Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 5/11 – 5/13

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Collingdale Fire Co. #2 Mother’s Day Flower Sales
May 11 – May 13
at Collingdale Community Center 800 MacDade Blvd Collingdale PA
Your Collingdale #2 crew will be selling flowers May 11-13 on the front lawn of the Collingdale Community Center (Macdade/Clifton)(800 Macdade Blvd) from noon Friday through Sunday afternoon (or until sold out). Stop by and grab some beautiful flowers for Mom while supporting one of your local fire companies.
Details HERE

St. Denis Family Fun Fair
May 2,3,4,5 & 9,10,11,12
WEDNESDAY – FRIDAY OPENS 6PM
SATURDAY OPENS 2PM
Details, ticket info and more HERE

St. James Regional School Carnival
May 9th – May 12th
500 Tome Street Ridley Park, PA
Weekday Hours:
6PM-10PM
Weekend Hours:
Sat 3-10PM
Details HERE

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest 
Friday, May 11 – Sunday, May 13
Friday, May 18 – Sunday, May 20
Thursday, May 24 – Monday, September 3
General Park Hours
Monday through Thursday: 1pm – 11pm
Friday: 1pm – 1am
Saturday: 11am – 1am
Sunday: 11am – 11pm
Skating, Mini Golf & Midway Rides end 30 minutes prior to close.
The Bar at the Waterfront Crabshack
Monday through Thursday: 5pm-10pm
Friday: 5pm-12am
Saturday: 11am-12am
Sunday: 11am-10pm
Chickie’s & Pete’s Waterfront Crabshack
Monday – Thursday: 3pm – 10pm
Friday: 1pm – Midnight
Saturday: 11am – Midnight
Sunday: 11am – 10pm
Franklin Fountain Clubhouse Cabin
Friday: 5pm-12am
Saturday: 11am-12am
Sunday: 11am-10:30pm
Entrance to the park is free and open to the public. Roller skating, mini-golf, games, rides and concessions are pay-as-you-go.
Details HERE

UNIVESTival  at Spruce Street Harbor Park
May 11 – May 13
401 South Columbus, Philadelphia, PA
The biggest event of the season and the season kickoff at SSHP, UNIVESTival is a weekend-long festival jam-packed with great entertainment courtesy of our sponsor Univest Corporation. This year, UNIVESTival features wirewalkers, live music, crafts, and a huge Univest Prize Vault where visitors have the chance to win BIG prizes including:
Holiday Inn Express – 1 Night Stay
SailTime Philadelphia – Captained Waterfront Charter for Four
Museum of American Revolution – Gift Bag
Idependence Seaport Museum – Family 4 Pack
United by Blue – Gift card
Dave & Busters – Gift card
Fringe Arts – Gift cards and membership
And much much more
Be sure to stop by and say hello to the team from Univest Corporation who will be giving out glow sticks + other fun items May 11, 12PM-4PM and May 12, 12PM-8PM.
See full list of weekend events and schedule, parking info and more HERE

Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival
Open daily through June 30, 2018
Franklin Square in Philadelphia
28 all-new culturally-inspired lantern sculptures, featuring new lighting technology and displays never before seen in North America, impressive feats of Chinese acrobatics, handicrafts by Chinese folk artists, a Beer Garden, and much more.
Details and ticket information HERE

Snow White
April 4 – June 10
at Arden Theatre
Details, times and ticket info HERE

Lansdowne Landing
7 AM – 10 PM
30 North Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA
What is The Landing?
Inspired by awesome outdoor gathering places like Philadelphia’s own The Porch or Spruce Street Harbor Park, the Lansdowne Landing is a fun, festive spot that’s open from 7am to 10pm.
Visit www.lansdownelanding.com for a full schedule of events, updated regularly, so check by often for fun from family-friendly fun to live music to food trucks and more!
Details HERE

Linvilla Orchards
Details HERE

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia
Details and ticket info HERE

