Delaware County PA and Surrounding Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 5/10 – 5/12

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Opening Weekend on the Delaware River Waterfront
May 10th – May 12th
Enjoy tons of free activities from day to night at destinations like Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, Spruce Street Harbor Park Sustained by Univest Corporation – and for the first time this season – the new Cherry Street Pier. The waterfront is the place to be all summer long! #MyPhillyWaterfront
Opening Weekend Schedule:
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED
Cherry Street Pier
Dream Philly Festival
Sunday, May 12 from 1pm – 4pm
Celebrate, honor, and act on your dreams at the Dream Philly Festival presented by Dreamline Philadelphia! The festival will feature an exhibit of thousands of student-crafted Dreamline Banners showcasing the dreams of children from around the world. Plus, learn how to create your own banner through a fabric workshop, enjoy tasty food from our on-site vendors, poetry performances in The Platform, dream merchandise, and take home a free dream-in-a-bottle kit (available while supplies last).
Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture Immigrant Alphabet
Through end of June
Eighteen Northeast High School students reflect on their immigrant journeys through a collaboration with artist Wendy Ewald. See the banner installation on display in the Pier now through June.
Opening Weekend at Spruce Street Harbor Park Park Sustained by Univest Corporation
Spend the weekend kicking back at an urban oasis featuring tons of multicolor hammocks, a floating barge, net lounge, twinkling lights, and tasty eats from local favorites Chickie’s & Pete’s, Franklin Fountain, Garces Group, and HipCityVeg, while sipping a local brew or a frozen drink from the bar. Did someone say pure bliss?
Do You Wanna Boogie?
Friday, May 10 from 6 pm – 9 pm
Boogie down to funky beats with D24K Productions, Francisco Collazo, Sundaes, goodie to celebrate the season opening of Spruce Street Harbor Park Sustained by Univest Corporation!
A Day of Color
Saturday, May 11 from 1 pm – 9 pm
We’re filling Spruce Street Harbor Park Sustained by Univest with splashes of bright, bold color – red, yellow, blue, and green – for A Day of Color part of Opening Weekend on the Waterfront! Brilliant? We know!
Celebrate the city’s urban oasis – adorned with multicolored hammocks and sparkling lights at this special Opening Weekend event featuring FREE face painting, fun with the Clay Studio, balloon art, airbrush tattoos, vibrant jams by local DJs, and more. And it’s all FREE!
Rotate from station to station and enjoy a variety of FREE activities based on the color you choose.
The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
REGISTER HERE
Sundays with Pop-up Play
Sunday, May 12 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Pop-up Play returns on Sundays to offer free, interactive activities featuring art, music, and science for children and their families. Join us opening weekend for a hula hoop fest featuring hula hoop decorating and contest.
Jazz in the Park with Laurin Talese Music
Sunday, May 12 from 4 pm – 6 pm
Sit back, relax and enjoy a sweet serenade by songstress Laurin Talese at the first Jazz in the Park event of the season. Every second Sunday of the month features performances by Philadelphia’s finest jazz musicians, from daylight through twilight, all summer long.
Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest
We’re jump-starting the return of Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest the only way we know how – with a weekend carnival and roller skating extravaganza! Meet us at Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest for roller skating, mini golf, and games and rides on the Midway. The site is free and open to the public and roller skating, mini golf, rides (Ferris wheel, carousel), and games are pay-as-you-go. Be sure to snag some tasty food from Chickie’s & Pete’s Crabshack, Franklin Fountain, and other on-site vendors.
Let’s Roll (Part 1)
Friday, May 10 from 6 pm – 10 pm
Enjoy the ultimate roller skate party with hometown skate group ReallyPhilly Collective featuring DJ Mar, competitions, routines, and prizes!
Let’s Roll (Part 2)
Saturday, May 11 from 6 pm – 10 pm
We’re bringing you a double dose of fun on the roller rink floor with ReallyPhilly Collective featuring a DJ, competitions, routines, and prizes!
Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
Art Star Craft Bazaar
Saturday, May 11 – Sunday, May 12 from 11 am – 6 pm
Organized by Philadelphia’s premier indie craft shop and gallery, Art Star, this outdoor retail and art craft show will feature a curated collection of more than 125 local and national artists for this large-scale event on the Great Plaza featuring music, food, and one-of-a-kind items you can’t find anywhere else, just in time for Mother’s Day.
Details HERE

