Spring Registration & More
Spring Registration: Spring registration opens on Monday, March 7th for residents and March 14th for non-residents.
Summer Camp Registration: Summer camp registration opens on Friday, April 1st.
Annual Kids Book & Craft Club: February 20 – April 17. Virtual club, free for kids ages 8-12 (younger kids can participate if you think they can follow along or if you’ll help them). The club will read and discuss 3 historical fiction books, and create crafts related to these stories.
The club will meet from 2:30-3:30PM via Zoom every other week starting on Sunday, February 20th. The first book discussed will be Number the Stars by Lois Lowry, so your child will need to have read that book before February 20th. You will receive a list of basic craft supplies that your child will need to create the crafts for each meeting. You will receive a link for the Zoom meetings after you register. Register: tinyurl.com/bookcrafts22
National Carpe Diem Day at the Museum: Saturday, February 26, 2-4pm. Free community event to celebrate seizing the day and making the most of it! Crafts, refreshments and museum scavenger hunt. Kids can also complete an outdoor obstacle course, participate in yoga and add their goals and bucket list to the 2022 Wall of Goals. Register: tinyurl.com/carpediem22
This will also be the last chance to view the current temporary exhibits inside the museum. One is a living interpretation of John V. B. Wicoff's study, as it may have looked in the early 20th century when he lived in the Wicoff House and worked as a gentleman farmer, lawyer and bank president. The second exhibit contains objects owned by the Wicoff family, such as Mrs. Wicoff's wedding dress. After this event, new exhibits will be installed!
The Wicoff House Museum needs volunteers! Check out our current volunteer projects:
- Helping the Youth Advisory Council develop programs for children and teens
- Working on the organization, cataloging, digitizing of the museum collections
- Compiling information on historic resources in Plainsboro
- Creating research binders of the people, structures, businesses and organizations which contributed significantly to the development of Plainsboro
For questions regarding museum events and programs, contact the Wicoff House Museum:
Little Ones Nature Winter Series (Ages 3-5): 4 classes-Thursdays, February 24- March 17 from 1:30 – 2:30 P.M. (Resident: $20/ Non-Resident $28). This is a weekly outdoor nature program for ages 3-5 with parent featuring story, activity and a craft. Come explore what’s happening in the late winter at the Plainsboro Preserve. Register here: http://apm.activecommunities.com/plainsboronj/Activity_Search/6042
Full Moon Hike (Ages 10- adults): Friday, March 18 from 7:00- 8:30 P.M. (Resident $5/Non-Resident $7). Join us for a moon lit hike out to Maggie’s Point overlooking Lake McCormack. Let your other senses doing the work as we listen as the frogs serenade us along our walk. We might even hear an owl or two calling throughout the preserve. Register here: http://apm.activecommunities.com/plainsboronj/Activity_Search/6033
Forest Therapy (rescheduled from January (Ages 18+): Saturday, April 2 from 9:00- 11:45 A.M. (Resident:$30/Non-resident: $30). Based on the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, or Forest Bathing, Forest Therapy Walks are designed to engage one’s senses and allow individuals to reconnect to the More Than Human World. These walks are slow, deliberate explorations that cover on average less than a mile while benefiting participants physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Each walk is designed to be under a mile in length and conclude with a modified tea ceremony. Give yourself the gift of time and harmony with a Sunday Forest Therapy Walk.
Instructor, Aaron Schomberg Bio - Raised on the Canadian Border in Northern New England, forests and rivers were an extension of my home, a place of safety and wonder. For over two decades, I have spent the summers leading families and students on hiking and canoeing adventures in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Over the years, I have come to realize the energy, influence, and wonder that reconnecting to the natural world can bring to all people. The benefits of the Japanese practice known as Shinrin Yoku or forest bathing are physical, emotional, and spiritual and as a certified Forest Therapy Guide it is my pleasure to be able to share them with you. Register here: https://apm.activecommunities.com/plainsboronj/Activity_Search/6057
For questions regarding Preserve events and programs, contact: Preserve@plainsboronj.com
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For more information on these or any of our other exciting programs contact the Plainsboro Recreation & Cultural Center:
Address: 641 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro, NJ 08536
Phone: 609-799-0909 x1719