Friday, April 5, 2019

Lehigh Valley Summer Camps for Kids!

The BEST camps in the Lehigh Valley 



Summer Camp Guide 2019

Spring is finally here and it is time to start thinking about what you are going to do to keep your kids busy all summer! The kids will be out of school before you know it so don't get caught without a great camp program to keep them active!  We're highlighting some of the Lehigh Valley's best camps!
Did your child LOVE their camp last year? Make sure to share a review so more families can check it out!
We're proud to share some of the coolest picks for local camps in our guide this year! We have even more camps listed in our full camp guide here on our website where you sort by interest and type of camp if you are looking for something specific!


J Camps with JCC of the Lehigh Valley

The JCC of the Lehigh Valley just can't wait for camp to start.
Summer Camps at the JCC of the Lehigh Valley offer children and teens of all ages the opportunity to supplement their summer with a variety of activities ranging from sports and swimming to art and theater. Their Center Valley day camp program make surviving summer as a working parent a total breeze. Their speciality camps allow children to perfect their skills in a sport, or even travel the country in one of these incredible camps! 
Learn more about local summer camp options at the JCC at lvjcc.org/camp.


Wildlands Summer Camps 

Creek splashes, views through animal eyes, all that is wild and in disguise. The magic of summer memory making comes alive with Wildlands! These half and full day programs feature themes to fit just about every interest. Camps in Emmaus and Bethlehem are available.
Children as young as 3 can sign up for camp! Extended day hours offer programming from 7:30am through 5:30 pm for working families. 
Register before May 5th and save 10% on your fee! Spaces are filling quickly and slots are limited! 


Elite Kids Sports Camp

Elite Sports Academy offers a number of indoor summer camps in the Lehigh Valley region for children. Camps include specialized training for soccer, softball, baseball as well as general interest camps for kids interested in a variety of sports. Their Elite Kids camp is an excellent option for famliies who need care for their chldren during the week while they are off for the summer.  Camps run for 11 weeks throughout the summer. Choose one week or all 11!
Elite Kids Sports Camp: Pick a week or send the kids all summer!
*NEW for 2019, early drop / extended stay
Each week features a full day option from 8:30am-4:30pm or a half day option from 8:30am-12:00pm
  • A safe, fun environment for kids
  • No rain outs- indoor and outdoor activities
  • Huge variety of activities and including a large commercial size moon bounce.
  • Conveniently located in Emmaus, minutes from I-78
  • Affordable price
  • No long term commitments
Details: Drop off between 8:30am - 9:00am, 1/2 day pick up- noon, Full day pick up- 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Book before April 15th and May 15th for the best pricing! Discount available for full 11 week campers (limited to first 15 registered campers!) Click for more information! 


Active Learning Centers Summer Day Camp

At Active Learning Centers, they do summer camp the way it used to be! Children spend most of their day outside playing. They have the opportunity to go to the swimming pool twice a week and they go on field trips once per week. Every child enrolled in camp will also have the opportunity to take a martial arts class each day at no extra charge. The only things you won’t find at this summer camp are TV’s and video games… this is Active Learning Centers!
Each week features a different theme and these themes are based upon leadership qualities. The activities of the week are designed to teach, encourage, and develop those traits in the children. From listening skills to problem solving, and courage to communication, this will be the most beneficial and fun camp you’ll ever find for your child. Contact them to inquire about signing up.


CodeHOUNDS 

CodeHOUNDS Camp: Learn Swift™ at Moravian College is back for summer 2019! Students entering grades 5–7 will spend one week learning coding concepts with block coding and Swift—the coding language developed by Apple® for building apps and games. Campers will apply the foundations of coding to interactive experiences through a variety of connected play devices.

EXPLORE
Campers will hear inspiring examples of practical applications and engage in conversation about how young coders can make an impact with programmers, engineers, and other professionals.

ENGAGE
This coding camp is not about sitting at a desk all day! Campers will get moving with active games, collaboration, and opportunities to enjoy outdoor campus spaces.

ENGINEER
Campers will bring their code to life as they problem solve, invent, and create throughout the week with activities like a boat challenge, light show programming, and painting!


