June 14, 2013
Traditional Baking Soda Volcano and Chocolate Eruption Muffins
For our first official summer project, we combined the science behind a traditional baking soda volcano to understand why our chocolate eruption muffins got bigger when we baked them.
First we prepared our muffins and got them ready to put in the oven.
In this book, “Because I’m Your Dad” is followed up with “You can have spaghetti for dinner.” And other neat things. The dad shares his love, and his wish for a special relationship with his child in a series of rolicing activities. The book is festooned with monsters, robots, mud-forts and more ...
You will need:
poster board, cardstock or foam board
Using posterboard, cardstock or a sturdier prop, cut or carve out the letters to the message you want to send. You can write out the letters as normal. No need to turn them inside out or backwards!
Notes To Selves:
Don't use paper.
I tried paper first and found it entirely too flimsy in the wind outside.
So we moved on to what I had in my garage ...
Father's Day gifts are always a struggle. Dads have it easy on Mother's Day -- flowers, jewelry, a beautiful trinket, a few hours of quiet time -- we're easy to please. But Father's Day gifts are hard. Do we go sentimental? Do we go manly? Do we encourage a new hobby? (That hardly ever works out for me... the beer making kit is STILL sitting in the basement two years later and don't even get me started on the Dremel tool.)
Just like Moms, Dads just want ...
Active Learning Centers: Day camp, several locations throughout Allentown
Allentown Art Museum: Day Camp for budding artists, 31 N. Fifth St, Allentown
Banana Factory: Day camp, ArtsQuest, 25 W. Third St, Bethlehem
Baum School of Art: Day camp, 510 Linden Street, Allentown
Boy Scouts: Sleep-away, Goose Pond Scout Reservation, 1047 Goose Pond Road, Lake Ariel
Boys & Girls Club of Allentown: Day camp, 671 Lawrence Ct. & 1302 W. Turner Street, Allentown
Camp Manatawny: Sleep-away, 33 Camp Road, Douglassville
Camp Touchstone: Day camp, 321 E. 4th Street, Bethlehem
Christ Church Children's ...
Where: The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley, 2845 CENTER VALLEY RD, Center Valley; 1700 CATASAUQUA RD, Allentown; 800 BERKSHIRE BLVD,ReadingWhen: 10:00 AM (Doors open 9:30am)Who: AnyoneHow: Just show upCost: $4 includes kids size popcorn, drink and candy!
Where: Reading Public Museum, 500 Museum Road, ReadingWhen: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Event time: 1 - 4pm)Who: AnyoneHow: Just show upCost: Museum fees:$8/adult, $6/child (5-17), under 4 is free
Where: Lehigh Valley Zoo,When: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: AnyoneHow: Just show upCost: $9.75/adult, $7.75/child (2 - 11), under 2 are freeFor more info: http://www.lvzoo.org
Where: Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, 18 Church Rd., Jim ThorpeWhen: See website for specific days and timesWho: Anyone, better for 5+. Special Pre-K Thursdays (see website events).How: Just show upCost: regular pricing: $8/adult, $7/child (3 - 12) and seniors, 2 and under freeFor more info: http://bearmountainbutterflies.com/about/
Where: Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 North 17th Street, AllentownWhen: See website for specific times: Matinees: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday; Evenings: Friday, SaturdayWho: AnyoneHow: Purchase tickets online or at the theatreCost: $48.50/adult, $20/child, prices include dinner (less for show only)For more info: https://www.pinesdinnertheatre.com/index.html
Where: Tri-County Performing Arts Center, 245 East High Street, PottstownWhen: See website for specific dates and timesWho: 13+How: Purchase tickets onlineCost: $13 - $21/person
Where: Merriam Theatre, PhiladelphiaWhen: See website for specific timesWho: 13+How: Purchase tickets online or call 215-893-1999Cost: $25 - $110/TicketFor more info: http://www.kimmelcenter.org/broadway/
Where: 4548 Lehigh Drive, WalnutportWhen: Gates open at 7pm Friday and Sunday, 6pm SaturdayWho: AnyoneHow: Just show upCost: $9/adult, $5/child, 2 and under free (Saturday only $10/adult, $5/child)For more info: www.beckysdi.com
Where: 2755 Station Avenue, Center ValleyWhen: See website for specific timesWho: 6+How: Call to purchase tickets (610) 282-WILLCost: $34 - $55/personFor more info: http://www.pashakespeare.org/show2013_oklahoma.php
Where: Your local libraryWhen: n/aWho: Kids (check age requirements for your library)How: See your library for specificsCost: FREE
