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COVID-19 Virtual Programs & Activities

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: cheltenhamtownship.recdesk.com

SINGLE EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Virtual Dog Training Q&A with the Positive Pooch
Monday, June 1, 2020 * 5:00 p.m. (new day & time)
Join Loretta Cleveland, CPDT, owner & trainer of The Positive Pooch, for a Dog Training & Obedience Program! Click here for more information.

DelVal Medicare Seminar on ZOOM
Monday, June 8, 2020 * 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
This free educational seminar, sponsored by Cheltenham Township Parks and Recreation, will educate you how Medicare works, what it covers, how Part “D” prescription cards work, and which one is the right one for you. You will also learn the differences between Medicare supplements and Medicare Advantage plans.

Presenter Steve Perlman, DelVal Senior Advisor and Independent Medicare Planning Specialist, will answer questions about Medicare. You must register for this event to receive an invitation to the meeting. Please email bhinson@cheltenham-township.org to sign up.  Click here for a flyer.

Scratch Game Design: Pong 
Tuesday, June 16th * 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

This virtual class from Engineering for Kids is for kids ages 8 to 14. This one day workshop is FREE, FREE, FREE! Students will use the Engineering Design Process to control a character, build levels, and create a simple game of pong. Click here for more information.

Action Karate Workshop
Thursday, June 18 * 6:00-6:30 p.m. for ages 3-6 * 6:30-7:00 p.m for ages 7-12
A fun, FREE online workshop that provides an intro to karate. All you need is a water bottle and enough space to do jumping jacks. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Email  KRebitz@Cheltenam-Township.org to register and receive the link to join the class by June 17. Click here for the flyer.


RECURRING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
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.

Yoga
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.

Cheltenham Stuffed Animal Zoo Hunt Challenge (begins May 26th)

The Township is asking residents to place a stuffed animal in a window visible from the street to help spread cheer and joy through our neighborhoods. Please share your adventures by taking pictures as you walk through the neighborhood. Click here for more information.
Please email your pictures to bhinson@cheltenham-township.org.

Cheltenham Chalk Challenge: (extended!)
We have received so many inspirational photos from our community of chalk artists and we would like to see more! We are continuing to accept and share inspirational pictures or messages created in chalk from Cheltenham residents. The art and messages will brighten-up our neighborhoods and be shared on social media throughout the pandemic.Click For Details.


INFORMATION LIBRARIES & WORKSHOPS
Mystery Science
Free easy science for remote learning. No account or log in needed.
All of the lessons are expertly designed to engage students, achieve learning outcomes, and be easy for teachers to use. There are short mini-lessons that are completely digital and full lessons that include an activity. All fo the activities are designed to use simple supplies that families will likely already have at home. 
https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning

Peanuts! Free Educational Materials for Students in grades K-8
Peanuts Worldwide, the company behind Snoopy and Charlie Brown, is offering free educational materials so students in grades K-8 can learn STEM, languages, arts and social studies alongside the beloved peanuts characters. Lesson plans were created by curriculum specialists at Young Minds inspired as well as in collaboration with NASA. https://www.peanuts.com/ 

Tookany/Tacomy-Frankford Watershed Programs:
* TTF Creek Watershed Storytime Series: Listen to Our Watershed, Sandra Meola Reads "In My Backyard" 
Presented by: Tookany/Tacomy-Frankford Watershed Partnership Inc. Stories read for children to connect them to nature and highlight the TTF Watershed in Philadelphia.

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 


* Native Seeds: Plant seeds so you can enjoy beautiful flowers this summer! Here's what's so great about Native Plants.We can send you a packet of Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) seeds from our wonderful friends at Ernst Seeds
. Directions right on the packet! Email Doryan@ttfwatershed.org with your name and address.

*Cleanup kits: Let us know if you would like some trash bags, gloves and a trash grabber, and we'll arrange with you to drop these off. Email Ryan@ttfwatershed.org.

*Online workshops: 
Managing Stormwater Pollution at Home 
Get To Know iNaturalist 
Don't be a Drip: Online Rain Barrel Workshop 

       
       
       
       
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