Lehigh Valley IronPigs Camps

The camps will run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for all days of the session. Baseball related activities will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with lunch taking place from 12-12:30 p.m. Boys and girls of all skill levels will have the chance to learn baseball and fundamentals from the future stars of the Philadelphia Phillies. Past camp instructors have included Rhys Hoskins, Cameron Perkins, Scott Kingery and others! Each day, members of the IronPigs coaching staff and select IronPigs players will teach the basics of the game and help all campers become better ballplayers!
  • Camp 1 (Ages 7-8): June 26-28. Camp Group Night, June 27.
  • Camp 2 (Ages 9-10): July 24-26. Camp Group Night, July 25
  • Camp 3 (Ages 11-13): August 7-9. Camp Group Night, August 8
Camp is $165 per camper and includes the following:
  • Instruction on baseball fundamentals from Lehigh Valley IronPigs players and coaches
  • Two (2) tickets to a selected IronPigs game during your camp.
  • A daily lunch during each day of camp
  • On-field recognition prior to IronPigs game on your camp group night
  • Official 2019 Camp T-Shirt


Kids Co-Op Summer Camp

KIDS CO-OP’s No Bummer Summer Camp KIDS CO-OP is happy and proud to announce that our 2019 NO BUMMER SUMMER CAMP will be held at our NEW Palmer Township location! We are ecstatic for all the fun and exciting upcoming opportunities
this new location will bring us and cannot wait for your campers to experience it all. NO BUMMER SUMMER CAMP is a summer day camp that offers great complimentary hours, prices, and excitement.
Closely located near Routes 22, 33, and 248 this new location is convenient and easily accessible. Step inside our building and you will see an inground pit, numerous trampolines, various gymnastics
equipment, and more! A camper’s day at KIDS CO-OP consists of gymnastics, outside activity, craft, snack, team building games, weekly trips to the Nazareth pool and so much more! Each week of our 12-
week summer offers you a new fun and exciting theme so your child doesn’t get bored from the same day-to-day activity. Depending on the theme of the week we will also be going on fun field trips to The
Land of Make Believe, Dutch Springs, and Crayola…just to name a few. Give us a call at 610-861-9151 or visit kidsco-op.com for more information or to sign your child up today. NO BUMMER SUMMER CAMP is
your child’s one stop shop for everything FITNESS, FRIENDS, AND FUN!Click here to learn more or to register!


Summer Camp at Chesterbrook Academy

Summer camp is a place for exploring, discovering, making new friends and learning new skills. It all starts with our outstanding counselors, whose talent, creativity and leadership set the tone for a great experience. Every summer, our counselors and specialists are doing what they enjoy most: inspiring campers to explore, reach for new heights, and expand their horizons.
Our camps feature a unique selection of indoor and outdoor activities and field trips that take advantage of resources in the local area. We also offer optional specialty programs during regular camp hours that cater to any interest.
To find a camp in your area, click here!


Summer Camps at The Art Den 

Check out our calendar for half-day Art Camp sessions at The Art Den. Each feature age appropriate arts and craft projects based on the chosen theme. Descriptions and ages are outlined for each week’s session are available here. Space is limited so please be sure to select your weeks! $50 deposit is required to hold your seat. Final full payment is due by June 3rd. Camp Sessions run Monday thru Friday, 9am – 12pm
See the full schedule and camp themes here
Each Week-long session is $150*
*Week of July 1st is an abbreviated session due to July 4th. Session will run Monday thru Wednesday and the cost is $90
Lunch Buddy Add On – $10/day, 12pm – 1pm
Bring your lunch and stay for an additional hour! 
All Camp Instructors have all of the background checks required by Nazareth Area school district.


No Bummer Summer with Kids Co-Op

KIDS CO-OP is happy and proud to announce that our 2019 NO BUMMER SUMMER CAMPwill be held at their NEW Palmer Township location! We are ecstatic for all the fun and exciting upcoming opportunities this new location will bring us and cannot wait for your campers to experience it all.
NO BUMMER SUMMER CAMP is a summer day camp that offers great complimentary hours, prices, and excitement. Closely located near Routes 22, 33, and 248 this new location is convenient and easily accessible.
Step inside their building and you will see an inground pit, numerous trampolines, various gymnastics equipment, and more! A camper’s day at KIDS CO-OP consists of gymnastics, outside activity, craft, snack, team building games, weekly trips to the Nazareth pool and so much more! Each week of their 12-week summer offers you a new fun and exciting theme so your child doesn’t get bored from the same day-to-day activity. Depending on the theme of the week kids will also be going on fun field trips to The Land of Make Believe, Dutch Springs, and Crayola…just to name a few.
Give them a call at 610-861-9151 or visit kidsco-op.com for more information or to sign your child up today. NO BUMMER SUMMER CAMPis your child’s one stop shop for everything FITNESS, FRIENDS, AND FUN!



