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Spring Bus Trips 

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 

 

 Thomas Edison National Historic Site

Thomas A. Edison personified the "Age of Invention" in America.  We'll visit Thomas Edison's home and laboratory in West Orange, New Jersey, and take a step back in time when machines were run by belts and pulleys and music was played on gramophones.  Following a tour of Glenmont Estate where Edison lived with his wife and children, attendees will have lunch on their own before we tour Edison's laboratory to get an insight into Edison's process of invention.  Join us on this trip and discover where America's greatest inventor changed our world forever.

 

Age:  4 years & over

Date:Saturday, May 16

Time:Depart Montgomery  Township Building at 7:00 am; Bus departs for home at 4:30 pm

Cost:$48 - ages 16 & under (admission is free)

          $55 - ages 17 - 61 (admission is included in fee)

          $48 - ages 62+ (Visitors 62+ may use their National Park Senior Pass or there will be an additional $10 fee to purchase the lifetime pass at the laboratory.)

 Trip includes round-trip transportation by motor coach and tour of Edison's home and laboratory.  All meals are on your own

 

Nemours Mansion and Hagley Museum and Library- NEW!

Nemours is the 300-acre country estate of the late industrialist and philanthropist Alfred I. DuPont.  The spectacular mansion features rare French 18th century furniture and contains a unique collection of antiques, tapestries, and works of art ranging from 16th century European masters to early American painters.  The gardens surrounding the mansion are patterned after the garden of Versailles with a large reflecting pool and long garden walks.  DuPont ensured that his home was thoroughly modern by incorporating the latest technology and many of his own inventions.  Following the tour of Nemours, we’ll head to the Hagley Museum and Library where the DuPont story began.  Located on 235-acres along the banks of the Brandywine, you’ll take a journey through the historic black powder works founded by E.I. DuPont in 1802.  The tour will provide a glimpse at early American industry and includes restored mills, a workers’ community, and the ancestral home and gardens of the DuPont family.  You’ll see a demonstration of a nineteenth-century machine shop and witness a black powder explosion.  

Enjoy lunch (included) in the Hagley Library with a buffet deluxe sandwich luncheon featuring soup, and assortment of homemade gourmet sandwiches on a variety of fresh breads, rolls and wraps, served with tricolor pasta salad, fruit salad, chips, dessert, freshly brewed coffee, hot and iced tea, or assorted soft drinks. Please wear weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes.

 

Age: 12 years & over

Date:Saturday, September 16

Time:Depart Montgomery Township Building at 7:30 am; Bus departs for home at 4:30 pm

Cost:$62 

 

Trip includes round-trip transportation by motor coach, buffet lunch, admission and tour of Nemours Mansion and of Hagley Museum and black powder works

SUMMER CAMP

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2015 Summer Camp Registration

Summer Camp program will be held at the Wissahickon Middle School with use of the Pool.  For further information regarding the camp please call the Township Building, registration forms can be downloaded off the Township Website www.lowergwynedd.org. You can also pay for the summer camp fees on-line, the registration forms must still be mailed or dropped off at the Township Building. Please call the Recreation Director with any questions.  

Dates:  June 22 – July 31

Time:  9:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Post Camp: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (additional cost) $330 per child

Location:  Wissahickon Middle School

Daily Swimming:  Wissahickon Middle School

Ages:  6 (or completed Kindergarten) – 12 years

 Camp Fees Entire 6 Week Program:

$615 first resident child

$550 for each additional resident child

$715 first non-resident child

$680 for each additional non-resident child

 

Weekly rates for 2015

$ 200 first resident child

$ 175 for each additional resident child

$ 250 first non-resident child

$ 225 for each additional non-resident child

 

All Registrations must be post marked or dropped off by Wednesday May 22, 2015 any registrations received after a $50 Late Fee will be applied

 

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Summer Camp Counselors

Applications for Summer Camp Counselors are being accepted.  All applicants must go through the interview process and complete all necessary background checks.  Applicants must be 15 years of age and over.  Applications deadline: April 17, 2015

 

Counselors In Training

 

 

The CIT program is designed to train youths ages 13-14 to assist the staff with the activities and programs conducted at the summer camp.  There is a $100 fee to participate in this program – covering program administration and supervision.  Successful participation in this program may be a “stepping stone” for future employment with the Parks & Recreation Department.  Participants must complete an employment application, go through the interview process and complete all necessary background checks.  The fee will be collected if the applicant is chosen to participant.  Application Deadline:  April 17, 2015

