Delaware County PA and Surrounding Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 3/1 – 3/3

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190th PHS Philadelphia Flower Show
March 2nd – 10th
at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th & Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA
The 190th PHS Philadelphia Flower Show will pay tribute to the enormous impact of flowers on our lives. From the first blooms of spring in your home garden to the expansive fields that fuel whole economies, flowers influence how we feel, think and act in small and global ways. Exhibits will take a holistic approach to the theme with sweeping landscapes and artful interpretations that inspire, convey emotions, examine fragrance and color and convey a universal language.
Details and ticket info HERE
** Discount tickets can be purchased at the Ridley Township Building – Discount info HERE

Ridley Drama Group Presents: Chicago High School Edition
at Ridley High School
Show Dates:
March 1st- 7:30pm
March 2nd- 7:30
March 3rd- 3pm
March 8th- 7:30pm*
March 9th- 7:30pm
March 10th- 3 pm
*Student Night
Set in the 1920s, we follow Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart, two murders as they fight for the media spotlight in Chicago. The truth slips away as fame begins to grow. The musical, with music by John Kander and the book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, opened on Broadway in 1975 and ran for 936 performances until 1977. The musical has been made into a major motion picture that won the Academy Award for Best Picture and in 1996 was revived for Broadway and is still running today.
Reserved Tickets $10.00 plus $2.00 service fee per ticket
General Admission Tickets $8.00 plus $2.00 service fee per ticket
Ridley High School Student Night – Friday, March 8th – $5.00 ONE NIGHT ONLY
Details and ticket info HERE and HERE
#RazzleDazzleRidley #RGDChicago

Upper Darby High School presents Hairspray 
March 1st, 2nd, 8th 9th & 10th
at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network… all without denting her ‘do!
Tickets | $10 – $12
Member Discount | $1 off
Details and ticket info HERE and HERE

Shrek: the Musical
at The Players Club of Swarthmore
March 1st, 2nd and 3rd & March 8th, 9th & 10th
Ticket Prices: Adults (ages 12 and over) – $10. Children (ages 3-11) – $8. Children (ages 2 and under) – Free. Buy tickets online or at the door on the day of the performance with cash or check. All seats are general admission.
Details and ticket info HERE

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
November 23, 2018 through March 3, 2019
121 N Columbus Blvd Philadelphia PA
Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest is open seven days a week including all holidays from November 23, 2018 through March 3, 2019. This seasonal winter park includes a fairytale winter landscape, world-class ice skating rink, beautiful lighting, outdoor seating area with fire pits, cozy warming cabins, Franklin Fountain Confectionery Cabin, Kids Lodge and arcade, and a chalet-inspired Lodge with food and beverages from Garces and Chickie’s and Pete’s. Come skate with friends and family, bring the team for a special event, or have a party in one of the cozy cabins or Lodge.
Details, ice skate rental and ticket info and more 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

Linvilla Orchards
Details HERE

Linvilla Orchards Fore! The Planet Indoor Mini Golf
January 12 through March 31
Linvilla Orchard’s Fore! The Planet’ is a highly interactive and playful museum exhibit created by the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia! This exhibition pairs important environmental issues with the fun of miniature golf.
18 unique educational holes explore butterfly metamorphosis, a tropical rainforest, evolution, dinosaur extinction, food chains, and more. Perfect for kids of all ages, your entire family will enjoy playing miniature golf while learning about our environment – every step of the way!
**Children’s Birthday Party Packages available too!
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
Vikings Beyond the Legend exhibit through March 3rd
Details HERE

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Details HERE

Academy of Natural Sciences 
The newest special exhibit, Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids will be open February 16–June 9, 2019
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

Sahara Sams Indoor & Outdoor Water Park
Details HERE

Friday March 1, 2019

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

Gaming Club
2:30 PM – 4 PM
at Haverford Township 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

Board Games
3 PM – 4:45 PM
at Upper Darby Township/Sellers Library – Municipal Branch
All kinds of different games available. Open to kids in grades 1-12.
Details HERE