Summer Camp with smARTitivites  Showcase 

Are You Looking For A Fun And Creative Space Where Your Child Can Spend Their Summer Days Off? SmARTivities Is Offering This Exciting Art Camp For Ages 5-17 When School Is Out This Summer! Our Camp Is Unique In That Children Will Get Introduced To Many Different Mediums Each Day With A Fun Weekly Theme! Campers Will Spend Their Days Learning And Exploring A Variety Of Art Methods And Materials From Our Experienced Artist Instructors, Such As:
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Mosaics
  • Collage
  • Fiber Arts like sewing, felt, and macramé
  • Pottery
  • Glasswork
  • Crafts
  • Mixed Media
***PRE-REGISTRATION is required. Please complete all form fields to complete registration. Select session times needed for each child. Siblings receive a 5% discount when registered at the same time.
Choose your week for fun themes and project creation! All age-appropriate supplies and materials included! All camp days begin at 9:00am and end at 3:30pm each day. Full day and Half-day options available. We also have an option for After Camp Hangout from 4-6pm with monitored art exploration in a relaxed setting for an additional fee. See sessions and pricing information below.


Monday, March 11, 2019

Just Between Friends Allentown Spring 2019 Sale Preview




We LOVE previewing Just Between Friends Children's Consignment event! 

We always come home with some fabulous stuff for a fraction of the retail cost, and the sale is really fantastic, you can find just about anything you could possibly want there for your kiddos. Stock up on holiday gifts, winter gear, fall/winter clothing, toys, books, shoes and everything for baby too! 



I routinely score a TON of stuff for under 100 bucks!  This video outlines each of the items we got while shopping at the sale today. It mentions prices, brands and the quality of each of the items. We also share some great tips on what to buy and what to look for while shopping consignment sales! Looking for more tips on how to save? Check out this article




Sales Floor Preview
Get a exclusive look into their sales floor, eye up some must have items and take a look at how the space is organized!
                                                                                             
                                             

Unbagging Video!  See our Deals!











Their location is at the Lou Ramos Center in Allentown (Just minutes off of Airport Road and Union Blvd. The Address is 1344 N. Sherman Street Allentown, PA 18109.  It is easy to find and perfectly location right in between Allentown and Bethlehem just off route 22 for shoppers to access from any direction. 

           


                 


Spring 2019 Shopping Hours 

Prime Time Shopping - Presale Day
Want to shop BEFORE the PUBLIC to get the biggest and best selection and the best prices? Purchase a PRIME TIME SHOPPING pass!

Early Bird Shopping starts Wednesday 3/13 at 3pm! Make sure to check your ticket for your admission time!



Public Shopping Days
Thursday, Friday and Saturday are Public shopping days! Admission to the sale is $3 or FREE if your reserve your ticket in advance here Click here to get FREE general admission tickets.



Are you a first-time parent, grandparent, teacher or member of the military? You can shop at one of their special presales! Click here for tickets








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lehighvalley.findandgoseek.net only exists because of hours upon hours of work that comes directly from the heart of a mom who wants to make the Lehigh Valley a better place to raise your family. Because of our effort we publish a resource that makes your life as a parent easier, makes the Lehigh Valley more welcoming to a family new to the area and helps make the Lehigh Valley a more vibrant and engaging place for families to grow and live. In order to make it possible to continue doing this we must find ways to generate income from our work. At times you will see posts from sponsors who pay us a fee to help them spread the word about their business or event. This article may contain affiliate links from businesses that give us a very small portion of your purchase should you decide to purchase from that affiliate sponsor.  Barters and fees that we receive from our sponsors and affiliates help make the website the best it can possibly be, they put food on our family's table and allow us to keep doing what we do! By patronizing the businesses who support us and by choosing to opt in to offers we share you keep lehighvalley.findandgoseek.net alive - making it possible for us to continue to provide information and engaging content for years to come. Without you and without our valued sponsors the website could not continue to operate.  Opinions expressed in this article are 100% honest and real and are not in any way altered based on sponsorship agreements, barters or payments we have received as a media partner. We love all of our LVFGS Families and thank you for you support. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Winter Fun in the Lehigh Valley





With winter on the verge and cold weather and snow here to stay for at least a while we are all looking looking for some ways to get out and have some fun while staying warm! Here are some awesome ways the whole family can enjoy each other and make some memories in the Lehigh Valley! 


