Join us in Gettysburg!
Join us for the 4th Annual Be a HERO Run
Join us on April 1 for the 11th Annual Early Learning Expo.
Topic: Team UP for Families (TUFF) – A peer-led and family-focused training focused on navigating service systems, communicating effectively with providers, tracking treatment and building a strong circle of support and is organized by the PA Department of Health in partnership with Pennsylvania System of Care.
Date and Time: April 5, 2017, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: Child Welfare Resource Center in Mechanicsburg, PA
Note: Reimbursement for travel expenses and some child care will be provided. Additionally, hotel accommodations will be provided the evening of April 4, 2017 for those parent/caregivers traveling more than 50 miles to the training.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Registration Deadline: February 24, 2017
To register: Contact Kim Wentzel at the Dept of Health
The Junior Board from Beginnings, Inc. is hosting their very first “Mini-Con” featuring local organizations that dress in screen accurate Star Wars costumes such as: The Rebel Legion, The 501st Legion, and the Galactic Academy.
This event will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 12pm-5pm at “This Is It” located on Frankstown Road #1, Johnstown, PA.
There will be food for sale, collectibles vendors, activities for kids and teens, costuming panel, photo opportunities, 50/50, basket raffle, and more. There will be a schedule of events posted soon.
This event is open to the general public and we welcome people of all ages to come enjoy the mini convention. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.
The Children’s Book Festival of Johnstown is an annual event that connects top-selling, critically-acclaimed children’s authors, illustrators and storytellers with area kids. To kick off the festival, The Learning Lamp is calling on local students to use their imaginations and create a bookmark that tells a story focused around our theme of “READ, ROCK & ROLL.” Their hand-drawn creations will be featured at the 9th annual Children’s Book Festival of Johnstown, which takes place April 1-2, 2017.
“The bookmark contest has been a staple of the Children’s Book Festival since we started in 2008,” said Ingrid Kloss, Development Director at The Learning Lamp. “Last year, we received over 600 entries from local students and this year we hope to receive even more! Plus, the kids love the friendly competition and always turn in great work.”
The bookmark design contest is divided into four age brackets:
Book festival attendees each get one vote per age bracket. Each division winner receives a prize package that includes a personal library of books.
Teachers can enter to win a classroom set of books by submitting their students’ bookmarks together. Rules and entry forms have been delivered to area schools. Any child from preschool to sixth grade can take part, even if their school is not participating in the contest. Only one bookmark entry per child. Visit thelearninglamp.org for a printable entry form. Completed bookmarks can be sent to The Learning Lamp at 2025 Bedford St., Johnstown PA, 15904. The deadline to submit is March 18, 2017 by 5 p.m.
The Children’s Book Festival of Johnstown is sponsored by The Learning Lamp and is held at BOTTLE WORKS. Its goal is to provide quality, interactive literary experiences that inspire children to read and encourage families to read together. Featured artists in 2017 include: Victoria Jamieson (author/illustrator of the Newbery Honor Award and New York Times bestseller Roller Girl), Micha Archer (author of the 2017 PA One Book, Daniel Finds a Poem), Stacy Innerst (illustrator of The Beatles Were Fab (and They Were Funny)) and more! Attendees can also take part in writing and illustrating workshops for kids, live entertainment, arts and crafts and a giant children’s new and used book sale. Every child who comes to the Children’s Book Festival walks away with a free book from First Book.