It was a great weekend at Camp FCC in Medford Lakes, NJ, sponsored by FCC-South Jersey. There were traditional camp activities including archery, horseback riding, swimming, boating, arts & crafts, chinese cultural activities such as Chinese Yo-yo, origami and chinese brush painting, and adoption events for parents such as an older adoptee discussion panel, discussion with Dr. Jane Aronson and book club. A super fun dance party and just a fun time to be together! Every year is a little different, but every year is a great time! I'm not sure of the dates for next year, but it is usually the first or second weekend in June. The website is www.campfcc.org. Right now the information is still for 2016, but file the link away so you have it for next year. Come on out next year!
If you would like to attend the Chinese Lantern Festival with FCC-DV on May 21st and take advantage of group pricing, get that order form in the mail today!! See post below for more information.
Orders must be received by Friday, May 6th and should be mailed today.
Email David at firstname.lastname@example.org to let him know your registration is coming and/or for more information.
You are invited to the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in historic Franklin Square.
This event is presented by Historic Philadelphia. The lantern display should be a beautiful sight as the sun sets at 8:15pm and lanternsglow.
We have a reservation for 40 people on Saturday, May 21st, at 7pm. Arrival time must be between 7pm and 8pm. We can stay as late as 10pm or so. The event is held rain or shine with no refunds.
Important: RSVP by Friday, May 6, at 3pm. Order form can be found here. The special group rate is $10 for children up to age 17; $14 for adults 18 and older.
There will be displays, cultural activities, exhibits and authentic Chinese performances (most likely 6pm, 8pm). Chinese performances include acrobatics, face-changing, and traditional Chinese dance and music.
There is a website. Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival For those who wish to come early, we also will explore the option of going to nearby Chinatown for dinner. I hope to see you! David Morgan, President FCC Delaware Valley
FCC Delaware Valley has been reorganized in early 2016 with Ruth Hanson, WebmasterBill Sanders, Vice President for Database/Financeand David Morgan, President. To suggest new activities, serve in special ways or just to help out, please email PresidentDVFCC@yahoo.com Your comments are welcome!
If you would like to attend the event at the Kimmel Center this coming Saturday, April 2nd, please remember that you must send your registration in by Thursday, March 31st and email David Morgan to let him know you are sending. For more information, see the post just below this one.
Secondly, I just received an email that Camp FCC, put on by FCC-South Jersey, is filling up. This is a great weekend - June 10 - 12 this year. Visit their web-page: www.campfcc.org for more information.
Come and join FCC families as well as Bethany Christian Services in our Final Spring 2016 Kimmel Center concert by the Philadelphia Orchestra. At 12:45pm if your family has children ages 10 or older there is a tour of the Kimmel Center!
Saturday April 2, at the Kimmel Center, Broad and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia:Click here to open and print the mail-in registration form.
Here is info from the Philadelphia Orchestra: "We all know that Music reigns in the concert hall … but what happens when Silence buys a ticket and Noise barges in? Is the performance doomed? The clever (and very quiet) Magic Circle Mime Company joins The Philadelphia Orchestra and proves-- with a little help from Mendelssohn, Bach, and Strauss--that, with our great musicians, the conductor--and the audience!--the orchestra will always make beautiful Music."
Suppe - Overture to Poet and Peasant
Mendelssohn - "A Dance of Clowns," from Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night's Dream
Bach/ Stokowski - Fugue in G minor ("Little")
J. Strauss, Jr., and Josef Strauss - "Pizzicato" Polka
J. Strauss, Jr. - "On the Beautiful Blue Danube" Waltz
Ives - "Country Band" March
Mendelssohn - "Wedding March," from Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night's Dream
Grofe - "Cloudburst," from The Grand Canyon Suite"
12:45pm Verizon Hall First Floor Entrance-Tour of the Kimmel Center! (ages 10+)/ Lunch
Today is the last day for early registration for Camp FCC. Camp FCC is a family weekend camping experience put on by FCC-South Jersey. The camp is held in Medford, NJ and will be the weekend of June 10 - 12 this year. Even if you don't make the early bird price, you can still register. It really is a nice weekend! More information and registration forms can be found on their website: www.campfcc.org. Or you can email email@example.com. Check it out!