Where: Holy Trinity Church:514 3rd Ave, BethlehemWhen: 10:00 AMWho: Moms and their kidsHow: e-mail Gloria Gonsalves, VP Membership, at Gonsalves75@gmail.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about joining our chapter.Cost: FREE to meet the group! Annual dues are $25 per year and are due when you join.For more info: check out: http://sites.google.com/site/bethlehemmomsclub/
Where: PA Shakespeare, 2755 Station Avenue, Center ValleyWhen: 10:00 AMWho: EveryoneHow: Purchase tickets online or call 610.282.9455Cost: $12/child, $16/adult (13+)For more info: www.pashakespeare.org
Where: Reading Public MuseumWhen: 4:00 PMWho: AnyoneHow: Just show upCost: $7 for adults (18-59) and $5 for children, seniors and students w/ID. Members and children 3 and under free.For more info: http://www.readingpublicmuseum.org/calendar/index.php
Where: Kempton Fair Grounds, 82 Community Drive, KemptonWhen: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM (10 pm Fireworks Friday (Saturday raindate))Who: AnyoneHow: Just show upCost: $7/person (includes rides)For more info: http://www.kemptoncountryfair.org/
Where: St. John's UCC Church, 1027 Church Street, Fogelsville (large white church across the street from St. John's ECC)When: 7:30 PM (Doors open at 7pm)Who: All moms of multiple birth children and anyone expecting multiples. Nursing and bottle-fed babies also welcome to attend meetings with their mother.How: Just show upCost: Membership dues are $30 annually; moms are welcome to attend two meetings for free before joining.For more info: www.mmlv.org
Where: PA Playhouse, Illicks Mill Road, BethlehemWhen: 8:00 PM (Sunday at 6 p.m.)Who: AnyoneHow: Purchase tickets onlineCost: $19 - $22/personFor more info: http://www.paplayhouse.org/
Where: Shankweiler's, Orefield http://www.shankweilers.com/directions.htmlWhen: 8:50 PM (Show times are approximate so arrive early)Who: AnyoneHow: Just show upCost: $9/adult, $5/childFor more info: http://www.shankweilers.com/
Where: Macungie Christian Community, 126 S. Church St, MacungieWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: AnyoneHow: Just show upCost: FreeFor more info: http://www.theclosetofhope.com/
Where: Lehigh Valley Mall; outdoor shops/Lifestyle Center, 250 Lehigh Valley Mall, WhitehallWhen: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMWho: AnyoneHow: Just show upCost: FREEFor more info: www.simon.com/mall/lehigh-valley-mall
Where: South Mountain http://lvaas.org/staticpages/index.php?page=20090603102916268When: 7:00 PMWho: AnyoneHow: Just show upCost: $2 suggested donationFor more info: http://lvaas.org/staticpages/index.php?page=200905301019533
Where: Reading Public Museum Planetarium, 500 Museum Rd., ReadingWhen: See website for exact timesWho: AnyoneHow: Just show upCost: Prices for each show: Non-Members $7; Members $5For more info: http://www.readingpublicmuseum.org/calendar/index.php
Where: Allentown Art Museum, 31 North Fifth Street, AllentownWhen: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: AnyoneHow: Just show upCost: Sunday Museum entry is freeFor more info: http://www.allentownartmuseum.org/
Where: See scheduleWhen: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (See all dates)Who: AnyoneHow: Just show upCost: Price of pool entryFor more info: http://www.dhpro.com/dnd/
Wednesday, June 19 through Thursday, June 20 - Rollicking Ripsnorters: American Tall Tales - Harrisburg
A little “down home” laughter and a look back in history to a time when the tales were as big as the American imagination! This show features the tales of Pecos Bill, Slue-Foot Sue, John Henry and Paul Bunyan and uses many volunteers from the audience to help tell these tall tales from our American heritage. (6/22)
Where: 605 Strawberry Square, HarrisburgWhen: 10:15 AM (Saturday at 1pm)Who: AnyoneHow: Reserve your tickets onlineCost: $8/ticketFor more info: http://www.gamutplays.org/popcorn/season
Where: Fourth floor, room 403, Northampton Community College Fowler Family Southside Center, BethlehemWhen: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PMWho: AnyoneHow: Just show upCost: FREE!For more info: Phone: 610-861-5526
Where: The Franklin Institute | 222 North 20th Street, PhiladelphiaWhen: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: AnyoneHow: Just show up and registerCost: FREEFor more info: http://www2.fi.edu/visitor-guide/events/community-events.php
Where: Dryland Church, 4415 Newburg Rd, NazarethWhen: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AMWho: MomsHow: Email Monika, our Membership VP, at email@example.com if you are interested in attending the meeting or to inquire about possibly joining the MOMS Club of NazarethCost: Attend first meeting FREE, join for $25/yearFor more info: http://momsclubofnazareth.webs.com/
