Palmyra Community Center Program Board announces spring programs

Program Board offering community center programs for performers, artists and gamers of all ages.

Spring is in the air and the Palmyra Community Center Program Board is rolling out their offerings for the season. Whether you are looking for an activity for yourself, or have young ones you’d like to get involved, the Program Board has you covered.

Visit palmyracommunitycenter.com to register for any of their programs.

Monday TOTs Movement: (Ages 4 and under) 10 to 10:45 a.m. Six weeks (April 15 to May 20). Special  class April 22 and May 20! Parent/caregiver participation required. A fun class designed to give tiny tots their first glimmer of movement, music, rhythm and dance. We will march, jump, leap and experiment with instruments and props while learning body awareness, co-ordination, listening skills and self-confidence along the way. Class 4/22 is Bring a Friend or Older Sibling Day. Last class (5/20) is a Summer Party with a kick off to summer theme and party. Instructor: Linda Slowiski. RSVP is preferred, online, email or call. Free for all! No Class fee or $5 donation to Food Pantry.

Monthly Dungeon and Dragons Game Play: Fridays from 7 to 9 p.m. April 19, May 17 and June 21. Participants of all ages will be guided in creating characters they will use for a campaign. For new or seasoned vets who have not played under the fifth edition rule set. Experienced DMs to guide you. Dungeons and Dragons is a pen and paper rolling playing game where the player steps into the character of fantastical hero to explore magical worlds with amazing adventures. This season will start at the first level and is perfect for those who have played before for a fresh start and new players wanting to be introduced to the game. Bring your own D&D dice if you have them, but materials will be provided. HOST:  Dungeon Master Rob Haines. Class is free but participants are encouraged to make a donation to the Food Pantry. RSVP is preferred. Free for all! No Class fee or $5 donation to Food Pantry.

Tuesday Lego Build (Ages 5 to 10) 4 to 5 p.m. Seven weeks (April 16 to June 11. No class April 23 or June 4). Lego builders work on their own with a new challenge each week. The challenge will be revealed at the session. Lego will be provided. Please do not bring your own Lego. Parents are encouraged to come at the end of class to view and hear about the creations. Building Lego and self-confidence! Instructor: Christine Young. Registration is required as space is limited. Class fee: Resident $40, non-residents $45.

Tuesday Spotlighters Workshop: Theater Games: (Ages 6 to 15) 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Six weeks (April 16 to June 11. No class April 23, May 14 or June 4). Theater games are a useful tool to develop the trust and comfort level needed to rehearse and perform effectively. This class will help young actors improve their self-confidence and improv skills, as well as develop a sense of focus. Instructor: Lynn Lofland, musical director of PHS Palmyra Players. Class Fee: Resident $40 non-residents $45.

Tuesday Learn to Play Piano: (Ages 7 to 18) 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Six weeks (April 16 to June 11. No class April 23, May 14 or June 4). This class will use the great capabilities of the electronic keyboard to teach keyboard musicianship. Learn basic note reading and musical terms. Learn to play songs using the many aspects of the keyboard, including rhythms, styles and chords. Optional performance for last class. Instructor: Lynn Lofland, Certified Music Teacher lgbrewin@comcast.net. Class Fee: Resident $40 non-residents $45.

Monthly Book Club: 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays April 17, May 15 and June 19. Each month a new book to read, meet and discuss with a variety of themes, genres and age levels. Check website and Facebook for each month’s book selection. Come to one or all meetings! Hosted by Nancy Fort, the librarian and manager at the Riverton Free Library, a branch of the Burlington County Library System. Nancy reads all kinds of books but especially enjoys historical fiction for both adults and children. Nancy is excited to share her love of reading with the community. RSVP is preferred; online, email or call. Free for all! No class fee or $5 donation to Food Pantry.

April 17 – “Jefferson’s Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America” by  Catherine Kerrison

May 15 – “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” by J.D.B Vance

June 19 – “The House Swap” by Rebecca Fleet

Thursday Chess: (Ages 9 and up) 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Six weeks (May 2 to June 6). Learn movement, basic rules and modern strategies of this 1500-year-old fun and competitive game. Strategic concepts are taught with easy-to-absorb explanations accompanied by examples to prepare students for tournament play. Instructor: Donald Battle, member of the US Chess Federation since 1998. USCF affiliate and certified club tournament director and ranked in top 5% U.S. 2015. Students may leave early! Registration is required but you do not need to attend every class. New class fee for chess instruction: Resident $35 non-residents $40.

Thursday Youth Art Draw: (Ages 6 to 18) 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Seven weeks (April 18 to June 6. No class April 25). Basic drawing skills, composition and techniques to create sketches as individual as the artist themselves. No experience needed, all artistic levels. All materials included in class fee! Registration is required. Instructor: Lee Stoner. Residents $45 non-residents $50. Includes all materials and sketchpads.