After School Board Games
3 PM – 5 PM
at Middletown Free Library
Details HERE

Teen Game Day
3:30 PM – 5 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Come in and unwind with the library’s collection of games for the PS4, Xbox 360, or Wii. Feel free to bring in your own games to join in on the fun.
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

Pizza Party at Media’s Toddler Town
5 PM – 7:30 PM
300 West Baltimore Avenue, Media, PA
From their Facebook page: “Feel free to come for our pizza party Friday night… Bring the little ones in their pajamas and get them tired out and ready for bed! We will provide the pizza for everyone and water/juice for kiddies 🙂 We are BYOB so feel free to bring your “mommy/daddy juice” 😉
Regular admission for children, adults are $6 (we provide your pizza)
If you plan on coming please RSVP so we know how much pizza to get. Thank you!!!”
Details and RSVP info HERE

Family Game Night
6 PM – 9 PM
at Christ United Methodist Church 600 E Dutton Mill Rd, Brookhaven, PA
It’s time for family game night! Family-friendly board games and snacks or you can bring your own. Either way, come on out for a fun night!
Details HERE

Contemplating the Semicolon; Your Story Continues
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
at Haverford Township Free Library
Hear from speaker Andrew Onimus about his battle with despression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. He will provide teens with some tools to cope with their own mental health trials. A pizza dinner will be provided. Parents are welcome to attend a simultaneous discussion on the 1st Floor of the Library.
This program is being generously provided by the Trent Stetler Memorial Fund
This program is free and open to all those ages 12+. No registration is required.
Details and registration info HERE

Open Mic at the 2020 House
7 PM – 9 PM
The Lansdowne Library invites you to share your talents, music, and poetry at the 2020 House.
They will provide amps, a cajon, a PA system, and will be able to supply a recording of your performance!
Details HERE

The Harlem Globetrotters 2019 World Tour
7 PM – 10 PM
at the Liacouras Center 1776 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA
The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, are returning to the Liacouras Center with some of the most electrifying athletes on the planet, feature a star-studded roster that includes Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Hammer Harrison, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm – plus women stars TNT Lister, Torch George and Hoops Green*. Back by popular demand are the Flying Globies acrobatic trampoline dunk team.
Details and ticket info HERE and HERE

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Bank of America and Merill Lynch Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday and Sunday – Feb 2nd & 3rd
Get free admission to over 100 participating Museums, Zoos, Science Centers, and Botanical Gardens across the US!
Head HERE for all of the details and to find a participating museum near you!

Home Depot Kids Workshop – Clock Tray 
9 AM – 12 PM
Registration required
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

Kids Club Painted Rock Friends
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

Children’s Play Group
10 AM – 12 PM
at Wallingford Presbyterian Church 110 E Brookhaven Rd, Wallingford, PA
Join in the MMO room on the lower level for open playtime. Playgroup is a great chance for your children to play with others while you socialize and meet other parents.
Playgroup is a free event and best for children 5 and under. Siblings are welcome.
Details HERE

LEGO Shipbuilding Day
10 AM – 3 PM
at Kalmar Nyckel 1124 E 7th St, Wilmington, Delaware
LEGO Shipbuilding Day! Free admission. All ages and skill levels welcome! Build a ship at our event or create and bring your own ship models to enter. Learn how to make LEGO models of historic and Naval ships. GREAT Prizes. You don’t need to be present to win! Face painting * LEGO Ship Display * Kids’ Activities * Pirate Selfie Station * Food Truck & more. Sponsored by Discover!
Free parking on East 7th Street across from our Kalmar Nyckel Foundation’s Copeland Maritime Center.
Contests for Home-Build and Maritime Center-Build models:
Entries close at 2:15pm.
Awards Announced about 2:30pm
Contest categories: Ages 5 & under, Ages 6-8, Ages 9-11, Ages 12-16 and Ages 17 & over. You don’t need to be present to win!
Details HERE