Please Touch Museum
Details HERE

The Franklin Institute
Details HERE
PURCHASE DISCOUNT TICKETS FOR WEEKDAY GENERAL ADMISSION HERE

Academy of Natural Sciences
Details and ticket info HERE

Philadelphia Zoo
Details and Ticket Info HERE

Delaware Museum of Natural History
Details, ticket info and more HERE

Longwood Gardens
Details HERE

The Crayola Experience
Easton, PA
Details HERE
Purchase discount tickets HERE and get $4 off admission price (Regular Price: $19.99 Your Price: $15.99)

Garden State Discovery Museum
Details HERE

Delaware Children’s Museum
Details HERE

Brandywine Zoo
Details HERE

Sahara Sam’s Indoor Water Park
Details HERE

Studio Movie Grill Upper Darby
Movie, Food, Bar, comfy seats and more!
Details HERE

AMC Dine In Movie Theater – Painters Crossing – West Chester
Movie, Food, Bar, comfy reclining seats and more!
** Best to purchase tickets online through amctheaters.com
See my review and more info HERE

Dutch Wonderland
Details and ticket info HERE

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
Details HERE

Friday May 11, 2018

For a calendar of Various Infant and Toddler Programs at local Delco Libraries, Go HERE

National Public Gardens Day at Tyler Arboretum
9 AM – 5 PM
Special craft activities for kids from 10am – noon
Rhododendron Stroll led by gardener Jerry O’Dell from 10 – 11:30am
Enjoy Tyler’s beautiful spring blooming plants and walk through our meadows and woodlands.
FREE admission on National Public Gardens Day.
Details HERE

Gaming Club
2:30 PM
at Haverford Township Free Library
Relax and play a game on our Nintendo Switch, PS4, Retropie, or Xbox One.  Feel free to bring your own portable device or game, too.
This program is free and open to grades 6-12.
No registration is required. 
Details HERE

Board Games
3 PM – 5 PM
at Upper Darby Municipal Branch
Make new friends and try new games!  This program is for kids in grades 1-12.  Registration is not required, but is encouraged.  To register call 610-734-7649 or stop by the Upper Darby Municipal Library at 501 Bywood Avenue.
Details HERE

Treat Yourself Weekend: Wine and Watercolors
5 PM – 8 PM
at Harvey Oak Mercantile, 102 Park Ave, Swarthmore PA
Channel your inner Georgia O’Keefe, enjoy complimentary cocktails (over 21) and connect with friends while creating watercolor paintings at HOM. No experience necessary.
All supplies (and instruction if needed) will be provided.
It will also be a perfect time to try on our new clothing arrivals!
No pre-registration required.
Drop in’s welcome.
Details HERE

Kids Dance Party!
5 PM – 8 PM
Hosted by Delco Moms Connection
at Covenant United Methodist Church, 212 W Springfield Rd, Springfield PA
Annual Kids Dance Party – Let the kids burn off some of that seemingly endless energy while you get to talk to other grownups! Or dance along!
This event is open to the whole family, so dads are welcome too!
Details HERE

Mother’s Day Painting Party with Untapped Artistry at Linvilla Orchards
6 PM – 8 PM
$35 per person – For $35, all materials are included to paint your choice of 2 Wine Glasses.
This event is B.Y.O.B. (Wine Only) and light snacks will be served.
Reservations required
Details HERE

Friday Film – Wonder PG
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
at Upper Darby/Sellers Library
This free progam will be held in the library’s 2nd floor meeting room. There is no elevator.
Light refreshments will be available.
Registration is required. Due to the limited number of seats, only adults may register for this program. People who have not signed up might be asked to wait on the 1st floor until show time, when we will know if we have any extra seats. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Details HERE

Marple Sports Arena Friday Night Skate
7:30 PM -10 PM
FRIDAY NIGHT SKATE IS BACK! Bring your friends and family this Friday for a $12 all access pass! Skating, Marple Mountain and Moonbounce!
Details HERE