All the indoor Fun you can Imagine! 
at Imagi Nation!


Imagi Nation is the Lehigh Valley's premier indoor play space for kids! Their "Little World for Big Thinkers" sparks creativity, imagination and inspires every child to think BIG!


This indoor attraction is similar to a Children's Museum / Hands on Museum and is set up as a mini city where children can move throughout each of their interactive spaces, exploring, learning and playing! Visit the fire house, grocery store, doctor's office and more! 




Imagi Nation is open for regular operating hours each week, making it easy to stop in and play! Their location right next to Dorney Park is conveniently accessible from I-78, Route 309 and Route 22! 



The facility is just minutes away from other parts of the Lehigh Valley including Bethlehem, Easton, Macungie, Emmaus, Quakertown and Center Valley making it an ideal family attraction.


Imagi Nation features an on site Ice Cream lab where children can create their own ice cream flavor with their help of Imagi Nation staff. The facility is peanut free for anyone who is concerned about allergies. 







Recent additions to Imagi Nation  

The addition of a real fire truck inside the play space that children can climb up into and explore just like they're firefighters!


Tots on the Town



Tots on the Town offers FREE preschool activities each week! Enjoy an interactive story time, themed motor skill activities and a take-home craft. Tots on the Town is a great way to prepare children for preschool or supplement a program they already attend!

Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 11:00 am & 1:30 pm



Get Cozy and Creative at Crayola!
Color, play and create at Crayola Experience! The kids will love their interactive exhibits, indoor two story play structure and their live shows. They are open 7 days per week including school holidays! They are open daily at 10am! 

Skip the line and save some money by pre-purchasing tickets before you go!














Ice Skating in the Lehigh Valley



Open skate sessions are available at Steel Ice Center  and The Rink at Lehigh Valley. Right now you can grab discounted skate passes for up to 50% off at both locations!  A family of 4 can enjoy an open skate session for under $20!




It might still be chilly inside the rink but once you and the kids are moving around the rink no one will even mind.


Sky Zone - Bethlehem




If you can find a way to crank some energy out of the kids and find a warm place to play its a win win! 

Sky Zone regularly offers discounts for their 90 minute bounce sessions! Click to see if an offer is running now! 



Their location is Bethlehem is conveniently located and offers great space to play indoors!




LegoLand Discovery Center - Philadelphia



If you are up for a short drive down the turnpike Legoland Discovery Center it worth the trip!

The Legoland Discovery Center is located inside the Plymouth Meeting mall, which makes the attraction especially attractive for a cold, super hot, or otherwise ugly day. 

Not only is the attraction inside but its also attached to a giant mall that has restaurants, indoor play areas, a carousel and shopping that you can all access without going outside once you've entered the building!











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lehighvalley.findandgoseek.net only exists because of hours upon hours of work that comes directly from the heart of a mom who wants to make the Lehigh Valley a better place to raise your family. Because of our effort we publish a resource that makes your life as a parent easier, makes the Lehigh Valley more welcoming to a family new to the area and helps make the Lehigh Valley a more vibrant and engaging place for families to grow and live. In order to make it possible to continue doing this we must find ways to generate income from our work. At times you will see posts from sponsors who pay us a fee to help them spread the word about their business or event. This article contains affiliate links from businesses that give us a very small portion of your purchase should you decide to purchase from any of our links. Barters and fees that we receive from our sponsors and affiliates help make the website the best it can possibly be, they put food on our family's table and allow us to keep doing what we do! By patronizing the businesses who support us and by choosing to opt in to offers we share you keep lehighvalley.findandgoseek.net alive - making it possible for us to continue to provide information and engaging content for years to come. Without you and without our valued sponsors the website could not continue to operate. We love all of our LVFGS Families and thank you for you support.



Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Grinch in Emmaus



Let's Play Books Bookstore to Host 7 FREE Grinch events this weekend!


Meet & Greet the Grinch 12/15 & 12/16 
Photo - Let’s Play Books bookstore, 2014 with the Penguin Random House GRINCH and 3 helpers, Jeanie, Rufus & Arthur Ville.

Let’s Play Books Bookstore is excited to offer FOUR opportunities to meet the Grinch on Saturday, 12/15 and THREE opportunities to meet the Grinch on Sunday, 12/16.


Sponsored by Penguin Random House, Let’s Play Books Bookstore has the opportunity to have the NICE Grinch visit the entire weekend. The shop is small, and so the bookshop is paying-it-forward by offering this special event to as many children in the Lehigh Valley as possible. Fellow Emmaus business, South Mountain Cycle & Café, has joined the fun with a fabulous Grinch punch that attendees are invited to purchase before or after their visit, along with a stroll around the Emmaus Triangle Christmas Tree & local shops. Sunday visitors can also enjoy the Emmaus Farmers’ Market from 10am to 12pm. 

Saturday, 12/15


11am & 2pm: Meet & Greet the Grinch

12pm & 6pm: Reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas (attic - stair access only) followed by a Meet & Greet with the Grinch. Limited seating.

Sunday, 12/16


10 – 11am Meet & Greet the Grinch

12:30pm Reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas (attic - stair access only) followed by a Meet & Greet with the Grinch. Limited seating.

1:30 – 2pm: Meet & Greet the Grinch


The visit is free, however the bookstore is requesting a donation of DRY dog or cat food per family (that is able). The bookstore is collecting animal food to donate to the Animal Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley. The shop will have many Grinch books for purchase at a special price with donation.


For more information about Let’s Play Books Bookstore, visit www.letsplaybooks.com The bookstore is located at 244 Main St., Emmaus, PA. 610-928-8600

Details on the events


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lehighvalley.findandgoseek.net only exists because of hours upon hours of work that comes directly from the heart of a mom who wants to make the Lehigh Valley a better place to raise your family. Because of our effort we publish a resource that makes your life as a parent easier, makes the Lehigh Valley more welcoming to a family new to the area and helps make the Lehigh Valley a more vibrant and engaging place for families to grow and live. All information included in this article is our opinion and has not been influenced in any way. In order to make it possible to continue doing this we must find ways to generate income or be compensated for our work. This article contains affiliate links that give us a tiny commission each time someone buys through our links. At times you will see posts from sponsors who pay us a fee to help them spread the word about their business or event. Barters and fees that we receive from our sponsors and affiliates help make the website the best it can possibly be, they put food on our family's table and allow us to keep doing what we do! By patronizing the businesses who support us and by choosing to opt in to offers we share you keep lehighvalley.findandgoseek.net alive - making it possible for us to continue to provide information and engaging content for years to come. Without you and without our valued sponsors the website could not continue to operate. Opinions expressed in this article are 100% honest and real and are not in any way altered based on sponsorship agreements, barters or payments we have received as a media partner. We love all of our LVFGS Families and thank you for you support.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Lehigh Valley Holiday Gift Guide 2018





We're thrilled to partner with a number of local businesses and organizations to share some awesome gift ideas that are 100% local! Shopping local is what keeps our community healthy and thriving. For every $100 you spend at locally owned businesses, $68 will stay in in our local economy, thats $25 more per $100 spent compared to shopping big box retailers! 


Aside from the economic benefits of local shopping you can really get some incredible gifts that you can't find anywhere else! While we certainly understand the conveniences of online shopping and love how easy it is to check things off our list the feeling you get from buying from someone who is not a giant money hungry big big store seriously gives you warm fuzzies! I Promise! 

Plus shopping local doesn't mean you can't do it online most of our guide feature businesses offer a way to shop and/or purchase right from home!! 


Don't forget to read all the way to the bottom to find out how you can WIN something from every one of these local businesses during our 11 Days of Giveaway Celebration!




Offerings:
Handmade Jewelery
Ornaments 
Experience Gifts (Classes)
Gift cards for classes or for someone to select their own piece.


Shop Online

Shipping?
Yes!