Avengers: Countdown to Endgame – This Weeks Film is Avengers: Age of Ultron
10:30 AM – 12:45 PM
at Lansdowne Public Library
Join each week as we watch all the necessary movies to catch up on 10 years worth of films to prepare for Avengers: End Game.
Details HERE

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Storytime 
11 AM
at Barnes & Noble 1991 Sproul Rd Broomall, PA
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Join for Storytime, games, and activities in celebration of the beloved author’s birthday.
Details HERE

Read Across America Day at Middletown Free Library
11 AM – 4 PM
Drop-in activities, crafts, and stations to celebrate books, reading, and Dr. Seuss!
Registration is not required. Suggested ages: 0-12 years old
Details HERE

Kick the Keg
11 AM – 1 AM
at Blue Cross RiverRink
Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest is winding down and we are saying farewell to winter fun with our Kick the Keg party. From Saturday afternoon (11AM) through Sunday evening (11PM) enjoy $5 beers all weekend long while you skate the day (and night) away.
Pay just $5 for all our great local brews until each keg is ‘kicked’. Each person who kicks a keg will win a summer prize package, which includes free admission for four to mini golf, roller skating (skate rental included) and complimentary drinks.
In between sips, enjoy tasty treats from our amazing food vendors, Chickie’s & Pete’s, Franklin Fountain, Garces Group, and Skelly’s Amusements. Join us before time runs out!
Details HERE

Storytime in the Lodge
11:30 AM
at Blue Cross RiverRink 101 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
Gather around the Lodge for Philly’s favorite weekly story hour. On Saturdays from November through March, your little ones can enjoy a brand new story while munching on cookies by Rope and Anchor PHL. Plus, sing their favorite songs and dance with Learn Listen Play!
Details HERE

Makin’ Music
1 PM – 1:45 PM
at Ridley Township Public Library
Suitable fore ages 6 and under, but all are welcome.
Join Makin’ Music as they play the guitar and lead children and grown-ups in familiar and original songs and rhythm chants. Bring the family and come join the fun.
Registration required
Details HERE

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party
1 PM – 2 PM
at Tinicum Library
Bring the whole family and celebrate Dr. Seuss’s 115th birthday! Storyteller extraordinaire Don Dougherty return with rousing, interactive musical fun!
Sweet Seussical treats served after the program.
Kids: Dress as your favorite Seuss character for a costume contest!
Details HERE

LEGO Engineering
1 PM – 2 PM
at Helen Kate Furness Free Library
Solve engineering challenges using your favorite bricks. Plus there will be a robotic surprise. 
Grades K through 5th
Registration required
Details HERE

Teen Crafturday: Water-marbling
1 PM – 2 PM
at Marple Public Library
Join as you learn the method of using paint and water to create beautiful, organic designs. All registered teens will be provided with the supplies to do 2 water-marbling projects, so be sure to register!
Ages 10-18
Registration Required.
Details HERE

Read Across America Celebration
1 PM – 3 PM
at Norwood Public Library
Visit the Norwood Library to celebrate Read Across America and their new AWE Learning stations. Delaware County Libraries will be signing families up for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. 1,000 Books is a nationwide initiative that will kick-off at Norwood during infant and toddler storytimes this year. There will be some fun tech to play with, activities and of course, reading! Bring your favorite Dr. Seuss book to share.
Details HERE

Chess Club
1 PM – 3:30 PM
at Lansdowne Library
All ages, all levels
Details HERE

MAKEbreak Charming Birdhouses
1 PM – 3 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost:  Buy the birdhouse, and the supplies to decorate it will be provided.
Details HERE

Hagley’s Invention Space Station
1 PM – 4 PM
at Hagley Museum 200 Hagley Creek Road Wilmington, DE
Enjoy your favorite Invention Convention activities over four winter weekends at Hagley’s Invention Space Station.
Tinkering Tables – Take apart machines to see what makes them tick.
Create an Invention – Build your own incredible invention and apply for a Hagley Patent.
Spacesuit Selfie Station – Climb into our spacesuit and take a selfie in outer space.
Hagley’s Invention Space Station is included with regular museum admission* and free for Hagley Members and children 5 and under.
*For guests who want to visit only the Invention Space Station, admission is $7 for adults, $3 for children 6-14.
Details and ticket info HERE

