Delaware County and Surrounding Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 11/9 – 11/11

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Russian Food Festival & Shopping Extravaganza
November 9th – 11th
at St Herman Orthodox Church 1855 Middletown Rd, Glen Mills, PA
This year’s theme “Novemberfest” promises to make St. Herman’s Annual Food Festival and Shopping Extravaganza an event you’ll “fall” for and you’ll mark on your calendar again for next year.
Enjoy authentic perogies, stuffed cabbage, potato pancakes and more. Indulge in the variety of homemade baked goods or take some home for the upcoming holidays.
Eat in. Take out. Tour the church. Shop jewelry, gifts, rare religious items, and collectables from around the world. Browse our new silent auction items and expanded raffle. And nothing completes a celebration better than live music and folk dancers.
Free Admission & Parking. Rain or Shine. Cash & Credit accepted.
Details HERE

West Chester Railroad Fall Foliage Express
November 10th & 11th
at West Chester Railroad
Details and ticket info HERE

Matilda The Musical
November 6th – January 6th
at Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia
Details and ticket info  HERE and HERE

Annie The Musical! – A Professional Production
November 9th  – December 1st
at Limelight Performing Arts Center 319 Westtown Rd, Ste W, West Chester, PA
Details and Ticket info HERE

Ridley High School presents Brighton Beach Memoirs 
November 9th – 11th
at Ridley High School
Ticket Information
Adult General Admission $10.00
Student/Senior $8.00
Ridley Student Night – Friday, November 9th – $5.00 ONE NIGHT ONLY
Online Box Office Closes 2 hours prior to show time
Details HERE

Catholic Community Choir presents Willy Wonka, Jr.
November 8th – 11th
at Cardinal O’ Hara High School
Details and ticket info HERE

Bonner & Prendie presents “Disney’s Newsies”
November 9th – November 17th
at Bonner & Prendie Theater 403 N Lansdowne Ave, Drexel Hill, PA
Details and ticket info HERE

UniverSoul Circus
4800 Parkside Ave, Philadelphia PA
November 8th – December 2nd
Details and ticket info HERE

Little Shop of Horrors
Nov 2nd – Nov 17th
at Narberth Community Theatre 6376 City Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Little Shop of Horrors is a delectable sci-fi horror musical with an electrifying 1960s pop/rock score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.
Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a floral shop who happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names “Audrey II” after his crush at the shop. Little does he know that this strange and unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth, and an unquenchable thirst for HUMAN BLOOD.
As Audrey II grows bigger and meaner, the carnivorous plant promises limitless fame and fortune to Seymour, as long as he continues providing a fresh supply of blood. Just when it’s too late, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s extra-terrestrial origins and his true drive for world-domination
Details HERE

The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later
November 9th – November 17th
hosted by The Players Club of Swarthmore
Details and ticket info HERE

Mermaids at Adventure Aquarium
Nov 3rd – 11th
Details and ticket info HERE

Cherry Street Pier
121 N Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia PA
Experience Delaware River Waterfront’s unique take on public space with the opening of Cherry Street Pier
Details HERE and HERE

Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary – Last 2 days!! – Remix Lights Out
Sept 21st – Nov 10th
REMIX: Lights Out takes place on the final two show nights of the 2018 season. They are different shows than the 30 before them.
All six attractions that comprise Terror Behind the Walls will be open and fully staffed, but you will experience them in complete darkness. With the light from just a single glowstick leading the way, you will be left to find your own way out of the pitch-black, narrow back hallways of the 10-acre penitentiary.
Two nights. One glowstick. REMIX: Lights Out.
2027 Fairmount Avenue Philadelphia, PA
Details and ticket info HERE

Santa’s Steam Spectacular at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
November 10th – December 31st
Details and ticket info HERE

Santa at King of Prussia Mall
Nov 9th – Dec 24th
Details HERE

Linvilla Orchards
Details 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

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia
Details and ticket info HERE

Please Touch Museum
Details HERE

The Franklin Institute
Details HERE

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Details HERE

Academy of Natural Sciences
Philadelphia Shell Show October 27th & 28th
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

