Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Cookie Program Kickoff Events!

Cookie Program Kickoff--Lehigh Valley!
Mark your calendars to attend the Cookie Kickoff in Lehigh Valley!  

          What: Rock Climbing, Cookie Box Sculpture Building, Roller Skating, and more!
          Where: Independence Family Fun Center, 4345 Independence Dr, Schnecksville, PA 18078
          When: January 14, 2011  
          Time: Anytime between 11:15 AM and 2:15 PM  
          Cost: Free and no pre-registration! Please note that if you’d like to participate in roller skating, there is a small fee for skate rental: $2.50 for roller skates and $3.50 for inline skates.

Participate in at least two activities at the kickoff and receive a Cookie Rally patch! The Independence Family Fun Center asks that you not bring any food into their building, but they will be offering concession food for purchase.

Cookie Program Kickoff--Reading! 
Mark your calendars to attend the Cookie Kickoff in Reading!  

          When: Saturday, January 21, 2012  
          Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm  
          Cost: Free admission for Girl Scouts in uniform and no pre-registration; 
          Regular Museum  admission for other visitors

Join the Reading Public Museum and the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania as we help kick-off the 2012 Cookie Season! You will have the chance to enjoy creative activities, the collections and special exhibits at The Museum all with a “girl power” theme.

We’ll start with a story called Katie Meets the Impressionists. This tells the story of a young girl who visits a museum, steps inside a painting and discovers the wonders of art. We’ll take you a special tour highlighting the important women artists involved in the Impressionist style of painting and who are displayed in our exhibit American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony. We will show you that not only men at this time created beautiful and important artwork, but women also. One of the most important, famous and influential impressionist painters was a women. Her name was Mary Cassatt. Girl Scouts will also get the chance to participate (and recycle!) in a Girl Scout Cookie box art activity based on the storybook. Listen to the story reading at 11:30; take the special tour at 12:00; and make your art project at any time during the day.

This is a great time at the Museum for celebrating girls and the women they will become. Not only are women featured in the art but women made the art too! And while you are here, don’t forget to visit our most popular resident, our mummy Nefrina….she is also a woman! Find out about her life in Ancient Egypt.