St Denis Family Fun Fair (Havertown, PA)
May 1,2,3,4 & 8,9,10,11
Wednesday – Friday opens 6PM
Saturday opens 2PM
Details and ticket info HERE

The 2019 Philadelphia Renaissance Faire
May 4th & 5th and May 11th & 12th
at Fort Mifflin 6400 Hog Island Road, Philadelphia PA
Details and ticket info HERE

2019 Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival
May 1st – June 30th
at Franklin Square in Philadelphia
Read more about the festival HERE
Ticket info and more HERE

The Three Musketeers: a Comedy with a lot of Swords
May 2nd – 26th
at Hedgerow Theatre Company 64 Rose Valley Rd, Rose Valley, PA
Details and ticket info HERE

12 Chairs
Apr 25 – May 12
Buttonwood Studios 1022 Buttonwood St, Philadelphia, PA
Often funny, sometimes sad, and always engaging, 12 CHAIRS moves us through the lives of Louise and her mother Ann. As Louise empties Ann’s house after her funeral, we experience, chair by chair, and scene by scene, the moments – by turn tender and turbulent — that are seared into memory. Philly favorites Marcia Ferguson and Barrymore-Award winner Amanda Schoonover embody Ann and Louise, and ten more characters, as they tell the full life story within this most deep and complex of relationships.
*Early Bird Ticket Special* Book the complimentary early bird ticket and enjoy extended happy hour specials at Love City Brewery, around the corner to Buttonwood Studios before or after each performance. Enjoy $4 pints and 12oz/goblets, and bottomless bar snacks for $2. Food trucks are also on site each evening.
Offer subject to availability. There is a limited supply of early bird tickets available for each performance.
Details HERE

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes Exhibit at The Franklin Institute
April 13th – September 2nd
“Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes features more than 300 artifacts, including some of Marvel’s most iconic and sought-after pages, costumes, and props. Spectacular artifacts to thrill both avid collectors, and casual fans—while immersive set pieces, soundscapes, and interactive elements bring the comic book world to life!”
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

Free Yoga on the Race Street Pier presented by Independence Blue Cross
Daily through November 12
Class Schedule:
Monday through Thursday: 7:00AM and 6PM
Friday: 7:00AM
Saturday and Sunday at 9:30AM
Twilight Classes:
Classes will begin at 8:30PM
Friday, April 19: Pink Moon
Saturday, May 18: Flower Moon
Monday, June 17: Strawberry Moon
Wednesday, July 17: Buck Moon
Sunday, August 15: Sturgeon Moon
Saturday, September 14: Harvest Moon
Sunday, October 13: Hunter Moon
Tuesday, November 12: Beavers Moon
Summer Solstice Yoga Mala
Friday, June 21 at 6PM
Holiday Classes:
The following holiday classes will begin at 9:30AM
Memorial Day, Monday, May 27
Independence Day, Thursday, July 4
Labor Day, Monday, September 2
Columbus Day, Modany, October 14
Veterans Day, Monday, November 11
Against the stunning backdrop of the Ben Franklin Bridge, Philadelphia’s favorite free workout series, Free Yoga on Race Street Pier Presented by Independence Blue Cross is back for its sixth season, featuring 300 free yoga classes through autumn. Join Philly’s yoga community at the time that fits your schedule with both morning and evening classes. All experience levels and abilities are welcome.
In the case of inclement weather, yoga instructors will cancel class 30 minutes before the scheduled start time. For regular updates about Free Yoga on Race Street Pier follow @YogaOnThePier on Facebook.
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
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes Exhibit
April13, 2019 to September 2, 2019
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 – Return of the Zoo Key & LEGO Creatures of Habitat Exhibit
Read more about the zoo’s newest exhibit HERE
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