Diggerland
Details HERE

Sahara Sams Indoor & Outdoor Water Park
Details HERE

Friday November 9, 2018

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

Books on Blankets at Rose Tree Park
10:30 AM
All ages; Bring Your Own Blankets (and toys if you want!)
Mr. Jason from MFL takes his story time out in nature for this monthly outreach program! He’ll share a book or two, sing some songs, and then let the kids & their caregivers play with a TON of toys & games he has brought from the library.
Registration is not required. We will be right off the parking lot by all of the picnic tables off of N. Providence Road (Rt 252). We’ll have some colorful parachutes out and will have a big group…you can’t miss us!)
(Weather permitting. If it is raining or too cold, we will cancel. Sorry, no raindate!)
P.S. Don’t forget about the DCLS Storywalk at Rose Tree Park. Follow a story as you follow a walking path through the park!
Details HERE

Brain Health Fair
11 AM
at H. K. Furness Free Library
Did you know that you can improve your brain health? Current research shows that our brains are as responsive as our bodies to healthy lifestyles. Several recent studies have found encouraging ways to keep our brains healthy as we age. Learn more at the Brain Health Fair. Enjoy a presentation on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at 11:15 am, brain healthy food samples, giveaways and more. Connie Woodring will lead a free YogaStrerch Class at 12:15 pm. Surrey’s Home Services will conduct free confidential memory screenings. The memory screening consists of 10 short questions and a few drawings. This free program will take place in our lower level Chadwick Auditorium, and is co-sponsored with Surrey Services – Media
Details HERE

DINOVEMBER: Movie-saurus – Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG, 94 minutes)
1 PM – 2:30 PM
at Ridley Township Public Library
Registration appreciated Drop-ins welcome.
Details HERE

Gaming Club
2:30 PM – 4 PM
at Haverford Twp. Free Library
Relax and play a game! A PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and several retro consoles are available for use. Feel free to bring your own portable device or games, too.
This program is free and open to those in grades 6-12.
No registration is required.
Details HERE

DINOVEMBER: Dino Crafts
3 PM – 4:30 PM
at Ridley Township Public Library
Ridley Township Library is celebrating dinosaurs all month. Stop by the library for scavenger hunts, stories, crafts, fun facts, jokes, and more!
Today, join for a dino craft- stop by anytime between 3pm and 4:30pm
Ages 3-10 years
Registration appreciated. Drop-ins welcome.
Details HERE

Board Games
3 PM – 4:45 PM
at Upper Darby Municipal Branch
Play your favorite games with friends every Friday! Lots of different games to choose from. Open to kids in grades 1-12. Call the Upper Darby Municipal Library at 610-734-7649 to register or stop by at 501 Bywood Avenue.
Details HERE

After School Board Games at Middletown Free Library
3 PM – 5 PM
MFL has a TON of board games, and Mr. Derek (Youth Services Assistant) is a board game master! Come by after school and learn a new game, or play one of your favorites. Bring some friends or make some new ones! For ages 10+
Registration is not required!
Details HERE

Woodlyn Academy Coats & Cocoa Drive
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
1936 MacDade Blvd., Woodlyn, PA
Bring your children out to receive a FREE winter coat along with a cup of hot coco!!! This event is free to the community!
*Children must be present to receive a winter coat*
Details HERE

BYOB & Pizza Night at Lulu’s Casita
4 PM – 7:30 PM
at 6 Cricket Avenue, Ardmore, PA
Lulu’s is open until 7:30pm for more fun, BYOB and pizza starting at 4pm. You can now place your pizza order ahead of time, give us a call, let them know what you want and they will have your pizza waiting for you! Regular admission
Details HERE

Last Day for this Season’s Media Restaurant Week
5 P
Dinner specials at price points of $25, $35, and $45 (tax, alcohol & gratuity not included) or with special discounts at select restaurants. Reservations are highly recommended. Parking is free after 5pm.
Details HERE

Movie Day
5 PM – 6 PM
at Yeadon Library
Details HERE

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Pancake Fundraiser at Applebee’s Restaurant (Folsom, PA): Short Stacks for a Cause!
8 AM – 10 AM
320 Mac Dade Blvd. Folsom, PA
Proceeds benefit Darby Free Library
Details HERE

