Delaware County PA and Surrounding Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 3/8 – 3/10

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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

Philadelphia Travel & Adventure Show
March 9th – 10th
at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th & Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA
Use promo code SOCIAL to get $5 off regular price tickets HERE
Details and discount parking info HERE

East Passyunk Restaurant Week 2019
February 25th – Mar 8th
East Passyunk Ave in Philadelphia
Experience a diversity of ethnic flavors and dining styles, from Filipino and Italian to ​Northern European and French. From BYOBs to full service bars and excellent pub food. Join us more than once to enjoy the full variety of dining on East Passyunk Avenue. Feast on a 3-course prix fixe lunch and/or dinner at more than two dozen of our award-winning restaurants for either $15, $25 or $35.
List of participating restaurants and more 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

St. Pius Productions Presents: The Little Mermaid
March 7th – 10th
at St. Pius X (Broomall, PA) 220 Lawrence Rd, Broomall, PA
Nearly 50 students are part of the production as performers, stage crew and set design assistants. As always, you will be blown away by the magic of the St. Pius performers!
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

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 8, 2019

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

Yoga
10 AM – 11:30 AM
at Folcroft Public Library
Relax from the busy world with Yoga
Details HERE

Physical Fitness, Music and Movement with Miss Kelly
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
at Marple Public Library
Join Miss Kelly, from Marple Sport’s Arena, for mixing a variety of music, movement, and other fun physical activities.
Ages: 3-5
*Registration Required* (Sign in at library front desk or email Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson @ macsd@delcolibraries.org)
Details HERE

Family Fun Fridays: Here Comes the Sun
11 AM -11:45 AM
Stories & Activities. Ages 0-5. Just drop in!
Details HERE

Meet Cinderella!
1:30 PM – 2 PM
at Haverford Township Free Library
Meet the star of Haverford High School’s Cinderella during a special afternoon storytime. All ages are welcome to join for a special storytime featuring Cinderella.
Details 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

Boardgame Fridays!
3:30 PM – 4:55 PM
at Helen Kate Furness Free Library
Get your game on Fridays Feb. 8th, March 8th, and March 29th! Open to 5th through 12th grades. Arrive at 3:30 for a quick snack. Play board games like Flux, Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Sushi Go!, Silicon Snake Oil, and more. Definitely stratagize your way to fun and possibly??? victory!!!
Registration required
Details HERE

Teen Tech Week: Green Screen Photobooth
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
at Radnor Memorial Library
Take some crazy photos in front of the green screen! For grades 6-12
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 PM
Feel free to come for the pizza party Friday night… Bring the little ones in their pajamas and get them tired out and ready for bed! Pizza will be provided for everyone and water/juice for kiddies 🙂
Regular admission for children, adults are $7 (we provide your pizza)
If you plan on coming please RSVP so they know how much pizza to get (“interested” does not count as a yes). Thank you!!!
Details HERE

Friday Karaoke at 2312 Garrett (Delaware County, PA) (21 and older)
8 PM – 12 AM
2312 Garrett Rd, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
Karaoke is every Friday at 2312 Garrett in Drexel Hill, PA!
Details HERE

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Bird Walk with Chuck Root
9 AM – 11 AM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
Take an educational walk with one of our knowledgeable volunteers! Discover the 300+ species of birds that use the Refuge during their migration routes – each week guarantee different species!
Walk will meet by visitor center and be at a relaxed paced on flat surfaces. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers. Binoculars can be loaned from the front desk before the walk. No registration required.
Details HERE

Bird Walks at Tyler Arboretum
9 AM – 11 AM
Join Chris Weaver from Wild Birds Unlimited–Concordville to discover year-round residents and seasonal migrants, while learning the basics of bird identification. Families and beginners are welcome!
FREE for Tyler Arboretum members; FREE with admission; No pre-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 Tulip Time
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

Make it Move: Cardboard Build
10 AM – 12 PM
at The Please Touch Museum
Come to Please Touch Museum and create a car, boat or plane! Use your imagination, cardboard and paint to construct things that go VROOM!
PopUpPlay will lead families through the process of making things that move, including cardboard planes, boats and cars.
(Event is free with Museum Admission)
Details HERE

Saturday Morning Stories
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
at Haverford Township Free Library
Saturday Morning Stories is a 20-minute rhyme and movement intensive program for children of all ages and a caregiver. The program provides wiggles and giggles for all!
Details HERE

Avengers: Countdown to Endgame – This Weeks Film is Guardians of the Galaxy
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

You Are My Happy Storytime
11 AM
at Barnes & Noble Broomall PA
In this charming book from Today Show anchor Hoda Kotb, a mama bear and her cub cuddle together for a good night’s sleep and reflect on the everyday wonders of life that make them happy
Details HERE

