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.

 

Fall Bus Trips

Date:  Saturday November 8, 2014

BusDeparts:  8:00 a.m.

Location:  Upper Gwynedd Township Building, 1 Parkside Place

Cinderella

The smart and beautiful young Ella lives in the care of her wicked, self-absorbed stepmother Madame and Madame's two daughters, Charlotte and Gabrielle. Ella's only friends in the world are the animals in the woods, "crazy Marie" and the revolutionary student Jean-Michel. Meanwhile in another part of the kingdom, Prince Topher is trying to find himself and learn his place in the kingdom. When his scheming advisor Sebastian suggests throwing a ball so the Prince could meet potential brides, Ella and Topher's different worlds come together. Expect the unexpected in this clever retelling of the beloved fairytale.

Starring: Fran Drescher, Joe Carroll, Paige Faure

Cost:  $159 per person

Seating: Orchestra

 

Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular 

If you have never seen the Radio City Christmas Spectacular you are missing a magical experience to place you in the holiday spirit.  The world famous Rockettes will take your breathe away with their precision dance routines to the "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers."  The conclusion of the show a majestic "Living Nativity."  A show not to miss.

Date:  Tuesday December 12

Departure Time:  10 a.m. 

Departure Location:  Upper Gwynedd Township, 1 Parkside Place 

Show Time: 5:00 p.m. 

Cost:  $109 per person 

 

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


The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon follows two young missionaries who are sent to Uganda to try to convert citizens to the Mormon religion.  One missionary, Elder Price, is an enthusiastic go-getter with a strong dedication to his faith, while his partner, Elder Cunningham, is a socially awkward but well meaning nerd whose tendency to embroider the truth soon lands him in trouble.  Upon their arrival in Africa, Elders Price and Cunningham learn that in a society plagued by AIDS, poverty and violence, a successful mission may not be as easy as they expected.  An equal opportunity offender, the show playfully pokes fun at religion, sexuality, poverty and race.  The Book of Mormon play fast and loose with explicit languages.  It is intended for mature audiences.  

Cost:  $239 per person

Seating:  Orchestra

 

Young Rembrandts

Session 1:  Saturdays September 20 - October 18  

Session 2:  Saturdays October 25  - November 22

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 I

Learn to sew and have fun while creating an attractive shopping bag. This class is for beginners who are interested in learning to sew and the experience sewer who may need a refresher.  Class focuses on sewing machine operations without your need to invest in equipment or materials.  

Date:  Tuesday September 30, October 7 and October 14

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

Location:  Penllyn Woods Community Building

Ages:   Adults

Cost:  $75 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


One Night Class:  Mini Bag

Come out for an evening of sewing and fun.  Create a small bag large enough to tuck in a cell phone, sunglasses or other little items which can be worn over the shoulder or crossed over the body.  No sewing experience required.  Material and use of machines provided.  Finish project results will vary due to material availability.  

Date:  Wednesday November 12

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

Location:  Penllyn Woods Community Building

Ages:  Adults

Cost:  $45 per person  

Low Intensity Zumba Fitness Class

A slower, easier version of a traditional Zumba class, specifically designed for participants age 55 and older. A great way to have fun and get a good workout.

Date: Every Wednesday (beginning on September 18)

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Location: Penllyn Woods Community Building

Cost:  $5 or Free for Silver Sneaker member (Check with your insurance provider for eligibility and bring your card to register)

 

  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

 

Teen Theatre Camp

 Young adults spend the week working as a team to create a play full of action, drama, mystery or comedy.  They are guided through the process of the entire production; playwriting, creativity with costumes and finally the production, lead by Philadelphia area theatre professionals.  Actors will also learn the basics of stagecraft, how to speak loudly and clearly, how to work in teams, how to accept and respect others' ideas.  On the last day, they perform their productions for family and friends using props and costumes they designed.  Participants should bring a lunch, drink and snack, a refrigerator is on site, clothing should be comfortable, shoes should be enclosed ~ no skirts or flip flops.

 

Date: August 25- 29  (Monday -Friday) 

Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Ages: 11-14 year olds

Location: Upper Dublin Township Building

Cost:  $ 165 per resident / $198 per non resident

 

 

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. 

 

September 11. Steven Saffier, Audubon Society  

Mr. Saffier will be discussing bird migration and bird identification.  


October 9  Katie Scott, Environmental Education Specialist, French Creek State Parks

The bat population has been on the decline for the past several years.  Ms. Scott will be coming in to discuss bats and their habitats and what we can do to create new habitats.  


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!

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. The 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 club, 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 in the spring at WVPL.org.