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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: August 19–25

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Summer of Hamilton Exhibition at Historic Yellow Springs

Mondays through Fridays through September 7

1685 Art School Rd., Chester Springs

 

Historic Yellow Springs is hosting an exhibition based on the life of Hamilton, available to the public free of charge (closed on weekends). Want more Hamilton things to do? See our roundup over at Philly Family!

Kids’ Cooking Workshop: 5-Day Series

August 19–23, noon

Sur la Table, 690 West DeKalb Pike, Suite 2068, King Of Prussia

 

Each day, kids (ages 8-12) will put on an apron and get cooking, making foods they love and learning kitchen skills. Register online. For teens, look into the five-day series Cooking with Confidence, also happening this week at 3 pm every day.

Cirque Du Soleil presents Amaluna

July 25—August 25

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks

 

Loosely inspired by William Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest,’ Amaluna is a spectacle of aerial and acrobatic arts. Tickets available online.

LEGO Ninjago Days

July 20—September 2

LEGOLAND Discovery Center, 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting

 

Do you accept Master Wu’s mission? Try NINJAGO training camp, catch costumed characters, check out the new LEGO NINJAGO Master of the 4th Dimension 4D movie, and more.

 

Monday

Library Matinee: 'Johnny English Strikes Again'
11 am
Ludington Library, 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr
Beat the heat with a silly family-friendly movie at the library. Read More
Movie Monday: 'Toy Story'
12:30-2:30 pm
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli
Bring a lunch and picnic at the library with a family-friendly classic: 'Toy Story!' Read More
Toy Story 4 Craft: Forky
1-1:30 pm
Learning Express Toys of Collegeville, 160 Market St., Collegeville
Make your own Forky! This is a free event, but online registration is required. For ages 3 and up. Read More
Free Movie Night: 'Incredibles 2'
7-9 pm
Eagleview Town Center, 565 Wellington Square, Exton
Popcorn will be for sale at the event. Proceeds benefit the Chester County Food Bank. Read More

Tuesday

Story N' Pick at Highland Orchards
10 am
1000 Marshallton Thorndale Rd., West Chester
Start your morning with storytime and then take the shuttle out to pick the crop of the day. Check in at the Farm Market to purchase your Pick Your Own container by 9:45 am. Storytime begins at 10 am. Read More
Storytime and Craft at Linvilla Orchards
10-11 am
137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media
Every Tuesday, Miss Marcia reads an entertaining story featuring gardens, farming, animals, and nature; and children can also create a special craft each week. Free, no registration required. Read More
Angelina Ballerina Storytime
10-11 am
499 Hopwood Rd., Collegeville
Join teachers from LeRoux School of Dance for dancing and the adventures of Angelina Ballerina. For ages 18 months and up. Call 484-391-2369 to register. Read More
Tuesday Matinee at Ardmore Library
1-3 pm
108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore
Settle in for a free screening of Disney's 'Ralph Breaks the Internet' at the library! Read More
Stars on the Move Planetarium Show
4 pm
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Enter a portable planetarium and learn about the night sky! Children ages 5 and up may enter the planetarium. Registration is required online. Read More