House of Metalworks is located in Emmaus they hand forge jewelry and teach classes in their own studio! Their retail shop is available for browsing and shopping during their weekly business hours but  it also is a real live metal studio that is always cranking out something new.  Their gift selections can be customized to cater to each person you are gifting to! 





The focus of House of Metalworks is simple - to make eco-friendly, sustainable jewelry that is comfortable to wear everyday and will last for a lifetime of love. Each and every piece is Designed + Created in the studio. Every handmade piece is a great gift idea for friends and loved ones. 





Customers can gift wrap and include a personal note with a gift receipt upon request. They ship using recycled packaging (Biodegradable cello bags, paper tape, locally recycled packing peanuts and biodegradable peanuts) to cut down on our carbon footprint. Purchase classes as an experience gift for both children and adults - classes range from child friendly to adult BYOB night outs.



Offerings:
Gently Used Children's Toys, Gear and more! 
Maternity Clothing 
Gift Cards

Shop Online
No, but you can see recent items added to their inventory that are shared on their Facebook Page! Like and follow their page for sneak peeks!

Shipping?
No, But the store will hold items you are interested in for 3 business days.


Located in Germansville, just north of Schnecksville this independently owned consignment store is set to help you find new or nearly new items to make every child on your list happy! 



Let's Play Tag is a Children and Maternity Consignment store offering everything from clothing, toys, baby gear, furniture, electronics, diapers and more. The owners are extremely picky and only take the best of the best items!

The quality and affordability are what people love about their store. They are complimented daily on the cleanliness and quality of items. They are family owned and it will always be the family members who owns the shop to greet you when you come in!


Join Let's Play Tag Consignment for Photos with Santa on 12/15/18 from 11am to 2pm. Photos are complimentary and e-mailed to everyone for printing at their convenience. 


If you are looking for a way to give back this holiday season Let's Play Tag is doing a food drive for the local school districts' Angel Network for families for the holiday season. This food drive include 7 giveaways. 1 ticket per each non-perishable item into a drawing of your choice. Find the list of giveaways and details for the collection right here! The event runs from 11/14/18 through 12/15/18.



Offerings:
Private and Group Swim Classes  for all ages
Small groups (3:1 student to teacher ratio)
Open Swim + Pool Parties
Monthly Events
Heated Pool
Gift Cards


Shop Online
Sure, browse their class offerings and additional locations.  Enroll in person or over the phone!

Shipping?
Gift cards can be purchased over the phone and shipped to you!



What could be a better gift than the skill of swimming! The ability to swim provides safety to children while around water, boosted confidence and an introduction to an amazing and competitive potential sport. Five Star Swim School's beautiful facility and small student to teacher ratios make for a wonderful environment for even the most hesitant swimmer to get into the water! 


Five Star Swim School instructors are dedicated to the success of each student. They can help all swimmers of all abilities - from people with fear to experienced swimmers looking to improve their skill!





Mention Find&GoSeek when you call to schedule! 






Offerings:
Private and Group Classes for all ages (babies +)
Lessons for piano, guitar, drums, ukulele, voice, and more
Parent Child Kindermusik Classes
 Gift certificates available starting at $33. 

Shop Online
Sure, browse their class offerings and location information.  Enroll by clicking here!

Shipping?
Not Applicable

Learning a musical instrument can be exciting and beneficial at any age! Studies show music improves language development, increases spatial awareness, and enhances skills in reading and math. Give the gift of music this holiday with a gift certificate for music lessons at CMS!




The benefits of early music introduction are highly researched and prove to be both fun and educational for both children and their caregivers!  Young children often don't understand gift giving anyways! Giving a Kindermusik Session is an amazing way to promote bonding and love or music and a fun weekly activity. 


The next sessions of Kindermusik with Sing N Move at Community Music School, Allentown begin on November 28 and January 9. Space is limited - join the fun & enroll today! 
Level 1 (0-2) http://bit.ly/2x8WGJE and Level 2 (ages 2-3) http://bit.ly/2PTE211



Holiday Recital Community Music School (CMS) students will perform a free recital to the public on Sunday, December 9 beginning at 2:00 pm in CMS's new recital hall at 1544 W. Hamilton Street! The recital will feature CMS students of all ages and disciplines, performing a variety of musical genres for your listening pleasure. 


