstrations geared toward elementary and middle school students.

With experiments designed to make learning fun, and stimulate children’s interest in math and science, this popular event was attended by a crowd of over 500 last year which featured topics as diverse as water creatures and hydrogen-powered vehicles.

The snow date for the event is March 26 but the current 10 day forecast shows little liklihood of postponement.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Line Dancing, Crochet Club and Legos -- Oh My!

The JV Brown Library has many great programs for early childhood, primary grades and tweens and teens.  You'll want to browse their event calendar to make sure you don't miss one that's just right for your child.

For instance, you can register your 3rd through 6th grader for the Tween Lego Club which will meet this Monday, March 9th from 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm in the library's blue program room.  Constructors  will build with the classic Hall of Fame toy, where independent building and team building will be explored with creative theme.

Another class for this age group (3rd - 6th grade) is the Tween Crochet Club – a beginner’s crochet class that runs for four weeks and begins this Tuesday, March 10th from 4:30-5:30 pm. Materials will be provided, however participants are welcome to bring a favorite yarn to share with others.  This class also requires registration.

For younger children (K-2) consider registering this Line Dancing opportunity, an active story time, also this Tueday, March 10th from 4:30 - 5:30 pm.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Saturday Craft Classes for Younger Children

Every Saturday in March, Michael's at Lycoming Crossing has a Kids Club Class for children 3 and up.  The Classes last from 10a-12p and cost $2.

This month's projects are a Windsock on the 7th, Tissue Paper Flowers on the 14th, Crayon Resist Watercolor Cards on the 21st and a Pom Pom Baby Chick on the 28th.

Each class has a registration limit of 8, so register early to secure your spot.

Michael's also has other classes this month for your older children, teens or yourself.  View the whole schedule here.