Dads and Doughnuts
11 AM – 11:45 AM
at Marple Public Library
Children and their Dads are invited to join us for stories, crafts and doughnuts. Start off your Saturday by enjoying a leisurely morning at the library. This program is open to any child and their caregiver, not just Dads. Doughnuts and coffee will be provided.
Open to All Ages!
*No Registration Required!
Details HERE

Happy 50th Birthday ! The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
11 AM – 12 PM
at Upper Darby Township/Sellers Library – Primos Branch
Come Celebrate with us by attending a special The Very Hungry Caterpillar storytime with a craft. This will be a program for the whole family. Age 2 years and up. Registration will be required so that we make sure we have enough craft materials. You may register by calling the Primos Library Branch at 610-622-8091 or registering in person at the library.
Details HERE

Grow Up Great at the Kimmel Center
11 AM – 12 PM
at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts 300 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA
Join us in the Kimmel Center’s Commonwealth Plaza for an hour of interactive fun with Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society! Kids learn the basics of Jazz & Musical Theater!
As an extra special sweet treat at the March 9 Grow Up Great, cotton candy will be available for purchase!
Details HERE

Music of the World
11 AM – 4 PM
at Penn Museum 3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA
Explore music from cultures around the world throughout the galleries on a family-friendly tour, design your own drum, and join a scavenger hunt where you can discover unique musical instruments and objects. Second Saturdays at the Penn Museum help visitors to discover ancient and contemporary cultures through art projects and hands-on gallery activities. Themes and activities change monthly; drop in anytime between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm to participate! Free with Museum admission.
Details HERE

St. Pitty’s Day Pup Up
11 AM – 6 PM
at Providence Animal Center 555 Sandy Bank Rd, Media, PA
Adopt one of the New Year’s Day Puppies at this St. Pitty’s Day Pup Up adoption event! To see an overview of our adoption process, check out https://www.providenceac.org/adopt-a-pet/how-to-adopt/
Details HERE

WEIRD Girl Mentoring – Wonderful, Empowered, Intelligent, Resilient, Determined!
12 PM – 2 PM
at Yeadon Library
We all know some young lady that would be so inspired by this program. Your daughter, niece, granddaughter, spread the word and tell them all it’s happening at Yeadon Public Library the first session is Saturday, March 9th, 12:00pm-2:00pm.
Topic of Discussion: Bullying, Self-Love, Education, Acts of Kindness, Culture & Etiquette, Friendship, Passion, Talent, Entrepreneurship, Volunteering, Being Different & Happiness

Registration required
Details HERE

The O’riginal Ridley Blarney Bus! (ages 21 and older)
12 PM – 8 PM
Join March 9th for the O’riginal Blarney Bus! 
Buses are free to ride 12-8PM!
$3 Miller Lite Special!
Bars included:
R.P. MCMURPHYS
HAGGERTY’S
BARNABY’S RIDLEY
LIONS HEAD
TOM AND JERRY’S
HUNTS
Come out and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early!
Details HERE

Adult Beginner’s Watercolor Painting Class
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
at Aston Public Library
Join for this FREE program to learn to paint with water colors.
Materials will be supplied !!
Seating is limited
Registration required
Details HERE

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

MAKEbreak Some Bunny Loves You Wreath
1 PM – 3 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: Buy the wreath base, and the supplies to decorate it will be provided.
Details HERE

Plant Walk with Dick Cloud
1 PM – 3 PM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
Join a knowledgeable volunteer walk leader for a plant walk this summer! Walk will be at a relaxed paced on flat surfaces. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers. No registration required. Meet at the Visitor Center at 8601 Lindbergh Blvd.
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

Science Saturday – Chemistry for the Curious 
1 PM – 4 PM
at Hagley Museum 200 Hagley Creek Road Wilmington, DE
Learn how chemistry is used in our everyday lives and marvel in its magic. Visitors of all ages are invited to discover solutions to science and engineering challenges.
Dr. Michael Stemniski will present a special show, “Cool Chemistry” at 2 p.m. in the Power Plant.
Details HERE

Ancestry Workshop
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Start to build your family tree!
The Tech and Reference Librarian will walk you through using ancestry.com to search your family history and genealogy.
Learn about how ancestry.com works and maybe gain new insight into your own ancestry.
Registration is required as SPACE IS LIMITED. Call (610) 623-0239 to register.
All participants in this free workshop will be entered into a drawing to win an Ancestry DNA kit ($99 value; drawing held at the end of the Winter Sessions in March).
Details HERE

LEGO Architecture Event
6 PM
at Barnes & Noble Broomall PA
Join fellow builders to construct the newest in the LEGO Architecture series, San Francisco.
Details HERE