 

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    Summer Camp Counselors Applications for Summer Camp Counselors are being accepted. All applicants must go through the interview process and complete all necessary background checks. Applicants must be 15 years of age and over. Application Deadline: April 17, 2015 Counselors In Training The CIT Program is designed to train youths ages 13-14 to assist the staff with the daily activities and programs conducted at the summer camp. There is a $100 fee to participate in this program ~ covering program administration and supervision. Successful participation in the program may be a "stepping stone" for future employment with the Parks & Recreation Department. Participants must complete an employment application, go through the interview process and complete all necessary background checks. The fee will be collected if the applicant is chosen to participate. Application Deadline: April 17, 2015

 

Stories Time At Oxford Park

Wednesdays July 1 – July 29

Join Ms. Tegan from the Wissahickon Valley Public Library Blue Bell Branch as she visits Oxford Park on Wednesday mornings for story time.  Each week she will bring a new book to read to the children.  Come join us for a nice relaxing story time. 

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Location:  Oxford Park Picnic Pavilion

Ages:  2-6 years

 

 

Summer Library Reading Club

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 Looking for something to do this summer? Wissahickon Valley Public Library wants to invite you to join our Summer Reading Club! Everyone, from kids to adults, teens and babies, is welcome to join our club.  This Summer Reading Club is a way for you to track your reading and get prizes for your reading.  After you’ve signed up for our clubs, be sure to check out all of our Summer Events for kids, teens, and adults at our libraries in Blue Bell and Ambler.  We’ll have lectures and performers, classes, and more! Look for information at WVPL.org

 

Book Trail

 The Parks & Recreation Department has teamed up for the third year to offer a Book Trail program in collaboration with the Wissahickon Valley Public Library.  This year the trail we will be Treweryn Farm Trail.  The Pennsylvania One Book Every Young Child Book 2015, Number One Same by Greg Pizzzoli.  Families are welcome, as you walk the trail you stop at book pages and read the book.

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Date: Saturday April 25

Time: 10 a.m. – Noon

Location:  Treweryn Farm Trail

 

Trail Dusters

Do you know where all the trails are located in the Township?  Have you seen a path but not sure where it goes?  Join us as we explore a trail a week.  Meetings locations vary each week and upon registering for the program you will receive a list of where the group is meeting. 

Dates: Tuesday and Thursdays April 7 – May 21

Time:  6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location: Varies each week, participants will receive a list of walking locations upon registering for the program.

Cost:  $5 per person

 

Sewing Classes

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Fabric Purse

Make a purse with a magnetic snap closure that is decorated with ribbon, inside pockets and optional key fob. Suitable for students who are comfortable using a sewing machine and buying fabric. First class we’ll discuss the materials list for supplies the students need to buy before the second class and we’ll go over sewing machine operations.  Students are involved in all steps of construction.  Leave your machine at home, we provide equipment. Adults 18 years and older.

Length: 5 sessions; 3 hours each.

Dates:  Saturdays, April 11- May 9

Time:  9 a.m. – Noon

Location:  Penllyn Woods Community Building

Cost:  $145 per person

 

Applique Pillow

Learn to create a 20” square pillow with an applique design. Suitable for students who took our basic pillow class or are familiar using a sewing machine and buying fabric. First class we’ll discuss the materials list for supplies that the students will need to buy before the second class, we’ll practice applique techniques, and review machine operations.  In addition to learning applique, student may choose to finish their pillow with hand stitching or a zipper. Leave your machine at home, we provide equipment. Be prepared for visually close work – bring reading glasses if needed.  Adults 18 years and older.  Length: 3 Nights; 2 hours each.

 

Dates:  Wednesdays May 13 - 27

Time:  6:00 p.m. – 8:0 p.m. 

Location:  Penllyn Woods Community Building

Cost:  $75 per person

 

Hand Sewing

A practical and useful class for anyone faced with a need to fix a minor clothing problem: sew a button, hem pants or skirts, mend a hole, and repair a seam. The first class students may bring in a garment that needs repair - we’ll go over some basic stitches and what the students should bring the second class to actually fix their garment.  Be prepared for visually close work – bring reading glasses if needed.  Adults 18 years and older.  Length: 2 Nights; 2 hours each.

 

Dates:  Wednesdays, June 3 and June 10

Time:  6:00 p.m. – 8:0 p.m. 