Wine & Chocolate Pairings
1 PM – 5 PM
at Chadds Ford Winery
Details HERE

Dr. Seuss Saturday Storytime
2 PM – 2:30 PM
at Lansdowne Library
It’s Dr. Seuss’ Birthday! Join us in the family room for a special Saturday Storytime with Dr. Seuss themed books, songs, and activities. Great for those that cannot make our regularly scheduled storytime!
Ages 3-5, siblings, and caregivers welcome!
Details HERE

Meditation with Keri
2 PM – 3:30 PM
at Haverford Township Free Library
This class will focus on utilizing meditation as a tool to quiet one’s mind bringing focus and peace. You will be guided through a progressive muscle relaxation, a mindfulness meditation session, and will learn how to transfer practice into daily living for lasting effects.
All are welcome. Please bring a yoga mat or meditation cushion if you wish to sit on the floor or we can supply one for you. Chairs will be provided for those who wish to sit. Comfort is key!
Registration is required.
Details and registration info HERE

Folcroft Swim Club Gift Card Bingo
6 PM – 11 PM
at St Josephs Church Hall 500 Woodlawn Avenue Collingdale, PA
Join for Gift Card Bingo!
$30 in advance, $35 at the door
Includes 10 rounds of gift card bingo, $100 gift card per round.
Door prizes, bonus rounds, raffle baskets, vendors and lots of FUN!
BYOY and snacks.
Pizza, sandwiches, sodas available for purchase.
Complimentary dessert and coffee table
Space is limited. So reserve yours NOW
** early bird special** Reserve a FULL table and you get FOUR FREE GUEST passes for the 2019 season, special ends February 10th**
Send payment via PayPal to lynnfsc@gmail.com
or contact us for purchase.
Details HERE

Gaming After Dark
6:30 PM – 9 PM
at Haverford Township Free Library
Teens take over the library during this monthly, after hours club. Join us for video games, board games, music, and art. Hang out with friends in this super-chill teens only space. Five dollars for a group order of pizza is optional.
This program is free and open to those entering grades 6-12.
No registration is required.
Details HERE

Choose Your Craft Fundraising Event
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Join Ridley Township Library and Resource Center for a fun evening at Busy Bee’s Pottery and Art Studio.
The registration fee of $20 includes all materials needed to create a piece in the medium of your choice – mosaic, pottery or wine glass painting – up to a $20 value. You can choose a larger piece and pay the difference that night. BYOB and snacks! Busy Bee’s is located at 459 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA. Come out and have a great time while supporting your library!
Register online only at https://tinyurl.com/y86uc3qc
Details HERE

Mardi Gras 2019 at Xfinity LIVE! (21 and older)
9 PM – 2 AM
1100 Pattison Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Get ready to party New Orleans style at Mardi Gras 2019 on Saturday, March 2 at Xfinity Live!
Wear your purple, yellow & green beads and join us for the best Mardi Gras party in the city!
Enjoy live performances by Go Go Gadget!
Plus, bead contests, giant LED men, cash confetti, stilt walkers, hula hoopers, silent disco and more!
Party starts at 9pm! Free parking after 9:30pm.
Details HERE

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser
8 AM – 10 AM
at Applebees of Ridley, Folsom PA
Join for a delicious flapjack breakfast that will benefit The Friends Of The Ridley Park Library.
Tickets $7.50 ($4.50 12 and under) are available at the circulation desk and at the door.
Details HERE

Bank of America and Merill Lynch Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday and Sunday – Feb 2nd & 3rd
Get free admission to over 100 participating Museums, Zoos, Science Centers, and Botanical Gardens across the US!
Head HERE for all of the details and to find a participating museum near you!