Astronomy Night
8 PM
hosted by Lansdowne Library at the Twentieth Century Club of Lansdowne, 84 S Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne PA
Spend a night under the stars with some guided gazing!
*Rain Date May 18th
Details HERE and HERE

Saturday, May 12, 2018

International Migratory Bird Day
7 AM – 2 PM
hosted by John Heinz National Wildlife at Tinicum, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia PA
Guided bird and nature walks every hour all day! Walks will last approximately 2 hours. Binoculars are available for loan at the front desk. Free!
7 am Birding by Ear with Gregg Gorton
8 am Bird Walk with Debbie Beer
9 am Bird Walk with Lynn Roman
10 am Junior Ranger Bird Walk
11 am Butterfly Walk with Cliff Hence
1 pm Plant Walk with Dick Cloud
Details HERE

West Passyunk Outdoor Phila Flea Market
8 AM – 5 PM
1400 W Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA
2 City Blocks Of Vendors From Broad To 16th Street
Details HERE

Mother’s Day Craft
8:30 AM – 3 PM
at Prospect Park Free Library
Stop in during library hours during the week of May 6th to create a make and take craft project for Mom! 
Perfect for ages 3 and up.
Details HERE

Mother’s Day Bake Sale
9 AM – 1 PM

720 Maryland Ave, Prospect Park, PA
Please come out to support Prospect Park’s Beautification Committee. They will be selling cakes, cookie baskets, candy, and other sweet treats! All wonderful gifts for Mother’s Day.
Details HERE

Bryn Mawr Farmers’ Market
Every Saturday 9am-1pm (open year round)
in the Amtrak Parking Lot
at the intersection of Lancaster & Bryn Mawr Avenues
Details HERE

9th Annual Newtown Square Fire Company Auxiliary Flower Sale
9 AM – 3 PM
3590 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA
Taking place at the vacant McDonald’s location in the shopping center.
Proceeds support the Newtown Square Fire Company.
Details HERE

Animal Friends of Lansdowne’s Annual Yard Sale
9 AM – 3 PM
33 E Greenwood Ave, Lansdowne, PA
*rain date of Saturday, May 19th
Details HERE

Natural Dyes Workshop
9:30 AM – 12 PM
at Colonial Plantation 3900 North Sandy Flash Drive, Newtown Square PA
Space is limited, registration and tickets required
Details and ticket info HERE

Swarthmore Farmers Market 
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
121 Park Avenue, Swarthmore PA
Details HERE

Gardening with Children at Linvilla Orchards
10 AM – 11 AM
in the Garden Center
Miss Marcia will be talking about the parts of a flower and making seed paper for a special Mother’s Day gift.
Registration required
Details HERE

Touch a Truck Day
10 AM – 12 PM
at Upper Darby/Sellers Library
 Please bring your truck-loving little ones to the library on May 12th, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. We will have a range of township trucks available, and children will be able to climb all over them, if they wish!
Details HERE

Kids Club – Flowers For Mom
10 AM – 12 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: $2, ages 3-8, supplies
Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.
Details and registration info HERE

Kids Club – Flowers For Mom
10 AM – 12 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: $5, ages 6+, supplies
Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.
Details and registration info HERE

Lower Merion Twp Open House
10 AM – 1 PM
71 E Lancaster Ave, Ardmore, PA
• Tour the Township
Administration and Public Safety Buildings.
• See a Police K-9 exhibit.
• Enjoy clowns, face painting and balloon animals.
• Visit the Fire Prevention
Trailer.
• Police, Fire, Ambulance &
Public Works vehicles.
• Soft pretzels and refreshments.
• Main Line Health bicycle
helmets for sale.
• Main Line Health safety and wellness support
Details HERE