Where: Oley, exact location will be given after initial contactWhen: 9:45 AMWho: Moms and children in the Fleetwood, Oley, and Brandywine school districts, and Temple/Laureldale areasHow: Let Denise, Membership VP 610-781-1305 or Oleyvalleymoms@gmail.com know you are coming.Cost: Free
Where: Sun Inn Courtyard in Historic Bethlehem (rain location: Garden Level of Main Street Commons)When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: AnyoneHow: Just show up - don't forget your blanket and chairsCost: FREE
Where: 20 Wilderness Trail, Hamburg; 2650 Macarthur Rd, Whitehall; 1235 Martin Ct., BethlehemWhen: 10:00 AM (& 2pm Sunday)Who: 3+ and a guardianHow: Registration required see websiteCost: FREE!For more info: www.lowes.com/buildandgrow
Where: Lehigh Valley MallWhen: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: Kids and their grown upsHow: Just show upCost: FreeFor more info: For more information about the Kidgits Princess Party, please visit www.lehighvalleymall.com
Where: Lenape Park off of Constitution Ave, PerkasieWhen: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PMWho: AnyoneHow: Just show upCost: Free to enterFor more info: www.perkasiefd.org
Where: Address given upon registrationWhen: 10:30 AMWho: Moms and children in the Hamburg AreaHow: Jennifer @ firstname.lastname@example.orgCost: Free
Where: Kutztown Fairgrounds, 225 N. Whiteoak St, KutztownWhen: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PMWho: Anyone, leashed well-behaved pets welcomeHow: Just show upCost: $14/adult, $5/junior 13 - 17, under 12 free, parking free - $3 off coupon available onlineFor more info: http://www.kutztownfestival.com/
Where: WK&S Railroad, KemptonWhen: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Trains leave at 1, 2, 3 & 4pm)Who: AnyoneHow: purchase tickets onlineCost: $10/adults (12+), $5/child (3-11), under 3 freeFor more info: www.kemptontrain.com
Where: 150 Cherry Hill Road, RonksWhen: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CLOSED Sunday and Monday!) 10am to dusk on weekends)Who: AnyoneHow: Just show upCost: $15.00/3+, 2 and under are free - Train $13/adult, $7/child (3-11), 2 and under freeFor more info: www.amazingmaze.com
Where: Any public stream or lakeWhen: all dayWho: AnyoneHow: Just get out there!Cost: FreeFor more info: More info and fishing basics http://www.fish.state.pa.us/fishforfree.htm
Where: Hawk Mtn Sanctuary, 1700 Hawk Mountain Rd., Kempton.When: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just show upCost: Free, trail fees apply to all othersFor more info: http://www.hawkmountain.org/events/events~default.aspx
Where: FirstEnergy Stadium, 1900 Centre Avenue/RT 61 South, ReadingWhen: 8:00 PM (Raindate: July 5)Who: AnyoneHow: Call for tickets (everyone must have a ticket) 610.373.7557Cost: FREEFor more info: http://readingsymphony.org/specials.htm#2013starspangled
Where: 145 Highland Avenue, KutztownWhen: 7:00 PMWho: AnyoneHow: Just show upCost: FreeFor more info: http://www.adam2.net/
Where: Hobby Horse Ranch, FleetwoodWhen: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PMWho: AnyoneHow: Just show upCost: $5/adult, $3/7-14, 6 and under freeFor more info: http://willowearth.tripod.com/nativeamericanfestival/
Where: PheonixvilleWhen: Friday 7:30pm runout, Saturday 11am festivalWho: AnyoneHow: just show upCost: VariedFor more info: http://thecolonialtheatre.com/category/events/blobfest/
Where: Ridley State Park, Media http://www.colonialplantation.org/contactus.html#DIRECTIONSWhen: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just show upCost: $8/adult, $8/child (5-12), 4 and under freeFor more info: http://www.colonialplantation.org/eventsandactivities.html
Where: Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher Street, between 7th Avenue and Hudson Street, NYCWhen: See website for exact times.Who: Anyone, but geared toward school-age children 4+How: A limited number of free tickets are available each show day at the theatre - first come, first served. Tickets for each day’s performances are distributed beginning 1-hour prior to the first performance. Adults only may collect tickets - limited to 4. Best times Sunday afternoon and Thursday 1 or 6pm.Cost: FREEFor more info: http://www.theatreworksusa.org/FST-Schedule.cfm
Where: Fleetwood Community Park, Main Street, FleetwoodWhen: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Fireworks Friday Night)Who: AnyoneHow: Just show upCost: Free to enterFor more info: http://www.fleetwoodfire.com/page17.html