Penn State Spring Craft Show
9 AM – 4 PM
at Penn State Brandywine 25 Yearsley Mill Rd, Media, PA
 Over 100+ crafters….Enjoy a wide variety of handmade crafts, Easter/Spring Yard Stakes, wine lover decor, sweet treats, raffles and more! 
Details HERE

Free Adaptive Ice Skating Program
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
at Blue Cross RiverRink 101 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia PA
Adaptive ice skating is back at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest Sundays from 9:30AM to 10:30AM. Bring family and friends to enjoy free instructive skate lessons for those with mobility restrictions. Participants will work with rink staff to learn sled skating skills. All ages. First come, first serve. For more information contact our team at riverrink@drwc.org.
Details HERE

1¢ Days at the Museum
10 AM – 5 PM
at Philadelphia Museum of Art 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia PA
Admission to the Philadelphia Museum of Art is pay-what-you-wish (at least 1¢) on the first Sunday of every month. Children (12 & under) are always free.
Details HERE

First Sundays for Families – Magic
11 AM – 2 PM
at Brandywine River Museum of Art
Explore amazing tricks used by both artists and magicians to fool the eye. Learn the secrets artists use to make things look real, create optical illusions and experience an interactive performance with magician Arlen Zachary and A to Z Magic. Art activities and magic shows will be ongoing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
First Sundays for Families present free, hands-on workshops where visitors of all ages enjoy creative art activities and performances. No registration necessary. Events 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. with free admission all day.
Details HERE and HERE

Kick the Keg
11 AM – 11 PM
at Blue Cross RiverRink
Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest is winding down and we are saying farewell to winter fun with our Kick the Keg party. From Saturday afternoon (11AM) through Sunday evening (11PM) enjoy $5 beers all weekend long while you skate the day (and night) away.
Pay just $5 for all our great local brews until each keg is ‘kicked’. Each person who kicks a keg will win a summer prize package, which includes free admission for four to mini golf, roller skating (skate rental included) and complimentary drinks.
In between sips, enjoy tasty treats from our amazing food vendors, Chickie’s & Pete’s, Franklin Fountain, Garces Group, and Skelly’s Amusements. Join us before time runs out!
Details HERE

The Snow Queen
Sundays at Noon (Jan. 27-Mar.3)
at Media Theatre
Details and ticket info HERE

The Harlem Globetrotters 2019 World Tour
12 PM and 5 PM
at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Details and discount code HERE

Hagley’s Invention Space Station
1 PM – 4 PM
at Hagley Museum 200 Hagley Creek Road Wilmington, DE
Enjoy your favorite Invention Convention activities over four winter weekends at Hagley’s Invention Space Station.
Tinkering Tables – Take apart machines to see what makes them tick.
Create an Invention – Build your own incredible invention and apply for a Hagley Patent.
Spacesuit Selfie Station – Climb into our spacesuit and take a selfie in outer space.
Hagley’s Invention Space Station is included with regular museum admission* and free for Hagley Members and children 5 and under.
*For guests who want to visit only the Invention Space Station, admission is $7 for adults, $3 for children 6-14.
Details and ticket info HERE

Wine & Chocolate Pairings
1 PM – 5 PM
at Chadds Ford Winery
Details HERE

PAWS for Reading
2 PM – 3 PM
at Helen Kate Furness Free Library
Can’t keep your PAWS off a good book? The library challenges you to join Goldie’s Gang. Read to a PAWS therapy dog 5 times in one year and earn a special T-shirt!
Registration required
Details HERE

History of Motown with Jon Turk
2 PM – 3 PM
at Marple Public Library
Join for a lively and educational performance/talk about the great Motown hits you know and love! Please register in advance. This event was rescheduled from 2/20 due to the winter storm.
Details and registration info HERE

Character Design Workshop with Keville Bowen
3 PM – 5 PM
at Middletown Free Library
Join for this comic character creation workshop to celebrate Will Eisner Week 2019!
Keville Bowen, local comic artist and animator, will lead this workshop on the Character Design process for comics.
This workshop is for Tweens & Teens in Grades 6-12.
Details HERE

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