West Chester Growers Market
9 AM – 1 PM (May through December)
Corner of Church and Chestnut Streets, West Chester, PA
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

Interboro Fall Craft Fair
9 AM – 3 PM
at Interboro High School
Details HERE

Aston Lioness Holiday Craft and Gift Show
9 AM – 4 PM
at Aston Community Center
Food, crafts, gifts, bake table, and raffles
Details HERE

Santa’s Spectacular Holiday Celebration at Deptford Mall
10 AM – 12 PM
Free Event!
Saturday, November 10th
Mall Wide – Center Court
10AM- 12PM
Enjoy:
– Annual Festive Mall-Wide Parade led by Santa
– Official Opening of Santa HQ with Ribbon cutting & Balloon Drop
– Special Appearance with HGTV Stars Page Turner and Deron Jenkins from Flip or Flop Nashville
– Special Guest, Deptford Township, Mayor Medany
– Live Strolling Holiday Entertainment
– Live Music by the Atlantic City Brass Band
– Holiday Crafts
– Face Painting
– Fun Holiday Giveaways
*Parade starts at 10AM on the Lower Level near Sears, continues to Boscov’s and the Upper Level and concludes in Center Court. Visit and photos with Santa will begin at approximately 10:30AM.
Details HERE

Sunday Night Football Bus Experience
10 AM – 12:30 PM
at Willow Grove Park Mall 2500 Moreland Rd, Willow Grove, PA
This experience will include:
– Eagles vs Cowboys locker room experience
– Game balls signed by players
– FNIA Broadcast desk experience
– Interactive Players Wall
– Football wall with balls designed by kids from the Boys and Girls Club
– Carrie Underwood Music Experience & more!
After the bus pulls away at 12:30pm, be sure to visit the Verizon store (located on the 1st level in Macy’s Court) for a special meet & greet with the Philadelphia Eagle’s play-by-play announcer, Merrill Reese and Mike Quick.
Details HERE

Philly Cheesesteak Festival Saturday!
10 AM – 2 PM
at Artisan Exchange, 208 Carter Dr, Ste 13B, West Chester PA
“Every Saturday, from 10 AM-2 PM, our artisans bring delicious eats to West Chester, offering lunch, meals to take home, treats-on-the-go, handmade goods and more! More than 20 LOCAL artisans. Support small businesses!
We are an indoor market, so we are up and running every weekend, rain or shine! You’ll find baked goods, appetizers, and food from dozens of different countries. Looking for vegan, vegetarian, organic, gluten free fare? We’ve got that too! Stop by for a sample!”
Details HERE

Bark in the Park Dog Walk and 5K Run & Fall Festival
10 AM – 3 PM
at Rose Tree Park, 1521 N Providence Rd, Media, PA
Join for the annual dog walk/5K run and fall festival benefiting homeless pets! Register today: https://www.firstgiving.com/event/delcospca/Bark-in-the-Park-2018. Pre-registration closes at 9:00am on Friday but walk-up registration will be available the day of the event. After the 5K/walk, stay for the Fall Festival:
• Agility demonstrations by Tail Blazers Club at 11:00am & 2:00pm
• Microchip & shot clinic: 11:00am-1:00pm (in line by 12:30). The pets of veterans will receive $10 off vaccines in honor of Veterans Day.
• Dog contests judged by WIP’s Spike Eskin and WMMR’s Steve Morrison run from 11:30am-1:30pm. Medals awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places. Skip the lines and pre-register your dog here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bark-in-the-park-2018-dog-contests-tickets-49694728270.
11:30am: Best Kisser Contest
12:00pm: Best Lap Dog 50+lbs Contest
12:30pm: Best Ears Contest
1pm: Best Costume Contest – special guest judge FOX29’s Sue Serio Fox29!
1:30pm: Best Tail Wagger Contest
• Huge raffle including Sports Package, which you can take a chance on now (don’t have to be present to win). Drawing at 2:30pm: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ultimate-philly-fan-sports-basket-ii-tickets-52162442269.
PLUS: Delco Live will be live broadcasting, yummy food trucks, a puppy kissing booth, nail trims with a portion of the proceeds saving lives, activities for the kids and the dogs like paw painting, cool brand-new merchandise … and more! Proceeds 100% support the lifesaving Providence Animal Center, formerly the Delco SPCA, a 501c3 nonprofit charitable animal welfare organization. Questions? Contact us at Events@ProvidenceAC.org.
Details HERE

