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Classes & Activities

The Parks and Recreation team is offering a variety of online programs from a variety of resources for all ages. We are working to add even more programs, so check back often for updates. 

Register online for all Classes/Programs:

Cooking Classes all ages:

 All Cooking Classes are held virtually, and are led by a live instructor who utilizes multiple cameras to make it easier to follow along at home. All links and lists of ingredients and supplies will be emailed to participants a week in advance. Kathy Wolper, instructor, has been teaching classes for many years. Learn more on the Kitchen Wizards website:


3 Tuesdays, October 5th, 12th and 19th 2021 * 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. * Ages: 18 & Older * Fee: $50.00 per household
We'll explore sweet and savory recipes using a variety of favorite foods harvested in the autumn. Invite a friend who is also a fan of the fall, and you can cook and bake along with Kathy of Kitchen Wizards.   Register a week in advance

Sunday, November 7, 2021 * 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. * Ages: 18 & Older * Fee: $20.00 per household
Work along with Kathy of Kitchen Wizards to prepare some fabulous and easy additions for your next cocktail party. This year we'll be so happy to join together for holiday celebrations. Why not introduce your clan to some new-to-you tasty morsels.  Register a week in advance

Saturday, December 4, 2021 * 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. * Ages: 6 & Older * Fee: $30.00 per household
Join Kitchen Wizards for a 3-hour virtual extravaganza, baking all the cookies you want and need for the holidays - as a family! We will make an assortment of cookies with different flavors and shapes - no cut outs! You'll learn how festive your trays can look without the tedium of rolling out and frosting cookies.  Register a week in advance

Monday, December 27, 2021 through Wednesday, December 29, 2021 * 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. * Ages: 8-12 * Fee: $65.00
In this 3-day "mini-camp", kids will learn to prepare a variety of comfort foods, from mac 'n' cheese to chocolate pudding, and so much more! The camp makes a fabulous "Holiday Gift", and the whole family will enjoy the delicious foods the child prepares.  Register a week in advance

Children's Dance Classes

**Due to unforeseen issues with our Glenside Hall location, we cannot hold Dance Classes there. We are currently working with the Cheltenham School District to secure a new location for these classes. Dance classes now will not begin until October 6th. We are sorry for these late changes, but are glad that we will still be able to hold these classes!**
These classes will be held IN-PERSON at the Glenside Memorial Hall, located at 185 S. Keswick Avenue in Glenside. The instructor for these classes is Ms. Brittnee. Classes will be held on 24 Wednesdays. Pricing includes a dance costume for a recital in the spring. Please visit the registration site for more details and pricing on each class. Classes begin Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
CREATIVE DANCE : Ages 3&4 Time:  4:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
BEGINNER DANCE :  Ages 5-7  Time:  5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
INTERMEDIATE DANCE:  Ages 7-9  Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
ADVANCED DANCE: Ages 10-12  Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
TEENS DANCE: Ages 13-18  Time: 8:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Zumba with Antonia! Get FIT for the HOLIDAYS!

Heyyy! I'm Antonia Camacho, and I live in Willow Grove, PA. I've been a ZIN™ Member since Apr 2017. I absolutely love teaching Zumba classes. Zumba is one of the few exercises I have stuck with, grown with, and truly enjoy. Zumba is an exercise fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto "Beto" Pérez during the 1990s. There are four basic rhythms: salsa, reggaeton, merengue and cumbia, and each basic rhythm has four core steps. There are no wrong moves, and there are several choreography options for every song. Zumba is dancing with your friends! I am currently licensed to teach Zumba, & also host & attend Zumbathons - check out the Find An Event page on! Please ask me any questions - don't hesitate to drop me a message or an email. Come to one of my classes - we're comfortable and non-judgmental! :)
Class Options include:
8 Mondays, October 18, 2021 through December 13, 2021 (no class November 22, 2021) 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
8 Wednesdays, October 20, 2021 through December 15, 2021 (no class November 24, 2021) 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
8 Thursdays, October 21, 2021 through December 16, 2021 (no class November 25, 2021) 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Visit our registration site for more details and pricing.



Virtual Chess for Young Players
Mondays & Thursdays * 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

The chess club that usually meets at the Rowland Community Center is using a new online platform to continue the fun and learning. Click here for more information.



Medicare Seminars - Online in 2021!
We will be offering several seminars to explain and answer questions about Medicare. Choose from the following dates: June 15thAugust 17thOctober 5th. Clicking on the date will take you to a printable flyer for each event. All seminars will be held online via ZOOM! from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Email [email protected] the week before the seminar to receive the invite link and password before the seminar.

Tookany/Tacomy-Frankford Watershed Programs:
Presented by:  Tookany/Tacomy-Frankford Watershed Partnership Inc. 
Free New Series!
Creek Nature: This is Tookany Creek Watershed
Meet in the parking lot at William Gottschalk Field, Tookany Creek Parkway, Elkins Park 19027 (next to the fire training facility). What is a watershed? It's not a building. Through an interactive model and maps, learn about our watershed. Then take a walk to see and hear some of the birds that benefit from our watershed's clean water and trees. Presented by Judith Gratz, Environmental Educator and sponsored in partnership with Cheltenham Township. Preregistration required. Class size limited to 15. No walk-ins. Please fill out one form for each person in your party attending. Register here.
       * Northern Tacony Creek Park Tour - VIRTUAL TOUR
       * TTF Creek Watershed Storytime Series: Listen to some our favorite water leaders read children’s picture books about nature in the comfort of your home! These stories are short and fun! 
       *  TTF Outside & Seek Hunt #1 – Printable activity with animals and plants
       * TTF Nature's Hidden Surprises – The Wind printable activity (create a Haiku) in English & Spanish  TTF Watershed
       *  TTF Resources for Recognizing Bird Calls
       *  Pennsylvania Wild Life Coloring Guide
       *Online workshops: 
          Managing Stormwater Pollution at Home 
          Get To Know iNaturalist 
          Don't be a Drip: Online Rain Barrel Workshop

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