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Do your kids need something to do on Saturday mornings? Do you need your kids to be somewhere doing something on Saturday mornings?

Every 2nd & 4th Saturday beginning November 9, 2019, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, we have fun stuff planned for your kids ages 4 to 9!  You can drop your child/children off!!!

At 11:00 ages 4 to 6 will be having fun in the gym while ages 7-9 will be in the multi-purpose room having fun with arts & crafts or cooking. Then at 12 Noon they switch.

For more info please contact Linda at 610-896-7256 after 2:00 PM or ljackson@lowermerion.org

Winter Open House & Annual Holiday Bazaar

The AACC will be hosting an open house Saturday December 7, 2019 at 11:00 for the public.  Come visit the Center, formally meet the board of trustees and staff.  Come find out about upcoming fall programs and events, gain insight on the issues plaguing the Community Center. #SAVETHESHACK 


Whether you need a Birthday Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or this one's for me gift,  come shop til you drop at our

Annual Holiday Bazaar & Open House

Saturday December 7, 2019 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

For vending info contact Davahn at 267-349-4638.  For all other info contact Linda at ljackson@lowermerion.org  

Halloween Night

Thank you so much for sending or bringing your ghosts, goblins, and  super heroes to our first Halloween Event.  We had a spooky good time and can't wait until next year!  Special Thanks to Hair Creations By Amy and Gentlemen's Quarterly Barbershop for their generous donations! Thank you Ardmore Library, Kool Kidz Kraftz, Bethel Academy, Alyssa Clinkscales, for setting up table fun and  Narberth Ambulance for the haunted ambulance!  Thank you Rachel Rogers for your vision and hard work to make this event a great success!

Play Dates

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Do your kids need something to do on Saturday mornings? Do you need your kids to be somewhere doing something on Saturday mornings?

  

Every 2nd & 4th Saturday beginning November 9, 2019, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, we have fun stuff planned for your kids ages 4 to 9!

At 11:00 ages 4 to 6 will be having fun in the gym while ages 7-9 will be in the multi-purpose room having fun with arts & crafts or cooking. Then at 12 Noon they switch.

For more info please contact Linda at 610-896-7256 after 2:00 PM or ljackson@lowermerion.org



One-on-One Basketball Workouts

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Whether participants are beginners or advanced basketball players this 1-on-1 workout enhance skill, play, and knowledge of the game.


Program begins Monday October 14, 2019 and runs thru May.  Contact Larry Scovens at 610-896-7204 to set up sessions in September.

AACC Wildcats

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This program is for youngsters 13 & under.


Participants will learn to work in a team setting, enhance skill level, and begin to understand the rules, concepts and strategies of the sport.


Team Basketball begins Monday  October 14, 2019 at 6:30 PM.  They usually travel or play other teams.  For further information, please contact Larry Scovens at

610-896-7204.

Girls Basketball

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This program is open to girls of all ages.  Young ladies will learn or enhance the basic skills of basketball and get a deeper understanding of the game.  They will also learn the team aspects of the sport.  Great  basketball workout!


For more information please contact Larry Scovens at

610-896-7204.

Sistaz

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Am I my Sistaz Keeper?

Yes I AM! 

Program specifically designed for girls grades 9th through 12th, 


Crystal Galloway runs this program.   Outside instructors/facilitators are also utilized.  Sistaz focuses on growth and development.  It promotes empowerment and leadership development.  Participants will gain better self concept through skill development and proficiency, embrace their own uniqueness, more interest in extra-curricular and community activities, increase problem solving skills, decrease problem behaviors, increase self confidence, increase value of education, reduce substance & alcohol abuse, Improve peer interaction relationships. Sistaz begins

Tuesday September 24, 2019

at 6:00 PM.


Art

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Art Class for participants ages 5-8.


Classes begin November 9, 2019

$5.00 per class

Max size class - 13


Throughout different periods of time, art has made various changes that have introduced new ideas through are movements.  This 6 week curriculum will explore various art movements that have made an impact on art as a whole.

While examining various art movements, students will take a closer look into history, concepts, vocabulary, and art processes.  Along with each lesson, there will be a focus on a specific artist that explored concepts and styles during each art movement.

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Summer Basketball League

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AACC Summer League generally runs from June thru August, ranging in age from 4 thru adults.


2020 Sponsors include:


 Ardmore Pizza, Ardmore Rotary, Ardmore Toyota, Bryn Mawr Trust, Club Thrif-T, Next Level Sports, Law Offices of Andrew Lapat

Movie Nights

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Program will run on the first Friday of the month beginning

Friday October 4, 2019 at 7:00 Pm.  We are working on holding the first Movie Night outside.  It will have a Halloween theme.

Movies are for middle school and older.