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
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 May 10, 2019

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

Coffee with a Keeper at the Penn Museum
9:30 AM – 11 AM
Chantel White, Ph.D., Teaching Specialist for Archaeobotany, Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM)
Learn about the Museum from those who know it best! Enjoy your morning coffee in the company of Dr. Chantel White, archaeobotanist at the Penn Museum. Dr. White will discuss how plant remains are preserved in garden contexts (and, in some cases, even grown from archaeological seeds!). During this informal program, Dr. White will speak about her recent archaeobotanical work in the nineteenth-century gardens of American poet Emily Dickinson (located in Amherst, MA) and the plant remains studied from Bartram’s eighteenth-century home in historical Philadelphia. Dr. White will also answer questions from visitors.
Admission: $5; free for members.
Details HERE

Mother’s Day Flower Sale at Rachel Kohl Community Library
10 AM – 5 PM
Details HERE

Take 2 Spring Consignment Sale
10 AM -7 PM – Open to the Public
at St. Kevin’s Parish Life Community Center 200 W. Sproul Road Springfield, PA
*Cash and Credit and Debit Sale are Accepted
Details HERE and HERE

Teacher & Nurse Appreciation Day at Chick-Fil-A at Lima
11 AM – 7 PM
Teachers, Administrators, Educators, and Nurses enjoy a free Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich or Chick-fil-A® Nuggets (8-count). Offer valid only at Chick-fil-A Lima. Must present valid ID. One offer per person. Must be present to redeem.
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

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

DIY Boho Hoops
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
at Radnor Memorial Library Teen Room
Join to create Boho chic wall hangings out of yarn and embroidery hoops; a super, simple craft with a big design wow factor.
Details HERE

Friday After School Craft – Mother’s Day Craft
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 5-10
Stop by any time between 3:30 and 4:30pm to create a fun and easy project to take home.
Registration required
Details HERE

Teen Game Day
3:30 PM – 5 PM
at Lansdowne Public 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

Spring Interactive Domino Topple with Marple Newtown High School Rube Goldberg Club
4 PM – 5 PM
at Marple Public Library
Join as the MNHS Rube Goldberg Club visits and shows how to set up and set off a giant domino topple. Afterwards get to play with the dominoes and learn the tricks and tips of making the best domino topple from the experts!
All ages welcome!
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

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

Fun Fair at Manoa Elementary
5 PM – 8 PM
201 S Manoa Rd, Havertown, PA
The MANOA FUN FAIR is Friday, May 10th, 5-8PM on the school playground (or indoors if possible rain)! 
You may purchase wristbands ahead of time or at the door – price remains the same! If you pre-purchase, you can pick up wristbands at check-in. Wristbands are for children kindergarten age and up. Adults do not need wristbands. Pre-purchased wristbands cannot be sent home with your children. $10 per wristband if paying with cash or check payable to Manoa PTO. $11 if paying by credit card ($10 plus fee).
ENTERTAINMENT:
DJ Darrin with games and contests for door prizes, face painter. balloon artist, craft – bring your own t-shirt or buy a Manoa Spiritwear one for tie dying, and teacher pie eating contest at 6:30 PM – come see Mr. Robarge defend his title!
ATTRACTIONS:
5th grade dunk tank, inflatable obstacle course, hungry human hippos, photo booth, carnival game with prizes, Bonair fire truck, Havertown police car, and Maximus.
CONCESSIONS (CASH PREFERRED):
Pizza, soft pretzels, popcorn, cotton candy, Rita’s, chips, refreshments, and bake sale items.
$1 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD FOR MOTHER’S DAY THEMED RAFFLE BASKET AND A 50/50 RAFFLE.
Winners announced at 7:30PM. Good luck!
5/9/19 UPDATE: The bulk of this event will be held indoors due to possibility of rain. The Climbing Wall has been replaced with Hungry Human Hippos and there will not be a Donut Dangle. Thank you for understanding.
Details HERE

