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COVID-19 Virtual Programs & 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 Virtual Programs:


Supper Club - for adults
Ages 18 & Older * $20 per adult per class
In this one hour virtual dinner program you will be able to make a meal that will be ready to eat by the end of the hour. It's a great way to unwind after your day by joining a professional in the kitchen for our Supper Club. Ingredient list will be emailed in advance of the class. There several classes to choose from but the price is the same for each class. 
5/06/2021     5:30 to 6:30 p.m.     Pasta Carbonara     Register by 4/30

Kids in the Kitchen
Ages 8-12 * $17 per child per class
In each hour and a half virtual lesson your child will be able to watch, learn and cook with a professional in the kitchen. Ingredient list will be emailed in advance of the class. There several classes to choose from but the price is the same for each class. 
5/08/2021     10:30 a.m. to Noon     Corn Muffins  and Cherry Scones     Register by 5/05

Sweet Endings - for adults
Ages 18 & Older * $17 per adult per class
After dinner, spend an hour in the kitchen with Kitchen Wizards preparing a dessert to end your day on a good note! Ingredient list will be emailed in advance of the class. There several classes to choose from but the price is the same for each class. 
5/18/2021     7:30 to 8:30 p.m.     Lemon Cake-Top Pudding     Register by 5/13

Online Magic Class - Session A & B
Ages 5-12 * $13 per child

Professional magician Gary Kantor now teaches his popular magic class ONLINE. This 45-minute virtual class teaches children how to perform a number of mind-boggling tricks using everyday household items. Gary will start by explaining the secrets to the tricks, and then both Gary and the children will practice everything in great detail. The children will have a blast as they learn exactly what to say and do when performing in front of an audience. And since this class is online, it can be taken whenever it is convenient for your schedule. And the videos can be watched again and again. Your entire family can even take this class together! Additionally, be sure to sign up for this class again since new tricks are taught each session. (When you register, you will be told the household items that are needed for the class.) Link and password for video will be sent out after the registration deadline. Deadline: May 21. Register.

Online Balloon Animal Workshop - Session A & B
Ages 7 & older * $13 per child

Professional balloon artist Gary Kantor introduces a 45-minute online class that teaches children the techniques needed to take plain balloons and transform them into incredible balloon animals (like dogs, butterflies, fish, etc.). By watching these online videos children will create their own balloon animals, with Gary walking them through each step in the process. This class isn't just for the kids; parents will have a blast if they join the experience. Additionally, you can sign up again since each session makes different animals. (Note: you will need your own balloons and balloon pump. The pump and balloons cost about $13. When you register, you will be given information on places to purchase these.) Link and password for video will be sent out after the registration deadline. Deadline: May 21. Register.

Little Chemist Kit
Ages 4-10 * $35 per child

This At Home Enrichment Kit includes all materials included for 7 hands-on activities. Each of the 7 activities has an instructional video online (links will be provided). Activities include: UV Bracelet, Magic Sand, Snow Powder, Chromatography, Hydrophilic Frog, Pumice Rock, and Dissolving Paper. Some of these activities can be repeated using the same materials after they have dried and returned to their original state. Deadline: May 21. Register.

Starring You! Interactive Drama Box
Ages 4-8 * $40 per child ($75 for 2 boxes)

A child in your life stars in this interactive adventure! This box includes an interactive audio story where the listener plays the role of a superhero. All of the laughter has disappeared from the world, and only they have the skills to bring it back. As they listen, children are guided to create costumes, tell jokes to not-so-friendly sharks, and bring out their best animal impressions, among other activities. Each box contains supplies for one child plus a USB drive and downloadable tracks containing the story. One child can enjoy this alone, or multiple children or members of the same household can have fun playing together! To read more information or to purchase a kit use this link:  Enter the code "DramaBoxCheltenham" to receive a $2 discount. (Discounts do not stack. It cannot be applied if you are already receiving the $5 discount off 2 kits.)

Create at Home: Drama Activities and Craft Box
Ages 5-10 * $40 per child ($75 for 2 boxes)

This box contains all the supplies a child needs for 10+ drama games, crafts, original scripts, and unique at-home performances. All they need to bring is their creativity! We provide an activity booklet and all of the required arts and crafts supplies so students can create their own planets, perform original puppet shows, design a superhero costume, and much more. Each box contains supplies for one child. children can enjoy this alone, or invite siblings or other family members to join in on the fun. To read more information or to purchase a kit use this link:  Enter the code "DramaBoxCheltenham" to receive a $2 discount. (Discounts do not stack. It cannot be applied if you are already receiving the $5 discount off 2 kits.)


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.

Good Wolf Yoga is now offering free or "pay what you wish" quarantine classes on Zoom. Instructor Jeni Smith has been holding Silver Sneakers classes at the La Mott Community Center and classes at her studio prior to the pandemic. Click HERE for the information to participate.
       Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. – Chair Yoga Flow for EVERY BODY! Grab a chair with no arms and a strap (or belt), and work your mobility, strength, balance, flexibility, and focus with seated and standing poses.
        Fridays at 6 p.m. – Wind down from the week with Quarantine Quiet. Grab some blankets for padding, pillows for support, and a belt for length, and roll out your mat for an hour of pranayama (breath retention) and gentle mat-based asana (yoga poses). This class is for anyone who is comfortable getting down onto the floor, sometimes onto your belly.



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.

Cheltenham Center for the Arts
The center is offering some in-person classes with smaller class sizes and requires wearing masks and social distancing.
Summer Teen Intensives/Classes- 2021
Cheltenham Center for the Arts Summer Arts for Teens are especially designed for teens ages 13-16, who enjoy activities in the visual arts. Our programs give teems the chance to develop creative skills for self=expression by focusing on a single subject at a time. We encourage teens to explore the many ways to solve problems and think outside the box. A carefully planned program provides teens with a varied schedule that maintains a high level of interest and fun.
More details coming soon. Visit this page for information on the Summer Teen Intensives/Classes.
Upcoming Classes - New Classes -registration is available NOW!
Spring Classes have begun - 
Please visit their website for more options!

Tookany/Tacomy-Frankford Watershed Programs:
Presented by:  Tookany/Tacomy-Frankford Watershed Partnership Inc. 

       * 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

      In Person Programming

      Basketball: We are pleased to offer a one-day basketball clinic in partnership with i9sports in May. Are you looking for something for your child to do on election day when schools are closed and you still have to work?

      Skateboard Camp: We are delighted to offer a summer camp for Skateboard lessons in partnership with Skate The Foundry.

      Click here to learn more about these in person programs.

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