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Saturday Workshops for Adults And Families

EXPLORING WITH ALL THE SENSES
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The park-like grounds of APH are a delight for all the senses. Children and their parents will take time for a sensory exploration-- smelling the bright spring greenery, feeling the rough bark of trees and the smooth stone walls, identifying birds by their songs. Our guest leader for this event is a naturalist from the Louisville Nature Center. The event is free, but registrations are required. Call 502-899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org to register. Best for children ages 5-12.

BRAILLE FOR THE SIGHTED: WORKSHOPS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
June 21 and August 9, 2014, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Be inspired by the story of Louis Braille, who was twelve when he conceived the writing system that changed the lives of blind people all over the world. Learn the basics of Louis's alphabet and practice writing on a braille slate and a braillewriter. Advanced students will learn more about braille contractions and whole word signs, as well as how to write music and do math with braille. Participants may attend one session, or both! Admission is free, but registration is required. Call 502-899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org to register. Best for children ages 8-14.

APH FILM FESTIVAL
June 28, July 26, August 16, 2014, 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Explore how blindness is depicted by Hollywood at our APH Museum Film Festival. The event screens films featuring an important character who is blind, followed by discussion. Among movies to be considered are Wait Until Dark (1967), See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989), and Ray (2004). Admission is free, but registration is required. Call 502-899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org to register. Best for older children and adults.

BARDS & STORYTELLERS: PLAYWRIGHT LEONA GODIN
September 13, 2014, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Join us to meet Leona Godin, a New York-based playwright and performer, blind since birth. Leona has written and directed plays focusing on Helen Keller and on the early history of education for the blind. We will hear about the personal events and forces that have shaped her career, and we’ll also be treated to a few performance excerpts from her plays. This program, as part of APH’s “Bards and Storytellers” annual arts, folklore, and performance series, celebrates the historical traditions of entertainers with vision loss. Admission is free, but registration is required. Call 502-899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org to register. Best for adults and children age 12 and up.

APH PLAYWRITING WORKSHOPS
September, October, November 2014 - dates and times TBA

Playwright and teacher Constance Alexander leads a series of playwriting workshops for people who are blind or visually impaired. Selected plays will be performed in March 2015 as a part of our New Play Festival for Braille Readers Theater. For adults and young people aged 14 and up. Free but space is limited, so reservations are required. Please call 502-899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org for details.

HALLOWEEN MASKS
Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Masks have been a part of many cultures throughout history. Masks made by the sighted usually depend on the visual for their effects, but textures and shapes can convey emotions as well. Museum staff will guide participants of all ages and abilities as they make scary or friendly Halloween masks and headdresses using tactile materials. Free to the public but space is limited so registration is required. Call 502-899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org to register. Open to all ages.

DOG GUIDES
Saturday, November 15, 2014, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Learn all you ever wanted to know about these amazing dogs who partner with people who are blind. Find out what they do for their handlers, how they are trained, and what happens when the harness comes off. Free to the public but space is limited so registration is required. Call 502-899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org to register. Best for adults and children ages 8 and up.

FAMILY DAY OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Friends and relatives visiting for Thanksgiving? Looking for something uniquely Louisville to show them? Bring them to APH's one-of-a-kind museum! Visitors can write their names in braille, see a book from Helen Keller's Bible, play games designed for children who are blind, and enjoy many other activities in this award-winning museum. See "Denver the Guide Dog," a Discovery Channel video about how a puppy becomes a dog guide and is matched with a new owner. Holiday goodies and hot cider will be served. Open to all ages.

HOLIDAY ORNAMENT FACTORY
Saturday, December 6, 2014, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Visit the museum to learn how people who are blind and visually impaired "see" with their fingertips. Then craft your own tactile ornament to decorate your home for the holidays. Make unique holiday cards as well. Free to the public but space is limited so registration is required. Call 502-899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org to register. Open to all ages.



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