Family Fest & Kids Color Run at Rocky Run YMCA
5 PM – 9 PM
1299 W Baltimore Pike, Media PA
Bring the family & enjoy a night of food & fun!
Stop by for some goodies by …
Dos Gringos , Plum Pit , Baked Cookies and Dough!
Event will runRAIN or SHINE! It will move indoors incase of inclement weather.
5-9pm Food trucks & craft vendors on site
5pm Run check in
6pm Run begins
7pm Movie (Ralph Breaks the Internet)
7:30pm 50/50 Raffle drawing
Dining, shopping and movie are open to everyone.
Registration is required for the Kids Fun Run only.
Kids Fun Run suggested donation is $25 for the first child & $20 for each additional child. Each registered child will receive a race T-shirt & prizes will be given to first, second & third place in each age division.
Age divisions are 2&3 years-old, 4&5 years-old, 6-8 years-old and 9-12 years-old.

Details HERE

We Kids Rock at Delaware Children’s Museum
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
550 Justison St, Wilmington DE
Join on select Friday evenings throughout the Summer for an interactive musical performance from local band We Kids Rock! Performances will be from 5:30-6:30 PM and will be FREE with regular museum admission! Friday night admission is just $5 and free to members.
Details HERE

St. James Regional School Carnival
6 PM – 10 PM
500 Tome St, Ridley Park, PA
Rides-Food-Games-Family fun!
Details HERE

40 Winks at the Penn Museum
May 10 at 6 PM – May 11 at 9 AM
3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA
One of only six “can’t-miss museum sleepovers around the country.”—The Huffington Post
Discover the Penn Museum with a one-of-a-kind flashlight expedition through the galleries and exclusive access to special exhibitions. Compete with friends in a live game show, look at ancient artifacts in a new way with a scavenger hunt through the galleries, and make your own souvenir to take home. Later in the night, roll out your sleeping bag and snooze among ancient Egyptian gods and kings. Kids ages 6 to 12 and a parent or chaperone share the thrill of exploring the Penn Museum in this unique way!
Admission: $55; $45 for Penn Museum members.
A limited number of family scholarships is available. To be considered for a scholarship, please email events@pennmuseum.org.
**Use coupon code 40SPRING to get 40 percent off 40 Winks**
Details HERE

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, May 11, 2019

World Migratory Bird Day
7 AM – 11 AM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with us with a full morning of bird walks! Free and no registration needed.
7 am Birding by Ear with Gregg Gorton
8 am Bird Walk with Chuck Root
9 am Bird Walk with Debbie Beer
10 am Junior Ranger Bird Walk
Details HERE

Bird Walk with Chuck Root
8 AM – 10 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

Spring Tree Walk n’ Talk with Jeff Cooney and Robb Kerr
9 AM – 12 PM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
Come learn how to identify trees with Jeff and Robb at this seasonal workshop! This spring, they will be focusing on tree buds and other signs seen in the springtime. This workshop will start off in the classroom to examine samples for approximately an hour and then continue on a walk to try your new skills in the field. Dressing in layers and sturdy shoes are recommended.
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

Edgewood’s 1st Annual Fun Run
9 AM – 1 PM
Join for the first ever Fun Run @ Edgewood. The Walk & Run starts at 9am and will go till 10am. Following the Fun Run we’ll have a Spring Fair right on the grounds of the school. Please join, and feel free to invite your family and friends.
Details HERE

Take 2 Spring Consignment Sale
9:00-12:00 – Open to the Public
All green and white tagged items are half price the duration of Saturday’s hours.
at St. Kevin’s Parish Life Community Center 200 W. Sproul Road Springfield, PA
*Cash and Credit and Debit Sale are Accepted
Details HERE and HERE

Scenic Hill Elementary School Craft Fair
9 AM – 2 PM
at 235 Hillview Drive, Springfield PA
Details HERE