Lansdowne Free Fair 2018
10 AM – 2 PM
at Lansdowne Landing, 30 North Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA
WHAT IS IT? Similar to a community yard sale, but with one key difference – everything is FREE!
HOW DOES IT WORK? Bring (functioning!) unwanted or unused items between 10am & noon. Anyone is free to browse & take whatever they’d like – whether they brought something or not. No strings attached.
WHY? It’s a great way to clean out your basement & meet your neighbors at the same time! You might have just what your neighbor is looking for.
Items will be loosely organized by category and volunteers from the Buy Nothing Lansdowne, PA facebook group will be on hand to answer questions and keep things tidy.
Please, no broken items and no mattresses.
Please be mindful of the fact that this is an event meant to build community and think of your neighbors who will also be browsing. This is all done in kindness, and we hope attendees will act with that in mind.
Items leftover at 2pm at the end of the event will be donated to the RePurpose Shop in Lansdowne.
Remember – the Lansdowne Landing Community Potluck and Plant Swap will also be taking place at the Landing later the same evening, from 6pm to 9pm! So bring your finds home and then pop back over later on for more festivity.
Details HERE

Book Sale at Upper Darby/Sellers Library Barn
10 AM – 3 PM
Books, DVDs and CDs for all ages.
Hardbacks: $1.00
Paperbacks: 50 cents
DVDs/CDs: $1.00
Special items as marked.
All proceeds directly benefit the Upper Darby Township Public Libraries.
Details HERE

Helen K Furness Free Library 57th Annual May Fair & Book Sale
10 AM – 3 PM
100 N Providence Rd, Wallingford, PA
Kids’ Carnival and prizes, fabulous Costume Jewelry Counter, delicious Bake Sale, Food, Fun & Surprises and Delaware County’s best BOOK SALE with 7,000+ meticulously organized books at amazing prices!
Rain or Shine
Park at WES or the train station and take the path on the north side of the tracks.
Details HERE

Mother’s Day Storytime featuring I’ve Loved You Since Forever and Everything Is Mama
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
11 AM
Special Mother’s Day Storytime featuring books by bestselling authors Hoda Kotb and Jimmy Fallon. Activities to follow.
Details HERE

PNC Grow Up Great
11 AM – 12 PM
at the Kimmel Center, 300 S Broad St, Philadelphia PA
Join in at Commonwealth Plaza for a FREE hour of interactive fun! Kids learn the basics of Jazz & Musical Theater.\
Details HERE and HERE

Darby Library Block Party
11 AM – 3 PM
RAIN OR SHINE!
Join us inside the:
Darby Recreation Center.
1022 Ridge Ave, Darby Pa.
Darby Library is celebrating their 275th.Year of Continuous Service to our Community!!
Special Guests arrive at noon:
The Amazing Mr. Q will join us with his unique blend of Kewl Magic, Legerdemain, Storytelling, Music, and Puppets! For all ages.
 MLANJENI MAGICAL THEATER is a theater for children ages 2 – 6.  Using stories, magical illusions, puppets,  folk music and dance young audiences participate in a form of east African storytelling theater which director Mlanjeni calls “Muungamano.”  
They will also Grow a Sunflower, have aBook Give-a-Way, have Bubble Fun, Free Crafts, and all manner of other Fun & Games!
Details HERE

Friends School Haverford Spring Fair
11 AM – 3 PM
851 Buck Lane, Haverford PA
Carnival games, petting zoo, balloon sculptures, face painting, kids crafts, fair food, flea market, artisan bazaar, and more!
Details and full schedule HERE

Chess Club
1 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Whatever your age and whatever your skill level, stop by for lessons and games!
Details HERE

MAKEbreak Mother’s Day Frame
1 PM – 3 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: Buy the frame, and the supplies to decorate it will be provided.
Details HERE

Camp Shelly Ridge Open House
1 PM – 4 PM
Hosted by Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania
330 Manor Rd, Lafayette Hill PA
Come check out day and resident Camp Shelly Ridge! Camp is open to all girls ages 5-17, you don’t have to already be a Girl Scout! At Shelly Ridge, you’ll enjoy archery, swimming, low-ropes courses, drama and so much more with your new Girl Scout friends! Join us on May 12th for a tour of camp, meet camp staff, and have any questions answered.
Details HERE

