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    26 April 2013

    N.C. Transportation Museum

    Home School Day

    Home School Day is a special day for home school groups to explore the museum through workshops and guided tours. Reservations are required. Please contact LeAnne Johnson at 704.636.2889 ext. 258 or email kathryn.l.johnson@ncdcr.gov.
    A typical Home School Day schedule:
    8 a.m. to 9 a.m. – Welcome (check-in and site orientation)
    9:30 a.m. to noon – Workshops and turntable ride
    How Do We Get From Here to There? Mapping a route from Pennsylvania to Salisbury on the Great Philadelphia Wagon Road
    How Do I Read a Map? Located in Bumper to Bumper
    How Does This Work? Steam, Diesel, and Electric locomotives
    Learning to Fly : Located in the Green Room with the Piedmont Airlines exhibit and Wright Brothers Flyer
    Orientation Video/Turntable Ride
    Time Zones in the RH Classroom

    12 p.m. to 1 p.m. – Lunch (Please bring a picnic lunch.)
    1 p.m. – Train ride
    1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Free time to visit areas of the museum that you didn’t get to see before and visit the gift shop.
    5 p.m. – Museum and exhibits close

    http://www.nctrans.org/getattachment/Educators/Home-School/WebPage2.jpg.aspx?width=200&height=204http://www.nctrans.org/getattachment/Educators/Home-School/WebPage3.jpg.aspx?width=189&height=204Admission and Home School Day Activities:
    $12 for ages 3+
    (Prices include train and turntable ride)

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    26 April 2013 12:00 AM

    Heart of Stone chronicles the transformational journey of Newark, New Jersey’s Weequahic High School. In the 1960s, it was an academically-distinguished, mostly Jewish enclave immortalized in the novels of Philip Roth, its most famous alumnus. When Ron Stone became principal in 2001, Weequahic was one of the most violent schools in the country and overrun with gangs. Determined to restore the school to its former glory, Principal Stone enlisted the help of African-American and Jewish alumni to raise much-needed money for essential materials. Bravely, he convinced the local leader of the Bloods gang to help keep kids in school until graduation, and inspired the Bloods leader to himself go on to college. Resolved to work with gang members, Stone creates a non-violence zone where grievances are solved through conflict resolution sessions. Stone is a modern American hero and the film demonstrates how disparate groups can join forces to give their old communities something they have not had for generations - a future.
    Join us after the movie for Q & A with the filmmakers and a reception!
    Heart of Stone is Beth Kruvant's third documentary. Her first documentary, Born in Buenos Aires, won the Directors Award at the Detroit Jewish Film Festival. Kruvant’s second film, The Right To Be Wrong, was featured on PBS, and is being distributed by National Film Network. Kruvant practiced civil and criminal litigation law for 20
    years in New Jersey, before creating Good Footage Productions, Inc., a charitable organization formed to produce documentary films that raise awareness of communities in crisis.
    Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts
    54 St. Philip Street, downtown Charleston, SC
    FREE and open to the public!
    Hosted by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
    FOR MORE INFO :: call Lizz Biswell
    (843) 953 - 4422 or email BiswellL@cofc.edu
    or visit halsey.cofc.edu/events/films

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    26 April 2013 03:00 PM     07:00 PM

    The EnergyExplorium at McGuire Nuclear Station in Huntersville, NC is hosting a free, outdoor homeschool expo for homeschool children and their families. This event will bring over 20 exhibitors from Mecklenburg County and beyond all under one roof as a way to showcase their educational opportunities, events and activities available to homeschoolers. This event is free and open to homeschoolers of all ages.
    Exhibitors include: EnergyExplorium, Discovery Place, The Homeschool Junction, Fort Dobbs, History’s Kids, Rural Hill, Carolina Raptor Center, YMCA, Young Writer’s Academy, Cedarwood Academy, Woodland Discovery, Huntersville Family Fitness and Aquatics, Mel’s Mini Whinnie’s, Crowders Mountain State Park, Classical Conversations, Catawba Science Center, Grow Your Mind and Brain Balance of Cornelius.
    Registration is not required. This is a rain or shine event. Don’t forget to pack a lunch and enjoy great views of Lake Norman under our picnic shelter.
    If you have any questions, please contact the EnergyExplorium, 980-875-5600, or visit our website to view our flyer.

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