Swarthmore Farmers Market Opening Day
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Every Saturday
May 11 – December 7
Central Park
121 Park Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081
THE Saturday Morning food, art, and community gathering place!
The market includes a great variety of weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly local food vendors and a rotation of live performers, kids’ crafts, artists, food trucks, and special community and healthy living events.
May 11th Market
THE LINE UP:
Welcome back to our growers! Kneehigh Farm, Berry Patch Produce, Ironstone Creamery, Riverside Blooms, and Davidson Mushrooms. Beechwood Orchards will join us May 18th.
We’re looking forward to the return of many of our vendors, along with some fresh faces. The newbies this Saturday include Linden Dale Farm, a goat dairy farm that will bring, along with other items, goat milk, yogurt, fresh and aged cheese; and Mediterra Olive Oil, with extraordinary olive oil, balsamic vinegar and other delectable and beautifully sourced items. Their family owns and manages an olive grove in Tunisia.
Some of our bi-weekly, monthly, and occasional vendors will be: reflexologist and massage therapist, Donna D. Diakite, Holy Myrrh-Bearers Church pierogies, Market Day Canele, Melmos Dog Treats, Natural Landscaping (will be at the market with their beautiful plants only the first two Saturdays), Nether Providence Soaps, Taste of Puebla, Toscah Bakery (for their only 2019 showing!), and Waffles for Tourettes.
FOOD TRUCK:
The food truck is the delightful and authentic Bonjour Creperie, with their exquisite breakfast and lunch crepes!
KIDS ACTIVITY:
The kids’ activity will be making a flower out of crepe paper for Mom, Grandmom, or anyone else! Kids (and adults) will be able to make reusable bags out of tee shirts, so bring any old tee shirts that want to be reincarnated as a bag – a fun and environmentally supportive activity. By the way, we will have some tee shirts on hand if you don’t have any to bring.
MUSIC:
The market musicians will be two crowd favorites, David Falcone at 9:30 and Herb Mondros & Out of Order at 11:30.
David is a truly talented finger-style acoustic guitarist/vocalist. His original compositions reflect a unique synthesis of Celtic, traditional, and classical sounds and forms. His gorgeous vocal works are often backed with the intricate details blended from these sources of inspiration.
Herb Mondros and his band of renown will be strumming and drumming out folk and protest tunes from many eras.
They will be, as usual, completely Out of Order.
FEATURED ARTISTS:
Our featured artist will be the inimitable Sawdust Siren, led by Bethany Formica and Conrad Bender, with their amazing non-powered amplifiers on wooden bases for smartphone speakers (hence Sawdust Siren), along with other unique handcrafted treasures from repurposed and salvaged lumber.
COMMUNITY GROUPS:
The community groups will be two: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Widener University and none other than The Swarthmorean!
We accept SNAP (food stamps) payments, WIC and senior farmers market vouchers, and FoodBucks, which give recipients $2 to spend on fruits and vegetables for every $5 spent with their SNAP card. We are excited that OneCard will be starting on June 1 (not in May) and then will be accepted every Saturday till the end of the season.
Ample parking on Myers Avenue and in the SEPTA lot and all meters are free on Saturday’s.
Be kind to the planet today and skip the plastic bag! Re-useable bags are available at the market table.
Details HERE

Family Program: Froggy Madness
10 AM – 11:30 AM
at Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Rd, Media PA
Spring is a wonderful time to search for frogs and other amphibians. Visit our ponds, streams and vernal pools to search for frogs and other slithering things. Learn how to identify frogs and toads by sight and sound, and explore their habitats. Suitable for ages 4 and up. $7 members, $15 non-members.
Details HERE

Kids Club Potted Paper Flower For Mom
10 AM – 12 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: $3 per project, ages 3+ supplies included.
Details HERE

Touch-A-Truck Day
10 AM – 12 PM
at Upper Darby Township/Sellers Library – Main Sellers Branch
From 10:00 am to noon they will have firetrucks, police cars and more for kids to climb in!
Details HERE

Book & Bake Sale at Ridley Park Public Library
10 AM – 2:30 PM
Books for all ages and wonderful baked goods for sale at the Ridley Park Borough Hall. 
Details HERE