Franklin’s Test Kitchen
10 AM – 4 PM
at the Franklin Institute
Enhance your understanding of the science behind food and cooking during our Kitchen Science Day, “Franklin’s Test Kitchen.” For one day only, The Franklin Institute, with the help of Frog Commissary, explores the physics, chemistry, and biology of cooking and baking, from making butter to baking bread. Learn the scientific principles you can take with you to the kitchen to improve your food and have a little more fun throughout the process.
This all ages event is free with museum admission. Details here: http://bit.ly/2P95QRa
Details HERE

Harvest Hayrides and Straw Bale Maze at Linvilla Orchards
10 AM – 5 PM
Details HERE

STEAM Saturday at Holy Child Academy
10 AM – 11:30 AM
475 Shadeland Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA
Area students in grades 1-4 will enjoy fun STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & mathematics) activities related to corn: corn catapults, candy corn structures, and dancing corn jars.
Holy Child Academy (HCA) invites students not currently enrolled at the Academy to attend the ‘STEAM Isn’t Corny’ event. This is a great opportunity to explore HCA’s Innovation Lab for STEAM education, the only one of its kind in Delaware County.
The program is FREE, but spaces are limited. Registration required: https://www.holychildacademy.com/page.cfm?p=730
Details HERE

Kids Club Jolly Santa Crafts
10 AM – 12 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: .$2 per project, ages 3+, supplies included.
$5 per project, ages 6+, supplies included.
Details HERE

Meet The Pharaohs
10:30 AM – 2 PM
at Aston Public Library
MEET THE PHARAOHS: A HANDS-ON EXHIBITION
Presented by Sherin Motawea
Sherin will bring several pieces of papyrus, jewelry, clothing , statues and more for the children to look at, learn about and touch.
This is a wonderful opportunity for visually impaired children to come and feel the type of materials used and the the shape of the artifacts that they cannot touch in Museums.
No registration is necessary
Details HERE

Storytime and Activities Featuring Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes 
11 AM
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall PA
Juno embarks on an epic journey through time and space, stepping into the shoes of female icons like Frida Kahlo and Serena Williams.
Details HERE

Apple Sling Shot at Linvilla Orchards
11 AM – 4 PM
Details HERE

Food Truck Frenzy at Linvilla Orchards
11 AM – 5 PM
Details HERE

Train Rides at Linvilla Orchards
12 PM – 5 PM
Details HERE

Chess Club
1 PM
at Lansdowne Library
No matter your age or experience, all are welcome to play and learn chess with us!
Details HERE

MAKEbreak DIY Christmas Ornaments
1 PM – 3 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: Buy the ornament, and the supplies to decorate it will be provided.
Details HERE

Victory4Vincent Night
4 PM – 8:30 PM
at The Hockey Dek – Wallingford, PA 1440 Wallingford Rd, Springfield PA
Please come out and support Vincent Nowroozi and watch some great online hockey while doing so.
Anyone who knows the Demons, knows how much family means to us. Please come out and support Vincent in his continued battle.
We will be hosting a concession stand and baked goods sales during the tournament with all proceeds benefitting #VincenttheConqueror
Menu below:
(generously donated by America’s Pie)
Walking tacos
Hotdogs
Crab soup
Chips
Soft Pretzels
Soda/ Water
Various Baked Goods
Details HERE

Designer Bag Bingo
6 PM – 10 PM
at Prospect Park Fire Company 1001 Lincoln Ave, Prospect Park, PA
Tickets are $30/person and available at the Library by calling (610-532-4643) or stopping in to purchase (720 Maryland Ave).
BYO FOOD & DRINKS! (21+ over)
Doors open at 6pm and bingo will kick off at 7pm. There will be 10 fabulous rounds with 1 bonus game!
Designer Bags, Raffle Baskets, and Door Prizes!!
Details HERE

