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September Events

 

Friday, Sept 8th  7:15-8pm

Candlelight Yoga for Kids 

Free with a donation to our pajama drive.  Kids ages 6-14 can enjoy this all level class by bringing a new book or pajamas with tags to be given to the Pajama Project.  Call to register. 732-349-7090

 

Saturday, Sept 9th

Grandparents Appreciation Day

One grandparent free with a paid grandchild admission.

 

Saturday, Sept 16th - Oct 21st

9:15 - 10am  Happy Mantis Yoga

Caterpillar Karma - Session 1 begins - Kids ages 8-14 can practice yoga with a certified instructor. $72 for 6 weeks or drop-in for $13  (more info, see below)

 

Saturday, Sept 23rd 

Endangered Wings - Monarch Migration - 9:30-10:30

Tagging & releasing Monarch butterflies and the end of season checklist.

$12 includes admission, must pre-register. Call 732-349-7090 

 

Saturday, Sept 23rd

BUGS Art Show Closing - 6-9pm

Last chance to see current exhibition of art inspired by arthropods.  Meet the artists, buy one-of-a-kind art, enjoy light snacks and live music.  Ages 18 and up event. $10 suggested donation.

 

 

October Events

 

Spider Tie-Dye Workshops

Friday, October 13th 6:30-8pm

Saturday, October 14th 9:30-11am

 

Make your own hand-dyed wearable art with a spider-inspired design. This fun workshop is an opportunity to learn one method of tie-dying.  This tutorial will cover the technique, the materials and tools you need for success and an independent practice session. 

 

Dyes, tools, and t-shirts will be provided.  Bring  a smock or wear an old shirt.  Ages 12+ only. 

 

$25 per person/per session.  Registration required by 10/6

 

 

 

ENDANGERED WINGS

 

Saving the Monarch Butterfly

 

The Monarch is an easily recognized and beloved butterfly that migrates through our area. Sadly, their numbers have steadily decreased in recent years and are now dangerously low. Help save the Monarch! Learn how to attract, raise, and release these beauties from an expert so you can watch them inhabit your garden, enjoy their appeal, and feel proud for helping these iconic insects.

 

Workshop 9:30-10:30

 

September 23 – Monarch Migration - Importance of tagging and releasing adult butterflies and end of season checklist.

 

$12 per workshop

Registration required

 

 

 

HAPPY MANTIS

                       Lotus Lounge Yoga presents yoga for kids.

 

Saturdays - 9:15-10:00am

Caterpillar Karma (ages 8-14)

Yogis ages 8-14 will increase flexibility, strength and balance, while practicing mindfulness with a certified instructor.

 

Session 1 - Sept 16th - Oct 21st

Session 2 - Oct 28th - Dec 2nd

 

$72 per 6 week session

$60 for session 1 if registered by 9/9

$60 for session 2 if registered by 1021

 

Can't commit to all six weeks?  Just want to try it?

No problem, Drop in for $13 a class!!

 

For more information about the yoga series and to register, contact lotusloungenj@gmail.com   www.lotusloungenj.com

732-773-4843

 

         

        

Junior Entomologist Study Series I
A four week course in becoming a bug expert for grades 6-8

 

Series I: Wednesdays 2:30-4pm starting Sept 27th

 

Week 1: The Exoskeleton Files

              Biodiversity and Classification
Week 2: SURVIVOR: Arthropod All-Stars
              Adaptations & Survival Strategies
Week 3: Game of Drones
              Inside the Hive: The Importance of Bees & Beekeeping
Week 4: Man vs Wild
              Our Present & Future Relationships with Arthropods


$60 per participant for the four week series

        Register by September 16th

 

Our four week series is perfect for students in grades 6-8. This program is intended for homeschoolers or curious students who wish to delve deeper into the fascinating world of bugs.  Topics are varied and are designed to encourage further investigation to explore the ways insects impact our world. Each week will include an in-depth discussion plus an interactive activity. 

 

Join us for this unique program and prepare to be awestruck!

 

 

 

Insectropolis Art Show-

        Show us your ARThropod

 

Insectropolis announces a call to artists to "Show us your Arthropod!" for an art exhibition.  Accepted entries will be showcased in the BUGS Art Show Exhibit on display March 1- Sept 15, 2018. Free to enter. Open to U.S. resident artists at least 18 years old. 2D Work must be no more than 6' in any direction including the framing or mounting. 3D work must be no larger than 18'' x 32" x 10"; no freestanding sculptures. 

 

The theme is art inspired by or including an insect or arthropod. This bug theme can be expressed many ways and we look forward to seeing your interpretation. Entries must be original, child friendly, no nudity or violence. 

 

All media is welcome including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, sculpture in any medium, collage, printmaking, photography and digital media. All work must be suitably framed, wired and ready for hanging. Works on paper must be framed under plexiglass or glass. Maximum weight of sculpture: 10 pounds. Wall mounted monitors must be provided for videos. Up to 3 entries per artist. Exhibit space is limited so not all work may be accepted into show. 

 

Submissions accepted: Jan 13- Jan 27, 2018. For submission details or more info, Contact: email art@insectropolis.com or call 732-349-7090.