Location:  Penllyn Woods Community Building

Cost:  $55 per person

 

Everyday Machine Sewing

If you thought your sewing machine was only for sewing straight seams, this class will introduce you to techniques to use your machine to attach a flat button, hemming, mending, and seam repair. We’ll also cover topstitching and decorative stitches. Leave your machine at home, we’ll provide equipment and supplies. Be prepared for visually close work – bring reading glasses if needed.  Adults 18 years and older.  Length: 2 Nights; 2 hours each.

 

Dates:  Wednesdays, June 17 and June 24

Time:  6:00 p.m. – 8:0 p.m. 

Location:  Penllyn Woods Community Building

Cost:  $55 per person

 

 UD Sports Center

Upper Dublin Racquet Club was established in 1968 as the premium East Coast indoor/outdoor facility. In 2009, we became Upper Dublin Sports Center.

Instilling the Love of tennis

Dates All Classes:

Session 1:  Tuesdays, April 7 – April 28

Session 2:  Tuesdays, May 5 – May 26

Location: Penllyn Park 

Future Stars (8 and under):   

Time:   4-5pm

Cost:  $105 per session per person

 

Our experienced teaching pro’s are very passionate about teaching tennis and getting kids excited about this lifetime sport. Here, the youngest player learn on courts and with equipment “right sized” just for them and that help facilitate quick success and enjoyment of the game that lasts a lifetime.

 

Ultimate Tennis (Ages 9-11):

Time: 5-6pm

Cost:  $105 per session per person

 

This program is geared towards juniors continuing to improve stroke production with an emphasis on consistency, point play and serves. Our Teaching pro’s enjoy sharing their information and passion to ensure a positive learning environment for your child.


Adult Quickstart Tennis:

Time: 6-7pm

Cost:$95 per session per person

 

This is the easiest and most fun way to learn tennis. This program is for people that have never played before or only played a few times before. Let Tuesday nights be your tennis night!

 

 

Cheerleading Camp

 

Date:  August 10 - 14

Ages:  3-4 year olds

Time:  9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Cost:  $59 per participant

Ages:  5-12 year olds

Time:  9 a.m. – Noon

Cost:  $ 119 per participant

Location:  Oxford Park

 

Basketball Camp

Date:  August 10 - 14

Ages:  3-4 year olds

Time:  9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Cost:  $59 per participant

Ages:  5-12 year olds

Time:  9 a.m. – Noon

Cost:  $ 119 per participant

Location:  Oxford Park

 

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

 

 

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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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Special Program Addition

Wednesday April 15

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Lower Gwynedd Township Building

Tech Question & Answer

Staff and volunteers will be on location to help you with any question syou have regarding your electronic devices.  Devices you can bring; tablet computer (iPad, Droid), e-readers (Kindle, Nook), Smart Phones (iPhone, Droid).  Appointments are required for this program.  Please call the Blue Bell Library at 215-643-1320 to setup your 30 minute appointment. 

Disclaimer: The Library’s intent is to help people learn the use of their devices.  The library does not assume responsibility for devices that are not working property and can’t fix devices. 

 

                                       

Geocaching @ Penllyn Woods

Geocaching is a modern day scavenger hunt which is happening all over the world and even in your community.  This activity is a great family friendly activity, a wonderful way to get exercise, explore new parks and trails.  This event is being held at Penllyn Woods a variety of caches will be setup in the park.  Participants are asked to bring a GPS unit if they have one or a smart phone.  There will be a limited number of GPS units to use for the program. 

Date:  Saturday May 9

Time:  9-12 Noon

Meeting Location:  Penllyn Woods Community Building

Cost:  $5 participants must register for this event

 

Cooking Camps

Little Chefs

 Campers will enjoy kid-friendly favorites for budding chefs, including oven-baked chicken fingers, homemade pasta and meatballs and more! Each member of the family will enjoy these entrees when the kids make them at home.

Ages: 5-9 years

Dates:  Monday July 13-Thursday July 16

Time:  10 a.m. – Noon

Location:  Penllyn Woods Community Building

Cost:  $145 per participant

 

Cooking Around the Clock

Each day, we'll make foods for a different meal of the day - Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, and Dinner. By the end of the week, your cookin' kid will be helping (or showing YOU how!) to prepare any meal, any time!

Ages: 10-14 years

Dates:  Monday August 3 -Thursday August 6

Time:  10 a.m. – Noon

Location:  Penllyn Woods Community Building

Cost:  $145 per participant