Our next movie

Friday November 1, 2019 at 7 PM


Avenger's Endgame



What's a Shack Rat?

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  From the Director’s Desk


Dear Parent(s),

I know some of you are curious about what exactly goes on at the

Ardmore Avenue Community Center (Soul Shack). 

Let me give you a small glimpse...

Your kids are playing video games. They are doing homework, working on computers, studying for exams and filling out college apps. They’re playing volleyball, and yes…basketball. Your kids are sitting around in groups laughing, talking, snap chatting, and eating. Your kids are in meetings with staff, listening to their favorite music and watching television. Your kids are talking with Ms Crystal and trying not to fall asleep so Mr. Larry doesn’t tie them to the furniture. Your kids are being who they are as individuals. Your kids are being kids, our “Rats”…and we love them! -Linda

Vernon Young Scholarship Qualifications

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Applicant must be a "Shack Rat", attending the Ardmore Avenue Community Center on a regular basis and participating in Center programs and activities.


Applicants must be a 2020 High School graduate who has been accepted into an accredited college or university, or trade school.  Please provide a copy of your acceptance letter.  Or a returning college student who received the scholarship the prior year.

Vernon Young Scholarship

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 Vernon Young: husband, father, coach, educator, Olympic official, athlete, and father figure to many watched over at least 3 generations of kids on Ardmore Ave Playground.   This year's scholarship recipients are: 

Freshmen:

Ciara Hayes - DelCo  Community College

Jaden Helton - Kutztown Univ

Khalilh Jackson - Shippensburg University

Aneccea Smith - Temple Univ

Nicholas Brown - Kutztown University

Returning Students:

Ariyana Bryant - Delaware State University

Shannteas Davis - Hampton University

Kyle Helton, Jr - Temple University

Terrell Jones - West Chester University

Taylor Muse - Millersville University

Ashley Smith - Delaware State University

Special Events

Halloween Party

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October 31, 2019

 

While trick-or-treating have your kids ages 12 & under stop by the Ardmore Avenue Community Center for Best Costume Contests, pumpkin decorating, games, arts & crafts, Kool Kraft Kids, storytelling (5-6:15 PM), candy and fun!

$1.00 per person

Come out and join us!


Best Costume Contest!

Holiday Bazaar

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 Come visit the Center, formally meet the board of trustees and staff.  Come find out about upcoming programs and events, gain insight on the issues plaguing the Community Center. #SAVETHESHACK


 Whether you need a Birthday, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or this one's for me gift,  come shop til you drop at our


Annual Holiday Bazaar & Open House Saturday Dec. 7, 2019

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


 For vending info contact Davahn at 267-349-4638.  For all other info contact Linda at ljackson@lowermerion.org  

"There Really is a Santa"

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Although we live in one of the wealthiest townships, there are still families living below the poverty line.  The Center collects toys for children under the age of 10 and gift cards for youth 11 and older.  Collection begins Friday November 29, 2019 thru Friday December 20, 2019.

Pre-Mother's Day Jazz Brunch

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Saturday May 2, 2020

More info to come

Kiddie Prom

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Saturday April 25, 2020

More info to come

Unity Day 2020

Unity Day will be held Saturday August 1, 2020 12 Noon to 6:00 PM

Saturday August 1, 2020

12 Noon to 6:00 PM

 Unity Day is a day filled with family fun.  It's like a family reunion where we come together to eat, listen to live music, play games and just relax. Includes a game truck, tournaments and more.  Shop til you drop!

   For vending info contact Davahn at 267-349-4638.  For all other info contact Linda at ljackson@lowermerion.org 

Summer League Champions

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10U Champions

Jonjay Spartans - Great Job Coach Jay!!

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13U Champions

CPN - Great Job Coach BJ!!


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15U Champions

CPN - Wow Coach BJ 2 Chips! Great Job!!

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Unlimited Champs

Cobbs Creek - Great Job Coach Bob!!

Fundraiser

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Legacy Bricks

This year (2019) in a tribute to the rich history of our community, we are once again selling bricks for Legacy Lane in the Vernon Young

Memorial Park that honors the people and events.  You have an opportunity to participate in this special project by purchasing an engraved 

Legacy Brick. Your Legacy Brick will be placed on Legacy Lane and it will immortalize to people, events, and organizations that hold a special place in your heart.

With a Legacy brick you can honor: Children, Grandchildren, Parents, Friends, Animals,Churches, Businesses, Professional Clubs, Fraternal Organizations, or a word or phrase! 


Questions? 

Please contact Linda Jackson at ljackson@lowermerion.org  

 

Ardmore Avenue Community Center is a 501©3 organization


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Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and introduce new programs. Your generous donation will fund our mission.  Any donation large or small will be greatly appreciated!

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United Way

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