Doors open at 1:30 pm and the recital begins at 2:00 pm, with a holiday reception of cookies and hot chocolate will follow. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Free Parking!



CMS Modern Band teaches kids to perform, improvise and compose using the popular styles that they know and love including rock, pop, Latin, reggae, hip hop, R & B, and other modern styles. No experience needed. Modern Band classes feature guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, vocals, ukulele, bucket drums, and more! Learn more http://bit.ly/2TloTXY




Offerings:
Children's Books
Family Events
Adult Titles 
Children's toys, games and puzzles
Gift Wrapping
Gift Cards
Book Clubs and special events
Membership discounts!

Shop Online
You bet! Browse their vast inventory anytime here! Order special selections online for in store pick up or select shipping at check out.

Shipping?
Yes


As the only general interest, full-service independent bookstore in the Lehigh Valley (new books only) this family owned and operated bookshop is the coziest warmest little shop you will find! With 3 floors of things to discover you might never want to leave!  


Books are everywhere! If you have something specific in mind you can surely find it and just in case its not in stock you can easily order it with their super fast online or in store ordering system! 


Book Store events for December! 
Click links or times for tickets - these highly popular events often sell out!

Book Advent Calendar Event (11/28)

Princess Caroling (12/1)

The Polar Express 12/7 6pm and 8pm 


The Grinch (12/15 & 12/16



 Santa (12/22) 4pm, 5pm and 6:30pm 







Offerings:
Children's Art Classes
Adult Craft and Painting Events
Private Parties
Gift Cards 

Shop Online
You bet! Browse their classes and programs anytime here! Call for gift card information or register online for classes! 

Shipping?
Not Applicable



The Art Den offers a broad variety of creative classes for both children and adults. Located in the heart of Nazareth, this independently owned studio provides an inspiring space for you to explore your full artistic potential! Here is just a sampling of what is to come in December. You can find more information on their classes, gift cards, programs and gift ideas on their website https://artdenstudio.com/

December Events at The Art Den



Saturday, December 1, 2018 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
All Ages are welcome at this event! 
"All Aboard!!!" Welcome to The Polar Express! The Art Den will be the train station for the night. We welcome all of you to enjoy some holiday crafts, music and other fun! Most importantly Hot Chocolate with extra marshmallows of course! Seating is limited, so grab your ticket now! All supplies, instruction and fun included! Feel free to dress in your favorite PJ's. 




Holiday Wreath Making 
Saturday, December 2, 2018 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Ages 18+
Winter/Holiday Wreath Join us for a late afternoon of creating a beautiful winter/holiday wreath. So, break out your favorite bottle of wine, grab your friends and come create with us! Complimentary Coffee, Tea and Hot Chocolate will be available! There will be a variety of different ribbon and embellishments to choose from. Instruction as well as all supplies are included. 



Saturday, December 8, 2018 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
 All Ages Family Event
Christmas in Nazareth-Elf Trail We are participating in the Nazareth Christmas Elf Trail this year! So, grab your map and come find our studio Elf!! All ages welcome and encouraged. 



Mr. Grinch Christmas
Saturday, December 15, 2018 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
All Ages Family Event
Calling all painters! We invite you to Whoville for to create your very own version of Mr. or maybe Mrs. Grinch. Fun to be had by all! All instruction and supplies included. You will all go home with a one of a kind 12x12 canvas of your very own Grinch! 


Harry Potter Christmas
Saturday, December 22, 2018 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 All Ages Family Event
 Calling all Witches, Wizards and Muggles alike!!! It's a Harry Potter Christmas here at The Art Den!! You can visit Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Slytherin, and Hufflepuff to create a magical craft that Harry Potter himself would be proud of! Then make a stop at the Sweet Shop to create a sweet treat, while you sip on a mug of Butterbeer! It will be a magically good time for all!! All supplies, instruction and fun included! Feel free to dress in your favorite HP attire! 



After School Art Clubs There are several different options to choose from when it comes to our after-school art clubs. Each lesson begins with art history, artistic techniques and methods and incorporate each in that day’s project. All lessons are instructor led and designed to develop core skills. Check out our calendar on-line for dates and times of classes 






Katie Reitenauer
Offerings:
Free Disney Planning Services 
Additional vacation options

Shop Online
You bet! Connect with Katie to ask how she can help with your planning needs.