Wednesday

Outdoor Movie Night: 'Hotel Transylvania 3'
Dusk
Miles Park, 374 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill
Bring a chair or blanket and get comfortable for a free outdoor movie screening. Movie will begin after dusk. Dinner and snacks will be available to purchase on site. Read More
Story N' Pick at Highland Orchards
10 am
1000 Marshallton Thorndale Rd., West Chester
Start your morning with storytime and then take the shuttle out to pick the crop of the day. Check in at the Farm Market to purchase your Pick Your Own container by 9:45 am. Storytime begins at 10 am. Read More
Bilingual Storytime and Music Circle
10-10:30 am
Lulu's Casita, 6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore
Weekly mini fiesta and bilingual storytime at Lulu's, included with admission. Read More
Magic Show in Oakbourne Park
10-11 am
1014 S. Concord Road, West Chester
Eddy Ray the Magician will entertain the kids with a show packed with comedy, audience interaction, and of course, magic! Free, but registration is required online. Read More
Tyler Arboretum Little Chefs
10 – 11:30 am
515 Painter Road, Media
Roast sausages over a campfire to enjoy with delicious mashed cauliflower. Thematic content and cooking tasks will be best suited to kids ages 4-6, but all ages are welcome. Pre-register online. Read More
EPZ Member Appreciation Day
10 am-8 pm
Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown
Members of Elmwood Park Zoo can participate in special activities, events and discounts, and the zoo will be staying open exclusively for members until 8 pm. Be sure to stop by at 11:30 am and 1 pm for live kids' music by the Cool Beans ... Read More
Preschool Explorers
1:30-2:15 pm
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Stories and activities geared for ages 3-5. This week, it's an art-making "market" where kids have to "buy" their supplies and then make a project, to learn about money and art at the same time. Read More
Family Movie Day: 'Smallfoot'
2 pm
Belmont Hills Library, 120 Mary Waters Ford Rd., Bala Cynwyd
Cool off at the library with an afternoon movie for the whole family. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Read More
Young Composers Workshop Performance
2-3 pm
Brandywine River Museum, 1 Hoffman's Mill Road, Chadds Ford
Four student composers will be premiering their musical compositions inspired by specific visual works at the museum. Join these young composers in celebrating their music in a unique intermingling between visual art and live music! Read More
Outdoor Movie Night: 'Mary Poppins Returns'
6:30 pm
Paoli Presbyterian Church, 225 S. Valley Road, Paoli
Let's trip a little light fantastic! Food trucks, fire trucks, and snacks start at 6:30 pm; movie starts at 7:30 pm. Bring a blanket or low-profile chair to get comfy! Read More
Outdoor Concert: Shot of Southern
7-9 pm
Community Center Park amphitheater behind GPCC, 2910 Jolly Rd., Plymouth Meeting
Bring your own chairs and blankets, and enjoy this free country concert. Kona ice will be available for purchase. Read More

Thursday

Makin' Music at Highland Orchards
10 am
1000 Marshallton Thorndale Rd., West Chester
Drop in for this music and movement enrichment program for little ones. Pre-register online. Read More
Summertime Stories in the Children's Garden
10 am
Jenkins Arboretum, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon
Visit the Children’s Garden and enjoy a nature-themed read aloud. Then borrow a Jenkins Explorer Vest and binder of materials to enjoy as you walk along the garden paths. Appropriate for children 3 to 8 accompanied by an adult. Free; pre-registration required. Read More
Unicorn and Mermaid Day at Middletown Free Library
10:30 am-7 pm
21 N. Pennell Rd., Media
Middletown Free Library celebrates all things rainbow, inner beauty, acceptance, love, kindness, and uniqueness. The day includes crafts, giant collaborative posters, green screen pictures with unicorns, a dance party, face painting, and much more. Sadly, Drag Queen Storytime is already filled up, but you can ... Read More
Makin' Music with Mr. Mike
11-11:30 am
Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford
Shake your sillies out at a fun morning of songs with Mr. Mike for children ages 5 and under. Free tickets will be available outside the large meeting room starting at 10:30 am. Read More
Summer's End Stuffed Animal 'Sleepover'
Noon
Belmont Hills Library, 120 Mary Waters Ford Rd., Bala Cynwyd
Kids are invited to drop off one of their stuffed animals for a fun sleepover! The animal can be picked up on Saturday, August 24, and kids will get to see pictures of what the toys were up to during their stay at the library! Read More
Dance and Music Fall Open House at Village Play Space
5-7:30 pm
Village Play Space, 4 Midland Avenue, Berwyn
This free event is a great chance to meet Miss Jessica, the teacher of dance and music classes, chat, ask questions over coffee and light refreshments, and let the kids play a little before bed. Read More
Pop-Up Biergarten
5-8 pm
Historic Sugartown, 260 Spring Road, Malvern
Sugartown has teamed up with Malvern-based Locust Lane Craft Brewery and Chaddsford Winery for a Pop-Up Biergarten on the grounds the 19th-century village. There will be drinks, food trucks, tours of the historic buildings, and more. Read More
Teen Movie Night: 'Avengers: Endgame'
5:30 pm
Belmont Hills Library, 120 Mary Waters Ford Rd., Bala Cynwyd
Teens can cool off at the library for a special movie night for ages 12 and up only. Snacks and pizza will be provided. Read More
Free Concert at King of Prussia Town Center
6-8 pm
155 Village Drive, King of Prussia
Enjoy a live performance from Joe Miralles on the Town Center green space. Read More
Rick Riordan Trivia Night for Tweens and Teens
6:30-7:30 pm
Penn Wynne Library, 130 Overbrook Pkwy, Wynnewood
This program will focus on the books by Rick Riordan. It is designed for tweens and teens only! Snacks will be provided. Registration is required online. Read More
Rockin' Conshohocken Summer Concert
7-9 pm
Sutcliffe Park, 900 Freedly Street, Conshohocken
Barefoot Bobby & the Breakers perform a free concert in the park. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Read More

