Recreation Programs
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 Discount Tickets 

Lower Gwynedd Township offers discounted tickets throughout the year for area attractions. During the months of May through September tickets for amusement parks are available. For those parks with extended operating systems such as Hersheypark, Philadelphia Zoo, Adventure Aquarium and Baltimore Aquarium these tickets we have longer in the season. Switching season we receive discounted ski tickets and have them available from December through February. Tickets are sold Monday through Friday, 8 am- 4 pm. For a complete listing of what is available, please check the Parks & Recreation page on the Township website.

Ski Tickets have arrived.  

 

Winter Bus Trip 

Date:  Saturday January 17, 2015

BusDeparts:  8:00 a.m.

Location:  Upper Gwynedd Township Building, 1 Parkside Place


The River

A reclusive fisherman living in a remote cabin on the cliffs high above a river takes a womans trout fishing on a moonless night.  Her disappearance sparks a mystery, making way for the arrival of another woman and suggesting that the fisherman is trying to recapture something from his lost past.

Cost:  $ 235 per person

Seating:  Orchestra

Spring Bus Trips 

 

Spring Bus Trips 

Civil War Battlefield Tour Gettysburg 

Arrving at the National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center to view a film and Cyclorama.  Lunch at at the Dobbins Housee, Licensed Guide will join the group for a tour of the battlefield.  Will conclude our trip with a tour of the Jennie Wade House.  

Date:  Saturday May 16 

Departure:  7:30 a.m 

Departure Location: Upper Gwynedd Township Building 

Arrive in Gettysburg: 10:00 a.m.

Lunch:  12:15 at the Dobbins House

Departure for Home:  5:00 p.m. 

Arrive in Upper Gwynedd:  7:30 p.m. 

Cost:  $159 per person (cost includes all entry fees, lunch and gratitudies)

 

The King and I

The King and I tells the story of Anna, a British governess who tries to help an Eastern King come to terms with the modern world.  Don't miss the revival of the Rogers and Hammerstein classic.  

Date:  Saturday June 13

BusDeparts:  8:00 a.m.

Departure Location:  Upper Gwynedd Township Building, 1 Parkside Place

Theatre:  Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center 

Seating:  Orchestra

Cost:  $179 per person 

 

Beautiful 

Beautiful tells the story of Carole Kin from her early days as a Brooklyn teenager (named Carol Klein) struggling to enter the recod business to her years spent as a chart-topping music legend.   

Date:  Saturday June 13

BusDeparts:  8:00 a.m.

Departure Location:  Upper Gwynedd Township Building, 1 Parkside Place

Theatre:  Stephen Sondheim Theatre 

Seating:  Mezzanine 

Cost:  $139 per person 

 

Young Rembrandts

Session 3:  February 28 - March 28

Session 4:  April 11 - May 9  

Location:  Penllyn Woods Community Building

Early Elementary Drawing

Pre-school

Has your preschooler expressed an interest in drawing? If so, he will LOVE Young Rembrandts drawing classes. Learning to draw basic shapes is a critical building block for every young artist. Our lessons will strengthen our students' core drawing skills as we introduce them to wonderful seasonal imagery. Lessons like acorns, fall leaves, and an apple tree will build into their skills and creativity. Playful characters will be our focus as we draw a clown, a scarecrow, and an imaginary monster inspired by a classic children's story. There's no better time than NOW to enroll your artist into a Young Rembrandts class. THEY WILL LOVE IT!

Ages: 4-6 yrs

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Cost:  $70 per person


Elementary Drawing


Encourage your elementary student's enthusiasm for art and help develop their drawing skills with a Young Rembrandts drawing class. Drawings like our sun and cartoon characters. Our colorful drawing of a macaw parrot will help develop our student's sense of color..  Awesome drawings like out detailed pirate ship and the friendly robot will inspire a sense of adventure in every child. All this and more await your artist in Young Rembrandts classroom

Ages: 7-14 yrs

Time:  10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Cost:  $ 70 per person


Cartoon

Does your child have a great sense of humor? If so, your child will LOVE a Young Rembrandts Cartoon class. Our students will draw various cartoon characters and learn important drawing techniques. They will learn exaggeration and personification. Sports-related drawings like our soccer and Tae Kwon Do lessons will instruct our students to create action-inspired imagery. We'll excite their imaginations as we transform sweet candies into fully-realized cartoon characters. Our students will also learn to tell a story through the use of sequential drawings. Get ready for some fun. Sign up today!

Ages: 8-14 yrs :

Time:  11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Cost:  $70 per person


Sewing Basics II: Decorative 16" Pillow

If you like the designer pillows in stores but don't like the price, colors, or fabric then create one that you like!  The first week, students learn about which home decorator and utility fabric, supplies, and embellishments to use. There will also be a review of machine operations and sewing practice.  View various samples and choose the style for your first pillow.  Students purchase supplies outside of class between the first and second class.  Second and third week instruction concentrate on cutting and sewing.  Use of machines and tools provided. Finish project result depend on student selection.  Perfect follow up class for those who took sewing basics I.  

Date:  Thursdays October 16, 23, 30

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location:  Penllyn Woods Community Building

Ages:  Adults

Cost:  $75 per person


Knitting for Everyone

If you are an experienced knitter, or just a beginner and wish to learn how to knit. If you have a knitting question, or need help with a pattern.This is a very informal group who meets at the Penllyn Woods Community Building once a week.

Dates: Thursday Afternoons
Time: 1:00 -3:00 p.m.
Location: Penllyn Woods Community Building

 

 

Penllyn Woods Community Building

Penllyn Woods Community Buillding

Reservations are being taking for the 2014 calendar year.  If you have an upcoming birthday party, wedding shower, baby shower or family gathering how about considering the Penllyn Woods Community Building.  Contact Sandi Feight, Recreation Director for the room's availability 215-646-5302.

 

 

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  2 nd Thursday Presents

Lower Gwynedd Township Building 

 

The 2nd Thursday of the month Lower Gwynedd Township along with Wissahickon Valley Public Library present to you a speaker series,.  The topics will range from gardening, the arts, travel, or informative talks.  This series is offered from September- June on the 2nd Thursday of the month, at the Lower Gwynedd Township Building.

 

Cost:    Free

Time:  2:00 p.m. 

 

November 13 Chris Kalb, Park Foreman & Arborist for Lower Gwynedd Township

Mr. Kalb will be discussing how to properly prune your trees and thing you need to aware for maintaining your trees.  


December 11 And the Legends Continue with Judy Parrish

Decorating a tree from "bare" to "tinsel" with special ornaments and explanations of their significance and origins.  Stories of other observed traditions and the legends and explanation of familiar things as we associate with the Season.  


 

January 8 Other Means of Travel, Debbie Ryan, Spring House Travel

Join Debbie Ryan from Spring House Travel as she discusses many options for unique travel experiences.  Train travel throughout he world; biking and staying in bed and breakfasts in Europe; Specialized walking tours in far flung countries; Bus Tours and more.  


February 12, The Story of Historic Pennypacker Mills

From the story of the property to those who lived in this stately mansion, find out why Montgomery County preserved this unique and special historic site. Home of Samuel W. Pennypacker, twenty-third Governor of Pennsylvania, the mansion houses an unbelievable collection of family heirlooms and historic treasures that are part of the experience for visitors. Join us as we explore this local treasure right in your backyard!