Book Sale – Upper Darby Township/Sellers Library – Main Sellers Branch
10 AM – 3 PM
Come out to the Sellers Library barn and find some great bargains!
The Friends of the Upper Darby Libraries is having the first of its Spring Book Sales.
The fiction section is sorted alpha-by-author.
The non-fiction is very well sorted by category.
Hardbacks:    $1.00
Paperbacks:  50 cents
DVDs/CDs:    $1.00
Specials priced as marked.
Details HERE

Book Sale at Sellers Library
10 AM – 3 PM
Come out to the Sellers Library barn and find some great bargains!
The Friends of the Upper Darby Libraries is having the first of its Spring Book Sales.
The fiction section is sorted alpha-by-author.
The non-fiction is very well sorted by category.
Hardbacks:    $1.00
Paperbacks:  50 cents
DVDs/CDs:    $1.00
Specials priced as marked.
Details HERE

58th Annual May Fair
10 AM – 3 PM
at The Helen Kate Furness Free Library 100 N Providence Rd, Wallingford PA
A spring tradition returns for the 58th year, offering treasures for kids and their parents; gardeners and gourmands; book browsers and craft lovers. This fun-filled family day includes:
• Carnival games and prizes for kids
• The launch of our new community arts program ACT@Furness, featuring performances from WSSD students, Hedgerow Theater and YOU! (open mic 2-3pm)
• Jewelry counter – shop for the perfect mother’s day gift!
• Plant sale
• Bake sale
• Book sale (begins at May Fair, continues through Tuesday, May 14)
Visit our website for details: https://www.hkflibrary.org/may-fair-2019-saturday-may-11/
All proceeds benefit the library!

Spring Festival at Haverford College Arboretum
10 AM – 4 PM
Haverford College Arboretum  370 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford PA
Enjoy the great outdoors and celebrate the season by attending our inaugural spring festival!
This day of family fun will begin with brunch in the Dining Center, followed by a tour of the Arboretum led by our director, Claudia Kent. Then swing by the greenhouse for our first annual plant sale which will be accompanied by children’s activities. See below for a full listing of events and activities:
Spring Festival Brunch – This portion of the event will be held in the Dining Center. Start the day off right by eating a delicious meal with Arboretum staff. Reservations for this portion of the event are required and cost $20 per person.
Details and ticket info HERE

Mother’s Day Flower Sale at Rachel Kohl Community Library
10 AM – 5 PM
Details HERE

Donate Extra Plants
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM
at Newtown Public Library
Healthy Habitats, highly successful recovery houses here in Newtown Square need your extra plants to landscape their properties. Bring your plants on Saturday, May 11, between 10:15 am to 11:30 am, at the Newtown Library on Bishop Hollow Road. This is a great opportunity to help out the folks who have helped the community though planting bulbs, welcome signs and bus stops.
Extra plants are those that you need to remove from overgrowth in your garden. In pots, boxes or bags are fine. Healthy Habitats will replant your donated plants at their homes here in Newtown Square. Co owner, Theo Gordon Hardy, will then pick up what has been delivered and under co-owner Garrett Aguilar’s direction arrange and plant your donated plants to create much appreciated gardens.
Details HERE

Saturday Morning Stories
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
at Haverford Township Free Library
Details HERE

Storytime and Activities Featuring In a Minute, Mama Bear
11 AM
at Barnes & Noble Broomall PA
When Mama Bear decides to throw the to-do list out the window and spend the day playing and relaxing in the park with baby Bella Bear, they find that sometimes, when things don’t go as planned, they can still have a whole lot of fun.
Details HERE

Keller Williams Community Day & Shredding Event-FREE
11 AM
1400 N Providence Rd Media PA
Stop by for a family day is fun!! Free games, face painting, music & more! Shop with our amazing vendors!! This event is a charity for KW Cares to help local families with hardships!! Bring your old files to shred!!
Event for the whole family!
Details HERE

Chair Yoga at the Aston Public Library 
11 AM
Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. 
Chair yoga is great for everyone, as it deepens flexibility and strengthens personal body awareness.
Registration required
Details HERE

