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After School Science Club

Marple Newtown Recreation has partnered with Mad Science of the Delaware Valley to offer a six-week after school science club for children in kindergarten to 5th grade. The weekly themes include Harnessing Heat (Shake up a storm and see how friction creates heat & feel how hot and cold can change at a touch), Lights...Color...Action! (Celebrate the science of color) and Magnetic Magic (Explore the power of magnets) as well as Optical Illusions (Discover how mirrors and their reflections can play tricks on what you see, Sonic Sounds (Uncover the source of sound & tap into sound wave transmission and fill your ears with vibrations) and Tantalizing Taste (Exercise your sense of taste). The program will meet on Tuesdays at Culbertson Elementary School. Enrollment will be limited to the first 20 students to register in each group (K-2nd & 3rd-5th).

Date: Feb. 6 - March 13
Day:          Tuesday
Time: 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Price: $109

Driver Education:

PA-certified Driver Education Theory and Skills Course (classroom only), for new drivers will be conducted by the Defensive Driving Academy, Inc. of Broomall beginning March 6. This 30-hour course will be held at the Community Center on Tuesday evenings (10 weeks) from 6:00pm to 9:00pm each night. Minimum age to attend is 15. This course is recommended for high school students preparing for either their permit test and/or their driver's license test. Driver's permit is not required to attend this course. Most insurance companies will provide a discount for course completion. Students must attend eight of ten classes to complete program and receive certificate for their insurance company.

Dates: March 6 - May 15
  (No class March 27)
Day: Tuesday
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Price: $140



Group Piano Lessons

Children ages 6-12 will have fun learning to play the piano in a group setting! All kinds of teaching tools (besides the piano) will be utilized including markers, play-doh, and more. Students are encouraged to practice if they have a keyboard or piano at home. They are asked to bring a spiral notebook and a folder with pockets to class each week. The instructor is Carol Braun who has been teaching piano since 1980. The group to instructor ratio is 4:1. Class will meet at the Gauntlett Community Center.

Dates: Feb. 14 - March 21
Day:          Wednesday
Session 1: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Session 2: 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Price: $195 per session

Snap Circuits:
Building Fun Electronic Projects

 Offered in partnership with Computer Explorers, Snap Circuits is a hands-on and highly engaging introduction to electronics. In this program, the children (ages 7-10) will learn to make it "flash", make it "buzz", and make it "fly"! Will they build a burglar alarm, a voice recorder, a flashlight or a fan modulator? Snap Circuits is a great start on the way to becoming an electrical engineer. The program will meet at the Gauntlett Community Center.

Dates: Feb. 22 - April 5
  (No March 29)
Day: Thursday
Time: 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Price: $110

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