June 20, 2012 at 9:45am to July 25, 2012 at 7:45pm
Children and trains make a natural match—always on the move. Tag along this summer with a traveling zoo train. Bring your own stuffed animals for the petting zoo. Wear long white socks on your hands for polar bear paws and learn about real animals in the zoo. Sing songs for clapping time, and use music to help regulate emotions. Home Materials: Zoo Train book, Home CD, animal shaker instrument, and poster.ZOO TRAIN meets weekly from 9:45 - 10:45 AM OR 6:45 - 7:45 PM on Wednesdays, June 20 -…See More
KINDERMUSIK is a developmentally based method of enhancing a child's early years through family centered music making, offering an enriching environment in which the child can explore, create, and develop a love of both music and learning in general. Founded in 2004 by licensed Kindermusik educator Sheryl May, KINDERMUSIK WITH SHERYL MAY is a music and movement program for children ages birth through five years in the Erie area.
In addition, Sheryl teaches elementary general and choral music in the Harbor Creek School District, provides music enrichment experiences at the Penn State Erie Child Care Center and College for Kids, and serves as the Early Childhood chair for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association. On several occasions, she has made presentations and contributed articles focusing on the topic of Early Childhood Music.
Outside the Window -- Owls: Friday, June 7, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Tom Ridge Environmental Center, 301 Peninsula Drive; children ages 3-5 and an accompanying adult will enjoy a story, craft or outdoor activity while learning about owls; registration required. Cost: $3 per child. Info: 833-7424.
Presque Isle Bike Tour: Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m.; Presque Isle State Park Cookhouse Pavilion; a Highmark Healthy by Nature program; features a 10-mile bicycle tour; learn about local park history during the ride; registration required. Cost: Free. Info: 833-7424.
ART & SOLE 5K RUN/WALK: Saturday, June 8, 9 a.m.; Neighborhood Art House, 201 E. 10th St.; all runners welcome to run or walk the course, which begins and ends at the Art House after proceeding through downtown; event benefits Art House programs; top finishers in each category win artwork created by children at the Art House; registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Cost: $25; $12 children younger than 12; $60 maximum per family. Info: 455-5508,www.neighborhoodarthouse.org.
Gibson Days: June 8 and 9; North East Gibson Park; features crafters, plant sale, entertainment and more. Info: 725-5762.
Great American book sale: Sunday, June 9, noon-8 p.m.; Monday-Thursday, June 10-13, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, June 14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Villa Maria Center, 2521 W. Eighth St.; features books, audiotapes, CDs, DVDs and VHS tapes; benefits the Erie County Library. Info: 454-6770.
Lagoons by Pontoon: Thursdays-Sundays, through June 30, 11 a.m., 1 or 2 p.m.; Presque Isle State Park Lagoons Launch, near the East Boat Livery; the natural history and beauty of the park's interior lagoons is showcased in this one-hour interpretive pontoon tour; sign-ups, on a first-come-first-served basis, start at 10 a.m. on day of ride. Cost: Free. Info: 833-7424.
Special Evening Lagoons by Pontoon: Wednesdays and Fridays, through August 30, 7-8:30 p.m.; Presque Isle State Park; enjoy the sounds and occasional glimpses of active evening wildlife found on the peninsula; registration for the boat's 16 seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis by phone or in person at the park office, starting at 10 a.m. on Mondays. Cost: Free. Info: 833-7424.