PAWS for Reading at Sellers Library
11 AM – 12 PM
at Upper Darby Township/Sellers Library – Main Sellers Branch
PAWS for Reading offers children in grades K-5 the chance to read aloud to a well-trained therapy dog! A lovely opportunity for a reluctant reader or simply a child who loves dogs, each individual session lasts about ten minutes! 
Registration required
Details HERE

Lansdowne STEAM Festival
11 AM – 2 PM
20th Century Club, 84 S Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne PA
DOOR PRIZES! FACE-PAINTING! FOSSILS! ROBOTS! CATAPULTS! DRONES! Join the many community organizations of Lansdowne in celebrating the Sciences and Arts in Lansdowne. Hands-on Activities. Fun for all ages!
Details HERE

2nd Annual, Awesome, Astounding Indoor Block Party hosted by Darby Free Library
Featuring the AMAZING MR. Q AT 1:00 PM
11 AM – 3 PM
at the Darby Recreation Center 1020 Ridge Avenue Darby, PA
Join for 4 hours of games, socializing with wonderful people, hot dogs, cupcakes, pretzels, water ice and activities for kids!
Details HERE

Friends School Haverford 70th Annual Spring Fair
11 AM – 3 PM
851 Buck Lane, Haverford, PA
The FSH Spring Fair is a time-honored tradition for the entire community. Highlights of this year’s Spring Fair include:
Mini Golf Course
Balloon Sculptures
Kids Crafts – Let the kids get creative by partaking in many wonderful “make & take” craft stations.
Carnival Games – Try your hand at one of the many exciting and old-time carnival games.
Food & Treats – We offer a full grilling station stocked with all the classics. We will also have a lemon stick stand, ice pops, and lots of yummy baked goods to satisfy your sweet tooth!
Attic Treasures – Stroll around our unique flea market to seek and find a treasure of your own!
Artisan Bazaar – Local artisans will be showcasing their crafts for sale. Leave the Fair with a beautiful piece of artwork! Also, be on the lookout for some talented face painters who will surely transform your child’s face into something magical!
Admission: $5 donation per person or $20 donation per family
Details HERE

Shearing Day and Fiber Fest at Colonial Plantation
11 AM – 4 PM
On Saturday, May 11th, we’ll be wild for wool, crazy for cotton, in love with linen, and smitten with silk! Join us for an exploration of the plant and animal fibers that clothed the colonial Pennsylvanians.
Visitors to the farm can watch the shearing of our Hog Island and Leicester Longwool sheep, then learn how their wool is cleaned, spun and woven into fabric. See how we make a rainbow of colors from natural dyes, and how we can make cool, breezy linen clothes out of a field crop called flax. Explore the reasons why silk and cotton were equally luxurious and expensive fabrics in the eighteenth century—one from an insect, the other from a plant, but both with a long and troubled history. Take a tour of our farmhouse, which for one day will showcase 18th century reproduction clothing in every room. Check out our lacemakers and embroiderers to see how even the most modest clothing could have personal decorative touches unique to every artisan.
The Plantation’s hours are 11:00am to 4:00pm, with last admission at 3:00pm. Sheep will be sheared at various times throughout the day.
Admission: Admission is $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for ages 4-12 and 65+. Ages 3 and under are free of charge, as are members of the Plantation.
Details HERE

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea
12 PM – 2:30 PM
at Mary M. Campbell Marcus Hook Public Library
Registration required
Details HERE

2019 Garrettford Spring Fair
12 PM – 4 PM
3830 Garrett Rd, Drexel Hill PA
Details HERE

Jedi Training Academy
1 PM – 2 PM
at Ridley Township Public Library
Suitable for ages 3-10
Do you have what it takes to use the force?  Practice your Jedi skills in our training academy, and put your knowledge to the test with our special guest!  Program will include a story book reading from Darth Vader, game and craft stations, and photo opportunities with the Dark Lord himself.  Costumes welcome.  
Registration required, space is limited!
Details HERE