Shipping?
Not Applicable

Katie Reitenauer works for an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, specializing in Disney Destinations! Her services can help you book you Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney and Aulani vacations! Katie can be reached at any time at Katie@nevergrowupvacations.com.  Katie's planning service is completely free and there is no commission or fees paid for by families when booking with her. 

What could be a cooler gift than announcing you are taking a Disney Vacation in 2019!



As a family who previously booked a Disney vacation, having a travel specialist on your side while planning is seriously priceless. These services don't cost you anything and their advice is worth a million bucks! Katie can tell you where to dine, when to book, how to travel and where you want to stay to best fit your needs and budget. There is no need to generate a giant spreadsheet of information on your own because she will have your back 100%!


Offerings:
Charater Meet and Greets
Season Tickets
Apparel + Gear
VIP Experiences
IronPigs Clubs

Shop Online
You bet! Take a look at everything the IronPigs has to offer online at 
https://www.milb.com/lehigh-valley Many options can be purchased online. 

Shipping?
Yes, order your IronPigs gear or tickets online and have them shipped to you! 


The Lehigh Valley IronPigs offer a vast variety of authentic merchandise for Adults and Kids of all ages! You can shop online with pick up or shipping or stop in to the Majestic Clubhouse Store during their regular business hours. 


Have a Paw Patrol Fan?

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs have announced that their Sunday, June 30, 2019 contest against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders will be Nickelodeon Day at Coca-Cola Park featuring Chase from Paw Patrol. Grab tickets for this adorable experience now while they last! Would make an amazing experience gift for a little Chase fan. Click here to view more details or buy tickets.

Upcoming IronPigs Sales and Offers







ZYX Sticks


Offerings:
Unique Building Kits for the whole family

Shop Online
You bet! Shop at 
https://www.buildzyx.com

Shipping?
Yes, order online for FREE shipping right to your home!

ZYX sticks were invented in the Lehigh Valley by a female Lehigh Valley local and mechanical engineering graduate of Lehigh University.  ZYX Sticks  are all about open-ended collaborative play for children ages 3 and up. They offer a modern twist on your favorite building logs but build in a whole new way. No instructions or rules are needed to build creative and amazing structures. 


ZYX Sticks are fun for the whole family - many adults can’t put them down and want to keep building and building! 



ZYX Sticks were created to encourage open ended building a collaborative play for kids of all, genders, ages, and abilities. ZYX Sticks are incredibly inclusive and fun for the entire family. When you purchase you are supporting the dreams of a local Lehigh Valley born and raised entrepreneur! 


ZYX sticks make an incredible gift for the little builder in your family! 









Offerings:

Children's Art Classes
Adult Art Classes
Craft programs 
Art supplies and materials 
Gift Cards

Shop Online
Browse classes here

Shipping
Not Applicable 



smARTivities Showcase is a Creative Center where anyone can imagine, create, and celebrate the Arts! We offer art supplies, handmade gifts, art classes, workshops, special events and artist studios. Our educational classes include, drawing, painting, sculpture, pottery, glassworks, mosaics, and much more for all ages! Our kids classes focus on student centered learning and exploration.




smARTivites Showcase offers children's classes that make an amazing experience gift! See their full calendar of events to find a class for your little artist.






Classes for adults are available too! You are never too old to learn a new skill or art form! Gift a class to a friend or family member and turn your gift into a unique experience. smARTivities is family owned and run. They support the Artist Community in Easton and the greater Lehigh Valley. Buy from them and support local families!




 

Join smARTivities to shop for a unique shopping experience on December 8th at their Heritage Holiday Showcase!


Their location is at 60 Centre Square Easton, PA 18042 in Easton! 

Stop by and tell them we sent you!







Offerings:
Family attraction/outing and experience gift
Gift Cards
Single Day Tickets (Valid for 1 year!)
Season Passes

Shop Online:
Yep! Order tickets online here.

Shipping?
Print your passes right from home! No shipping needed.






The Crayola Experience is a wonderful place to visit while trying to fill those days at home during the holidays. Take the whole family out for a day of colorful fun! 





Save $4 on every ticket you buy for stocking stuffers or gifts this season by using the above link to purchase!











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