Temps are set to soar this week — stock up on cool treats, water toys, and a slew of activities to keep everyone comfortable and entertained!

By Pamela Badolato
Photo by Brittany Ostrov
 

Monday, June 18

The Haverford Township Free Library has the perfect way to start the week after an eventful weekend: a Monday Morning Movie! Each week will begin with a new family-friendly movie with air conditioning and popcorn!

It’s the Coffee House Social for teens ages 13-16 at Paoli Library. Come and share your talent! Sign up to share your poem, song, or special skill.

Tuesday, June 19

Stories, crafts, and songs combine for a fun-filled morning at the Willow Grove Park Mall when the team from Play & Learn host the Morning Club at 10:30 am.

Wednesday, June 20

Penn Museum’s Summer Wonder series returns with performances and demos perfect for the whole family. Join in with Summer Wonder every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 am until August 8, 2012. Program is free with museum admission. Today’s program features Phil-A-Rhythm, teaching children about percussion instruments.

The Please Touch Museum visits Paoli Library with an adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, Alice in Wonderland. Discover a world unlike any other as you wander through flowers, crazy croquet games, and explore your imagination.

The Philadelphia Zoo’s Zoo on Wheels crew is stopping at the Haverford Township Free Library for a Summer Reading Club show that will knock your socks off! Check out real, live nocturnal animals in this program.

Officer Dolan of the Easttown Police Department will be at the Easttown Library to fingerprint your children for you to keep on hand for safety purposes. Come back at 7 pm for a visit from Quivery Farms and a story about night life on the farm, complete with a few live critters!

Thursday, June 21

The Tredyffrin Township Summer Concert Series begins tonight with family-friendly musical entertainment at Wilson Farm Park every Thursday at 7 pm through July. Tonight enjoy the Janis Nowlan Band. The township is partnering with F4 Fiorenza’s Food for Friends to collect non-perishable food donations during these concerts to be distributed to local food pantries in Chester County.

The Giggle Gang at the Springfield Mall presents The Community Arts Center. Listen to the story of a wondrous kingdom, create a sparkly crown, and experience what it’s like to be king or queen for the day!

Dreams, Schemes & Magic Things presented by Magician Mike Rose at the Tredyffrin Public Library is a show full of impossible magic tricks, weird mind-reading stunts, and off-the-wall comedy all themed around dreams and the night!

Friday, June 22

Head to the Riverbend Environmental Education Center for a Summer Solstice Celebration at 6 pm – a party in honor of the longest day of the year! Nature explorations, bonfire with roasted marshmallows, games, and more will make this a fun evening for the whole family. $15 per family.

Saturday, June 23

Elmwood Park Zoo’s adults-only Beast of a Feast fundraiser includes an open bar, silent auction, and food from top restaurants like Blackfish, Stella Blue, and Del Frisco’s. Come out to help support this local treasure!

Meet Skippyjon Jones, the Siamese cat who thinks he is a chihuahua, at story time at Barnes & Noble in Valley Forge.

The 23rd Annual Manayunk Arts Festival begins today, the regions largest outdoor, juried arts festival. Artists from 23 states bring the culture of arts and crafts to collectors, buyers, and designers, along with the shops, restaurants, and businesses of historic Manayunk.

Narberth Community Library dedicates this year as the Summer of Star Wars, and invites children ages 4 and older to join for crafts, trivia, and a special Jedi Academy with the Capitol City Jedi Knights!

Sunday, June 24

It’s Sunday FUNday at Painting With A Twist for families with children age 7 and older. Bring your favorite snacks and beverages. Today you’ll be painting a summery seashell medley.

Narberth’s summer edition of the Music and Arts Festival happens today on Haverford Avenue with street food, drinks, and live music all day. Check out the Artists Alley on Forrest Avenue where artists and artisans will be showcasing unique handmade pieces.