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

Haverford Drama Club’s Princess Party
1 PM – 3 PM
at Haverford High School
Calling all princesses and princes! Haverford High School Drama Club will be hosting its annual (but new and improved) Princess Party on May 11th from 1-3PM, featuring characters such as Anna, Elsa, Moana, Belle, Cinderella and more! It’s like Disney World… But right here in Havertown for just $5 per prince/princess! Our party will be an afternoon of fun, food, live music, and games, including, but not limited to, Elsa’s Freeze Dance, Moana’s Limbo, and a hunt for Cinderella’s glass slipper! We hope to see you on May 11th from 1-3 PM in Haverford High School’s west commons! 
Details HERE

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

A Day of Color at Spruce Street Harbor Park
1 PM- 9 PM
Spruce Street Harbor Park Sustained by Univest will be filled with splashes of bright, bold color – red, yellow, blue, and green – for A Day of Color part of Opening Weekend on the Waterfront! Brilliant? We know!
Celebrate the city’s urban oasis – adorned with multicolored hammocks and sparkling lights at this special Opening Weekend event featuring FREE face painting, fun with the Clay Studio, balloon art, airbrush tattoos, vibrant jams by local DJs, and more. And it’s all FREE!
Rotate from station to station and enjoy a variety of FREE activities based on the color you choose.
The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
REGISTER HERE

Painting Fairy Trail Village Rocks
1:30 PM – 3 PM
at Newtown Public Library
For all ages! 
Help paint rocks to decorate Gable Park’s Fairy Trail Village. Paint one of your own to keep or hide around town! All supplies provided.
Registration required
Details HERE

Meditation with Keri at Haverford Township Free Library
2 PM – 3 PM
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 HERE

St. James Regional School Carnival
3 PM – 10 PM
500 Tome St, Ridley Park, PA
Rides-Food-Games-Family fun!
Details HERE

ELVIS Tribute Show
8 PM – 10 PM
at 1112 E. 7th Street, Eddystone, PA
Joe Hughes Memorial Hall
Doors Open at 7:00PM
B.Y.O.B.
TICKETS: $25.00
(Contact Barbara Rowles at 610-872-5674 or any Ladies’ Aux.Member)
OPTIONAL DINNER PACKAGE:
Meatball Sandwich, Chips, & Beverage
$5.00 in advance, $7.00 night of the show
Details HERE

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Bird Walk with Mary Ellen Krober
8 AM – 10 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

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/myFAMmyDAM4
SCHEDULE
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Family Yoga
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
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.
Details HERE

Sundays with Pop-up Play
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
at Spruce Street Harbor Park
Pop-up Play returns on Sundays to offer free, interactive activities featuring art, music, and science for children and their families. Join us opening weekend for a hula hoop fest featuring hula hoop decorating and contest.
Details HERE

Alice in Wonderland
12 PM (Sundays through May 26th)
at Media Theatre
Details and ticket info HERE

Mother’s Day Express
Sun May 12
12PM & 2PM
Details and ticket info HERE

Book Sale
1 PM – 4 PM
at The Helen Kate Furness Free Library 100 N Providence Rd, Wallingford, PA
Details HERE

Cherry Street PierDream Philly Festival
1 PM – 4 PM
Celebrate, honor, and act on your dreams at the Dream Philly Festival presented by Dreamline Philadelphia! The festival will feature an exhibit of thousands of student-crafted Dreamline Banners showcasing the dreams of children from around the world. Plus, learn how to create your own banner through a fabric workshop, enjoy tasty food from our on-site vendors, poetry performances in The Platform, dream merchandise, and take home a free dream-in-a-bottle kit (available while supplies last).
Details HERE

Jazz in the Park with Laurin Talese Music
4 PM – 6 PM
at Spruce Street Harbour Park
Sit back, relax and enjoy a sweet serenade by songstress Laurin Talese at the first Jazz in the Park event of the season. Every second Sunday of the month features performances by Philadelphia’s finest jazz musicians, from daylight through twilight, all summer long.
Details HERE

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