Friday

Morning Melodies Music Class with Miss Brie
10-11 am
Common Space, 25 Rittenhouse Pl., Ardmore
Join for a fun and spirited music class with Miss Brie! Brie will focus on creativity, music patterns, and self-regulation. Open to all ages and abilities. Read More
Music with Miss Lynne
10:30 am
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli
Join Miss Lynne from Center on Central for 30 minutes of music time followed by free play. For kids age 5 and under. Online registration required. Read More
Dino Dig Craft at Learning Express
10:30-11 am
Learning Express Toys of Collegeville, 160 Market St., Collegeville
Come for a Dino Dig activity! This is a free event but online registration is required. For ages 4 and up. Read More
Music Circle with Roots with Ruark
11-11:30 am
Lulu’s Casita, 6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore
Join Ruark for a fun music circle, then stay and play at Lulu's. Read More
Family Fun Friday at Media-Upper Providence Free Library
11—11:45 am
1 E. Front St., Media
This week, it's an art-making "market" where kids have to "buy" their supplies and then make a project, to learn about money and art at the same time. Best for ages 3 and up. Read More
Summer Reading Wrap Up for Teens
4-5 pm
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli
Did your teens have summer reading assignments, but... maybe aren't totally up to date? Miss Stephanie will be discussing the various summer reading books and giving time to help with the assignments. Grades rising 6 to 12. Registration required online. Read More
Getting Ready for Kindergarten: Fine Motor Skills
4-5 pm
Ludington Library, 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr
Join Miss Melanie for the last in her three-part series to get your kids ready for Kindergarten. Children will rotate through different kindergarten fine motor skills including pencil grip/handwriting activities, ripping and gluing, sorting with tweezers, and cutting with scissors. Only students 5-6 years of ... Read More
BYOB and Pizza Night at Lulu’s Casita
4—7:30pm
6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore
Lulu’s is open until 7:30 pm for more fun, BYOB, and pizza starting at 4 pm. Parents can relax with some adult beverages while kids tire themselves out before bedtime. Read More
Full STEAM Ahead
4:30-5:30 pm
Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford
Kids ages 7-12 are invited for an afternoon of making, tinkering, and discovering using the principles of STEAM. Pre-registration required online. Read More
On Deck for School Party (Teens)
5-6 pm
Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford
Teens are invited to the back deck of the library for a casual pizza dinner overlooking Strafford Park. The park has tennis and basketball courts for some after-dinner fun! Reservations required online. Read More
Princess Party with Belle
5:30-8 pm
Charming Star Playroom, 4627 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square
CSP hosts a pizza BYOB night. Pizza and drinks included for the family with the purchase of tickets, plus dancing, story, and pictures with Princess Belle. Read More
Tyler on Tap
5:30-9 pm
515 Painter Road, Media
It's the last Tyler on Tap of the season! Come to Tyler for a fun-filled, family-friendly evening with food trucks and great beer from 2SP Brewing. With the location rotating each week within the grounds, this “beerboretum” will feature science-related tables for kids and adults ... Read More
ZooSnooze
6 pm
Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown
Bring the family along for an exciting and educational overnight trip to the zoo for ages 6 and up. The experience includes dinner and breakfast, a flashlight tour of the zoo, campfire activities, an educational show the next morning, and zoo admission the next day ... Read More
Free Concert at Suburban Square
6:30-8 pm
Anderson and Coulter avenues, Ardmore
Gather at the Courtyard for music by Christine Havrilla and Gypsy Fuzz. Read More
Sounds of Summer Concert: Open Mic Night!
7:30-9 pm
Parking lot of Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Have a musical talent or a comic streak? Bring it to HTFL! Open to all ages, 5 minutes maximum. Registration required online. Read More

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Photograph courtesy of Tyler Arboretum.

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