Just a reminder that orders for tickets for the Philadelphia Orchestra are due this Thursday, March 3rd for the event which is this coming Saturday. Please email David Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org he knows to look for your order coming this week. See information below for more information and registration instructions.
Come and join FCC families as well as Bethany Christian Services Families in our 2nd of 3 Kimmel Center concerts by the Philadelphia Orchestra. I hope you can attend this exciting event and experience the huge glass concert hall known as the Kimmel Center! At 12:45 pm those who can stay can have lunch at the local deli, well reviewed Convenient Food Mart. David Morgan
For the 1st Saturday in March, 2 events in the Kimmel Center, Broad and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia:
Saturday, March 5, 2016
10:00 am- 11am Perelman Theater--Drums! (You can arrive late for this 10am percussion event.)
Guide to the World of Percussion, is led by Bill Marconi and will explore the role that the percussionist plays in musical traditions from around the globe. This event features Settlement Music School students.
Britten - Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra with
Whether you know this timeless and entertaining children's classic by heart or are hearing it for the first time, you'll love how Britten dissects the orchestra, examines all the parts, and brings it all back together in a glorious tapestry of sound! Yannick brings his infectious enthusiasm to The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra and gives families the ultimate VIP tour of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Plus, hear Albert M. Greenfield Student Competition winner Kasey Shao perform the first movement of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23. (See concert listing below.)
Elgar Selections from The Wand of YouthMozart First movement from Piano Concerto No. 23BrittenThe Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
For the Saturday, March 5th concert, mail ticket orders, $10 per ticket, with check payable to David Morgan, 29 School St. Ambler PA by Thursday, MARCH 3RD. (Email for questions is email@example.com) Meet inside the Kimmel Center at 9:55amSaturdayMarch5th to get your tickets from me (I'll wear gray Kimmel shirt) at the Spruce St. entrance. The Kimmel Center is located at Broad & Spruce Streets, about 5 blocks south of Suburban Station of the SEPTA Regional Rail service. A huge glass building, it is easy to find! Print & mail the order form found here. (or look below).
You can take transit (SEPTA.org: the Family Pass for up to 2 adults and 3 children is $29 unlimited all day travel) or drive.
Looking Ahead For the 1st Saturday in April:
Saturday, April 2, 2016 11:30 am Verizon Hall
We all know that Music reigns in the concert hall … but what happens when Silence buys a ticket and Noise barges in? Is the performance doomed? The clever (and very quiet) Magic Circle Mime Company joins The Philadelphia Orchestra and proves-- with a little help from Mendelssohn, Bach, and Strauss--that, with our great musicians, the conductor--and the audience!--the orchestra will always make beautiful Music.
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Philadelphia Orchestra Ticket Order Form Families with Children from China
Saturday, March 5. (Meet inside the Kimmel Center by the Spruce St. door to pick up tickets at 9:55am.Look for David Morgan with a gray Kimmel Center sweatshirt. If you do not pick them up by 11:20am they will be held in your name at the box office.)
Tickets are for 3rd tier seating @$10 each.
Names of Parent/Guardians___________________
Names of Children __________________________
Names of Others Attending ___________________
Number of Tickets @$10 each___________ Total Enclosed $_________________
Make checks payable to David Morgan
Mail form and payment by Thursday, March 5 to
29 School St.
Ambler, PA 19002 (I, David, am a volunteer and not employed by the Kimmel nor Phila. Orchestra)
Your Email address to confirm your order ___________________________________
Your cell phone # for Saturday, March 5th _____________________________________
Any other phone # you wish to include ______________________________________
Registration is now open for Camp FCC 2016! This is a weekend family camping experience put on by Camp FCC-South Jersey. The camp is in Medford, NJ and this year will be the weekend of June 10 - 12. My family has gone for four years now and we have always had a great experience.
If you register by March 15th, there is an early registration discount.
Registration materials and more information can be found on their website: www.campfcc.org.
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check it out!
Here is a Chinese New Year event where FCC families can meet Bethany Christian Services adoptive families in Ambler. It is Bethany's Chinese New Year celebration with arts and crafts, held on Saturday, February 27th with 2 lunch seatings. One is at 11:30am and the other is at 1pm. Please reserve by Saturday, February 20th. Information and registration form can be found by clicking here.