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Mindfulness through Birdwatching with Karin Marcus
8 AM – 10 AM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia PA
Mindfulness, the art of being fully present, partners naturally with bird watching which is fundamentally the practice of savoring the moment. This will be a leisurely bird walk placing an added emphasis on awakening the senses and stilling the mind.
Walk will meet at visitor center and be at a relaxed paced on flat surfaces. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers. Binoculars can be loaned from the front desk before the walk. No registration required.
Details HERE

Baby and Toddler Spring Clothing Free Fair
10 AM – 1 PM
at Lansdowne Public Library
Do you have baby clothes for ages 0-5 you don’t need anymore? Could you use some baby clothes? Stop by to drop off what you don’t want and pick up what you do!
Details HERE

Family Yoga at Delaware Art Museum
9 AM – 10 AM
Children ages 4 + up with a grown up can join us in the Sculpture Garden for a family friendly yoga practice.
No Yoga Experience Necessary
Suggested Donation $10
Details HERE

Family 2nd Sundays at Delaware Art Museum
10 AM – 3 PM
Drop-in on Second Sundays for a full day of programs designed for families. Free; suggested $10 donation per family bit.ly/myFAMmyDAMmar
SCHEDULE
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Art Museum Babies (Ages 0–2 and their grownups)
Join us for circle time with songs, sensory play, and a baby-friendly visit with a special work of art.
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Ages 2–6 and their grownups)
Young Artist Storytime
Begin with a story reading in Kids’ Corner followed by an interactive tour through two galleries and creating a work of art.
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Bunch
Drop into the café for lunch to meet other Museum families. Enjoy kid-friendly food options, and a shared table reserved just for families. Food available for purchase. All families welcome.
Noon – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday Studio (Ages 6+ and their grownups)
March theme: Maker Madness
Create art together and learn about new materials and techniques from a professional teaching artist.
1 p.m. Fairy Tale Performance
Watch actor George Tietze bring a fairy tale from the special exhibition Fairy Tales to Nursery Rhymes: The Droller Collection of Picture Book Art to life in this family-friendly performance.
Details HERE

2019 Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade
11 AM
Details, parade route and more info HERE

Leprechaun Trap Event
12 PM – 2 PM
at Glenolden Library 211 S Llanwellyn Ave, Glenolden PA
A fun, family-friendly event where we will use household items to build a trap to “catch a leprechaun.” We will have household items & St. Patrick’s Day crafts on hand. Participants are welcome to bring their own crafts as well. After the traps are created, they will be on display in the library for the week, and family, friends and residents are welcome to come vote for their favorite trap. (Please note times to vote as outlined on the flier!) Votes are $1 each and ALL proceeds will go to the Fourth of July Association. Prizes will be given to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place traps. Any questions can be directed to kduffy19036@gmail.com
Details HERE

Rock School Acoustic Show
12 PM – 3 PM
at Tom N Jerry’s Sports Pub 1006 MacDade Blvd, Folsom PA
40 performers along with our first ever Rock School Acapella performance ripping the roof off of Tom & Jerry’s. The show starts at 12 noon sharp. ( Performers please arrive at 11:30 am)
There is a $5 cover charge for everyone that is not performing.
NO DRUMS 
Details HERE

PECO Family Jams: Alebrije Animals
12 PM – 4 PM
at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens 1020 South St, Philadelphia PA
FREE with Admission
PMG’s current exhibition “Patterns of Obsession” highlights the unconventional approach to painting and color taken by artists Claes Gabriel and Andrew Chalfen. Today’s family-friendly craft draws inspiration from the exhibit as well as traditional alebrijes, a form of Mexican folk art which employs brilliant colors and patterns to produce fantastical animals. Discover authentic alebrijes at PMG and make a creature to take home!
Family-friendly tours will be held at 1:00, 2:30, and 3:30 PM to learn more about PMG and the Mexican folk art throughout the space.
PECO Family Jams are PMG’s one-of-a-kind, family-oriented programs, featured every second Sunday of the month between NOON and 4:00 PM. All PECO Family Jams workshops and activities are FREE with admission.
Details HERE

Meet Sojourner Truth
1 PM – 2 PM
at Marple Public Library
The Marple Public Library is excited to announce a moving performance celebrating African-American and Women’s History.
Come hear the story of the life of Sojourner Truth performed in costume by actress and historical interpreter Dr. Daisy Century. Born into a miserable existence as a slave, Truth escaped and became an influential feminist, abolitionist, and orator.
Light refreshments will be provided. Please register in advance.
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

Learn to Knit a Baby Doll at the Library!
2 PM – 3 PM
at Newtown Public Library
For grades 3-6. ONLY CHILDREN NEED TO REGISTER.
Miss Amy will teach you how to make the parts and construct a doll in this 5-week course.
Details HERE

Family MAKE Week Salt Painting
2 PM – 4
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: Free, supplies included.
Details HERE

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