What's happening in and around Phoenixville, PA.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Kimberton Waldorf School Announces Forest, Field, and Farm Kindergarten Program

Kimberton Waldorf School, the second-oldest Waldorf school in North America, serving approximately 300 students from early childhood through grade twelve, is pleased to announce an outdoor, nature-based kindergarten program beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year.

In the new Forest, Field, and Farm Kindergarten, the “classroom" is the school’s breathtaking 430-acre campus, with its rolling hills, farm and gardens, conservation trail, bubbling creeks, and wooded areas. Held outdoors, this program encourages children to play, explore, and immerse themselves in the natural environment — giving them the opportunity to use their imaginations, develop critical thinking skills, stretch their muscles, and hone their motor skills.

The curriculum grows out of the ever-changing environment. The children are busy working in the garden, observing animals, witnessing changes in the land, crafting, and playing in nature’s playground. These kinds of activities develop a deep sense of wonder about the natural world and lay the foundation for scientific inquiry. Sticks, acorns, leaves, and other treasures become props for imaginative play and implements for counting, sorting, and pattern-recognition. Storytelling, songs, and poems provide a rich, language-based experience. Each day, children connect with the Earth, themselves, and others through exploration of animal habitats, nature crafts and handwork projects, water and sand play, farm chores, hiking, swinging, running, and more!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Great American Pub Hosting Muder-Mystery Fundraiser for PACS on March 28th

On Saturday, March 28th, the Great American Pub & Hotel (148 Bridge St) will be hosting a Murder-Mystery dinner to support PACS (Phoenixville Area Community Services). Visit a Recipe for Muder for more information and for tickets.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Spring-Ford Music Association hosting Rock the Runway Prom Preview Fashion Show

On Saturday, February 21st, the Spring-Ford Music Association is hosting a Rock the Runway Prom Preview Fashion Show. This fundraiser will feature 'students, teachers and mystery models ... modeling the latest Spring and prom fashions from local retailers and designers'. In addition to the fashion show, they will have a vendor showcase, door prizes, a 50/50 and raffle prizes. A portion of ticket profits sold by music students will be contributed directly to their Student Point Account, the remaining portion will go to the SFMA to help support the music efforts throughout the district.

For more information and to order tickets, visit the SFMA at springfordmusic.org.