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Sensory-friendly programming

On Saturday, September 2, from 10 am to 11 am the MOAH’s (Museum of Art and History) sensory-friendly programming will host an optional sensory-friendly activity that includes a multi-sensory tour and a hands-on art workshop in the museum. Each station focuses on a single work of art and includes, an object or objects used to enhance the viewer’s sensory experience of the artwork. Tour “stations” allow guests to engage with staff members and multi-sensory items on a volunteer basis.

Upon arrival at the museum, guests are offered a sensory-friendly programming map, which pin-points changes in light and noise, along with the exact locations of hands-on sensory-friendly programming activities.

The voluntary, hands-on art activities offered in the MOAH classroom are designed to adapt to hyper- and hypo-sensitivities, as well as multiple age groups and abilities. In many cases, the finished art project doubles as a fidget or calming tool that can be used while exploring the museum.

The museum and touring are free to the public, and if you would like to receive more information about the event, visit

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Cynthia Rapko hosts sewing class

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By Caleb Pugh

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Cynthia Rapko, an expert seamstress, will be hosting a technique sewing class on Saturday, September 2, in a group Sewing Bee-like concept. This event is at the historic Western Hotel Museum located at 557 West Lancaster Boulevard, and runtime is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a one-hour session break from 12 to 1 p.m.

Adults can learn how to mend and repair damaged clothing and start basic sewing projects, while children are provided with special materials and tools to complete a small project suited to their skill level.

The event is free to the public, and you can acquire tickets and learn more about the event by visiting