Where: Pool Wildlife Sanctuary (Wildlands Conservancy), 3701 Orchid Place, EmmausWhen: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: AnyoneHow: Just show upCost: FreeFor more info: http://www.nationalhoneybeeday.com/howtogetinvolved.html
Where: Throughout AllentownWhen: See website for specific dates and timesWho: See individual event for age requirementsHow: Check website for specific events and then register online.Cost: See individual events for registration costFor more info: http://sportsfest.org/
Where: DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave, Center ValleyWhen: See website for specific dates and timesWho: 13+How: To purchase tickets call 610.282.9455Cost: $34+/personFor more info: http://www.pashakespeare.org/show2013_measure.php
Where: Shiloh Hills Park, 303 Sage Drive, Sinking SpringWhen: 8:30 PMWho: AnyoneHow: Just show upCost: FreeFor more info: http://www.berksastronomy.org/
Where: Berks County Heritage CenterWhen: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: AnyoneHow: Just show upCost: FREE ($2 parking)
Where: PA Shakespeare, 2755 Station Avenue, Center ValleyWhen: See website for specific days and timesWho: 10+How: Purchase tickets online or call 610.282.9455Cost: $34+/personFor more info: http://www.pashakespeare.org/show2013_henry.php
Where: PA Shakespeare, 2755 Station Avenue, Center ValleyWhen: 10:00 AMWho: Ages 4-10How: Purchase tickets online or call 610.282.9455Cost: $9/personFor more info: www.pashakespeare.org
Where: Indie Space, 19 E Main Street, KutztownWhen: n/aWho: 0 - 5 year olds and their grown upHow: Call 347.993.1825 to registerCost: The cost is $65 which includes all materials!For more info: www.christinesmt.com
Where: Lake Noxamixon, QuakertownWhen: Time not currently listedWho: Kids 7-15How: Register onlineCost: See website for costs (based on time of registration)For more info: www.kidztri3.com
Where: Mount Hope Winery, 2775 Lebanon Road, ManheimWhen: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PMWho: AnyoneHow: Purchase tickets online (Save $5/ticket purchasing online)Cost: Adult/$25.95, child/$10.95 (online prices)For more info: http://www.parenfaire.com/faire/main.php
Where: Kutztown Fairgrounds, http://www.kutztownfairgrounds.com/fair/directions.htmWhen: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: AnyoneHow: Just show upCost: $8/person (18 months and older), parking $2For more info: http://www.kutztownfairgrounds.com/fair/mainpage.htm
Where: Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 N 17th St, AllentownWhen: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM (Wed - Sun 1 - 11pm, Labor day 1 - 10pm)Who: AnyoneHow: Just show upCost: $6/adult, 12 and under free, $8 parking, $15/all day ride passFor more info: http://www.allentownfairpa.org/index.php/general-info
Here is a listing of Free Story Times in our area (See library websites for their specific dates and times)
Lehigh Libraries: Allentown Public Library (registration required), Lower Macungie Library, Parkland Community Library, Emmaus Library, Southern Lehigh Publick Library, Coplay Public Library, Hellertown Public Library, Northampton Area Public Library, Whitehall Township Public Library
Berks County Libraries: Brandywine Library, Louisa Gonser Library/Kutztown Community Library, Fleetwood Community Library
Indie Space: Tuesdays, 10am, 19 E. Main Street, Kutztown
Barnes and Noble: Tuesdays, 10am, 2960 Center Valley Parkway, Center Valley; Thursday & Friday, 10 ...
Roller Motion, 1609 Trexlertown Road, Macungie; Friday 7-10pm, Saturday 1 - 3:30pm & 7 - 10pm, Sunday 1 - 3:30pm, Wacky Wed 5:30 - 8pm, Thurs 7:30 - 10pm; $7/Friday, Saturday and Thursday evenings, $6/Saturday afternoon, Sunday and Wednesday; Skate rentals $3
Skateaway Whitehall, Lehigh St. & Macarthur Rd, Whitehall; Friday 7-10pm $7, Saturday 11-1 $4, 2-5 $5, 7-10 $7, Sunday 2-5 $5, Wednesday 6-9 $5 (or item of the week - see website), Thursday 10a - 12 $3, Skate rentals $2
Fantasy Skate, 500 George St, Reading; Friday 7:00 ...
There's No Better Way to Eat Fresh!
Lehigh Farmer's Markets:
Allentown: 17th and Chew Street, Allentown. Year round: Thursday 9am - 8pm, Friday 8am - 8pm, Saturday 8am - 6pm http://www.fairgroundfarmersmkt.com/
Easton: Centre Square, Easton. May - October: Saturday 9am - 1pm http://www.eastonfarmersmarket.com/
Saucon Valley, Water Street Park, Hellertown. May - November: Sunday 9am - 1pm http://www.svfarmersmarket.org/
Berks Farmer's Markets:
Indie Space Market: 19 E. Main Street, Kutztown. Year Round: Monday 11am - 6pm Independent Market
Grower's Market: 357 W. Main Street, Kutztown. June 7 - October 25: Thursday 3pm - 7pm www.kutztownmarket ...
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