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NEW FOR 2018 – FRIENDS & FAMILY DISCOUNT PROGRAM

As we phase out the 10% membership discount program (for which we charged $49-99 depending on the timing of the membership purchase), The Center on Central introduces its new Friends & Family Discount Program.

How it works:

Each Friends & Family Discount Group can have up to 6 families in it.

One person is the group leader. The group leader can invite up to 5 individuals/families by providing us a name, phone number and e-mail address. We will then contact the people you invite and verify that they will accept your invitation.

Once the group is identified, we will keep track of your Center on Central purchases among the group. At each interval where the group spend is $500, we will e-mail each group member a unique discount code at 5% intervals. So if the group spend reaches $500, the 5% discount code will be valid the remainder of the calendar year. If the group later reaches $1000 in Center on Central purchases, a new 10% discount code will be issued. This discount keeps growing in $500 spend/5% discount intervals until a 50% maximum discount is reached. On January 1 of the following year, the discount ends, the group members are asked whether they want to continue, and new tracking of spending and new discounts start again.

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MAIN LINE PARENT EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION FAIR

The Center on Central participated in the Main Line Parent 2017 Early Childhood Education Fair at the brand new St David’s Episcopal Day School in Wayne on November 4, 2017.

Our arts activity table was a popular stop (along with with a photo booth and face painting) at this kid/family friendly event, which featured over 25 of the best toddler, preschool, kindergarten and private school programs.

In addition, Plaid Pajamas collected a huge number of warm winter pajamas for people in need!

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WILLISTOWN COUNTRY FAIR 2017

On August 24, 2017, The Center on Central again joined local businesses in participating in the Willistown Country Fair, providing a music circle activity.

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CAMPERS LEARN ABOUT SUMMER SAFETY COURTESY OF PAOLI HOSPITAL

On June 14, 2017, Creative Arts Summer Day Campers at The Center on Central learned about Summer safety as part of the first week of camp.

Brad Zerr, Director of Community Service at Paoli Hospital, talked about a number of very important topics – such as sunscreen, bicycle helmets, lawn mower safety and when to call 9-1-1. He also explained emergency room procedures such as ambulance arrivals, triage and evaluation – in a way to help increase familiarity and minimize fear if any of the children or their family members found themselves in an emergency.

Thank you Brad for taking the time to meet our campers and help them learn about these important and interesting topics as Summer 2017 kicks off.

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EAST GOSHEN COMMUNITY DAY

On June 3, 2017, The Center on Central again participated in East Goshen Community Day held at East Goshen Park.

We provided complimentary face-painting and assisted Paoli Hospital with their community outreach under the park’s pavilion.

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MAIN LINE CAMP FAIR 2017

The Center on Central participated in the Main Line Camp Fair on January 25, 2017 at Conestoga High School.

It was our pleasure to greet our longtime clients and meet some new future campers as well – at our prime center space at the front of the school dining area. Our all-new offerings include Summer Creative Arts Camp, Specialty Camps and CAMP 24 Creative Arts and Social Skills summer day camp.

Attendees who came by our table left with prizes, giveaways and early registration discounts!!

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PRIVATE POTTERY SESSION FOR CABRINI RA’s

31 Resident Assistants from Cabrini College came out to see us at The Center on Central on January 14, 2017, and made pottery as part of their team building orientation to begin the winter semester. After learning the basic techniques, the students created their choice of one of three pots: pinch pots, coil pots or slab pots.

It was great to watch the artistic process as the RA’s molded their clay into creations – some with more confidence than others, but all with a successful completed product.

The laughter and connections between group members was evidence that this team of RA’s worked to support each other in this creative endeavor and set them on a course to support each other and the students they will live amongst in the upcoming semester.

Learn more about our Private Pottery Sessions at the Center on Central and The Center on Central on Wheels programs we bring to you!

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WILLISTOWN COUNTRY FAIR 2016

On August 23, 2016, The Center on Central joined numerous community businesses and organizations at the Willistown Country Fair. The fair featured live acoustic bluegrass music by Raven Hill, Sleepy Hollow Farms pony rides and petting zoo, face painting, The Center on Central’s music circle led by Miss Katie, and interactive local community group stations – including a police car, which was a big hit!

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THE MALVERN SCHOOL’S FIELD TRIP TO THE CENTER ON CENTRAL

The Center on Central hosted 32 campers from The Malvern School for a summer camp field trip on August 22, 2016. We had a music group, followed by a drawing class of a “love bug” – it was such fun!

Bring your group to The Center on Central for an artistic adventure – or bring us out to you via our “On Wheels” program!

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SUMMER JUBILEE MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL

The Center on Central participated in the 3rd annual Summer Jubilee Music & Arts Festival, benefiting the Youth Mentoring Partnership, on August 6, 2016.

The event took place at the Shire Pavilion at Wilson Farm Park, and was hosted by the local band Brothers and Sisters.

Summer Jubilee aspires to promote the aspiring community of talented musicians and artists in the Main Line area, and enjoyed the support of a wonderful collection of local businesses and vendors, including The Center on Central.

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