Children’s Drawing Workshop at Middletown Free Library
2 PM – 3 PM
Ms Tiffaney Pelaez is here at MFL to offer a FREE drawing class for children ages 4-8 years old. Fun drawings broken down into 4 easy steps, and Ms Tiffaney provides all of the pencils, paper, and occasional crayons.
Registration is required as spots are limited!
Details HERE

Treat Yourself Weekend: Gentle Power Yoga
2 PM – 3 PM
at Harvey Oak Mercantile, 102 Park Ave, Swarthmore PA
Enjoy a complimentary hour of gentle power yoga taught by certified yoga instructor, Jen Green. In a power yoga class, students will build strength, flexibility, and concentration while cleansing the body and calming the mind.
Pre-registration is required. BYOMat
Email info@harveyoak.com to reserve your spot. Space is limited.
Details HERE

Tree Huggers presented by the Delaware Museum of Natural History
3 PM
hosted by Radnor Memorial Library at the Radnor Township Building, 301 Iven Avenue, Wayne, PA
The Delaware Museum of Natural History will present the empowering story of H. Joseph Hopkins’ The Tree Lady, then take a look at animals that love trees just as much as the story’s heroine, Katherine! The audience will be able to interact with live animals that help plant trees around the world! In partnership with the Longwood Garden Community Read program.
Open to age 4 and up. Registration required.
Details HERE

Ancestry Workshop
4:30 PM
at Lansdowne Public Library
Work through Ancestry.com with us.  Registration is required.  Email our director at ladirector@delcolibraries.org
Details HERE

Lansdowne Landing Opening Celebration Potluck & Plant Exchange
6 PM – 9 PM
30 North Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne PA
POTLUCK
Bring a dish to pass, utensils, drinks, a beach ball, bubbles, the sky’s the limit. Or just bring yourself and a neighbor who may not know about the Landing. Feel free to post what you plan to bring below.
We will make sure to provide music and good vibes, and a kid craft as well!
This event is BYOB, feel free to bring drinks for yourself or to share.
PLANT EXCHANGE
If that wasn’t enough, the Lansdowne Garden Club will also be holding its spring Plant Exchange at the same time. If you’re clearing out your flower beds and have perennial plants that you need to thin out, stick them in some pots with soil, water and a label and bring those along too. You’ll receive a ticket for each plant you bring, which you can trade in for other plants of your choosing.
Plant drop-off: 6-7pm
Exchange: 6:30pm – 8pm
$1 plant sale: after 8pm
This event is free and open to the public.
Details HERE

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother’s Day!!!

Mother’s Day Fishing at Linvilla Orchards
8 AM – 4 PM
at Orchard Lake
Mothers fish for free with paid child’s admission.
Details HERE

Mother’s Day Character Breakfast at Dutch Wonderland
9 AM – 10 AM
Details, reservation and ticket info HERE

Mother’s Day Brunch at Brandywine River Museum of Art
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Details, reservation and ticket info HERE

Mother’s Day Brunch at Kid Fit NJ
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
2040 Springdale Road Right side of building, Cherry Hill, NJ
It’s Mom’s turn on the zip line! Join us for games, obstacle courses, zipline, and more! Refreshments will be provided by Whole Foods. 
Pre-Register now for just $8 per child ($10 per child at the door)
Details and reservation info HERE

Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid
at Media Theatre
Sundays at 12 PM March 25-May 20
One hour in length, for ages 4 and up. There is no scary villain in this pleasant production.
Details and ticket info HERE and HERE

Spring- Blossom Hayrides at Linvilla Orchards
12 PM – 4 PM
$6 per person
Weather permitting
Details HERE

Moms Ride Free on Mother’s Day on on Mariner’s and Surfside Piers in Wildwood NJ
12 PM – 5 PM
Details HERE

Moms Ride Free on Mother’s Day at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier in Ocean City NJ
12 PM – 6 PM
Details HERE

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