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Media Farmers Market (every Sunday through November 18th)
9 AM – 1 PM
at Edgemont Street Between Barrall Field and Media Elementary Playground
The Media Farmer’s Market is proud to announce that the Market will be returning May 13! We have been working hard to find many great new vendors, as well as some of the old favorites, to bring you the best and freshest local fruits, vegetables, bread, meats, and much more! Join us for our opening market on Sunday, May 13 from 9am to 1pm on Edgemont St. between State and Front Streets.
Details HERE

Grappling Industries Philadelphia 
9 AM – 5 PM (Doors open 7:30 AM)
at Marple Sports Arena 611 Park Way, Broomall, PA
Doors Open @ 7:30am | Event Starts @ 9am
FORMAT and PROTOCOL: Grappling Industries tournaments follow Round Robin formatting meaning that all adult competitors get 4 matches for signing up for a division that fills up to 5 competitors. That means if you compete in both Gi and NoGi, you could get 8 plus fights. This allows you to compete against so many different people, giving you the experience you deserve! All Grappling Industries events follow the traditional points structure but without advantages! We are also very legal submission friendly!
RULES and GUIDELINES: http://grapplingindustries.com/rules/
Details and ticket info HERE

Harvest Hayrides and Straw Bale Maze at Linvilla Orchards
10 AM – 5 PM
Details HERE

Bogart’s 8th Annual Car Show
11 AM – 4 PM
Bogart’s Bar & Grill in Springfield 773 W. Sproul Road Springfield PA
“Get to Bogart’s for the 8th annual car show! Our 8th year raising money for a good cause! This year we are donating to the Delco SPCA Now known as the Providence Animal Center. Enjoy great music with the Relays, food and drink specials all day, then settle in and watch the Eagles beat the cowboys while drinking $2.50 Miller Lite Pints! Prizes and give-aways – the most amazing cars in one location!”
Details HERE

Yachtstock Rock N Bowl
12 PM – 2 PM
at MacDade Bowl
It’s a Rock N Bowl Party! SUNDAY, NOV. 11, Join us for a fun afternoon of bowling with live music, food, 50/50, Spin the Wheel for Prizes, and more at MacDade Bowling. $20 per person for 2 Games (Shoes included) and free food and drink + live music!
Tickets can be purchased on-line or from Yachtstock volunteers.
Details and ticket info HERE

Beginner Blacksmithing Workshop at Colonial Plantation
12 PM – 3 PM
Blacksmithing skills were required to run any farm of size, and still are! Join us on Sunday, November 11th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm for a ‘farmers class’ in blacksmithing where you will learn the basics of blacksmithing and understand the role of blacksmithing on an 18th century farm. The workshop will cover safety at the forge, how to start a fire and work the blower, where the fuel and iron came from in the 18th century, how to heat metal and use the color to determine when the metal is ready to be forged, and practice the basic techniques on working with metal. Each student will spend some time using hammer, anvil, and bench vice to make an “S” hook or a “turn screw” to take home with them at the conclusion of the class. Our instructor is Chris Reardon.
Limit 6 participants. Ages 14 and up please. Member fee is $30.00, $35.00 for non-members. Check out our website at www.colonialplantation.org to view membership levels and benefits throughout the year!
This workshop will be held at the Colonial Plantation; please use GPS address 3900 North Sandy Flash Drive, Newtown Square, PA 19073. Workshop will be held outdoors; dress in warm, comfortable layers and bring a pair of leather gloves with you.
Details HERE

Lego Club
1:30 PM – 3 PM
at Marple Public Library
Come join and explore your creativity with LEGOS! All LEGOS will be provided.
Different themes each session!
FREE!
Ages 6-10
Register by phone, email or in person.
Details HERE

MAKEbreak Melted Snowman Jar
2 PM – 4 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: Buy the jar, and the supplies to decorate it will be provided.
Details HERE

Souperheroes with JkidPhilly at Middletown Free Library
3 PM – 4 PM
“Who’s ready to be a Souperhero? Mr. Jason of the Middletown Library will read a story relating to helping those in need. Bring a can of soup to donate to the Media Food bank so we can do a mitzvah of our own. We will also make a super hero themed craft and have a snack.”
Cost: Free
Ages: All!
Registration required. CLICK HERE!
Details HERE

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